Written on October 16th, 2004 - 2:57AM Last Updated: October 11th, 2005 - 5:43PM
God's Name is the first. Both ontologically and morally, the Name Yahweh is before all other names.
let them praise the name of Yahweh, for his name alone is exalted. His glory is above the earth and the heavens. (Psalms 148:13)
that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh, are the Most High over all the earth. (Psalms 83:18)
<<For the Chief Musician; on an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by David.>> Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth, who has set your glory above the heavens! (Psalms 8:1)
I will bow down toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your Name for your loving kindness and for your truth; for you have exalted your Name and your Word above all. (Psalms 138:2)
Before anything else was, God was. This trait of God's nature, eternality and self-existence, is the core of His revealed Name, Yahweh.
After we, His creation, received the system of naming, we inherently place all names under His; for even our very convention of "naming" came from Him.
For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord JesusChrist, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, (Ephesians 3:14, 15)
Therefore, we rightly praise Him and His Name, for it alone is worthy of honor!
Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, [and] Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless Yahweh your God from everlasting to everlasting; and blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. (Nehemiah 9:5)
Truly there is none like the Name which has stood from all eternity, nor will there ever be. The greatest authority one could ever receive would be to stand in the Name of Yahweh; in it, one could offer all that God offers according to His will (John 17:11).
God's Name is occasionally even personified in the scriptures, showing that even the physical representation of the character of Yahweh is full of life and power.
Behold, the name of Yahweh comes from far away, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke. His lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire. (Isaiah 30:27)
We then, His creation, should fear this wondrous Name.
If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, YAHWEH YOUR GOD; then Yahweh will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. (Deuteronomy 28:58, 59)
So shall they fear the name of Yahweh from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come as a rushing stream, which the breath of Yahweh drives. (Isaiah 59:19)
Bring sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving to Him, letting your lips give glory to and confess the truth of His wonderful Name!
Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Bring an offering, and come into his courts. (Psalms 96:8)
Through him, then, let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name. (Hebrews 13:15)
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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