In the Old Testament, God reveals Himself to man in seven names. Each of these names begins with Jehovah. To the Jews, the name Jehovah was so holy that it was never said by anyone except the High Priest in the Holy Place on the Day of Atonement. Seven is the number for perfection and God is a perfect God. God is called other names but only seven names are His redemptive names. When God commands that we “preach the Gospel to every creature,” He means that we tell the good news of His redemption. His seven redemptive names reveal what our redemption includes. Let’s look at these seven names.
Jehovah-Shammah: “The Lord is present.” or “made nigh by the Blood of Christ.”
Jehovah-Shalom: “The Lord is our Peace.” This is in the Attonement because of Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Jehovah-Ra-ah: “The Lord is my Shepherd.” He became our Shepherd by giving His life for us, His sheep.
Jehovah-Jireh: “The Lord will provide.” or will provide a sacrifice. Christ was our sacrifice on Calvary.
Jehovah-Nissi: “The Lord our Banner” or Victor. He defeated principalities and powers on the cross.
Jehovah-Tsidkenu: “The Lord our Righteousness” He opened the way for every sinner to receive the gift of righteousness.
Jehovah-Rapha: “The Lord that heals thee” or “I am the Lord thy Physician.” This is in the Attonement because 1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”
It is under these seven names that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. This means that all of these above names, God is still the same today. With God revealing Himself to man in these names, we have the right to peace, provisions, righteousness, His presence and even healing. It wouldn’t be right to change I am the Lord that heals thee, to I was the Lord that heals thee. God wants all of these names to be sent “to every creature.” Psalm 107:20 (NKJV) “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions”
by, Mike Harmon