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WHY YEHWEH? WHY YEHSHUA?
I want to do a short segment on why I use the name
Yehweh and Yehshua.
In the process of growing into the truth and leaving the lies, I reached a point in understanding
how hollow and shallow the words God and Jesus Christ have become in the world today.
As I grew and continued to
be fed more and more truth, the understanding of what their names represent has become more and more clear.
this understanding, I felt drawn to call them by their Hebrew pronunciation. But what is that pronunciation?
just a short study of the matter I became more and more confused because there were several ideas out there of how the YHWH
or YHVH would be pronounced in the Hebrew. The most popular being YAW-WAY with a variety of spellings.
name for YEHSHUA has a variety of ideas floating around out there as well ranging from Yaw-ho-shua to Yaw-shua.
certainly am not a Hebrew scholar. And, as with all things, I wanted to be right on this so I simply went to the source and
believe with all of my heart that I have been given the understanding of the pronunciations.
Now the spelling is
a whole other matter, I simply write them as the pronunciations sound to me. I suppose I could write YEE or
YIH-shua, maybe that would be closer to the sound, I don’t know.
I am not much of an
English language scholar either.
In any case, I began to feel less comfortable using the words of Jesus and God
that have become so profaned in the world today.
There is a self-proclaiming prophet who claims he and his wife
are the two end-time witnesses that says if anyone wants to be in his church that he calls “God’s church”
and they use any other names besides God or Jesus, that he will show them the door.
Interesting to have this thought
process; he bases his reasoning on the idea that people using other names simply want to be seen as more religious.
This certainly might be the case with some, however I am convinced that most simply want to flee from words that have been
so perverted by society as they have treaded over their very character that their names are supposed to represent.
Others want to leave out the vowels. I have read that some people believe it is blasphemous to assume that His name should
be written out like any mortal's name. Or, they say that they do this as some kind of an act of respect or something.
I have heard another reason for leaving out the vowels is to make His name unpronounceable.
From what I have
read, this was implemented by the Jewish people in the 3rd century based on their understanding of not taking His name in
vain which is the 3rd commandment.
No, His name is His character, what He represents; it is not the pronunciation
of it. I have a two part series posted on bearing His name that goes into this subject deeper.
This is precisely
the commandment that they and the rest of the world breaks by claiming to be His while perverting His instructions, they take
His name in vain.
Originally, Hebrew had no written vowels. The language was out of use for many centuries and
brought back a couple of hundred years ago.
With this the pronunciation of His name was lost as well. Many that
call themselves the Jews of today use the name Ha Shem which means His name. If that is the name they are referring to Him
by, they are inadvertently giving Him that name as a name because that is what they call Him, at least outside of prayer.
As far as the pronunciation of Yehshua or Yaw-shua verses putting a ho or a hu sound in the middle is another question.
I understand completely the reasoning for people doing this because of the apparent pronunciation of Joshua in the Hebrew
which Strong’s has it as
Yehowshuwa` (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); or Yehowshu` a (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah)
meaning is translated as YEHWEH Saves or Saved. There were a couple of people who had this name in the old testament, the
well-known son of Nun being the main one of these but there is also prophesy pointing to the Messiah using this name as well.
It is a description of a character as all Hebrew names are, they have meaning.
The Greek translation for
the English word Jesus is Iesous (ee-ay-sooce').
Again, I am not an expert with either of these two languages nor
the English language for that matter so I simply went to the source.
I believe that they have put the pronunciation
on my tongue so I call them by the names that I believe they have given me.
The most important thing for any of
us is that we are living the word so that our requests be heard.
We are told we can ask for anything in His character
and it will be given.
We must be walking in the truth in order to be heard. One thing that I do know for sure is
I have learned to avoid any council on any matter from anyone who is not walking in the truth by living out the commandments
that bring us into their character which is what their name is.
Please do not misunderstand, none of us will have
their character completely while in the flesh, this is clear. But we can be made white by His blood if we are in a true conversion
process. Being made white is a matter of being forgiven.
If we tread underfoot His blood that cleanses us, there
is no sacrifice that can cleanse us.
With that, I trust in the names that were given to me to use but it is much
more than the pronunciation or what the spelling is.