Waters in the Wilderness
Scripture and Spanish Guitar
Track 8. The Gift.
Lyrics to this track are based on: Romans 6:23 & 10:13&14, Yo’el 2:32, Acts 2:21 & 4:12.
Yo’el/Joel 2:30-32 informs us that a day is approaching, when all who call upon the name of Yahuweh shall be saved. It is vital therefore that we are familiar with Elohim’s Name.
When Mosheh/Moses encountered Elohim at the burning bush, he was told to say to the children of Yisra’el:
“Yahuweh (I Am) has sent me to you.”
“This is My Name forever” Shemoth/Exodus 3:14&15.
We understand from Mark 7:1-13 that apostate Jews developed man made traditions, which they preferred to Elohim’s commandments. One such tradition was never to mention the name of Yahuweh, and this is referred to in Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 23:26&27:
“The prophets of falsehood and the prophets of the deceit of their own heart, who try to make my people forget My Name by their dreams which everyone relates to his neighbour, as their fathers forgot My Name for Ba‘al.”
Yahushua aroused fierce opposition when He exposed this false tradition: “Woe to you learned in the Torah, because you took away the key of knowledge. (The Name). You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.” Luke 11:52. Please also consider Yeshayahu/Isaiah 22:22, Mattithyahu/Matthew 25:10-13, Revelation 3:7&8.
Scripture exhorts us to know and to speak the related names of Yahuweh and Yahushua: Who has gone up to the heavens and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if you know it? Mishle/Proverbs 30:4
Since the name of The Father and of His Son were neglected, many English translations substituted the names of idols, Ba‘al-Gawd (God), Iesus (Jesus), Lordo (Lord), Christos (Christ).
(Note: The majority, if not all, of scripture was in Hebrew, known as LeShon ha-Qodesh, the set-apart or pure tongue, because it was not defiled with names from pagan idolatry).
(Note: Yahushua used the Hebrew tongue when He spoke to Sha’ul in Acts 26:14&15).
When the scriptures were translated into Greek, and then into the many other gentile tongues, the name of Ihsous, the pagan, sun-idol appeared. (Iesus, in Latin.) The letter ‘I’ is pronounced with a ‘J.’ The letter ‘H’ is pronounced with an ‘E.’ This is the likely source of ‘Jesus,’ the leaven hidden (Mattithyahu 13:33) in many translations of the scriptures, in place of Yahushua. (Note: Hebrew has no ‘J’ sound). IHSOUS was abbreviated to IHS, the letters on the communion wafer, a symbol of the sun. IHS encircled by sun rays, is seen in the Catholic, benediction monstrance, an emblem also found on priests’ vestments, church windows etc. (Note: Rowan Williams, who served as the Archbishop of Canterbury from 2003-2012 C.E., simultaneously served as the Arch Druid. Druids worship the sun!
“I Am Yahuweh, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols.” Yeshayahu/Isaiah 42:8.
Addressing the Jews, Yahushua said, “I have come in My Father’s name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.” Yohanan/John 5:43. The literal translation of Yahushua is ‘I Am Deliverance,’ and the Father’s name, Yah (I Am), is contained within that of His Son. Beyond this, He is hinting that someone, not having the Father’s name, would emerge and be accepted as the Messiah.
2 Corinthians 11:14 cautions, that Satan masquerades as a messenger of light. Those in search of Truth must therefore be wary! As the Messiah was born to a Hebrew maiden, it follows that He would have had a Hebrew Name. (Luke 1:26-33). Also, the messenger told Yoseph the Name that the Messiah was to be given, as well as the significance of the Name: “She shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His name Yahushua for He shall deliver His people from their sins.” Mattithyahu 1:21. Jesus is not a Hebrew name, it is Greek. It does not contain the Father’s Name, Yah, neither has it the significance of Yahushua’s Name, i.e. ‘I Am Deliverance.’
(For references to the Anti-Messiah, please see: Yeshayahu/Isaiah 14, Dani’el 7:25, 9:27, 11:36-39, 12:11, Mattithyahu 24:15, 1 Yohanan/John 4:1-3, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, Revelation 13, 14:9-11, 19:19&20).
Yahushua was condemned to death on the grounds of blasphemy, because He dared to say “Yahuweh (I Am).”
‘And they all said, “Are you then the Son of Elohim?”
And He said to them, “You say that Yahuweh (I Am).”
And they said, “Why do we need further witness? For we heard it ourselves from His mouth.”’ Luke 22:70&71.
‘The Yahudim answered him, (Pilate), “We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, for He made Himself the Son of Elohim.”’ Yohanan/John 19:7.
Scripture prophesied the arrest of the Messiah: ‘When evil-doers come against Me to eat up My flesh, My adversaries and My enemies, they shall stumble and fall.’ Tehillim/Psalm 27:2.
The fulfilment of this prophesy is recorded in Yohanan/John 18:6: ‘When, therefore, He said to them, “Yahuweh (I Am),” they drew back and fell to the ground.’
The power discharged when Yahushua uttered the Name of Yahuweh, overwhelmed His enemies. It was the enemy who fell backwards to the ground, not His followers!! Attention has been drawn to this distinction, since a similar demonic phenomenon of falling backwards, is entertained in some religious congregations. However, Yeshayahu/Isaiah 28:13 warns that it is those who scorn the commandments, who shall fall backwards into enemy hands: ‘So that they go and shall stumble backward, and be broken and snared and taken captive.’ The full context of this scripture makes it clear that in order to receive ‘the refreshing,’ the anointing of His Spirit which Yahuweh intended, it is vital to obey His commandments.
Please also see Acts 5:32.
Note: Throughout scripture, the obedient fall prostrate, i.e. forward, or cover their faces, in the presence of Elohim.
Sciptures for your Consideration:
“Because he cleaves to me in love, therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, because he has known My Name.” Tehillim/Psalm 91:14.
“I have revealed Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have guarded Your Word (kept your Commandments).” Yohanan/John 17: 6.
“And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write, ‘He who is set-apart, He who is true, he who has the key of Dawid, (See Yeshayahu/Isaiah 22:22 & Mattithyahu 21:9), He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens, says this: I know your works – see, I have set before you an open door, and no one is able to shut it – that you have little power, yet have guarded My Word (kept My Commands), and have not denied My Name. See, I am giving up those of the congregation of Satan, who say they are Yahudim/Jews (Note: not Christians!) and are not, but lie. See I am making them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you”’ Revelation 3:7-9.
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