The Name


«Our help is in the name of YHWH,

maker of heaven and earth».

Psalm 124,8

«And Moses said to Elohim: behold when I come to the children of Israel and say to them: the Elohim (Almighty One) of your fathers has sent me to you; and they say to me; ‘What is His Name?’ What shall I say to them? And Elohim said to Moses: EHYEH ASHER EHYEH! (I shall be what I shall be!). And he said: say thus to the children of Israel: EHYEH (I shall be) has sent me to you. And Elohim again said to Moses: Thus shall you say to the children of Israel: YHWH, the Elohim of you fathers, «Elohey Abraham», «Elohey Yishaq» we «Elohey Yaaqob» has sent me to you. This is my Name forever, and this is My Mention to all generations!»

Exodus 3:13-15.

In these passages, the Creator revealed His Name to Moses and through him to Israel and all mankind. It is important to understand that the Creator’s Name is neither a noun nor an adjective. It is a verb! Please note that in verse 14 the Creator refers to Himself as «EHYEH», «I shall be». EHYEH is the first person singular, simple future tense of the Hebrew verb HAYOH or HAWOH, to be. Since ONLY the Creator Himself can say «I shall be», Moses, in verse 15, is finally instructed to refer to Him as YHWH, HE will be; This is the third person singular, simple future of the same verb. As such, its correct pronunciation must be YIHWEH. The popular pronunciation YAHWEH is based on a 5th Century Samaritan usage, YABE or YABHE, which is entirely unintelligible, and without any grammatical or linguistic foundation. The form «YAHWEH» is not the simple future used by the Creator Himself in Exodus 3:14 but the so-called CAUSATIVE and would mean «He who causes to be». The Creator certainly «causes to be», but He gives His Name as the simple future in Exodus 3:14 so we can safely assume that the same Name, in the third person, must also be the simple future and not the causative. (In Hebrew the simple future tense is called «ATID» and the causative «HIF’IL»). Some see in the form YAH (as in Halleluyah) proof for the pronunciation «YAHWEH». Anyone who knows Hebrew knows that the vocalization of the syllable, in both verbs and nouns, changes at times with its position in the word. Thus, the root YHW may be pronounced YAHU at the end of the word (as in ELIYAHU – ELIJAH, GEDALYAHU, YISH’AYAHU etc.) and YEHU at the beginning of a word (as in YEHOSHAFAT, YEHOYADA). Thus the syllable YAH at the END of a word, could be pronounced YEH or YIH at the beginning of a word. These observations are based on Hebrew grammar! If the so-called «YAHWISTS» or Sacred Name groups have a source of information above or beyond this one, let them show it!

We are specifically commanded by Scripture to use the true Name of the Creator (see Deuteronomy 6:13; 10:21, Psalms 105:1, First Chronicles 23:12 for only a very few examples.)! According to Joel 3:5 (Hebrew Text) deliverance is to be had ONLY by calling upon this name! Some claim that it is a desecration of the Name to have it used so familiarly. No! It is a desecration to substitute a lesser title (as ADONAY, My Supreme Lord, applied to YHWH 134 times in the Hebrew text, but never to be substituted for YHWH) for the Creator’s Name. We would not have been commanded by YHWH Himself to bless and swear by His name if this implied desecration of disrespect. Therefore, walking in the light of this truth, we must realize that there is NO room for the use or mention of any of the names of pagan gods in conjunction with the Name YHWH. Calling upon Jesus – alias YAHSHUA, YESHUA, YAHVAHSHUA, – the master, the «messiah», the unknown god, the trinity, the «son» of god, god the son, etc. is idolatry and incompatible with calling upon YHWH. It is NOT enough to pronounce, those who have taken to themselves ANOTHER (beside YHWH). I shall NOT offer their blood-drink offerings (the lord’s supper) nor mention their name with my lips!» Psalms 16:4. «And make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard out of your mouth!» Exodus 23:13. «The gods that have NOT made the heavens and the earth, these shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.» Jeremiah 10:11.

Dear reader, will YHWH’S coming Kingdom mean blessing or condemnation for you? YHWH is ALL SUFFICIENT! He alone saves us from destruction and death by His holy commandments, the Law of life! Believing in a mythical man-god saviour who died for you is NOT going to save you from ANYTHING. Come to YHWH today, and LIVE!

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This is My Name Forever