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Names of God: Lamb of God

Names of God: Lamb of God

The Israelites were given specific instructions. Sacrifice a lamb, spread the blood of the lamb on your doorposts, and eat the lamb as your last meal before leaving Egypt. In the final plague on Pharaoh, the angel of death swept through the land, killing all the firstborn, but he passed over the houses with the blood of the lamb on the doorposts. The Passover meal became a yearly remembrance in Israel. Centuries later, John the Baptist introduced Jesus as the Lamb of God.

Names of God: The Word

Names of God: The Word

John gives the word logos new significance by using it to describe Jesus himself. Logos is not simply a combination of letters but the expression of a message. When John calls Jesus “the Word,” he is saying that Jesus is both the mind and the message of God.

Names of God: Horn of Salvation

Names of God: Horn of Salvation

Zechariah and Elizabeth were a godly couple who longed to have children. But they were well along in years. That dream had died years ago. Then, one day, an angel suddenly appeared to a startled Zechariah and told him that Elizabeth would have a son. They were to call his name John. John the Baptist would be the one who prepared the way for Jesus.

Names of God: Most High

Names of God: Most High

Mary was frightened and confused. The angel Gabriel suddenly appeared and told her that she was going to have a child. Mary asked the obvious question, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” In Gabriel’s amazing and mysterious answer, he explained that the entire Trinity would be involved in the miraculous birth.

Names of God: Son of the Most High

Names of God: Son of the Most High

When the angel Gabriel came to Mary, she was greatly troubled. Imagine her shock and dismay as the angel suddenly appeared and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28). Mary’s fear was visibly evident as Gabriel continued,

Names of God: Abba Father

Names of God: Abba Father

After finishing his last supper with the disciples, Jesus went to Gethsemane, an olive grove on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives. This is where Jesus often met with his disciples (John 18:2), but this time was different. Jesus knew that very night, he would be arrested, tried, and crucified on the cross. He was there to pray.