Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
With these words, the Lord reassured Moses that He would stand with him and give him the strength and power to lead the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery. He had already given Moses this promise at the burning bush (see Exodus 3:2,12), but Moses needed encouragement after Pharaoh rejected his first requested to release the Israelites.
JOHN 20:27-28: Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger and behold my hands, and reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing And Thomas answered and said unto him, my Lord and my God.
John 8:58-59: Jesus said unto them Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them and so passed by.
This name that Jesus called Himself is the equivalent of the name with which God identified Himself to Moses at the burning bush.
The name of God holds an important key to understanding the doctrine of God and the doctrine of revelation. The name of God is a personal disclosure and reveals His relationship with His people. His name is known only because He chooses to make it known. To the Hebrew mind God was both hidden and revealed, transcendent and immanent. Even though He was mysterious, lofty, and unapproachable, He bridged the gap with mankind by revealing His name. Continue reading DEFINITION OF THE DAY (NAMES OF GOD)→