More important than the number of the beast is the NAME of GOD!! Both old and new Testaments state that whosoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. The saviour said he came in his fatherâ€™s name. So he has the same name as the father. What do you think the correct name out of the many expounded is? And how do we ensure that it is correct???? Any help on this issue would be appreciated. Thank you very much.
Acts 2, Joel 2 does not mean Godâ€™s Name is Magic
This topic is covered in great detail in my first book Planet X in Bible Prophecy, including the verses you cite of Joel 2 and Acts 2 about calling upon the name of the lord to be saved which are amazing prophecies of the future final fulfillment of the Biblical Feast of Pentecost before the Great Tribulation at the coming of Wormwood at the 6th seal. But it really has nothing to do with knowing his name and pronouncing it as the cause of being saved, but to tell us an attribute of the people who will be saved, that they love God enough to find out and use his name (Psalm 91:14) and are under a prophet who has taught them exactly what it is and how to say it, just as Jesus did to his disciples (John 17:6,26). This is contrary to how religions then and today operate in replacing the name with Lord or Adonai or even forbidding learning and saying the name as Judaism traditionally has done. It is not about magic syllables you must know to save you, but part of the restoration of all things promised by Jesus to come with the End Times Elijah before his second coming (Mark 9:12).
Godâ€™s Name According to the Oldest Complete Manuscripts
As for what the name actually is, what I state therein is that if we trust the Bible to be accurately preserved enough for doctrine then why do we not look to it to know Godâ€™s name which is written almost 7000 times as YeH-?-VaH (missing the middle vowel)? The reason is people have been taught that the vowels for YHWH were replaced by the scribes with the vowels for â€œadonaiâ€, or â€œlordâ€, but you can prove this is not the case at all by comparing the two words in Hebrew (an exercise my book takes you through). In fact, although in most cases in most manuscripts one vowel indeed has been removed to prevent the name from being accidently pronounced (against Jewish law) when read, in some of the oldest complete manuscripts the scribes apparently forgot to erase the vowel (in about 50 places). The vowel that appears there, â€œoâ€ (cholam), is consistent with the vowels used in all the names of the prophets, kings who have the first three letters of Godâ€™s name at the beginning (theophoric names) such as Jehoshaphat, Jehoshua, Jehoiada, Jehoram, etc.
Of course you must remember that these are not good transliterations into english since there is no J in Hebrew and the letter there Yod actually makes the sound of â€œY.â€ This gives us â€œYehoVAHâ€ (accent on the last syllable), of course very similar to the classic transliteration of â€œJeHOvah.â€ I believe saying â€œYehoVAHâ€ is as accurate for Godâ€™s name as saying â€œDa-VIDâ€ (accent on last) is for King Davidâ€™s. But I cannot say for sure how to exactly pronounce either of them without a prophet arriving to reveal it to me.
Jesusâ€™ Real Name and Its Meaning
By the way, Jesus does not have the same name as the father. He came in or under his fatherâ€™s authority, which is the other understanding of what coming in someoneâ€™s name means. His original full name is Yehoshua the same name given to Joshua under Moses, which means â€œYâ€™hovah is salvation.â€ Yehoshua became shortened to Yâ€™shua due to the Jewish ban on saying the name of God which Yehoshua contains 3/4 of.
9 thoughts on “What is the Name of God?”
Jesus said he came in his father’s name and Yehovah was an errant translation by Petris Gaddius around 1522. used 7 times only wheras YAHWAH IS used over 6000 times. makes more sense to me.
WHAT YOU SAY MAKES SENSE ALSO. I believe we all need to meet the high priest himself to know for sure. In the Hebrew YHWH IS USED OVER 6000 times the closest I can get is Exodus 3:14 wher the first I am is HaYah and the 2nd I am is HaWah Strong’s 1961 and 1933. Looks like each person
will have to decide what to use….
I THINK THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE. HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE THAT THE FIRST PART OF GOD’S NAME IS YAH NOT YEH. I WILL GIVE YOU TWO BIBLICAL REASONS WHY I THINK THIS IS SO:
1) THE USAGE OF THE HEBREW WORD FOR PRAISE TO GOD IS
HALLELUJAH OR HALLELUYAH.
2) THERE IS A PASSAGE IN THE BIBLE, BUT I DO NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHERE THAT IS. JERUSALEM IS BESEIGED AND THE COMMANDER OF THE ENEMY DERIDES IN ARAMAIC THE GOD OF ISRAEL BY SAYING “WILL YAH DELIVER YOU?”
This article is very informative on the subject :
“Yah” is an abbreviation for Y’HoVaH which in Hebrew means you take the first letter and last letter (and its vowel) giving you Y + aH. You cannot take that single instance and say that all 7000+ instances where the full 4 letters YHVH or even 3 letters YHV appear at the start of a name should also be YAH—. Hebrew does not work that way.
As far as Yahweh goes, it too is not based on the rules of Biblical Hebrew since if you have 4 such consonants you must have 3 vowels or one between each pairing. And again, Yahweh would not have been even invented if people had not made the mistake of thinking the vowels in all the texts were replaced with ADONAI’s vowels–which is not the case. The texts have enough information preserved to deduct what the obviously erased middle vowel was without going to less reliable external sources such as is done to come up with Yahweh.
i just wanna say that gods true name is jehovah god not jesus christ.jesus christ is jehovah gods first creation and jesus christ has a begining and jehovah god has no begining so you tell me which one sounds more like god.god has a name and it is jehovah god is just a title thats why his name is jehovah.Satan is the devil and he is trying to fool you people into believing that god has no name because he knows he will get destroyed when the time comes that jevovah destroys all wicked people.So dont fall into the trap know that gods name is jehovah and try to get into the truth before it is to late start going to the kingdom hall because it is in tour heart not because your scared of the future.The kingdom hall is jehovah gods home.
ALL OF THE SCRIPTURES POINT TO JEHOVAH as being the true God. DO NOT LET THIS FACT ESCAPE YOU. The meaning of his name means “HE CAUSES TO BECOME” It is late into the last days, and we must both know and honor his name, because he deserves this respect.I am a person [woman], and I have a name. Why would’nt we give God this respect and call him by his name? JEHOVAH’S name is beautiful and soon we will see the love and power of this God who chooses to distinguish himself with a name for his people. PLEASE SEEK HIM WHILE THE ‘SEASON IS FAVORABLE’.
Jesus tells us to go to all the world preaching the Gospel and to Baptise the new beleivers in the name of the Father, and the name of the Son and in the name of the Holy Spirit. So why then did the disciples in the book of Acts, baptise the new believers in the name of Jesus? What is the name of the Holy Spirit? If Jesus is not God, then explain John 1:1-4,14 and Colossians 1:14-22 and John 8:58 where Jesus told those overly religious folks, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and if you don’t know who the Holy Spirit is read John Chapters 14-16, Jesus tells us in John 14:18, “I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.” No one had to tell me who God is, His Word told me! Jesus tells all who doubt his diety , just like He told Phillip in John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him(and to all of us!), Have I been so long time with you,and yet hast thou not known me, Phillip(insert your name there for an eye opener!)? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father: and how sayest thou then, shew us the Father?” And finally look at Revelation 1:8, Jesus tells us who He is again,” I AM Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” JESUS IS THE I AM, HE IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD!
Everything has almost come to pass as far end time prophesy for our generation. There are a group of people who have been preaching “the good news of the kingdom” for a long time now.Take the time to find out what that ‘good news” is then you will see that it is very important to use the name of Jehovah in all of your prayers.