Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Two: Elohim

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God of gods

Elohim is the plural form of El or Eloah. Elohim, El and Eloah are generic names for deity or gods. Used with Yahweh grammatically it is always in the singular form. In Hebrew the plural form can also mean ‘exponentially more majestic.’
God of gods.
Most often used when God is interacting with His creation.

Deuteronomy 10:17

“For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.”

Scriptures

Isaiah 44:8, 1 Kings 18:20-39, Psalm 86:8, Zephaniah 2:11, Isaiah 45:21, Exodus 15:11, Psalm 114:7, Genesis 2:15-16, Genesis 9:17, Exodus 6:7, Isaiah 54:5, Jeremiah 32:27

Meditations

Do you live like God, as revealed in scripture as Elohim, is the God of gods and there is nothing else above Him?
Repent of anything you might have placed above Elohim.
Pray and ask Elohim to show you the false gods in your life. Ask Him to help you see that He is ‘exponentially more majestic’ than them.
Listen and think about what it means to be God of gods.
Meditate oon what false god the Holy Spirit needs to throw off its throne to put Elohim back in the top spot in your heart.

Day One: Yahweh

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I Am

This is the most common name for God in the Bible. It is His personal name. All the other names for God are actually titles. Many other things and beings are called gods, but there is only one Yahweh.
Self-existent, consistent and eternal. He was not created and cannot be destroyed. He is the same forever.

Exodus 3:14

“Then Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ And He said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Scriptures

Isaiah 42:8, Psalm 117:1, Numbers 6:23-27, Psalm 104:35, Psalm 113:1, Deuteronomy 32:3, Psalm 34:3, Psalm 66:2, Psalm 89:15-16, Psalm 102:26-27, Revelation 4:8, Acts 17:25, John 5:26, Job 36:22-23

Meditations

Do you know God, as revealed in scripture as Yahweh, well enough to be on a first name basis with Him?
Repent of anything that might be keeping you distant from Yahweh.
Pray and ask Yahweh to help you understand Him more deeply.
Listen and think about what it means that God has a personal name.
Meditate on what the Holy Spirit needs to change in you to be on a first name basis with Yahweh.

 

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