Confession is an important part of maintaining a right relationship with God.
Knowing who God’s many names also is important in knowing who He is, in knowing who you confess to.
In a bible study by Pastor Fryer at Independent Bible Baptist Church, we look through the different names of God, and their importance in how we approach Him.
Read Psalm 91, and notice the names of God used.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
El Elyon–In Psalm 91:1, the term Most High reveals this name; strongest of all gods and the possessor of heaven and earth. He helps win the daily battles in our life and is capable of arranging the most tedious of details in our live.
See Deut. 32:1-12, IISam. 22:4-20, Psalms 7:12, Psalms 47:1-9, Psalms 83:18, Dan. 4:17
El Shaddai–The term almighty reveals that He is THE all sufficient God.
See Genesis 17:1-6, Romans 4:20-21, Phil. 4:19, Psalms 57:1, and Psalms 121:4
Yahweh–the term Lord in capitalized letters reveals His personal name Jehovah. The word lord in lower case signifies Adonai–the master, the person in authority. Yahweh signifies the God who is with you all the time.
See Exodus 3:12-14, Gen. 28:15, Ex. 33:14, Deut. 20:1, Isaiah 43:2, Matt. 18:20, Matt. 28:20.
Elohim–“My God”. The term refers to the strong convenant keeping God as Creator.
See Neh 9:6, Job 26:7, Psalms 102:25, Heb. 11:3
There are other names of God which will help us focus on who He is and enable us to praise Him:
Jehovah Jireh–the God who provides.
Jehovah Shalom–the God who brings peace.
Jehovah Sabaoth–the God who brings spiritual help
Jehovah Rapha–the God who heals.
God’s names are revealed in our experiences with Him. When was the last time He revealed Himself to you?