hroughout the Hebrew Scriptures, and specifically in the Psalms and the Prophets, God is seen as the shepherd of his people. It is this name of God, that Jesus that specifically appropriates to himself.
Names of God
he only place in Scripture that “El Elyon” is mentioned is the story of Melchizedek, where he is the priest of this name of God.
Read is a spiritual manner (2 Cor. 3:6), these prophetic pronouncements concerning Jehovah-tseboath are not judgments upon people but against the adversarial hosts of darkness and evil (Eph. 6:12), the destruction of which brings about the restoration of the image of God within us all.
The God of Peace, in the first instance, doesn’t bring peace among the inhabitants of this world, rather, the Peace is between God and his Creation so that, like Gideon, there is no longer any fear.
As you work through these names and read the stories associated with each name, think about a time where and when God personally intervened on your behalf. And, like Abraham and Moses, find a name for that place and event.
The name “Jehovah-jireh” is only used once and arises from the story of the Sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22.
In El Shaddai, we have a joining together of an understanding of God, not only as our Sufficiency, but also as Fertility and Destruction.
God’s name “Jehovah/Yahweh” discloses that God isn’t specific to a place or a function, and thereby isn’t limited to that place or function, rather God simply is. God is self-existent and thereby is the source of existence.