“THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER:
THE RIGHTEOUS RUNNETH INTO IT AND IS SAFE.” Prov. 18:10
At Christmastime how we love to quote the names
Isaiah gives to the coming Messiah, our Savior!
Virtually every article, drama or event reminds us that:
“HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL,
COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY
GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE
PRINCE OF PEACE.” Isa. 9:6
But I think most of us know
that God (and Jesus is also God)has many more wonderful names.
In fact, one dear author actually
identified 365 names for Jesus —
one for every day of the year!
The first name God gave to
Moses was when he asked,
“Who shall I tell Pharaoh sent
me to you?” God simply
instructed Moses to tell Pharaoh,
“I AM,” and then added, “TELL
PHARAOH I AM THAT I AM has sent me to tell you to ‘LET
MY PEOPLE GO!””
We all know this story well, but did you ever really
study the many additions that God added to His “I
AM” for the benefit of His chosen children? A further
expansion of His “I AM” was a specifically Israelite-ish
name for God; namely, “YAHWEH” or “JEHOVAH”:
“The basic meaning of the term is, ‘He which
is, or He who is truly present’” (Zondervan
But the joy, the blessing and the wonder of His
name begins here! All are very special and very precious,
so let’s briefly examine a few of the most
JEHOVAH-JIREH, or “The Lord who sees
and provides”! WOW! I want to love and serve that God. This is the name Abraham gave to the mountain
where God provided a ram as substitute for Abraham’s son, Isaac!
How about, JEHOVAH SHALOM, “The Lord
our peace”? Gideon gave the altar in Ophrah this
name to commemorate the visit of the angel of the Lord.
How we love JEHOVAH
JEHOZABAD, or “The
Lord who GIVES”! Heathen
gods always took from the
people, but OUR GOD
GIVES! No doubt a prophetic
reference to John 3:16, “GOD
SO LOVED THAT HE
GAVE”! Yes, His only Son to
redeem you and me!
How we all need JEHOVAH-
RAPHA, “The Lord
who healeth thee”! How
many times have Jan and I run
into that name and were
SAFE! Angel Jan is alive and
well from colon cancer 3½
years after the doctor told us she had only six months
unless she took chemotherapy and radiation! Glory be
to God, we ran into that Name, with no chemotherapy
or radiation! Praise the Lord!
We can go on and on with hundreds of precious
names of our wonderful Lord — certainly not 365 in
this letter, but just a few more that YOU may need
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU, “The Lord our righteousness”!
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH, “The Lord is here”!
JEHOVAH-RAAH, “The Lord is my shepherd.”
EL-SHADDAI, “The all sufficient One.”
JEHOVAH-SABAOTH, “The Lord of hosts (of all heaven’s armies)”!
We could go on and on and record all 365 names
and, in fact, we have! A few months ago we reprinted a
daily devotional book with all 365 names recorded with a
wonderful thought for each day and each name! Write
and ask for it — the name is, “EVERY DAY WITH
JESUS.” It will be TBN’s Christmas gift to you, along
with the stunning 2007 “TBN To The Whole World” calendar.
But, finally, let‘s remember the greatest gift of God
from the Old Testament names —
EL ELYON – THE MOST HIGH GOD!
This Christmas, let‘s remember — God has given us
the most precious gift of all — His many wonderful
names. Thank God for them all, for each one reveals
another facet of His “MOST HIGH” being!
But, for all mankind, how can we top — SAVIOR?
Sing it with me like we used to at the great Kathryn
HE’S THE SAVIOR OF MY SOUL
JESUS, MY JESUS
YES, HE’S THE SAVIOR OF MY SOUL
JESUS, MY LORD
Let’s all give Jesus the best gift ever in thanks for our
salvation! Over 7,500 station and affiliates continue to
send this beautiful Name around the world! And when
you need HIM remember:
“THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG
TOWER: THE RIGHTEOUS RUNNETH INTO
IT AND IS SAFE!”
What a wonderful gift from our Wonderful Lord!
Merry Christmas from all your TBN family. We
love you for our 33rd Christmas!