What could be more incredible than to finally know God’s name? For millennia this name has been concealed. Initially there is some argument that Jewish superstition was used to conceal the name. In the law covenant given to the prophet Moses, God made it clear that his name was not to be taken in vain or to be used in a frivolous manner. As a result of this, people were very careful and respectful when it came to the use of God’s name. However, for vast sections of Jewish history, it is evident that the Jews worshiped many different gods. They adopted the gods of the Canaanites and the Egyptians, and other surrounding kingdoms. Hence they have a national God who we can refer to as the God of the Bible, but at the same time they give reference to Gods who they thought would provide them with good crops and good luck and so forth.
Jesus made it very clear that he used God’s name. In prayer, he made it clear that he had made God’s name known to the people.
However, Jesus foretold in inference that the name would not be used for a period of time.
However, Jesus foretold in inference that the name would not be used for a period of time. This clear reference is in the prayer that has become known as the Lord’s prayer.
This prayer is recorded in the book of Matthew chapter 6 and is considered to be a model prayer. The opening words can be translated with the expression either “our father in heaven, hallowed be thy name.” “Our father in the heavens. Let your name be sanctified as holy.”
Yet when you examine the prayer which is said to be a model prayer on how to address God we see that at no point in the prayer, does Jesus use God’s name. Yes, he says that the name should be treated as holy or sanctified or hallowed. But never in the model prayer does Jesus use God’s personal name. Why would the son of God who was teaching his disciples how to pray provide a model prayer that simply does not use God’s name? We know that Jesus used God’s name and yet in this model prayer which would be preserved for millennia to the modern day, Jesus omits to include the personal name of God.
Why would Jesus do this?
Jesus was fully aware of the prophecy in Amos Chapter nine about the end days. In the end days or at the time of the end the prophet Amos was used to prophesy the restoration of a people for God’s name.
“In that day I will raise up the house of David that has fallen into disrepair. I will restore the breaches and restore the ruins and I will rebuild the house of David as in the days of long ago. So that they may take possession of what is remaining in Edom. And in all the nations to whom my name has been revealed declares [the name] who is doing this.”Amos 9:11,12
Jesus fully understood that the name would be lost. There would be many attempts at pronunciations of the name and translations. Sadly however, living during a time when there is so much moral deviation it would not be possible for any group to bear the name of God without bringing some reproach upon the name. Religious organizations have both good and bad within them and for any religious organization to actually have God’s name upon them, while understandable, does risk bringing great reproach on God’s name in one way or another.
Before God’s kingdom takes control of the earth and restores peace, the name of God is revealed.
Jesus was born in the line of David through a miraculous birth. Thus when Amos speaks of the restoration of the house of David it is referring to God’s kingdom taking authority over the earth. But before God’s kingdom takes control of the earth and restores the earth the name of God is revealed. Thus this would be one of the significant features that would confirm that we are living at the time of Christ return. Coming to know and use the personal name of God in a respectful way rather than a disrespectful way is extremely important.
ELIJAH and God’s name. Yahuwah [Yah-Who-A]
God’s Personal Name is Yahuwah [pronounced Yah-Who-A] and is often represented as Jehovah in English. Jehovah is a mistranslation of the name that has become widely used. It is time for an enlightened society to respectfully use God’s name again.
Elijah has taken a close study of God’s name and also looked at the latest Hebrew and Greek comments. Based on the direction of Holy Spirit he has directed us to use this accurate rendering of God’s name.
Yahuwah [Yah-Who-A] is the accurate rendering of God’s Name.
When a person knows and uses the divine name they are signifying that they agree with God’s Yahuwah[Yah-Who-A] instruction to be more personal with God. We should use that name. Yahuwah [Yah-Who-A] wants a close personal relationship with his servants, and, when we in turn begin using the divine name we indicate that we too want a close personal relationship with him. Using someone’s name indicates a closer relationship with that person than simply using a title. Indeed, it has been argued cogently that the use of a person’s name, in effect learning and using that name, shows respect and also a personal interest in the person. Yahuwah [Yah-Who-A] is the creator and life giver and father. He wants us to use his name. That is the same personal name that God uses when speaking to us. What more respectful thing could we do in obedience to his own command than to use that name when speaking to him in prayer.
Jesus himself said about Yahuwah in prayer. “I have made your name known to them.” Jesus clearly used God’s name and explained and demonstrated the character of God in his dealings so that people got to know more about the personality of God as they got to know the personality of Jesus. Jesus himself said, “he who has seen me has seen the father.” Indicating that so close is his personality to the personality of God that to get to know Jesus would be in many ways, the same as getting to know the nature of God.