Romans 12:19 – Beloved do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 

Jehovah Nissi is one of the 16 God names listed in the Old Testament and one you need to learn to call upon. The “Lord is our Banner” raises His personal war flag over us, meaning the King Himself is fighting in our battlefield.

Declaration: I call to my defense Jehovah Nissi, who is fighting for me. The battle belongs to the Lord. Period. 

Cleaning House

All of us go through terrible things – times we thought things were going to be better than they were. But Jesus is always born in these kinds of situations. God loves to bless a horrible mess. 

If anything is messy, it’s family. If you’re disappointed in your family dynamic, or you find yourself completely alone – it’s always been like that. Even the very first family was a terrible mess – remember Cain and Abel?

Just so you know, Jesus’ family was no different. When Mary turned up pregnant but none of the relatives had been to a wedding, the judgment began. Bad blood was stirred up. They threw Joseph and his beautiful bride to the animals.

It wasn’t the way it was supposed to be, yet the greatest miracle the world has ever seen outside of the resurrection happened in the midst of that terrible mess. 

My friends, I want to encourage you that family is not for wimps. No matter how bad things get, know that Jesus loved his family despite the times they disappointed him. His mom, brothers and sisters actually tried to have him committed!

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” – Mark 3:20-21

That’s whack! However, when His own family didn’t believe in Him, Jesus didn’t give up on them. Just like the masses crowding that room, He knew they needed a savior. So does your crazy family. Introduce them to Jesus. He’s good at cleaning house.