Names of God

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If “Francis the Electrician,” for example, is not your name, why should “God the healer” and His other attributes or titles be our Creator’s name? Your name is not “Mason” if you are a mason; God has only one Name. The rest are His attributes or titles. His Name is YHWH יהוה. He revealed His Name to Moses in Exodus 6:2-3: “And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”

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“I AM THAT I AM” that is written in many English Bibles at Exodus 3:14 is not an accurate translation of the personal name of God. This rendering is actually a translation of a translation. Hebrew to Greek, then Greek to English. In the Greek Septuagint we find the phrase “Ego eimi ho Ohn” which literally means “I am the Being” with emphasis on “the Being” not on “I am.” The actual Hebrew phrase אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה literally means “I will be who I will be.” God’s name is a verb. This is why “I AM” is an improper translation because it does not convey action. The fuller meaning in English of the Hebrew phrase אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה is “I Will Become What I Choose to Become.” As Jehovah tells Moses in Exodus 3:14b, ‘I WILL BECOME has sent me to you.’”

Never mistake these to be the Names of God

God has a name, not names. That is to say El Roi, The Mighty One of Jacob, El Shaddai, The Everlasting, Jehovah-Tsidkenu, El-Olam, Adonai, Yahweh Nissi, Jehovah Rapha, Yahweh Yireh, El Elyon, and the rest are all not His Name. They are His titles. Watch the video below to know more of His titles:

Video Credit: Eric Ludy

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