“Then Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son.” Because of this she named him Dan.”
-The word vindicate in Hebrew is written as qadash which means to be consecrated or set apart. It is also written as din which means to execute judgement or defend. You know the story of Jacob who was labored for Leah for seven years and another seven years for Rachel. Even though that was not the plan from the inception because Laban tricked him. Rachel was barren like her grandmother Sarah, and she got jealous when her co-wife Leah bore children. She set out her maid servant Bilhah and she bore Jacob a son, Dan who Rachel looked at in the eyes of her vindication. Many are men and women who are praying to God for vindication. Vindication from injustice and shame. Some women have lost the hope of having children and are almost giving us. Other men and women have lost patience in waiting on God for their spouses. Many others are crying to God day and night for jobs, business opportunities, and they cannot provide the basic needs. Some are disillusioned by diseases they are suffering from or illnesses affecting their relatives. Numerous others have lost hope of living on as they mourn the death of their loved ones. These are some of the challenges that we go through, as some among us are slowly going into depression. Rachel did not give up but she still believed that the Lord would give her; her own children. God gave her a son Joseph and hoped that the Lord would give her another son (Genesis 30:24). The Lord calls us to wait patiently on Him, to be strong and to take heart and He will answer our hearts desires according to His will.
Vindicate me Oh Lord according to Your righteousness and mercy. Vindicate us and wash us with Your precious blood. Vindicate our families and do a just cause to us. Vindicate those who are unmarried and keep Your promise unto them. Vindicate those who are separated and divorced, and reunite them through Your merciful love. Vindicate all the single mothers and fathers and grant them Your grace of marriage. Vindicate all those who are waiting on You for the gift of children and fill their quivers. Children are a heritage from You Lord. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. Vindicate us and bless us Your children with the gift of children. Vindicate our churches and cause many to turn to You. Vindicate our nation and deliver us corruption and injustice. Lord may You arise for our cause and contend with justice for us Your people. May You heal all the broken hearted and touch them with Your hand of grace dear Jesus. We cast our burdens unto You Jesus for You care for us. Your burden is light and Your yoke is easy. We take up Your yoke and surrender all unto You. Father may You answer us and help us in our time of need for we choose to put our trust in You. You are a faithful and loving God. We worship You and praise You. Thank You for we know that You will do it for Your glory and honor. We pray all this in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Further reading: Psalm 9:4, Psalm 27:14
“Let the Lord judge the peoples. Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High. Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.”
-King David’s integrity was the foundation on which he stood in his pleadings with God. He pursued the heart of God through worship and was keen to follow His statutes. He was careful also to encourage others including his son Solomon to keep the law of the Lord which was the source ke his prosperity (1 Chronicles 22:12-13). King David waited patiently on the Lord, He turned to Him and heard his cry (Psalm 40:1). Like king David, Job prepared his case before the Lord with conviction that he would be vindicated (Job 13:18). King Hezekiah also pleaded with the Lord when he was sick and about to die saying, “remember Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And the Lord added fifteen years to his life (Isaiah 38:3-5). We find further encouragement from Romans 8:33-34 which says that, “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
I know my Redeemer is near and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Lord You are our Savior and Redeemer, we put our trust in You. You are our Lord and God, our Father and we are Your children, thank You for adopting us into Sonship. We rely on Your faithfulness Lord, we rely on Your holiness, we rely on Your righteousness, our righteousness is in You dear Jesus. Thank You for Your saving grace upon our lives. Thank You for Your enduring love and mercy upon us. May You vindicate us from every evil and shield us with Your precious blood. May You heal our hearts and comfort our souls. May You remember mercy and vindicate us from all our troubles. May You vindicate us from every shame and pain. May You remember us our Lord for good, according to all that we have done for Your people. May You enlighten our steps and shepherd us in all our ways. May You elevate us from glory to glory. May You open many doors for us and make us succeed. May You open door for all children living in the streets together with their families. Do a new thing in our lives and society. May You bless us and send forth Your dew of heaven unto us every morning. May You anoint us afresh with Your wisdom and see us through every plan for the glory and honor of Your name. Amen
Further reading: Job 19:25, Nehemiah 5:19
“For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.”
-The Lord delivered the Israelites from Egypt in a quest for freedom, and a call to worship Him. He cautioned the children of Israel from following the way of the Canaanite and other nations who worshipped other foreign gods. In Psalms 24:4-6, the Lord reminds us saying, those who have clean hands and pure hearts, and do not trust in idols or swear by false gods have the promise of a blessing the Lord God. Those who seek the face of God and not and not idols will be vindicated.
Abba Father You are our Lord and God, we put all our hope and trust in You. Some trust in horses, others trust in chariots but we put our trust in You. There is no other God but You. You are our Rock and Salvation, our Redeemer we praise You and worship You alone. May You vindicate us Your people, and strengthen us. May You vindicate us who worship You and show us Your salvation. May You vindicate us Lord and heal our land. May You allow many people and nations to seek You and know You dear Jesus. May You bless our nation and our leaders. May You bless our churches and make it a source of hope to Your people. May You bless our homes and grant us Your sufficient grace. We honor You and bless Your holy name dear Jesus. We put all our trust in You. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: Luke 18:7, Deuteronomy 32:36
“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you. “See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.”
-The Lord gives a promise to the children of Israel after the Babylonian captivity, which is our portion in Christ Jesus. The former chapter prophecies on the humiliation, death and exultation of Jesus Christ. This chapter paints Christ as our Redeemer, Teacher, Prince of peace, Savior, Shield, and Stronghold. Jesus Himself is our Teacher and teaches us His children and co-heirs. He provided peace even in the toughest storms and fill our hearts with joy. He gives us inner peace arising from justification through His precious blood, as we discover His love for us. As our Protector and Vindicator, then we see no weapon fashioned against us shall prevail and no accusation raised against us will prevail, for this is our heritage as children of God.
You are Alpha and Omega Lord, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, our Almighty God. You are our Shepherd and Shield, thank You for protecting us with a pillar of cloud during the day and by pillar of fire in the night. Thank You for shielding us from the darts of the enemy, and covering us with Your pinions. May You send Your angels to guard us in all ways lest we hurt our feet against a stone. No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper and no tongue that has been raised against us will prevail from this is our heritage You Christ Jesus. Thank You for allowing us to be co-heirs with You dear Jesus and to share into Your eternal inheritance and blessings. We count our blessings and name them one by one. May You refresh us with a new anointing today. May Your mercies be found new this morning and every day. May You restore what has been lost this previous half of the year dear Jesus. May You restore unto us the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, consuming locust, and the chewing locust. May You fill us with plenty and we shall never be put to shame for You are our Banner and our All in all. Amen
Further reading: Psalm 18:2, Joel 2:25-32
“The Lord has vindicated us; come, let us tell in Zion what the Lord our God has done.”
-Prophet Jeremiah saw the deliverance and the mighty works of the Lord, and proclaimed His goodness to the people. Through the prophet, the Lord delivers the message of thanksgiving for what He has done to the people. In Psalms 35:27-28 we also see see a call to rejoice in the Lord for vindication saying, “may those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “the Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.” my tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.”
The Lord vindicates His people and judges us with righteousness. The word vindicate means be consecrated or set apart, to execute judgement or defend. The vindicates various units of the society for His love and mercy endures forever as we have reviewed this week. God vindicates those who fear Him and are righteous at heart. He vindicated king David and granted him victory from all his enemies (Psalms 7:8-10). Job prayed for vindication, when he lost his children, wealth and became sick, and God restored double unto him (Job 13:18). The Lord also vindicates families like He delivered Rachel from pain and shame when her co-wife Leah could not stop mocking her. The Lord blessed Rachel and her household, and gave her a son Dan (Genesis 30:6), whose name means the Lord vindicates. The Lord also blessed Rachel with other children, Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel. God also vindicates a nation as we see deliverance and protection of Israel from their enemies. The Lord cautioned them from worshiping other foreign gods, with a promise to vindicate them from all their troubles and to preserves them with His supernatural peace. The Lord reminds us that, the just shall live by faith but any man who draw back, His soul shall have no pleasure in him (Hebrews 10:38). Finally, Lord vindicates the body of Christ; that is the church, from all the weapons of the devil and any accusation raised against us, for this is our heritage as His children. If then we are vindicated by the blood of the Lamb and we have sure hope of Jesus Christ our Redeemer, we are called to rejoice in Him always and give thanks to Him in all circumstances.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. We rejoice in You Lord all the time. We rejoice in Your holiness and majesty. We rejoice in Your mercy and love. We rejoice in Your faithfulness and blessings. We rejoice in Your favor and grace upon our lives, families, churches and nation. We rejoice for You have done great things unto us. We count our blessings and name them one by one. We bless Your name for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. Thank You for enabling us to see this new month. May You take all the praise dear Jesus for only You deserve. You have blessed us and preserved us. You have provided for us and healed our wounds. You have protected us and shown us Your salvation unto us and all our generations. Your have vindicated us from shame and pain. May You deliver us from all the snares of the evil one and remove any accusation against us. You have loved us with Your everlasting love, nothing can separate us from Your love. No kind of trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword can separate us from Your love. Great are You Lord our God, great are You and most worthy of our praise. Your greatness no one can fathom. None can fully comprehend Your wisdom. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than our ways and Your thoughts greater than our thoughts. Unsearchable are Your judgments and inscrutable Your ways. Only You are worthy of our praise and worship. Only You are worthy of our adoration and thanksgiving. May You bless us and keep us Lord. May You shine Your face upon us and be gracious to us. May You turn Your countenance towards us and give us Peace. Amen
Further reading: Galatians 3:11, Philippians 4:4-5