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The YouTube teaching of Five Further Attributes of Yahweh can be found here.

1. Introduction

In this lesson, we will learn of five further attributes of Yahweh. These same attributes carry through into our relationship with God as our Father.

A. Old Testament Revelation of God
  • The Trinity are the Pre-Existing Ones.
  • Our heavenly Father’s original plan was to have sons and daughters.
  • God lives inside of His creation (but can choose to live outside of creation).
  • He lives inside of time (but can choose to live outside of time).
  • Yahweh/Elohim is relational with man, in the same way Abba Father is relational with man.
  • God is covenant-keeping, and therefore relational.
  • He can change His mind except if it breaks covenant.

B. Old Testament Names of Yahweh
  • His Old Testament primary name is Yahweh (we will see that this is no longer His primary name later on).
  • All descriptors (eg Rapha) are related to us, not God.
  • He is our provider (Yahweh Jireh).
  • God is our healer (Yahweh Rapha).


2. Further Attributes of Yahweh: Nissi (God Our Banner)

Like Yahweh Jireh and Yahweh Rapha, Yahweh Nissi is not about God but about us receiving the victory in battle with God’s help.

A. God is Our Battle Banner

And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-LORD-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because the LORD has sworn: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

Exodus 17:11

B. He Will Fight Our Battles For Us

Again it is not saying that God is great in battle; it is saying that He will fight for us in our battles because He cares for us. God is fighting for us – this is the meaning of salvation, that He will rescue us.

The victory is ours:

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us

Romans 8:35-37

C. Victory is Through Praise and Worship

Victory is when we have our hands held up in praise and worship- focusing on Him-not on the success we are trying to achieve.


D. Victory is Found in Corporate Praise

Moses had the aid of two people holding up his hands.

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Matthew 18:20
E. In the Battle is Intimacy with Jesus

During the battle, we can find great fellowship with Jesus. There is an intimacy with Jesus because the banner He has over us is love, the kind of love found between husband and wife.

For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31-32

He brought me to the banqueting house,
And his banner over me was love.
Sustain me with cakes of raisins,
Refresh me with apples,
For I am lovesick.
His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand embraces me.

Song of Solomon 2:4-6


3. Further Attributes of Yahweh:Yahweh Shalom (God Our Peace)

A. In The Midst of Our Battle- There is Peace

Amid the battle, Gideon found that God was his battle banner; likewise, we can find fellowship with Jesus during the combat. God told Gideon previously that he would win the war against the Midianites.  Furthermore, while meeting with God, Gideon found there is peace:

Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the LORD. So Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord GOD! For I have seen the Angel of the LORD face to face.
Then the LORD said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” So Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it Yahweh Shalom, The-LORD-Is-(My)-Peace.

Judges 6:22-24

B. We Can Know Perfect Peace

Prophetically speaking, God says we can know perfect peace when we meet with His glory. Some people think we need to be ‘reverent’ when we come before God. As we find out more about the Father, we will see that our reverent idea is sometimes religious, more so than truth.


C. Jesus is Called the Prince of Peace

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

D. God of Peace

Again we see that it is to do with the battles of life.

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Romans 16:20


4. Further Attributes of Yahweh: Yahweh Tsidkenu (God, Our Righteousness)

A. Jesus Our Righteousness

Yahweh Tsidkenu is prophetically talking about the coming of Jesus who will be our righteousness:

In those days and at that time
I will cause to grow up to David
A Branch of righteousness;
He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
In those days Judah will be saved,
And Jerusalem will dwell safely.
And this is the name by which she will be called:
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Jeremiah 33:15

B. Yahweh Our Righteousness

Righteousness is part of the New Covenant. We read about the New Covenant in Jeremiah and other books of the Old Testament.

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” 

Jeremiah 31:33-34

Righteousness is implicit in the New Covenant. In Hebrews, we see this explained.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Hebrews 8:7,10-13

C. We are the Righteousness of God

Through the New Covenant, we BECOME the righteousness of God:

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:21

 “God is our righteousness” is an attribute of Yahweh, given to us through the New Covenant. In the Believer’s Victory Over Sin, we found that we give Him our sins, and He gives us His righteousness.


5. Yahweh Rohi (God Our Shepherd)

A. God; the Old Testament Shepherd

The Old Testament refers to God shepherding us, so we do not lack, and we find food, rest, water and leading:

The Lord (Hebrew YHWH) is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
(Yahweh) leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
(Yahweh) leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Psalms 23:1

 

6. Yahweh M’kadesh (God, Our Holiness)


A. He is our Sanctification

Remember that holiness is separation from the world and separation unto Him. We are a holy nation, a special people.

B. The Source of Our Holiness

Some think that the descriptive name of God, “The source of our holiness”, describes a Holy God and that His holiness produces a gap between man and God. But that is not what He is saying.

Yahweh M’kadesh is not describing His Holiness. Instead, He is saying that He is the source of OUR holiness.

Remember that the descriptor is not about describing the attributes of God but describes the people’s position He brings into His covenant. It is to do with the holiness of those who are part of the New Covenant:

“Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Exodus 31:13

C. He Makes You Holy

This scripture says that He is the one who sanctifies us (makes us holy). It is not about God’s holiness but about God being the source of our holiness.

This attribute of Yahweh means that we are also holy because Father lives inside of us.

one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Ephesians 4:6

D. Living in Victorious Holiness

It means we can have victory in our separation unto Him. Yahweh M’Kadesh living inside us gives us the grace to break off unhealthy relationships that tempt us to sin. It means that in our hearts, we can live life not affected by the world around us, yet at the same time live in that world with those who sin. It means we can have peace inside us when suffering is all around us.


7. Summary

A. Old Testament Revelation of God:
  • The Trinity are the Pre-Existing Ones.
  • Our heavenly Father’s original plan was to have sons and daughters.
  • God lives inside His creation (but can choose to live outside of creation).
  • He lives inside of time (but can choose to live outside of time).
  • Yahweh/Elohim is relational with us, in the same way a human father is relational with us.
  • God is covenant-keeping and, therefore, relational.
  • He can change His mind except if it breaks the covenant.


B. Old Testament Names of Yahweh:

  • His Old Testament primary name is Yahweh
  • His primary name is Father, but He can still be called Yahweh.
  • All descriptors (eg Rapha) are related to us, not God.
  • He is our provider (Yahweh Jireh).
  • He is our healer (Yahweh Rapha).
C. Further Attributes of Yahweh
  • Our Father is our Battle Banner (Yahweh Nissi).
  • He is our Peace (Yahweh Shalom).
  • Our Father is our Righteousness (Yahweh Tsidkenu).
  • God is our Shepherd (Yahweh Rohi).
  • He is our sanctification (Yahweh M’kadesh).


© Use by Permission Awakening Impact Ministries/Dr Neville van Eerten 2022