Hallowed Be Thy Name, Part 1
We will spend quite a bit of time on God’s names, because they reveal His nature, the essence of His being. As we study each name, pray and receive the benefits of that name for yourself.
Hallowed means honored, consecrated or set apart as holy. It is interesting to note that in other languages the same words for hallowed are the words for sound, safe, whole, safety, happiness, entire, heal. I notice also that the root words for holy are heal and whole. Don’t these English words describe our Lord and what He makes available for us as His very own children!
God is EL ELYON or JEHOVAH ELYON, LORD GOD MOST HIGH.
El, strength, is singular for Elohim. Elohim: Creator, Sustainer, Mighty object of worship. Eloheenu: Our God. Eloheka : Thy God. Elohay: My God. Elyon: Supreme God or most loved God.
…Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand….
We serve a God Who is Ruler over everything. There is no one above Him. He is the supreme God, God above all rule and authority and principality and power and every name that can be named. He is the ultimate One to go to. There is none above Him.
Ephesians 1:21, Amplified Bible
(He is) Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.
No wonder He can deliver us from our enemies. They are under His authority. Now here is something for you to chew on for a while. So, also, are our enemies under our feet as the Body of Christ. Jesus gave us all authority when He left this earth. He told us that all authority was given unto Him, both in heaven and on earth; go ye therefore (Matthew 28:18,19). That indicates to me that the implied understanding is that we can go in His authority. He even told His disciples while He was here on this earth that He had given them the power or authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy (satan). And nothing shall by any means harm or hurt you. (Luke 10:19).
God owns it all. He is the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in it. God is great. And yet, in all His greatness, He never imposes Himself or His power on anyone. He waits to be invited to exercise His might on our behalf. The Great Creator of you and me and everything we have and are waits on us to initiate the actions required to release His greatness on our behalf.
The Psalms say it all when the author, whether it be David or Asaph or another author of the Psalms praises the Mighty God.
Psalms 19:1; 24:1,2; 21:13;145:8,9
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness of it, the world and they who dwell in it. For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the currents and the rivers.
Be exalted, LORD, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your power.
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].