Listen:  118.3

The first time the word, Jehovah, is used in the Bible is in Genesis 2:4 which says, “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.”  Most times in the scriptures, the word ‘Jehovah’ is translated LORD, with all the letters capitalized.  So, anytime you see the word LORD in the Bible with all capital letters, it is really the Hebrew word, Jehovah.  The word ‘Jehovah’ is used a few times, such as the Lord speaking to Moses in Exodus 6:2-3, “And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:  And 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.”  The Lord tells Moses here that he had appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by the name of God Almighty, or ‘El Shaddai’ in the Hebrew.  But, now to Moses, He declares His name to be Jehovah, the self-Existent or Eternal one, as is the definition of the name.

Many times, we read the title, LORD God, or LORD thy God in the scriptures.  This is literally Jehovah Elohiym, or ‘Jehovah God.’  The Hebrew word, ‘Jehovah’, (mostly translated as LORD) is used over 5000 times in the Bible.

So, is Jesus Jehovah?  Yes, he most surely is!  While there are many scriptures to prove this truth, we will look at just a few.  I encourage you to continue to search the scriptures and let the Word of God show you that Jesus is indeed the Jehovah of the Old Testament.

Let’s read Jeremiah 10:10, “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”  Notice in your Bibles that the word LORD is in capital letters.  That shows that the Hebrew word is Jehovah.  Now let’s read Jeremiah 10:12, “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”  This shows us that Jehovah created the world.  Now let’s read of the Lord Jesus Christ in Colossians 1:16-17, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”  This shows us that the Lord Jesus created the world.  So, we see that Jesus is Jehovah!

For another example, let’s read Joel 2:32, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered…”  Notice that the word LORD is in capital letters, showing it is speaking of Jehovah.  Now let’s read Romans 10:9 and 10:13, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Again we see that Jesus is Jehovah.

Isaiah 40:3 says, “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”  Let’s compare that with Matthew 3:3, “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”  The context of this chapter shows that this verse is speaking of John the Baptist who was the forerunner, or prepared the way, for the Lord Jesus.  Jesus is Jehovah.

For one more example, let’s read Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”  Now let’s compare that to the words of the Lord Jesus to the Apostle John in Revelation 1:17-18, “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”  Let me repeat it once more: Jesus is Jehovah.

Although there are many today who would say that Jesus is not Jehovah, that Jesus is not God, let us all be aware of what the Word of God has shown us.  Jesus is indeed the Jehovah of the Old Testament.  (118.3)