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Seeking Yahweh’s Truth

yhwh-11For many, especially among those who assert to be followers of Yahweh, it seems that there exists an unfortunate commonality that runs contrary to what is advanced by Scriptures. This commonality can be labeled “Confusion.” Of course, this should raise a red flag as the following would indicate:

For the deity is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all assemblies of the saints. (1Cor. 14:33)

For example, this confusion can be demonstrated by the often divergent dates given by the various Sacred Name groups for Yahweh’s sacred days during any given year. For example, see Calendar Comparison.
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Paul and Yahweh

Just who was the person in the New Testament named Paul (Hebrew: Saul)?

I mean, wasn’t he the guy who was present at Stephen’s execution and consented to it?

It is clear that the reason Stephen was murdered was because he had uttered the sacred name Yahweh, thereby committing blasphemy under Jewish law. (See Stephen and Yahweh)

There can be no doubt that Paul held to the “ineffable name” doctrine as espoused by the religious leaders of his day.

After Stephen’s death, did Paul have a change of heart regarding this “ineffable name” doctrine?

There is one way to find out. If you would like to hear more of the details just proceed reading on.

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Stephen and Yahweh

In the book of Acts, Stephen was stoned to death for committing a serious breach of Jewish law.

Is there any evidence proving that the sacred name Yahweh was somehow involved with this infraction of Jewish law that led to Stephen’s murder?

Let us begin our investigation of Scriptures for the facts.

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New Testament and Yahweh

Is there any proof in the New Testament that the apostles and early followers of Yahushua taught and spoke in the sacred name Yahweh?

Many would say no for a variety of reasons, one of which is that the name Yahweh is not found in any existing Greek manuscripts.

Is this really the total truth?

How about we find out by proceeding with our investigation.

Proof that the original apostles adhered to the sacred name doctrine is found in numerous places in the New Testament. James shows his respect for the sacred name when he warns the disciples against favoring a rich man over someone poor:

But you dishonoured the poor. Do not the rich oppress you, and do (not) they drag you before tribunals? Do not they blaspheme the good name which is called upon you? (James 2:6-7)

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John the Baptist and Yahweh

Did John the Baptist adhere to Jewish law by not speaking the sacred name Yahweh?

Scriptures seem to indicate that John was rather outspoken at times when going about doing Yahweh’s work.

Just how outspoken was John with regard to the sacred name Yahweh, especially while among the religious leaders of Judea?

If you have an interest in finding out then it is suggested that you continue reading on.

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Yahweh versus “the Lord”

Aren’t we just arguing semantics? I say “Yahweh,” you say “the Lord.” Can’t we all just get along?

Well, not so fast. It would seem to be prudent to find out what Yahweh has to say about the matter. I mean, it would be fairly reasonable to assume that Yahweh would want us to know the truth. Right?

For those who are interested, let’s begin our investigation for Yahweh’s truth.

The importance of using the name Yahweh and avoiding a substitute is enhanced by the willingness of Yahweh’s loyal prophets among the Israelites to die rather than abandon the sacred name. These prophets always prophesied in the name of Yahweh, as every book of the Scriptures reveals.

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Messiah Convicted of Blasphemy

Did Yahushua the messiah in fact commit blasphemy, an alleged scriptural crime whereby he was convicted and sentenced to death by the religious leaders of Judaea?

Was there actually any scriptural basis for the extreme hatred of Yahushua by these religious leaders resulting in their wanting Yahushua dead?

To those religious leaders who were eventually responsible for Yahushua’s conviction and death sentence, the messiah had this to say:

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Are there any facts to indicate that Yahushua did in fact commit the scriptural crime of “blasphemy” thereby justifying his execution?

If you’re interesting in finding the answers you might want to continue reading as we proceed with our investigation.

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Motive to Murder Yahushua

Was the motive to murder Yahushua the fact that he claimed to be the messiah?

Seems like a simple conclusion but is it actually the truth of the matter?

Why was there such extraordinary anger and hostility directed toward Yahushua the messiah by the religious leaders?

Could it be that there was something else going on with Yahushua that led to his unlawful murder?

Could that “something else” have something to do with Yahushua using the sacred name Yahweh?

If you’re interested in finding out, it is highly suggested that you continue reading on as we begin our investigation for the truth.

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Messiah and the Sacred Name

What was the stance of Yahushua the messiah regarding the use of the sacred name Yahweh?

We know that during the first century C.E. the people of Judaea and Galilee were strictly prohibited from speaking the name Yahweh by the religious leaders.

Was Yahushua in agreement with this prohibition or did he see the situation quite differently?

If you’re interested in discovering the truth of the matter then it might be a good idea to continue on with our investigation.

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Ineffable Name Yahweh?

Is there any credence to the idea that the sacred name Yahweh should be protected from possible misuse by demanding that it should not be spoken?

Some may even cite as proof of this notion the third commandment in Scriptures.

You shall not take the name of Yahweh your eloahi to worthlessness; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name to worthlessness. (Exodus 20:7)

On the other hand, there would seem to be contradictions in Scriptures if one were to suppress usage of the sacred name Yahweh.

So how and when did the concept of the “Ineffable Name” doctrine come about?

If you’re interested in finding out, then you’re invited to explore the details by reading on.

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Moses Reveals the Name Yahweh?

yhwh-11It is clear from the numerous passages in Scriptures that the name Yahweh is an eternal name and that it was known and used since the days of Adam and Eve.

It can also be demonstrated beyond any doubt that the sacred name was revealed by Yahweh to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaak, and Jacob and was utilized by their households.

How then is it possible that a popular interpretation—which contends that Yahweh never revealed his name to Abraham, Isaak, or Jacob and that it was only first revealed to Moses—can be used to offset the entire book of Genesis and numerous other verses throughout the Scriptures?

The Ranger invites you to investigate this seeming contradiction in Scriptures by embarking on the trail of truth to discover the facts of the matter.

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Did Yahushua the Messiah Preexist?

Could it be true that Yahushua the messiah preexisted as a ruach being or angel?

Who was it that spoke to Moses and said:

I am the eloahi of your fathers, the eloahi of Abraham, the eloahi of Isaak, and the eloahi of Jacob? (Exod. 3:6)

In Exod. 3:7 this eloahi is identified as Yahweh. At the same time, this very eloahi is identified as an angel in Exod. 3:2! It even gets better when you consult Acts 7:30-35.

What’s going on here? Have Scriptures gone whacky or is there a grievous mistranslation taking place?

If you are willing to investigate further then it is highly suggested that you continue to read on as we delve into Scripures to figure this out.

There are at least 8 proofs contained in Scriptures that demonstrate that Yahushua preexisted as a ruach being or angel.

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Two Names of Salvation?

The names Yahweh and Yahushua (variant: Yahshua) seem to be the nominees. The general consensus among the various Sacred Name groups is that both names are really one and the same so the utilization of either would have the same salvation effect.

Reasoning is that the first part of the messiah’s name, Yah, contains the contracted form of the father’s name Yahweh therefore Yah = Yahweh. So for salvation purposes Yahushua = Yahweh.

Seems like a win-win situation for everyone. Or is it really?

How about we proceed to investigate what Scriptures have to say about the matter?

What Name?
Let’s start with some basics. One may ask, “What name was being utilized for salvation before Yahushua the messiah came in the flesh?” Seems like an easy question to answer.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be saved. (Joel 2:32)

Now the next question would be, “Did anything change after the arrival of Yahushua the messiah in the flesh?”

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be saved. (Acts 2:21)

The verse from Acts seems extremely familiar and any confusion can be eliminated once it is realized that Keph (Peter) was directly quoting from the book of Joel as we have demonstrated.

So far, Scriptures has shown us that there is one name, not names, to be called upon!

Name Above Every Name
Now here is where it can get a little confusing for some.

Wherefore also Yahweh highly exalted him (Yahushua) and granted to him A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME, that AT THE NAME OF YAHUSHUA EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS that is sovereign, Yahushua the messiah, to the glory of Yahweh the father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

It is generally recognized that the above quote from Philippians is a paraphrase from Isaiah.

I (Yahweh) have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth (in) righteousness, and shall not return; THAT TO ME (YAHWEH) EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, EVERY TONGUE SHALL SWEAR, and shall say, “Only in Yahweh  do I have righteousness and strength.” To him he will come; and all who are angry with him shall be ashamed. (Isaiah 45:23-24)

Also, in reference to the citation from Philippians regarding “A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME” it should be noted that it is stated in Psalms what that particular name is.

Let them praise the name YAHWEH, for his name ALONE IS EXALTED; his glory is ABOVE THE EARTH AND THE HEAVENS. (Psalm 148:13)

So what name is above every name, Yahweh or Yahushua? Obviously, the contracted or shortened form of the name Yahweh per the “Yah Theory” does’t quite fulfill the explicit message of Scriptures.

Even G. R. Driver, when addressing the issue of whether it was possible for the forms יהו (Yahu) and יה (Yah) to be abbreviations for יהוה (Yahweh), gave the following response:

No other Semitic race abbreviates the names of its gods, either when used independently or when compounded with other elements in proper names, although they not infrequently leave the name of the god to be supplied . . . it is hard to believe that a name so sacred as יהוה would be commonly abbreviated, and the reason indeed why the shorter forms were alone used in proper names may be that they, not having the theological import of יהוה, were held less sacred and so more suitable for profane use. (Zeitschrift Für Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft. 46 [1928], p. 23. Driver, G. R. “The Original Form of the Name ‘Yahweh’: evidence and conclusions.”)

What the evidence reveals is the fact that Yahushua’s heavenly name was Yahweh all along. Of course his earthly name was Yahushua (Matthew 1:21) in addition to the earthly name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23).

What Does Yahu-shua Mean?
Next, Yahu-shua does not mean “Yahweh saves” as is popularly taught and accepted. When we let Scriptures define itself without human intervention the translation of the messiah’s earthly name reveals it to be “Yahu saves”!

To demonstrate this fact more discussion is in order so let’s continue onward with our investigation of Yahweh’s truth.

Before we proceed any further you will probably want to get a quick refresher on the name Yahushua from a previous post. Just click here: “Whats With the Yahu Spelling?

You might be thinking, Who is this Yahu person and where is he in Scriptures and is Yahu one of the saving names?

To alleviate any anxieties which you may have at this point, be assured that there is only one saving name and it is not Yahu, Yah, Yahshua, or Yahushua.

Yahushua Preexisted
First of all, it is without doubt that Yahushua the messiah preexisted as a ruach (spirit) being. The apostle John, in reference to Yahushua as the logos (innermost expression, word), writes:

In the beginning was the logos, and the logos was with the deity (the father), and the logos was a deity. He was in beginning with the deity (the father) . . . And the logos became flesh, and tabernacled among us. (John 1:1-2, 14)

Yahushua was the creator under father Yahweh. More precisely, by means of Yahushua, father Yahweh created all things.

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in the deity (father Yahweh), who created all things through Yahushua messiah. (Eph. 3:9)

All things were made by him (logos); and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3)

Therefore it was the logos who is identified as Yahweh eloahim who created Adam.

Then Yahweh eloahim formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)

It was the preexistent Yahushua who appeared as the ruach being/angel named Yahweh to Moses in the burning bush and spoke to him.

And the angel Yahweh appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush . . . When Yahweh saw that he turned aside to see, eloahim called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here am I.” (Exodus 3:2-4)

Yahushua is identified by John the baptist as having the name Yahweh and also as being one of the eloahi (ruling member of the eloahim). John the baptist cites Isaiah which states:

The voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare the road of Yahweh, make straight in the desert a highway for our eloahi. (Isaiah 40:3)

The Name Yahweh Tampered With
As any teacher of Yahweh’s truth is aware, due to the ineffable name doctrine pervasive among the early Jewish religious factions, the sacred name Yahweh has been tampered with in Scriptures. Just the fact that the name Yahweh has been vowel pointed numerous times in Scriptures by the Jewish scribes for the purpose of guiding the reader to read adonai or eloahim instead is a simple demonstration of this fact.

Another demonstration of the tampering of Scriptures by Jewish scribes is the stripping out of the Hebrew letter ו (waw) from various names within the same document.

For example, in 2 Kings 15:8, a person is named Zakar-Yahu (Remembered of Yahu), while in 2 Kings 15:11, the same person is called Zakar-Yah. There are numerous examples of this type of alteration within Scriptures.

This would also help explain the phrase found in Psalms recognizing that the ו (waw) should be restored to Yahu:

Halalu.Yahu..halalu.ath……………………Yahweh….
Praise..Yahu,.praise.
ath (this particular).Yahweh…. (Psalm 148:1)

Now consider the following citations from Isaiah (again, the ו [waw] is restored to Yahu):

Behold, el is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yahu Yahweh is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)

Trust in Yahweh for ever, for Yahu Yahweh is an everlasting rock. (Isaiah 26:4)

Add the following verse and things become more interesting (ו [waw] is restored to Yahu):

Yahu is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. (Psalm 118:14)

As the above scriptural verses indicate, the praenomen of the ruach being or angel Yahweh is Yahu. Additionally indicated is the fact that the full name of this angel as rendered in Scriptures is Yahu Yahweh. The praenomen Yahu also specifically identifies which particular Yahweh appeared and spoke to the patriarchs saying:

I am the eloahi of your father, the eloahi of Abraham, the eloahi of Isaac, and the eloahi of Jacob. (Exodus 3:6)

Now enters scriptural logic. According to Scriptures the angel identified as Yahu Yahweh became the man Yahushua the messiah and did not die in the transformation process.

And the angel said to her, “The sacred ruach will come upon you, and the power of the most high will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called sacred, the son of the deity.” (Luke 1:35)

It would then follow that Yahushua, after becoming a man, would have retained the name Yahweh as the surname given to him by father Yahweh. The only time that Yahu Yahweh is recorded in Scriptures to have died is when he was put to death as a man on the torture-stake.

By now you should be getting a good idea where all this is leading. Simply put, there was a very good reason for the messiah to be named Yahushua. In regard to one’s salvation Yahushua explicitly states:

I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Only One Saving Name
By trying to make the name Yahushua equal to the sacred name Yahweh, many people have been trying to force a square peg into a round hole. No one attains salvation by the names Yah, Yahu, Yahshua, or Yahushua.

There is only one name of salvation given in Scriptures. Remember Joel 2:32! If you’re a New Testament individual then go to Acts 2:21.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be saved. (Joel 2:32)

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be saved. (Acts 2:21)

Yahweh is the only name of salvation that is proclaimed throughout all of Scriptures!

It is the person Yahu Yahweh, who was also given the earthly name Yahu-shua (Yahu saves), who gives salvation by the same name given to him and shared by father Yahweh, the one and only sacred name Yahweh.

If the name Yahweh—not Yah, Yahu, Yahshua, Yahushua, etc.—is the one and only saving name that is shared with both father Yahweh and his son, then one should be able to readily solve the following riddle found in the book of Proverbs:

Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and WHAT IS HIS SON’S NAME? SURELY YOU KNOW! (Proverbs 30:4)

For additional reading material you might want to peruse the publications, “The Sacred Name Yahweh” and “The Preexistence of the Messiah” by Qadesh La Yahweh Press.

Who was that masked man anyway?

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Stuff About the Name Yahweh

yhwh-11Some people are are not sure about the issue of whether the name of the creator can be known. There are those who teach that it is impossible to attain this information. Some say the evidence reveals his name to be Yahweh but the pronunciation cannot be known with certainty.

There are those who go so far as to say we shouldn’t even attempt to use the name Yahweh nor try to pronounce it, as it would disparage the creator. The logic would be that we are just too ignorant and should not use guesswork when trying to communicate with our creator. Besides the creator recognizes our handicap and hopeless situation whereby he issues us forgiveness for not obeying his instruction to know and proclaim his name. The following is just one scriptural verse of many that seem to contradict such logic.

For it will be (that) ALL WHO WILL CALL ON THE NAME YAHWEH  SHALL BE SAVED. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem will be salvation, as Yahweh  has said, and among the saved who Yahweh  will call. (Joel 2:32)

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What’s With the Yahu Spelling?

Okay, you might be wondering if I am playing games with the name Yahweh or showing disrespect for our heavenly father’s name.

Actually not at all and nothing could be further from the truth. What you can do is accuse me of bringing to your attention the first part of the messiah’s earthly name: Yahu-shua (Yhw-shua). For some reason the “waw” was stripped out of the name rendering the spelling Yah-shua.

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