Names of God – Pt 24
“I will praise You forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.” Psalm 52:9
El Chuwl – The God Who Gives Us Birth (Creates Life) (Isaiah 43:1)
Just a reminder as we continue with the Names of God of two things that I pray are happening as we learn more of His Names…1) In revealing more of His Names He gives us the wonderful opportunity to know more of His character and who He Is; 2) Some of the Names build on previous or similar names and give us a chance not only to know Him more but to know His Love more intimately and to love Him more intimately. That’s my prayer for all of us.
Today’s first Name certainly does both of these as we build on a previous Name we have learned in Jehovah Bara as Creator God revealed in Genesis 1:1 and Isaiah 40:28.
Isaiah takes us deeper into knowing God not only as The Creator of all things but also as “EL CHUWL – THE (Creator) GOD WHO GIVES US BIRTH,” (Isaiah 43:1) the Creator who literally breathes life into us and who births us…gives us life from the moment of conception in our mother’s womb! How awesome is that?
David takes the concept of this name even further in Psalm 139:13-16 where God sees and knows us even before He breathes that life into us. He has even ordained our life with purpose before He brings about our birth!
This name, character and concept of creative Birth is fulfilled in each of us in Christ as EL CHUWL – THE GOD WHO BIRTHS US, not only in His imminent role in Creation and life, of all that exists (Colossians 1:16-17), but in His divine role in grace in saving and recreating… rebirthing…us for all that God has purposed for us even before we were born (Ephesians 2:8-10)!
Do you know The One who has not only given you life but The One who can recreate you into a New Life? Christ is The ONLY ONE who can give us birth and recreate us into a new birth to fulfill the incredible Kingdom purpose that God has for you. I pray you know Christ as Savior and Lord!
Jehovah Meqor Mayim Khayyim – The Fountain of Living Waters (Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13)
Today’s final Name is one that gives us strength and encouragement. It is found in Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13 and is “JEHOVAH as MEQOR MAYIM KHAYYIM – THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER(S).” Jeremiah in this text uses the word “meqor” instead of just “mayim” because the former connotes a “digging” for the living water whereas the latter a “natural spring.” We have been freely given Living Water in Christ…and we can by His Spirit dig and receive more!
God has freely given us all that we need in Christ to be in a relationship with Him, including the grace to strengthen us to dig deeper and work to build our relationship with Him as Christ’s disciples and sons and daughters of God. This requires faith and He has given us the grace to not only be saved but to work out that salvation as we mature in our relationship with Him to love Him more (with all we are) and glorify Him by making Him known and helping others to know and love Him in Christ!
Which brings us to Christ as JEHOVAH MEQOR MAYIM KHAYYIM – THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER(S)…this is obvious in two specific Scriptures in the New Testament where Jesus calls Himself “Living Water(s)!” We find these in John 7:37-39 (The Holy Spirit of God/Christ) and in the account with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:4-38 (emphasis v. 14).
God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are JEHOVAH MEQOR MAYIM KHAYYIM – THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER(S). Do you have the Life that comes from this Living Water? You can but only in Christ! I pray that you know Him and are drinking from the Water of Life/Living Waters of Christ today!
Attiyq Youm – The Ancient of Days (Daniel 7: 9, 13, 22)
As we continue with these fascinating and character-revealing Names of God we find another unique Name in Daniel 7: 9, 13, 22 and it is “ATTIYQ YOUM – THE ANCIENT OF DAYS.” This is another way of saying that God is Eternal, having self-existed before time and throughout all of time and eternity! We can count on this One True God…from last week’s post!
The reference and Name here in Daniel is pointing to the final days and Christ’s return and judgment of the world…are you ready?
The only way you can be ready is to know Jesus Christ who, while not specifically given that Name, is referenced as The One that Daniel refers to as sitting on the throne, who will return to do the conquering and judging (Revelation 7:9; 11:15-19)!
How awesome is that…and we can know Him…I pray that you do! Those who do will literally reign with God and Christ – ATTIYQ YOUM – THE ANCIENT OF DAYS! It’s incredible the role that God The Father and God The Son will play in these final days of victory for His Kingdom and all who believe in Christ! Do you believe in Christ for your victory in this life and for Eternity? I pray you do!
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Love and Lordship…Food for Thought – El Chuwl – The God Who Gives Us Birth (Creates Life) – He not only births life in us but New Life in Christ. This also should be the #1 reason we stand for life and against abortion! He is also Jehovah Meqor Mayim Khayyim – The Fountain of Living Waters…not only does He birth and create all life but He sustains Life as Christ is the Bread of Life and The Living Water(s) for all who put their faith in Him. Finally, and this is powerful as believers we will someday know this…He is Attiyq Youm – The Ancient of Days – for all those who know God through Christ the Messiah will know the One who has existed from before time and will do so beyond time…eternally He is The Ancient of Days! Do you want to know Him? You can! Jesus is the Key, The Truth and The Source to all of this!
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.
- Journal about how God has given you life, as Creator and Life Giver and as The Living Water(s)…now and for Eternity.
- Reflect and journal on what The Ancient of Days means to you.
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