The Name Jehovah
I have had the urge to do a study on the names of God and their significance. I heard someone preaching on the name of Jehovah and caught my attention. This has importance to me because of the verse in Proverbs 18:10: "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it and are safe." The word LORD (note the all caps) signifies the name JEHOVAH. This is more than just a proper name, but a declaration that the One this name is ascribed to is the only true God. Psalm 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art most high over all the earth. Psalm 68:4 Sing praises to His name: extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name JAH, and rejoice before Him. Interestingly the name JAH is not a shortened name JEHOVAH but a name all alone meaning "The God that is." Furthermore the name JEHOVAH is a declaration that God IS, WAS, and IS TO COME. JE (or JAH): God is, HO: God was, VAH: God is to come. It is no wonder that this is what is said about Jesus in Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Incidentally, and is not a coincidence, the name JESUS means "JEHOVAH is salvation." Jesus is the salvation of JEHOVAH, Jesus is JEHOVAH. Whatever help we need in times of trouble Jesus is the answer. Is there a difficulty that you cannot overcome? Jesus is the answer. He is Salvation. Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: (10) That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; (11) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.