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“Names of God #6: YAHWEH / JEHOVAH-NISSI”

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  1. Elohim, translated God, is the Creator and Covenant Keeper
  2. Adonai, translated Lord, is the One who Cares and Commissions.
  3. El-Shaddai, translated God Almighty, is the One who makes us Fruitful and Blesses us.
  4. Yahweh/Jehovah, translated LORD, is the eternal One who is righteous and redeems.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 NKJVThus says the Lord: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the Lord.

GENERAL INFO:

  • Jehovah is a combination of the vowels of Adonai and the consonants YHWH
  • Several compound forms of Jehovah are found in the Old Testament
  • Each compound word describes a blessing Jehovah's followers receive from Him
  • Nissi means banner, signal or flag
  • Jehovah-Nissi secures our victory and is our rallying point

Exodus 17:8-16 NKJVNow Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand." 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven." 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; 16 for he said, "Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."

1. Israel's enemy symbolizes one of ours.

  • Their last physical foe was destroyed in the Red Sea.

Exodus 14:28-31 NKJVThen the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 2 But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 3 So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 4 Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.

Exodus 15:1-2 NKJVThen Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its riderHe has thrown into the sea! 2 The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him."

  • Their last physical foe was destroyed in the Red Sea.
  • Their current foe, Amalek, is Esau's grandson.

Genesis 36:12 NKJVNow Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.

  • Their last physical foe was destroyed in the Red Sea.
  • Their current foe, Amalek, is Esau's grandson.
  • Esau despised the spiritual and preferred the physical.

Genesis 25:29-34 NKJVNow Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary." Therefore his name was called Edom. 31 But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day." 32 And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?" 33 Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

  • Their last physical foe was destroyed in the Red Sea.
  • Their current foe, Amalek, is Esau's grandson.
  • Esau despised the spiritual and preferred the physical.
  • Amalek wanted to stop Israel's forward progress into Canaan.

Deuteronomy 25:17-18 NKJV"Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God."

  • Their last physical foe was destroyed in the Red Sea.
  • Their current foe, Amalek, is Esau's grandson.
  • Esau despised the spiritual and preferred the physical.
  • Amalek wanted to stop Israel's forward progress into Canaan.
  • Canaan represents the Christian life, not heaven.

Exodus 17:8 NKJVNow Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

2. Israel's path to victory mirrors ours.

  • The symbol of victory over Pharaoh's army was Moses' rod.

Exodus 14:13-16 NKJVAnd Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." 15 And the Lord said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16 But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea"

Exodus 14:26-27 NKJVThen the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen." 27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

  • The symbol of victory over Pharaoh's army was Moses' rod.
  • The path to victory over Amalek would require deliberate action.

Exodus 17:9-13 NKJVAnd Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand." 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Their weapons and ours include:

  • Faith-filled leaders
  • Faithful leaders
  • Faithful supporters

3. Israel's rallying cry is ours too.

Exodus 17:14-16 NKJVThen the Lord said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven." 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; 16 for he said, "Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."

Banner (Nissi) =
signal, banner, flag, or rallying point

  • Jehovah-Nissi is the reason we are free.
  • Jehovah-Nissi is the reason we can/should fight.
  • Jehovah-Nissi is the reason we will gain the final victory.