Exodus 5:2 – “But Pharaoh said, “Who is Adonai, that I should listen to His voice and let Israel go? I do not know Adonai, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”
The question of the Pharoah brings to light an especially important and interesting question. Who is the LORD? Another way of asking that would be “Who Is He In Our Lives?” “Who Is He In Our World?” Psalms 14:1 declares, “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.” I find it impossible to look at creation and not believe there must be a creator. The design of this world demands the existence of a designer.
Pharoah’s question suggests that there is no God. He was the epitome of Psalms 14:1 because if we look with our eyes, we see the evidence of God everywhere. We see Him in nature. We see Him in the universe, the intricate detail and necessity of order scream there is a God who created everything. When we consider the design of the human body and the world itself, we are at a loss to explain other than God.
There is a clock in Strasbourg, Germany that in addition to its regular features has a combination of moons and planets moving through the days and months coinciding with the heavenly bodies with amazing accuracy. To say that it just happened would be an insult to the creator of the clock and intelligence.
The book Pilgrim’s Progress is an amazing work of literature. No one would suggest that the author took a railroad car full of printers type and a shovel and began to heave the type in the air and this book just happened. That would be so utterly ridiculous that the one suggesting it would be laughed to scorn.
If we consider the insect world, the Staghorn Beetle we discover something amazing. The male has a horn twice the length of its body and the female has no horn. As grubs, there is no difference between the two, but the male will dig a hole twice as deep as the female. Why? Where did he get his wisdom and instinct to do that?
So, to Pharoah’s question, if God exists then, “Who Is The LORD?” The biblical view gives us a valuable reality and understanding. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. A cursory review of the Names of God will lend a powerful understanding.
He is Elohim (God). It is used wherever the creative power and Omnipotence of God are described or implied. He is the Creator God. The plural signifies the fullness of the power of the Trinity. He is Jehovah (LORD). It comes from the verb ‘to be’ and includes all three tenses of the verb (past, present, and future.) Since Jehovah is the God who reveals Himself to man, the name means – I have manifested, do manifest, and will continue to manifest Myself.
God’s relationship with the nation of Israel is expressed in His Covenant Names.
- Jehovah-Rapha – (Exodus 15:26) – “The LORD that heals.”
- Jehovah-Nissi – (Exodus 17:8-15) – “The LORD our banner.”
- Jehovah-Shalom – (Judges 6:24) – “The LORD our Peace.”
- Jehovah-Ra’ah – (Psalm 23) – “The LORD my Shepherd.”
- Jehovah-Tsidkenu – (Jeremiah 23:6) – “The LORD our Righteousness.”
- Jehovah–Jireh – (Genesis 22:14) – “The LORD who Provides.”
- Jehovah-Shammah – (Ezekiel 48:35) – “The LORD is there.”
We have the combination names of God “El” (God). He is El-Elyon (Genesis 21:33) – “The Most High God!’ He is El-Shaddi (Exodus 6:3) – “The God Who is Sufficient For the Needs of His People.” He is El-Olam (Genesis 21:33) – “The Everlasting God.”
Back to the question, “Who Is God or Who is the LORD?”
He is Adonai – “The LORD and Master.” He is Father – “The producer of all things! And the creator of man!”
Who is the LORD? My question is “Who is He to You?” To me, he is the one who is sufficient to supply every need and solve every problem. He is the I AM THAT I AM! He is my all in all!
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day God has given us to live!