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NAMES OF GOD
PROJECT
BY
RHEMA JOY SHARATH
NAMES OF GOD
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. - Proverbs
18:10
God does not necessarily need a name, since He is the only one God. Although, we refer
to Him with many names which are His characteristics that make Him unique and stand
out from all the other idols of the world. Knowing God’s names helps us to know more
about God. Meditating on the name of the Lord is the purest form of meditation.
Isaiah 52:6 says “Therefore, My people shall know my name..”
We take so much time and put so much thoughts into naming a child. The first thing a
person might probably ask when meeting someone new would be “What is your name?”.
If children do something wrong, the parents usually say, “Don’t spoil my name!”. If we
mortal human beings connect integrity and give importance to our name, imagine how
much more God deserves for His!
Jesus begins His prayer by saying, “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name!”
(Matthew 6:9)
One of the 10 commandments is “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in
vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” – Exodus 20:7
We have compiled a few names of the Lord from the Bible and illustrated them in a way
that the reader could use this as a daily devotion and meditate about one particular
characteristic of the Lord in a day.
ADONAI
Meaning: My Lord, My Master
The word “Adon” means master in Hebrew. Lord is defined in English as someone
or something having power or authority. It is first used in Genesis 15:2. (Abram
calls upon “LORD GOD”). Deuteronomy 10:17 confirms God being a righteous
Lord: "For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God,
mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe”. In 1 Samuel 24:8
David refers to Saul as "my lord the king" which is written as “adonai“ in Hebrew.
Hence Adonai is a title given to someone who has authority. God's special covenant
name "Yahweh" was so holy that in later years many Jews feared even to say it and
they started to pronounce "Yahweh" as "Adonai".
Adonai is certainly an apt name for God. While there are other lords who hold over
limited places, God is the Lord of all the earth.
Let God alone be the master of our lives!
Also known as Kyrios.
ADVOCATE
Meaning: One who comes alongside
“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you
may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with
the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” - 1 John 2:1
Sin is the existing nature of man. God, in love has
recognized the need of man and has made provision for that
need. We sin when we “come short of the glory of God.” So
Christ becomes our “Advocate” or “One who comes
alongside”. He comes to stand for us in the court of heaven.
When satan charges us with sin, Christ represents us and
defends us. He is the Attorney who handles our case. His
propitiation (or covering for sin) is manifested in all His
work for us – in His life, His death, His resurrection, His
ascension, and His intercession.
(prakliyt in Hebrew – See Parakletos)
ATTIYQ YOUM / ELOHEI KEDEM
Meaning: Ancient of Days / God of the beginning
This name referring to God the Father comes thrice in Daniel chapter 7.
Daniel 7:9 "As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing
was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its
wheels were all ablaze."
We can see the vision of Daniel of the courtroom scene of the judgement day where God is seated on a
throne. He uses magnificent words to express what He saw.
God has lived through the entire course of human history. God is a first-hand witness to all events and
does not need a second witness. His judgements are always just and are not based on other's viewpoint.
Nothing is a surprise to God, no matter what has happened or what will happen, HE CAN HANDLE IT.
Are you troubled by the events you see unfolding in your world? Although you don't understand the past,
present or future remember that God does. Live one day at a time, trusting that God is in control.
Breshit – in the beginning
AUTHORAND FINISHER OFOUR FAITH
The Bible says that Jesus is "The author and finisher of our faith."
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the
author and finisher of our faith..” - Hebrews 12:1-2
God gives every person a measure of faith whether they are born again or not. He
wants them to use this faith to repent from their sin and accept Jesus Christ as
Lord. Some will end up using this faith and accept Jesus, while others will not. It
is impossible to please God without Faith. Most people don’t even know there is
an end to one faith and a beginning of another. After a person repents of their sin
and accepts Jesus into their heart, then that portion of "their own faith" ends.
Now the born again believer lives by the "faith of the Son of God", Jesus Christ.
This is what the Bible describes as going from faith to faith in Romans 1:17 -
"For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written,
The just shall live by faith.”
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is
the gift of God. - Ephesians 2:8
BALM OF GILEAD
“Is there no balm in Gilead?” -Jeremiah 8:22
Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally which
was produced in a region called Gilead (the birthplace of
Prophet Elijah). Jeremiah uses this balm as a metaphor for
the only one who can save us from disasters, Jesus Christ.
Some historians say that the Queen of Sheba gave this balm
as a gift to King Solomon.
Judgement has fallen upon everyone and the only one who
can save us is Jesus Christ. He is our “balm”. He eases every
pain. He comforts every sorrow. He strengthens us in every
weakness. There is a “Balm” in our Gilead. Shall we take
from Him the comfort that He offers today?
BEN ELOHIM
Meaning: Son of God
“And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God” -
John 1:34
John the Baptist had not known Jesus as the Messiah
although he did know Him to be Mary and Joseph’s son. But
when the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus at His baptism,
John knew Him as the Son of God and bore record to that
fact. The testimony of John the Baptist is clear! Not a son of
God, but the son of God.
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the
cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased. Hear Him!” - Matthew 17:5
(Ben means “son of” in Hebrew)
Eg: Benjamin means “Son of the right hand”
BRIDEGROOM
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who
took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” -Matthew
25:1
Jesus has waited a long, long time for the church to prepare herself
for the glad day and to add the last one who will complete the body.
Matthew 25 verses 1 to 13 talks about the ten virgins who wait to
meet the bridegroom. Five were wise, had oil with them, but the
remaining five were foolish and had run out of oil and missed the
greatest opportunity of a lifetime commitment of marriage with the
bridegroom, who is none other than the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Are your lamps filled with oil?
Everyone who trusts in Jesus becomes a part of Christ’s bride. Not
every person will be a part of the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Some will be outside wishing they could get in. So I urge you,
“Trust Christ. Love Christ. Be a part of his bride.” The joys he will
give us are beyond anything experienced or imagined on this
present earth.
“Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the
Lamb!” – Rev 19:9
CARPENTER
Was Jesus really a carpenter?
Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary…? – Mark 6:3
This verse suggests that Joseph was not living at that time and also that Jesus worked as
a Carpenter before his ministry.
The Greek word used here is “tekton” which could be translated as “artisan”,
“contractor” or “handyman”. It is possible that Joseph was a small civil engineer in his
days, designing bridges or other structures needed by the people of the town. An
architect who is a major builder would be “archi-tekton”.
This would be an important position in a small village like Nazareth, and these jobs
would be passed from father to son as a matter of course.
Jesus also showed a lot of interest in buildings and spoke about them. He even told His
disciples that the temple would be destroyed and He would raise it up again in three
days.
Before His ascension, Jesus told his disciples that He would go and prepare a place for
us.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go
to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and
receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:2-3
He is a builder of the church.
CHIEF CORNERSTONE
Ever wondered what a "cornerstone" is?
When bricklayers raise a building up above it's foundation, they generally start with the
corners. Only when the corners are built, they start building the other walls. It is the rock
upon which the weight of the entire structure rests.
Scripture describes Jesus as the "Chief Cornerstone" of our faith.
Isaiah 28:16 says "Therefore this says the Lord God: 'Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a
foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation."
Apostle Paul knew that was Jesus. Jesus is our cornerstone, not only big enough to build the
church on, but big enough to rest the whole world on.
"You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members
of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus
himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to
become a holy temple in the Lord” (Ephesians 2:19– 21).
Let Jesus alone be the rock on whom we stand!
CHIEFEST OF 10,000
My beloved is white and ruddy, Chief among ten thousand. –
SOS 5:10
Even saying that our Lord Jesus is one in a million seems to
be selling Him short, because we all know He is the ONLY
ONE. But what does this verse mean?
In a lifetime, a person roughly meets thousands of people.
We may have more than 5000 friends in Facebook and a
million followers in Instagram, but we have a close circle
which would not be more than a 100.
In this verse, the Shulamite says that her beloved was better
than anyone she ever met.
Jesus told His disciples: Matthew 10:37 “He who loves
father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he
who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of
Me.”
Every Christian should ask him/herself this question: “In my
life, is the Lord Chief among ten thousand?”
DAYSPRING FROM ON HIGH
Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the
Dayspring from on high has visited us – Luke 1:78
Dayspring means “morning” or “dawn”, and these days it
refers to “a new era”.
It is a metaphor for the promised Messiah, Jesus. This verse
is a prophecy said by Zachariah during the birth of his son,
John the Baptist. Six months later, Jesus Christ, the rising
sun was born. Jesus is referred to as the sun of
Righteousness. His Gospel is a light to a world of darkness.
There are some parts of the world that do not see sunrise for
many days. But the day it sees the sunrise, the people shout
with joy and celebrate it. Likewise, Jesus is the sunrise in our
lives. If we do not see him everyday, darkness finds its way
into our lives! Consult Him everyday and let all your days
see the eternal dayspring!
DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS
And I will shake all nations. And they shall come to the Desire of All
nations, and I will fill this temple with glory – Haggai 2:7
Here Christ is called the Desire of all nations.
“The desire, the one that ought to be desired, the most desirable of all
the nations, is Jesus Christ, and it is the glory of the Christian
Church.” – C.H. Spurgeon
In Hebrews 12:25-26 the author writes “See that you do not refuse
Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who
spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from
Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but
now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the
earth, but also heaven.”
That’s what God is doing in our day. He’s shaking the nations–
literally!–so that the world will be ready for the coming of Christ. As
Christ’s first advent happened when the time had fully come, even so
his return to the earth will occur when God has prepared everything
just as he promised.
EBENEZER
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and
Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far
the LORD has helped us.” – 1 Samuel 7:12
Eben means “stone” in Hebrew and “Ezer” means help.
So Ebenezer means “stone of help”. It is a memorial stone of
victory. (Even Israel – Stone of Israel)
Setting up stones in times of war was usual and Samuel did this
as an equivalent to building altars, memorials, or to identify the
land.
Sometimes we don’t like the things that happen in our lives. But
then we look back and realise that God has used them to get us to
where we are now. God has brought us this far. He has given us
many wonderful victories. Think about all the milestones you
have crossed in your life and be grateful to God for helping you
cross them all. Anniversaries, birthdays, becoming a parent or a
grandparent, getting promoted or even getting retired from work
– through all of the phases Jesus Christ was our stone of help.
But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were
made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From
there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel) - Genesis 49:24
ELAOREOK
Meaning: God of longsuffering / patience
The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy –
Numbers 14:18
Patience comes with suffering. Our God is long-suffering.
He is patient and He has a plan. Many people think that God
is delaying His plans and the Day of Judgement. But He is
actually waiting patiently for everyone in the world to repent
so that everyone may live with joy in eternity.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count
slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that
any should perish but that all should come to repentance. - 2
Peter 3:9
ELASHIYB
Meaning: God who restores
He restores my soul. - Ps 23:3
Restoration means to put something/someone back in its previous
condition.
God can restore life to the lifeless or to a dead situation.
He restored the life of Lazarus, Naomi, Ruth, Job and many others.
God restores health in place of sickness, wealth in place of poverty,
comfort in place of pain and grief, hope to the hopeless, faith to the
faithless,
Our God restores glory, gifts, talents, abilities, joy, broken families, trust,
confidence, strength.
(heshiyv means to restore in Hebrew)
There is absolutely nothing that God cannot restore. There is no thing that
He cannot redeem. Only He can turn broken pieces into master pieces.
When He heals and restores He makes us better than we were before.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous
Spirit. - Ps 51:12
EL BERITH
Meaning: God of Covenant
I will establish my covenant with you – Genesis 6:18
The word “b’riyt” can mean covenant or circumcision. God
has made many covenants with His people – Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, and many others.
The first thing that comes to my mind is the rainbow – which
is a sign of the covenant He has established upon all the
flesh of the earth after the flood with Noah.
Baal-berith which is being spoken in Judges 9:46, could not
save the worshipers at Shechem. Those who claimed on this
false name of an idol were left stranded.
But our God, El Berith, is the true God of the covenant. We
can claim this name because we know that our God’s
covenant with His people lasts forever.
EL BETHEL
Meaning: "The God of the House of God"
("EL" - God in Hebrew; "BETH" - House in Hebrew.)
In Genesis 12:8 Abram pitched his tent near the city of AI. Later in Genesis 28:12, Jacob had a
dream at the same place and named it Bethel. He had a perception that God is limited to that place
and did not know God personally like Abraham or Isaac. Later in Genesis 35:1 we see that God asks
Jacob to built an altar at Bethel. This is the first and only time God commands to build an altar.
And he built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God appeared to him when
he fled from the face of his brother. Genesis 35:7
Through the years, he realizes God is not confined to a place or city like the other idols. He renames
that place as "EL BETHEL". Nobody else in the Bible speaks of God as El Bethel except Jacob
which shows us that it is an extremely personal name for God given by Jacob which reflects his
personal relationship with God.
As we spend time in prayer and meditation, remember that the God who saved you is for you and He
desires to relate personally to you. El Bethel will patiently work in and through you to bring you the
point where He will be able to fulfil all His promises on you.
EL CHAYAI
Meaning: The God of my life
“The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me
in the night, a prayer to the God of my life.” - Ps 42:8
The Hebrew word “CHAYIYM” refers to a ‘lifespan’ rather than eternity. God does not only
care for our eternal life, but also for this temporary life. He is the source of life.
When we know this, we become who we are truly meant to be.
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? - Job 12:10
The key purpose of our life is to fulfil the will of God in our lives. You cannot operate a
robot without reading its manual. The manual to our lives is the word of God. If any electric
device in our house doesn’t work, don’t we call the manufacturer to make it work? The same
way, if something is wrong with us, we must first call upon our creator. The one who gave us
life. That is why we believe that anyone who wants to kill themselves will definitely go to
hell. No one has the authority to take our own lives, because we are not the owner of our
life!
EL CHUWL
Meaning: "The God who gave you birth".
Psalm 139:13-14 "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my
mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made."
You are a masterpiece creation by the Creator of all that is. The very One who
spoke creation into being, took time to make you unique and special, with all
your talents, abilities, and with all that goes together to make you exactly who
you are. God knows every single detail about you. He knows the number of hairs
on your head, the number of freckles you have, how many wrinkles and how
many laugh lines you have. When God put you together, He put together a one
of a kind, completely unique individual. Nothing about you is a shock or surprise
to God. Your story is unique, and God wants to use your story for His glory.
God created you with a purpose, and He will take care of you! God created you,
and God will stand with you in good times and in bad times. Connect with your
creator and get to live your purpose!
EL DEOT / EL DEAH / Elohim Chakam
Meaning: The God of knowledge
God is the source of all wisdom and whatever knowledge man has acquired comes from Him.
Our God is "Omniscient", which means He knows everything.
"Whenever our conscience condemns us, we will be reassured that God is greater than our
conscience and knows everything." 1 John 3:20
God not only says he knows about us, but about everyone and everything around us. He knows
what and when the sparrow needs something, he knows the smallest details and everything in
history till what will happen in the future. He knows the depths of everyone's hearts and still
loves us the same. Nothing is a mystery to the Lord.
He knows our thoughts even before we speak. (Ps. 139:4)
Man tries to become wise apart from God, but ends up in foolishness. When we fear God and
keep His commandments, to love one another, we will know Him as He is and His wisdom will
guide us.
DEAH/ DAAT/ DEOT means knowledge / wisdom in Hebrew
EL ELOHE ISRAEL / ELOHIM YISRAELI
Meaning: "God, the God of Israel”.
In Genesis 33:18-20 we can see that Jacob gave God this name. "Now Jacob came safely
to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram,
and camped before the city...Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.“
Jacob was a deceiver, focused on himself, and did not have a personal relationship with
God. But as days went by, he did three important things that changed his life.
• He admitted that he was a sinner.
• He believed the Word of God.
• He called upon God's name and confessed him as LORD.
God changed Jacob's name into Israel and now God is referred to as not only the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac but also the God of Jacob!
"For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.“ - Psalm 48:14
EL ELYON
Meaning: God Most High
“Blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your
enemies into your hand.” - Genesis 14:20
The name El Elyon is first used by Melchizedek, the King of
Salem and Abraham in Genesis 14. El Elyon literally means
God of all gods.
No idol or anything created on earth should be exalted over
the Lord, because He is superior in every way. Our God is
higher than any mountain, bigger than anything you can
imagine. Nothing can contain Him. Heaven is His throne and
the earth is His footstool. He is above all the kings, rulers,
politicians, Presidents and Ministers and none of them can
take their positions without the knowledge of God.
I cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things
for me. – Psalms 57:2
EL EMET
Meaning: "God of Truth"
Psalms 31:5 says "Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed
me, O LORD God of truth."
God is faithful in all his dealings. His promises are sure, for He cannot lie.
He judges according to truth, that is, according to the way things really are,
and not on the basis of outward appearance. Everything that emanates from
Him is pure and without defect. His judicial decisions, law,
commandments, and word are truth. They are always right and proper, and
they stand in opposition to all unrighteousness and error. Our God hates
lying lips, but delights in people who are trustworthy - Prov 18:22. In fact,
one of the ten commandments is "Thou shalt not lie!". We should never be
false witnesses. Never give in to rumours and do not be someone who
spreads gossips. Let us pray to God that we take decisions based on the
truth and not out of emotion, deception or false information. Ask for God's
help in protection against those who lie.
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free". - John 8:32.
(Emet means truth in Hebrew)
EL EREKH APAYIM AVI HA TANCHUMIM /
EL NEHKUMAH / NAHAM
Meaning: The God of Patience and Consolation / God who
comforts
Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-
minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. - Romans
15:5
‘Rekh apayim’ means patience and ‘tanchumiym’ is the Hebrew
word for consolation. (nichum – comfort)
Comfort means to soothe, console, reassure, bring cheer to.
In this verse, Paul views God as the ultimate source of
encouragement and endurance. Paul asks God that the church
should have the ability to live in harmony with each other. Just like
how the Holy Spirit reveals himself as a comforter, we should also
be caring towards everyone in church.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all
our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in
any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are
comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
EL HANNE'EMAN / EL EMUNAH
Meaning: The faithful God.
What or who do you rely on? It can be easy for us to put trust in our own planning and
abilities or even in friends and family. But however good those things are, ultimately they will
let us down. They are not perfect. Not so with God. "Know therefore that the Lord your God
is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those
who love him and keep his commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9
The Lord your God is God, the faithful God – it is who He is at His essence, faithful. At the
root of what we translate as faithful is “amen.” This word shows up throughout the Old
Testament, always with some idea of security or steadiness.
God is He who can be relied on. He supports, holds up and steadies. He is secure and certain
of the future. Life is chaotic in this fallen world. We will stumble and fall. But there is One
who is firm, who is secure. We can rely on Him always because His true name is "Faithful".
He will never let us down and will always fulfil His promises. Always.
"If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.“ 2 Timothy 2:13
EL HANNORA / JEHOVAH NORA
Meaning: The Awesome God
“O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives
strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!” - Psalm 68:35
"Awesome" is a word which means "Awe inspiring". And who is more awe
inspiring than God?
The word “awesome” is also related to the Hebrew word for fear (Yare).
The true definition of awesome is a combination of awe, wonder, honor with
fear. A healthy fear based not on dread but on honor and awe. Nothing or no one
should be placed at His level.
He shows His awesome power in the fact that He offers forgiveness and salvation
to ALL of humanity…not just a select few.
How can we not God share with others? If you are ever going to boast about
anything you have, boast about El Hannora!
And I said: “I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep
Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your
commandments. - Nehemiah 1:5
EL IRA / JEHOVAH YAREH
Meaning: Lord the terrible, fearful and reverend.
The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who
executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it? - Joel 2:11
YAREH means FEAR in Hebrew.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is
understanding.” - Proverbs 9:10
When you read this verse, it makes you feel that God just wants you to be afraid of Him. But then we
read verses like Isaiah 11:2-3
“The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of
counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. His delight is in the fear of
the Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears” and
Proverbs 22:4
“By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.”
Fear of the Lord – YAREH – has a broader sense in Hebrew, encompassing very positive things like
honor, respect, reverence, and awe. In fact the word “reverence” in English is from the Hebrew verb
“YAREH”. Fearing the Lord is not the same as the fear we have for wild animals, heights or what we
call as "phobia". Men have many phobias - fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of darkness... But the
fear that is mentioned here is "reverence". Obeying God and living according to His will is what God
demands from us. Any other fear can be conquered if we have the Fear of the Lord within us.
EL NOSE / NASA /ELOHAY S’LIYCHAH
Meaning: God of Forgiveness
"Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for
the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because He
delights in steadfast love." Micah 7:18
God wipes out our sins against him completely. Through him we learn how to
forgive others and continue our bond of love. If there is true asking and
receiving of forgiveness between persons, just as between ourselves and God,
we should be removing the sin from our thoughts and carrying on through love.
Proverbs 17:9 puts it this way: “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but
dwelling on it separates close friends.”
As we seek to follow God’s word, let’s remember to pray for help in forgiving
one another. God has a wonderful way of turning bitterness into love.
(Nasa means to carry, s’liychah means to forgive in Hebrew)
EL OLAM
Meaning: "The Everlasting God"
In Genesis 21:33, we find Abraham planting a tamarisk tree and giving a new name for
God: "The Everlasting God" or the Hebrew name: "El Olam". It means the God of
eternity, the everlasting God. The God without a beginning; the God who never will
cease to be; the God who will never grow old; the God to whom eternity is what
present time is. It describes God as He who extends beyond our greatest vision of who
we think God is, no matter how great our concept of God is, He is always greater.
Only God is really eternal. Since God is eternal, He is not limited by the constraints of
time. He has no beginning, no end. He is never in a hurry and He is never late. The
past, present, and future are all the same to God. This also means that nothing could
ever take God by surprise, and that God has never learned anything since He has
eternally known everything.
"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How
unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!“ Romans 11:33
EL PERAZIM
Meaning: God of breakthrough
So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break
out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal
Perazim.- 2 Samuel 5:20
(The word 'Baal' here refers to 'owner'/'master' and not the pagan god. To avoid confusion
we refer to God as "EL PERAZIM")
We all need a 'breakthrough' in our lives at some point of time. We feel we are stagnant in
our finances, health, family or emotions. When we seek a 'breakthrough' with our own
strength it results in frustration. But God wants us to have a turnaround in our lives
through Him, because only He can give us what we need. God broke through David's life
when he fought against Goliath. David did not have his confidence in the stones he had,
but in God. Likewise, when the time is right God will definitely breakthrough your life
too. Just wait for the right moment!
EL QANNA
Meaning: Jealous God
Exodus 34:14 says "You shall not worship any other God, for the Lord, whose
name is Jealous, is a jealous God."
At first glance, this name appears fierce and negative. Jealousy or possessiveness
is bad right? Too much of it would cause damage to any relationship.
But that is not the kind of Jealousy God has. He saved His people from slavery
and protects His people in the promised land. He was with them through every
battle. He knows that other gods will compete for our hearts. Eve had everything,
yet she was ready to give up for the chance of getting more. David had more
wives but still wanted Bathsheba. God's Jealousy is not about Him, it's about us.
He made us for the sole purpose of having a close relationship with only Him.
Will any wife be okay with sharing her husband to another woman? What kind of
a husband is fine with his wife dating some other guy? God is jealous for you -
all of you. He wants every inch of our heart connected to His. Then He will fill
you with His love and you will be spilling it all over the people He puts in your
life! We belong only to Him and He belongs to us! There is no room for any other
idol before God.
EL RACHUM V'CHANUN / JEHOVAH
RACHUM / EL CHANUN
Meaning: God of mercy and grace.
“…for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in
loving kindness, One who relents from doing harm.” - Jonah 4:2
The Almighty is full of compassion and feeling for His people. He is completely free from
cruelty or pettiness.
“Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.” - Psalm 116:5
Compassion is a characteristic of God and as his children we must show such a
characteristic as well. The source of compassion is love, as are all the characteristics of the
character of Christ that are based on love. It is only through the filling of the Holy Spirit in
our lives and the Word of God that we become sensitive to the needs of our brothers around.
A person who has a hardened heart either by past experiences, by his upbringing, because
he has not had an encounter with God or by continued rebellion at his word, it is difficult
for him to feel compassion. Both GRACE and MERCY are gifts from God. GRACE is
getting the favor we do not deserve. MERCY is not getting the punishment we do deserve.
(Rachum – means mercy, Chanun – means grace)
EL ROI
Meaning: The God who sees me.
Hagar, Sarai’s maidservant, fled her jealous master who treated her harshly
after she bore Abraham’s child. Wandering in the wilderness, desperate and
alone, an angel of the Lord appears before Hagar to bring her instruction &
comfort. Hagar declares, in Genesis 16:13, “You are El Roi!” (You are God
who sees me!)
Never believe you are alone, even in your darkest troubles.
“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and He knows those
who take refuge in Him.” (Nahum 1:7)
The Lord is not looking for your mistakes, but for ways to bless and comfort
you!
EL SHADDAI
Meaning: God the almighty one / God who has the love of a mother
The name "Shaddai" appears 48 times in the Bible, seven times as "El
Shaddai" (five times in Genesis, once in Exodus, and once in Ezekiel).
The first occurrence of the name is in Genesis 17:1, "And when Abram
was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said
unto him, I am El Shaddai; walk before me, and be thou perfect."
Another word much like Shaddai, from which many believe it derived,
is "shad" meaning “breast” in Hebrew.
This refers to God completely nourishing, satisfying, and supplying His
people with all their needs as a mother would her child. Connected with
the word for God—El—this denotes a God who freely gives
nourishment and blessing, He is our Sustainer. He is the ALL
SUFFICIENT ONE. He is our Mother, our Father, our friend, a brother
– our everything.
EL SIMCHATH GILI
Meaning: "God, my exceeding joy.“
“I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise
you with the lyre, O God, my God” - Psalms 43:4
Life without joy is overwhelming, burdensome and oppressive.
Everybody wants to be happy. While Christians understand that suffering
and affliction are unavoidable, nobody wants to suffer or face affliction. We
long for joy. We take great hope in the fact that we will one day experience
unending joy in the presence of God. But the gospel of Jesus Christ
promises that we can find joy in this life. Jesus promised, “These things I
have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be
full” (John 15:11). Notice carefully that, in the gospel, Christ’s joy can be
in us. It not only empowers us. It not only aids our joy. It can be in us. We
can actually have the joy of El Simchath Gili—God our exceeding joy.
Where are you presently finding your joy?
(Simchah - means joy/happiness in Hebrew)
EL YESHURUN / ELOHE JERUSALEM
Meaning: God of Jerusalem / Yeshurun
There is no one like the God of Yeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, and in His
excellency on the clouds. - Deuteronomy 33:26
Yeshurun is just a poetic name for the people of Jerusalem, or righteous people. The city is
mentioned as "Salem" in Genesis where King Melchizedek ruled. It is also called as
"Shiloh", meaning "city of peace". Jerusalem is the city which David chose as his capital. It
is the homeland of the Jewish people and is the most sacred place for them till date.
“God of Jerusalem” is a name first given to God by the servants of King Sennacherib of
Assyria while they were mocking the people of Judah. At the same time Sennacherib
referred to God as the God of Hezekiah.
“And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the
earth—the work of men’s hands.” - 2 Chronicles 32:19
While the Jews were in exile in Babylon, King Artaxerxes issued a decree to Ezra that
included the same name of God.
“Also the articles that are given to you for the service of the house of your God, deliver in
full before the God of Jerusalem.” - Ezra 7:19
Only those who do not know God personally give him names that are limited to a place. But
we know that our God is the God of all the earth. He has no limits like the other gods.
ELOHEI CHASDI / CHESED
Meaning: God of kindness.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. (Psalm 63:3)
Jesus' life and sacrifice is the greatest example of God's kindness.
Probably, the least understood characteristic of Jesus is his kindness and humbleness. He was not
weak, but was strong. Jesus was arrested, beaten with rods, whipped, spit upon and mocked. The
crowd asked for his death and He was nailed up on a roman cross. The people challenged him
saying "if you are the son of god, come down from that cross!". Now, let's consider all the things
He could have done at that moment. He controlled the storms with just one word, He walked upon
the waters, He fed 5,000 people with a little bread and fish and even raised the dead. On that cross
he could have called 10,000 angels to release Him and to destroy that ungrateful generation. But He
did not do it. Jesus committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth. When they hurled
their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He
entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. He said, on the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they
know not what they do". How great is God's loving kindness towards us!
(CHESED means kindness in Hebrew)
ELOHEI HARUCHOT LEKOL BASAR
Meaning: God of the spirits of all flesh
Then they fell on their faces, and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh,
shall one man sin, and You be angry with all the congregation?” - Numbers 16:22
The Word of God treats man as a tripartite being (with 3 parts). Man is composed of
spirit, soul and body. We could say (as many scholars say) that man is spirit, has
soul and lives in a body. The angels were created as spirits, man was created,
predominantly, as a living soul. That is why in the Bible we can see that God often
refers to men as "souls." We can say that what man is depends on how his soul is.
His soul represents him. Soul represents him. If man's soul wants to obey God, it
will allow the spirit to govern man as ordained by God, but the soul can also repress
the spirit and not do what the spirit dictates. Life is a constant battle between the
flesh and the spirit to win over the soul. God owns all the spirits. He is the source of
all spirits in the world. In Him, our life starts and in Him it ends. The spirits in our
body constantly longs for God, from whom it came from. Once we belong to Him,
we must dedicate not only our soul and spirit, but also the flesh. The Bible says that
we are the temple of God. He resides in our body. Our body is the holy sanctuary
which God needs. Do you submit your flesh to him everyday?
(BASAR – means flesh)
ELOHEI KOL BASAR / JEHOVAH KOL
Meaning: Lord of all flesh
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
- Jeremiah 32:27
(KOL means all/everything in Hebrew)
God created everything on the earth and demands that they confirm to His plan.
Anything made of flesh needs food to survive and that is our weakness too.
This flesh cannot be found in spiritual entities.
In a movie called the Lion King, we see that Mufasa, the righteous Lion keeps
a rule for every living thing in the forest. It sets a time and place for each group
of animals to maintain the ecosystem. If anyone crosses their limits, it disturbs
the balance of nature. It’s the circle of life.
But when Scar, the evil Lion takes over the animal kingdom, it does not care
for the welfare of all animals and lets everything eat whatever and wherever it
wants. It results in chaos, and then drought comes to the land. Likewise, God
has set limits and restrictions not to give us burden, but for the welfare of
everyone in the world. He is our righteous King. He is the Lord of all flesh.
ELOHEI MAROM
Meaning: The God of Heights
“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God?” - Micah
6:6
In this verse, we are given a name for God that paints a vivid image in our minds. We can
picture Him above all He has made: higher than the galaxies and planets and unknown
measures of all that exists. With a bit more clarity, we can see Him over the raging storms
in our own atmosphere, above the summits of great mountains, and beyond the expanse of
all we have explored of this earth.
This same God, the God of Heights, will go before us to greater heights than we can ever
imagine. When our foot slips, He’ll lift us up. When we can climb no longer, He’ll carry
us. When we doubt if we’ll ever reach our destination, He’ll give us a gracious glimpse of
His greater plan. The God of Heights who stands sovereign over more than we can
imagine, He will lead us to magnificent heights, also.
(MAROM means height in Hebrew)
ELOHEI NAKHOR
Meaning: God of Nahor
The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor,
and the God of their father judge
between us.” And Jacob swore
by the Fear of his father Isaac. - Gen
31:53
Nahor was the son of Terah, a brother of
Abraham and the Father of Laban. The Bible
says very little about him, but he moved to
Haran while Abram left Ur and went to
Canaan obeying God. It seems that Nahor
had a relationship with God and hence the
name, God of NAHOR.
Laban says this verse when making an
agreement with Jacob.
ELOHEI TEHILATI
Meaning: God of my Praise
"Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.“ - Psalm 109:1
In Psalms 109, David faces a terrible situation from his own people, whom he
describes as backbiters. They did bad to him, when all he did to them was only
good. It is really hard for a man to remain kind and sit in prayer when he gets
cheated by his own people.
David did not wait for "his time" to praise God. He knew that God was worthy of
praise even when life was unfair to him.
Psalm 109 is the cry of a man whose confidence in God is deep, and whose
communion with Him is very close and bold. Note that he only asks the Lord to
speak: a word from God is all a believer needs.
If we take care of God's honour He will take care of ours. We may look to Him as
the guardian of our character if we truly seek His glory. If we live to God's praise,
He will in the long run give us praise among men.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. - Psalm 150:6
ELOHIM / EL
Meaning: GOD
In the beginning GOD (ELOHIM) created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1
"ELOHIM" - Probably the most interesting name I have ever come across for God. God is
introduced in the Hebrew Bible - Torah as "Elohim" in Genesis 1:1. It is used more than 2500 times
in the Bible. "Elohim" literally means anyone with high authority - a judge, a king or any manager.
But God is the "Elohim of elohims" - that is why we see even angels and sometimes men being
referred to as "elohims" (with a small 'e’) Several names in the Bible have 'EL' in their name.
ELijah, ELisha, SamuEL, JoEL, DaniEL, etc.,And almost all angels have 'EL' as their suffix:
MichaEL, GabriEL and the list goes on. Even the name "IsraEL" means 'Prince of El' meaning
"people of Elohim." The characteristics of the Elohim God we worship are:
Omnipotent (all powerful ), Omnipresent (present everywhere) and Omniscient (knows all things)
Our God is not confined within time or space. We have a saying in Tamil "தூணிலும்
இருப்பான
் துரும்பிலும் இருப்பான
் " but the God of Bible is not present in a material
thing. He's everywhere, but not inside an object. That's the supremacy and sovereignty of the
eternal "ELOHIM".
ELOHIM BASHAMAYIM
Meaning: God in heaven
“…for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.” – Joshua
2:11
The ancient Hebrews believed in a structure of the universe: Above the Earth is
the sky, which is called the "first heaven", and then a firmament, what we today
call the ozone layer, coupled with a water layer (that no longer exists as it was
depleted during Noah's flood). Above this was what is commonly thought of as
the "heavens", what we call outer space and they called "second heaven". Higher
than this is "third Heaven", where God resides and from which He rules.
Why is this important? There are a number of possible reasons, but the one I find
most intriguing is that Jesus thought it was important. Notice that when teaching
the disciples how to pray he begins with the phrase, "Our Father in heaven"
(Abba Bashamayim). Why does Jesus start with this declaration? For two
reasons. The first is so that we know whom to pray to. We are not to pray to
angels or saints, but to God alone. The second, and most germane to our study, is
to teach us that the God in Heaven is supreme above all other Gods. This title
shows his absolute authority and rule. This is something not only understood by
the ancient Hebrews, but also by their enemies.
Elohim Bashamayim is more than a name, it is also a title of power and authority.
It is a name that reminds us the God we worship and serve is the only God
worthy of our affections, our attentions, our time and our money.
(shamayim means heaven/sky)
ELOHIM GADOL
Meaning: The Great God
Gadol or godol (Hebrew “gedolim” - literally "big" or
"great" in Hebrew)
Gadol is used in Israel to refer to some Rabbis / Teachers
who are greater than the other teachers.
We often use the word great to admire someone’s abilities. It
is also used as a title for some successful people – Eg:
Alexander, the great. However, God’s greatness is beyond
human understanding. He is the pinnacle of every admirable
quality. He is great in Power and Authority, He has great
love and mercy. His greatness can never be matched. He
alone is worthy of worship.
ELOHIM SHOMRI
Meaning: God is my protector
The Hebrew translation for 'God is my Protector' is Elohim Shomri.
The Lord Himself watches over me and He is my “protective
shade” (Psalm 121:5).
He is truly our Protector and hearing this makes us stand in awe of Who
God is: He is Elohim Shomri.
As it says in Psalm 121:2 “My help comes from the Lord who made
heaven and earth.”
This is unfathomable, the One Who made heaven and earth is watching
over us. We do not always realize how minuscule we are- compared to
the earth and universe. What a privilege! The Creator of everything is
watching over us.
The Lord “never slumbers or sleeps” (Psalm 121:4).
Therefore, even while we are sleeping, the Lord is watching over us, He
is Elohim Shomri! We, as children of the Most High God, are privileged
to pray that the Lord of hosts will watch over us while we sleep.
EMMANUEL / JEHOVAH IMMEKA
Meaning: “With us (is) God”.
The word is first found in Isaiah 7:14:
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive
and give birth to a son, and will call him Emmanuel.“
Emmanuel: It is a compound word of (el) "God" and (Emmanu) "with us".
Emmanuel means God’s intimacy with men. It is not a new word for
Israelites. God was with them inside the Most Holy place as "Shekinah". He
was with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. His presence was experienced by
Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon and many other men of God.
As He was was with them, He will be with us too.
"As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor
forsake you“ Joshua 1:5
ESH OKLAH / AKHAL ESH
Meaning: God is a consuming fire
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. - Deut
4:24
In the book of Hebrews, Paul warns the Hebrews to worship the
Lord God with reverence and awe for our God is a consuming fire.
– (Hebrews 12:29)
Fire is something that consumes or destroys. The wrath of God is
against anyone who opposes God.
Aaron’s sons Abihu and Nadab were destroyed by fire when they
offered a strange fire in the tabernacle of God. We can also see
God’s fire consuming people in the books of Elijah and Isaiah.
God’s consuming fire burns up anything that is unholy.
When we worship God, we must not do it unwillingly or half-
hearted. We must worship Him properly and reverently.
We are to worship the Lord in spirit and truth. John 4:24
(Esh means Fire, akhal means consuming)
Faithful and True
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who
sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He
judges and makes war. - Revelation 19:11
The name “faithful and true” expresses the total trustworthiness,
reliability, and constancy of Jesus Christ.
This verse shows us a picture of Christ at the end of the age where
He is no longer the peaceful, humble servant riding on a lowly
donkey. Now He is the victorious King, charging forth like a
soldier, leading His troops into battle.
From the day Isaiah foretold His coming, Christ’s faithfulness was
known and throughout His ministry Jesus was a faithful and
obedient servant to His Father God. He has remained truthful to the
promises He made to everyone and He never changes.
The entire book of Revelations is a call to the church of Christ to be
faithful and true, just as He is Faithful and true.
Forerunner
“..where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having
become High Priest forever according to the order of
Melchizedek.” - Hebrews 6:20
“Forerunner” is a person or a thing that precedes the coming or
development of someone or something else. It means to go in
front of or ahead of.
Following a forerunner means going the exact same way as they
have gone to achieve the same result as they have.
Jesus, though He was the son of God, did not use His Godly
powers to fight human temptations. He was 100% man just like
everyone of us so that we might follow Him in the race of life.
Jesus consecrated a new way through the flesh – tearing the veil
between us and God the Father – right up to His throne. He has
made it fully possible for mankind to be able to partake in divine
nature and putting sin in our flesh to death. It is not only enough
to come to Jesus, but it is more important to go the whole way.
Jesus did not only pave the way, but is also running alongside us
with a heart full of care, love, hope and mercy, guiding and
helping us toward the goal – to be set free.
FRIEND OF SINNERS
Jesus was a friend to tax collectors (like Zacchaeus and Matthew) whom the Pharisees hated.
Jesus even sat and dined with them. The Jews where complaining that Jesus was in the wrong
place at the wrong time with wrong people and called him as a "friend of sinners", but
actually that is what He came for - for the sinners. The Pharisees were sinners as well, but did
not consider them as such. But the one they criticized as a 'friend of sinners' is the only
sinless person to have ever lived.
Most parents do not like it if their children befriend kids who are rude and indulge in acts of
indiscipline, because they are afraid that their kids might also turn out to be like them. But
Jesus did not join the sinners to sin along with them, but to save them from it.
We need to Befriend Jesus, Befriend others and connect with people regardless of where they
are on their journey. Jesus cares more about relationships then perfection. We as Christians
should try to CONNECT with people before we CORRECT them. Speak to them, invite
them, visit their house and befriend them. When we start behaving like Jesus by loving our
brothers and sisters, religious people will always criticize, will always get upset, will always
say something. Don't live for the audience...but for one - his name is Jesus. Who would not
want a friend like Jesus?
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died
for us." - Romans 5:8
GALEY RAZIN
Meaning: Revealer of Secrets
The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the
Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.” - Daniel
2:47
God revealed King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to Daniel, which no other sorcerer or
wise man in Babylon could find. That is why Daniel called God, the One that unveils
secrets.
Men have secrets or what they consider secrets. In reality, there are no secrets in the
world, because God knows everything that’s happening in the whole universe.
David committed sin with Bathsheba and later killed Uriah by commanding Joab. He
thought that no one else knew about this. But God revealed it to His prophet Nathan,
who later confronted King David.
Our God is all-knowing (Omniscient). Nothing can be hidden from Him. Whatever
happens in the darkness will be brought to the light. The Lord revealed to Peter through
the Holy Spirit what Ananias and his wife Sapphira did. When we walk with God, He
reveals the truth to us instead of lies.
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed
belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” -
Deut 29:29
(raziy - secret, gilah - reveal)
Gift of God
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16
A gift means a present one person gives to another. God always gives gifts to the human
race out of love. As long as one wants it, it will be given to him. He gives sunshine, and
pours rain to everyone on earth and never asks for money in return. God’s gifts are free
and never sells them. God’s greatest gift to the human race is giving his one and only son
– Jesus Christ. He is not an “Indian giver” – a person who gives a gift expecting
something of the same value later. (What we call மமாய்(moi) in Tamil)
Jesus left his throne in heaven as the son of God and walked on earth as a humble human
being – making him the most generous person to ever walk on earth. Not only did He
come as a human being, but died for us and also gives us the power to reign with Him
when He comes back as a King – and this gift is beyond measure, unarguably, the greatest
expression of generosity ever.
Through this one gift we receive other gifts that come along with it:
- The gift of the Holy Spirit
- The gift of eternal life
- The gift of Salvation
- The gift of righteousness.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to
you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living
water.” - John 4:10
If you know this Jesus, you will surely say to Him, "You are the gift of God, please give
me the living water that I may be satisfied.
HAND OF THE LORD / FINGER OF GOD
"So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit;
but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me" (Ezekiel 3:14).
The Holy Spirit is often figuratively denoted as the ‘Hand of the Lord’ by the Old Testament
prophets. A hand suggests direction, instruction, help, and comfort. The Holy Spirit is indeed the
Helper, the Teacher of God's children, and the divine Comforter. Also, a hand can represent skill,
power, restraint, and touch. All of these words accurately describe the work of God through the
Holy Spirit.
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Ps 19:1
Genesis 1 talks about God’s creative days. They are not really 24 hour days, but epochs –
millions of years for one epoch. He created light, space, oceans, land, plants, the sun, moon,
stars, variety of birds, fish and animals. Once the earth was not “formless and void” He created
his greatest work ever --- the human body – using the Holy Spirit and the elements of the earth.
Thus, living things provide countless examples of complexity, symmetry, and beauty that
bespeak God’s design of the highest level.
Moses says that The ten commandments were written by the hands of God. May we remember
each finger for each of the commandments.
But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
- Luke 11:20
Luke writes “finger of God” in this verse instead of writing “Spirit of God” as in Matthew
12:27, because they denote the same thing.
Head of the church
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church;
and He is the Savior of the body. Ephesians 5:23
Jesus is the Head of the church – not the Pastor, not the worship leader,
but Jesus.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who
is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may
have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18
Church leaders are to surrender ultimate leadership to the Lord Jesus
Christ. He is the One who leads and determines the teachings and
practices of the church. Church members are to follow Christ first and
earthly leaders second.
The church is not a building or organization but a group of people who
know and worship Jesus. Regular connection with other believers honors
the Lord, encourages us personally as believers, and allows us to
encourage and serve others. While every church will have its own local
leaders, the ultimate leader of any church is the Lord Jesus. He said, “I
will build my church” (Matthew 16:18) it belongs to Him. He is the head
of the body and the only One with the power to adequately lead and love
the church.
I AM THAT I AM/
EHYEH ASHER EHYEH
In Exodus 3:14 Moses asks God what he is to say when the Israelites ask which God sent
you and God replies "I AM WHO I AM..tell them that I AM has sent me to you." from the
burning bush.
God had already revealed his name as "Yahweh" to Abraham, but after becoming slaves to
the Egyptians the Jews had almost forgot the name of their own God and started serving the
gods of Egypt. This is because our God did not have any temple, statue or any birth and
death story unlike the other gods.
It is important for today’s Christian to understand the complexity of who God is. He is all
encompassing and self-sufficient. It is a name above names, one that reminds the believer
that God is in control, and that He sees His children. It also affirms that God is the same
yesterday, today and tomorrow. It can be easy in the struggles of everyday life to lose sight
of the majesty and holiness of God, but meditating on the name He gave Himself, and all that
it represents, can help put our time on earth into perspective. God is infinite, and He is
sovereign over our lives, He Is Who He Is. (ego eimi – in Greek)
I AM THE ALPHAAND THE OMEGA
In Revelation 22:13 Jesus says: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the
last, the beginning and the end.”
Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet. He is the 'A'
and 'Z' in English language, 'Aleph' and 'Tau' in Hebrew, and so on.
By saying that Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega or the first and the last we
are saying He is the Creator of all things in this Universe. Some people ask us if
God created everything, then who created God? This question is hypothetical to
answer in the scientific world. God is not bound by time. He was not created, He
was already existing. Our small brains cannot think beyond time. Apostle Paul
wrote in his book to the Colossians that Jesus is before all things, all things are
within Him and by Him all things consist.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is beyond space, time and matter in
this Universe.
"அகர முதல எழுத்மதல்லாம் ஆதி பகவன் முதற்றற உலகு"
I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE
“I am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35) is one of the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus. Jesus used the
same phrase “I AM” in seven declarations about Himself. All appear in the book of John.
John 6:35 says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes
in me shall never thirst.”
The crowd came behind Jesus not for him, but for the "free food" Jesus gave. Jesus accused them and
told them to seek the real manna from Heaven. Interestingly, Jesus was born at Bethlehem, a city
which is known as the 'house of bread' (lechem means bread and beth means house in Hebrew). Bread
is the staple food in Israel and Bethlehem produced the best ones in the country. If it were in India,
Jesus would have used the term, "I am the chapathi of life" or "I am the rice of life".
We sometimes get so enthralled with eating food for the body rather than feeding the soul what it
needs.
Jesus did not say 'I AM the cake of life' instead he said something we can eat everyday. The word of
God is to be consumed everyday.
John 6:27, “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which
the Son of Man will give to you."
I AM THE BRIGHT AND MORNING
STAR
In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says "I am the root and the offspring of David, the Bright and
Morning star". Angels are often referred to as stars in the Bible. In Rev 1:20 Jesus says that
the seven stars that John saw are Seven angels.
In Job, these angels called the "morning stars" were singing, rejoicing and shouting for joy
over what God had made.
Even Satan is called the "morning star" in Isaiah 14:12 and in Luke 10:18 from which he
got the name 'lucifer'.
Satan may be a morning star, but he is only a poor imitation of the one true bright morning
star, Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
In astronomy, the term "morning star" is used to refer to the planet "Venus". It rises before
the sun in the east. It can be seen during the darkest hours especially in the middle East. And
as that star, Jesus gives hope for the future, today.
It is noteworthy that the O.T. ends with Christ as, “The Sun of righteousness" (Mal. 4:2) and
the N.T. closes with this wonderful title, “I am the bright morning star.”
This is the last "I AM" statement of Jesus and is found in the last page of the Bible. It is
closely linked to his second coming. Are we among those who are up before dawn, longing
for the day of His appearing, and so, rejoicing in the sight of Him as the bright morning star?
I AM THE DOOR /
Door of the Sheep
In John 10:7, Jesus says "I am the door" and not "I am a door".
Jesus is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the “sheepfold,” but He is the only
door by which we may enter and be saved (John 10:9). Jesus is the only means we
have of receiving eternal life. There is no other way.
Of all domesticated animals, sheep are the most helpless. Sheep will spend their
entire day grazing, wandering from place to place, never looking up. As a result,
they often become lost. Sheep have no “homing instinct” as other animals do. They
are totally incapable of finding their way to their sheepfold even when it is in plain
sight. By nature, sheep are followers. If the lead sheep steps off a cliff, the others
will follow. Sheep are susceptible to injuries, and can be easily attacked.
As followers of Christ, Jesus is both our Shepherd and the Door to the sheepfold
who provides for all our needs. Knowing that the world is full of predators whose
sole intent is to destroy us, we are always under His protection. More importantly,
we are fully confident that “when the Chief Shepherd appears, we will receive the
crown of glory that does not fade away.“ - - 1 Peter 5:4
I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD
In John 10:11 Jesus says, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.“ God could have chosen any animal to
describe the relationship He has with His people, but he chose the humble sheep for a reason. What is the role of a good shepherd?
• A good Shepherd knows His sheep intimately. Better than they know themselves!
• A good Shepherd cares for, feeds and leads the sheep in the way they should go.
• A good Shepherd disciplines and corrects the sheep when necessary for their own good.
• A good Shepherd carries the sick and hurting.
• A good Shepherd gathers the strays and finds the lost. He leaves the 99 to save the 1.
• A good Shepherd protects and defends his sheep and fights off enemies.
And what is the role of a 'good sheep'?
• They hear the voice of the Shepherd
• They are known by the Shepherd
• They follow the Shepherd.
Will you choose to be his sheep?
I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
In John 8:12 Jesus says “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in
darkness, but will have the light of life.” Think of a glorious sunrise or sunset you have seen. No
wonder some people worship the sun as a god. We, who are more “enlightened,” know that the
true God is not the sun but the Maker of the sun. says “I am the light of the world. Whoever
follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Think of a glorious sunrise
or sunset you have seen. No wonder some people worship the sun as a god. We, who are more
“enlightened,” know that the true God is not the sun but the Maker of the sun. Many kids ask their
Sunday School teachers from where did the earth get its light for the first three days if the sun was
created on the fourth day of creation?! God himself was the light. He himself is the source of all
light. Paul says God alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has
seen or can see in 1 Timothy 6:16.
LIGHT is synonymous with wisdom and wisdom is gained through living one's LIFE through acts
of LOVE.
Jesus also said, "as long as" He is in the world He was the light of the world. Once He ascended to
heaven, the apostles began to spread the light. They were the light to the churches they formed.
Likewise, all of us have a light, and Jesus said let your light so shine that others can see it. Don't
hide it under a bushel. Don't bury the talent that is given you. Be a light in this world of darkness,
shine bright wherever God has placed you
I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE
LIFE
In John 11:25-26 Jesus says, “I AM the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me
will live, even though they die.“ He wasn’t stating that He ‘can’ resurrect, but that He indeed ‘is’
the resurrection.
“Resurrection” comes from the Greek word ‘anastasis’, which means, “raising up“, or “raised to
life again.”
There is so much hurt and devastation when a death occurs in our lives, whether it’s a friend or
a family member. It can be extremely difficult to deal with it all during difficult times like this,
especially in a positive way.
“Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice
ofthe Son of God and those who hear will live.” - John 5:25
Because of Jesus, we don’t have to fear death and view it as finality to darkness, emptiness and
aloneness. We will be resurrected, brought back to life with Him.
“And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ
from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” -
Romans 8:11
I AM THE VINE
In John 15:5 Jesus says "I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in
Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing."
We know that God the Father is the vinekeeper. An interesting fact about vines is that
you can never find from which tree the grape is from. Likewise, it does not matter to
which church or which denomination you belong to. All that matters to God is you are a
part of His Church. ll members of the Church are the branches and the individuals who
become inefficient, or those who abandon following Christ after making a shallow
profession, will be isolated or cut off from the plant.
Jesus also says, "“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in
me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he
prunes, that it may bear more fruit.“ - John 15:1,2
Where is the Holy Spirit in this verse? His presence is the grapevine. Whoever has the
holy spirit in him, bears much fruit. Jesus had been teaching the disciples about the Holy
Spirit. Bearing fruit is not only restricted to winning souls for Christ. In Galatians 5:22-
23 we read that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
Do you have all of these fruits in your body, soul and spirit?
I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE
LIFE
Buddha, at the end of his life said, "I am still searching for Truth.“
In John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me."
If there had been another way of salvation, Jesus would have never died on the cross. Even
Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemene to take away this cup from Him if it is possible, but
the answer did not come from Heaven because God the Father also knows that there is no
other way. If Jesus had never gone to the cross, we would have no forgiveness for our
sins. Man cannot be saved by bread alone, or by good deeds, by religion, or by his own
works. There is only one way, and it is a narrow road, not everyone can easily walk through
it. And it is by the way of the cross of Christ and by claiming His holy blood.
Jesus is not one of the ways to God, He is the ONLY WAY!
In his famous lecture "Christ, the Messenger", Vivekananda told—
"If I, as an Oriental have to worship Jesus of Nazareth, there is only one way, that is, to
worship him as God and nothing else."
Intercessor / Mediator
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ
Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, - 1 Timothy
2:5-6
Jesus is interceding for us while Satan whose name means “accuser” is accusing us,
pointing out our sins and frailties before God, just as he did with Job. But the
accusations fall upon deaf ears in heaven, because Jesus’ work on the cross paid our
debt in full; therefore, God always sees in His children the perfect righteousness of
Jesus. Sometimes we feel guilty about our own sins which were forgiven and
forgotten by God. But remember, once God has forgiven you he never keeps record
of wrongs.
As far as the east is from the west,So far has He removed our transgressions from
us. - Psalms103:12
Many churches today appoint people to pray for others. They even set up someone
as a mediator between the people and God to forgive their sins. But Jesus broke this
tradition so that we could talk directly to God and confess our sins to him to get
forgiveness. It is important to understand that Jesus is the only mediator between
God and man. No one else—not Mary, not any previous Christian saints—has the
power to intercede for us before the throne of the Almighty. No angel has that
position. Christ alone is the God-man, and He mediates and intercedes between God
and man.
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who
is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. - Romans 8:34
JEHOVAH ACHBA / ELCHABA
JEHOVAH SATAR
Meaning: God who hides me
For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock. - Psalms 27:5
(Seter/satar means hide oneself, Huch’ba means Hidden in Hebrew)
The Bible often uses images such as hiding under the shadow of God’s wings to represent
communion with Him. The best place to hide in the world is the Shadow of His wings.
• He is our Hiding Place in this life and the life to come.
• He is our Hiding Place when we sin and confess.
• He is our Hiding Place when temptations threaten to overwhelm us.
• He is our Hiding Place in the day of mourning, loss and sorrow.
• He is our Hiding Place “in the day of the LORD’s anger.”
During storms, people run to caves or a safe place to protect them. But where will they run during
mental storms?
Run to Him. Hide in Him. Take shelter in the Everlasting Arms of the Great I Am. What a blessing
that, instead of having to run from God, now we can run to God, our HIDING PLACE, and know
that we are safe!
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. – Psalms 32:7
JEHOVAH ADIR
Meaning: Majestic Lord
But there the majestic Lord will be for us A place of broad rivers and streams, In which no
galley with oars will sail, Nor majestic ships pass by - Isaiah 33:21
Adir, essentially means great (majestic/noble) and mighty (strength/power). In other words, it’s
a weighty name. But what I found particularly beautiful about this name is that this is
something we can be called too.
When we are given power in any field, or authority to do something, we also become "adir".
When we are in alignment with God, we do things just the way God would do.
There's a famous quote from the old days, "What would Jesus do?" referred with the
abbreviation "WWJD?". When you do not know how to take the next step, just think how
Jesus would have reacted to the same situation.
A person of majesty, authority will work for our favour proportional to the intimacy of the
relationship we have with them. There is no one else who is majestic than our Lord God. When
we talk and walk with Him every day, He makes all things favourable for us.
The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with
strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. - Psalm 93:1
JEHOVAH ADON KOL HAARETS / HASHAMIAM
V'ELOHEY HA'ARETS / ELAH SH'MAYA V'ARAH
Meaning: "The Lord of All The Earth".
Who runs the world? Who is in charge? The President of the United States? The Queen of
England? The Prime Minister of India? Whose power on earth is unquestioned, unequalled and
unchanging?
Psalm 24 starts with these two verses: “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and
all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.”
I stand in awe at this name. We serve a God that created it all. The trees, the mountains, the
valleys, the very air that we breathe. He is Lord over all and He thought there needed to be a “me”
and a “you”. He created us with a purpose in mind and on purpose.
"Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth, would care to know my name, would care to feel my
hurt?", - “Who am I” by Casting Crowns
I wonder how the Lord of everything came down leaving it all just to show us that He cares for
each one of us. He is not just the Lord of one country, one people or one religion. He is the Lord of
all the earth - everything that is in this world ought to praise the one creator - Jehovah.
JEHOVAH AHAVAH
Meaning: "God is love"
"God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.“ - 1 John 4:16
What one word describes God best?
Ahavah, (love), because He is love. Ahavah is a very unconditional love.
I used to wonder how God could forgive such major sins, even people in the Bible, like David, who
killed a man for his wife, Solomon who had many harems. In the New Covenant, we see many
sinners. Saul, who was once the persecutor of the Christians had a true encounter with Jesus and
changed immediately and over time. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though
we are imperfect, God loves us perfectly. God defines love in the following verses: Love suffers
long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave
rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity,
but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love
never fails. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. May God's unconditional love spread from you wherever he has
placed you.
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. - 1 John 4:8
JEHOVAH AVINU / ABINU / ABBA
Meaning: God my Father
The word "AVINU" means "Father" in Hebrew. The relationship we have with our
father is special. Daddys are often the first love for the girls and the best hero for every
boy. Fathers always provide, protect and love their kids and family, even though they
suffer in the world.
In Matthew 7:9-11 we read: "Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a
stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil,
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in
heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"
GOD IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT A FATHER SHOULD BE. If you have
wounds in your life because of a less-than-perfect father, you are not alone. God is a
father to the fatherless. Romans 8:15 says "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery
to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we
cry, “Abba! Father!”
No other religion lets calling their god as "Abba, Father." How blessed are we to call
Him as our own Father!
JEHOVAH BAKBUK
Meaning: God who emptied himself.
One of Hebrew’s best onomatopoeic words is BAKBUK which means a bottle. It’s a word that is supposed to
sound like liquid being poured out of a bottle, or being gulped down one’s throat.
In European languages it is refered as “glukgluk” / glouglou but in Middle East it is referred as BAKBAKA. The
Greek word for this is kenosis.
In Neh 11:17, we read that Bakbukiah is a Levite who had an office of responsibility in the Temple worship.
Bakbukiah is a name which symbolizes the God who emptied himself.
“…but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” –
Phil 2:7
Jesus self-emptied himself and that does not mean He gave up being God and came to earth. He was 100% God
and also 100% man when He dwelled with men. He never did anything for his own, but rather did the will of the
Father.
In India, sometimes the police go on a mission in mufti – they wear normal dress like other people instead of
wearing their uniforms. They do not show their identity as a police until the mission is accomplished. By doing so,
they are only removing their uniform and not the job of a police itself.
Likewise, Jesus laid down all of his privileges in heaven and operated with all the limitations of a normal human
being. Jesus became tired, thirsty, hungry just like every human being but what sets him apart is that he never
sinned in the human flesh. He obeyed the Father to the point of death, even on a cross. If He was God, he could
not have died, because God cannot die. The reason Jesus could die was because he was a possessed human nature.
Thus, without the sacrifice of Jesus, we would be lost in our sinful nature. Thank God for Jesus emptying himself
to save you and me.
JEHOVAH B'KEREV HA'ARETS
Meaning: The Lord in the midst of the earth
For God is my King from of old, Working salvation
in the midst of the earth - Psalm 74:12
What do you think, when you think of God? Many people tend to imagine
God sitting on a throne in heaven, sitting far away being an old man. It
might be because of pictures shown to us when we were kids at Sunday
schools or through paintings. God is not ancient, or old, but He is eternal.
He is in the midst of the earth. As He was with the people of Israel in the
desert, He is also with us today, among us.
I am the Lord in the midst of the land. - Exodus 8:22
God says this verse during the plagues of Egypt. The whole land of Egypt
gets affected by the plagues, except Goshen, where the Israelites lived.
This is proof that the God of Heaven is not far off or vague. He is certainly
in the midst of the earth. He is right here, right now, with you.
Not only did God dwell with people spiritually, He came down to the
extent that He sent His own son in the physical form and dwelt among
men. How blessed must have been the people who saw him, touched him,
walked and talked with Jesus! Jesus has not left us alone in the world even
today. He is with us and is watching us everyday. You are never alone!
JEHOVAH KHAI
Meaning: The living God
Psalm 42:2- “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I
come and appear before God?”
Why is God called and known as the living God? Because he was different
than the gods of the Egyptians and Canaanites that were made of wood and
stone. Jehovah El Chai is the one that brought fire on top of Mount Sinai.
He is the one that spoke to Moses and gave him the law. He led the
Israelites by a pillar of fire at night to light their camp in the desert. He was
also the one that parted the Red Sea and stopped the flow of the Jordan
River. He spoke to Moses as a man speaks to another man. Not wood or
stone, but the living God.
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not
see; They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their
mouths. Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in
them. - Psalms 135:15-18
Who is Jehovah El Chai to you? Is he the living God, or is he as non-
functional as a stone god? Is he one that you’ve seen working in your life?
Do you have stories of Jehovah El Chai actively working and living in your
life? If not, you’re missing out on something great. Let Jehovah El Chai
live in and through you.
JEHOVAH CHEREV
Meaning: God is my Sword
Have you ever thought of God as a Sword? Well He is. You might look at a sword as a tool
for violence and that might make you afraid to come to God as your loving, protective
Father, who has great plans for you. Don’t fear! You will soon see how God protects,
nourishes, and saves not only the ancient Israelites, but you too. "Blessed are you, O Israel;
Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the Shield of your help and the
Sword of your majesty!” (Deuteronomy 33:29)
The Hebrew root for sword (cherev) is "charab", meaning to destroy, dry up (as in a
drought). This is a sword of "gaavah"—glory, triumph, excellency, and majesty—a weapon
used to defend and proclaim the name of the LORD (YHVH).
THE BEST SWORD OF GOD IS THE WORD OF GOD ITSELF.
God has entrusted His sWORD to us so that we will defend and protect the many forms of
His salvation that the enemy is constantly trying to steal away from us—physical,
emotional, and spiritual salvation. And we are to use His sWORD in offense, waging war
against the principalities that keep the world in unbelief of the salvation message of the
Blood of Jesus Christ.
JEHOVAH ECHAD
Meaning: The Only Lord
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man
Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due
time. - 1 Timothy 2:5-6
‘Echad’ means one in Hebrew. God says that He is the only God and there
is no one else besides Him. James 2:19 says that even the demons believe
this and tremble. There is only one God and exists in the form of Trinity –
God the Father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit.
There are many false gods that the world worships, but they do not really
exist. Those who do not know God, worship his creations or other human
beings.
Imagine a school being run by not one Principal, but many. There would
not be order and uniformity but only chaos and the school would be a big
mess. Likewise, any polytheistic religions are built with chaos – since
they have one god for each power. A god for education, a god for money,
a god for protection, birth, death, destruction, judgement, love, marriage
and each god would be fighting against each other or their opinions may
change. But our God is only one and He is not a God of confusion, but a
God of peace.
JEHOVAH EL N’KAMAH / NEHAMOT /
JEHOVAH ELOKA
Meaning: God of vengeance / Lord who is angry against his enemies
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs—
O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! - Psalm 94:1
N’KAMAH means vengeance/revenge. We have heard about God as the God of mercy,
grace, love, kindness etc., But not many people know about this character of God – He is
a God who gets furious against those who do Him wrong. Wicked people may be able to
fool men, but no one can fool God. Because God loves justice, He will eventually make
them pay in eternity, if not now.
Romans 12:19 says Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath;
for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. We do not have to
follow tit for tat rule. Forgive your enemies, do good to those who do you wrong.
Holding a grudge with an unforgiving heart will only make you suffer at the end.
If any person gets cheated, or is taken advantage of, or feels used by someone, they will
definitely want to see evildoers get their just due. Even you might be one of them right
now. But God says not to take things in your hand and deal it your way. Leave it all in
God’s hands and He will take care. Imagine how the big picture would have changed if
Jesus attacked those who mocked, cursed, beat him before He went to the cross! Though
He could have done that, taking vengeance at that moment could have collapsed whole
of God’s plan. So trust in Him and God will take revenge at the right time. Our job is to
do the will of God and pray for their repentance.
The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies.- Nahum 1:2
JEHOVAH EL PELEY
Meaning: God of wonders
"Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome
in glorious deeds, doing wonders?" - Exodus 15:11.
The Hebrew words “Mowpheth” and “Pala” both mean wonders.
'Mowpheth' refers to a splendid or remarkable work or miracle. It is often related to 'signs and
wonders’.
Eg: So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, with
great terror and with signs and wonders. - Deuteronomy 26:8
'Pala' refers to wondrous works / marvelous deeds. They are unique displays of divine power
that go beyond human ability and power. (Like the stars, galaxies, natural mysteries that men
can never replicate).
Eg: We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!For Your wondrous works declare that Your
name is near. - Psalm 75:1
God's wonders are miraculous works that put His power on full display. They are far greater
than any human reaches of power or ability. He is a God of wonders. His wonders not only
showcase his power but also reveals his plan for the world, and sometimes they also enact his
judgement. The Bible is filled with a number of miracles and wonders. Each plague that came
in Egypt is a wonder, God miraculously fed the Israelites by giving Manna, led them with the
pillars of fire and cloud, brought dry bones to life etc. Korah and others were consumed by the
earth, the sons of Aaron were consumed with fire, and greatest of all wonders, Jesus rose to life
from death.
God's wonders are supernatural acts and what we now see as the Seven wonders of the world
can never match the magnitude of God's miracles! They are meant to reveal His flawless
character, showcase His redemption, and draw us closer to Him so that we may seek Him and
His ways above all else!
JEHOVAH ELI
Meaning: Lord my God
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my
God (Eli), my strength, in whom I will trust. - Psalms 18:2
The Hebrew names such as Elijah, Elisha, Eliezer, Elimelech,
Elizabeth, Eliana etc have Eli in their names which mean “My
God”. In fact, there was a high priest whose name itself was Eli,
who was the guide for Samuel.
On the verge of his death, Jesus cries to God the Father,
saying “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My
God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Mark 15:34
(Eloi is the Aramaic version of Eli)
When Saint Thomas saw Jesus after the resurrection, he
exclaimed “My Lord and my God!”. Jesus said to him, "Because
you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who
have not seen and yet have believed. – John 20:29
Sometimes we need to think who our Lord is! When you come
out of the church, is Jesus still your Lord? Does He control your
tongue? Are your thoughts filled with the love of Christ or with
the lust of the world?
JEHOVAH ELOHE HA-IBRIYIM /
Elohei ha‘Ivrim (or ‘Ivriyyim)
Meaning: The Lord God of the Hebrews
When Pharoah resisted to send the Hebrews, Moses and Aaron replied
to him saying “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let
us go three days’ journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD
our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” -
Exodus 5:3
Pharaoh would never have understood or taken seriously the personal
name of God, Yahweh (Jehovah), so God told Moses to use the simple
generic name. God was certainly the God of His people, the Hebrews,
but they knew Him by more intimate names than that.
Upon reaching the promised land, Joshua gave an option to choose
between God and the foreign gods, and the Hebrews said to Joshua,
“No, but we will serve the Lord!” So Joshua said to the people, “You
are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for
yourselves, to serve Him.”
Though the Hebrews were only a handful of people, and had minor
power when compared to other nations, they rise again and again
though they fall. It is because they are the people of the covenant –
God’s chosen people. He calles Israel his first born son. God loves
them so much and sees unique potential in them to become a kingdom
of priests and a holy nation. They are chosen to be an example to the
world, but God loves everyone equally. Some are chosen, all are
loved.
JEHOVAH ELOHIM AB /ELOHE ABOTHEKEM / ELAH-AVAHATI / ELOHIM
AVRAHAM, YITZAK, YACOB
Elohei Sara, Elohei Rivka, Elohei Leah ve Elohei Rakhel
The Lord of our forefathers - God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob - God of Sarah, Rebecca, Leah
and Rachel
"And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God
of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto
you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations" (Exo. 3:15).
In both the Old and the New Testament, God is called the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
(known as the patriarchs) because with them God's relationship of promise and purpose was fixed
for all those who descended from them. God revealed Himself in this name to Moses so as to be
different from the other gods of Egypt. Also, He wanted to show them the promised land which was
given to Abraham.
Why didn’t God call himself – the God of Adam/ the God of Abel or anyone else? It is because
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were different from everyone else and were representatives of men.
• Abraham represents all extraordinary men with great faith. Abraham left his land where he was
of a high reputation and followed God. He blindly trusted him alone and had great faith in him
to the extent that he was ready to sacrifice his own son. God is the God of all extra ordinary men
in the world - the champions, leaders, doctors - all those who stand out in their field.
• Isaac represents all ordinary men with no evil thoughts. Isaac lived a normal life like many
people. He married one woman, and all that he needed was food, shelter and clothes. He lived a
balanced life - nothing extra ordinary or nothing evil. God is the God of all ordinary people like
you and me - the striving middle class, the employees who work for wages, those who live their
day to day life in mediocrity.
• Jacob represents the crafty men. Jacob was a traitor right from his birth. He lived a life in which
he had to cheat, toil, run away and hide. God is also the God of thieves, murderers, cheaters in
the world. Our is the God of the best men, the good men and also the evil men.
Not only is He the God of men, but also of the women – Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel.
JEHOVAH EZRENU / EZER /
ELOHIM OZER LI
Meaning: God is my help.
"God helps those who help themselves" is probably the most often quoted phrase that is not found in the
Bible. But the Bible teaches quite the opposite. God helps the helpless!
The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless. - Psalm 10:14
The Bible says that God is our helper: "Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield" - Psalm
33:20 and also in Psalm 70:5 - "You are my help and my deliverer“.
In Psalms 115:9 we read: "O Israel trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield. In Psalm121:1 David
asks: "From where does my help come? and also his answer in the following verse. My Help comes from
the Lord, the maker of heaven, creator of the earth! But sometimes we feel God is not helping us. We feel
as though His hands have left us alone in times of trouble. We need to remember one thing when God feels
distant: The Teacher is always silent during the test! When we depend and trust on His word, He will not
only be our helper, but also our defender. But that doesn’t mean we have to be inactive. You cannot simply
pray and do nothing. For example if you pray for a job – though the power is in God’s hands, you need to
actively search for the job. In this sense, the first quote somewhat makes sense here.
(AZAR/ EZRA means help/assistance, this is where Eliezer, Ebenezer, Azariah, Azarel get their names from
JEHOVAH H’AGANA / M’GNANAH /
Maginnenu
Meaning: Lord of defense
My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart. - Psalm 7:10
H’Gana/m'gnanah means defense.
As Christians, there might have been many times when we had to defend the
word of God. Sometimes we defend our faith when someone questions the
Bible. We may be tempted to think that everyone should believe what we
believe because it is the truth. I personally love God’s word so much so that
whenever I get the opportunity to prove the truth in the Bible, I share the word
to believers and non-believers alike. If someone with a strong value in other
belief like atheism questions me with many questions, I sometimes do not know
what to answer them. I give up and think about it all day, worrying that I
couldn’t defend him with my answers. That’s when I learnt that “my answers”
and “my knowledge” can never defend me. I learned that I need to be humble
and let God be my defense. It’s not my job to convert anybody, that’s the work
of the Holy Spirit. So many times we Christians rush to defend God by shoving
the gospel down someone else’s throat. But God doesn’t need us to defend His
word, His word defends itself. Our job is to listen to God’s guidance, wait for
his timing and show his love to others.
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the
head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:15
JEHOVAH MACHSI / MACHASE /
GETHMAH /MACHASLENU
Meaning: The Lord is my refuge.
In the old testament, God commands the Israelites to build cities of "refuge“ outside the main city - a
place where a man who has accidentally or unintentionally killed a man can flee and rest until proper
judgement is given to him. (Numbers 35:11). If the man is found outside the city and any avenger of
blood kills him for killing his brother, he is not guilty for killing him. Thus the only safe place that man
can live is this city of refuge, a hiding place.
The Lord is a hiding place for everyone who is in need of shelter. As a child we all would have played
the game "hide and seek" and all we have to do is hide ourselves from the person who catches
others. As we grow up, we are somehow still playing the same game, but in real life. We all try to run
away from fear, insecurities, troubles in life, responsibilities, etc. We are afraid of physical problems,
mental health and spiritual troubles.
Today I call you to play the same game! The difference is that we aren’t going to hide from each other
or seek each other, we are going to seek the Lord. Hide and seek God! He is the only true refuge in
times of trouble.
MACH’SEH means refuge
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. - Psalm 9:9
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  • 2. NAMES OF GOD The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. - Proverbs 18:10 God does not necessarily need a name, since He is the only one God. Although, we refer to Him with many names which are His characteristics that make Him unique and stand out from all the other idols of the world. Knowing God’s names helps us to know more about God. Meditating on the name of the Lord is the purest form of meditation. Isaiah 52:6 says “Therefore, My people shall know my name..” We take so much time and put so much thoughts into naming a child. The first thing a person might probably ask when meeting someone new would be “What is your name?”. If children do something wrong, the parents usually say, “Don’t spoil my name!”. If we mortal human beings connect integrity and give importance to our name, imagine how much more God deserves for His! Jesus begins His prayer by saying, “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name!” (Matthew 6:9) One of the 10 commandments is “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” – Exodus 20:7 We have compiled a few names of the Lord from the Bible and illustrated them in a way that the reader could use this as a daily devotion and meditate about one particular characteristic of the Lord in a day.
  • 3. ADONAI Meaning: My Lord, My Master The word “Adon” means master in Hebrew. Lord is defined in English as someone or something having power or authority. It is first used in Genesis 15:2. (Abram calls upon “LORD GOD”). Deuteronomy 10:17 confirms God being a righteous Lord: "For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe”. In 1 Samuel 24:8 David refers to Saul as "my lord the king" which is written as “adonai“ in Hebrew. Hence Adonai is a title given to someone who has authority. God's special covenant name "Yahweh" was so holy that in later years many Jews feared even to say it and they started to pronounce "Yahweh" as "Adonai". Adonai is certainly an apt name for God. While there are other lords who hold over limited places, God is the Lord of all the earth. Let God alone be the master of our lives! Also known as Kyrios.
  • 4. ADVOCATE Meaning: One who comes alongside “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” - 1 John 2:1 Sin is the existing nature of man. God, in love has recognized the need of man and has made provision for that need. We sin when we “come short of the glory of God.” So Christ becomes our “Advocate” or “One who comes alongside”. He comes to stand for us in the court of heaven. When satan charges us with sin, Christ represents us and defends us. He is the Attorney who handles our case. His propitiation (or covering for sin) is manifested in all His work for us – in His life, His death, His resurrection, His ascension, and His intercession. (prakliyt in Hebrew – See Parakletos)
  • 5. ATTIYQ YOUM / ELOHEI KEDEM Meaning: Ancient of Days / God of the beginning This name referring to God the Father comes thrice in Daniel chapter 7. Daniel 7:9 "As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze." We can see the vision of Daniel of the courtroom scene of the judgement day where God is seated on a throne. He uses magnificent words to express what He saw. God has lived through the entire course of human history. God is a first-hand witness to all events and does not need a second witness. His judgements are always just and are not based on other's viewpoint. Nothing is a surprise to God, no matter what has happened or what will happen, HE CAN HANDLE IT. Are you troubled by the events you see unfolding in your world? Although you don't understand the past, present or future remember that God does. Live one day at a time, trusting that God is in control. Breshit – in the beginning
  • 6. AUTHORAND FINISHER OFOUR FAITH The Bible says that Jesus is "The author and finisher of our faith." “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith..” - Hebrews 12:1-2 God gives every person a measure of faith whether they are born again or not. He wants them to use this faith to repent from their sin and accept Jesus Christ as Lord. Some will end up using this faith and accept Jesus, while others will not. It is impossible to please God without Faith. Most people don’t even know there is an end to one faith and a beginning of another. After a person repents of their sin and accepts Jesus into their heart, then that portion of "their own faith" ends. Now the born again believer lives by the "faith of the Son of God", Jesus Christ. This is what the Bible describes as going from faith to faith in Romans 1:17 - "For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. - Ephesians 2:8
  • 7. BALM OF GILEAD “Is there no balm in Gilead?” -Jeremiah 8:22 Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally which was produced in a region called Gilead (the birthplace of Prophet Elijah). Jeremiah uses this balm as a metaphor for the only one who can save us from disasters, Jesus Christ. Some historians say that the Queen of Sheba gave this balm as a gift to King Solomon. Judgement has fallen upon everyone and the only one who can save us is Jesus Christ. He is our “balm”. He eases every pain. He comforts every sorrow. He strengthens us in every weakness. There is a “Balm” in our Gilead. Shall we take from Him the comfort that He offers today?
  • 8. BEN ELOHIM Meaning: Son of God “And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God” - John 1:34 John the Baptist had not known Jesus as the Messiah although he did know Him to be Mary and Joseph’s son. But when the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus at His baptism, John knew Him as the Son of God and bore record to that fact. The testimony of John the Baptist is clear! Not a son of God, but the son of God. While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” - Matthew 17:5 (Ben means “son of” in Hebrew) Eg: Benjamin means “Son of the right hand”
  • 9. BRIDEGROOM “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” -Matthew 25:1 Jesus has waited a long, long time for the church to prepare herself for the glad day and to add the last one who will complete the body. Matthew 25 verses 1 to 13 talks about the ten virgins who wait to meet the bridegroom. Five were wise, had oil with them, but the remaining five were foolish and had run out of oil and missed the greatest opportunity of a lifetime commitment of marriage with the bridegroom, who is none other than the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Are your lamps filled with oil? Everyone who trusts in Jesus becomes a part of Christ’s bride. Not every person will be a part of the marriage supper of the Lamb. Some will be outside wishing they could get in. So I urge you, “Trust Christ. Love Christ. Be a part of his bride.” The joys he will give us are beyond anything experienced or imagined on this present earth. “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” – Rev 19:9
  • 10. CARPENTER Was Jesus really a carpenter? Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary…? – Mark 6:3 This verse suggests that Joseph was not living at that time and also that Jesus worked as a Carpenter before his ministry. The Greek word used here is “tekton” which could be translated as “artisan”, “contractor” or “handyman”. It is possible that Joseph was a small civil engineer in his days, designing bridges or other structures needed by the people of the town. An architect who is a major builder would be “archi-tekton”. This would be an important position in a small village like Nazareth, and these jobs would be passed from father to son as a matter of course. Jesus also showed a lot of interest in buildings and spoke about them. He even told His disciples that the temple would be destroyed and He would raise it up again in three days. Before His ascension, Jesus told his disciples that He would go and prepare a place for us. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:2-3 He is a builder of the church.
  • 11. CHIEF CORNERSTONE Ever wondered what a "cornerstone" is? When bricklayers raise a building up above it's foundation, they generally start with the corners. Only when the corners are built, they start building the other walls. It is the rock upon which the weight of the entire structure rests. Scripture describes Jesus as the "Chief Cornerstone" of our faith. Isaiah 28:16 says "Therefore this says the Lord God: 'Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation." Apostle Paul knew that was Jesus. Jesus is our cornerstone, not only big enough to build the church on, but big enough to rest the whole world on. "You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord” (Ephesians 2:19– 21). Let Jesus alone be the rock on whom we stand!
  • 12. CHIEFEST OF 10,000 My beloved is white and ruddy, Chief among ten thousand. – SOS 5:10 Even saying that our Lord Jesus is one in a million seems to be selling Him short, because we all know He is the ONLY ONE. But what does this verse mean? In a lifetime, a person roughly meets thousands of people. We may have more than 5000 friends in Facebook and a million followers in Instagram, but we have a close circle which would not be more than a 100. In this verse, the Shulamite says that her beloved was better than anyone she ever met. Jesus told His disciples: Matthew 10:37 “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Every Christian should ask him/herself this question: “In my life, is the Lord Chief among ten thousand?”
  • 13. DAYSPRING FROM ON HIGH Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us – Luke 1:78 Dayspring means “morning” or “dawn”, and these days it refers to “a new era”. It is a metaphor for the promised Messiah, Jesus. This verse is a prophecy said by Zachariah during the birth of his son, John the Baptist. Six months later, Jesus Christ, the rising sun was born. Jesus is referred to as the sun of Righteousness. His Gospel is a light to a world of darkness. There are some parts of the world that do not see sunrise for many days. But the day it sees the sunrise, the people shout with joy and celebrate it. Likewise, Jesus is the sunrise in our lives. If we do not see him everyday, darkness finds its way into our lives! Consult Him everyday and let all your days see the eternal dayspring!
  • 14. DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS And I will shake all nations. And they shall come to the Desire of All nations, and I will fill this temple with glory – Haggai 2:7 Here Christ is called the Desire of all nations. “The desire, the one that ought to be desired, the most desirable of all the nations, is Jesus Christ, and it is the glory of the Christian Church.” – C.H. Spurgeon In Hebrews 12:25-26 the author writes “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” That’s what God is doing in our day. He’s shaking the nations– literally!–so that the world will be ready for the coming of Christ. As Christ’s first advent happened when the time had fully come, even so his return to the earth will occur when God has prepared everything just as he promised.
  • 15. EBENEZER Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” – 1 Samuel 7:12 Eben means “stone” in Hebrew and “Ezer” means help. So Ebenezer means “stone of help”. It is a memorial stone of victory. (Even Israel – Stone of Israel) Setting up stones in times of war was usual and Samuel did this as an equivalent to building altars, memorials, or to identify the land. Sometimes we don’t like the things that happen in our lives. But then we look back and realise that God has used them to get us to where we are now. God has brought us this far. He has given us many wonderful victories. Think about all the milestones you have crossed in your life and be grateful to God for helping you cross them all. Anniversaries, birthdays, becoming a parent or a grandparent, getting promoted or even getting retired from work – through all of the phases Jesus Christ was our stone of help. But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel) - Genesis 49:24
  • 16. ELAOREOK Meaning: God of longsuffering / patience The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy – Numbers 14:18 Patience comes with suffering. Our God is long-suffering. He is patient and He has a plan. Many people think that God is delaying His plans and the Day of Judgement. But He is actually waiting patiently for everyone in the world to repent so that everyone may live with joy in eternity. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. - 2 Peter 3:9
  • 17. ELASHIYB Meaning: God who restores He restores my soul. - Ps 23:3 Restoration means to put something/someone back in its previous condition. God can restore life to the lifeless or to a dead situation. He restored the life of Lazarus, Naomi, Ruth, Job and many others. God restores health in place of sickness, wealth in place of poverty, comfort in place of pain and grief, hope to the hopeless, faith to the faithless, Our God restores glory, gifts, talents, abilities, joy, broken families, trust, confidence, strength. (heshiyv means to restore in Hebrew) There is absolutely nothing that God cannot restore. There is no thing that He cannot redeem. Only He can turn broken pieces into master pieces. When He heals and restores He makes us better than we were before. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. - Ps 51:12
  • 18. EL BERITH Meaning: God of Covenant I will establish my covenant with you – Genesis 6:18 The word “b’riyt” can mean covenant or circumcision. God has made many covenants with His people – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and many others. The first thing that comes to my mind is the rainbow – which is a sign of the covenant He has established upon all the flesh of the earth after the flood with Noah. Baal-berith which is being spoken in Judges 9:46, could not save the worshipers at Shechem. Those who claimed on this false name of an idol were left stranded. But our God, El Berith, is the true God of the covenant. We can claim this name because we know that our God’s covenant with His people lasts forever.
  • 19. EL BETHEL Meaning: "The God of the House of God" ("EL" - God in Hebrew; "BETH" - House in Hebrew.) In Genesis 12:8 Abram pitched his tent near the city of AI. Later in Genesis 28:12, Jacob had a dream at the same place and named it Bethel. He had a perception that God is limited to that place and did not know God personally like Abraham or Isaac. Later in Genesis 35:1 we see that God asks Jacob to built an altar at Bethel. This is the first and only time God commands to build an altar. And he built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother. Genesis 35:7 Through the years, he realizes God is not confined to a place or city like the other idols. He renames that place as "EL BETHEL". Nobody else in the Bible speaks of God as El Bethel except Jacob which shows us that it is an extremely personal name for God given by Jacob which reflects his personal relationship with God. As we spend time in prayer and meditation, remember that the God who saved you is for you and He desires to relate personally to you. El Bethel will patiently work in and through you to bring you the point where He will be able to fulfil all His promises on you.
  • 20. EL CHAYAI Meaning: The God of my life “The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the night, a prayer to the God of my life.” - Ps 42:8 The Hebrew word “CHAYIYM” refers to a ‘lifespan’ rather than eternity. God does not only care for our eternal life, but also for this temporary life. He is the source of life. When we know this, we become who we are truly meant to be. In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? - Job 12:10 The key purpose of our life is to fulfil the will of God in our lives. You cannot operate a robot without reading its manual. The manual to our lives is the word of God. If any electric device in our house doesn’t work, don’t we call the manufacturer to make it work? The same way, if something is wrong with us, we must first call upon our creator. The one who gave us life. That is why we believe that anyone who wants to kill themselves will definitely go to hell. No one has the authority to take our own lives, because we are not the owner of our life!
  • 21. EL CHUWL Meaning: "The God who gave you birth". Psalm 139:13-14 "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." You are a masterpiece creation by the Creator of all that is. The very One who spoke creation into being, took time to make you unique and special, with all your talents, abilities, and with all that goes together to make you exactly who you are. God knows every single detail about you. He knows the number of hairs on your head, the number of freckles you have, how many wrinkles and how many laugh lines you have. When God put you together, He put together a one of a kind, completely unique individual. Nothing about you is a shock or surprise to God. Your story is unique, and God wants to use your story for His glory. God created you with a purpose, and He will take care of you! God created you, and God will stand with you in good times and in bad times. Connect with your creator and get to live your purpose!
  • 22. EL DEOT / EL DEAH / Elohim Chakam Meaning: The God of knowledge God is the source of all wisdom and whatever knowledge man has acquired comes from Him. Our God is "Omniscient", which means He knows everything. "Whenever our conscience condemns us, we will be reassured that God is greater than our conscience and knows everything." 1 John 3:20 God not only says he knows about us, but about everyone and everything around us. He knows what and when the sparrow needs something, he knows the smallest details and everything in history till what will happen in the future. He knows the depths of everyone's hearts and still loves us the same. Nothing is a mystery to the Lord. He knows our thoughts even before we speak. (Ps. 139:4) Man tries to become wise apart from God, but ends up in foolishness. When we fear God and keep His commandments, to love one another, we will know Him as He is and His wisdom will guide us. DEAH/ DAAT/ DEOT means knowledge / wisdom in Hebrew
  • 23. EL ELOHE ISRAEL / ELOHIM YISRAELI Meaning: "God, the God of Israel”. In Genesis 33:18-20 we can see that Jacob gave God this name. "Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city...Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.“ Jacob was a deceiver, focused on himself, and did not have a personal relationship with God. But as days went by, he did three important things that changed his life. • He admitted that he was a sinner. • He believed the Word of God. • He called upon God's name and confessed him as LORD. God changed Jacob's name into Israel and now God is referred to as not only the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac but also the God of Jacob! "For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.“ - Psalm 48:14
  • 24. EL ELYON Meaning: God Most High “Blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” - Genesis 14:20 The name El Elyon is first used by Melchizedek, the King of Salem and Abraham in Genesis 14. El Elyon literally means God of all gods. No idol or anything created on earth should be exalted over the Lord, because He is superior in every way. Our God is higher than any mountain, bigger than anything you can imagine. Nothing can contain Him. Heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool. He is above all the kings, rulers, politicians, Presidents and Ministers and none of them can take their positions without the knowledge of God. I cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me. – Psalms 57:2
  • 25. EL EMET Meaning: "God of Truth" Psalms 31:5 says "Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth." God is faithful in all his dealings. His promises are sure, for He cannot lie. He judges according to truth, that is, according to the way things really are, and not on the basis of outward appearance. Everything that emanates from Him is pure and without defect. His judicial decisions, law, commandments, and word are truth. They are always right and proper, and they stand in opposition to all unrighteousness and error. Our God hates lying lips, but delights in people who are trustworthy - Prov 18:22. In fact, one of the ten commandments is "Thou shalt not lie!". We should never be false witnesses. Never give in to rumours and do not be someone who spreads gossips. Let us pray to God that we take decisions based on the truth and not out of emotion, deception or false information. Ask for God's help in protection against those who lie. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free". - John 8:32. (Emet means truth in Hebrew)
  • 26. EL EREKH APAYIM AVI HA TANCHUMIM / EL NEHKUMAH / NAHAM Meaning: The God of Patience and Consolation / God who comforts Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like- minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. - Romans 15:5 ‘Rekh apayim’ means patience and ‘tanchumiym’ is the Hebrew word for consolation. (nichum – comfort) Comfort means to soothe, console, reassure, bring cheer to. In this verse, Paul views God as the ultimate source of encouragement and endurance. Paul asks God that the church should have the ability to live in harmony with each other. Just like how the Holy Spirit reveals himself as a comforter, we should also be caring towards everyone in church. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  • 27. EL HANNE'EMAN / EL EMUNAH Meaning: The faithful God. What or who do you rely on? It can be easy for us to put trust in our own planning and abilities or even in friends and family. But however good those things are, ultimately they will let us down. They are not perfect. Not so with God. "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9 The Lord your God is God, the faithful God – it is who He is at His essence, faithful. At the root of what we translate as faithful is “amen.” This word shows up throughout the Old Testament, always with some idea of security or steadiness. God is He who can be relied on. He supports, holds up and steadies. He is secure and certain of the future. Life is chaotic in this fallen world. We will stumble and fall. But there is One who is firm, who is secure. We can rely on Him always because His true name is "Faithful". He will never let us down and will always fulfil His promises. Always. "If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.“ 2 Timothy 2:13
  • 28. EL HANNORA / JEHOVAH NORA Meaning: The Awesome God “O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!” - Psalm 68:35 "Awesome" is a word which means "Awe inspiring". And who is more awe inspiring than God? The word “awesome” is also related to the Hebrew word for fear (Yare). The true definition of awesome is a combination of awe, wonder, honor with fear. A healthy fear based not on dread but on honor and awe. Nothing or no one should be placed at His level. He shows His awesome power in the fact that He offers forgiveness and salvation to ALL of humanity…not just a select few. How can we not God share with others? If you are ever going to boast about anything you have, boast about El Hannora! And I said: “I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments. - Nehemiah 1:5
  • 29. EL IRA / JEHOVAH YAREH Meaning: Lord the terrible, fearful and reverend. The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it? - Joel 2:11 YAREH means FEAR in Hebrew. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” - Proverbs 9:10 When you read this verse, it makes you feel that God just wants you to be afraid of Him. But then we read verses like Isaiah 11:2-3 “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. His delight is in the fear of the Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears” and Proverbs 22:4 “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.” Fear of the Lord – YAREH – has a broader sense in Hebrew, encompassing very positive things like honor, respect, reverence, and awe. In fact the word “reverence” in English is from the Hebrew verb “YAREH”. Fearing the Lord is not the same as the fear we have for wild animals, heights or what we call as "phobia". Men have many phobias - fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of darkness... But the fear that is mentioned here is "reverence". Obeying God and living according to His will is what God demands from us. Any other fear can be conquered if we have the Fear of the Lord within us.
  • 30. EL NOSE / NASA /ELOHAY S’LIYCHAH Meaning: God of Forgiveness "Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because He delights in steadfast love." Micah 7:18 God wipes out our sins against him completely. Through him we learn how to forgive others and continue our bond of love. If there is true asking and receiving of forgiveness between persons, just as between ourselves and God, we should be removing the sin from our thoughts and carrying on through love. Proverbs 17:9 puts it this way: “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” As we seek to follow God’s word, let’s remember to pray for help in forgiving one another. God has a wonderful way of turning bitterness into love. (Nasa means to carry, s’liychah means to forgive in Hebrew)
  • 31. EL OLAM Meaning: "The Everlasting God" In Genesis 21:33, we find Abraham planting a tamarisk tree and giving a new name for God: "The Everlasting God" or the Hebrew name: "El Olam". It means the God of eternity, the everlasting God. The God without a beginning; the God who never will cease to be; the God who will never grow old; the God to whom eternity is what present time is. It describes God as He who extends beyond our greatest vision of who we think God is, no matter how great our concept of God is, He is always greater. Only God is really eternal. Since God is eternal, He is not limited by the constraints of time. He has no beginning, no end. He is never in a hurry and He is never late. The past, present, and future are all the same to God. This also means that nothing could ever take God by surprise, and that God has never learned anything since He has eternally known everything. "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!“ Romans 11:33
  • 32. EL PERAZIM Meaning: God of breakthrough So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.- 2 Samuel 5:20 (The word 'Baal' here refers to 'owner'/'master' and not the pagan god. To avoid confusion we refer to God as "EL PERAZIM") We all need a 'breakthrough' in our lives at some point of time. We feel we are stagnant in our finances, health, family or emotions. When we seek a 'breakthrough' with our own strength it results in frustration. But God wants us to have a turnaround in our lives through Him, because only He can give us what we need. God broke through David's life when he fought against Goliath. David did not have his confidence in the stones he had, but in God. Likewise, when the time is right God will definitely breakthrough your life too. Just wait for the right moment!
  • 33. EL QANNA Meaning: Jealous God Exodus 34:14 says "You shall not worship any other God, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God." At first glance, this name appears fierce and negative. Jealousy or possessiveness is bad right? Too much of it would cause damage to any relationship. But that is not the kind of Jealousy God has. He saved His people from slavery and protects His people in the promised land. He was with them through every battle. He knows that other gods will compete for our hearts. Eve had everything, yet she was ready to give up for the chance of getting more. David had more wives but still wanted Bathsheba. God's Jealousy is not about Him, it's about us. He made us for the sole purpose of having a close relationship with only Him. Will any wife be okay with sharing her husband to another woman? What kind of a husband is fine with his wife dating some other guy? God is jealous for you - all of you. He wants every inch of our heart connected to His. Then He will fill you with His love and you will be spilling it all over the people He puts in your life! We belong only to Him and He belongs to us! There is no room for any other idol before God.
  • 34. EL RACHUM V'CHANUN / JEHOVAH RACHUM / EL CHANUN Meaning: God of mercy and grace. “…for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness, One who relents from doing harm.” - Jonah 4:2 The Almighty is full of compassion and feeling for His people. He is completely free from cruelty or pettiness. “Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.” - Psalm 116:5 Compassion is a characteristic of God and as his children we must show such a characteristic as well. The source of compassion is love, as are all the characteristics of the character of Christ that are based on love. It is only through the filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the Word of God that we become sensitive to the needs of our brothers around. A person who has a hardened heart either by past experiences, by his upbringing, because he has not had an encounter with God or by continued rebellion at his word, it is difficult for him to feel compassion. Both GRACE and MERCY are gifts from God. GRACE is getting the favor we do not deserve. MERCY is not getting the punishment we do deserve. (Rachum – means mercy, Chanun – means grace)
  • 35. EL ROI Meaning: The God who sees me. Hagar, Sarai’s maidservant, fled her jealous master who treated her harshly after she bore Abraham’s child. Wandering in the wilderness, desperate and alone, an angel of the Lord appears before Hagar to bring her instruction & comfort. Hagar declares, in Genesis 16:13, “You are El Roi!” (You are God who sees me!) Never believe you are alone, even in your darkest troubles. “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and He knows those who take refuge in Him.” (Nahum 1:7) The Lord is not looking for your mistakes, but for ways to bless and comfort you!
  • 36. EL SHADDAI Meaning: God the almighty one / God who has the love of a mother The name "Shaddai" appears 48 times in the Bible, seven times as "El Shaddai" (five times in Genesis, once in Exodus, and once in Ezekiel). The first occurrence of the name is in Genesis 17:1, "And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am El Shaddai; walk before me, and be thou perfect." Another word much like Shaddai, from which many believe it derived, is "shad" meaning “breast” in Hebrew. This refers to God completely nourishing, satisfying, and supplying His people with all their needs as a mother would her child. Connected with the word for God—El—this denotes a God who freely gives nourishment and blessing, He is our Sustainer. He is the ALL SUFFICIENT ONE. He is our Mother, our Father, our friend, a brother – our everything.
  • 37. EL SIMCHATH GILI Meaning: "God, my exceeding joy.“ “I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God” - Psalms 43:4 Life without joy is overwhelming, burdensome and oppressive. Everybody wants to be happy. While Christians understand that suffering and affliction are unavoidable, nobody wants to suffer or face affliction. We long for joy. We take great hope in the fact that we will one day experience unending joy in the presence of God. But the gospel of Jesus Christ promises that we can find joy in this life. Jesus promised, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). Notice carefully that, in the gospel, Christ’s joy can be in us. It not only empowers us. It not only aids our joy. It can be in us. We can actually have the joy of El Simchath Gili—God our exceeding joy. Where are you presently finding your joy? (Simchah - means joy/happiness in Hebrew)
  • 38. EL YESHURUN / ELOHE JERUSALEM Meaning: God of Jerusalem / Yeshurun There is no one like the God of Yeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, and in His excellency on the clouds. - Deuteronomy 33:26 Yeshurun is just a poetic name for the people of Jerusalem, or righteous people. The city is mentioned as "Salem" in Genesis where King Melchizedek ruled. It is also called as "Shiloh", meaning "city of peace". Jerusalem is the city which David chose as his capital. It is the homeland of the Jewish people and is the most sacred place for them till date. “God of Jerusalem” is a name first given to God by the servants of King Sennacherib of Assyria while they were mocking the people of Judah. At the same time Sennacherib referred to God as the God of Hezekiah. “And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth—the work of men’s hands.” - 2 Chronicles 32:19 While the Jews were in exile in Babylon, King Artaxerxes issued a decree to Ezra that included the same name of God. “Also the articles that are given to you for the service of the house of your God, deliver in full before the God of Jerusalem.” - Ezra 7:19 Only those who do not know God personally give him names that are limited to a place. But we know that our God is the God of all the earth. He has no limits like the other gods.
  • 39. ELOHEI CHASDI / CHESED Meaning: God of kindness. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. (Psalm 63:3) Jesus' life and sacrifice is the greatest example of God's kindness. Probably, the least understood characteristic of Jesus is his kindness and humbleness. He was not weak, but was strong. Jesus was arrested, beaten with rods, whipped, spit upon and mocked. The crowd asked for his death and He was nailed up on a roman cross. The people challenged him saying "if you are the son of god, come down from that cross!". Now, let's consider all the things He could have done at that moment. He controlled the storms with just one word, He walked upon the waters, He fed 5,000 people with a little bread and fish and even raised the dead. On that cross he could have called 10,000 angels to release Him and to destroy that ungrateful generation. But He did not do it. Jesus committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth. When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. He said, on the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do". How great is God's loving kindness towards us! (CHESED means kindness in Hebrew)
  • 40. ELOHEI HARUCHOT LEKOL BASAR Meaning: God of the spirits of all flesh Then they fell on their faces, and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and You be angry with all the congregation?” - Numbers 16:22 The Word of God treats man as a tripartite being (with 3 parts). Man is composed of spirit, soul and body. We could say (as many scholars say) that man is spirit, has soul and lives in a body. The angels were created as spirits, man was created, predominantly, as a living soul. That is why in the Bible we can see that God often refers to men as "souls." We can say that what man is depends on how his soul is. His soul represents him. Soul represents him. If man's soul wants to obey God, it will allow the spirit to govern man as ordained by God, but the soul can also repress the spirit and not do what the spirit dictates. Life is a constant battle between the flesh and the spirit to win over the soul. God owns all the spirits. He is the source of all spirits in the world. In Him, our life starts and in Him it ends. The spirits in our body constantly longs for God, from whom it came from. Once we belong to Him, we must dedicate not only our soul and spirit, but also the flesh. The Bible says that we are the temple of God. He resides in our body. Our body is the holy sanctuary which God needs. Do you submit your flesh to him everyday? (BASAR – means flesh)
  • 41. ELOHEI KOL BASAR / JEHOVAH KOL Meaning: Lord of all flesh “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? - Jeremiah 32:27 (KOL means all/everything in Hebrew) God created everything on the earth and demands that they confirm to His plan. Anything made of flesh needs food to survive and that is our weakness too. This flesh cannot be found in spiritual entities. In a movie called the Lion King, we see that Mufasa, the righteous Lion keeps a rule for every living thing in the forest. It sets a time and place for each group of animals to maintain the ecosystem. If anyone crosses their limits, it disturbs the balance of nature. It’s the circle of life. But when Scar, the evil Lion takes over the animal kingdom, it does not care for the welfare of all animals and lets everything eat whatever and wherever it wants. It results in chaos, and then drought comes to the land. Likewise, God has set limits and restrictions not to give us burden, but for the welfare of everyone in the world. He is our righteous King. He is the Lord of all flesh.
  • 42. ELOHEI MAROM Meaning: The God of Heights “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God?” - Micah 6:6 In this verse, we are given a name for God that paints a vivid image in our minds. We can picture Him above all He has made: higher than the galaxies and planets and unknown measures of all that exists. With a bit more clarity, we can see Him over the raging storms in our own atmosphere, above the summits of great mountains, and beyond the expanse of all we have explored of this earth. This same God, the God of Heights, will go before us to greater heights than we can ever imagine. When our foot slips, He’ll lift us up. When we can climb no longer, He’ll carry us. When we doubt if we’ll ever reach our destination, He’ll give us a gracious glimpse of His greater plan. The God of Heights who stands sovereign over more than we can imagine, He will lead us to magnificent heights, also. (MAROM means height in Hebrew)
  • 43. ELOHEI NAKHOR Meaning: God of Nahor The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor, and the God of their father judge between us.” And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac. - Gen 31:53 Nahor was the son of Terah, a brother of Abraham and the Father of Laban. The Bible says very little about him, but he moved to Haran while Abram left Ur and went to Canaan obeying God. It seems that Nahor had a relationship with God and hence the name, God of NAHOR. Laban says this verse when making an agreement with Jacob.
  • 44. ELOHEI TEHILATI Meaning: God of my Praise "Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise.“ - Psalm 109:1 In Psalms 109, David faces a terrible situation from his own people, whom he describes as backbiters. They did bad to him, when all he did to them was only good. It is really hard for a man to remain kind and sit in prayer when he gets cheated by his own people. David did not wait for "his time" to praise God. He knew that God was worthy of praise even when life was unfair to him. Psalm 109 is the cry of a man whose confidence in God is deep, and whose communion with Him is very close and bold. Note that he only asks the Lord to speak: a word from God is all a believer needs. If we take care of God's honour He will take care of ours. We may look to Him as the guardian of our character if we truly seek His glory. If we live to God's praise, He will in the long run give us praise among men. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. - Psalm 150:6
  • 45. ELOHIM / EL Meaning: GOD In the beginning GOD (ELOHIM) created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1 "ELOHIM" - Probably the most interesting name I have ever come across for God. God is introduced in the Hebrew Bible - Torah as "Elohim" in Genesis 1:1. It is used more than 2500 times in the Bible. "Elohim" literally means anyone with high authority - a judge, a king or any manager. But God is the "Elohim of elohims" - that is why we see even angels and sometimes men being referred to as "elohims" (with a small 'e’) Several names in the Bible have 'EL' in their name. ELijah, ELisha, SamuEL, JoEL, DaniEL, etc.,And almost all angels have 'EL' as their suffix: MichaEL, GabriEL and the list goes on. Even the name "IsraEL" means 'Prince of El' meaning "people of Elohim." The characteristics of the Elohim God we worship are: Omnipotent (all powerful ), Omnipresent (present everywhere) and Omniscient (knows all things) Our God is not confined within time or space. We have a saying in Tamil "தூணிலும் இருப்பான ் துரும்பிலும் இருப்பான ் " but the God of Bible is not present in a material thing. He's everywhere, but not inside an object. That's the supremacy and sovereignty of the eternal "ELOHIM".
  • 46. ELOHIM BASHAMAYIM Meaning: God in heaven “…for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.” – Joshua 2:11 The ancient Hebrews believed in a structure of the universe: Above the Earth is the sky, which is called the "first heaven", and then a firmament, what we today call the ozone layer, coupled with a water layer (that no longer exists as it was depleted during Noah's flood). Above this was what is commonly thought of as the "heavens", what we call outer space and they called "second heaven". Higher than this is "third Heaven", where God resides and from which He rules. Why is this important? There are a number of possible reasons, but the one I find most intriguing is that Jesus thought it was important. Notice that when teaching the disciples how to pray he begins with the phrase, "Our Father in heaven" (Abba Bashamayim). Why does Jesus start with this declaration? For two reasons. The first is so that we know whom to pray to. We are not to pray to angels or saints, but to God alone. The second, and most germane to our study, is to teach us that the God in Heaven is supreme above all other Gods. This title shows his absolute authority and rule. This is something not only understood by the ancient Hebrews, but also by their enemies. Elohim Bashamayim is more than a name, it is also a title of power and authority. It is a name that reminds us the God we worship and serve is the only God worthy of our affections, our attentions, our time and our money. (shamayim means heaven/sky)
  • 47. ELOHIM GADOL Meaning: The Great God Gadol or godol (Hebrew “gedolim” - literally "big" or "great" in Hebrew) Gadol is used in Israel to refer to some Rabbis / Teachers who are greater than the other teachers. We often use the word great to admire someone’s abilities. It is also used as a title for some successful people – Eg: Alexander, the great. However, God’s greatness is beyond human understanding. He is the pinnacle of every admirable quality. He is great in Power and Authority, He has great love and mercy. His greatness can never be matched. He alone is worthy of worship.
  • 48. ELOHIM SHOMRI Meaning: God is my protector The Hebrew translation for 'God is my Protector' is Elohim Shomri. The Lord Himself watches over me and He is my “protective shade” (Psalm 121:5). He is truly our Protector and hearing this makes us stand in awe of Who God is: He is Elohim Shomri. As it says in Psalm 121:2 “My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” This is unfathomable, the One Who made heaven and earth is watching over us. We do not always realize how minuscule we are- compared to the earth and universe. What a privilege! The Creator of everything is watching over us. The Lord “never slumbers or sleeps” (Psalm 121:4). Therefore, even while we are sleeping, the Lord is watching over us, He is Elohim Shomri! We, as children of the Most High God, are privileged to pray that the Lord of hosts will watch over us while we sleep.
  • 49. EMMANUEL / JEHOVAH IMMEKA Meaning: “With us (is) God”. The word is first found in Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Emmanuel.“ Emmanuel: It is a compound word of (el) "God" and (Emmanu) "with us". Emmanuel means God’s intimacy with men. It is not a new word for Israelites. God was with them inside the Most Holy place as "Shekinah". He was with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. His presence was experienced by Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon and many other men of God. As He was was with them, He will be with us too. "As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you“ Joshua 1:5
  • 50. ESH OKLAH / AKHAL ESH Meaning: God is a consuming fire For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. - Deut 4:24 In the book of Hebrews, Paul warns the Hebrews to worship the Lord God with reverence and awe for our God is a consuming fire. – (Hebrews 12:29) Fire is something that consumes or destroys. The wrath of God is against anyone who opposes God. Aaron’s sons Abihu and Nadab were destroyed by fire when they offered a strange fire in the tabernacle of God. We can also see God’s fire consuming people in the books of Elijah and Isaiah. God’s consuming fire burns up anything that is unholy. When we worship God, we must not do it unwillingly or half- hearted. We must worship Him properly and reverently. We are to worship the Lord in spirit and truth. John 4:24 (Esh means Fire, akhal means consuming)
  • 51. Faithful and True Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. - Revelation 19:11 The name “faithful and true” expresses the total trustworthiness, reliability, and constancy of Jesus Christ. This verse shows us a picture of Christ at the end of the age where He is no longer the peaceful, humble servant riding on a lowly donkey. Now He is the victorious King, charging forth like a soldier, leading His troops into battle. From the day Isaiah foretold His coming, Christ’s faithfulness was known and throughout His ministry Jesus was a faithful and obedient servant to His Father God. He has remained truthful to the promises He made to everyone and He never changes. The entire book of Revelations is a call to the church of Christ to be faithful and true, just as He is Faithful and true.
  • 52. Forerunner “..where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” - Hebrews 6:20 “Forerunner” is a person or a thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else. It means to go in front of or ahead of. Following a forerunner means going the exact same way as they have gone to achieve the same result as they have. Jesus, though He was the son of God, did not use His Godly powers to fight human temptations. He was 100% man just like everyone of us so that we might follow Him in the race of life. Jesus consecrated a new way through the flesh – tearing the veil between us and God the Father – right up to His throne. He has made it fully possible for mankind to be able to partake in divine nature and putting sin in our flesh to death. It is not only enough to come to Jesus, but it is more important to go the whole way. Jesus did not only pave the way, but is also running alongside us with a heart full of care, love, hope and mercy, guiding and helping us toward the goal – to be set free.
  • 53. FRIEND OF SINNERS Jesus was a friend to tax collectors (like Zacchaeus and Matthew) whom the Pharisees hated. Jesus even sat and dined with them. The Jews where complaining that Jesus was in the wrong place at the wrong time with wrong people and called him as a "friend of sinners", but actually that is what He came for - for the sinners. The Pharisees were sinners as well, but did not consider them as such. But the one they criticized as a 'friend of sinners' is the only sinless person to have ever lived. Most parents do not like it if their children befriend kids who are rude and indulge in acts of indiscipline, because they are afraid that their kids might also turn out to be like them. But Jesus did not join the sinners to sin along with them, but to save them from it. We need to Befriend Jesus, Befriend others and connect with people regardless of where they are on their journey. Jesus cares more about relationships then perfection. We as Christians should try to CONNECT with people before we CORRECT them. Speak to them, invite them, visit their house and befriend them. When we start behaving like Jesus by loving our brothers and sisters, religious people will always criticize, will always get upset, will always say something. Don't live for the audience...but for one - his name is Jesus. Who would not want a friend like Jesus? "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8
  • 54. GALEY RAZIN Meaning: Revealer of Secrets The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.” - Daniel 2:47 God revealed King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to Daniel, which no other sorcerer or wise man in Babylon could find. That is why Daniel called God, the One that unveils secrets. Men have secrets or what they consider secrets. In reality, there are no secrets in the world, because God knows everything that’s happening in the whole universe. David committed sin with Bathsheba and later killed Uriah by commanding Joab. He thought that no one else knew about this. But God revealed it to His prophet Nathan, who later confronted King David. Our God is all-knowing (Omniscient). Nothing can be hidden from Him. Whatever happens in the darkness will be brought to the light. The Lord revealed to Peter through the Holy Spirit what Ananias and his wife Sapphira did. When we walk with God, He reveals the truth to us instead of lies. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” - Deut 29:29 (raziy - secret, gilah - reveal)
  • 55. Gift of God For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16 A gift means a present one person gives to another. God always gives gifts to the human race out of love. As long as one wants it, it will be given to him. He gives sunshine, and pours rain to everyone on earth and never asks for money in return. God’s gifts are free and never sells them. God’s greatest gift to the human race is giving his one and only son – Jesus Christ. He is not an “Indian giver” – a person who gives a gift expecting something of the same value later. (What we call மமாய்(moi) in Tamil) Jesus left his throne in heaven as the son of God and walked on earth as a humble human being – making him the most generous person to ever walk on earth. Not only did He come as a human being, but died for us and also gives us the power to reign with Him when He comes back as a King – and this gift is beyond measure, unarguably, the greatest expression of generosity ever. Through this one gift we receive other gifts that come along with it: - The gift of the Holy Spirit - The gift of eternal life - The gift of Salvation - The gift of righteousness. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” - John 4:10 If you know this Jesus, you will surely say to Him, "You are the gift of God, please give me the living water that I may be satisfied.
  • 56. HAND OF THE LORD / FINGER OF GOD "So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me" (Ezekiel 3:14). The Holy Spirit is often figuratively denoted as the ‘Hand of the Lord’ by the Old Testament prophets. A hand suggests direction, instruction, help, and comfort. The Holy Spirit is indeed the Helper, the Teacher of God's children, and the divine Comforter. Also, a hand can represent skill, power, restraint, and touch. All of these words accurately describe the work of God through the Holy Spirit. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Ps 19:1 Genesis 1 talks about God’s creative days. They are not really 24 hour days, but epochs – millions of years for one epoch. He created light, space, oceans, land, plants, the sun, moon, stars, variety of birds, fish and animals. Once the earth was not “formless and void” He created his greatest work ever --- the human body – using the Holy Spirit and the elements of the earth. Thus, living things provide countless examples of complexity, symmetry, and beauty that bespeak God’s design of the highest level. Moses says that The ten commandments were written by the hands of God. May we remember each finger for each of the commandments. But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. - Luke 11:20 Luke writes “finger of God” in this verse instead of writing “Spirit of God” as in Matthew 12:27, because they denote the same thing.
  • 57. Head of the church For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Ephesians 5:23 Jesus is the Head of the church – not the Pastor, not the worship leader, but Jesus. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18 Church leaders are to surrender ultimate leadership to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the One who leads and determines the teachings and practices of the church. Church members are to follow Christ first and earthly leaders second. The church is not a building or organization but a group of people who know and worship Jesus. Regular connection with other believers honors the Lord, encourages us personally as believers, and allows us to encourage and serve others. While every church will have its own local leaders, the ultimate leader of any church is the Lord Jesus. He said, “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18) it belongs to Him. He is the head of the body and the only One with the power to adequately lead and love the church.
  • 58. I AM THAT I AM/ EHYEH ASHER EHYEH In Exodus 3:14 Moses asks God what he is to say when the Israelites ask which God sent you and God replies "I AM WHO I AM..tell them that I AM has sent me to you." from the burning bush. God had already revealed his name as "Yahweh" to Abraham, but after becoming slaves to the Egyptians the Jews had almost forgot the name of their own God and started serving the gods of Egypt. This is because our God did not have any temple, statue or any birth and death story unlike the other gods. It is important for today’s Christian to understand the complexity of who God is. He is all encompassing and self-sufficient. It is a name above names, one that reminds the believer that God is in control, and that He sees His children. It also affirms that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It can be easy in the struggles of everyday life to lose sight of the majesty and holiness of God, but meditating on the name He gave Himself, and all that it represents, can help put our time on earth into perspective. God is infinite, and He is sovereign over our lives, He Is Who He Is. (ego eimi – in Greek)
  • 59. I AM THE ALPHAAND THE OMEGA In Revelation 22:13 Jesus says: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet. He is the 'A' and 'Z' in English language, 'Aleph' and 'Tau' in Hebrew, and so on. By saying that Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega or the first and the last we are saying He is the Creator of all things in this Universe. Some people ask us if God created everything, then who created God? This question is hypothetical to answer in the scientific world. God is not bound by time. He was not created, He was already existing. Our small brains cannot think beyond time. Apostle Paul wrote in his book to the Colossians that Jesus is before all things, all things are within Him and by Him all things consist. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is beyond space, time and matter in this Universe. "அகர முதல எழுத்மதல்லாம் ஆதி பகவன் முதற்றற உலகு"
  • 60. I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE “I am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35) is one of the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus. Jesus used the same phrase “I AM” in seven declarations about Himself. All appear in the book of John. John 6:35 says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” The crowd came behind Jesus not for him, but for the "free food" Jesus gave. Jesus accused them and told them to seek the real manna from Heaven. Interestingly, Jesus was born at Bethlehem, a city which is known as the 'house of bread' (lechem means bread and beth means house in Hebrew). Bread is the staple food in Israel and Bethlehem produced the best ones in the country. If it were in India, Jesus would have used the term, "I am the chapathi of life" or "I am the rice of life". We sometimes get so enthralled with eating food for the body rather than feeding the soul what it needs. Jesus did not say 'I AM the cake of life' instead he said something we can eat everyday. The word of God is to be consumed everyday. John 6:27, “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you."
  • 61. I AM THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says "I am the root and the offspring of David, the Bright and Morning star". Angels are often referred to as stars in the Bible. In Rev 1:20 Jesus says that the seven stars that John saw are Seven angels. In Job, these angels called the "morning stars" were singing, rejoicing and shouting for joy over what God had made. Even Satan is called the "morning star" in Isaiah 14:12 and in Luke 10:18 from which he got the name 'lucifer'. Satan may be a morning star, but he is only a poor imitation of the one true bright morning star, Jesus Christ, the light of the world. In astronomy, the term "morning star" is used to refer to the planet "Venus". It rises before the sun in the east. It can be seen during the darkest hours especially in the middle East. And as that star, Jesus gives hope for the future, today. It is noteworthy that the O.T. ends with Christ as, “The Sun of righteousness" (Mal. 4:2) and the N.T. closes with this wonderful title, “I am the bright morning star.” This is the last "I AM" statement of Jesus and is found in the last page of the Bible. It is closely linked to his second coming. Are we among those who are up before dawn, longing for the day of His appearing, and so, rejoicing in the sight of Him as the bright morning star?
  • 62. I AM THE DOOR / Door of the Sheep In John 10:7, Jesus says "I am the door" and not "I am a door". Jesus is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the “sheepfold,” but He is the only door by which we may enter and be saved (John 10:9). Jesus is the only means we have of receiving eternal life. There is no other way. Of all domesticated animals, sheep are the most helpless. Sheep will spend their entire day grazing, wandering from place to place, never looking up. As a result, they often become lost. Sheep have no “homing instinct” as other animals do. They are totally incapable of finding their way to their sheepfold even when it is in plain sight. By nature, sheep are followers. If the lead sheep steps off a cliff, the others will follow. Sheep are susceptible to injuries, and can be easily attacked. As followers of Christ, Jesus is both our Shepherd and the Door to the sheepfold who provides for all our needs. Knowing that the world is full of predators whose sole intent is to destroy us, we are always under His protection. More importantly, we are fully confident that “when the Chief Shepherd appears, we will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.“ - - 1 Peter 5:4
  • 63. I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD In John 10:11 Jesus says, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.“ God could have chosen any animal to describe the relationship He has with His people, but he chose the humble sheep for a reason. What is the role of a good shepherd? • A good Shepherd knows His sheep intimately. Better than they know themselves! • A good Shepherd cares for, feeds and leads the sheep in the way they should go. • A good Shepherd disciplines and corrects the sheep when necessary for their own good. • A good Shepherd carries the sick and hurting. • A good Shepherd gathers the strays and finds the lost. He leaves the 99 to save the 1. • A good Shepherd protects and defends his sheep and fights off enemies. And what is the role of a 'good sheep'? • They hear the voice of the Shepherd • They are known by the Shepherd • They follow the Shepherd. Will you choose to be his sheep?
  • 64. I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD In John 8:12 Jesus says “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Think of a glorious sunrise or sunset you have seen. No wonder some people worship the sun as a god. We, who are more “enlightened,” know that the true God is not the sun but the Maker of the sun. says “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Think of a glorious sunrise or sunset you have seen. No wonder some people worship the sun as a god. We, who are more “enlightened,” know that the true God is not the sun but the Maker of the sun. Many kids ask their Sunday School teachers from where did the earth get its light for the first three days if the sun was created on the fourth day of creation?! God himself was the light. He himself is the source of all light. Paul says God alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see in 1 Timothy 6:16. LIGHT is synonymous with wisdom and wisdom is gained through living one's LIFE through acts of LOVE. Jesus also said, "as long as" He is in the world He was the light of the world. Once He ascended to heaven, the apostles began to spread the light. They were the light to the churches they formed. Likewise, all of us have a light, and Jesus said let your light so shine that others can see it. Don't hide it under a bushel. Don't bury the talent that is given you. Be a light in this world of darkness, shine bright wherever God has placed you
  • 65. I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE In John 11:25-26 Jesus says, “I AM the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die.“ He wasn’t stating that He ‘can’ resurrect, but that He indeed ‘is’ the resurrection. “Resurrection” comes from the Greek word ‘anastasis’, which means, “raising up“, or “raised to life again.” There is so much hurt and devastation when a death occurs in our lives, whether it’s a friend or a family member. It can be extremely difficult to deal with it all during difficult times like this, especially in a positive way. “Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice ofthe Son of God and those who hear will live.” - John 5:25 Because of Jesus, we don’t have to fear death and view it as finality to darkness, emptiness and aloneness. We will be resurrected, brought back to life with Him. “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” - Romans 8:11
  • 66. I AM THE VINE In John 15:5 Jesus says "I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing." We know that God the Father is the vinekeeper. An interesting fact about vines is that you can never find from which tree the grape is from. Likewise, it does not matter to which church or which denomination you belong to. All that matters to God is you are a part of His Church. ll members of the Church are the branches and the individuals who become inefficient, or those who abandon following Christ after making a shallow profession, will be isolated or cut off from the plant. Jesus also says, "“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.“ - John 15:1,2 Where is the Holy Spirit in this verse? His presence is the grapevine. Whoever has the holy spirit in him, bears much fruit. Jesus had been teaching the disciples about the Holy Spirit. Bearing fruit is not only restricted to winning souls for Christ. In Galatians 5:22- 23 we read that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Do you have all of these fruits in your body, soul and spirit?
  • 67. I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE Buddha, at the end of his life said, "I am still searching for Truth.“ In John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." If there had been another way of salvation, Jesus would have never died on the cross. Even Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemene to take away this cup from Him if it is possible, but the answer did not come from Heaven because God the Father also knows that there is no other way. If Jesus had never gone to the cross, we would have no forgiveness for our sins. Man cannot be saved by bread alone, or by good deeds, by religion, or by his own works. There is only one way, and it is a narrow road, not everyone can easily walk through it. And it is by the way of the cross of Christ and by claiming His holy blood. Jesus is not one of the ways to God, He is the ONLY WAY! In his famous lecture "Christ, the Messenger", Vivekananda told— "If I, as an Oriental have to worship Jesus of Nazareth, there is only one way, that is, to worship him as God and nothing else."
  • 68. Intercessor / Mediator For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, - 1 Timothy 2:5-6 Jesus is interceding for us while Satan whose name means “accuser” is accusing us, pointing out our sins and frailties before God, just as he did with Job. But the accusations fall upon deaf ears in heaven, because Jesus’ work on the cross paid our debt in full; therefore, God always sees in His children the perfect righteousness of Jesus. Sometimes we feel guilty about our own sins which were forgiven and forgotten by God. But remember, once God has forgiven you he never keeps record of wrongs. As far as the east is from the west,So far has He removed our transgressions from us. - Psalms103:12 Many churches today appoint people to pray for others. They even set up someone as a mediator between the people and God to forgive their sins. But Jesus broke this tradition so that we could talk directly to God and confess our sins to him to get forgiveness. It is important to understand that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. No one else—not Mary, not any previous Christian saints—has the power to intercede for us before the throne of the Almighty. No angel has that position. Christ alone is the God-man, and He mediates and intercedes between God and man. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. - Romans 8:34
  • 69. JEHOVAH ACHBA / ELCHABA JEHOVAH SATAR Meaning: God who hides me For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. - Psalms 27:5 (Seter/satar means hide oneself, Huch’ba means Hidden in Hebrew) The Bible often uses images such as hiding under the shadow of God’s wings to represent communion with Him. The best place to hide in the world is the Shadow of His wings. • He is our Hiding Place in this life and the life to come. • He is our Hiding Place when we sin and confess. • He is our Hiding Place when temptations threaten to overwhelm us. • He is our Hiding Place in the day of mourning, loss and sorrow. • He is our Hiding Place “in the day of the LORD’s anger.” During storms, people run to caves or a safe place to protect them. But where will they run during mental storms? Run to Him. Hide in Him. Take shelter in the Everlasting Arms of the Great I Am. What a blessing that, instead of having to run from God, now we can run to God, our HIDING PLACE, and know that we are safe! You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. – Psalms 32:7
  • 70. JEHOVAH ADIR Meaning: Majestic Lord But there the majestic Lord will be for us A place of broad rivers and streams, In which no galley with oars will sail, Nor majestic ships pass by - Isaiah 33:21 Adir, essentially means great (majestic/noble) and mighty (strength/power). In other words, it’s a weighty name. But what I found particularly beautiful about this name is that this is something we can be called too. When we are given power in any field, or authority to do something, we also become "adir". When we are in alignment with God, we do things just the way God would do. There's a famous quote from the old days, "What would Jesus do?" referred with the abbreviation "WWJD?". When you do not know how to take the next step, just think how Jesus would have reacted to the same situation. A person of majesty, authority will work for our favour proportional to the intimacy of the relationship we have with them. There is no one else who is majestic than our Lord God. When we talk and walk with Him every day, He makes all things favourable for us. The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. - Psalm 93:1
  • 71. JEHOVAH ADON KOL HAARETS / HASHAMIAM V'ELOHEY HA'ARETS / ELAH SH'MAYA V'ARAH Meaning: "The Lord of All The Earth". Who runs the world? Who is in charge? The President of the United States? The Queen of England? The Prime Minister of India? Whose power on earth is unquestioned, unequalled and unchanging? Psalm 24 starts with these two verses: “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” I stand in awe at this name. We serve a God that created it all. The trees, the mountains, the valleys, the very air that we breathe. He is Lord over all and He thought there needed to be a “me” and a “you”. He created us with a purpose in mind and on purpose. "Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth, would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt?", - “Who am I” by Casting Crowns I wonder how the Lord of everything came down leaving it all just to show us that He cares for each one of us. He is not just the Lord of one country, one people or one religion. He is the Lord of all the earth - everything that is in this world ought to praise the one creator - Jehovah.
  • 72. JEHOVAH AHAVAH Meaning: "God is love" "God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.“ - 1 John 4:16 What one word describes God best? Ahavah, (love), because He is love. Ahavah is a very unconditional love. I used to wonder how God could forgive such major sins, even people in the Bible, like David, who killed a man for his wife, Solomon who had many harems. In the New Covenant, we see many sinners. Saul, who was once the persecutor of the Christians had a true encounter with Jesus and changed immediately and over time. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, God loves us perfectly. God defines love in the following verses: Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. May God's unconditional love spread from you wherever he has placed you. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. - 1 John 4:8
  • 73. JEHOVAH AVINU / ABINU / ABBA Meaning: God my Father The word "AVINU" means "Father" in Hebrew. The relationship we have with our father is special. Daddys are often the first love for the girls and the best hero for every boy. Fathers always provide, protect and love their kids and family, even though they suffer in the world. In Matthew 7:9-11 we read: "Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" GOD IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT A FATHER SHOULD BE. If you have wounds in your life because of a less-than-perfect father, you are not alone. God is a father to the fatherless. Romans 8:15 says "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” No other religion lets calling their god as "Abba, Father." How blessed are we to call Him as our own Father!
  • 74. JEHOVAH BAKBUK Meaning: God who emptied himself. One of Hebrew’s best onomatopoeic words is BAKBUK which means a bottle. It’s a word that is supposed to sound like liquid being poured out of a bottle, or being gulped down one’s throat. In European languages it is refered as “glukgluk” / glouglou but in Middle East it is referred as BAKBAKA. The Greek word for this is kenosis. In Neh 11:17, we read that Bakbukiah is a Levite who had an office of responsibility in the Temple worship. Bakbukiah is a name which symbolizes the God who emptied himself. “…but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” – Phil 2:7 Jesus self-emptied himself and that does not mean He gave up being God and came to earth. He was 100% God and also 100% man when He dwelled with men. He never did anything for his own, but rather did the will of the Father. In India, sometimes the police go on a mission in mufti – they wear normal dress like other people instead of wearing their uniforms. They do not show their identity as a police until the mission is accomplished. By doing so, they are only removing their uniform and not the job of a police itself. Likewise, Jesus laid down all of his privileges in heaven and operated with all the limitations of a normal human being. Jesus became tired, thirsty, hungry just like every human being but what sets him apart is that he never sinned in the human flesh. He obeyed the Father to the point of death, even on a cross. If He was God, he could not have died, because God cannot die. The reason Jesus could die was because he was a possessed human nature. Thus, without the sacrifice of Jesus, we would be lost in our sinful nature. Thank God for Jesus emptying himself to save you and me.
  • 75. JEHOVAH B'KEREV HA'ARETS Meaning: The Lord in the midst of the earth For God is my King from of old, Working salvation in the midst of the earth - Psalm 74:12 What do you think, when you think of God? Many people tend to imagine God sitting on a throne in heaven, sitting far away being an old man. It might be because of pictures shown to us when we were kids at Sunday schools or through paintings. God is not ancient, or old, but He is eternal. He is in the midst of the earth. As He was with the people of Israel in the desert, He is also with us today, among us. I am the Lord in the midst of the land. - Exodus 8:22 God says this verse during the plagues of Egypt. The whole land of Egypt gets affected by the plagues, except Goshen, where the Israelites lived. This is proof that the God of Heaven is not far off or vague. He is certainly in the midst of the earth. He is right here, right now, with you. Not only did God dwell with people spiritually, He came down to the extent that He sent His own son in the physical form and dwelt among men. How blessed must have been the people who saw him, touched him, walked and talked with Jesus! Jesus has not left us alone in the world even today. He is with us and is watching us everyday. You are never alone!
  • 76. JEHOVAH KHAI Meaning: The living God Psalm 42:2- “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” Why is God called and known as the living God? Because he was different than the gods of the Egyptians and Canaanites that were made of wood and stone. Jehovah El Chai is the one that brought fire on top of Mount Sinai. He is the one that spoke to Moses and gave him the law. He led the Israelites by a pillar of fire at night to light their camp in the desert. He was also the one that parted the Red Sea and stopped the flow of the Jordan River. He spoke to Moses as a man speaks to another man. Not wood or stone, but the living God. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. - Psalms 135:15-18 Who is Jehovah El Chai to you? Is he the living God, or is he as non- functional as a stone god? Is he one that you’ve seen working in your life? Do you have stories of Jehovah El Chai actively working and living in your life? If not, you’re missing out on something great. Let Jehovah El Chai live in and through you.
  • 77. JEHOVAH CHEREV Meaning: God is my Sword Have you ever thought of God as a Sword? Well He is. You might look at a sword as a tool for violence and that might make you afraid to come to God as your loving, protective Father, who has great plans for you. Don’t fear! You will soon see how God protects, nourishes, and saves not only the ancient Israelites, but you too. "Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the Shield of your help and the Sword of your majesty!” (Deuteronomy 33:29) The Hebrew root for sword (cherev) is "charab", meaning to destroy, dry up (as in a drought). This is a sword of "gaavah"—glory, triumph, excellency, and majesty—a weapon used to defend and proclaim the name of the LORD (YHVH). THE BEST SWORD OF GOD IS THE WORD OF GOD ITSELF. God has entrusted His sWORD to us so that we will defend and protect the many forms of His salvation that the enemy is constantly trying to steal away from us—physical, emotional, and spiritual salvation. And we are to use His sWORD in offense, waging war against the principalities that keep the world in unbelief of the salvation message of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
  • 78. JEHOVAH ECHAD Meaning: The Only Lord For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. - 1 Timothy 2:5-6 ‘Echad’ means one in Hebrew. God says that He is the only God and there is no one else besides Him. James 2:19 says that even the demons believe this and tremble. There is only one God and exists in the form of Trinity – God the Father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit. There are many false gods that the world worships, but they do not really exist. Those who do not know God, worship his creations or other human beings. Imagine a school being run by not one Principal, but many. There would not be order and uniformity but only chaos and the school would be a big mess. Likewise, any polytheistic religions are built with chaos – since they have one god for each power. A god for education, a god for money, a god for protection, birth, death, destruction, judgement, love, marriage and each god would be fighting against each other or their opinions may change. But our God is only one and He is not a God of confusion, but a God of peace.
  • 79. JEHOVAH EL N’KAMAH / NEHAMOT / JEHOVAH ELOKA Meaning: God of vengeance / Lord who is angry against his enemies O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs— O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! - Psalm 94:1 N’KAMAH means vengeance/revenge. We have heard about God as the God of mercy, grace, love, kindness etc., But not many people know about this character of God – He is a God who gets furious against those who do Him wrong. Wicked people may be able to fool men, but no one can fool God. Because God loves justice, He will eventually make them pay in eternity, if not now. Romans 12:19 says Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. We do not have to follow tit for tat rule. Forgive your enemies, do good to those who do you wrong. Holding a grudge with an unforgiving heart will only make you suffer at the end. If any person gets cheated, or is taken advantage of, or feels used by someone, they will definitely want to see evildoers get their just due. Even you might be one of them right now. But God says not to take things in your hand and deal it your way. Leave it all in God’s hands and He will take care. Imagine how the big picture would have changed if Jesus attacked those who mocked, cursed, beat him before He went to the cross! Though He could have done that, taking vengeance at that moment could have collapsed whole of God’s plan. So trust in Him and God will take revenge at the right time. Our job is to do the will of God and pray for their repentance. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies.- Nahum 1:2
  • 80. JEHOVAH EL PELEY Meaning: God of wonders "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?" - Exodus 15:11. The Hebrew words “Mowpheth” and “Pala” both mean wonders. 'Mowpheth' refers to a splendid or remarkable work or miracle. It is often related to 'signs and wonders’. Eg: So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. - Deuteronomy 26:8 'Pala' refers to wondrous works / marvelous deeds. They are unique displays of divine power that go beyond human ability and power. (Like the stars, galaxies, natural mysteries that men can never replicate). Eg: We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near. - Psalm 75:1 God's wonders are miraculous works that put His power on full display. They are far greater than any human reaches of power or ability. He is a God of wonders. His wonders not only showcase his power but also reveals his plan for the world, and sometimes they also enact his judgement. The Bible is filled with a number of miracles and wonders. Each plague that came in Egypt is a wonder, God miraculously fed the Israelites by giving Manna, led them with the pillars of fire and cloud, brought dry bones to life etc. Korah and others were consumed by the earth, the sons of Aaron were consumed with fire, and greatest of all wonders, Jesus rose to life from death. God's wonders are supernatural acts and what we now see as the Seven wonders of the world can never match the magnitude of God's miracles! They are meant to reveal His flawless character, showcase His redemption, and draw us closer to Him so that we may seek Him and His ways above all else!
  • 81. JEHOVAH ELI Meaning: Lord my God The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God (Eli), my strength, in whom I will trust. - Psalms 18:2 The Hebrew names such as Elijah, Elisha, Eliezer, Elimelech, Elizabeth, Eliana etc have Eli in their names which mean “My God”. In fact, there was a high priest whose name itself was Eli, who was the guide for Samuel. On the verge of his death, Jesus cries to God the Father, saying “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Mark 15:34 (Eloi is the Aramaic version of Eli) When Saint Thomas saw Jesus after the resurrection, he exclaimed “My Lord and my God!”. Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. – John 20:29 Sometimes we need to think who our Lord is! When you come out of the church, is Jesus still your Lord? Does He control your tongue? Are your thoughts filled with the love of Christ or with the lust of the world?
  • 82. JEHOVAH ELOHE HA-IBRIYIM / Elohei ha‘Ivrim (or ‘Ivriyyim) Meaning: The Lord God of the Hebrews When Pharoah resisted to send the Hebrews, Moses and Aaron replied to him saying “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go three days’ journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” - Exodus 5:3 Pharaoh would never have understood or taken seriously the personal name of God, Yahweh (Jehovah), so God told Moses to use the simple generic name. God was certainly the God of His people, the Hebrews, but they knew Him by more intimate names than that. Upon reaching the promised land, Joshua gave an option to choose between God and the foreign gods, and the Hebrews said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the Lord!” So Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him.” Though the Hebrews were only a handful of people, and had minor power when compared to other nations, they rise again and again though they fall. It is because they are the people of the covenant – God’s chosen people. He calles Israel his first born son. God loves them so much and sees unique potential in them to become a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. They are chosen to be an example to the world, but God loves everyone equally. Some are chosen, all are loved.
  • 83. JEHOVAH ELOHIM AB /ELOHE ABOTHEKEM / ELAH-AVAHATI / ELOHIM AVRAHAM, YITZAK, YACOB Elohei Sara, Elohei Rivka, Elohei Leah ve Elohei Rakhel The Lord of our forefathers - God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob - God of Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel "And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations" (Exo. 3:15). In both the Old and the New Testament, God is called the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, (known as the patriarchs) because with them God's relationship of promise and purpose was fixed for all those who descended from them. God revealed Himself in this name to Moses so as to be different from the other gods of Egypt. Also, He wanted to show them the promised land which was given to Abraham. Why didn’t God call himself – the God of Adam/ the God of Abel or anyone else? It is because Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were different from everyone else and were representatives of men. • Abraham represents all extraordinary men with great faith. Abraham left his land where he was of a high reputation and followed God. He blindly trusted him alone and had great faith in him to the extent that he was ready to sacrifice his own son. God is the God of all extra ordinary men in the world - the champions, leaders, doctors - all those who stand out in their field. • Isaac represents all ordinary men with no evil thoughts. Isaac lived a normal life like many people. He married one woman, and all that he needed was food, shelter and clothes. He lived a balanced life - nothing extra ordinary or nothing evil. God is the God of all ordinary people like you and me - the striving middle class, the employees who work for wages, those who live their day to day life in mediocrity. • Jacob represents the crafty men. Jacob was a traitor right from his birth. He lived a life in which he had to cheat, toil, run away and hide. God is also the God of thieves, murderers, cheaters in the world. Our is the God of the best men, the good men and also the evil men. Not only is He the God of men, but also of the women – Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel.
  • 84. JEHOVAH EZRENU / EZER / ELOHIM OZER LI Meaning: God is my help. "God helps those who help themselves" is probably the most often quoted phrase that is not found in the Bible. But the Bible teaches quite the opposite. God helps the helpless! The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless. - Psalm 10:14 The Bible says that God is our helper: "Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield" - Psalm 33:20 and also in Psalm 70:5 - "You are my help and my deliverer“. In Psalms 115:9 we read: "O Israel trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield. In Psalm121:1 David asks: "From where does my help come? and also his answer in the following verse. My Help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven, creator of the earth! But sometimes we feel God is not helping us. We feel as though His hands have left us alone in times of trouble. We need to remember one thing when God feels distant: The Teacher is always silent during the test! When we depend and trust on His word, He will not only be our helper, but also our defender. But that doesn’t mean we have to be inactive. You cannot simply pray and do nothing. For example if you pray for a job – though the power is in God’s hands, you need to actively search for the job. In this sense, the first quote somewhat makes sense here. (AZAR/ EZRA means help/assistance, this is where Eliezer, Ebenezer, Azariah, Azarel get their names from
  • 85. JEHOVAH H’AGANA / M’GNANAH / Maginnenu Meaning: Lord of defense My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart. - Psalm 7:10 H’Gana/m'gnanah means defense. As Christians, there might have been many times when we had to defend the word of God. Sometimes we defend our faith when someone questions the Bible. We may be tempted to think that everyone should believe what we believe because it is the truth. I personally love God’s word so much so that whenever I get the opportunity to prove the truth in the Bible, I share the word to believers and non-believers alike. If someone with a strong value in other belief like atheism questions me with many questions, I sometimes do not know what to answer them. I give up and think about it all day, worrying that I couldn’t defend him with my answers. That’s when I learnt that “my answers” and “my knowledge” can never defend me. I learned that I need to be humble and let God be my defense. It’s not my job to convert anybody, that’s the work of the Holy Spirit. So many times we Christians rush to defend God by shoving the gospel down someone else’s throat. But God doesn’t need us to defend His word, His word defends itself. Our job is to listen to God’s guidance, wait for his timing and show his love to others. “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:15
  • 86. JEHOVAH MACHSI / MACHASE / GETHMAH /MACHASLENU Meaning: The Lord is my refuge. In the old testament, God commands the Israelites to build cities of "refuge“ outside the main city - a place where a man who has accidentally or unintentionally killed a man can flee and rest until proper judgement is given to him. (Numbers 35:11). If the man is found outside the city and any avenger of blood kills him for killing his brother, he is not guilty for killing him. Thus the only safe place that man can live is this city of refuge, a hiding place. The Lord is a hiding place for everyone who is in need of shelter. As a child we all would have played the game "hide and seek" and all we have to do is hide ourselves from the person who catches others. As we grow up, we are somehow still playing the same game, but in real life. We all try to run away from fear, insecurities, troubles in life, responsibilities, etc. We are afraid of physical problems, mental health and spiritual troubles. Today I call you to play the same game! The difference is that we aren’t going to hide from each other or seek each other, we are going to seek the Lord. Hide and seek God! He is the only true refuge in times of trouble. MACH’SEH means refuge The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. - Psalm 9:9