“Alleluia! For the LORD GOD omnipotent reigneth” (Revelation 19:6b)
The GOD of the Bible is the GOD of Christians. The immortal, invisible, invincible and only wise GOD. The first in the order of the Holy Trinity. The Father of our Saviour JESUS Christ. The all-knowing, all-sufficient and Almighty GOD.
“GOD is a person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires, and suffers as any other person may. In making Himself known to us He stays by the familiar pattern of personality. He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between GOD and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of the New Testament religion” (A. W. Tozer – The Pursuit of GOD: 3).
“You must begin with GOD, your Creator. You exist only because GOD wills that you exist. You were made by GOD and for GOD – and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in GOD that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. Every other path leads to a dead end. GOD is not just the starting point of your life; He is the source of it. To discover your purpose in life you must turn to GOD’s Word, not the world’s wisdom. You must build your life on eternal truths, not pop psychology, success-motivation, or inspirational stories” (Rick Warren – The Purpose Driven Life: 18, 21).
“I trust in a triune GOD. I trust the Father, believing that He has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust Him to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to His own house where the many mansions are. I trust the Son. Very GOD of very GOD is He – the man Christ JESUS. I trust Him to take away all my sins by His own sacrifice, and to adorn me with His perfect righteousness. I trust Him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before His Father’s throne, and I trust Him to be my advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust Him for what He is, for what He has done, and for what He has promised yet to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit – He has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust Him to drive them all out; I trust Him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my passions, to comfort my despondency, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness; I trust Him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saintsin light forever {Charles Spurgeon’s On-line Devotional; October 7}.

The Divine Names of GOD
“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1, 9).
“The Hebrew word for GOD was originally written YHWH (transliterated into English). The Masoretic scribes, whose work it was to make copies of the Old Testament between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1000, later added vowels to the original words in order that the ancient pronunciation of the words not be lost. YHWH was then spelled YaHWeH” (Dickson Teacher’s Bible: 1776).
“The word ‘JEHOVAH’ means “the unchanging, eternal, self-existent GOD,” the “I am that I am,” a covenant-keeping GOD” (M.G. Easton Bible Dictionary; ref: Exodus 3:14).
The following are the Divine names of GOD in Hebrew:
JEHOVAH NISSI: This means ‘The LORD is my Banner’. Exodus 17:15 says, “And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it JEHOVAH NISSI.”
JEHOVAH RAPHA: This means ‘The LORD our Healer’. Exodus 15:26 says, “…: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”
JEHOVAH ROHI: This means ‘The LORD our Shepherd’. Psalm 23:1 says, “The LORD is my Shepherd; ….”
JEHOVAH SABAOTH: This means ‘The LORD of Hosts’. James 5:4 says, “…: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the LORD of SABAOTH.”
JEHOVAH EL-SHADDAI: This means ‘The Almighty GOD’. Exodus 6:3 (NIV) says, “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as EL-SHADDAI…”
JEHOVAH SHALOM: This means ‘The LORD our Peace’. 2Thess.3:16 says, “Now the LORD of peace Himself give you peace always by all means…”
JEHOVAH JIREH: This means ‘The LORD our Provider’. Genesis 22:14 says, “And Abraham called the name of that place JEHOVAH JIREH: …”
JEHOVAH TSIDKENU: This means ‘The LORD our Righteousness’. Jeremiah 23:6 says, “In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
JEHOVAH MAKAAISHEM: This means ‘The LORD my Sanctifier’. 1Thess. 5:23(NIV) says, “May GOD Himself, the GOD of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our LORD JESUS Christ.”
JEHOVAH ADONAI: This means ‘The Sovereign GOD’. Revelation 19:16 (NIV) says, “On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written : KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
JEHOVAH ELYON: This means ‘The LORD Most High’. Psalm 50:14 says, “Offer unto GOD thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High.”
JEHOVAH SHAMMAH: This means ‘The LORD is Present’. Matthew 28:20b (NIV) says, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
JEHOVAH ELOHIM: This means ‘The Eternal Creator’. Isaiah 40:28 says, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting GOD, the Creator of the ends of the earth…”
JEHOVAH ELGIBOR: This means ‘My Almighty GOD’. Isaiah 12:2 says, “Behold, GOD is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation.”
JEHOVAH ELOSHEENU: This means ‘The Great GOD’. Malachi 1:14 says, “…For I am a great King,” says the LORD Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.”

It is the core duty of all Christians to honour these names of the LORD everywhere. To the end “That men may know that thou whose name alone is JEHOVAH art the Most High over all the earth” (Psalm 83:18). Shalom!

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