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The Names of God
Names of God
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower, the
righteous runs into it and is safe” Prov.18:10
Elohim: The name of God as Creator. It is the first
name God gives Himself. Gen. 1:1 - It is a plural noun used with a
singular verb, suggesting the Trinity. Deut. 6:4 This name designates
God as God Deut. 10:17.
El Elyon: “God Most High” Gen. 14:18-23. This
name declares the Sovereignty of our God, as King Nebuchadnezzar proclaims in Dan.
4:34-37. But, He is also our
Redeemer Psalm 78:35.
El Roi: “the God Who Sees” Gen. 16:6-13; Psalm
El Shaddai: God Almighty, the All-Sufficient One, Gen.
17:1-3 “El” means “mighty” or “strong” and is one of the oldest and most
widely distributed terms for Deity known to the human race. “Shaddai” describes
power, but it is the power, not of violence , but of all-bountifulness. He is
The Pourer or Shedder forth of blessings, temporal and spiritual. He is our
sufficiency II Cor. 12:9-10
Jehovah: “The Self-Existent One” - meaning “to be, to
become” The One who in Himself possesses essential life, permanent existence.
“I AM WHO I AM” Ex. 3:13-15 He is the eternal I AM. Ex. 6:2-4. In
scripture, when you see LORD and sometimes GOD, spelled with all capital
letters it is translated from the Hebrew word Jehovah - YHWH. Gen. 15:1
“....the word of the LORD came to Abram....”
Adonai: Lord and Master. “Lord is more than a word;
it indicates a relationship. The lordship of God means His total possession of
me and my total submission to Him as Lord and Master.” In scripture when Lord
is spelled with an upper case L and the rest lower case letters, it is the name
Adonai. Gen. 15:2 Our Lord - Our Adonai - is Jehovah, YHWH. Matt.
Jehovah Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts Is. 51:15-16. From
God’s perspective, it is a name that reminds His people of exactly who He is I
Sam. 17:45-46. He is not only the One who delivers, but also the One who
judges. Hag. 1:7. This is the name of God to run to when there is no
other help - from our perspective. I Sam. 1:10-11. This name of God
meets failure and offers deliverance. Psalm 46:7.
(This information is mostly taken from Kay Arthur’s
book “Lord I Want to Know You”.)