“Almighty Yahveh also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Father Yahveh, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Ps 9:9-10 NKJV
As I read, the Scripture above it never ceases to amaze me what has been done with the English translation. Some of the English Bibles will at least tell you that they have made a substitution for the name of our Sovereign. However many do not even bother to notify you of the Substitution.
Many sincere saints have read the Bible for years and believe The LORD is His name. Because the English scriptures in many cases declare that The LORD is my name. They never bother to tell you that the title is derived from the Hebrew tetragrammation ( hwhy ) –Yode, Hey, Vav, Hey – probably pronounced Yahveh.
You say to me what is all the fuss about? Many do not know the name to trust in.
You might say I call on the name of the Lord and sometimes God, He knows my heart. He knows that I love Him and serve Him. He knows whom I am addressing. I agree. He does know to whom you are addressing and in times past winked at your Ignorance but now requires all men to come into obedience. (Acts 17:29-30)
The thing that bothers me about all of this is if someone had paid a gigantic bill for me and saved my home from foreclosure; I would want to know their name. I would make an effort to find out the name of the person who did this great deed for me, I would not be satisfied to call him by just any ole name. If I found out his proper name, I would give honor to that name. And I definitely not give credit to the name of his worst enemy for the good that he had done. I do not think he would appreciate that and I do not think the Father appreciates it.
However I decided to try this out and I called my wife by the name of one of my ex girlfriends. Now my wife knew I was addressing her and right away dispelled the theory that what name I used did not matter as long as she knew I was speaking her. HA, My dear fellow Saint she did not understand at all and became very intolerant. You see she was offended that I had called her by the name of a past sweetheart and did not use her name.
What I would like for you to know is that by Calling Almighty Yahveh by the name of LORD or God if incorrect. Look up the definition of Baal. You see the word Baal means, “lord a false deity of the Canaanites”. Another false deity is Gad pronounced Gawd sounds like the English word God. None of these words sound like Yahveh and none of these words could be mistaken for Yahveh, yet man continues to use them to address our Heavenly Father.
The commandments say that we are to have no other deities before Him or literally in His presence. Now if we use the names of false deities when we address Him have we not brought a false deity into His presence? Thereby violating the commandment of Almighty Yahveh.
There are many people who would not steal, curse, commit murder or adultery but they will continually violate this commandment. There is no difference in breaking this one than breaking the Sabbath. There are many folks that violate the command to remember the Sabbath and keep it Kadosh (Holy). As there are many who keep the Sabbath and still violate the command not to have any other deities in His presence by using the names of pagan deities when addressing The Father.
My dear brothers and sisters this is very serious. The Scriptures said those who know your name would put their trust in You it did not say those who use profaned names to call upon You.
You might say that you do not think the Father is that specific and I would say why take the chance. His word certainly indicates there is a benefit to calling on His name. “How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal (lord). “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says Almighty Yahveh”. Jer 23:26-28 This Scripture talks about many of today’s teachers who see no need to break the tradition of addressing the Father as Lord or God There-by causing The Father’s people to forget His name for pagan names. This is not right in the Father’s eyes because they have forgotten the most Kadosh name “Almighty Yahveh” to rely on pagan names to call on.
There are many that will argue the point that “Lord” is an English term indicating a title and not a name. If this is true, we should never use this title as the most Kadosh name, even though it is used in the majority of traditional English translations of the Bible. Some of the Scriptures say “and they shall know that THE LORD is my name”. Now we cannot have it both ways, we have to make a choice whether The LORD is a TITLE or The LORD is His Name. If we determine that the LORD is a TITLE then we should never use it as a proper name. There is deliverance for those calling upon His Name. We should not mislead people about the name “The LORD” as this is NOT His Name. We should use His Name when addressing the Creator of all Heaven and earth. We should address the FATHER by His NAME. There is Salvation in the NAME of the Father. My wife has a title, her title is “wife”. She also has a name, when I address her, I do not address her by her title, wife, I address her by her proper name. There is deliverance in the name of Almighty Yahveh through Yahshua Ha Mashiach, use The NAME.