From the Pastor’s Desk
YAHUAH, The Name that Will Endure Forever
The name of YAHUAH is powerful and it will endure forever. Even during YAHUSHA’s life there were people who wanted to oppress the name of YAHUAH from being spoken. So that is why when YAHUSHA began to teach his learned ones how to pray, he gave them specific instructions.
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are for they love to pray standing in the tabernacles and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, palal (pray) to thy ABI (Father) which is in secret; and thy ABI (Father) which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye palal (pray), use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be shama (heard) for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your ABI(Father) knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9 After this manner therefore palal(pray) ye: Abinu shebashamayim, yitkadesh shimkha (Our Father which art in heaven, be sanctified thy name).
The first thing that YAHUSHA said for his taught ones to say when praying is: ABI(Father) qadash (hallowed) be thy name. Hallowed in the Greek is hageeadzo and in the Hebrew it is qadash, which means to purify, sanctify, to consecrate, dedicate, set aside, and separate. Hallowed also means to observe, pronounce, and proclaim. Before we even ask the Creator to allow His will to be done or to give us our daily bread or forgive of our debts, we should ask Him to qadash (hallow) to consecrate, dedicate, pronounce, and proclaim) His name. YAHUSHA instructed his taught ones to ask YAHUAH to qadash (hallow) His name because the name clearly is of great importance. YAHUAH's name was highly concealed during this time, but YAHUSHA spoke it and reminded his learned ones when praying to ask ABI(the Father) to sanctify and proclaim His name again. Many religious scholars during YAHUSHA’s time accused him of blasphemy because he spoke YAHUAH’s name. As it is today, many are marked for pronouncing and proclaiming YAHUAH’s name. If His name was not important to Him, He would not have spoken it to Moshe and also said that He is jealous of His name [Shemoth (Exodus 34: 5- 6, 14)]. His name would not have been mentioned over 7,000 times. It is evident that YAHUAH thinks that names are important since He put in man the desire to name things. His name is so important that YAHUSHA specifically says ask the ABI to qadash (hallow) His name before we ask for anything thing else. Since YAHUAH values His name, we should make sure that we are observing, pronouncing, and proclaiming His name.
What is ABI’s shem (name)? Surprisingly, the majority of the hundreds of million of members of the “churches of Christendom” would probably find it difficult to answer this question. There are those that would say ABI’s shem (name) is Jesus Christ. Some would say His shem (name) is God or Lord. Some call His shem (name) Jehovah or Yehowah, and there are those that say His shem (name) is Yahweh or Yahuweh. For the most part we call YAHUAH such shem (names) because we were instructed by men and tradition to do so. We must continue to palal (pray), YAHUAH qadash your shem among the children of YisraYAH that we may also be qadash [Wayyiqra (Leviticus 22:32)]. We must not be afraid to re-examine what we’ve been taught and be lead by the ruah of YAHUAH to find the emeth (truth). We must be willing to go back and study the ancient Hebrew to find out what shem (name) was recorded. If YAHUAH did not want us to know His shem (name), He would not have challenged us to find out His shem (name). Mishle (Proverbs) 30:4 Who has ascended up into the shaymah’yim (heaven), or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is His shem (name), and what is His son’s shem, if thou canst tell? Could it be that we have been deceived to think or believe that one of the shem (names) mentioned above is the Creator’s shem (name)? Together we will research and study documents and scriptures carefully and be lead by the ruah of YAHUAH to find out the emeth (truth).
Pastor Fredrick A. Brown