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Apr 26, 2015

Theology 101 Pt 16

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Theology 101

THE NAMES OF GOD

His own descriptions of Himself
“the name of the Lord”
3 Primary names in OT with over 80 compound names

Gen. 21:33 Abraham... called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
Ex. 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deut. 21:5 “Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute and every assault shall be settled by them.

1Sam. 12:22 “For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.

ELOHIM - GOD

2570+ times in OT

Meaning: strength,might,power

Ps 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Plural form Connected to:

His sovereignty

Isa 54:5 For your Maker is your husband—the LORD Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.

Jer 32:27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Neh 2:4 The king said to me,“What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven,

Deut 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

His creation

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Isa 45:18 For this is what the LORD says—he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says: “I am the LORD,and there is no other.

His judging

Ps 50:6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge.

Ps 58:11 Then men will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.

His work on behalf of His people

Deut. 5:23 When you heard the voice out of the darkness, while the mountain was ablaze with fire, all the leading men of your tribes and your elders came to me.

Deut. 8:15 He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.

Ps 68:7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland,

 

ADONAI - LORD

Josh 5:14 “Neither,” he replied,“but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him,“What message does my Lord have for his servant?”

Isa 6:8-11 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” He said,“Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Then I said, “For how long, O Lord?” And he answered: “Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged

Ex 4:6-11 Then the LORD said,“Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was leprous,likesnow. “Nowputitbackintoyourcloak,”hesaid.So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored,liketherestofhisflesh. ThentheLORDsaid,“Iftheydonot believe you or pay attention to the first miraculous sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.” Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him,“Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teachyouwhattosay.” ButMosessaid,“OLord,pleasesendsomeone else to do it.” Then the LORD’S anger burned against Moses....

YAHWEH - LORD

5321+ Occurrences in the OT