I’m going to jump in full swing today because I’m almost three weeks behind in discussing Knowing God by Name.
Names of Power
The Lord is able to do all things and these five names display His power and greatness in tremendous ways; Rab-Koach: Mighty Power, Yahweh Borey: LORD Creator, El Oseh Phela: God Who Works Wonders, Yahweh Rophey: LORD Healer, and El Shaddai: God Almighty. Each one reveals a different aspect of His amazing power. God’s power is limitless and He is able to use it in the very best way for the accomplishment of His will.
Take a look outside your window. What do you see? God’s creation points us to His power. It is not just that He spoke the world into existence, but it is the manner in which every little detail is in place for the creation to continue working. God didn’t just set things in motion and leave it. He is in fact the force behind all life. He knows the numbers of our days and He is the one who gives us life, breath, and our very being.
We also have discussed God’s Names of Authority. The Lord is in charge. Isn’t that good news? Not only is He in charge, but He knows and can do exactly what is needed. He is the King of Ages, the King of Hosts, King of Kings, King of the Nations, and He is the Righteous Judge. There is not a single aspect of God’s governing power that we need to question. He is on His throne and will reign forever and ever.
Finally, just this morning, a group of ladies at Pitts Baptist Church shared their thoughts and feelings about God’s Names of Splendor. To me, this was a hard week to discuss. Sometimes when we stand in awe of God, our experiences are difficult to put into words. God’s Names of Splendor include El Ha-Kavod: God of Glory, Or Olam: Everlasting Light, Naddir Kavod: Majestic Glory, El Gadol Ve-Nora: Great and Awesome God, Elohey Tehillati: God of my Praise. God is beyond merely beautiful. He is spectacular, majestic, and He posses glory both seen and unseen.
Several of the ladies in our group, including myself, were surprised to discover the full meaning of the word “awe”. “Impressive, Wonderful, Exceptional, Attractive, Terrible, Awful, Dreadful” were just a few words that Mary Kassian used to describe the true meaning of awe and the words that are made from it. God is so much more than we give Him credit for being. As we learn more about His character, we will develop a healthier, more correct view of His splendor and majesty. As we stand in awe of the LORD, we will experience a whole new level of intimacy with Him.