Knowing His Hebrew name opens up many wonderful realms to us. The power to perform miracles and do mighty works, the ability to show forth His astounding love, the unifying factor for the whole body of true believers–all these things and more open to us with the key of the knowledge of His name.
In John 10: 22-39, Yahshua said that the works (the miracles) that He was doing in His Father’s name testify as to His Messiahship. The Jews approached Him in winter during Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication. The Messiah was walking in Solomon’s porch. They were accusing Him of making them to doubt as to whether He was the Messiah or not. “If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
He then said that He had already told them, and they had not believed him. “My deeds done in my Father’s name are my credentials” (NEB). The miracles that I do in My Father’s name, He was saying, speak for Me, testify on My behalf that I am the Messiah.
And then He explained why they did not believe Him. “But you do not believe because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (v. 26-27, NKJV). They were not the people “whom He foreknew and had predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son.” It was not given to them from heaven to believe in the Messiah. Their names were not written in heaven–(“Rejoice not that the devils are subject to you, but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven…”). The Pharisees could not believe Him, for they were not of His sheepfold. But his sheep believe Him and He gives them “eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one” (v. 28-30, NKJV). Messiah’s hand was the Father’s hand, for they are one.
That did it for the Jews. They just could not see it that the Messiah and the Father are one. They picked up stones to kill Him. Messiah said to them, “I’ve done many miracles in you midst. Which one are you stoning Me for?”
“We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” They just could not see that God was inside of the man, the mortal shell, and was doing the miracles.
Under great stress Yahshua continued to rain love upon the unjust. Look, He was saying, “is not it written in your law, in the book of Psalms, ‘I have said, You are gods.’ If He called them gods unto whom the word of God came, what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you me of blasphemy because I said, I am God’s Son? Don’t believe Me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father” (v. 34-38, NIV). By believing the miracles, we may know and understand that the Father is in the Son doing those miracles. The Son can only do what He sees the Father do.
His Name brings unity
In the Son of God’s prayer of intercession in John 17, He stresses the importance of the name of His Father. He says in v. 6: “I have revealed You Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have guarded Your Word.” He made known the name of His Father, Yahweh, to His called-out ones. And in verse 11, the Messiah asks that the Father “guard them in Your Name which You have given Me, so that they might be one, as We are.” We see that the name of Yahweh is a shield and protection needed so that they, the disciples, the children of God, might be one, as the Father and Son are one! Guard them in Your Name. His name has protective powers for us. Us being under the banner of the name of Yahweh preserves us until we all are one as the Father and Son are one–“till we all come to the unity of the faith, unto a perfect man.”
And in verse 26, Christ says, “And I have made Your name known to them, and shall make it known, so that the love with which You love Me might be in them, and I in them.” At least three major points are made here. First, the Son reveals the Father to whomsoever He will by revealing the Father’s name to them. He told them that Yahweh was the name of the Father.
He then said, “And shall make it known…” He is giving prophecy here. He will make the Father’s name known once again to His followers–to a select people to whom it is given in these last days.
Third point: I have made your name known “so that the love with which You love Me might be in them, and I in them.” The revealing of the Father’s true name is so important that it is a pre-requisite; it is a necessary thing that must take place before that same love with which the Father had loved the Son might be in us. Making His name known is necessary to others so that the Spirit of the Son will come down and be in His followers! “So that the love with which You love Me might be in them, and I in them.” That is why knowing and declaring His name Yahweh is so important! [And yet, no preacher stands in the tens of thousands of pulpits across this world and teaches this! Why?]
What we have here then is the key to the Father’s love that He loved the Son with! He’ll make his Father’s name known to His disciples and show them how it is a “strong tower” and a keeper and a guard for us, allowing us to eventually tap into the Father’s unfathomable love. “Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”
All this then would indicate that our Father’s name Yahweh is our unifying attribute. Our Father’s name is now our name; children are given their father’s surname. We then look forward to the time when we by the thousands walk with Him in white and He in us and we in Him, and the Father in you all. The Holy Spirit will someday fill us, His temple, when we have no sensation that we are there anymore, and He will dwell in us fully. All of our ego foibles and mortal earthly thoughts will be at last swept from His temple, which is our bodies, and something greater than the temple will be here, and we will no longer glory in that we are the temple of God. We will not think and strive as a blade of grass and as the potsherd we are today. We will sit still and know that He is the great Yahweh of old, and He will move mightily through His temple. And many will look on us and think that we have done something grand, and we will say, “Someone much greater that I is here.”
How were the miracles done? How will the unity come? In the Father’s name, Yahweh.