The Purpose of the Name
In the Old Testament God revealed Himself, His nature, and His character by His names. In fact, there are sixteen important names for God revealed throughout the Old Testament. Below is a list of those titles or special names, which reveal the nature of God.
|The Compound Names||The Meaning of the Names||The Scripture Reference|
|Jehovah Elohim||The eternal creator||Genesis 2:4-25|
|Adonai Jehovah||The Lord our master||Genesis 15:2|
|Jehovah Jireh||The Lord the provider||Genesis 22:8-14|
|Jehovah Nissi||The Lord our banner||Exodus 17:15|
|Johovah Ropheka||The Lord our healer||Exodus 15:26|
|Jehovah Shalom||The Lord our peace||Judges 6:24|
|Jehovah Tsidkeenu||The Lord our righteousness||Jeremiah 23:6|
|Jehovah Mekaddishkem||The Lord our sanctifier||Exodus 31:13|
|Jehovah Sabaoth||The Lord of hosts||1 Samuel 1:11|
|Jehovah Shammah||The Lord is present||Ezekiel 48:35|
|Jehovah Elyon||The Lord Most High||Pslam 7:17|
|Jehovah Rohi||The Lord my shepherd||Psalm 23:1|
|Jehovah Hoseenu||The Lord our maker||Psalm 95:6|
|Jehovah Eloheenu||THe Lord our God||Psalm 99:5|
|Jehovah Eloheka||The Lord thy God||Exodus 20:2|
|Jehovah Elohay||The Lord my God||Zechariah 14:5|
I am using the English transliteration of God's sacred name for the purposes of our English readers. The actual Hebrew name for Jehovah is Yahweh or Yehovah.
Ancient Hebrews would often approach God saying, "In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" (Exod. 3:6, 15-16).
Christians approach the heavenly throne through the name of Christ, as the New Testament says: "Whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you" (John 16:23). "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name" (Phil. 2:9).
Whether we approach God using Ha Shem, Adonai, Lord, Father, or, as Christians, approach the Creator using the name of Christ, we must always remember the sacredness and holiness attached to His name. It is a commandment to do so.
There are many unique aspects and layers of prophetic mysteries linked to the Hebrew alphabet. Since it originated in heaven, we may one day speak it in heaven.
Perry Stone is the author of numerous books, including Breaking the Jewish Code (Charisma House), from which this article is excerpted. To purchase a copy, click on the book.
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