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.