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

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Day Thirty-One: Go­Ali

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Redeemer

Go’el is the root word and refers to the laws of a kinsman redeemer. When a Hebrew had fallen into poverty and sold himself into slavery, property was sold to pay a debt, or a close relative had been murdered the next of kin would be their redeemer. They would pay the penalty, purchase back their relative from slavery, or avenge the death of their murdered kinsman. The laws of the kinsman redeemer were an object lesson for the redemption of the world back to God.

Redemption was not an afterthought that God came up with because His children would not obey Him.

Redemption was the plan before time began. Christ on the cross would be the price God would pay to redeem the earth and buy back His children. God, our Father, is our Redeemer. He gave everything He had to give us our freedom.

Isaiah 44:22

“I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.”

Meditations

Why would GoAli, the name of God from scripture that means Reedemer, be willing to nail Christ to the cross to reconcile us to Himself?

Repent of living as if you are still a slave of sin even though GoAli has already paid the price for your freedom.
Pray and ask GoAli to help you to live a fully redeemed life and to help you drop the chains of your past and the chains of sin that are holding you down in the present.
Listen and think about what your life would look like when you walk in the redemption that Jesus died for.
Meditate on what it cost GoAli to redeem you. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the love God has for you that inspired Him to pay the penalty for your sin.

Day Thirty: El Qanna

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Jealous God

God created marriage not just because it was not good for us to be alone. God created marriage as an object lesson for us to learn about how He loves us. That passion of new love—when you can’t stop talking about how wonderful your beloved is—that’s how God loves you. The deep abiding love of a long standing marriage where you can’t imagine what life would be like without your beloved—that’s how God loves you.

God is a Jealous God for His beloved. His jealousy is not like prideful and unhealthy human jealousy.

God is jealous for you because He loves you so much and He wants what is best for you. He knows what is best for you and He longs for you to allow Him to do it. He is what is best for you and He ardently pursues and romances you until you love Him half as much as He loves you.

Exodus 34:14

“For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”

Meditations

When have your felt pursued by El Qanna?

Repent of sometimes doubting El Qanna’s loving care.
Pray and ask El Qanna to open your eyes and make you aware of the way He is drawing you to Himself.
Listen and think about why God is jealous for you.
Meditate on the things God has been telling you to stay away from, ask the Holy Spirit what He is trying to protect you from.

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