The Sacred Family Names

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On that most memorable Day of Pentecost, the apostle Peter quoted Joel 2:28-32 from the Old Testament Scriptures. In that quote, he said, "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD [LORD?] shall be saved." [Acts 2:21]

The actual passage from the prophecy in Joel was: "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of "hvhy" shall be delivered:"

LORD is a title and not a name! What then is HIS name, the revealed sacred name of our Heavenly FATHER? HIS personal name is found in the Old Testament Scriptures no less than 6,825 times! HE revealed HIS NAME AS "hvhy," HE said, "This is MY name for ever, and this is MY memorial unto all generations."

Exodus 3 (15) And hvhy said moreover unto Moses, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, hvhy, Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: This is MY name for ever, and this is MY memorial unto all generations.

How do we pronounce HIS revealed name "hvhy," the name that we are to call upon to be saved? [While checking out these definitions and pronunciations, please keep in mind that the sign ":-" means that the words following it are other words that the translators of The King James Version used (whether correctly or incorrectly) to translate the referred to word.]

From the NASC Dictionary on the word "hvhy," word # H3068:

H3068 Yhvh, [i.e. Yehovah or Yahveh] [217d]; from H1933b; the proper name of the God of Israel:-- GOD(315), LORD-(6399), LORD'S(111).

From the NASC Dictionary on the word # H3068 "hvhy" we find Yhvh, [i.e. Yehovah or Yahveh] and

H3068 Yhvh, [i.e. Yehovah or Yahveh] [217d]; from H1933b; the proper name of the God of Israel:-- GOD(315), LORD-(6399), LORD'S(111).

(Strongs Concordance Dictionary word # H3068 gives Yehovah and Jehovah.)

The NASC Dictionary has the closest pronunciation as Yhvh and Yahveh. (See attachment I after finishing this article for proof that the V in Yahvah should be a W. Also see attachment II for adequate proof that "Yahweh" is the correct pronunciation as well as order some of the free excellent articles on the sacred names mentioned at the end of this article.)

Most serious Bible scholars admit that the true pronunciation of the Hebrew sacred name "hvhy" is pronounced as "YAHWEH," Therefore, HIS name is not "the LORD GOD," "the LORD" or "GOD" as most English translation have substituted in the place of it. "LORD" & "GOD" are just titles, and neither one of them is HIS personal name that is forever, nor a memorial for all generations, nor the name to be called upon to be saved.

YAHWEH'S name is holy and HE is jealous for HIS holy name!

Ezekiel 39 (7) So will I make MY holy name known in the midst of MY people Israel; and I will not let them pollute MY holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I AM YAHWEH, the Holy One in Israel.

Ezekiel 39 (25) Therefore thus saith my SOVEREIGN YAHWEH; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole House of Israel, and will be jealous for MY holy name.

So, WHY would anyone knowingly want to reject HIS sacred name "YAHWEH", that we are to call upon for our salvation, the name that was forever and the name for all generations and substitute for it the title of "GOD" or "LORD"?

One might think to say, "Wait just one minute here!"; "According to Acts 4 (12), we must be saved by HIS Son's name!". True! However, receiving salvation through the sacred name of YAHWEH is not contrary to that Acts 4:12 scripture which is speaking of our Savior, the Messiah.

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.

What then is our Savior's name? Does He have the same name as His FATHER? We shall investigate and learn what His revealed name is!

Matthew 1 (21) And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus [Jesus?] for He shall save His people from their sins.

"Jesus" is an English highbred name translated from the Hebrew word "iwvhy" (# H3091) to the Greek word "Iesous" (G2424) to Latin word "Iesus" and then to the English word "Jesus".

G2424. Iesous, ee-ay-sooce'; of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Isr.:--Jesus.

(As admitted in the above definition, His name originated in the Hebrew word # H3091. He was a Hebrew man with a Hebrew name!)

*H3091. Yehowshuwa', yeh-hoshoo'- ah; or Yehowshu'a, yeh-ho-shoo'-ah; from *H3068 and **H3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader:--Jehoshua, Jeho-shuah, Joshua. Comp. H1954, H3442.

*H3068 Yehovah, yeh-ho-vaw'; from H1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God:--Jehovah, the Lord. Comp. H3050, H3069.

**H3467 yasha', yaw-shah'; a prim. root; prop. to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by impl.) to be safe; causat. to free or succor:-- X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.

The "J" in the above definitions is an English perversion of the Hebrew letter "Y" (yod). The "Y" is a "Y" in the English alphabet. (The letter "J" was not invented in any language until the 14th century.)

All personal names in the Hebrew language have their own specific meaning. “YAH” is the short or poetic form for “YAHWEH”, the name that is to be called upon to be saved, the name that is forever and the name that is a memorial for all generations. The Hebrew word “YAHshua” means YAHWEH saves or “YAHWEH'S SalvationYAHshua is indeed “YAHWEH'S SALVATION” for He saves His people from their sins as stated in Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:21 & Acts 4:12! Therefore, He truly does have His FATHER'S name, the ONLY sacred name by which we must be saved!

Nowhere in the Holy Scriptures does our Heavenly FATHER give anyone permission to change or substitute other names and titles for HIS or HIS Son's true sacred names which was, is and shall be "hvhy" & "iwvhy!"

Who changed them? The answer: The Jewish people erroneously reasoned that if they did not pronounce YAHWEH'S sacred name at all that they would be safe from breaking the third commandment. To avoid pronouncing the sacred name "hvhy," they added the vowels from the Hebrew word "Adonay" and pronounced it as "adonai," which more correctly means "my Sovereign" from "adown." (See Strongs, word # H113.) The American Heritage Dictionary defines "adonai" as: "Lord" and "my Lord."

Ad·o·nai"d½-nº", -noi") n. Lord. Used in Judaism as a spoken substitute for the ineffable name of God. [Hebrew ’²d½n³y, my lord, from Hebrew ’³dôn, lord.]

Accordingly, most English translations also substituted the sacred name "YAHWEH" with "LORD," "my LORD," "the LORD GOD" and GOD. They also erroneously substituted HIS Son's name "YAHshua" with the Hebrew/Greek/Latin and then to English highbred name "Jesus."

I firmly believe that we should show more reverence than that to the only name that we are to call upon to be saved from our sins and the name that is forever and the name that is a memorial unto all generations! Let us very faithfully act upon the knowledge of the sacred revealed names as we "grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Sovereign YAHshua. (We were indeed instructed to "grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Sovereign YAHshua.") Let us all act upon it!

II Peter 3 (17) Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. (18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Sovereign and Saviour YAHshua Messiah. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

The true Believers are YAHWEH'S adopted children who are brothers and sisters with the Messiah YAHshua.

Galatians 4 (4) But when the fulness of the time was come, YAHWEH sent forth HIS Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. (6) And because ye are sons, YAHWEH hath sent forth the Spirit of HIS Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, FATHER. (7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a Son; and if a Son, then a Son of YAHWEH through Messiah.

Matthew 12 (50) For whosoever shall do the will of My FATHER WHO is in Heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.

Luke 20 (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of YAHWEH, being the children of the resurrection.

Is "YAHWEH" also our Heavenly FATHER'S family name? HE gave HIS sacred name to HIS Firstborn Son, YAHshua (YAH’S or YAHWEH'S SALVATION)! Will HE give HIS sacred name to those who call upon HIS holy name to be saved too? Of course HE will!

Isaiah 62 (2) And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of YAHWEH shall name.

Revelation 2 (17) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone A NEW NAME written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Revelation 3 (12) Him that overcometh will I [YAHshua] make a pillar in the temple of My ELOHIM, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My ELOHIM [YAHWEH], and the name of the city of My ELOHIM, which is New Yerushalayim, which cometh down out of Heaven from My ELOHIM: and I [YAHshua] will write upon him My NEW NAME [for him].

It will be His FATHER'S name!

Revelation 14 (1) And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with Him a hundred forty and four thousand, having His FATHER'S name written in their foreheads.

Revelation  22 (3) And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of YAHWEH and of the Lamb shall be in it; and HIS servants shall serve HIM: (4) And they shall see HIS face; and HIS name shall be in their foreheads.

YAHWEH'S family name in our foreheads! How exciting!

There are several very good booklets that give an enormous amount of knowledge concerning the history of the sacred and personal names of our Heavenly FATHER, YAHWEH, and YAHshua, His Son. I have two very good ones before me as I write. You can obtain a copy by ordering them free of charge. For "The Missing J" and "The Heavenly FATHER'S Great Name"; write:

YAHWEH'S Assembly in Messiah
401 N. Roby Farm
Rd. Rocheport, MO 65279.

I also have another very good booklet on this same subject by the name of "The MISTAKEN J"; from:

YAHWEH'S New Covenant Assembly
P.O. Box 50
Kingdom City, Missouri 65262.

Another very good booklet called "The Doctrine of the Sacred Names in View of the Sacred Scriptures", written by Gary McDaniels, can be ordered from:

YAHWEH'S Evangelical Assembly
P.O. BOX 31

I use three Protestant Bibles that have the sacred names of YAHWEH and YAHshua restored to the text in both the Old and New Testaments. All three are excellent; they are: "The Sacred Scriptures, Bethel Edition," "The Word of YAHWEH," and "The Scriptures". (Others are available now and others may soon be made available that have the sacred names restored to the texts too.)

HALLELUYAH! is (hy vllh)

Praise "YAH" or "YAHWEH"!


Written by,

Thomas "Arkie" Hobbs
10201 Movilla Hills Drive
Sand Springs, OK 74063