And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them(Exodus 6:3 KJV)
In the Old Testament, God revealed Himself using different names and titles. However, in the New Testament, His name is Jesus.
The divine names and titles in the Old Testament reveal specific aspects of God; and that could be His person, work, or relationship with His people. For example, Exodus 6:3 above says Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew His name God Almighty( El Shaddai), but they did not know His covenant name Jehovah. This partial knowledge means they did not experience God in the covenant relationship that Moses and the Israelites did. So even though the Jews had the name Jehovah with glorious manifestations, there was much about God they did not know or experience. Something was missing.
Unlike the partial revelation from the Jehovah names and titles, the name Jesus comes with divine fullness. It encompasses the completeness of God’s person, the entirety of His expressions, and the totality of His operations. Therefore, rather than experiencing just one aspect of God, we have everything in all the Old Testament divine names: Jehovah, El, El Shaddai, E Elyon, Elohim, Adonai. And It does not end there. We also obtain everything in the Jehovah titles: Jireh, Shalom, Rapha, Mekadishkem, Saboath, Nissi, Shammah, Raah. This implies in Jesus, and we are saved, healed, supplied, redeemed, sanctified, begotten, called…the list continues. What a beautiful name it is—the name of Jesus!
So while the divine names and titles of God revealed in the Old Testament give partial revelations, the name Jesus is the fullness of the divine revelation with His people.
Read more: What Happened to the Name Jehovah?
How is the name Jesus different from the names and titles of God revealed in the Old Testament?
Apply the Word
Jehovah said in Isaiah 45:23 that unto Him, every knee would bow, and every tongue will confess. Well, that Jehovah of the Isaiah 45:23 is the Jesus of Philippians 2:10, unto whom every knee will indeed bow and tongue will confess! Hallelujah! Put that name to work! No devil in hell or situation in life can stop you.
Bless the Father for the beautiful name of Jesus.
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