well… God namely!

Exodus 6:3 “.. I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Yehovah was I not known to them.”

There is something very special, um …. incredible, um … sensational, ummmm … really no word I can find… to describe the many, mighty and magnificent names of Yehovah!

The first instance is Genesis 1:1 where we read “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Who IS this God-Creator? What is His character? In a series of blogs titled ‘Namely What’ we discover the depth and beauty of Hebrew names…. imagine if a human name has beauty and depth…. how deep can the names for the Creator-God really be?? {the sound you hear are minds “blowing up” all across the earth}

ĕlōhîm

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, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.

This word is translated over 2300 times throughout the Scriptures. The ambiguity of the word ‘elohim’ has created many cults, as well as, well-meaning yet very beguiled religious organizations. The LDS movement is a primary example. To deepen our understanding the Creator-God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Father of Yeshua Messiah, has revealed himself over and over again through the course of the Scriptures and History.

STRONGS H430: אֱלֹהִים noun masculine:

1.plural in number. †a. rulers, judges, either as divine representatives at sacred places or as reflecting divine majesty and power:

Still this is pretty stale yes? There has to be something more to this name!

  • Matthew 10:22 “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name..”
  • Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name..”
  • Mark 9:41 “For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name..”
  • Deuteronomy 10:20 “Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.”

WOW! …. what more could be in store? …….. Start by looking at his interactions with humanity….

Exodus 3:14 “And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.”

God obliged and gave Moses a name: a name that denoted God’s characteristics, and that name was “ehyeh asher ehyeh.” [to bring into existence all that exists]  God gave us that “name” for just this reason, His name is not to be compared with anything, or anyone, else!

Had I been in Moses’ sandals…. “scratching my head” would have been an epic understatement. Fortunately for everyone, God chose to reveal his nature this way to Moses, and not me. Moses knows his place before God and tries to deflect, in verse eleven, “And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

Paul tells us why in Acts 7:22 “And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.” God knew Moses’ character as well. Does God know…. wait do YOU know your own character? When life is pressing down, when the job sucks, when the teenager resists, when the church fails, when you cant “see” God?

To the prophet Isaiah He says, “I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another” Here we get the name Yehovah. Strong’s H3068 Jehovah = “the existing One”, יְהֹוָה Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw’; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, the proper name of the One true God:” occurs 6,521 times in 5,520 verses in the Hebrew. ….WOW! … [this will be a multi-WOW article]

mind blown

Now, with this as our base, we can look into the many revealed names of Yehovah.

Joshua 3:13 “And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth“… Jehovah-Adon Kal Ha’arets

Isaiah 40:28 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,” Jehovah-Bara

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Jehovah-Chatsahi

Deuteronomy 33:29 “Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! Jehovah-Chereb [covering chereb]

Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, Jehovah-Eli

Psalm 47:2 “For the Lord most high is to be revered; he is a great King over all the earth. Jehovah-Elyon

Psalm 24:8 “Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.Jehovah-Gador Milchamah

Psalm 89:18 “For the Lord is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.” Jehovah-Ganan

Isaiah 49:26 “And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.” Jehovah-Go’el

Psalm 98:6 “With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.Jehovah-Hamelech

Are you beginning to see the depth of His Character? … of His beauty and His grace?

Psalm 10:16 “The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.” Jehovah-Helech ‘Olam

Psalm 20:9 “Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.” Jehovah-Hoshe’ah

Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Jehovah-Jireh

Psalm 3:3 “But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” Jehovah-Kabodhi

Exodus 34:14 “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” Jehovah-Kanna

2 Samuel 22:3 “The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvationJehovah-Keren-Yish’i

1 Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” Jehovah-M’Kaddesh

Psalm 91:9 “Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;” Jehovah-Machsi 

Deuteronomy 33:29 “Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help” Jehovah-Magen

Jeremiah 16:19 “O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction,” Jehovah-Ma’oz

Ezekiel 7:9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth.Jehovah-Naheh 

1 Chronicles 29:11 “Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.Jehovah-Nissi

Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Jehovah-Rohi 

Matthew 8:7 “And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. Jehovah-Rophe

Isaiah 9:6 “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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Jehovah-Shalom

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Lord of the Present Jehovah-Shammah

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” Jehovah-Tsidkenu

Isaiah 49:26 “And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. Jehovah-Yasha

My prayer for you is the same as Isaiah and Paul and countless other of the faithful….

Isaiah 55:6
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Acts 2:21
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Baruch HaShem Adonai…. Bless be THE NAME of out God.

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