His Name Is Awesome!
Updated: Jul 19, 2019
The Creator has 956 Names and Titles!
Don't be afraid of people casting hexes and curses, reciting incantations and conjuring of spirits to do harm. Rather fight the good fight, if you are woken up in the middle of the night pray, intercede! There are dark forces rising in these days and The Bride is equipped with a weapon that is being greatly revealed in our lifetime- His Names! Call upon His name and you will be saved. In awe, we sit and wonder at how magnificent and how incredible The Creator is as we watch His hand move with mercy, grace, miracles, and transforming of hearts and souls.
In Native culture, names are a foundational element of a man or woman's life because it speaks to who you are or who you will become. It is a form of speaking prophetically over a person's life - who the core of their being is which then gives a sense of direction. In The Bible, names have a meaning which in Hebrew can be broken down into sentences that give us a deeper meaning of what is being spoken. In this short study, we will look at one of Creator's name "Awesome."
There is an interesting distinction that is made when we study this name "Awesome". It appears twice in the Tahnak (Old Testament) and can be found at:
Jeremiah 20:11 But YHWH is with me like a Mighty Awesome One; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.
Nehemiah 9:32 Now, therefore, our Elohim, Ha-El The Great, The Mighty, and The Awesome, who keeps covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before you, that has come on us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria to this day.
These two references reveal The Father, The Ruach Ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit), and Mashiach. In Jeremiah, we see YHWH as Messiah because of the name "Mighty Awesome One" which is a name that refers to His warrior aspect. We can picture this name in our mind as Chief CornerStone Yeshua, riding the White War Pony, into battle to rescue His Bride.
In Nehemiah, we see the beauty of being Echad (One) as Creator is described in this name with the emphasis being The Father first. It begins with "Elohim" which is a plural oneness in Hebrew and is the name we find in Genesis when it says "Elohim created the heavens and the earth. We then read three names:
1) Our God The Great- האל הגדול - Ha-El Ha-Gadol - The Father
2) The Mighty - הגבור - Ha Gibbor - The Ruach He Kodesh
3) The Awesome - והנורא - Wehanora - The Messiah Yeshua as War Chief
With knowing His name "Awesome" we know there are two personifications of Creator and His Son Salvation (Yeshua).
1) The name "Awesome" in Jeremiah comes from the root word "Yareets" -עריץ - which means awe-inspiring or instilling great fear.
2) The name "Awesome" in Nehemiah comes from the root word "Yare" - ירא - to fear.
And we know that the fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Also, the Spirit of the Fear of YHWH is also carried by the Messiah (Isaiah 11:2) and hopefully, each of us!
Knowing and using His Names in spiritual warfare is a key strategy in fighting the good fight, taking territory from the enemy that is pursuing you or your family. The promises of Psalm 91 all hinge on one thing, knowing His name! Study His name, dig deep to know the depths of how mighty and awesome of Creator is in our lives.
Lets go a bit deeper into the Hebrew and see what His name "Awesome" means when broken down into a word sentence using each Hebrew letter:
Awesome - נורא = "Life Secured Through The Strong Head"
When studying this I realized how the enemy wants to take every bit of praise from our lips by making His name common in our mouths. How often do we say, "that movie was AWESOME", or "that grade a sirloin I ate was AWESOME", or "that new Harley Davidson is AWESOME'. How can those things that were created from the elements our Creator made even come close to representing our Creator? The Creator is "Awesome" and there is none other and nothing in this mundane world that should receive the honor of that name and title.