Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's in a Name?

I've been thinking lots about how important names are.  Mostly, I've been thinking about my Creator's name.  Do you know what it is?  It's YHVH, how do you say this?  Yod Hey Vav Hey...orYahweh.  God is not his name, that's who He is.  Lord is not His name, that's simply a title.  Interestingly Jesus isn't His name either! WHAT???  I know, that's what I thought too!  So I hope this brings into understanding that I'm not totally out to lunch for wanting to use my Savior's real name, Yahshua.  I honestly have no idea why the Christian church has taken out His name from most of the Bible and use the words Lord, Jesus, or God, this makes me sad to be perfectly honest.
  Here is a quote from someone on facebook that I thought made a lot of sense.
If you think the name isn't important, test that theory on your 'significant other'. In moments of love or passion, call them whatever you feel like and see what reaction you get. They'll know who you are talking to as you will be the only ones there. See how that works out for you. If they don't like it, imagine how HE feels.

Names aren't ...translated, they are transliterated. In Japan, they call me Mark, not a Japanese word.

If my name was Mr. White and I went to Spain, they would NOT call me Senior Blanco, they would call me Senior White. And everyone there would know I had an English name that means blanco.

Conversely, if my name was Senior Blanco and I came to America, y'all would NOT call me Mr. White. You would call me Mr. Blanco, though most of you wouldn't know (or care) what that means.

I find it interesting that 'they' didn't find it necessary to translate the evil one's name or a host of other vile or evil ideas or objects. The distortion seems oddly focused on pure and holy words.

It has recently been brought to my attention that YHWH didn't create the world with thought (although HE most certainly could have). HE used words to create. When we profane the words, we are profaning a tool HE created.

When we didn't know, we were forgiven, just like the children that we are. Once the truth is revealed to us, we no longer have an excuse only reasons. If those reasons are 'we didn't care' or 'we didn't feel it was important', I don't think that hand is gonna play out too well when HE returns.  by Mark Robbins

3 comments:

Amanda Brown said...

Do you realise the music you have playing on your blog means you can't hear any of the dialogue in the videos you have posted? And there's no obvious way to silence the soundtrack?

Prvbs31Mama said...

lol, sorry you have to go to the bottom of my blog to pause the music...I'll get rid of it...lol I'd much rather people hear the videos!! thanks for letting me know amanda!

Stephanie4Him said...

In order to keep his name from being used in vain, the Jewish people have kept the pronunciation of it silent(only pronouncing it once a year on Yom Kippur). In place of it they use Adonai(YHVH/YHWH) or Hashem(The Name).Our Bibles replaced it long ago with LORD or GOD.

Great post!! I am so thankful my eyes were opened to this truth of His name! It's all about His name! Over and over in the scriptures we read this fact.

Shalom!!