Hallowed be Your Name 01

Side note:

I use a writing tool for these posts and write them in the style of a research paper then export the paper and split it up into blog posts. I discovered that if I create the blog posts in the writing tool and export each post separately the citations that are part of the post will export as end notes. Starting with this post end notes will be with each post and the cited works will still be a separate file. I hope this simplifies the references. I have also updated the citations post.

Hallowed be Your name: (part 1)

In this section I rely primarily on two of my cited works. Nathan Stone Names of God and John Paul Jackson I AM. I have tried my best to keep the citations correct. However, there are many similarities between the two. I give credit to these authors and apologize for any errors in the citations.

Elohim and also Jehovah-Elohim: God Is Worthy of Worship1

Elohim and also Jehovah-Elohim God Is Worthy of Worship1. In Genesis 2:4 the Name that is translated "the Lord God" is Jehovah-Elohim. In his book I AM, Inheriting the Fullness of God's Names John Paul Jackson, on page 52, says:

We see this characteristic of God's divine majesty and power in creation. Jehovah-Elohim sustains all that exists in the universe. God alone is the creator of all that exists and thus is worthy of our worship.There is nothing any man, woman, angel, demon, king, or queen can create apart from God. This creative God must then be worshiped for He is truly unique.

Genesis also tells us we are created in God's image. We should reflect God's glory in our lives. As we worship the one true God, the Creator of the universe we enter His presence and begin to reflect His glory in our lives.


In Exodus 3:13 Moses is at the burning bush and asks God who shall I tell the Israelites when they ask who has sent me, what is His name. In verse 14 God responds and tells Moses "I AM WHO I AM. Tell them I AM has sent me to you." Up to this time Israel knew God only as Elohim.

Jehovah is eternal and unchanging, without beginning or end. Jehovah is life and existence, the Being who is absolutely self-existent and possesses essential life and permanent existence2 without cause. The name Jehovah reveals God's moral and spiritual attributes and places man under moral obligations that demand obedience. Jehovah is the God of "thou shall" and "thou shall not." It is the righteousness of Jehovah man sins against. It is Jehovah that send a fallen Adam from the garden and punishes the nation of Israel for disobedience when they turn to other Gods. It is the righteousness of Jehovah that cannot look on the unrighteousness of believers today. But Jehovah is also perfect Love.

From the time of the fall of man Jehovah made a way to redeem sinful man. In Genesis 3:15 Jehovah reveals His plan for redemption of fallen man through Jesus Christ. From Adam to the Patriarchs to the Levitical system of sacrifice Jehovah always made a way for sinful man to be brought back to a righteous relationship with Himself.

Genesis 3:15 NIV

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."

At the Cross Jehovah placed all the sins of mankind on Jesus and Jesus became the sacrifice once for all. Romans 3:21 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. Between Romans 1:1 and Romans 3:20 Paul condemns sinful mankind. Paul condemns everyone as being sinful. In 3:21-24 Paul begins a message of hope, grace, and redemption of all mankind with my two favorite words in the entire Bible: "But now…" Jesus is the central theme of Romans.

Romans 3:21-24 NIV (emphasis mine) 

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. [22] This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, [23] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, [24] and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

El-Shaddai: The Almighty God; The Double-Breasted God

El-Shaddai: The Almighty God; The Double-Breasted God; The God of More Than Enough. In Genesis 17:1-3 God confirms His covenant with Abram, which in Hebrew means exalted father. In verse 5 God gave Abram the name Abraham, which means father of many. El-Shaddai told Abram to "walk before me and be blameless" and Abraham would be the father of many. Abraham would be the father of many nations and would be given the whole land as Abraham's possession. In the history of Israel when the nation obeyed God they had the victory. El-Shaddai was faithful to His covenant with Abraham. Today as His children El-Shaddai is still more than enough for anything we face, any difficulty, any obstacle, any opposition from the enemy. El-Shaddai is more than enough. Read Romans 8:31-39. When you pray think about El-Shaddai in your life. He is still more than enough for anything you and I are going through. This includes all of God's provision for our life. Money, food, clothing, emotional needs e.g. love and acceptance. God is more than enough to supply all we need.

Adonai: Lord

Adonai is also translated as Master. It is used in the singular adon to refer to kings and others who are lord of various people. When referring to God the plural Adonai is used and refers to the Trinity. Paul refers to himself as a bondservant or slave to Adonai. Jesus is called Master and many times in the new testament the word translated as Lord when referring to Jesus is Adonai.

In the Old Testament a slave was permitted to eat the Passover as one of the family members. In the absence of children the inheritance passed to the slave. "The slave had the right to a masters protection, help, and direction. God the just Master will never ask what cannot be performed, and never requires a task for which He does not equip His servants3." A quote I refer to often as I write this series of posts. He is worthy to be our Lord. We need to remember He is able to do all things and we must acknowledge Him as our Lord.

End notes:

1 Jackson p. 51
2 Stone p. 34
3 Stone p. 64

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