Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Five: Adonai Yahweh

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God is Supreme Lord

All things are under His rule and control. Nothing happens unless He first directed it or permitted it. He has the absolute and unquestionable right to do whatever He pleases.

“If anything holds any sway over Him, if one atom is rebellious to His will, if one bit of knowledge is unknown to His mind, if one force is unbending to His desire, if anything prohibits Him from accomplishing His plan—He is no longer sovereign, because that which is able to oppose Him is greater than Him—and if He is no longer sovereign, He is no longer God.”

- Mary Kassain

Psalm 135:6

“Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.”


God is Sovereign over:
Universe: Deuteronomy 10:14, Nature: Psalm 135:6-7, Angels: Psalm 103:20-21, Satan: Job 1:12, Humans: 1 Sam 2:6-8, Animals: 2 Kings 17:4-6, Chance: Jonah 1:7, Politics: Dan 2:20-21, Freewill: Ezekiel 7:27, Sin: Genesis 50:20, Salvation: Romans 8:28


Have you put limits on how far Adonai Yahweh’s, sovereignty can go?

Repent of seeking to limit Adonai Yahweh’s sovereignty over your world.
Pray and ask Adonai Yahweh to reveal where you have given His sovereignty to someone else or yourself.
Listen and think about what it means that nothing can happen without His direction or permission.
Meditate on the truth that Adonai Yahweh is in complete control and you are always safe.

Day Four: Rishon Va­Acharon

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God is the First and the Last

He is infinite. He is not limited by anything. He is beyond all comprehension.
He is not limited by space or time.
He is exceedingly great in excellence and degree. His capacity is limitless and immeasurable.

Isaiah 44:6

“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.’”


Do you think you have God, as revealed in scripture as Rishon VaAcharon, figured out?

Repent of putting Rishon VaAcharon in a box based on what you know of Him.
Pray and ask Rishon VaAcharon to reveal to you elements of His character that you have overlooked.
Listen and think about the immensity and limitlessness of Rishon VaAcharon.
Meditate on where the Holy Spirit is trying to show you Rishon VaAcharon is bigger than you think.