I will start with our Creator's Name because that is the most important first step.
We each need to spend time building a personal relationship with our Creator.
And the first thing we say when we want to get to know someone is, "Hi, what's your name?"
But before we discuss His Name...
Our Creator's Name is important. That's Commandments 1-3 right there!
But we mustn't fight and argue about anything.
Because if we are fighting and arguing then we are going against more than half of the Commandments.
Commandments 5-10 are all about how to love one another.
If a man say, I love Elohiym, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohiym whom he has not seen? 1 John 4:20
Please know that I am showing you this with love...
There is a 2 part video series below that covers our Creator's Name in the original Hebrew language.
Both videos are short. 7-8 minutes each.Part 1:
His Name is beautiful in Hebrew!
YAHUAH encompasses His character. His mercy, love, grace, and shalom (peace).
And when I pronounce His Name it is like a breath - in and out. Because He breathes life into our nostrils so that we are living souls (Genesis 2:7)!Also, if we look at the Hebrew alphabet...
Alef = ox, strength, leader
Tav = cross, mark/sign, covenant
He is the Alef and the Tav! The beginning and the end.
Your Scripture translation may not use Sacred Names and/or it may use the Greek Alpha and Omega. Please read the preface to see if the translators mention removing His Name. He commands us not to take away or add to His Word (Deut 4:2)!
But let's look at a verse in the King James:
Sing unto g--, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name YAH, and rejoice before him. Psalms 68:4. KJV.
We see that His Name is important. And this verse says "by his name YAH
". Not the l--- or g-- (words have meaning so I do not use those).
I guess the translators forgot that verse!
I am come in my Father's Name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. John 5:43So let's match up names...
You can practice writing out the names that you use and see if they match up.
But remember, Hebrew names have meaning.
Yahusha means "Yahuah is salvation"!He comes in His Father's Name!
How beautiful is that?!So why not g-- and l---?
Here's how I see it...g--
There is a g-- of war, sun g--, moon g--, g---ess of fertility, and the list goes on.
It seems the word g-- is more of a title and not a name. It's like saying "Hey, person!"Also, does our Creator want to be lumped in with these false deities?
People can become l---s! And there is the l--- of the flies (aka the enemy!).Does our Creator want to be called on by the same title?
Again, we shouldn't argue about this. But we need to ask ourselves these important questions.
And we each must develop a personal relationship with our Creator.
How? Through prayer! So we'll talk about prayer next.