God the father

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God Father


Holy Father, God almighty,
Holy Jesus, God adored,
Holy Spirit, God of comfort,
Holy, holy, holy Lord!
All our praises rise before You,
God who made all that exists.
As You did with ancient offerings,
Send Your Spirit on our gifts.

You gave us Your body, Jesus,
On the night You were betrayed—
Bread of heaven, earthly feasting—
Sacrifice for sins now paid.
And You gave Your blood to nourish
Body, spirit and the soul—
Cup of blessing that did heal us—
Liquid that did make us whole.

We recall Your incarnation!
We recall Your earthly life!
We recall Your crucifixion
Full of agony and strife!
We recall Your resurrection
From the grave though sealed with stone!
This Your victory over death, Lord,
Gives us promise for our own.

And recalling Your ascension,
We entreat You and implore
That You soon return and take us
To be with You evermore!
Send Your Spirit to be with us
As we pilgrim through this life.
Keep your church and all our loved ones
From all evil and all strife.

With the saints and with the angels
We are longing, Lord, to be,
Where with praise and adoration,
Our Redeemer we shall see.
Through and with and in Christ Jesus,
In the Spirit’s unity,
Be all honor to the Father
Now and through eternity!

Old Testament (The Hebrew Scriptures, or Tanach):

EL:  God ("mighty, strong, prominent") used 250 times in the OT See Gen. 7:1, 28:3, 35:11; Nu. 23:22; Josh. 3:10; 2 Sam. 22:31, 32; Neh. 1:5, 9:32; Isa. 9:6; Ezek. 10:5. El is linguistically equivalent to the Moslem "Allah," but the attributes of Allah in Islam are entirely different from those of the God of the Hebrews. ELAH is Aramaic, "god." Elah appears in the Hebrew Bible in Jer. 10:11 (which is in Aramaic, and is plural, "gods"). In Daniel (the Aramaic sections) Elah is used both of pagan gods, and of the true God, also plural. Elah is equivalent to the Hebrew Eloah which some think is dual; Elohim is three or more. The gods of the nations are called "elohim." The origin of Eloah is obscure. Elohim is the more common plural form of El. Eloah is used 41 times in Job between 3:4 and 40:2, but fewer than 15 times elsewhere in the OT. See the Catholic Encyclopedia entry on Elohim.

ELOHIM:  God (a plural noun, more than two, used with singular verbs); Elohim occurs 2,570 times in the OT, 32 times in Gen. 1. God as Creator, Preserver, Transcendent, Mighty and Strong. Eccl., Dan. Jonah use Elohim almost exclusively. See Gen. 17:7, 6:18, 9:15, 50:24; I Kings 8:23; Jer. 31:33; Isa. 40:1.

EL SHADDAI:    God Almighty or "God All Sufficient." 48 times in the OT, 31 times in Job. First used in Gen. 17:1, 2. (Gen. 31:29, 49:24, 25; Prov. 3:27; Micah 2:1; Isa. 60:15, 16, 66:10-13; Ruth 1:20, 21) In Rev. 16:7, "Lord God the Almighty." The Septuagint uses Greek "ikanos" meaning "all-sufficient" or "self-sufficient." The idols of the heathen are called "sheddim."

ADONAI:  Lord in our English Bibles (Capitol letter 'L ', lower case, 'ord') (Adonai is plural, the sing. is "adon"). "Master'' or "Lord" 300 times in the OT always plural when referring to God, when sing. the reference is to a human lord. Used 215 times to refer to men. First use of Adonai, Gen. 15:2. (Ex. 4:10; Judges 6:15; 2 Sam. 7:18-20; Ps. 8, 114:7, 135:5, 141:8, 109:21-28). Heavy use in Isaiah (Adonai Jehovah). 200 times by Ezekiel. Ten times in Dan. 9.

The Names of GOD

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Jehovah Roi
"The LORD is My Shepherd"
The Caring Name of GOD:
Eight titles or descriptive phrases for GOD in Psalm 23 show HIM to be the Shepherd GOD who cares for all the needs of HIS sheep.
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El Shaddai
"Almighty GOD"
The GOD Who Supplies My Needs:
GOD is both the Strong One who is able to deliver, and the Tender One who nourishes us as a mother nurtures a child at her breast.
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El Elyon
"Most High GOD"
Possessor of Heaven and Earth:
As "GOD Most High," the biblical GOD is great to the superlative degree. No wonder satan wants to usurp the power and authority of this highest of beings.
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El Olam
"The Everlasting GOD"
As Olam, GOD is the Everlasting One, available to HIS people throughout the ages.
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"Secret Name of GOD"
As Alam, GOD remains a mystery and a secret to mere human minds.
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El Gibbor
"Mighgy GOD"
The Strong Names of GOD:
In battle a Diving Warrior, in uncertainty a Divine Rock. GOD will support us with HIS strength, unless we insist on trusing in our own.
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Jehovah Melek
The Throne Name of GOD:
As a benevolent King, GOD establishes laws for the good of HIS subjects. Although we have an intimate relaitonship with HIM as Father, as King He deserves our total obedience.
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Jehovah Sabaoth
"The LORD of Hosts"
The Militant name of GOD:
GOD is Commander of the Angels, the Hosts of Heaven. We need not fear, since He sends Guardian Angels to protect us from harm. And we can follow Him into battle knowing that victory is assured.
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"The Lord / Master"
The Headship Name of GOD:
We not only serve GOD as a slave serves his master; we can also expect the Divine Master to provide us with the resources and substances we need to carry out His will.
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The Strong Creator:
As Elohim, GOD is the one source of all there is. He is life, person, spirit, self-existent, one, unchangable and unlimited. And as the plural Elohim implies, GOD is three-in-one, The Trinity.
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The Self-existent GOD:
Jehovah, or Jahweh, the personal name of GOD, points to His being eternal source of life- He who will be who He will be, whose existence depends on no other.

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"The Father"
The Intimate Name for GOD:
The All-Powerful GOD of the Old Testement is the same GOD revealed by JESUS to be a loving Father. Through Christ we are invited not to cower before GOD in fear but to enter into an intimate family relationship with Him.

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There are three primary names of GOD in the Old Testement; GOD (Elohim), LORD (Jehovah, or Yahweh), and LORD/Master (Adonai). Beyond these, GOD is called by over eighty other compound names or descriptive