The Name of God

The Name of God / HaShem Eloheem

What is God’s ‘Name’? It is used used over 6,800 times in the Holy Scriptures. God has many important titles and God does have a name and His Name is important. In many English speaking translations of the Scriptures, the translators, used the word “LORD”, in place of where God's personal powerful holy name is written. Using or speaking God's name is not a necessity or an absolute requirement. If all you know, is - Heavenly Father, then you are good to go. We don't have to absolutely know the exact way His Name is to be pronounced. It is not about rigid requirements, but about faith and a loving relationship. It is not about having to address God by His Name or He does not hear you or He does not answer you. God is bigger and better and beyond our human standards and human ideas.

On the flip side of the coin, using God’s Name is not forbidden in the Scriptures. The idea of not using His Name is rooted in superstition and fear, both which are not pleasing to God. If you have a Bible that uses, LORD, you could pretend that it is an acronym for, “Living Omnipresent Ruler Divine”. Some, like to say, “The Eternal” instead of Lord or some other reverent respectful title. There are many different opinions as to how God’s name is to be pronounced and so some say, rather than pronounce it wrong, some believe it is best not to try and pronounce it at all. Some say the Name of God can not be pronounced because it is literaly unpronouncable. Some say that it is not really "a name", but more of an idea or concept or figure of speach. "When we look at what God spoke to Mosheh (Moses), when Mosheh asked what God’s Name was (Exodus 3), it helps us to understand that name and possibly how to pronounce it. God said, “I am that I am” or “I will be that I will be”. In the original Hebrew it sounded something like, “eyeh asher eyeh”. This word “eh-yeh” is the root or heart of God’s Name. Depending on how this word is used in sentence structure, it has many different sounds; such as: hayah, yeh-hee, yee-yeh, veheyeh, etc (and many more). This word means “to be” or “to exist”. When God first told Moses, “I AM”, He was saying, “I will be” or “I will exist”, but then as God continues to speak to Mosheh, God, then declares His Name as “He will be” or “He will exist”. (God now changes direction from first person, “eh-yeh” to third person. When this happens, the letter, yod, is placed at the beginning of the word and the word changes sounds. There are many ideas about how this name is supposed to be pronounced. Some say “The Name”, pronunciation was lost over time and no one knows for sure. Some pronounce His name as: Jehovah, Yahweh, Yahawah, Yahuah, Yahoveh, Yehovah, or Yeheweh and so on and so forth. Normally, in most Jewish cultures and practice, His Name is regarded as so Sacred and Holy, that no one dares speak it, but uses titles only, such as, HaShem, Adonai, Ado-shem, etc. His name means, “He will be”. He will be forever and ever and ever. He will rule and reign as King for everlasting in Heavenly Jerusalem. He will be merciful forever and ever. The Almighty Y~H~V~H, He will be, king forever. Yes Heaven, the Kingdom of Heaven and it's King, will be forever. He will be!!! As His name is declared, it is a powerful declaration of the Eternal Everlasting Kingdom of Heaven, and the Eternal Everlasting Eloheem King of Heaven, and His Eternal Everlasting Reign! This, Y~H~V~H, Yud-heh-vav-heh is Eloheem's personal name. The letters that make up God's Name are declared as: Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. Sometimes in the Scriptures, God's name is only written with the 'yud' and the 'heh' and most agree, is pronounced, something like “Yah” or "Yuh". The Hebrew word, “SHEM”, does mean 'name', but also can mean, 'character, power, reputation, report, mark, memorial, monument, authority, fame, and glory'. God's Name is important, but knowing Him personally, is much more important than knowing exactly how to say His name. Knowing His Name is good, but also know His character and authority. There are also many other names or titles by which God is called.

The Wonderful names of Elohim

EL: God ("mighty, strong, judge, prominent") used 250 times in the Tanakh

ELOHIM: God (mighty one, supreme judge, ruler; a plural noun, more than two, used with singular verbs); Eloheem occurs 2,570 times in the Tanakh

EL SHADDAI: God Almighty or "God All Sufficient." 48 times in the Tanakh

ADONAI: Master, Authority; Lord in our English Bibles (Capitol letter 'L ', lower case, 'ord') (Adonai is plural, the sing. is "adon"). "Master'' or "Lord" 300 times in the Tanakh

Y~H~V~Hrepresents God’s Holy Name. These four letters, called the tetragrammaton, are pronounced, Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. There are many different opinions as to how exactly the name is to be pronounced or if it should even be pronounced at all. The name means, ‘He shall be’, The letters mean, ‘Hand~Behold~Nail~Behold’. The Name points to grace and mercy. The Name points us to Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and the wonderful good news of salvation. In this article, when you see and read this “Y~H~V~H”, you could choose to say, Yud~Heh~Vav~Heh, HaShem, Adonai, The LORD, The Eternal or The Almighty. If you wish to try and pronounce the name, please do so respectfully and reverently. There are many different ways in which “The Name” is believed to correctly be pronounced and a few to consider are: Yeh-heh-weh, Yeh-weh, Yee-weh, Yeh-ho-vah. Other popular ways are: Jehovah, Yah-weh, Yah-u-weh, Yah-veh, Yah-u-ah, Yahu, etc.
Y~H~V~H: LORD in our English Bibles (all capitals). Y~H~V~H; Yud-heh-vav-heh is the covenant name of Eloheem. Occurs 6823 times in the Tanakh First use Gen. 2:4 (Y~H~V~H Eloheem). From the verb "to be", havah, similar to chavah (to live), "The Self-Existent One," "I AM WHO I AM" or 'I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE" as revealed to Moses at the burning bush, Ex.3. The name of God is called, The tetragrammaton.
YHVH-YEE`REH: "The Lord will Provide." Gen. 22:14. From "jireh" ("to see" or "to provide," or to "foresee" as a prophet.) God always provides, adequate when the times come.

YHVH-ROPHE: "The Lord Who Heals" Ex. 15:22-26. From "rophe" ("to heal"); implies spiritual, emotional as well as physical healing. (Jer. 30:17, 3:22; Isa. 61:1) God heals body, soul and spirit; all levels of man's being.

YHVH-NEESSEE: "The Lord Our Banner." Ex. 17:15. God on the battlefield, from word which means "to glisten," "to lift up," See Psalm 4:6.

YHVH-M'KADDESH: "The Lord Who Sanctifies" Lev. 20:8. "To make whole, set apart for holiness."

YHVH-SHALOM: "The Lord Our Peace" Judges 6:24. "Shalom" translated "peace" 170 times means "whole," "finished," "fulfilled," "perfected." Related to "well," welfare." Deut. 27:6; Dan. 5:26; I Kings 9:25 8:61; Gen. 15:16; Ex. 21:34, 22:5, 6; Lev. 7:11-21. Shalom means that kind of peace that results from being a whole person in right relationship to God and to one's fellow man.

YHVH ELOHEEM: "LORD God" Gen. 2:4; Judges 5:3; Isa. 17:6; Zeph. 2:9; Psa. 59:5, etc.

YHVH-TSIDKENUE"The L-rd Our Righteousness" Jer. 23:5, 6, 33:16. From "tsidek" (straight, stiff, balanced - as on scales - full weight, justice, right, righteous, declared innocent.) G-d our Righteousness.

YHVH-ROHEE: "The Lord Our Shepherd" Psa. 23, from "ro'eh" (to pasture).

YHVH-SHAMMAH: "The Lord is There" (Ezek. 48:35).

EL ELYON: 'Most High" (from "to go up") Deut. 26:19, 32:8; Psa. 18:13; Gen. 14:18; Nu. 24:16; Psa. 78:35, 7:17, 18:13, 97:9, 56:2, 78:56, 18:13; Dan. 7:25, 27; Isa. 14:14.

ABHEER: 'Mighty One', ("to be strong") Gen. 49:24; Deut. 10:17; Psa. 132:2, 5; Isa. 1:24, 49:26, 60:1.

KADOSH: "Holy One" Psa. 71:22; Isa. 40:25, 43:3, 48:17. Isaiah uses the expression "the Holy One of Israel" 29 times.

SHAPHAT: "Judge" Gen. 18:25

EL ROEE: "God of Seeing" Hagar in Gen. 16:13. The God Who opens our eyes.

KANNA: "Jealous" (zealous). Ex. 20:5, 34:14; Deut. 5:9; Isa. 9:7; Zech. 1:14, 8:2.

PALET: "Deliverer" Psa. 18:2.

YESHUA: (Yeshua = salvation, deliverance, healing, wholeness) "Savior" ("he will save"). Isa. 43:3. Jesus is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew "Joshua." The latter is a contraction of Yehoshua. ("Christ", the anointed one is equivalent to the Hebrew Maschiah, or Messiah).

GAOL: "Redeemer" (to buy back by paying a price). Job 19:25; For example, the antitype corresponding to Boaz the Kinsman-Redeemer in the Book of Ruth.

MAGEN: "Shield" Psa. 3:3, 18:30.

EYALUT: "Strength" Psa. 22:19.

TSADDEEQ: "Righteous One" Psa. 7:9.

EL-OLAM: "Everlasting God" (God of everlasting time) Gen. 21:33; Psa. 90:1-3, 93:2; Isa. 26:4.

EL-BEREET: "God of the Covenant" Used of Baal in Judges 9:46. Probably used originally to refer to the God of israel.

EL-GEEBOR: Mighty God (Isa. 9:6)

TZUR: "God our Rock" Deut. 32:18; Isa. 30:29.

Attiq Yomin(Aramaic): "Ancient of Days," Dan. 7:9, 13, 22.

MELEKH: "King" Psa. 5:2, 29:10, 44:4, 47:6-8, 48:2, 68:24, 74:12, 95:3, 97:1, 99:4, 146:10; Isa. 5:1, 5, 41:21, 43:15, 44:6; 52:7, 52:10.

Av: “father” 2 Sam. 7:14-15; Psa. 68:5; Isa. 63:16, 64:8; Mal. 1:6.

Eh-yeh– I am ; I will be ; I will exist ; I will

Ehyeh asher Ehyeh--- I am that I am; I will be that which I will be

Elohei Avraham, Elohei Yitzchak, Elohei Ya`aqov— "God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob".

Elohei Yisrael→ Mighty One of Israel

E'in Sof— "endless, infinite", Kabbalistic name of God.

HaKadosh, Baruch Hu— "The Holy One, Blessed be He".

KadoshYisrael— "Holy One of Israel".

Melech HaMelachim— "The King of kings”.

Melech Malchei HaMelachim---"The King, King of kings", to express superiority to the earthly rulers title.

Makom or HaMakom— literally "the place", meaning "The Omnipresent”.

Magen Avraham— "Shield of Abraham".

Ribbono shel `Olam— "Master of the World".

Ro'eh Yisra'el— "Shepherd of Israel".

Tzur Yisrael — "Rock of Israel".

Melech HaOlam--- King of the Universe

Worship the Awesome Almighty Holy One and learn His wonderful Names. Use them in prayer, in praise and in worship. Our God is an awesome God and has many Names by which we can call Him.

article by Jones Carl Jones

If you are interested in the pronunciation of God's Name, please read article, "What is His Name?"'

The Biblical Feasts of Adonai

The Feasts of Adonai are shadow pictures of Yeshua the Messiah.

The Moedim (feasts) are special gatherings at special times.

Lev 23:1  YHVH* spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Lev 23:2  "Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of YHVH that you shall proclaim as holy (set-apart) convocations; they are my appointed feasts.

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Mikvah

Mikvah

Mikvah is a Hebrew word that means a body of water or a gathering of water.

Different times or reasons to immerse in a mikvah

  • After Conversion, repentance or rededication
  • Before Shabbat, the Holy Feast of Adonai, marriage or entering ministry
  • After letting the scape-goat go for Yom HaKippurim (Leviticus 16:26)
  • After burning the red heifer (Numbers 19:7)
  • After certain bodily issues (Leviticus 15)
  • After child-birth (Leviticus 12)
  • After being healed from certain diseases (Leviticus 13-14)
  • After touching a dead body, slain man, a man’s bone, or a grave (Numbers 19)
  • After touching the carcass of an unclean animal (Leviticus 11)
  • After eating something not kosher (Leviticus 17:15)

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For the Love of Elohim

For the Love of Elohim

Mark 12:28-34
12:28  And coming up one of the scribes heard them reasoning, knowing that He had answered them well, he asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all?
12:29  And Yeshua answered him, The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, Adonai our Elohim is one Adonai;
12:30  and you shall love Adonai your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." This is the first commandment.
12:31  And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
12:32  And the scribe said to Him, Right, Teacher, according to truth You have spoken, that Elohim is one, and there is no other besides Him.

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Fear of Elohim

Fear of Elohim

Exo 20:20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.”

The Fear of Elohim helps keep us from sin and transgressions. The Fear of Elohim helps bring the Life of Elohim.

Deut 4:10 “The day when you stood before Adonai your Elohim in Ḥoreb Adonai said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me and I make them hear My Words, so that they learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and teach them to their children.

Deut 5:29 ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

The Fear of Elohim helps to keep us well, healthy and in good standing.

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Be Glad. Be Merry. Be Joyful. Be Blessed.

God, Elohim, wants us to be glad everyday of our lives. Being glad is a choice we make not a condition of fate. Choosing to rejoice and glorify Elohim is a choice. Being glad, joyful and rejoicing in Adonai is a good Mitzvah. Being glad, joyful and rejoicing is not a suggestion, but a direction and instruction from the Almighty. Being Glad, joyful and rejoicing is evidence of faith and belief at work. Being sad, mad, worried and depressed is evidence of doubt, unbelief and the flesh at work.

Psalm 105:1 Give thanks to Adonai! Call upon His Name, Make known His deeds among the peoples.

Psalm 105:2 Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
Adonai wants you and asked you to “Be Glad”.
Look at these Hebrew words and look at how our Heavenly Father is asking us to express our love and faith. First we will look at the Hebrew word, its definition and then an example of where the word is in the Scriptures.

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Messianic Funeral Service

The following is an example of a Messianic funeral service.

John 14:1-3 1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Despite our sadness today, we have this promise in Romans 8:11, which provide us with tremendous hope: "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Yeshua from the dead dwells in you. He who raised Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who in dwells you."

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Biblical Feasts Days

Studying & Celebrating the Biblical Holidays

Come learn more about the Biblical holidays with us. Biblical holidays are also sometimes referred to as feast days, holy days, and Jewish holidays. Note that, in Scripture, they are not the Jewish feasts or holidays, but are instead referred to as "the LORD's appointed times" throughout. A closer examination of Scripture will reveal that the original Hebrew word used was moedim, which means "appointed times, places, or meetings".

 



Strong's Word #4150: mo'ed [mō·w·‘êḏ] - appointed time, place, or meeting" (plural: moedim)

 

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What is Messianic or Davidic Dancing?

It is a form of worship that is intrinsic to ancient and modern Israel and is becoming popular in Messianic Jewish/Gentile Congregations today. Davidic dancing got its name when David danced before the Lord as he saw the ark of God arriving in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:14). But dancing as a form of worship before the Lord predates David, as noted in Exodus 15:20 when the Israelites watched God destroy Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea while God delivered the Israelites by parting the Red Sea for them to cross over on dry land.

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What is Kosher?

The word kosher refers to that which G-d has said is meant for food (from animals). Many people today question the validity of these dietary guidelines, but we who love the Torah understand it to be our Creator's loving instructions for us. Would not a Creator know what's best for His creation?

Leviticus 11 outlines simple markers we can follow, provided we know enough about the animal in question.
Here's a simplified overview:

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