Before we get into this teaching. . .we think you may need 2 Timothy 2:7 in the Classic Amplified Bible as a spiritual appetizer.
2 Timothy 2:7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
“Think over these things I am saying [understand them and grasp their application], for the Lord will grant you full insight and understanding in everything.”
Our prayer as you read this teaching is for you to have His insight and understanding on the revelation were about to share.
Did you know there are seven traditional names of Jehovah? Most people can quote the names and tell you what they mean.
There is Jehovah Jirah, Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah- nissi, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Ra’ah, Jehovah Tsidkenu and Jehovah Shamma.
We have been taught that these are the seven names of God. We even have songs about them but the truth is only three of these are actual names of Jehovah.
Jehovah Rapha is a name we find in Exodus 15:26 where God says:
“I am the God that healeth thee.”
And then in Psalm 23:1 you have Jehovah Ra’ah which is the Lord is my shepherd.
Then there is Jehovah Tsidkenu. Jeremiah 23:6 says:
Now this is His name by which He will be called; ‘The Lord Our Righteousness.’”
Now let’s look at the four other names traditionally taught as the names of God.
Jehovah Shalom is found in Judges 6:24 in the King James Version which says:
“Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovahshalom.”
Next, Jehovah Nissi is referred to as a place in Exodus 17:15 in the King James Version which says:
“And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi.”
And Jehovah Shammah is the name of a city. . .Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 48:35 says:
“. . .and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there.”
But on this broadcast we’re going to talk about Jehovah Jirah.
We have some great songs about Jehovah Jireh. . .one of the more popular is Jehovah Jireh-My Provider.
You know the lyrics.
His grace is sufficient
For me, for me, for me
My God shall supply all my needs
According to His riches in glory
He will give His angels
Charge over me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me, for me, for me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me
Great song. . .but it’s not entirely based on scripture.
Genesis 22:2 in the Amplified Bible says:
“God said, “Take now your son, your only son [of promise], whom you love, Isaac, and go to the region of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
By the way, Abraham didn’t argue with God. . .He didn’t say:
“Lord, are you kidding me. Do you know how long I wanted for Isaac to be born?”
If Abraham thought about questioning God. . .he never said it. . .and we’ll discuss why later in the broadcast.
Genesis 22:3 in the Amplified Bible says:
“So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and then he got up and went to the place of which God had told him.”
As we carefully read Genesis 22. . .we see that Abraham does not make the declaration that God is Jehovah Jirah; he calls the place Jehovah Jirah.
Genesis 22:14 says:
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jirah. . .”
He named the place Jehovah Jirah.
We know places have always been important to the people of God.
Mount Sinai- a very important place.
Stones in the River Jordan when they came across so it might be a remembrance to our children of the great things God did.
The Stone of Bethel. The stones that Jacob put up there the night after he was with the Lord. King David’s tomb.
Calvary. Bethlehem. Gethsemane. The garden tomb. The pool of Bethesda. The upper room.
By reading the scripture we come to know that places are important to God. That’s why we call our church the House of God.
Think with me if you would how God says to Abraham to go up on the mountain and slay and make a burnt sacrifice out of Isaac.
But we also have to remember what God said in Genesis 17:19 in the King James Version:
“And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.”
God made an everlasting covenant with Abraham and with Isaac. Even the fruit of Isaac’s loins.
So there’s a dilemma going on here. . .as they go up the mountain because. . .it’s about time to slay Isaac but he has an everlasting covenant and he hasn’t brought forth seed. . .any children yet.
But Abraham does something unique. Abraham does what God says. He goes to the mountain, he brings the wood, he brings the fire but he will not speak anything except life when it comes to Isaac.
Listen carefully to Genesis 22:5 in the Amplified Bible which says:
“Abraham said to his servants, “Settle down and stay here with the donkey; the young man and I will go over there and worship [God], and we will come back to you.”
Abraham didn’t say, “I am coming back by myself.” He said that the boy is coming back with me. He’s going to be alive. He’s going to walk down the mountain with me. We will be back.
God was very specific in Genesis 22:2 when He said the boy was to be a burnt sacrifice.
Abraham moved toward what God said but he did not change his confession. This is not just some lad going up a hill to be sacrificed; this is a young man with an everlasting covenant with Jehovah God. It is not a covenant of being burned up; it is a covenant of being spared, of being prospered and blessed.
As it becomes obvious what is going to happen even Isaac now asks the question. He is tied up on a pile of sticks and he realizes that this thing might not turn out good for him.
But earlier. . .in Genesis 22:7 Isaac asks a question.
“And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father and said ‘My father, behold the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Once again Abraham speaks life.
In Genesis 22:8 Abraham says:
“. . .“My son, God will provide for Himself a lamb for the burnt offering.” So the two walked on together.”
I want you to also notice that it was not Mount Moriah. You’ll read it in books. If you go to the Holy Land they will tell you that this is where it took place.
As we read Genesis 22:2 once again. . .look very carefully.
“Take now thy son, thine only son whom thee lovest, and get thee unto the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”
The Holy Bible in modern English even says:
“And take him to the land of vision.”
Come to the land where he could see the spiritual things of God. Take him to one of those mountains.
There are many, many places where there is a Jehovah Jirah. Abraham did not say that this place is Jehovah Jirah because the lamb was in the thicket. He called this place Jehovah Jirah because this was the place that he knew that he knew that the boy would live and not die and that God’s promise would be fulfilled.
We need to be careful about something. Too many times we wait for the manifestation to believe that the miracle has taken place.
Look at this. . .
The miracle doesn’t take place at manifestation, the miracle takes place at the time that you know that you know that you have the promise of God. That is when the miracle takes place.
Jehovah Jirah is not talking about the God who provides. . .it’s talking about the place where you say that this thing is going to go the way God said it would. It is not going to go the way the devil would have it. I am going to have my breakthrough.
If you get nothing else from this teaching. . .please get this.
Our miracle doesn’t take place at manifestation. . .it happens when we believe the promises of God. . .no matter what our circumstances look like.
Your Jehovah Jireh. . .is the place where you believed that God will do what He says He will do.
And that’s where your miracle manifests.
In Genesis 22:14 Abraham doesn’t call God. . .Jehovah Jireh. . .instead, he names it a place. It was the place where He met God for a certain thing. That meeting place became his Jehovah Jireh. Here’s what the verse says in the King James Version of the Bible.
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh. . .”
Abraham called the place Jehovah Jireh because it’s the place where he knew that he knew that he knew Isaac would live and God’s covenant with him in Genesis 17:19 would be fulfilled.
We need to be careful about something. Too many times we wait for the manifestation to believe that our miracle has taken place.
Again, look at this. . .
The miracle doesn’t take place at manifestation, the miracle takes place at the time that you know that you know that you know that you have the promise of God. That is when the miracle takes place.
It's the revelation ...the assurance that His promise will happen.
It must become revelation inside us ... before it's ever manifested for us.
Jehovah Jireh is not talking about the God who provides. . .it is talking about the place ...that moment in time...that the thing you believe God for happens in the spirit realm.
It was a promise of God...but now it's your promise from God.
That moment becomes your miracle turning point.
So let me further explain.
Matthew 9:20 in the King James Bible says:
“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.”
I’ve seen plays and Christian movies which re-enacted this particular event with the woman and the issue of blood. As they see her walking through the crowd they hold their breath until she touches His garment. . .then they shout and cheer.
When they’re shouting. . .is not when the woman got healed.
She got healed somewhere else. . .maybe in her doorstep as she looked out and saw Jesus healing people.
It might have been down in the marketplace when she saw people with worst conditions getting healed and she said within herself, “I will be healed if I touch even the hem of that garment.”
Her healing manifested when she touched the hem of his garment but manifestation is not the point of the miracle.
The point of the miracle is when you know that you know.
Now we see another Jehovah Jireh in the story of blind Bartimaeus. . . sitting outside Jericho.
Mark 10:47 in the Amplified Bible says:
“When Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and say, “Jesus, Son of David (Messiah), have mercy on me!”
Pay attention to what Bartimaeus did when Jesus called him.
Mark 10:49-50 in the Amplified Bible says:
“Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, telling him, “Take courage, get up! He is calling for you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped up and came to Jesus.”
This coat wasn’t just any coat. . .it was the beggar’s coat. This particular coat meant that Bartimaeus was certified by the priests as someone to be helped. He was not a man pretending to be blind. He really was. His living depended on the coat so people could know that he was really blind and give him money.
Get ready for this. . .there came a moment when Bartimaeus knew he would not need that coat any longer so he took it off and threw it to one side.
The miracle . . . the Jehovah Jireh took place on the way out of Jericho when the scripture said that blind Bartimaeus threw down the coat. Are you grasping what I am trying to tell you?
Your Jehovah Jireh is where something changed in your thinking in the spirit realm that brought around a change in your life.
Let’s go a little further.
Look at the centurion in Matthew 8:5 which says:
“And when Jesus entered into Capernaum there came unto Him a centurion beseeching Him and said, ‘My Lord, my servant is at home sick of the palsy and grievously tormented.’ Jesus said unto him, ‘I will come with thee’.”
That word, “beseeching” Him, actually means “inviting Him.” Here is a Gentile that is having a breakthrough. Jesus is going to come to his house but all of a sudden something hits him.
The Centurion says, “My goodness, I am a man under authority, you do not have to come to my house.”
He told Jesus to just speak the Word and his servant would be healed.
Right there. . .the Centurion had a Jehovah Jireh moment. . .it didn’t happen with Jesus next to the bed of the sick servant. . .he had his moment on one of the dusty roads out of Capernaum.
When the Centurion realized that Jesus could just speak the Word. . .that was his Jehovah Jireh.
Now let’s think about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
You know the story. I have seen reenactments of that event. There is no shouting until the fourth man pops up in the fire. Yeah, everybody is happy but that is not where it happened.
On the steps the king said, “You are going to kneel down or I am going to burn you up.” The boys said, “You are not going to burn us up. Our God is able to deliver us out of your hand.”
I am telling you right now. It was not in the furnace that Jehovah Jireh took place. It was on the steps into the furnace when God said, “I’ll save those boys.”
There are so many Jehovah Jireh moments in scripture but let’s move on.
Do you remember where you were when you decided to give your heart to Jesus? That was your Jehovah Jireh moment.
Do you remember where you were when you realized that you don’t have to live your life broke and in debt? The thoughts of financial freedom became your new reality. When you decided. . .I don’t have to live that way anymore. . .that became your Jehovah Jireh.
Think about those of you who used to go bar hopping and now you are mountain movers! Where did it happen? Was it at an altar or a prayer room?
Somewhere there is a spot where you heard the truth and were delivered from your sins of the past. The location where you made up your mind to repent and change was your Jehovah Jireh.
Jehovah Jirehs are everywhere.
If you were labored with great sickness. . .you were continuously at the pharmacy and always seeing the doctor.
There is a place here where you learned and believed with all your heart that you won’t be sick anymore. It is a Jehovah Jireh. It is the place you broke into living in health instead of just being healed every few weeks. Think about it.
There is a place where you were sitting or standing when you knew that you knew that you knew seed time and harvest would work for you.
You heard the testimonies, people got up, you didn’t have it then one day you said, “Seed time and harvest is going to work for me.” You started sowing seriously and as you sowed and all of a sudden you saw it happening.
Church when you saw it happen that wasn’t the miracle. The miracle was when you sat there and said, ‘It is going to happen to me.” It is going to happen to me. That was your Jehovah Jireh.
When we make a decision to change. . .to obey the Word of God. . .that is a Jehovah Jireh moment even before the miracle manifests.
Remember, your miracle doesn’t take place at manifestation, the miracle takes place when you know that you know that you know that you have the promises of God.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS