I'd like to start this very important article, with a verse from Scriptures that illustrates in a literal sense the coming of the Most High to bring judgement, and in a spiritual sense, the revelation of the real Name of the Almighty and His Son during these end times.
Behold, the Name of Yahwéh cometh from far,
burning with his anger,
and the burden thereof is heavy:
his lips are full of indignation,
and his tongue as a devouring fire:
Notice the verse speaks of His Name as His personhood, the Messiah.
Most people nowadays place no importance in Names and most believers go to the extent of ignoring the Name of the Father Almighty YHWH (Pronounced Yahwéh/Yahuéh); so how can there be a correct understanding of the prophecy above?
The Best Trick the Devil Pulled
A French poet by the name of Charles Baudelaire, wrote in “Le Joueur généreux” ("The generous gambler"), that “the devil's best trick is to persuade you that he doesn't exist!"; quote that would later become popular thanks to the 1995 film “The Usual Suspect” as: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist”. After studying Scriptures and other writings, the Almighty has led me to understand that in reality, “the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled”, was deceiving the masses to make them think he is the one whom they should worship, in simple terms, by veiling the minds of the masses so that they don’t get to see and know the real Almighty Father.
Atheism can be defined in several ways, but in general it could be said to be a disbelief in a higher power who created and controls the universe. According to different studies on the demographics of atheism, self-proclaimed atheist comprise around 5% to 11% of the world’s population. These are people who don’t believe in a god, therefore neither in a devil, since almost every religion on earth teaches of a particular higher power and of an entity that embodies evil and is responsible for the bad we perceive in the world, through the deeds of people who accept his intermission in many different ways by the use of their free will, taking his advice and doing things his way. This means that the biggest percentage of the population believes in a type of devil figure, even if they don’t act according to what they know, or rather ignore the fact that Satan exists, to live in sin without thinking about the consequences. Muslims have Iblis, Jews have Samael, Christians have Lucifer, Hinduism has certain gods who play basically the same role, yet are not specifically seen as evil, such as Kali or Shiva "the Destroyer”.
Lucifer himself hates atheism, since his ultimate goal is for humanity to worship him, so he is looking to destroy it after World War III, according to the letter written in August of 1871 by Albert Pike to Giusseppe Manzzini, head of the Illuminati in 1834, both 33rd degree Masons, in which the former speaks of a plan to reach a One World Government through three world wars, resulting in “the destruction of Christianity and Atheism; both conquered and exterminated at the same time”.
If you really think about it, an 11% of the world's population not believing in the existence of a devil, isn’t that great of a trick. Instead, what he orchestrated and has been kept secret for so long, is the fact that he has persuaded the masses to worship him through the many different names used in all religions around the world, but two in particular so incredibly common to the masses, that it becomes obvious that the population is in a state of hypnosis, so blinded to the truth, that sadly most won’t realise it until it is too late.
The Importance of Words ands Names
The beginning of this deception, was to make the world believe that the words they speak are not important, while the Scriptures say otherwise.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
The tongue has the power to kill and to give life, and whatever a person may use it for, that he will receive, because every single word you say is being recorded as a witness, whether for justification or your own condemnation during the day of judgement.
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister favour unto the hearers.
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Society nowadays got to the point of thinking that the name of a person, which is a single word that defines an entire living being created in the image of the Most High, is just supposed to sound nice or be known for something that somebody with the same name did some time in history, in some cases just somebody famous who happens to be the parent’s idol.
22 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Personal names cannot be changed by anyone, simply because your name is what you are, you are the personification of that word, as you pronounce it. Only the procreators of an infant have the authority to give the name which the newly born will be called for the rest of his life, the way he will be known by his, or her personal friends and loved ones. To change somebody’s personal name, you would have to have absolute power over that person, therefore the only One with the power to change your name, is the Almighty Creator; so then, this raises the question: how can the creation dare to change the Name of the Creator?
Most people don’t even know what their own name means, let alone find a meaningful name for their children.
Midrash Tanchumah or Yelamdinu
It is not too much to say that discretion should be exercised regarding the names one gives to his children. There are instances in which a name implying evil qualities has been given to a child, and the child, when grown up into manhood, has exemplified by his life the meaning of his name. - Tanchum. Haazenu.
As a great example to illustrate this, we can take a look at the story of Jabez, which is described in only two verses of the first book of Chronicles, making it one of the shortest remarks written about someone in the Scriptures, but at the same time mighty revealing, not only concerning the importance of names, but also showing us the great love which the Almighty has for us and the amazing power of a simple, but sincere prayer.
1 Chronicles 4:9
9 And Jabez(H3258) was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez(H3258), saying, Because I bare him with sorrow(H6090).
In the Strong’s Concordance, which is based on the King James Version, we find the meaning and pronunciation of each word in Scriptures, both in Hebrew and Greek, providing a wider understanding of what is written, in order to get a better idea of what the Almighty wants to tell us through every single detail. It is important to point out that the Hebrew portion of the concordance was created based on the Masoretic texts, causing the translators to make certain mistakes in the pronunciation of the names, not knowing the Jewish Tradition and the work done by the Scribes (Jer. 8:8-9), who added their vocalisation and accentuation to the original writings; still, it is a great tool for the purpose of this work, even more when these errors can be identified and explained, as it will be done later. I would also like to mention that one of the main reasons for the use of the Strong's Concordance and the King James Version in great part of this book, is simply to show that by using only a couple of sources that most people respect and have, or can easily find, one can prove the vast majority of information presented here.
For example, in this case, let's look at the name Jabez (H3258) from the verse above.
From an unused root probably meaning to grieve; sorrowful; Jabets, the name of an Israelite, and also of a place in Palestine: - Jabez.
a variation of H6089; an idol (as fashioned); also pain (bodily or mental):—idol, sorrow, wicked.
Jabez was given a name that means wicked, grief and sorrow, because of the pain he caused his mother at birth.
1 Chronicles 4:10
10 And Jabez called on the G-d of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And G-d granted him that which he requested.
Due to the fact that a name can affect a person’s life and character traits, Jabez knew that he was destined to receive and cause pain, perhaps even become wicked or an idolater, so he prayed to the Most High to be kept from evil, so that it wouldn’t grieve him, plus other blessings to change his apparent destiny, and the Almighty gave him everything he had asked for, simple and plain, because he believed and prayed wisely.
In other words, according to the original Hebrew Scriptures, his mother delivered him in sorrow (בעצב), so she named him Jabez (יעבץ), which basically means pain; he in turn prayed so that evil would not grieve him (עצבי), since this would be a natural consequence because of the meaning of his name. In the Hebrew text, you can actually see the relation between the name Jabez (יעבץ) and the Hebrew word for sorrow (עצב), evident by the use of the same three letters, Ayin (ע), Beit (ב) and Tzadei (ע=ץ).
Another great example to understand the importance of a name, is the life of the patriarch Jacob, starting from the moment when Esau had just come out of her mother’s womb.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob(H3290): and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch: - Jacob.
The name Jacob (heel catcher) was given to him because he held the heel of his twin brother at birth. Later, Jacob (supplanter) acted a couple times according to the meaning of his name, as his brother noticed.
36 And he [Esau] said, Is not he rightly named Jacob(Supplanter)? for he hath supplanted(H6117) me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
a primitive root; properly, to swell out or up; used only as denominative from H6119, to seize by the heel; figuratively, to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel):—take by the heel, stay, supplant, utterly.
In Hebrew, the words for ”Heel” (עקב) and ”to Supplant” (עקב) are written in the same way, yet pronounced slightly different; these three letters, plus the Yod (י), form the name Jacob (יעקב).
In time, as Jacob had been a good servant to the Almighty, the Creator addressed him:
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel(H3478): for as a prince hast thou power with G-d and with men, and hast prevailed.
From H8280 and H410; he will rule as G-d; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: - Israel.
What a beautiful gift, to go from being “the supplanter”, to “he who will rule as Mighty One”, or as another translation of the name Israel defines it, the "Man who sees the Almighty".
The 3rd Commandment
Think about this, you are your name, and a good name should be respected; that is why in the Scriptures the third commandment deals with the honour due to the Name of the Almighty, commandment which they actually brake in most modern translations of Scriptures, for instance the King James Version.
7 Thou shalt not take(H5375) the name of the L-rd(H3068) thy God(H430) in vain(H7723); for the L-rd will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively: - accept, advance, arise, (able to, [armour], suffer to) bear (-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honourable (+ man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, X needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, + swear, take (away, up), X utterly, wear, yield.
plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme G-d; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, exceeding, G-d (gods) (-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
From the same as H7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjectively), uselessness (as deceptive, objectively; also adverbially in vain): - false (-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.
The commandment is telling us that we must not take, or lift, the Name of the Almighty to falseness, we must not ruin it, destroy it, or desolate it. Incredibly, as seen in the example above, in modern translations of this verse one cannot even know the Name which the commandment is telling us not to use in vain, since both “Lord” and “God” are used as titles, making some believe that the name of their God is “Lord”, or perhaps that their Lord is named “God”, which of course doesn’t make any sense.
In the Scriptures, to "take" a word, means to speak a word, for instance when Balaam speaks in the book of Numbers chapters 23 and 24, it states many times that "he took (H5375) up his parable, and said…”, with the word "take" being exactly the same as in the 3rd commandment. If the rule is that one cannot speak the Name for falseness, then by logic, one can pronounce it for truth.
It is interesting to find the word "desolating" as another translation besides "vain", since the coming of the Abomination of Desolation is connected to the world's disregard for the correct Names of the Most High and His Son, as it will be pointed out further ahead; still, with the other definitions of the same word, the meaning of the commandment gets much simpler to understand.
Elohim is the transliteration of the Hebrew word used in the original writings, and it can be translated as "Mighty Ones". It is a title that denotes authority and it is use to refer to the Almighty in whom are all the powers, but it is also used for angels and people with power, such as judges. For the sake of this book, we'll use Elohim instead of a translation, to keep it as one word and as close to the original as possible, since by now the meaning is understood, still more will be explained later regarding the title used in English translations and the reason why is wrong.
The Name of the Almighty (יהוה), as mentioned before, went through changes in pronunciation because of the traditions of men and their misinterpretations, breaking in this way the same commandment they were supposedly trying to fulfil. We can see clearly that not only did the translators, based on the Masoretic texts, changed the correct pronunciation of the Name of the Father to "Jehovah", but that the King James Version and most modern translations of Scriptures, went as far as replacing the Name with the title "Lord".
6 ...Thus have ye made the commandment of Yahwéh of none effect by your tradition.
Translators have actually substituted the Name “Yahwéh” with the title “Lord” about 6.825 times, depending on the translation; on top of this, the translators of the New International Version (NIV) decided to leave 64.576 words completely out of their Bible, the equivalent of about 30 books of the Scriptures.
The Name is so important, that when the translators wrote the Greek Version of the Scriptures, the Septuagint, according to the oldest fragments, they kept the Name of the Most High in Hebrew, which led Christians who did not understand the Name, to change it for "Kyrios" which means "Lord" in Greek.
Dr. P. Kahle in his work “The Cairo Geniza”, comments on this fact saying:
"We now know that the Greek Bible text [the Septuagint] as far as it was written by Jews for Jews did NOT translate the Divine name by kyrios; but the Tetragrammaton, written with Hebrew or Greek letters, was RETAINED in such MSS [manuscripts]. It was the Christians who replaced the Tetragrammaton by kyrios, when the Divine name written in Hebrew letters was not understood any more" (The Cairo Geniza, Oxford, 1959, p. 222).
Also "The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology" confirms it:
"Recent textual discoveries cast doubt on the idea that the compilers of the LXX [Septuagint] translated the Tetragrammaton YHVH by kyrios. The oldest LXX MSS (fragments) now available to us have the Tetragrammaton written in Hebrew characters in the Greek text. This custom was retained by later Jewish translators of the Old Testament in the first centuries A.D." (The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Volume 2, p. 512).
With all this in mind, the third commandment would be better translated as:
You shall not lift the Name of יהוה, your Elohim, to falseness, because יהוה shall not clear from guilt one who is lifting His name to falseness:
Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44), the father of all falseness, consequently, what do you think he would try to do about this commandment?
It is reasonably logical to conclude that the Adversary has not forgotten about this commandment, so just as humans are tempted to commit any other sin, like lying, he makes sure the world brakes this one along with the others. First, he altered the commandment itself through the Scribes and the wrong interpretation which they passed on as tradition, so that people would not use the Name because it was forbidden by their leaders. Second, he gave the world different names to call upon in times of prayer and worship. Thus, the corrupted authorities used the misunderstood commandment, to hide the Name of the Father from the people and forbid its use, causing the masses to gradually forget its pronunciation, by substituting it with their own perversion of the name in all different translations of Scriptures, in that way making their creation universal, and as history repeats itself, the same happened with the Name of the Messiah ever since His ascension to Heaven.
4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?
who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
who hath bound the waters in a garment?
who hath established all the ends of the earth?
what is His Name, and what is His Son's Name, if thou canst tell?
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
69 ...on the right hand of the power of Yahwéh.
This One [the Most High] asked Michael to reveal to them the secret Name, in order that they might understand that pure Name, and thus make mention of the oath, because those who have revealed every secret thing to the sons of Adam tremble before this name and oath.
Every time you mention the Pure Name, you mention the pure oath of salvation sent to us by the Almighty.
The Name of the Almighty and the Messiah
The Pure Name is the Name that the Father Yahwéh gave to His only begotten Son, the Messiah Yahushúa.
These are the correct pronunciations and transliterations.
The Name of the Almighty written in Hebrew is יהוה, it is read from right to left and it's called the “Tetragrammaton” because of its four letters. It is also rendered as YHWH in our alphabet, or sometimes YHVH, with the "Y" representing the letter "Yod" (י), "H" representing the repeated "He" (ה), and for the "Vav" (ו), "W" or "V", since it used to sound like an "U".
"Yahwéh" as a word, is an imperfect (present/future) of the causative stem (hophal) of the verb “to be”, it is the third person masculine singular of prefix conjugation, so it means "He causes to exist” | ”He will cause to exist". "Yah" is its prefix, also used frequently in Scriptures representing the Messiah. The final syllable "éh", developed from "iyu" and it is normal for the imperfect indicative form, as when the Almighty said to Moshéh, "Ehyéh Asher Ehyéh" (אהיה אשר אהיה), which could be translated as "I Am who I shall Be", a statement that comes from the verb "to be" and is full of meaning, transmitting many revelations in just three words, a few of them being: 1. that He is the First and the Last, He is Eternal, 2. that He always remains the same, He doesn't change, 3. He has existed always and will always exist, 4. He is all there is and nothing that is, exists without Him, 5. that He appears to each, as He pleases and in they way He has to, according to a particular situation, 6. that He would redeem His people in the time of the Exodus and that He will do it in the end times, 7. that He is the same that came first to redeem us through the Messiah, and is the same that comes in these last days.
In Yahushua's time the Greek transliteration of the Name of the Almighty was “Iaoue”, pronounced ee-ah-oo-eh. In the second century, Clement of Alexandria wrote: "The mystic name which is called the Tetragrammaton, by which alone they who had access to the Holy of Holies were protected, is pronounced Iaoue, which means 'who is, and who shall be.'"
In "The Modern Judaica Encyclopedia" we find that:
"The true pronunciation of the name YHWH was never lost. Several early Greek writers of the Christian Church testify that the name was pronounced 'Yahweh'. This is confirmed, at least for the vowels of the first syllable of the name, by the shorter form Yah, which is sometimes used in poetry (e.g., Ex.15:2) and the -yahu or -yah that serves as the final syllable in very many Hebrew names." (The Modern Judaica Encyclopedia, Vol. 7, p.69)
Even "The New Catholic Encyclopedia" testifies to the fact that the correct pronunciation of the Name of the Father is Yahwéh:
"Judging from Greek transcriptions of the sacred name, YHWH ought to be pronounced Yahweh. The pronunciation Jehovah was unknown in ancient Jewish circles, and is based upon a later misunderstanding of the scribal practice of using the vowels of the word Adonai with the consonants of YHWH." (The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, p. 1065)
A very important detail is found in the writings of the first-century Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer Flavius Josephus, whose name at birth was Joseph ben Matityahu and was of priestly descent through his father and royal decent through his mother. He lived in a time in which the pronunciation of the name was known by few, and he said in "The Wars of the Jews", Book V, Chapter 5, that the Name “consists of four vowels”.
Thanks to this statement by Josephus, one can easily deduce the Name of the Most High. It has been known, at least since Moshéh, that the Name is a four letter word (יהוה), so at first this statement doesn't seem like much, but the fact that he says that they are four vowels and not just letters, clarifies all doubts, since in Hebrew there are five letters (א-ו-ה-י-ע) which can be used as vowels or consonants depending on the word, three of these happen to be in the Name of the Father, so he is telling us that in fact, all letters in the Name function as different vowels, meaning that each time that the letter "He" (ה) appears, it sounds different. This leaves us with only two possible solutions, since we have also seen, as with Josephus' birth name, that the first three letters of the Name are pronounced Yahu (יהו), in which case the only options available are either "IAUE" or "IAUO", and the last makes no sense for the simple fact that the letter "He" (ה) never sounds like the vowel “O” and there is no evidence of “IAUO” being the pronunciation. Therefore, according to Josephus, the Name of the Most High is pronounced IAUE, which is another correct way of transliterating it, next to "Yahwéh" and "Yahuéh".
In the Babylonian Talmud, we can see the first stages of the Tradition regarding the prohibition of pronouncing the Name of the Almighty, which incredibly enough, was started by the Seleucid Greek tyrant Antiochus IV Epiphanes in the year 168 before the Messiah, in his decrees against the practices of the Yahudim of the time, trying to forbid them from worshiping the Most High and to convert them to their Hellenised pagan belief, basically making them Greeks. These events and the spiritual fulfillments in Christian doctrine, will be explained later.
Babylonian Talmud, Rosh Hashannah 18b
"The [Seleucid] Greeks decreed that the name of Elohim may not be spoken aloud; but when the Hasmoneans grew in strength and defeated them they decreed that the name of Elohim be used even in contracts... when the Rabbis heard about this they said, 'Tomorrow this person will pay his debt and the contract will be thrown on a garbage heap' so they forbade its use in contracts."
Just like Antiochus banned pronouncing the name, he also prohibited circumcision and keeping the Sabbath, and required every Yahudi to partake in the pig-sacrifices to Zeus and Apollo. The Hasmoneans, under Yahuda Maccabee, defeated the Greeks and re-dedicated the Temple on the first feast of Chanukah in 165 BCE. The Hasmoneans annulled the evil decrees of the Greeks and restored the use of the Name, even enacting a law requiring the use of the Name of the Almighty in contracts, so that every Yahudi would feel encourage to use the Name, but the Rabbis opposed this law and forbade the use of it.
In the Mishnah tractate of Sanhedrin of the 3rd century CE, they are clear about their tradition and even go to the point of claiming that a person who simply pronounces the Name, will not enter the eternal kingdom.
Mishnah Sanhedrin 10:1
"The following have no portion in the world to come: ... Abba Saul says: Also one who pronounces the divine name as it is written."
Meanwhile Yahushúa clearly explains that by following their traditions, they actually broke the commandments of Yahwéh.
8 For laying aside the commandment of Yahwéh, ye hold the tradition of men...
The modern Rabbinic law code, the Mishnah Berurah, states that:
Mishnah Berurah 5:2
It is forbidden to read the glorious and terrible name as it is written, as the sages said "He that pronounces the name as it is written has no portion in the world to come". Therefore it must be read as if it were written Adonai.
Thus, ever since the times of the Maccabees, it has been a Jewish Tradition not to mention the Name of the Almighty, because of the misinterpretation of the third commandment. Later in time, the Masoretic Scribes added the vowel points of "Adonay" (אדני), which means "Sovereign", to the Name YHVH each time the words "YHVH Elohim" appeared in Scriptures, so that the reader would say "Adonay Elohim", not mentioning the Name, and would add the vowel points of Elohim (אלהים) when "Adonay YHVH" appeared, so that it would be read "Adonay Elohim". Eventually, the vowel “e” was chosen to always be the first in YHVH to avoid people from mistakenly pronouncing the prefix of the name (Yah), and because of the fact that both Adonay (אדני) and Elohim (אלהים) start with the Hebrew letter "א". Later, in the 16th century, when the letter "J" and “V” began to be pronounced as they are now, instead of sounding respectively like an “I” and an “U”, the transliteration done by a German Christian scribe for the Pope, resulted in Jehovah. This gave rise to a couple perversions of the Name in the Middle Ages, when these text were translated by Christian scholars: 1. YeHoVaH when the vowels of Adonay were added, as seen above in H3068, and 2. YeHoViH (H3069) when the text had the vowels of Elohim.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of Yahwéh, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Amazingly, the Strong's Concordance admits this in H3069, as well as the Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon.
a variation of H3068 (יהוה) [used after H136 (אדני), and pronounced by Jews as H430 (אלהים), in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere pronounce H3068 (יהוה) as H136 (אדני)]:—God.
The Name of the Messiah Yahu-Shúa (יהו-שע) is composed by two words:
- Yahu (יהו): Both "Yahu” (יהו) and "Yah” (יה) are the shortened forms of "Yahwéh", and they have two functions, that of the past-tense (preterite), meaning “He caused to exist”, or jussive (third person command), “May he cause to exist”. They also appear as so called “theophoric components”, as prefixes and suffixes in personal names such as YahuDa (Judah - יהודה), YahuShaphat (Jehoshaphat - יהושפט), YahuNatan (Jonathan - יהונתן), YahuHanan (John - יהוחנן), and YirmYahu (Jeremiah - ירמיהו), EliYahu (Elijah - אליהו), HiskiYahu (Hezekiah - חזקיהו), YshaYahu (Isaiah - ישעיהו), etc.
In the Murasu text written in Nippur in the fifth century BCE, the prefix that appears as the theophoric component in names is "Yahu".
Eventually, the same that was done to the name YHWH, was done to its prefix "Yahu", in which the vowel points for Eloah (H433) got inserted to avoid pronouncing the Name, resulting in the prefixes being pronounced "Yeho" (יְהוֹ) and the suffixes "Yāhh" (יָהּ).
- Shúa (שע): Regarding the second part of the Name, there are some who believe it comes from the Hebrew word Yasha [ישע] (H3467) and others who say it comes from Shúa [שוע] (H7769). This happens because of different factors, for instance, at first glance the writing in the Name (שע) seems to be closer to Yasha (ישע), than to Shúa (שוע). It is almost generally accepted by now that it comes from Yasha (ישע), mostly because that is what the Strong's Concordance says, but as we shall see, it is actually closer to Shúa (שוע).
The best way to find an answer, is to look into the Scriptures. There are a couple of clues regarding this in two different events that are intricately connected in Scriptures, foretelling the coming of the Messiah through the Tribe of Yahuda, to bring Shúa (Freedom, Liberty, Nobility, Wealth), giving a huge hint of His Name, ancestry, and mission, confirming at the same time the root of the word and its pronunciation.
First, let's look at a verse in which David's wife BathSheba (Daughter of the Pact) is called by a different and key name.
1 Chronicles 3:5
5 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua(H1340) the daughter of Ammiel:
from H7768 in the original sense of freedom; a noble, i.e. liberal, opulent; also (as noun in the derived sense) a halloo:—bountiful, crying, rich.
This verse reveals how the Messiah would come through the Yahudi (יהודי) David and his union with BathShua (בתשוע), the Daughter of Freedom and Wealth, who represents the Congregation that is saved from the Tribulation, and whose name is also called BathSheba, Daughter of the Pact, just like the Messiah gave His blood for Yahwéh’s daughter, to seal a new pact (Mat. 26:28). Therefore, the change of her name in Scriptures from BathSheba to BathShua, is to show us that His pact (Sheba) is freedom and wealth (Shua) for those who believe in His Son's death and resurrection.
Another verse confirming these same revelations, is found in Genesis 38, when Yahuda happens to marry a woman whose name isn't mentioned, but instead, we are told is the daughter of a man named Shúa, which means that her appellative in Hebrew would be pronounced Bath-Shúa (בתשוע), just as David’s wife above.
2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shua(H7770); and he took her, and went in unto her.
the same as H7769; Shua, a Canaanite:—Shua, Shuah.
from H7768; a halloo:—cry, riches.
These two entries from the Strong’s Concordance, H7770 and H7769, appear as one word in the Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon, and it has "Opulent" as the meaning of “Shua", which is confirmed by the H7771 in the Strong's Concordance, also above.
Perhaps the biggest and most direct clue is in the name given to the successor of Moshéh, commonly known as Joshua (H3091). His birth name was actually Hoshea [הושע] (H1954), but when it was time to enter the promise land, his name was changed to Yahushúa [יהושע], the Name of the Messiah, as a sign for future times pointing to the Anointed Redeemer. This subject will be expounded later, for now let’s examine it, in order to find out what’s the real root of the element "Shua" in the Name of the Messiah.
or יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yᵉhôwshuʻa; from H3068 and H3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader:—Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare H1954, H3442.
from H3467; deliverer; Hoshea, the name of five Israelites:—Hosea, Hoshea, Oshea.
a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor:— at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory.
First, look at how according to the Strong's Concordance, the pronunciation of the name is "Yehoshua", so by just fixing the errors developed because of the Masoretic Scribes, we obtain "Yahushua". The name of the successor of Moshéh appears written in two different ways throughout Scriptures, sometimes with one letter "Vav" (יהושע), sometimes with two (יהושוע), as shown above in the Concordance. The writing with two "Vavs" [יהושוע] represents the second coming and shows the root is actually Shúa [שוע] (H7769), clearly proving that the correct pronunciation of the Name is "Yahushúa" and not "Yahusha" as some claim, using the "Yasha" root as an argument.
If all this wasn't enough, the word "Yasha" (ישע), which seems to be completely unrelated to "Shua" (שוע) according to the Strong's Concordance , in the Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon specifically appears as meaning "Opulent", which is also the meaning of "Shua" (שוע), and the Lexicon even goes as far as stating that the word is kindred to "Shua" (שוע), which once and for all confirms the pronunciation of the Name of the Messiah as YahuShúa.
We can also find clues of this in the "New Testament", expanding the understanding of the name from "Yahweh Saves", to "Yahweh Saves, Delivers and Enriches".
2 Corinthians 8:9
9 For ye know the favour of our Sovereign Yahushua the Messiah, that, though he was rich [Shua], yet for your sakes he became poor (Flesh), that ye through His poverty might be rich (Free, Nobel, Wealthy).
12 For there is no difference between the Yahudi and the Greek: for the same Sovereign [Yahu] over all is rich [Shua] unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the Name of Yahwéh shall be saved.
Here you see the importance of actually calling upon the Name with one's mouth to be saved, therefore one must know what the Name is.
Yahushúa = Yahwéh is Salvation, Deliverance, Freedom, Nobility, Wealth
The False Names
The names Jehovah and Jesus are just corruptions among several others I will get into later. As mentioned before, the letter “J” did not exist before the 14th century, when the “I” in the beginning of words using the Roman alphabet was given a hook under it to distinguish it from the other “I’s”, later in the 16th century it adopted the new sound and became commonly known during the 17th century. This alone disqualifies either of these names as being the correct pronunciations.
In the "Encyclopedia Americana" says that “The form of J was unknown in any alphabet until the 14th century. Either symbol (J, I) used initially generally had the consonantal sound of Y as in year. Gradually, the two symbols (J, I) were differentiated, the J usually acquiring consonantal force and thus becoming regarded as a consonant, and the I becoming a vowel. It was not until 1630 that the differentiation became general in England.”
In fact, we could say these names are kind of new, since they are about 500 years old, while the Names of the Father and Son have been even before the creation, yet were revealed to Moshéh 3.500 years ago. The pronunciation of the distorted and corrupted names, used by the people of the world have also a meaning in Hebrew, the first part "Je" in both cases is supposed to represent the Almighty (Yah), which we already know is wrong, while the rest of both names have a clear meaning in Hebrew, which is the first language and the one that the Father Almighty chose for His Name and His People, so it is extremely important we know what these names would mean in Yahweh's language, since they actually don't mean anything in any other language.
a. Je – Hovah
In this case, the meaning of the word pronounced “Hovah” can be found in the Strong’s Dictionary under H1943.
Another form for H1942; ruin: - mischief.
Ruin is also one of the meanings of the word translated as vain in the Third Commandment.
Yahwéh said not to ruin His Name, and they instead decided to use “Ruin” as His Name. It becomes even more blasphemous if the "Je" is added before, which is supposed to represent the first two letters of the Name of the Father.
From H1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication of falling); desire; also ruin: - calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.
The Name of our loving Creator cannot and does not have any “mischief” in it, no implication of falling, is far from a perverse thing and only the name of the enemy could mean very wickedness, so they are basically calling the Almighty by a name suited for Satan, the Destroyer.
b. Je – Sus
The meaning of this second name is even more revealing and will be discussed more profoundly further ahead. For now I'll point out a few very important details.
First, by adding the "Je" to "Sus", which phonetically sounds likes Zeus, the name could be taken to mean that the "Mighty One is Zeus", and as some already know Zeus is actually Lucifer, so this is another way in which Satan has infiltrated the changing of names to reach a point in which people call on him as Mighty One by calling on these false names.
There are different opinions among scholars regarding whether the phonetical use of “Zeus” was deliberate or a coincidence. It is my firm belief that coincidences don’t exist, so I simply see it as the enemy working behind the scenes to add the worship of the name Zeus to people’s praying vocabulary. Here are some quotes supporting this fact:
“It is known that the Greek name endings with sus, seus, and sous which are phonetic pronunciations for the chief Greek god of Olympus, were attached by the Greeks to names and geographical areas as means to give honour to their supreme deity, Zeus."
- Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend by Professor J.C.J Melfurd, 1983 (pg. 126).
"The pagans of Greece and Rome had worshipped Zeus as the supreme deity. Their savior was Zeus, so now they were eager to accept Jesus as Iesous, or Zeus as their saviour."
- The Origin of Christianity, by A.B. Traina.
"The plan of the Greeks was simple, they merely dropped the Hebrew terminology of names which referred to the Hebrew deity, and substituted the name, or letters, referring to the name of the supreme deity, Zeus."
- The Faith Magazine, Volume 69.
The sound of the "J" in English doesn't exist in Hebrew, instead the sound that can be found is that of the "J" as pronounced in Spanish, which is like the "H" in English and makes the pronunciation of this perversion to be something close to "He-Zeus", which is how it sounded right when the letter "J" got its new sound in the 16th century. Taking this word as pronounced in Spanish "HeSoos", can also be taken to be the mix of two Hebrew words, "Haza" (H2372) and "Soos" (H5483).
a primitive root; to gaze at; mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically, to have a vision of:—behold, look, prophesy, provide, see.
soos; or סֻס çuç;
from an unused root meaning to skip (properly, for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight):—crane, horse (-back, -hoof). Compare H6571.
These would render the meaning of "Jesus" to be something like "Look at the Horse", which is obviously an insult, as well as having some prophetical significance, being the horse an animal that represents war. The main word in this name is the verb "Haza" (חזה), the past tense of this word is "Hezu" (חזו) and it means "Predicted" or "Foresaw", just like the scriptures predicted everything that would happen to the real Names and who would use this name in the end times. If you simply add a letter Samech at the end of this verb, you get "Hezus" (חזוס), which is a transliteration of "Jesus" to Hebrew, as any translator can attest.
Interestingly enough, in the Gospel of Philip, whose name means “he who loves of horses", we find a verse that explains why the act of beholding or looking at something, as it is implied with the verb "Haza", is of such importance spiritually.
The Gospel of Philip
48 It is not possible for anyone to see anything of the permanent things unless he becomes like them. This is not the way it is with man in the world: he sees the sun without becoming a sun; and he sees the heaven and the earth and all other things without becoming these things. But in the Truth, it is this way: you looked at the Spirit, and you became spiritual. You looked at the Anointed and you became anointed. You looked at the Father and you become like the Father. So in this place you look at everything but do not see yourself; but if you see yourself in that place, you have seen something of that place and came to be there; for what you look towards, you become.
If people look upon a horse (Soos), they become like a horse, if they look upon Zeus they become as him, evil, rebellious, false, etc.
Jesus is not, in any way, shape, or form, a translation of Yahushúa as many claim. A translation is the meaning of a word, thus it would be an equivalent word in English that means exactly the same. In such cases as this, in which the original language of the Name has a different Alphabet, we should use the equivalent letters to come up with a written word that actually sounds the same as in the original Hebrew, which is not the case with the word “Jesus”, so this means that it is not a correct transliteration, since it doesn't sound even remotely close to the real Name. In conclusion, the name Jesus is just a perversion.
Names are not translated and should not be changed in other languages, instead the way a name is pronounced should remain the same regardless of where in the world is mentioned, or what language the person calling it may speak; neither should humans dare to change the Name of the Most High and His Son, the Messiah and Saviour of the entire creation. The fact is that, if names such as Elvis, Chaplin, Francisco and Obama, Stalin and Hitler remain the same in all languages, Yahushúa must be kept the same also.
"It is simply amazing to think that all these years, hundreds of years, mankind has been calling the Saviour by the wrong name!! It's hard to give up the name of Jesus because it's so deeply ingrained in us and much has been said and done in that name."
- Gospel of The Kingdom, True Names and Title, by Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley, 1931 - Ohio USA.
There are may other references in many other books regarding the pagan origin of this false name, for instance in Bux and Schone, “Worterbuch der Antike” (“Dictionary of Antiquity”), under "Jesus" we read:
"JESUS: really named Jehoshua. Iesous (Greek), Iesus (Latin) is adapted from the Greek, possibly from the name of a Greek healing goddess Ieso (Iaso)."
In an article by Hans Lamer in Philologische Wochenschrift, the author mentions the fact that “Ieso” is the Ionic Greek goddess of healing, then he postulates, because of all the evidence, that "they changed Ieso into a regular masculine Iesous. This was even more welcome to the Greeks who converted to Christianity." (Hans Lamer, Philologische Wochenschrift, No. 25, 21 June 1930, pp. 763-765)
In the ancient Greek religion, the Sun-god Apollo had a son by the name of Asclepius, the god of healing, also identified with the Sun, he in turn had a daughter called Iaso (Ieso), the Greek goddess of healing. The name “Iesus” or “Jesus” quite possibly comes from this “goddess” and thus is related to sun worship. There are other variants of the same name in the ancient Greek religion, like Iasus, Iasion, Iasius, all being sons of Zeus.
In India we find similar names, such as Issa or Issi, which are surnames for their deity Shiva “The Destroyer”. Many scholars have made remarks on the similarity between the names of the Indian Issa or Issi, the Egyptian Isis, and the Greek Iaso. The name of Isis appears in the hieroglyphic inscriptions as Esu or Es, and her son Horus as being called Isu by some. Just as Iaso, Ieso and Iesous are derived from the Greek word for healing “Iasis”, we also find Isis and her son Horus, regarded as deities of healing, as well as cosmic deities by others.
Further evidence of syncretism with the Religion of Isis, who represents the Harlot of the Apocalypse, is found in Oedipus Aegypticus by A. Kircher, in which the name of Horus is said to be "Iessus, which signifies Issa, whom they also called Christ in Greek.”; so “Iessus Christ” could be said to be Horus, the son of the Harlot, the False Messiah commonly called the Antichrist.
Jan de Vries holds that Esus was a Gallic deity comparable to the Scandinavian Odin, the Nordic Sky-god from which Santa Claus derived, name which in turn happens to be an anagram of “Satan’s Claws”.
The abbreviated form of the name Iesous is Ies, or IHS in capitals, since in Greek the capital for "e" is "H", this is well documented in many ordinary dictionaries. “IHS” is found on many inscriptions made by “the Church” during the Dark Middle Ages and it is actually a mystery surname for the Greek deity Bacchus, and was afterwards taken as the initials for Iesous, or IHSOUS in capitals, this fact is found in dictionaries of mythology and encyclopaedias of religion.
In his book The Apocalypse, Dr. E.W. Bullinger wrote:
"Whatever meanings of ... IHS may be given, the fact remains that it was part of the name of Bacchus ..."
- The Apocalypse, footnote page 396, by Dr. E.W. Bullinger.
Among classical writers, Tammuz was commonly know to be another name for Bacchus, who was revered as a Sun-deity. Tammuz was known as the young returning Sun-deity, returning every spring. Bacchus, who was also known as Dionysus, was expressly identified with the Egyptian Osiris, the Egyptian Sun-deity.
With IHS being connected to Sun worship, it is no surprise to find the ecclesiastical emblem, IHS, commonly displayed on Catholic churches, encircled by Sun rays. Besides Bacchus having the surname Ies or IHS, he was also known as Ichthus, the fish; while as Tammuz, he had the Tau, which is the cross, as his sign, because of the first letter in his name.
Also, with the Greeks using both the Greek words Messias (a transliteration) and Christos (a translation) for the Hebrew Mashiach (Anointed), the word Christos was far more acceptable to the pagans worshipping Chreston, Chrestos, and perhaps also those worshipping Krista.
Thus, by supplanting the Name of Yahushúa with Iesous, it was easy to make pagans feel welcome into a new religion, specifically those who worshipped the Greek Ieso (Iaso), whose masculine counterpart is Iesous (IHSOUS), or those who worshiped Bacchus (IHS) or Chrestos, Tammuz, or the Celtic Esus, the Indian Issa, as well as those who worshipped the Egyptian Esu (Isis), or even her son Iessus, called Christ by the Greeks.
The real Sovereign of all should not be called by a false name, but instead the whole world should and must revere it; and they all will, very soon as prophesied, when every knee and every tongue declares that He is King.
22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am Elohim, and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
He is salvation, so if you look unto Him, Yahwéh, through His Son Yahushúa, and call on His Name, you shall be saved.
I’ll continue expanding on this matter of life or death, both literal and spiritual, but for now I'm out, peace and blessings to all.
Read the continuation here...