Names of God


Immanuel was not the name Jesus was known by on earth, but was a description of His role as the Messiah prophesied by Isaiah (7:14). It’s good to be reminded that God is with us. We need to hold on to the truth of this, especially in this pandemic season of uncertainty, loss, questions and […]

Our two realities

There is another very, very important lesson to learn from yesterday’s Psalm! And it has to do with REALITY. The Christian experiences TWO strands of reality – the visible and the invisible – the seen and the unseen. We enjoy them both together – NOW! That is what a study of “the names of God” […]

Cast your burdens…

We have been trying to help several people at the moment who are struggling with various intractable problems. I suppose that is the “default” human position? It made me think of Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD” (NIV). Older translations say, “Cast your BURDENS….” – The NIV correctly sees David in this Psalm […]

El Olam

“El Olam” is a name of God that comes comparatively few times, yet it reveals a wonderful aspect of His character. It means “the Everlasting God.” Its meaning is a little difficult to convey, because the Hebrew word “Olam” can’t be expressed in one particular English word. In Hebrew, “Olam” means: “everlasting”…“evermore”…“old”…“ancient time”…“beginning of the […]

What’s in a name?

The many names and titles given to God in the Bible contain a revelation of His person and character, and His purposes towards humankind, of which even Christian people are sometimes unaware. Names mean little to us – for us they are just “labels” to help us identify people. BUT in the East it is […]

Jehovah m’qaddesh

The word “god” in English is almost, if not completely meaningless. We need to give it “content” and “context” to have meaning – which is why we looking at the Bible’s names for God. They tell us so much about His being, His character and His activity. We are going to look at a very […]

Jehovah Shammah

Today we look at “Jehovah Shammah” – “The Lord is there” (Ezekiel 48:35). This name for God is not limited in its application to the City and age to come, it conveys a truth which has been a great reality and comfort to God’s people in every age. So we don’t need to wait for […]

Jehovah Tsidkenu

Today’s name for God is “Jehovah-tsidkenu” – “The Lord our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6). It is a distinctly Messianic title. All the way through the Bible we see God as a “Righteous God” and One who demands that we are “holy” too (Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:7; 7:26). And right through the Bible the way we are […]