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YAHUAH Brings Biyn (Understanding) to His People

 February 2006

 

Dear Chaciyd (Saints),

           This is an hour of biyn (understanding), and YAHUAH is bringing biyn (understanding) to HIS people.  We should not be afraid of the changes we have to make because we are after the EMETH (TRUTH).  The whole reason why we assemble is because we want to know the EMETH (TRUTH).  When we begin to call on YAHUAH’s shem (name), there will be those that will not walk with us.  Now, we must allow the qadash ruah of YAHUAH to teach us HIS name and its pronunciation. 

Let’s remember the message from the convocation where I said, “When YAHUAH brings us into emeth (truth), we will walk in the emeth (truth).  What I perceive or think to be true today may not be true tomorrow when YAHUAH brings biyn (understanding) to it.  I will always seek emeth (truth).”  When you are able to make statements such as this one YAHUAH really knows your heart.  One of the most difficult things for man to do is to admit his mistakes.  The natural man wants to resist the truth and finds it difficult to say that they were walking in error or say to the congregation what I thought was right is not right.  We are a people who do not want to confess our faults.  We must learn to say I was wrong, YAHUAH, help me to know the emeth (truth) and make the necessary adjustments.  So, we must learn to go against our upbringing when confessing the emeth (truth).  Man wants to lie.  It is in man not to face the emeth (truth).  We must learn to admit that we were in error and deceived.

            Now we are beginning to see that we were wrong concerning YAHUAH’s shem (name).  It is one thing to be deceived, but it is a different thing to be bewitched.  Let it be said that we have been deceived, but not bewitched which means that once the emeth (truth) is revealed we would not reject the emeth (truth).  If you choose to reject or ignore them (truths), then you are bewitched.

            YAHUAH is the everlasting name and that name will never change.  This study will take some time in order for us to discover all of the TRUTHS.  Upon studying history and scripture, it has been revealed that Yahweh is not the qadash name of ABI, the Father.  Yahweh, also is a hybrid name, meaning it is a name that was made up just like Lord, God, Jesus Christ, Jehovah, etc.  Just like Yahweh is a hybrid word, haleluyah also is a hybrid word.  The word that is similar to it is the Greek word, alleluia.  Alleluia means praise Yah in the Greek.  This term was derived from two Hebrew words, the word halal and the word yahHalal means to be clear, to shine; hence to make a show, to boast, to celebrate, to sing, to be praise worthy, and worthy of praise.  Yah has direct bearing on YAHUAH’s name.  So, halal yah means praise Yah.  We should avoid saying haleluyah (alleluia) because “lu” means if, which leads one to believe there is a level of uncertainty concerning who deserves to be praisedSince we know whom we are praising, we should say Halal Yah.  Just like we have dissected the word haleluyah and alleluia, we will dissect everything else.

             In the Watchtower, they ask the question, “How Is God’s Name Pronounced.” Let us zakar (remember) that YAHUAH NEVER referred to Himself as a god because all gods are dogs, “created”, but YAHUAH creates.  The magazine states, “The truth is, nobody knows for sure how the name of God was originally pronounced.” Now, no one knows how not to pronounce the name of his or her god, but there might be some discrepancy in how to pronounce YAHUAH’s name.  It continues to say, Why not? Well, the first language used in writing the Bible was Hebrew, and when the Hebrew language was written down, the writers wrote only consonants- not vowels.  Hence, when the inspired writers wrote God’s name, they naturally wrote only the consonants.

 According to Josephus (Wars of the Jews, 5.556) as well as by Hebrew grammars, all of the Tetragrammton was vowels, which is completely different from our previous understanding that the Tetragrammaton was all consonants.  Bagster’s help to Bible study also says these are vowel letters in the sacred Name, ‘as having been originally used to represent vowels, and they still frequently serve as vowels in combination with the points.” Bagster says the Waw represents the letters O or U (From Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry).

 “While ancient Hebrew was an everyday spoken language, this presented no problem.  The pronunciation of the Name was familiar to Yashar'YAH (Yisraelites) and when they saw it in writing [they knew what it said]” According to history, there was a time when the language was not spoken for about 100 years. Then, another time the language was not spoken [ancient Hebrew] for 1600 years.  Just as recent as the late 19th and early 20th century, Hebrew was revised as a spoken language.  This is one reason why the meaning of words are unknown, thus making it difficult for the modern scholar to rely solely on the Hebrew versions as the last authority.  So, what if we stop writing and speaking our language for that amount of time? We also would forget the language.  Future generations would have no knowledge of it.  When a language is not spoken, the people lose it.

         Different scholars have different ideas about how the name YHWH was originally pronounced.  According to Dr. M. Resiel, author of The Mysterious Name of Y.H.W.H. pg. 74, the “vocalization of the Tetragrammaton must originally have been YeHuáH or  YahHuáH.” Cannan D.D. Williams of Cambridge held that the ‘evidence indicates, nay almost proves, that Jahweh [Yahweh] was not the true pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton. . . The Name itself was probably JAHOH [YAHOH].’

           In the Paleo, the V was not apart of the language.  They took two V’s and put them together to get the W.  It was also written with two U’s joined together, which is why they say W (double U).  Notice the placement of these letters in the English alphabet, “U, V, W.”  They are all connected.  These letters was not always apart of the alphabet.  Just like the letter J, they just recently added.  Most Semitic scholars transliterate Waw as a “W” or a “U,” depending on school and pronunciation.  Vav and the use of V did not originate till later.  In the early texts of the English Bibles, they spell Dawiyd (David) as Dauid, which is the same way the Septuagint writers wrote it in Greek.  Arabic’s Waw is a W/U, just as in the older Hebrew and Samaritan Hebrew.  They, like Greek, do not have vav.

The Romans gave the letter its capital V shape about 114CE.  Medieval scribes wrote two VV’s together about 1000CE.  VV was also written UU and the letter came to be known as the “double U; written as W.” Medieval scribes used the V for a consonant and used the U for a vowel.  The development of W and U was very similar to the development of I and J.  The letter J did not exist in the early alphabets.  First, you have Proto- Canaanite script and from that descended the paleo-Arabic, paleo-Aramaic, paleo-Hebrew, and the paleo-Phoenician.  The Arabic Greek descends from the Phoenician, and the Latin descends from the Greek.  The Greek made the letter a single, vertical stroke about 600 BCE.  They named the letter Iota.  It makes the same Y sound of Yod, as a consonant, but also makes an I sounds, as in index.  The Roman gave the “I” its capital form about 114CE.  When “I” was the initial letter in a word, they began making an ornamental descending stroke to the left.  This began in the 1200’s and became popular in the 1500’s.  Generally the initial sound of I was a consonant.  Eventually, the letter J came to denote the Y sound and the I sound.  The letter J became different from the I in 1630, in England.  With the development of the letter J and the European use of the letter V for Waw, the corrupted spelling of Iehowah (YAHUAH) became Jehovah.

 Tehilim (Psalms 44: 20-21) If we have forgotten the name of our YAHUAH (The Almighty One of Oaths, The Shalat Creator), or stretched out our hands to a strange god (mighty one); 21 Shall not YAHUAH search this out? for He knoweth the secrets of the heart.

 This scripture teaches us if we have forgotten or was cause to forget YAHUAH’s shem or spread out our hands to strange (foreigner, prostitute, harlot) god, He shall search (examine, investigate, explore) this out, for He yada (knoweth, perceive, discern, distinguish, consider, acquainted with, skillful in, have knowledge of and is instructed in) the secrets (hidden things) of the heart (mind, will, conscience).  YAHUAH knows what is in us, why it is in us, and how it got in us, and who put it in us.  This is why we must not fight against the EMETH (TRUTH) when it is revealed.  We must drop the lie and run with the EMETH (TRUTH).

            Mattithyahu(Matthew) 24: 20-26 But palal (pray) ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Shabbath day:  21 For then there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be.  22 And except those days should be shortened there should no flesh be saved:  but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.  23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is MashaYAH, or there believe it not.  24 For there shall arise false MashaYAHs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  25 Behold, I have told you before.  26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.              

YAHUAH is going to make Himself known to us.  Man has told us for centuries what to think and believe.  Now, it is time for us to let the Ruah of YAHUAH tell us what to believe.  That is what we are seeking.

In the Yachal (Hope) of YAHUSHA MashaYAH,

Pastor Fredrick A. Brown

 

 

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