Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Covenant Name of Salvation Revealed

By Maria Merola אריאל 

On July 10th of 2006, I began to cry out to my Heavenly Father about his true name. Since there are so many variations of how to spell and pronounce his name, I was very confused.

But it was very important to me to know the correct way to call upon his name. The first thing that I discovered when I embarked on this quest was that in our English Bibles, whenever we see the term “LORD” in all capital letters, this means that his proper name was removed, and instead, a generic title was put there in its place. The Jewish scribes replaced our Heavenly Fathers name 7,000 times with a vain title “ADONAI” which simply means “master.” 

Now I am not suggesting that the words “Adonai, lord or master” are improper titles to apply to our Creator, but they should never be used as a replacement for his proper name in the scriptures. 

The original Hebrew Scriptures actually contain the proper name of our Creator wherever we see the title LORD in all capital letters. This name consisted of four Hebrew letters called “The Tetragramaton.”

In Modern Hebrew they are known as: Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey

But in the original Ancient Hebrew, known as “Paleo” these four letters are: Yod-Hey-Waw-Hey.

Tent Peg

Add, Secure, Hook

w, o, u

The modern-day Hebrew Letter “vav” at one time was a letter “waw” pronounced as a long “u” sound when used as a vowel. But it also doubles as a consonant that has the 
“w” sound. Sometimes, this letter “waw” makes the same blowing sound as in the word “who” as if you are going to “whistle.” Below are a few resources that show the historic evidence for how the Hebrew letter “waw” became a  “vav” in Modern Hebrew through the Germanic influence.

tured to the right are the four Modern Hebrew Letters that make up the name of our Heavenly Father, and then you will see the Ancient Paleo Pictograph Letters above them as they were written by Moses and the Yisraelites about 3,000 years ago and earlier.

One of the most compelling evidences that the Messiah came in the Heavenly Father’s name is seen in the fact that the acrostic was a “sign” above his head on the “stauros” (cross).

The Name of YHWH Written Over The Cross

Yahuwchanon (John) 19:19 (KJV) reads as follows: “Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the Cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

Pontius Pilate wrote the words “JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS” on a sign. The sign was written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. There was probably a very large sign, if not three of them, which could be easily read from the busy road by the Damascus Gate. Yahuwshuwa Messiah was the “featured criminal” and was sentenced to death under Roman law for “sedition against the Roman state”, and under Jewish law for “the sin of blasphemy.” In Hebrew, the sign read as follows:

“Yahuwshuwa Ha’Nazarei W’Melech Ha’Yahuwdiym”

Above the stauros (cross) was written, in a simple code, YHWH. The name of the creator was seen in an acrostic above the Messiah’s head! This code was clearly visible to the Sanhedrin, which is why they asked Pontius Pilate to change what he had written over the cross, to break the code. 

This is recorded in John 19:21-22, “Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ‘Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written….” 

The Sacred Name Identified:

There is one place in scripture where the Creator’s name is seen as Yah (Jah):

Tehelliym (Psalm) 68:4 (King James Version) Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rides upon the heavens by his name YAH (JAH), and rejoice before him.

In the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance it is seen as follows:
#3050 Yahh yaw contraction for 3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name:--Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Compare names in “-iah,” “- jah.”

We know that this is the universal name of our Father because we see his name in the word “Hallelujah” or more accurately “Hallel-u-YaH.” This means “praise you Yah!”

The Name Jehovah

In the King James Bible, the name Jehovah appears 7 times in the TaNaKh (Old Testament). Whenever we see the word LORD in all capital letters in the King James Version and most modern English translations, that word “LORD” was used as a “replacement” for the proper name of “Yah” or the 4 letters to his name: YHWH pronounced as YaHuWaH.

The name of our creator was first revealed to Moses. YaHuWaH said that he was only known to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by the title “El Shaddaiy” or in English, “The Almighty God” but he was revealing his proper name to Mosheh and he wanted Mosheh to know him as the eternal one.

Shemoth (Exodus) 6:3 (King James Version) And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

But in the original Hebrew, it would’ve read like this:

Shemoth (Exodus) 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Yitzchaq, and unto Ya
aqob, by the name of El Shaddaiy, but by my name YaHuWawas I not known to them.

The “banner” of victory over the Amalekites was given to Moses as the name YaHuWaH! In other words that name is what saved Yisra’el in the Amalekite War!

Shemoth (Exodus) 17:15 And Mosheh built an altar, and called the name of it YaHuWaH - Nissi.

In the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance we see the proper name of the Creator defined. All letters highlighted in red denote that they were added by the Masoretic Scribes in the 
10th Century:

#3068. Yhovah yeh-ho-vaw’ from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:--Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.

This is a compound of the following two words:

#3050. Yahh yaw contraction for 3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name:--Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Compare names in “-iah,” “- jah.”

#1943 hovah ho-vaw’ another form for 1942; ruin:--mischief.

Yah + Hovah

*Note: although the verb “hovah” means mischief, ruin, it comes from another root word “havah” which means “to be, to breathe, to exist.” We will soon see that this verb has a much deeper meaning than what meets the eye.

The first thing you will notice is that this name YHoVaH had no vowels originally. The letters “e, o, & a” were later inserted by the Hebrew Scribes (Masorites) in the 10th Century.

*Note: I have emboldened the letters to represent what was in the original Hebrew Scriptures before vowel points were added. The letters in red represent the vowels that were later added in by the scribes.

Secondly, the letter “J” was invented and added to the English alphabet in the 1500’s so there was no letter “J” in the Hebrew Scriptures. As you can see, the letter “J” was used as a replacement for the letter “Y” with no apparent reason for doing this since our English alphabet already has a letter “Y” so there was no need to find a new letter to make this sound. As a matter of fact, the letter “J” when it was first created in the 1500’s used to make the “Y” sound! It did not begin to sound more like the hard “G” sound until later on in American culture. Thirdly the letter “V” or the equivalent of the Modern Hebrew letter called “vav” did not sound like the letter “vee” originally. In ancient Hebrew it is called a “waw” because it made a “double u” sound as in “uau.”

Hence, the name seen here as YHoVaH would have been YHoWain ancient Hebrew. And the fourth point that I want to illustrate is that the Hebrew letter “vav” in most Hebrew words made a long “u” sound but later on it took on the “vee” sound or in some cases the long “o” sound. One such example is with the modern Hebrew word for “repent” which is “teshuva.” You can see this word in ancient Hebrew used to be “tshuwah. The letter “t” or the “tav” in Hebrew is in front of the word for “salvation” or deliverance. The modern “vav” used to be a “waw” as we can see in the Hebrew Concordance:

#8668. tshuw`ah tesh-oo-aw’ or tshuah {tesh-oo-aw’}; from 7768 in the sense of 3467; rescue (literal or figurative, pers., national or spir.):-- deliverance, help, safety, salvation, victory.

As you can see the letter “waw” in this word made the long “u” sound or the double “o” sound. But as the Hebrew language migrated into Europe (and because the scribes wanted to hide the name of the Creator), the letter “waw” (vav) took on the long “o” sound when it came in the front of a name. But it remained a long “u” sound when it came at the end of a name.

This became known as “the pre-tonal shortening rule.” This rule says that when the Creator’s name is seen at the end of a person’s name, it remains as YaHuW (pronounced Yahu). But if the Creator’s name comes in front of a name, then it changes to YeHoW (Yeho). Another example of the Hebrew letter “vav” sounding as a double u” is seen in the word “Yeshua:”

#3444. yshuw`ah yesh-oo’-aw feminine passive participle of 3467; something saved, i.e. (abstractly) deliverance; hence, aid, victory, prosperity:--deliverance, health, help(-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.

As you can see, the word Yeshua is Yod, Shin, Waw (Vav), Ayin. If the Hebrew letter “vav” in the word yeshua” was supposed to sound like a “vee,” then we would all be pronouncing it as “yeshva” instead of “Yeshuwa.” The fact that the vav suddenly becomes a “uw” sound at the end of a word, gives us a hint that this is the way the letter vav sounded before the “pre-tonal shortening rule” was invented in modern Hebrew. 

*Example: The name Joshua in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance:

#3091 Yhowshuwa` yeh-ho-shoo’-ah or Yhowshua {yeh-ho-shoo’-ah}; from 3068 and 3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader:--Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare 19543442.

As you can see, the pronunciation key says that the name Joshua should be pronounced as “Yehowshuwa” but looking at the original letters, we can see that these letters are as follows:

Yod, Hey, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin. The letters that were inserted for pronunciation are:

o, h, u

How was the name Joshua pronounced before the vowels were added in?

Yod = Y sound
Hey = ah sound
Waw = long u sound
Shin = sh sound
Waw = long u sound
Ayin = ah sound

Hence, Joshua was originally pronounced like: Yah-who-shoo-ah

No vowels were needed in Ancient Paleo Hebrew in order to phonetically sound out words. The original Hebrew Scriptures had no vowels!

This name YeHoVaH/YeHoWaH is a compound word combining the Father’s name (Yah) with a verb that means “to be, to exist” (havah).

The Verb “To Be”

The mystery attached to the Name of the Almighty, is related to the verb “to be.” 
When Yah appeared to Mosheh in the burning bush, he revealed his name:

Shemoth (Exodus) (KJV) 3:14 And Elohiym said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
More literally, this phrase means: “I am, I was, I will be” or “I will be who I will be” which is the Hebrew verb “Havah.”

This phrase seen in the graphic above is “AhYah Asher AhYah” means “I AM that I AM.” You can see the name “Yah” in the term “I AM.”

We see the Hebrew letter “Hey” (pronounced as ah) means “the” and then it is followed by the name “Yah.”

The + Yah = AhYah (the one who is)

Now let’s look at this verb:

#1942 havvah hav-vaw’ from 1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication, of falling); desire; also ruin:--calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.

Now you may be saying to yourself “how can the most sacred name of the Almighty mean wickedness or mischief?” Well, we must look at the root word and all of the synonyms to understand the meaning of this word:

#1933 hava’ haw-vaw’ or havah {haw-vaw’}; a primitive root (Compare 183, 1961) supposed to mean properly, to breathe, to be (in the sense of existence):--be, have. 

So we find out that the root word “hava” means “to be, to breath, to exist.”

But let’s look at the other definitions and how these words are used to describe the character of the Almighty in scripture:

        1.)  to breathe
        2.)  to be
        3.)  existence
        4.)  coveting, jealous
        5.)  rushing upon
        6.)  to fall upon
        7.)  desire
        8.)  ruin
        9.)  calamity
   10.) substance

In Hebrews 1:3 we find out that the Creator is a “person” (singular) not “persons” (plural). To believe that he is more than one person is to believe in “polytheism” (more than one god). The commandment is very clear that we are not to worship any other deity besides him:

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:3 You shall have no other gods (mighty ones) before me.

The Messiah Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) is described as the “express image” of the person of Elohiym (God):

Ibriym (Hebrews) 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

In the Greek Strong’s Concordance, the word for “person” is defined as follows:

#5287. hupostasis hoop-os’-tas-is from a compound of 5259 and 2476; a setting under (support), i.e. (figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance (objectively or subjectively):--confidence, confident, personsubstance.

The Hebrew counterpart to this word for the person of the Creator is #5315 Nephesh:

    Soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mindliving beingdesire, emotion, passion, that which breathesthe breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man, living being (with life in the blood), the man himself, individual.

Another definition of “havah” is to “rush upon” by implication of falling. We read about Yah pouring out his Holy Spirit upon “all flesh” in the last days in Yowel (Joel) 2:28. We also read about those whom the rock “falls upon” being broken. The chief cornerstone is Yahuwshuwa Messiah, and if we fall upon him, we shall be “broken” but if he has to fall upon us, we will be grinded into powder:

Luqas (Luke) 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 3:12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of YHWH from his place.

Maasheh Shlichiym (Acts) 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH your Elohiym (God) am a jealous Elohiym, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

YaHuWaactually calls his name JEALOUS:

Shemoth (Exodus) 34:14 For you shall worship no other god: for YHWH, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous Elohiym.

The Hebrew word for Jealous is as follows:

#7067 qanna’ kan-naw’ from 7065; jealous:--jealous. Compare 7072

#7072 qannow’ kan-no for 7067; jealous or angry:--jealous.

#7065 qana’ kaw-naw’ a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) zealous, i.e. (in a bad sense) jealous or envious:--(be) envy(-ious), be (move to, provoke to) jealous(-y), very, (be) zeal(-ous).

And so we discover that one of his characteristics is that he covets his bride for himself in the root word “havah.” We also find another definition “to breathe” in this root word. Did not Elohiym “breath” into man his own spirit when he formed Adam?

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 2:7 And YHWH Elohiym formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

We know that jealousy or covetousness is a sin for humans, yet we find that Yah is jealous for his beloved bride Yisra’el. He is allowed to be jealous over us because he created us and his motives are pure and just.

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbour’s house, you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbour’s.

Like a jealous husband that loves his bride he will not share her with any other lover, so is YaHuWaH to those of us who are in covenant with him!

In this word “havah” we see many aspects to Yah’s nature and character. We find that Yah is indeed one who “eagerly covets” his people. We find that he does indeed “fall upon” us. We also find that he “ruins” us by destroying the old sinful nature so that he can recreate in us a new nature. He will grind us into powder so he can recreate a new vessel from the ashes.

The secondary definition to this word “havah” means “calamity,” and so we find that he brings calamity when we rebel against him.

Here we read that the Almighty in his wisdom “laughs” when calamity comes to the foolish: 

Mishley (Proverbs) 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes.   

Mishley (Proverbs) 6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. 

Another definition of “havah” is “desire” and we see that Yah desires us as a husband desires his bride: 

Tehelliym (Psalm) 45:11 “So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Master; and worship you him.”

Now we get a better picture of what the word “havah” means. And yes it does mean “destruction” but what do you suppose Yah did in the days of Noah? He poured out his wrath in the form of DESTRUCTION! 

When Messiah returns on that Great and Terrible day of wrath, he will bring utter destruction to the kingdoms of this world so that he can set up his new millennial kingdom. We find that Yah brings life to the upright, but destruction to the workers of iniquity: 

Mishley (Proverbs) 10:29 The way of YHWH is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 

Tehelliym (Psalm) 55:23 But you, O Elohiym, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you. 

Tehelliym (Psalm) 73:18 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction.

Yahuwshuwa Messiah also “destroyed” the sinful nature when he was nailed to the tree:

Romiym (Romans) 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 

The Tri-Grammaton YaHuW Unites Father & Son 

We can also see the root word for the Creator’s name in the names of prophets:

#3058 Yehuw’ yay-hoo’ from 3068 and 1931; Jehovah (is) He; Jehu, the name of five Israelites:--Jehu.

As you can see, three of the letters to the Father’s name are seen here as what is called “the trigrammaton.” But this name “YeHuW” would have been pronounced as YaHuW before the “pre-tonal shortening rule” was invented in the 10th Century.

#452 Eliyah ay-lee-yaw’ or prolonged EliYaHuW {ay-lee-yaw’-hoo}; from 410 and 3050; God of Jehovah; Elijah, the name of the famous prophet and of two other Israelites:--Elijah, Eliah.

Once again we see the first three letters to the Father’s name (YHW) at the end of the name Elijah as EliYaHuW. The name Jeremiah is also seen here with the Father’s name at the end:

#3414 Yirmyah yir-meh-yaw’ or YirmYaHuW {yir-meh-yaw’-hoo}; from 7311 and 3050; Jah will rise; Jirmejah, the name of eight or nine Israelites:--Jeremiah.

The name Isaiah is another name with the trigrammaton (three letters) to the Father’s name in it:

#3470 Ysha`yah yesh-ah-yaw’ or YshaYaHuW {yesh-ah-yaw’-hoo}; from 3467 and 3050; Jah has saved; Jeshajah, the name of seven Israelites:--Isaiah, Jesaiah, Jeshaiah.

And so the question must be asked: “Why was the pre-tonal shortening rule invented that caused the Father’s name to change from YaHuW to YeHoW?”

Author and Hebrew Scholar Nehemia Gordon explains:

The Ban on the Divine Name
by Nehemia Gordon

One of the maladies of modern Judaism is the strict prohibition against uttering the name of the Creator. The modern Rabbinic law code Mishnah Berurah explains:

It is forbidden to read the glorious and terrible name as it is written, as the sages said “He that pronounces the name as it is written has no portion in the world to come.” Therefore it must be read as if it were written Adonai. (Mishnah Berurah 5:2)

This is hardly a modern innovation. It appears already in the early 3rd century CE in the Mishnah tractate of Sanhedrin:

“The following have no portion in the world to come:  Abba Saul says: one who pronounces the divine name as it is written. (Mishnah Sanhedrin 10:1)

It would be a mistake to assume this absolute prohibition concerning the name goes back to Biblical times. The Talmud itself reports how the ban started: “The [Seleucid] Greeks decreed that the name of God may not be spoken aloud; but when the Hasmoneans grew in strength and defeated them they decreed that the name of God be used even in contracts... when the Rabbis heard about this they said, ‘Tomorrow this person will pay his debt and the contract will be thrown on a garbage heap’ so they forbade its use in contracts.” (Babylonian Talmud, Rosh Hashannah 18b)

We see that the prohibition to use the name of YHWH began as one of the anti-Torah decrees enacted by the Seleucid Greek tyrant Antiochus IV Epiphanies in 168 BCE.

This was part of Antiochus IV’s policy of Hellenizing the Jews, that is, turning them into Greeks. The same decree included a ban on circumcision and Sabbath and a requirement that every Jew partake in the pig-sacrifices to Zeus and Apollo. The Hasmoneans, under the leadership Judah Maccabee, eventually defeated the Greeks.

*Nehemia Gordon’s article ends here, and Maria Merola’s article continues:

The name “Yah” means “the self-existent one” in Hebrew. The compound word then for his name would be:

YAH- Hovah (modern Hebrew)

But in Ancient Paleo Hebrew:

YAH-Huwah (ancient Hebrew)

The “v” in “hovah” is modern Hebrew, but the “vee” sound used to be a “waw” sound in Ancient Hebrew, as I have already illustrated.

The verb “to be” in Modern Hebrew is “Havah,” but in Ancient Paleo Hebrew, this same verb is “Huwah.” The letter “waw” is pronounced as a long “u” sound, hence the three letters H-W-H would be pronounced HuWaH without the vowels added in.

The Shema

When asked “what is the greatest of all commandments” our Messiah revealed that we must believe that YaHuWaH is one being, that he is “self-existent” and that he will not share his glory with another.

The Hebrew word for “one” is “echad.”

#259. ‘echad ekh-awd’ a numeral from 258; properly, united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first:--a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-)ly, each (one), + eleven, every, few, first, + highway, a man, once, oneonly, other, some, together.

As we can see, the Father and the Son are perfectly united as “one” and YaHuWaH “alone” is Elohiym and there is no other besides him.

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:3 You shall have no other gods before (besides) me.

Marqos (Mark) 12:29 And Yahuw
shuwa answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Yisrael; YHWH our Elohiym is one YHWH.

This is therefore the correct rendering of the SH’MAH, the Greatest Commandment from 
Deuteronomy 6:4:



Judaism has replaced the proper name in the Shema (since their return from the Babylonian Captivity) to “Adonai” which means “Master” and this is a violation of the Commandment. We are not to replace the proper name of the Creator Yod-Hey-Waw-Hey in the Shema with a generic title such as “Lord” or “Adonai” (Master).

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 4:2 You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohiym which I command you.

Vain Empty Titles Not to be used for Our Creator

The second of the Ten Commandments tells us not to take the name of our Creator, YaHuWaH in vain:

Shemoth (Exodus) 20:7 You shall not take the name of YHWH your Elohiym in vain; for YHWH will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

This is a very serious commandment. So how can we know if we are taking his name in vain or not? What does this word “vain” mean in Hebrew?

#7723 shav’ shawv or shav {shav}; from the same as 7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjective), uselessness (as deceptive, objective; also adverbially, in vain):--false(-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.

As you can see “taking the name of YHWH in vain” has several different implications. It means to make his name “desolate” (empty, not using it or pronouncing it). It means to use his name and attach it to an idol. The Yisraelites called the golden calf in the wilderness “YaHuWaH.” Also using false names such as “the Lord” in place of his proper name, or J’zeus (which comes from Zeus). Some people get upset when I tell them that the name Jesus comes from Zeus and they try to deny this fact with all kinds of scholarly information to disprove this. But in spite of this fact, YaHuWaH has allowed many of us (including myself) to be saved under the incorrect name of Jesus back in 1981. I do believe that the Holy Spirit is able to interpret the false name “J’zeus” as Yahuwshuwa before the throne of our Father when we pray according to Romans 8:26-27. He knows what our heart wants to say but our corrupt languages prevent us from saying things properly. However, once his true name has been revealed to us by his spirit, we need to follow through with obedience by using his “set apart name.” See my other blog entitled: “Does the Name Jesus Really Come from Zeus?”

The generic title “Baal” also means: Lord or Master:

#1167. ba`al bah’-al from 1166; a master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense):--+ archer, + babbler, + bird, captain, chief man, + confederate, + have to do, + dreamer, those to whom it is due, + furious, those that are given to it, great, + hairy, he that hath it, have, + horseman, husband, lord, man, + married, master, person, + sworn, they of.

We see that this vain title “Baal” means “archer” which is a reference to Nimrod the “mighty hunter” of men’s souls (Genesis 10:8-9). Notice also that this word also has to do with a confederate (in other words many pagan deities).

Is the word Lord or Master an evil title? No, these are not evil or bad titles no more than the word “husband” is a bad word, as we have seen that “Baal” and “Ishi” both mean “husband, lord or master.” Some people within the “Sacred Name Movement” go to extremes by taking certain scriptures out of context and thus making it appear that these are bad words. The term “lord, master or husband” are not evil words “in and of themselves.” But we should never replace the proper name of YaHuWaH with a vain empty title as “the Lord” or “Baal.” Why? Because there are many “lords” and many “gods,” so we must identify him by his proper name in order to differentiate him from the other pagan deities which are actually fallen angels:

1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,).

Calling our Creator by a vain title or a generic name does not differentiate him from the other fallen angels who want to be called “gods” or “lords.” When we address him, we should always include his proper name such as “Master YaHuWaH,” “Adonai YaHuWaH,” or “Lord YaHuWaH.” But to call him “the Lord” or “Adonai” (as a replacement for his proper name) is like a wife calling her husband “mister.” 

What if a woman had formerly been a prostitute and now she is married, but she calls her husband “mister” and she never addresses him by his proper name? Her husband, knowing full well that all of the men that she picked up off of the street in her former lifestyle were also called “mister.” Her husband would not feel very special and he would never know if she was thinking of him or all of those former lovers! This is how YaHuWaH felt when Yisra’el began referring to him as “Baal.” And even today in the Christian Church, people never address him by his proper name YaHuWaH. They instead call him “the Lord” or “God” and these are “vain titles” because they can apply to any deity or fallen angel.

In these last days, YaHuWaH prophesied through Hosea that he would bring the scattered tribes of Yisra’el out of all nations and that they would no longer call him by a vain title (Baali) but they would begin to call him “Ishi” which means “husband.”

Hoshea (Hosea) 2:

13 And I will visit upon her the days of Ba’alim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me, says YHWH.

14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

16 And it shall be at that day, says YHWH, that you shall call me Ishi; and shall call me no more Baali.

17 For I will take away the names of Ba’alim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.

You see there is a two-fold meaning to this prophecy. The word “Ishi” means “husband” but the word “Baali” also means “husband” or “master” as well. So what is the difference?

#376. ‘iysh eesh contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):--also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.

The answer to this question can be found in this account where the prophet Eliyahuw (Elijah) calls Yisra’el back to using the proper name of their Creator:

1st Melakiym (Kings) 18:21 And EliYaHuW (Elijah) came unto all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if YHWH be Elohiym, follow him: but if Ba’al, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

What is the difference between the proper name YaHuWaH and the title “Ba’al?” YaHuWaH has already been identified as the one who met with Mosheh at the burning bush and he is “the self-existent one” who is the very breath of life that we breathe. But “Ba’al” is just another generic title that Yisra’el began to attach to our Creator. They began replacing his proper name YaHuWaH which is his “set apart” name with the same title that was given to all of the many pagan deities of the heathen nations (which are really demons). Another meaning to this prophecy is that Yisra’el saw YaHuWaH as a “hard task master” because they viewed his commandments as being burdensome or grievous. Their attitude towards his Towrah (instructions) was one of rebellion. They did not see that the commandments were a written marriage contract. They instead saw the Towrah as “bondage” (much like today’s Christian Churches). And so consequently, they viewed him as “master” but not as a loving husband. When Yisra’el’s heart is changed by the Renewing of the Covenant in Messiah’s blood (Jeremiah 33:31-33) they will no longer call his Towrah a burden, but they will see his Towrah as a written marriage covenant (called Ketuwbah in Hebrew). They will see his instructions as being loving and not grievous (John 5:3).

Another title for our Creator in English that has been derived from a pagan deity is the title “God.” We can see below that the name “Baal Gawd” is a proper name of the demon of fortune:

#1171. Ba`al Gad bah’-al gawd from 1168 and 1409; Baal of Fortune; Baal-Gad, a place in Syria:--Baal-gad.

In the Hebrew Scriptures, the English word “God” is rendered as “Elohiym” or “El” which is what I use in place of the vain title “god” as there are many demons who are called “gods” and “lords.”

What About the Name Yahweh?

There is actually overwhelming proof that the “Yahweh” Pronunciation is Greek and not Hebrew. At this website, we can see the history behind the name Yahweh:

What’s wrong with this statement? “Several early Greek writers of the Christian Church testify that the name was pronounced Yahweh.” The Modern Judaica Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 p. 679: 

But YHWH is a Hebrew name!

On the surface the above quote sounds pious doesn’t it? Very few scholars detected anything. Who were these Greek writers?

“The pronunciation, Yahweh, is indicated by the transliteration of the name into Greek in early Christian literature… ‘ by Clement of Alexandria, and by Theodoret. . . . Strictly speaking, Yahweh is the only name of god.” The New Bible Dictionary p. 478 by J.D. Douglas. Not mentioned in the quote, but also used for evidence for Yahweh, is Epiphanius (who wrote Iabe) and Origen who wrote (Iae).

The Catholic Church quoted fairly: “... Judging from Greek transcriptions, the Set-Apart Name.. YHWH ought to be pronounced Yahweh.” 8

Gesenius stated in his Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon “this same form appears on the gems of the Egyptian Gnostics as the name of God ...[but these gems are not of the most remote antiquity; they are the work of heretics of the 1 second and third centuries].” (brackets not supplied) under #3068 Jehovah

Clement of Alexandria was a teacher of the Gnostic’s and Origen was one of his students. The Masons and Catholics alike claim Clement, Origen, Theodoret and Epiphanius as the forefathers of their faith.

Simon Magus (Acts 8:9-24) was the father of Gnostic heresies, also pseudo-Messiah, he was a teacher who went to Rome and taught angelology and astrology.

The school in Alexandria was mixing paganism in the true apostolic faith and promoting “sun worship.” It was the school of Gnosticism that prepared the way for the Papacy to be established. Constantine was also a Gnostic Christian. Some of their heretical beliefs are as follows:

Predestination from astrology; The body could never be saved; That prophets were not dependable for inspiration; They believed in magic; Sprinkling instead of baptism by immersion; Sunday worship; Hatred for the Towrah.

Can we therefore trust these men with the pronunciation of the name of YaHuWaH?

The Jesuits restored Gnosticism in the Council of Trent:

“The Society of Jesus proposed to subordinate the Holy Scriptures and in their place substitute the interpretations of the Bible by the ecclesiastical writers of the first centuries whom they call the ‘fathers.’ All the errors and vagaries of the allegorizers who confused and darkened the first three centuries were selected. The first great papal council which assembled after the Reformation, the Council of Trent (A.D. 1545-1563), was dominated by the Jesuits. This assembly laid down the law, and no papal authority has dared since to dispute it.”----Truth Triumphant p. 317

Why use Greek writers for evidence anyway? Greeks were notorious for altering Hebrew names.

Below is a chart showing that all Hebrew names in scripture end with the “ah” sound, but they were changed by the Greeks to have the “eh” sound at the end. One example is the name Noah which became Noe in Greek and many more seen below:

Compare Hebrew and Greek Names 

Notice the “ah” or “a” ending in Hebrew vs. “e” in Greek!

Hebrew Base
KJV Text
Greek Base
1st Chronicles 8:2
Ezra 10:30
Greek Septuagint
Numbers 1:15
Greek Septuagint
1st Chronicles 8:4
Genesis 36:24
Greek Septuagint
1st Chronicles 7:39
Genesis 35:27
2nd Samuel 11:3
2nd Samuel 8:8
2nd Kings 25:23
Genesis 3:20

1st Kings 19:16
Greek Septuagint
2nd Samuel 5:16
Greek Septuagint
Joshua 18:24
1st Samuel 28:4
Genesis 19:24
2nd Esdra 2:8
2nd Kings 17:6
Greek Septuagint
Esther 3:1
Greek Septuagint
1st Chronicles 3:20
Greek Septuagint
Genesis 46:17
Possibly the LXX
Joshua 16:6
2nd Chronicles
2nd Maccabees 2:5
1st Chronicles 1:20
2nd Samuel 8:18
Greek Septuagint
2nd Kings 11:2
Greek Septuagint
1st Chronicles 7:27
Greek Septuagint
Ezra 2:6
Greek Septuagint
Judges 11:1
Genesis 46:17
Ezra 3:7
1st Chronicles 4:34
Luke 3:29
Exodus 17:9
Genesis 29:35
NT- Book
Jeremiah 40:8
Numbers 16:1
Jude 11
1st Chronicles 8:33
Genesis 25:14
Greek Septuagint
Genesis 36:13
Greek Septuagint
Ezra 2:54
Greek Septuagint
Numbers 32:42
Genesis 6:29
Matthew 24:38; Luke 3:36; 17:26
1st Chronicles 3:7
Luke 3:25
Numbers 21:30
Catholic Douay-Rheims
Numbers 13:16
Romans 9:25
1st Kings 4:17
1st Chronicles 4:12
2nd Kings 15:25
Greek Septuagint
Genesis 41:45
Numbers 31:8
1st Chronicles 7:25
Greek Septuagint
(Greek #4516)
Acts 18:2
Genesis 10:24
Genesis 36:13
Greek Septuagint
2nd Samuel 20:1
Greek Septuagint
Isaiah 8:6
2nd Samuel 21:21
1st Chronicles 2:3
Numbers 33:27
Genesis 22:24
1st Chronicles 2:24
Greek Septuagint
1st Chronicles 7:25
Genesis 11:24
Ezra 2:60
1st Maccabees 5:13
Joshua 15:34
Judges 8:5
OT Book
2nd Esdras 1:40
2nd Chronicles14:9
Greek Septuagint

Greek Septuagint
As you can see from the chart above, the Greeks changed all Hebrew names ending in the “ah” sound to “eh sound, so we know that they did the same thing with the name YaHuWaH and changed it to Yahweh. 

In the last days our Creator said in Zephaniah 3:9 “I will turn to the people a pure language….”

And for what purpose?

Tzphanyahuw (Zephaniah) 3:9 “….That they may call upon the name of YHWH, to serve Him with one consent

What language should we consult to derive the true pronunciation of the set-apart name? Certainly not the Greek! However Scripture tells us which language it is.

Thus saith YaHuWaH of hosts:

Zekaryahuw (Zechariah) 8:23 In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all the languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt (kanaph, tzizit) of him that is a Yahuwdiy (Jew), saying, ‘We will go with you: for we have heard that Elohiym is with you.

It seems strange that scholars only mention the evidence of the early Greek writers. Why do they not give all the other evidences?

The evidence from Origen is “Iae,” but this was also the name of a pagan god. In the Dictionary of World Mythology by Cotterell under Kuat, who is “the sun god in Kamaiuran mythology.” We find that “Iae” was the moon god, and brother to Kuat. Strange that Origen came up with this, when Clement his teacher used Iaoue.

“Clement, most famous of the Alexandrian college faculty and teacher of Origen, boasted that he would not teach Christianity unless it were mixed with pagan philosophy.”---Truth Triumphant p. 47

The Greek language does not even have a “Y” sound, or an H sound in the middle of a word, nor a “w,” nor an “sh” sound. Neither did the Latin have a “w” sound, nor an “sh” sound. Therefore many early believers contended that the Messiah’s name could only be pronounced from the Hebrew correctly.

The Father & the Son Perfectly United in the Name YaHuW

We can see a beautiful prophetic picture of the Heavenly Father and the Messiah in Zechariah chapter 6. We see from this account that the name of our Messiah is actually the name “Joshua” which is rendered “Yehowshuwa” in Modern Hebrew, and YaHuWshuwa (Yahushua) in ancient Hebrew due to the fact that there was no “pre-tonal shortening rule” in ancient times. The Hebrew name Joshua means “YaHuWaH Saved” or “YaHuWaH is salvation.”

Zekaryahuw (Zechariah) 6:

10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Chalday (Heldai), of  TowbiYaHuW (Tobijah), and of YadaYaHu(Jedaiah) which are come from Babylon, and come you the same day, and go into the house of YoshiYaHuW (Josiah) the son of TzaphanYaHuW (Zephaniah);

11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of YaHuWshuwa (Joshua) the son of YaHuWzedek (Josedech), the high priest;

*Note: this account is a prophetic picture of the eternal High Priest YaHuWshuwa (Joshua) after the order of Melchizedek (King of Righteousness). Joshua is the son of the High Priest known as YaHuWzedek. We are seeing a prophetic picture of the Son (Joshua) whose name means “YaHuWaH saved” and his Father’s name means “YaHuWaH is Righteous.” In Hebrews 7 we read about the High Priest Melchizedek who has an eternal existence “having neither beginning of days nor end of days” and he abides as a priest forever. This same High Priest met with Abraham in Genesis 14:18. Some theologians say that Melchizedek is “Shem” the son of Noah but since Melchizedek has an eternal existence, this is not true. The very name “Shem” in Hebrew means “name” and so this gives us a hint that Noah’s son Shem was also a prophetic type of “the name” above every other name that we call upon for salvation! Shem was indeed included in the order of Melchizedek but that title was not limited to him. The title “Malki” (King) and Tzadiq (Righteous) is reserved for YaHuWaH our Creator and his son Yahuwshuwa. We who are in covenant with him are his royal priests forever in his order (1st Peter 2:9, Revelation 1:6, 5:10).

Zekaryahuw (Zechariah) 6:

12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaks YHWH of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of YHWH:

13 Even he shall build the temple of YHWH; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

*Note: this is a prophetic picture of the Messiah (the son) whose name is “The Branch” and he is receiving “many crowns” (Revelation 19:12), and he is also a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek which means “King of Righteousness” (Malki-Tzadiq). And his Father’s name is YaHuWzedek which means YaHuWaH is righteous.”

This is how we know that the Son’s name contains the Father’s name! By calling him Yahuwshuwa we are declaring that the Father has saved us in the past and he is continuing to save us in the present and in the future through his son! Another clue is that the prophecy in Amos 9:11 and in Acts 15:16 states that the Messiah will “build the Tabernacle of David that is fallen down.” The prophecy here in Zechariah 6 also states that he will build the Temple of YaHuWaH. This is none other than the Messiah!

The name Joshua was abbreviated with the ban of the Creator’s name and so the name of our Messiah has been shortened to Y’shua (removing the Father’s name) and it simply means “something saved.” But is this a viable substitute for the name that we are supposed to be calling on for salvation?

Our Messiah Yahuwshuwa declared that he came in his Father’ name. Some people try to rationalize that this only means that he came in his Father’s authority. But the Hebrew word for “name” is “shem” and it means much more than just a person’s authority or character. It actually means a “physical monument” or a memorial to the person’s reputation! This means that it must have a visible identifier, and not just an abstract concept. See my other blog entitled “The Sacred Name & Character of the Father & the Son.”

Yahuwchanon (John) 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

If the name that we were commanded to call upon for salvation in the TaNaKh (Old Testament) was the Father’s name YaHuW, then why would it suddenly change in the New Testament to simply “Y’shua” or Yeshua (minus the Father’s name)?

Y’shua is an abbreviated form of the name YaHuW’shuwa (Joshua) because the Father’s name (Yahu) has been removed on purpose.

But Yahuwshuwa is actually a perfect prophetic picture seen in Joshua the son of Nun in scripture and also Joshua the High Priest in Zechariah 6. If we call him Y’shua, we are calling him “salvation.” But if we call him “YaHuWshuwa” we are declaring that the Father’s salvation is in the son!

The Strong’s Concordance shows us the two different names:

#3091. Yhowshuwa` yeh-ho-shoo’-ah or Yhowshua {yeh-ho-shoo’-ah}; from 3068 and 3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader:--Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare 1954, 3442.

#3442. yeshuwa` yay-shoo’-ah for 3091; he will save; Jeshua, the name of ten Israelites, also of a place in Palestine:--Jeshua.

#3443. Yeshuwa` yay-shoo'-ah (Aramaic) corresponding to 3442:--Jeshua.

As you can see, Yhowshuwa’s name has 6 Hebrew Letters in it (Yod, Hey, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin). But Yeshuwa has only 4 Hebrew Letters in it: (Yod, Shin, Waw, Ayin). Why is this significant? There are a total of Ten Commandments that are like the “Table of Contents” to the other 613 commandments in the Towrah (the first five books of the Bible). Out of those Ten Commandments, the first 4 commandments tell us how to love YaHuWaH our Creator with all of our “heart, mind, soul and strength” (Mark 12:30, Deuteronomy 6:5). The Father’s name has 4 Hebrew Letters (YHWH). The latter 6 commandments in the Ten Commandments tell us how to love our fellow man, and Yahuwshuwa Messiah came as “the son of man” so it is fitting that there are 6 Hebrew Letters to his name (YHWSWA). 

The Yod, Hey & Waw are unique to the Father’s name which is the name of salvation! If you remove the Hey (the breath or spirit of Yah) and you remove the Waw (the nail), you are removing the prophetic pictures of his name YaHuW. By calling our Messiah with these Hebrew letters we are making a prophetic declaration every time we use his name:

YaHuW means “hand, behold, nail” and then the other word for “salvation” (shuwa) is added to say “hand, behold, nail, is salvation.”

This end-time prophecy tells us that people will be calling upon the Father’s name for salvation:

Yowel (Joel) 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YHWH shall be delivered: for in mount Tziyown (Zion) and in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) shall be deliverance, as YHWH has said, and in the remnant whom YHWH shall call.

Most people assume that in Acts 4:10-12, the name that we are supposed to call upon for salvation is the Greek name “Jesus.”

In the King James Version we read:

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

But we have already learned that the letter “J” is only about 500 years old so the name “Jesus” did not exist when the book of Acts was first written. The name that we called upon for salvation in the Old Testament is the Father’s name (YaHuW) and we know that he never changes. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Therefore the name that we call upon for salvation also does not change! It is still the name YaHuW---the Father’s name contained in the Son’s name! Therefore the name under heaven whereby we must be saved should be written as follows:

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Yisra’el, that by the name of Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom Elohiym raised from the dead, even by him does this man stand here before you whole.

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Now we know why the Son’s name is above every other name! It is because it has the Father’s name in it!

Pilippiym (Philippians) 2:9 Wherefore Elohiym also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Can People Be Saved Using the Name Jesus or Yeshua?

The answer to this question is “yes.” Back in 1981, YaHuWaH heard my prayers when I prayed in the name of Jesus but that is because the Holy Spirit interprets the name “Jesus” as Yahuwshuwa before the throne (Romans 8:26-27). He knows that we are using a confused language since the Tower of Babel, and he is the one who even caused our languages to be confused until the last days when he said that he would restore us back to a pure language (Zephaniah 3:9). But now that we know his true set-apart name, we need to get on board with what the Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) is doing in these last days.

The Name of the Beast

I believe that there will be a turning point when the Roman Papacy will make it punishable by death to use the true set-apart name of YaHuWaH and our Savior’s name Yahuwshuwa. We have already seen this begin back in 2008. The Vatican has already banned the name of YHWH (the Tetragrammaton) from all hymnal books and prayer books. See the link below:

We have also seen from Nehemia Gordons article explaining that the Greek dictator Antiochus Ephiphanies (a precursor to the Anti-Messiah) banned the name of YaHuWaH in 164 C.E. under penalty of death. Those who use the “set-apart” name of our creator YaHuW will then be decapitated as the Noahite Laws have already been put into motion for this by the Jewish Sanhedrin in cooperation with the Vatican. See video below:

At this point people will be given a choice to use the name Je’Zeus (which comes from Zeus) or the true “set-apart name.” At this point, the lines will be drawn and people will have to lose their lives for the true name of salvation. Until then, I believe that YaHuWaH is extending grace for those of us who got saved using the name Jesus out of ignorance. But there will be a point in time when those using the name Jesus will be worshiping the name that the Roman Antichrist puts into the law and once that happens, then people who use that name will be worshiping the Beast. We can see from prophecy that those who refuse to call him by his true name will be judged:

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 10:25 Pour out your fury upon the heathen that know you not, and upon the families that CALL NOT ON YOUR NAME: for they have eaten up Yaaqob (Jacob), and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

Extremes Within the Sacred Name Movement

Some people say that unless you are spelling the name of our Creator or pronouncing the name “their way” that you are not saved. I don’t agree with these people at all! Salvation does not depend on pronunciation and spelling alone. I do believe that it is extremely important that we seek to know his name and that we study the Hebrew language so that we are using the correct Hebrew letters in the name of our Creator. These Hebrew letters carry prophetic meaning and frequencies that change the atmosphere. Our Creator is not like an impersonal vending machine in the sky who only answers us when we put in “the exact change.” He is not like some cosmic telephone that only answers when we use the correct numbers on the key pad. He understands “baby language” just like a parent who understands their baby when he is just learning how to talk. YaHuWaH views his children as his babies, and he sees our hearts when we are trying our best based on the misinformation that we have been given. 

We should seek YaHuWaH with our entire being and ask him to reveal his name to us by his spirit and not merely based on what others teach about his name. I believe that he will answer those who genuinely want to know his name and he will reveal it. I don’t want anyone to use the name YaHuWaH as revealed to me just because “I said so.” It must come to you by divine revelation through prayer and study. Some people end up bouncing all over the place using one version of the name and then moving to another one based on which peer group or fellowship they belong to. Each person will have to answer to the Father based on the divine revelation that they walked in for themselves. 

Our salvation is going to be based on our obedience to the revelation we were given from above, and whether or not we followed through. It is important that we at least acknowledge the 4 Hebrew Letters in the creators name called “The Tetragrammton:” Yod-Hey-Waw-Hey. We should never replace his name with “the Lord” or “God” as seen in all modern Bible Translations. The vowel points that I have inserted in the name YaHuWaH as “a, u, a” are merely added to aid in pronunciation. We cannot standardize a Hebrew name using English letters and base a person’s salvation on this. There is another extreme view within the other camp of people who say “It doesn’t really matter what we call him because he knows my heart.”

The flaw with believing this, is that the scriptures teach us otherwise. If we could call him anything that we want to, then that reasoning will lead to those who want to call the Creator “Allah” (like the Vatican is now doing). New Age philosophy teaches that we can call upon the name of “Maitreya” or “Buddha” for salvation and it all means the same thing! That is what the spirit of the Anti-Messiah is now promoting. It is the attitude that says “any name will do, any god will do.” Obviously “it does matter” or else, why are we told that there is only “one name under heaven whereby we must be saved? (Acts 4:12). 

I believe that the Holy Spirit knows who his elect are and he already seals them in their foreheads in advance with the name of the Heavenly Father, YaHuWaH even before they know how to pronounce it correctly (see Revelation 14:1-3). Back in 2006, I began using the name Yehovah but I continued to seek and pray until he finally revealed to me the name YaHuWaH in 2009. Was I not saved until I learned to use the name YaHuWaH? Absolutely not! It is because of my destiny in Messiah from the foundation of the world that I was already destined to know his “set-apart name” as time went on. As long as we keep on moving with the Holy Spirit as he continues to bring revelation, we are on the journey to discovering his true name.

Four Spellings for the Name “Joshua” in the Hebrew TaNaKh

Often-times I hear from those within the “Sacred-Name” community who would try to correct my spelling of the name “Yahuwshuwa.” They argue that the name “Joshua” is only spelled with “one waw” in the TaNaKh (Old Testament) many times, but it is spelled with “two waws” only twice in the TaNaKh.

But the reason for this is something called “defective spellings” by the scribes. The scribes transcribed the name Joshua four different ways in the TaNaKh. The majority of times, when they transcribed it, they left out one of the “waw’s” or they left out one of the “heys.” There are only two places where they forgot to remove the “waw” and that is where the name Joshua is spelled with two waw’s instead of one “waw.” The name Yahuwshuwa has two waw’s in it because Messiah was nailed to the tree for “Two house of Yisra’el.” The Hebrew letter “waw” is seen as follows in Ancient Paleo Pictograph letters: ו

As you can see, the Hebrew letter “waw” looks like a tent peg or a nail. This symbol represents the “nail” that was used to nail our Messiah to the tree. Since he died for both “Jew & Gentile” (Ephrayim & Judah), then it only stand to reason that his name has “two nails” in it or “two waw’s” or “two tent pegs” for “Two Houses of Yisra’el!”

That is why the name YaHuWShuWA should contain “two nails” (two waws) as יהושהע

I have seen the name Joshua spelled four different ways in the TaNaKh:


As you can see, these “defective spellings” by the scribes have removed either one of the “waws” (the nail), or one of the “heys” (the breath or spirit). So which spelling is correct? Well, in my opinion, the spelling that appears the least amount of times is the correct one, because it shows that they intentionally meant to shorten these names, due to the ban on the Father’s name, but in two places, they forgot to shorten it, hence the Father allowed the name to appear the correct way so that we could know our Messiah’s name! Also, the fact that there are “two nails” to the “Yahuwshuwa” spelling tells us that this has to be correct, due to the prophetic meaning behind it.

Additionally, we know that this represents “six” Hebrew letters and as I already illustrated, the Son’s name contains “six letters” for the number of “man” and man was created on the 6th day, as he was “the son of man.” The Father’s name contains “four letters” for his name represents the first four of the Ten Command-ments which show us how to “love YaHuWaH with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength.” The son’s name points us to the last “six” of the Ten Commandments that teaches us how to “love our neighbor as ourselves.”

The Letter U, V or W?

Occasionally, I will encounter those who would argue that we should never use the English letter “w” to represent the Hebrew letter “waw” as they argue that the letter “u” more accurately represents the 6th Hebrew letter “uau” (waw). The Hebrew letter ו “waw” (uau) doubles as a vowel sound of the “long u” as well as the consonant of the “w” sound, making it sound like “who.” The Hebrew letter “waw” is the equivalent for the Greek letter “Upsilon” but the Romans later on removed the “tail” from the Greek Upsilon to make it look like the letter “v.” 
Pictured above is the Greek letter “Upsilon” which looks identical to our English letter “Y,” and also the Hebrew letter “waw” (uau, vav) which is where the Greek Upsilon originated from as seen by the illustration.  The Greek Upsilon makes the “long u” just like the Hebrew “waw” sound. The Romans later on removed the tail, making it appear like a “v” in Latin. But it still made the “long u” sound for a long time, until eventually, it began to make the “vee” sound. That is how the Jewish people of Europe allowed the Roman “v” to usurp the Hebrew “waw” in many words. The Hebrew letter “beyt” (equivalent to the English B) also was replaced by the Roman “v” in many Modern Hebrew words. Words like “Abib” (Exodus 13:4) in Modern Hebrew is “Aviv.” Words like Abi (father) are today pronounced “Avi” for father. 

This website by B. Earl Allen explains more about the history behind the letters W, U & V.

See his explanation below:

Was the sixth Hebrew letter ו (waw) developed from two uu’s put together? Of course not! However, it is true that our English “w” developed from two uu’s or vv’s put together; this is why it is called “double u.” But we English- speaking people have to use this letter “w” to convey the ancient sound of ו (waw) in Hebrew and (wow) in Arabic etc.

The Oxford English Dictionary lists two column’s worth of information about the English “w,” explaining how it developed from two uu’s put together, then a statement toward the end:

”1869 ELLIS E.E. Pron, I. iii. 187 In Europe (w) is thought to be peculiar to England. In Arabic however, ‘w’ is quite at home.”

“. . . the sound of  ו (waw), a long time ago, wasn’t ‘vav’ at all; but ‘w,’ and ‘w’ is weak. . . The Yemenite Jews of Arabia, who retain an ancient, correct and pure pronunciation of Hebrew, still pronounce the  ו (waw) as ‘w’ as does Arabic, the close sister language of Hebrew.”----How the Hebrew Language Grew p. 29, 30

Why do many Jews today contend that the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is a “v?” According to the-----Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, and other reference materials, it is because of German influence.

“The German (Ashkenazic) influence arose within the last 1800 years, after the Jews were dispersed in 135 CE. As Jewish communities gradually developed in Eastern, Central and Western Europe, German influence eventually made its mark on the Hebrew language.”----The Sixth Letter is Waw (study by Voy Wilks 3/3/96)

“There are, generally speaking, two main pronunciations: the Ashkenazi, or German, originated by Central and Eastern European Jews, carried to all countries to which those Jews have emigrated (Western Europe, America, etc.); and the Sephardi, or Spanish, used by the Jews of Spanish or Portuguese stock in Europe and America and also by Jews from Oriental countries. In all the universities and throughout Israel, the Sephardic pronunciation has been adopted, since it is generally believed that this is the pronunciation nearest to the original....”----Biblical Hebrew p. 33 by Menahem Mansoor.

The shape of the letter “v”  came from the design on the back of the cobra. But when did the sound “v” come into use? Consider the following argument: The original set-apart name was pronounced Yahuwah (which we will seek to prove in the continuation of this book). Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215) transliterated from the original set-apart name of the Hebrew language into Greek as (Iaoue), the Greeks had a tendency to put an “e” on the end of names, as seen in the New Testament, which only the KJV points out. Names like Noe (Matt. 24:37), Osee (Rom 9:25), Jude (NT Book), Core (Jude 11) etc; which, according to the Old Testament, were Noah, Hosea, Judah, and Korah. But obviously Clement was transliterating from the Hebrew at a time when the had a “w” sound. Later on, Theodoret (c.390-455) and Epiphanius (c.315-404) transliterated the set-apart name as (Iabe); a couple of hundred years had passed since Clement, and they must have been transliterating at the time that the Hebrew had adopted the “v.”

Original Hebrew Name: YaHuWaיהוה

Clement transliterates into Greek: Iaoue

Later Theodoret & Epiphanius: Iabe    

They were probably transliterating from Hebrew with “v” as YAH VAH “From Latin v, which was at first bilabial (voiced like ‘b’ using the lips), but became labiodental (using the bottom lip to the teeth) in the 2nd Century A.D.”

So, from the quote above, we learn that even in Latin the “v” did not come into use until the second century, and also comparing Clement with Theodoret and Epiphanius, using Iaoue and Iabe, we can see when this change of v” came in. But the question we must ask is: “What pronunciation did ו (waw) have when the Creator spoke the ten commandments from Mt. Sinai? What about the Hebrew that Abraham spoke? Or Noah? Or Adam, which he had learned from YHWH Himself?”

Obviously, it was the more ancient pronunciation that our English “w” conveys, which even the American Indians retained in their language from the original; for at one time, “the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech” (Genesis 11:1). Place names in America bare this out, such as Waxahachie Texas, Nowata Oklahoma, Hiawassee Georgia, Wewoka Oklahoma, the State of Iowa etc. As a matter of fact, the State of Iowa was originally named YaHuWaH after our creator!

“... The Hebrew letter ו (waw) can function as a consonant or a vowel. When the waw is a consonant, it sounds like w, as in water, and usually has a vowel sign under it. . . When the “waw” functions as a vowel, it has the sound of “o” as in “row” or “oo” as in “pool.” With a dot above it, the “waw” sounds like “o” as in “row.” With a dot in its center, the waw sounds like “oo” as in pool…”

*Note: This dot in the center of the “waw” is not a daghesh (a dot in the center that indicates that the letter is doubled, in such a case a vowel mark is also beneath that letter)... When a “waw” functions as a vowel, sounded “o” or “oo”, it does not have the sound of “w” as in water. The י “yud,” like the ו “waw,” can be both vowel and consonant.”---- A Simple Approach To Old Testament Hebrew, p. 9

“The Semitic ו (waw) and י (yud) are certainly, by usage, consonants; although by nature they are vowels, viz. u and i and consequently are consonantal vowels.”---Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar p. 26

There is a structural system in Hebrew, depending on the arrangement, whether it was a vowel or a consonant; which existed before vowel points were used, also during the time when the paleo-waw וwas used which is the equivalent to the Greek Upsilon γ.

The point to be made is this: “Was our Creator influenced by the German (Ashkenazi) speech, when He delivered His name on Mt. Sinai?” Of course not! Man is notorious for altering that which has gone out of the Creator’s lips (Review Ps. 89:34). He made it plain, “I change not.” Malachi 3:6, thus we understand that the Creator was not the one who changed the paleo-waw וto a vav. In the Father of lights, there “is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

Likewise with His only begotten Son “YaHuWShuWA the Messiah the same yesterday, and today, and forever”(Hebrew 13:8).

Not only did the Jews change the waw (W) to vav (V), but in recent times, they have also changed the Hebrew letter beyt ב  (B) to vav (V) as well. Therefore, Abraham becomes Avraham, and Yacob becomes Yacov, Tel Abib becomes Tel Aviv, and everyone gets confused. At this website below, more detailed information can be found showing why we must use the English letter “w” to represent the Hebrew letter “waw.”

So Let’s Recap

We have discovered that the Rabbis began to place a ban on using the sacred name of our Creator. Hence, the name of Y-H-W-H had not been pronounced for many centuries.

In the 1600’s, King James hired the Masorites (Hebrew Scribes) to transcribe the Hebrew Scriptures into English. The Masorites inserted English vowel points into the name Y-H-V-H back in the 10th Century, and this is how they came up with YeHoVaH in the Lenningrad Codex (the oldest Hebrew Manuscript with vowels). But the “vee” sound or the Hebrew letter “vav” had once been pronounced as a “waw.” 
At the end of the names of prophets, the first three letters to the Father’s name is seen as “YaHuW.”

Examples are:

Isaiah = YeshaYaHuW
Jeremiah = YirmeYaHuW
Elijah = EliYaHuW
Nathaniel = NatanYaHuW

But in Modern Hebrew, a new grammatical rule was invented known as the pre-tonal shortening rule which states that when the Father’s name comes at the beginning of a name, it changes from “YaHuW to a “YeHoW.” 

This “pretonal shortening rule” did not exist in the days when YaHuWaH revealed himself to Mosheh and the Prophets. Hence, the names of the prophets would’ve been spelled differently in Ancient Hebrew than they are today in Modern Hebrew. 

Examples are seen as follows:

Joshua = Yehoshuwa = Yahuwshuwa (ancient Hebrew)

Jonathan = Yehonathan = Yahuwnathan (ancient Hebrew)

Jehovah = Yehovah = Yahuwah (ancient Hebrew)

The Name of YaHuWaH Seen in the Tribe of YaHuWDaH or Judah

In John 4:22, Yahuwshuwa told the Samaritan woman at the well that salvation comes from the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). In the King James Version we read:

“You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Yahuwdiy (Jews).”

When we read this, many automatically think that he is telling us that salvation can be found in the modern day religion called Judaism. But that is not what our Messiah was declaring. In order to understand what he was telling her, we must go back to the original prophecy of the first man named Judah, the 4th son of Jacob & Leah:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49: (King James Version)

Yahuwdah (Judah) you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.

Yahuwdah (Judah) is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Yahuwdah (Judah), nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

*Note: this prophecy has a dual meaning. Not only is this referring to the tribe of people known as the Yahuwdiy (Jews) in the last days, but it is also referring to Messiah Yahuwshuwa who is the embodiment of the Tribe of Yahuwdah. Revelation 5:5 calls him “The Lion of the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah). What exactly does this word “Jew”mean? The Hebrew Strong’s Concordance gives the definition for the word “Jew” as follows:

#3064. Yhuwdiy yeh-hoo-dee patronymically from 3063; a Jehudite (i.e. Judaite or Jew), or descendant of Jehudah (i.e. Judah):--Jew.

The term “Jew” also comes from a tribe of people known as Judah:

#3063. Yhuwdah yeh-hoo-daw from 3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory:--Judah.

But this word comes from a root word:

#3034. yadah yaw-daw’ a primitive root; used only as denominative from 3027; literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands):--cast (out), (make) confess(-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thankful, thankgiving.

Now let us look at the Hebrew Letters in the name Judah:

Yod, Hey, Waw, Daleth, Hey

You will notice that the name YaHuWuDaH (Judah) has five Hebrew letters and they are the very same letters in our Heavenly Father’s name YaHuWaH but with one additional letter added. It is the 4th letter in the Hebrew Alphabet called “dalet.” The letter “dalet” means “the door.”

Yahuwshuwa Messiah is from the House of YaHuWDaH and he is prophetically called “the door:”
Yahuwchanon (John) 10:7 Then said Yahuwshuwa unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Yahuwchanon (John) 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Now in order to understand fully what he means by this, we have to go back to the Tabernacle of Mosheh (Moses) and see that there were three entrances into the Tabernacle. They are called “the gate, the door and the veil.” (Exodus 38:18-19, Exodus 36:37-38, Exodus 36:35-36).
Yahuwchanon (John) 14:6 Yahuwshuwa said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

You see, the nick name for “the gate, the door and the veil” (the three entrances into the tabernacle) were called “the way, the truth, and the life!”

Yahuwshuwa was declaring that he is the way into the Holy of Holies! The Melchizedek Priesthood comes from the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Hebrews 7:14). If our Messiah was not born into the Tribe of Yahuwdah, then he cannot be our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek! Yaaqob’s (Jacob’s) son Yahuwdah (Judah) was given the priestly and kingly “scepter” of a lawgiver. Judah also became the kinsman redeemer” for Tamar in Genesis 38.

In Genesis 38, we read about Tamar who was a widow. She typifies the Ten Northern Tribes of Yisra’el who became a widow (Isaiah 54). But her Father-in-law Yahuwdah (Judah) became her “kinsman redeemer” by impregnating her with twins (symbolic of the Two Houses of Yisra’el).

Yahuwdah (Judah) promised to send his son Shelah to marry Tamar but instead, Judah himself (the Father) became the kinsman redeemer! This is a picture of the Heavenly Father promising to send his son as the kinsman redeemer for the nation of Yisra’el, but the Father himself came down, put on human flesh and became the “first-born” son as a representation of the nation of Yisra’el.

The Father & the Son are seen in the “Twin Goats” for Yowm Kippur. The Father is seen as the “sacrificial goat” who is the perfect, sinless sacrifice. But the “scapegoat” is seen in the Son who is the “innocent party who takes the place of the guilty party” (Yisra’el). Messiah came as a representation of the nation of Yisra’el (the firstborn son who was guilty). Romans 8:3 says that he came in the “likeness of sinful flesh” even though he never sinned. You see, in order for him to be the perfect sacrifice, he had to be 100% YaHuWaH Elohiym, and he also had to be 100% human to die in the place of “sinful mankind.”

Messiah had to be born into the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) in order to be the “kinsman redeemer” for the nation. What is a kinsman redeemer? When a woman becomes a widow, and she has no son to carry on the name of her dead husband, a close relative of the woman’s dead husband may marry her and give her a son. That son will then raise up the name and inheritance for the dead husband of that widow (Deuteronomy 25:5). 

Ya’aqob (Jacob) chose his 4th son named Yahuwdah (Judah) to be the “kinsman redeemer” for the other eleven tribes of Yisra’el (see Genesis 49:9-10). Therefore, the only way that our Messiah could be the legitimate “kinsman redeemer” for the divorced and widowed Tribes of Yisra’el is if he was born into the Tribe of YaHuWDaH! 

In Romans 2:26-29, the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) explained that we are part of the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) when our hearts are circumcised and we obey Towrah. Being a Yahuwdiy (Jew) is not merely about ethnicity or following a religion. Being a Yahuwdiy (Jew) is about sojourning with the Messiah himself who is a Yahuwdiy (Jew) and that qualifies us to join his tribe, just as Ruth joined the Tribe of Yahwudah when she went back to Bethlehem-Judah with her mother-in-law, Naomi. When she sojourned with her back to Judah, she joined the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Judah) without joining a Jewish Synagogue and having a Bat-Mitzvah!

That is how Ruth (a Gentile) was able to be married to Boaz (a Jew) when it says in the Towrah that an Yisraelite may not marry a Moabite. But Ruth “crossed over” and became a Yahuwdiy (Jew) simply by sojourning with a Yahuwdiy (Jew) according to Ezekiel 47:22. 

The bride must join the Tribe of her husband, just like Ruth who went to Bethlehem-Judah with Naomi and she “sojourned” with her and she therefore joined the Tribe of Judah. That is the reason why she was able to marry Boaz who was also from Yahuwdah (Judah).

See the blog entitled “The Father & the Son Seen in Judah the Kinsman Redeemer.”

That is why Yahuwshuwa said to the woman at the well “salvation is of the Yahuwdiy.” That is why the prophecy over Yahuwdah says “unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” This is an end-time prophecy about Messiah, but it is also about a tribe of people who follow him wherever he goes (Revelation 14). In Ezekiel 47:22-23 we are told that any stranger could join any tribe of Yisra’el of their choosing, simply by “sojourning” with them. In other words, by keeping the same commandments and by serving the same Creator YaHuWaH, they would be every bit as much a part of that tribe as one who is born among them. If we are walking with Messiah Yahuwshuwa (sojourning with him), and we have his blood (life) in us according to John 6:53-54, we literally become part the tribe of Yahuwdah!

Galatiym (Galatians) 3:29 And if you be Messiah’s, then are you are Abraham’s seed (sperma), and heirs according to the promise.

Romiym (Romans) 2:

28 For he is not a Yahuwdiy (Jew), which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Yahuwdiy (Jew), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Elohiym.

What does all of this mean? It means that Yahuwshuwa Messiah is the door to salvation and if we walk in his footsteps and obey his commandments we become part of his tribe. We are Yahuwdiy (Jews) not by joining a man-made religion that follows man-made traditions. 

Those who who are of the tribe of YaHuWDaare the tribe of people who “follow the lamb wherever he goes” and they “sojourn” with him. If we are born-again by the blood of the Lamb, then we are going to be married into his tribe!

The Tribe of YaHuWDaH has the Father’s name written in their foreheads:

Chazown (Revelation) 14

1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Tziyown (Zion), and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads (YHWH).

These are they which were not defiled with women (the woman mother harlot church); for they are virgins (undefiled by the mother harlot church). These are they which follow (sojourn with) the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto Elohiym and to the Lamb.

5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of Elohoym.

Please refer to my blog entitled “Who Are the 144,000?” 

Below is an end-time prophecy about the Messiah who is the Lion of the Tribe of Yahuwdah (Revelation 5:5) and he is now returning on a white horse in Revelation 19:8-14 with his bride and his garment is dipped in blood and his bride also has washed her wedding garments in his blood (Revelation 7:14). The donkey is also a metaphor of backslidden, stiff-necked Yisra’el whom he redeemed as his first-born with the Passover Lamb sacrifice (Exodus 13:13, Numbers 22:32, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:2, Luke 14:15).

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his donkey’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

The Number 4 Seen in Yahuwdah (Judah)

It is no sheer accident that Judah was the 4th son born to Jacob & Leah and Messiah came to us in the 4th Millennium to become our Passover Sacrifice. He was also crucified on the 4th day of the week (Wednesday) and the letter “dalet” (the door) is the 4th letter in the Hebrew Alphabet!

The Father’s name that we call upon for salvation is YaHuWaH and the tribe of YaHuWDaH (Judah) has the very same letters in it with the added letter “dalet” which means “the door.” Therefore, the name common to both the Father and the Son are the first three letters YaHuW, and the door to the Father is Messiah YaHuWshuwa. He is the door of salvation!

Mishley (Proverbs) 18:10 The name of YHWH is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe.

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