Jehovah- Ganan – Lord Our Defense

Psalm 89:18 (NLT):

Yes, our protection comes from the Lord, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.”

The Lord always protects us. No matter what we are going through, no matter what life throws at us. God knows what we need and when we need it. I find that comforting when I go through trials and tribulations in my own life. The next time you are going through something, remember Jehovah- Ganan, Lord Our Defense!

Jehovah- Go’el – Lord My Redeemer

Isaiah 49:26 (AMP):


 “I will make those who oppress you consume their own flesh [in mutually destructive wars] And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine; And all mankind will know [with a knowledge grounded in personal experience] that I, the Lord, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

For further reference go to Isaiah 60:16

This is a very vivid picture of how the Lord redeems you and I. However it is also a picture of how much He loves us. For example, when someone messes with your child, you do not want to hang back, you want to correct whoever is doing that. This is the same way God feels about you and I. I am reminded about Job. Satan had to get permission from God to put Job through a gambit of battles. However, in the end, God redeemed Job as well. Don’t give up!


Jehovah- Hamelech – Lord King

Psalm 98:6 (AMP):

“With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout with joy before the King, the LORD.”

Sometimes I think we do not give God enough praises. God is a big deal. The King of the universe knows your name. If that doesn’t get you excited, what will? I encourage you to take five minutes per day and just thank God for anything and everything. It will build your Spirit up.


Jehovah- Hashopet – Lord My Judge

Judges 11:27 (NLT):

“Therefore, I have not sinned against you. Rather, you have wronged me by attacking me. Let the Lord, who is judge, decide today which of us is right—Israel or Ammon.”

Although God is a loving God, He also has a trait in Him. He will judge sin, and He will punish the sinner. Plain and simple. However, this is where Jesus Christ comes into play. He took all our judgments and punishments from God the Father, so that we may be saved. That still amazes me! Every time I think about it!


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Pastor Jeremy Empie
(641) 569-7024 Ext. 101

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Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577-2838
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