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Elohim - by Michael Phillips
The Names of God - Part 1
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Genesis 1:1-2:3
Jan 17, 2016 pm - Today, with the blessings of Heaven, we will begin a short afternoon study on the Names of God. If you know your Bible, you know that names are important because they often signify one's character or destiny. Abraham, for example, was not given that name at birth. His parents named him, 'Abram', which means 'exalted father'. After decades of marriage to an infertile woman, this must have struck the man as bitterly ironic, but then, late in life, God came to him with a new name, 'Abraham' which means 'the exalted father of many nations'! At the time it was given, the named seem laughable, but with God all things are possible, and by the time he died, Abraham was the father of the Israelites, the Ishmaelites, the Midianites, the Edomites, and others. There was meaning in the name, 'Abraham'. The same is true with 'Jacob', That name means 'one who takes the place of another'; but after wrestling with the Lord, he became 'Israel', meaning 'the Prince who has power with God and man'. This points to his descendants becoming 'a kings and priests', culminating with the Lord Jesus who is both in the highest sense of the words. 'Nabal' is a lesser known man, but he too, lived up to his ... More >>>

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