Jehovah El-Shadai

El-Shaddai, the All-Bountiful or supplier of All Needs.

This name emphasizes the providence of God over all creation. Providence means foresight and forethought; divine superintendence over all things. In providence God assumes responsibility for the eternal care of the universe. It takes in the provision for and preservation of His creation in all eternity. El-Shaddai manifested Himself as the All-Bountiful One when He planned and brought about the abundance of all things. In nature everything produces abundantly to supply the infinite needs of other things in due season (Gen. 1:20-31; 8: 22; 49: 24; Lev. 25:20; 26:4; Dt. 7:13-15; Job , 38:27-41; Ps. 36:6-7; 65: 9-13; 103:35; 104:10-30; 105: 14-45; 107:1-43: 135:7; 136:25; 145.215: 146:7-93147z814; Mal.3:10-12; Mt.6:26-33;10:29-31; Acts 14:17; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 9:8-10)
The All Bountiful has promised:
1. Salvation – To him that ordereth his conversation (manner of life) aright will I show the salvation of God (Ps. 50: 23); That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Rom10: 9-10; 1:16; Acts 2:21; 4: 12; 2 Th. 2:13; Tit. 2:11-14; Heb 1 7:25)
Prosperity – The Lord… maketh rich (1 Sam. 2:7-8); Keep the charge of the Lord. . . to walk in His ways. . . that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest (1 Ki. 2:3-4); Both riches and honor come of Thee (1 Chr. 29: 12); The hand of God is upon all them for good that seek Him; but His power and His wrath is against them that forsake Him (Ezra 8: 22). If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasures (Job 36:11); But in His law doth he meditate day and night…whatsoever he doeth shall prosper (Pa. 1: 1-3); I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper (3 Jn. 2. Cp. Mt. 7: 7-11: 17: 20: 21: 22: Mk. 11: 22-24; Jn. 14: 12-15; 15: 7, 16; 16: 23-26: 2 Cor. 9: 6-8)
3 Healing and health – If thou wilt diligently harken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord thy God that healeth thee (Ex. 15:26); He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. . . Surely He shall deliver thee from the noisome pestilence. . . A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. . .There shall no evil befall thee neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling (Ps. 91; 103: 3-5; Isa. 53: 35; 58: 8; Mt. 8:16, 17; Mk. 16:15-20; Jas. 5:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3Jn. 2)
4. All want and needs – I shall not want (Ps 23: l); they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing (Ps. 34: 9-10); no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly (Ps. 84: 11); nothing shall be impossible unto you (Mt. 17:20); all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall receive (Mt.21: 22); all things are possible to him that believeth (Mk. 9: 23); whosoever. . . shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. . . What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them (Mk. 11: 22-24); whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do. . . If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it (Jn. l4:12-15); ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you (Jn.15:7); whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name He may give it you (Jn. 15:16); Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name He will give it you. . .ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full (Jn. 16:23-26); it shall be given him (Jas. 1:4-8); whatsoever we ask we receive of Him (1 Jn. 3:21-22; 5:13-14; Heb. 11:6)

From The Dakes Bible

Seven Barren Women in the Bible

Here is a list of Seven Barren Women in scripture. Six of them were blessed with wonderful and exceptional children except one (Michal)

1. Sarah (Gen 11:30; 16:1)

2. Rebecca (Gen 25:21)

3. Rachel (Gen 29:31)

4. Manoah’s wife (Judg 13:2)

5. Hannah (1 Sam 1:5)

6. Michal (2Sam 6:23)

7. Elizabeth (Luk 1:7)

Seven People Named before their Birth in the Bible

1. Ishmael (Gen 16:11)

2. Isaac (Gen 17:19)

3. Solomon ( 1 Chron 22:9)

4. Josiah (1 Kings 13:2; 2Kings 22:1. This was 325 years before his birth)

5. Cyrus (Isai 44:28 – 45:1. 175 years before his birth)

6. John the Baptist (Luk 1:13; 60-63)

7. Jesus (Matt 1:21)

Hunger in My Soul (Song by Dr. Paul Enenche)

There’s a hunger in my soul.
It’s from the depth of my being.
It’s a cry for the glory of the Lord.
There is nothing I can do.
To be free from this hunger Lord.
It’s a cry for the glory of the Lord.

There’s a hunger in my soul.
It’s from the depth of my being.
It’s a cry for the glory of the Lord.
There is nothing I can do.
To be free from this hunger Lord.
It’s a cry for the glory of the Lord.

Oh Lord send down your glory.
Lord please send down revival.
Oh Lord send down your mighty holy ghost.
There is nothing that can quench
This deep hunger in my soul.
But the manifest presence of the Lord.

Oh Lord send down your glory.
Lord please send down revival.
Oh Lord send down your mighty holy ghost.
There is nothing that can quench
This deep hunger in my soul.
But the manifest presence of the Lord.

There’s a hunger in my soul.
It’s from the depth of my being.
It’s a cry for the glory of the Lord.
There is nothing I can do.
To be free from this hunger Lord.
It’s a cry for the glory of the Lord.

Fill my body Lord, (oh Lord!)
Spirit of the Lord, (oh oh oh!)
Fill my body Lord, (oh Lord!)
Spirit have your way, (oh Lord!)

Fill my body Lord.
Spirit of the Lord.
Fill my body Lord.
Spirit have your way.

Fill this hunger Lord.
Spirit of the Lord.
Fill this hunger Lord.
Spirit have your way.

Fill this hunger Lord.
Spirit of the Lord.
Fill this hunger Lord.
Spirit have your way.

Choked by Thorns

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choked the word and he became unfruitful. Matt 13:22.
On one occasion, Jesus was speaking to the multitudes and gave them a parable, often referred to as the parable of the Sower. In this parable the sower (preacher) went out and sowed his seeds (preached the word). Some of the seeds fell on the wayside, and were quickly eaten up. Others fell on the stony places, some on the thorny soil while others on the good ground.
Of interest to me is the seeds that fell among thorns. According to the master, they were those who heard the word and allowed the word to germinate and grew in them. However, because there were thorn all around them, the thorns quickly deprived them of nutrients, choked them and the word became unfruitful and died in them. All the efforts from the hearing, the nurturing, and the growing of the word in them became useless and wasted.
Jesus went ahead to explain that the thorns represents the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches. These are the worries, anxieties, distractions and the cares of this life, together with the concerns and deceitfulness of riches.

We live in a world that is full of uncertainties, where today is under threat and tomorrow is not guaranteed. There are multiplied causes of fear and anxieties that the average person can live in fear and worries paralysing the word of God in their lives. It causes you to be preoccupied with these issues that you lose sight of the greatness of God and his provisions here on earth.
Another form of thorns is the deceitfulness of riches. The pursuit of riches has taken a central position in the lives of many that the word is choked out and becomes unfruitful. When a man becomes preoccupied with getting rich, and to accommodate wealth beyond proportion, the word of God is given a second place and eventually will die.
Beloved, let us not be carried away with the care and worries of this life, the deceitfulness of riches, the pursuit of money and materialism to allow the word of God become unfruitful in us. They are all a ploy by the enemy to distract us from God. What shall a man profit if he gains the whole world and lose his soul?

Let us put our trust and future in the hands of God and he will see us through. “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God” Phil 4:6. “Casting all your cares upon him, for he careth for you” 1 Pet 5:7
God bless you.
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IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL

This is the message which we have heard from Him, and declared unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all 1 John 1:5

One of the revelations of God in his word is the fact that “God is Light” He is the light of the World for ‘in Him was Life, and the Life was the light of men’ (John 1:4). Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World… (John 3: 19). He indeed is the true source of life to everything on earth.
One thing about light is the fact that it does not coexist with darkness, in whatever form, for “the light shinneth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5). It is said plainly “God is Light and in Him IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL (1John 1:5). Sin in any form, shape and shade represents darkness. The presence of light drives away darkness “For he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no Sin” (1 John 3:5), again, “Thou art of PURER EYES THAN TO BEHOLD EVIL, AND CANST NOT LOOK ON INIQUITY (Hab 1:13). God CANNOT live with, play with, accommodate, condone, sanction or tolerate Sin in any form, either in the world or in his Children. The two are mutually exclusive, and are forever diametrically opposed. As children of God, God dwells in Us, for we are his temple (1 Cor 6:19). Our life is now hid in God (Col 3:3) and we are to abide in Christ (John 15:4). In other words, this Holy God, who is Light and in Him is No darkness at all, is supposed to be living in the inside of us, and we dwelling in Him.
Beloveth, there is a great aberration today in the household of God. Some church goers, including ministers and pastors, live in sin, either secretly or openly, claiming it doesn’t matter, that grace has covered their sins and God no longer inputs sin to them. Some claimed that they have eternal security in Christ, and as long as they have not denied Christ, they will make it to heaven irrespective of how they live their lives here on earth. This makes me to tremble! How can people still live in and enjoy sin and claim they know God, that God is dwelling in them, or are working for or serving him? It is NOT Possible.
It is like ‘Mr Darkness’ telling you he visited the sun and spent a whole weekend with Him. It can NEVER happen in this world or in the world to come, as darkness cannot coexist with light! Note the clear statement of the scripture “If we say we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we LIE, and do not the truth (1 John 1:6). Also, “whosoever abideth in him SINNETH NOT, whosoever sinneth hath NOT SEEN HIM, NEITHER KNOW HIM” (1John 3:6)
Are we serving a different God? has He changed? Or has He changed and altered his principles to accommodate the failings of this present age? Is He still the same God that threw Lucifer and the other angels out of heaven when iniquity was found in them; the God that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah on account of sin; the same God that destroyed the Israelites in the wilderness after delivering them from the bondage in Egypt, gave them communion and provided and preserved them in the desert??? (1 Cor 10:1-6) Maybe we have two types of heaven, one for the one that the apostles of old, our fathers of faith, Joseph and all the others that stood their ground and suffered in the face of temptation strived to enter, while there is a second one for the people of this generation. Or else, will Joseph be in the same heaven with the young men of this age? will Paul who put his body under subjection so that he will not be a castaway sit on the same throne with some of the apostles and preachers of this generation? The answer is a BIG NO. God has not changed, or else he will need to apologized for being strict with the old generation.
Little children, let no one deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous while he that committeth sin is of the devil, for the devil sinneth from the beginning. (1John 3:7,8). What shall we say then? shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God Forbid, how shall we that are dead to sin live in it any longer (Rom 6:1-2) For the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his, and let him that nameth the name of the Lord departs from iniquity (2 Timothy 2:19). Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthian 6:9)

Beloved, God still loves you and does not desire that you perish with the world. Don’t wait until it is too late in eternity before you realized that you are on the wrong side. Examine yourself today to return to the part of righteousness. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all our unrighteousness” (1John 1:9). The blood is available and ready to cleanse you only if you will allow him, and God will give you the grace to live a victorious Christian life and live above sin. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his Glory with exceeding joy… (Jude 24).
You can connect to this grace today by praying this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I believe you came and died for my sins. Today, I ask for your mercies. I have lived my life the way I wanted, but today I surrender my life to you. Please forgive me all my sins, wash me by your blood, and be my Lord and Saviour. Give me the grace to live a victorious life above sin and to follow you all the days of my life. Please restore me back to you today. Thank you for saving me. Amen!”
If you pray this prayer and you meant it, then you are now a child of God and God has restored you back to him (John 1: 12). You need to read your Bible daily, and also take time to pray to God and avoid every form of sin. Locate a Bible believing church around you to attend regularly. God Bless you

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The Six Waves of Revival (Part 2)

The Fourth Great Awakening of 1857 Onwards
This Great Awakening (often called the 3rd) was the greatest to date in its extent, effects and lasting impact. It began slowly in Canada, when 21 were saved, and grew steadily until between 25 and forty were converted each day. Slowly reports of small awakenings began to emerge from various states in America. Then, in September 1857 Jeremiah Lanphier, a businessman and convert of Finney’s (a decade before), began a noon day prayer meeting on Wednesdays in a New York church. The small but growing numbers decided to meet daily in early October. Within six months over 10,000 business men were meeting in similar meetings across America; confessing sins, being converted and praying for revival. It was a lay-led movement that harvested a million souls in two years. In 1858, from February to June, around 50,000 people a week were added to the church – in a nation whose population was only 30,000,000.
Across the Atlantic another million were won to Christ by 1865. This was in Britain’s population of 27,000,000. Ulster saw 100,000 converted, Scotland 30,000, Wales 100,000 and England 500,000.
Evangelistic, missionary and philanthropic enterprises blossomed on every hand. Moody and Sankey enjoyed their greatest success. William and Catherine Booth, converted under the ministry of James Caughey, launched the Salvation Army and attracted great crowds to Christ. Walter and Phoebe Palmer, the American evangelists, saw a remarkable work of the Spirit attend their ministry. Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached to capacity crowds each week, filling the largest halls in London. Hudson Taylor began the China Inland Mission. Gawin Kirkham started the Open Air Mission. Lord Shaftsbury championed for the cause of the young, the poor and the oppressed. Barnardo founded his famous orphanages. David Livingstone and Mary Slessor propagated missionary work in Africa. Such was the impact of this fourth great awakening.
The revival also swept around the world. Rapid growth was reported in continental Europe, western Russia, Australia, The South Seas, South Africa and India.

The Fifth Great Awakening 1880 Onwards
It would be vary easy to review this period, 1880 to 1903, as a period of unusual evangelistic effort and success, as most its documentation surrounds the ministry of Dwight L. Moody, together with a host of other ministries that were also born out of the 1857 revival. Orr regards this period also as a ‘resurgence.’ Certainly the fourth great awakening had produced some highly motivated and anointed ministries, but looking at the world situation, something more than evangelistic success was afoot. It was quite distinct in its character and effects.
It initially centred around the ministry of D L Moody, whose ministry may be described as “highly successful crusade evangelism interspersed with periodic revivalism”. Moody began his ministry in Chicago and entered full-time Christian work in 1860, concentrating on his Sunday school and YMCA work. He was God’s chosen vessel to take the sparks of the 1857-60 revival to ignite a fresh passion for God and for souls around the world. Moody traveled, with his singing evangelist companion, Ira Sankey, to England a number of times. Spurgeon spoke of the visit of 1873-1875 as “a gracious visitation” and a “very notable ingathering of converts”, especially at Newcastle and Edinburgh. Andrew Bonar, too, refers, in his diary to “the tide of real revival in Edinburgh” comparing it with his own experience of revival 35 years earlier. Similar results followed Moody and Sankey as they traversed England, Ireland and Scotland, filling the largest halls in the land.
Moody returned to England in 1881-83 and had an astounding affect on a new breed of evangelists in the U.S., Britain and across the world. His mission in Cambridge, in 1882, marked the beginning of a worldwide interdenominational student missionary movement. Though the YMCA in the States and Christian Unions in the U.K. had their inception during the former revival (1857), Moody’s influence transformed these works into powerful missionary movements. The ‘Cambridge Seven’, including C. T. Studd, were products of Moody’s visit and they went to on evangelise China in 1885. By 1912 Studd founded W.E.C., a missionary movement which had great success in parts of Africa. Wilfred Grenfell, the renowned missionary to Labrador was converted at a tent mission led by Moody in 1885.
Similar results occurred in the US. Thousands of young men volunteered for missionary work and the Anglo-American impetus spread around the world, producing the world’s Student Christian Federation, which, in turn, provided a large proportion of the outstanding Christian leaders of the early 20th Century.
Moody founded the Moody Bible Institute in 1883, with an emphasis on missions. The Christian and Missionary Alliance was formed during this time by A. B. Sampson and the Christian Endeavour Movement was born out of a revival in Portland, Maine, in 1880-1881.
Other evangelists, spurred on by Moody, threw themselves into the harvest. Sam Jones, J. Wilber Chapman and Billy Sunday had extraordinary success in North America. Andrew Murray exercised a powerful ministry in South Africa, as did John McNeil in Australia.
Revival hit Japan in the early 1880’s, increasing the adult membership from 4,000 to 30,000 in five years. The China Inland Mission experienced a large influx of new missionaries. New missions were planted in many unevangelised fields and revivals were reported in India, Africa, South Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Central and South America.
We may well describe this resurgence “a missionary revival” which took the flame of the 1859 revival even further around the world, ensuring a strong church base in all nations – just in time for the great 20th Century awakening.

The Sixth Great Awakening
The early years of the 20th century witnessed a number of revivals around the world.
It is impossible to understand these revivals apart from their roots in the Holiness Movement which had developed in the late 19th century. Of course, the issue of ‘holiness’ was not new. John Wesley advocated ‘entire sanctification’ and ‘Christian perfectionism’ in his ‘Plain Account of Christian Perfection.’ The idea that ‘sanctification’ could be instantaneously experienced subsequent to conversion was a Wesleyan norm. Testimonies to ‘experiences of sanctification,’ abounded during the 19th century. For example, James Caughey’s book entitled ‘Methodism in Earnest’ is subtitled ‘…being the history of a great revival in Great Britain; in which 20,000 souls professed faith in Christ, and ten thousand professed sanctification, in about six years, in association with the labours of Rev. James Caughey….’
Phoebe Palmer regularly held meetings for the promotion of holiness and was the first to use the phrase ‘baptism of the Holy Spirit’ to describe the experience of ‘entire sanctification.’ Charles Finney also embraced the Wesleyan doctrine of sanctification and his Oberlin presidency successor, Asa Mahan, begin to teach the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a baptism of holiness.
The Holiness Movement was nurtured and matured by a variety of ministries so that, by the turn of the century, America (especially) was awash with hundreds of holiness groups. During 1893 and 1900, twenty-three new denominations arose out of this movement. A passion for more power, more holiness, more evangelistic success and a greater outpouring of the Spirit took a hold of the church.
This was the background of the Evangelical and Pentecostal revival movements of the early 20th century.
In 1900 a revival broke out among South African Boer soldiers, who had been captured by the British and transported to various British colonies. At the conclusion of the war, in 1902, they returned to South Africa and the revival returned with them. Gypsy Smith reaped a great harvest there in 1904.
In Japan, during 1900, the church doubled in size as revival swept through many ailing churches.
In 1902, Torrey and Alexander conducted meetings in Melbourne, Australia, resulting in over 8,000 converts. This news spread like wild fire, igniting a passion for prayer and a fresh expectation for God to work in similar ways everywhere.
In 1904, Torrey and Alexandra were in Cardiff, Wales and, in the light of a minimal response to the Gospel, they called for a day of prayer and fasting. Suddenly things changed dramatically and thousands were converted during the next 12 months.
On the day of prayer and fasting (according to Torrey) Evan Roberts received an anointing of the Holy Spirit with great power, in a meeting conducted by Seth Joshua. Here the Welsh Revival began. It was Sept 22nd 1904.
However, the roots of the revival went back further. Young Evan Roberts had been praying for revival and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit for 11 years. Through a vision he received, Roberts believed that God was going to win 100,000 souls. In response to a further vision, he returned home in Loughor from Newcastle Emlyn where he had been enrolled in a Bible College.
During his first few meetings the heavens opened. God’s presence seemed to fill the air. Many were prostrated with conviction, others cried for mercy and many were so filled with the Spirit they pleaded with the Lord to stay His hand.
Soon the revival spread to other places in South Wales. Teams of young people assisted preachers like Roberts, Sydney Evans, Seth Joshua, Joseph Jenkins and R. B. Jones. The revival then took hold in North Wales. Within six months 100,000 had come to Christ!
The Welsh Revival was soon the main topic of conversation throughout the Christian world. Wherever the news went it seemed to cause passionate prayer and began to ignite revival fires everywhere. Christians across Great Britain turned to prayer and church membership increased throughout the land.
In Scandinavia a current revival was fanned into a mighty blaze, as a result of the Welsh Revival. Germany was similarly affected as the flame spread across Europe. Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, the Balkans and Russia experienced awakenings.
The United States felt the after-shock of the Welsh Revival in almost every place. Prayer, conviction and conversion spontaneously occurred, resulting in unusual church growth.
In 1906 the modern Pentecostal Movement was born in Azusa Street, in Los Angeles, after a succession of local revivals through 1905. News of the Welsh Revival encouraged more prayer and suddenly the Holy Spirit descended. Daily meetings were held for the next three years. Visitors flocked there to catch the power of the Spirit and they were not disappointed. No one could have imagined that this was the beginning of the greatest and most effective missionary movement that the world had ever seen. It marked the birth of what was once called ‘the third force in Christendom.’ Some would argue that, 100 years later, it has grown into the largest and most powerful force.
Almost no country in the world was excluded from the effects of this incredible revival. Almost every nation, on each continent, received new power from heaven, a new passion for prayer and for the lost. Hundreds of thousands came to the Lord.
CONCLUSION
One cannot help notice two things in this ‘potted’ history of revivals.
1. There is no doubt that God has used these powerful revivals as the major means of restoring the fortunes of a declining church and advancing the cause of the gospel in the world. This is how God maintains a vital church and this is how God regularly extends His kingdom, numerically and geographically.
2. There is a marked similarity to the experience of Israel during the period of the Judges in the Old Testament. The same cycle of sin and apathy, decline and defeat, desperate prayer for God’s help and, finally, His powerful intervention, characterizes every revival. Perhaps there is a clue here regarding where today’s church should be concentrating her efforts.

By Tony Cauchi, May 2006