Black Spirituality Religion : The Names of God in The Old Testament

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ***Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the
    names of God in the Old Testament***


    El Shaddai
    El Elyon
    Yahweh or Jehovah
    Jehovah Nissi
    Jehovah Rapha
    Jehovah Shammah
    Jehovah Tsidkenu
    Jehovah Mekoddishkem
    El Olam
    Jehovah Jireh
    Jehovah Shalom
    Jehovah Sabaoth

    Introduction : " Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory [is] above the earth and heaven." Psa 148:13

    In the Old Testament times, a name was not only identification, but an identity as well. Many times a special meaning was attached to the name. Names had, among other purposes, an explanatory purpose (e.g., Nabal, whose name means "fool," is the target of Abigail's explanation to David: "For as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him:" - 1Sa 25:25). Throughout Scripture God reveals Himself to us through His names. When we study these names that He reveals to us in the Bible, we will better understand who God really is. The meanings behind God's names reveal the central personality and nature of the One who bears them.

    Who is God to you?

    Is He your Most High God, All sufficient One, Master, Lord of Peace, the Lord Who Will Provide? Is He your Father? We must be careful not to make God into an "it" or a "thing" to which we pray. He is our Jehovah Raah, the Lord our Shepherd. God knows us by our name, shouldn't we know Him by His?

    Hallowed be Your name?

    To hallow a thing is to make it holy or to set it apart to be exalted as being worthy of absolute devotion. To hallow the name of God is to regard Him with complete devotion and loving admiration. God's name is of the utmost importance (Neh 9:5); therefore we ought reserve it a position of grave significance in our minds and hearts. We should never take His name lightly (Exd 20:7; Lev 22:32), but always rejoice in it and think deeply upon its true meaning.
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    [1] After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

    [1] And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

    [13] And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

    [13] I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

    [3] And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

    [14] And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

    [7] And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

    [12] I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.

    [44] For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    [2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
    [4] Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
    [30] Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

    [3] Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
    [4] Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
    [10] And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
    [25] And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.
    [31] Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
    [34] But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
    [36] Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

    [7] Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
    [24] But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.

    [22] And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
    [43] That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

    [22] Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.

    [17] Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.
    [38] I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.
    [55] For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

    [1] Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
    [13] I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

    [10] Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.

    [41] I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.

    [6] Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

    [10] And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.

    [5] And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God;
    [7] Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
    [19] I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
    [20] And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

    [27] And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

    [17] So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
  3. Proverbs31Woman

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    Amen! I'm reading this on the Sabbath and worship Him in spirit and in truth..I glorify Him through His many names and right now lift Him up as my Abba Father:bowdown:
  4. Angela22

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    I believe the Father has more than one title, thus, people do the same on the earth with titles; but I believe He has one name only which is His and His alone. :)

    And it's true that we should never take it lightly, but revere His Name always as it is sacred and Holy.

    In His Name, we should trust, and hold faith as He is the One that has given us salvation in His Son by His sacrifice on the tree, and it is in His resurrection on the 3rd day that our redemption was made certain. In this salvation, which was given in compassion, we should forever have faith and belief toward the Father and His works, and we shall be justified before the Most High to sing praises to His Name always. Blessings!