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Elohim – God the Creator

The understanding of Elohim, as God the Creator, is the foundation of our Christian faith. It underpins our belief in His Sovereignty, that God is the Creator of everything and He governs the Universe. Scripture teaches that creation declares God’s rule and authority, and that all life is sustained by God. These are fundamental truths that shape our daily life now and are the basis of our hope.

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The Divine Name “Yahweh LORD”

The Hebrew name for God as ‘Yahweh’ is translated in English Biblical text, as LORD. This is distinct and different to Adonay which appears as ‘Lord’ and is used in the context of ‘Lord or Master.’ The name for God as Yahweh LORD, is not a title, but a sacred, personal, divine name. This aspect of God’s character was revealed to Moses at His call and commission to lead Israel out of Egypt. Moses wanted to know how to identify God to the elders of Israel. He wanted to know who God was, as more than the God of his ancestors. God answered Moses’ question with an intriguing self-description.

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Jehovah Shalom The Lord is Peace

Jehovah Shalom, The Lord is Peace, is an attribute of God which was first revealed to His people during a time when there was no peace. The nation of Israel was experiencing poverty and hardship, they were constantly being attacked by their enemies. The people were fearful and living in hiding as they had no peace to go about their daily lives. Then Gideon receives the revelation that God is intentional towards His people, that He is for them and not against them. God desires reconciliation and He alone is their source of peace.

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‘Jehovah Jireh’ The LORD will Provide

The aspect of God’s character as Jehovah Jireh, The LORD who will provide, is revealed in the story of God testing Abraham’s faith and commitment. God instructed Abraham to do something which was counter-intuitive and appeared to destroy all of his hopes and God-given vision for the future. Abraham did not falter but immediately responded with obedience, trusting that the LORD would provide, that God’s promise to him would not fail.

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What Does the LORD is My Banner Mean?

This phrase is found in Exodus after God enabled His people, Israel, to defeat their enemies in their first battle after leaving Egypt. When the fight was over Moses, as an act of worship, set up an altar to commemorate this hard-won victory. He called the altar, Jehovah Nissi, ‘The LORD is My Banner.’ What insight did Moses have to this aspect of God’s character? And what does it mean for us today to pray to Jehovah Nissi?

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El Roi – The God who Sees Me

El Roi – ‘the God who sees me’ only appears once in all of Scripture. El is the preface used to describe God and Roi reveals His character as ‘seeing me’. This aspect of God was revealed to a woman, who was an Egyptian slave. God was revealing His care and compassion for those who are disadvantaged and distressed, regardless of their nationality, status, or social position.

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