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New Testament Names of God

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by ~Cassia~, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. ~Cassia~

    ~Cassia~ pondering the things of God Supporter

    I thought this post from Hannah's prayer to be a worthy topic for it's own thread. I did a study once before on it that was tied in with another study about the crucifixion but this one I'd like to tie in with the sermon on the mount as it applies to Christian character and conduct. Just cause that's what I happen to be considering in my own walk because most times talking the talk just doesn't cut it.
    I can already see a great significance in the mount sermon's poor in spirit in connection to the first name of God in the NT, the God of glory. But it's really a place to post my own discoveries so I may be long on posting some things ...from previous post ...

    There are 7 names for God in the new testament that we should all be familiar with because these are the names He uses in dealing with Christians.

    The God of glory Acts 7:2-3, 55-56
    In Hebrew the root meaning of the word translated glory is heavy or weighty. The idea is that there is no more weighty or significant being in the universe than Yahweh, for He alone truly is majestic and high above all.
    The highest glory of the creature is in being only a vessel, to receive and enjoy and show forth the glory of God. It can do this only as it is willing to be nothing in itself, that God may be all. Water always fills first the lowest places. The lower, the emptier a man lies before God, the speedier and the fuller will be the inflow of the divine glory.

    The God of consolations and patience Romans 15:5
    To be of one mind together according to Christ Jesus; that ye may with one accord, with one mouth, glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The God of hope Romans 15:13
    He is the author of that hope and therein His grace is set before both Jew and Gentile in Christ. The hope is not mere expectancy; it carries with it the assurance of faith, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    The God of all comfort 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
    Comfort - which flows from His "mercies" experienced. "mercies" and "comfort," are spoken of before proceeding to speak of afflictions

    The God of love 2 Corinthians 13:11
    Agape, a noun rarely found outside the New Testament, has a specialized meaning within Christianity.

    The God of peace 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Philippians 4:9; Romans 16:20; Hebrews 13:20-21

    The God of all Grace 1 Peter 5:10
    By which alone the whole work is begun, continued, and finished in your soul. After ye have suffered a while - A very little while compared with eternity.
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  2. ByTheSpirit

    ByTheSpirit Pray always!!

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    Are those names of God or attributes of God?
  3. ~Cassia~

    ~Cassia~ pondering the things of God Supporter

    If you look at the bible references they are the names by which the apostles at one time or another called Him by. But of course any name of God is also an attribute.
  4. Ken Rank

    Ken Rank Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Respectfully... since "God does not change," then all the names He has been called still apply to all His people. Besides, most of them simply designate His power and authority. For example, Jehovah Rapha means "the Lord that heals" but that isn't really accurate. Since His name (better represented in English as "YHWH") means "I am, I was, I will be," then instead of "The Lord that heals" we are really looking at, "The eternal Healer." He does still heal, correct? So, the name still applies even if it isn't in the NT.
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  5. ~Cassia~

    ~Cassia~ pondering the things of God Supporter

    Yes it still applies and is most exemplified by Jesus Himself. Jesus exemplified many aspects of God including saying before Abraham "I am". But as you pointed out the I am was and will be, so we can't ignore what is said as to the names given beyond that of the Old Testament.
    God represented Himself in many ways in the Old Testament and now He speaks thru His Son. Jesus representing God fully seems He does exactly that.
    The list of the seven names are those presented to us in the New Testament as the title says. I don't presume to conclude anything beyond that.
  6. ~Cassia~

    ~Cassia~ pondering the things of God Supporter

    I'll add the link to the other thread about the OP. A lot of it has commentaries on the Names in the NT No pass-over for us?
  7. ~Cassia~

    ~Cassia~ pondering the things of God Supporter

    Perhaps what applies to us most right now is just a rounding out of what it means to partake of the New Testament feast prepared for us and the means for us to partake in it.

    What we're dealing with is facts of the promises of God. They are revealed to us by His Spirit and thru that revelation we "know" it to be true by the spirit giving evidence within us so that we lay hold on these.
    Facts are facts whether we believe them or not. If we don't believe the facts of the cross they still remain as real as ever, but they are valueless to us. It doesn't take faith to make things real in themselves, but faith can "substantiate" them and make them real in our experience.
    Whatever contradicts truth of the Word of God is the devil's lie, not because it may not be a real fact to our senses, but because God has stated a greater fact before which the other must eventually yield. John 17:15b, John 17:17

    As soon as we begin to accept our death with Christ as a fact, satan will do his best to convince us by the evidence of our day-to-day experience that we are not dead at all but very much alive. So we must make the choice to believe satan's lies or God's truth.
    2 Corinthians 5:14; 2 Corinthians 5:7

    The death is found with Christ, where also is our life and where we abide. Ephesians 2:5; Colossians 2:10;

    This also is "reckoned" unto us. A fact to be accepted. God in His gracious purpose, has included us with Christ. The character of the branches is determined by the vine. Discovering facts of Christ (and knowing that what He reveals, He will accomplish in us) is our food and growth in our new life. Romans 6:4; Romans 6:9-10; Romans 5:21

    So, standing steadfast on Who Christ is, we find that all that is true of Him becoming true in us. 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 15:5; Romans 6:14


    1 Corinthians 5:7-8
    Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, as you really are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.​

    Keeping the feast, the continuous eating of the pass-over lamb, a nonstop feasting of Jesus,in sincerity and truth, because after all we are what we eat, right.
    The old leaven is the old creature we once were before believing in Christ with all the sins, now we need to feast on Him and who He is continually in sincerity and truth to purge out the old leaven. Jesus gives us the grace to continually feast on Him, thru His Love and His indwelling and in His power. Thank You, Jesus (Christ is our only pass-over and He is our redeemer)
    1 Corinthians 11:24; 1 Corinthians 11:27-29; 1 Corinthians 9:13; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Corinthians 15:32-33; Revelation 2:17

    We eat of Christ every time we think of Him, His Love, His words, His work, His deeds, His care for the poor and every time we act on His commands, which are all His character in action.

    In the tabernacle in the desert, the Holy place, the place were the priest worked, there was the shew bread, Jesus is the bread of life. Also there was the candlestick, Jesus is the light. The light used oil to burn, which is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit shines light upon the Word of God to illuminate it to us. Just as the Holy Spirit shines light upon the scriptures to reveal them to us. The altar of incense, used for intercessory prayer is the only other priestly equipment in the room. The golden incense holder contains the prayers of the saints.

    The eucharist and communion are outward symbols of what we are doing here inwardly, eating of Him, which should be partaken of continually.