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Power and Promise of His name

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Psalm 91:1-2 says this, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress, My God in whom I trust.'" In those two verses the Psalmist uses four names for God: Elyon, Shaddai, Jehovah and Elohim. The amazing aspect of those names is that each name reveals to us the power and promise of our Father.

The "Most High" (Elyon) refers to possession. We have a God who owns it all. Whether we acknowledge it or not everything we have belongs to Him. Good to know that all we have is in His hands.

"The Almighty" (Shaddai) refers to provision. God not only possesses, but He also gives. He is the One who supplies all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus (Phil.4:9). He loves us so much He shares all that He is with us.

"The Lord" (Jehovah) refers to God's promise to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or thin according to the power at work within us (Eph. 3:20). Just consider the plan of salvation, God went above and beyond in loving us enough to save us.

"My God" (Elohim) refers to the power of God the Creator. If God can create the world, He can create within us a new person, transformed by His power. He is the One we run into and are safe. No better refuge and fortress than our God.

I pray that each of these names will remind us of the character and graciousness of our Father. Know that He does care about you.

Please remember the Jones family in prayer as we have the funeral service for Roger this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the church. Pray that the family knows His comfort and that we lift up Jesus so that He draws all to Him.

Ladies don't forget about Traction. Please sign up today. Also let's all pray that this weekend is snow free and the weather cooperates so that we have the maximum attendance at Traction. It will be an amazing weekend so don't miss out.


Pastor Carl

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