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 -Please Read this FIRST- On this site we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter “Memorial Name” of   - YHVH. In addition we will also use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is  in Hebrew, for this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family, disciples and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today! However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of Rome.” Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names as well as different words in our studies for certain common words used are from pagan backgrounds and thus are not suitable. All names will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at various times as needed for clarity.

 

This page contains a full and a comprehensive explanation of Our Heavenly Father’s Sanctified (Holy) “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful and blessed Name of our loving Messiah and Saviour!

The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God):

When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?

2. When was it said?

3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!

 

 

Part One - “Magnify His Name”

This important study, I pray, will touch and uplift everyone who has that genuine desire to learn and come closer to our Creator and His Only Begotten Son, our beloved Saviour, for in this study we are going to rediscover the wonderful and the most blessed Name of   - YHVH Elohim whom “christendom” and others have been calling “The LORD” for thousands of years, rather than using the true Name as is written in the Hebrew Scriptures and that is His blessed “Memorial Name!” Most ministers and teachers around the Word tend to leave this subject well alone, however, I believe this to be a subject of great importance and it is one that should be dealt with.

The Word tells me, that I am a child, a son of the living Elohim (God) and having been redeemed through the shed Blood of “the Lamb of Elohim!” Thus, if I am a son of the living Elohim, blessed be He, then I have the right to know, and use my Father’s Name, for it will always be used in the most righteous and sanctified manner!

“I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says *YHVH Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18.

*It is important to understand that the Gospels and much of the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant was originally written in Hebrew and it was later translated into Greek. However, even in those letters (Epistles) that were written in Greek, the four letters Name of  YHVH was always shown in Hebrew letters that never changed! We have proof of this and there are studies online! See the links at the bottom of the page!

As sons and daughters of the living Elohim, we often praise our heavenly Father by singing, Magnify His Name in all the earth.” But do we know His Name?

Also, when we pray that beautiful prayer that our Saviour taught us, we say, “Our Father in heaven, Sanctified be Your Name.” Now, just think about it, how often do we say “Your Name” or “His Name” but we never actually use the blessed Name of our Creator of heaven and earth and all that is therein! We are speaking of He who made you and me and sent His Son that we might have everlasting Life! I am speaking of that blessed and wonderful Name that has been given to us throughout His Word that was to be a “Memorialfor all time!

In this study, we are going to delve deep into this very special subject and by the end I pray that we will be able to Magnify His NAME throughout the earth by pronouncing and using His wonderful Name of YHVH Elohim! HalleluYAH – meaning Praise Yah.

You shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” Davarim - Deuteronomy 6:5.

As an ultra orthodox Hebrew (Jew), I was taught never to use the Sanctified (holy) Name of Elohim as given to us in “Ha Davar” Hebrew for “The Word.” Therefore, all Jews pronounce the wonderful Name of Elohim as, “Adonai” which literally means “Master” or “Lord.” In the Tanach, Hebrew for the Old Covenant wherever the four-letter Name of Elohim occurs in the Hebrew  - YHVH, called the “Tetragrammaton and it is written in English Bibles as “the LORD” with “LORD” in capital letters. The question we should really ask ourselves, are words such as “LORD” or “God” valid names for our Heavenly Father?

I can tell you with great assurance that they are not, for those words are in fact “titles” and “attributes” for the Almighty, thus they are NOT and should NEVER be used as names!

However, now being a believer in the blessed Messiah and a child of the living Elohim, filled with His Ruach HaKodesh Hebrew for the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit, I sought YHVH Elohim regarding the blessed “Memorial Name,” which He so clearly spoke about in Shemos - Exodus 3:15. After a great deal of prayer, fasting and seeking for an answer from the Almighty, I eventually received one, out of which has come this study, which is presented to you in faith and in love as a brother in the Messiah.

Beloved, ask your selves, what is the Name we should love above all others? Is it our parent’s name, our children’s name, our own name? No, the Name we should love above all others is the most blessed Name of our heavenly Father and that of His Anointed One The Messiah. We should also realise that Messiah’s Name contains a part of  - YHVH Elohim’s Sanctified Name!

I find it tragic that so many are quite content to call the Father and Messiah by an assortment of titles and substitutes, like God, LORD, or Lord, and Christ. But, we should understand that not a single one of these are names. Of course as I have already stated that it is obvious to all that each of the aforementioned are in fact attributes and titles and they have to be defined, for sadly there are far too many, many false “gods” and false “Christ’s.” Read 1 Corinthians 8:5 and Mattityahu - Matthew 24:5.

TheLittle FlockFellowship of the faithful in Messiah are well aware that there is only ONE true Elohim, blessed be He! However, other faiths and cults use the very same words as those above. Words and titles such as god, lord, christ and almighty when they refer to their various pagan gods and idols. Therefore it is important that the faithful in Messiah define what we mean when we use these terms.

It is for this reason I believe it is vital that all who know the Messiah, know the “Memorial Name” of our Elohim and the true Name of Yahushua The Messiah!

Why is that so important? Because for far too long, the pagan church of Rome has influenced the protestant churches and the greater “church,” with its many vile satanic doctrines and has changed the perception of the “LORD God” and even what has become a false “christ” to the point that many “christians” have began to think of “the christ” as being “a christian,” rather than the One who …

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim (God), and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim” Yochanan - John 1:1-2.

However, He who was “In the beginning, the Word” by the miracle of YHVH Elohim would come out of the tribe of Judah, thus He would be a Judean!

In the late 90’s during a diner discussion with a senior Baptist pastor in Sydney Australia, who was a man who happened to be a Knight of the Realm as well as a Doctor of Theology and brother Kosta who was present at the diner mentioned something regarding “Messiah’s Jewish heritage.” Upon hearing this, the pastor exploded in a fierce anger and he protested with great indignation and condemned the statement as being “a typical Jewish lie.” However, brother Kosta is from a Greek heritage and not Jewish!

Beloved, it is simply beyond belief, that a man who apparently spent many years at some theological college simply could not even grasp the simplest of Scriptural understandings that our blessed Saviour’s lineage is wholly Hebrew. For was our blessed Messiah NOT from the House of David as so clearly stated in both the Books of Mattityahu - Matthew chapter 1:1-16 and Lukas - Luke chapter 3:23-38. In addition as the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant proves, that the Messiah and His Apostles celebrated all the “Feasts of YHVH” and upheld the Scriptural Seventh day Sabbath and spoke of themselves as being Judean, thus Hebrews, known today as Jews. Tragically, this so-called “man of God” had no concept of who our beloved Saviour really was. And having lost both the Memorial Name of YHVH Elohim and the actual name of Messiah has meant that “the greater church” has sadly gone far astray, due to their lack of understanding of the Word of Elohim and its Scriptural Hebrew origin and the foundation of the Word, for we need to remember that every single writer of the New Covenant was a Hebrew, even though some had dual nationalities, such as Shaul of Tarsus - Paul for example! But sadly the result of all poor translations, changes of original names and the removal of Elohim’s Name is responsible for the christian church to teach so much great error!

Since 1977 I have been able to speak to many leaders, pastors regarding this question and often I have been told that “God does not need a Name.” If this is true, why then the words in so many Hymns and choruses … “Praise His Name?” Frankly, every time you sing that line, or something similar, you are making a mockery of our Heavenly Father and our beloved Saviour, for you are NOT using their names in any shape or form!

I believe, as we come closer to Messiah’s return for His faithful, the faithful MUST know the Name of their Elohim and that of the Messiah. We are to praise and magnify the Sanctified Name of Elohim in all our homes, fellowships and lands, and we must be a witness of Him who is the ONE and TRUE Elohim! We MUST share the Name above every name, the blessed Name of Yahushua, our Saviour who gave His life in order that we might have life everlasting! We MUST share and speak out the Name, using always it with great honour, and never without reason, but always glorify YHVH and Yahushua and when we do, be a witnesses each time we use the Sanctified Names!

Now what is it about that name that we hear about in certain circles, that name - Jehovah?

The 1973 edition of the Revised Standard Version (1946) Bible expresses the following about that “Name.”

“(1) The word ‘Jehovah’ does not accurately represent any form of the Name ever used in Hebrew; and, (2) the use of any proper Name for the one and only true God, as though there were other gods from whom He had to be distinguished, was discontinued in Judaism before the Christian era and is entirely inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian Church.”

Those translators managed to get it so right and yet, at the same time, so terribly wrong! The first point is entirely true, “Jehovah is NOT the Name of the YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, and I will explain later why this is so. However, point two is totally wrong. In fact, it is false teaching!

The personal Name of the Almighty was regularly pronounced up to the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE. It was around 300 BCE; it was the decision of the rabbis who decided to refrain from uttering the Sanctified Name, out of what could be called extreme reverence for YHVH the Creator.

The question arises, “Who gave them the authority to override YHVH Elohim?” For it was Elohim who gave us His Name as a “Memorial Nameto be used forever! More on this later. Did these priests and rabbis think they were the forerunners of the papacy and decided that they like the future popes who are thought to be like “God’s on earth” for this is what is claimed by the church of Rome and whatever the pope states is infallible! … “According the First Vatican Council, 20th ecumenical that affirms the doctrine of ‘Papal Infallibility.’ i.e. when a pope speaks ex cathedra on faith or morals he does so with the supreme apostolic authority, which no Catholic or anyone can question or reject.”

But this is just what the Hebrew priest and rabbis did do in regard to the Sanctified Name of our Creator, they simply abolished it and thus they have assisted to lead much of the world into Scriptural error! However, it was Israel’s duty to spread the Word of the One true Elohim, who’s Name is YHVH to the entire world, but instead, they hid His name and therefore people no longer could identify who the true Elohim was and thus they slowly went astray into many pagan ways, just as much of Israel did themselves!

The question begs what did Israel do instead? They commenced to use the word “Adonai” rather than the four-letter Name of Elohim, which He had given to be used as a “Memorial Name. “Adonai” in Hebrew means “LORD.” Thus, wherever the “Tetragrammaton” is quoted in the Word, it is always written as  - in Hebrew, but pronounces as “Adonai” - “LORD.” The four-letter Name of Elohim and YAH is quoted over 6,000 times in the Tanach, the Old Covenant as well throughout the Brit Chadashah! Thus, be assured in the Hebrew Scriptures, the use of the blessed Name of Elohim, YHVH was never “discontinued.” In addition, for the RSV to maintain for our Heavenly Father to have a Name is absurd!

Beloved, we all have names and Elohim has a Name, thus it is important that we know the one and only true Elohim and that of His Son, by Name for this will make our relationship more personal. Is it not true … “Should a child of Elohim not know their Father's Name?

How often have you prayed the “Lord’s Prayer” and spoken these blessed words, “Hallowed be Thy Name.”

Let us ponder the following and I ask you to use the most simple of reasoning here, for you certainly do NOT need to be a scholar to understand the simplicity of what our loving Saviour said!

Do you honestly think that our Messiah would give a prayer to His followers just to confuse? Do you think that at that time the Hebrews that were listening to Him reciting the beautiful Prayer that He gave us, that they did not know His Father’s most Sanctified (Holy) Name? Of course they did, for He, as did the Apostles used it all the time during prayer and teaching, which was always done in Hebrew and NEVER in Aramaic or any other language just as it is until to this very day in Synagogues around the globe!

Why, beloved do you think the Pharisees hated Him so much with a vengeance; it was because He dared to use His father’s Name! And I fully understand this, for even today, I am being constantly attacked by Jewish Messianic’s who are bound by rabbinic traditions, and they are stuck by the ways of the Pharisees. And yes I am also attacked by christians, for they also are bound by pagan Romanism and the Satanic ways as they continue to keep those evil feasts such as the festivals that worship “Istra” (Easter) and “Xmas”, both commencing a thousand or more years before our Saviour came and they have nothing to do with Him, but are they are entirely related to the sun god and the “Winter solstice” and the goddess “Istra.” Yet, they are blinded by Satan. But our Saviour gave His prayer knowing full well everyone knew His Father’s blessed and wonderful Name at the time!

Alternatively we have sung, “Glorify Thy Name in all the earth.” Is it not strange, we sing it without thinking, not actually knowing or mentioning  - YHVH’s Name at all? Some might say, “But brother, I know the Name of God. It is Jehovah! Sorry, but I have some really bad news for you, the truth is that this is a name that was created by man and it is certainly NOT the Name revealed in the Scriptures, by our beloved Creator,  - YHVH our Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

That christian cult “Jehovah’s Witnesses” will tell you that they are “the only church who are called by the name of god.” Well the truth is, they embraced a false name as well as a false god, for this Jehovah is certainly NOT the Sanctified Name of  - “YHVH” or “the LORD of Hosts!” Sadly much of the “christian” world also uses this false name, as does the King James Bible. Some Bibles use it up to several thousand times. But, praise YHVH Elohim now there are a number of translations, the like of the New King James, the New American Standard, the New International and the New England Bibles that totally reject the Name of “Jehovah.” There is another popular version of the Name of Elohim, being “Yahweh.” Rather than “Jehovah,” this has been the closest pronunciation to date, but it is still not correct. By now you will be asking “Well tell us; what is the blessed Name of the LORD our God?” Part Two beloved, will reveal the fullness thereof, for YHVH Elohim, blessed be His wonderful Name, desires you to know His “Memorial Name!”

“Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘YHVH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations’” Exodus 3:15.

Part Two - The Sacred Name Revealed

Now let us get to the truth of the Word!

Whenever you see “the LORD” in any “Bible” it should be obvious to you by now that right there it really has the actual Name of Elohim, our Heavenly Father, which in Hebrew is “ - YHVH” or “Yah” that is written over 6,000 times in the Tanach, the Old Covenant. Whenever my Hebrew brethren read the Sacred Name, as I have stated earlier it is pronounced as “Adonai” which means “Lord,” whilst some other Jews prefer to say “HaSHEM,” which literally means “the Name.” The ancient Hebrew alphabet did not have vowels until the Masoretic in the 9th.century AD began to use vowel signs and they purposely added the vowel pointing of Adonai under the consonants of YHVH. Their intention was not to create a new word, but rather to indicate to the Children of Israel, that “Adonai” would be pronounced when “” was written in the Sanctified Scriptures. The first vowel was changed from “a” to an “eh” purposely making the sound “Yeh,” rather than “Yah,” etc, thus, they ensured that no one would be able to pronounce the Name of YHVH.

The reason for the avoidance of pronouncing the blessed Name of Elohim was a misunderstanding of the third commandment by the priest and rabbis.

“Thou shall not take the Name of YHVH thy Elohim in vain” Shemos (Exodus) 20:7 and Davarim (Deuteronomy) 5:11.

If we study the Hebrew, the full meaning of this verse will be discovered.

“You shall not swear falsely by the Name of YHVH your Elohim”

Those that love  - YHVH Elohim will realise that every time we say “Hallelujah,” However, if you really think about it, you will realise it that we actually pronounce it as “HalleluYah.” “Hallel” means “Praise,” and “Yah” is the first part of the blessed Name, of the Creator our Elohim!

Thus erroneous hybrid name of “Jehovah” came about in the 16th.century, by certain theologians who had little to no Hebrew understanding and they attempted to read the Masoretic text and decided that the misspelled Hebrew  with the vowels the consonants under the four letter Name of YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, which as we now know was only to be as a clear indication to Israel for them to pronounce it as Adonai, but to them it looked like it should have sounded like “Yeh.” Thus they mistakenly believed the word to be “Yehovah” and they decided on “Jehovah” when the letter “J” was introduced into the English alphabet. Thereafter this name gained acceptance in most circles. But by the 19th.century the grave mistake was recognised and many theologians rejected this false name. However, having said all this, at least, the last three letters of “Jehovah” are in fact correct, as we will soon see.

My Hebrew brethren believe that only the Messiah will accurately pronounce the Name of Elohim. Well I know that He certainly did when He was with us, and He will again! However, there is a precious prophecy, which tells us:

Therefore MY people SHALL know MY NAME, therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks: ‘Behold, it is I’” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 52:6.

As the faithful in the Messiah are the people of Elohim, beloved, we should ALL know Elohim’s blessed Name! Did you notice that this page already contains the correct Name of Elohim although it is in two sections? Did you pickup on it?

At this point let us investigate the origins of the letters  - YHVH.

Blessed be the Sanctified Name of YaHVaH Elohim

Hebrew for YHVH = YaHVaH

YHVH is a verbal form of the root “hvh,” which is an older variant of the root “hava” which means, “to be, shall be, to exist.” As this is in the future tense, it therefore means “He that causes to be, He brings into existence.”

If we choose the vowels of “hava” - “to be” and transpose them on YHVH, you will find that the Sanctified Name of Elohim actually becomes YaH’VaH (the Eastern European Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation). Although, the letter “V” may also be pronounced as a soft W” thus the precious Name would be - “YaH’WaH” (the Middle Eastern Sephardic Hebrew pronunciation). Thus the pronunciation of the Elohim’s Name can either be “YaHVaH” or “YaHWaH”, blessed be His most Sanctified Name! And I know that both would be pleasing to our Elohim!

These are the declensions of the root “hava.” Hava is a primitive root meaning to “breathe” – “to be” (in the sense of existence). “Avah” means, to “wish for,” “covet,” (greatly) “desire,” be “desirous,” to “long” (after). “Hayah” means, “to exist,” i.e. “be” or “become” and “come to pass.” Only three other instances of “hava” are preserved in Hebrew. They are as follows.

1. Qoheleth - Ecclesiastes 2:22 “For what has man for all his labour, and for the striving of his heart with which he has toiled under the sun?”

2. Bereshis - Genesis 27:29 “Let peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, and let your mother's son’s bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be those who bless you!”

3. Yeshayahu - Isaiah 16:4 “Let My outcasts dwell with you, O Moab; be a shelter to them from the face of the spoiler. For the extortioner is at an end, devastation ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.”

YHVH, YaHVaH appears in seven passages where the Name of Elohim is particularly stressed.

“I appeared to Avraham - Abraham, to Yitzchak - Isaac and to Ya’akov - Jacob, as Elohim Almighty, but by My Name, YaHVaH, I was not known to them” Shemos - Exodus 6:3.

In this verse the word for Elohim is “EL” as in “Elohim the Almighty.” We need to understand that the word “Elohimis an “attribute” - a “title” and it is NOT His Name. The truth is that these words are also used for all other pagan god’s in the Scriptures, that is why YaHVaH Elohim emphasises that “My Name is YHVH - YaHVaH,” therefore we MUST distinguish who He IS and that way there can never be any confusion!

A simple explanation might be as follows. HRH Queen Elizabeth” of Great Britain. The point is that she is the “Queen,” and that is her “title.” But, her Name is Elizabeth.” Therefore, as with the word “Queen,” the same applies with the word “Elohim” it refers to YaHVaH’s Title, His Attribute, whereas “YaHVaHis His wonderful and SanctifiedMemorial Name!”

YaHVaH our Elohim has told us in His Word that His Name should be known by His children, for sadly, there are far too many false gods worshipped in the world. We must therefore distinguish who our Elohim is, and He is YaHVaH Elohim, the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is therein!

The Scriptures gives us many examples

“That they may know that You, whose Name alone is  - YHVH (YaHVaH), are the Most High over all the earth.” Tehillim - Psalms 83:18.

“Behold, Elohim is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, our YHVH is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.” Yeshayahu - Isaiah 12:2.

“Your Name YHVH endures forever; and your renown YHVH throughout all generations.” Tehillim - Psalms 135:13.

“Even YHVH Elohim of hosts. YHVH is His memorable Name.” Hoshea - Hosea 12:5.

“Moreover Elohim said to Moshe - Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘YHVH the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Avraham, the Elohim of Yitzchak, and the Elohim of Ya’akov, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My Memorial to all generations.’” Shemos - Exodus 3:15.

In each of these verses the importance is placed on the blessed Name of Elohim and it is to be a “Memorial to all Generations.” What is meant by the word “Memorial?”

The word “Memorial” in Shemos - Exodus is “Zichri,” whilst the word is from “Zecher,” being a primitive root meaning to “mark,” to “remember” and to “mention.” The word “mention” also appears in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 20:9.

“Then I said, ‘I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His Name.’”

The word “mention” is the same Hebrew word as “memorial.” Without doubt, we are taught in the Word to make “mention of the Name of YaHVaH Elohim,” not only with our mind but also with our mouths.

Some will argue that the name of Moshe’s mother, Yochebed was recorded in Shemos - Exodus 3 verse 20, that proved otherwise. However, the Word of Elohim is sure, thus when He said, “By My Name  - YHVH, I made Me not known unto them” clearly states it was “NOT KNOWN.” It is generally believed by “christian theologians” that Yochebed means, “YHVH is glorified or honoured.” The question, we should ask ourselves, “is it not strange, that not a single Jewish authority, from long before the days of Yahushua, to this day agrees with that thought,” and obviously neither does the author. Otherwise YHVH, blessed is He, would have told a lie 18 verses earlier, in verse 2 of that very same chapter and does our Creator lie? No He does NOT!

We should now ask the question why is the blessed Memorial Name of “YaHVaH” never used today and certainly not at all by Israel? There are two reasons. The priests and Rabbis eventually hid the pronunciation of the Divine Name, as they feared that individuals could, even accidentally blaspheme the precious Name of Elohim.

But there was another reason. Like today there are those who dissect the Word and they can even make it say what they want it to mean, yes, they can twist it so out of proportion that it is no longer what Elohim has actually said originally, and most ordinary people would not really know the difference, for they would have just accepted the scholars opinion. And that is such a tragic situation. In addition, like christianity, so much of Judaism today has gone completely astray, because of the cult of “Chassidism”, the so-called ultra orthodox who are extremely dangerous, for they are so steeped in various pagan rituals, just like, and I do say this with great sadness, the greater church entered into, for that evil Satan has been the victor during the past 2,000 years, and we must remember that our Saviour did forewarn us about this;

“Satan who deceives the whole world.” Revelations 12:9.

We must not forget that in the past, today and in the future, there have been and are many who claim to be “ministers, teachers” and even those who say they are “prophets of the Lord,” but they are ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing let by who?

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Messiah. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15.

And that beloved is the great tragedy of our times, but, praise be to YaHVaH Elohim and Messiah Yahushua His genuine faithful continue, although be it in small numbers scattered around the globe!

But back to the Hebrew word “Forever” that in the Hebrew is “Le’Olam” is written defective and it is without the Hebrew “VaV” thus, it can be pronounced “LeAlem,” which, it is said could possibly mean, to “conceal.” Thus the rabbis alluded that this might suddenly have signified that the Divine Name of Elohim must not be pronounced as is written after all and that it must be “concealed.” That is why we now read in most “Scriptures” the words “the LORD,” which is also read as “Adonai” by many Hebrews. And to be honest, it was the ancient rabbis who were to bale to hide the Fathers most Sanctified Name, and one of the reasons for it being lost!

However, I officially challenge all those so-called wise rabbis for they are very unlearned and wrong and I do mean Scripturally so! 1. Why then was it right to use YaHVaH’s Memorial Name up to and even after the destruction of the First Temple? 2. The Hebrew word for “Memorial” as I have already indicated is “Zichri,” thus it should read “the Mention of Me.” Therefore, the commandment is “we should mention,” or use our blessed Father’s Memorial Name, for the world, Israel and the churches have strayed from using the most Sanctified Name of YaHVaH Elohim, and that of His only begotten Son, because they (with the help of evildoers in the pagan church, including the rabbis) refused to use the Sanctified “Memorial Name” and thus sadly error has entered into both the House of Israel and into the churches.

However, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, desires us, as His sons and daughters, to use and to mention His blessed Name and not to hide it, for it is a “memorial to all generations.”

I am sure none of us would like it, if our loved ones always called us Mr, or Mrs, rather than by our given names. I know I certainly would not. Thus it is the same with our Heavenly Father. In the Word He commands us to call Him by His Name and not just by His attributes. Our blessed Saviour said;

“And I have declared to them Your Name and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” Yochanan - John 17:26.

Thus it is very obvious that Yahushua The Messiah declared His Father’s Name to all He came in contact with throughout Judea and thus the blessed “Memorial Name” is to be found throughout the Gospel’s as well as the book of Acts, revelations and many of the Epistles, for it was the Name that all the Apostles knew well!

The Word clearly stated that Yahushua “declared,” and “revealed” … “Your Name” and therefore the Apostles and the people would have known and understood not only the titles of El Shaddai, Elohim Almighty but obviously the “Memorial Name, YaHVaH Elohim.”

I am well aware that many have said to me; “But brother, I am sure that you are wrong, for the Memorial Name of God only appears in the Old Testament and never in the New Testament for that is completely written only in Greek.”

However the truth is as follows; We should understand that the Gospel’s, the book of Acts and Revelation, as well as great parts of Epistles of the Apostles were originally written in Hebrew and only much later translated into Greek. Obviously if we keep in mind the verse quoted above from Yochanan - John 17:26, it becomes obvious that Yahushua shared the Name of His Father with the people, but I hear you say, “Can you prove that Messiah used His Fathers actual Name at any time?” Obviously, the blessed Scriptures are packed with examples and I will add just a few below. We need to remember that each time the Sanctified Name of “ - YHVH” was written in the original Hebrew text, when it was translated, it was changed to the Greek word “Kurios,” which means “Lord.” There is no “the” if you look this up in your concordance it will have “9999” below the word, thus it is not in the original Greek.

“It is written, ‘You shall not tempt  - YHVH (Greek; “Kurios”) your Elohim.’” Mattityahu - Matthew 4:7.

Yahushua was repeating the words spoken to Moshe – Moses in Davarim – Deuteronomy 6:16, and obviously in that verse clearly “ - YHVH” was used, and Yahushua our beloved Messiah, considering that He “declared” and “revealed” His Father’s Name would have done so!

“Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of YHVH.” Mattityahu - Matthew 21:9.

We must remember that the verse above is a direct quote from Tehillim - Psalm 118:26, where the Hebrew says, “In the Name of just as it did in the original Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant!

See also Mattityahu - Matthew 23:39, Markus - Mark 11:9, Lukas - Luke 13:35 and Yochanan - John 12:13.

“You shall love  - YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (strength).” Mattityahu - Matthew 22:37.

It should be quite obvious that this last verse is a direct quote from the Tanach, the Old Covenant.

“You shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Davarim – Deuteronomy 6:5.

Thus, had Yahushua quoted the verse without the Sanctified Name at that time, He would have been stoned to death, for that would have been the punishment if He had; 1. Quoted in another language other than Hebrew, for all other languages, including Greek were considered pagan! 2. Not used the Sanctified Memorial name, and substituted it with another title, for that would have been considered as blasphemy! The problem today is that christian’s and their more than useless theologian’s simply do not have this very simple understanding, yet they will argue the point for they will not ever be overcome, even if it is the Truth of YaHVaH Elohim, but remember, they will come to see that day of the Great White Throne of Judgement, and unless they repent and Return unto the One and Only Master and Saviour Yahushua The Messiah and YaHVaH Elohim, they will come to that point when “the wages of sin is death!”

We must always remember that the removal of the Sanctified Name YaHVaH Elohim was not the doing of Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant’s original authors, being the Apostles, but the erroneous translations being the result of Hellenisation of the writings of the Apostles from the original Hebrew into Greek.

Thus beloved, we need to remember that the Apostles who had received the Word directly from the Messiah, both the “declaration” and the “revelation” of the Name of YaHVaH Elohim, they obviously used it in all their original writings of the Gospels, especially when they were writing down direct quotes from the Tanach, the Old Covenant. However, we should also understand that at the time of our beloved Saviour the most sacred Name had not been lost, for they did know it, but it took on a new greatness when it was spoken by He who was “the Word.”

We should also remember, that the only Scriptures that was in existence at the time was of course the Tanach, the Old Covenant, for the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant did not come about until a long time later!

But do you really know the origin of all the “Bibles” today? The truth is that they are all based on the “Codex Vaticanus” which is safely locked away in the vaults of the Vatican. We know for a fact that the original Gospels were written in Scriptural Hebrew. You may ask, “Well how do you know this for an absolute fact?” Let us look at a very interesting piece of Jewish history that actually provides us with the truth we are looking for!

We can find proof regarding the actual Name of YHVH being in the Brit Chadashah – the New Covenant from the most unexpected source and that is from groups of rabbis in ancient times, and we should be well aware that they had rejected our blessed Messiah Yahushua! Thus they did not have an agenda, for they argued about how to destroy scrolls of the Brit Chadashah that had come into their possession. For them these books had no value and were evil and full of falsehood and the sooner they threw them in the rubbish the better. However there was a big problem that caused a huge debate amongst these rabbis.

What we are about to read comes directly from the writings from these rabbis who wrote their man made laws and commentaries regarding the laws of Elohim in a massive work that is far bigger than the Tanach itself, and they dare to call it the “Oral Law,” but it is also known as the Talmud.

In a section named “Talmud Shabbat 116A” there is a deep discussion amongst a number of rabbis around 100 and 135 CE (AD) regarding the laws on how and when a Torah Scroll can be burned if damaged or defiled. The general consensus is reached that even in scrolls that have damaged or blank spaces it must not be burned. However, the topic that was raised in section 116A was regarding certain Scrolls that were known as the “Gilyon,” which may have “blank spaces in the Books” (plural) of the “Minim,” who they considered to be the “Nazarene heretics,” being the writings of the Apostles of Yahushua and the discussion is all about how these Scrolls should be handled. The word “Gilyon” means “Gospel” or “Good tidings.”

Therefore the issue here is that the Gospels in the Brit Chadashah – the New Covenant actually contained the “Tetragrammaton,” the Memorial Name of YHVH - .”

The question these rabbis argued about was how should they handle these so-called heretical books? “Can we really burn them?

In verse 16 as per their writings below, one of these rabbis questions … “if their Torah Scrolls with the Divine or Sacred Name are the issue.” Another answers “NO.” He is referring to the gospel (blank spaces) of the books of the Nazarene heretics. In other words the Gospel books are not regarded in the same light as the Torah Scrolls.

However, then comes another point of view for another single rabbi states that on a weekday when it’s not the Sabbath we must get the “Gilyon” - the books of the Gospel and remove all the Divine Names before we burn the books. But another rabbi who completely disagrees with him, states that these books are trash that he would burn them even without removing the Divine Names! Even if he had to take the books to a pagan temple should a Nazarene follow and chase him to get the gospels back.

We need to remember, as I indicated earlier the Talmud is NOT scripture, but only the words of fanciful men who have misled Jews and placed the burden on all Israel for it contains rabbinic (manmade) laws, and if you will remember that our Saviour fought these very laws fiercely as did the disciples, but He, nor the disciples ever stood against the Father’s blessed Law and sadly that is the big mistake that the church continually makes and that makes them somewhat similar to those rabbis, for their leaders are much like those hypocrite Pharisees!

However this writing in “Talmud Shabbat 116A” has given us some incredible and wonderful historical confirmation of what many of the true believers in Messiah Yahushua already know in our heart and spirit, that the original Brit Chadashah or Books of The “Gilyon” (the Gospels) originally contained the Divine and “Memorial Name” of  - YHVH, and not the pagan word “KURIOS.” It is a very simple fact, if the four-letter Name of Elohim,  - YHVH was not clearly present in the Hebrew Brit Chadashah then known to the Jews as the Books of “Gilyon,” why would the rabbis spend all that time arguing and deciding how to destroy them without desecrating the Divine Name in them. The truth is that sadly the glorious Sanctified Name of Elohim was known, but was removed by the Roman church and we should question WHY? Mind you Israel did exactly the same and both the church and those who blinded Israel will be punished beyond belief!

Below we will read some of the actual text taken directly from the “Soncino Talmud,” for it will give you an idea of the struggle between those rabbis of what they were to do, for there was the question of the most Divine Name of the Almighty in the “Gilyon” (Gospels).

“Come and hear: The blank spaces above and below, between the sections, between the columns, at the beginning and at the end of the Scroll, defile one's hands. 13 - It may be that [when they are] together with the Scroll of the Law they are different.14 Come and hear: The blank spaces 15 and the Books of the Minim 16 may not be saved from a fire, but they must be burnt in their place, they and the Divine Names occurring in them. Now surely it means the blank portions of a Scroll of the Law? No: the blank spaces in the Books of Gilyon - Gospels. Seeing that we may not save the Books of Minim themselves, need their blank spaces [DIVINE SACRED NAMES] be stated? - This is its meaning: And the Books of Minim are like blank spaces.

It was stated in the text: The blank spaces and the Books of the Minim, we may not save them from a fire. Rabbi Jose said: On weekdays one must cut out the Divine Names which they contain, hide them, 17 and burn the rest. Rabbi Tarfon said: May I bury my son if I would not burn them together with their Divine Names if they came to my hand. For even if one pursued me 18 to slay me, or a snake pursued me to bite me, I would enter a heathen Temple [for refuge], but not the houses of these [people], for the latter know (of God] yet deny [Him], whereas the former are ignorant and deny [Him], and of them the Writ saith, and behind the doors and the posts hast thou set up thy memorial.19 Rabbi Ishmael said: [One can reason] a minor: If in order to make peace between man and wife the Torah decreed, Let my Name, written in sanctity, be blotted out in water, 20 these, who stir up jealousy, enmity, and wrath between Israel and their Father in Heaven, how much more so; 21 and of them David said, Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? And am I not grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate then with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 22 And just as we may not rescue them from a fire, so may we not rescue them from a collapse [of debris] or from water or from anything that may destroy them.

Rabbi Joseph b. Hanin asked Rabbi Abbahu: As for the Books of Be Abedan [Ebionites], 23 may we save them from a fire or not? - Yes and No, and he was uncertain about the matter. 24 Rab would not enter a Be Abedan, and certainly not a Be Nizrefe [HOUSE OF NAZARENES]; 25 Samuel would not enter a Be Nizrefe [HOUSE OF NAZARENES], yet he would enter a Be Abedan [HOUSE OF EBIONITES]. Raba was asked: Why did you not attend at the Be Abedan? A certain palm-tree stands in the way, replied he, and it is difficult for me [to pass it]. 26 Then we will remove it? - Its spot will present difficulties to me. 27 Mar b. Joseph said: I am one of them 28 and do not fear them. On one occasion he went there, [and] they wanted to harm him.”

Obviously our beloved Master and Saviour was very adamant about His faithful praying as follows … “Our Father In heaven, hallowed be Thy Name” and obviously the Name was and IS of great importance and was NOT to be hidden, That is also why He so clearly asked of His faithful …

“And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask Me for anything in My Name, and I will do it.” Yochanan - John 14:13-14.

The truth is beloved, when it comes to the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim we must remember that the Word very clearly states that we are not permitted to change even a “Yod or a Tithle,” in other words, not even “a single letter,” let alone the “Memorial Name and the title of YaHVaH Elohim,” well unless you are a “Jewish Rabbi” or a christian pope, priest or a pastor of course, then you can play being a god, but it will cost  them their life, for I will say it again and again – “the wages of sin is DEATH!

The book of Revelation has this quote direct from the song of Moshe – Moses;

“Great and marvellous are Your works, YHVH El Shaddai (Almighty)! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O YHVH, and glorify Your Name? For You alone are Sanctified. For all nations shall come and worship before You.” Revelation 15:3-4.

“YAH”

It is generally thought that YAH is a shortened form of YaHVaH. This Name of Elohim occurs about 50 times in the Tanach. In Tehillim - Psalm 68:4 this Name is particularly stressed. The Name YAH is also found in the construction of the word of “HalleluYAH,” which means “Praise YaHVaH,” as well as in many wonderful Scriptural names such as EliYAHu. The first occurrence of the Name YAH occurs in Shemos - Exodus 15:2, where Moshe - Moses and Yisroel - Israel sing a song regarding their deliverance from Pharaoh’s horsemen.

“YAH” is the abbreviated, which is also a poetic form of the Memorial Name YaHVaH appears over 50 times in the Tanach, the Old Covenant and it is first used in Shemos - Exodus 15:2 – 17:16. Tehillim - Psalms 68:5 & 19, 77:12, 89:9, 94:7 & 12, 102:19, 105:45, 106 1. Yeshayahu - Isaiah 12:2, 26:4, 38:11 and so on.

To me this proves that the Name of YaHVaH Elohim has not changed and that all the faithful out of the nations and those of Israel will know His Name! Another thought in relation to the usage on the Sanctified Name in the Brit Chadashah the New Covenant is this. In Revelation the phrase “HalleluYah” is used some 20 times, thus there without any doubt we find the blessed Name “YAH,” which as we now know is the short version of YaHVaH.

“Adonai” or “Kurios”

I have been told by ministers and teachers that there is “no doubt that it was the word “Lord,” in English, but “Kurios” was used in the Greek manuscripts by the Apostles and that the Tetragrammaton four letter name did not appear. And We know for sure that Hebrew was never the language of the New Testament in the first place!”

As I have already stated earlier they will fight their cause one way or another, it is a “never ever give in, no matter, if you can prove it to be completely true!” As I have so clearly shown above, whenever the four-letter Name of YHVH Elohim appears in blessed Scriptures, Hebrews might well say “Adonai,” or “HaShem” (the Name), however, to this day when writing the Name of Elohim on the Torah (parchment) Scrolls, the scribes always write Elohim’s Name as the four Hebrew letter  - YHVH. Thus, His written Name has never been lost or forgotten and continues to be used by Israel to this day. Thus, the Apostles would have also used  on their manuscripts, as they and/or their scribes later wrote the Gospels in Hebrew and I am sorry, NOT in the pagan Greek, that was the idea of the evil ones who detested all Jews, and they called them the “Christ killers”, etc! Even though Messiah came with one purpose in mind, to give His life freely for you and for me because of OUR sin!

From language styles compared with the Tanach translation to the Greek, the Septuagint, it appears that the four Gospels were without doubt, originally written in Hebrew and later translated to Greek. One argument is that Aramaic was the language of the day, thus it is said that it would have been written in Aramaic. And amazingly, it was also claimed by some TV pastor, that the Messiah went about speaking and teaching in perfect Greek. I tell you when I heard this I laughed out loud, for that was a real joke! What, speaking Greek to the Hebrew peasants and fishermen, who only knew the common day-to-day language of Aramaic and their religious Scriptural Hebrew? Please help us Father, do people really listen to these evil satanically inspired men?

It must not be forgotten that in the Temple at the time of our Messiah and continuing up to this very day in every single orthodox Synagogue, ALL Prayers and Scriptures are still recited in Hebrew, no matter the nationality and language of the Jewish person. Go to any Synagogue today, be it in Australia, USA, South Africa, China England, Holland, Israel or India, etc, they will pray and read the Torah in whatHebrew! They may speak in their national languages on a daily basis, but, their services are generally in Hebrew. Although in modern days there are a few conservative and very liberal modernistic Synagogues that have sprung up and some have began to use a little more of the local language, but they still use Hebrew for the main parts!

But the sad fact is that it was Satan’s plan and it has worked so well, and this evil conspiracy to destroy the usage of the Sanctified Name of Elohim, and that of our blessed Messiah by changing His Name into something completely different to what it really was!

However, those who oppose YaHVaH Elohim, who are obviously led by the adversary - HaSatan and those who are so willing to believe all of his wicked lies, can and will never destroy the most Sanctified Memorial Name of YaHVaH Elohim, but Satan and all these evildoers did succeed in persuading the “churches” to forget it and accept a false name for our beloved Messiah! There has even been a variety of substitute Names to confuse the matter. But now we are in these “latter days” there are even some believers who might say, “It does not matter if we really know or use the Name.”

Beloved, more than ever we need to know and use the everlasting Name for this will ensure that those individuals we share the Word with, know the difference between the one and only true Elohim, who is YaHVaH, and the many false pagan gods believed in throughout this current evil and rotten world!

At this point let us now look at “the Name above all names,” the Name of our Messiah who is called “Jesus” by the “church” thanks to pagan first bishop of Rome, and that was not Shime’on – Peter, for he never set a foot in Rome, as is proved in the Scriptures and confirmed by Shaul – Paul! It was in fact a man by the name of Simon Magnus. I will have more on him in a later study! But just as the blessed Name of Elohim has been forgotten, so has the wonderful Name of our loving Saviour been dramatically altered and forgotten over the centuries.

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Part Three

What should we call our Lord and Saviour - Yahushua, Yeshua or Jesus?

“Therefore Elohim also has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of Yahushua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Yahushua The Messiah is Master, to the glory of Elohim the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11.

Messiah’s actual Hebrew name is  - Yahushua, although many have used one of the shortened versions, but we prefer the correct Name, for His Name is special! But for some reason, as I will cover later, He was given a new name by the “churches”, or better said by Rome and this is the name of “Isous” - “HeSeus” - “Jesus.” This is a name myself and the true faithful must refuse to use for it has a meaning that will shock everyone once it is explained!

I am well aware that so may have dearly loved and worshipped the name of “Jesus” in complete faith and not ever having any thought that there could possibly be anything wrong with that name. Please be assured, I am not accusing anyone, but I do stand strongly against those who created it and those who have for 2,000 years have deceived those in the many denominations, for the sad truth is, they actually do know the true Name of our blessed Saviour!

As myself and brother Kosta have travelled the world, we have heard the name of the Messiah pronounced in many different ways, be it “Iesous, Jesu, Jesus, Jisu, Isua, Isa” and in Israel and some Asian lands, Yeshua, Yahshua, but the actual Hebrew Name that was given to Him in the Scriptures is: “ - Yahushua.”

Thank you Yahushua, our blessed Saviour!

Is it not strange that within the churches around the world He who is supposed to be our blessed Saviour has so many names? But at the very same time, as I travel the world, I am always called by just one name … “Reuben” in English speaking countries, but, also “Reuben” in Germany, Holland, Russia, Poland, Spain, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, the Americas, and throughout the Middle East! For some reason no one ever has called me Robby, Rudy or Roy. Why is that”? Because Reuben is my name, end of the story! Some may say, “But brother, does it really matter, it is only a translation! Sorry that is not the case, for we can translate words, but not names!

Ask yourself, why has mankind suddenly decided and felt that it was right to completely change the most Sanctified and Holy Name that ever was and has been and always will be, whilst, it has never been done to any other great name on the earth? Well, have you ever heard of anyone change any of the following names? Of course not, because no one would dare to change Mikhail Gorbachov’s name, or the great composers of the great classics, such as; Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky and others.

Then there is a list of top 10 rated Tennis players from over the years, such as Nicolás Almagro, Stanislas Wawrinka, Vijay Amritraj, Janko Tipsarevic, Igor Andreev, Radek Štepánek,, Marcos Baghdatis, Rainer Schüttler, Francesco Cancellotti, Joakim Nyström, Vera Zvonareva, Nicole Vaidišová, Maria Sharapova and the list goes on. I can tell you with assurance that radio and TV commentators were able to pronounce all of these names admirably, and I have heard many of them! Yet, our Saviour, and I am speaking of him …

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” Yochanan - John 1:1-4.

Beloved, “the Word was Elohim” Himself and He became a man, our Saviour Yahushua the Messiah, who lived a pure and a spotless life and then He gave His precious life for you and for me in order that we may have everlasting life in the Kingdom of Elohim! He was the Passover Lamb sacrificed for us! Beloved, have I made a point, thus how dare anyone change “the Name above every name!”

You would think that there would have been an outrage, so why was there none when precious Saviour’s Name was changed? Well that is because that snake in the grass, that evil and cunning Satan did this at a very early time in history when the Apostles were still alive and a wicked Samaritan who was a sorcerer who became known throughout his land as he was a worker of magic, but when he saw the great miracles of the Almighty that was done through Phillip whilst he was ministering in Samaria he became interested and decided to become a follower. Simon Magnus followed Phillip to Jerusalem and there in due course he met the Apostle Shime’on ben Yochanan (known to the churches as Peter). The Scriptures states in the Book of Acts;

He … “practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low gave him their attention and exclaimed ‘This man is the divine power known as the Great Power.’ They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.” Acts 8:9-11. Read verses 9 to and including 24.

After the encounter with Shime’on - Peter which was completely unsuccessful, in anger this wicked and evil man headed for Rome and there he commenced a new religion. In order to make it completely suitable for the Roman pagan communities, as well as for the Greek and other pagan worlds, combined with the hatred he now had for the Hebrews, due to his encounter with Shime’on – Peter in Jerusalem, he concocted a pagan faith, mixed with partial Hebrew Messianic ingredients, but he decided to changed the Hebrew name of “Mashiach” (Messiah) to “christos” now known as christian and Yahushua became “Iesous” being a most suitable name for those of Rome, Greece and the general pagan world, why? Well, it contained the name of a much-loved pagan god. We need to remember that the beautiful Name of Yahushua contains the most blessed Name of the One True Elohim being “YAH” for YaHVaH. HalleluYAH!

Let me commence on Messiah’s blessed Name

Let me take care of one of the main argument that I have heard over the years, and that is, “But the Lord has blessed me when I have used the name of Jesus,” etc! And I can tell you, yes YaHVaH our Elohim, may well have done so, for He does not punish anyone who is blameless and does not know any better. For let’s be honest, you may well have been reading His Word and you have come to know His Son and believe in the Messiah as Lord and your Saviour, thus He will bless you! Even though Messiah asks in the Word “ask it in MY NAME,” He would very much prefer we ask it in His actual Name and not in a name that has been invented by men. The truth is that Jesus is not a translation from the Hebrew in any shape of form, no matter how some will try and convince you, you can take that from one who was a young leader and a teacher of a Jewish school in an ultra orthodox Jewish community, before being redeemed miraculously a very long time ago! However, Elohim, blessed be He, does allow many in the Body to be blessed, for they are seeking His Word in Spirit and in Truth and they may in due course discover not only the Memorial Name of YHVH (YaHVaH), but also that of His only begotten Son, Yahushua the Messiah, if they will only keep on looking and listening, and if you are reading this you may have reached that goal – HalleluYAH!

Thus, if you have been using the name of Jesus in the past, so be it, but it is now the time for you to understand all about His most blessed Name and thus the reason why you are reading this important study.

Beloved your heavenly Father wishes you to know His Son, being your Saviour and His Name IS Yahushua THE Messiah and he who you have known as Jesus, I am sad to say is not the real Messiah, but a counterfeit that was created by an evil one, a man who is spoken of in the book of Acts chapter 8 verses 9 to 24.

“Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, ‘This man is the divine power known as the Great Power.’ They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.” Acts 8:9-11.

This evil man Simon Magnus was also a Babylonian priest and he lived in Samaria and as we know from the Scripture, he “practiced sorcery” and that he boasted that “he was someone great” to the point that the people of Samaria thought of him to be “divine” for he had “great power.”

But why was that? Obviously he was doing his magic and was obviously a servant of Satan and thus a sorcerer! Whilst Ya’akov – James was ministering in his region he must have been present at one of the gatherings and somehow saw one of the faithful, or even a sinner healed in the precious Name of Yahushua, and Simon was amazed by these miracles done by Ya’akov – James! In fact he was so impressed that he decided that this might just be the right thing for him and he was immersed as one of the new believers and followed Ya’akov to Jerusalem. At some time later he met Shime’on ben Yochanan, the Apostle also known as Peter. It soon became obvious that this Satanic and wicked man was not saved at all, for he made a proposal to Shime’on – Peter as he desired to buy an apostleship. Obviously he was sternly rejected for his was a most wicked request for an apostleship has to be earned and can only be achieved through the death of one of the Apostles and through an elected of the remainder! As he had been rebuked he departed Jerusalem and he travelled directly to Rome. There is a great deal known about Simon Magnus in history and there has been much written about him by some of the most famous ancient historians, such as Justin Martyr who wrote about him as early as 152 A.D., he described him “… as a formidable magician, and tells that he came to ROME in the days of Claudius Caesar (45 A.D.), and made such an impression by his magical powers, that he was honoured as a god, a statue being erected to him on the Tiber, between the two bridges, bearing the inscription ‘Simoni deo Sancto’ i.e., the ‘holy god Simon.’” (Dictionary of Christian Biography, Vol. 4, p. 682).

To read the whole story regarding this evil man use the following link to a study entitled; “Simon – The First Bishop of Rome.”

This “god Simon” set up a new pagan church in Rome, all being part of a greater satanic conquest of the harlot church and eventually out of it came her harlot daughters, and you know who they are! I know that this is so very difficult to read, but things of the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit at times are difficult, but we must face them in order that the Almighty can in love, touch your heart with His blessed truth, thus beloved, be wise and do not waste reading this study now, even though it is difficult! It was this man who created the words “Christian” and “Christ” although here we see it as we know it today. Also, he is largely responsible for changing the Name of our beloved Saviour  - Yahushua to that NEW Greek form, thus let us look into this now!

Yahushua - :

The first question many have asked is this … “How do you really know that Jesus is not really the true Name of the Christ, or better described as the Messiah?”

Beloved that is really very simple to answer for all we have to do is to look at that other well-known person in the blessed Scriptures and that is Moshe’s - Moses’ successor whose name was also  - Yahushua, or as we know him today - Joshua. Therefore we should look at how his name was written in the first edition of Greek in the Septuagint, being the Greek translation of the Tanach, the Old Covenant. And later we will look at the Brit Chadashah – the New Covenant!

The Septuagint was originally translated by seventy Hebrew Scribes around the third century B.C., into Greek, some of us may be aware that there was a period of time there when a part of Israel was under what could be called a Hellenic influence. In the original version of the Septuagint “Joshua” as we know him now, was written as follows “Giacousoua.”

Now ancient Greek is an interesting language and having a Greek brother in Messiah, who has been with me in this ministry since 1983 and works closely with me, certainly making my life as a Hebrew believer a great deal easier, thank you Father, in other words, we have the best of two worlds in Messiah, Praise Him!

But it is interesting to note that there are eight Greek letter combinations that are known asdiphthongs,” one of these is ou - if a Greek font is not available to you these are the letters “Omicron” and “Upilson” and look much like (ov). However, they all end up sounding much like a single sound. The three letters “Gia” that are pronounced very much like the Dutch word “Ja.” Thus it sounds much like the blessed Name “YAH,” as in HalleluYAH. Thus, knowing all the aforementioned we would really write Joshua’s name in the Greek as “Giahousua” and when we transliterate it correctly it will look like this “Jahousoua” and is correctly pronounced as “Yahushua.” Therefore, reading it in the original Greek it still is pronounced the same as it was in the original Hebrew! And remember both Joshua and our blessed Saviour did have the very same name, for even the later changed Greek translations proves it, for both ended up with the very same, but with a very different Greek name, as we will discover.

Over the years, it has bothered me, when my brother Kostandinos looked up the new later editions of the Septuagint, which were retranslated by that new Roman (Simonian) church why is it that suddenly instead of “Joshua,” which was originally written as “Giacousoua,” had suddenly changed it to “Iesous.” I ask you beloved - The question begs WHY?

 “Joshua” of the Tanach, the Old Covenant is mentioned in the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant three times, but again the question begs;

1… How could they possibly give him a completely different Greek name, it now being “Iesous” - instead of “Giacousoua.”

2… And why did Joshua receive a completely different name to our loving Messiah in that later updated ‘christian’ version of the Septuagint when it became “Iesous” considering that in the original rabbinic edition it had been “Giacousoua.” In spite that Joshua and our beloved Saviour always had the same name, yet ‘“christians’ call him *Joshua, which at least sound’s closer to the original, but He who is our blessed Saviour, our Messiah Yahushua, they gave him a brand new persona as well as the false foreign name of ‘Jesus.’

In the Name of Yahushua:

We have come to the most beloved Name of our blessed Saviour “Yahushua” and as we will know from the Greek, our Saviour’s Name also was originally written as “Giacousoua,” but Satan ensured that it was changed to another name and thus it became … “Iesous.” However, in the original four Gospels, which were written in Hebrew, both our Messiah and He from the Tenach - the Old Covenant, who we now call - “Joshua,” and both were written as  - “Yahushua.” Thus, why did that evil one change the most blessed of All Names? Because Satan is the god of the earth and he is the ultimate deceiver, and he was the one who created the first mainline church, who everyone tends to follow today in one way or another! No you say, well, why do you uphold the pagan festivals of Istra (easter) and christmas, they are both ancient pagan festivals related directly to Babylonian/Egyptian gods? In the Scriptures, Elohim speaks against the cutting down of a tree and decorating it and placing an ornament on the top, I do mean the christmas tree, it is clearly written, but no one cares, for everyone love these feasts, great food, gifts and drink!

It has been the argument of theologians over the centuries that they “had to call Messiah by another name because there was noYin Greek” and thus it became – “Iesous” – “Jesus.” The question begs: why then did “He who has the Name above every name” not become known as “Jahoshua” or even “Joshua, like Moshe’s successor?

Above, we have clearly established that both their names are one and the same and obviously there was another who was known by that name in the Word.

But, it is best for us to look at one of the most reliable sources that is available and it is of great assistance!

1. “Naves Topical Dictionary” makes the name abundantly clear, as well as; 2. It is also very clearly stated in the “Strongs Concordance.”

Joshua in the Tanach - Old Covenant:

Strongs OT: 3091: Yehowshua (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); or Yehowshu’a (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); from OT:3068 and OT:3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader: -Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare OT:1954, OT:3442.

Joshua in the Brit Chadashah - New Covenant:

“… the son of Joshua , the son of Eliezer.” Luke 3:29. See also Acts 7:45 & Heb 4:8

Strongs: Iesous NT2424 (ee-ay-sooce'); of *Hebrew origin (*untrue, the word is of Greek origin) [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:

Yahushua in the Brit Chadashah - New Covenant:

Now after Yahushua was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem  Matt 2:1.

Strongs: Iesous NT:2424 (ee-ay-sooce'); of *Hebrew origin (*untrue, the word is of Greek origin) [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:

It is quite obvious from the above that the name of Joshua of the Tanach, the Old Covenant in Hebrew wasYehowshua.” Well that was the closest that the concordance could get it, or “Jehoshua.” Both are close to correct, but they sound almost right, for it is “Yahushua” to be perfectly correct in the Hebrew, and both Joshua and Yahushua, and many Jewish men to this day still have this wonderful name! But Strongs clearly proves, that both names are identical!

In addition you will have also noticed that we use the tile, or attribute of “Messiah” rather than “Christ” and that is also for a good reason! “HaMashiach” is the original Hebrew for “The Messiah” and as I stated at the beginning it is fine to translate words and we have, thus instead of HaMashiach we use the anglicised version the Messiah. Thus why do we not use the correct Greek word “Messias” instead of the pagan word “Christos,” which is spoken these days as “Christ”?

I also stated that we do not use “God” because it is actually the name of a pagan god as stated in the Word of Elohim, and we should know about the northern European god’s by a name spelled almost in a similar way, but pronounced the same way! All pagan gods are called god, thus what god would anyone be speaking about? It is the same with “Christos” or “Christ” for this is actually part of a name that came directly from the pagan god “Chrestos.” However, there is a separate study that deals with this subject for it was Simon Magnus the “sorcerer … the first bishop of Rome” who in fact created the term “Christos” and what is today known as “Christian.”

The “Little Flock” of the Faithful:

From the time of Yahushua The Messiah, through the Apostolic age and throughout the ages, even when the faithful in Yahushua were being killed, simply because they dared to believe in full immersion in water and the keeping of the Seventh Day Sabbath according to Elohim’s command, The Little Flock of the Faithfull in Yahushua The Messiah continued for hundreds of years and faithfully continued and they refused to worship any other name, except the most blessed Name of Yahushua or Yeshua. But sadly they had to move away from the cities, for there they were being murdered by the church authorities and thus they went into safer areas. Most dispersed and no longer lived in groups and thus would fellowship together in small groups. As years passed, sadly there were less and less for they were slowly being killed and they became known as the “Protestor’s” for they simply would not give into the Roman or Lutheran priests who continued to murder them in the most evil of ways! But blessed be to Elohim a remnant always remained and we remain and continue to this day!

Then and today we fellowship mostly at home with our families or where there are larger groups, a hall is hired, but we remain Scriptural and are non commercial and thus have no paid ministers as we live according to the Word, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Thankfully today in 2013, the “Little Flock” Fellowship, being those of the faithful in Messiah are scattered all over the world and as I indicated we are sadly rather small in number, but this is just as our beloved Messiah foretold …

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction (the second death), and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Mattityahu – Matthew 7:13-14.

But as we have already learned, there is no doubt that our Saviours Name is “Yahushua” and His Name contains the blessed Name of His Father, “Yah,” whereas “ushua” means “to save” or “salvation.” Thus, the Name of Yahushua means, "YaHVaH (the eternal existing One) Saves.” The blessed Name of Yahushua is correctly pronounced … “Ya’ho’Shoe’a.” And remember that all those who personally knew the Messiah and spoke with him, called him, “Yahushua.”

“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His Name  - Yahushua, for He will save his people from their sins.” Mattityahu - Matthew 1:21.

I pray to our Father in Heaven that you dear reader, will ONLY pray and worship in the Sanctified Name of Messiah Yahushua, who gave His life for you!

“I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.” Yochanan - John 14:13.

Defining Your Faith:

Beloved, It could well be asked of me, “Why is it so important to know the actual Name of the Almighty and our Saviour, for you make out that it is absolutely vital. I tend to believe, that I should be able to share about God, Jesus and the Christ and will it change anyone’s chances to enter the Kingdom.”

I certainly believe that this well-meaning person would be indeed very earnest in their faith, but sadly it is a thought that is very much in error! We should always remember that His Word comes first and foremost, it does not matter what we think! In addition, those they would be sharing with would be obtaining the wrong truths, for the words that they would be using are also used for very different reasons and they can apply to other gods!

Let me tell you something that occurred some time back whilst I was speaking with a man; he told me that he was a christian, but as we continued to speak he told me that he did believe in reincarnation and that he felt that somehow the Krishna’s had something better to offer. This confirmed precisely what I said earlier. You should understand very clearly the following points; Hindus, Buddhists, and most other pagan religions and even the Muslims will speak of their “God” as well as “Jesus,” but this does this make them a believer and a follower of   - YHVH Elohim and his Anointed Messiah, our blessed Saviour Yahushua! The sad fact is that they have no knowledge of Him, who was … “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim” (Yochanan - John 1:1) for Yahushua is our Creator and the Sustainer of life!

Thus, the faithful believers in the Word of Elohim must stand apart from the world, as Yahushua The Messiah has asked of us. We should therefore return to the ways of old as led by the Apostles and once again commence to use the Sanctified Name of YaHVaH Elohim and Yahushua for these are their Scriptural Names and titles.

As one chorus goes, There is power in the Name.” And I can tell you this, There is indeed great POWER in THE Names, thus it is vital that you commence using the Names that is greater than any - YaHVaH Elohim and Yahushua The Messiah.

Blessed be the Sanctified Name of  - YaHVaH Elohim, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth. Blessed be the wonderful Name of Yahushua the Messiah, who died for us and rose again after three days and three nights, Hallelu'Yah!

Thank You precious Yahushua, that all who believe in you and repented of their sins shall not perish but have everlasting life!

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Yahushua died and rose again and so we believe that Elohim will bring with Yahushua those who have fallen asleep in him” 1 Thes 4:13-14.

In conclusion.

Beloved, this message, and it contents was given to me by  - YaHVaH Elohim for me to share with you and the “churches,” for He desires everyone to know Him by His rightful Name and His attribute, which is you will know by now “Elohim” and it should not be “God,” but that will be another study soon. We must be aware Yahushua will come in this “LeDor Acharon” - the “Last generation” (Tehillim - Psalm 102:18) for the people of Israel has been partially restored to Zion and this is but the beginnings of the prophecy. Therefore we have a big task ahead of us to proclaim the Word to a lost world, to “christians,” and the Hebrews and the evil world at large in order that many will be blessed and join the faithful in  - Yahushua at the time of the sound of the trump, He will be able to say, “Well done good and faithful servant.”

“For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Elohim. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Master. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” Thessalonians 4:16-18.

Please Elohim, give us the desire to go and share the Word in the blessed Name of Yahushua our Messiah NOW, in order that many will be counted worthy, for soon we pray that Messiah will come soon. Many have asked me, “When will Messiah come, and what year?” Beloved, I do not know, not like those false prophets, but I do know this, that the feast of “Yom Te’Ruach” (Blowing of the Shofar – rams horn) generally known as Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, is vital, for He who was our Passover Lamb was killed at the time of the “Passover” sacrifice, also Messiah was without “leaven” (sin) (Feast of Unleavened Bread, and He had risen by “Firstfruits”, and thus he fulfilled the first three Feasts prophetically (Vayikra - Lex:23). The next Feast was also fulfilled on the very day according to Acts chapter 4, when on “Shavuot – Feast of Weeks” the Ruach HaKodesh or the Sanctified (holy) Spirit was poured out on the faithful. Thus beloved, Messiah’s return will happen prophetically on the next feast and then comes “Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement,” and concluding with “Sukkot – Tabernacles”. Studies regarding these feasts are online, see out main index.

However beloved, treat Yahushua’s coming as if it is going to happen today! Then you will be ready at the Feast that will soon be fulfilled having faithfully declared the Name of YaHVaH – YaHVaH Elohim and that of our beloved Messiah,   Yahushua has come, died, rose again and ascended to be with His Father Elohim, and He will return again soon! BUT - are you ready?

The study below is very powerful; and I suggest that you read it, that is if you are strong enough and ready to read it.

However, I suggest that pray first and ask Elohim in the blessed Name of Yahushua to give you understanding and Discernment!

Simon – The First Bishop of Rome

 

“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11

  

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!

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(Brother Kosta joined the ministry in 1983).

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