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Who Is God?

By Thomas Jaymac

The first appearance of God in the Bible, not surprisingly, is in the book of Genesis. The very first verse, "In the beginning God..." informs us that before the physical universe existed (before space, time and matter), the Creator existed. This verse informs us that he made everything that is visible and invisible. Later, in fact in the New Testament, it is revealed that God the Father created everything through the being who became Jesus. See Colossians 1:16 - 19.


God is a Triune being. This means he has three equal component, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


God is the English word for the Hebrew word Elohim. Elohim is used more than 2,600 times in the Old Testament. It is a word used to denote a group composed of more than one individual (Strong's Concordance), much in the same way the word 'team' denotes more than one person.


In your bible you will also read the LORD, in all capitals. This is a translation of God's personal name, Yahweh, which means something like “I am who I am” or “I will be who I will be”.

We live in a world where the future has already been seen by God.


The Lord declares, “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.’”

Isaiah 46:9-10


Further study of Job chapters 38 to 41 leaves no one with any doubt that God - that is Yahweh - designed and implemented every facet of the universe. May he be given the praise, honour and adoration he absolutely deserves.


The bible, when taken on the whole, leads to only one conclusion. The God of the Holy Bible is indeed the author and finisher of the universe. And not just that, he is the author and the finisher of the Holy Bible itself.


The bible is extraordinary in its depth of description for God. It's very likely impossible, even if studied for a lifetime, to fully plumb the depths of the knowledge of him that it holds. A good starting point, and an example of this very point, is to study God's many names. Do you know anyone who has multiple names in every letter of the alphabet bar X and Z? Revealed in the bible, God does!


The following list of names and bible references is a guide. It will help you deepen your knowledge of Yahweh and discover for yourself; he is the creator of the universe.

God's names and their meaning of The Old Testament


Yahweh

The self-existent One. He has always existed and will always exist. You can always rely on Him because He is your eternal source of strength.

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


Adonai

God is the Lord over all. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, He reigns forever. Therefor you find safety in Him and Him alone.

(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

The Lord your sanctifier. He forgiveness your sins and His Holy Spirit works in your life to become like He is: pure, loving, and true.

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


Yahweh-Rohi

The Lord my shepherd. He cares for you, the way a shepherd tends his sheep. He cares for you and leads you to still waters and green pastures.

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


Yahweh-Shammah

The Lord who is present. He never leaves you, nor forsakes you. He is with you forever. Your best friend, who never betrays you.

(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

The Lord our healer. “By His stripes were are healed” declares the Bible. Jesus Christ died to give you life. Not only was God the healer in the Old Testament, but Jesus Christ revealed the healing heart of God for all of us, more than ever.

(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

The Lord our righteousness. When we believe in Jesus Christ, He becomes our righteousness. He forgives our sins and washes us with His blood.

(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

The Lord will provide. Jesus Christ said that Father cares for us and we never need to worry about provision. He is our source of life, in every way.

(Genesis 22:13-14)


Yahweh-Nissi

The Lord our banner. The Lord gives us the victory in spiritual warfare. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord raises a banner of His love over us and covers us. He wages war on our behalf and makes us more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.

(Exodus 17:15)


Yahweh-Shalom

The Lord is peace. Whenever there are storms in your life, hide in Him. He is your shelter in the storm. He gives peace beyond understanding, even when circumstances are chaotic. He is our shelter and our shield.

(Judges 6:24)


Yahweh-Sabbaoth

The Lord of Hosts. The Bible mentions myriads of angels, who wage war against the armies of hell, who try to destroy mankind. Jesus Christ is the Lord of hosts, the Captain of the armies of heaven.

(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

The God of Recompense. The Lord says in Romans 12 “vengeance is mine, I will repay.” We should never avenge others for what they do to us but leave it in God’s hands.

(Jeremiah 51:6)


Elohim

God is creator, powerful and mighty, Lord of lords. He is the Lord Most High, stronger, and mightier than anyone or anything. When you face impossible circumstances or adversaries now that your God is stronger.

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


El-Elyon

The most high God. Do not fear the enemy who tries to intimidate you. Know that your God is the Most High God. There is none above Him. Jesus Christ is exalted high above every name.

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


El-Gibhor

Mighty God. The Lord is mighty to save. His arm is not too short. Whatever problem you are facing, know that your God is El-Gibhor, MIGHTY!

(Isaiah 9:6)


El-Olam

The everlasting God. God is eternal, while your problems are temporary. His love will never change. His promises are true. Build on Him, who is eternal and do not focus on your temporary situations. He will show you His great and eternal goodness.

(Isaiah 40:28-31)


El-Roi

The strong one who sees. When you feel lonely and abandoned by people, know that God is with you. He sees you and He knows you. He hears the cry of your heart, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He will lead you and fill you with His praise.

(Genesis 16:13)


El-Shaddai-Rohi

God Almighty, the mighty One of Jacob. God is not just another ‘god’ like the countless idols. He truly is the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.

(Gen. 17:1, 49:24, Ps. 91:1, 132:2, 5)


El-Chuwl

The God who gave birth. God is our Creator and our Father. He saw us and He loved us, even before we were born. He has a plan for your life and if you walk with Him, He will fulfill His dreams over your life and amaze you.

(Psalm 139:13-18)


El-Deah

God of knowledge. Wisdom comes from the Lord. Man tries to become wise apart from God, but ends up in foolishness. When we fear God and keep His commandments, to love one another, we will know Him as He is and His wisdom will guide us.

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


Attiyq Youm

The Ancient of Days. God is eternal. He was before the beginning of time. Therefor He has all authority. Every knee bows before Him.

(Daniel 7:9, 13, 14)


Complete list of Gods names listed throughout scripture


A

ABBA (Romans 8:15)

ADVOCATE (I John 2:1 kjv)

ALMIGHTY (Genesis 17:1)

ALL IN ALL (Colossians 3:11)

ALPHA (Revelation 22:13)

AMEN (Revelation 3:14)

ANCIENT OF DAYS (Daniel 7:9)

ANOINTED ONE (Psalm 2:2)

APOSTLE (Hebrews 3:1)

ARM OF THE LORD (Isaiah 53:1)

AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION (Hebrews 5:9)

AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH (Hebrews 12:2)

AUTHOR OF PEACE (1 Cor. 14:33)

AVENGER (1 Thessalonians 4:6)


B

BEGINNING (Revelation 21:6)

BISHOP OF SOULS (1 Peter 2:25)

BLESSED & HOLY RULER (1 Timothy 6:15)

BRANCH (Jeremiah 33:15)

BREAD OF GOD (John 6:33)

BREAD OF LIFE (John 6:35)

BREATH OF LIFE (Genesis 2:7, Revelation 11:11)

BRIDEGROOM (Isaiah 62:5)

BRIGHT MORNING STAR (Revelation 22:16)

BUCKLER (2 Sam.22:31 kjv,Psalm 18:2 kjv, Psalm 18:30 kjv,Proverbs 2:7 kjv)


C

CAPTAIN OF SALVATION (Hebrews 2:10)

CARPENTER (Mark 6:3)

CHIEF SHEPHERD (1 Peter 5:4)

CHOSEN ONE (Isaiah 42:1)

CHRIST (Matthew 22:42)

CHRIST OF GOD (Luke 9:20)

CHRIST THE LORD (Luke 2:11)

CHRIST, SON OF LIVING GOD (Matthew 16:16)

COMFORTER (John 14:26 kjv)

COMMANDER (Isaiah 55:4)

CONSOLATION OF ISRAEL (Luke 2:25)

CONSUMING FIRE (Deut. 4:24, Heb. 12:29)

CORNERSTONE (Isaiah 28:16)

COUNSELOR (Isaiah 9:6)

CREATOR (1 Peter 4:19)

CROWN OF BEAUTY (Isaiah 28:5)


D

DAYSPRING (Luke 1:78)

DELIVERER (Romans 11:26)

DESIRED OF ALL NATIONS (Haggai 2:7)

DIADEM OF BEAUTY (Isaiah 28:5)

DOOR (John 10:7 kjv)

DWELLING PLACE (Psalm 90:1)


E

ELECT ONE (Isaiah 42:1)

EMMANUEL (Matthew 1:23 kjv)

END (Revelation 21:6)

ETERNAL GOD (Deut. 33:27)

ETERNAL LIFE (1 John 5:20)

ETERNAL SPIRIT (Hebrews 9:14)

EVERLASTING FATHER (Isaiah 9:6)

EVERLASTING GOD (Genesis 21:33)

EXCELLENT (Psalm 148:13 kjv)


F

FAITHFUL & TRUE (Revelation 19:11)

FAITHFUL WITNESS (Revelation 1:5)

FATHER (Matthew 6:9)

FIRSTBORN (Rom.8:29, Rev.1:5, Col.1:15)

FIRSTFRUITS (1 Cor.15:20-23)

FORTRESS (Jeremiah 16:19)

FOUNDATION (1 Cor. 3:11)

FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS (Jeremiah 2:13)

FRIEND (Matthew 11:19)

FULLERS’ SOAP (Malachi 3:2 kjv)


G

GENTLE WHISPER (1 Kings 19:12)

GIFT OF GOD (John 4:10)

GLORY OF THE LORD (Isaiah 40:5)

GOD (Genesis 1:1)

GOD ALMIGHTY (Genesis 17:1)

GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH (Isaiah 54:5)

GOD OVER ALL (Romans 9:5)

GOD WHO SEES ME (Genesis 16:13)

GOODNESS (Psalm 144:2 kjv)

GOOD SHEPHERD (John 10:11)

GOVERNOR (Psalm 22:28 kjv)

GREAT HIGH PRIEST (Hebrews 4:14)

GREAT SHEPHERD (Hebrews 13:20)

GUIDE (Psalm 48:14)


H

HEAD OF THE BODY (Colossians 1:18)

HEAD OF THE CHURCH (Ephesians 5:23)

HEIR OF ALL THINGS (Hebrews 1:2)

HIDING PLACE (Psalm 32:7)

HIGHEST (Luke 1:76)

HIGH PRIEST (Hebrews 3:1)

HIGH PRIEST FOREVER (Hebrews 6:20)

HOLY GHOST (John 14:26)

HOLY ONE (Acts 2:27)

HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL (Isaiah 49:7)

HOLY SPIRIT (John 15:26)

HOPE (Titus 2:13)

HORN OF SALVATION (Luke 1:69)

HUSBAND (Isaiah 54:5, Jer. 31:32, Hosea 2:16)


I

I AM (Exodus 3:14, John 8:58)

IMAGE OF GOD (2 Cor. 4:4)

IMAGE OF HIS PERSON (Hebrews 1:3 kjv)

IMMANUEL (Isaiah 7:14)

INTERCESSOR (Romans 8:26,27,34 Hebrews 7:25)


J

JAH (Psalm 68:4 kjv)

JEALOUS (Exodus 34:14 kjv)

JEHOVAH (Psalm 83:18 kjv)

JESUS (Matthew 1:21)

JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD (Romans 6:23)

JUDGE (Isaiah 33:22, Acts 10:42)

JUST ONE (Acts 22:14)


K

KEEPER (Psalm 121:5)

KING (Zechariah 9:9)

KING ETERNAL (1 Timothy 1:17)

KING OF GLORY (Psalm 24:10)

KING OF JEWS (Matthew 27:11)

KING OF KINGS (1 Timothy 6:15)

KING OF SAINTS (Revelation 15:3)


L

LAMB OF GOD (John 1:29)

LAST ADAM (1 Cor. 15:45)

LAWGIVER (Isaiah 33:22)

LEADER (Isaiah 55:4)

LIFE (John 14:6)

LIGHT OF THE WORLD (John 8:12)

LIKE AN EAGLE (Deut. 32:11)

LILY OF THE VALLEYS (Song 2:1)

LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH (Revelation 5:5)

LIVING GOD (Daniel 6:20)

LIVING STONE (1 Peter 2:4)

LIVING WATER (John 4:10)

LORD (John 13:13)

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY (Revelation 15:3)

LORD GOD OF HOSTS (Jeremiah 15:16)

LORD JESUS CHRIST (1 Cor. 15:57)

LORD OF ALL (Acts 10:36)

LORD OF GLORY (1 Cor. 2:8)

LORD OF HARVEST (Matthew 9:38)

LORD OF HOSTS (Haggai 1:5)

LORD OF LORDS (1 Tim. 6:15)

LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:6)

LOVE (1 John 4:8)

LOVINGKINDNESS (Psalm 144:2)


M

MAKER (Job 35:10, Psalm 95:6)

MAJESTY ON HIGH (Hebrews 1:3)

MAN OF SORROWS (Isaiah 53:3)

MASTER (Luke 5:5)

MEDIATOR (1 Timothy 2:5)

MERCIFUL GOD (Jeremiah 3:12)

MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT (Malachi 3:1)

MESSIAH (John 4:25)

MIGHTY GOD (Isaiah 9:6)

MIGHTY ONE (Isaiah 60:16)

MOST UPRIGHT (Isaiah 26:7)


N

NAZARENE (Matthew 2:23)


O

OFFSPRING OF DAVID (Revelation 22:16)

OMEGA (Revelation 22:13)

ONLY BEGOTTEN SON (John 1:18 kjv)

OUR PASSOVER LAMB (1 Cor. 5:7)

OUR PEACE (Ephesians 2:14)


P

PHYSICIAN (Luke 4:23)

PORTION (Psalm 73:26,Psalm 119:57)

POTENTATE (1 Timothy 6:15)

POTTER (Isaiah 64:8)

POWER OF GOD (1 Cor. 1:24)

PRINCE OF LIFE (Acts 3:15)

PRINCE OF PEACE (Isaiah 9:6)

PROPHET (Acts 3:22)

PROPHET OF THE HIGHEST (Luke 1:76)

PROPITIATION (1John 2:2, 1John 4:10)

PURIFIER (Malachi 3:3)


Q

QUICKENING SPIRIT (1 Corinthians 15:45 kjv)


R

RABBONI (TEACHER) (John 20:16)

RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY (Heb.1:3)

REDEEMER (Job 19:25)

REFINER’S FIRE (Malachi 3:2)

REFUGE (Jeremiah 16:19)

RESURRECTION (John 11:25)

REWARDER (Hebrews 11:6)

RIGHTEOUS ONE (1 John 2:1)

ROCK (1 Cor.10:4)

ROOT OF DAVID (Rev. 22:16)

ROSE OF SHARON (Song 2:1)

RULER OF GOD’S CREATION (Rev. 3:14)

RULER OVER KINGS OF EARTH (Rev 1:5)

RULER OVER ISRAEL (Micah 5:2)


S

SAVIOR (Luke 2:11)

SCEPTRE (Numbers 24:17)

SEED (Genesis 3:15)

SERVANT (Isaiah 42:1)

SHADE (Psalm 121:5)

SHEPHERD OF OUR SOULS (1Peter 2:25)

SHIELD (Genesis 15:1)

SHILOH (Genesis 49:10)

SONG (Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2)

SON OF DAVID (Matthew 1:1)

SON OF GOD (Matthew 27:54)

SON OF MAN (Matthew 8:20)

SON OF THE MOST HIGH (Luke 1:32)

SOURCE (Hebrews 5:9)

SPIRIT (John 4:24)

SPIRIT OF ADOPTION (Romans 8:15)

SPIRIT OF GOD (Genesis 1:2)

SPIRIT OF TRUTH (John 14:17,15:26,16:13)

STAR OUT OF JACOB (Numbers 24:17)

STRENGTH (Jeremiah 16:19)

STONE (1 Peter 2:8)

STONE OF ISRAEL (Genesis 49:24)

STRONGHOLD (Nahum 1:7)

STRONG TOWER (Proverbs 18:10)

SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Malachi 4:2)


T

TEACHER (John 13:13)

TEMPLE (Revelation 21:22)

THE ONE (Psalm 144:2,10)

TRUE LIGHT (John 1:9)

TRUE WITNESS (Revelation 3:14)

TRUTH (John 14:6)


V

VINE (John 15:5)


W

WALL OF FIRE (Zechariah 2:5)

WAY (John 14:6)

WISDOM OF GOD (1 Cor. 1:24)

WITNESS (Isaiah 55:4)

WONDERFUL (Isaiah 9:6)

WORD (John 1:1)

WORD OF GOD (Revelation 19:13)


Y

YAH (Isaiah 12:2 kjv, Psalm 68:4 nkjv)











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