Name That Creator!
Word Pictures / Masal / Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has wrapped the waters in His garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His Name or His Son's Name?
Surely you know!
In Yah Saves / Yashayahu / Isaiah 42:8, Yahowah says, "I am Yahowah. That is My Name." Well, that answers the question, "What is His Name?" His Name is Yahowah. His Name is not "the LORD." His name is not "Jehovah." His Name is not "God." His Name is Yahowah.
Yes, I know that your Bible probably doesn't read that way. Your Bible probably says, "I am the Lord: that is my name …" Well, those who translated your Bible either made a common mistake or they deliberately chose to deceive their readers. Either way, their guilt is upon them. His Name is Yahowah. That is how the Hebrew word "YHWH" (יהוה) transliterates into the English language, and "YHWH" is the Hebrew word that is actually found in the ancient texts.
Perhaps one of the most powerful passages is the one found in Names / Shemowth / Exodus 3:15, where God said to Moses, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'Yahowah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Izhaq, and the God of Ya'aqob, has sent me to you.' This is My name forever, and I am to be remembered by it throughout all generations."
The word translated as "to be remembered" is zeqer (זכר). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words tells us zeqer is a noun and that it means, "remembrance, memorial". One example given to demonstrate its use is Shemowth 17:14: "I will utterly put out the remembrance [zeqer] of Amalek from under heaven." So Yahowah is telling us in Shemowth 3:15 that He is to be remembered as Yahowah throughout all generations. "This is My Name forever, and I am to be remembered by it throughout all generations."
How much plainer can this be?
I have read where some say that He has many names, but I do not find Him saying in any place that His Name is something other than Yahowah. He says, "I am Yahowah. That is My Name." I think we ought to take Him at His word.
There are those who declare that speaking Yahowah's Name shows a lack of proper respect for His Name. That is utter nonsense. Such statements openly display the depths to which those who peddle religious mumbo-jumbo will dive to suppress the truth.
Let me speak as plainly as I can here. Our common foe, called "the devil" and "Satan", enjoys for the time being tremendous success with his deceptions. We all know this, or are learning it. So how does he achieve such incredible results? His mouthpieces are credible, that's how. They are most often persons of impeccable credentials, impressive educational credits, and have the praises and approval of their peers. These people are believable. They're multiplying lies and deception, leading millions and millions of souls to destruction, because they are so believable. But Yahowah is not impressed by those who have done well within man's systems (educational, political, economical, or religious). Their devotion to things and persons other than His Word and His Covenant make them despicable and loathsome to our Creator. Nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of earth's people eat that kind of stuff up, so the deceiver succeeds over and over again.
The bottom line is that common arguments against His Name are completely baseless. Nowhere in the Bible do we find any statement saying, "It doesn't matter what you call Me, I know who you mean." Neither do we find a single verse stating, "I actually have many names," or one verse that says, "You are free to call Me anything you like if you are sincere in your heart." He never gives us permission or authorization to call Him by any Name other than the one He revealed to us and which was written somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,000 times in the Tanakh (erroneously referred to as the Old Testament). And He never, ever tells us to worship Him. The whole concept of worship is sickening to a rational mind, and Yahowah has the most rational mind in the universe.
TaNaKh is an acronym for the Torah, Newi'im (the Prophets), and K'tuwim (the Writings). The Towrah itself consists of the first 6 books of the Scriptures. The books of the Towrah are:
BaRe'syth—In the Beginning—misnamed Genesis
Qara'—Called Out—misnamed Leviticus
BaMidbar—In the Wilderness—misnamed Numbers
Yahowsha—Yah Saves—misnamed Joshua
In Mattanyah 1:21, the messenger from heaven told Yoseph to name Miriam's Son, Yahowsha (literal translation). Later, in Mattanyah 3:16 & 17, it is recorded that Yahowah said of Yahowsha of Nazareth, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased." From these, we learn His Son's Name as well. His Son's Name is Yahowsha.
Here is what their Names look like in Hebrew (Hebrew is read right to left):
So why don't we hear those Names being spoken by all the millions who profess that they are His?
I will tell you why: because their shepherds are unfaithful liars. Organized religion's mouthpieces, wardens, and armed guards have an agenda to promote, and that agenda does not allow the personal, familial relationship which our Creator wants to have with us. Religion and man's political systems greedily lust for power and control over others; so to permit the freedom which comes from a personal relationship with the Almighty is out of the question for those whom religious and political leaders seek to control. Hiding the Almighty's Name, and thereby preventing its use by "the masses", just makes good sense for the Adversary and his human agents.
Perhaps the most evil of the falsehoods inherited by our fathers is the use of Anglicized versions of Latinized translations of Greek transliterations of the personal Names of God and His Son. The Names given to us in the original Hebrew writings have for centuries been replaced with man-made counterfeits.
For example, the Koine Greek language from which most of the Bible was translated lacked certain sounds found in Hebrew, and it had strict rules for names, rules like adding an "s" to men's names that end with a vowel sound, so that Moshe became "Moses", Eliyahu [Elijah] became "Elias", and so on. Moreover—and this is critical in my opinion—there was no letter "J" or sound of the letter "J" in the Hebrew or Koine Greek languages. Yes, you read that correctly. Hebrew and Greek do not have the letter "J" nor any sound for the letter "J".
Thus, "Jehovah" and "Jesus" cannot possibly be the real names of the Father and His Son because they begin with the letter "J". They are both made-up names! The Son of Yahowah was not named "Jesus". It is doubtful that anyone ever even heard the word "Jesus" until someone made it up after the letter "J" became part of the English alphabet in the 1500's.
The Name of our Creator is Yahowah, and is pronounced ee-ah-oh-wah, or yah-oh-ah. The Name of His Son is Yahowsha and is pronounced yah-oh-shah.
From time to time, I might use some other Hebrew names throughout my site to refer to Hebrew people in the Bible. However, to avoid confusion and unnecessary complexity, I will normally use the traditional names for everyone except the Father and His Son. I really dislike doing that, but we are so steeped in the traditional renderings of Hebrew names that to use the actual names could cause confusion for some readers, and might even bring in a distraction from the focus of the information being presented.
It is generally considered improper or even downright rude, I believe, to call someone by any name other than their own, even if there is a version of that person's name in another language. For example, my name is Richard. I would consider it offensive if someone were to insist on calling me "Ricardo" even though that is the Spanish version of my name. Nor would I appreciate it if a French-speaking person pronounced my name "Reeshard". In the same way, it is wrong to change the heavenly Father's Name, Yahowah, and His only begotten Son's Name, Yahowsha, to something else like "the Lord", or "God", or "Jehovah", or "Jesus".
Just an aside, here. Christians think it doesn't matter what we call Yahowah, but at the same time they go nuts and scream, "Blasphemy!" when they hear a certain cartoon character on television refer to their "Savior" as Jebus. It doesn't make any sense. But that is the sort of confused thinking which pervades the minds of Christians and everyone else who follows a religion.
The Father's Name was given to the Isra'elites, and the Son's Name was given to a Isra'elite, a young woman of the Yahudim (aka, the "Jews"—literally, "the people and family of Yah"), Miriam (aka, Mary). The revealed Names of the Father and Son are Yahowah and Yahowsha, respectively. They sound "Jewish" because it is from the Isra'elites that we learned them. And the Isra'elites of Yahowsha's day spoke Aramaic and/or Hebrew, not Greek (unless they were cosmopolitan merchants or some such), not Latin, and most certainly not English. Yahowsha declared, "Salvation is of the Yahudim." And no one, not even the self-aggrandizing Roman Catholic abomination, can change that.
Then Who is The LORD?
We are so accustomed to hearing God referred to as "The LORD" that we hardly give it a second thought. But here's the fact: the English words, "the Lord", are an exact translation of the Hebrew words, "ha ba'al". Now, in case you aren't aware of it, Ba'al was a prominent pagan god. The Adversary, or devil if you insist, ha satan, is Ba'al.
That's right. Satan is the Lord. The Lord is Satan. Even the Pharisees knew this, for they snarled of Yahowsha, "This man does not cast out demons, but by the Lord of flies (Ba'alzebub), the Prince of demons!" (See complete passage below.)
So it is not at all proper to refer to our great God and King, our Heavenly Father, by His greatest enemy's title! If you've been doing that, stop it. Seriously. Just stop it.
Is It Really Important to Use the Correct Names?
You might be wondering, "Is it really important to use the correct Names?" Yes. It really is. I am completely persuaded that it is absolutely imperative to know and use the revealed Names of the Father and of His only begotten Son.
What confidence can we possibly have
if we are doing or saying anything in a name other than Yahowah's Name?
How hallowed can His Name be in our hearts
if we don't think it matters whether we get it right or not?
How can we bless His set-apart Name
if we don't consider it worthy of learning and using in front of others?
How can we assert that we know Him
if we don't even know His Name?
Those questions will not trouble the Casual Churchian; but they should grab the attention of an honest seeker of the truth.
Before there was even a nation of Isra'el, men knew to call on Yahowah by Name.
In the Beginning / BaRe'syth / Genesis 4:1,26
And Adam knew Chawah his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have gained a man from Yahowah."
And to Seth, to him also a son was born. And he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call on the Name of Yahowah.
Our Father wanted Abraham to know His Name.
In the Beginning / BaRe'syth / Genesis 15:7
And He said to him, "I am Yahowah, Who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it."
He wanted Ya'aqob to know His Name.
In the Beginning / BaRe'syth / Genesis 28:13
And behold, Yahowah stood above it and said, "I am Yahowah, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Izhaq; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants."
He wanted Moshe to know His Name.
Names / Shemowth / Exodus 6:2,3
And the Almighty spoke further to Moshe and said to him, "I am Yahowah. I appeared to Abraham, Izhaq, and Ya'aqob, as the Almighty God, and was I not known to them by My Name, Yahowah?"
Yahowah wanted the Mizrayim (that is, the Egyptians) to know His Name.
Names / Shemowth / Exodus 7:5
"The Mizrayim will know that I am Yahowah, when I stretch out My hand on Mizrayim and bring out the sons of Isra'el from their midst."
He wanted the whole nation of Isra'el to know His Name.
Called Out / Qara / Leviticus 11:44
"For I am Yahowah your God. Prepare yourselves therefore, and be set-apart, for I am set-apart. …"
He wants to make it crystal clear that His Name is Yahowah.
Yah Saves / Yashayahu / Isaiah 42:8
"I am Yahowah. That is My Name;
I will not give My glory to another,
nor My praise to graven images."
Yah Saves / Yashayahu / Isaiah 43:11
"I, even I, am Yahowah,
and there is no savior besides Me."
If you who are a Christian who thinks that "Jesus" is your savior, you might want to read the previous passage again. Try to grasp the full import of what your Creator is telling you and contrast that with what your filthy religion has been telling you.
Yah Saves / Yashayahu / Isaiah 45:6
"That men may know
from the rising to the setting of the sun
that there is no one besides Me.
I am Yahowah, and there is no other."
Yahowah expects us to make His Name known throughout all the world. Those in ancient times were aware of this.
Words / Dabarim / Deuteronomy 32:3
"For I proclaim the Name of Yahowah;
ascribe greatness to our God!"
— from the Song of Moshe
His Name is God / Shemu'el / Samuel 1:17:45
Then Dowd said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the Name of Yahowah of armies, the God of the armies of Isra'el, Whom you have taunted."
Song / Mizmowr / Psalm 34:3
O magnify Yahowah with me,
and let us exalt His Name together!
How can we possibly "exalt His Name"
if we are ashamed to say it out loud?
How can we possibly "exalt His Name"
if we consider man's counterfeits to be superior?
His Name, YHWH (ee-ah-oh-ah, which I choose to render as Yahowah), appears 7,000 times in the Tanakh. Yet, our fathers have inherited a tradition wherein His Name appears nowhere in the whole English Bible! It is a tradition by which the Creator is never addressed or referred to by His revealed Name, but rather by made-up names and offensive titles. It is a tradition begun by the evil one and sustained by his agents throughout Judaism and Christianity. They call Him "the LORD", and "God", and Adonai, and "Jehovah", and ha Shem (ha shem is a Hebrew phrase which literally and simply means "the name"—in reality, it could refer to any old name, like Billy or Raul or Sally, but those who place the authority of rabbis over the authority of Yahowah use it to refer specifically to Yahowah). And they who cling to this tradition will justify their deliberate disobedience with their dying breath, because they love their religious traditions more than the Creator Himself. They love the praise and acceptance of their fellow man more than the commendation that comes from Yahowah alone.
They speak not the truth who declare that the proper pronunciation of His Name cannot be known, that its proper pronunciation was lost in antiquity. Yahowah wants us to know and declare His Name, so He made sure we would know how to pronounce it. He has seen to it that the knowledge of His Name and how to pronounce it would survive throughout the ages.
As I understand it from my studies, the ancient Hebrew alphabet had vowels. Just as in English, some of the Hebrew consonants doubled as vowels depending on the word. However, the Masoretic Yahudish scribes of the 6th century created diacritical marks (or points) above or below the letters, in order to help readers know how to pronounce the ancient words the way the rabbis wanted them pronounced. (Did you catch that last part?) The crafty use of those diacritical marks guarantee a false pronunciation of the Creator's Name, which Talmudic Rabbis had forbidden to be uttered based on a superstitious misunderstanding of the erroneouly tagged "3rd commandment" (see The Seven Instructions page). Those who styled themselves as experts in "Jewish Law", commonly revered as "rabbis", or "exalted masters", decided to hide the Name to prevent it from being blasphemed. Therefore, wherever YHWH (יהוה) appeared in the text, scribes intentionally pointed it incorrectly, using the vowels for the Hebrew word "Adonai" (which means "the ultimate Lord" or "my Lord"). So when the reader saw "יהוה" in the text, he would say "Adonai" rather than the Creator's Name, Yahowah. According to the records, in more than 100 places in the Tanakh, not satisfied with pointing יהוה incorrectly, the Masoretic scribes actually removed the Name altogether, replacing it with Adonai. The arrogance and unchecked gall of the rabbis and of the Masorete scribes staggers my imagination and enflames my jealousy for Yahowah's great Name.
Do not take my word on any of this! Do the research for yourself: it will be time well spent and eternally rewarding. In fact, we ought always to do our own homework. Yahowsha's command, "See to it that no man deceives you," would seem to make it clear that allowing ourselves to be deceived will be attended by a disastrous consequence.
Yahudim today are strictly forbidden by their rabbis from speaking the Name of Yahowah. The following quote is from the web site, mechon-mamre.org, in the section labelled "Pronouncing the Name of God".
The Mishnah confirms that there was no prohibition against pronouncing The Name in ancient times. In fact, the Mishnah recommends
using God's Name as a routine greeting to a fellow Jew. Berakhot 9,5. However, by the time of the Talmud, it was the custom to use
substitute Names for God. Some rabbis asserted that a person who pronounces YHVH according to its letters (instead of using a
substitute) has no place in the World to Come, and should be put to death. Instead of pronouncing the four-letter Name, we usually
substitute the Name "Adonai"; but sometimes we substitute "Elohim" when YHVH comes either immediately before or after the name
Although the prohibition on pronunciation applies only to the four-letter Name, Jews customarily do not pronounce any of God's many Names except in prayer or study. The usual Orthodox practice is to substitute letters or syllables, so that Adonai becomes Ha-Shem or Adoshem and Eloheynu and Elohim become Elokeynu and Elokim, etc. This practice is quite unnecessary in the context of learning Towrah, and it is especially offensive when whole verses are read from the Bible with these ugly substititutes for God's names.
With the Temple destroyed, the prohibition on pronouncing The Name outside of it caused pronunciation of the Name to fall into disuse. Scholars passed down knowledge of the correct pronunciation of YHVH for many generations, but eventually the correct pronunciation was lost, and we no longer know it with any certainty. We do not know what vowels were used, or even whether the Vav in the Name was a vowel or a consonant. See Hebrew Alphabet for more information about the difficulties in pronouncing Hebrew. Some religious scholars suggest that the Name was pronounced "Yahweh", but others do not find this pronunciation particularly persuasive; our opinion is that this pronunciation is quite insulting to God and expresses more the man-centered ignorance of the scholars than the true name of God (in other words, never say "Yahweh", unless you intend to insult Him, God forbid!).
Some Christian scholars render the four-letter Name as "Jehovah", but this pronunciation is particularly unlikely. The word "Jehovah" comes from practice of writing YHVH in the Hebrew Bible with the vowels of the Name "Adonai" (the usual substitute for YHVH) on the consonants of YHVH to remind people not to pronounce YHVH as written. A sixteenth century German Christian scribe, while transliterating the Bible into Latin for the Pope, wrote the Name out as it appeared in his texts, with the consonants of YHVH and the vowels of Adonai, and came up with the word JeHoVaH, and the name stuck.
Notice that no scriptural authority is given for this illegal tradition, and that, in fact, the author of the article specifically says as much in the very first sentence! I invite you to find anywhere in the Towrah, Prophets, and Writings where we are forbidden to speak the Father's Name for any reason whatsoever. Because there is no actual authority for this or any other of the laws and traditions of the rabbis, we can safely ignore the unlawful superstition that forbids pronouncing the Creator's Name. The rabbis have taken to themselves an authority they simply do not possess. It is, therefore, perfectly okay to blow them off. Just ignore them. "They are," as Yahowsha said, "blind leaders of the blind."
As noted in the last paragraph of the quote above, the idea of calling the Creator "Jehovah" came from the Yahudish vowel-pointing system. As one unnamed scholar has reportedly said, "It's like taking the name Germany and using the vowels for Portugal: you end up with 'Gormuna!' " Now you and I both know that "Gormuna" does not sound anything at all like "Germany". In the same way, using the vowels for "adonai" and the letters YHWH, you end up with "Yehowah". And since the rabbis have added the letter "V" to their language, even though it does not exist in the ancient records, the name becomes "Yehovah". Change the "Y" to a "J", as religious tradition has done, and you have "Jehovah", a completely made-up—and therefore utterly worthless—pseudo-name!
That is also why Yahowsha had to make the Father's Name known to us: the scribes and Pharisees had hidden it and brought it to naught because they had fallen under the spell of Babylonian religious thinking.
Yah is Merciful / Yahowchanan / John 17:6a
"I have made known Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world."
He would not have found it necessary to reveal the Father's Name if His disciples had been hearing it in the Sabbath assemblies and in everyday conversation like they were supposed to. But Yahowah instructed Yahowsha to reveal His Name to His pupils, and as always, Yahowsha did exactly what He was told to do by His Father. Such an action was necessary because of the improper, unauthorized oral traditions of the illegal religion of the rabbis.
It is to be expected that those who are determined to use the names Jehovah, Jesus Christ, God, and "the LORD" will use any excuse to justify themselves even after they learn that those names are man-made, incorrect, and
improper. Their excuses are dishonest. The truth is, they are afraid of the consequences and ramifications of admitting to
themselves and confessing to their circle of family and friends that we have all been lied to by our religious leaders for
centuries. One of those ramifications is that their "gospel of grace" falls flat on its face, and they are confronted with the
knowledge that the Towrah has not been done away with, as the lying murderer from Tarsus claimed.
But their excuses do not get them excused.
There is a Day of Judgment set for them, and they will stand naked, unadorned and defenseless, before Him Whom they stubbornly rejected and Whose Name they haughtily dismissed as inconsequential. When they look into His eyes, they will see His burning displeasure as He sits there remembering the deaths of the souls who died because of their Christian teachings.
I am glad that I am not going to be judged, because it isn't going to be pleasant at all. If someone is alive for the Day of Judgment, then they have been given immortality. For those of us in Yah's Family, the gift of immortality will be a wonderful thing. But for Christian promoters and others who pushed religion, politics, patriotism, and socialist secular humanism on others, immortality will not be a pleasant thing at all. Their sentence has already been predetermined: they will thrown into the eternal darkness to spend their immortality in total isolation, alone, in thick darkness, where Yahowsha said there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Please. Don't go there.
Our Heavenly Father provides special care for those of us who love Him enough to learn and actually use His Name.
Song / Mizmowr / Psalm 91:14
Because he has loved Me,
therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high,
because he has known My Name.
Yahowah promises to protect that person and to set that person apart "because he has known My Name." For all I know, He was speaking directly to those of us who have allowed the longing in our hearts to motivate us to do the research to learn His Name. He may have been looking through time to this very day when we would have to actually put forth an effort to learn His Name, to unhide it, to peel back the layers of centuries of lies and deliberate mistranslations. And that thought just blesses my socks off.
He even promises to keep a record of us who revere and meditate on His Name.
My Messenger / Malaki / Malachi 3:16-18
Then those who revered Yahowah spoke to one another, and Yahowah listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who revere Yahowah and who meditate on His Name.
"They shall be Mine," says Yahowah of Armies, "My own possession in the day that I make, and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who works with him. Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who works alongside God and him who does not work alongside him."
So, you tell me, my friend. Is it important to know and use His real Name?
Since the days of Kepha, Ya'aqob, and Yahowchanan (Peter, James, and John), and the other prepared and sent out messengers (apostles), the simple truths from our Savior's Word have been contaminated, over-ruled, and even completely replaced by the doctrines and traditions of men. As mentioned above, even the Names of the heavenly Father and His Son have been cast away and replaced with counterfeits, and then religious systems have been constructed using those false names, religions which lead souls away from Yahowah.
That in itself spells eternal woe to the offenders:
Names / Shemowth / Exodus 20:7 (translated from the Dead Sea Scrolls by Yada)
"You shall not lift up, support, or advance, forgive or dignify, respect or tolerate, through the Name or reputation of Yahowah your God, lifeless and worthless deceptions or devastating and destructive falsehoods. For indeed, Yahowah will not forgive or leave unpunished those who deceive, beguile, or delude, using clever trickery to mislead in association with His Name, to promote vain and ineffectual lies - which lead to lifelessness and destruction - or devastating deceptions, which nullify our existence, leading to emptiness."
Most Bible translations read nothing like that. For example, the revered King James Version "translates" it, "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who taketh His name in vain." We are told that the meaning of that abysmally mistranslated statement is that we are not to say, "God damn it!" Such a claim is just plain silly. For one thing, His Name is not God. It's Yahowah. "God" is one of His titles. For another, "God damn it" is a sentence, and it describes something Yahowah does all the time. To be damned by Yahowah is not to be thrown into "a sinner's hell." One is damned when Yahowah separates that one from Himself. In Him is the life of joy and familial love; separation from that life is either annihilation or, worse, eternal isolation in the cold aloneness of utter darkness. It is the fate of most of humanity, because "The Way that leads to eternal Life is hard and full of obstacles, and few are they who find it." The soul of the one who didn't take advantage of the opportunity to get to know Yahowah will die when their body dies. But the souls of those who promoted religion or politics or patriotism will live forever, separated from light and life and all fellowship.
Refusing to use His real and only Name
promotes the vain and ineffectual lies of religion!
And Yahowah swears that
He will not forgive or leave unpunished
those who promote religion.
The one who stubbornly and defiantly continues to use the invalid, man-made substitute names—Jesus Christ, Jehovah, God, Adonai, "the LORD", ha Shem—that one is declaring that he considers the true Names to be of less value than the counterfeit names. And what does that say about the sincerity of his commitment to Yahowah? It says that his love and devotion are to his religion and to man-made tradition, and that he is not devoted to the Rock of Isra'el. It says that he is marked for destruction, for he is serving man, he is swearing his allegiance and obedience to his religion's traditions rather than to Yahowah the Almighty. His stubborn refusal to let go of his tradition has separated him from the Life that is in the Truth, for the Truth is in Yahowsha. The truth is not in Jesus, or Yesu, or Yeshua, or Yahowshua (which means, "Yah cries out"). The truth is in Yahowsha, Yahowah's Ma'aseYah: His Useful & Beneficial Implement, that Man Whom Yahowah promised Isra'el He would raise up from among them, and in Whom would be His Name; the Prophet Who would speak the Words of Yahowah to His people.
I realize that most of us would not do such a thing intentionally. And I know that we have brought His Name to naught all our lives through ignorance, because that is what we were taught to do by our parents, our families, and by all the teachers, preachers, priests, nuns, and rabbis (Yah Lifts Up / Yirmeyahu / Jeremiah 50:6). However, ignorance does not relieve us of our guilt (In the Wilderness / BaMidbar / Numbers 15:22-24).
Therefore, let us not delay to confess our actions as the sins they really are. Let's follow up by reconsidering our ways relative to His revealed truths—that is, let's repent.
And let's start right now to use the Name He revealed to us and has commanded us to use—Yahowah.
= יהוה = ee-ah-oh-ah = Yahowah /'iɑ∙o∙wɑ /
Song / Mizmor / Psalm 19:7
Yahowah's Towrah is complete and entirely perfect, returning and restoring the soul. Yahowah's testimony is trustworthy and reliable, making understanding and obtaining wisdom simple for the open-minded and receptive.
Yahowah's () Towrah (torah – teaching, guidance, direction, and instruction) is complete and entirely perfect (tamym – without defect, lacking nothing, correct, genuine, right, helpful, beneficial, and true), returning and restoring (suwb – transforming) the soul (nepesh – consciousness). Yahowah's testimony ('eduwth – restoring and eternal witness) is trustworthy and reliable ('aman – verifiable, confirming, supportive, and establishing), making understanding and obtaining wisdom (hakam – educating and enlightening oneself to the point of comprehension) simple for the open-minded and receptive (pethy – easy for those who are receptive).
References From Yah's Word & the Eyewitness Accounts:
I am Yahowah; that is My name; and I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to engraved images.
"She shall bring forth a son. You shall call His Name Yahowsha, for it is He who shall save His people from their sins."
After being immersed, Yahowsha came up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and he [Yahowchanan the Immerser] saw the Spirit of Yahowah descending as a dove and lighting on Him [Yahowsha]. And behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased."
"You worship what you do not know; we adore and revere what we know, for salvation is of the Yahudim."
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."
"My people have become lost sheep;
their shepherds have led them astray.
They have made them turn aside on the mountains;
They have gone along from mountain to hill
and have forgotten their resting place."
"And when you sin by mistake, and do not do all these instructions which Yahowah has spoken to Moshe, all that Yahowah has told you by the hand of Moshe, from the day Yahowah gave word and onward throughout your generations, then it shall be, if it is done by mistake, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall prepare one young bull as a burnt offering, as a sweet fragrance to Yahowah, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the procedure, and one male goat as a sin offering."
Song / Mizmor / Psalm 119:59
I have thought upon my ways,
and turned my feet to Your testimonies.