Jehovah Elkanna

El Kanna is the Hebrew name for God meaning consuming fire, jealous God. This name contains a Holy version of jealousy that God has for His people. God is jealous for you and me. We are greatly loved and treasured! God is jealous for you. He wants every inch of your heart connected to His. God’s Holy jealously is rooting in a desire to protect, provide, and bless us. Join me as we unpack the treasure found in this beautiful Hebrew name of God. Jehovah Elkanna.

You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name of Jealous, is a God who is jealous about His relationship with you.

Exodus 34;14

Understanding The Name Of God, El Kanna-Consuming Fire, Jealous God.

El-Kanna the Hebrew name for God is mentioned six times in the Old Testament. We first see it in Exodus 32:14. After leading the nation of Israel out of Egyptian slavery. God brings them to Mount Sinai where He gave Moses the Ten Commandments. While Moses is on the mountain with God, the people talked Aaron into making a golden calf for them to worship (sadly their are many who are worshipping golden calves today), he became angry and threw down the stone tablet God had given him that His commandments on them. God is ready to wipe the entire nation out, but Moses intercedes for them. You will get a better understanding of the rules that God set out for His chosen people if you read about these accounts in the book of Exodus. It was for their protection, both physical and spiritual. It is the same for us! God gave us these commandments to protect our hearts. (Sadly these commandments are being ignored, and we have been consumed by our ugly hearts). Love God and He loves us passionately. In fact this Hebrew name of God El-Kanna describes God as Israel’s husband, jealous for her affections and ours too. El-Kanna demands an exclusive love relationship with His people. In Deuteronomy 6:5, we learn we are ti “Love the Lord your God will all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

There is no room in our relationship with God for any idols. Let’s read this account from Exodus:

Then the Lord told Moses, “Chisel out the two stone tablets like the first ones. I will write on them the same words that were on the tablets you smashed. Be ready in the morning to climb up Mount Sinai and present yourself to me on the top of the mountain. No one else may come with you. In fact, no one else is to appear anywhere on the mountain. Do not even let the flocks or herds graze near the mountain.” So Moses chiseled out two tablets of stone like the first one. Early in the morning he climbed Mount Sinai as the Lord had commanded him, and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. Then the Lord came down in a cloud and stood there with him; and He called His own Name, Yahweh. The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I let the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected – even children in the third and fourth generations.” Moses immediately threw himself to the ground and worshipped. And he said, “O Lord, if it is true that I have found favor with you, then please travel with us. Yes, this is a stubborn and rebellious people, but please forgive our iniquity and our sins. Claim us as your own special possessions (Sadly this generation and the ones passed have chosen to be stubborn and rebellious). The Lord replied, Listen, I am making a new covenant with you in the presence of all your people. I will perform miracles that have never been performed anywhere in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people around you will see the power of the Lord – the awesome power I will display for you. But listen carefully I command you today. Then I will go ahead of you and drive out the Amorite’s, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusitrs. Be very careful never to make a treaty with the people who live in the land where you are going. If you do, you will follow their evil ways and be trapped. Instead, you must break down their pagan alters, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles. You must worship no other gods, for the Lord whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about His relationship with you. You must not make a treaty of any kind with the people living in the land. They lust after their gods, offered sacrifices to them. They invite you to join them. Then you will accept their daughters, who sacrifice to other gods, as wives from your sons. And they will seduce your sons to commit adultery against me by worshipping other gods . You must not make any gods of molten metal for yourselves.

Exodus 34:1-15

Read Deuteronomy 6:17-19

God’s jealousy is more about us than about Him. He wants us to be passionately searching and consuming with Him. He wants a relationship with you. This involves surrendering everything in your life to Him and following His commands. God wants us to reach our full potHe has created us to reach. Take Note of verse Deuteronomy 6:18. Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so all will go well with you. Then you will enter and occupy the good land that the Lord swore to give our ancestors.

God promises that all will go well with us when we surrender everything in our lives to Him and love Him passionately like a husband with no unfaithfulness in our hearts.

Why is that Important?

Why does God have to be jealous for us? When we surrender everything to Him and love Him passionately. It provided a track, or apathy for Him to work in our lives and bring Hid blessings.

The word ‘jealous’ “is to become intensely red” and refers to how rising emotion colored our face when something or someone very dear to us is threatened.

But if we the world doesn’t wake up soon to this Jehovah Elkanna will persecute this land and bring judgement to us. I know this because we are following the past history of the Israelites. History always repeats itself. We have become a spoiled people and if we don’t wake up soon. All God’s warnings will come to pass.

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