The Names of God

*Click here for The Names of God Outline.

{Personal notes based upon messages by Marilyn Hickey}

Compound names mean He’s going to reveal something to you.

Jehovah – The Ever Revealing One (represents relationship)

Jehovah Nissi – The Lord Our Victory; One Who Makes Me the Triumphant One; Who Makes Me Win (Rod with a Bright Metal Object; represents to win; victory)

The rock that followed them in the wilderness was Christ (1 Cor. 10:4).

Jesus is our Rod; our Banner (Is. 11:1,10).

Murmuring in circumstances kills me; it causes me to lose. (They were bitten by the serpent.)

Moses lifted the rod (Jesus), prayed, and the Israelites won. I will draw all men unto Me (Ex. 17:8-16).

Joshua fights, Moses holds up the rod in prayer, and two others help.

He wants us to win in every circumstance.

Formula for Winning:

  • Moses held up a miracle working rod.
  • Who is our Banner?
  • Everything must bow to the name of Jesus.

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:57, NIV).

He puts the serpent on the Rod to remind us the devil is defeated (Num. 21:8).

Application:

  1. Lift the name of Jesus above your problem (Phil. 2:10).
  2. Get others to lift your hands in prayer (Ex. 17:12). “Get everybody and their dog to pray!”

When you understand the meaning of His names, you gain access to His power.

Jehovah Makkeh – The Lord God Who Molds Me; Hits, Strikes; Smites; Corrects; Disciplines; Trains; Chastens

God uses people and circumstances to mold us.

  • stricken/smitten (Ezk. 7:9)
  • Unless there is repentance . . . God will smite (Rev. 2:16).
  • curse (Mal. 4:6)

Paul shows three aspects of judgment:

  1. Self judgment
  2. Church judgment
  3. Divine judgment
  • Saul and David (Heb. 12)
  • The double D verse (Heb. 12:5): Do not despise, and do not be discouraged.

“When God corrects us, His purpose and His intent is to improve us.”—Sarah Bowling

Jesus was stricken/smitten in our place (Is. 53:4-5; Zech. 13:7).

Application:

  1. We are not to despair or despise.
  2. Don’t be depressed.

Are you denying your sins, or are you giving them to Jesus?

Jehovah Jireh – Our Provider

Whenever you see God reveal His name, you will see one of His provisions.

Abraham’s highest faith test and greatest revelation (Gen. 22).

When God told him to sacrifice his son. He listened to God and obeyed because faith is always an act.

Faith always has manifestation–manifestation of our obedience and God’s provision.

He said God will provide for Himself a sacrifice. He did not tell Isaac he was it (Gen. 22:8).

When you look up to God, there’s always a provision.

  • Jireh – to see; seer (like an OT prophet)

God sees ahead what you’re going to be in and has a provision for it when you get there.

*Abraham said on this mount it shall be seen when he had already seen it. Another provision would come. Mount Moriah is the same as Mount Calvary where God would provide His Son to take away the sins of the world.

Jesus said Abraham saw my day and rejoiced in it.

{Sarah Bowling}

Adonai Rophe – God Our Healer (mends; sews; stitches back together, heals; makes fresh; repairs; recovers what is broken and is dysfunctional)

God not only heals bodies, he heals situations (bitter water at Mara).

{Sarah references a painter who comes into your house and notice different flaws; I can fix that!}

The first time God reveals Himself as Healer is not for the body; it’s a situation (Ex. 15:24-26).

Application:

  1. See God as your Healer.
  2. Identify the areas that need healing.

Elohim – All Powerful; Creator; Who Works Out; Who is Strong

Adonai Shammah – The Lord Who is with Me

God is present—even in camouflage. Sometimes He hides so we will look for Him. We look for what is important to us (1 Ki. 19:14).

God’s presence never leaves you. His presence is always enough. God’s presence will always combat loneliness (Eph. 3:16-19).

God’s presence gives you direction (Ps. 107:30).

In His presence is fullness of joy (Ps. 16:11).

God’s presence delivers us (Duet. 4:37).

God’s presence gives you truth (Ps. 25:5)

God’s presence gives you protection (Ps. 116:6).

God’s presence gives you strength and peace (Ps. 29:11).

God’s presence gives you power (Is. 40:29-31).

God’s presence has everything that you need.

**If you keep your eyes upon Jesus, your need is nothing more than His opportunity.**

Application:

  1. Memorize Ps. 139:7-12.
  2. Ask yourself: “What increases your awareness of God?”

Jehovah Rohi – The God Who Sees

  • Abraham and Sarah (Gen. 16)

He sees, watches, and pays attention to you.

  • Rachel and Leah (Gen. 29)

Leah names her first born Reuben, which means “son seen.”