Through the different names of God you will see Him in a more personal way and learn something about God’s character and God is most interested in having a close relationship with you. Knowing the different names of God also will help build up your faith because you get a better view into his character since the different names for God are more descriptive. Click below to listen.
Jehovah-Tsidkenu – The LORD Our Righteousness
God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21
We are not righteousness in and of ourselves. Our righteousness comes from God and God alone. Jesus imputes His righteousness into us so that we can see God.
Jehovah -Yireh – The LORD Will Provide
But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. – Genesis 22:11-13
God provided the lamb. And Abraham called the place Yahweh-Yireh because the Lord provided for Abraham. If you are in need of something then call on the name of the Lord that He will provide for you.
Adonai – Sovereign Lord
After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” – Genesis 15:1-5
When you consider Abrahams story, it really shows the sovereignty of God and how he controls and rules over everything. Not only did God fulfil his promise to Abraham that he would have a son, but he also fulfilled the promise that his descendants will be as uncountable as the stars in the sky. As you go through situations, know that God still rules and controls all circumstances, regardless of how improbably they look.
Elohay Elohim – God Of Gods
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. – Deuteronomy 10:17
In saying that the Lord is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, Moses was distinguishing the true God from all the local gods that were worshipped throughout the land. Then Moses went a step further by calling God the mighty and awesome.
El HaNe’eman – The Faithful 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
Here we have a glimpse of the faithfull God who wants to do good towards us and generations after us because of his covenant of love. For this he is known as the Faithful God.
Elohay Mishpat – God Of Justice
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! – Isaiah 30:18
One of the definitions of the word Justice means the administration of the law or authority in maintaining this. This verse is saying that God is will bring justice against those who contend against you. This is the God of Justice. All you need to do is wait on him.
Elohay Tehilati – God Of My Praise
My God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, – Psalm 109:1
This individual lament is one of the imprecatory psalms in which the writer called on God to avenge his enemies. The interesting point of this entire chapter is that David started this Psalms by saying “My God whom I praise” If David was pouring out his heart trying to seek vindication, Why would he start with saying this? The reason is because praise should precede your prayer request for vindication. Praise should always be first.
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:18-21
The name of Jesus means ‘The Lord Saves’ and Christ means anointed one. So every time you call on the name of Jesus Christ know that you are saying “Lord Save us because you are the anointed one.”