I have learned the past few years that when God gives me a word for the year, I can trust that He has good reason behind His choosing. The past three years have been vastly different words and yet each one has built upon the other. Last year the word ‘Definition” was a result of that which I was able to ‘Receive’ from Him after a year where He taught me how to ‘break bread’ with Him.
It can be a year of learning to know Him better, it may be a time of being still and know that He is God, or know that all things work together for good. Whatever He wants to teach me, I am open to learning from Him and having further renewal of my mind take place.
On Monday and Tuesday as I was writing out the names of God and the meanings for them, I came across one I had never heard before. It is “El Gibhor” ~ Mighty God and the word here to be magnified above His name is found in Isaiah 9:6. The Name is describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus as the Mighty and Powerful Warrior. The Messiah, the Mighty God will accomplish the destruction of God’s enemies and rule with a rod of iron.
Later on I was reading Psalm 138 and Psalm 32:7 “You are a hiding place for me. You, Lord, preserve me from trouble. You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance.
Psalm 138 is speaking to us here of when we have established a habit of praise we will stand in the face of adversity and continue to praise. We will not back down… or be afraid of the giants who have cropped up in the land.
We will worship with our faces fully turned toward Him and praise and bless His holy name.
We will praise Him for His lovingkindness and His truth and we will bow down and thank Him for magnifying His word above all His Name stands for.
His word is magnified above all His Name.
Trust it beloved, trust it, stand on it and let your soul be rooted in the word of God so when you have done all, you can continue to stand tall.
He will make you bold with strength in your soul.
Now picture El Gibhor surrounding you in your time of hardship with shouts and songs of deliverance.
Can you imagine the turmoil and absolute helplessness of the enemy when he not only hears our voices lifted in praise, but he hears the Voice of the Lord as HE lifts up HIS voice in our defense?
Is your heart wowed, just absolutely wowed as you picture El Gibhor, your Strong Tower and Refuge, surrounding you in your times of trouble with shouts and songs of deliverance?
Yes, He makes us bold with strength in our souls. Yes. He has made us more than conquerors through Christ Jesus ~ through His shouts and songs of deliverance!
Praising Him with you,