Jehovah Chapter Two Part Two Answers

1.  God said, “I AM WHO I AM.  Jesus says, I AM WHO I AM.  John says Jesus is, was, and is to come.

2.  Is, were, have been

3.  All things were created by Him, through Him, and for Him.  He was present at creation.

4.  He is creator and sustainer of the Universe.

5.  He is head of the church.  The first born of the dead.  the first to be resurrected.

6.The power of Elohim, the power of Jehovah, the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control.

7.  Jesus plainly states “I AM”  In other words, Jesus says he is Jehovah.

8.  Jehovah

9.  The glory He had with God the Father before the world began.

10.  He is one with the Father

11.  Jehovah, 

12.  I AM WHO I AM, Jehovah

13.   The people in the room knew the meaning of God’s name given to Moses at the burning bush.  They understood that he claimed to be God and they rent their clothes in anguish (which in itself was a sin, because the clothes of the High Priest were never to be torn)

14.  That he and the Father are one and the same.

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Jehovah Chapter Two Worksheet Part Two

Jehovah Chapter Two Worksheet Part Two

Blasphemy of the name of Jehovah was punishable by death.  Even in our own time, the name of Jehovah is never read in the synagogue nor is it ever said aloud by its people.  They substitute the word Adonai, or use a word that means “the name.”

Even when the name was to be written, the scribe who was transcribing would stop, remove their clothes, take a bath, and put on clean clothes.  Before writing they were required to stand and say, “I am now copying the Holy name of God.” A new unused pen and new ink was used to write the name and the pen was promptly broken when the name was written. Talmud 10  Comfort, Philip Wesley (1991). The complete guide to Bible versions . Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 16-20.

Connolly, W. Kenneth (1996). The indestructible book: the Bible, its translators, and their sacrifices . Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. pp. 17-18.

Because the Hebrews never spoke God’s name, we don’t really know how to say it. Orthodox Jews still believe one way they will know the Messiah will be His ability to pronounce the name of God. Names of god by Nathan Stone page 25

The Jewish tradition maintains that God’s name is spoken as a breath, the first breath of a newborn as it emerges from the womb.  The last breath a person takes before his eyes are glazed over by the final enemy Christ will crush, death.    Jehovah comes from the Hebrew verb “havah” which means to be; to exist; being; to breathe.  (Pat Mercer Hutchens PHD) The breath of life is the pronunciation of God’s name. I think that is so neat… the first breath of a baby, Alpha, the last breath of a dying man, Omega.   When God breathed the first breath of life into us, He breathed His name.  Is the breath of life that we all have part of His breath? I think that was originally true, but man refused that breath and instead elected to breathe the polluted air of sin. 

Genesis tells us that God used His breath(Holy Spirit) to create the heavens and the earth.

Isaiah 42:5This is what God the LORD says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:”

In Genesis 6:3 God was talking about the evil people he was about to destroy before the flood. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with( My spirit will not remain in)humans forever, for they are mortal(corrupt); their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

 2001 Translation An American English Bible Based on the Greek Septuagint says it this wayGod says, I won’t allow MY Breath(spirit) to stay with these men through the age, for they are fleshly.”

 God gives breath to mankind, but will not allow His breath to remain in sinful flesh.

Ezekiel 37:1-14

1.  What does Jehovah say He will use to raise the dry bones of Israel?

Read Ezekiel 37:14 14 I will put my Spirit(breath) in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’”

Ezekiel 37 is the story of the dry bones of apostate Israel being brought to life by the breath of God.  In the same sense, the dry bones of a sinful man are brought to life by his repentance and declaration of belief in Jesus Christ virgin birth as the son of God, His death on the cross for remission of sin, and His resurrection, which He promises to all who believe on Him.

Read John 20:21-23 

2.  What does Jesus do to give the Holy Spirit to the disciples when He appeared to them in the upper room?

Is it possible that Jesus restores the breath of God to us when we are saved by giving us the Holy Spirit?

Through the Holy Spirit we pray, are purified, get understanding of the scriptures, and receive the gifts of the Spirit.  We cannot live the life Christ has ordained for us without the Spirit or breath of God.  The breath of God is totally necessary if we are to pray from the heart.

Ephesians 6:17, 18, ‘Also, accept the helmet of salvation and the sword of [God’s] Breath (God’s word). Pray in every way and always keep begging [God]. Pray at all times in the Breath [of God] and stay awake; don’t give up.’ (2001 Translation, an American English Bible)

Read Psalm 11:7   

3.  Why will the upright see the face of God?

The only way we can see the face of God is to receive Christ and the breath of God, the Holy Spirit, who will clothe us in Christ righteousness, and lead us to live a just and upright life.

Leviticus 19:2

4.  Why are we to be holy?

Paul places focus on Jesus Christ as Lord in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 to point to Him as the same Lord or Yahweh of the Old Testament.

 Read 1 Corinthians 1:2

Read Joel 2:32 

5.   Who are Old and New Testament believers to

call upon?  

Read  Corinthians 1:8

Read Joel 1:15 

6.  How do both the Old and New Testament passages refer to the Day of the LORD?

One of these passages is referring to the day of the LORD before Christ was born yet the New Testament refers to the Day of the LORD with Christ in the role of Jehovah.

Read 1 Corinthians 1:31

Read Jeremiah 9:23-24

7.  Who are Old and New Testament believers to boast in rather than ourselves?

8.  Who is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians?

Paul is talking about the same LORD Old Testament believers were to boast in.  Both are referring to Jehovah God.  Paul, along with us can boast in Jehovah God, who is also called Jesus Christ.

Read 1 Corinthians 2:16   

Read Isaiah 40:13 

Spirit can be translated as mind, so it really says who can know the mind of the LORD.  Paul is applying this scripture to Christians knowing the “mind of Christ.”  The mind of the LORD and the mind of Christ are the same.

Read Mark 9:36-41

9.  What does Christ say about anyone who uses His name.?

  1. What does it mean to do something in the name of the LORD?

 

Read Luke10:17-20

11.What meaning do you get from these verses?

 

 

The name Jesus gives us will be highly personal.  He will choose it for us, but if you could choose a name which is reflective of your personality or character in Christ, what would it be?

Mine would be Joy, because that is what He has given me.  He gives me the joy of my salvation in times of trouble.  He gives me joy when I persevere in times of stress and problems.  He gives me joy in my rest, my worship, my work, my family, and my friends.

When I was in grade school I had to memorize all the forms of the verb “to be” (am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, shall, will, would, should, may, might, can, could) These small words are the essence of almighty God.

Jehovah was God, Is God, will always be God.  We are His creation.  He has control of the universe, has always had control and will always be in control.  He should destroy us because of our evil natures, He could do so, He will to those who do not exercise obedience.  But because Jehovah is eternally loving, continuing in His efforts to fulfill His covenants of deliverance and redemption to bring man from utter corruption back into a pure and holy fellowship with himself His plan of redemption and salvation from before the beginning of time will inevitably “BE.”

Jehovah Chapter Two Part One Answers

hapter Two Part One Answers

1.   An angel appeared in a burning bush.

2.  I am the God of your father the God of Abraham, the

God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”

3.  God Almighty

4.  ____________________________________________________

5. What is your name?

6. When God gave the ten commandments to Moses

7.  compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. does not leave the guilty unpunished;

Jehovah Chapter Two Part One

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Chapter Two

Jehovah

Jehovah:  I AM WHO I AM, self existent one, all-sufficient, self-sufficient, unchangeable, faithful, sovereign, independent, autonomous, dependable,

Jehovah as I AM Who I AM

Moses was just standing there in the desert watching his sheep, minding his own business.  He had been doing the same thing for 40 years.  He had given up a life in the palaces of Egypt.  He had given up the idea that he might be the promised leader to rescue his enslaved people in Egypt.  He had given it a shot and they had rejected his attempt.  He had committed murder for their sake and had been forced to run away because one of them saw his act and threatened to turn states evidence.  He had run into the desert and found refuge in the tents of Jethro, who was now his Father-in-law. He knew what he was doing. He was a shepherd.  He knew where the green grass was, the cool waters, and how to protect the sheep from predators.  It was safe and he was relatively happy.

1.  What happened to disturb Moses life in the desert?

 

 

Read Exodus 3:2 I wonder if he had any idea just who was talking to him at this point.  Evidently, he did not have a clue, because he wondered why the bush did not burn up and walked over to see the strange sight.  The fire itself was a symbol of what God was going to reveal to Moses.  It was a fire burning without consuming the bush.  Jehovah is a fire or energy that lives without beginning, burns without consuming or being fed from an outside force.

God was watching.  When He saw Moses move toward the bush, He called him by name and Moses answered, “Here I am.”  God told him to remove his shoes because he was standing on holy ground. 

Read Exodus 3:6

2. How did God identify Himself?

 

 

Read Exodus 6:2-3

3.   According to this scripture, what name did Moses know to be God’s name at this time?

 

 

4. Do you think the Patriarchs had ever heard the name of Jehovah?

The name of Jehovah appears over two hundred times in Genesis alone, so the patriarchs knew the name of Jehovah, probably from the time of Enoch, but they did not know his character.  They had experienced God mostly as Eloheem, creator and covenant maker, and as El Shaddai, God almighty. God is saying that He is about to reveal His covenant relationship with Israel.  He will be the one who redeems Israel from her sins.  He will be the one who rescues her from the vicious jaws of Egyptian idolatry and slavery. The patriarchs knew the promises of Elohim, the promises of Jehovah. They will now experience a personal revelation.  They will not only now the name, but will experience what that name means. (Scofield Study Bible Notes.)  (The Bible Readers Commentary)

God revealed to Moses that He had seen the suffering of His people at the hands of the Egyptians. He remembered the covenant He had made with Himself as Elohim, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He was ready to act.  It was time for the people to receive the Promised Land, flowing with milk and honey.

Moses had a pretty good idea what this was going to cost him.  He knew the people of Egypt intimately from the royal family of the Pharaoh to the lowly hated Israelites.  He had tried in his own strength to rescue the people and had been forced to run for his life.  He knows he is going to need more than what he now possesses to accomplish the task.  They certainly are not going to listen to him now.  He is no longer a prince of Egypt.  His own people have probably forgotten all about him.  He has no power of his own, so He asks a legitimate question.

Read Exodus 3:13 What did Moses ask God?

5.  

It is almost like Moses is saying, “They will want to know where I got this information.  They will want to know, Yeow, you and what army?”

Read Exodus 3:14  “God 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.’” “

God says, “I will be who I will be.”  I need no army, I need nothing else to make me complete.  I am life.  I am the creator.  I am judge.  I am King.  I was, I am, I always will be. I am self-existent, self-sufficient, and unchanging. I am eternal God from everlasting to everlasting.

Read Exodus 34:1-2  

6.  On what occasion was God speaking?

God is going to reveal even more about the meaning of his name to Moses.  Much has happened since Moses first spoke to God at the burning bush.  Moses has faced down the pharaoh and his magicians with the whispered name of God and He knows something of his might and power.  He knows Him as covenant maker, and covenant keeper.  He knows him as almighty God.  He knows that God’s resolve in rescuing His people is without limit and his promise to fight their enemies is real.  He has lived it.  He knows. But there is much that he does not know about Jehovah. 

Read Exodus 34:5-7  

7.  What attributes does God reveal about his name (Jehovah) at this time?

 

God passes before Moses declaring His name.  Again, He tells Moses who He is, but He adds what He does for man and with His own finger writes what He expects from man.

God had demonstrated his power, might, and majesty in the palace of Pharaoh, and at the crossing of the Red Sea.  Here he tells Moses of His love for His people and what He expects from them.  He is compassionate, slow to be angry with them, abounding in love and faithfulness. He has love for thousands.  He will forgive wickedness, rebellion and sin, yet He will not leave the guilty unpunished. He cannot, because it is not His nature.  He is telling Moses how he relates to His creation and how He deals with them.

Answers to Introduction Questions

Answers to Introduction Questions

1.  Jesus revealed who God is to the disciples.  The disciples belonged to God as we do as His creation.  Jehovah God, Elohim, and Adonai have the attribute of ownership as God Almighty, Creator, and master of the Universe.

2.  I have revealed you to (Your name)whom you gave me out of  the world.  (he,she) is yours, You gave (him, her) to me and (he, she) has obeyed your word.

3.  We are sealed by the Holy Spirit who has the power and authority to protect us.

4.  His love will be manifested in us.  His love will be in our hearts and in our minds.

5.  In our search for a” god”, He hopes we will search Him out and find Him.

6. He humbled Himself by becoming a man.  He was born to die and knowing the horror that it meant for Him to endure, He was obedient unto death.

7.  His eyes are bright and piercing.  He wears many crowns and He has a name written on Him that no one knows but Himself.

8.  I must have a desire to know the only true God and Jesus Christ.  I must learn the facts about them as I study the Bible and respond to that knowledge in faith.  That faith is trusting Christ as my Saviour.  As I grow in my knowledge of Him I will grow in grace.

9.  Whatever a believer does,  should be for the glory of God.

10.  We honor God because we are bought with a price.  We honor Him in everything we do.  We honor Him by using our bodies to bring glory to God.

three things I thought of…

  • See others as Christ sees them.
  • Put God’s word in my mind and in my heart that I might know how to be obedient.
  • Always live wearing the armor of God…truth, righteousness, gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the word of God.

11.  We must fall on our knees and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is LORD.

12.  The one who is victorious.  Other versions use the word overcomes.  I am not victorious, I cannot overcome without the blood of the lamb.  It is only through Him that I have victory.

13.  In order to identify with God, His character should become visible in me.

14.  He will keep His promises according to His attributes.  He is a Holy God and will not answer an unholy request for example.  We can ask for anything that is within His purpose and will and He will be faithful to respond.

Introduction

Breathing the Names of God

Introduction

 In Biblical times, children were given names that showed their character.  Their names described them. 

  • Aaron means teacher, lofty, a mountain of strength. 
  • Anna means gracious, one who gives.
  •  Jacob means that supplants, undermines, heel.  It was changed to Israel, one who has prevailed with God. Genesis 32:28

Does anyone know what your name means?  Does your name say anything about who you are?  Does “Who you are” influence the meaning of your name to other people?   

In studying the various names of God, we can learn a great deal about His nature and about our relationship with Him.  We can know the name of the Queen of England or the name of the Rockefeller family and know the vast fortunes that they possess, but what does that mean to us?  However, to know that God has these wonderful Names and to know that through Christ’s death on Calvary, He gives to us the benefits of what those Names mean…That can change our lives. 

His names not only tell us who God is, they also remind us who we are in Him.  Since He is our Shepherd, we are His sheep.  Since He is our wonderful Father, we are His precious sons and daughters.  Since He is our mighty King, we are His protected and privileged subjects.  Since He is the whole vine, we are branches filled with His very life.

By our union with Jesus Christ at the cross, He lives His life in us and shares with us His character as well as His Name.  No matter what happens in the world, our lives are bound to Him in an eternal love relationship.  Knowing His Names will open the door of our hearts to all that He longs to give us in Himself.  Knowing His name will energize us to know Him, love Him, become like Him, discover our own identity in Him, share His vision and purpose, become an expression of His life to others, and enjoy the riches of Kingdom-life with Him.

There are over 800 names of God in the Bible and each one of them is like miniature portraits and promises.  Each reveals a significant attribute of God, a revelation of His character.  They are a sign of the authority and power of God.  To meditate on God’s Names is a source of peace, joy and powerful prayer life.  We need to know Him better.  His Names tell us about who He is.  They show His majesty, His power, His glory, and His infinite love for His people.

Why study the names of God? 

  • Names were important to Jesus.  We can see this in the prayer he prayed for his disciples at the end of his ministry. 

1.John 17:6  Who did Jesus reveal to those who believe?  Who had been given to Jesus? Who did the disciples belong to? (Use the name of God that you think is appropriate here.)

2. Write the scripture putting your name in the appropriate places.  Have you been obedient as a reflection of belonging to Jehovah?

In this passage, the word “name” refers to the attributes or character of God that Jesus taught his disciples.  In other words, he had revealed God’s character, his will, his plan, his mercy and love.

3. John 17:11-12 How can the power of the name of God protect those who belong to Jesus?

 He kept them by his example, purity, instruction, and miracles. The name of God kept them, the name of power, authority, and truth.

4. John 17:26 What happens when we understand the name or attributes of God?

Jesus had taught them about the one true God.  He had taught them his glorious attributes.  It was the power and knowledge of “who” God is that will keep them from evil, keep them from giving in to sin, and keep them true to the gospel given by Christ.

  • God uses his names to reveal himself to his people.

God is our Creator.  He loves us and desires to have a relationship with us.  He wants us to know Him.  We cannot know Him unless he reveals Himself to us.

5. Acts 17:27  Why does God want us to learn about who He is?

God revealed his name to Moses in Exodus 3:14, God says to Moses, “I Am Who I Am.”  He revealed that He is self existent and He Himself perpetuates his life. We find insight into the character of God in the names we find throughout the Bible.

Jesus used this name when asked who He was.  He described himself as the “I Am” who lived before Abraham.  The Scribes and Pharisees tore their clothes and sentenced him to death for blasphemes.  He also called Himself the “Light of the world” in John 8:12, “the Gate to eternal life” in John 10:9, “the Good Shepherd”: in verse 11 and as “the Way and the Truth and the Life” in John 14:6

Each statement reveals the truth, grace, and majesty of Christ.  We cannot know everything about our sovereign God, but through His names we know that he is:

  • self-existing
  • not restricted by time
  • unbounded by place
  • unlimited in power
  • unlimited in knowledge
  • transcendent (having his existence beyond the physical universe)
  • Immanent (involved with the universe).
  • God used names to honor his Son.

6. Philippians 2:8-9 Why did God give Jesus a Name exalted above all others?

Because of the work He has done, He is given honor that no other can receive.  No other deserves the name of Redeemer and Savior.  No other deserved the exalted position on the throne of glory as Christ, the anointed of God.

7.  Describe Jesus according to this verse?  It is conjecture on any ones part, but what do you think the name could represent? Revelations 19:12

  No one but Himself can understand its importance, the degree of its sacredness, the relationship between Him, and the Father.  No one knows the cost of god becoming mn.  No one can fathom the cost to a Holy God assuming the sins of eternity on Himself.

 We are told to seek God, to know Him. 

8. Jesus prayed in John 17:3 According to this passage, what is eternal life?  How can you apply this knowledge in your own life?

Jesus prayed for us to have knowledge of the true God.  It must be important to study His characteristics, His Name, if we are to have true knowledge of Him and thus have eternal life.

Matthew 6:33, Psalm 69:32, Psalm 63:1, Galatians 4:9, Proverbs 8:17, Amos 5:4, John 17:3

  • Our purpose is to glorify God.  How can we glorify Him if we do not know Him?



9. Corinthians 10:31 When are we told to glorify God? 

10.1 Corinthians 6:20 Why are we told to honor God?   How are we to honor God?  List at least three ways we can do this.

  • The Bible tells us that Jesus name is to be respected above all names.  We must know Him and have a relationship with Him in order to have proper respect for Him.

 

11. Philippians 2:9-11 When we totally understand the attributes of Christ, of the Trinity, of God Almighty, What is there left to do? 

We need to truly know God when we name Him in prayer.  We should not be guilty of name dropping.

Acts 19:13-17 tells us the story of the seven sons of Sceva, who was a Jewish chief priest.  These boys saw Paul use the name of Jesus to command evil spirits to leave the demon possessed people.  They decided that this was pretty cool.  It did not look too difficult.  They knew the name that Paul used.  They decided to invoke the name of the LORD Jesus to eject evil spirits.  They set up shop.  One day, they said, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 

And to their surprise, the demon answered them.  “Jesus I know, and I know Paul, but who are you?”

Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house, naked, bruised, and bleeding.

These young men knew the name to use. They knew how to pronounce it.  They just did not know who they were calling on.  They did not know Jesus.  And to their misfortune, the demon knew who Jesus was, and recognized that they did not have a relationship with the LORD.

  • God wants to change the bad name we have made for ourselves.  He wants to give us the name Jesus Christ earned for us.

12.  “Revelations 2:17 Who will receive the white stone and hidden manna?

 The new name will be written in our minds. “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them in their minds.” Hebrews 10:16

  • We are baptized in His name.

13.   Matthew 28:19 We know that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit  identifies us as belonging to God.  What significance should the “name” have for us since we recognize that it is also talking about His attributes?

  • God has a good reputation.  We must learn to trust his name. 

 

14.  John 14:13-14  Knowing that God’s character defines who he is.  As covenant maker, He is unable to lie, He is faithful, and He keeps His promises.  Knowing this, what does this scripture mean to you?

God’s names describe him.  They reveal his character and his Godhood. His glorious attributes are manifested in his name.  By learning about those attributes our understanding of God will increase.  Our faith will grow stronger and our ability to praise, honor, glorify him will expand.

 Breathe in the proper name of God, Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…The Name that saves me

Breathe in Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…the Name that keeps me from evil

Breathe in Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…the Name that keeps me with power and authority

Breathe in Yah…Praise you for giving me your Name

Breathe out Weh…the Name that reveals the truth, grace, and majesty of Christ. 

Throughout the day, breathe in God’s name and breathe out praise for mercy, grace, and blessings that are yours through Him.  Use your breath to be totally and continuously in communion with your LORD.

(Answers will be posted the next day.)  Please post suggestions and comments.  I relish your input.