(The links to the video are located at the bottom of the page - Reuven)
"Yahuweh, this is My name FOREVER, throughout ALL generations" (Ex 3:15)
Before we begin this study on the Name of the Heavenly Father let me say that according to Scriptures to take the Almighty's name in vain, that is to misuse it or profane it in anyway, is an 'Unforgivable Sin' and such a person “will be held accountable.”
Deut 5:11 You shall not take the name of Yahuweh your Elohim (God) in vain: for Yahuweh will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
Exo 20:7 "You shall not take the name of Yahuweh your God in vain, for Yahuweh will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
Psa 139:20 For they speak against you (Yahuweh) wickedly, and your enemies take your name in vain.
I can't imagine anyone wanting to be classified among the 'enemies of Yahuweh.'
In Leviticus 24:10-23 we’re told the story of a man that had an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father, that had gotten into a fight with an Israelite man. In the course of that struggled the son of the Egyptian man blasphemed the Name of Yahuweh by cursing. When Moses inquired of Yahuweh as to what to do with the man, Yahuweh said “he shall surely be put to death“ everyone who blasphemes the Name of Yahuweh shall surely bear his guilt.
You have been warned, please take that warning seriously.
The Name of the Heavenly Father
The Heavenly Father put His name, Yahuweh, in the of the Tanak, that is the so-called Old Testament, some 6,823 times and it was taken out of the Bible by the Translators, without any scriptural authority, and substituted almost always with the term 'the LORD' and occasionally with the word 'GOD.' Both “LORD” and “GOD” are almost always written in all capital letters.
The Name is made up of four Hebrew letters, the 'Yod,' 'Hey,' 'Waw' and 'Hey,' and these four letters, YHWH, are referred to as the "Tetragrammaton“ and transliterated into English as Yahweh or Yahuweh
The writer of Proverbs asked the question in:
Prov 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name and what is his Son's name if you know?
Although it is hidden from so many people today, the answer to this question, as to what the Almighty's name is and what is His Son's name is and has always been known by 'His people.'
2 Chron 7:14 "..and My people who are called my My Name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Of course He is not talking to 'ALL' the religious people in the world but to 'His People' those that "are called by His name."
The Savior revealed the name of the Heavenly Father to His disciples, which He makes mention of in
John 17:6, 26, "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world..."
Verse 26, "and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, ..."
We're told in
Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared Yahuweh spoke to one another, and Yahuweh gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear Yahuweh and ESTEEM His Name.
There are those that say we no longer know how to pronounce the Almighty’s Name, we somehow forgot how to say it. Well consider this fact if you would. The names of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David ‘combined’ add up to 2731 times. The Almighty’s Name Yahuweh is found 6823 times in the Tanak. That means the name Yahuweh is in His Book almost 3 more than those other names ‘combined‘ and yet it’s said we forgot how to say it. We have no problem pronouncing any of other names mentioned, or any other name in entire bible for that matter but when it comes to the most prominent Name in the entire Book, somehow it's said, we forgot how to say it. Does that really sound plausible to anyone?
Of course the pronunciation of Yahuweh was never lost. Years ago I went to the library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and I looked in, I believe it was, every encyclopedia, and scholarly source they had there. And if I remember correctly every encyclopedia said the same as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 23, @1972, "Yahweh" - 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. (2nd Cent. A.D.)
And here are what a few scholarly sources say about the pronunciation of the Tetragramaton, YHWH, pronounced, “Yahweh“.
Anchor Bible, vol. 15, p.xiv, 'Job - introduction': "Christian ignorance of this taboo (against pronouncing the Name) resulted in the blending of the vowels of the surrogate (Adoni) with the name (Yahweh) to produce the name Jehovah, which, despite its sonorous quality, is a morphological monstrosity with no claim to legitimacy except the several centuries of misguided use."
American Heritage Dictionary: "Yahweh - A name for God assumed by modern scholars to be a rendering of the pronunciation of the Tetragramaton. (YHWH)"
Jewish Encyclopedia, vol. 9, p162: "Rabbinical literature - the name Yahweh is considered the proper name,"
Encyclopedia Judaica, God names of', (Keter Publishing House, Jerusalem, @1971, vol 7 p680. "The true pronunciation of the name Yahweh was never lost...The avoidance of pronouncing the name 'Yahweh' is generally ascribed to a sense of reverence..."
New Standard Bible Dictionary: "Jehovah"_ properly Yahweh...The form 'Jehovah' is impossible, according to the strict principles of Hebrew vocalization."
Jewish Encyclopedia, "Jehovah," vol 7 , p87, "Jehovah": A mispronunciation (introduced by Christian Theologians, but almost entirely disregarded by the Jews) of the Hebrew 'Yahweh'... This pronunciation (Jehovah) is grammatically impossible; it arose through pronouncing the vowels of Adonai (Heb: the Lord) with the consonants of Yahweh,"
New Bible Dictionary, J.D. Douglas, (Wm . B. EE Romans Pub. Co., @1962) p9. "Strictly speaking, Yahweh, is the only name of God."
The Illustrated Bible Dictionary (vol 1, p572): "Strictly speaking , Yahweh , is the only name of Elohim"
Orthodox Judaism, out of reverence for the name and fear of misusing it (Ex 20:7: Lev 24: 10-16), inserted the vowels points from the Hebrew word, Adon, (English: Lord), under the Tetragramaton, 'YHWH' (which is the spelling of the Name in Hebrew),' whenever it appeared in the Scriptures, so the Jewish reader out of reverence and fear of misusing the Name would say the 'Lord,' (the Hebrew word: Adon) instead of the Sacred Name, Yahweh.(Heb: YHWH)
Christian Scholars when translating the Hebrew Text, being ignorant of this Jewish superstition of saying , 'Lord' , or 'Adon' in the Hebrew, instead of the name, Yahweh, substituted the Tetragramaton, YHWH, which is pronounced , 'Yahweh,' with the term, "the LORD," The word LORD almost always being spelled with all capital letters.
The fact that the Heavenly Father inserted His Name, in His Book almost 7000 times says something to the importance He, Himself, puts upon His Name. Allow me to quote a few scriptural examples.
Prov 30:4 "...Who has established all the ends of the earth, What is His name and His Son's name if you know it?"
(Of course, the Son's name is, Yahshua, or Yahoshua, and the Father's name is Yahweh.)
Ps 83:18, "That they may know, that you alone who's name is Yahuweh, are most high over all the earth"
Ex 3:15, "Elohim, furthermore, said to Moses, 'Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, Yahweh, the Elohim of your fathers...has sent me to you ,' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial name to all generations"
Does “all generations” include the one we’re presently living in now? I'm sure it does.
Isaiah 52:6 "Therefore My people shall know My name..."
Rom 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I raised you up...that my name might be known throughout the whole world"
Can you imagine the apostle Paul making this statement to Romans, and us, and yet none of his listeners knowing the Name of Yahuweh? Clearly they knew the Name.
Matt 6:9 Pray, then in this way; Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name"
Could the apostles have ‘hallowed’ or ‘reverenced’ the name of the Father if they didn’t know it? Are we 'hollowing’ or reverencing the Father’s name by taking it out of His Book?
The 'Seal of Elohim (God)'
We're told in the Book of revelations that it is those that DO NOT have the seal of Elohim (God) on their foreheads, that will incur suffering during the Tribulation that Yahweh will bring upon the earth.
Rev 9:2-4 He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of Elohim (God) on their foreheads.
As was mentioned earlier, Yahweh's people know His Name and they are called by His Name, so it would seem as if the “seal of Elohim” is the Almighty's Name, and it is. Please notice.
Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. (KJV)
Rev 14:1 And I looked and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty four thousand, having His name and the name of the Father written on their foreheads" (NASV)
Of course this is not referring to a literal tattoo, which is forbidden in the scriptures, but rather it is having His name and the Messiah’s name in our intellect, in our minds. It is and should be the motivating factor in our lives. It is the name of the Father, Yahuweh, and His Son Yahoshua that are constantly in the forefront of our minds.
In Deuteronomy 5:11 we're told 'You shall not take the name of Yahuweh your Elohim in vain, for Yahuweh will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
One of the ways the word “vain” is defined is “to bring it to nothing, make it useless, desolating”. Does removing the heavenly Father's name from His Book thousands of times qualify as making it 'useless, or bringing it to nothing'. That wasn't a question.
The Heavenly Father, Yahuweh, tells us that His People "know HIs Name" (Isa 52:6), His People are called by His Name (2 Chron 7:14). The Messiah, Yahoshua, said that He manifested His Father's name to his disciples (John 17:6, 26). Do you know His Name? Can you possibly be His People if you don't know His Name?
"When you pray, pray in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name." (Mat 6:9)
How many Christians in the world have recited that prayer and yet have no idea what Name it is that Messiah is telling us to hallow? The word “hallow” means to “venerate, sanctify (that is to make holy), to consecrate. Is it possiible to sanctify or venerate a name that you've never even heard of ? Of course not. Why is it that most of the world has never heard of the Heavenly Father's Name? Did you know that He, the heavenly Father, put His Name in His Book 6,823 times and the Christian translators removed it 6,823 times and substituted it with the words “the LORD” and occassionally with the word “GOD”?
The Father's Name was never taken out of the Hebrew scriptures and yet in Judaism the reader is forbidden to say the Name when reading the text. He substitutes it with “Adon” (the LORD). Why, why did the Christians translators take the Name out of the Bible, and why are the Jews forbidden to say it? Those questions and many more will be answer in the 2 part video entitled “The Heavenly Father's Name”.
My prayer is that those that desire to worship the Heavenly Father in Spirit and Truth will obey the Savior when He instructed His followers to Reverence or 'Hallow' the Father's name.
If any further proof is needed, let me know and I'll be happy to add to this article, also if anyone has any objections to anything I stated above please let me know and I'll address it.
May Yahweh bless the one that seeks after Him with all their Heart.