|Seven Redemptive Names of God
"The Lord our provider" - This is also the name Abraham gave to the place
where the Lord provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac. (Gen. 22:14).
"Our banner, a banner of love and protection" - Also the name Moses
gave to the altar he built after defeating the Amalekites (Ex. 17:15).
"Our perfect peace" - Also the name Gideon gave to the altar he built at
Ophrah (Judges 6:24)
"The Lord is our righteousness" - The name is applied to a future Davidic
king who would lead his people to do what is right and thus bring peace
(Jeremiah 23:6) and to the restored city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:16).
The name is possibly a play on the name of Zedekiah ("Righteous [is] the
Lord") who reigned from 597 to 587 B.C..
"The One Who is with us everywhere for He is Omnipresent" - The
Jerusalem of Ezekiel's vision (see Ezekiel 48:35 margin) was known by
this name. Compare text at Isaiah 60:19-20 and Revelation 21:3.
"The Lord of Hosts, our Protector." C.H. Spurgeon said this about the
phrase "The Lord of Hosts:
The Lord rules the angels, the stars, the elements, and all the hosts of
Heaven; and the Heaven of heavens is under His sway... [the Lord] is on
our side -- our august Ally; woe unto those who fight against Him, for they
shall flee like smoke before the wind when He gives the word to scatter
See text at Psalm 46:7.
"Our Shepherd Who tenderly leads us, loves us and will keep us safe." -
the famous Psalm 23 tells us that "The Lord is our Shepherd and we shall
not want...." Being illustrated as a shepherd implies a relationship with His
sheep (His believers). The term shepherd appears approximately 80 times
in the Scriptures, denotating meanings of: feeder, keeper, companion,
friend, pastor and herdsman.