Thursday, October 2, 2014

Names of God continued #3

 John 3:16, New King James Version (NKJV)
The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Romans 6:23, (NKJV)

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 11:25, (NKJV)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

Jeremiah 3:12, (NKJV)

12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say:
‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the Lord; ‘I will not cause My anger to fall on you. For I am merciful,’ says the Lord; ‘I will not remain angry forever.

Jeremiah 23:6, (NKJV)

In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely;
Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Comment:  Hebrew YHWH Tsidkenu (or Jehovah-Tsidkenu meaning “The Lord our Righteousness”).

Judges 6:24, (NKJV)

24 So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace.[a] To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
 Comment: Hebrew YHWH Shalom (or Jehovah- Shalom meaning “The Lord is peace”)

Malachi 4:2, (NKJV)

But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.

1 John 2:1, (NKJV)

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

1 Peter 2:4, (NKJV)

Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,

1 Peter 2:25, (NKJV)

25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[a] of your souls.


a. Comment: Greek Episkopos
My Comments: As you are learning God has many names and they all speak to who He is to us and what He has done, is doing and will do for us. He is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. He knew Satan would fall and take a third of the Angels with him and that he and those fallen angels would seek to devour and lie so man would go astray starting with the very first ones, Adam and Eve, God created. Yet because He is all knowing and all seeing and can do all things He made it so we could find hope through the truth of Jesus Christ His Son who is the Redeemer, The Righteous One, the Living Stone, the Shepherd and Overseer, the Advocate, the Lord is Peace, the Resurrection and the Life and in Him, Jesus Christ the Son of God and through Him came hope.

We look all around us for something to satisfy, protect or fulfill us and all of it comes up empty and as dross because the only one that fulfills or satisfies us or who can protect our souls is Jesus Christ the Son of God the great I AM. He is The Righteous One who went to the Cross for our sin and willingly took all our sin upon Himself and died on the Cross and fulfilled all prophecy foretold about Him in the Old Testament. The chance of any one man doing that is astronomically impossible yet He did because He is God made man. He came to give life abundantly yet not as man thinks in abundance. He brought life abundantly to those who receive His gift of new life.
When one confesses their sin against the God of the Universe (called repentance) and asks Jesus to be their Savior (not just the words, but with a contrite or broken heart) then they are Born Again. How do we know someone is truly Born Again?

They get rid of everything that holds them from the Lord. For some that is money or the love of money, some it is vanity, drugs, alcohol, temper, anger, unforgiveness, wanting to be in control, pride, lust, sex outside of marriage, and many other ways people go astray from the Living God who loves them so much. We were created in His image to be with Him always. We chose to disobey Him and separate ourselves from Him and Christ made it so we can be with Him again. Praise be God the Father, the I AM, the Righteous One, Sun of Righteousness, Savior and Resurrection. He is the Lord our Righteousness and The Lord is Peace.

First with Jesus He gave us His Righteousness and with that we then have His Peace that passes all understanding that takes us through trials and challenges that will assail us. Many who follow Jesus are being persecuted all over the world and it will happen here in America as well. Even now we see signs of it starting as it started in other places in the world. In many countries Christian believers thought it would never happen to them and now they are being persecuted, imprisoned and even murdered for speaking the truth of Jesus and His Gospel. Yet we see in God’s name His provision for all of us and we read in the Word what He wants us to do.

When the rich young man said he kept all the commandments and Christ told him to give his riches away and follow Him the rich young man went away sad because he valued his riches more than the riches of Heaven and being with Christ Jesus we see a parable of our unwillingness to leave all behind and follow God until we are broken and have no where else to turn. I know the young man did not have any peace thereafter unless at some point he turned to Jesus which the Bible does not say he did. There comes a point for all of us where there is no turning back. If time goes on longer then many will have a chance or even second and third chances yet there will come a time when the last Gentile comes to the Lord and there are no more chances. The Lord gives us so much information in His names from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of Revelations studying His names will show us what He can, has and will do for us and how much He loves us.

Abba Father, thank You for giving us Your word for us to know You more. There is so much in a name and I think some countries understand it more than some yet I know You will give understanding and knowledge if people just take the time to study Your names. You enrich us and increase us by the knowledge of Your names and what they say about You to us. Show us through Your Holy Spirit how Your names speak about You, what they tell us about You and how to use that knowledge to glorify You. Lord Jesus thank You for showing us the power of Your names and Redeeming us from sin. Help us to take Your names and study them until we understand all You are teaching us in Your names. In Jesus name I pray in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen

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