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God is whom you want God to be

A good knowledge of God starts from knowing God’s name. You can not have a friend you know so much without knowing his name. A name describes a personality. God said, “I am that I am”. This could also mean “I will be to you, what you want me to be”, which means anything you want God to be to you, God is ready to be it.       

 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you” (Exo. 3:14).

God introduced himself as ‘I am that I am’. The Hebrew word “Eheyeh asher Eheyeh” means ‘I am that (who or what) I am’ or, “I am the self existent one, the eternal, the one who always has been and always will be”.

The Amplified Bible rendered it as “ I AM WHO I AM AND WHAT I AM, AND I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”. Literally speaking, what this name of Jehovah means is that “I am (here), I had been, I will forever be, and I will be to you what you want me to be (at a particular time)”.

God went further, “Thus shall ye say to them, the lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob hath sent me to you. This is my name for ever and this is my memorial unto all generations”. God introduced himself personally to Moses. Moses earlier asked God “What shall I say unto them when they say unto me, what is his name?” (verse 13). God has a name. The name was revealed by God himself.

The Jehovah titles

The Jehovah-titles of God reveal a lot of what God had been to different people at various times. When you are in need and you look up to God, He will be to you ‘Jehovah-Jireh’ which is ‘The Lord our Provider’. God was Jehovah-Jireh to Abraham on the mountain when he wanted to offer Isaac as a sacrifice unto God. God sent an angel to stop him from offering his son and provided a lamb for the sacrifice. (Gen. 22:8-14).

Anytime you are involved in spiritual warfare, the Lord will be to you, ‘Jehovah-Nissi’ which means: “The Lord our Banner” (Exo 17:15). Jehovah Rapha is: “The Lord our Healer”. That is what you need when you are sick (Exo 15:26). Jehovah-Shallom is: “The Lord our Peace”. The peace of God that passeth all understanding is made available in times of trouble. The list goes on and on. God will be to you what you want him to be at any point in time. He is the same God. God is the eternal creator (Jehovah Elohim) and the lord most high (Jehovah Elyon). He is also Jehovah Rohi which is: “The Lord my Shepherd”.

Moses knew the name to call God at any point in time. In the face of any situation, He is still God. He is the unchanging changer of all things. Glory to God.

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