Torchbearers for Christ
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Names of God

  

If you do not know a person’s name you cannot say you know him or her. Knowing the name of an individual is the first step in knowing that person. As you interact with the person, you get to know him or her better. This is the same in every relationship, even our relationship with God. Many Believers do not really know God let alone know that He has many names.

 

God has many facets to His character and each facet is represented by a Name. That is why when God was speaking to Moses in the wilderness and Moses asked God who should he say sent him, God replied, “I AM WHO I AM”. God could not give Moses a name because He would be limiting Himself. So basically what God was saying is I am whatever it is you want me to be to you at any point in time. Someone has said that its like God giving us a blank check for us to fill in what we want. So when you are sick and healed you will recognize Him as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord your HEALER, and when you are in want and He meets your every need, then you will understand that He is Jehovah Jireh, the Lord your PROVIDER.

 

God says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). If we do not know Him, we cannot call on Him to help us when we are in danger, facing battles, etc and ultimately we will perish. Not only is it in our interest to study the names of God, knowing His names will help us understand just how awesome He is.

 

At Torchbearers-for-Christ.org, we believe it is important to know the names of God so we can appropriate them as and when necessary. Each month, we will feature a name (e.g., Elohim, Adonai) or title (e.g., King of Kings, Lord of Lords) of our Mighty God. We will also look at imageries that have been used to refer to Him.(e.g., Bright and Morning Star, Rose of Sharon). This will not be a detailed study nor will it be in any particular order.

 

Remember that the Name of our God is a strong tower and the righteous run into it and are saved.

 

Be blessed. 

 

Click here for this month's focus  "Jehovah Nissi - The Lord Our Banner"