12 titles revealing that Jesus and YHWH are One

 

YHWH God

Most common name for God in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), YHWH  (= the tetragrammaton) can be interpreted as ‘I am’.

Jesus

From the Greek Iesous and the Hebrew Yehoshua, Jesus literally means ‘YHWH is salvation’.

Almighty

The title Almighty comes from the Hebrew Shadday meaning ‘almighty’ or ‘most powerful’, and the Greek pantokratore meaning ‘He who holds sway over all things’ or ‘the ruler of all’. In the old covenant, this title is only given to YHWH God. In the book of Revelation, it refers to Jesus once and to God seven times.

Also God said to him: “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body. (Genesis 35: 11)

“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. (Job 5: 17)

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1: 8)

The Alpha and the Omega

Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. This title, meaning ‘the Beginning and the End’ or ‘the First and the Last’, is only used by Jesus and YHWH God to introduce themselves in the book of Revelation.

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. (Revelation 21: 5-7)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1: 8)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, […] (Revelation 1: 11)

 

Bridegroom / Husband

The title Bridegroom/Husband comes from the Hebrew baal meaning ‘to marry, rule over, possess, own’, and the Greek nymphios meaning ‘bridegroom’.

For your Maker is your husband, The Lord [=YHWH] of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth. (Isaiah 54: 5)

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord [=YHWH], when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord [=YHWH]. (Jeremiah 31: 31-32)

“And it shall be, in that day,” Says the Lord [=YHWH], “That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’ And no longer call Me ‘My Master’ (Hosea 2: 16)

The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days. (Mark 2: 18-20)

“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. (Matthew 25: 6-13)

Creator

 The title Creator comes from the Hebrew verb bara and is always used with God as a subject and means ‘to shape, fashion, create’. The Greek ktizo means ‘to make habitable’ or ‘to create, to form, to shape’ and is only used with YHWH God or Jesus as subjects.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1)

This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord [=YHWH] God made the earth and the heavens. (Genesis 2: 4)

I have made the earth,
And created man on it.
I—My hands—stretched out the heavens,
And all their host I have commanded. (Isaiah 45: 12)

For thus says the Lord [=YHWH],
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited […] (Isaiah 45: 18)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  […] He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.  (John 1: 1-3, 10-11)

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1: 16-17)

Father

 The title Father comes from the Hebrew ab, it can be applied to the father of an individual, to the head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan. The Greek pater means ‘generator or the male ancestor’ and refers to a natural father or the creator of a tribe. This title of honour is also applied to God as father of his people and creator of everything.

He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ (Psalms 89: 26)

Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? […] (Malachi 2: 10)

Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” (John 6: 27)

Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Philippians 4: 20)

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9: 6)

I and My Father are one.” (John 10: 30)

If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. (John 14: 7-11)

The First and the Last

In Hebrew rishwon means ‘first (in time), primary, former’ or ‘chief’ and akharone means ‘behind, following’ or subsequent, latter, last (of time)’. The Greek words protos and eschatos mean ‘first and last in time, place and rank’. This title is only used by  YHWH and Jesus to introduce themselves in the books of Isaiah and Revelation.

“Thus says the Lord [=YHWH], the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord [=YHWH] of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. (Isaiah 44: 6)

 

Listen to Me, O Jacob, And Israel, My called: I am He, am the First,
am also the Last. (Isaiah 48: 12)

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last” […] (Revelation 1: 10-11)

“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life. (Revelation 2: 8)

 Healer

The title Healer comes from the Hebrew rapha meaning ‘to heal, make healthful’ or ‘healer’, and the Greek iaomai meaning ‘to cure, heal’, ‘to make whole’ or ‘to free from errors and sins’.

Heal me, O Lord [=YHWH], and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise. (Jeremiah 17: 14)

Bless the Lord [=YHWH], O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases. (Psalms 103: 2-4)

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenheartedTo proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4: 18-19)

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hearthe dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. (Matthew 11: 4-5)

And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well. (Matthew 14: 35-36)

Judge

The title Judge comes from the Hebrew shaphat meaning ‘to judge, govern, vindicate, punish’, and Greek kroon meaning ‘to separate’, ‘to decree’ or ‘to judge’.

For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness. […] But the Lord [=YHWH] shall endure forever;
He has prepared His throne for judgment. He shall judge the world in righteousness,
And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness. (Psalms 9: 4, 7-8)

Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge.  (Psalms 50: 6)

For the Lord [=YHWH] is our Judge,  The Lord [=YHWH]  is our Lawgiver,  The Lord [=YHWH] is our King;  He will save us. (Isaiah 33: 22)

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom […] Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. (2 Timothy 4: 1, 8)

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! (James 5: 8-9)

Lord of lords

The word Lord comes from the Hebrew adown and the Greek kyrios that both mean ‘lord, master’. The title Lord of Lords is only given to YHWH and Christ in the whole scripture.

For the Lord [=YHWH]  your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. (Deuteronomy 10: 17)

Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever. Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever (Psalms 136: 2-3)

[…] that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (1 Timothy 6: 14-15)

These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (Revelation 17: 14)

And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19: 16)

Redeemer and Saviour

The title Redeemer comes from the Hebrew gaal meaning ‘to redeem, act as kinsman-redeemer, ransom’, and the Greek apolytrosis meaning ‘a releasing effected by payment of ransom’, ‘redemption, deliverance’.

The title Saviour comes from the Hebrew yasha ‘to save, deliver’, and the Greek sotare meaning ‘saviour, deliverer, preserver’.

 

For I am the Lord [=YHWH] your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; […] Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord[=YHWH], And besides Me there is no savior. (Isaiah 43: 3-11)

 

[…] And all flesh will know that I, the LORD [=YHWH], am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. (Isaiah 49: 26)

As for our Redeemer, the Lord [=YHWH] of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 47: 4)

[…] not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,  teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,  looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.  (Titus 2: 10-13)

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. (1 John 4: 14)

[..] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3: 24)

Rock

The title Rock comes from the Hebrew tsuwr meaning ‘rock, cliff’, and the Greek petra meaning ‘a rock, cliff or ledge’.

For who is God, except the Lord [=YHWH]?  And who is a rock, except our God? (Psalms 18: 31)

The Lord [=YHWH] of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (Isaiah 8: 14)

Do not fear, nor be afraid;  Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’” (Isaiah 44: 8)

[…] and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. (1 Corinthians 10: 4)

Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.”[…] (1 Peter 2: 7-8)

Shepherd

The title Shepherd comes from the Hebrew raah meaning ‘to pasture, tend, graze, feed’, and the Greek  poimen meaning ‘a herdsman, a shepherd’.

The Lord [=YHWH] is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalms 23: 1)

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth! Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, Stir up Your strength, And come and save us! Restore us, O God; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved! (Psalms 80:1-3)

 

He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young. (Isaiah 40: 11)

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. […] And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10: 11, 16)

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant. (Hebrews 13: 20)

 

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