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Summary of YHWH and EL - Names of God

YHWH Yishi (Yee^ she) God my salvation


Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”


God my Salvation

Salvation means Heaven not hell, heaven where God is -that’s my home


Salvation means all of God’s promises are for His people

The promises are mine -all of them


Salvation means all of God is for all His people -all of God is for me

        God is my strength, my refuge, my rock, my redeemer, God cares

for me, God guides me, God’s goodness rest upon me all my days.



Jehovah Ozi (O^ zee) God my Strength


Psalm 28:7

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore, my heart triumphs, and with my song I shall thank Him.”


Ephesians 3:16

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self,


God can give us extra strength when needed.


2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen (you) and protect you from the evil one.


Never ever doubt God’s faithfulness to strengthen you as needed. God has pledged His great might and power to keep you and to see you through. Never, ever doubt God.



YHWH Sha lom^ God Peace


Rom. 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith (believing that God is), we have peace with God (forgiveness of our sins) through our Lord Jesus Christ (Christ who died for us and we believe that to be true)."

Eph.2:13-14 But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were far away (at enmity with God) have been brought near (saved -received forgiveness) by the blood of Christ. For He Himself (Christ YHWY) is our peace,

Jesus walks into the locked room where His disciples are hiding and the first thing Jesus says to them is: -SHALOM - PEACE

-meaning PEACE     my friends,

-meaning PEACE     be at rest,

-meaning PEACE     all is secure

-meaning PEACE     it is safe with me

If we have agreement, and we become friends, I am no longer afraid, and am now secure. I am now at rest, because he who was my enemy is now my friend, and so we have peace, Shalom.


We have peace with God



YHWH Tzur (T zur^) God my Rock


Isaiah 44:7-8

“This is what the Lord says—     Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last;     apart from me there is no God. 7 Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it.     Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people,     and what is yet to come—     yes, let them foretell what will come. 8 Do not tremble, do not be afraid.      

  Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me?     No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”

God calls Himself a Rock

Therefore, picture YHWH as a rock, solid, unmovable, immutable (not changing), strong, steadfast, consistent – a huge rock, like the rock of Gibraltar.

  There are two Hebrew words which are translated as 'rock' in English, Tsur and Sela. Both of the words denote more than just a rock. These both indicate a large immoveable cliff or boulder, sharp and strong, mighty. A rock to stand upon or a rock to shelter in -a cleft


No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”



Exodus 34

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin.

Psalm 86:15   But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.


Isaiah 30:18    Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore, he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!


Gracious God. Here in lies one of the most personal names of God. The name, gracious, which represents how much God cares for you, how much God feels for you. When you hurt, God sighs, when you sorrow, God sighs, when trouble disturbs, God is troubled for you. God’s graciousness encompasses God’s compassionate care for you.

-because He cares so deeply for you, because His compassion is so great and consistent God asks you in your struggles :can I help you and He reminds you –“I am with you always”


God is El Khanun, Gracious God.



El Emet ( a^ met) God of Truth


Our God is a God of truth He is El Emet,   God of truth.

Exodus 34:6

And the Lord passed by before him (Moses), and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,


Psalm 25:10

All the paths of the Lord (YHWH) are faithfulness and truth.


Jesus announced that He was the truth.

  • God will tell you the truth, always.

  • God wants you always to speak the truth like Him, El Emet

Psalm 40:11

You, Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your mercy and Your truth will continually watch over me.


Psalm 51:6

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in secret You will make wisdom known to me.



The God who is Almighty   El Shaddai (shaw Die^)


Genesis 17

17 Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD (YHWH) appeared to Abram and said to him,

“I am God Almighty; (El Shaddai) Walk before Me, and be blameless…

By God declaring that He is the Almighty we know that this God is ALL MIGHTY, no other is mightier, no other is stronger, no other is more powerful. This God, the God whom we follow is Almighty.

-when you need help, it is this God who can help you the most,

He is God Almighty

-when you need direction, God Almighty can direct you the best


-when you need forgiveness, protection, truth, refuge à is there anyone greater or mightier to do that for you then El Shaddai -God Almighty


-or when you need peace, or grace in your situation, a rock to stand on, or when you need a redeemer, or light, or a Father or even strength,

à is there anyone greater or mightier to do that for you then

El Shaddai -God Almighty


8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is  and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

June 25, 2023