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The Word “HalleluYah”–Its Origin, Meaning, and Significance–Part Two

[Part Two of the tract “The Word HalleluYah–Its Origin, Meaning, and Significance” Part One can be found here: https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/the-word-halleluyah-its-origin-meaning-and-significance/ ]

Part Two

There is also a direct connection between the name of the Almighty and the name of His Son, our Saviour. In Psalms 72: 17, in the well known World Publishing Co. edition of the King James translation, the center reference gives the original Hebrew to read as follows: “His name shall be as a Son to continue His Father’s name forever: and men shall be blessed in him; all nations shall call Him blessed.” This is clearly a prophecy concerning the Saviour. And, of course, a son always bears his father’s, or family, name. The Saviour himself said, “I have come in my Father’s name…” (John 5: 43). And Eph. 3: 14-16 shows that the Father’s name is upon “the whole family in heaven and earth.”

Bible scholars know that our Saviour was not known by the name “Jesus.” The fact that many have come to accept the person of the Saviour while knowing only the name Jesus does not make that His actual name. He was born a Hebrew as prophesied in Isa. 9: 6, Micah 5: 2, and elsewhere. But the name “Jesus” is not Hebrew. It is, in fact, derived from the Greek name “Iesous” which is found in the Greek translations and copies which are remaining today of the original New Testament. According to the famous Liddel and Scott Greek Lexicon, “Iesous” is the Ionic masculine form of the name “Iaso” (the Greek goddess of healing–see under the word “Iaso”).

But be that as it may, the important thing is not what is not His name, but what is His name. It is in fact the same as Joshua, the successor of Moses. In the King James translation in Heb. 4: 8 and Acts 7: 45, the name “Jesus” is used when speaking of Joshua. If the “J” in Joshua is pronounced as in original English, and as accords with Hebrew which has no “J” sound, we have the correct pronunciation of the Saviour’s name. But to write it as “Yoshua” does not make the pronunciation clear and does not show the connection it has with His Father’s name. Therefore, the best way to write His name in present day English is Yahshua…

So our Saviour’s name is Yahshua. His name contains the divine, family name of YaH. He truly came in his Father’s name as He Himself said, and “His name shall be as a Son to continue His Father’s name forever” (Jn. 5: 43; Psa. 72: 17). He alone is the “Salvation of Yah.” “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4: 12).

This is not to deny that those who in the past have been unwillingly ignorant of His true name, have found salvation in the person of the Saviour. After all, the significance of any name is that it denotes a certain person. Some have therefore accepted the person of the Saviour while being ignorant of His true name, but in heaven it is recorded that they are saved by the blood of Yahshua the Messiah.

The reason this can be so is that Yah is the Father of grace and mercy. Therefore, He looks not on the outward appearance, but on the intention of the heart (I Sam. 16: 7). But He is also full of justice and truth. So his past mercy in no way justifies continuing in ignorance…When any truth is restored that men’s traditions have hidden, it becomes the responsibility of His true people to walk in that truth regardless of the cost…

According to Rom. 10: 13-14 and Acts 2: 21, 16, Whosoever shall call upon the name of Yahweh shall be delivered or saved is fulfilled by calling on the name of Yahshua the Messiah which contains the Father’s name, the family name YAH.

Perhaps you already know the Saviour. If so, we urge you to now start calling upon Him by His true name and ask Yah to “take the names of Baalim (LORDS) “out of” your “mouth.” If you are yet in your sins, having never really accepted the Saviour, put your trust in Him who died for our sins and who is now living at the Father’s right hand, who will also soon return to set up His kingdom on earth…For “as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of Yah, even to them that believe on His name” (Jn. 1: 12).

And how do you receive Him and put your trust in His name? “Repent, and be baptized, every one of you in the name YAHshua Messiah for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (which is His indwelling invisible presence and power in your life and body) “for the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as Yahweh our Almighty One shall call” (Acts 2: 38-39). (See also Acts 8: 12, 16, 35-36; 10: 43, 48; 16: 31-33; 19: 4-5; 22: 16; Rom. 6: 3-4; Gal. 3: 26-27; Titus 3: 5; Heb. 10: 22; I Pet. 3: 21; Mark 16: 16)

[This tract opened up a door that Yah was wanting opened in my heart and mind. In fact, it led me to write my first book Yah Is Savior: The Road to Immortality, which gave birth to the title of this blog Immortality Road. You may read this book online found here: https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/book-yah-is-savior-the-road-to-immortality/ . I have learned throughout this experience not to underestimate the power of the truth contained in one of those little tracts. When God has completed His preparation of the human heart to receive His word, even a little tract can take root and grow in that very heart and bring forth fruit.   Kenneth Wayne Hancock]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Word “HalleluYah”–It’s Origin, Meaning, and Significance

My mother and I were waiting for the body of my stepfather to arrive from Ecuador. He died in a car accident a week before that September afternoon in 1997. To escape the heaviness of the moment, I went outside and strolled in the misty evening. It was eerily quiet; no birds were chirping and no cars passing. I was broken; a major milestone had arrived, the passing of one of those who had helped me find God in 1971.

I was getting wet, so I ducked into an old VW Rabbit that my stepfather had been fixing up. I looked up and saw a piece of paper under the visor. I took it down. It was a tract entitled “The Word HalleluYah–It’s Origin, Meaning, and Significance.”

I read it–devoured it, really, for my soul was hungry and ready for the next major revelation in my search for truth: the sacred name of God. I see now that it was at that particular moment in time, when my heart was broken and humbled, that God could reveal this precious knowledge to me. The irony? My stepfather had evidently been reading this tract and had inadvertently left it for me to find that grey misty day.

And so, I want to share it with you.

The Tract

“The word hallelujah, pronounced halleluYah, is the most ancient of all words of praise. It is used both on earth and in heaven to worship the Almighty (Rev. 19: 1-6). What is the origin, meaning, and significance of this word?

It is a pure Hebrew word and yet is found in almost every language under the sun. The first part of the word, “hallelu-” means “praise” or “praise ye-“. And the last part is YaH, which is the name of the one being praised.

YaH is the personal name of the Creator. It is found in the Bible in its original language, over 6,800 times. We also find it in the names of many men of the Bible such as Elijah (ELiYAH) which means “my Mighy One is YaH,” Jeremiah, Obadiah, Isaiah, Zechariah, etc.

YaH is the basic or short form of the divine name. The full form of the Heavenly Father’s name is YaHWeH. This name may be found in the Hebrew Scriptures, large Bible concordances, encyclopaedias and dictionaries, in many current writings of history and archaeology, etc.

Until recent years it was thought that this name was to be pronounced as “Jehovah.” But, as the Encyclopaedia Brittanica explains, “Jehovah” is an erroneous form of the divine name, of which the true form is “Yahweh”…All up to date dictionaries show the same. And we should not profane the divine name by using an erroneous or corrupted form. This wrong form came about when certain Bible translators mistakenly used the vowel sounds of the Hebrew word for master (adonai) and mixed them with the Hebrew letters that form the divine name.

The interesting part is how or why this happened. Originally the name YaHWeH was known and used in the whole earth when all men knew YaHWeH and there were no names of false deities. But after most of the world went into idolatry, YaHWeH made himself known again by name to certain men such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gen. 12: 8; 26: 25; 28: 13) and later unto Moses (Ex. 3: 15; 34: 5).

Thus His name was revealed unto the Hebrew people who were instructed to use it. And for centuries it was freely used. But much later the religious leaders began to say it was too sacred to be spoken. They told the people to just say or read Adonai (LORD) when they came across the divine name in the reading of the Scriptures…As a result, in later years, when translators sought to translate the Scriptures into other languages, they became confused, and mixed the vowel sounds for adonai with the letters of the divine name, and came up with “Jehovah.”

The Importance of the Sacred Names

Now, some may ask what the importance of all this is. To me it seems strange that anyone should question the importance of their Creator’s name, especially if they know Him as their Heavenly Father. And the Bible itself does not leave us in doubt as to whether or not the Name of YaH, or YaHWeH, is important for us to know and use. When the true name is put back in the places where the translators have substituted the word “LORD,” the reading of the Bible makes it very clear that we should know and have the name of YaHWeH. Here are just a few examples:

Micah 6: 9 “Yahweh’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name.”  Ezk. 39: 7 “So will I make my Holy Name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my Holy Name any more; and the heathen (Gentiles) shall know that I am Yahweh the Holy One in Israel.” Zech. 14: 9–“And Yahweh shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Yahweh, and His name one.” Joel 2: 32–“And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be delivered” (saved). Ex. 20: 7–“Thou shalt not take the name of Yahweh thy Almighty One in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.” (To say it is unimportant or a vain thing is certainly one form of taking it in vain.) Mal. 3: 16–“Then they that feared Yahweh hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared Yahweh, and that thought upon His name.”

The one verse in the King James translation which does bring this name over into English is the word “JAH” (pronounced YAH as in “halleluJah”). It is by itself enough for the obedient soul to see his responsibility to use this name. That verse is Psalms 68: 4 which in the King James reads, “Sing unto God, sing praises to His name; extol Him…by His name JAH, and rejoice before him.” So it is very clear that the name of YaHWeH is meant to be known and used by His people.

There is also a direct connection between the names of the Almighty and the name of His Son, our Savior…”

{Thus ends Part One of this tract, Part Two to be continued next time.  Note: The contents of this tract is by an Unknown Author and was printed by Kingdom Identity Ministries, of which I am not, nor ever have been associated. I am just grateful that it was waiting for me over that visor that day almost twenty years ago.  Kenneth Wayne Hancock}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Casting Our Pearls Before Swine–When to Share the Sacred Names

A fellow Christian asked me one time, “Why don’t people believe me when I share the sacred names of God with them?”

I related to them that first of all, this walk that we have been called to is a lonely pilgrimage.  I have found that for the vast majority of people on the planet, their basic spiritual need is not the sacred names but the cross experience.  The sacred names are wonderful revelations, but they are “meat” and not the “milk of the word.”

People need to be brought to the “cross.”  For they cannot spiritually comprehend the deeper things of God without the “spiritual eyes” received by a true conversion to Christ.  They must first die with Christ, be buried with Him, and by faith be “raised to walk in a newness of life” through faith in His resurrection.  Then they will be ready to go deeper into the heavier spiritual food, the “meat of the word.”

That begs the question: How will we know when to share the deeper truths with someone?  What is the characteristic sign that shows us who needs “the milk of the word” and who needs “meat”?  The person who uses and needs milk are the babes in Christ, or children.  They haven’t grown into spiritual adulthood yet.  For they “are unskilful in the word of righteousness” (Heb. 5: 13-14).  The word of righteousness is present in a Christian when they have the gift of the Spirit called the
word of knowledge.”  This is the ability to explain and teach another how the righteousness of God is attained.  They have experienced the cross and “have been raised to walk in a newness of life.”

In that same passage we see that “strong meat belongs to them that are of full age.”  Through their many spiritual experiences, they with God’s help can “discern both good and evil.”  They can discern what is true and what doctrine is false.  A child of God is “dull of hearing” and lacks discernment.

We must “not cast our pearls before swine.”  The Savior knew that if we give stronger truth to those without a new heart, that they would reject it out of hand.  Paul, experiencing this very thing said that “he was determined to not share anything with them except Christ crucified”–or, the death, burial, and resurrection of their old selves with Christ.

I’ve done the same thing, sharing wonderful things of God to those who cannot receive it.  But I know that some will.  Those  nurtured through the apostles’ doctrine–the first two being “repentance from dead works” [the aforementioned cross experience] and “faith toward God” (see Hebrews 6: 1-2).

We must first lay the “foundation of repentance from dead works and faith toward God.”  In order for someone to be the spiritual temple of God, they must have a good foundation.

Those of us who have run into this experience should be encouraged that we are not alone in our spiritual trek, and that there is a reason why God has revealed Himself and His truth to us.  And, of course, our first reaction is to share it all with everyone.  We all have done this.  But He does not want all of it shared with everyone.  I know that is ironic, but it is true.  Just look at the parables, which are the “dark sayings” that deliberately cloud the meaning of the mysteries of His kingdom for those who are not meant to receive it!  Incredible.

We still need to witness the truth to others–but that part of the truth that really meets their true need, which usually is the cross experience.    KWH

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”John the Baptist–The Forerunner of Yahweh”–Chapter 14 of the book YAH IS SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY

The central revelation of scripture is that Yahweh of the old books came in human form as Yah-Is-Savior or Yahshua, known to the world as Jesus Christ.  To further prove this, we need only go to the Messiah’s forerunner, John the Baptist.  Everyone knows that John came in the spirit and power of Elijah and pointed the multitudes to the Messiah.

We learned earlier that the Spirit of the Messiah was in the prophets.  His Spirit speaks through them.  The voice of John was crying in the wilderness telling the people to prepare Yahweh’s way in the earth.  “The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Isaiah 40: 3.  We definitely know that this is speaking of John the Baptist because Matthew quotes this passage in his gospel.  “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 3: 3.

Examining this we see that John was saying for them to prepare “the way of the LORD.”  Matthew quotes Isaiah who wrote down the original prophecy that John would fulfill.  We have already proven above that “the LORD” is the title that the translators chose to substitute for “Yahweh,” the Hebrew name of God.  Yahweh is, in fact, the very name of the Creator, our Maker, the Ruler of heaven and earth (see above in Ex. 3: 15 where Moses was told that Yahweh was His “name forever and is my memorial unto all generations”).  Now let us read this passage that John was fulfilling again: “Prepare ye the way of Yahweh (the LORD).

John the Baptist, when he fulfilled this prophecy in Isaiah, knew perfectly well who was arriving on the scene.  He certainly knew who he was announcing.  I was none other than Yahshua, the Anointed One, the Messiah.  He was saying, Prepare the way of Yahweh.  He is coming in human form–in a human flesh body.  Yahweh is come to save His people from their sins.  Yah-in-human-form is Yahweh’s way to give man hope in the resurrection.  The appearance of Yah in a human flesh body, is the way Yahweh makes Himself known to His creation (“I and my Father are one…If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father”).

John the Baptist was that voice of one, the forerunner of Yahweh and His coming in human flesh.  “Prepare the way of Yahweh.  Make His paths straight.”  Those are Yahweh’s paths, where He would be walking literally in human form.  Jesus/Yahshua (Yah-Is-Savior is what it means in Hebrew) is His way; He is the way, the path, the course leading us from death to life, from mortality to immortality.  Yahshua/Yah-Is-Savior is The Road to Immortality, which happens to be the title of this book.

John was the forerunner of Yahweh.  He was the last of the old testament prophets, for he announced the blessed appearance of Yahweh in human form.  He was the herald of the fulfilling of all the prophecies of all the other prophets of olden times.  He was more than a prophet, for it was John who bore witness to Yahweh’s coming as the Messiah.

Everyone will tell you that Isaiah 9: 6 speaks of the Messiah, the one they call Jesus Christ.  “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.”  The Everlasting Father?  The Christ child would grow up to become the “Everlasting Father”? 

Everyone will tell you that John was the forerunner of Christ the Messiah.  And all will tell you that Isaiah 9: 6 speaks of Christ.  Therefore, John was the herald of “The Everlasting Father,” Yahweh Himself–in human form!

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For Those Weaned from the Milk of the Word and Want the Meat

God’s great eternal plan is this: He is bringing many sons and daughters unto Himself.  They will do the ‘greater works’ that Christ promised some of His followers would do. 

  That is His purpose and plan, to multiply Himself.  After all, He is the Seed, the Word, made flesh, and falling into the ground and dying, and thereby bringing forth much fruit.  That is what the Son {the Father/Spirit Yahweh clothed in a human form} said, and He is the Seed.

Two things stand out on this quest for the truth.  First: Oneness, not a Trinitarian concept.  There is Father, yes, Son, yes, and Holy Spirit, but they are not three distinct persons.  In other words, there are not three of them sitting up there in the throneroom.  The Father is the Holy Spirit, and He is invisible, and He dwells now in the glorified heavenly body [I Cor 15: 35-50], which is our destiny upon His return to earth.

Second: Knowing His true name unlocks the door to answered prayer.  But just knowing that the God of the ancient Hebrew partriarchs was Yah or Yahweh and the Son Yahshua is not enough.  We must know what the names mean.  Utmost importance. 

Beware of this one thing:  Most who are finding out about the sacred names of God are being led away into “Hebrew roots movement.”  This is a trap because they are seduced away from the oneness of God;  they are taught that there is a ‘twinity’ and not a trinity.  They are also led away by teachers of the law.  Now this sounds noble and good, but we humans cannot work real hard to ‘keep the law’ and thereby be more accepted by God.  No.  We must die with Christ, receive a new heart and the Spirit, grow in grace, walk in His word, and grow up into the sons and daughters of God who will do the ‘greater works’ that the Savior Yahshua did!  This will not be done by very meticulous sincere people trying in their own strength to keep the laws of God.  The Law [10 commandments] ‘are not made for a righteous man, but the unrighteous.’  His Spirit in us is quite capable of keeping the law by us believing He can.  Faith.  It is elemental to our walk with Him…Just a heads up on your walk.  Kenneth Wayne Hancock….[for more read my books found here at the top of my blog].

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Chapter 11 of the Book YAH IS SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY “Knowing Him As He Really Is—The Definition of Immortality”

Step Three: Knowing Who God Really Is

“And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only God…” John 17: 3

 “I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” Mark 1:24.

  Chapter 11 Knowing Him As He Really Is—The Definition of Immortality

      We are well down the road to immortality now.  We have learned that wisdom is being in awe of God.  It is the first step; it is the main thing, for it is the first key that begins to unlock the treasure house of God’s knowledge.  Without this awe of Him we won’t get anywhere.  Then we took step two, knowing His name.  Moses got some wisdom, some awe of God, at the burning bush, and then he had to know His name.  It was a crucial step, to know God’s true name Yahweh.

     And now we have come to our third step: Knowledge of Who He Really Is.  The farther we go down this road that leads to immortality, the more is at stake.  We cannot turn back now; our own hopes of transcending a certain death hangs on our stead-fastness and perseverance at this time.  Immortality, the elixir that our mortal mouths must drink, is the knowledge  of  who  God really is.  This knowledge is the key to unlock the secrets of eternal life.  We have arrived at nothing less than the information that will catapult us over this valley of the shadow of death.  Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Yahshua the Messiah, whom you have sent. John 17:3. NIV.

     Our hopes for arriving at immortality hinge on how well we really know Him—how well we really know His nature, His essence, His Deity, His Godhead.  For us, eternal life depends on whether we really know Him as He really is.  We must straighten out misconceptions of who He is and how He is. 

     Those of us on this road to immortality must realize that only He can grant us true knowledge of Himself.  It will not come through man’s conception of who and how He is.  We must believe upon Him in true knowledge “as the scripture has said,” the way the scriptures really portray Him.

     But that, of course, is the problem.  We all have our own conception of Him.  We think that we have just “come up with it,” but we have received our personal conception of God through what we have been taught by other human beings that we have come in contact with.  It really gets tricky when people have studied out minutely different denominational doctrines, and even though they have “come out” of that organization, they cling tenaciously to its teachings—teachings about who He is. 

     The Savior, 2000 years ago, standing before them in a human flesh body, told them that they were searching the scriptures.  They thought that eternal life was contained in those scriptures of truth.  But, as the  Master  was  pointing  out,  the very writings

that they thought would yield immortality for them were the very writings that spoke of Him—the One that they were rejecting!  You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life.  These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. John 5:39-40, NIV…You study the scriptures diligently, supposing that in having them you have eternal life: yet, although their testimony points to me, you refuse to come to me for that life. NEB.

     They were studying the scriptures diligently, thinking that immortality would be derived through them.  What writings were they studying that spoke about the Messiah, the Savior?  What scriptures existed then?  They were the books commonly referred to as the Old Testament.  Now  Yahshua, the Savior, said that those old books written by the prophets of ancient Israel, those old books spoke about HIM!     

The prophets spoke and wrote  about the Savior by His very Spirit within them

    Let’s go, then, to the prophets where they speak about the Messiah, specifically using the word “Savior.”  He just said in John 5 that the scriptures do testify of Him, so let us go there and see for ourselves what they are saying.  Now Peter tells us that the spirit that was in those prophets was the Spirit of the Savior, Yahshua the Anointed One.  And  they  spoke  and  wrote  down with the Spirit of Yahshua about this immortality, this salvation from a certain death.  This salvation was the theme which the prophets pondered and explored, those who prophesied about the grace of God awaiting you.  They tried to find out what was the time, and what the circumstances, to which the spirit of Christ in them pointed. I Peter 1:10-11, NEB.

     The Spirit of Messiah, which was in Isaiah the prophet said this: But now thus saith Yahweh (the LORD) that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel…For I am Yahweh thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior. Isa. 43:1,3.

     Several important points emerge from this passage that are vital for our understanding of His essence, which in turn is vital for our obtaining immortality.  First, the Spirit of Christ that was in Isaiah said that He was Yahweh! Thus saith Yahweh…I am Yahweh.  When the prophets wrote down the words, “Thus saith Yahweh,”  they were saying that Yahweh is speaking through me the following words.  Yahweh is speaking thusly.  Yahweh, the Father, the Creator, the Supreme Being is using me by speaking through me! Oh, to be used that way, the way He used the prophets!

     Second, the Spirit of Christ is saying that He created and formed Jacob/ Israel.  John confirms this. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3. Paul confirms this as well. For by him were all things created, that are in the heaven, and that are in the earth, visible or invisible…Col. 1:16.

     Third, I am Yahweh thy God, the Holy One of Israel…The  Spirit  of the Messiah speaking through Isaiah now says that He is Yahweh, that He is one God and that He is Israel’s Holy One (the whole House of Israel or the 12 tribes of Jacob/Israel).

      Fourth, the Spirit of the Messiah, God’s Spirit, Yahweh, breathing and speaking through Isaiah says, I am thy Savior…I, even I, am Yahweh; and beside me there is no saviour. Isa.43: 3, 11.  Here Yahweh, which is the Spirit that was in the Messiah, says clearly that He is the Savior and that there is no other savior!  Yahweh, then, was inside the man  Yahshua who was called the Savior, for Yahweh says that there is no other savior except Him. We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those who believe. I Tim. 4:10.  God was in Christ (the Anointed One) reconciling the world unto Himself. II Cor. 5:19.  It was Yahweh in the man who was the Savior.  Or, in other words, Yahweh-in-human-form is the Savior.            

     Bottom line: the same Spirit that spoke through the prophets, that created Jacob/Israel and everything else, this Great Spirit God dwelt bodily in the man Yahshua the Messiah. His name Yahshua means “Yah-Is-Savior.” It was Yahweh of old, the Yahweh of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel, the Yahweh of Moses, David, and all the prophets—  that same Yahweh came down, leaving His spirit-body dimension.  And He came to earth in a flesh and blood human body, walked in our midst doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.  And in due time, He laid down that human body, yielded it up to a sacrificial death, and raised that body in three days to life again, so that we could be restored to His original plan of reproducing Himself.

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