A name in the Bible indicates something of the character of the person.
A name change shammah The Lord is there
A name change indicates a change in the person.
Abram was changed to Abraham, meaning "father of nations".
Jacob meant "supplanter" for before he was born, his parents were told the younger would take the place of the older.
Later his name was changed to Israel "one who wrestled with God. A prince."
Naomi means "sweetness", she told people to call her Mara meaning "bitter".
Jesus means "The Lord is salvation". For He shall save His people from their sins.
Simon’s name was changed to Peter meaning "a rock on which Jesus would build His church." Peter, through whom the Holy Spirit came upon Jew, Samaritan, and Gentiles, to prevent any division in the early church.
Who is the only God ? What is His name?
Genesis 1:1 'Elohim God created the heavens and the earth.' Elohim is a plural noun in Hebrew.
Genesis 1:26 'God(Elohim) said,"Let us make man in our image, in our likeness."' God is not an
one, but acomposite
Yahweh from the Hebrew YHWH. People inserted the vowels from the Hebrew Adonai to produce the name Jehovah
To avoid saying the sacred name of God, they substituted Adonai.
YHWH is the name God gave to Moses. "I AM THAT I AM" or "I will be what I will be".
Moses told the people that 'I AM has sent me to you.'
What does the name of God teach us?
He is a person. He does not change. He does not have an origin. He is eternal. He is totally different to His creation. He is mysterious and unique.
Exodus 3:15 'This is My name for ever, the name by which I am to be remembered'
John 8:56-59 Jesus told the people that Abraham rejoiced to see His day and was glad.They said "you are not 50 years old" and had He seen Abraham? He replied "before Abraham was I AM." They wanted to stone Him.
Deuteronomy 5:9 'I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God (EL)'
Genesis 31:13 The God EL of Bethel.
Genesis 14:19 El Elyon, the most high God of Melchisadek
Genesis 21:33 El Olam The Eternal God
Genesis 33:20 El elohe Israel
Genesis 22:8,14 Jahweh Jireh The Lord provides.
Exodus 17:15 Nissi The Lord My banner
Judges 6:24 Jahweh shalom The Lord is peace
Jeremiah 23:6 Tsidkenu Our righteousness
Ezekiel 48:35 Jahweh shammah The Lord is there
Yahweh shebot The Lord of Hosts
NIV The Lord Almighty 1 Samuel 1:3
Hosts, His people, Heavenly powers to carry out His command, occurs 88 times in Jeremiah
Quedos Israel, The Holy One of Israel, used 29 times by Isaiah
1 Samuel 15:29 The Glory of Israel
Daniel 7:9,13,22 Ancient of Days. Most High.
God’s Reputation. His Character. His Nature. His Being. Who He is.
What the Lord God does in the lives of His people reflects on His Name
David’s sin and adultery made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt 2 Samuel 12:14
The Name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run into it and are safe.
Luke 11:1-2 Jesus taught His disciples to pray 'Hallowed be Your Name'. This means that nothing I do must bring dishonour to that name. Positively what I do should bring honor to that Name. If I call God Father then I must see to it that I am an example of what the Father has accomplished - will it cause Him to be pleased or displeased.
Jesus taught a parable after the prayer to teach us why our requests will be granted.
The midnight visitor requested 3 loaves of bread. The spoon of the meal. The host would give him as much as he needed, because he was thinking of not only his reputation, but also the name of the village to be known as generous, so he gives because of his aneideia (shamelessness) not wanting to be ashamed and bring dishonour to his family. God answers for the same reason.
Isaiah 42:8 'I am the Lord. That is my Name. I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.'
Exodus 20:7 'You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.' Not to be used lightly. Always with respect.
Do not involve God to be convincing. Let your yes be yes and no be no. Matthew 5:33-37.
Glorify Your Name? Leave it to God how He does that. Man does not take the credit.
Jesus has been given the name that is above every name. What name is that? The name Lord.
Philippians 2:9-11 Jesus was his name at birth. The Father bestowed on Jesus His own name.
God gave His glory to Jesus who inherited a name superior to the angels. Hebrews 1:4
To pray in Jesus Name means we identify with Him as He identifies with us.
We pray as He prays in line with the Father’s will.
If you confess Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.