So when God refers to himself as Father, which is a title, and not a personal name, he means to convey that he is the originator of all life. And when he uses the word Elohiym , it is for the purpose of showing us his creativity and rulership. Let me explain. Elohiym is the word God used in the first opening chapters of Scripture, and one must wonder why he used such a "generic" word to describe himself instead of his own personal name, Yahweh /Jehovah? Well, the word elohiym isn't really generic, it is a term that has many meanings, such as: angel, judge, false god, or God himself. Its exact meaning depends on the context of its usage. It deals with power and authority. I would surmise that since he was the only known supernatural ruling entity in town at that time, God didn't need to use a more specific title, or his personal name, but I think the use of Elohiym is in fact used specifically to denote God's sole ruling and creative power to us. After all, it stands to reason that when you make something, you're entitled to call the shots concerning your creation. In Scripture we know that God commands and rules over other elohiym such as his angels, Satan and his fallen angels, and judges. But wait, isn't Jesus said to have created everything in Colossians 1:16 ? Yes, but we are talking about personal names and titles, so that doesn't mean Jesus is a separate person from God the Father, and I'll explain that a little later on.
Right now I feel the need to explain something here. Whenever you see the all-cap word "LORD," in the text of Scripture, that means the Hebrew personal name behind that all-cap word is Yahweh, or Jehovah, which means "the Existing One." And so when we see that the LORD God (Jehovah Elohiym) is breathing into Adam's nostrils (in Gen. 2:7), that is because God is being specific and
Jehovah-Elohiym: LORD-God (Gen 2:4;Deut. 6:3: Ps.31:5; Luke 1:68)
Jehovah-Elohiym Tsaba :LORD-God of Hosts (2 Sam 5:10; Rom. 9:29; Jms. 5:4)
Jehovah- Raah :LORD-My Shepherd Ps. 23
Jehovah-Nissi :LORD-My Banner (Ex. 17:15)
Adonai Jehovah: Lord LORD (I wonder if this name is carried over to Matt. 7:21-23)
El Elyon: The Most High God (Gen. 14:18)
….and many many more.
What's In A Name?
God's Adversary Also Has a Name
Yes dear reader, every hero has a foe, and God's biggest nemesis is Satan, and his name even means “Adversary." Let's be clear, Satan is a real spiritual being, and not some mystical "sin consciousness" or some other weird Gnostic, or New Age concept to explain why we do bad things. So as a being, his character is revealed through his name, meaning he is opposed to God and accuses the saints before God in his heavenly court. But just like God, he actually is known by more than one title, or name. He is also called the Devil meaning evil spirit, false god, or diabolical person, and he is also referred
How, and by what methods, will he attempt to accomplish his lofty and impossible goal within an ever diminishing time constraint? Well, since he lacks the divine "Omni's" he can't create anything, so he has to copy and pervert, or "invert" what God has already created. Satan only knows so much, is only as powerful as God allows, and can only be in one place at one time - -how frustrating that must be for his enormous ego! Though he and his fallen cohorts are spirits, they operate in the lower realm of spiritism, not in the higher supernatural realm of God. This lower realm deals with sorcery, telekinesis, psychic phenomenology, or what the Bible calls, lying wonders. They are pitiful copies of God's awesome wonders, but are not completely void of spiritual power.
This is displayed for us in the book of Exodus when the sorcerers and magicians were able to copy only the first three plagues that God brought upon the whole nation of Egypt. So, if any being needs to be more than "one person" in order to fake divinity, it is Satan, not The Almighty. We humans seem to think more is better, but not when it comes to Almighty divinity. To divide God into three separate co-equal, co-eternal Gods, is an insult, it really lowers Almighty God's potency by adding to it. Does that make any sense? Anyway, I've noticed that not even Satan can deny God's Lordship when in his presence, he must correctly acknowledge God as LORD, and address him as such.