Jehovah Shalom – The Lord our Peace


Did you know that the word “peace” appears in the Bible (KJV) over 400 times?   God grants up peace over many things in our lives; peace over finances, peace in our hearts, peace in our minds, peace in our souls, peace in our homes, peace on our jobs.  What peace are you seeking today?

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…” Col. 3:15, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…” John 14:27, “… Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50, ” The fruit of righteousness will be peace…” Ps 32:17, and one of my favorites, ” Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.  The Lord be with all of you.” 2Thes. 3:16.

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer

bib111.jpgJehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer heals all our troubles.  He heals all our sicknesses, and He heals our souls.

We tend to associate healing with the physical body.  When someone asks you to pray for them, they usually ask for physical healing.  Yes, God heals our bodies.  He can heal miraculously through His Divine nature, or He can heal through doctors and modern medicine.  God also bestows the gift of healing onto certain people, usually called faith healers.  Healing can be in an instant, or over a period of time.  One thing we can be certain of is that God in His wisdom and mercy performs His  healing to perfection.  God also heals our troubles.  He wants us to take our problems to him, whether they be financial, emotional, or our relationships.  God also heals our souls.  We are not just flesh.  We are made up of three parts.  We have a mind, a body and a soul.  God wants us to be whole, complete and unless each part of our being is not aligned properly, we cannot function properly.  God wants us to have health, joy and peace.

“When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.  He touched  her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.”  Matt. 8:14-14

It was God who brought Israel to Marah.  He brought them here to teach them and to make Himself known to them, and to teach us and make Himself known to us.  (I Cor.10:11) as Jehovah-Rapha – ‘the Lord that healeth thee” (Ex. 15:25-26).

Psalms 30:2  “Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.”

“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Prov. 12:18

Jehovah Roi – The Lord My Shepherd

In Psalm 23, the writer David declares God his Shepherd, protector & provider. It shows his heartfelt reliance upon God for all of his needs and God’s unconditional love.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


For Our Troops

Prayer: “Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.”Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm’s way, prayer is the very best one.

Michele in Maryland

Please pray for Michele in Maryland. She has been trying to reunite with her birth mother but is being rejected at every turn. To avoid any further pain she has asked her brother and sister to cease all contact with her. Pray that God minister to her and her mother and bring forgiveness into their hearts and a reunion for the entire family. Thank you, Briggie