Names of God

Posted: 15 January, 2008 in Ponderings
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The names of God, the Father, as reflected in the Old Testament, like the Names of Jesus, describe the nature and character of Him.

El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty); El Elyon (The Most High God); Adonai (Lord, Master); Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah); Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner); Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd); Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals); Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There); Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness); Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You); El Olam (The Everlasting God); Elohim (God); Qanna (Jealous); Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide); Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace); Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

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In the New Testament, however, Jesus revealed only one name that really matters, (Abba) Father…

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”   John 14:6-7

Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”   Mark 14:36

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”   Romans 8:15

Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”   Galatians 4:6

God, as decribed in the Old Testament remains awesome and relevent. But through Jesus, a more powerful revelation is given, that is, He is also our loving fatherly God.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.   1 John 3:1

We are being loved like heavenly children!

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