In these last days, God has a special treasure hidden in the earth. It is not composed of diamonds, rubies, silver, or gold. His special treasure are His jewels, but they are a special group of people who He is most keenly aware of in their walk on this earth. Yahweh takes special notice of them. And so, we must ask, Just who are these people? What characteristics distinguish them from other human beings?
First, they fear Him. They are in awe of Him, His power, and His plan. They know who He really is and what He has done. They are stupefied when they consider the astonishing array of His heavens and His earth.
Secondly, they will speak often to each other. They will eventually find each other, and when they do, they will “click.” They will have His Spirit in common and a mutual purpose in their walk on earth–one that will match God’s eternal purpose of sonship.
And then God will hearken to their speech, and He will remember them. To be one that He remembers! What an honor! When they are in awe of Him, He not only takes notice, but He has His angels make a “book of remembrance.” He has His angels write down our names in a book of remembrance! And He does this for those that speak often about Him, fear Him, and think upon His name.
What were they speaking one to another about? We know that whatever we think about, we speak about. These special chosen people of God were speaking to each other about His name. Then they that feared the LORD (Yahweh) spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name (Malachi 3: 16). Thy thought and spoke about His name Yahweh.
Through Isaiah God spoke, “I am the LORD: that is my name” (42: 8). And we know that “the LORD” is the title that the translators used in place of the Hebrew name “YHWH,” pronounced “Yahweh.” So, rewritten, the Spirit says through Isaiah, “I am Yahweh: that is my name.”
All this moves God. How can we, little old us, ever touch God’s heart that He would ever take notice of us? By being in awe of Him, thinking upon His name, and speaking about Him using His name. We need to think on His name–ponder it, peruse it, explore it, meditate on it, and understand the message contained in His name Yahshua: Yahweh is the Savior.
And what is the outcome for those who do this? God will remember them, saying, “They shall be mine…in that day when I make up my jewels [Hebrew–special treasure]; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him” (v. 17). Spare them from what? He will spare them from the time of punishment that is coming upon this earth.
For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up…But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings. (Mal 4: 1-2). His name is important. Kenneth Wayne Hancock