men in desert

Adonai | My Master

The blazing sun was beating down on the plains of Mamre in ancient Israel. Abraham, seated near the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day, looked up and saw the shimmering outline of three men standing not far from him.

It wasn’t an illusion: they were real!

The moment Abraham spotted the three visitors:

“he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground” (Genesis 18:2).

He said to one of them:

“My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant”.

This was not the Lord Jehovah who had been used in Scripture, or the El Shaddai who revealed Himself to Abraham. The Hebrew word used here is Adonai — or “Jehovah, my Master.”

This is a powerful name of God, for when you declare, “Lord Master,” you are confessing you are completely His possession and have determined to be totally obedient to Him.

Saying “Adonai” announces to the world you have been purchased rather than hired. This puts Satan and all his hosts on notice you no longer belong to the enemy; you are the Lord’s!

In this name there is liberty and freedom from all demonic oppression! It’s part of the eternal covenant God has made with you.

When you know him as Elohim there may still be bondage. When Jehovah is introduced, you are free. When you meet El Shaddai your needs are supplied. When you declare Adonai, demons flee!

©2009 Benny Hinn. Excerpt from The Names of God, 53-54. Used by permission. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the written consent of the publisher.