December 07, 2019
GENESIS 6:2 (NKJV) that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
Each time God’s people experience a crisis or face an event that has chance to deviate their lives from their destiny that God has set, when they cry out to God, He will reveal Himself and intervenes for the sake of His people! The act of God in revealing Himself and doing a divine intervention is often by mentioning His name to His people.
God’s mentioning His name is like He is giving a password that will be able to access later by the next generation of God’s people every time they need divine intervention in their time. The manifestation of God’s name is a dimension of a revelation about God’s existence that can become a life foundation (building a conviction and setting a life perspective) so that giving them stature to ask again for God’s intervention in their daily lives.
1. When the Israelites lived under the oppression of the Ammonites and Gideon had an encounter with God whom intended to use his life to free Israel, Gideon quoted the revelation of yahweh’s existence who freed Israel from the slavery in Egypt and he said, “O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.”
Gideon tried to access the revelation of God’s existence as a redeemer of His people because they were under the oppression of midianites Gideon’s action using password’ that God had given to His chosen people, made him experience a new encounter with God and God used him to be a redeemer for Israel!
2. When David faced Goliath in a battle field, David also accessed God’s name as the lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel – Jehova Tsebaoth (1 Samuel 17: 45-47).
In human terms, it was certain that Dvid would be definitely lost in facing Goliath because physically Goliath was more superior than David in everything. But David accessed the spiritual dimension of God’s existence, the Lord of hosts – the God with power and authority who determines everything in the universe! It can be said that David did a ‘spiritual lobbying’ to reverse the final outcome of the battle between David and Goliath; Goliath was toppled with just one shot of stone (1 Samuel 17:48-50).
Whatever statement about God’s names that God once revealed to His people is available to us until today what we must do is asking the Holy Spirit to reveal the ‘spiritual password’ about God’s existence to us. By receiving these spiritual password, we will be able to build our conviction about what God has provided for us; to condition ourselves to always experience breakthrough and victory in every aspect of life; also help us to manage, rebuild, reset the perspective we have in going through this destiny journey.
My prayer, let the name of God that He has ever revealed to His people truly become a strong tower for them; become a refuge and at the same time a guarantee of victory that His people receive from God. #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus