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Miqweh Yisrael-Hope Of Israel: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God.

Miqweh Yisrael is the Hebrew name for God meaning Hope of Israel. This name of God occurs in both Old and New Testaments. The Hebrew word Miqweh means “to wait or look for with eager expectation”. God is the object of our very highest hopes and He never lets us down. The nation of Israel provides a wonderful example of God remaining faithful to imperfect people. Biblical hope finds its roots in God and in His goodness, mercy, and power. We exercise our hope when we endure patiently and we nurture our hope when we study God's word. We will be looking at bible verses on hope, especially encouraging Bible verses about hope in hard times.

Miqweh Yisrael-Hope Of Israel

O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood. Psalm 71:5.

Pronouncing The Name: MIK-weh-yis-ra-AIL

This is Day 17 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE

Understanding the Name Of God, Miqweh Yisrael-Hope Of Israel:

To gain an understanding of this name of God, we need to start at the very beginning and ask the question, "What is the biblical definition of hope?"

I found the perfect definition of this term, "biblical hope" written by John Piper. You can read his notes HERE . " Biblical hope not only desires something good for the future — it expects it to happen. And it not only expects it to happen — it is confident that it will happen. There is a moral certainty that the good we expect and desire will be done."

Hope is a great stabilizer. When your origin of hope is in Miqweh Yisrael, it gives you a supernatural peace during whatever life storm that is swirling around you. This is because your trust is completely in God. You don't know yet how your circumstances will turn out but you know that God is trustworthy.

Biblical hope finds its roots in God and His goodness, mercy, and power. That is why it is so important to make time to pray and read your Bible every day and to expect God to calm your storm.

In the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) hope was often connected to the expectation that God would deliver those who trust in Him. The people of Israel would look to Miqweh Yisrael for deliverance, salvation, protection, provision, and direction. Here are some well-loved Bible verses on hope from Jeremiah 17:7-8, 13.

Jeremiah 17:7-8, 13

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord

and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank,

with roots that reach deep into the water.

Such trees are not bothered by the heat

or worried by long months of drought.

Their leaves stay green,

and they never stop producing fruit.

O Lord, the hope of Israel,

all who turn away from you will be disgraced.

They will be buried in the dust of the earth,

for they have abandoned the Lord, the fountain of living water.

In the New Testament, our hope is rooted in Jesus, in His life, death, and resurrection. And in the future when He comes back in glory. Here is another well-loved bible verse on hope from Romans 15:13.

Romans 15:13

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is our hope. Just as the Hebrew people looked to Miqweh Yisrael for their hope, we can too. We need to look to Him with the same sense of expectation, for He is the hope of all who trust in Him.

Do you have your hope in God?

Miqweh Yisrael in Hebrew:

Miqweh Yisrael is Hebrew for the hope of Israel. He is the God who saves His people. In the Hebrew scriptures, this hope is often connected to the expectation that God is a deliverer who will save those who trust in Him. It is a hope that urges us to wait expectantly for Him to act.

Applying the name of God, Miqweh Yisrael-Hope Of Israel to your life:

How does knowing God as Miqweh Yisrael-Hope Of Israel affect your life?

I have prepared a free printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.

This page has prompts for you to use as you prayerfully meditate on the names of God.

So who is Miqweh Yisrael to you?

How does knowing God as Miqweh Yisrael impact your life?

How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as Miqweh Yisrael?

Praying the Name Of God, Miqweh Yisrael:

When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation- it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it. When you pray God's name, you are declaring the truth of who God is and you are proclaiming His power at work in your life. And when you pray to Miqweh Yisrael, you are praying to the One who saves everyone who trusts in Him.

Let's Pray:

Miqweh Yisrael, You are my hope. You are in control of all that goes on around me. Help me to remember that You have a plan in the midst of my storm. Help me to wait well, in expectation of Your deliverance. Fill me with Your joy and peace through Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Names of God Bible Study

If you are intrigued by the names of God, you will love the Names of God study. Studying the names of God will impact your life. You will be encouraged by them and your faith can only grow deeper and stronger as you discover that God sees you as His treasure. He delights in you!

I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via emailkaren@scripturalgrace.comor on our FACEBOOKpage. Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Magen-The Lord Is My Shield. It's all about His grace xx Karen.



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