Hallowed Be Thy Names
In reality, God has only one name. In the bible He calls himself the great I AM. 'God said unto Moses I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you' (Exodus 3:14).
What does the Lord mean by saying his name is I AM? He’s telling us He’s the everlasting one - the God with no beginning and no end. He always was, He is right now, and He always will be. And, as He explained to Moses, 'I AM whatever you need, at any point in your life. That is my nature - to be for you whatever you need at any given time. My name is I AM - and I want my people to remember it.'
Although I AM is God’s only name, the ancient Hebrews used several other names to describe His nature and character. Often people have called these names 'the names of God' - but, in reality, they’re expressions of who our Lord is and what He’s like.