Category Archives: Through His Name

Information about God’s Name, Titles, and meanings

KNOWING GOD!

Many people know THERE IS A GOD, but not as many people KNOW GOD. And, there is a big difference between those two concepts.

The question of whether or not there is a true God is frequently debated by the foolish. Clearly, they do not KNOW GOD. And, then there are people who believe that mankind cannot ever really know God because He is unknowable.

But, that’s not what the Bible says. In fact, there are many things that can be known about God, and God has called many people to actually KNOW Him now.

In the first chapter of Romans, we learn that the creation itself reveals many things about God. There are those who have come to understand that God really does exist by looking at the intricate, lawful, beautiful world around them. That same chapter also shows how many have refused to examine the creation with an open mind. Instead, in their foolishness, they have rejected WHAT CAN BE KNOWN ABOUT GOD.

Romans 1:20-26 (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (26) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Then, on the other hand, there are those who want to KNOW ABOUT God, and even to KNOW HIM in a close relationship. YES! Both of these are possible.

In time, there will be so much knowledge about God on this earth, that the knowledge will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

But, what about now? How does one come to know God now?

Many things can be known about God simply by a diligent study into His names and through studying the way God refers to Himself in the Bible.

Through the special work of Jesus Christ and God the Father, there is a way to know about God and to know Him intimately. It is a relationship worth pursuing, because there are so many blessings available for you now and even more in the future.

Matthew 11:28-29 (28)Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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WHAT DOES TAKING GOD’S NAME IN VAIN REALLY MEAN?

The phrase “in vain” and the word “vanity” are related. However, “in vain” and “vanity” as used in the King James Version of the Bible is far more related to the idea of “emptiness” or “without purpose” than to some form of pride. “In vain” can mean in an inconsequential manner.

One mark of a true believer is taking God, His names, and all references to God very seriously. True believers want to be very careful to avoid every possibility of taking His name in vain. Afterall, God takes it very seriously when anyone takes His name in vain. His command requires respect and avoidance of any vanity.

Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Here are 10 ways people can take God’s name in vain (there are many more):

(1) Ignoring God’s name

(2) Ignoring or failing to use any or all of the ways God reveals Himself through His name(s)

(3) Treating God’s name as common

(4) Using God’s name in cursing

(5) Referring to God thoughtlessly

(6) Referring to God in any disrespectful way

(7) Failing to actively “hallow” His name(s)

(8) Using God’s name in pretense, as in pretending to obey and to love God

(9) Being “associated” with God’s name yet disobeying God and bringing shame to Him by deeds that do not represent Him

(10) Failing to follow through with the kind of relationship God wants with each person

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WHY STUDY GOD’S NAMES?

The Bible contains many titles and names of God, the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. It contains many different kinds of references to God and the various roles of both of them. Studying those names offers many benefits.

(1) Studying those names helps to give us insight into their divine nature, their majesty, and their power and authority.

(2) Studying those names directs us in our growing in grace and knowledge of God and His master plan.

(3) It provides a special portal into learning and proving the will of God.

(4) It helps us to grow in understanding of who these awesome beings are, what they will do, and why they will do it.

(5) Knowing God’s names helps us to realize just what kind of relationships it is possible for us to have with the Father and the Son.

How Much Do We Want to Find God and Know Him?

Knowing about God is not the same as knowing God in a relationship. It is very clear in Scripture that God wants us to seek Him to find Him and to know Him.

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Psalm 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Seeking to know God by searching out the meaning of each of His names and titles can unlock new ways to relate to God. Afterall, knowing a person’s name is often just the very beginning of a relationship. For true worshippers to worship the true God in Spirit and Truth, each and every one of God’s names and titles is important.

Calling on God by using the names and titles He has inspired in His Word allows us to express a recognized dependence on God in every area of our lives. It also is a way to speak often of God’s wonders, because His names and titles relate to the wonderful deeds He has done (for example: Creator, Father, Savior, Redeemer, Sustainer). It provides a way to praise His wonderful nature and power; like, Faithful, Impossible to lie.

Yes, simply calling on God using the names and titles He has inspired in His Word has multiple benefits for believers. It also is a major way, unlike any other, for us to worship God and bless His holy name.

Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psalm 96:2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

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GOD REFERS TO HIMSELF

There are many fantastic truths God reveals to us about Himself through the ways He refers to Himself in Scriptures.

Often, God refers to Himself in a specific way to reveal particular characteristics. The most notable of these in the Old Testament is the name He gave to Moses at the burning bush (Exodus 3).

Sadly, the exact sound of that name has been lost, however, we still have the four Hebrew characters (letters) that represent that name.

The name is YHVH.

Because God has allowed the sound to be lost, at least temporarily, perhaps we need to focus on the meaning of YHVH.

The name itself is a statement about God’s infinite existence in the past, present, and future. He is the Beginning, the Infinite Source, and Perfection of all.

Through that name, and others in the Scriptures, God tells us about Himself. He declares His nature. Through His name, God declares Who He is, What He is, When He is, Where He is, and Why and How He functions.

You may also check out two audio Sermons on this website on this topic of God’s name. They are entitled, Through God’s Name (Part One), and, Through God’s Name (Part Two).

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