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Jehovah Nissi, My Victory.

Updated on July 2, 2012
Deuteronomy 20:4 For the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
Deuteronomy 20:4 For the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Jehovah Nissi My Victory


If asked the question, who is God? What would you say?

If they believe He exists, most would say that He is the all powerful creator of the universe. However, that is as far as you are going to go with consensus. The ideas on the identity of God are about as numerous as the skeletons in Bill Clinton's closet. In truth, whatever we believe about God, we believe by faith.

My faith is anchored in the scriptures and teachings of what has come to be known as the Holy Bible. Originally the Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek. Some of the earlist writing could be as old as 4,000 years (Book of Job). Our English translation did not appear until 1611. I am a Christian. I believe, by faith, that the Bible is God's Word. I am convinced of this so completely, so determinedly, and so splendidly, that there is nothing that can change my mind. Such is my faith and I am not ashamed to admit it.

As I take what I learn from His Word and apply it to my life. My faith increases. At first, I was a baby learning to walk, holding steadfast with one hand to the couch while extending the other toward him. Stretching out and grasping for his hand. Hoping, but not yet convinced, that he would catch me before I fell.

Then I was that 5 year old learning to ride my bike. Wobbly and shaky yelling "Ok Dad! let go! I got it! Only to discover that I didn't have it. Gently, He picks me up and dusts me off and says " Are you ready to try again?" In the excitement, I don't even notice my skent knees and scratched elbows.

In a flash, we're off again. Him running alongside, holding me up. As we pick up speed the world rushes by me faster and faster. Suddenly, he shifts positions and I can hear Him running behind me, holding on to the back of my seat. Suddenly in one exhilarating moment he shouts "I'm letting go now! You can do it! Keep going!" I can hear the excitement in his voice! As the wind rushes past my face, a rush burns through my body. "I'm doing it!" I shout, "I'm actually doing it!" With each rotation of the pedals my confidence deepens like a rising tide.

Everyday and in every situation God has proven himself to me through His Word. As life happens, trails and hardship find their way to my door step. I have gotten hurt, and things do not always turn out the way I prayed. Yet each time, My faith is confirmed. I come away stronger, wiser, and more convinced that the Bible is true. That my God exists. More then exists, He loves me and is there for me. That he is personal, intimate, and tangible. Like Moses battling the Amalekites I raise my arms toward heaven in prayer and praise to my God. For he is my banner, my covering, my protection, and most certainly, my victory.

• Who is God? He is Jehovah-Nissi: “God my Banner.”
This is the Hebrew name that was made known when Moses lifted up the rod of victory, in prayer, for an entire day as a battle with the Amalekites was fought (Exodus 17:15). The Hebrew word “Nissi” means my banner, or my covering, my protection and, also, my victory.

Your Brother in Christ

ABR


Jehovah Nissi "The Lord Is My Banner."

And Moses built an altar and named it, "The LORD Is My Banner." Exodus 17:15
And Moses built an altar and named it, "The LORD Is My Banner." Exodus 17:15

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for so splendidly sharing your faith with boldness. As I read your words my favorite Bible verse came to my mind,

      "The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation." Psalms 118:14

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      Aaron Rushing 7 years ago from USA- Florida

      Smireless: Thank you for stopping by. That is a wonderful verse. God Bless

      ABR

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      coffeesnob 7 years ago

      Love the many names of God, and this one is so rich -

      The Lord, "my banner, my covering, my protection, my victory. Thanks for writing this,.

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      Aaron Rushing 7 years ago from USA- Florida

      Thanks Coffeesnob I am doing a study on the names of God. I have found the study very intriguing. My goal is to make the names real by applying them to my life.

      As Always thanks for stopping by and reading my stuff. I am so honored whenever someone takes the time to read and comment.

      Thank again and God Bless

      ABR

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      coffeesnob 7 years ago

      ABR,

      I pray your life will be enrichened as you apply the study of the names of God. Wow! Putting on the names of God and wearing them like royal robes. What could be better

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      Aaron Rushing 7 years ago from USA- Florida

      CoffeeSnob "Royal Robes" you say. What great imagery.

      Praise God \o/

      ABR

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      JeanieR 6 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

      Aaron, continue on with your study of the names of God with hubs on your favorites, of course. In some of the study I'v done indications are that the Israelites believed God to be specially present when His name was invoked. I'm believing the same based on my experience of praying with the names of God. Powerful, powerful!

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      His banner over me is Love! Remember this song? Nice little devotional for me this morning:)

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      Aaron Rushing 6 years ago from USA- Florida

      Heart4theword:

      I remember that song LOL! It has been a while sense I heard it.

      Thanks for stopping by I look forward to reading your stuff as well

      In Christ

      ABR

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      CarrieG 6 years ago from Nevada

      Hey Little brother,

      Another good post.. :-)

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