Summary: Sermon series of the names our God was known for.
JEHOVAH-JIREH- THE LORD SHALL PROVIDE!!
B.R.: GEN. 22:7-14
Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Throughout the Word of God names were given to children that had special meaning and significance. Sometimes a person’ s name would be changed or a name would be given to him, either by God or by someone else, indicating a significant change of life.
Adam means "red earth," indicating his being created by God from the dust of the earth.
Jacob means "cheat, supplanter;" but God changed his name to Israel, which means "prince with God."
Moses means "drawn forth." He was named that because Pharaoh’s daughter drew him out of the water.
In the Bible, the name given to a person said something about that person.
The same thing is true concerning the names of the Lord OUR God.
No single word in human language is sufficient to serve as a name for our God.
There are several words or names by which he has made himself known. The names applied to God in Scripture describe his glorious character,
reveals his great attributes, and displays his redemptive purpose.
The first revelation of God is found in Genesis 1:1-"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The name of God given there is "ELOHIM." "Elohim" means "to worship."
This is the name of our God. He is THE WORSHIPPED ONE.
He is the only object of true worship, praise, adoration, and trust. The word "Elohim" is given in the plural, though it refers to One God.
The significance is obvious. We worship One God who is three distinct Persons in One glorious Being, God the Father,
God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
I John 5:7: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Another name of God is "EL" or "ELI." In Genesis 12:7-8 the Lord appeared to Abraham, and made a covenant with him.
A covenant is an agreement or promise usually between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action.
Abraham built an altar there and called the place "Beth-El," which means "the house of God."
This is the word our Lord used, when he cried out in Matt. 27:46:
"Eli, Eli, lama sa-bach-tha-na?" that is to say, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?".
This name, "El", means "strong, or Mighty God." It tells of Gods power.
God also revealed himself to Abraham by the name "SHADDAI," which we translate "Almighty"
Gen. 17:1: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
"Shaddai" means "God all-sufficient." It expresses more than the power of God alone.
It expresses the power and sufficiency of God to bestow his grace and fulfill his promises.
El-Shaddai is God is able to save,
God is able to do his will,
God is able to shed his blessings upon his people.
In Isa. 6:3, He is called "THE LORD OF HOSTS".
This name tells us of God’s dominion and power over all his creatures. The Lord of Hosts has "his way in the armies of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, what doest thou?"
In Genesis 15:2, Abraham called upon God by the name "ADONAI," to give him the promised covenant seed." "Adonai" means "the Cause," or "the Support."
Truly, Adonai is a suitable name for our God. He is the original cause of all things (Rom. 11:36). And our God supports and maintains all things (Heb. 1:3). And he upholds his saints with the right hand of his righteousness (Isa. 41:10).
The word translated "GOD" in the New Testament is "Theos." "Theos," God, is one who is holy, who sees all things and knows all things, and disposes of all things.
God who is light is perfectly holy. He sees all things with perfect clarity. And he disposes of all things as he will.
These names of God tell us that God is:
glorious and holy. This great God is a God to be feared, worshipped, and obeyed. He is a consuming fire, unapproachably glorious.
Is there not someone to stand between us and God?
Is there not One with holy hands and a pure heart who has never lifted up his soul unto vanity, who can approach God in our stead, and stand before him to plead our cause?
There is a Substitute, who is himself God! He is constantly revealed throughout the Scriptures.