Last month we began a study on the various revelations of the Name of our God. We will continue with this fascinating in-depth study of who our God is by understanding His Name and various meanings of His glorious Name.

EL OLAM: Everlasting God (Genesis 21:33)

The Hebrew Olam is used in Scripture (a) of secret or hidden things, (e.g. Lev. 5:2, 2 Ki. 4:27, Ps 10:1); (b) an indefinite time or age (Lev. 25:32, Josh 24:2). Hence the word is used to express the eternal duration of the being of God (Ps 90:2, “From everlasting to everlasting”), and is the Hebrew synonym of the Greek aion, age or dispensation. The ideas of things kept secret and of indefinite duration combine in this word. His wisdom and “mysteries” are everlasting, and He is God over everlasting things.

JEHOVAH JIREH: The Lord My Provider (Genesis 22:8)

God’s promise to Abraham is fulfilled with the birth of Isaac. Imagine the joy Abraham experienced as he watched his son grow. Imagine too how you might have reacted in Abraham’s place when God instructed him, “Take now thy son, thine only son, (even though he had already fathered Ishmael through Hagar, his wife’s servant girl, as was the custom in that day) whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of” (Gen. 22:2). The boy was used to going with his father, to offer up sacrifices to God. This time he was a little puzzled. He said, “My father, we have the wood and the fire but where is the lamb for a burnt offering”? Because Abraham knew God intimately, he responded with a glorious revelation. “My son, God (Jehovah Jireh, Yahweh) will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering” which is exactly what happened! In this name, Abraham identifies a God of redemption. The Hebrew text suggests two meanings: “Jehovah shall be seen” and “Provider”. Abraham is actually saying “Jehovah shall be seen”! Some feel Abraham had a vision of Christ on the cross, as the very place where Isaac was to be sacrificed, is where, many years later, Christ was crucified. Jesus even said to the Jews, “Your father, Abraham, rejoiced to see my day and He saw it and was glad” (John 8:56).

JEHOVAH ROPHE: The Lord My Healer (Exodus 15:26)

This revelation came through Moses to the children of Israel as they were coming out of Egypt. It is presented in perfect order in the Scriptures under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit because to know God as Jehovah Rophe, your Healer, you must first know Him as your God, your Father, your Supplier, your Master and Lord, and your Provider. When you see the Lamb as your Provider, healing will come.

As the Israelites came to the waters of Marah, they found that the water was bitter and unsuitable for drinking. Amid their complaints, Moses cried unto the Lord: and the Lord showed him a tree which when he cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said, ‘If you will do right and keep His commandments, and statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the God that heals you (Exod. 15:25-26).

The moment we see Christ as provision through redemption, we see healing. The word provision is connected to redemption. When Abraham said “God will provide Himself a lamb,” he spoke of redemption. While the sinner may receive healing because of grace, the believer receives healing because of the covenant relationship that comes about through the revelation of who God is. Abraham and Moses both experienced the revelation of who God is through a revelation of His name. Yet there was one great difference between them. Abraham knew the name, but Moses knew what the name could do! He witnessed firsthand the power of Jehovah’s name in Egypt when the gods of Egypt bowed, when Pharaoh bowed, and when the plagues descended upon the Egyptians. A glorious demonstration of that power was manifest when 430 years of captivity came to an end for the children of Israel. With the wealth of Egypt in hand, three million slaves were delivered from bondage as they saw the power of the name Jehovah demonstrated!

There are several Names of God beginning with “Jehovah”. Many individuals today only know God as Elohim. They have never met Jehovah or experienced a revelation of who He is through a covenant relationship. The covenant begins with the knowledge of Jehovah.

There are many “Jehovah” names with meanings and benefits, as in the following:

Name: Meaning: Benefit:

Jehovah-tsidkenu The Lord My Righteousness, {2 Cor. 5:21}. Forgiveness of sin and deliverance from sin’s dominion.

Jehovah-m’kaddesh The Lord My Sanctifier, {Heb.13:12} Separated unto Christ.

Jehovah-shalom The Lord My Peace, {Col. 1:20-22} The fullness and presence

of the Spirit.

Jehovah-shammah The Lord is Present {1 Cor. 3:16, Heb. 13:5}

Jehovah-nissi The Lord My Banner {Is.11:10, 2 Tim.1:10} Freedom from fear of

death and hell.

Jehovah-rohi The Lord My Shepherd, {1 John 10:27-28, Ps. 23:4}

As believers, and because of the covenant, we can know the Master in depth and are able to experience a glorious revelation of Him. God Almighty reveals Himself to us through the revelations of His name; one name, many revelations!

God Bless You All,

Pastor Moser

March, 2010


O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together”. Ps. 34:3