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God’s names

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  • 144. In the Bible there is a king who had overweight; do you know who he is? He was Eglon, king of Moab (Judges 3:17).
  • 143. Did you know that the Bible speaks about a place where there were 12 springs and 70 palms trees? That place was Elim (Exodus 15:27) It was there where Israelites settled their second camp after having crossed the Red Sea.
  • 142. Did you know the ark that Noah built was three stories? (Genesis 6:16).
  • 141. Did you know two biblical characters were called by the names of planets? Yes, they were Barnabas (called Jupiter) and Paul (called Mercury) (Acts 14:12).
  • 140. Did you know who was the king that in his illness did not seek help from God, but from the doctors? He was king Asa, when he became seriously ill from the feet (2 Chronicles 16:12-13).
  • 139. Did you know Salomon wrote more than five thousand songs? (1 Kings 4:32).
  • 138. Did you know that John the Baptist was the greatest of the prophet though he never performed a miracle? (Luke 7:28) He was the most convincing preacher (John 10:41-42).
  • 137. Jacob and Esau were twins, The difference between both of them was that Esau was hairy and Jacob was hairless (Genesis 25:24-26; Genesis 27:11).
  • 136. Did you know Sarah and Abraham were children of the same father? (Genesis 20:12-13).
  • 135. Did you know that if you look for the 29th chapter of Job you will be in the middle of the Old Testament, and that if you look for chapter 8 Romans you will be in the middle of the New Testament?
  • 134. Did you know the apostle Peter was married? We know that because Jesus healed his mother in law (Matthew 8:14-15).
  • 133. Did you know that Paul preached the longest preaching in the Bible? “Until the sunrise” (Acts 20:7-11).
  • 132. Did you know that John the Baptist dressed like Elijah the Tishbite did? They wore a dress of hair and around the waist a leather belt (Matthew 3:4) (2 Kings 1:8).
  • 131. Did you know that Jesus sang with his disciples? (Mark 14:26).
  • 130. Did you know that the Benjamites had such aim that they would not fail a hair with a sling? They were very skilled. Read about it in (Judges 20:15-16).
  • 129. Did you know that John 3:16 shows the past, the present and the future? For God so loved (past) the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes (present) in him shall not perish but have eternal life (future).
  • 128. Did you know that in the Bible there are verses whose number of words is the same responding to its chapter and to its verse? Yes, both in the Old and in the New Testament, they are: (KJV)
  • 127. There is a letter that Paul wrote to the Laodiceans, but it is not written on the bible. Only the Laodicean and the Colossian church read it back then; (Colossians 4:16) says “After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea”, Did you know it?
  • 126. Revelations is the only book in the Bible that says that you are blessed if you read it. (Revelation 1:3) “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy”.
  • 125. Did you know that Luke was not a disciple of Jesus, but Paul’s disciple, and also he was not Jewish, he was a Roman?

Names of God

ELOHAY MIKAROV

Meaning

God who is near.

Enforcement

The Almighty is not distant. He is close to his creation. He has not created the world and forsake it. This truth was expressed when Jesus came to earth.

Bible references

Jeremiah 23:23.

Commentary

God is omnipresent in his creation, because he always knows everything that happens in any place. He is constantly conscious of the injustice, sin and unfaithfulness. His eyes are always watching, his ears are always attentive to the lamentations of men, especially the oppressed and penitents (2 Chronicles 16:8; Psalms 34:15; Proverbs 5:21; Amos 9:8; Zechariah 4:10; 1 Peter 3:12). God's presence is not only among his people, now is in his people through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. (Psalms 139:7; John 14:17-18,23; 16:7-15) It is interesting how Jesus told his disciples that it was for their good that he was going away (John 16:7). While Jesus was on earth, in his physical form, he was present among his people, especially his disciples. But when he ascended to heaven, he sent his Holy Spirit to live among his people, this way he would always be in all those who believe in him. Is the Holy Spirit who transfers the presence of God to his people. God is with us through his Word, he is always present among his chosen people (Psalms 139:7-12) He will never forsake us, he will never forget us (Hebrews 13:5) God is especially close to us at certain times. He is always close to us in times of need (Hebrews 4:16) He is close when we confess and abandon our sins (Psalms 76:7; Isaiah 59:2; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18). He is close to the brokenhearted (Psalms 34:18) He is with us when we put into practice the discipline of the church in his name (Matthew 18:20). He is with us when we are disciplined by him as a loving Father (Hebrews 12:3-13) He is close when we call him in truth (Psalms 145:18) He is close when we sanctify him (Leviticus 10:3) He is close to us when we come close to him (James 4:8).

Names of Jesus

WONDERFUL COUNSELOR

Meaning

Jesus is our defense attorney.

Explication

Christ is our wonderful counselor before God. He is our mediator and intercessor, who calms us down and advices us. As our lawyer before God, He defends us in the court of justice of God, and he offers himself as payment for our transgressions. Christ himself is therefore identified as that “wonder” because we could say that Christ is “the wonder of God in person”. Not only is Christ the greatest "Wonder of God" but He is the one who has done and would do "Wonders" in his people. A counselor is someone who guides others by warning or exhortation. Christ said about himself, “my words are Spirit and are Life”. He also said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7). So, why not to think of Christ as that “wonderful counselor” as stated by the apostle Peter when he said, “you alone have the words of eternal life”.

Bible references

Isaiah 9:6.

Related names

Advocate (1 John 2:1) Comforter (John 14:16) The consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25) Pleader, mediator ( 1 Timothy 2:5).

Jesus is

God One with God Everlasting Omnipresent Omniscient Life giver El Olam Jehovah-Jireh Jehovah-Rohi Jehovah-Tsidkenu Jehovah-Rophe El-Shaddai Immanuel Jehovah-Shalom Omnipotent The Cornerstone The Firstborn of all creation The Head of the Church Holy Judge King of kings and Lord of lords The light of the world Prince of peace The Son of God The Son of Man The Verb The Verb of God The Verb of Life The Alpha and the Omega I Am The Lord of all The One True God The Author and Finisher of our Faith The Bread of Life The Groom The Liberator The Good Shepherd The High Priest The Lamb of God The Mediator The Rock The Resurrection and the Life Savior Redeemer The Ruler of creation King of Justice Servant of God The Arm of God Powerful Savior The Christ The Prophet The Son of the Most High The Son of God Master The Lord The Son of David The king of the Jews Prince and Savior The Lord Jesus Christ Son of God Our Lawyer The Almighty Apostle of the Faith we profess The Sacrifice for Our Sins The Author of Life The Founder and Perfecter of our faith The Author of Salvation The Chief Shepherd The Creator The Deliverer The Bread of God The Eternal Life Everlasting Father The Door The Firstborn from the dead Faithful and True The Faithful Witness The Heir of all things The Hope of Glory The Image of God The Everlasting King The King of Israel The Lion of the tribe of Judah The Living Stone The Lord of Glory The Morning Star The Power of God The Righteous Branch The Righteous One The Root of David The True Bread The True Light The True Vine The Way, the Truth and the Life The Wisdom of God Wonderful Counselor The Prophet The Last Adam Savior of the world Judge of the living and the dead Savior of all men The Shepherd and Guardian of our souls The Lamb The Dawn The Passover Lamb The Chosen One The Head of the body The Lamb of God The Image of the Invisible God The Mystery of God The Horn of Salvation The Beloved The Bridegroom

God

Meaning

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ( John 1:1).




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