The Lord our Husband – Part 14

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Lord Our Redeemer

The name of the Lord our Redeemer along with His names the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel and Him as our Maker, are found together repeatedly in the Old Testament. Isaiah 54:5 connects these names of the Lord with the Lord our Husband. The title of the Lord the Redeemer appears in Scripture less frequently than the Lord of Hosts and the Holy One of Israel. However, the entire Word of the Lord reveals the nature and character of the Lord our Redeemer. The verses below for repentance and replacement refer specifically to the Lord as our Redeemer. Tying together the connection of the Lord our Redeemer as the Lord our Husband, the repentance and replacement focus on this aspect of drawing closer in our relationship with our Bridegroom as our Redeemer.

 

Repentance and Replacement

As the bride of Christ, please repent for the following ways you or your past generations have participated, either knowingly or unknowingly, by (items in regular font) and replace with (items in italics)

  • not living from the truth and reality that the Lord your Redeemer lives (Job 19:25)
    • knowing and living from the truth and reality that the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband, lives (Job 19:25)
  • not having the words of your mouth be acceptable to the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Ps 19:14)
    • having the words of your mouth be acceptable and bring pleasure to the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Ps 19:14)
  • not having the mediation of your heart being acceptable nor bringing pleasure to the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Ps 19:14)
    • having the mediation of your heart being acceptable and bringing pleasure to the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Ps 19:14)
  • not having and not remembering the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband, as your strength and your rock (Ps 19:14; Ps 78:35)
    • having and remembering the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband, as your strength and your rock (Ps 19:14)
  • not remembering that the Most High God is your Redeemer and the Lord your Husband (Ps 78:35)
    • remembering that the Most High God is your Redeemer and the Lord your Husband (Ps 78:35)
  • being afraid and forgetting the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband, will help you (Is 41:14)
    • not being afraid and remembering the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband, will help you (Is 41:14)
  • being afraid and not remembering you are redeemed by the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Is 43:1)
    • remembering you are redeemed by the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Is 43:1)
    • the Lord your Redeemer calling you by your name (Is 43:1)
    • you belonging to the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband (Is 43:1)
  • not living from the truth that you were formed from the womb by the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Maker, the Lord your Husband (Is 44:6, Is 54:5)
    • living from the truth the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Maker, the Lord your Husband, formed you from the womb (Is 44:6: Is 54:5)
  • not knowing or living from the truth that the Lord your Redeemer’s name is the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel (Is 47:4; Is 54:5)
    • living from the truth that the Lord your Husband, the Lord your Redeemer’s name is the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel (Is 47:4; Is 54:5)
  • not allowing the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband, to teach you to profit (Is 48:17)
    • allowing the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband, to teach you to profit (Is 48:17)
  • not allowing the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband, to lead you by the way you are to go (Is 48:17)
    • allowing the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband, to lead you by the way you are to go (Is 48:17)
  • living as though the Lord your Redeemer has great wrath toward you (Is 54:8)
    • living from the everlasting kindness and mercy the Lord your Redeemer, the Lord your Husband, has toward you (Is 54:8)

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs

The Lord Our Husband – Part 13

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Holy One of Israel

The Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, goes to great lengths to show us the blessings He desires to give us as the Bride of Christ. Our passage on the Holy One of Israel comes from Isaiah 30:9-26. While going through the repentance verses, please take time to reflect on the pain the Lord our Husband feels when we sin against Him in these following areas. Likewise, doing the replacement verses, please focus on how much it pleases Him to be able to give blessings to His Bride. It is written in Psalm 149:4 (NKJV): For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

Repentance

  • Being rebellious (Is 30:9)
  • Lying (Is 30:9)
  • Not keeping the law of the Lord (Is 30:9)
  • Saying to the seers, “Do not see,” referring to seeing the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband (Is 30:10)
  • Saying to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things,” concerning the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband (Is 30:10)
  • Saying to the prophets to speak to us smooth and flattering things (Is 30:10)
  • Saying to the prophets to prophesy deceits regarding the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband (Is 30:10)
  • Saying to the prophets to get out of the way of the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband (Is 30:11)
  • Saying to the prophets to turn aside from the path of the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband (Is 30:11)
  • Saying to the prophets for the Holy One of Israel, our Husband, to cease from being before us (Is 30:11)
  • Despising this word given in Isaiah 30 (Is 30:12)
  • Trusting, relying on oppression and perversity and not the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband (Is 30:12)
  • Replying to the Holy One of Israel’s request to return and rest in Him for salvation by saying, “No, for we will flee on horses, and we will ride swift” (Is 30:15-16).

Replacement

  • Responding positively to the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband’s words, “In returning and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength” (Is 30:15).
  • Waiting on the Lord that He may be gracious and show favor to you (Is 30:18)
  • By waiting on the Lord, He will be exalted and from this may He have mercy on you because the Lord is a God of justice (Is 30:18)
  • Blessings come from the Lord for all those who wait for Him (Is 30:18)
  • Hearing with your ears a word behind you saying from the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband, “This is the way, walk in it.” (Is 30:21)
  • Defiling the value of idols and throwing them away as unclean things and saying to them, “Get away!” (Is 30:22)
  • Then the Lord will bring the resources needed for your harvest (Is 30:23-25)
  • The Lord binds up the bruise of His people and heals their wounds (Is 30:26)

Stewardship/Reflection

I invite you to take time with the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel, and ponder these items for growth in your daily walk with Him. Please ask the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel:

  • What aspects of the repentance points stick out that He wants you to focus on removing to grow in your intimacy with Him?
  • What is the root of why you do this?
  • What healing needs to be accomplished in your relationship with Him in order to no longer continue this behavior?
  • What is the replacement of this from Scripture?
  • What do you need to implement in your life in order to be victorious in walking in reconciliation with the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband in this area?

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs

The Lord Our Husband – Part 12

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

 

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Lord Our Husband, the Holy One of Israel

As the bride of Christ, we must focus our attention to the Lord our Husband to help us. It can be easy to find ourselves repeating the patterns of the Israelites of returning to the familiar life of slavery in Egypt. Only in this day and age, Egypt is representative of many things, including abusive or toxic relationships.Leaving the known and familiar aspects of Egypt to move into the unknowns of the Promised Land necessitates understanding of and dependence on the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel. For it is He who is your help and leads you in the way you should go.

Repentance

As the bride of Christ, please repent for the following ways you or your past generations have participated, either knowingly or unknowingly, in the following:

  • depending on those who have defeated you (Is 10:20)
  • going to Egypt for help, or seeking help from a former or current adversary and/or oppressor (Is 31:1)
  • relying on horses, or relying on your own resources (Is 31:1)
  • trusting in numerous chariots, or trusting in your ability to stand up for yourself (Is 31:1)
  • trusting in horsemen because they are strong, or trusting in yourself or others to support you (Is 31:1)
  • not looking to the Holy One of Israel, the Lord your Husband (Is 31:1)
  • not seeking the Lord (Is 31:1)
  • looking to others to lead us (Is 48:17)

Replacement
As the bride of Christ, in order to deepen your relationship to the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, please replace with and focus on the following:

  • never again depending on those who have defeated you (Is 10:20)
  • depending on the Holy One of Israel, the Lord our Husband, in truth (Is 10:20)
  • shout because the Holy One of Israel, our Husband, is great in the midst of you (Is 12:6)
  • the Lord, Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, will help you (Is 41:14)
  • looking to your Husband, Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel who teaches you to profit and leads you by the way we should go (Is 48:17)

Stewardship/Reflection

I invite you to take time with the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel, and ponder these items for growth in your daily walk with Him.

Please ask the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel:

  • Are there aspects of your life that you tend to return to that would be equivalent to the Hebrews desire to return to Egypt?
  • Are there people you depend on that have defeated you?
  • If so, what is the lie, belief, wound, etc. that is at the root of wanting to return to someone and trust them for help who holds you in bondage?
  • What is the truth from the Lord and from Scripture that comes against the lie, belief, wound, etc. that causes you to return to someone and trust them for help who hold you in bondage?
  • Who does the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel, want to be for you in order for you to be healed in this area in your life?
  • Are there things you need to remove from your life that hinder your dependence on the Holy One of Israel to lead you by the way you are to go?
  • What things do you need to put into place to facilitate deeper intimacy with the Lord your Husband in order to bring healing to this area?

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs

The Lord Our Husband – Part 11

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

 

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Lord Our Husband, the Holy One of Israel

As we continue praying through the area of culture in our Nation of the family, we shift our focus from the Lord our Father to our relationship with Him as the Lord as our Husband. There are several aspects to the nature of the Lord our Husband. He is our Maker; He is the Lord of Hosts; He is our Redeemer; He is the Holy One of Israel; and He is the God of the whole earth. Focusing on the Lord our Husband as the Holy One of Israel fits our purpose of praying for healing for our Nation in context of the family. As the bride of Christ and members of the royal priesthood, it is imperative that we are in right relationship with our King and Bridegroom. The Holy One of Israel is Husband and sovereign ruler over the nation of Israel. Much can be learned in Scripture how we are to relate to the Lord our Husband that would impact the culture of our families and Nation. In addition, when we live in right relationship with the Holy One of Israel, we then live in agreement with the covenant of peace the Lord made to the nation of Israel and the Jews. Let us join together in repenting of how we have sinned individually, generationally and as a Nation against the Lord as our Husband, the Holy One of Israel.

Repentance and Replacement

As a member of the royal priesthood, please repent of not being in right relationship with the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for (items in regular font)…

As a member of the royal priesthood and the bride of Christ, please replace (items in italicized font)… 

Isaiah 1:4

  • Provoking our Husband, the Holy One of Israel to anger by the following:
  • Being a sinful nation
  • Being laden with iniquity
  • Being a brood of evil doers
  • Being corrupt children
  • Forsaking the Lord
  • Turning away backward from our Husband, the Holy One of Israel
    • For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 (NKJV)

Isaiah 5:24

  • For despising, spurning, contemning, and abhorring the Word of the Holy One of Israel, our Husband
  • For participating in self-sabotage by not heeding the instructions of how to live in the fullness of provision and the blessings of the covenant of the Lord our Husband
    • The Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel is also our Redeemer. Please allow Him to redeem you from any consequences of despising His Word that has come through you or your generations. He takes delight in living in covenant relationship with you. In addition, He can and wants to heal any areas in your life that are the roots of your self-sabotage. The Lord your Husband, Redeemer and the Holy One of Israel will help you.
    • “Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you,” says the Lord And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 41:14 (NKJV)

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs

The Lord Our Husband – Part 10

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

 

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Lord Our Husband, the Holy One of Israel

As we continue praying through the area of culture in our Nation of the family, we shift our focus from the Lord our Father to our relationship with Him as the Lord as our Husband. There are several aspects to the nature of the Lord our Husband. He is our Maker; He is the Lord of Hosts; He is our Redeemer; He is the Holy One of Israel; and He is the God of the whole earth. Focusing on the Lord our Husband as the Holy One of Israel fits our purpose of praying for healing for our Nation in context of the family.

As the bride of Christ and members of the royal priesthood, it is imperative that we are in right relationship with our King and Bridegroom. The Holy One of Israel is Husband and sovereign ruler over the nation of Israel. Much can be learned in Scripture how we are to relate to the Lord our Husband that would impact the culture of our families and Nation.

In addition, when we live in right relationship with the Holy One of Israel, we then live in agreement with the covenant of peace the Lord made to the nation of Israel and the Jews. Let us join together in repenting of how we have sinned individually, generationally and as a Nation against the Lord as our Husband, the Holy One of Israel.

 

Repentance and Replacement

 

As a member of the royal priesthood, please repent of not being in right relationship with the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for (items in regular font)…

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace (items in italicized font)… 

 

2 Kings 19:22 and Isaiah 37:23

  • Reproaching, taunting, blaspheming, defying, railing and upbraiding the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel
    • Reproach (Strong’s H2778): to reproach, taunt, blaspheme, defy, jeopardize, rail, upbraid
  • Jeopardizing our relationship with the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel by reproaching Him
  • Blasphemed our Husband, the Holy One of Israel
  • Raised our voice in exaltation against our Husband, the Holy One of Israel
  • Lifted up our eyes and exalted ourselves against our Husband, the Holy One of Israel
    • Praising and singing to our Husband, the Holy One of Israel (Ps 71:22)
    • Rejoicing with lips and soul in song to the One who redeemed us, our Husband, our Redeemer (Ps 71:23)
    • Our tongues shall talk and testify of His righteousness all day of the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel (Psalm 71:22, 24)
    • Looking to our Maker and having eyes that respect the Holy One of Israel (Is 17:7)
    • Glorying in the Holy One of Israel (Is 41:16)

Psalm 78:40-42

  • Provoking Him during wilderness experiences (Ps 78:40)
  • Grieving Him while in the desert (Ps 78:40)
  • Tempting God, our Husband, the Holy One of Israel (Ps 78:41)
    • This Hebrew word for “tempt” means, “to test, try, prove, tempt, assay, put to the proof or test”
  • Limiting the Holy One of Israel, our Husband (Ps 78:41)
  • Not remembering the power of our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, when He redeemed us from the enemy (Ps 78:42)
  • Not remembering the power of our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, when He worked His signs in Egypt (Ps 78:42)
    • Remembering the works of the Lord (Psalm 77:11)
    • Remembering the ancient wonders the Lord accomplished (Psalm 77:11)
    • Meditating on all the works of the Lord your Husband, your Maker, your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth, the Holy One of Israel (Psalm 77:11, Isaiah 54:5)
    • Talking of the deeds of the Lord your Husband, your Maker, your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth, the Holy One of Israel (Psalm 77:11, Isaiah 54:5)
    • The Lord your Husband, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel helps you by making you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth (Isaiah 41:14-15)
    • You shall rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:16)
    • The Lord your Husband, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, teaches you to profit (Isaiah 48:17)
    • The Lord your Husband, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, leads you by the way you should go (Isaiah 48:17)
    • Praise the Lord and declare His deeds throughout the earth (Isaiah 12:4)
    • Sing to the Lord for the excellent things He has done (Isaiah 12:5)
    • Shout for great is the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel, who is in your midst (Isaiah 12:6)

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs

The Lord Our Husband – Part Nine

For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
Isaiah 54:5 (NKJV)

 

Names of the Lord Our Husband

Isaiah 54:5 shows us several names that are specific to the Lord as our Husband.

  • Our Maker is our Husband.
  • Our Husband’s name is the Lord of Hosts.
  • Our Redeemer is our Husband.
  • Our Husband is the Holy One of Israel.
  • Our Husband is called the God of the whole earth.

The Lord Our Husband, the Holy One of Israel

Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble,
And the flame consumes the chaff,
So their root will be as rottenness,
And their blossom will ascend like dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 5:24 (NKJV)

The Hebrew word for “despise” means, “to spurn, contemn, despise and abhor.” Since I am not familiar with the meaning of contemn, I looked it up in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Contemn means, “to despise; to consider and treat as mean and despicable; to scorn.” The Hebrew meaning of “word” refers to the word of God and the Torah. It comes from a word that includes meanings of “word, saying, promise and command.” The word of God and the Torah are words of the Lord that include commandments and instructions, as well as promises. The Word of the Lord gives detailed instructions of how we are to live in covenant relationship with Him. It also speaks of the promises that come with living in covenant with the Holy One of Israel. He takes pleasure in living in covenant relationship with us. When we live according to His commandments, we are able to receive the promises and provisions of His covenant.

Scripture shows us that despising the word of our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, results in negative consequences. Despising the Word of our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, is actually a form of self-hatred and self-sabotage. Anytime we do something that harms us, we sabotage ourselves. The Holy One of Israel loves us deeply and has given us everything we need in order to live from the blessings and provisions of the covenant He makes with us as our Husband.

I invite you to repent of any times you may have knowingly or unknowingly participated in the following actions against the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel. You may also choose to include repenting of generational sins in these areas.

Repentance points:

  • For despising, spurning, contemning, and abhorring the Word of the Holy One of Israel, our Husband
  • For participating in self-sabotage by not heeding the instructions of how to live in the fullness of provision and the blessings of the covenant of the Lord our Husband

Replacement:

  • The Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel is also our Redeemer. Please allow Him to redeem you from any consequences of despising His Word that has come through you or your generations. He takes delight in living in covenant relationship with you. In addition, He can and wants to heal any areas in your life that are the roots of your self-sabotage. The Lord your Husband, Redeemer and the Holy One of Israel will help you.
  • “Fear not, you worm Jacob,
    You men of Israel!
    I will help you,” says the Lord
    And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
    Isaiah 41:14 (NKJV)

Stewardship/Reflection

I invite you to take time with the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel, and ponder these items for growth in your daily walk with Him.

Please ask the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel:

  • Are there areas in your life that in some way you despise or not like the instruction of the Lord?
  • If so, what are they?
  • How does not following them hurt you and keep you from living from the promises of the covenant with the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel?
  • Is there a root issue or a wound that needs to be healed in order to love and follow the Word from the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, in order to receive His promises that come from living in covenant relationship with Him?
  • How does the Lord want to help you and redeem this area in your life?
  • Are there things you need to add or remove from your life to aid in your victory in this area?
  • What does Scripture say about how your life would look when living from a place of victory in this particular area of focus? What does it look like in context of the provisions of the covenant of life and peace the Lord our Husband, the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel, has made with you?

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs