Have you ever paused to think why we have a name? In like manner ancient Hebrew names had a reason for existing, what’s more they even made up part of sentence structure; so, “is that worth consideration?” Let’s use an example to answer the question.
In the case of YHWH, the Elohim of Adam to YH’shua, the name means, “I am what I am”, “I am what I say I am”, “I will do what I say I will”- or similar sentiment. What a concept right? a name that speaks of certainty that equates to truth. In one answer? yes, it is important to know that our Creator is what He says He is – why in the world would we take that from scripture!!!! But we do, and even more!
Think of this, pagan concepts are known to have worked their way into Christianity, sad statement right? How can we know if any of that has carried over to us today? Here is another question, “When you read the words L-rd or G-d, have you ever envisioned a white bearded man, sitting on a heavenly throne?” If so you are in the majority, “did you know that the image of a white bearded man in heaven has nothing to do with the Hebrew definition of Elohim? Did you know this thought process comes from Greek culture, that it is not Hebrew? Did you know that a Greek mythological deity called Chronos, the Father of Zeus, is a white bearded man sitting on a throne?” I didn’t!
It’s true, in fact we know it’s true because the Hebrew Elohim has no image – what’s more, we are warned to not make an image of the Elohim (1st and 2nd of the ten commandments given to Moses and defended by YH’shua)!!!! Bottom line, we been distanced from an original mindset, a Hebrew message that speaks to following the Word and Works of Elohim (the magistrates, Great, Mighty Ones, etc..) versus a man image called “Chronos”, or other man made image.
Sadly, many have been fooled by chronic misinformation (the self-righteous man). The result? blind ministers who have learned from blind leaders who blind everyone else; a truth that flies in the face of an original message, that which speaks to obedience or disobedience to the wisdom of a creator source (Elohim).
Which leads me to a confession, regardless that I always believed in “verifying first”, I never did were Christian leaders were concerned, it seemed beyond reproach for me to question a man who Judeo Christianity qualified, ordained. Sure, at times I may not have totally agreed, but never to the level of verifying, in essence, I too was once a follower of men, and likely the reason you too have taken to seeking and not following men. That a final question comes to mind,”is it our individual responsibility to do, that of comparing the doctrine of men with an original mindset?
The point? if we are to follow truth we need to take serious that Hebrew words and names matter !!!!
Here is a good place to start! Using a non-biased source (online or on print) take a quick search of prophet names (ie: Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.. note the Yah and El sound?) to find out for yourself, they carry a message rich in cultural intent, words that add back to sentences what otherwise has been taken from; the impact? we begin to realize how important cultural definitions are, that the full picture of YHWH’s truth begins to take form; names and words that define same; an eye opening voyage in time.
My prayer? That we may all slow down and meditate in salvation’s truth, not mans’, always in YH’shua (YH is salvation) the Hebrew /Aramaic Messiah, Amein. 🙂
1 John 3:6
New King James Version (NKJV)
“6 Whoever“abides” (kuwl:maintains, measures, etc..)in“Him” (YHWH: the Name, Word and Works, of Elohim)does not sin. Whoever sins has neither“seen” (yatab:entreat in, been content in, etc..) “Him” (YHWH:The Name, Word and Works, of Elohim) nor“known” (yada:acknowledgedor aquainted with) “Him” (YHWH:the Name, Word and Works, of Elohim).”
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Abide(s): 3557 kuwlkool a primitive root; properly, to keep in; hence,to measure; figuratively,to maintain(in various senses):–(be able to, can) abide, bear, comprehend, contain, feed, forbearing, guide, hold(-ing in), nourish(-er), be present, make provision, receive, sustain,provide sustenance(victuals).
Seen: 3190 yatabyaw-tab’ a primitive root; to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right):–be accepted, amend, use aright,benefit,be (make) better, seem best, make cheerful, be comely,+ be content, diligent(-ly), dress, earnestly, find favour, give, be glad, do (be, make) good((-ness)), be (make) merry, please (+ well), shew more (kindness), skilfully, X very small, surely, make sweet, thoroughly, tire, trim, very, be (can, deal, entreat, go, have) well (said, seen).
Known: 3045 yada`yaw-dah’ a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) (as follow):–acknowledge, acquaintance(-tedwith),advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, (un-)awares, can(-not), certainly, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be (ig-)norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have (knowledge), (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have (understanding), X will be, wist, wit, wot.