A Series on the Names of God
When Jesus was on earth, He used names and titles of Himself that Old Testament Believers would recognize as marks
of the Messiah.
Son of Man (the name associated with the eschatological prophecy of
But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"
--then He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home."
The Chief Corner Stone
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,
which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our
eyes'?" (Matt 21:42;
Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17
True Bread out of Heaven
Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you
the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am."
The Door of the Sheep
So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
The Good Shepherd
I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
While most Jews thought the Messiah was a military Savior, Jesus used names and titles that described His divine
The Light of the World
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me
will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." (John 8:12)
The Resurrection and the Life
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live
even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?"
The Way, and The Truth, and The Life
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father
but through Me. (John 14:6)
I am the True Vine
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser."
After His death and resurrection, the apostle John's heavenly vision depicts Jesus as sovereign King:
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven
golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to
the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like
snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in
a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His
mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
In the apostle John's vision, Jesus uses names and titles of Himself that reflect His supremely royal and divine
status - Lord over all.
The First and The Last
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me,
saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, (Rev 1:17)
and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the
keys of death and of Hades. (Rev 1:18)
The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand / The One who walks among the seven golden
To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right
hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:
The One who has the sharp two-edged sword
And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword
says this: (Rev 2:12)
The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze
And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame
of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this: (Rev 2:18)
He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars
To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the
seven stars, says this: "I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead."
He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and
who shuts and no one opens
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who
has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God
To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness,
the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: (Rev 3:14)
The root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star
I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the
root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
Prior to the new heaven and new earth, the throne of God was occupied singularly by God
(Rev 1:4-8; 4:5-11;
20:11-12). In the new Jerusalem, the throne of God is identified
as "the throne of God and of the Lamb" (Rev 22:3), and Jesus
identifies Himself with the same title that His Father uses of Himself
(Rev 1:8; 21:6-7).
The Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end
Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according
to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.