For many years we have been crying out to the wrong gods and wondering why there is no answer. There are many names in this Country but I only answer to My name and not another’s name. The reason for this is I want to respond to those who are calling out to me, and not everybody that is calling out. Our sovereign reacts similarly, He does not answer to any name but to those who call on His name who cry out for His help.Ps “116:13-14 NKJV I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD.(Yahveh)14 I will pay my vows to the LORD (Yahveh) Now in the presence of all His people.” The first Commandment tells us that Father Yahveh our Sovereign is a jealous Sovereign and that we are to have no other sovereigns before Him. That does not mean in preference to him but rather it means not to have them in His presence. We are not told that there is deliverance in any name we want to call on, but there is deliverance in the name of Yahveh.
I brought this to the attention of a minister some time back ask him how do you think the Father feels about us calling him by pagan names and the name of pagan gods. His response to me was “we are so far removed from those times that I don’t think the Father minds do you”? My reply was swift and without hesitation, Yes sir I sure do believe He minds and further more I believe those references are an abomination to Father Yahveh. There is a problem with our way of thinking, concerning Father Yahveh. We talk to or in some cases we talk at Him, without being as aware of His presence as we would someone sitting in front of us. It is obvious when we displease the person sitting in front of us by the expressions on their face, if not by their words. Except in rare cases we try not to to be offensive in our conversations with people.
I do not believe the reality of our relationship with or to Father Yahveh is brought to many peoples minds and hearts. It seems that they relate to Father Yahveh as He is some mystical creature far away, who does not really have any impact on their lives. So they commit the most offensive sin of all they treat Him as common and He is not common but Kadosh in all of His being. There is nothing common about Him. In my prayer appointments with the Father I in the past have not been as aware of punctuality as I should. This was brought to my attention by the Ruach Ha Kadesh that if I was given an appointment with president of the United States I would be more likely to be one hour early than ten minutes late. That being the case if I am careless about the ten minutes I am late for my prayer appointment have I not treated the Father with less respect than the president of the United States. Not intentionally, but the truth is certainly you have shown disrespect toward Father Yahveh.
You ask me why are you talking about prayer? What does that have to do with the wrong names? The disregard toward using the proper names as best we know them is no different than the disregard for the tardiness for prayer appointments, It equates to lack of consideration or respect for the Father. What kind of a relationship would we have if we did not address the party by in conversation with us by their own name? Instead of using their correct name we used the name of their enemy to address them by. Obviously it would be very offensive to them and even more offensive to them if we refused to correct the mistake when we knew better. “Isa 12:4- 5 NKJV “Praise the LORD (Yahveh), call upon His name;Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted. 5 Sing to the LORD (Yahveh), For He has doneexcellent things; This is known in all the earth.” Perhaps you did not know any better than to call our creator by another name or even know that you were not using the proper name. To the right you will see variations of the proper name. I believe all of these variations are better than Lord or God as these are names of false Sovereigns (gods). Variations of the proper names according to Brown Briggs & Driver “OT:3068 Yehovah –Jehovah (Yahweh) = “the existing One”-the proper name of the one true God; unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of OT:136″ (from The Online Bible Thayer’s Greek Lexicon and Brown Driver & Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, Copyright (c)1993, Woodside Bible Fellowship, Ontario, Canada. Licensed from the Institute for Creation Research.) I further believe that all these variations are attempts to hide or cover the true name of the living Sovereign. I believe each one of the names above have a part or variation of the correct name in it. However I am convinced that the correct pronunciation is ether Yahveh or Yahvah. However I do not believe Father Yahveh is going to be offended by your attempts to pronounce his name correctly if you mispronounce it. However I do believe there is a great difference in mispronouncing and calling Him by the names of false Sovereigns that we are commanded not to even speak of. Such names as Baal the false sun sovereign that Israel committed adultery with, or another false sovereign Gad pronounced (Gawd) or God. Now is not just the profound fruit of someone’s imagination, but these are well known facts by any Bible scholar.
I will first deal with the one used most often . We use the name Lord most frequently and have no idea what it means But Jer 12:16-17 gives us a hint how offensive it is to the Father. (“Jer 12:16-17 NKJV And it shall be, if they will learn carefully the ways of My people, to swear by My name, ‘As the LORD (Yod-Hey-Volve-Hey) lives,’ as they taught My people to swear by Baal, then they shall be established in the midst of My people. 17 But if they do not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation,” says the ( Yode- hey- Volve- Hey) LORD.” You say no one teaches people to swear by Baal and I say they do possibly ignorantly but just the same they do teach falsly to use the names of false Sovereigns. Take a look at definition of Baal OT:1168 Ba`al — Baal = “lord” as a proper noun, masculine: 1) the supreme male divinity of the Phoenicians or Canaanites. When we use the word Lord as a Deity we are speaking to a false sovereign. There are other people called by the name of Baal 2) a Reubenite 3) the son of Jehiel and the grandfather of Saul proper noun, location: But never in reference to the true Sovereign in the original language. Then we come to the next name used for Yahveh and that is God. God is not a good word ether, that is why I won’t use the word God. I use the word Sovereign, in place of the word God.
When we transliterate to a different language names must use letters that give the same or similar sounds. Following the rule of transliteration let us see what the word God refers to in the original language. Isa 65:11 NKJV “But you are those who forsake(YHVH) the LORD, Who forget My holy mountain, Who prepare a table for Gad,And who furnish a drink offering for Meni. “OT:1409 gad (gawd); from OT:1464 (in the sense of distributing); fortune: -troop. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Notice the pronunciation of Gad it is not pronounced Gad but Gawd or God So when we refer to Yahveh as God we are actually calling on a false sovereign by name.
OT:1171 Ba` al Gad (bah’-al gawd); from OT:1168 and OT:1409; Baal of Fortune; Baal-Gad, a place in Syria: (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)What Sovereign are you calling on the sovereign of fortune. You are trusting your fate to another sovereign that is no sovereign, that can neither do you good or evil.
What Sovereign are you calling on; it doesn’t matter who you think you are calling on what matters is who you are calling on in reality.
By Pastor R.C. Sandifer
The Trumpet of Yahveh