God the creator and the father is known by many names. No one truly knows what the actual name of God is and the meaning of his true name. Yes, He is referred to many names but as far most of them are concerned, they are just titles such as father, lord, almighty, peace, king of kings etc. To understand the dilemmas behind the true name of God, one has to remember God has no intentions for people of the world to know what his name really is. Remember throughout Genesis, God was not referred by any names, his chosen people called him God of my father. Later on Moses ask God for his name and he replied “I am who I am”…I am has sent you and also God said to him for the Israelites to refer to him as the God of Abraham, the God of Jacob and the God of Isaac. Later on in Exodus 6:2-3, God said to Moses…
“I am the YHWH, I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob as God Almighty but by my name the Lord or YHWH I did not make myself fully known to them and God furthermore said that it was his name forever and was his memorial name to all generations”…
People such as the Israelites in need to provide answers got around the name and came up with the meaning Adonai or Lord. The name God gave Moses, has no vowel therefore how is it that the Israelites came up with such meaning? God only gave his name by consonnants only because he does not want people to know he true name, he was just giving a reference as to what his name was but not the true name.
More research was done regarding the subject matter and this is what other scholars had to say about the name of God. While some religion came up with the name Jehovah and others with the name Jesus.
The letter J was created in the 1700’s meaning that the name Jehovah and Jesus could not have been valid. The name Jesus Christ is just another title for God which means the Anointed Deliverer.
In the book of Revelation, there was many mentions about names regarding God.
This is what Revelation 14:1 reveals “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. (YHWH) (Revelation 14:1)
The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name (Revelation 3:12).
His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself (Revelation 19:12).
He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God (Revelation 19:13).
Many religions today are called by many of the names/titles God referred to in the holy book and all of them got people to believe that such name is the true name of God and their religion is the one that God approves and everybody else will be punished except their members. Many religions are divided due to make belief that God have favoritism when it comes to who his people are. In the beginning, God chose very few people to be in touch with in order to reveal his plan for men. Later on, he chose the whole nation of Israel then he chose everybody else who are doing his will. No one can know for sure who is doing His will except God. He chose people for many reasons and is able to accomplish his will. In case of truly knowing what the name of God is and what his will is depends on him and him only. No man knows for sure and if we all just agree to that simple fact then all of us can truly united to serve the one true God and if some of us are lucky enough then his true self and name will be revealed. Meanwhile, let’s just wait for his return and do our best to serve Him if it is his will.
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