Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” Jehovah, Yahweh, El Elyon, Elohim.
What is that you know to be absolutely true about God? We will NEVER fully understand God, but there are things that God has revealed to us that we know to be absolutely true. These things are often revealed in the names of God.
When God reveals a new name to us, He is revealing something about Himself and something about who we are.
When God gives us information about our identity, it is always either preceded by or succeeded by the enemies lies, trying to distort who God says we are. This is why we must know who God is. When we know Him, we can know ourselves.
The Lord is my Shepherd, that makes me his Sheep. The Lord is the bridegroom, that makes me His bride. The Lord is Creator, that makes me his creation. The Lord is Savior, that makes me saved. Learn the names of God. When the enemy attacks, you have evidence and proof of who you are, because it is who God says you are.
Adonai is my Lord and Master, so that makes me His servant and I can obey fully.
Elohim is Sovereign God, so that means I can submit to Him who knows far above and beyond what I can even imagine.
Jehovah Shalom is The Lord is Peace so I can rest in Him and His ways and not worry, fret, or fear that I will be overtaken.
Yahweh is The Lord Jehovah, the name above all names. Herman Bavinck explains YHWH "God is independent, all-sufficient in himself, and the only source of all existence and life. Yhwh is the name that describes this essence and identity most clearly. . . . His name is ‘being.'" So because He always was and is, He is all knowing and I am not. It means I can humble and submit myself to the highest.
Jehovah Nissi, is the Lord is my Banner. Because He is our banner, we are his followers and are made to worship and adore Him.
El Elyon, God is the most high. Because He is most high, I am not. I am submitted in a posture of humility. He is God and I am not.
Ed Shaddai is the Lord God Almighty. He is worthy of my praise and I will praise Him.
When God revealed himself to Hagar in the wilderness, broken after being sent away into the desert with her son to die, God revealed himself to her. She spoke his name "El Roi", the God who sees me. God was revealing Himself to her in order that she could know the truth of who she was, "seen".
When God revealed himself to Abraham as he was about to kill his son Isaac as a sacrifice to God, he spoke God's name "Jehovah Jireh", God my provider. God revealed Himself to Abraham so that he could also know a truth about himself, that God will always provide.
When God revealed himself to the Isrealites who He was bringing out of Egypt, they recognized him as "Jehovah Rapha" who is The Lord our Healer, because He kept them from the diseases that he plagued on Egypt. He was revealing to them something about themselves, that they can be healed through God.
When God revealed himself to David, he called God Jehovah Rohi, The Lord is my Shepherd. Because God is my shepherd, I am his sheep. I follow my shepherd, I hear his voice, I know him. He leads me, protects me, provides for me. He not only supplies my needs, but overflows blessing on me also.