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Name above all Names

Worship: By understanding names of God as He has revealed them to us in His word, our reverence and awe should increase

Relationship: By understanding His name, we can better use it when we call out to HimScripture References

Proverbs 18:10 ESV
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Psalm 8:1 ESV
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
“The many names of God in the Scripture provide additional revelation of His character. These are not mere titles assigned by people but, for the most part, His own descriptions of Himself. As such they reveal aspects of His character.” Wayne Grudem
“In a broad sense, then, God’s “name” is equal to all that the Bible and creation tell us about God. When we pray, “Hallowed be your name” as part of the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9), we are praying that people would speak about God in a way that is honoring to him and that accurately reflects his character.” Charles Ryrie

Yahweh: LORD

YHWH, often pronounced Yahweh, is the most frequently used name of God in the Old Testament, and it is commonly translated as LORD, with all capitals.
The name Yahweh means God is:
Romans 8:38–39 ESV
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Yahweh Jireh: The Lord Will Provide

Genesis 22:14 ESV
So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”
Matthew 6:26 ESV
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:30 ESV
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Yahweh Nissi: The Lord Is My Banner

Exodus 17:15 ESV
And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner,
Ephesians 6:10–11 ESV
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Yahweh Rapha: The Lord Who Heals

Exodus 15:26 ESV
saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
Matthew 11:2–4 ESV
Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see:

Yahweh Shamma: The Lord Is There

Ezekiel 48:35 ESV
The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There.”
Matthew 18:20 ESV
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Matthew 28:19 ESV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Yahweh Roi: The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 ESV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
John 10:11 ESV
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Yahweh Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness

Jeremiah 23:5–6 ESV
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Psalm 23:3 ESV
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yahweh Shalom: The Lord Is Peace

Romans 5:1 ESV
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Philippians 4:6–7 ESV
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Yahweh Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts or the Lord Almighty

Psalm 46:7 ESV
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
Matthew 18:10 ESV
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.


Jeremiah 32:27 ESV
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

El Shaddai: God Almighty

Genesis 17:1 ESV
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,
Matthew 19:24–26 ESV
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

El Elyon: Most High or Most High God

Genesis 14:20 ESV
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Daniel 4:34–35 ESV
At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”
Psalm 9:2 ESV
I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

El Roi: The God Who Sees

Genesis 16:13 ESV
So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”
Exodus 20:5–6 ESV
You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

El Echad: The One God

Malachi 2:10 ESV
Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
John 14:6 ESV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Adonai: Lord, Master, or Owner

Psalm 8:1 ESV
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
Luke 14:26–27 ESV
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
Psalm 8:1 ESV
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

Emmanuel: God with Us

Isaiah 7:14 ESV
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

New Testament Names

Theos: God

Romans 9:5 ESV
To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Kurios: Lord

Romans 10:9 ESV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Despotes: Master or Lord

2 Peter 2:1 ESV
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

Abba: Father or Dearest Father

Matthew 6:9 ESV
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
John 12:23–30 ESV
And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine.

Our God is too big to have one name capture His essence, character, accomplishments or being

Jesus, Jeshua, fulfilled all the previous names used by Yahweh in OT, proof He is a One with God

Fresh perspective on the awesomeness of our God and remember to call out to Him in times of need, prayer and worship. He alone is worthy and we can know Him in personal way. Who else is like our God

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