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

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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.’”

Meditations

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.

Day Three: Adonai

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My Great Master

Adonai is both plural and possessive. When used for Yahweh it always uses singular pronouns. Like Elohim, the plural of Adonai infers intensity.
My Great Master.
It gives Yahweh absolute authority and right to rule. All honor, respect, allegiance and obedience are due Him.

Psalm 16:2

“I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.’”

Scriptures

Isaiah 26:12-13, Psalm 123:1-2, Psalm 8:1, Psalm 109:21, Psalm 147:5, Isaiah 25:8, Exodus 6:7, Deuteronomy 8:11, Isaiah 54:5, Jeremiah 32:27

Meditations

Have you given God, as revealed in scripture as Adonai, all authority and right to rule in your life?

Repent of however you have sought to limit Adonai’s authority in your life.
Pray and ask Adonai to reveal where you have not given Him the honor, respect, allegiance, or obedience He is due.
Listen and think about the honor and respect Adonai deserves.
Meditate on the truth that God is a good and trustworthy ruler.

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