ARTICLE – Praying And Sharing The Good News With God’s Redemptive Names

The seven redemptive names of God found in the Bible offer a powerful way to pray and to introduce people to the Good News. Each name reveals an important aspect of God’s redemptive plan and the healing, provision, peace and restoration available through faith in Jesus. Meditating and praying with each of these seven redemptive names offers a way to intimately connect with God. When shared, these names open eyes to the truth of the Gospel and the blessings available to those who believe.

Yahweh-Rapha – “The Lord Who Heals”(Exodus 15:26).

This name reveals God as the one who heals humanity – not just spiritually but also physically, mentally, and emotionally. It points to how Jesus didn’t just take our sins upon Himself, but also “took up our infirmities and bore our diseases” (Isaiah 53:4). By his wounds we are healed. This name assures us that God cares about our well-being and desires to bring wholeness and restoration to every aspect of our lives.

Yahweh-Shalom – “The Lord is Peace” (Judges 6:24).

In a world filled with turmoil and unrest, this name reminds us that true and lasting peace can only be found in God. Through Jesus Christ, who is referred to as the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), we can experience supernatural peace that surpasses all understanding. This peace comes from reconciliation with God and the removal of hostility, allowing us to live in harmony with Him and others (Ephesians 2:14).

Yahweh-Raah – “The Lord is My Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1).

As the Good Shepherd, God guides, protects, provides, and restores His people (Psalm 23). This name portrays the caring nature of God, emphasizing His willingness to lead us into green pastures and beside still waters. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, laid down His life for His sheep, enabling us to experience abundant life under His nurturing and loving leadership (John 10:10-11).

Yahweh-Tsidkenu – “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6).

This name highlights God as the source of righteousness. It teaches us that, through faith in Jesus, we can receive the gift of righteousness. Despite our own unrighteousness, we are made righteous by being clothed in the perfect righteousness of Christ. This name assures us that, though unrighteous, believers are made righteous through being clothed in Christ’s perfect righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Yahweh-Jireh – “The Lord Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14).

God is depicted as the compassionate provider who meets our needs abundantly. Just as He provided a ram as a substitute for Isaac in Abraham’s time of testing, God ultimately provided His Son, Jesus Christ, as the perfect sacrifice for all of humanity. This name assures us that God will not withhold any good thing from us and that He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory.

Yahweh-Shammah – “The Lord Is There” (Ezekiel 48:35).

This name signifies God’s abiding presence with His people. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, every believer is assured of God’s constant presence and companionship. The broken relationship between God and humanity has been restored through Christ’s atonement, and He will never abandon His redeemed children. This name assures us that we are never alone, and God is always with us. (John 14:16-17).

Yahweh-Nissi – “The Lord Is My Banner” (Exodus 17:15).

This name celebrates God as the victorious warrior who triumphs over sin, death, and every enemy. Through the finished work of Christ on the cross, believers can take refuge under the banner of God’s victory. This name assures us that no matter what challenges we face, we can find strength and security in the redemptive triumph of Calvary’s cross.

The seven names of God reveal His nature, character, and provision for humanity. They address our deepest needs for healing, peace, guidance, righteousness, provision, abiding presence, and victory. Through Jesus Christ, God has made a way for us to experience the fullness of His love, grace, and power in every aspect of our lives. These names provide a comprehensive framework for understanding and explaining the unfathomable love of God and the power and scope of the Gospel message.

Pierre-Alain Giffard

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