Did you know God is the only one who names himself?
El means power. Elohim. Pushing back the chaos and establishing order. You see this on display in the creation of the world. God can push back the chaos in your life. Nothing is beyond his power.
Yahweh is used 5,000 times in the bible. It’s his most important name.
Think Passover. The parting of the Red Sea. The drowning of the Egyptians.
He is a face-to-face promise-keeping God. The burning bush. Moses on the mountain. Jacob wrestling with the angel.
God wants us to think of him as the trustworthy God.
He’s not Mr. God, formal and aloof in a black suit behind a desk.
He’s known as Yahweh Jireh. The Lord sees and provides. The ram in the thicket. Manna in the wilderness. Jesus on the cross.
Yahweh Rapha. The Lord heals you. He turns your Marah into sweet water. Jesus heals you body and soul.
Yahweh Nissi means God is your banner. You cannot be defeated. God went to war for Israel. He stands shoulder to shoulder with you today.
Yahweh Sabaoth. He is the host of heaven. He brings the armies. He defends you.
God has now visited you in Jesus. It’s permanent. He didn’t slip out of his body like a garment when he returned to heaven. He stays a man forever and lives there. He remains a man who sympathizes with you and prays for you.
Celebrate his name today!
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