His Name Is His Presence
“Pay attention to him and listen to his voice; do not defy him, for he will not forgive rebellion, since My Name is in him.” Exodus 23:21
The Eternal Name appeared in a bush, appearing to Moses like fire. The same Name is placed on the “Angel” who delivered Israel from Egypt and led them in the wilderness for forty years, preparing them for the promised land.
Is the Name LORD or YHVH?
Jesus Came in the Father’s Name
“I have come in My Father’s Name, but you have not received me, but if someone else comes in his own name, you will receive him.” John 5:43
“They took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting: “Hosanna!” ‘Blessed is He who comes in the Name of
the Lord YHVH!’ ‘ Blessed is the King of Israel!” John 12:13
O LORD YHVH our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your Holy Name, that we may glory in Your praise.” Psalm 106:47
The more I study the original Hebrew language of the Bible the more I discover how our translations have failed to convey our Creator’s Name.
What’s In a Name?
Shakespeare’s Juliet was spot on when she said, “What’s in a name…” It’s true in English, but in Hebrew a name means everything.
Here is a list of some Biblical names that contain the Eternal Name of our Creator YHVH:
- Yehoshua, means, “YHVH’s Salvation.” Transliterated from Hebrew into English as Joshua and Greek as Jesus.
- Yeshayahu, “YHVH Is Salvation.” Transliterated Isaiah.
- Hosheyahu, “Salvation of YHVH.” Tansliterated Hoshea, Hosea. (Notice Moses changed Hoshea’s name to Yehoshua; Numbers 11:28; Numbers 13:16. Both Hoshea and Yeshua come from the Hebrew root Yasha #3467, Salvation. After Babylonian Captivity Yehoshua was predominately shortened to Yeshua, Salvation, Nehemiah 8:17.)
- Yirmeyahu, “YHVH Will Exalt.” Jeremiah.
- Eliyyahu, “My God Is YHVH.” Elijah.
- Yehudah, “Praise YHVH.” Judah.
- Mattihyahu, “Gift of YHVH.” Matthew.
- Yahukanan, “YHVH Is Merciful/Gracious.” Jochanan, John.
- Toviyyahu, “YHVH Is Good.” Tobias.
- Zakaryahu, “YHVH has Remembered.” Zachariah.
- Zebadyahu, “YHVH has Bestowed/Endowed.” Zebediah,
- Tzephanyahu, “Protected/Treasured by YHVH.” Zephaniah, (meanings verified at Biblehub.com and wikipedia)
Yehoshua was shortened to Yeshua but it was originally transliterated Joshua from the Hebrew. Jesus was transliterated from the Greek Iesious.
The Hebrew meaning of Yehoshua instantly reveals that Jesus came in the Name of YHVH. Jesus/Yehoshua means YHVH Is Salvation.
Jesus confirmed that the Torah of Moses, the Prophets and the Writings testified about Me.
First the Physical Then the Spiritual
The Bible culminates with the promise/covenant YHVH gives to Abraham. The physical promise that reveals the Spiritual.
“So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a life-giving Spirit. The Spiritual, however, was not first, but the physical, and then the Spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven/Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 15:45, 46, 47
This is the Good News for All mankind. YHVH’s Salvation was first revealed physically through His “firstborn son” Israel, (watch for this figurative language, God reveals what He “brings forth”), Exodus 4:22. Israel is the physical picture of YHVH’s ultimate Spiritual Salvation for All People. In Abraham’s Seed All peoples of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:3; Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4; Genesis 28:14; Jeremiah 4:2; Galatians 3:8
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, and to seeds, as of many; but as of One, And to your Seed, which is Christ/Messiah/Anointed.” Galatians 3:16
The Eternal Name Lives in Us
The casual Bible reader will never notice the thousands of times YHVH’s Name has been replaced by LORD, or see the Eternal Name in Yehoshua, YHVH’s Salvation. The closest I ever go was learning that Jesus meant Salvation.
Some changes occurred after Judah’s return from Babylonian captivity. Not speaking the ineffable or Eternal “Name” was one of them.
This common/pagan superstition is not found anywhere in the original Hebrew Scriptures, on the contrary, YHVH instructs His people to proclaim His Name.
“and on that day you will say: “Give thanks to
the LORDYHVH; proclaim His Name! Make His works known among the nations/peoples; declare that His Name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4
Who do we give thanks to, “The LORD,” “The Name” or “YHVH”? Has the Name of YHVH been “proclaimed” and His Mighty Works “declared” to the nations so His Name will be exalted?
In accordance with The Scriptures, Jesus instructed us to ask and seek and knock in our quest for Truth:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7; 8.;Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13