Adonay (Jesus is MY Lord)

Abram said, “God, Master, [Adonay] what use are your gifts as long as I’m childless and Eliezer of Damascus is going to inherit everything?” – Genesis 15:2 (Message Bible)

Adonay (Jesus is MY Lord)

In Genesis chapter 15 Abram refers to God as Adonay. This was the first time God was referred to with this Name. God had promised Abram He would make him a great nation, will bless him, make his name great, he would be a blessing, He would bless those who bless him, and the one who curses him He will curse, and in him all the families of the earth would be blessed. After defeating Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, Abram increased greatly in wealth. Abram says Adonay, “what use are your gifts as long as I’m childless and Eliezer of Damascus is going to inherit everything?” The Name Adonay means my Lord, Lord of men and of God.
This Name does not replace the meaning of Yahweh/Yehovah, which also means Lord; the existing One, but rather makes Him personal to the user of His Name. Using His Name, Adonay, is identifying God not only as Lord, but as “My Lord”. When reading Genesis 15:2 from various transliterations we can clearly see Abram making God’s fellowship personal. Some transliterations say “Lord God”, others say “Sovereign Lord”, and “Lord Jehovah”. Using His Name, Adonay, is conveying He is the Master and we are His servants.
Adonay is used over 430 times in the Word. In the first use we can Abram communicating with God letting Him know He is his master. He is conveying to God that He holds all of his life in His hands. David said, “I say to the Lord [Yehovah], ‘You are my Lord [Adonay]; apart from you I have no good thing.’”
In Exodus, chapter 4, Moses is having a conversation with God about his assignment to go to back Egypt to deliver massages to Pharaoh and the children of Israel. When Moses replies to Elohiym/Yahweh/Yehovah/Jehovah (The Lord) he refers to Him as Adonay in verses 10-15. According to the Word, God’s anger burned against Moses. You ever wonder why? Likely because Moses referred to God as Adonay, his Master and his Lord, but did not portray the confidence of God really being his Master. Due to the fact God is Adonay, personally My Lord, I know He holds my world in his hand and He truly cares for me. Embrace Jesus as Adonay; personally your Lord and Savior. We love you in the name of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Christ Messiah Anointed One).

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