Names of God – Part 18

YHWH El-Chai

Names of God – Part 18

God, The living one


YHWH is God’s actual revealed name, and far from being remote shows that he is personal.

This name is found in the Bible with and without God’s name and also in plural forms Elohim Chai and Elohim Chayim. It is a name of great comfort for those who seek God and describes how there is no impermanence with God, but that He is rather the source of life.

God is the source of life! God is the giver of life!

A man filled with the life-giving resurrection power of Jesus can by grace partake in God’s love and the immortality of God – life in abundance and life in eternity.

The prophet Jeremiah said:

…they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters [chayim], and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jer 2:13)

God is the source of water that brings life.

Jesus claimed that for himself. He did not claim to be living water himself but said that he would give it.

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.Whoever believes in me, asthe Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ”

The living water that Jesus gives is the Holy Spirit.

Come to Jesus and accept his Holy Spirit. Do it now.

2 thoughts on “Names of God – Part 18

  1. John

    A great call at the end. Not the usual informative blog on the names of God but one which gets to the heart of what it means for us.

    1. Thanks John.

      There are only two names of God. El, meaning God, and YHWH, Yahweh or Jehovah, which is the name revealed to Moses.

      All the rest are about man’s relationship to God. Either God saying something about his/her character through prophets (I use his/her because some are feminine in character) or people telling about how they have encountered God. The encounter is everything

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