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EMMANUEL

Yahshua was to be called Emmanuel. So many people have been
led to deny who He is, but this name is quite revealing.

By Jerry Healan

There was a man named Yoseph who was engaged to marry a young virgin named Miriam. To his horror, he discovered that she was already with child before they were able to come together as husband and wife, “Now the birth of Yahshua the Messiah was on this wise: When as his mother Miriam was espoused to Yoseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Yoseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Miriam thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Yahshua: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of Yahweh by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, El with us,” Mt. 1:18-23.

This author finds it interesting that there are those supposedly walking in Yahweh’s word who disbelieve and dispute these verses. There is only one prophet on record who spoke and wrote concerning this, the Prophet Isaiah. He wrote, “And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind. Then said Yahweh unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal: Thus saith the Sovereign Yahweh, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established. Moreover Yahweh spake again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee a sign of Yahweh thy Elohim; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt Yahweh. And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my Elohim also? Therefore Yawheh himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings,” Isa. 7:1-16.

Notice that Yahweh wanted Ahaz to ask for a sign, but he refused to tempt Yahweh, so Yahweh gave Him His own sign, a prophecy that would not only be fulfilled in their day, but one that was to be utilized later in reference to the birth of Yahshua the Messiah.

THE NAME EMMANUEL

It is interesting concerning how the name Emmanuel is presented in the book of Isaiah for it is presented thusly in the Hebrew: la wnm[o. Notice that there is a space between Emmanu and El.

This name or combinations of words is mentioned twice in the following chapter of Isaiah, chapter eight, “Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; Now therefore, behold, Yahweh bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel [la wnm[]. Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for El is with us [la wnm[],” vv. 6-10.

Notice that the exact same rendering in these verses is tendered the first time as a proper name Immanuel, but the second time it is interpreted “El is with us.”

WITH US

The term wnm[ (immanu or emmanu) is utilized time after time to mean “with us.” When Abraham sent his servant to fetch a wife for Isaac from his relatives, the servant prayed to Yahweh on behalf of Abraham and while he was praying Rebekah came with a pitcher to draw water (Gen. 24:1-14). After giving him a drink and then watering his camels, the servant gave her a gold earring and two gold bracelets and she identified herself as the daughter of Bethuel and Nahor. She then told the servant, “She said moreover unto him, we have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in,” Gen. 24:25.

“Enough” is translated from the Hebrew word wnm[ and should have been translated as “with us.” This can only mean that they had plenty of straw and provender in their possession….with them.

In Gen. 26:29 Isaac made a covenant with (wnm[) Abimelech and Phicol because they realized that Yahweh was with him. In Ex. 20:19 the people asked Moses to speak with them (wnm[), but let not Elohim speak with them (wnm[).

Yahweh had Moses build a tabernacle so that He could live among the Israelites, but after the report of the spies that went to search out the land, the people were discouraged and dismayed, refusing to go into the land. Yahweh had His tabernacle removed from the camp and there was a brief period of estrangement between Yahweh and the people, but Moses told Yahweh, “For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us (wnm[)? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth,” Ex. 33:16.

Moses told the people, “Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; but with him that standeth here with us (wnm[) this day before Yahweh our Elohim, and also with him that is not here with us (wnm[) this day,” Dt. 29:14-15.

With all of these examples, the fact of the matter is that the Hebrew word Immanu or Emmanu primarily means “with us.” Therefore, when Yahshua was born to Miriam and Yoseph, His name, even though it was to be Yahshua, was called Immanu El or “With us El.”

WHO IS EL?

It was told to Miriam and Yoseph that the child’s name would be Yahshua. Why? The angel told Miriam, “Fear not, Miriam: for thou hast found favour with Elohim. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Yahshua. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and Yahweh Elohim shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end,” Lk. 1:30-33.

He told Yoseph, “fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Yahshua: for he shall save his people from their sins,” Mt. 1:20-21.

The name Yahshua is [vwhy in Hebrew. The shin (v) and ayin ([) have to do with the word “savior” or “to save.” The yod (y), hei (h), waw (w) are the first three characters found in the name Yahweh (hwhy).

Now we have to ask the question, Who is El? The answer is found in the Scriptures, “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto Yahweh, and spake, saying, I will sing unto Yahweh, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. Yahh is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my El, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's Elohim, and I will exalt him. Yahweh is a man of war: Yahweh is his name,” Ex. 15:1-3.

Look at the combination of Hebrew words associated with Yahweh. There is the shortened version of His name Yahh (Hy). He is their salvation or yeshuwah (h[wvy). He is their El (la) and their father’s Elohi (yhla). Yahweh (hwhy) is His name!

Yahweh declared to Isaiah, “I, even I, am Yahweh; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith Yahweh, that I am El,” Isa. 43:11-12.

Isaiah also writes, “Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I Yahweh? And there is no Elohim else beside me; a just El and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am El, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in Yahweh have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In Yahweh shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory,” Isa. 45:21-25.

Obviously, from these Scriptures we are able to understand that Yahweh is El, as well as Savior. The name Yahshua means “the salvation of Yahweh” or it can be interpreted as “Yahweh the Savior.”

Emmanuel or Immanuel means “with us El,” or “El is with us.” Yahshua came to save His people. Who are His people? Israel and Judah. He also came to save the Gentiles, by grafting them into Himself.

THE TABERNACLE

As stated above, the tabernacle was built in the wilderness so that Yahweh could dwell with, among His people, the children of Israel, descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. As long as that tabernacle was in the midst of the children of Israel, the great El Yahweh was with His people, which would have been expressed as la wnm[ (Emmanu El).

The tabernacle itself was a type of Yahshua the Messiah. Messiah means “anointed.” The whole tabernacle with its appurtenances along with the priesthood, were “anointed.” A study into the tabernacle is quite a revelation in itself.

The Levitical priesthood was a temporary physical type of the eternal heavenly Melchizedek priesthood of which Yahshua is the High Priest. The sacrifices were a temporary physical type of the greater “one sacrifice” of Yahshua the Messiah for all eternity (Heb. 9:10-14, 28, 10:9-12). The compound of the tabernacle was surrounded by white linen, which was a type of the righteousness of the saints (Rev. 19:8). Yahshua is our righteousness (Ro. 5:17-18, 10:4; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 1:11, 3:9; 1 Pet. 2:24; 2 Pet. 1:1).

There was only one opening to the compound, one opening to the sanctuary and one opening to the holy of holies. Yahshua proclaimed that He is the door (Jn. 10). No one can come before the Father except through Him (Jn. 14:6). Therefore, the openings were types of Him. The altar of sacrifice where the sacrifices were performed and burnt was a type of His sacrifice. The brazen laver filled with water was a type of Him in His work of cleansing us of our sins. The menorah (lampstand) was a type of Him in His capacity of being the light of the sanctuary and our light (Jn. 8:12, 9:5). The table of showbread had twelve loaves of bread, one for each tribe of Israel, which the priests ate of on every Sabbath day. This is a type of those who are His, His priests, who are to teach of Him Who is the true bread from heaven (Jn. 6), the sustenance of His people Israel.

The ark of the covenant was the seat, the throne upon which Yahweh sat in the holy of holies. It contained the tables of the covenant or the ten commandments. This foretold that only Yahweh has the power over the commandments, which reverts back to Yahshua once again as our righteousness.

Of course, there are far deeper meanings and understandings than we have been able to present here, but these are summaries of the tabernacle, the priesthood and the appurtenances, all types of Yahshua the Messiah, who eventually came and TABERNACLED with His people, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt (TABERNACL-ED) among us (wnm[), (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth,” Jn. 1:14. When He came, then the prophecy of Emmanuel/Immanuel was fulfilled. El was with His people in the person of Yahshua the Messiah.

While Yahshua was on the earth, He was a tabernacle for the Heavenly Father. He said, I and my Father are one,” Jn. 10:30. He said, Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake….Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you,” Jn. 14:10-11, 19-20.

Amazingly, those who have the Holy Spirit in today’s world are now temporary physical tabernacles wherein the Father and the Son dwell! Yahshua prayed, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me,” Jn. 17:20-23.

Those in whom Yahshua and the Father have made their abode are living stones that will soon be gathered together into a glorious spiritual temple in Jerusalem during the kingdom age (1 Pet. 2:1-10).

THE WORD EL

I can’t close this article until I exhibit the ancient meaning of the Hebrew word El. The Paleo-Hebrew presents the word El thusly, la (Hebrew reads from right to left so the word is reversed in that language. The aleph (a/a) is an hieroglyphic for the head of an ox and principally means head, chief leader or even first since it is the first letter of the alphabet and is also stands for the number one.

The lamed (l/l) is an hieroglyphic for a cattle goad or shepherd’s rod, which stands for control, authority, or even the tongue. It also has to do with one who is a teacher.

So many people, when they come to the words God, El, Elohim, etc. will just say “the Mighty One,” or “the Mighty Ones” (Elohim is the plural of El). Now the head or the chief leader over others is their master. The question now is, Is Yahshua your Master? He certainly was addressed as Master by the disciples and others. At the last meal, Yahshua washed the feet of His disciples and told them, “Ye call me Master and Teacher: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Teacher and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his Master; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him,” Jn. 13:13-16.

What does this mean? Firstly, El means that He is a CHIEF SHEPHERD! Who is your Chief Shepherd? We know that Yahweh was David’s Shepherd (Psa. 23:1) and also Israel’s Shepherd (Psa. 80:1). Yahshua revealed that He is the Shepherd, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd,” Jn. 10:11-16.

It is also written, “Now the Elohim of peace, that brought again from the dead our Master Yahshua, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Yahshua the Messiah; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen,” Heb. 13:20-21.

The Apostle Peter writes, “For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls,” 1 Pet. 2:24.

Again, he wrote, “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Messiah, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of Elohim which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over Elohim’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away 1 Pet. 5:1-4.

Who is going to appear? Isn’t it Yahshua? Peter is calling Him the Chief Shepherd, the very terms that we get from the Hebrew word EL!

El also has to do with the head or chief teacher, because the lamed also has to do with the word lamad, to teach. Yahshua was the great, head, chief teacher. His followers are called His disciples (learners). Yahshua is El!

ALEPH AND TAU

Furthermore, Yahshua revealed Himself as the Aleph and Tau, the First and Last, “I was in the Spirit on the day of Yahweh, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am *Aleph and Tau, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death,” Rev. 1:11-18.

He declared to the Smyrna Assembly, “And unto the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive,” Rev. 2:8.

Later He said, “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph and Tau, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely,” Rev. 21:6.

Finally, He again states, “I am Aleph and Tau, the beginning and the end, the first and the last,” Rev. 22:13.

The first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet are the aleph and the tau. Yahshua was speaking in the Hebrew language to the Apostle John, a Hebrew. Aleph and Tau in Hebrew would appear as twa. In the more ancient Pictorial-Hebrew it would have been represented as tfa. Again, the aleph (a) is the head of an ox or a head or chief leader. The waw (f) is a conjunction, such as the word “and”, but it also symbolizes a nail or tent peg. Finally, the tau (t) is in the form of a cross, which also stands for a sign, name, covenant, etc.

The Hebrew word for “sign” is owth (tfa). Yahweh gave us the sign that our Chief Leader, our Head, our Chief Shepherd, our El Who came to dwell with us (Emmanu El) was to be nailed to the cross!

THE NAME

One of the chief identities of the Father and the Son is their name Yahweh. It is stated twice that no one had seen nor heard the voice of the Father at any time, “No man hath seen Elohim at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him,” Jn. 1:18.

Yahshua also declared, “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of Yahweh. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of Yahweh, he hath seen the Father,” Jn. 6:45-46.

John also writes, “No man hath seen Yahweh at any time. If we love one another, Yawheh dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us,” 1 Jn. 4:12.

What this means is that no one has seen the Heavenly Father Yahweh at any time. The One Who was the Word of Yahweh, Who became Yahshua the Messiah, is the One Who has always dealt with mankind.

Let’s look at the Hebrew names Yahweh and Yahshua to see what the hieroglyphs say about them. The name Yahweh is efei in the earlier Semitic Hebrew. I is a hand, e means behold, revelation, f is a nail and e is behold, revelation. In the English we would say, behold (the) hand, behold (the) nail. This is what Yahshua told the Apostle Thomas, “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Yahshua came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Master. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Yahshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Master and my El,” Jn. 20:24-28.

When Thomas placed his finger into the hands where the nails had been driven, then it revealed to him who Yahshua truly was and He declared it.

The name Yahshua means the Salvation of Yahweh or Yahweh the Savior. When we look at the hieroglyphics that make up His name in the capacity of Savior much more is revealed. The Pictorial-Hebrew for Yahshua is osfei. Once again, the I equals hand, e equals behold, revelation, f equals nail, s equals teeth (for consumption or even destruction), and o equals fountain, well, eye, etc.

Yahshua declared, “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Yahshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Yahshua was not yet glorified.)

Once He was glorified by being lifted up on the cross, having nails driven through His hands, then He could send the Holy Spirit to those who believe on Him. He became the fountain of living water of which we can now consume. Thus we have hand I, e behold, f nail (driven through the hand), drink or consume s of the fountain o of living waters. This is the pictorial meaning of the name Yahshua.

What else did Yahshua say? “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph and Tau (tfa/owth), the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely,” Rev. 21:6.

This is the sign that He gave. The head, the chief leader, the heavenly El emptied Himself of the power and glory that He had, became a man, tabernacled among us, was sacrificed by being nailed to the cross so that we can now freely drink of the fountain of living waters.

THE FUTURE FULFILLMENT

When Yahweh’s plan of salvation is completed through Yahshua the Messiah, then the Father and the Son will dwell with all mankind, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from Elohim out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of El is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and El himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim,” Rev. 21:1-3.

This will then be the ultimate meaning of the name Immanuel/Emmanuel. The name or title Emmanuel will continue for all eternity. May Yahweh speed that day.

 

An article entitled “The Pre-Existence of Yahshua Messiah” has recently appeared in a well-known Sacred Name magazine. On page 8, second column, second paragraph, the following statement is made, “Our Heavenly Father, Yahweh Elohim, created Yahshua ‘before the foundation of the world,’ making Yahshua the ‘beginning of all creation,’ and the ‘firstborn of all creation.” The article by this person declares that the truth has now been revealed as it has never been revealed before and now it is proof that we are in the last days. While we may be in the last days, is it true that Yahshua was created? Let’s take a look to see how the Scriptures speak of Yahshua.

By Jerry Healan

The question is, “Was Yahshua created?” Is there a place in Scripture that emphatically states that Yahshua was created? Absolutely not! Are there places that emphatically state and also imply that Yahshua is eternal. Absolutely!!!!!

Here is a declaration that this article made, “Yahshua came in the Old Testament as Yahweh and in the name of Yahweh. It was Yahshua who spoke to Moses from the burning bush and provided the memorial name I AM, which is YAH in Hebrew. Yah is the shortened form of Yahweh, which is a family name. Yahshua is of the Elohim family of Yahweh. No one has ever seen the Father except for Yahshua and the hosts of heaven. Yahweh is unapproachable light Who is in heaven and has never entered into the physical, carnal, human realm. It was Yahshua, in the name of Yahweh, who interacted with Abraham, Moses, Jacob, elders and others in the Old Testament. Yahshua was the Angel of Yahweh who led the Israelites across Sinai. It was by Yahweh’s election that these facts would remain hidden from the very beginning of the ages until these last days.”

We agree with this declaration! HalleluYah!!!!! But let’s ask this question, If Yahshua is a member of the Elohim Family Whose name is Yahweh, then shouldn’t His name also be Yahweh?

However, the problem is that further in the article it is stated, “The word is Yahshua Who became flesh (John 1:14), but He is not Yahweh!” (page 9, column 1, par. 13)

This is confusing. He appeared as Yahweh. The family name of Elohim is Yahweh. No one has seen the Father Yahweh at anytime, it was the One who became Yahshua, Who has interacted with the creation, Who has even created all things; He is the One Who spoke to the patriarchs, the prophets, kings, He is identified as Yahweh by Himself, the Scriptures, and the ones He appeared to, etc., yet He can’t be Yahweh?

THE BURNING BUSH

When Moses went to inspect the burning bush (Ex. 3:1-6), he was instructed to take off his shoes because the ground he was standing on was holy. What made it holy? It was made holy by the presence of Yahweh. Moses’ shoes were made by man. Manmade things are polluted. Moses was a product of the hands of Yahweh. Thus, he was to stand on the holy ground, made so by the presence of Yahweh, with bare feet because Moses was a descendant of the original man, Adam, who was made by Yahweh.

Who was it that appeared to Moses? He identified Himself as the Elohim of his fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (v. 6). Furthermore, verse 7 says, “And Yahweh said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.”

Do you get that? It says, “AND YAHWEH SAID!” Do we believe that this is Yahweh, or do we not? If we believe that it was Yahweh, then we are in line with what the Scriptures declare, but if we don’t really believe that it was Yahweh, then we are believing in opposition to what the Scriptures declare.

Furthermore, Moses asks what His name is in a roundabout way in verse 13 to which Yahweh replied, “And Elohim said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, YAHWEH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations,” Ex. 3:14-15.

He has further identified Himself as Yahweh here and this name Yahweh is His memorial to all generations.

The Chumash is a Jewish book that contains the Torah (first five books of Scripture) in Hebrew, with the corresponding English translation and Rabbinic commentary. Here is what the Rabbinic commentary says about this name, “What is His Name? Obviously the Jews knew the various names of God, so that the question cannot be understood literally. God has many Names, each of which represents the way in which He reveals Himself through His behavior toward the world. When He is merciful, He is called HASHEM [h-w-h-y], the Name that represents compassion. This Name also represents the eternity of God, for it is composed of the letters that spell hyhy hwh hyh, He is He was, and He will be, meaning that God’s Being is timeless. When He exercises strict judgment, He is called Elohim. When He exercises His mastery over nature and performs hidden miracles – as He did for the Patriarchs – He is called Shaddai, and so on….However, h-w-h-y is more than a descriptive Name; it is a proper noun.” (page 304)

This Elohim identified Himself as Yahweh (hwhy). He didn’t say that He was another being, even an angel who was representing Yahweh; He declared that He was Yahweh! This was His proper Name, which also means Eternal! Therefore, to say that this was the One Who became Yahshua, Who really wasn’t Yahweh, and Who didn’t have eternal life, but was created and is only representing Yahweh, is making Him a liar, and also making the Scriptures to be false.

TWO YAHWEHS

The statement is made that, “Theologians have wrestled with the Scriptures that manifest two Elohim, or two Sovereigns, or two Yahwehs, because they never understood the mystery of the relationship between the Father and the Son.” (page 10, col. 1, par. 2) Such is true, because the carnal, natural mind can’t truly understand the things of the Spirit of Yahweh. But has this article perfectly explained the relationship between the two Yahwehs? Absolutely not!

A reference is made to Hebrews 1:9, Acts 2:34, and Psa. 110:1. Then a key statement is made, concering Psa. 110:1, that should have been picked up on and expounded more clearly. The statement was: “At the time of David, Yahshua had not yet come in the flesh, so Who is David’s Sovereign that Yahweh is telling to sit at My right hand? That’s right, it is Yahshua. Yahshua was Sovereign. He was Elohim before He came in the flesh. ” (page 10, col. 1, par. 6) (NOTE: He also wasn’t known as Yahshua at this time because He hadn’t come in the flesh. It is very key and important to understand this.)

Yes! Yahshua was Elohim, Yahweh Elohim, Adonai Yahweh (My Sovereign Yahweh), Dabar-Yahweh (Yahweh the Word), Malak-Yahweh (Yahweh the Messenger), El Shaddai, El-Yahweh, Yahweh-Yireh (Yahweh the Provider), Yahweh-Ropheka (Yahweh Who heals), Yahweh-Nissi (Yahweh My Banner), Yahweh-Mekaddishkem (Yahweh Who sanctifies you), Yahweh-Shalom (Yahweh Who sends peace), Yahweh-Tsabaoth, (Yahweh of Hosts), Yahweh-Tsidkenu (Yahweh Our Righteousness), Yahweh-Shammah (Yahweh is There), Yahweh Elyon (Yahweh Most High), Yahweh-Roi (Yahweh My Shepherd), etc., etc.

Let’s look at Psalms 110 to see how it identifies Yahshua as Yahweh, “1. Yahweh said unto my Sovereign (Adonai), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2. Yahweh shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4. Yahweh hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. 5. Yahweh at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath,” vv. 1-5.

What does it say here? Yahweh said to my Sovereign, Sit thou at My right hand….. So the Sovereign is sitting at the right hand of Yahweh. But in verse 5 it says, “Yahweh at Thy right hand….” Who is on the right hand? Adonai (my Sovereign). What is He called in verse 5? Yahweh!!!!!!! So we have Yahweh sitting on His throne and Adonai-Yahweh sitting at His right hand.

In Hebrews 1:9 the statement is made, “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore Elohim, even thy Elohim, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Here we have two Elohim. How can this be? Only Yahweh is Elohim. Yahweh declares, “Hath a nation changed their elohim, which are yet no elohim? But my people have changed my glory for that which doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Yahweh,” Jer. 2:11-12. Again, He declares, “Shall a man make elohim unto himself, and they are no elohim?” Jer. 16:20.

Paul writes to the converted Gentiles, “Howbeit then, when ye knew not Yahweh, ye did service unto them which by nature are no elohim,” Gal. 4:8. He wrote to the Thessalonians, “And ye became followers of us, and of Yahweh, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of Yahweh not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward Elohim is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to Yahweh from idols to serve the living and true Elohim,” 1 Thes. 1:6-9.

Islam loves to declare, “There is but one God, that is Allah, and Mohammed is His prophet. I am happy to inform you dear Muslims, that you also worship a vain elohim, because you do not worship Yahweh. I will declare, “There is but one Elohim and that is Yahweh, and Yahshua is His Son and Prophet.” But Yahshua is also Yahweh, as we have seen and will continue to see in this article. Allow me to clarify at this juncture, that Yahshua is not Yahweh the Father, but He is the One that I announced above under the various names and titles.

The article alluded to Genesis 19:24 which states, “Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah, brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven.” Then it says, “Two Yahwehs! One was on earth raining fire and brimstone from the One out of heaven. There is only one Yahweh, the Father. The first Yahweh mentioned in the above Scripture was actually Yahshua on earth in the name of His Father. Yahweh the Father is not two, nor is He three beings. Yahweh is One.”

We must declare that this is very confusing. He declares that there are two Yahwehs and then denies his own declaration. Remember that in Genesis 19:24 Yahshua had not yet been born in the flesh. He was existing in the Spirit. He was Yahweh.

ONE YAHWEH

The shema states, “Shema Yishrael Yahweh Elohenu Yahweh echad” Dt. 6:4 (Hear O Israel, Yahweh our Elohim is one Yahweh).

The Hebrew word for “one” is echad. In the beginning Yahweh went through six days of fashioning and molding the earth to be habitable, supportive of life. On the sixth day He brought forth the man and the woman, but the Scriptures reveal that Elohim (a uni-plural word) said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them. And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” Gen. 1:26.

Do you see the play on words, especially the singulars and plurals?

The creation of man is further explained in chapter two, “And Yahweh Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul….And Yahweh Elohim said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him….And Yahweh Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which Yahweh Elohim had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one (echad) flesh,” Gen. 2:4, 18, 21-24.

Hmmmm……Two are to become one (echad). This is what so many people either refuse to understand, or can’t understand about Yahweh Elohim. Don’t we declare ourselves to be ONE NATION? How many Americans are there? Isn’t it somewhere around 300 million? How many states are there? Aren’t there fifty states? But aren’t we ONE NATION? Don’t we have a motto that goes something like this, “United we stand, divided, we fall?”

Pharaoh had a dream in which seven fat cattle came out of the river and were feeding when seven lean and ill favored came up behind them and ate up the seven fat ones. Then he had another dream where he saw seven full and fat ears of grain on one stalk, but seven thin and blasted ears came up after them devouring the seven good ears. None of Pharaoh’s wise men and magicians could interpret his dream, but Yahweh had Joseph brought before him and through Yahweh’s spirit and wisdom, Joseph interpreted the dreams, “And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one (echad): Elohim hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do,” Gen. 41:25.

There were two dreams, one with cattle and one with grain, but the two dreams are both about the same events that were going to occur. There were going to be seven good years of plenty followed by seven years of drought and famine which was going to eat up the good years. Therefore, the dreams were ONE (ECHAD)!

Yahshua said, “I and my Father are one,” Jn. 10:30. Do we believe this? What was He imputing here? The Jews understood what He was imputing because they took up stones to stone Him. (v. 31) When He reasoned with them about His works He had done among them they responded, “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself Elohim,” (v. 33).

Yahshua was Elohim in the flesh! He had existed before in the Spirit as Yahweh. He and the Father were ONE SPIRIT in similar fashion as Adam and Eve (Chavah) being one flesh, but in a more powerful way because it was in the Spirit and not flesh.

In John chapter five, Yahshua healed a man on the Sabbath. He commanded him to rise, take up his bed and walk. (v. 8) The self-righteous, hypocritical Jews never regarded the amazing miracle, but could only be judgmental because the man was carrying his bed on the Sabbath, which was forbidden by them.

When they finally discovered that it was Yahshua Who had healed the man, they confronted Him, “And therefore did the Jews persecute Yahshua, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. But Yahshua answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that Elohim was his Father, making himself equal with Elohim,” Jn. 5:16-18.

ONE STONE

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, continually speak of a special stone. Psalms 118 states, “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner,” v. 22.

Isaiah proclaimed, “Therefore thus saith Adonai Yahweh, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste,” 28:16.

Yahshua combined these two Scriptures into one when He said, “Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is Yahweh's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?” Mt. 21:42.

Both Peter and Paul allude to these Scriptures (Acts 4:4:11; Eph. 2:20; 1 Pt. 2:4-8).

Interestingly, the Hebrew word for stone, utilized in these Scriptures is eben (nba, Pictorial Hebrew). Initially, this is one word referring to one item, that is a stone, of course. But this one word is composed of three letters, which can be divided into two words. The aleph (a), beit (b) make up the Hebrew word ab for Father. The beit (b), nun (n) make up the Hebrew ben for son. Let’s do this again nba. Now, let’s separate the word for father (ab) - n(ba). Let’s separate the word for son (ben) (nb)a. Let’s now show the common letter (n(b)a).

The aleph (a) is a picture of the head of an ox. It is the very first letter in the Hebrew alphabet just like the A is the first letter in our English alphabet. It represents that which is first, a chief, a head. It also represents the number one because the Hebrew alphabet not only serves as letters for words, but they serve as numbers and also as hieroglyphics or pictures. The beit (b) is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It represents a house, tent, temple or even family. So the father (ab [ba]) is the one who is chief, first, the head of the house, the temple, the tent, the family. In our own world, isn’t the man, the husband, supposed to be the head over the wife, the house, the family? That is, before the women’s rights group came along.

The nun (n) has to do with the heir, the seed, and that is exactly what the son (ben [nb]) is. So here we have this one Hebrew word eben (stone [nba]), which also has two words in it. That’s two in one isn’t it? It also reveals that the Father and the Son are of the same house, temple, tent, family (b). They are one stone, one house, one tent, one temple, one family, one Spirit, same family name (Yahweh), etc., etc.

Yahshua is proclaimed to be that stone, but what else did He say? “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake,” Jn. 14:10.

After Yahshua said that He and the Father are one (Jn. 10:30), He also said, “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him,” Jn. 10:37-38.

Let’s notice that you can break the words father and son out of the word “stone” (eben) separately, but the word stone cannot exist unless they are combined together as one. This stone is shown elsewhere to be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence (Isa. 8:14; 1 Pet. 2:8). Hopefully, you can now understand what this means now and not stumble.

By the way, we can also become one with the Father through Yahshua the Son. (Jn. 17:21). When we become one with the Father through Yahshua, do we become the Father? No, absolutely not! Do we become the Son Yahshua? No, absolutely not, but we are inducted into Yahweh’s family and we are sealed with His Holy Spirit and His name which imparts to us the hope of inheritance (Eph. 1:10-14). When the day of that inheritance is completed (at the resurrection), we will be members of the most awesome family in existence, the family of Elohim whose name is Yahweh!

THE WORD

Another erroneous statement is made in this article, “John 1:1-2, In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with Yahweh and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Yahweh.” (p. 9, col. 1, Par. 14).

The error is that he has written three words that are all translated from the same Greek word (theos) as Yahweh, Elohim, Yahweh. In other words, he is in denial that the Word is Yahweh.

The Word of Yahweh Bible has a note about these verses. It states, “Our guidelines indicate that this should be translated…..”and the Word was Yahweh. Guideline #5 states: If ‘theos’ is not preceded by a definite article, it is taken to be the name Yahweh. According to the Aramaic Peshitta it should be “….and the Word was Elohim.”

Therefore, they have utilized the Aramaic Peshitta to render these verses, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Elohim.”

Even though this is being inconsistent with their own guidelines, they have been consistent in the translation of the Greek word “theos”, and the Aramaic Peshitta word “Elaha.” That is something that this article has not done. These verses should have been rendered either as, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yahweh and the Word was Yahweh. The same in the beginning was with Yahweh,” OR the word Elohim should have been utilized throughout. What was rendered in the magazine was a cardinal error and serves to confuse, not clarify.

It further states, “The Word is Yahshua Who became flesh (John 1:14), but He is not Yahweh! John 1:1-2 was written correctly with the proper names and terms. Reread it slowly. (par. 17) Again, this is inconsistency and confusion.

The One Who became Yahshua appeared to Abraham as “the Word of Yahweh.” The Hebrew would be “Dabar-Yahweh” (efeirbd) as related in Gen. 15:1. Revelation 19:13 reveals that this is Yahshua’s name, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of Yahweh.

Let’s take a look at the Hebrew word for Word. It is dabar (rbd). The dalet (d) is an hieroglyphic for a door. Didn’t Yahshua proclaim that He is the door? (Jn. 10). Again, the beit (b) has to do with a tent, temple, house, family. The resh (r) has to do with a head. Thus, Yahshua, the Word, is the door to the head of the house, tent, temple, family (Yahweh). Also, the last two letters of dabar the beit (b) and resh (r) make up another Hebrew word, bar (rb), which is another Hebrew word for son. Yahshua is the Son, Who is the door to the Father. But let me ask you this, Has Yahweh ever been without His word? I don’t think so. He and His word have always existed side-by-side, together as one.

He is also not only our door to eventually be able to see the Father, but He is our door to be able to enter into the family of Elohim that possesses the family name Yahweh. Don’t you understand that when you are baptized in Yahshua and receive the Holy Spirit, that you are sealed with the name Yahweh? Don’t you understand that we will be, are even now called the sons or children of Elohim?

EQUALITY

Yahshua stated that the Father was greater than Him (Jn. 14:28). But didn’t He still make Himself equal to Elohim? Didn’t the Jews accuse Him of making Himself as such? (Jn. 5:16-18; 10:33)

Yahshua prayed to the Father, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was,” Jn. 17:5.

Yahshua had this glory with the Father before the world was.

But what happened? Didn’t Yahshua have to empty Himself of that glory that He had? “Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah Yahshua: Who, being in the form of Elohim, thought it not robbery to be equal with Elohim: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore Yahweh also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yahshua the Messiah is Yahweh, to the glory of Yahweh the Father,” Phil. 2:5-11.

Here is how the Word of Yahweh renders these verses, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah Yahshua: Who being in the form of Yahweh (3), thought it not robbery to be equal with Yahweh (3): But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the [torture] stake. Wherefore Elohim also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess (4) that Yahshua the Messiah is Sovereign (5), to the praise of Yahweh (6) the Father.”

The parentheses 3, 4, 5, and 6 have interesting notes. Superscript 3 notes that the Aramaic Peshitta has “Elaha” here. Elaha is the equivalent to the Hebrew Eloah or Elohim. Superscript 4 cross references to Isaiah 45:23. Superscript 5 reveals that the word Sovereign is translated from the Aramaic word “Mariah.” Mariah or Maryah is the Aramaic equivalent to the name Yahweh. Superscript 6 notes that the Aramaic Peshitta has “Elaha” here.

Thus, according to the Aramaic Peshitta, these verses should have been translated thusly: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah Yahshua: Who being in the form of Elohim, thought it not robbery to be equal with Elohim: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the [torture] stake. Wherefore Elohim also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yahshua the Messiah is Yahweh, to the praise of Elohim the Father.”

Doesn’t it say that He was EQUAL with Elohim? Before His human birth Yahshua was just as much Yahweh as the Heavenly Father is Yahweh. It was when He willingly emptied Himself of that power and glory to become flesh, man that he lost that equivalency. He was restored to that glory that He had with the Father when He was raised back up into the heavens.

By the way, does being equal always mean that whatever is equal is exact in scope and power or authority? In a home, the wife is equal to the husband, they are equally human, and equally bear the same family name, but the husband is still supposed to be the head. The Father is the head of Yahshua, but they are still equally Elohim and equally bear the family name Yahweh. Yahshua, the Word, has always submitted Himself to the will of the Father.

MELCHIZEDEK

In Psalms 110, the Sovereign at the right hand of Yahweh, who is also Yahweh is declared to be High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Very little is said about this Melchizedek in Scripture, but we do find that he appeared to Abraham, which is touched on in the books of Genesis and Hebrews, “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high El, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of Elohim; abideth a priest continually,” Heb. 7:1-3.

Notice this carefully, He is without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of day, nor end of life, BUT MADE LIKE UNTO THE SON OF ELOHIM; abideth a priest continually (ever).

This was Yahshua before His human birth. This is more power, glory, and honor that He had to empty Himself of. He had to divest Himself of all of the power and glory that He had in order to be made like unto the son of Elohim. Who was made like the son of man? Wasn’t it Yahshua? Who was made like the son of Elohim? Wasn’t it Yahshua?

If Melchizedek is an eternal high priest as these Scriptures declare, because he had neither beginning of days, nor end of life, then he would still be the Heavenly High Priest. That means that Yahshua couldn’t take his place, because Melchizedek is High Priest eternally. But if Yahshua is Melchizedek, the High Priest Who offered the greatest sacrifice for all eternity, Who had to put off His priestly robes and office until the sacrifice was completed, then all difficulties disappear. He came, offered the sacrifice and was then restored to the office of Heavenly High Priest.

What does the Apostle John declare, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Yahshua the Messiah,” 1 Jn. 1:1-3.

Do you believe this? Do you believe that eternal life was manifested to the people of John’s day? Do you believe that John and the other disciples saw and handled eternal life? Do you believe that they heard the words of the eternal spirit emanating from Yahshua the Word of Yahweh?

Furthermore, Paul wrote that Yahshua only (excluding the Father, of course) has immortality (1 Tim. 6:16). He is able to dwell in the light that no other man is able to approach.

BELIEVING

Paul and his company came to Antioch of Pisidia and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day. When they were asked if they had any words of exhortation, Paul stood up and began to explain about the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt, the forty years in the wilderness, Israel’s entrance into the land of promise, the space of time under the Judges, Samuel, King Saul, and King David. (Acts 13:14-22).

Then Paul said, “Of this man's seed hath Yahweh according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Yahshua: When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth Elohim, to you is the word of this salvation sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But Elohim raised him from the dead: And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, Elohim hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Yahshua again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of Elohim, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he, whom Elohim raised again, saw no corruption. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you,” Acts 13:23-41.

Now take notice. Paul says that the prophets (actually the law and the prophets) were read to the Jews every Sabbath day. So many, many of the Jews know the Old Testament Scriptures by heart. They study for so many secrets that are hidden there. They hang on to every chapter, every sentence, every word, every letter, but still are blinded as to the truth about Yahshua.

There are so many among us who study the Scriptures, read the Scriptures, have the Scriptures read and taught to them every Sabbath day, but are in denial as to Who Yahshua really is.

The Apostle John writes, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Yahweh: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of Yahweh: Every spirit that confesseth that Yahshua the Messiah is come in the flesh is of Yahweh: And every spirit that confesseth not that Yahshua the Messiah is come in the flesh is not of Yahweh: and this is that spirit of antimessiah, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world,” 1 Jn. 4:1-3.

Now we know that Christianity has been taken away through deception, and has embraced another Savior, but they do believe that their Jesus was God, while they are still condemned as antimessiah because of their errors.

What about us? Remember that John began this book of First John by declaring that he and the other disciples had handled eternal life. So do you believe that Yahshua is eternal, that He stepped down from eternity into this world in order to do a work that the overall preponderance of the people will not believe even though a man declare it (With proof from the Scriptures) to them, or do you believe that He was created?

We believe that Yahshua is exactly Who the Scriptures declare Him to be. He is Elohim, Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh El, El Shaddai, Melchizedek, Adonai Yahweh (My Sovereign Yahweh), Dabar-Yahweh (Yahweh the Word), Malak-Yahweh (Yahweh the Messenger), Yahweh-Yireh (Yahweh the Provider), Yahweh-Ropheka (Yahweh Who heals), Yahweh-Nissi (Yahweh My Banner), Yahweh-Mekaddishkem (Yahweh Who sanctifies you), Yahweh-Shalom (Yahweh Who sends peace), Yahweh-Tsabaoth, (Yahweh of Hosts), Yahweh-Tsidkenu (Yahweh Our Righteousness), Yahweh-Shammah (Yahweh is There), Yahweh Elyon (Yahweh Most High), Yahweh-Roi (Yahweh My Shepherd), etc., etc. We believe this and declare it.

YAHWEH DOES NOT CHANGE

Don’t the Scriptures say that Yahweh doesn’t change? “For I am Yahweh, I change not,” Mal. 3:6. Now if Yahweh the Father created Yahshua before the beginning, then that makes the Father the Creator and Yahshua the created. So why did He change and make Yahshua the One Who created all things? If He created Yahshua and then turned the job of creating everything else to Him, then He changed. If He doesn’t change, then He would have created Yahshua, and Yahshua would have created the heavens and the earth, and then the heavens and earth would have created everything else (Hey! That’s evolution!).

Didn’t He say He wouldn’t give His glory to another? “For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another,” Isa. 48:11.

The Father couldn’t have given His glory to Yahshua, if Yahshua is just a created being. The heavenly angels are created beings and they have their own glory, but they don’t have the glory of the Father. Only the Father and the Son possess the same glory.

Was Yahshua created, or is He eternal? The Scriptures say that He was, is, and will be eternal life. The Scriptures say that He was, is, and will be immortal. The Scriptures reveal that He was, is, and will be Yahweh. The translation of the name Yahweh is “the Eternal One.” The name Yahweh comes from a verb meaning “to be.” Thus, the name Yahweh also means the One Who exists.

May Yahweh open your eyes to be able to see and understand His majesty, honor and esteem.

 

 

 

 

It is interesting that everyone wants to be of one assembly and one assembly only. That assembly is revealed in Revelation chapter three to be the assembly named Philadelphia. Of course, the chief reason is that there is nothing negative said in Yahshua’s discourse to this group. We all want to think that we are doing well and want all the positives and nothing negative said about us. That’s always reserved for the other guy. One of the things that Yahshua declares is that He is going to have a new name. Another thing He declares is “You have not denied my name.” Does only knowing the pronunciation of his name make us a part of this assembly? What about knowing the name of the Heavenly Father Yahweh? Does knowing the pronunciation of their names automatically include us with this group? What does “denying His name” really mean?

By Jerry Healan

“And to the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my Elohim, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my Elohim, and the name of the city of my Elohim, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my Elohim: and I will write upon him my new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the assemblies,” Rev. 3:7-13.

What is Yahshua’s new name? This is the question that we do desire to answer in this treatise, but let’s address another question first. That question is, “What does the word NAME mean?”

Since the Hebrew language is the language of revelation, let’s explore the Hebrew word for name, and its meaning. The Hebrew word for “name” is shem (*~v). It is defined as, “a primitive word; an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

Notice especially that it is a mark, or memorial of individuality. In other words, one’s name singles out, marks, identifies who that person is. One’s name is associated with his honor, authority, character, etc.

Take at look at the Hebrew characters that compose the word for name. These characters are shin (v) and mem (m). Shin (v) has to do with teeth in pictorial Hebrew. With teeth, we eat, drink, consume, or even destroy. Mem (m) has to do with water in pictorial Hebrew. Water can be chaotic, and uncontrollable, yet it is also necessary for life. Yahshua likened the Holy Spirit to water in John 7:37-39.

When we see a person and we don’t know their name, not knowing their name has to do with chaos. When we learn what that person’s name is, then we know who they are. Thus, knowing a person’s name destroys (v) chaos (m). We can also begin to know what honor, authority, and character is associated with that name.

Let’s set some examples. There are a couple of men who are associated with multiple murders. Who are they? You are in chaos and confusion as to whom I am speaking about until I give you their names. One is John Wayne Gacy, the other is Charles Manson. Chaos and confusion are now removed. I am going to single out two other men who were mass murders and great oppressors. Who are they? You are in chaos and confusion as to who I am speaking of until I give you their names. One is Stalin, the other is Mao. I am thinking of two men were known as the fathers of their countries, who are they? You can guess and your guess may be correct, but you really don’t know until I give you their names. One is George Washington (you probably correctly guessed his name), but who is the other? How about Simon Bolivar. Chaos has been destroyed. You now know their names, honor, authority, character, etc.

Who created the heavens and the earth? Most people are in chaos and confusion as to what His name is. Most people will say God, but they will be wrong and remain in chaos and confusion because the Creator’s name is not God. So many, many of the men who attend Christian Seminaries will learn what His name is, but they are not instructed to focus on the importance of His name, as a matter of fact, to them, His name doesn’t matter. However, His honor, authority, character, etc., is that He is the Great Creator and His name MUST be associated with that honor, authority, character, etc.

Of course, there is chaos and confusion concerning how we should pronounce His name among those who profess to know it. Most of your scholars, books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. will present the pronunciation of His name as Yahweh, but there are many now who contest this pronunciation and prefer Jehovah, Yehowah, Yahveh, Yahvah, Yahuweh, Yahuwah, etc. Who is correct? Probably no one is 100% correct. We are all like little children who seek to speak our Creator’s name, but can’t quite get it out correctly yet.

We, of this assembly, prefer to utilize Yahweh for our own reasons, research, understanding of the Hebrew language, pronunciation, etc. The name of the Creator consists of four Hebrew letters, which alternately serve as consonants and vowels. These letters are hwhy; yod (y), hei (h), waw (w), hei (h).

Both Josephus and Rabbi Arthur Green confess that the name consists of four vowels. Rabbi Green (Seek My Face, Speak My Name) expands this by saying that the vowels, of course, are mere breath. Breath in Hebrew is ruach, which is also translated as spirit. The Savior Yahshua said that Yahweh is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24). We feel that the name would better be rendered as Yaue, or Iaue in the English, but we render it Yahweh for ease of pronunciation only.

CREATOR

Yahweh, of course, is the Creator of all things. This is one of the titles, the honor, authority, character that is associated with His name. But how… in what way is it revealed that He created the heavens and the earth? “Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together,” Isa. 48:12-13.

While unbelieving men (scientists, professors, leaders, etc.) are on a campaign to disprove these words through the doctrines of evolution, they will worry themselves silly, spend much of our tax money, and never be able to accomplish this impossible task.

Let us reveal Yahweh’s right hand…His right and holy arm. Isaiah writes, “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of Yahweh revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of Elohim, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Yahweh hath laid on him the iniquity of us all,” Isa. 53:1-6.

The Apostle John reveals this Arm of Yahweh in conjunction with Isaiah, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. 30 Yahshua answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die. 34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Messiah abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 35 Then Yahshua said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Yahshua, and departed, and did hide himself from them. 37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Yahweh, who hath believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of Yahweh been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. 42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of Elohim,” Jn. 12:27-43.

Yes! Absolutely! Who is able to truly believe this report? Yahshua is the right hand and arm of Yahweh by Whom He laid the foundation of the earth and spanned the heavens! The Scriptures confirm this, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yahweh, and the Word was Yahweh. 2 The same was in the beginning with Yahweh. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made…He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth,” Jn. 1:1-3, 10, 14.

The Apostle Paul writes, “For we are his workmanship, created in the Messiah Yahshua unto good works, which Yahweh hath before ordained that we should walk in them…And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in Yahweh, who created all things by Yahshua the Messiah: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the assembly the manifold wisdom of Yahweh, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in the Messiah Yahshua our Sovereign,” Eph. 2:20; 3:9-11.

Notice that! We are created in the Messiah Yahshua by the Father Who Created all things through Yahshua the Messiah! Yahweh does not change (Mal. 3:6)! Neither does Yahshua, “Yahshua the Messiah the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever,” Heb. 13:8. Yahweh created all things through Him, and is still in the process of creating a new heavens and earth through Him!

The book of Hebrews also confirms the truth that all things were created by Yahshua, “Elohim, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high,” Heb. 1:1-3.

Yahshua is the express image (character) of the Father. He is the One through Whom the Father made the worlds or ages, as the Greek word for worlds is aionas. Notice also that when He had accomplished His mission that the Father sent Him to do, He sat down on His right hand!

These things must be known and taught by the assembly as is revealed by Paul in the book of Ephesians as reported above! These are the things, the honor, authority, character, that are associated with His name. To deny them is to deny His name!

THE WORD OF YAHWEH

We have always known that the name Yahweh applies not only to the Father, but to the Son. We know, for instance, that Yahshua declared that He came to reveal the Father because no one had seen Him nor heard His voice, “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape,” Jn. 5:37.

John is also inspired to record, “No man hath seen Yahweh at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him,” Jn. 1:18.

The Apostle Paul is inspired to write, “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise Elohim, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen,” 1 Tim. 1:17.

Again, John writes, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of Yahweh; and every one that loveth is born of Yahweh, and knoweth Yahweh. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not Yahweh; for Yahweh is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of Yahweh toward us, because that Yahweh sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved Yahweh, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if Yahweh so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen Yahweh at any time. If we love one another, Yahweh dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us,” 1 Jn. 4:8-12.

But we can go back to the book of Deuteronomy and read, “These words Yahweh spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me. 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; 24 And ye said, Behold, Yahweh our Elohim hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that Elohim doth talk with man, and he liveth,” Dt. 5:22-24.

The Scriptures record that Yahweh appeared to Abram, “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the El Shaddai; walk before me, and be thou perfect,” Gen. 17:1.

Yahweh appeared to Him again in the plains of Mamre, “And Yahweh appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3 And said, Adonai, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said,” Gen. 18:1-6.

There are other instances too many to mention. What does this all mean? We have so many instances in the Old Testament where it says that Yahweh appeared to people, spoke to people, etc., and yet, in the New Testament we find that no one has seen Yahweh at any time, neither heard His voice. The answer is that no one has seen the image, nor heard the voice of the Father Yahweh, but they have had a great deal of contact with One named “the Word of Yahweh” or in the Hebrew, hwhy-rbd (Dabar-Yahweh).

The Word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh/hwhy-rbd) appeared to so many, especially the prophets. The interesting thing about the Hebrew word for word, which is dabar (rbd), is that the Pictorial Hebrew perfectly describes the relationship of Yahshua and the Father to us. Dabar is made up of the dalet (d), beit (b), and resh (r). In Pictorial Hebrew, the dalet (d) is a door, the beit (b) is a house, tent, temple, family, and the resh (r) is a head.

Yahshua is the Word (dabr/dbr/Jn. 1:1-14) , therefore, He is the door to the head of the house, tent, temple, family. Yahshua, Himself, declared, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spake Yahshua unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then said Yahshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep,” Jn. 10:1-15.

This was a parable. There are three key items in this parable that pertain to Yahshua, 1) The Door, 2) the Porter, and 3) the Shepherd. Didn’t He tell the Philadelphian Assembly that He had the Key of David so that He could open and no man can close, and He can close and no man can open? Doesn’t a key fit into the lock of a door? Doesn’t this make Him the Porter; the One Who opens and closes?

Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh/hwhy-rbd). He is the Door to the head of the house, the tent, the temple, the family, which is the Father Yahweh. When the Word of Yahweh appeared to men of old, they knew that He was Yahweh. This means that Yahshua is Yahweh as much as the Father is Yahweh. But Yahshua, as the Word of Yahweh, is the One Who always appeared to people, and performed the marvelous works of old. The Father has always remained in the holy of holies of heaven. No one has ever seen His image, or heard His voice. Yahshua has always been the one to reveal Him ever so slightly at first, but when He descended from heaven to do the work of grace, salvation, redemption, atonement, etc., He revealed the Father in a capacity that no one had ever understood before. That capacity is the greatest love that has ever been known.

The book of Revelation also reveals Yahshua as the Word of Yahweh, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of Yahweh (hwhy-rbd). 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of El Shaddai. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND SOVEREIGN OF SOVEREIGNS,” Rev. 19:11-16.

The Word of Yahweh is another honor, authority, character, name (shem/~v) that belongs to Yahshua. For those who can understand and receive this, let them understand it, receive it, and rejoice. For those who cannot understand and receive this, let them not understand, nor receive it.

THE PIERCED ONE

Zechariah is inspired to write, “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn,” 12:10.

Who is able to pour out the spirit of grace and supplications? Isn’t it Yahweh? Yes! He is the only One! But what does it say? “They shall look upon ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED!”

How is the Spirit of Grace poured out? What act took place that caused the Holy Spirit to be poured out? Wasn’t it after Yahshua suffered, died, was resurrected, and ascended into heaven? Didn’t Yahweh pour the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Grace upon His disciples on the day of Pentecost? (Acts 2)

Psalms 22 is a Messianic psalm; a psalm about the Messiah and His suffering. It declares, “My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet,” vv. 15-16.

Yahshua is the One Who was crucified having his hands and feet pierced with nails (Mat. 27:35; Mk. 15:24; Lk. 23:33; Jn. 19:23). They also stabbed or pierced His side (Jn. 19:34). The Apostle John even refers to Zechariah concerning the piercing, “For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. 37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced,” Jn. 37:36-37.

The Apostle Thomas was not with the other disciples and had not seen the resurrected Messiah, therefore no matter who and how many told him that they had seen Him, he wouldn’t believe (Jn. 20:24-25). Later, Yahshua appeared again, “And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Yahshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing,” Jn. 20:26-27.

What did Thomas declare? “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Master and my Elohim,” v. 28. Did Thomas blaspheme because he called Him his Elohim? The Pharisees certainly attempted to stone Yahshua a time or two when they accused Him of blaspheming because He made Himself equal to Elohim. (Jn. 5:18, 10:33)

The name Yahweh itself describes the piercing, believe it or not. The name Yahweh is hwhy in the Hebrew. The letters are also pictures. The first letter is the yod (y), which is a picture of a hand and arm (I in Pictorial Hebrew). The hei (h) means to reveal, behold, look! It looks like this (e) in Pictorial Hebrew. Doesn’t it look like someone who is trying to get other’s attention? The waw (w) is a nail, or tent peg in Pictorial Hebrew (f). Thus, we would get the idea of hand, behold, nail, behold, or behold the hand, behold the nail.

His name, before His human birth, was Yahweh, the Creator of all things! His own name declares His honor, authority, character. He is the One Who would be pierced! How does this name apply to the Father? Yahshua is His right hand and holy arm. Yahshua, the Father’s right hand and holy arm would be pierced!

For those who can understand and receive this, let them understand, receive it, and rejoice! For those who can’t understand, and receive this, let them not understand, nor receive it.

YAHSHUA’S NAME

Israel was taken out of Egypt and placed in the land of Canaan so they could be a holy people, a kingdom of priests, “In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 3 And Moses went up unto Elohim, and Yahweh called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel,” Ex. 19:1-6.

If they were to be a kingdom of priests, then this means that they were to rule as both kings and priests.

But Israel failed to live up to the standards set before them because they turned to be like the other nations around them and served their gods. Yahweh declared, “Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Yahweh; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown. 3 Israel was holiness unto Yahweh, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith Yahweh. 4 Hear ye the word of the Yahweh, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: 5 Thus saith Yahweh, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? 6 Neither said they, Where is Yahweh that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt? 7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. 8 The priests said not, Where is Yahweh? And they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. 9 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith Yahweh, and with your children's children will I plead. 10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing. 11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. 12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Yahweh. 13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water,” Jer. 2:1-13.

Again, it is declared, “O Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the fountain of living waters,” Jer. 17:13.

The Psalmist declared, “Thy mercy, O Yahweh, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Yahweh, thou preservest man and beast. 7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O Elohim! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light,” Psa. 36:5-9.

Yahweh is the fountain of living waters, the fountain of life.

Yahshua began His ministry during a Passover season when He went to Jerusalem and cleansed the temple (Jn. 2:13-25).

After the Passover season, He and His disciples traveled back home, “Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Yahshua therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Yahshua saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Yahshua answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of Elohim, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Yahshua answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life,” Jn. 4:5-14.

The Greek word for “well” is pege, and also can be translated as fountain. Water is drawn from a well, but it springs from a fountain. The translators should have translated it as fountain. But here was Yahshua declaring that He was the fountain of living waters, and He had the power to cause others to receive everlasting life through that water, and that they also would become a fountain of living waters.

On the last great day of the feast of Tabernacles Yahshua stood up and proclaimed, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Yahshua was not yet glorified.),” Jn. 7:37-39.

Yahshua had to be lifted up and glorified before this living water (the Holy Spirit) could be received by anyone else.

After His crucifixion and resurrection, He ascended into heaven and on the day of Pentecost, He poured the Holy Spirit (living waters) upon His disciples and all who believed in Him, repented and were baptized in His saving name. (Acts 2 & 3)

Now, let’s look at His name in the Hebrew as the letters tell the story. Yahshua’s name in Hebrew is [vwhy. In the Pictorial Hebrew it is osfei. The yod (i) is a hand/arm, the hei (e) means to reveal, behold, look, etc., the waw (f) is a nail, or tent peg, the shin (s) is teeth, and the ayin (o) is an eye, well, or fountain. We eat and drink (consume) with and through our teeth. The meaning, therefore, is that once the nail has pierced the hand/arm (fei), we (the believers, and followers) can drink (shin/s) of the fountain (o) of living waters.

The name Yahshua means “the salvation of Yahweh,” or “Yahweh the Savior.” This is the character, honor, authority, etc., associated with His name (shem/~v)! For those who can receive this, let them receive it and rejoice! For those who can’t receive this, let then not receive it, deny, and mourn!

THE COVENANT

Yahweh called Israel out of Egypt into the wilderness to make a covenant with them. That covenant was based on the ten commandments. Yahweh descended upon the mount and spoke the ten commandments to the people (Ex. 20). He later had Moses ascend the mount to receive the covenant written on tables of stone, “And Yahweh said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them,” Ex. 24:12.

These tables were also called tables of testimony or witness, “And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of Elohim,” Ex. 31:18.

When Moses descended from the mount with the tables of the testimony in his hands and saw what the children of Israel were doing, he cast the tables down and broke them, “And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount,” Ex. 32:19.

The Scriptures are written in types, parables, etc. This meant that the covenant had already been broken and would have to be renewed.

When Moses got everything back in order, Yahweh told him to make two more tables and to ascend the mount once again, “And Yahweh said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest. 2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount. 3 And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. 4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as Yahweh had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone,” Ex. 34:1-4.

This time Moses hewed out the tables, and Yahweh again wrote on the tables of testimony (witness) with His own finger, “And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments,” Ex. 34:28.

Most people do not understand, or refuse to understand that Yahweh’s primary covenant is the ten commandments. This is confirmed in the book of Deuteronomy, “And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone,” Dt. 4:13. “And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and Yahweh gave them unto me,” Dt. 10:4.

THE BROKEN COVENANT

The Psalmist declares, “My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness,” Psa. 119:172.

Moses told the Israelites, “When thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Yahweh our Elohim hath commanded you? 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: 22 And Yahweh shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: 23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. 24 And Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our Elohim, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahweh our Elohim, as he hath commanded us,” Dt. 6:20-25.

This is so true, but once the covenant was broken, it would have to be renewed, and it was renewed time, and time, and time again. All one has to do is read the books from judges to 2 Chronicles, as well as the prophets, to discover that Israel continually fell away during the period of the judges, and Yahweh would sell them to other peoples for correction until they would come to their senses. Then came the kings and while David and Solomon were two of the greatest kings, Solomon in all of his glory and greatness fell away to the worship of the gods of his wives and the story flow continues with a series of good kings and evil kings until Yahweh had to cast them out of the land for their disobedience.

Paul witnesses, “Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to Yahweh for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of Yahweh, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of Yahweh's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of Yahweh,” Ro. 10:1-3.

Israel made a covenant with Yahweh that they would obey and do all that Yahweh had commanded them (Ex. 19:7, 24:3-7). Yet, they failed to maintain their part of the covenant. Why!?

David and Job answer the riddle. David reveals, “Have mercy upon me, O Elohim, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me,” Psa. 51:1-5.

Job decrees, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. 2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. 3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee? 4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one,” 14:1-4.

Isaiah is inspired to proclaim, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away,” Isa. 64:6.

This means that all of our own attempts to keep the commandments under our own strength and power, the strength and power of the flesh, is nothing more than filthy rags.

The Apostle Paul also reveals that there is a law of sin in the flesh, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of Yahweh after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members,” Ro. 7:14-23.

We have no ability, of our own selves, to perfectly fulfill Yahweh’s covenant, His ten commandments. We who are unclean through sin in the flesh, have no ability to make ourselves clean. The Prophet Jeremiah declares, “Thus saith Yahweh; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Yahweh. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in Yahweh, and whose hope Yahweh is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jer. 17:9.

Only Yahweh has the power to cleanse us through the shed blood of His only begotten Son Yahshua the Messiah. Only Yahweh has the power to bring cleanness out of the unclean!

Paul reveals that even when we repent, are baptized in the saving name of Yahshua, and receive the Holy Spirit, we still have a struggle because of this law of sin in the flesh (Ro. 7, Gal. 5).

THE HELPLESSNESS OF THE TORAH

The book of Hebrews declares that the Torah was only a shadow, “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect,” Heb. 10:1.

Please note that the term “the law” would actually be translated from the Hebrew as HaTorah (that is Ha [the] – Torah [law]).

Paul writes, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law (HaTorah), but by the faith of Yahshua the Messiah, even we have believed in Yahshua the Messiah, that we might be justified by the faith of the Messiah, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by the Messiah, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore the Messiah the minister of sin? Yahweh forbid. 18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto Yahweh. 20 I am crucified with the Messiah: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but the Messiah liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of Elohim, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of Yahweh: for if righteousness come by the law, then the Messiah is dead in vain,” Gal. 2:16-21.

He continues to write, “Is the law (HaTorah) then against the promises of Yahweh? Yahweh forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Yahshua the Messiah might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto the Messiah, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26 For ye are all the children of Elohim by faith in the Messiah Yahshua. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into the Messiah have put on the Messiah. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in the Messiah Yahshua. 29 And if ye be the Messiah's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Gal. 3:21-29.

Furthermore, Moses placed the tables of testimony, the tables of the covenant inside the ark of the covenant, and then put the mercy seat over it, “And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark: 21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as Yahweh commanded Moses,” Ex. 40-20-21…. “At that time Yahweh said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand. 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and Yahweh gave them unto me. 5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as Yahweh commanded me,” Dt. 10:1-5.

The law, the Torah was given to reveal to us our own helplessness in fulfilling the law, the Torah, which would, in turn, lead us to One greater than ourselves, the Messiah, “For the Messiah is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Ro. 10:4.

THE NEW COVENANT

Paul warns, “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband,” Gal. 4:21-27.

Do you not understand? There are two covenants! There is the covenant of Moses, and there is the covenant of Yahshua! The covenant of Moses was doomed to failure no matter how many times it may have been renewed because it was based on two promises, Yahweh’s, Who is faithful, and man’s, who is always unfaithful.

What does Yahweh declare concerning the New Covenant? “Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahweh: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more,” Jer. 31:31-34.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 is repeated in the book of Hebrews to show that the covenant of Moses failed because of them (Israel), “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,” Heb. 8:6-8.

You see, Moses placed the tables of the covenant, the tables with the ten commandments written upon them, into the ark of the covenant, covering it with the mercy seat to reveal to us that the only One Who had power over the law was Yahweh Himself. The mercy seat was placed over the tables because Yahweh would have to administer mercy to His people above all because He knew that they would fail.

Paul reveals, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before Yahweh. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of Yahweh without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of Yahweh which is by faith of Yahshua the Messiah unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Yahweh; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in the Messiah Yahshua: 25 Whom Yahweh hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of Yahweh; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Yahshua,” Ro. 3:19-26.

He also records, “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of the Messiah; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Yahshua the Messiah, unto the glory and praise of God,” Phil. 1:9-11.

Again, he writes, “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Master. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3 For we are the circumcision, which worship Yahweh in the spirit, and rejoice in the Messiah Yahshua, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for the Messiah. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of the Messiah Yahshua my Master: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win the Messiah, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of the Messiah, the righteousness which is of Yahweh by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead,” Phil. 3:1-11.

In Titus we read, “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of Yahweh our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Yahshua the Messiah our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life,” Titus 3:3-7.

MY NEW NAME

So now, having all these facts put together, what is Yahshua’s new name? Jeremiah reveals it, “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Yahweh. 2 Therefore thus saith Adonai Yahweh of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith Yahweh. 3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith Yahweh. 5 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that they shall no more say, Yahweh liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 8 But, Yahweh liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land,” Jer. 23:1-8.

The name here in the Hebrew is YAHWEH TSIDQENUW!

Yahshua is the One Who wrote the commandments on the tables of stone with His own finger! He is the One Who gave these righteous commandments to Moses and Israel! But the record shows that Israel was not faithful, therefore Yahweh, Himself, will write His laws on our hearts and minds through Yahshua and the Holy Spirit that is given by Him.

Ezekiel witnesses that the whole house of Israel, both Judah and Israel will be resurrected from their graves sometime in the future. Yahweh will then make His own Spirit available to them and they will then walk in accordance with His word. This is found in Ezekiel chapter 37. These all died not knowing Yahshua or Who He was, is, and will be. They thought that they had lost out on their inheritance (v.11). But Yahweh is faithful to His word that He promised to the fathers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Israel.

Yahshua’s new name that He will be known by is YAHWEH TSIDKENUW, Yahweh our righteousness!

This will also be the name of the city of Jerusalem, “Moreover the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 2 Thus saith Yahweh the maker thereof, Yahweh that formed it, to establish it; Yawheh is his name; 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. 4 For thus saith Yawheh, the Elohim of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword; 5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city. 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. 8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. 9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it. 10 Thus saith Yahweh; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast, 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise Yahweh of hosts: for Yahweh is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of Yawheh. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith Yahweh. 12 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith Yahweh. 14 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, Yahweh our righteousness,” Jer. 33:1-16.

That is Yahweh Tsidqenuw!

This is Yahshua’s new name, His new authority, character, and honor!

You see, in Genesis chapter one, only the Hebrew word Elohim is utilized, but Yahweh Elohim appears in chapter two. He is spoken of as Yahweh El-Elyon in Gen. 14:22. He is revealed as Dabar-Yahweh (the Word of Yahweh) in Gen. 15:1. In Genesis 15:8 he is addressed as Adonai Yahweh by Abram. In Genesis 16:7 He is Malak Yahweh (the Angel of Yahweh). In Genesis 21:33 He is revealed as Yahweh El Olam. In Genesis 22:14 He becomes Yahweh Yireh (Yahweh Who Provides). In Gen. 24:48 He is Eth-Yahweh Elohi. The Eth, has to do with the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the Aleph (a), and Tau (t). In Ex. 15:3 He is called Yahweh Iysh Milchamah (Yahweh a man of war). In Ex. 15:26 He is revealed as Yahweh Rapha (Yahweh Who Heals). In Ex. 17:15 He is revealed as Yahweh Nissi (Yahweh my Banner). He is Yahweh Sabaoth (Yahweh of Hosts), He became Yahshua (Yahweh our Savior). There are many more titles that go with His wondrous name.

All praise be to Him and our wondrous Father! Let him who can receive this, receive it and rejoice, and he who can’t receive it, receive it not.

 

 

 

Controversy rages as to the correct pronunciation of the name of the Creator. Can we prove which is correct? Or at least get to the closest form?

The most accepted and traditional pronunciation of the name of the Heavenly Father is "Jehovah." But is that the proper and correct way to pronounce His name and does it matter?

Let's take the last question first. How many of us have had our own name misspelled or mispronounced? I know that I have many, many times. People get very technical and touchy over the correct pronunciation of their names. I must admit that it gets to be aggravating when people misspell my name or mispronounce it. How about you?

Does it matter when a check is written or a deed to some type of property (e.g. house, car, etc.) whether the name is correct or not? If the name appears incorrectly on such items then you must first sign it incorrectly and then sign your proper name or initial it. Some won’t even allow this unless they personally know and trust you.

The point is that it is very important to us and to the system of legality that people get our names correct. If it is so important to us, then what about the name of the most important Being in existence? What about the name of our Great Creator? Shouldn't His name be very important not only to Him, but also to us? Once we think of it in these terms, doesn't it go without saying that His name is very important?

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia has this to say about the significance of names in the Scriptures, "In many places throughout the OT šem (Hebrew for name) serves no greater purpose than to identify some person, place, or thing, and to distinguish this one from other persons, places, or things. But it would be quite incorrect to say that in the OT a name was just an identity tag and no more. There, as in other ancient literature, the name of a person most of the time revealed his character, his personality, even his destiny. In fact, a person's name was often considered to be but an expression, indeed a revelation, of his true nature, as the many popular etymological explanations of names given to people in the OT makes clear.

Because a person's name is so closely related to what he is, šem comes also to mean `fame,' `renown,' `reputation.' For one's reputation, the name one makes for oneself, is but an extension of what that person is." (Vol. 3, p. 481.)

If names were important to people, places and things, then the name of the Creator had to have much more intrinsic value and importance.

WHENCE COMES JEHOVAH?

The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon has this to say about the name Jehovah, "The pronunciation Jehovah was unknown until 1520, when it was introduced by Galatinus; but it was contested by Le Mercier, J. Drusius, and L. Capellus, as against grammatical and historical propriety." (p. 218.)

Professor Anson F. Rainey of Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, says, "The Anglicized form, Jehovah, is a `ghost word' based on four consonants YHWH, with the vowels of another word, adonai, meaning, `my Lord.' The Hebrew scribes of the Middle Ages put those vowels in to remind the reader to say adonai rather than pronounce the sacred Name. But in the first syllable, they nevertheless put in an e rather than an a so as not to cause anyone to see the syllable ya- and inadvertently blurt out the sacred Name!" (Biblical Archeology Review, 1985).

"The English form `Jehovah' arose by a latinized combination of the four consonants (YHWH) with the vowel points that the Masoretes used to show that they meant the reader to say `Adonai' when reading the tetragrammaton. That is, they left the consonants for `Yahweh' in the text but put with them the vowels for `Adonai' — a, o, a. Though the older English versions sometimes used this hybrid form with compound names (such as `Jehovah-Jireh' [Gen. 22:14]), usually the divine name has been rendered by `the LORD,' following the ancient Greek translations of the OT, which commonly rendered Yahweh by kýrios." (ISBE, Vol. 2, p. 507.)

The Encyclopedia Britannica, 14th Edition, Vol. 12 admits, "The pronunciation `Jehovah' is an error resulting among Christians from combining the consonants Yhwh (Jhvh) with the vowels of `Adhonay, `Lord,' which the Jews in reading the Scriptures substituted for the sacred name, commonly called the tetragrammaton as containing four consonants. It is first found in manuscripts of Martini's Pugio Fidei (1278), belonging to the 14th century; and Galatinus (1518) is found arguing against abbreviating it to `Jova,' on the analogy of the Latin Jovis (as proved by G. F. Moore)." (p. 995.)

Look at the various descriptions for the name Jehovah to wit, an error, a ghost word, a hybrid, an unknown, etc. Doesn't that send up a warning flag that something is wrong with that pronunciation?

THE GREAT ERROR

One of the major problems with the whole controversy and concept that those who use the names Jehovah or Yahweh fall prey to is that they are calling the tetragrammaton (the four Hebrew letters that make up the name) consonants. There are two men who set the record straight concerning this, Josephus and Rabbi Arthur Green.

Josephus writes concerning the high priest entering the holy of holies on the Day of Atonement, "A mitre also of fine linen encompassed his head, which was tied by a blue riband, about which there was another golden crown, in which was engraven the sacred name [of God:] it consists of four vowels," (The Works of Josephus, Book v., Chapter v., p. 556.)

Rabbi Green says, "I further betray my faith by the use of the English word `God,' rooted as it is in old Germanic paganism. I struggle with ways to replace this term in English but come up empty-handed. By `God,' of course, I mean Y-H-W-H, the One of all being. This name of God is the starting point of all Jewish theology. It is to be read as an impossible construction of the verb `to be.' HaYaH—that which was— HoWeH—that which is—and YiHYeH—that which will be—are here all forced together in a grammatically impossible conflation. Y-H-W-H is a verb that has been artificially arrested in motion and made to function as a noun. As soon as you try to grab hold of such a noun, it runs away from you and becomes a verb again. `Thought does not grasp you at all,' as the wise have always known. Y-H-W-H as noun can be the bearer of predicates, but those too become elusive as soon as the verbal quality of the divine name reasserts itself. Try to say anything definitional about Y-H-W-H and it dashes off and becomes a verb again. This elusiveness is underscored by the fact that all the letters that make up this name serve in ancient Hebrew interchangeably as consonants and as vowels. Really they are mere vowels, mere breath. There is nothing hard or defined in their sound. The name of that which is most eternal and unchanging in the universe is also that which is wiped away as readily as a passing breath." (Seek My Face, Speak My Name, p. 18.)

Look at the wondrous glory of Yahweh's name! He has taken the most versatile letters of the Hebrew alphabet because they serve as both consonants and vowels, yet in their weakest state, as vowels, to make up His name. It is a name of power for it carries with it the energy of action as a verb, and the glory of the nominative in the proper noun. In other words Yahweh's name has all of the attributes of a sentence, noun and verb, subject and predicate all wrapped up into one!

Men have been taking the vowels YHWH and adding more vowels to them thereby elongating the name and making something out of it that it is not (Jehovah, Yehovah, Iehovae, Iehova, Yahuwah, etc.).

A better and more simplified way of looking at the name in the form of vowels in the English would be IAUE or YAUE (pronounced Yahweh). We would prefer to utilize only these four letters, but so many people become confused and don’t understand how to pronounce IAUE or YAUE, so we continue to utilize YAHWEH for the present time.

The Oxford English Dictionary even sheds a little more light on the vowel nature of the letters under its definition of the name Jehovah (je-ho' vä), n. [The common European spelling (with j = y and v = w) of Yehowah or Yahowah, the Massoretic form of the Hebrew name previously written without vowels JHVH (YHWH)....

Thus, Peter Galatin didn’t coin the name Jehovah after all, but rather Yehowah. The problem is that the English language looks at the "J" and "V" and not understanding how these letters were pronounced in Latin and German, they instead utilize the hard consonantal "J" and "V" rather than the "Y" and "W."

CONFESSIONS OF THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

The Jehovah's Witnesses have published a booklet entitled The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever. A vowel point system was added to the Hebrew Scriptures in order to retain pronunciation. In regards to the Name, they say this, "When it came to G-d's name, instead of putting the proper vowel signs around it, in most cases they put other vowel signs to remind the reader that he should say `Adho-nai'. From this came the spelling Iehouah, and eventually, Jehovah became the accepted pronunciation of the divine name in English." (p.8).

In the Kingdom Interlinear translation of the Greek Scriptures, we find the following admission on page 23 of the forward, "While inclining to view the pronunciation `Yahweh' as the more correct way, we have retained the form `Jehovah' because of people's familiarity with it since the 14th century. Moreover, it preserves equally with other forms, the four letters of the Tetragrammaton JHVH."

The gravity of the situation is that they admit a more erroneous form of the name (Jehovah) is preferred over the more correct one (Yahweh) simply because of familiarity and custom or tradition.

The Savior warned of clinging to erroneous traditions, "And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of Yahweh, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of Yahweh of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye," Mk. 7:9-13.

The correct pronunciation of the name is Yahweh. Jehovah is an Anglicized, hybridized, ghost word of erroneous tradition. Man, by his own tradition has made the true name "Yahweh," of none effect.

We have given you the truth. It is now your responsibility to uphold it. May Yahweh bless you to do so.

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They just don’t realize it, yet.)
By Johnny R. McCarty

NASA announced Thursday, March 16, 2006 that scientists working with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) have new evidence to support the concept of universe inflation. This concept, first proposed 25 years ago, states that the universe expanded from the size of a marble to its current size in less than a trillion trillionth of a second. The current size is so large that we cannot observe all of it even with the most powerful devices.

Read that again! Scientific proof that the known universe expanded at a rate faster than the laws of physics allow! How can that have happened? As far as is known, the immutable laws of mechanics, physics, thermo-dynamics, and quantum physics all tell us that this is an impossibility. So, what could have possibly happened to cause this phenomenon? What power, what force was at work during the first instance of the creation of the universe?

"In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth," (Genesis 1:1). "By the Word of Yahweh were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathered the waters of the sea like a heap, setting the depths in storehouses. Let all the earth fear Yahweh; let all the people of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was; He commanded, and it stood," (Psalms 33:6-9 MKJV). "By the Word of Yahweh were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth," (Psalms 33:6 MKJV). Here is the Scriptural answer to that question. Yahweh the Almighty performed the miracle of creation! He spoke the universe into being!

Yahweh did not create the universe a vain, empty or chaotic thing. His creation was perfect from the beginning. "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell if you have understanding! Who has set its measurements, if you know? Or who has stretched the line on it? On what are its bases sunk, or who cast its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of Yahweh shouted for joy?" (Job 38:4-7). The creation of the universe caused all the angels and heavenly creatures to shout for joy because the work of Yahweh was so perfect and beautiful! His creation declares His existence and power! "The heavens declare the glory of Yahweh; and the expanse proclaims His handiwork," (Psalms 19:1 MKJV). He alone has the power to transcend the physical laws of the universe He created and even now, maintains.

And by His Word, Yahshua the Messiah, He sustains it. "Yahweh, who at many times and in many ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the word of His power, through Himself cleansing of our sins, sat down on the right of the Majesty on high," (Hebrews 1:1-3). Every second of every day, Yahshua sustains the universe in its present form.

Man has been given the ability and knowledge to study the most fundamental and most monumental things of the universe in which he exists. However, he is so blinded that even when he discovers evidence that only a supremely intelligent being could have created the universe, he fails to recognize it. Soon, however, the blindness will be taken away and he will be forced to acknowledge his Creator.

Praise be to Yahweh that His plan of Salvation will be carried to fulfillment. Yahshua the Messiah will soon return in Power and Glory such as mankind has never seen. He will usher in the Kingdom of Yahweh upon this earth. Every knee shall bow and every mouth acknowledge Him as King and Savior! At that time, the scientist who made the discovery of the events of the first instant of the creation of the universe will truly understand exactly how and Who caused this glorious event.

May His Kingdom come quickly!

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Redemption is such an important and powerful topic. When we look into this topic, an explosion of information takes place. There are so many avenues of exploration that it seems as if redemption becomes a heart with countless blood vessels issuing forth there from. Volumes upon volumes can be written and expounded upon concerning this extremely important topic. Let’s begin our journey into its many, many avenues, although this journey can only be a brief, thumbnail sketch, a small beginning of something that is so much greater than we can ever complete in our brief life span.

By Jerry Healan

The laws of redemption are given by Moses through Yahweh in the book of Leviticus, chapter 25, "The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me. 24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption2 for the land. 25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem2 it, then shall he redeem2 that which his brother sold. 26 And if the man have none to redeem2 it, and himself be able to redeem2 it; 27 Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession. 28 But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of jubile: and in the jubile it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession," vv. 23-28.

We find in the above scriptures that an owner of land, if he became poor and destitute, he could sell all or a portion of it in order to sustain himself and his family. But this sale of the land would be more like a lease in our day. According to these scriptures, if the one who sold the land desires to redeem it or buy back the sale or lease, if he is unable to do so, he may go to a brother or kinsman (close relative) to buy it back. However, if none of his kinsmen are able or willing to help him, the land returns to him or his family at the occurrence of the jubilee year. Thus, we find that the jubilee year is the year of redemption of the land, which restores it to its rightful owners.

The law concerning houses was a different matter, however. Moses writes, "And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem2 it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem2 it. 30 And if it be not redeemed2 within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be established for ever to him that bought it throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the jubile. 31 But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed2, and they shall go out in the jubilee," Lev. 25:29-31.

The walled city was treated differently from un-walled cities or houses in the open field. But when it came to the cities of the Levites, there was a different requirement, "Notwithstand-ing the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem2 at any time. 33 And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel," vv. 32-33.

SLAVERY

One thing that is very odious to our people is the term slave or slavery. However, Yahweh, in sending Adam forth to seek his own way from the garden of Eden, knew that some would seek to enslave others. Israel became slaves to the Egyptians, but Yahweh delivered them from the house of bondage at His own chosen time. But the nations, as well as Israel, still continued the practice of slavery.

Moses writes concerning slavery, "And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family: 48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed2 again; one of his brethren may redeem2 him: 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem2 him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem2 him; or if he be able, he may redeem2 himself. 50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him. 51 If there be yet many years behind, according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption2 out of the money that he was bought for. 52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubile, then he shall count with him, and according unto his years shall he give him again the price of his redemption2. 53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight. 54 And if he be not redeemed2 in these years, then he shall go out in the year of jubile, both he, and his children with him. 55 For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your Elohim," Lev. 25:47-55.

We find in the above two sections that the land can be redeemed by man and also that one could be redeemed from slavery by man. But the redeemer had to be either the man, himself, or a near kinsman as the terms "ga’al" and "geullah" suggest. (See definitions provided below.)

YAHWEH’S WIFE

Israel was Yahweh’s wife via the covenant that they made with Him in the wilderness (Ex. 19 ― 24). However, Israel was unfaithful to that covenant, was divorced and destroyed, "Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith Yahweh; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith Yahweh, and I will not keep anger for ever. 13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against Yahweh thy Elohim, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith Yahweh. 14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith Yahweh; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: 15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding," Jer. 3:12-15.

"O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. 5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. 6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt offerings. 7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me," Hos. 6:4-7.

Notice that it says that He has "hewed them by the prophets." Isn’t that what John the Baptist was declaring? "And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire," Mt. 3:10.

Isaiah writes, "Thus saith Yahweh, ‘Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away," 50:1.

Yahweh had recorded in His own law, "When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house," Dt. 24:1.

The Hebrew word from whence "uncleanness" is translated is "ervah." It is defined as; from 6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish). (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance) Israel was committing adultery and whoredom against Yahweh which is definitely "uncleanness!" "And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. 9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. 10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith Yahweh," Jer. 3:8-10.

Hosea writes, "Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. 2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts; 3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst. 4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms," Hos. 2:1-4.

Finally, Jeremiah is inspired to declare, "Then said Yahweh unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth. 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith Yahweh; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. 3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith Yahweh: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. 4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. 5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest? 6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith Yahweh, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting," Jer. 15:1-6.

Thus, in accordance with His own law, statutes and judgments made with Israel, He found uncleanness in Israel, His wife, gave her a bill of divorcement, and sent her away. Both Israel and Judah transgressed and sinned against Yahweh so greatly that they not only had to be cast out of His sight, but they were destroyed.

THE INJURY OF ADAM

Hosea 6:7 declares, "But they (Israel) like men have transgressed the covenant…" The word "men" is translated from the Hebrew word "Adam!" Adam was the first man. Yahweh made His covenant with Adam, but Adam transgressed that covenant, took of the forbidden fruit and brought death upon himself and his posterity, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned," Ro. 5:12.

The Apostle Paul stresses this time and time again, "For since by man (Adam) came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in the Messiah shall all be made alive," 1 Cor. 15:21-22.

It was Adam’s sin that caused a law of sin, corruption and death to be passed upon all men, all sons of Adam, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of Elohim," Ro. 3:23. Paul reveals that there is a law of sin in the flesh, "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of Yahweh after the inward man: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Ro. 7:21-24.

Adam was the first man. It was through him that all men receive their physical inheritance. Our inheritance through Adam is sin, corruption and death. Again, Paul writes, "For the love of the Messiah constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead," 1 Cor. 5:14.

Solomon, in his wisdom, declared, "For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not," Eccl. 7:20.

The book of Proverbs has this to say, "Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?" Prov. 20:6. How true this is! So many go about thinking that they are OK, that they are good, or righteous, it’s everyone else who has the problem. But the Scriptures reveal that we have a law of sin in the flesh and even when we want to do good and right, we fail (read Ro. 7:14-25).

Verse 9 of Proverbs 20 asks, "Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?" In this same vein, one of the psalmists asks, "If thou, Yahweh, shouldest mark iniquities, O Yahweh, who shall stand?" Psa. 130:3.

David cried out, "Have mercy upon me, O Elohim, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me," Psa. 51:1-5.

Again, he pleaded, "Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts," Psa. 119:134. This statement that David made in Psalms 119 here is rather obscured by the English language. David is asking Yahweh to deliver him from the INJURY OF ADAM! The injury of Adam is that we are all born, live and die in sin. It is clear from the Scriptures that man has no power to cleanse himself from his sin, the power of corruption and death.

WHO CAN REDEEM!?

The Psalmist declares, "Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: 2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together. 3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about? 6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; 7 None of them can by any means redeem1 his brother, nor give to Elohim a ransom1 for him: 8 (For the redemption1 of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) 9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption. 10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. 11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. 12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. 13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. 14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. 15 But Elohim will redeem1 my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. 16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; 17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. 18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. 19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light. 20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish," Psa. 49:1-20.

What is this Psalm saying? It is saying that no man, no son of Adam, no matter the power and wealth that he possesses, can redeem his brother from the grave. The powerful and wealthy, themselves, think that they will live forever, but the price of their own redemption is so precious that they simply have no power to redeem themselves from the grave and the corruption that comes with it. Only Elohim has the power to redeem from the grave!

We find this statement in the book of Job, "Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. 19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength," 36:18-19.

We cannot be redeemed from our sins, our corruption, our death and the grave by corruptible things such as silver, gold and the power of man, "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers," 1 Pet. 17-18.

Another psalmist asks, "What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?" Psa. 89:48.

Yahshua asked, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Mt. 16:26.

Yes, what man lives and shall not see death? Who has the power and wealth to save himself from death and the grave? Even though a man might gain possession of the earth and everything that is in it, the price of his redemption is so much more costly and precious than the whole earth and everything in it!

YAHWEH IS THE REDEEMER

David declares, "But Elohim will redeem1 my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me," Psa. 49:15.

The Prophet Hosea is inspired to write, "I (Yahweh) will ransom (padah – redeem1) them (Israel) from the power of the grave; I will redeem2 them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes," Hos. 13:14.

Isaiah is a very powerful prophet with such an important message. Yahweh declares through him, "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith Yahweh, and thy redeemer2, the Holy One of Israel," Isa. 41:14.

Again, he writes, "But now thus saith Yahweh that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed2 thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine…Thus saith Yahweh, your redeemer2, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships," Isa. 43:1, 14.

Again, he writes, "Thus saith Yahweh the King of Israel, and his redeemer2 Yahweh of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no Elohim…Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. 22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed2 thee. 23 Sing, O ye heavens; for Yahweh hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for Yahweh hath redeemed2 Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel. 24 Thus saith Yahweh, thy redeemer2, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am Yahweh that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself," Isa. 44:6, 21-24.

Time and time and time again Isaiah witnesses that Yahweh is Israel’s Redeemer, "As for our redeemer2, Yahweh of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel…Thus saith Yahweh, thy Redeemer2, the Holy One of Israel; I am Yahweh thy Elohim which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go…Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, Yahweh hath redeemed2 his servant Jacob... Thus saith Yahweh, the Redeemer2 of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of Yahweh that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee…And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I Yahweh am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob…Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed (ga’al = Redeemed2) to pass over? Therefore the redeemed2 of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away…For thus saith Yahweh, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed2 without money…Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for Yahweh hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed2 Jerusalem…For thy Maker is thine husband; Yahweh of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer2 the Holy One of Israel; The Elohim of the whole earth shall he be called," Isa. 47:4; 48:17, 20; 49:7, 26; 51:10-11; 52:3, 9; 54:5. (See also Isa. 54:8; 59:20; 60:16; 62:12; 63:4, 9, 16)

The Prophet Jeremiah witnesses that Yahweh is the Redeemer, "For Yahweh hath redeemed2 Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he…Their Redeemer2 is strong; Yahweh of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon" Jer. 31:11; 50:34.

Finally, the Prophet Micah has this to say, "Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there Yahweh shall redeem2 thee from the hand of thine enemies," 4:10.

All of these prophets witness that Yahweh is the Redeemer of Israel. David and other psalmists witnessed that Yahweh is the Redeemer. There can be no other redeemer. Yahweh is the Redeemer.

THE KINSMAN REDEEMER

The English words redeem, Redeemer, redeemed, ransomed, etc., in the above scriptures are overwhelmingly translated from the Hebrew word "ga’al." Ga’al has to do with the Oriental law of kinship, to wit, a kinsman redeemer!

While Yahweh was Israel’s King, Elohim, etc., He also was their Father and their Husband. It is true that Yahweh was/is Spirit, while Israel was/is flesh. But the apostles witness that Yahshua is our Redeemer, "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of the Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in Elohim, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in Yahweh," 1 Pet. 1:17-21.

"The Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree…But when the fulness of the time was come, Yahweh sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons," Gal. 3:13; 4:4-5.

Paul wrote to Titus, "For the grace of Yahweh that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great Elohim and our Saviour Yahshua the Messiah; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works," 2:11-14.

Since the prophets witness that Yahweh is the Redeemer and the apostles witness that Yahshua is the Redeemer, the only conclusion to which we can come is that Yahshua is Yahweh, not Yahweh the Father, but Yahweh the Word. Thus, the Apostle John witnesses, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2 The same was in the beginning with Elohim. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men….He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. 11 He came to His own, and His own received Him not. 12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of Elohim, even to them that believe on His name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Elohim. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth," Jn. 1:1-4, 110-14.

Let’s understand, Yahshua could not have been a son of Adam through a man. He could be a son of Adam only through the woman. If He were a son of a man through a man, then He would have, through inheritance, had the same law of sin coursing through His body that we have. The Scriptures that proclaim that no man can redeem his brother, nor himself from the power of the grave would have applied to Him as it does to all men. He was conceived by the Heavenly Father Yahweh in the womb of the virgin Miriam through the power of the Holy Spirit. Since His Father was Yahweh the Father, His inheritance was the law of life.

Miriam was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit (Mt. 1:18). Her virginity is not only confirmed by the Matthew account, but in Luke she states, "How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?" 1:34. Yahshua, through the power of the Holy Spirit, was not only conceived in the womb of the virgin Miriam, but he, "…being in the form of Elohim, thought it not robbery to be equal with Elohim: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men…," Phil. 2:6-7. In other words, He emptied Himself of the glory that He had with the Father as Elohim, became a man, became flesh, was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin. (Heb. 4:15)

This was the only way that the costly price of redemption, the ransom of Yahweh’s people, the ransom from the grave could be paid.

CONCLUSION

Yahweh established a law of redemption in order to be able to redeem land that was sold to others, especially strangers, and also to buy or redeem the children who were compelled to sell themselves into slavery. The law of redemption required either the owner of the land or a near kinsman to redeem it and to redeem them from slavery. If they weren’t able to be redeemed, the land and or the people were to be restored at the year of jubilee.

But no man, nor near kinsman could redeem one from the grave and death. The price was too costly. The only One Who could redeem the people from death and the grave was Yahweh. The prophets witnessed that Israel would be redeemed by their Husband Yahweh. The apostles witness that Yahshua was, in fact, the Redeemer. Yahshua was Elohim. He was Yahweh the Word.

In order to redeem His children, His people, His kinsmen, His bride, He had to, by the words of His own law, become flesh (Jn. 1:1-14, Phil. 2:5-8; Ro. 1:1-7; Gal. 4:4; 1 Tim. 3:16).

The book of Hebrews declares, "But we see Yahshua, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of Yahweh should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which Yahweh hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to Elohim, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted," Heb. 2:9-17.

We at Yahweh’s Evangelical Assembly testify to this marvelous truth. If you cannot see and understand these truths, then you simply do not understand the power, majesty and glory of Yahweh. May He bless you to see the truth of the matter.

DEFINITIONS:

Redeem1 = 6299. hdp padah, paw-daw': a primitive root; to sever, i.e. ransom; gener. to release, preserve:--X at all, deliver, X by any means, ransom, (that are to be, let be) redeem(-ed), rescue, X surely. (SEC [Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance])

Redeem2, redeemed2, and Redeemer2 = 1350. lag ga'al, gaw-al': a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative's property, marry his widow, etc.):--X in any wise, X at all, avenger, deliver, (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er), revenger. (SEC)

Redemption1 = 6306. Mwydp pidyowm, pid-yome': or pidyom {pid-yome'}; also pidyown {pid-yone'}; or pidyon {pid-yone'}; from 6299; a ransom; --ransom, that were redeemed, redemption. (SEC)

Redemption2 = 1353. hlag [email protected], gheh-ool-law': feminine passive participle of 1350; redemption (including the right and the object); by implication, relationship:--kindred, redeem, redemption, right. (SEC)

Ransom1 = rpk kopher, ko'-fer: from 3722; properly, a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price:--bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village. (SEC)

3722. rpk kaphar, kaw-far': a primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively, to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel:-- appease, make (an atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile(-liation). (SEC)

Redeem: 1. to buy back 2. to get back; recover, as by paying a fee 3. to pay off (a mortgage or note) j4. a) to convert (paper money) into gold or silver coin or bullion b) to convert (stocks, bonds, etc.) into cash c) to turn in (trading stamps or coupons) for a prize, premium, etc. 5. a) to set free by paying a ransom b) to deliver from sin and its penalties, as by a sacrifice made for the sinner 6. to fulfill (a promise or pledge) 7. a) to make amends or atone for b) to restore (oneself) to favor by making amends c) to make worthwhile; justify ―SYN. See RESCUE (Webster’s New World Dictionary)

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Elder Jerry Healan, hope this note will find you in the best of health and benevolent at all times my beloved friend in Yahweh. Make sure to tell all of the brother’s there that I said Shalom to them. My brother in Yahweh & Yahshua the Hebrew Messiah, thank you, my brother, for the recent magazine. It’s a blessing to all who see the whole truth.

I like the chapter about X-mas. I don’t even like to say that pagan word. There will be a lot of people that will take part in this pagan holy day, but there are also a lot of people that will not be a part of this as well.

My family here is all well. They just miss me some kind of bad. I did go up for parole, all the praises to Yahweh the Most High Creator of this whole universe. I have done over 13-1/2 years now for daytime burglary & grand larceny.

I am truly not the same person that I was many, many years ago. I have been writing to you now for over 11 years.

Well my friend, I just wanted to thank you again for the Yahshua’s Witness Magazine. Please take good care of yourself my friend and brother in Yahweh & Yahshua the Hebrew Messiah. Shalom,
JT/VA

I’m writing to let you know that I truly enjoy the YEA newsletters. They’ve blessed me in the knowledge, wisdom and laws of Yahshua-Yahweh. In fact, they’re the basis of my foundation of faith that I have obtained in the faithfulness of His word. They are priceless and meet my every need, want and desire.
RW/TX

I recently read an article of yours given to me by a member of your worship. I must admit I was terrified to know the extent of deception in the world. In my "limited research" I found that nearly, if not all, days of the week, months of the year, & American holidays (Holy Days) were derived from Pagan beliefs. This probably doesn’t surprise you as much as it did me, because you already knew. Anyway, I was raised on these holidays & thought them to be "good." So it was definitely a shock.
TP/AR

Thank you my friend and Elder Brother Jerry Healan for responding to Mr. Pinkston's Article, and warning the Brethren. You are truly a Great Man of Yahweh, and I pray and thank Yahweh for You.

We love your magazine and newsletter, they are great! Keep on following " The Way ", and again, thank you.
E&GC/KY

Shalom Brethren,

Please keep in mind that it was Yahweh that gave me the understanding and ability to answer this man. I am nothing. I know that you understand this and I do appreciate your accolades, but I just can't let those things go to my head.

Yahweh bless,
Jerry

Great answer to the Yahwist article of John A. Pinkston! Well done!

JF/TX

Dear Brother Healan, or the writer of the May – Aug. 2005 Vol. 9, Issue 2 (The Cult of Yahwehism). I am a Yahwist in Messiah. I have in possession several letters, and posted articles on line, several letters from so-called educated scholars like that (John A. Pinkston) fellow. They are disgusting and offensive. Anyway, I also have much on the Sacred Names defense, but my hat is off to you sir. This is the best article in defense of our Father’s precious name I’ve ever seen. PRAISE YAHWEH!!!
DRW/CA

I was blessed to read another inmate’s copy of the YEA Newsletter, May-Aug. 2005 which contained "An Answer to the Cult of Yahwehism." It was extremely informative and gave me a leg to stand on in regards to my faith/testimony/reason for my belief in the Sacred Name doctrine, etc.
CG/CA

I enjoyed every word of the YEA Newsletter May-August Issue. I’m requesting the free publications entitled "Yahweh Speaks Out Concerning the Importance of His name," and "The Scholars Speak Out Concerning the Importance of Yahweh’s Name."
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I really enjoyed your last Newsletter and the study on the Names. I’m working to show a person that works at Moody College in Chicago how important the Names are and I sent that part of the Newsletter to them to read and study on their own time. You put the study together really well. Thank you for all your help, and for the Newsletters and Magazine. I really enjoy them and also share them with others on our unit.
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I am so very grateful to the family of believers at Yahweh’s Evangelical Assembly. I have a much more accurate understanding of the Scriptures and, of course, a more intimate relationship with our Husband and our Redeemer because of the teaching you make possible.

There have been a few men here who recently came out of the deception of Christianity and Islam…Praise Yahweh! In an attempt to defend one of them I was attacked and beaten. I believe my left eardrum is busted or certainly damaged in some way. I have not yet been to the infirmary to have it checked. To avoid more trouble I must be discreet in how it happened.

Could you please send me some literature so I may share it with those who are turning to Yahweh?

Please remember us convicts in your prayers; that our repentance will not be merely superficial but deeply heartfelt and abiding. We are so heavily entrenched in lawlessness. It truly takes a mighty move of the Set-Apart Spirit to tear our hearts and cause the necessary love for our Redeemer to sustain us.
MD/TX

Please send me one more year subscription of your "Yahshua’s Witness Magazine" and "YEA Newsletter." I really learn a lot from them both and consider it a blessing from Yahweh to receive them.

I am locked up in T.D.C. Prison and have no funds right now, but when I get out in Jan. 2007, I will give my tithe as dew.

Thank you for all your spiritual help and may Yahweh bless you with all of your needs in Yahshua HaMashiach’s Name. HalleluYah!
RS/TX

I would like to take this time to express my gratitude. Thank you so much for sending me TRUTH. This Correspondence Course is awesome. It really helped me to put into perspective the things that Yahshua has warned us about when it comes to deception. With lots of prayer and His Spirit, I’ve come to know Yahweh like I’ve never known Him before. All of the correspondence that I’ve received from you has made a great difference in my learning.
JM/TX

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TG/TX

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bulletYahshua is the Word (Jn. 1:1-2, 14; 1 Jn. 1:1-2)
bulletAll things were made by Him (Jn. 1:3, 10; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2, 10).
bulletHe upholds everything by the word of His power (Heb. 1:3).
bulletBy Him all things consist (are held together; Col. 1:17).
bulletHe is the "arm of Yahweh" (Isa. 53:1; Jn. 12:37-38).
bulletHe is His right hand (Psa. 110; Mt. 22:44; Mk. 12:46; Lk. 20:42; Acts 2:34; Heb. 1:13; 1 Pt. 3:22; Isa. 48:13, 66:2).

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