201 The Significance of God's Name (Version 1)
The Significance of God’s Name In each and every age, in each stage of His work, God’s name has carried weight. God’s name hasn’t rung empty. His every name reflects an age.
Jehovah, Jesus, and the Messiah all represent the Spirit of God. Yet these names just represent the ages in God’s management, but not His entirety. The names people on earth call God can’t express His entire disposition, can’t express all that He is. They are just God’s names in different ages. And so, when the final age—the age of the last days—arrives, God’s name will change once more. He won’t be called Jehovah nor Jesus, much less the Messiah. He will be called the powerful and almighty God. And with this name He will end the age.
God was once known as Jehovah. He was also called the Messiah. And out of love and respect, people used to call Him Jesus the Savior. Today God is not Jehovah nor Jesus, whom people knew in the past. He is the God who’s returned in the last days, the God who will end this age. Replete with His entire disposition, full of authority, honor and glory, He is the God, the God Himself, He is the God Himself who rises up at the ends of the earth. He is the God who rises at the ends of the earth.
People have never been in touch with God. They have never really known Him, or understood His disposition. From the creation of the world till now, no one has ever seen God. This is the God who appears in the last days to man. This is the God who’s also hidden, who is also hidden among man. He resides among man, living and real. He is like the blazing sun, and the searing flame. He is brimming with might and authority. He is brimming with might and authority. Not a single person or thing will escape the judgment of His word. Not a single person or thing will evade being cleansed in the flames.
At last, all nations of the world will be blessed by God’s words, and will be crushed by them as well. So people of the last days will see that God the Savior has returned. He is the powerful Almighty God that conquers all of mankind. He will make people see He once was man’s sin offering. But in the last days, He is the fire of the sun, which burns all things. And He is the Sun of righteousness that reveals all things. This is the work of God in the last days. This is God’s work.
The reason God took on this name, on this name and disposition is to make man see that He is a righteous God, that He is a righteous God. He is the sun, the blazing sun. He is the flame, the searing flame. So all of mankind will worship Him, the one true God. And they, they will see His true face: He is not only the Redeemer, He is not only the God of the Israelites, but He is the God of all creations on earth and in the heavens or seas.
from The Word Appears in the Flesh