As to God’s name, it is a very important aspect of the truth. It is written in Exodus 3:15, “And God said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial to all generations.” Exodus 6:2-3 says, “And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am the LORD: And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.” These verses show that God did not have a name in the beginning. At that time, God was just called “God.” God only took the name “Jehovah” when He called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. That is, God had the name Jehovah when He began the work of saving mankind.
In the last days, Almighty God comes to do work. Through expressing words, He has disclosed the mystery of God’s name. After reading His words, we understand: There are three stages in God’s work of managing and saving mankind. In His work to save mankind, with His name, He initiates each age and unfolds His work, and shows us the disposition He expresses in each age. Those in the Age of Law were a newborn human race. They didn’t know how to live, nor how to worship God or how to offer sacrifices to God. All they knew was that the husband must sweat and labor to provide for his family and the wife must submit to her husband and bear and raise children. So God issued laws and commandments through Moses to lead them. Therefore, in the Age of Law, God took His name according to His work of that time, which has great significance. Almighty God says, “‘Jehovah’ is the name that I took during My work in Israel, and it means the God of the Israelites (God’s chosen people) who can take pity on man, curse man, and guide the life of man. It means the God who possesses great power and is full of wisdom. … That is to say, only Jehovah is the God of the chosen people of Israel, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, the God of Moses, and the God of all the people of Israel. And so in the current age, all the Israelites apart from the tribe of Judah worship Jehovah. They make sacrifices to Him on the altar, and serve Him wearing priests’ robes in the temple. What they hope for is the reappearance of Jehovah” (“The Savior Has Already Returned Upon a “White Cloud”).Continue reading “Knowing God’s Work From His Different Names”
Afterward, I browsed and subscribed to the channel of CAG on Youtube, and began to secretly investigate Almighty God’s work in the last days. One day, I took advantage of the rest time during my work to visit the website of CAG and I saw this passage of God’s words “The Savior Has Already Returned Upon a ‘White Cloud’” say, “‘Jehovah’ is the name that I took during My work in Israel, and it means the God of the Israelites (God’s chosen people) who can take pity on man, curse man, and guide the life of man. It means the God who possesses great power and is full of wisdom. ‘Jesus’ is Emmanuel, and it means the sin offering that is full of love, full of compassion, and redeems man. He did the work of the Age of Grace, and represents the Age of Grace, and can only represent one part of the management plan. … In each age and each stage of work, My name is not baseless, but holds representative significance: Each name represents one age. ‘Jehovah’ represents the Age of Law, and is the honorific for the God worshiped by the people of Israel. ‘Jesus’ represents the Age of Grace, and is the name of the God of all those who were redeemed during the Age of Grace. If man still longs for the arrival of Jesus the Savior during the last days, and still expects Him to arrive in the image He bore in Judea, then the entire six-thousand-year management plan would stop in the Age of Redemption, and would be incapable of progressing any further. The last days, furthermore, would never arrive, and the age would never be brought to an end. That is because Jesus the Savior is only for the redemption and salvation of mankind. I took the name of Jesus for the sake of all the sinners in the Age of Grace, and it is not the name by which I shall bring the whole of mankind to an end.” I tried over and over to figure out these words. Almighty God clearly explains the meaning of these two names, Jehovah and Jesus, and His disposition represented by each name adopted by Him in every age. It turned out the name taken by God in each age only represents that age. The name Jehovah, which was taken during God’s work in the Old Testament Age of Law, represents His disposition of mercy and curse; The name Jesus, taken by God only in the Age of Grace, represents His disposition of compassion and love. This was when I understood: God’s name is not eternally unchanging, and God will have a new name when He performs a new stage of work. So it seems that the Lord will take a new name when He returns. This makes sense.Continue reading “Be Certain of God From Mysteries of God’s Names”
From my childhood, I followed my mother in believing in the Lord, and at that time I just knew there is one God, that is, the Lord Jesus Christ. After growing up, I saw the Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). From the scripture, I understood only the Lord Jesus is the true God, and there is no salvation but through Him. So I believed holding on to the Lord Jesus’ name would never be in the wrong. Afterward, I seldom attended meetings because of my schooling, but the CCP’s atheist education failed to eradicate God from my heart. After graduation, I was occupied even more by affairs of the flesh and my entire being was bound tightly by my work, family and life. So I had less and less time to worship God and I just went to church occasionally to attend worship. Gradually, I became more and more distant from God, and I prayed to the Lord Jesus only when I ran into something.Continue reading “Be Certain of God From Mysteries of God’s Names (1)”