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

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Day Nineteen: Melek Ha­ Goyim

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King of nations

Throughout history nations have come and gone. Monarchies and empires have developed and then declined. There is only one country that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God as it did 3,000 years ago. It is also the only nation that has been destroyed, its people scattered, and then re-united nearly 2,000 years later.

Israel has spent their entire history surrounded by their enemies, and yet God has protected them and rebuilt them again and again. God promised Abraham that through his descendants God would bless the whole world. Only the King of nations, who controls the destiny of all countries, can fulfill that promise.

Jeremiah 10:6-7

“There is none like You, O LORD; You are great, and great is Your name in might. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.”

Meditations

Are you afraid of the tumult in the nations right now? Have you sometimes forgotten that God, described as Melek Ha Goyim, is in complete control of their power and limits?

Repent of letting your fears of what might happen get ahead of your faith that Melek Ha Goyim has it under control.
Pray and ask Melek Ha Goyim to help you to see that He is still in control.
Listen and think about the history of the world and allow the Holy Spirit to show you where the hand of Melek Ha Goyim has guided human history.
Meditate on the truth that Melek Ha Goyim has built, guided, disciplined and protected His children throughout time. Allow God’s faithfulness in the past remind you of His faithfulness in the present.

Day Eighteen: Marey Malek

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King of kings

Every king, president, prime minister, or ruler that has ever held any power was given his title and kingdom by God. The King of kings defined the borders, the length of rule, and the success of the ruler. He orchestrated their coming to power and their descent from power.

Whether they acknowledged Him or not, all kingdoms on earth belong to God and He has sole discretion to build or topple a leader.

1 Timothy 6:15b-16

“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.”

Meditations

Who do we look to as our ultimate authority or power? While we are called to be good citizens of our earthly nation, we are ultimately servants of the King of kings.

Repent of believing that any leader or government has dominion over Marey Malek.
Pray and ask God where you need to trust in Marey Malek’s eternal dominion.
Listen and think about why Marey Malek may be allowing things to unfold as they are.
Meditate and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you that Marey Malek is still on His throne and that no one can thwart His will.

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