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Biblical understanding about Israel

Names of God over Israel

God Our Father

YHWH Ra’ah (The Lord our Shepherd) – Jeremiah 3:15
“And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

Abba (Father) – Romans 8:15 NIV
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of Sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.”’

God Our Savior

Jehovah-Nissi (The Lord is my Banner) – Zechariah 9:16
“The LORD their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, Lifted like a banner over His land.”

YHWH Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness) – 2 Corinthians 5:21
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Elohim-Yachal (The God of Hope) – Jeremiah 14:8 NIV
“O Hope of Israel, its Savior in times of distress, why are you like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who stays only a night?”

God Our Helper

Jehovah Azar (The Lord my Helper) – John 15:26
“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father; He will testify of Me.”

Elohim – Ma Arakah Yisrael (God of the Armies of Israel) – Deuteronomy 20:1
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them, for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”

Jehovah Ori (The Lord is my Light) – Psalm 27:1
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

(With permission from Robert Stearns, Eagles’ Wings, - Watchmen on the Wall, A Practical Guide to Prayer for Jerusalem and Her People – Kairos Publishing, PO Box 450, Clarence, NY 14031 –