JUST BEFORE SHAVUOT OF 2012, I REALIZED SOMETHING, AND IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE.
I REALIZED THAT IN MY LIFE I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER SET OUT TO DO! I AM THE VIRTUAL, "JACK OF ALL TRADES AND MASTER OF NONE!"
I HAVE BEEN EVERYTHING FROM MILITARY, POLICE, FIRE AND RESCUE, CONSTRUCTION WORKER, ARTIST AND EVEN A PRO WRESTLER ON THE INDEPENDENT CIRCUIT!!!!
OUT OF ALL THOSE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, I HAVE ONLY FAILED AT TWO THINGS: BOTH, HAVING TO DO WITH RELATIONSHIPS.
I HAVE FAILED AT A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR AND KING OF THE UNIVERSE YHWH, AND I HAVE FAILED AT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MARRIAGE! BOTH IN WHICH I WANT TO FIX AND TURN AROUND TO MAKE THE BEST RELATIONSHIP POSSIBLE. I WANT TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WIFE THAT YHWH WOULD WANT TO PUT IN HIS SCRIPTURES AND TELL EVERYONE TO READ THIS FOR THIS IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE TO HAVE A MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SPOUSE.
I HAVE FIGURED OUT, THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WOMAN AND MAKE HER MY BRIDE, AND WIFE, I MUST FIRST HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CREATOR.
GOD IS WHAT I CALLED HIM IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. BUT UPON READING AND GETTING INTO SCRIPTURE AND SEEING THOSE SCRIPTURES WHERE WRITTEN BY HEBREWS, AND IN THE HEBREW LANGUAGE, AND SEEING THAT ALL THE SCRIPTURES WERE WRITTEN AROUND THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL(JACOB), AND THAT SCIENTISTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE AGREEING THAT EVERYTHING IN THIS UNIVERSE IS CONSISTENT TO BEING CREATED BY VOICE AND LANGUAGE! NOT JUST ANY VOICE AND LANGUAGE, BUT THE LANGUAGE OF HEBREW! EVERYTHING THAT HAS MASS OR CAN BE SEEN HAS ALGORITHMS AND CAN BE VERIFIED ONLY BY THE HEBREW LANGUAGE. WE KNOW THROUGH SCRIPTURE THAT EVERYTHING WAS CREATED BY BEING SPOKEN INTO EXISTENCE! THE CREATOR SPOKE IT, AND IT WAS MADE SO! WITH THAT BEING SAID, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN FIND HIS TRUE NAME AS WRITTEN IN THE HEBREW.
TODAY'S WORLD HAS SO MANY PEOPLE LOOKING, BEGGING, ASKING, PLEADING AND DOWN RIGHT SELLING RELATIONSHIPS. PEOPLE WANT TO BE IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE ALONE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THERE ARE THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT SO BAD IN A RELATIONSHIP THAT INSTEAD OF SEEKING ANOTHER PERSON, THEY TURN TO OTHER THINGS INSTEAD.
I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH EVERYTHING FROM MONETARY VALUES TO PETS, ALCOHOL, THEIR HOMES, CARS, AND CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLE TO BEING WITH SOMEONE OF THE SAME SEX.
THE ENEMY HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK IN TEARING DOWN WHAT THE CREATOR HAS PUT TOGETHER AND SET IN STONE AS A FOUNDATION FOR US TO PROCREATE AND CONTINUE ON WITH OUR BLESSINGS OF HAVING FAMILIES AND TO GLORIFY HIS NAME AND KINGDOM.
THIS IS WHERE I WILL START WITH MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CREATOR! HIS NAME!
WHEN WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH SOMEONE, EITHER FRIENDSHIPS, BUSINESS OR LOVE INTERESTS, THE FIRST THING YOU WANT TO KNOW IS, WHAT IS THEIR NAME?
THIS IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT STEP TO BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE. SO, WHAT IS THE CREATORS NAME? WELL, LET'S GO TO SCRIPTURE AND SEE, SURLY THE SCRIPTURES WILL TELL US THIS VALUABLE ANSWER TO THE ONE WHO CREATED EVERYTHING WITH JUST HIS VOICE SPEAKING IT INTO EXISTENCE!
YEP, THERE IT IS! RIGHT THERE. LET'S USE DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS HERE TO GET THE BEST VERSION ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACTUAL WRITTEN SCRIPTURES. SO LET'S GO TO ISAIAH 42:8.
Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Isa 42:8 I am Yahweh: that is my name: and my honour will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
THE SCRIPTURES 1998
Isa 42:8 “I am יהוה, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols.
Isa 42:8 אניH589 I יהוהH3068 the LORD: הואH1931 that שׁמיH8034 my name: וכבודיH3519 and my glory לאחרH312 to another, לאH3808 will I not אתןH5414 give ותהלתיH8416 neither my praise לפסילים׃H6456 to graven images.
Jer 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
Jer 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is Yahweh.
THE SCRIPTURES 1998
Jer 16:21 “Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know My hand and My might. And they shall know that My Name is יהוה!”
Jer 16:21 לכןH3651 Therefore, הנניH2005 מודיעםH3045 cause them to know, בפעםH6471 once הזאתH2063 I will this אודיעםH3045 I will cause them to know אתH853 ידיH3027 mine hand ואתH853 גבורתיH1369 and my might; וידעוH3045 and they shall know כיH3588 that שׁמיH8034 my name יהוה׃H3068 The LORD.
DECLARE THE NAME
Psa 102:21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
Psa 102:21 To declare the name of Yahweh in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
THE SCRIPTURES 1998
Psa 102:21 To declare the Name of יהוה in Tsiyon, And His praise in Yerushalayim,
Psa 102:21 לספרH5608 To declare בציוןH6726 in Zion, שׁםH8034 the name יהוהH3068 of the LORD ותהלתוH8416 and his praise בירושׁלם׃H3389 in Jerusalem;
Isa 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
Isa 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise Yahweh, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
THE SCRIPTURES 1998
Isa 12:4 And in that day you shall say, “Praise יהוה, call upon His Name; make known His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His Name is exalted.
Isa 12:4 ואמרתםH559 shall ye say, ביוםH3117 day ההואH1931 And in that הודוH3034 Praise ליהוהH3069 קראוH7121 call בשׁמוH8034 upon his name, הודיעוH3045 declare בעמיםH5971 among the people, עלילתיוH5949 his doings הזכירוH2142 make mention כיH3588 that נשׂגבH7682 is exalted. שׁמו׃H8034 his name
WOW! THE CREATOR DOES TELL US HIS NAME.
SO WE WILL LOOK AT THE KJV FIRST AND SEE WHAT IT SAYS.
THE ENGLISH IN THE KJV IS TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK SEPTUAGINT, OR LXX, OR THE "GREEK OLD TESTAMENT", THE SEPTUAGINT ITSELF IS A TRANSLATION INTO KOINE GREEK FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES OF TORAH(THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ALSO KNOWN AS THE BOOKS OF MOSES) IN THE 3RD CENTURY BCE AND FINISHED THE COMPLETE OLD TESTAMENT IN 132BCE. WITH THESE TRANSLATIONS, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME WRONG TRANSLATIONS THAT APPEAR IN THE KJV, SO IT IS UP TO THE READER TO STUDY AND SEEK THESE TRUE TRANSLATIONS.
THE NAME, LORD, AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE BY TWO WITNESSES, ISAIAH AND JEREMIAH, IS ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, THIS IS TRANSLATED FROM THE HEBREW, FOR LORD IS REALLY NOT HIS NAME, BUT A TRANSLATION OF HIS NAME. SO HERE, ANYTIME YOU SEE THE ALL CAPITAL LETTER WORD "LORD", THE ACTUAL WORD IN HEBREW IS IN ENGLISH LETTERS TODAY AS, YHWH, OR YHVH, EITHER WAY IS FINE, I MYSELF WRITE IT YHWH. THE LETTERS ARE PRONOUNCE YOD, HEY, VAV, HEY, FORMING THE WORD YAHWEH, OR YAHVEH. NOW, HERE LIES THE TRICKY PART. HEBREW IS NOT A PERFECT LANGUAGE AND HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH, THE LETTERS ARE THE SAME, BUT SOME PRONUNCIATION OF THE VOWEL POINTS HAVE BEEN LOST. THIS IN TURN HAS CAUSED GREAT DEBATE ON THE PRONUNCIATION OF YHWH, YAHWEH.
PLEASE, DO NOT LET THIS BOTHER YOU, PRONUNCIATION WILL BE RESTORED WHEN OUR KING THE MESSIAH RETURNS AND SETS ALL THINGS BACK ON TRACK, IT IS NOT THE PRONUNCIATION THAT MATTERS HERE, FOR A LOVING FATHER WILL LET YOU CALL HIM BY A WRONG NAME UNTIL YOU LEARN THE RIGHT ONE. HERE, IT IS THE DECLARATION THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT! WE ARE TO DECLARE HIS NAME, PUT IT OUT THERE FOR THE WORLD TO SEE IT AND KNOW IT AND TO KNOW WHO HE IS. THIS IS THE FIRST STEP IN HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR, KNOW AND PRONOUNCE THE NAME TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY AND THEN PROCLAIM IT TO A LOST WORLD. BUT! DO NOT JUST USE IT BY SPEAKING IT AND USING IT IN VAIN, JUST THROWING IT OUT TO USE IT LIKE A COMMON WORD! THIS IS HIS HOLY NAME, SET APART, RIGHTEOUS, AND SHOULD BE USED WITH RESPECT, THE SAME RESPECT YOU USE YOUR FATHERS NAME WITH, ONLY WITH GREATER REVERENCE. SEE THAT IT DOES NOT COME BACK VOID AND POLLUTED, THIS IS WHERE RESPECT COMES TO PLAY, FOR IF WE USE IT AS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO, IT WILL CAUSE FEAR IN OUR ENEMIES, MOVE MOUNTAINS, AND ALLOW BLESSINGS INTO NOT ONLY OUR LIVES, BUT OTHERS AS WELL.
THIS, IS, THE START, OF A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP!!!!
Theological Insights from Rabbi Eved Banah at Beit Geulah in Morganton, NC (www.BeitGeulah.com)