Bearing the Name Part 3: El Shaddai

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,’” (Genesis 17:1, ESV) There have been numerous postulates formed over the actual meaning of El Shaddai. El certainly means “God.” The truth is, we simply don’t know for sure the... Continue Reading →

Bearing the Name Part 2

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7, ESV) Last week we began looking at another way of looking at the above commandment. We saw that the high priest had affixed at the forehead... Continue Reading →

Bearing The Name

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain….” Exodus 20:7 (ESV) Recently, as a part of my research on the Name, I came across a podcast that really piqued my interest. The premise asserts that perhaps we have mistranslated the above quoted commandment. Or, at the very least, we have... Continue Reading →

The Name

“‘Father, glorify your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven: ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’” John 12:28, ESV Last week I posted a scripture to introduce the direction this blog will be taking for the next couple of weeks (at least). I want us to focus on the glorification of... Continue Reading →

The Name Be Glorified

Today I would like simply to share with you a brief passage of scripture. My intent is to get you thinking—to prepare your hearts to receive from the Lord a renewed understanding of our relationship to the Name of Jesus. I hope to expound on this matter in the coming weeks. “…when he comes on... Continue Reading →

A Few Survivors

"If the Lord of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah" (Isaiah 1:9 ESV). Sodom and Gomorrah were wicked towns, chock-full of wicked people. It was so bad in these places that God sent down fire to consume them and everyone in them. He... Continue Reading →

Can These Bones Live?

“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold,... Continue Reading →

Dispelling The Shadows

In every scary movie ever produced we are reminded that danger resides in the shadows. Shadows move mysteriously as the light changes, providing a powerful allure. We take comfort in the light, but still we are curiously drawn to the shadows. Shadows are grainy, indistinct, and distorted versions of reality. They provide an image, but... Continue Reading →

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