Years ago, I came across a Scripture verse in Proverbs 18:10,
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe”.
This verse had a profound effect on me. The name of the Lord is powerful, it said, and if we as His children run to it, we will be safe. This verse compelled me to learn the names of God. The following are names of Jesus—but by no means are they all of His names and titles. May you be blessed and encouraged as you read and study them.
Alpha and Omega
The beginning and end of all things
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:6
Bread of Life
Jesus is the one and only supplier of true spiritual nourishment
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
The Way, Truth and Life
Jesus is the only way to heaven, the only true source of truth, and the foundation of all life.
Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!” John 14:6
A sure foundation for life.
“Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.” Ephesians 2:20
Immanuel (God with us)
The One who is always with us.
“The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23
Jesus (Yahweh saves)
His personal name.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
The Sovereign Almighty
“On his robe and on his upper leg was written this name: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelations 19:16
Lamb of God
He offered His life as a sacrifice for sins.
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
Light of the World
The One who gives guidance.
“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5
Sovereign Creator and Redeemer.
But now in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son, to whom he has given everything, and through whom he made the world and everything there is.
“God’s Son shines out with God’s glory, and all that God’s Son is and marks him as God. He regulates the universe by the mighty power of his command. He is the one who died to cleanse us and clear our record of sin, then sat down in highest honor beside the great God of heaven.” Hebrews 1:2-3.
He brings forgiven people into the presence of God.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”. 1 Timothy 2:5
A title of respect for one who teaches the Scripture.
“He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” John 3:2
The One who delivers us from sin and death.
They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” John 4:42
The One who knows us and we know Him. He guides us.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
“I am the good shepherd; and I know my sheep, and I am known by my own. . . . “
SON OF GOD
A title of deity, signifying the unique intimacy Jesus has with the Father.
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31
The Father of all.
But about the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.” Hebrews 1:8
This title was used by the apostle John to describe the mission of Jesus. The title states Jesus Godhead and eternal and absolute deity.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1.