Last updated 24/01/2001
Just as the word "Christ" (Messiah) means Anointed One and as believers we now understand that we share in (and are under) His anointing, so too the inner meanings of the Names of God, Jesus, Lord etc. provide deeper dimensions of understanding. These Names can each elevate believers to higher levels of truth and it is my prayer that readers will be able to apply this wisdom to their daily readings of the Word of God (Bible).
The Redeeming Name of God
Looking back to Hebrew origins
Glorifying the Holy Name in us
Man has historically (or traditionally) chosen to see himself as being self-sufficient and separate to his Creator 'Who is in all things and through all things and in Whom we have our being.' Thus, man has frequently degraded God's Divine Qualities, Functions or Roles (Administrations according to Paul) in creation, in his own life circumstances and in himself. He has thus lost the covering of God's glory and manifest Presence through trying to be 'like or as God' through a dark veil of self-hood. This false and degraded knowledge is what the devil promoted to Eve.
Man has separated himself from God's grace to commonly embrace idols of other gods and goddesses giving them forms not unlike his own body of flesh. These idols have been empty things fabricated by his own blood-stained hands on the physical level and on the mental and emotional levels, he has fervently venerated, loved or lived-for the self-indulgences of wealth, comfort, personal power, sex, sensual pleasure, popularity etc.
Man has given his heart to his own (and the devil's) imaginings, desires, lusts, fears and vanities and has forgotten his own Real Source and Substance, his Real Rock. He has missed out on the covenant blessing of spiritual, emotional, mental, physical and material prosperity made to him by God since Abraham and which was subsequently perfected through the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ for all us sinners who have continually fallen short of His glory.
Since the Garden of Eden, men and women have turned their emotional and mental backs to the Living God and chose the curse of suffering, sickness and death under a 'spirit of separateness' rather than life. This is the reason why there are many cursed communities, cities and nations in our world even today. They ate of the tree ofknowledge of good and evil in disobedience to God and in doing so, lost the wisdom (tree of life) which allow us to 'know our Father and Lord' and which is regarded as eternal Life in the Bible: "This is eternal life, to know God and His Son." John
We can ascertain through these Scriptures that what happens on the mental level is vitally important in the scheme of things, "wisdom is the principle thing, therefore seek wisdom" thunders the Book of Proverbs. -Ye shall know the truth and it shall set you free.
This recurrent error of 'pride' over the centuries is really a 'personal rebellion against our Heavenly Father' and has made the truth of His Holy Name less and less discernible especially in all the immerging languages and cultures. The 'spirit of Babel' -of confusion and fear has ruled supreme through man's 'self-centered or personal' reasoning, logic, desires and fears bringing him much toil, suffering and defeat. He is no longer the head but the tail and creation for everything he touches seems to bite back at him.
To differing degrees we have all dressed ourselves and covered His Living Sacred Name and Presence that is reflected in ourselves, with the vain images we have made of ourselves (i.e. which are mere shadow imaginings in other words - lies or untruths).
We have exalted our false, lower, fleshy self-seeking-carnal-selves (our mind's of flesh) and have believed that each of us is the centre of all things in the world, as if all things revolve around us. Think about it for a minute, -one's lower carnal nature is the forbidden tree in the centre of the garden of each existence!
We are called to repent of the 'spirit of separateness in order to enter God's rest' and this is what is meant 'to deny one's self in order to pick up our crosses so that we to follow (copy) Lord Jesus.' This is the surrender that is required so that the Lord of Glory may shine forth through us once again, as initially planned by God. The seed of "I-am so and so" needs to die in the good soil of Christ (Anointing) so that it will no longer be alone. He has always been our habitation regardless of whether we knew it or not!…In Him we live, move and have our being…
We are to walk by faith and not by sight! We are meant to trust in Him through His Word exclusively for through that special trust or faith that sees Him as our all in all, we are delivered. Otherwise we exist in and through a knowledge that is of the world and is perverse because it relates to the proud self or nature in man.
By trusting Him wholeheartedly to this degree, through Truth, thanksgiving, praise and worship we can no longer trust in our old selves and their puny works and beliefs and can then enter into His Throne-room of Grace for evermore.
The Redeeming Name of God
Many of the Names of God our Father found in the holy Bible are there to describe His Divine Nature (Glory), so that mankind can know Who or What He truly is within creation and especially 'within' themselves.
For example, "Elohim - God our Creator," "Jehovah - Our Eternal God," "Jehovah El Shaddai - God our Supplier," "Adoniyah - Master, Lord," "Jehovah-Jireh - God my Provider," Jehovah-Rapha - God my Healer," Jehovah Nissi _ God my Banner," Jehovah M'kadesh - God my Sanctifier," Jehovah Shalom - God my Peace," Jehovah Tsidkenu - God my Righteousness," Jehovah Rohi - God my Shepherd" and Jehovah Shammah - The Abiding Presence."
We will examine the Hebrew roots of this Name later for 'Jehovah' does not literally translate to 'God,' Elohim does that.
The following Name from the Bible is unlike all the others and will take each who trust in It, back to their own beginnings:
"God answered, "I AM; that is who I AM.Tell them, that 'I AM' has sent you to them." Exodus 3:14.
Jesus also said: "before Abraham was born,IAM."
"I AM" must therefore represent 'Jehovah,' for there can be no error in God's Word. It is only because of our different languages and backgrounds (i.e. since the tower of Babel) that distinctions, differences etc. seem to sometimes appear to be there in Scripture.
God gave His Sacred Name to the early Patriarchs of Judaism for we know through the Bible that they "invoked Him through His Name." Later, He also gave It to Moses to pass on to His chosen people (Israelites) instructing them to use "It" from generation to generation. How can anyone argue with that specific directive from Almighty God and I ask, why haven't preachers followed that 'key directive' over the centuries?
"This is My Name forever by which I am to be called, remembered from generation to generation" Exodus 3:15
Preachers have preferred to refer to Him as God, Lord, Father, Jehovah, Yahweh etc. but have stayed clear away from His Holy Name which He told us is "I AM" and which, delivers the oppressed from their dark worlds, frees the captives, breaks yokes, heals, restores, redeems and saves.
It is All Powerful!
This sacred Name not only demonstrated Its awesome power to the world when it was used against the evil oppressor (in Pharaoh) and his formidable host to 'free' the Israelites, but also through King David, for It was his awesome Weapon: "My faithful love will be with him (David) and through My Name his horn will be exalted." Psalm 89:24
Look at what 1 Samuel 17:45 says regarding David's battle with Goliath, the champion of his peoples' enemy namely the Philistines: "Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the Name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."
The Sacred Name "I AM" is meant to be compassionately declared to the world and especially at this "Time of the End" and It links beautifully to the Name of Jesus our Savior in truth, as we shall see a little later: "For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that My Name might be declared throughout all the earth." Romans 9:17
The Holy Name of our Heavenly Father and Creator in English is "I AM" and It is the greatest Name of all, It needs to be declared throughout all the earth along with the Good News Gospels of Christ. Undoubtedly, It has been hidden and/or forgotten by the different traditions over the centuries because religious leaders initially believed that It would easily be misused or misconstrued by the masses. This is understandable, look at all the problems we have in thinking we are separate people with each person using "the shadow of I am" as their own core of self-reasoning, understanding, feeling and existence, then imagine the problems we would have if we also mistook these false personalities, these minds and bodies of flesh for God Himself.
The Holy Spirit of the Lord God is the Treasure in our earthen-vessels and His Name is I AM!
In this regard Scripture makes the distinction by stating 'we are in Him and He is in us' however, the normal worldly (carnal) mind of man ie. which is identified to his mortal body as his own self is really double-minded and illogical: "The mind of flesh is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit and it leads to death." Romans 8:6 (Amplified Bible). 'Trust not on your own understanding' exhorts the Book of Proverbs! There is a way that seems right to men but in the end it leads to death!
See the truth of " I AM" in you as your core of existence, 'let thine eyes be single' -be ever focused devotedly on Him, so that He may be magnified and exalted in you as your old self is lessened. "Those who unite themselves with the Lord (of their hearts) become One Spirit with Him…this is promised to us. Therefore, see your own "I" as a reflection of the Almighty's Name, your spirit is His lamp.
We have each dressed the reflection of His Holy Name in ourselves with the vain images we continually try to keep of ourselves and this is to me blasphemy, for we take His Name in vain. We will look at this aspect in more detail later.
"That they may possess the remnant of Edom and of all the heathen which are called by My Name, saith the Lord that doeth this." Amos 9:12
Even our physical bodies were 'bought at a price' and thus, are really His alone. Therefore, 'offer your bodies in as a living sacrifice acceptable to Him.' This is similar to tithing of the first fruits of your hands (money) but its rewards are far greater. Then the 'false notion' of being a 'separate physical or carnal and soulish being' can be relinquished and substituted by a new spiritual body through new understanding, which He will provide for you. "be transformed by the renewing of your minds."
The notion of 'I am so and so' (the old man or person) will be overshadowed by the Most High's Name (IAM) and the Spirit will come upon you to cause the Firstborn over all creation namely, Christ Jesus to be resurrected in you. Halleluyah!
Christmas is meant to occur in each soul (mind, heart and will), bringing the rising of Divine Light stronger than the noonday sun.
This Name of "I" or "I AM" (note that "I" automatically implies "AM" and vice versa) 'is the smallest of all words' and I believe is what is also implied by the parable of the mustard seed, 'the seed (ie. word) that is the smallest of all the other words.' (Mark 3)
Commit yourselves entirely unto His Name, 'wait for it' declares the Holy Spirit through the devoted mouth of the Psalmist (King David), 'be still and know that I AM God" and His Name will be glorified in your fleshy temples.
You cannot 'be still and know that He is God in you' in the closet of your hearts and minds, if you allow yourselves to move about with rising thoughts, feelings and emotions for those things are of (or identified with) the flesh of yesterday. These things all look back into your own past. Therefore, press-on into the present with faith and trust expecting the miracle of all miracles to happen in you. Clear the way for the Lord to come to you, make the paths straight for Him, become 'overcomers' of your false and proud selves and their world of vanities through the word of your testimony (based of the Word of God) and the Blood of the Lamb.
'Rest' in the awareness of His Name alone, in the consciousness of His Presence for He is holy. All other activity no matter how subtle it may be, are 'our works' through habitual identification and are not of His grace.
The reflection of the blessed Name in us is experienced as our own "feeling or sense of being, life or existence" and is common to everyone despite their backgrounds, creeds, language or social standing. It is therefore, the very Truth (or spirit) of our own selves 'for He fills all things' (Jeremiah).
When His Name is glorified in us then "He will demonstrate His awesome power in and through us." (Romans 9:17)
God's Name tells us that He is the "I" (Truth or Reality) of what each of us think we are (ie. "am" as a thinker, feeler, physical body, performer of actions, owner of material things etc.) and therefore, It offers the most direct path to Him and to His Kingdom, which is 'in us' according to the Book of Luke. Wait on His Name in patience for the promise says: "Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord and blessed is the kingdom of David that comes in the Name of the Lord". (Mark)
Similarly, there is no coincidence why in the Lord's Prayer the words 'Your kingdom come and Thy Will be done on earth as It is in heaven' immediately follow 'hallowed be Thy Name.' We are meant to hallow, bless, magnify and exalt His Holy Name 'from the rising of the sun to its setting' (Psalms) not only vocally into the outside world but also and especially, with in ourselves. He seeks Truth to be established in our inward places. Let you're on-going, unceasing prayers be directed to that sense of "I-ness" in your spiritual hearts throughout each day. Know that He as Lord lives in you always!
Just by repeating: "I am" first of all asserts that one exists and then a question is raised, "who am I?" beckoning us into self-inquiry and thereby also to "seek our Father's Glorious Face." Where else could you find Him if not in the Name that is in yourselves for even the highest heaven can not contain Him. He and His Name and Word are One. Is not the King of kings where His Kingdom is, ie. in you and me?
God does not need sacrifice from us but He certainly desires us to 'know Him in truth' for through that special knowledge, we cannot but love Him with all our hearts. He desires us to develop our love for Him to the extent that we no longer refer to Him as Master but as our eternal Husband. (Hosea) This tells me, that He seeks a more intimate relationship with us than just being a Protector, Provider, Teacher etc. as our Heavenly Father.
In order to achieve this Divine marriage, ever-yearning, devoted and faithful hearts have to be totally empted of all vestiges of their old vain egos and their worldly lusts (attractions and desires and fears) and be made entirely pure or holy. It is then that the awesome 'power in the Name of the Bridegroom,' is transferred to His new bride.
Note that on the individual level, the new fleshy heart that replaces the old heart of stone, is the New Jerusalem that comes down from heaven. The Light of the Lamb continually lights it up.
The temple in Jerusalem was a'temple unto the Name of God' as are the hearts of all believers meant to be: "Lord you said: 'My Name shall be there' (ie. Jerusalem's new temple) so that You will hear the prayer your servant prays towards this place." 1 Kings 8:29
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel." 1 Kings 8:17
"Save me O God by your Name, vindicate me by Your Might." Psalm 54:1
"We trust in the Name of the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7
Even the Blood-Covenant God made with Abraham and which was re-conveyed to the Israelites through Moses provided for places where His Holy Name would live as part of His blessing in the Holy Land:
"Then go to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for His Name." Deuteronomy 26:2
Unlike the Old Testament days and because of the Holy Blood of Jesus, His Name can come to 'live' or be glorified in us who believe and move towards It in faith.
Let us proceed a little further; -we can also connect the 'Primordial Word of God ' which Christ the Ancient of days is, to that Holy Name through Scripture, look at the following verse from Isaiah 30:27 "See the Name of the Lord comes from afar with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke, His lips are full of wrath."
We know that Christ Jesus is the Word of God through the Gospel of John but here He is referred to as God's Holy Name and Psalm 138 clarifies this:"For You have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word!"
God's Name is "I AM" and that is also His Primordial Word, which is 'All Truth.' 'AM' is His Creative Glory (manifested majesty) and is His Divine Being as the Three Persons in the Godhead Which is the Anointed Lord. The Wholeness of Father God is thus expressed in His glorious Son.
Now look at the following closely, for it is so simply and direct, making it easy to miss by our complex minds. - If you take the Bible literally as I do, then the following statement that is repeated on many occasions in the different Books in the Bible clarifies that the Word and the Name are indeed One. I was directed to read it in this fashion: "Then they will know thatMy Name is the Lord." Isaiah 16:21
"The Lord the God of Hosts is His Name." Amos 4:13
Note that there are no commas or semi-colons in Hebrew and therefore these sentences in Scripture should be read in that fashion.
'Lord' is the 'Title' of His Sacred Name and Psalm 135:13 in the New American Bible says just that: "Your Name O Lord endures forever, Lord is your title through all generations!"
"That Name is mighty in power" Isaiah10:6
If you missed it, re-read the above Scriptural references again more carefully and you will see that God's Blessed Name is in fact, our inner Lord! That is why 'It is a strong tower and the righteous run into It and are saved!' It abides in us and that solitary Word which is the smallest of all words (seeds) is "I" and is His Living Reflection in us. - Hallelu-yah!
It is interesting to note that in the Hebrew "Lord" is translated as "Adoni-yah" which means "my Lord is YAH or Jehovah" and this connects itself to the Name of Jesus perfectly as we shall see, for Jehovah will be worshipped and praised through the Name of Jesus. The Son's Name will reconcile us all back to God.
Many religious leaders still feel very awkward in using this Holy Name (I AM) , because It is a strong affront to their own personalities. Think about this! Others misuse It by addressing God as a second or third person eg. "God the Mighty I AM" and fail to connect His Divine Nature to their own essential selves. How can He, that is all things, not be in us as well; - is there really anything or anyone other than He?
Because of this very high truth we can all have a personal experience with Him for He has made it possible for us to do so!
Jesus in John 14:20, says: "I am in my Father, and you in me and I in you"and what could be a greater "magnification" for the "Sacred I," than to see Its expansion or glorification into the Consciousness of Love, which His holy Son is in us. This awareness is the delight of all delights, He told us that "before Abraham, I AM."
"The measure of a perfect man, is the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." Ephesians 4:13. This measure relates to God's anointing for 'Christ or Messiah' means the 'Anointed One' through 'Which' all things came to be. One's own self-consciousness and sense of being (I am) needs to be 'passed' or transcended to enter into the Kingdom of Light which is Pure, Unmodified, Unchanging Anointed Consciousness/Existence. Thus God the Son is both the door and the sheepfold into which sheepish intellects can enter into to find pasture.
We shall be looking at the name of "Jesus" in detail because it is the 'Name above every other name' and also because in effect It directly translates to "I AM Which Saves." - This connection has to be there, because Jesus came in His Father's Name and also, because 'our Lord God is One God.'
Jesus even performed miracles 'in his Father's Name' : "The miracles I do in my Father's Name speak for me." Matthew 10:25
As is the custom here on earth, we shall see that Hebrew the Name of 'Jesus' is clearly an extension of the Father's Name and this is understandable, for the Only Begotten Son is named after His Almighty Father and is the rightful Heir to His Glorious Kingdom.
The proper use or invocation of the sacred Name will therefore disclose one's own "essential identity" with our Creator and His divine plan for us.
This is what I was inspired to write about the letters in the Name
The "I" represents God's Unmanifested Being; Its very expression denotes "Singularity" as Pure Abstract Intelligence or the One Supreme Spirit, One Living God, the Only True God.
The "A" is the symbol of the Holy Trinity or Godhead, functioning as the Lord (Word) in the act of creation.
The "M" is representative of universal mind (creation) and is a screen of awareness or consciousness, permeated by ignorance (evil). That combination manifests the material images or forms that all appear to be independently real.
"AM" or "Amen" ('AHM-nao' in archaic Hebrew) is therefore God the Father's Glorious Witnessing Presence in creation which occurs in God's All Pervasive Mind. It is His Only Begotten Son or His Word and Glory. "I" is His Divine Spirit of Infinite Intelligence and Love within that All Encompassing Anointed Vision and which, is always One with It.
John refers to "Amen" as the Faithful and True Witness and tells us what He (Amen) said to him. The Book of Isaiah tells us we are to invoke a blessing through the Lord named 'Amen."
"that" stands for "objective-creation;" its position in the middle of the Holy Name, ( ie. I am that I am) reverses the inherent truth by inversely addressing our human level of understanding, from creation back to the Divine Being of God.
"I" is Divine Existence, Infinite Intelligence, the "AM" is God's Own Self Consciousness (Glory) or creative reflection as creation itself. That is why what God created was 'good.'
The Old Testament also directs the seeker-intellect to its intelligent core, e.g. "I, it is I who am the first and also the last am I." Isaiah 48.12
I believe that some of the translations of the Bible over the centuries, were completed by people over zealously, who in their ignorance accorded a dual connotation to His Name for example, in the following Reference from Isaiah 52:6 taken from the Authorized King James version, the words that have been bracketed and are in italics, are the suggested additions offered by the translators. If some of these words were to be excluded, it is obvious that the teaching regarding the Name would be made clearer:
"My people shall know My name: therefore (they shall know) in that day that I (am) (he) that doth speak: behold, (it is) I." Another more striking example is found in Joel 2:27: "And ye shall know that I (am) in the midst of Israel, and (that) I (am) the Lord your God, and none else: and My people shall never be ashamed."
Jeremiah 8:8 points to these errors or omissions also: "How do you say we are wise and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made He it; the pen of the scribes is in vain."
In the Book of Leviticus we find numerous insertions for the same Statement eg. "I (am) the Lord."
Over the centuries, man has continually added his traditional beliefs to the Scriptures and the devil has thereby created much havoc and destruction through religions, Christianity included. His other area of major influence on mankind has been through money, (power and wealth) and lust (vain covetousness or desire and its opposite spirit named 'fear'). Think about it, if the seeds of greed, envy, hatred have become part of the fabric of men (in differing degrees), then it is easy to understand that religion becomes part of his personal lie, another expedient fabrication.
John tells us that if a man 'hates,' he is a murderer, I believe the spirit or seed of hate is one universally and if it is allowed to live in you it will eventually produce fruits of destruction and murder. Self-pride (egoism) is therefore idolatry.
The definition of a true religion according to the Bible is centred on 'charity' (love) especially for orphans and widows and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
There are currently sixty-six books used in the Bible, which I believe, does not make them complete. Firstly the number "66" seems to be very wrong, if there had been seventy or seventy seven then we would know that there was a "completion" for seven is a number of completions in Scripture as in the story of creation and the prophesies in the Book of Revelation, eg. seven bowls or wrath, seven angels with seven trumpets etc.
At one time not long ago the Books of the Apocrypha were included, now for some reason they have been omitted. I have used numerous references from the Book of Esdras in my writings for I am led to believe they are the "Real thing."
Returning to the Sacred Name of "I AM," Jesus also 'emphasised' this Name, when he said: "I Am the Way, I Am the Truth, I Am the Light". He also said: "I Am Life" for He knew of his unity with his Divine Father, the One Life of all things. Therefore when you receive Him, you receive the One Who sent Him.
Think about what now follows closely, for it will become very clear when you are shown this very special truth in this manner: Jesus said: "Abide in me as I in you" (John 15:4); "I am the light of the world, he that follows me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life," (John 8:12).
Now I ask, "who is Christ Jesus if he encompasses the way, the gate (entrance), the kingdom (sheepfold), the light, the truth and the life for us all?" Are not all those descriptions but adjectives of the One Divine Being, Named, "I AM" for they all follow His Proper Name like different "Surnames?" Do not all those descriptions aim to define the Divine Nature of His Being as "I-Consciousness-Life in and through creation (AM)" to the uninitiated seeker or devotee? How else could the 'Inner anointed Light' in our own minds that causes all things to be manifested, be otherwise described?
"In Him was life and that life was the light of men." John 1:4, "The true light that gives light to every man…" John 1:9
Thus, the affirmation of Jesus: "If we know him, we know the Father also,' (John 8:19), can now make more sense and also provides the way or method to reach-out to the Lord and His Righteousness and to enter into His Kingdom within ourselves through the 'narrow gate' so that all other things can be added unto us: "Blessed be the Kingdom of our father David, that comes in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest." Mark 11:10
Note that the Kingdom and the King are One. Those who dwell in the secret place of 'pure anointed consciousness' venerating the Holy Name of I AM as the Lord of their own existence, "abide under the shadow of the Almighty, in other words, their cares, anxieties and fears of the world and of themselves are overshadowed for them by God Most High. They enter into His anointing, His protection through their total surrender (dying) of the vanities and associations of their old 'I am' by making the truth of the Name 'I AM' their Lord and all.
The early church was built on the 'rock foundation' of 'Christ,' the Anointed and thus, is really composed of His Anointing. Abide in the cleft of That Rock of anointed Consciousness in Truth and in Spirit and you then dwell in the Almighty's manifest Presence.
Note that Jesus disclosed and also explained the Father's Name to his apostles and used the Father's Name to protect them and bring them into Divine Oneness.
"I" represents "Divine Love" which will be manifested in the Son's Witnessing Field in the mature believer or devotee: "Holy Father, protect by the power of thy name, those whom thou hast given me, that they may be One, as we are.."... "I have made thy name known to the men, whom thou did give me out of the world, and will declare it: that the love which you have loved me with, may be in them, and I in them." ....I protected by the power of thy name,"- John 17
The Son's Divine Nature is the reflection of the Father's unfathomable love, almighty power and infinite knowledge as creation itself and this is known as 'His Glory or Image: "…Christ who is the image of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4 In the Hebrew, 'image' translates to 'mirror' or 'reflection.'
Now, the Word, God the Son the Faithful and True Witness (Awareness) was with God at the beginning and the Word was God (John 1:1) Through God's Word all things came to be and that Word is also His Almighty Name. We have been created in God's Image but do not realize it because of the personal veils or masks we have chosen to wear over our spiritual eyes and faces.
All this is not impersonal, on the contrary it is all very personal for you and me for we are already made or etched in Christ Jesus (Divine Mirror Image) and furthermore, He is manifest in us in differing degrees through His Holy Spirit. The Lord desires' to be resurrected completely so that we can 'witness' Him in action through our bodies, minds and hearts and that is what 'righteousness' really means to me. True righteousness is not of one's separate self.
"If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come" (2 Corinth. 5:17); "God made him (Jesus) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
Put all your trust and reliance upon His Holy Name!
We can't imagine what God has prepared to share with those that love Him!
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Son discloses both the correct Name and Nature of the Divine Father and this is why Christianity specifies: "No one can go to the Father except through the Son". The Lord's Glory, Word and Name in you.
The Father however, firstly "draws" the "qualified" seeker, believer or devotee into the knowledge and "radiance of the Son" within themselves.
The Good News Gospels of Jesus Christ lead the lost into faith, repentance, praise, worship, and peace unto eternal salvation through His Living Water, which is in a well in your bellies, it is in you. The anointing His Holy Spirit pours out into the world, fills you.
Jesus' plea to the Father to "Glorify His Name, so that the son of man could be glorified" (John 12:24-8), and "Glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee," (John 17:1) is a request for enlightenment of the believer's intellect and heart (soul) through the Name's Divine Power. We have traditionally taken His Name for granted as own separate existence, as though we just happened to come into a chance existence from no where and from nothing. Think about all this for it is no wonder why no person could live without sin and always fell short of His glory. Why our deeds separated us from His grace no matter how good we deemed them to be.
God our Father's response to Jesus was: "I have glorified it and will glorify it again" and there is no doubt that this promise applies to all who seek Him through His Name, because it is written: "those who call on Him by Name will be saved."
Worship God's Name in Spirit and in Truth for our God is Spirit and wants it that way.
The Divine Nature of the Sacred Name is Light, it is Glory Itself and that is what Christ Jesus also taught the world via the Lord's Prayer, which says: "Our Father who art in heaven (universal consciousness), hallowed be Thy Name." The word, "hallowed" not only means "to sanctify or to make holy." but should also be seen to be "radiant as in halo-ed." Through the Holy Name "light is sown for the righteous." Psalm 97:11
Scripture tells us that His light will eventually emanate from believers for others to see!
The Name of God is "I-Consciousness and also the Consciousness of I" in all of creation. Temples have been built in honour of It on the outside and we are temples unto His Name and Holy Spirit!
Pray that the Holy Spirit be poured into your lives mightily, to quickly complete that new temple for the Lord to abide in for evermore.
We are meant to share in the One Divine Glory for God is glorified in Christ Jesus and God glorified Christ, in Himself. If we are glorified through sharing in Christ, we are glorified in God (John 13:32): "The glory which You gave me, I have given to them: that they may be one, as we are" John 17:22 . Thus, the Sacred Name works in many wondrous ways but, before one can take this direct path, he needs to be "filially-associated" with God, as the apostles were ie. through Christ Jesus. This is achieved through accepting Christ (and His anointing) into your hearts as your Saviour, through praise, thanksgiving and worship (devotion) and also through increasing faith, which comes through hearing (understanding), the teachings in His word that have been clarified by the Holy Ghost.
We also need to meditate in the stillness or peace of the Holy Presence of the Witnessing Consciousness, (Christ) which is also, "the narrow gate" that the intellect must "struggle to enter into," in order to reach his Father's house and He is Named: "I AM." The narrow gate is not only a narrow way of living a spiritual life as some believe.
Surrender your old selves that have lived through His Name unto the inner Lord, die so that you may live for without blood there can be no sacrifice. We are beckoned to follow Jesus (whose exalted Name means 'I am who saves'), picking up our crosses in denial of self to overcome the allurements of the world and the lusts and fears of our flesh, minds and hearts.
Despite all the additional descriptive names, which we allocate to ourselves as human-life-forms and individual performers, we always indirectly know who we really are in essence (or in spirit). Scripture confirms this very important fact for we all call ourselves by His Name even to ourselves:
"I kneel in prayer to the Father, whom, every family on earth and in heaven takes its name." Ephesians 3:14
Using the example of gold - which can be melted down to create gold-bangles, gold-rings, gold-chains etc., but, remains gold despite the form it assumes; - as human beings, the truth of ourselves is also very obvious once it has been pointed out. For example, if someone asks us, "who are you or what is your name?" - we would normally respond: "I am Fred, I am Mary or I am Philip etc."
Fred or Mary etc. are the first names from our traditions given to our personalities and their physical images (bodies) by our natural parents. On the other hand, our surnames have often described our inherited roles in life which have been passed down to us by our fathers, for example, Taylor, Goldsmith, Chandler etc. or the place or tribe of origin from which, our ancestors came.
Personalities are all born into roles, into hard labor, because of the ignorance of their fathers. Each has also been left a legacy of materiality or carnality (physical body) by their mother. This fact is true in every context, for we are today, the sum of all our yesterdays.
"I" is therefore, the truth of who I am or who you are and the truth of every other person as well, despite their nationality, creed or geographic origin. Even life forms in heaven adopt His holy Name according to the above Reference (from Ephesians 3:14).
Every individual-intellect on earth or in heaven reflects the holy Name of God through His Spirit of Truth and takes His holy Name, "I," as their own lower-nature or self (ie. as a separate thinker or knower). The human heart-centre intuitively reflects "Am" as a feeling physical body to become "the original sin or lie," which vainly identifies the carnal-body with God's Holy Name.
By ignoring the Divine Nature in their own selves, people are fooled into believing that they are separate entities unto themselves and this is gross-negligence their part. No one is an island in the ocean of life! Each day brings its own array of thoughts, one may respond in one way while another in a different way and so on. Thoughts (spirits) that feed this lie continually are evil and must be dealt with at your gates (five senses, mind and heart).
"That they may posses the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by My Name, saith the Lord." Amos 9:12
Looking back to Hebrew origins
Despite man's ongoing foolishness with himself, God has already made the "most sacred syllables or sounds" in the Holy name available to His believers and seekers without them even asking Him for them. The missing letters and correct pronunciation of the sacred Tetragrama in Judaism, namely, "YHVH" thus, is no exception; God has not taken His ancient Name away from the world, as many devout Jews and some Christians believe.
The following Biblical Reference clearly tells us that in the classical Hebrew (modern version) the sacred Name of God, namely, "IAM" is translated as "YAH." It is the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which is referred to in the Book of Psalms:
"Sing unto God, sing praises to His Name; extol Him that rides upon the heavens by His Name: "JAH" and rejoice before Him." Psalm 68.4 (AKJ)
As there is no letter "J" in the old Hebrew, ("J" is an Anglicisation); this Name should have been recorded as "YAH". The names of "Jehovah or Jesus" are therefore also technically incorrect if we are seeking the pure meanings, sounds and integrity from the original.
Although "YAH" is a derivative from Archaic Hebrew it still symbolically denotes the eternal unity between the Divine Father and His Creative Will, because the letter "Y" represents the primal separation of the One Divine Being of God as "I" into Divine Polarities (Intelligence (Spirit) and Life (Father)) to become the "A," (God the Son).
The "H" represents the creative manifesting force of the Lord and has been considered by many as being Feminine.
Another key clue is found in the name of the prophet who is to precede the next coming of the Lord and who according to the Book of Malachi, is named "Elijah" (Eli-yâh) which actually means, "my God is YAH." Again be aware that this is in the more modern form of Hebrew and we shall be examining the archaic version of these Names in an attempt to trace the Name back to the original sound that God gave to Adam, Abraham and Moses.
The "iah" in the names, "Isaiah (Yêshaâ-yâhû)" and "Jeremiah (Yirmé-yáh)" and in some of the names of the other prophets, creates the same sound. When "y" precedes a vowel in Hebrew as in this case, "i" is used and this tells us a deep truth: the "I" is the Self Conscious-Intelligence of God, His Holy Spirit, for it arises in His Consciousness of Being, ie. because of the "A" (the Radiant Son). This then addresses the mystery of the Holy Trinity.
The word "Mess-iah" (Anointed YAH) again points us back to the great truth that His Name needs to be glorified in our temples (hearts): "I have glorified it (Name) and will glorify it again." And the word for 'Lord" which is "Adoni-yah" meaning "My Lord is Yah" speak for themselves.
There is no need to visit mystics to pay high prices to learn these things 'partially,' because the Holy Spirit will gladly disclose all things 'fully' to the penitent and devoted heart, for example:
-The Whirling Dervishes of Sufism chant the zikr (holy chant), "Yah-Hu" as they ceremonially spin in rapture, while the world of Islam praises, "Allah" (The Most High). Christians and Jews sing hymns of praise using, "Alleluyah and Amen."
-Interestingly, if the word "Alle-lu-yah," (meaning, "praise to Yah" and often misinterpreted in the West as being, "praise the Lord") is sounded-out, you will hear the "Allah," the "U" and the "Yah" in the same word.
-Similarly, many Vedic chants of praise also contain Yah, eg. Rama-yah, Isha-ya (Yah my Divine Husband), Jai-ya (Yah as joy); Shiva-ya (Yah is purity, holiness, truth); Krishna ya (Yah is the transcendental loving Witness); Vishnu yah (Yah is all pervasive Light); Kali ya (Yah is the creative manifesting force or energy) etc. etc.
Regardless of what the uninitiated may believe these names are not separate gods but are all "descriptive allocations of the Divine Qualities" of the One Glorious Majestic Being, Who is One with the universal Soul and Who holds all creation in His Own Self of Unfathomable Love.
We shall see that these Vedic names are similar to the archaic Hebrew, which also associated all things to our Heavenly Father. Recognise that they also describe the higher nature of "I-Consciousness" or (God in man, ie. God with us known as "Emmanuel").
-In the inner spiritual circles of Islam, we find many zikirs which also incorporate the holy Name eg. Yah Hafeel, Yah Lateef etc. meaning the "Caring and Graceful Attributes of the Divine Being - YAH."
-The Book of Revelation 19:4 & 6, also discloses the Father's Name for the elders and the four beasts in the heavenly realm: "Worshipped God Who sat on the throne, saying: "Amen, Alle lu Yah," and the vast multitude of God's servants will cry-out in praise: "Alle-lu-Yah, the Lord God, omnipotent reigns."
Singing "Amen, Halle-lu-Yah" repetitively with music, is a particularly excellent way of invoking the Holy Spirit.
Initially everyone spoke the same language but after the tower of Babel they became confused and peoples then carried partial truths into their new languages. This is what is demonstrated above.
God knows what is in our hearts and looks after our spiritual needs well before we even ask Him. He gently takes us by the hand and encourages us to use our intuition and discernment like little children, to retrace our steps back to where they first began, even though our egos 'will' feel sorry for themselves, for being made to do so.
Like Hansel and Gretel, one can only return home safely, along the same path from whence they came by following the thin string of "I-Consciousness, (I AM)" which is the reflection of the holy Witnessing Son in us to pass through the shadowy mental forest of death, the forest of the knower/awarer/seer's world of personal illusion! It is written in the Bible that if you want to know your future then you must first know you're past ie. beginnings. They will converge.
Both Divine Aspects of God (The Name and our inner awareness - reflection of God the Son) should be reconnected in meditations and worship. This subtle practice of self surrender aims to have His Name glorified in us.
Those people who venerate and praise the Lord in His living temple of Consciousness will be freed from the oppression of their minds, wants and fears and will be given the holy land (pure universal consciousness) to abide in once again: "I will cause to return the captivity of the land to those who bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord." Jeremiah 33:11
New Age meditation techniques that use meaningless mantras or sounds are like one who falls into a peaceful sleep after arriving at the Lord's house.
Use the Sacred Name of God's Word (AM-en) ie. before It became flesh, for this practise. Seek Him within yourselves, through both His Divine Nature and Name: "And so through him the Amen is spoken by us to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 1.20
Isaiah 65:16 says (New English Bible) "He who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by the God whose name is Amen, and he who utters an oath in the land shall do so by the God of Amen."
God the Son in all His universal sublimity (transcending creation and human comprehension) is named 'Amen.' There is no mistake about this and John also confirms this Holy Name: "These things saith the "Amen," the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God." Revelation 3:14
Techniques that fail to ascribe or glorify the Creator in all our human subtleties can startle or create much fear, because they can take the meditator to the void (abyss). Always remember that it is the one who observes (witnesses) the void that needs to be known, for He is more valuable than the whole world. Nothing that is created can be compared to our God given souls and His Spirit within us! The commandment that Jesus gave us 'to love our neighbours as our self' requires us first to know who we are!
The "Je" (ie. Yé) found in the various Biblical names in the Modern Hebrew, therefore infer or stand-for the Holy Spirit's Name, "I" as in the archaic Hebrew. The names of Je-rusalem (Yé-rushalaim), Je-ws (Yé-hûdhi), Judah (Yé-hûdhàh) and Je-sus" (Yé-shûa) all reflect God's Sacred Name (as the indwelling Holy Spirit) and there is no higher Name than 'Jesus' given to us for salvation. The deeper purport of the name of "Jesus" is, "I AM-Saves or YAH saves" or even "I AM is the Saviour." His glorious and most exalted Name brings salvation; 'just call on Him and you will be saved' thunders the Bible.
Interestingly, in French, a similar connection is also found between; Je-sú (Jesus) and Je suis, meaning, "I am," and this is why we are beckoned to: "Ask the Father for anything "in" Jesus' name and it will be granted." In the Latin languages eg. in Italian the word for God our Father is "Dio" and strangely, "Io" means "I.' Dio could therefore be better translated as "The One or Supreme "I."
The Sacred Name is always Singular for our God is One and that is why the apostles were commanded to baptise men (intellects) in the "Name" (ie. singular) of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
It should be clearly understood that God our Father looks into our hearts and not to our exterior dressings of mental personalities, desires, fears and our physical bodies and thus, whatever modern language we use to call on Lord Jesus, will bring His response. The evidence of this has been seen throughout the centuries and especially in these latter days, when the Holy Spirit is manifesting a global revival in many countries at the same time with miracles, signs and wonders, abounding.
Psalm 76:1 says, "in Judah is God known." Judah means 'praise', let us now look at the older form of these Hebrew names and words to better understand our Loving God and His Glorious Son.
The author has utilised writings from The Yaohushua Organization based in Jerusalem as the source of the archaic Hebrew words used herein. A link to their site is included in the related 'link-page.'
"At that time, I will change the speech of My repentant people into the pure language (Hebrew) that they may call upon the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent." Zephaniah 3:9
In archaic Hebrew "YAH" becomes "YAO HU."
Even without referring to the original manuscripts the truths about the Sacred Name of our Creator "YÁOHU UL" and His Son our Saviour "YAOHÚSHUA" hol-MEHUSHKHÁY (the Messiah) can be proven even within the Bible or Tanakh itself for the Name of the Creator as written in the Hebrew Tetragrama - (Y - H- W or V - H ) Yod (Y); Hey (H); VaV (V or U) or WaV(W); Hey (H); which is correctly pronounced 'yao-hoo' or YÁOHU ; (there is a slight air coming out of your mouth at the second syllable, HU and the accent is in the first syllable, YA).
This Tetragrama is found in the Tanakh or Hebrew Scriptures more than 7,000 times.
As in the spiritual language of Sanskrit, in the ancient Hebrew many of the prophets and people written of in the Tanakh bear the Sacred Name of the Holy One of Israel as follows:-
Isaiah: - YaoshuaYAOHU; (YAOHU will save)
Elijah: - UliYAOHU;
Jeremiah: - YarmiYAOHU: (YAOHU is my exalted)
Zechariah: - ZocharYAOHU;
Zephaniah: - ZapnaYAOHU;
John: - YAOHUkhanam; (YAOHU is gracious)
Matthew: - ManaimYAOHU; (YAOHU is pleasant)
Joshua: - YAOHUshua; (YAOHU's power to save)
Israelites: - Yaoshorulites; (Those who are empowered with YAOHU)
Joseph: - YÁOHU-sáf: (YAOHU will add or increase)
Emmanuel: - Immanu - UL: - (Eternal UL (Creator) is with us.)
Ishmael: - Ishma-UL: - (UL sees)
Jews: - YAOHUdim;
Judah: - YAOHÚ-dah: - Praise of YAOHU
Isaac: - YAOHUtz-kaq; (joyous laughing of YAOHU)
Jacob: - YÁOHU-cáf" (meaning 'grabber' i.e. YAOHU-grabber).
Noah: - YAOHU-nah;
Jerusalem: - YAOHUshua-oleym; Peace of YAOHU
A believer: - YAOHUshuahee; etc. etc.
"Yaohushua" (pronounced yao-hoo-shua) is "Joshua" and clearly means "YAOHU's power to save" and thus suggests that it is the correct Name of the Messiah distinguishing Him in the universal role as Savior and It also bears the Name of God the Father, for our Lord came in the Name of our God and Father.
Because there are other people named "Joshua" in the world it is proper to use special titles in addressing God the Son eg. "Molkhiul (King) and hol-Mehushkhay (Anointed One, Messiah)." In Modern Hebrew the latter title was corrupted into "Moshiyach."
Let's examine this Holy Name from some other angles:
The original name of Moses in archaic Hebrew is "Mehu shua" and YAOHU UL said that He would send a "prophet" just like Mehushua (Moses) to whom we must listen and obey and He is none other than Molkhiul (King) YAOHUSHUA hol-MEHUSHKHAY, the promised Messiah.
Another interesting thing is that in archaic Hebrew the word "Nuzrothiy" (meaning - "of Nazareth") has interesting roots. For example, "Nuzor" means "the Branch" and "Zoro" means "the Seed" from which the modern word "zero" comes. Look at the symbol used to represent it, ie. "O" which looks like a seed.
"Rothiy" means the "mark of my shepherd.
Note that "UL" (pronounced "ool") means the All-Powerful One or Creator. Therefore, if we re-assemble these inherent truths in light of this understanding this is what transpires:
"YAOHUSHUA represents My Servant - the Branch, Whom I will bring forth said YAOHU UL" in Zechariah 3:8. "Put the crown on the head of YAOHUSHUA the High Priest for He will represent the Man Who will come, Whose Name is the Branch (Nuzor) - He will grow up out of His place (from himself) ie. as a zoro -seed (One Faith) and will build the Temple of YAOHU UL. To Him belongs the royal title. He will rule both as King and Priest, with perfect harmony between the two offices!" (Zechariah 6:11-12)
It is interesting to note that those References in the Book of Jeremiah are also connected with a vision the prophet had of "Joshua" (of Moses) i.e. "YAOHUSHUA."
"He shall be called the Nazarene (or Branch)" - Matthew 2.23;
"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? 'Who is speaking to me, Sir?' I asked. And He replied, "I am YAOHUSHUA NUZROTHIY (of Nazareth), the One you are persecuting." Acts 22:7
"In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious." Isaiah 4:2
Even the universally used praise, 'HallelluYAH'; means, Hallel - Praise; lu - You; YAH -YAOHU, 'Praise You YAOHU.' In the archaic, the pure pronunciation is: 'Haolul YÁOHU '
In Exodus 3:15 "UL" (meaning the All-powerful Eternal Creator) also said, "Tell them, YÁOHU of your ancestors—the UL of Abraham, the UL of Isaac, and the UL of Jacob—has sent me to you.' This will be My Name forever; it has always
been My Name , and it will be used throughout all generations."
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we find: "Then if MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land."
Daniel 9:19 confirms the transmission (heritage) of the Name: "For Thy city and Thy people are called by Thy Name."
"All the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the Name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee." Deuteronomy 28:10
Who are these people who are called by the Father's Name? They are none other than the YAOHU-dim (the Jews); the YAOHU-dim are the people who are called by the Name of YAOHU; they are the only people in the whole world who are bearing the Most Holy Name of the Most High YAOHU ULHIM! The YAOHU-dim, the Chosen People in the Old Testament!
The effect of Jews (Yaohudim) bearing the Name of YAOHU UL must understandably be detested by the powers of Satan (ha-satan) in the world. Anyone connected with His NAME historically has undoubtedly found that they were looked-down-on, persecuted, oppressed or slaughtered, for Satan is the ruler of this world until the Lord decides it is time for Him to reign.
Who historically have been the most hated people in the whole world? -The YAOHU-dim! Unknowingly, worldly people have been controlled by the king of this world- ha-satan, the devil, the adversary and consequently, they keep on persecuting and have even tried to wipe out or eradicate the YAOHU-dim race eg. Haman in the Book of Esther and Hitler etc.
"Cut them off from being a nation that the name of Israel may be no more." Psalm 83:4
The "real Christians" who carry "His Seed" are also included in this category for they have been martyred throughout the centuries and will continue to be, until the very end: "The seed also of His servants shall inherit it and they that love His Name shall dwell therein (Zion)." Psalm 69:36
The Son of God carries His Fathers Name and is detested even more by Satan because He is the rightful Heir of the world. 'Born again' Christians are joint heirs with God's Son: "And everyone will hate you because of your allegiance to Me. But those who endure to the end will be saved." Matthew 10:22
"The people of the world will hate you because you belong to Me, for they don't know YAOHU UL Who sent Me." John 15:21
Even nowadays many people in Israel bear the Name YAOHU though not very accurately pronounced because it's very holy. Examples are Eliahu, Khanamyahu, Netanyahu, Uziyahu, etc. Co-incidentally, Netanyahu was previous Prime Minister of Israel and Eliahu was one of his cabinet secretaries.
The Sacred Name of our Creator is 'YAOHU' and the Name of the Messiah is 'YAOHU-SHUA.'
"And she will have a Son, and you are to name Him YAOHUSHUA, for He will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21
For He will "Save" His people from their sins (that is the meaning of the Name), you are to name Him YAOHU-"SHUA."
YAOHU- is the Name of the Creator and SHUA - is the Hebrew word which means to save (ye-shua) : "There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them." Acts 4:12
It is more accurate or correct to invoke or call-on this Name (YAOHUSHUA) in order to be saved, for as you can see it all fits in perfectly: "YAOHUSHUA replied, "I have already told you, and you don't believe Me. The proof is what I do in the Name of My Father. " John 10:25
'.... took palm branches and went down the road to meet Him. They shouted, "Praise YAOHU UL (Haolul-YAOHU UL)! Bless the one Who comes in the NAME of the YAOHU! Hail to the King of Israel!" John 12:13. "Blessed is He Who come in the Name of the Lord." (Psalm 118:26)
YAOHUSHUA came in the Name of YAOHU; our Heavenly Father - YAOHU.
'And anyone who calls on the Name of the YAOHU UL will be saved.' Acts 2:21
'For "anyone who calls on the Name of the YAOHU UL will be saved." Romans 10:13
"And anyone who calls on the Name of the YAOHU UL will be saved.... Joel 2:32"
"He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in Him will have their sins forgiven through His NAME." Acts 10:43
"And this is His commandment: We must believe in the Name of His Son, and love one another, just as He commanded us." 1 John 3:23
The Commandment - is to BELIEVE IN HIS NAME! Why? Because the Name means YAOHU UL our Creator SAVES. The ONLY NAME given under Heaven by which men will be saved. YAOHUSHUA means YAOHU's power to save. There is no other name by which men can be saved....only through YAOHUSHUA!
Please also note that there is only "one" Name common to the Triune Persons in the God Head (Holy Trinity):
"Immerse them in the Name (singular) of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.' (It does not say 'names,' which is plural.) - Matthew 28:19
'Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name - the Name You gave Me - so that they may be one just as We are One. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by the NAME You gave Me!' - John 17:11-12.
Use the original version of the Sacred Name in your devotions and meditations in order to manifest Its inherent truths, It is particularly gentle while being all-powerful as is the name of Jesus. Whatever effort is expended in worshipping our Lord Jesus and our Father Creator through any of His Divine Qualities is always for the good, for He knows all our intents and motives in any event.
I believe that if you are sincerely reaching out to Him, He will lift you up no matter what, but also remember that when He does so, Scripture tells us that He will give you the pure language (and a new Name) to call Him by. The choice to use It, remains yours!
Devotion to the Name of the Anointed One, the Messiah, provides a very special manifestation of the Holy Spirit for devotees, in that the Spirit will not only teach and thereby comfort, but also give them the ability to remember all the sacred teachings.
Without this ability there can be no growth in understanding and this is where man continually fails, thinking that he can learn or teach others through his own abilities: "The Comforter, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my Name, shall teach you all things and bring to remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you." John 14:26
Our Heavenly Father tells us that the Word that goes forth from His Mouth shall not return void, for It will always accomplish what It is meant to (Isaiah 55:11); moreover, "His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are more than ours" (Isaiah 55:9). His language or words are also higher than ours.
If you think about this carefully, you will realize that intellectually, we are basically only made up of knowledge, which are thoughts or words possessing respective "names and forms" and we call this mentation, "language". Our speech inner and outer is a speech of conceit of vain personalities and not of angels who commune in love.
"The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." Psalm 12:6
The sacred Name of "I" (i.e. I AM, YAH or YAOHU) is All-Powerful, despite which Divine Quality one may allocate or attribute to It. It is the highest Mantra for meditations and worship for it includes the Three Persons of the Godhead within It.
"I" always implies "AM" and vice versa and that is perhaps why, in the other spiritual language of Sanskrit, "Am" or "Ã-HAM" (sounded as A-"hum") can only be used. There is no separate word for "I" in Sanskrit. More commonly, Hindus meditate on "So-Ham," which interestingly translates to, "I Am That" (as per the Name of "I Am that I Am" given to Moses.)
Buddhism has adopted "HUM" or the "AM" component for their spiritual practices, which is the Witnessing Consciousness of universal mind, the "Kingdom" known in their tradition as "Nirvana;" -seek ye the kingdom firstly and all things shall be added to you.
The letter "H" represents the Creative Force of the Spiritually anointed "Word of God," namely, "Amen" or "Ahm-nao" in archaic Hebrew. The "Am" would thereby be "Ahm" in its purer form.
One's Witnessing Nature needs be manifested, through the continual invocation and association of the Light of the Son (Pure Consciousness) with the sacred Name. This is why we are commanded not only to love God with all our hearts, minds and strength, but also with our "souls" (Mark 12:28-34).
Whether in English or in Hebrew, the Father's Holy Name is the most powerful Name of all and should always be earnestly called upon (invoked) through the Divine Word, "Ahm-nao, Aum or the "Amen," which should precede it.
Start all things and end all things with the Divine Word. Together they form the greatest chant that anyone one can use: "The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe." Proverbs 18:10
Let us see what Scripture allegorises as the spiritual progression that is needed for securing the glorification of the Holy Name;-
Abraham symbolised the infusion of righteousness into the world that is earned through "faith" (or trust in God) and he was called the "friend of God." His two special sons, named, "Ishmael and Isaac" represented on the deeper level, the graces of "wisdom" (Ishmael means "YAOHU sees") and "devoted self-surrender through the joy of the Lord," respectively.
'Isaac' as self-less devotion of joy, is the symbol of the stainless offering, the spotless lamb that God requires of us, to offer in the holocaust. That type of offering normally is very "joyous and leads to uncontrollable laughter" and that is also what the name "Isaac" actually means i.e. "YAOHU laughing."
The child of devotion (Isaac) also had a son named "Jacob" meaning, "He who wrestles or 'grabs onto' YAOHU." His name was later changed to 'Israel' by God, meaning: 'he who has power with YAOHU.'
To earn that new name and its power, Jacob had to 'struggle to hold-on-to or 'grab' the Name of YAOHU' until morning light when he had won the blessing, ie. gained transcendence through it.
'Jacob' also represents righteousness, as the grandchild of faith (Abraham): "And His Righteousness unto his children's children." Psalm 103:17
"And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob and out of Judah an inheritor of My mountains and Mine elect shall inherit it, and My servants shall dwell there." Isaiah 65:9
The inner Seed of Christ 'comes forth' by tenaciously 'grabbing onto' the Holy Name of YAOHU and the 'inheritance' is transmitted through 'praise of YAOHU' (meaning Judah or Yaohudah).
When the cob (cup-of-awareness or consciousness) of intellect "holds-on to" Yah (or YAOHU) it gains the kingdom. For in effect, Jacob then was able to give birth to the twelve tribes of "Israel": "By faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise." Hebrews 11:9
At the "time of the end," "Yah-cobites" i.e. "golden cobs of YAH," the one's who "tenaciously holds-on-to His Golden Name" and the anointed devotees (or saints) of the Lord Jesus Christ, will inherit Israel (the new earth and age):
"A record was written before Him of those who feared Him and kept His Name in mind. They shall be Mine says the Lord; My Own possession against the day I appoint and I will spare them." Malachi 3.16
Jacob acquired the birthright to the kingdom from his elder brother Esau, who willingly sold it for a bowl of red broth (pottage) after returning home hungry from a hunting expedition. That transaction depicted the opposition between the materialistic and predatorial person in Esau, with the spiritual aspirations in Jacob. The allegory means: -by giving-up simple "natural food," ie. attachment to worldly thoughts and emotions, Jacob acquired the right to the kingdom through his father named "Isaac" ie. laughter or joy of the Lord.
There is no coincidence in why our Heavenly Father linked Abraham, Isaac and Jacob together, when He spoke to Moses from the burning bush; they represent the three generations which complete the "spiritual attributes needed by His seekers" to inherit the Kingdom. Unlike us, who currently see ourselves as mere mortals, they are all living within eternity now, for: "our God is a God of the living and not, the dead, for all live unto Him." (Luke 20:38)
Interestingly, the superimposition of the letters in either of these apparently different Names from different traditions ie. "IAM or YAH," onto each other, basically creates the "same symbol which is like a seal" No doubt, God arranged it that way, so that at "the time of the end," people could invoke Him in their own international language of the day, i.e. in English or by the blessed "YAH" which as we have seen, is the short form of "YAO HU."
The letters Y, A and H superimposed on each other
In the last days, many people will mark themselves with the Name of Jesus or with YAH as a sign that they are a son of Jacob and this will be in direct defiance to the mark of the beast spoken of in the Book of Revelation:
"This man shall say, "I am the Lord's man," that one shall call himself a son of Jacob, another shall write the Lord's Name on his hand and shall add the name of Israel to his own." Isaiah 44:5
The Book of Revelation also tells us that there will be 144,000 special people carrying the "seal of the Father" on their foreheads.
The second part of the Tetragrama (YHVH), namely, "VH," represent "man's promised inheritance (ie. Israel and the New Jerusalem-heart)," which is his enlightened nature. The superimposition of the letters of "VAH" on each other forms the Star of David and actually represents the abode of the Self-Realized intellect, ie. of the perfected one, the one who has overcome and who, has found his Heavenly Father.
Because that symbol contains a diamond with two trees (like two hour glasses) it is symbolic of the promised Kingdom of Light.
The Star of David
The letter, "V" represents "Truth" which points-back to the "One Source" from material duality. The "H," represents the Divine Emotion of Love expressed as Mother Nature. The missing letter in between them is "A," which represents the "Alpha" of creation, the "Divine Will or Word."
I believe the "VAH" also presents the "correct sounding" of the symbol of the Word of God, ie. the "A" in the "Ahm." Because "A" is the symbol of the Almighty Lord, the First, it is transcendental and is really unutterable. As it is the first letter in the alphabet (within creation), the "V" is "not meant" to precede it, but, rather to work with it.
Peculiarly, in Hebrew, the "V" (known as the "vav") can be used as a vowel and is sounded as either an "o or u." In either case it does not matter; if the "a" is sounded with an "o," it will sound like the word, "oar" and if it is used with a "u" the sound is the same eg. as in the word, "au-tumn."
The letter "H" in the Tetragrama tells us from where Its sound arises, ie. gutturally from below the diaphragm, from deep within in the belly area: "The spirit within me, constrains me. My belly is as wine which has no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles." Job 32:18-19.
Psalm 17:14 also refers to this subtle-centre of the Holy Spirit's power: "Whose belly Thou fillest with Thy hidden treasure."
The transcendental VAH (ie. the "A") sounds like an "Auuuuu" and sometimes ends when the breath is fully expired, in a closing of the lips at an implied "M." - I have heard this sound uttered by different pastors and devotees on numerous occasions, while they are under the influence of the Holy Spirit and usually, it is the joyous-dynamo that triggers the actual utterance in tongues or prophetic out-flows.
Interestingly, if an "m" is connected to this "A" sound as per what occurs in the generation of creation through the universal mind, we have the correct sounding of the Vedic "Aum" or the Hebrew "Ahm." The "AM" in the Holy Name of God is unmistakably, the "Amen" and the ancient Vedic "Aum." This fact reunites the traditions of the East with the West, in the One Truth, One Lord and One Word. The sacred secret is this: in the (Field of the) Son, the Father, ("I") is to be discerned.
The respective letters in "Amen" also have deep symbolical meaning for example, we have seen that the letter "A" is the symbol of the Almighty Lord (Word). One side of the letter "A" represents the Divine Polarity of Love or Life, the other Divine Intelligence and the joining stroke in-between forms a triangle of Divine Truth, the "eye of the needle," the narrow gate of the Faithful and True Witness in His universal immanence.
"A" is the Glorious All-Pervasive-Soul of creation and because it precedes "men," It represents the "first and the last" in all things: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and last" Revelation.
"Man" represents "universal mind" where the "m" is the masculine polarity or intellect; the "n" is an "m" with a side (or a rib) missing and obviously stands for "woman" or the feminine or emotional principle, named "Eve," the mother of all material forms.
The second "a" which connects the male and female principles of mind together, represents the reflected witnessing consciousness in us and is the very source or soul of our own intellectual and emotional being (spirit).
The word "men" represents "collective humanity" and the letter "e" is symbolic of the evil self-centred reflection of an "ego." That ego seems to rise-up between the human intellect and heart, like a ghost or a phantom.
It is interesting to note that the two most common Names allocated to God by Judaism and various Christian denominations are 'Jehovah and Yahweh' and the sacred Name with which I was inspired to write about, includes three letters from both of those.
Jehovah can therefore be correctly seen to be none other than "YAO HU VAH," or YAOHU as our "eternal abode." Again, this is a very special Name.
When love (devotion) is used in-conjunction with the invocation of the Holy Name, the intellect and heart (husband and wife) pray together. God is love and because we are in Him, we are also essentially love. Because He is "in" His Name, a fervent or passionate act of devotion, which is but an expression of His Nature of Love, can melt a devotee into the joyous expression of Love Itself:
"After causing you (the captive Jews) to return to your land, you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:10-13
Praise is the outward expression of sublime wisdom; it is the beckoning call of the chaste bride (devoted heart) to her Divine Bridegroom (Ishi) and Lord.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Prov 3:5-6 NIV
Our lives are not really our own, they are all borrowed from Him. See the Lord in all your actions, seek the Lord in the "illumination" of your own intellects while you can still receive its reflection and while He is so very close to you. There really is no distance between east and west in Him nor between He and thee, - Halleluyah:
"While you have the light, trust to the light, so that you may become men of light." John 12:36