It was so wonderful to study the names of God. Looking back, here is the entire list we covered in the study:
- Elohim – God as God, The Creator, present always as the trinity, the author of life and time, mighty over all things/Almighty God
- El Elyon – God Most High, He is sovereign over all and has rightful dominion over everything and everyone, we must not contend with Him
- El Roi – The God Who Sees, nothing happens without Him being aware of it, we never out of His sight or lost
- El Shaddai – The All-Sufficient One, He is God Almighty, I can rely on Him, He is able to accomplish anything that concerns me
- Adonai – The Lord and Master, if we truly know who Him – we cannot help but acknowledge His Lordship over us, His position requires a response from us of honor, respect and service to Him
- Jehovah – The Self-Existent One, I AM WHO I AM – always existed, was not created, all life is contained in Him, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, wherever we see “LORD” in all caps in the bible it is this name
- Jehovah-Jireh – The LORD Will Provide, He is the God who provided the ram as a substitute for the sacrifice of Isaac, the same God provided His own Son as a sacrifice in our place
- Jehovah-rapha – The LORD Who Heals, because He has dominion over all things He can bless or curse and He can strike or heal, being gracious and compassionate He brings reconciliation to mankind and heals body, mind and soul, He delivers us from the Curse/the Fall, He has authority over the good and the bad that happen so He is the One we must run to for help, there is no other help beside Him.
- Jehovah-nissi – The Lord My Banner, the One who goes before us against our enemy, The Flesh
- Jehovah-mekoddishkem – The Lord Who Sanctifies You, He had redeemed us by the ultimate sacrifice, the blood of the Lamb; and because of that sacrifice, we are sanctified/made holy. Christ’s work in us is not finished at the Cross – it has only begun. He sent the Holy Spirit to accomplish the sanctification process in us. Because of all God has done for us, we are obligated to Him…we owe Him our lives! Our holiness is “part of ‘a perpetual covenant…a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever’ (Exodus 31:16-17)” (p.119). Our holiness is a sign of our relationship with Him. The Holy Spirit embodies us and allows us to walk in “newness of life” (Romans 6:4).
- Jehovah-shalom – The Lord is Peace, God has given us peace. When we are not at peace, He is not the one who moved – we are! The way to feel at peace with Him and have peace with others is to live an obedient life – constantly seeking to do His will. Being in God’s will allows us to be at peace regardless of the circumstances
- Jehovah-sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts, when we are in dire circumstances there is no one else to turn to than The Lord of Hosts…who better to go to when we are at the end of our rope than the God of the Universe – the One who commands the Heavenly Host?
- Jehovah-raah – The Lord My Shepherd, He cares for us tenderly. He knows our weaknesses. He foresees our difficulties and provides for us. He fiercely protects us. Whatever we need, He provides – He know best. It is incumbent upon us to trust His judgement and allow that what He provides is enough and that He has our best interests at heart.
- Jehovah-tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness, He who accomplishes what we cannot – He provides us the mechanism to grow in righteousness…He promised to give a new covenant and a new heart – and in Jesus He fulfills this promise.
- Jehovah-shammah – The Lord is There, He is there with you when you are in trouble. He is there when you are distraught. He is there when you feel alone. He is there when no one else is or can be.
Remember that a name defines the character. God’s name? I AM. And the rest is revealed throughout the book He authored – His love letter to us.
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