In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. – John 1.1-4, 14a
This Christ of Christmas shines down through the ages like a gem with many facets. Each facet (or Hebrew name) reveals a different aspect of His personality, love, and provision for humanity.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18.10
“In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heaven and the earth.” – Genesis 1.1
- El = Mighty or Strong
- Him = plural (Father, Son, Holy Spirit); Total Power and Might
This Christ of Christmas is the Creator, mighty and strong. he saw us in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139) He createde us and has a special plan for every life.
Jehovah my Shepherd (Psalm 23)
This Christ of Christmas is our Shepherd. He desires to lead us through paths of righteousness.
“I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” – John 10.11
JEHOVAH – M’KADDESH
Jehovah who sanctifies. (Exodus 31.13)
Sanctify = Consecrate, dedicate.
This Christ of Christmas desires to set us apart to walk in holiness, because He is our God.
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified.” – 1 Thessalonians 4.3a
JEHOVAH – RAPHA
“I am the Lord who heals you.” – Exodus 15.26
This Christ of Christmas is our healer; body soul, and spirit.
“He himself took our infirmities, and carried away our diseases.” – Matthew 8.16-17
JEHOVAH – NISSI
“The Lord our banner.” (Exodus 17.12b, 13, 15)
The Christ of Christmas is our banner (Victory)! Lift Him up.
“But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” – John 12.32
“The One who is more than enough.”
This Christ of Christmas is more than enough to meet our needs in every situation. What seemingly impossible need can we bring Him?
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen – Ephesians 3.20-21
JEHOVAH – TSIDKENU
Jehovah Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23.5-6)
This Christ of Christmas is our Righteousness.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corithians 5.21
“The Lord will Provide” a sacrifice – Genesis 22.13-14
This Christ of Christmas is our Lamb of Provision! All may partake of His free gift of eternal life.
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1.29
Let Us Bow Before Him!
This post was originally written by Pam Whitley and was taken and edited from The Book of Jesus by Calvin Miller.