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September 6, 2016, 12:00 PM

THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE NAMES OF GOD – Part 2


By Brenda Farmer

July 17, 2016

 

In our Sunday School Class, we have been studying about some of the scriptural Names of God.  The study is from The Battle Plan for Prayer*.  We were encouraged to learn and use in prayer as many of His Names as we can as we seek to know and worship the Lord more deeply.

Three more Names of God that I want to share with you today are:

Elohim (God, Mighty Creator) – Elohim is the Hebrew word for God that appears in the first sentence of the Bible.  When we pray to Elohim, we remember that He is the One who began it all, creating the heavens and the earth and separating light from darkness, water from dry land, night from day.  This ancient name for God contains the idea of God’s creative power as well as His authority and sovereignty. **

Gen 1:1-2 (KJV) -1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Jehovah-M’kaddesh  (The Lord our sanctifier)

Ex 31:13 (NLT) 13 “Tell the people of Israel:   ‘Be careful to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you from generation to generation. It is given so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

Jehovah-Jireh;  Yahweh Yireh  (The Lord will provide)

Gen 22:8-14 (NLT) –

 8 “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.

9 When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood.

10 And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice.

11 At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!”

12 “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”

13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.

 

May you become more acquainted with God, our Most Heavenly Father, to know more about His Character.  I believe there is benefit for us when we pray His Most Holy Names and pray His Holy Scripture as we speak our needs to Him.  One of my favorite sayings is:  Prayer infuses God’s boundless abilities into our circumstances.    If it empowers our prayers, I want to benefit from it.  How about you?

 

* The Battle Plan For Prayer by Stephen and Alex Kendrick

**Praying the Names of God Journal by Ann  Spangler

 

- Brenda


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