Updated: Oct 13
Who is God? This is a very important question that must be answered. Don't try to answer it off the top of your head. The English word GOD does not tell us who He is. It's woefully inadequate. God is not His name any more than Christ is Jesus' name.
Let's begin in Genesis 17:1,
"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared
to Abram and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me,
and be thou perfect."
He's THE ALMIGHTY GOD, that still doesn't say enough. In Hebrew, He actually said, "I am EL Shaddai: El meaning "God," and Shaddai meaning "the all sufficient one." The root word of shaddai refers to the breast of a woman - the one who nourishes; the one who gives life. It means "the God who is more than enough."
Let's look at Psalm 91:1,
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty."
Now, who is God in this verse? Whoever lives under the shelter of Elyon (the Highest) will remain in the shadow of Shaddai.
Who else is HE? He is "THE LORD that healeth thee."
Exodus 15:26 says,
"And said, if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of The LORD thy
God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statues, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD
that healeth thee."
Now let's look at this from the Names of God Bible,
"He said, If you will listen carefully to Yahweh your Elohim and do
what he considers right, if you pay attention to his commands and
` obey all his laws, I will never make you suffer any of the diseases
I made the Egyptians suffer, beause I am Yahweh Rapha."
JEHOVAH RAPHA: The LORD who heals. Now, let's stop right there. Does God ever change? No! absolutely not! Then, for healing to have "passed away" Yahweh Rapha would have had to have changed His name! That completely debunks that LIE FROM HELL! It also dispels the demonic idea that Jehovah Rapha put sickness or disease on His own children to teach them. No! A thousand times, no! JEHOVAH RAPHA does not make people sick, nor does satan heal. Jesus said in John 10:10, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
Who said that? JEHOVAH RAPHA in th flesh! EL SHADDAI in the flesh! That brings us to the glorious revelation in Philippians 2:9-11,
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things
under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father."
Who highly exalted Him? THE ALMIGHTY GOD! EL SHADDAI! JEHOVAH RAPHA! JEHOVAH ROHI: the Great Shepherd! JEHOVAH TSIDKENU: He is our righteousness! JEHOVAH SHALLOM: He is our peace! JEHOVAH SHAMMAH: He is the God who will never leave nor forsake you! JEHOVAH NISSI: The God who is my canopy, my covering! JEHOVAH SABAOTH: The LORD of hosts; LORD over the angelic armies of heaven!
God, the Father, did not give Jesus A NAME. He Gave Him HIS NAME(S), and He is your BLOOD BROTHER by covenant!
Now, the final blow to the devil's head! Look at Ephesians 3:14-15,
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our LORD Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
Read it again! You and I have been named after Him, the Father, and, yes, after Jesus! No wonder verse 20 is so explosive:
"Now we know who GOD is. We know who JESUS is. And thanks to His WORD, we know who we are.
A new creature in Christ - 2 Corinthians 5:17
The righteousness of the Almighty God - 2 Corinthians 5:21
A child of El Shaddai - Romans 8:16
An heir of El Shaddai - Romans 8:17
A joint heir of the Anointed One - Romans 8:17
It's shouting time! It's time to dance before YOUR FATHER, THE ALMIGHTY GOD!
Now we know who He really is and who we really are in Him. Every born again believer must find out who GOD is, who JESUS is, and who YOU are. Together, we will preach it loud and clear from the top of the world to the bottom, and all the way around the middle.
Excerpt from: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
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