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The Savior’s Original Hebrew Name–What His Mother Called Him Chapter 7 YAH IS SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY

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“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the children of God, to those believing in His Name.” It is difficult to believe in His name if we do not know His real name and what it means.

    What name did Mary, the mother of the Messiah use when she would call him into the house for supper when he was growing up in Nazareth?  When she and Joseph looked for him those three days during the feast, what name did she use when she asked his whereabouts?  “Have you seen my son, _______?”  What sound came out of her mouth when she uttered her son’s name?                                                     

     The New Testament Greek, translated from lost Hebrew Messianic scriptures cite the name “Iesous” as the Savior’s name.  “Iesous” was transliterated into the Latin as “Iesus.” This spelling was used as the English spelling until the 17th century.  At that time the letter “J” replaced the letter “I” in that name.  The letter “J” was non-existent in the English alphabet until 1630.

     But what was his Hebrew name?  Mary (actual Hebrew name: Miriam) and Joseph were devout descendents of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Phares, and on down through King David.  The Heavenly Father chose a righteous couple to raise His Son here on earth. “When they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.”  They lived righteously, living by the Torah, the law.  They kept the Passover festival of Yahweh (Luke 2:41). 

     All of the above goes to show us that Mary/Miriam and Joseph were seriously devoted, righteous people with full knowledge of whose lineage they were of.  The Hebrew language was the language that they spoke. The mother of the Messiah would not have called her son “Jesus” or even the Greek “Iesous.”  They would not have named that special Son “Iesous” or “Jesus” upon whom all of them (Mary/Miriam, Joseph, Zachariah and Elizabeth and Simeon and the other faithful) had been waiting.  There is absolutely no way that she would have called out the front door for the Son of God, “Iesous! Iesous! Come on in the house!”  That would have been an absolute abomination unto the Almighty to have called Him that!  And she could not have called him by the English name, Jesus.

    So what did Mary call her son, the soon to be Savior?  What name did she and Joseph give him?  It was a name very close to the English name Joshua.  Go to Strong’s Concordance and look up the patriarch’s name, Joshua; it is #3091 in the Hebrew.  Joshua’s real name in Hebrew when transliterated  (when  you  write  it out in English in order to get the Hebrew pronunciation) is Yehowshua, pronounced Yeh-ho-shoo-ah.  The “e” is the “uh” sound.  The accent is on “shoo.”  It has come down to us as Yahshua.  The name itself, as is the case with the great majority of Hebrew names, has a specific meaning.  It means, “Yah is Savior” or “Yah is Salvation.”    

Hebrew names are prophetic

In ancient Hebrew times, much value was placed on the name of a person.  A name was symbolical.  In other words, the meaning of a name spoke of that person’s character.  Biblical names were descriptive and prophetic with much religious significance.  “It seems strange to us that at its birth, the life and character of a child should be forecast by its parents in a name.” A good example of this is the following passage in Mt.1:21:  “Thou shalt call his name JESUS, for  he shall save his people from their sins” (“God, Names of”, International Standard Biblical Encyclopedia).

     Looking up the word “JESUS” from the above passage in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Dictionary of the Greek Testament, we are referred to #2424 in the Greek: “Iesous; of Hebrew origin [#3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two or three other Israelites.”

     #3091 in the Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary has  this entry:  “Yehowshuwa or Yehowshua, from #3068 and 3467: Jehovah saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua).”  #3068 is the Hebrew word  “YHWH,” the Tetragram- maton, the divine Hebrew name of the Creator.   #3467 is “yasha,” meaning “to save” or “savior.”

     Consequently, with a little sleuthing, we now see that the Savior’s true name would not be a Greek “Iesous,” later to be Latinized into “Iesus” and then on into the English version “Jesus.”  The Savior’s true name would be the same as the Hebrew patriarch Joshua’s name, Yahshua.

     Knowing that ancient Hebrew names were prophetic, especially the Savior’s name, the above passage in Matthew proves that His name foretells His character and destiny as being the Savior.  “Thou shalt call His name Yahshua, for He shall save His people from their sins.”  Joshua, or Yahshua means “Yah is Savior.” 

     What is His Name?  Yahshua.  He said, “I am come in my Father’s name.”  This is a marvelous thing, for the name of the Father is Yahweh, and in the abbreviated form it is “Yah.”

    The King James translators consistently put “LORD” in the Authorized Version in place of the name Yahweh—all except for one place that they overlooked, no doubt by heavenly design.  In Psalms 68:4 it says: “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name, extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH…” “Extol” means to lift up, to praise.  The command is to “extol him…by his name JAH (YAH).”  Since there was no “J” in English until the 17th century, David is saying in this Hbrew song lyric for us to praise Him by His name YAH!  Praise YAH! Hallelu-YAH, which means ‘Praise Yah’ in Hebrew [For more confirmation see the footnote on Psalm 106 in the NIV where the editors even say that it means ‘Praise Yah.’ 

    Yah or Yahweh is the Father’s name.  And the Son said,  “I am come in my Father’s name.  The Father’s name “Yah” was literally a part of the Son’s name. Yah-shua.  I know that this is disturbing to some good Christian brethren, for they have never been taught this truth, and it goes seemingly against what their elders have told them since childhood.  But we take a stand for the truth.  We must study and prove it right or wrong.  He said, “Prove all things.”  Not just what we believe to be the truth, but things that seem strange to us.  What does the word say?

  The Father’s name Yah is not in the  name Jesus  or  Iesous.   It  just is not in there, any way you want to slice it.

    And so, to believe in His name is to believe what His name means.  It is to believe that YAH-IS-SAVIOR, the Father taking up residence in His Son.

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Yah Is Savior: The Road to Immortality Chapter 6 “Secular Sources Confirm the Name of Yahweh”

Chapter 6 

 Secular Sources Confirm the Name of Yahweh 

     Sometimes it helps us to hear it from another source, to have it confirmed from an expert. The following is a quote from the Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 23, 1970 edition, page 867:

    “YAHWEH, the proper name of the God of Israel; it is composed of four consonants (YHWH) in Hebrew and is therefore called the tetragrammaton.  The name was first revealed to Moses (Ex.3), but the god of Moses was the God of the fathers (Ex.3:6,15), known to the Israelites as El Shaddai (Ex. 6:2-3).  In the bible, the name Yahweh is derived from the verbal root “to be,” “to exist,” and means “he who is” (Ex. 3:14 ff.).  Other etymologies, suggested by modern scholars, lack cogency: no real parallels have been found in the Egyptian or Babylonian pantheon; a god Yaw in the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit is poorly attested; and the close links between the Israelites and the Kenites are unlikely to have included the adopting of the Kenite god.

     “The origin of the name Yahweh must be sought within Israel itself, and may well be older than the time of Moses, for the Bible speaks of a much earlier institution of his worship (Gen. 4:26), and the first syllable of Jochebed,  the  name  of  Moses’  mother,  seems   to   be derived from Yahweh.  Possibly the tribe of Levi or the family of Moses already knew the name Yahweh, which may have been originally, in its short form Yah or Yahu, a religious invocation of no precise meaning called forth by the terrible splendour of the holy made manifest.  If this is so, Moses did not receive from God a revelation of a new name; instead, a name already familiar was given, in his prophetic experience, a new meaning which thereafter prevailed.  But there is no need to reject the derivation of Yahweh from the verb “to be,” for it is supported by occurrences in Babylonian tests of the verbal root ewu (emu) meaning “to be” or “to exist” which also, in the imperfect tense, forms part of proper names such as Yawi-ilu, “the god (ilu) exists (yawu).”  The pronunciation of the Hebrew name of God may have varied in antiquity; the accuracy of the form Yahweh is supported by both the etymology in Ex. 3 and the transliteration used by Church Fathers such as Clement of Alexandria.

     “When Moses asked God his name, the answer he received, “I AM WHO I AM” (Ex. 3:14), must be understood as a revelation of profound meaning, not as a refusal by God to disclose his true identity.  The revelation does not dissolve the mystery that surrounds God, but the passage in Exodus shows that the revelation alone enabled Moses to accomplish his mission.  The emphasis lies not simply on God’s existence but on his close and dynamic presence with Moses and his people (Ex. 3:12).  This presence and power of God is stressed in the frequent biblical phrase “Yahweh Sabaoth,” “Yahweh of hosts,” those hosts both earthly and heavenly which God uses to establish his sovereignty over Israel, and through Israel over the whole world.  The name Yahweh was thus for the faithful Israelite a never-failing source of confidence, power and joy.  The ideas of God’s eternity and changelessness, not found  in  the  Exodus  passage, are present in later texts (e.g., Isa. 40:28; 41:4; 43:13; 44:6) and became predominant in the Greek versions and in most modern versions.”

     Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, 1972 edition, page 1645 has this to say:   Yahweh, [Heb.: see JEHOVAH] God: a form of the Hebrew name in the Old Testament: see TETRAGRAMMATON.   Jehovah, [modern transliteration of the Tetragrammaton YHWH; the vowels appear through arbitrary transference of the vowel points of adonai, my Lord], (page 756).

     So we see that “Yahweh” is a very close rendition of YHWH, much closer than “Jehovah”, which is a modern appellation of the divine name.

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YAH IS SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY CHAPTER 5 “The Importance of His True Name YHWH”

Every year here in southwest Missouri in November, an onslaught of hunters converge into the tens of thousands of acres of hardwood forests in hopes of bagging a prize buck.  Imagine yourself in the middle of a 2000 acre tract alone in a deer stand.  You hear the sounds of other hunting parties, for many have the same thing in mind as you do.  You hear the word, “Daddy,” faintly off in the distance, and then it fades into the whisper of the wind in the leaves.  You don’t pay it much mind.

     I dare say that if you had heard your name coming through those trees, be it ever so faint, it would have gotten your attention.  It would have generated thoughts immediately!  Who could that be?  Is that one of my kids?  What are they doing out here?  Are they hurt?  Do they need me?  And chances are that it would have sparked a search for that voice until you had found that person who had called your name.

     Are names important?  In this scenario a certain name is.  The use of our name gets our attention.  It could have been anybody’s daddy from anywhere, but when our name is uttered, we perk up.

     I can’t help but think of our Father in heaven.  We have been made in His likeness, in His image, both physically and emotionally.  If our attention is corralled, galvanizing us into a desperate action by the mere mention of our name, could it be that His attention could be gotten in the same manner?  Could it be that if only we could call upon the Creator and our Father using His real name, His given name, the name He said was His name forever—would that perk up His ears to our prayers, to our requests, to our cries?

     The scriptures say that if we humans know how to give good gifts unto our own children, how much more will the Father give to those who ask Him.  If we could respond to a faint cry of our own name in a deep forest, is it a big stretch to believe that the Almighty God, who is Love, could not be moved in His heart by hearing His own name expressed by one of His little ones?  

The substitution of  titles for YHWH

     Now we know His real name.  YHWH, pronounced “Yahweh,” is not a new revelation unto man.  The name of the God of the Hebrews has been known for many centuries, but the translators have deliberately substituted the titles “LORD” and on occasion “GOD” and “JEHOVAH” for “Yahweh.”  This is despite the passage quoted above, “Yahweh is my name forever.”

     But Yahweh already knew that men would try to change  His  name throughout the ages.  That’s why He said that it was His name forever and how we will remember Him.  His name is His memorial unto all people in all times.  You know His real Hebrew name, and you will begin to remember Him.  His name  Yahweh  has  been  set  up  from  the ancient times as a way for His people to bring Him back into their memories. The Hebrew word for “name” is shem, #8034, meaning “reputation; memory; renoun.”  It was sometimes used as a synonym for “memory” (“Name,” Vine’s Expository Dictionary).  

Believing in His Name 

     Just how important is the name of the Supreme Being?  “But as many as received Him to them gave He power to become the sons (children) of God, even to them that believe on His name,” (John 1:12).  Two major points are to be considered from this passage.  First, when we receive Him, we are given authority and power to become the Spirit-Creator’s children.  A comma sets off the second part of the verse.  It is set up like an appositive, which renames what just went before in the verse.  The second part of the verse says, “even to them that believe on his name.”

     In other words, those who receive Him are those to whom He gives power and authority to become His offspring.  And these are equal to those who believe in His name.  His name is very important then.  Those believing in it are equated with those who have received Him, who have received His Spirit (“I will come to you,” He says in John, speaking of the Comforter, the Spirit).  Those believing in His name are  those  who  are  to  become  His  children.    The  Creator  came  in  human  form;  the Word was made flesh.  “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”  He came unto His own people and they did not receive Him.  But some will.

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YAHWEH IS SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY CHAPTER 4 “And They Shall Say to Me, What is His Name?”

STEP TWO–KNOWLEDGE OF HIS NAME  [“The name of Yahweh is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and is safe.” Proverbs 18: 10]

 Chapter And They Shall Say to Me, What Is His Name? 

     The quest for immortality is really a search for the knowledge of who the Immortal One, the Creator, is.  And there can be no knowledge of who He is without knowing His true name. 

     Take Moses, for example.  The first thing that he was concerned about when called out by God to do a work was knowing God’s name.

     Moses had already fled Egypt and was shepherding a flock on Mt. Horeb in the Sinai.  It is here that God appears to him out of a burning bush.  Moses goes over to get a better look at the marvelous sight.  Then God calls Moses by name out of the burning bush.

     Moses is dumbfounded, of course.  God then tells him just who is speaking.  “I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”  And then He tells Moses that He has heard the cries of His people in Egypt, and that He has come down to deliver them out of bondage.  “Come now therefore, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.”

     And Moses said in essence, “Why me?  Who am I to do such a difficult task?”

     And God said, “Certainly I will be with you.”

          And Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”  This is the foremost thing, the very first thing that Moses knows the children of Israel will ask him when he goes down to deliver them.  Moses knows that if he does not know God’s name, the people will not buy it.  They will know that something is wrong with this deliverer.  If you know God, Moses, you will surely know His name.  If you and God know each other so well that He would be sending you with power to overthrow Pharoah, then surely you are going to know His name (Ex. 3: 10-13).

     God then says to Moses, “I AM THAT I AM.”  And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”  God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The LORD*…has sent me to you’: this is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” [*Footnote in the RSV, Exodus 3:15: “The word LORD when spelled with capital letters, stands for the divine name, YHWH, which is here connected with the verb hayah, to be.”] 

          With this information, we may now restore the divine name into that same passage: “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘YHWH has sent me to you: this is my name for ever.”  Stop.  God says that YHWH is his name forever.  “And thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.”  With this God is saying that He is to be remembered by using the name of YHWH! The word “LORD” appears more than 6,800 times in the Hebrew canon, commonly known as the Old Testament. That means that the Creator’s name YHWH appears about 6,800 times! The prophets addressed Him by His name YHWH.  They remembered Him by using His name. The name YHWH was a memorial, the way to remember Him.

     Did Moses obey God and tell the children of Israel that “YHWH has sent me to you”?  The answer is yes.  And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. Ex. 5:1.  In fact, Moses penned down the name of YHWH 1,700 times in the first five books of the Scriptures.  And the divine name of YHWH appears in most translations as the title, “the LORD.” 

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“Yahshua”–Believing in the Meaning of His Name

The  disciples are looking up into the serene face of the risen Savior.  They have been with him for forty days now—witnessing the glory in His every word and movement.  He has taught them precious things “pertaining to the kingdom of God.”  He has also instructed them to stay in Jerusalem and “wait for the promise of the Father.”  He has told them to wait for a spiritual baptism in which they will be immersed in God’s very own Spirit.  No water like John’s baptism—this time the power from on high will come upon them.

This promise to them must have been difficult to believe because instead of asking questions about it, they ask a question concerning the kingdom.  Thinking He was talking about a political government, they ask, “Wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?”

He responds by saying that the times and seasons of the restoration of the kingdom to Israel rests in the Father’s power.  Shortly, you will be given some of this power from the Father.  That is the first step in the restoration process.  You disciples must begin to receive some of the Father’s power so that you can be witnesses of Me, not only locally, but throughout the whole world.  First receive the power of the Father, and then He will restore the government to Israel in due season.

This account in the first chapter of Acts begins the talk of the restoration of all things in the post-resurrection era.  Peter picks up this thread in Acts 3: 21 when he tells the crowd on the day of Pentecost that   “the heaven must receive” the Savior “until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”  In other words, the Savior Yahshua will not be returning to set up the kingdom of God here on earth until all things are restored.

Restoring the Knowledge of His Name

And one major piece of the puzzle that God is restoring is the knowledge of His name.  First, we must become aware of His original Hebrew name.  But that is only the beginning.  The secrets of God’s power are locked up inside the holy name of God—secrets to His power, secrets about receiving answers to our prayers, and secrets about how to have Him flow through us to heal, which, in turn, shows that the Father is alive and well and living in His sons and daughters.

Clues to the Power in His Name

Peter gives a clue to this healing power found in His name five verses before in Acts 3:16.  Peter and John had, of course, just received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire on the day of Pentecost.  They go to the temple; a lame man asks alms from them.  Peter then delivers his famous line.  “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Yahshua the Messiah of Nazareth rise up and walk.”  And the man was healed!

And he starts to walk and leap around in the temple, praising God for healing him.  And everybody standing around knew this crippled man, and “they were all filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him” (v. 8-11).

And Peter, looking around, realizes that the people think that they had healed him somehow.   So he straightens them out and tells them that it was the Holy One who had healed him.  In fact, he gets even more specific about just how the man was healed.  “And his name through faith in His name has made this man strong.”

Wait a minute now.  Let’s not just pass over this lightly.  It was “His name through faith in His name” that infused that poor man’s legs with strength.

Now if a person nowadays could channel this power by just saying, “in Jesus name,” then everybody would be healing the sick everywhere  And we know that is not happening.  So there has to be more to it than just speaking a formula, such as “in Jesus’ name.”

And, yet, we have thousands of so called men of God running around the earth trying to invoke the name of God in order to heal someone.  They will say earnestly, “But He said that if we ask anything in his name, that He would grant it.”

Now all of us at one time or another labored under this thought.  We have understood this to mean that if we say the special words, “in Jesus’ name,” that somehow or other God would answer our prayer requests.

But upon further reflection, just saying those words, “in Jesus’ name” tacked onto the end of a prayer, does not guarantee anything.  Our minds, of course, did not know what else those words could mean.  After all, someone supposedly much more knowledgeable about God than us showed us how to say “in Jesus’ name” after our prayer request, and so we, without questioning it, began to say it.  We were young and impressionable.  We did not know any better.  We were spiritual children, “tossed about by every wind of doctrine.”

And then a wonderful thing happened.  We learned about the sacred names.  It was a glorious revelation at the time.  And so we began to replace the name of Jesus with God’s Hebrew names.  And, so, we naturally ended our prayers, asking all “in the name of Yah, or Yahweh or Yahshua.”

But we still are saying the words, “in Yahshua’s name,” at the end of our prayers the same way we did with, “in Jesus’ name.”  We have the name right now, but why aren’t we seeing the fruit of our prayers?  Why are we powerless to heal in His name?

The key:  Believing what His name means

It is time for us to get a deeper understanding of His promise, “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do…” (John 14:13).  YHWH earnestly desires to share this with us.  He wants us to have the power to be His witnesses.  So what is the key to understanding what this means: asking anything in His name and receiving it?

The key lies in believing what His name means. Three steps are on this road of understanding.  First, we need to know His name.   Second, we need to know what His name means.  Third, we need to believe in the meaning of His name.

The Hebrew name of Immanuel, God with us, is Yahshua.  There are many variations on the spelling.  Spellings may be different by one or more letters.  Different camps are adamant that their spelling is the correct one.  I’m not trying to be glib here, but until He or one of His heavenly messengers speak His name to us, it is difficult to be sure.  Paul of Tarsus, under the influence of the Spirit, said that the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.  Getting to the spirit of His name is more important than the exact spelling, as rendered in a foreign language called English.  Understanding its meaning is the important thing.

Yahshua means “Yah is Savior.”  “Yah” translated means in essence, “The Self-Existent One.”  So, “Yahshua” means “The Self-Existent One is Savior.”  YHWH created everything, says many verses of scripture.  It also says that Yahshua created all things.  “He was in the world and the world was made by Him,” says the apostle John.  “You shall call His name “Yah Is Savior,” for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21).

Believing in the meaning of His Hebrew Name

It is when we get to this third step that the going gets tough.  Believing in the meaning of His name.  That is the difficult part because one must throw away preconceptions about His name, and there are plenty.  This is the crux of the matter, however.  If it were not difficult to come to this part of the quest for God, then everyone would have the power.

This is what, literally, separates the sheep from the goats, the spirit of truth from the spirit of error.  To believe the message contained in His name, we must believe its meaning.  And it means that Yah, the eternal Spirit, the Father, dwells in a human vessel known as the Son of God, and that entity, called the Holy One of Israel, is the Creator and Savior of mankind.

There are not “two men and a dove” up in heaven somewhere.  There are not two gods in two different forms sitting on two different thrones.  The Father is invisible—period.  If you want to see the Father, you will have to go to the “expressed image of the invisible God.”  In other words, you will have to go to the Son, for He is that very image of God.  And so are we humans, for that matter.  We have been created by the Pattern Himself in His own image.  You want to see what God would look like here on earth?  Just look around at your brothers and sisters walking the globe.  That is the reason that he said, “If you cannot love him who you can see, you cannot love Him who you don’t see.” To love the invisible Father we need to love His visible image.  That would be Yah in human flesh—Immanuel, an invisible Spirit, dwelling in the Son, who is sitting upon the throne.  For He is the First and the Last, and “Beside YHWH, there is no savior” (Isaiah 43:11).  The prophet Isaiah saw into the throne room in heaven; he is a reliable witness to His majesty.  We need to believe him.  KWHancock

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Yahweh’s Last Day Jewels–His Special Treasure

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 nameThen 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

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YAHWEH Is the Name of God, States the Catholic Bible

Even the Catholic New American Bible says that YAHWEH is the name of God.  Catholic biblical scholars even witness to us that YAHWEH is His name!

God is calling Moses to go down to Egypt to deliver the children of Israel.  Moses says, But when they ask me what is God’s name, what do I tell them?   And God tells him, quoting from Exodus 3: 14, “‘I am who am.’  Then He added, ‘This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.'”

The footnote in this Catholic bible for this verse reads: “I am who am: apparently this utterance is the source of the word Yahweh, the proper personal name of the God of Israel.”  There it is.  These fifty Catholic scholars who translated this version of the Bible know what God’s personal name is, and yet, the masses remain unenlightened.

And why do the vast majority of professing Christians remain in the dark about this crucial knowledge–knowledge so important that Moses made it a sticking point to make sure he knew the name of this God who was sending him?  It is because they do not “dig deep and lay their house upon the rock.”  The knowledge necessary to be a future son or daughter of God is out there.  Even the Catholics in their bible state it in plain English.  

No Excuse for Not Knowing God as “Yahweh”

And many professing Christians will be left out in the cold when Christ asks them on judgement day, ‘You say you know God.  So what is my Father’s name?  You mean you don’t even know His name?  Why didn’t you seek out knowledge that was there for you?’   And they will mutter, ‘But my pastor never preached about God’s name.’  Then Christ will no doubt just shake His head and point them to their place of shame out of His presence.  That will be a sad day.

But there is no need for that.  We all who aspire to follow Christ must do what He said to do.  “Seek and ye shall find.  Knock and the door shall be opened.  Ask and it shall be given.”  We have no excuse, and He will accept none on that day.  

Keep seeking His truth.  Keep on knocking, knocking on His door.  If you don’t have an urgency, ask Him specifically, and He will give it to you.  He loves us.  But keep asking, for He will delay His answer to you to test you to see if you are for real, for He “tries the reins and hearts.”  But don’t give up.  Cry out for the living water, for His Spirit.  But His Spirit will only come down into a dry and thirsty heart, a heart who knows its need for Him.  For He is only sent to the spiritually hungry and destitute, to the broken-hearted, to the humble.       Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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