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Yahweh's Powerful Name and Nameless Power


   Were you baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit? If you were, what are their names?
   The titles “god” and “lord,” even when capitalized, are not names. The name of the Son has been concealed by the insertion into the Greek New Testament of an incorrect name for the Savior.
   For dramatic proof of this statement compare the King James Version of both Hebrews 4:8 and Acts 7:45 with the New International Version or some other recent English translation of Scripture.
   Would the Heavenly Father tell a Jewish maiden to give a child conceived by His Holy Spirit a name that would be an abomination to Jews and which would become a curse to baptized believers?
   The incredible subtlety of the deception that has caused people to exchange the truth about the Father for lies is illustrated in the following quotation from David Wilkerson's book,
Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth:
   "You can't fool with the Holy [Spirit]! You can't keep back part of the price of full surrender and separation.
"I will take the names of the Baalim out of her mouth,” Hosea 2:17a.
   "Satan has succeeded in bringing into [Yahweh's] house the men and the music of confusion and mixture which is used to bring souls under mastery to the demon god Baal."
   What is so subtle about all this? As David Wilkersonpointsout,Baalimispluralandreferstoall the false gods integrated with Baal worship.
   Linguists have shown that the word Baal is a Chaldean word that means "lord." Baali means "my lord." Compare the King James Version of Hosea 2:16 - 17 with the Revised Standard or New International versions.
   Scholars have also proved beyond any doubt that because of superstitious reverence for the Name, the ancient scribes inserted vowel symbols into the Hebrew Tetragrammaton. This act caused people to forget the Heavenly Father's Name and to use the Hebrew word
Adonai instead.
Adonai means the same as the word Baali,"my Lord."

Hidden Name Is Being Made Known
   Jeremiah 8:8 says the false pen of the scribes (translators and transcribers) has made the law into a lie. The word "law" is translated from the Hebrew Torah, Strong’s number 8451,which refers to the first five books of the Bible in their entirety.
   In Jeremiah 23:26 - 27 the Father asks,
   How long shall there be lies in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy lies and who prophesy the deceit of their own hearts, who think to make My people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot My Name for Baal.
   The Father permitted His Name to be hidden for centuries, but He says in Isaiah 52:6, "Therefore My people shall know My Name."
   The Father has begun to make His Name known again in our day and people willing to follow the lead of the Spirit into all truth will know that the Father's Name Yahweh is written into Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures nearly 7,000 times. The Israelites eventually did not pronounce the Father's Name, but instead said "Adonai."
   This mispronunciation was then substituted into the Scriptures as "the Lord." Scholars have agreed that the best rendition in English is written "Yahweh."
   Yahweh told Moses from the burning bush, "This is My Name forever, "Exodus3:15b.
   Yahweh gave His Son a name that means "He shall save His people." In Hebrew the name is Yahshua, which has the meaning of "Yahweh's salvation."
   Moses' successor also had this name, but after passing through a Latin translation, the name is mistranslated into English as Joshua.
   As David Wilkerson said in his book, you can't fool the Holy Spirit. Neither can you keep back part of the price of full surrender and separation.
   Part of the price of full surrender is allowing the Spirit to remove the names of the Baals from your mouth when the true names of the Father and the Son are revealed to you.
   Calling upon the true names WILL SEPARATE YOU from people who set a table for Gad (pronounced gawd — the name of a pagan deity of good luck or good fortune).
   The pagan deity is referred to in Joshua 11:17 as "Baal-gad," which, if translated into English, would read "Lord-god." Compare the translation of Isaiah 65:11 in several versions of the Bible to see for yourself how determined tranlators have become to avoid translating this verse properly as, "But you who forsake Yahweh, who forget My holy mountain, who set a table for god."

The Name for Baptism
   Now you know the name of the Father and the name of the Son, but Scriptures never refer to the Holy Spirit by name. Could it be because the Holy Spirit doesn't have a name?
   Before jumping to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit must have a name because of the name of the Master Yahshua (They were baptized into the name of the Master Yahshua, Acts 19:5b NIV.), please take note of these facts about Matthew 28:19 (Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit):
      • A footnote in the New International Version states that "in" would have been better translated "into."
      • The word "of” is not in the Greek, but "of” is supplied in the English for clearness, and so you now think you were baptized in the Holy Spirit's name.

   But consider these Scriptures from the New International Version:
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19, NIV.
      • Because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon them, they had simply been baptized into the name of the [Master] Yahshua, Acts 8:16 NIV.
   Matthew 28:19 would have been just as accurately translated to read, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and the Son and into the Holy Spirit."

   The word "into" in Acts 8:16 and 19:5 is translated from the same Greek word "en" as the word "in" in Matthew 28:19. (Editor's note: the Jerusalem Bible questions whether the formula in Matthew 28:19 is inspired or liturgical.)
   There is no question about being baptized into the name of the Father when one is baptized into the name of the Son, as indicated in Acts 8 and 19, because the Father's Name is in the Son's Name. This is clear: Yah-weh and Yah-shua,
   Yah is the short form of the Father's Name, which means "I am." The name Yahweh most likely means "I am self-existent" and Yahshua means "I am salvation."
   But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. Yahweh is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth, John 4:23 - 24.
   These verses tell us the Father is spirit. Leviticus 20:26
(And ye shall be holy unto Me: for I Yahweh am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine.) informs us that Yahweh is holy. Doesn't this mean the Heavenly Father is Holy Spirit? Therefore, isn't Romans 8:9 (But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahweh dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of His.) telling us you are controlled by the Holy Spirit if the Holy Spirit lives in you? This sounds like doubletalk, and it is if you believe that the Holy Spirit is an individual personality separate from yet part of the Father's personality. The apostle could not have meant more than that you are controlled by Yahweh, if Yahweh dwells in you spiritually. To read more than this into Romans 8:9 is to make Paul contradict himself in other Scriptures.

Trinitarianism Caused Confusion
   The translators' belief or disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity must be a major cause for so many different translations of Scriptures. Compare the various versions of Romans 8:9.
   Surely, these differences in this verse and other Scriptures are the result of more than a mere difference in scholars' opinions about the meaning of words or the grammar and structure of the Hebrew and Greek languages.
   An ever more revealing variation in translation is seen in the different versions of Isaiah 59:19. The following five variations of this verse are quoted for the benefit of those who do not have access to several Bibles.

The King James:
   So shall they fear the Name of Yahweh from the west, and His glory from the rising sun. When the enemy shall come like a flood, the Spirit of Yahweh shall lift up a standard against him.

The Revised Standard:
   So they shall fear the Name of Yahweh from the west, and His glory from the rising sun; for He shall come like a rushing stream, which the wind of Yahweh drives.

The New English:
   So from the west men shall fear His Name, fear His glory from the rising sun; for it shall come like a shining river, the Spirit of Yahweh hovering over it.

The Jerusalem Bible:
   In the west men shall see the Name of Yahweh and in the east His glory; for He shall come like a pent-up stream impelled by the breath of Yahweh.

The Prophets:
   From the west, they shall revere the Name of Yahweh, and from the east His presence. For He shall come like a hemmed-in stream which the wind of Yahweh drives on.

   The Jerusalem Bible is the only version above in which the Hebrew Tetragrammaton is correctly translated "Yahweh." The incorrect translation, "the Lord," has been changed to "Yahweh" in the other quotations.
   What is so revealing about these different versions of Isaiah 59:19 is the fact that the Hebrew word
ruach, which means wind or breath, is actually translated wind or breath instead of Spirit in three of these five versions.
   In John 3:8
(The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.), the Messiah's implication is that Yahweh's Spirit is like the wind. Is a person's breath a separate living entity within the person? No rational person would contend that it is. Neither does a rational person doubt the intrinsic value of breath to life.

The Holy Spirit Has No Name
   The man Adam named all living creatures of this world, Genesis 2:19. Scriptures indicate living entities of the spirit world are also named. Angels are named, Luke 1:19; the Father is named, Exodus 3:15; and the Son, Who sits at the right hand of the Father, Matthew 22:44, is named, Matthew 1:21. Even the evil one is named.
   If the Father's Holy Spirit is a living entity equal to the Son, wouldn't its name be mentioned in Yahweh's Word?
   How does this verse indicate that Yahweh's Spirit will come to stem the flood of evil in this world? Like a rushing stream driven by the WIND! How does this compare with the coming of Yahweh's Holy Spirit at Pentecost? Acts 2:2 says:
   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
   The disciples who waited in the upper room for the coming of the Holy Spirit received power — not to stem the tide of evil in this world ― but to preach, teach, and perform miracles. These wonders were necessary to be convincing to superstitious pagans. The heathen demanded signs and wonders that surpassed anything the sorcerers and magicians of their day could perform.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit
   Does the Holy Spirit come into a baptized believer's heart with the sound of a rushing wind today? Of course not.
   Does the Spirit impart spiritual power today? Spiritual gifts are given as the Father wills and no doubt spiritual power is given as necessary to achieve the Father's will.
   But spiritual power is not given to stem the flood tide of evil in this world anymore than such power was given at Pentecost. Neither is power given to perform miracles merely for show or to deceive the superstitious and gullible into believing lies about the Father and His Son.
   The person baptized in Yahshua's Name today receives not only spiritual gifts, but also Yahweh's grace.
   Grace is more than unmerited forgiveness of sins. It is the influence of Yahweh in the heart. It is this influence that gives power to control the weakness of the flesh and resist Satan's influence.
   Yahweh's influence opens a person's mind to understand Scriptures and to discern good and evil.
   The influence of Yahweh's Holy Spirit gives faith (trust) and the spiritual strength to endure ridicule, persecution or any other wile the lawless one may devise to destroy the person's trust in Yahweh and His Son.
   Yahweh's Holy Spirit gives eternal life,
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life, 2 Corinthians 3:6.
   Yahshua is the only name given whereby people may receive the Holy Spirit,
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved, Acts 4:12.
   The Holy Names are becoming known again. How much longer will Yahweh continue to wink at the ignorance of people He is calling?
And the times of this ignorance Yahweh winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent, Acts 17:30.
   Have you turned to be healed, spiritually that is? If not, you need to turn to Yahshua, for He says,
   I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me, John14:6.
   Without the Father's Holy Spirit in your heart there is no eternal life in you. Do you want to live forever? If you do, Yahshua is calling you!
   Don't close your eyes to what He reveals to you. Don't close your ears to what He says to you. Above all, don't harden your heart to reject new truth as the Scribes and Pharisees did.

-Elder Ralph Henrie (deceased)

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