Monday, October 06, 2008

Things I Write On The Blank "Notes" Pages In My Bible - The Names of God

After participating in the Bible study, "Lord, Teach Me To Pray" by Kay Arthur, I realized the significance of the names of God. Now, I keep them handy in the back of my Bible. Here is the list I have accumulated so far...

Elohim - "Creator" - Genesis 1:1 (Elohim is Yahweh - Deuteronomy 6:4)
Yahweh - "Lord" - Genesis 2:4
El Elyon - "The Most High" (Sovereign) - Genesis 14:18-20 (Isaiah 14:14)
El Roi - "the One who sees me" - Genesis 16:13
El Shaddai - "God Almighty" - Genesis 17:12?
Jehovah-Jireh - "The Lord will Provide" - Genesis 22:14
I am - Yahweh/Lord - Exodus 3:14
Jehovah-Rophe - "The Lord Who Heals" - Exodus 15:26
Jehovah-Nissi - "The Lord is my Banner" - Exodus 17:15
Jehovah-Shalom - "The Lord is Peace" - Judges 6:24
Jehovah-Shabaoth - "The Lord of Hosts" - 1 Samuel 1:3-11
Jehovah-Roi - "The Lord is my Shepherd" - Psalm 23:1
El Olam - "everlasting God" - Isaiah 40:28
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - "The Lord our Righteousness" - Jeremiah 23:6
Jehovah-Shammah - "The Lord is There" (with us) - Ezekiel 48:35

Adonai = Lord
Jehovah = YHWH + Adonai

Sometimes it helps to use the names of God accordingly to be in the right frame of mind during times of prayer, petition and thanksgiving. I pray that my list helps you in your own prayer times.

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