Have you ever been in a place where all you could to was call on the Lord?
Maybe it was an entire season of valleys. A season of anxiety. Or fear. Or depression. Or pleading. Or grief. Or desperation.
Your words are gone. Your heart is pleading, but your mouth is completely void of words.
I discovered years ago the Hebrew Names for God. I was completely fascinated. Every time, I would say the Name for God I was in need of and slowly let it roll off my tongue. Then repeat it over and over and over. I could literally feel the Power of His Presence surround me.
Many days, I would just speak His Name over and over. Nothing else could be conjured up to say. And, nothing else was needed.
Many times people ask me to pray for them or a loved one. I quickly go to my reference for the Names of God. I apply that Name to the particular need being prayed for.
For example, a friend who needs healing. I would plead Jehovah Rapha, Lord who heals.
I feel a strong prompting to share these Names with you. Maybe you know them already. Maybe you have no earthly idea what I am talking about. Either way, say them out loud. Let them roll off your tongue and saturate the air around you. There is so much POWER in His Name!
Jehovah Nissi has been my go to lately. The Lord is our Banner. He leads us into victory. I need to remind myself of this over and over.
Here is the thing...
The enemy has to flee at the Name of the Lord. So, let's shout it out!
We have become so conservative and hush hush about The Lord.
Why is this?
We have been brainwashed into thinking that we will offend someone.
Oh, y'all. We need to be offensive! The battle for the hearts of our loved ones will not bow down to political correctness.
I am sick to death of being hushed because I may step on someone's toes. God made those toes! They need to be stepped on and shown the Way to Everlasting Life!
We should never ever apologize for speaking Truth. Ever.
Only when we use the Sword of the Spirit--the Word of God will this battle be won.
We have all we need...
Why are we afraid to speak His Name? Why are we afraid to point others to the Cross?
"We don't want to come on too strong. We don't want to push them away. We need to be careful or we may offend."
I believe this is exactly what satan would want us to say.
Do we not love people enough to stand up for them and point the way boldly to Jesus?
Are we so lulled by sweet worship songs and encouraging words dripping in honey that we miss the boat on spreading Jesus to a hurting world??
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3
The battle for the hearts of our loved ones will never be won sitting on a church pew with crossed legs.
It will only be won on our KNEES crying out to the Lord and speaking Truth unabashed to those in our path.
Lest, we become lukewarm.
I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would rather that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16
Call on Him, friends.
Call on Him loudly and with boldness!
The world desperately needs to hear.
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