Today, we are looking and I might add with reverence and awe, some of the many names of God. He starts off in Genesis as Elohim, to show His strength and moves to Yahweh, Jehovah, and Adonai. He also uses El as an abbreviation. You may notice the plural of Elohim, the Trinity. Many words are added in the Old Testament to portray His forgiveness, closeness, strength and holiness. Elohay Yishi is the God of my salvation. He is definitely the I AM to Moses, and though some dispute the correct pronunciation, Jehovah or Yahweh, are the most common for YHVH, He ends up again as Father, Abba, as Jesus is seated with Him in Revelation.
He revealed His personality through His name, just like we do. Most people know me as Rebecca, but to others, it’s always Becky, yet, I am a writer, daughter, friend. You get the idea. we are said to wear many hats in the figurative, so do we have many names or titles, and while some may not think that we ever lose ourselves or our way, we definitely need to know who we are in Christ, who the father mad us to be.
God, to me, anyway, rolled all His names up into one, Jesus. He sent Him to redeem a fallen creation, He was one with Jesus, and He was the embodiment of God’s love. Jesus also has a lot of names, they both are the Great I Am, and the Alpha and Omega in Greek, and the Alef Tav in Hebrew. The letter tav in an older version looks like a cross. His name is above all of them and He has all authority.
So God is,
El Roi, the God who sees.
Jehovah Shammah, the God who is here.
Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals.
Jehovah Jireh, the provider.
Jehovah Nissi, our banner or victory, is love love over us.
El Gibor, a mighty God.
El Elyon, the Lord Most High.
El Shaddai, the many breasted one, nurturing and loving.
Jehovah Shaloam, God is our peace.
El Qanna, the jealous God. His jealousy isn’t like ours, sinful, He is just wanting the best for us and to spend time with us.
I could give you so many more, but please enjoy the video. And there are many lists if you care to study further. Rebecca Jones / pexels
Thank you Rebecca for your blog it is a pleasure to read them