Prayer Teaching 04-21-2013

Hallowed Be Thy Name, Part 2

God is ADONAI.

He is the Lord my Master.

He is the Lord my Ruler.

A master is one who rules, governs, or directs.  He is the one who has supreme dominion or supreme authority to exercise as he determines is best for those whom he governs.  He is the one in charge.  As we know or should know, God does not rule with an iron fist.  He directs us with love and compassion and mercy and grace.  He never pushes.  He waits to help us.  We only have to call on Him and He is right there, available.  He is in us and with us and for us and around us.

God is with us in the person of the Holy Spirit, Whom Jesus said the Father would send to us in Jesus’ name.  The Holy Spirit is sent to be our Teacher, Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby (John 16:7 and John 14:26 Amplified Bible).  This description of the Holy Spirit is a description of the kind of governing and ruling we have.  He is gentle and kind, directing with firmness but never harshness.

One always governs by what is inside them.  Galatians 3:22,23 is a description of what the Holy Spirit is.  He is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness or kindness, goodness, faith or faithfulness, meekness or gentleness and humility, and self-control.  This is what the Holy Spirit is.

The best description of God’s rulership or governing for us as His children is illustrated in Psalm 23.  He is our SHEPHERD to lead us and guide us and feed us and protect us.  He refreshes us and restores our life.


El is singular for Elohim.

Shaddai:  Sufficient or self-sufficient, Almighty, the One Who is mighty to nourish, satisfy and supply.

El Shaddai:  The God Who is all sufficient.  The God Who is more than enough.  The God of plenty.  The abundant God.  The bread provider.

Genesis 17:1

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be though perfect.

The name El Shaddai carries with it the understanding that God can handle any situation that confronts you.  He has everything that is needed to overcome the circumstance in which you find yourself.  Is it healing you need?  He is the Healer.  Is it a bill that needs paid?  He is the Provider.  Is it a child that is wayward?  He is the Savior.  He is all and He has all.  There is nothing He doesn’t have.  He has got you covered.

God is in control.  He is all-powerful.  He is all sufficient.  He is the Sufficient One.  He doesn’t see obstacles or problems because He is the answer to those problems and the One Who has the power to remove obstacles.  He is in control.  His promises, His Word is bigger than any problem you will ever face.  He is bigger!

John 10:10b and Ephesians 3:20, KJV and Amplified Bible

…I am come that they (you) might have and enjoy life and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).  God is able to do superabundantly above all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams.