The Father’s Name Guards Us from the Evil–Do We Know It?

In Christ’s prayer recorded in John 17, the Father’s name takes center stage as to our relationship with the Father.

He said, “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world…” (v. 6).  I have shown clearly thy name; I have made it apparent; I have made it known to them.  And they have believed that You have sent Me; they have kept My word, and they believe that it is You, Father, who is doing the works.  And they know that I came out of You, and that it is You who has sent Me (vs. 6-8).

Christ goes on to say that it is His followers that He is praying for and not the world because they are the Father’s, who has given them to Christ.  And the time has come, He is saying, for Him to depart out of the earth, leaving His followers.  So how will they remain in one mind and one accord with the Savior.  How will God keep them spiritually safe and sound after Christ departs?

The answer is through the knowledge of the Father’s name.  “Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given Me…” There is keeping power in the name of Yahweh.  The Greek word for “keep” means “to attend to carefully, to attend, to guard,” and is translated in other places as “to preserve.”  So, He is guarding us from the evil for this purpose—“that they may be one, as we are one” (vs. 9-11).  One could then say that we are never be fully one with God without knowing His name.

He goes on to say that while He was walking with them here on earth, He “kept them in thy name,” and none of them is lost except Judas Iscariot.  He “kept” them; He guarded them.  How?  By teaching them and showing them and revealing to them the Father’s name.  For in His name is the whole plan of God (v. 12).

Christ goes on to ask the Father to not give them an escape hatch “out of the world,” but rather guard and keep them from the evil.  “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (v. 15, NKJV) {Side note: That speaks against the rapture theory}.

Now some will say that this prayer is only for His twelve disciples, His  followers of that era.  But it is for all of us down through the ages.  “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word” (v. 20).  That’s us.  He was praying for you and me, so we can take these concepts to heart.

Consequently, if Christ is going “keep” and guard you and me from the evil by manifesting the Father’s name to us that we all may be one with Him, then how can that happen when very few Christians know that the Father’s name is Yahweh?

Christ’s desire is that all of us His followers “would be with Me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which You have given Me” (vs. 24).  He desires that we all “may be made perfect in one” (v. 23).  But we have to ask ourselves, How can this happen if a Christian doesn’t know the Father’s name Yahweh, which God uses to guard us from the evil?

And lastly in this prayer in John 17, Christ repeats, “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it…”  For this specific reason: “That the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”  Let’s savor this.  He is saying, I have made known, shown clearly, Your name, Father, and I will continue to make it known, for this reason: That the same love You have loved Me with may be in My followers.  And that My very essence and Spirit of love may be in them!

Here the very love and presence of God is tied into the knowledge of God’s name.  His name means “The Self-Existent One” and Yahweh is the Savior, which is what the Son of God’s Hebrew name means—Yahshua.

Inside, God’s name contains and reveals the very nature of Himself.  God is Love.  Him being the Savior of His creation reveals or unveils His essence, which is Love.  For “greater love hath no man than this than to lay down his life for his friends.”  This essence of the greatest love on earth, giving your life to save someone else is implicit in the name of the Savior.  This is the reason that our hearts are touched and moved when we hear of someone giving up their own lives to save someone else.  It touches us because it is the heart of God and shows us what He has done, whether we realize it or not.

He guards us from the selfishness of the evil one, when we think on His name and how He gave His life for us.

For the great invisible Spirit Yahweh poured Himself into a human form so that He could express fully the love that is His essence.  It is through realizing this knowledge of His love contained in His name that we can receive that same love—that God, who is Love, may dwell in our hearts, and that He and His love would thrive and grow in our hearts, so that  we could make known who God is by the love exhibited through us to others.

And thus fulfill Christ’s prayer.  “I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”      Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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3 responses to “The Father’s Name Guards Us from the Evil–Do We Know It?

  1. Denise

    Thank you again for this insight in the Word. I have been taught to pray in Jesus name. I love my Father, but also have relationship with Him. Because of this faith I was talking to Him one morning in my bathroom and He said my name is Yahshua. So,I asked a very knowledgeable mother, what does this means. She said that is Christ’s real name. So, since that time I have been praying in the name of Yahshua. And more revelation has been given to me about Yahweh being the Father’s name. This was revelation given only by the ” Holy Ghost”, not a church, pastor, or even Bible study meetings but revelation through the spirit in my life. So, I am believing that Yahweh will give revelation to those who are His and will keep them until that time of revealing. I believe we are living in a time of revealing like never before. This could answer why the church world is suppressing this information so much. But what must be must be, and we go on. I would like your insight on the world rapture taught to us in most churches. Yahweh has been dealing with me about this, to search it out, the truth about it. I have left the world church, but not Christ. This was not so easy to do , but it is necessary or I will be caught up in a system that is not of God. How can I stay in that system. Thank you for the writings you give, I find them a source of support. Oh and I don’t consider myself a christian anymore, but a child of the Most High. Yahweh bless

    • Denise, flesh and blood has not revealed the things you shared in your comment, but our Father. Thanks for commenting; I welcome your thoughts shared to the world. Here are some articles I’ve written about “no rapture.” Hope they help you. We must always remember that He “for the elect’s sake” will cut the terrible tribulation period short, there in Matthew, I believe. Hope to hear from you soon about how Yahweh has drawn you to Himself. kwh
      https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/?s=rapture

  2. Roald

    ”For the great invisible Spirit Yahweh poured Himself into a human form so that He could express fully the love that is His essence.”
    ???

    Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
    Mat 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
    1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
    1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
    1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    Joh 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
    Joh 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
    Joh 8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

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