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Hallowed Be Thy Name, Part 2

Author: The Journey Online Team

Jesus Brought Peace to Mankind

Jehovah – ShalomThe Lord is Peace.  Shalom means to be complete or sound, absent from strife. It represents wholeness and harmony with God, contentment, and satisfaction in life.  Some define shalom as nothing missing, nothing broken.

Jehovah – shalom is the name of an altar built by Gideon in Ophrah. – Judges 6:23-24

Judges 6:24 NIV

24 So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

On the night of the birth of Jesus, angels declared to shepherds that peace on earth, good will to men had come.

Luke 2:14 NIV

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

The sacrifice of Jesus is the reason we can be at peace with God, be reconciled to Him, and enjoy His presence in our lives.

This completeness or fullness of our relationship with God because of the sacrifice of Jesus was prophesied hundreds of years before Jesus was born into the earth by the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.

Isaiah 53:5 NIV

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

The Apostle Paul wrote to Colossian believers about the peace made possible by the blood of Jesus.

Colossians 1:20-21 NIV

20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.

The writer of Hebrews further explained what Jesus accomplished for us and continues to do for us. He is our High Priest who makes intercession for us before the Father. In the Old Testament time, God’s presence dwelt in the Holy of Holies section of the temple.  Only the High Priest went into that area one time a year with the blood of animals to make sacrifices to cover the sins of the people.  In contrast, Jesus presented His pure blood to God, it was total payment for our sins and allows us to come boldly to God.

Hebrews 10:19-22 NIV

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water

It was reported by Josephus, a first century Pharisee and historian, that the four-inch thick veil, which hung in the temple and separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the holy place, was torn from top to bottom when Jesus died on the cross.  This supernatural action physically showed that the spiritual separation of man from God was ended.  This event is also recorded in Mark 15:37-38.  Now all those who trust in the blood of Jesus as payment for their sins have the privilege of entering God’s presence at any time.

Mark 15:37-38 NIV

37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

Christians are Never Alone

Jehovah – ShammahThe Lord is There, “I will never leave.”

Shammah means the overflowing, ever-present One.  This is God’s promise that His people will always have His presence. Jesus assured the disciples of the eternal presence of God, the Holy Spirit, that would be with them.

John 14:16-17 NIV

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you.

John 14:26-27 NIV

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

The writer of Hebrews instructed believers in holy living and assured them that God’s presence and care would forever be with them.

Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”[a]

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?”[b]

To realize that all the fullness of the Holy Spirit is always with me is comforting, strengthening, and profoundly humbling.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Suggested Prayer:  Declare that Jesus is your peace because of the blood He shed on the cross.  Thank Him that He is always with you, He will never leave you or forsake you.  Thank Him for the Holy Spirit who lives in you and is your Helper.

Health and Healing of the New Covenant

Jehovah – RopheThe Lord my healer – “I am the Lord that heals you.” Exodus 15:26 Rophe means to restore, cure or to heal. He heals us emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.

Exodus 15:26 NIV

26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”

In Psalm 103:1-5, King David wrote that one of the benefits of the Lord is that He is the one “who heals all your diseases”. The prophet Isaiah declared that He, meaning Jesus, the Messiah, would continue the healing of God the Father.

Isaiah 53:5 NIV

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

In the New Testament, Matthew and Peter both confirmed the healing role Jesus was to perform, confirming the continuation of Father God’s character and His desire to heal believers through the ministry of Jesus.

Matthew 8:16-17 NIV

16 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. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

“He took up our infirmities
    and bore our diseases.”[a]

1 Peter 2:24 NIV

24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Suggested Prayer: Thank God that because of the beatings Jesus bore, you can be healed.  In the name of Jesus, command symptoms to leave your body, and speak to your body to line up with the Word of God. Continue to declare the healing verses over your symptoms until they are gone.

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