To review the popular names and titles of our Adonai.
To understand the fullness of His attributes, nature and ministries
To adore and appreciate Him in all his shekinah (glory) and humility.
Text: Philippians 2: 5-11
The Scripture is centred on the Messiah. He was there when Yahweh Elohim created the earth (Col 1:16), He is the very image of the invisible Yahweh, the Alef and the Tav (Alpha and Omega), the beginning and the ending (Rev 1:8, 21:6) and the first-born of the dead (Col 1:18).
Throughout the Old Covenant and New Covenant Yahweh inspired different men to address our HaShem with a rich variety of names and titles to describe His deity, regal, legal and human heritage, as well as His person and purpose for incarnation. Names are meaningful, and Biblical names more so. Malachi exhorts those that fear HaShem to think upon His name (Malachi 3:16).
Sonship of our L_rd
Ben Elohim (Son of G_d - Divine Heavenly Heritage Title use sparingly by Messiah to describe Himself (Jn 5:25, 10:36, 11:4, 17:1-3) He knew it would offend His religious enemies.
Title challenged by ha satan (Mt 4:3,6)
Claim mocked by Chief kohen, Scribes and Elders (Mt 27:43)
Name acknowledged by demons and devils (Mt 8:29, Lk 4:41)
Also by unclean spirit at Capernaum (Mk 1:24)
Name accepted by the disciples (Mt 27:54), confessed by Peter (Mt 17:16) and Nathanael (Jn 1:4), witnessed by Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptist) ( Jn 1:34), recorded by John (Jn 1:14) and testified by the Centurion (Mt 27:54) and above all declared by Elohim Himself at Messiah's immersion and transfiguration (Mt 3:17, Lk 9:35)
Son of David - Davidic Holy Heritage G_d promised David that his throne would last forever (2 Sam 7:13, Gal 3:16), a promise that refers to Messiah Yahshua, David's true Son. This title is record by:
MattitYahu 'the book of the generations of Messiah Yeshua, Son of David, the Son of Abraham (Mt 1:1)
2 blind men in both Capernaum and Jericho and a Syro Phoenician woman - all begging mercy of the Almighty (Mt 9;27, 20:30, 15:22)
The crowd on the road to Jerusalem - gives a glimpse and fore taste of His forthcoming glory (Mt 21:9)
Paul to the Romans (1:3) that Messih Yeshua of the seed of David according to the flesh - referring to incarnation, and to Timothy ( 2 Timothy 1:1-8) - referring to resurrection
John refers to the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5) and the root and offspring of David following prophecies in the Old Covenant.
Isaiah's 'There shall come forth a root out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of its roots' (Is 11:1, Rom 15:12) and a tender plant and root out of dry ground (Isa 53:2). This prophesies a vital young rebirth for Israel in her rejection and denial of Yeshua as the Messiah.
Jeremiah tells us He is a Righteous Branch (23:5)
Zechariah "Behold the man whose name is the tsemach:H6780
(Branch).. " (6:12)
Son of Man - Despised Human Heritage Messiah used this name most. It stresses both His humanity and heaven's mission.
Son of Mary (Mk 6:3, Lk 1:31) and seed of a woman (Gen 3:15)
Son of Joseph (Lk 3:23), 4:22) and carpenter's son (Mt13:55)
The boy Jesus' legal title and title to David's throne.
Human Parentage The Davidic covenant established in 2 Sam 7:13 points to the future Kingdom of Messiah. Deposed from heaven's glory, the Only Begotten of the father (Jn 1:14) became Man (Jn 4:29, Gal 4:4) to live and walk among men, to be despised and rejected. He is
Yeshua and 'Yahweh our Salvation" (Lk 1:31) - His common earthly name
Emmanuel 'God with us" (Is 7:14, Mt 1:23) - His prophesied name
Dayspring from on high (Lk 1:78) - His advent is like a sunrise out of darkness.
Daystar (2 Pt 1:19)
Saviour (Lk 2:11) - Title of Salvation heralded by angels to Bethlehem shepherds.
Yeshua of Galilee (Mt 26;69)
Yeshua of Nazareth (Lk 4:34)
Messiah Yeshu (Mt 1:1, Mk 1:1)
Consolation of Israel (Lk 2:25)
The Lamb of G_d which taketh away the sin of the world (Jn 1:29, 36)
The Lamb without spot (1 Pt 1:19)
The Anointed (Ps 2:2), the Passover (1 Cor 5:7), the Propitiation (1 Jn 2:2), the Deliverer (Rom 11:26, 1 Thes 1:10), Horn of Salvation (Ps 18:2)
Ransom and sacrifices (1 Tim 2:6, Eph 5:2)
Redeemer and Refuge (Is 59:20, Is 5:4)
The Brazen Serpent (Jn 3:14) and be lifted up like Moses' serpent that whosoever look upon shall live.
A man of sorrow (Is 53:3)
A worm (Ps 22:6)
A man (Jn 4:29, Acts 17:31)
I AM ?. John records Messiah calling Himself this in his goodnews.
The Bread of Life (6:35)
The light of the World (9:5)
The door/door of the Sheep (10:9, 7)
The Good Shepherd (10:11). Also Chief Shepherd (1 Pt 5:4), Great Shepherd (Heb 13:20),
My Shepherd (Ps 23:1), Shepherd and Bishop of our souls (1 Pt 2:25)
The Resurrection and the Life (14:6)
The Way/Truth/Life (14:6)
The True Vine/Vine (15:1,5)
The Last Adam and Second Man (1 Cor 15:45, 47)
Foundation/Stone/Tried Stone/Precious Cornerstone/Sure Foundation (Is 28:16, Mt 21:12,42)
The Word, Word of G_d (Jn 1:1, Rev 19:13) - Eternal Deity emphasised.
Refiner and Purifier (Mal 3:3)
Rose of Sharon/Lily of the Valleys (Song of Songs 2:1)
Captain of Salvation (Heb 2:10) Captain of the L_rd's host (Josh 5:14)
Desire of Nations (Haggai 2:7)
Gift of God (2 Cor 9:15)
Righteousness (Jer 23:6, 33;16)
Sun and Shield (Ps 84:11)
Strength of Israel (1 Sam 15:29)
Power of God/Wisdom of G_d (1 Cor 1:24)
Author and finisher of (our ) faith (Heb 12:2) Author of eternal Salvation(Heb 5:9)
Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
Only Begotten of the father (Jn 1:14, 18)
First Begotten of the dead (1 Jn 4:9)
Adonai of the Shabbat (Mk 2:28)
L_rd of the dead and the Living (Rom 14:9)
L_rd of glory (1 Cor 2:8) L_rd from Heaven (1 Cor 15;47)
Messiah the Lord (Lk 2:11)
Historic Prophet - Past Ministry Adonai Yeshua HaMashiach in His pre-incarnate appearance (Christophany) often came in the name of 'the Angel of the L-rd' to prophesy to:
Hagar in flight ( Gen 16:7, 13) - first mention of the Angel of the Lord "Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur." (Gen 16:7 NNAS) "Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"" (Gen 16:13 NNAS)
Abraham (Gen 22:11, 15)
Jacob in his dream (Gen 31:11-13)
Joseph in blessing (Gen 48:15,16)
Moshe in the burning bush (Ex 3:2) among other This second person of the Godhead is the visible Hashem of the New covenant. The Angel of Yahweh of the Old Covenant no long appears after the incarnation of Messiah - Walvoord. In the NT He is the prophet predicted by Moshe in Deut 18:18 (Acts 3:22)
Holy Priest - Present Ministry 'It is finished'. After our L_rd completed His mission to man, He was buried. He then resurrected and ascended to the right hand of the Ha Av (Father) where He continues to serve as our.
Advocate with the Father (2 Tim 4:8)
Head of the Congregation (Col 1:18)
Kohen Gadol (High Priest) (Heb 3:1, 7:1)
Mediator - between God and man (1 Tim 2:5) Messiah Yeshua
Mediator of the new covenant (Heb 12:24)
Priest after the order of Malki-Tzedek (Melchizedek) (Gen 14:18-20, Heb 5:10)
Heavenly Potentate - Potential Manifestation Soon the morn will dawn. We will see Him as the
Alef and the Tav, the (bershet) beginning and the ending ? The Almighty (Rev 1:8)
Amen, the Faithful and True witness, the Beginning of the Creation of God (Rev 3:14)
Bright and Morning Star (Rev 22:16) - for the watchful Messianic Believer, while the rest of the world is in slumber - Wolston
Daystar (2 Peter 1:19)
Sun of Righteousness (Mal 4:2)
Bridegroom (Mt 9:15)
Reaper of the ripe harvest (Rev 14:15)
Resurrection and the Life (Jn 11:25) to raise the Believer
First Fruits (1 Cor 15:23)
Faithful and True (Rev 19:11)
King of Righteousness and Shalom (Heb 7:2)
King of Glory (Ps 24:7-10) and Glory of God (Is 60:1)
King over all the earth (Zech 14:9)
Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty G_d, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace (Is 9:6)
Elohim promised David that his son Sholomo (peaceful) would have Shalom (1 Ch 22:9). Messiah our shalom will rule in peace for a thousand years. Israel will welcome their king (Ps 24:8,10). All will know that He is Yahweh the King (ps 10:16, 22:28)