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This week’s Sabbath Bible study is titled The Name of the Lord. In the Bible, God is called by many names. The title God and LORD are mainly used (in the King James translation), but the God of the Bible has an actual name.
In the early books of the Bible, it simply says God (which is like saying POWER or Source, Eternal Power); however, once God delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt, things changed. Once out of Egypt, God had been known by the title of the God of Israel. However, He did reveal Himself to Moses by two names that should sound familiar to us.
In this short Bible study, we simply want to see, know, and understand what the name of the LORD is.
We’ll begin in the book of Exodus
Exodus chapter 3
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God 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.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
Moses knew the children of Israel would ask him for the name of the God that sent, and God answered saying, “I AM That I AM!” Is the LORD’s name I AM? Kinda… I say kinda because that is what He told Moses to report to the children of Israel and even said: “This is MY NAME forever, and this is MY memorial unto all generations!” Many ‘scholars’ say I AM translates to Yahweh (YHWH).
Read directly from the scripture, “I AM that I AM,” would say AHAYAH Ashar AHAYAH. Therefore the name of the LORD would be AHAYAH (which means To Be, to Exist)!
Not so fast, because AHAYAH would mean “I AM,” but God told Moses to tell the children of Israel that was His name forever. The question is, did Moses go tell the children of Israel, “I AM” sent me or did He say, “He Is?” I AM is AHAYAH, HE IS would be Y’AHAYAH. This is because Ya before a name is a word or phrase acts as the pronoun or noun in “he.”
HAYAH in strong’s lexicon concordance is H1961 was used in Exodus 3:14 and the definition “to be,” “become,” “to exist,” “to arise.” We get it, it is very descriptive of the character of the God of Israel. Add the “YA” to HAYAH, and we get Y’AHAYAH, meaning “He is or He exists.” YHYH should be the Tetragrammaton used (we’ll get into later).
Nevertheless, in a few more chapters, God gave a separate name to Moses and even showed Moses an extent of privilege he’d attained. He was privileged because God did not give His name to Abraham. Abraham was a friend to the Most-High. Let’s go to Exodus chapter 6
Exodus chapter 6
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
God told Moses He appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob by the name of God Almighty and did not reveal to them His name JEHOVAH. At this time, my Hebrew scholars are going crazy saying there is no ‘J’ in the Hebrew language. This is absolutely noted here, but there is one in the English language (in which we are writing and reading).
There’s No “J” in the Hebrew Alphabet??!!
I understand that JEHOVAH may be a mistranslation of Yahweh (YHWH); we are reading the most ancient translation of the Bible in the English vernacular, presented by King James. The LORD’s name here is Jehovah (a name that represents AHAYAH or Y’AHAYAH, further shortened to Yah (Jah), which is perhaps short of AHAYAH).
Many scholars agree that the actual name was removed by ancient Jews out of respect and reverence for the Most-High. In the place came the Tetragrammaton or YHWH. This “YHWH” merely represents the name because they figured it was too Holy to write or say/pronounce.
In our modern-day, the vowels were added for pronunciation purposes. Therefore, be it (the name Jehovah) inserted in Exodus 6 as the representation of what the Most-High said in Exodus 3, will always be there for debate. This would be to say…
The God of Israel’s name is AHAYAH or YAHAYAH represented as YHWH with added vowels for pronunciation as YAHWEH or YAHAWAH and finally transliterated into English as Jehovah.
One thing we must remember, note, and know is that God has many names. His official name may as well never be revealed to mankind until we are in the Father’s Kingdom. However, we have been given really important names to handle right now. One so far is JEHOVAH (Yahweh (YHWH (AHAYAH or YAHAYAH))).
This is supported in Psalm 83 and verse eighteen:
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
In Psalm 68 verse four the name Jah was used. Jah (Yah) is often used as a shortened form of the name Jehovah or Yahweh (YHWH). Thus, the term HalleluJAH (Hallelujah) would mean “Praise Jah”, (Praise YHWH) or “Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 104:35 KJV).
We are still predominately with the name Jehovah (Yahweh). Now we will get another MAJOR name everyone who wants to be in the family of God must adhere to. That is the name of Israel.
Is ISRAEL the Name of the LORD?
It is commonly believed that Israel is only for the ‘Jews’ or children of God because that was Jacob’s name. That was Jacob’s adopted name once he was adopted by the Most-High God. The name of Israel is the name all the descendants of Jacob bore because they are the children of God.
The secret is that any person can take on the name of Israel by entering into the covenant of the God of Israel. The name of Israel is not the natural name of the children of Israel (there father’s name is Jacob), the name Israel is (one) of JEHOVAH’s name. It is the LORD’s name. You’ll find support in Deuteronomy chapter 28 (among many places). See below:
Deuteronomy chapter 28
9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
God Almighty (JEHOVAH, Yahweh, YHWH, AHAYAH, and God of Israel) is speaking to His people, the House of Jacob (whom He adopted for Himself and gave them His name, Israel). He is telling them that He will establish them a Holy People to Himself if they will keep His Covenant and walk in His ways.
Israel References What He Spoke to the Children of Israel
If they do this, all people of the earth will see that they are called by the name of the Lord and will fear them. What is the name of the Lord? In this reference, we are speaking of the name by which the children of Israel wore, which is Israel. That is the name of the LORD, Israel.
Now let’s look at some scriptures that will help us understand things even better.
The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
What is the Lord’s great and terrible name?
Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
This name is vital and important!
11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.
14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto theLord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
What name referred to as deity is great among the Gentiles? What name is dreadful among the nations? If you are guessing the name of Jesus, you have just found the name of the LORD (in the English language – YASHAYA in the ancient Hebrew).
Why Yashaya instead of Yeshua or the other variations? Paleo Hebrew as opposed to Modern Hebrew!
Je or I = Ya
S or Sh = Sha
I = Ya
The testimony that this is true is in the book of Luke chapter one:
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
The Angel of the LORD declared to Mary that she will have a son and shall call His name Jesus. The name of the LORD is Jesus (Yashaya)! Jesus came in His Father’s name as stated in St. John 5 verse 43!
And Jesus Himself taught that we have never seen the Father at any time (St. John 5 v37); this means that the Almighty God the 74 elders saw in the Old Testament Exodus 24 v9-11 was actually Jesus the Anointed One (before HE came in the flesh).
The only thing is at that time Jesus the Messiah still bore His name (Jehovah/Yahweh/YHWH/AHAYAH).
Support is found the scripture in 1st Corinthians chapter ten verse four; it says the children of Israel were followed and guided by the Messiah (Jesus Christ, who at that time wore His own Jehovah (Yahweh/YHWH/AHAYAH) name and not His Father’s name, Jesus).
The name of the LORD God of the Bible, which is the GOD of Heaven and Earth, is AHAYAH YASHAYA (Jehovah Jesus). The Father gave JEHOVAH a name above every name, a name in which all men must call on to be save that is the name of Jesus or Yashaya, meaning My Savior!
Elder Koko Ishe
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