The Lord Our Husband – Part 7

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

The title of the Lord our Husband, the Holy One of Israel, has occupied many of my thoughts these past few weeks as I ponder and search out Scriptures that reveal who is the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. Learning who He is as the Holy One of Israel shows us who He wants to be to us. We see how we are to interact with Him and how we are to speak of Him to others.

How often they provoked Him in the wilderness,
And grieved Him in the desert!
Yes, again and again they tempted God,
And limited the Holy One of Israel.
They did not remember His power:
The day when He redeemed them from the enemy.

Psalm 78:40-42 (NKJV)

Repent & Replace

As part of the bride of Christ, I repent and ask for forgiveness on behalf of myself and my generations for how we have (repent of items listed below)…

  • 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)

I choose to replace these with (replace with the items below)…

  • 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)

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 intimacy with the Him.

  • What are some of the works recorded in Scripture that are meaningful to you?
    • If by remembering these and knowing that the Lord your Husband is the same today, how would you live?
    • Are there things you need to adjust in your thinking, lifestyle, etc. in order to live in alignment with who the Lord your Husband really is?
  • Are there ways that you may be limiting the work of the Lord your Husband in your life?
    • If so, what are they?
    • Please ask Him how He wants to be omnipotent in your life.
  • Please ask Him to teach you how you can profit. This Hebrew word for “profit” means, “to gain, profit, benefit and avail.”
    • Are there things He has shown you already?
    • What steps have you taken to work toward them?
    • What things need to be added or removed from your life to learn from the things He is teaching you in order for you to profit?
  • What would your life look like if you lived from the reality that the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel leads you by the way you should go?
    • How is the reality of the Lord your Husband leading you the way you should go impact you differently than it being the Lord God, or God the Father who leads you?
  • How do these replacement verses change how you live and interact with the Lord your Husband, the Holy One of Israel?

Copyright 2016 Rivkah Isaacs