This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
For the sake of knowledge and understanding, I am going to go through God’s names- in hopes to edify your knowledge on who God is.
YHWH / YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: “LORD” ,“I Am who I Am”;
Yahweh is present, accessible, near to those who call on Him for deliverance, forgiveness and guidance
YAHWEH-JIREH: “The Lord Will Provide”
YAHWEH-RAPHA: “The Lord Who Heals”
- Exodus 15:26 – “I am Jehovah who heals you” both in body and soul. In body, by preserving from and curing diseases, and in soul, by pardoning iniquities.
YAHWEH-NISSI: “The Lord Our Banner”, victory over the enemy
YAHWEH-M’KADDESH: “The Lord Who Sanctifies, Makes Holy”
YAHWEH-SHALOM: “The Lord Our Peace”
YAHWEH-TSIDKENU: “The Lord Our Righteousness”
YAHWEH-ROHI: “The Lord Our Shepherd”
YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: “The Lord Is There”
YAHWEH-SABAOTH: “The Lord of Hosts”
- Hosts means “hordes,” both of angels and of men. He is Lord of the host of heaven, of the angels armies! The name is expressive of the majesty, power, and authority of God and shows that He is able to accomplish what He determines to do.
EL ELYON: “Most High”
EL, ELOAH: God “mighty, strong, prominent”
ELOHIM: God “Creator, Mighty and Strong”
EL ROI: “God who sees”
EL-OLAM: “Everlasting God”
- “From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
EL-GIBHOR: “Mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6) – the name describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus, in this prophetic portion of Isaiah. As a powerful and mighty warrior, the Messiah, the Mighty God, will accomplish the destruction of God’s enemies and rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).
EL SHADDAI: “God Almighty”
ADONAI: “Lord”- in the scriptures it reads as a plead from sinful men/ implying when we go to God for mercy
Lord God Most High, I thank your grace which has allowed us to know you in this way. Before we were far from you, separated from you but in your sovereignty you have called us to be near to you; because you desire to be close to your people. You desire to be among your people, thank you and forgive us for not accommodating your presence. I apologize on the behalf of the people who have known your grace, and I ask for forgiveness for desiring fleshly company and comfort- when you desire to be our companion and comforter. I plead the blood of Jesus over us, over our thoughts Lord- break all the strongholds that keep us with our minds on fleshly and terrestrial comfort. Give us your power to overcomes all things and all fears that have come against us in regards to spirituality, transform our understanding Lord and help us walk in the knowledge and conviction of your presence above our own confidence apart from you. I pray this today, In Jesus name Amen.