The Lord Our Husband – Part 4

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 Maker is Our Husband

In addition to learning about who the Lord our Husband is to us, Scripture shows us how we are to live as His bride in how we interact with Him and with others. Let’s see what these verses show us as to how we are to interact with others and the Lord our Maker and Husband.

He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,
But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.
Proverbs 14:31 (NKJV)

He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker;
He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 17:5 (NKJV)

The rich and the poor have this in common,
The Lord is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 22:2 (NKJV)

In living as the bride of Christ, Scripture teaches us that how we treat the poor reflects on our relationship and response to Him. Mocking and oppressing the poor reproaches our Maker, our Husband.

Hebrew Definitions
Oppress [Strong’s H6231]  – “to press upon, oppress, violate, defraud, do violence, get deceitfully, wrong, extort”

Reproach [Strong’s H2778] – “to reproach, taunt, blaspheme, defy, jeopardize, rail, upbraid”

Mock [Strong’s H3932] – “to mock, deride, ridicule”

These passages of Scripture show us that if we oppress or mock the poor, we reproach the Lord our Maker and Husband. We honor the Lord our Husband by having mercy on those who are poor and needy. There is punishment for those who rejoice at the calamity of others. The purpose in knowing these passages has a couple of applications.

First, we can see what we are not supposed to do. In knowing this, we can repent of ways either we have participated in, or how our past generations have participated in mocking and oppressing the poor. This gives the opportunity to ask the Lord’s forgiveness in our lives and in our past generations. Then we can ask the Lord to remove any punishment or curses that may be hindering us from receiving from Him.

Second, we can repent of reproaching the Lord our Maker and Husband for how we and our generations have mocked and oppressed the poor. This allows us to heal our relationship to the Lord our Husband.

Third, we focus on the positive aspect of honoring the Lord our Maker and Husband by having mercy on the poor. It’s essential to know and understand what we can do to nurture a good relationship with the Lord our Husband. By knowing His heart for the poor, we represent Him and His heart toward others. We honor Him as we act on His behalf. By knowing Him and representing Him well, we strengthen our relationship to Him as our Husband. This deepens our intimacy with Him as we know, treasure and live from His heart.

Even if we have been merciful to the poor in our lives, it’s likely that somewhere along the lines in our generations that not everyone was merciful to the poor. In repenting of this in our lives and our generations, we open the door for the Lord’s blessings to come through the generations. Also, we close the door to any punishment or generational curses that may come down through the family line.

Reconciling this aspect of our relationship to the Lord our Maker and Husband helps us in our relationship to the Lord our Husband, who is our Redeemer and the Holy One of Israel. It is our Husband our Redeemer and the Holy One of Israel who teaches us to profit and leads us in the way we should go.

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go.”
Isaiah 48:17 (NKJV)

Prayer of Repentance and Replacement

Please join me in a prayer of repentance and replacement based on the truth revealed in these verses.

Dear Heavenly Father, as a member of the royal priesthood, I take responsibility for my part of my relationship with You as the Lord my Maker and my Husband. I repent of my actions and on behalf of the actions of all my generations for how we have oppressed, pressed upon, violated, defrauded, did violence toward, got deceitfully from, wronged and extorted the poor. I repent of how I and my generations have mocked, derided and ridiculed the poor; and for ways we took pleasure in the calamity of others. I repent of how I and my generations have dishonored and reproached, taunted, blasphemed, defied, railed against you and upbraided you. I repent of how we have jeopardized our relationship with you as the Lord our Maker and our Husband in how we have treated the poor. Please forgive me and my generations for mocking and oppressing the poor. Please forgive me and my generations for reproaching You. (If specific memories of these come to mind, please lay these before the Lord.)  I bind and break all Satan’s power and authority over me and my generations in these areas of oppressing and mocking the poor and of reproaching You. Please reverse any punishment that may be on me due to previous actions of myself or generations that came from taking pleasure in the calamity of others.

I choose to replace mocking and oppressing the poor with having mercy on the them. I choose to honor my relationship to You by how I interact with all whom You have created, including the poor. Please show me now to increase my awareness and actions of extending mercy to the poor. Please teach me how I can be more honoring of You as the Lord my Maker and my Husband. Please teach me how to profit. Please lead me in the way I should go. I ask for justice, restoration and restitution for all that was stolen, killed and destroyed in my life due to mocking and oppressing the poor, as well as what was stole in my relationship with You as my Husband due to reproaching You. If there is any amends and restitution I need to make with others, please show me. If there is nothing I can do to make restitution, please bless those I or my generations mocked and oppressed. Please reverse the curses this put on them and I bless them in the name of Jesus. I ask this in the name of Jesus, in the name of Yeshua. Amen.

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs