Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
(John 4:14)

ISSUE: #138


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Psalms 119:97 - 104
Seeking The Truth
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And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
(Rev 22:1)

For His Glory!


In My Name

Part Two

Names of Yeshua (Jesus)

John 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (NAS unless indicated)

In the last MEM we talked about the significance of a name, especially in Scripture. i.e.:

"the name" often came to stand for the person

"The name" also stands for fame, renown, reputation, character

to speak or write "in the name" signified authority

to "call one's name" over a place or people indicated possession or ownership

Webster (1828)

In Scripture, the name of God signifies;

  • His titles
  • His attributes
  • His will or purpose
  • His honor and glory
  • His word
  • His grace
  • His wisdom, power and goodness
  • God himself.


Whenever we hear a person’s name we associate it with what we know of that person. Therefore being properly informed is crucial to understanding YHVH’s (The LORD’s) view of that individual.

"What do you see when you look at other people? The first impulse is to form judgments based on all visible characteristics such as age, race, or gender. These are things they have no control over, but judgments are also formed on the basis of manner of dress or occupation. Do you look at clerks and waitresses and other menial laborers only as functionaries to serve you? I tell you they are created in Elohim’s image as much as your family and friends. The Messiah wants you to see this essential humanity in everyone you meet, and treat them accordingly. This is a necessary part of being pro-life, and the only way that you can minister His life to them." (Based on a Dale Cresep commentary)


Therefore what does Yeshua’s (Jesus’) name mean to you?

Consider Who He is; His mission, His purpose and will for those that believe in His name:

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Col 1:13 For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross…

Col 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority

Col 2:13 And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Heb 1:2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Heb 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.

Isa 44:24 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,

1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

Eph 1:10 …the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth.

Eph 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all.

Philippians 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,

The Names, Titles, and Characteristics
of the Son of God, Jesus Christ Our Lord
in Their Variety as Found in the Scriptures

By Herbert Lockyer

1. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the SON of the living God. (Matt 16:16 KJV in this section).

The Son of God John 1:34

His Only Begotten Son John 3:16

The Son of the Father II John 1:3

The Firstborn of Every Creature Col 1:15

A Son Given Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

The Son of the Highest Luke 1:32

I Am the Son of God John 10:36

This is the Son of God John 1:34

Thou Art the Son of God Matt 14:33

The Christ Is the Son of God Acts 8:37

2. Unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. (Hebrews 1:8).

God John 1:1 Matt 1:23 Isa 40:3

The Mighty God Isa 9:6

The True God I John 5:20

My Lord and My God John 20:28

God My Savior Luke 1:47

The God of the Whole Earth Isa 54:5

God Manifest in the Flesh 1 Tim 3:16

Emmanuel, God with Us Matt 1:23

The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob Ex 3:2; Ex 3:6

3. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am (John 8:58).

Jehovah (KJV) Isa 40:3 [Jehovah is the YHVH of the Hebrew Scriptures; the tetragrammaton usually translated as "The LORD" in modern translations.]

Jehovah my God Zech 14:5

The King Jehovah of Hosts Isa 6:5

Jehovah, Mighty in Battle Ps 24:8

Jehovah-Tsidkenu (the Lord Our Righteousness) Jer 23:6

I am (the Resurrection and the Life) John 11:25

4. And he is before all things, and by him ALL THINGS consist (Col 1:17).

The Almighty, Which Is, and Which Was, and Which is to Come Rev 1:8

The Creator of All Things Col 1:16

The Upholder of All Things Heb 1:3

The Beginning and the Ending Rev 1:8

The Alpha and the Omega Rev 1:8

The First and the Last Rev 1:17

Eternal Life I John 5:20


This is a partial list of 1 thru 4 out of 24 - in this MEM (see below) and the next several there will be a section entitled "The Names, Titles, and Characteristics of the Son of God" on which to reflect.


May we learn to stand in awe of ‘The Name’; our Creator, our Savior, our King, our High Priest …

Thy Kingdom come… Amen

(* editing is done to shorten length - you are encouraged to read the full commentary where applicable)


Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!


The Arabic has, What is his name? [Arabic] "and what is the name of his father?" him who begat him.

Psalms 2:7 "I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee.

Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

Deuteronomy 28:58 "If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the LORD (YHVH) your God…

Judges 13:18 But the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?"


Yeshua, Son of God, keep us from taking The Name in vain.


"Those who attempt to search into the majesty of God will be overwhelmed with His Glory!"
Thomas à Kempis

Exodus 24:16 Now the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai… 17 The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Exodus 33:17 So the LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name." 18 And he said, "Please, show me Your glory."

19 Then He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." 20 But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."


YHVH help us to resolve to live by Your standards given in Your Word, for Your Name’s sake.

Bible Quiz
  1. At what event was heaven opened, and the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove?
  2. What do we mean when we say that God is omnipotent?
  3. In which city did Simeon see the baby Yeshua (Jesus)?
  4. On what should on set one’s mind?
  5. Before the famine, how many years of abundance were there in Egypt?
  6. Who persuaded the disciples in Jerusalem that Paul had been converted?
  7. Who said, "Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes"?


In our pursuit of humility:

(Lessons from humility and death to self.)

"Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? … Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus … Offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life" (Romans 6:3, 11, 13). The whole self-awareness of the Christian is to be imbued by the spirit of the sacrifice of Christ. He must present himself to God as one who has died with Christ and in Christ is alive again. His life will bear the twofold mark: its roots in the humility of Jesus, death to sin and self; its head lifted up in resurrection power." Andrew Murray


John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies,

Acts 23:6 … Paul "…I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!"


YHVH, help us comprehend what it truly means to die to self and be alive in Messiah.


Understanding the precepts of prayer.

In the book of Job we read how Job was humbled when YHVH addressed him. Then his three friends were humbled - but when all obeyed Job’s prayer was accepted.

Job 42:8 "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."

Job 42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job.

Job 42:10 And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.


YHVH, thank You, we can be accepted in prayer because of what Messiah, our High Priest, has done for us.

Heart of God

How does God feel about issues we face today?


A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Proverbs 25:28 ESV)

To succeed in life takes discipline, the verb and noun to maintain the correct way.  God will discipline you sometimes and you have to show some discipline to engage fully in a course of action.  It is the discipline that gets you up on your feet when you are lying on the ground, fallen again. It is the discipline that gets you out of bed when you REALLY don’t want to move. It is discipline that keeps you from putting death in your mouth or in front of your eyes. Discipline is the action on a belief, a determined mindset to follow through on a promise. Learn some discipline in your life. Just as it takes discipline to put the tool back where it belongs - so it takes discipline to do what is correct every time - to keep moving rather than sit and vegetate the day away frivolously.

Is your life chaotic?  You are not stuck this way forever - you can get out of this rut - it just takes discipline. That word no one likes but enables everything good to happen. Embrace discipline for that is the only way change will happen.

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11 ESV)

Material in this section is based on various prayer diaries.

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What do you expect to find in a name?

Some of the Names, Titles, and Characteristics of the Son of God
By Herbert Lockyer

5. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath DECLARED HIM (John 1:18).

The Word John 1:1

The Word was God John 1:1

The Word Was Made Flesh John 1:14

The Image of the Invisible God Col 1:15

The Wisdom of God 1 Cor 1:24

The Power of God 1 Cor 1:24

The Messenger of the Covenant Mal 3:1

The Angel of God Gen 31:11, 13

6. Thou madest him a LITTLE LOWER than the angels (Heb 2:7).

The Man Christ Jesus 1 Tim 2:5

The Second Man, the Lord from Heaven 1 Cor 15:47

The Son of Man Mark 10:33

The Son of Abraham Matt 1:1

The Son of David Matt 1:1

The Seed of the Woman Gen 3:15

The Seed of Abraham Gal 3:16,19

Of the Seed of David Rom 1:3

5 and 6 of 24

Lighter Side

Cause and Effect


(By Michael Boldea Jr.)

One Constant - One Variable

All one must do is look to see the marked difference between generations past, and our current generation to understand why the power of God is so sporadic in our day and age. I submit it isn’t God’s hand that has grown short over the centuries. It’s not that God decided not to pour out His Holy Spirit or work signs and wonders within the congregations, or chose, on a whim, to leave us helpless and powerless. The reason we are not seeing the power of God as we ought is because men’s constitutions have changed, and not for the better.

It used to be, the saints of God prayed for boldness to stand firm, and not flinch in the face of the enemy. Nowadays, most believers are praying to be spared, or otherwise sheltered from anything resembling hardship or persecution.

It used to be men such as Paul looked upon their present suffering and considered it unworthy to be compared with the glory that would be revealed in him. Nowadays the very notion or hint of the possibility of suffering is enough to paralyze most believers in their tracks, never mind actual suffering for the cause of Christ.

It used to be Christians defended the truth, and the word of God, and the sovereignty of Christ. It used to be Christians stood for something. Nowadays, they’re falling for everything, and defending anything except for the Christ who redeemed them and bought them with His blood.

Michael Boldea Jr.


A man of stature doesn’t need status

The world is full of beauty when the heart is full of love

It is more difficult to get up and take action than it is to sit up and take notice

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand

Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise; just be prepared to enjoy it

People who give thanks for little will always find that they have enough

Seize the day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow


Acknowledgment vs. Faith
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it." And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." (Genesis 28:16,17; ESV)

Jacob's understanding of and relationship with God is fascinating. These days we tend to equate acknowledging God's existence with believing in him. In Jacob's case, he seemed to fully accept the reality of God's existence but didn't really believe in him. Believing in God is not the same as simply believing that he exists. Believing in him means to trust in him. It would be many years before Jacob came to trust in God.
The context of the verse I read is the beginning of Jacob's journey to Mesopotamia, the land of his relatives. His primary reason for this journey was to escape the wrath of his twin brother, Esau. As he set out, he spent the night in the place he would name "Beth-El" (the House of God). It was there that he dreamt he saw a ladder that reached heaven with the angels of God going up and down on it. In the dream God spoke to him, giving to him the promises he originally had given to his grandfather, Abraham. Jacob's response upon awakening was that if God looked after him, then upon his return, in his words, "
then the Lord shall be my God" (Genesis 28:21). So we see here that Jacob clearly acknowledged God's existence without trusting him.
Jacob's reaction to God's appearance had nothing to do with the question of God's existence. Rather Jacob said, "
Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it." What surprised him was that God was there without him realizing it. This sounds as if he thought that God was in Beth-El in a way that he wasn't in other places. Perhaps this is an indication of a lack in Jacob's understanding of God. He didn't know as yet that the God of his father and grandfather was the Master of the Universe and that there was no place where God's presence was not.
That God would appear to Jacob at all didn't seem to faze him. One might think that this experience would motivate him into a life of utter devotion to God, but it didn't. He was just surprised that God was there and he didn't know it.
I wonder if we realize how present God really is. There's a wonderful story in the second book of Kings, chapter six, where the army of Syria was surrounding the city where the prophet Elisha was. When Elisha's assistant anxiously reported this to him, Elisha prayed that his assistant would see with his physical eyes the heavenly power that was with them. Elisha was aware of this, while his assistant was not. I cannot say that God's help is with his people to this extent at all times, but certainly God is present and at work everywhere in so many ways that we are not aware of.
How often is the presence of God with us and, like Jacob, we don't know it? If God would open our eyes like Elisha's assistant would we not be surprised to see the heavenly reality that surrounds us? Unlike Jacob we claim to trust in the God who is everywhere, yet we think we are alone. We may not say that God is not with us, but how often do we act as if he is far, far away? Perhaps we don't believe in him as much as we think we do.
We may be more like Jacob than we are willing to admit in that we readily acknowledge God's existence without actually trusting him. We should stop confusing acknowledging his existence with true faith. Accepting God's existence is an essential starting point, but we need to let him take us much deeper - to the place of trust he took Jacob.

By Alan Gilman
TorahBytes Communications

*(This document may be edited for length)

Psalm Promise

Psalm 34:17-19

The righteous cry and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Thank You for Your promise to hear us and deliver us when we are truly humble (brokenhearted).


Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High…)

Essence of The Message

Col 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Quiz Answers

1. At Yeshua’s baptism - Luke 3:21-22

2. He is all powerful

3. Jerusalem - Luke 2:25-28

4. On things above - Colossians 3:2

5. Seven - Genesis 41::53-54

6. Barnabas - Acts 9:26-27

7. Job - Job 42:6