Archive for October, 2013


Most people address our Heavenly Father as “God” and His only begotten Son as “Jesus”. We refer to either of them as Lord and Jesus often accompanies the word Christ. But is this all correct? Have these Names been altered. If they have been changed, or altered in any way, does it make a difference?

Let us remind ourselves what was said in Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu)

Jer 16:19 O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”

It was prophesied that we would discover we had inherited lies.

We have also been warned in Deuteronomy (Debarim)

Deu 4:2 “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: See also 12:32, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19.

Do not add to the Word nor take away from the Word!

So, at the outset of this journey, we may encounter lies and we may find things taken away or added in. Either way, we need to uncover the truth and find its relevance and apply it accordingly.

One of the biggest changes is found in the 10 Commands, which were given to Moses (Moshe) on Mount Sinai by the Father Himself. Unfortunately, the Constantine regime 321CE and thereabouts, decided to make some changes. But before we look at some of the changes, go and do some serious research and find out what type of man we are dealing with.

I have found he murdered his wife and son, one was boiled in oil. He never converted until his deathbed for he said he was afraid he would sin and lose his salvation. He was a Roman Emperor but also a sun worshipper. The halo over every picture and painting since then is the sign of the sun. Constantine found that he could assure the continuation of Roman Rule using religion. Anybody who continued in honoring the Sabbath on the correct day was executed. The new command under Roman rule was to honor Him on the Sunday, the day of the sun. The Scriptures since then have had the real Names removed and replaced with generic names which serve all religions, to assure the continuation of rule under the Roman Empire, even until today.

So, let us now take a look at the 10 Commands and focus on the verse that talks about His Name.

Exo 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (KJA)

Now let us look at what it really said before the alteration:

Exo 20:7 “You do not bring1 the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught. Footnote: 1Or lift up, or take. (Scriptures)

This now paints a totally different picture. Firstly you will notice that it is a very serious offence to reduce His Name to nothing. You will also see His correct Name is used – it remains in Hebrew. The letters are read from right to left. Yod Hey Vav Hey.

Now complete your research and go and look up what the word god or God means. Keep in mind that there are no capital letters in Hebrew, so to say a capital letter will give it different meaning, is actually incorrect. That is deception. Ask yourself why Hindus, Satanists, Moslems, Methodists, Baptists, Charismatics and even Free Masons all pray to god/God? It is a generic term for something or someone that is worshipped. To add a capital letter and say it is a supreme one being worshipped does not change its meaning. A rat is still a rat, no matter how supreme it is.

His Name holds incredible authority. To hide His Name from man is a grievous sin. I did a quick search just in Psalms and these are a few texts that demonstrate the importance of His Name. We are told to call on His Name, Praise His Name, Give esteem and honour to His Name. It will bring you into His Presence, deliver you, set you on high and bring you an inheritance. He will answer you if you call upon His Name. His enemies despise it . We are to make known His Name, boast in His Name. Now how can we do that if the Name has been removed? Who would gain by this???? If a sun worshipping politician made all these changes, let us, who love Him restore His Name, praise His Name and exalt His Name.

Call upon His Name Psa 105:1 Give thanks to יהוה! Call upon His Name, Make known His deeds among the peoples.

Praise His Name Psa 7:17 I give thanks to יהוה according to His righteousness, And praise the Name of יהוה Most High. Psa 9:2 I rejoice and exult in You; I sing praise to Your Name, O Most High. Psa 18:49 Therefore I give thanks to You, O יהוה, among nations, And I sing praise to Your Name, Psa 29:2 Ascribe to יהוה the esteem of His Name; Bow yourselves to יהוה in the splendour of set-apartness. Psa 34:3 Oh, make יהוה great with me, And let us exalt His Name together. Psa 66:2 Sing out the splendour of His Name; Make His praise esteemed. Psa 66:4 “All the earth bow to You, They sing praises to You, They praise Your Name.” Selah.

Excellent is His Name Psa 8:1 O יהוה, our Master, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth, You who set Your splendour above the heavens! Psa 8:9 O יהוה, our Master, How excellent is Your Name in all the earth!

Trust in His Name Psa 9:10 And those who know Your Name trust in You, For You have not forsaken those who seek You, O יהוה. Psa 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, But we remember the Name of יהוה our Elohim. Psa 33:21 For our heart does rejoice in Him, For we have put our trust in His set-apart Name.

His His Name sets you on high Psa 20:1 יהוה does answer you in the day of distress! The Name of the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ does set you on high!

His Name brings Deliverance/Salvation Psa 20:5 We sing of Your deliverance, And in the Name of our Elohim we set up a banner! יהוה does fill all your requests! Psa 54:1 O Elohim, save me by Your Name, And rightly rule me by Your might. Psa 91:14 “Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name. Psa 116:4 Then I called upon the Name of יהוה, “O יהוה, I pray to You, deliver my being!” Psa 124:8 Our help is in the Name of יהוה, Maker of the heavens and earth.

Make known His Name Psa 22:22 I make known Your Name to My brothers; In the midst of the assembly I praise You.

Boast in His Name Psa 44:8 In Elohim we shall boast all day long, And praise Your Name forever. Selah. Psa 105:3 Make your boast in His set-apart Name; Let the hearts rejoice of those seeking יהוה.

His Name Brings an Inheritance Psa 61:5 For You, O Elohim, have heard my vows; You have given me the inheritance Of those who fear Your Name. Psa 69:36 And the seed of His servants inherit it, And those who love His Name dwell in it1.

His enemies despise His Name

Psa 74:10 O Elohim, how long would the adversary reproach? Would the enemy despise Your Name forever1? Footnote: 1v.18.

Not calling on His Name brings wrath

Psa 79:6 Pour out Your wrath on the gentiles Who have not known You, And on reigns that have not called on Your Name.

Brings revival

Psa 80:18 And we shall not backslide from You. Revive us, and let us call upon Your Name.

Most High – give Esteem

Psa 83:18 And let them know that You, Whose Name is יהוה, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Psa 86:9 Let all nations You have made Come and bow themselves before You, O יהוה, And give esteem to Your Name.

Fear Your Name

Psa 86:11 Teach me Your way, O יהוה; Let me walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your Name.

Psa 91:14 “Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name.

He answers you

Psa 99:6 Mosheh and Aharon were among His priests, And Shemuʼĕl was among those calling upon His Name. They called upon יהוה, and He answered them.

To enter His Presence

Psa 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His Name.

It brings Favour/Blessings

Psa 119:132 Turn to me and show me favour, According to Your right-ruling, toward those who love Your Name. Psa 118:26 Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!1 We shall bless you from the House of יהוה. Footnote:1See Mat. 23:39.

His Name being praised takes you into His presence.

Call upon it.

It sounds like the wind

Yaaahoooowah.

Whoever calls upon My Name shall be saved!

His Name has signed His Covenant Psa 111:9 He sent redemption to His people, He has commanded His covenant forever. Set-apart and awesome is His Name.

Shalom

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To understand Scripture one has to understand the difference between a Greek translation and a Hebrew translation. To understand this of course one must understand that one thinks in a linear fashion and the other in far broader terms.

When discussing Scripture with a Greek or Greek/Roman mindset (which happens to be the entire western world) one will have constant disagreements about the absolute meaning of a piece of Scripture. That is because to a Greek/Roman mentality or Western mindset there is only one meaning to everything.

It is not this way with the Eastern mindset or with the Hebrew/Aramaic text. To understand this one should understand PARDES. Principals of PARDES can be applied to all Scripture.

P = PASHAT – this is the literal meaning of the text

R = REMEZ – Remez are the hints in the text that point to something deeper

D = DRASH – Drash is the added understanding that can be gleaned by a story, riddle or parable.

S = SOD – (pronounced like sewd – the go sound) Sod is the deepest level. This is the secret or underlying mystery revealed in the text.

A group of 3 Hebrew men can discuss a piece of Scripture and have 4 opinions – all right. This is because one can look at so many facets of a piece of Scripture and so many lessons can be gleaned from every piece. 3 Western men can discuss a piece of Scripture and disagree and leave and all start a new church because they could not agree.

You will know you have sifted and discerned Scripture correctly when there are no contradictions through out Scripture – when all is taken into account, where no teaching is done away with, when from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, one finds a consistent message and a continuing thread. Our Father has never changed His mind, had different rules for different people. Jews do not have one set of rules and Christians another. The Father and Messiah have and gave us the Torah (Instructions). This applies to all creaion.

The differences also extend to the many idioms used like “A land flowing with milk and honey”, does not mean a land with a lot of milk producing cows and bee hives. It means a fertile land.

To look upon ones nakedness is not to look at a naked woman it is to have sexual relations. When Noah was lying drunk, his son Ham came in and slept with his wife. Caanan was the product of the union. His father Noah was aware what happened and cursed the offspring and his descendants. So to understand the idioms is essential to understanding the script.

The Hebrew language also is very different. Every letter has a meaning. The letters can be mixed up and the new meaning will just throw more light on the word. An Excellent example is the way that the first book in the Bible got its Greek name Genesis, because the initial meaning of the Hebrew word Beresheet is “In the beginning”. So the Greek/western mindset translated it as Genesis – one single line – one single meaning.

But if you break it down more it includes the following meanings

Beth – build a house

Bar – for His Son

Baret – by making a covenant (first two letters and last two letters)

Reshet – for the sake of the beginning.

So, The Father started off by creating a house for the sake of His son by making a covenant. This Hebrew custom would take place when the Groom was building a house for His Bride. It was the only time they would build a house for a Son. So, from the beginning, this was all planned.

All that from a word that was translated as Genesis. I think I have made my point.

And for those that still think the Scriptures were written in Greek go to http://www.aramaicpeshitta.com or http://aramaicnttruth.org or http//www.raphaellataster.com and download the free book “Was the New Testament Really Written in Greek?”

When the Creator of the Universe set out, He had a plan. He executed the plan and nothing is a mistake. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Sift through this because much mud has been thrown in to deceive. Even the shepherds have helped throw in mud. That is why we are told we have One Rabbi, One Teacher and that is Messiah Yehushua.

More on the Name/s next time.

Shalom