The Name that speaks
In the beginning, God….
- When God speaks, He reveal more that just His principles for living, He reveals Himself
- When He reveal His “Name”, He introduces Himself to us and invites us to relate to Him
El Shaddai – the Almighty God
When Abram was ninety- nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”9 And God said to Abraham:”As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
When God revealed Himself as El Shaddai
- He invites us to enter into a Covenantal relationship with Him
- He declare a blessing on us
- He promises to multiply us
- He gives us a new identity
- He defines our destiny
When God reveals Himself
- He tells us to trust Him and we can expect from Him what His revealed Name carries