God has many names

“But my Pastor says that God has many names, so I can call him what I want.”

We are all called in multiple ways.  Joyce Smith might be called Mrs. Smith.  She may be called Roy’s wife.  She may be called Tony’s mother, or Dr. Smith, or Madam Chairperson.  She might be called Mrs., or ma’am, or any number of descriptions.  Those descriptions are accurate, but they are not her name.  Joyce Smith is her name.  She is all of those other things that describe her, but they are not her name.

The same is true of YaHuWaH.  In the wilderness, Moses saw a bush that was burning, but not being consumed.  As he approached the bush, YaHuWaH spoke to him.  YaHuWaH had a mission for Moses; go to Egypt and tell the Pharaoh to let his people go.  Moses, having fled Egypt for killing a man, was apprehensive about going back.  Why would they believe him?  So he asks YaHuWaH…

“Suppose I go to the Yisraelites and say to them, ‘The Mighty One of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
 “ The Mighty One 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.’”
The Mighty One also said to Moses, “Say to the Yisraelites, ‘YaHuWaH, the Mighty One of your fathers—the Mighty One of Abraham, the Mighty One of Isaac and the Mighty One of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.” Exodus 3:14-16

Is YaHuWaH our Elohim/Mighty One?  Yes!
Is YaHuWaH our Adonai/Master?  Yes!

But what is the name that HE said we shall call him from Generation to Generation, his name forever? YaHuWaH!

If your Pastor says that he has many names, and you can call him whatever you like, they are not telling the truth!  YaHuWaH says that his name forever, the name we shall call him from Generation to Generation, is YaHuWaH!

Can we call him Elohim/Mighty One?  Yes!  Can we call him El Shaddai?  Yes!  Can we call him Adonai/Master?  Yes!  Can we call him El Elyon/The Highest Mighty One?  Yes!

But those are not the name we are to call him by.  They are accurate descriptions of who he is.  Just like Joyce Smith is Roy’s wife, Dr., Ma’am, or Tony’s mom, YaHuWaH is Elohim, Adonai, El Shaddai or El Elyon.

YaHuWaH has one name that we are to call him by.  Remember…

This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.

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