December 8, 2019
Whenever God reveals Himself and does a divine intervention to His people – ensuring His people will continue to fulfill His plan/ design on this Earth – He always reveals His name; as if His name is a password to activate a spiritual dimension in order to manifest the intervention and sovereignty of God’s power. The manifestation of God’s name gives a chance for the next generation to enjoy the intervention and sovereignty of the same God in their lifetime.
Psalms 20:7 (NKJV) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Psalms 124:8 (NKJV) Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV) The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
In many period of times and chances, Bible writes a lot about the manifestation of God’s existence who reveals Himself or His name and the spiritual dimension that goes along is still relevant until now. With the assistance of the Holy Spirit, we can once again connect ourselves to the existing spiritual dimension and experience breakthrough or divine intervention as we are facing the challenging time in our generation. So that whatever God’s plan or design will be fulfilled completely!
Here are some examples of the events when God revealed Himself to His people:
1. I am El-Magen, your shield (Genesis 15:1)
Right after Abram won the battle against the king of Chedorlaomer the king of Sodom welcomed him at the valley of the Shaveh and there the king of Sodom asked Abram to give him his people – his soldiers and in exchange, the king of Sodom would give all the plunder to Abram. And Abram refused the king of Sodom’s offer! (Genesis 14:17-24).
In the time of Abram’s life, refusing a king’s request was forbidden because rejecting king’s wish, meaning he was positioning himself to be a king’s enemy. But not Abram refused an offer from the king of Sodom, meaning, even though Abram did it on a correct and clear reason, but still he had positioned himself as the enemy of the king of Sodom. And at that moment, God came into Abram’s life. He came as a protector, a shield.
When I was reading this, Holy Spirit gave me an understanding that when He said: I am El Magen, He acts like a hen which spreads her wings and calls out he chicks to take shelter under her wings, guarding them from dangerous vultures. As if God declared, do not be fearful! If the enemy intends to touch your life, then he has to deal Me firstly!
Wow… If we build our conviction and perspective daily based on the understanding above, I believe there is no more intimidation from the enemy that can oppress or intimidate us! Who can be against us? Who is stronger than our God? If God is for us, who can be against us?
By building our perspective and conviction on the statement of the existence of God El-Magen, we will enjoy a kind of stable, peaceful and joyful beyond our understanding. The reasons is because God El Magen never changes. If He once protected Abram, He will also protect us because we are Abram’s descendants, the father of the believers. #IloveGod
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Ps. Steven Agustinus