What about the title ‘God?’
In the English Bible the ‘Almighty’ is also referred to as ‘God’. The title God was translated from a Hebrew Word; אלוהים Elohim meaning Mighty One.
In and English dictionary it says that ‘God’ has several meanings: i.e. mighty one(s), an angel, judges, foreign mighty ones or deities and can also refer to the Most High Father, YAHUWAH. So the title ‘God’ can be used for any deity.
The following is a list of some of the generic names, used God, Gud, Gott. These names were used among the Teutonic tribes. "Goda" is a proper name for an idol! Woden, "the name of the highest god." was also called Witan, Odan, The day of the week, "Wednesday" or some would say, "God-enstag" is named after the Teuton deity! Gott (pronounced God) is the name of a Norse pagan deity.
Can you see where these titles have originated from?
Exodus 23:13, says: "And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth.”
God is not a name. It is a title just like Mr or Mrs or Doctor or lord are titles. God can be used for many different foreign mighty ones or any deities and is derived from the names of pagan gods.
We are instructed in the scriptures to call upon His name not His title.
The word ‘God’ also originated from the word ‘Gad’ (spelled Gad in our Bibles but pronounced God) and is the name for a pagan fortune deity.
This is confirmed in:
Isaiah 65 v 11 ‘“But you are those who forsake YaHuWaH, Who forget My set apart mountain, who prepare a table for Gad (pagan fortune deity pronounced God), and who furnish a drink offering for Meni (pagan god of money).’’
Isn’t it funny that on a US dollar bill, (called ‘money’ (meni) it says ‘In God (Gad) we trust.’ Basically it says that we trust in a pagan fortune deity. Can you see how these names of pagan gods have worked their way into our English language and more importantly into our scriptures to corrupt the most powerful name above all names?
And we don’t even realise it!
The Hebrew word 'Elohim' (rendered 'God' in your Bible) describes YaHuWaH's character as one of power. It does not originate from pagan sources.
The word Elohim comes from the word Eloah and the root word 'El' in Hebrew. For every Hebrew letter there is a pictograph.
The pictograph for the first letter, an Aleph, (from right to left) is an ox, which represents strength.
The second letter, a Lamed, is a staff which represents authority.
Combined the original definition of El is one of strength and authority - 'The Mighty One'.
The Ancient Hebrews also considered the staff as a yoke.
A team of oxen yoked together pull a cart or plough. To train the younger oxen, an older more experienced ox as the leader was yoked to the younger.
The Hebraic meaning of 'El' (God) is a powerful leader.
The ancient Hebrews saw themselves yoked to the Almighty who taught them how to walk a proper, right path through life. ***
A much more powerful picture of the Most High., don't you think?
Genesis 14 v 22 says, 'El, Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.'
The Hebraic understanding of this verse is:
El (God - strong powerful leader) - brought together the heavens and the earth as a nest for His children so He could nurture and care for them as a mother ( as a mother bird who feathers her nest and looks after her young) and teach and guide them into truth by yoking them to Himself.
Our heavenly Father’s name is not ‘God’ or ‘Lord.’ They are titles that originate from pagan deities and were chosen by those who translated the Bible.
His name is YaHuWaH as written in the original Hebrew scriptures.
Yahuwah means : I AM HE who exists. (The very character of who the Almighty is).
Elohim means: one of strength and authority.
YaHuWaH Elohim means: The Mighty, Powerful One, I Am He who exists (eternally). Who yokes Himself to His people to teach and guide them how to walk through life.
How amazing is that!
***taken from The Living Words - Vol 1 - Jeff A Benner. Click here for more information
The Name above all names is YaHuWaH