The Father’s Name
Descending in a cloud the Lord proclaimed to Moses the name of JEHOVAH; and somewhat of the wealth of that name is found in Exodus 4:5-7; also the value of it in the experience of others in a multitude of Scriptures which follow (Ps. 86:15; Jon. 4:2, etc., etc.).
Previously the Lord said to Moses, “I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of GOD ALMIGHTY, but by My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them” (Ex. 6:3).
It remained for the Son to come, our adorable Lord and Saviour, to disclose to us THE FATHER’S NAME. He was here in lowliness, and in love and grace, not in fiery majesty, with tempest, terror, and the sound of trumpet as at Sinai. Found amongst men full of heavenly favour and truth the Son said, “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me, and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37); and as to the inestimable preciousness of the Father’s Name, we have recorded in John 17 what He has said in holy intimacy and intercession concerning it
1. Verse 6—“I have manifested Thy name unto the men which Thou gavest Me out of the world.” All that the Father is was seen in the Son: in Him His ineffable name found MANIFESTATION.
2. Verses 11 and 12—“Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me . . . I kept them in Thy name.” While passing through this world, in the Father’s name may he found true PRESERVATION.
3. Verse 26—“I have declared unto them Thy name, and will declare it.” As we said before, it was necessary for the Son Himself to come to disclose the Father’s name; and having done this, He continues to sustain the making known of it from His exalted seat on high. It is that the Father’s love for the Son might be ours we have this DECLARATION. Blessed be God for the revelation of THE FATHER’S NAME in His beloved Son.