Who is Heli?
Luke 3: 23 “He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli”
In brief: some say he was the grandfather of Joseph and others say he was actually Mary’s father (the belief that Luke’s genealogy follows Mary’s line).
He is not mentioned anywhere else in the Bible, just here.
His names means “Yahweh is high”.
Psalm 113: 4-5 “God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies. Who can compare with God …”
Psalm 113-118 is known as the Egyptian Hallel because of its connection to the Passover celebrations. Its significance is seen in that they sung by Jesus and the disciples on his night of betrayal and death.
There are dark nights of the soul moments when we need to be with Heli people. Those who know God is high! Who know that no one can be compared to Him!
Feeling weakened? ….Heli people say –“who is like the Lord our God?”
Jehovak-m’kaddesh (Lev 20:8 The Lord who sanctifies) = He lives within us to empower us to live holy lives.
Feeling away from God? … Heli people say –“who is like the Lord our God?”
Jehovah-Shalom (judges 6:24 God is Peace) = God has brought peace and contentment and satisfaction between Himself and us.
In sickness? … Heli people say –“who is like the Lord our God?”
Jehovah-Rophe (Isaiah 53 God heals) = He cures or heals not only in physical terms but spiritual and moral)
Needing provision? … Heli people say –“who is like the Lord our God?”
Jehovah-Jireh (Genesis 22:14 The Lord who sees) = He knows our needs and makes provision.
Weary from battling? … Heli people say –“who is like the Lord our God?”
Jehovak-nissi (Exodus 17:18 God my banner) = God is our battle deliverer.
Not knowing what to do? … Heli people say –“who is like the Lord our God?”
Jehovah-rohi (Psalm 23 God my Shepherd) = He feeds, leads, protects and cares for us.
Who is like Him and where is He? 1 John 4:4 He that is in you is greater than He that is in the world!!
Sometimes we live our lives like He just has the edge over the devil. He’s just a little greater.
But God in you is much more significant, far superior, cannot be compared to the god of this world.
Be a Heli person today!