The Names & Character Of God
By Benny Hinn
As we read the Bible, we see many names that refer to God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God, the great “I AM” (Exodus 3:14), is referred to by many different names throughout the Bible, each with a specific meaning and application.
For example, they range from “Almighty God” (Genesis 17:1) to “the most High” (Psalm 91:9) to “The Lord of hosts” and “the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 54:5) to YAH or YAHWEH (Psalm 68:4).
The name of the Lord Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, which means “YAHWEH saves.” And this is exactly what YAHWEH, the Lord God, did for us through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Throughout the pages of Scripture, we also see many other titles and names used for the Lord Jesus – from “the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) to “the bread of life” (John 6:48) to “the light of the world” (John 8:12) to “the good shepherd” (John 10:11).
Why Benny Hinn's Second Wedding Matters More...
Benny and Suzanne Hinn were remarried at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Fla., last Sunday. I attended Benny and Suzanne Hinn’s first wedding in 1979, so it was an emotional experience to attend their second wedding on Sunday at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Fla. I’ve known Suzanne since she was 14 and Benny since he first came to the U.S. from Canada around age 25. I was involved in their courtship when Benny asked me to send Suzanne some flowers to make amends when they broke up once—because I was in Orlando and he was in Canada. (This was before the days of 1-800-Flowers.) I even hosted Benny’s bachelor party in 1979. So I have a unique perspective as a long-time friend of the family. Over the years, Benny has been on the cover of Charisma twice, including in 1978 when he was largely unknown in the U.S., and I’ve published a couple of his books. I’ve also had my differences with Benny publicly as well as privately. But I want to go on the record that I love Benny and Suzanne, and I believe their reconciliation is significant not only for them personally and their family, but to the entire Body of Christ. In a day when divorce is becoming common among Christians (and when even some Christians divorce and continue in ministry as if nothing’s wrong), maybe this will now be a trend in the other direction—toward reconciliation and less divorce among Christians.
Praying Through God's Word
By Benny Hinn
As God's people, we are commanded to "walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God" (Colossians 1:10). We are commanded to be filled with the knowledge of God, for it is knowledge of Him, His person, and His heart that must fill our being. And once His knowledge is in us, the glorious result will be a life of prayer.
Prayer will be as easy as breathing. It will be as natural to pray as it is to live. The knowledge of God is the key to that kind of life. Once His knowledge fills us, His Word will empower us, allowing us to pray effectively. And as we come to His throne room, we come filled with His faith and confidence: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him" (1 John 5:14-15).