About The Names Of God

The most important prayer in Christianity is The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father / Pater Noster), the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. Used by most Christian churches in their worship, The Lord’s Prayer is recorded in Matthew 6:9-13 and, in a shorter version, in Luke 11:2-4.

The Lord’s Prayer begins with an invocation of God and a request related to His Name: Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.

God’s Name is of utmost importance in understanding His nature and His character. When asked by Moses asked Him what His Name was at the burning bush, God replied: “I AM that I AM… You must say this to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” (Exodus 3:14). God made it clear that He is eternally present. He has always been, He is now and He will always be.

Not only that, but this name of God also describes His eternal presence with His people. He is present to help, guide, comfort, save us etc. and His presence never leaves those who call upon His Name with a repentant heart. This is one of the most important lessons we learn from the very name of God: I AM.

The names that were given to God throughout the Old Testament offer us a glimpse into God’s character and how people saw and experienced Him.

Below I will post a list of God’s Names from The Old and The New Testament, as well as links to two websites where you can read detailed explanations about each of the names:

Yahweh
(Genesis 2:4, Isaiah 40:3; 10; 1 Samuel 1:20; Exodus 6:1-4, 3:1-22)

Adonai
(Genesis 15:2, Judges 6:15, Malachi 1:6, Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 2:4, 8:1, 97:5, 136:3; Isaiah 1:24, 6:1; Romans 10:9)

Yahweh-Maccaddeshem
(Exodus 31:13, Leviticus 20:8; Ezekiel 37:28)

Yahweh-Rohi
(Psalm 23, 80:1, 95:7, Isaiah 40:11, Jeremiah 31:10, Ezekiel 34:12, 23)

Yahweh-Shammah
(Ezekiel 48:35, Genesis 28:15, Ezekiel 48:35, Psalm 23:4, 46:1, 139:7-12, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Amos 5:14)

Yahweh-Rapha
(Exodus 15:26, Exodus 15:26, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 6:2, 41:4, 103:3, 147:3, Isaiah 19:22, 30:36, 57:18-19, Jeremiah 3:22; 17:14, 30:17)

Yahweh-Tsidkenu
(Jeremiah 23:6, Genesis 15:6, Jeremiah 23:6, Psalm 4:1, 5:8, 24:5, 31:1, 36:10, 71:15, 89:16)

Yahweh-Jireh
(Genesis 22:13-14)

Yahweh-Nissi
(Exodus 17:15)

Yahweh-Shalom
(Judges 6:24)

Yahweh-Sabbaoth
(Isaiah 6:1-3, 1 Samuel 1:3, 17:45; 2 Samuel 6:2, 7:26-27; 1 Chronicles 11:9; Haggai 1:5)

Yahweh-Ghmolah
(Jeremiah 51:6)

Elohim
(Gen. 1:1, 17:7, Ps 19:1 Jer. 31:33)

El-Elyon
(Genesis 14:17-20, Deuteronomy 26:19, Isaiah 14:13-14)

El-Gibhor
(Isaiah 9:6)

El-Olam
(Isaiah 40:28-31)

El-Roi
(Genesis 16:13)

El-Shaddai-Rohi
(Gen. 17:1, 49:24, Ps. 91:1, 132:2, 5)

El-Chuwl
(Psalm 139:13-18)

El-Deah
(1 Samuel 2:3; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Cor. 1:18-31)

Attiyq Youm
(Daniel 7:9, 13, 14)

https://www.godisreal.today/names-of-god/

https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/names-of-god.html

Feast Day of Prophet Elijah, 2019

Saint Elijah The Prophet Orthodox Church Liturgy

Every year, on the 20th of July, the Orthodox Church commemorates Prophet Elijah (Elias).

The Holy Prophet Elijah was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe 900 years before the Incarnation of the Word of God. Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets, and the first dedicated to virginity in the Old Testament.

Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus gives the following account about the birth of the Prophet Elijah: “When Elijah was born, his father Sobach saw in a vision angels of God around him. They swaddled him with fire and fed him with flames”.

The name Elijah (“Yahweh is my God”) given to the infant defined his whole life. Having dedicated himself to The One God, Elijah settled in the wilderness and spent his whole life in strict fasting, meditation, and prayer. Called to prophetic service, which put him in conflict with the Israelite king Ahab, the prophet became a fiery zealot of true faith and piety.

Read more about the Holy Prophet Elijah in The Bible, and in this article.