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