Names of God – Pt 12
(Deuteronomy 32:3) – “For I proclaim the name of the Lord; Ascribe greatness to our God!”
Jehovah Tsori – “God Our Strength” (Psalm 19:14)
God revealed many of His Names to David as we’ve already seen in the Psalms. Continuing after all the wonderful and encouraging Names of God in Psalm 18:2, we find another powerful Name of God in Psalm 19:14 – JEHOVAH TSORI – GOD OUR STRENGTH! BTW – I want to make sure that we understand that these Names of God are not just names as we understand them to differentiate between other names. His Names certainly do that as He stands alone as GOD, The Only True God and therefore The Only One Who Is worthy of our worship and praise!
The Names of God and of course, of Christ, not only reveal Who He is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit but also reveals all of His incredible character…each Name gives us more of the character that He is and that He exhibits toward us.
David continues in Psalm 19 from the inspiring and hopeful Names in Psalm 18 to remind us that His character includes complete and total Strength and that He is our strength! Once again the names and descriptions of that Name are tied to Him being our Rock and His Names that proclaim Him as Banner as He alone is the Strength of our salvation!
Also, note that David wraps up this Psalm with this Name and Character of God after telling us in vss. 7-11 all that His Word does for us! I strongly encourage you to read all of Psalm 19. He indeed is our Strength!
Nehemiah proclaimed this strength in the middle of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and under great duress and attack from the enemy, “The joy of The Lord is your strength (stronghold; refuge).” Nehemiah 8:10
As always we find this same Name and Character revealed in God the Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, in the New Covenant…in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (His strength is perfected in our weaknesses); Ephesians 6:10 (our strength is in The Lord and the power of His might); 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (He is Faithful and with that is His strength and protection from the enemy)!
What do you need strength for today? Ask and believe that He will provide exactly what you need…may not be what you think or want but by faith know it will be all the strength you need in Christ!
Jehovah Melech’Olam – “The Everlasting King” (Psalm 10:16)
For this next name we’re going to backtrack in the Psalms a bit where we find another incredible Name of God that should bring us to our knees in reverence, fear and worship. In Psalm 10:16, David refers to God in overcoming and overthrowing all his enemies as JEHOVAH MELECH’OLAM – GOD THE EVERLASTING KING!
Here we find His Name closely related to that of which we looked at earlier as the Everlasting Father in Isaiah 9:6 which we often appropriately quote at this time of the year as it is a prophecy of the coming Messiah, Christ. This Name assures us that for all Eternity God is the King who conquers all wrong and evil that comes against Him and all those who believe in Him.
He is made known to us personally in Christ as our JEHOVAH MELECH’OLAM – GOD THE EVERLASTING KING! Christ is revealed in many Scriptures in the New Testament as Eternal and far beyond this temporal world and that all authority is given to Him as King (John 18:36-37; Hebrews 1:3)!
He is The Everlasting King of kings and Lord of lords! Is He King and Lord of your life for now and all eternity? Make sure you know Him, serve Him and worship Him as such…because that is Who He Is – JEHOVAH MELECH’OLAM – GOD THE EVERLASTING KING!
Jehovah Hoshe’ah – “The Lord Who Saves” (Psalm 20:9)
The next Name of God is found in Psalm 20:9 where David continues with Psalms of praise for victory over enemies and he declares that God is JEHOVAH HOSHE’AH – THE LORD WHO SAVES! You may very well recognize this name as it is prevalent in very similar spellings such as YESHUA, JEHOSHUA, JOSHUA and hopefully the most well known Name…JESUS!
David states and asks for The Lord Who Saves to do so on the day, in the moment, when we call and he does so in faith knowing that this is exactly Who He Is…JEHOVAH HOSHE’AH – THE LORD WHO SAVES!
As already mentioned, Yesu, Yesus or Jesus is the Greek Name plainly given to Mary for the Name of the Son of God, God in the flesh, in Matthew 1:21. It was clear that the angel, Gabriel, was declaring that Jesus is The Lord Who Saves as He will save the people from their sins…that’s you and me! PTL!
What great timing The Lord has to bring this Name to the forefront as we come off the Passover/Good Friday/Resurrection Sunday season to know Christ as not just the God/Man, but as Savior and Lord!
Do you know Him as Your Savior and Lord? That’s what He came to do because that’s Who He Is!
Love and Lordship…Food for Thought – Jehovah Tsori is “God Our Strength” and in Christ that greatest strength is found in our most glaring weaknesses so we can praise Him in our most vulnerable moments! He is Jehovah Melech’Olam – “The Everlasting King” for now and Eternity and we see this same character prophetically describes Christ in the Messianic prophecy of His first coming as “The Everlasting Father.” This points us to Jehovah Hoshe’ah – “The Lord Who Saves” as He is Faithful to fulfill His Covenant to save all those who believe in Christ!
Love and Lordship…Action Item –
- Read the Scriptures in this article and ask The Holy Spirit to teach you.
- Write down what each of the Names of God in this post mean to you.
- Which of the names in this post means the most to you at this time in your life?
- What is God doing in your life at this time to bring this name to the forefront?
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