The names of God revealed in the Old Testament and their spiritual application in our lives

Introduction

One of the first verses that came to me in my initial meditation on this topic, were these words in Hebrews:

Heb 1:1-4 (KJV)  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;  4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

According to these verses, the Father’s “diverse manners” of revealing Himself to mankind have all come together and is united in one revelation through the Son Jesus Christ, who has indeed “obtained a more excellent name”, for those to whom “these last days” have come.

Eph 1:3 (KJV)  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Eph 1:9-10 (KJV) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

God, the Father, has given His Son, Jesus Christ, “a more excellent name” and it is within this “name” that all names of God that are revealed in the Scriptures, should be understood. It is from this foundation that we approach all other “diverse manners” of revelations to prevent us from falling prey to so many false emphases of those who through their carnal mind-set focus more on the divisions, of the Father and of Christ.

1Cor 3:3-5 (KJV)  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?  4  For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?  5  Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

Jesus reveals and manifests the Father, as He also connects “thy name” with “thy word”:

Joh 17:6-8 (KJV)  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  7  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  8  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

The “more excellent name” which the Father gave Jesus to manifest has more to do with the unity of truth as revealed in the sum of His word – Christ’s one true doctrine from Genesis to Revelation:

Joh 17:17 (KJV)  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Psa 119:160 (ASV) The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

Joh 14:5-7 (KJV) Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

2Jo 1:9-11 (KJV) Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.  10  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:  11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

1Ti 6:1 (KJV) Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

Rev 1:1-3 (KJV) The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:  2  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.  3  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

This record of the Word of God is what God reveals about Himself through Christ (the Head of the church) to His elect in this age. It is then through this church that the manifold name of God is revealed:

Eph 3:9-11 (KJV) And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:  10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,  11  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We are all on route to be fulfilled within this unity of all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth, which is revealed in the Words of the Father and Christ:

Eph 1:9-10 (KJV) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

Joh 17:20-22 (KJV) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.

The language of the Old Testament

One of the “diverse manners” which God used to convey His message “in time past”, was the language used by His physical chosen nation, Israel, whose history fills much of the Old Testament scriptures. The following verse in Genesis 14 is a scriptural reference as to where the word “Hebrew” was first used in the Bible, and why the Hebrew language is associated with Abraham’s descendants in Scripture (Gen 39:14; Gen 39:17; Gen 41:12; Gen 40:15; Exo 1:3; Exo 1:19; Gen 43:32; Exo 1:7; Exo 1:15; Deu 15:12).

Gen 14:13  (KJV)  And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew [Strong’s #H5680]: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.

H5680

‛ibrı̂y

ib-ree’

Patronymic from H5677; an Eberite (that is, Hebrew) or descendant of Eber: – Hebrew (-ess, woman).

H5677

‛êber

ay’-ber

The same as H5676; Eber, the name of two patriarchs and four Israelites: – Eber, Heber.

Luk 3:34-35 (KJV)   [Judah] …was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,  35  Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala.

Biblical Hebrew (also called Classical Hebrew) is the original earthly language which God chose for the writings of most parts of the Old Testament, and under this language many names of God were noted for our learning. We indeed receive an understanding of God and His spiritual things through this creation and earthly things, including languages, even if it is just on a basic level so that no one can have an excuse concerning the existence and the composition of the Godhead and their authority.

Rom 1:20 (KJV) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

God indeed reveals Himself in diverse manners, even through any language that exists on the earth today. But that does not limit God also in any way, as it is the spirit of love that reveals if we love God and do His commandments:

1Cor 13:1-2 (KJV) Though I speak with the tongues [languages] of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1Jo 5:1-3 (KJV) Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.  2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.  3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

The intimate knowledge of the spiritual character and authority of God revealed in the names

The name of God is indeed revealed through His Word and that is how spiritual intimacy is achieved. Here again are Jesus’s words…

Joh 17:6 (KJV)  I have manifested thy name [Strong’s #G3686] unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Dr James Strong describes what this word “name” in this verse in John 17 entails (according to its Greek meaning):

 G3686

ὄνομα

onoma

on’-om-ah

From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a “name” (literally or figuratively), (authority, character): – called, (+ sur-) name (-d).

G1097

ginōskō

ghin-oce’-ko

A prolonged form of a primary verb; to “know” (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed): – allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) known (-ledge), perceive, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

Here are a few verses where “onoma” is used in the Scriptures to help us to see that a “name” is indeed connected to a knowledge of the character, position (authority) and function(s) of a person or entity:

Mat 1:20-21 (KJV) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.  21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name [Gr: “onoma”] JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Mat 1:23 (KJV) Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name [Gr: “onoma”] Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Rev 19:16 (KJV) And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name [Gr: “onoma”] written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Rev 17:5-6 (KJV) And upon her forehead was a name [Gr: “onoma”] written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  6  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

To “know” someone is to have an intimate relationship with that person, as seen in the earthly husband-wife relationship for example, where an offspring is also produced “after their kind”:

Gen 4:1 (KJV) And Adam knew [Strong’s #H3045: “yâda”] Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

This intimate relationship between husband and wife is an earthly shadow as to how the Father knows the Son, and vice verse. It is through their unity in spirit that a spiritual offspring with the same spiritual character is brought forward:

Mat 11:27 (KJV) All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth [Greek: “epiginōskō” from G1097 “ginōskō”] the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth [Greek: “epiginōskō” from G1097 “ginōskō”] any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

It is through the Word that we are being born again in spirit, and that we are in the process of getting to know the name(s) of God on a very intimate level.

Joh 17:6 (KJV)  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

1Pe 1:23  (KJV) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Joh 6:63  (KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

The Word produces spiritual intimacy with the one true God and Jesus Christ:

Joh 17:3  (KJV) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Outward knowledge is superficial and tends to puff up, but an intimate loving relationship needs time to develop, and in that process a mature knowledge is gained which produces a deeper understanding of the person, and wisdom is seen in the application of that knowledge:

1Cor 8:1-3 (KJV) Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.  2  And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.  3  But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

Jas 3:17-18 (KJV) But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Jas 3:13 (KJV) Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

God’s name(s) indeed has to do with intimacy with Him, as the love of God exceeds superficial knowledge!

Pro 22:1 (KJV) A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

1Cor 13:2 (KJV) And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1Joh 5:3  (KJV) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

It is through the way we live, that we reveal our level of knowledge of God’s name(s):

Rom 2:22-24 (KJV) Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?  23  Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?  24  For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

God is revealing Himself and His spiritual message “in a mystery” to the mature in spirit, even by teaching them to compare “spiritual things with spiritual” (the spiritual principal of “precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little” to have an intimate knowledge of God’s name(s) and understand His true doctrine – Isa 28:9-10):

1Cor 2:6-13 (KJV) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect [maturing]: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:  7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:  8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

How God’s names in the Old Testament helps us to understand His character and authority

Three aspects are covered in this section to see how God’s character and authority is revealed through the Hebrew names in the Old Testament:

  1. The “êl” / “ĕlôahh” of the Old Testament and all its combinations;
  2. The “yehôvâh” of the Old Testament and all its combinations;
  3. A few other Hebrew names in the Old Testament which reveals His character and authority.

1.   The “êl” / “ĕlôahh” of the Old Testament and all its combinations.

The first name of God that appears in the Old Testament gives us a good starting point:

Gen 1:1 (KJV)  In the beginning God [Strong’s #430] created the heaven and the earth.

Here is Dr Strong’s explanation of this word, and its root words:

G430

‘ĕlôhı̂ym

el-o-heem’

Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: – angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

 H433

‘ĕlôahh    ‘ĕlôahh

el-o’-ah, el-o’-ah

(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H410; a deity or the deity: – God, god. See H430.

H410

‘êl

ale

Shortened from H352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): – God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in “-el.”

God, the Father, has no beginning and all things have their creation and existence through Him, including the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor 8:6 (KJV)  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Joh 5:37 (KJV)  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

It is in Jesus Christ (the Firstfruit) that the Father placed all things needed in this creation which Jesus brought forth and still control, whether physical (earth) or spiritual (heaven), whether evil or good (John 1:1-4; Isa 45:5-7):

Rev 3:14 (KJV)  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.

Gen 1:1 (KJV)  In the beginning [Hebrew: “rê’shı̂yth” = the Firstfruit] God created the heaven and the earth.

Col 1:12-19 (KJV)  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:  17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  18  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  19  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.

It is in and through Christ that all will be “gather[ed] together” to be handed back in spiritual perfection in God, the Father:

1Cor 15:45-46 (KJV)  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.  46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Rev 1:8 (KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Eph 1:9-11 (KJV)  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:  11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

1Cor 15:28 (KJV)  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Because God is driven by purpose, He wants to empower others to share His spiritual character so that they can know Him on the most intimate level. The first person that Father shares His spiritual character with, is His Son:

Joh 16:15 (KJV)  All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

This is also how the Father and the Son form the initial “ĕlôhı̂ym” – the plural form of the “êl”:

Gen 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning God [ĕlôhı̂ym – Strong’s #430] created the heaven and the earth.

Joh 1:1-4 (KJV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2  The same was in the beginning with God.  3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Here is one example how this Godhead works together:

Gen 1:26-27 (KJV) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Spiritual character and functions are indeed revealed through names. Here are few other examples in scripture where this “êl” characteristic [Strong’s #G410] is used to emphasize other attributes of the Godhead, with the help of Dr Strong’s Hebrew word index:

  • “êl elyôn” – The Most High

Gen 14:18  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most highH5945 God.H410

  • “êl râ’âh / rŏ’ı̂y” – The God that sees everything and reveals Himself to us at the appointed time

Gen 16:13  (KJV+) And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, ThouH859 GodH410 seestH7210 me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seethH7200 me?

Gen 35:1 (KJV+) And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God,H410 that appearedH7200 untoH413 thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

  • “êl shadday” – The Almighty / Supplier

Gen 17:1 (KJV+) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the AlmightyH7706 God;H410 walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Gen 35:11 (KJV+) And God said unto him, I am Almighty:H7706 be fruitfulH6509 and multiply;H7235 be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

  • “êl ôlâm” – The God who created and controls all the ages [H5769 = ôlâm] of all things

Gen 21:33 (KJV+) And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlastingH5769 God.H410.

  • “êl bêyth-‘êl” – The Ruler of His own house

Gen 31:13 (KJV+) I am the GodH410 of Bethel,H1008 where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

  • “êl ânâh – The God who answers us at the right time

Gen 35:3 (KJV+) And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God,H410 who answeredH6030 me in the dayH3117 of my distress,H6869 and was with me in the way which I went.

  • “êl âzar” – the God Almighty who helps and protects

Gen 49:24-25 (KJV+) But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)  25  Even by the GodH4480 H410 of thy father,H1 who shall helpH5826 thee; and by the Almighty,H7706 who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

  • “êl yeshû‛âh” – He is our salvation

Exo 15:2 (KJV+) The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:H3444 he is my God,H410 and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Isa 12:2 (KJV+) Behold, GodH410 is my salvation;H34 I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

  • “êl rachûm” – God is merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth

Exo 34:5-6 (KJV+) And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.  6  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORDH3068 God,H410 mercifulH7349 and gracious,H2587 longsuffering,H750 H639 and abundantH7227 in goodnessH2617 and truth,H571 

Jon 4:2 (KJV+) And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thouH859 art a graciousH2587 God,H410 and merciful,H7349 slowH750 to anger,H639 and of greatH7227 kindness,H2617 and repentestH5162 thee ofH5921 the evil.H7451

  • “êl qannâ” – He is a jealous God

Exo 34:14 (KJV+) For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD whose nameH8034 is Jealous,H7067 is a jealousH7067 God:H410

  • “êl râphâ’ / râphâh” – God our healer

Núm 12:13 (KJV+) And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, HealH7495 her now,H4994 O God,H410 I beseech thee.

  • “êl rûach” – God is spirit and He gives existence to all things

Núm 16:22 (KJV+) And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the GodH430 of the spiritsH7307 of allH3605 flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

  • “êl qâbab” – He controls all evil, even every curse

Núm 23:8 (KJV+) HowH4100 shall I curse,H6895 whom GodH410 hath notH3808 cursed?H6895 or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?

  • “êl yâtsâ” – He drags us out of sin and bring salvation to us

Núm 24:8 (KJV+) GodH410 brought him forthH3318 out of Egypt;H4480 H4714 he hath as it were the strengthH8443 of an unicorn:H7214 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

  • “êl rachûm” – God of compassion

Deu 4:31 (KJV+) (For the LORDH3068 thy GodH430 is a mercifulH7349 God;)H410 he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

  • “êl âman” – The faithful One

Deu 7:9 (KJV+) Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithfulH539 God,H410 which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

  • “êl mishpâṭ” – God of judgement

Deu 32:4 (KJV+) He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment:H4941 a GodH410 of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

  • “êl chûl / chı̂yl” – God alone creates and forms us

Deu 32:18 (KJV+) Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten GodH410 that formedH2342 thee.

  • “êl yeshûrûn” – He is the God of Jeshurun (His Israel / His chosen / His elect / the righteous)

Deu 33:26 (KJV+) There is none like unto the GodH410 of Jeshurun,H3484 who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

Psa 68:35 (KJV+) O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: H4720 the GodH410 of IsraelH3478 is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

  • “êl qereb” – The all present One / God with us

Jos 3:10 (KJV+) And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the livingH2416 GodH410 is amongH7130 you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

  • “êl ĕlôhı̂ym” – He is the God of the gods (He ordains rulership and authority)

Jos 22:22 (KJV+) The LORD GodH410 of gods,H430 the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day)

  • “êl dê‛âh” – He is the all-knowing God

1Sam 2:3 (KJV+) Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a GodH410 of knowledge,H1844 and by him actions are weighed.

  • “êl mâ‛ôz / mâ‛ûz” – God is strength

2Sam 22:33 (KJV+)  GodH410 is my strengthH4581 and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

  • “êl neqâmâh”  – He judges and avenges righteously

2Sa 22:48 (KJV+) It is GodH410 that avengethH5360 me, and that bringeth down the people under me.

  • “êl yârê” – God is terrible to the sinful flesh

Neh 1:5 (KJV+) And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terribleH3372 God,H410 that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:

Psa 68:35 (KJV+) O God,H430 thou art terribleH3372 out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

  • “êl kâbôd”  – God of glory

Psa 29:3 (KJV+) The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the GodH410 of gloryH3519 thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

  • “êl sela” – God my rock

Psa 42:9 (KJV+) I will say unto GodH410 my rock,H5553 Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

  • “êl im” – He is on the side of those who fear Him

Isa 8:10 (KJV+) Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for GodH410 is with us.H5973

  • “êl emeth” – God of truth

Psa 31:5 (KJV+) Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD GodH410 of truth.H571

  • “êl yâsha” – God the Saviour

Jes 45:21 (KJV+) Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just GodH410 and a Saviour;H3467there is none beside me.

In Genesis 1 the emphasis is on this “ĕlôhı̂ym” as the unity and relationship order in the Godhead (the Father and Son) is manifested in this creation:

Gen 1:27 (KJV+) So GodH430 [“ĕlôhı̂ym”] created manH120 in his own image, in the image of GodH430 [“ĕlôhı̂ym”]  created he him; maleH2145 and femaleH5347 created he them.

Two people were called by one name, namely “Adam” (Strong’s #121):

Gen 5:1-2  (KJV+) This is the book of the generations of Adam.H121 In the day that God created man,H120 in the likeness of GodH430 [“ĕlôhı̂ym”]  made he him;  2  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam,H121 in the day when they were created.

The male-female creation and relationship in this creation reveals the image of the “ĕlôhı̂ym” (Rom 1:20). Like with the Father who was there before Christ, so was Adam created as one man initially, before God made the woman. This was done deliberately – Eve was not an afterthought. Like the Father and the Son are one spirit, so is the man and his wife “one flesh”:

Gen 2:20-24 (KJV)  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.  21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.  23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

This is how the “Adam” (male first and then female – together they operate as one) reflects the image of the “ĕlôhı̂ym” (Father first and then the Son – they are both spirit and of one mind). Eve came out of Adam and became the mother of all is an earthy reflection of how Christ “came out from God, [the Father]” and through Christ this creation was created:

Gen 3:20 (KJV)  And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

1Cor 8:6 (KJV)  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Joh 16:27 (KJV)  For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I [the Son] came out from God.

There is the order in the Godhead which is unveiled in the relationship in marriage, and how God is using Christ and His body (His church) to bring forth the new spiritual offspring in due time:

1Cor 11:3 (KJV) But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Eph 5:25-33 (KJV) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.  28  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  29  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:  30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.  31  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.  33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Psa 82:6-8 (KJV)  I have said, Ye are gods [“ĕlôhı̂ym”]; and all of you are children of the most High.  7  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.  8  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

1Ti 2:3-6 (KJV)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;  4  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.  5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;  6  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

2.  The “yehôvâh” of the Old Testament and all its combinations.

In chapter 2 of Genesis this truth of the Godhead is further revealed when we first came to know about the part the “LORD God” played in this creation narrative:

Gen 2:1-4 (KJV+) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  2  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  3  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.  4  These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORDH3068 GodH430 made the earth and the heavens,

The word “LORD” here is the Hebrew word “yehôvâh” who was part of this “ĕlôhı̂ym”: at the creation. Here is Dr Strong’s explanation of this “yehôvâh” and its root word:

H3068

yehôvâh

yeh-ho-vaw’

From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: – Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050, H3069.

H1961

hâyâh

haw-yaw’

A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): – beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.

This is how “yehôvâh” [Strong’s #H3068] reveals Himself in the Scriptures. He spoke and appeared to Moses, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, amongst others in the Old Testament:

Exo 6:1-3 (KJV+) Then the LORDH3068 said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.  2  And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:H3068:  3  And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAHH3068 was I not known to them.

Exo 3:13-15 (KJV+)  And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?  14  And God said unto Moses, I AM [H1961 –“hâyâh” = existing one] THATH834 I AM: [H1961 –“hâyâh” = existing one]: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.  15  And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

“Yehôvâh” was also not known to the carnal Jews who believed on Jesus in a physical sense, because they could not receive His spiritual words and recognise Him (Jesus) as the God who features in the Old Testament (John 6:63; 1Cor 2:14).

Joh 8:30-32 (KJV)  As he spake these words, many believed on him.  31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

He told them openly that He was before Abraham and they could not understand that He was the “I am” who spoke to Moses. Because of their unbelief they started to plot to kill him, which they eventually succeeded in doing through the hands of the Romans:

Joh 8:53-59 (KJV)   Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?  54  Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:  55  Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.  56  Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.  57  Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?  58  Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.  59  Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Jesus actually made many of these “I am” proclamations which again reveal His character and authority over life and death:

Joh 6:35 (KJV)  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Joh 8:12 (KJV)  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Joh 10:9-15 (KJV)  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.  10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.  12  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.  13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.  14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.  15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Joh 11:24-26 (KJV)  Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.  25  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  26  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Joh 14:5-7 (KJV)  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Joh 15:1-5 (KJV)  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  3  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

As with the name “êl”, the name “yehôvâh” also combines with others names to clarify His character and authority, as the Strong’s Hebrew word index helps to clarify:

  • Jehovahjireh – He sees everything and He reveals Himself in His “mount” when He draws us to His heaven

Gen 22:14 (KJV+) And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh:H3070 as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

  • “yehôvâh râphâh” – the Healer

Exo 15:26 (KJV+) And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORDH3068 that healethH7495 thee.

  • Jehovahnissi – the Lord of war and victory whose truth shall be ruling

Exo 17:15-16 (KJV+) And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:H3071:  16  For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Psa 60:4  Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

H3071

yehôvâh nissı̂y

yeh-ho-vaw’ nis-see’

From H3068 [yehôvâh] and H5251 with pronominal suffix.; Jehovah (is) my banner; Jehovah-Nissi, a symbolical name of an altar in the Desert: – Jehovah-nissi. 

H5251

nês

nace

From H5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively a token: – banner, pole, sail, (en-) sign, standard.

  • “yehôvâh qâdash” – The Lord who sanctifies

Lev 20:7-8 (KJV+) Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.  8  And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORDH3068 which sanctifyH6942 you.

  • Jehovah shalom – the God is peace

Jdg 6:24 (KJV+) Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovahshalom:H3073 unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

H3073

yehôvâh shâlôm

yeh-ho-vaw’ shaw-lome’

From H3068 and H7965; Jehovah (is) peace; Jehovah-Shalom, a symbolical name of an altar in Palestine: – Jehovah-shalom. 

H7965

shâlôm    shâlôm

shaw-lome’, shaw-lome’

From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace: –    X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X greet, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace (-able, -ably), prosper (-ity, -ous), rest, safe (-ly), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly.

  • “yehôvâh elyôn” – the LORD most high

Psa 7:17 (KJV+) I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORDH3068 most high.H5945

  • “yehôvâh râ‛âh” – the LORD is my shepherd

Psa 23:1 (KJV+) A Psalm of David. The LORDH3068 is my shepherd;H7462 I shall not want.

  • “yehôvâh tsâbâ’ / tsebâ’âh – LORD of hosts is our refuge

Psa 46:7 (KJV+) The LORDH3068 of hostsH6635 is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.H4869 Selah.

  • “yehôvâh shâm” – the Lord is here / all present

Ezek 48:35 (KJV+) It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORDH3068 is there.H8033

  • “yehôvâh tsedeq” – the Lord our righteousness

Jer 23:5-6 (KJV+) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.  6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORDH3068 OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.H6664

  • “ădônây yehôvih ” – The Empathic Sovereign Ruler

Gen 15:1-2 (KJV+) After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.  2  And Abram said, LordH136 GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

Deu 3:24 (KJV) O LordH136 GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

Psa 2:4 (KJV) He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LordH136 shall have them in derision.

H136

‘ădônây

ad-o-noy’

An emphatic form of H113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only): – (my) Lord.

H113

‘âdôn

aw-done’, aw-done’

From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine): – lord, master, owner. Compare also names beginning with “Adoni-”.

H3069

yehôvih

yeh-ho-vee’

A variation of H3068 (used after H136, and pronounced by Jews as H430, in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere pronounce H3068 as H136): – God.

3.  Other shared names / characteristics / authorities of God and His Son in the Old Testament

Here are a few verses which reveal other shared names / characteristics / authorities of God and His Son in the Old Testament for our admonition:

Psa 89:26 (KJV+)  He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father,H1 my God, and the rockH6697 of my salvation.H3444

Psa 27:1 (KJV+)  A Psalm of David. The LORDH3068 is my lightH216 and my salvation;H3468 whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psa 18:2 (KJV+)  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress,H4686 and my deliverer;H6403 my God, my strength,H6697 in whom I will trust; my buckler,H4043 and the hornH7161 of my salvation, and my high tower.H4869

Psa 90:1 (KJV+)  A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord,H136 thou hast been our dwelling placeH4583 in all generations.

Psa 115:9 (KJV+)  O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their helpH5828 and their shield.H4043

Psa 121:5 (KJV+)  The LORD is thy keeper:H8104 the LORDH3068 is thy shadeH6738 uponH5921 thy right hand.

Psa 142:5 (KJV+)  I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portionH2506 in the land of the living.

Isa 12:2 KJV+  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song;H2176 he also is become my salvation. 

Exo 15:3 (KJV+)  The LORD is a man of war:H4421 the LORD is his name.

Jer 18:6 (KJV+)  O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter?H3335 saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’sH3335 hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

Jer 2:13 (KJV+)  For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountainH4726 of livingH2416 waters,H4325 and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Hos 14:5 (KJV+)  I will be as the dewH2919 unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Hos 13:7-8 (KJV+)  Therefore I will be unto them as a lion:H7826 as a leopardH5246 by the way will I observe them:  8  I will meet them as a bearH1677 that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

Jes 9:6  (KJV+) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,H6382 Counsellor,H3289 The mightyH1368 God,H410 The everlastingH5703 Father,H1 The PrinceH8269 of Peace.H7965

Conclusion

The Godhead shares in the names of God that is revealed in Scripture, as they also share in the work of creation, the work of redemption, the work of salvation, and all things pertaining to holiness. But we must also remember there are distinctions…

Joh 5:37 (KJV)  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

We only hear the voice of the Father and see His “shape” through Christ and His words:

Joh 14:6-10 (KJV)   Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  8  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?  10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

The Father and the Son have an order in their relationship which should not be confused:

Joh 14:28 (KJV)  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

This same relationship order also applies to Christ, the Head, and the body (His church):

Col 2:18-19 (KJV) Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,  19  And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

As the name(s) are shared in the Godhead, so are the character and spirit of the Godhead developed in those who share in His words and doctrine, as they also share in the one mind of the Father and His Son:

Joh 17:6-8 (KJV)  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  7  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  8  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

Joh 17:12-14 (KJV) While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Joh 17:17-21 (KJV) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  18  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  19  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  20  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

1Ti 6:1 (KJV) Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

God’s name / doctrine / His words do not pass away:

Mal 1:11 (KJV)  For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

Mat 24:35 (KJV)  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

When we know God’s true Name on an intimate spiritual level, we no longer blaspheme Him as we did before (Eph 2:1-2), as we will do His commandments as He works in us to fulfil that (1Joh 5:1-3; Php 2:12-13):

Isa 52:1-7 (KJV) Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.  2  Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.  3  For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.  4  For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.  5  Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.  6  Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.  7  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Yours in the Christ

Larry Groenewald

August 2018

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Want let op julle roeping, broeders: julle is nie baie wyse na die vlees nie, nie baie magtiges, nie baie edeles nie; maar wat dwaas is by die wêreld, het God uitverkies om die wyse te beskaam; en wat swak is by die wêreld, het God uitverkies om wat sterk is, te beskaam; en wat onedel is by die wêreld en wat verag is, het God uitverkies, en wat niks is nie, om wat iets is, tot niet te maak, sodat geen vlees voor Hom sou roem nie. (1Kor 1:26-29)
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