In order to find our Heavenly Father's Name we must look at scripture. Lets start with looking at the word HalleluYaH!
Everyone is familiar with the word ‘HalleluYah’.
This word has remained the same in all languages and is known throughout the world. It is a Hebrew word and means ‘Praise Yah!’
Who is Yah?
He must be important and He is!
Yah is the shortened form of the Name ‘Yahuwah,’ the Name of the One and only Creator, our Heavenly Father.
The Almighty Creator of the Bible chose to reveal Himself and His character by His most wonderful and precious personal Name, Yahuwah.. We are told in scripture to sing, praise and call on His personal Name.
Ask yourself, ’What Name do I use for my Creator?’ Not what title…. What NAME?
Psalm 68 from an English KJV Bible.
One of the few places in the translation that kept the name YAH... Newer English versions now read ‘By His Name ‘the LORD.’
The Name YaHuWaH in Paleo Hebrew from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
You may wonder why you have not even heard of the Name Yahuwah. This is because your English Bible erroneously states that the Name of our Creator is ‘the LORD’ or ‘God’. Here are just a few examples of verses taken from an English Bible:
‘Praise ‘the LORD’. Praise O you servants of ‘the LORD’, praise the NAME of ‘the LORD’. Blessed be the Name of ‘the LORD’ from this time forth and for evermore.’ Psalm 113:1,2
‘Whosoever shall call on the Name of ‘the LORD’ shall be delivered.’ Joel 2:32
The Name of our Creator is NOT ‘the LORD or ‘God!’
It may surprise you to know that he Name of our Creator is Yahuwah, and His name is written down nearly 7000 times in Scripture, and yet in nearly every case the translators decided to use ‘the LORD’ instead of His wonderful Name. Check out the preface of your Bible!
Remember the third commandment:
'You shall not take the Name of YaHuWaH your Elohim (God) in vain; for YaHuWaH will not hold him guiltless.' Exodus 20:7
'In vain' is the Hebrew word ‘shav’ and literally means ‘nothingness.’ To remove the personal Name of our Almighty Creator, YaHuWaH, and mask it with 'the LORD' or 'GOD' is utter blasphemy.
Don't you think that we bring the Name of YaHuWaH to nothingness by not using his Name and using 'Lord' or 'God' instead? Not only that, but if you look up in a good dictionary the name 'Baal' - the Phoenician pagan deity, (remember Elijah and the prophets of Baal!) you will find that it is a Hebrew word and means 'Lord'.
This is startling to say the least, and in the light of Jeremiah 23:27 is even more shocking!
“How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? Yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; which think to cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten My Name for Baal.”
If you translate the text fully into English, the last sentence would read:
‘as their fathers have forgotten My Name for ‘the Lord…’ !!
Just in case you thought His Name was ‘Jehovah’, do a little history research on the letter ‘j’. You will find that it is a little over 500 years old and many early Bibles did not contain the letter ‘j’. This also means that the name 'Jesus' could not have been the name of Yahuwah's Son. (click here for more information)
Aside from the “J”, the suffix "hovah" is H.1943 in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary and has the meaning of "ruin: mischief." It is another form of H.1942, havvah, which is translated "calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.” Satan must be laughing!
Yahweh is also an incorrect name with no meaning in Hebrew.
“Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists?... Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name, and what is His Son's Name, if you can tell?” Proverbs 30:4
Seriously! Who do we think we are that we can change the Name of our Creator or His Son? While it is certainly true that He has many descriptive titles e.g. Elohim (Gen1:1), Yahuwah Yireh (Gen 22:14) etc. He has ONE personal Name.
The Name YAHUWAH.
Written as the letters YHWH
(Yod, Hey, Waw, Hey) in Hebrew
The Name of the Almighty has been known for a long, long time, so why do Bible translators continue to substitute His name for Baal? Could it be something to do with money?!! $$. The Secretary of the Management Committee of the NIV, Edwin H.Palmer, Th.D., gave an interesting reason when he was asked why the name "Yahuwah" was omitted from this translation. He explained:
"Here is the reason why we didn't use it. You are right when you said that "Yahuwah" is the divine Name for God, and we should use it. But this translation cost us $2.5Million. A sure way to throw it in the water is to translate Psalm 23: “Yahuwah is my Shepherd" Nobody would use our translation.”
“For laying aside the commandment of Elohim, you hold the tradition of men…And he said unto them, full well you reject the commandment of Elohim, that you may keep your own tradition.” Mark 7:8,9
Another vivid testament to the Name of YAH is the names of many prophets in Hebrew whichcontain the name YAH:
JeremiYAH meaning YAH has uplifted
YeshaYAHU (Isaiah) means Yahuwah is salvation
EliYAH (Elijah) means my El (God) is YAH
ObadiYAH means the servant of Yahuwah
ZephaniYAH means YAH has concealed.
There are many more.
This is by no means an exhaustive study. Please look into this important issue for yourself.
“O Yahuwah, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My Name is Yahuwah.”
YHWH- YaHuWaH in Paleo Hebrew Pictograph (reading from right to left)
Can you see Yahuwah’s Mighty hand?
YaHuWaH –The Father’s Name – which in Paleo Hebrew pictograph means :
The hand that brings life through the nail behold!
YaHuWaH, the magnificent and most precious Name of the Almighty:
I AM that I AM - I AM He who exists
Many have lived their lives honouring ‘the LORD’ and calling on the name ‘Jesus’ and they may respond by saying: ‘I didn’t know’ or that ‘It doesn’t really matter, He knows our hearts’.
This is true, you may not have known, but now you do and it is important. You now have a choice to make.
If you love the Father, surely you would want to find out the truth and use His precious Name, YaHuWaH, the One He has revealed in Scripture as His Name FOREVER for EVERY generation.
‘The Mighty One (God) said further to Moses, ‘Say thus to the people of Israel, YaHuWaH, the Mighty One of your fathers, the Mighty One of Abraham, the Mighty One of Isaac and the Mighty One of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my NAME FOREVER, this is how I am to be remembered generation after generation.’
Exodus 3 v 15
YaHuWaH knows those who obey His Commandments and are searching for truth and He will reveal it to them, but to refuse to obey TRUTH is wilful sin and will result in delusion.
‘Because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And because of this YaHuWaH shall send them strong delusion, that they believe a lie.
2 Thessalonians 2:10.11
Will you continue in the traditions and lies of man or search for the truth? Will you continue to forget the Father‘s Name and use nameless pagan titles, and take His name in vain?
Please don’t take our word for it. We urge you, please do your own research it is of utmost importance as these two verses show:
‘I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His NAME.’ 1 John 2 v 12
‘And there is NO deliverance in anyone else, for there is NO other Name under heaven by which we need to be saved.’ Acts 4 v 12
The Name above all names is Yahuwah
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