The Name of God: YHVH

*Exodus 3:14, 15. “And God said to Moses, ‘I AM THAT I AM.Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: “YHVH, God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.”

The King James Version states “…the LORD God of your fathers…” The word “LORD” is a status title and not a name for God. God has a name YHVH (Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh in the Hebrew). This name was personal and was given by God to the Israelites. This is a holy and precious name and the Psalms speak of this great name.

“3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” – Psalms 23:3 (KJV)

However, because of Israel turned from God the Glory of God left the Temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 10:1-11:23). The result was the pronunciation of YHVH was lost. The vowels were not placed in between the consonants because His Name was sacred. Currently, in Israel the name Adonai (a Hebrew name related to the word for “master”) is used, or the words Ha Shem (“the Name”) is used such as Yeho’vah, Jehovah, or Yaweh. The latter is more commonly used in the western languages and are only educated guesses. In Matthew 23:39, Yeshua (Jesus) said ” 39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Or rewritten with the proper Name of God: “Blessed is He who comes in the name of YHVH.” This is in reference to Psalm 118:26 and refers to Yeshua.

Yet the One who will come again in that Name, actually bore it within His own! The name Yeshua (Jesus) is a contracted form of the names YHVH and the Hebrew word for “salvation.” “And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Yeshua-for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

PLEASE PRAY: For a spirit of grace and supplication to be poured out on the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem-grace to look on the One who was pierced (Zech 12:10-14), and to realize that His holy name YESHUA bears within it the Name and Salvation of the God of their Fathers that “All who call on the Name of the LORD shall be saved!”

“3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” – Genesis 12:3

11I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

13For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

14If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

15For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? -Romans 11:11-15

Here are some Names of God

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Names_of_G-d/names_of_g-d.html

The above information was rewritten from an email from the newsletter provided by Glory of Zion title “Prayer Update From Israel (December 21, 2010). Excellent newsletter. I believe the information was provided by Martin and Norma Sarvis in Jerusalem. I posted it here for my reference and others who may find this interesting.

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