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When my daughter was very young, she informed me that she had not just one name, but many. She would recite the above litany of names whenever someone asked her name. Of course, these were not just names, but attributes that she liked to apply to herself.
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
God, the Father, has no name. He simply is. He has always existed and cannot be limited by any temporal or intellectual boundaries. But the Bible does refer to God with different attributes. Some of these attributes are recorded in the Old Testament.
El-Shaddai (God Almighty-Genesis 49:24)
El-Elyon (God Most High-Deuteronomy 26:19)
El-Roi (God of Seeing-Genesis 16:13)
El-Olam (Everlasting God-Psalm 90:1-3)
El-Gibhor (Mighty God-Isaiah 9:6)
Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord who Provides-Genesis 22:14)
Jehovah-Nissi (The Lord our Banner-Exodus 17:15)
Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord our Peace-Judges 6:24)
Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord is There-Ezekiel 48:35)
Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness-Jeremiah 33:16)
Jehovah-Rohi (The Lord our Shepherd-Psalm 23:1)
Jehovah-Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts-Isaiah 1:24)
Jehovah-M’kaddesh (The Lord who Sanctifies, Makes Holy-Leviticus 20:8)
Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord who Heals-Exodus 15:26)
When God sent His Son, He was given only one name, Jesus. Christ is His title and it means the Anointed One or the Messiah. But Jesus is also known by many other titles; here are just a few.
The Great Shepherd (John 10:11)
Son of Man (John 5:27)
Captain of Our Salvation (Hebrews 2:10)
Lamb of God (John 1:29)
Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)
Bread of Life (John 6:35)
Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8)
Son of God (Luke 1:35)
Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
Savior (Matthew 1:21)
For this New Year, set your heart and mind upon Jesus. He is the Christ, our Lord, and our Savior.
Jesus Christ, one Name, many titles.
Happy New Year!
Blessings with Aloha!