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The gospel is something like this . . .

You have committed a capital offense. You are presently free on bond, but you know that you will soon be sentenced to death.

Your lawyer calls you and tells you that there has been a very unusual development in your case. A certain man is willing to pay a very high price in order that you be released to him. You will be his servant for seven years. During that time you will NOT go back to your former life. You will be trained in a new way of living, and you are guaranteed to be rehabilitated, if you are obedient to the training. All charges against you will then be dropped.

Now, TECHNICALLY someone COULD say that you will go to the electric chair if you do not accept his offer. (In the same way that people say you will go to hell if you do not accept Jesus Christ as your savior.)

But lets make this critical distinction: YOU FACING THE ELECTRIC CHAIR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS MAN!! You are facing the death penalty, because of YOUR CRIME.

This man has graciously offered to INTERVENE on your behalf. It would be incorrect to say that if you reject his offer, the judge sentenced you to the death penalty BECAUSE YOU REJECTED HIS OFFER, right?

Likewise, we are all condemned to death–NOT FOR REJECTING JESUS–but for our SINS!!

(Don’t let unbelievers bait you into this trap, saying that the God you serve is cruel and egotistical. This distinction is CRITICAL in understanding the true nature of God, and Jesus’ role in salvation.)

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God’s Name

When one does more research, they find that there are a multitude of names of places and people–even names of kings–that have meanings that center around God. These names begin with Jeho in English (Yeho in Hebrew) and some even include God’s whole name: Jehovah.

People:
Jehozabad = “Jehovah has endowed”
Jehohanan = “Jehovah has graced”
Jehoiada = “Jehovah knows”
Jehoiachin = “Jehovah establishes”
Jehoiakim = “Jehovah raises up”
Jehoiarib = “Jehovah contends”
Jehonadab = “Jehovah is willing”
Jonathan or Jehonathan = “Jehovah has given”
Joseph (Yĕhowceph) = “Jehovah (Yehovah) has added”
Jehoadah = “Jehovah has adorned”
Jehoaddan = “Jehovah delights”
Jehozadak or Josedech = “Jehovah is righteous”
Jehoram or Joram = “Jehovah is exalted”
Jehosheba = “Jehovah has sworn”
Jehoshabeath = “Jehovah is an oath”
Joshua or Jehoshua = “Jehovah is salvation”
Jehoshaphat = “Jehovah has judged”
Joel = “Jehovah is God”

Places:
Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
Jehovah-nissi = “Jehovah is my banner”
Yĕhovah tsidqenuw = “Jehovah is our righteousness”
Jehovah-shalom = “Jehovah is peace”
Jehovah-shammah = “Jehovah is there”

And these are just the people who were important enough to be mentioned in the Bible. Doubtless there were other people that also had these names. We cannot changed God’s name to Yahweh without changing every one of these names–and even the name of Jerusalem itself! (Jehovah-shammah = “Jehovah is there”)

One last thing—in the KJV, God is referred to as ‘Jah’. This is a CONTRACTION. When you have a contraction, you have taken letters out of the middle. To wit: J ehov ah  Jah.

Newer versions incorrectly translate this as ‘Yah’ because they have CHANGED the J (Hebrew ‘Jod’) to a Y!! This is part of their plan, to change the Tetragrammaton, in order to attempt to change God’s name to Yahweh in the newer (corrupt) Bible translation.

To see what the Hebrew alphabet really is, look at the section headings of Psalms 119 in an AUTHORIZED King James Bible.

 

Psalm 119 in Authorized King James Bible--notice the Hebrew alphabet letters: JHVH NOT YHWH!!

Psalm 119 in Authorized King James Bible–notice the Hebrew alphabet letters: JHVH (Jod He Vau He) NOT YHWH!!

(No, I am not a Jehovah’s Witness.)

JEHOVAH akbar!!

JEHOVAH akbar!!

Translation:  Jehovah is the greatest!!

God’s Name is JEHOVAH, not ‘Yahweh’

When one does more research, they find that there are a multitude of Biblical names of places and people–even names of kings–that have meanings that center around God. These names begin with Jeho in English (Yeho in Hebrew) and some even include God’s whole name: Jehovah.

People:
Jehozabad = “Jehovah has endowed”
Jehohanan = “Jehovah has graced”
Jehoiada = “Jehovah knows”
Jehoiachin = “Jehovah establishes”
Jehoiakim = “Jehovah raises up”
Jehoiarib = “Jehovah contends”
Jehonadab = “Jehovah is willing”
Jonathan or Jehonathan = “Jehovah has given”
Joseph (Yĕhowceph) = “Jehovah (Yehovah) has added”
Jehoadah = “Jehovah has adorned”
Jehoaddan = “Jehovah delights”
Jehozadak or Josedech = “Jehovah is righteous”
Jehoram or Joram = “Jehovah is exalted”
Jehosheba = “Jehovah has sworn”
Jehoshabeath = “Jehovah is an oath”
Joshua or Jehoshua = “Jehovah is salvation”
Jehoshaphat = “Jehovah has judged”

Places:
Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
Jehovah-nissi = “Jehovah is my banner”
Yĕhovah tsidqenuw = “Jehovah is our righteousness”
Jehovah-shalom = “Jehovah is peace”
Jehovah-shammah = “Jehovah is there”

And these are just the people who were important enough to be mentioned in the Bible. Doubtless there were other people that also had these names. We cannot changed God’s name to Yahweh without changing every one of these names–and even the name of Jerusalem itself! (Jehovah-shammah = “Jehovah is there”)

One last thing—in the KJV, God is referred to as ‘Jah’.  This is a CONTRACTION.  When you have a contraction, you have taken letters out of the middle.  To wit:  J ehov ah –> Jah.

Newer versions incorrectly translate this as ‘Yah’ because they have CHANGED the J (Hebrew ‘Jod’) to a Y!!  This is part of their plan, to change the Tetragrammaton, in order to attempt to change God’s name to Yahweh in the newer (corrupt) Bible translation.  To see what the Hebrew alphabet really is, look at the section headings of Psalms 119 in an AUTHORIZED King James Bible.

Please note: this author does NOT in any way acknowledge, support, or condone the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Friends, God did not create the Sabbath (for the Israelites) when He gave Moses the Ten Commandments.  He CREATED the Sabbath on the seventh day of creation!!  The Sabbath was a holy day all the way back to Adam and Eve!

‘And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God BLESSED (1) the seventh day, and SANCTIFIED (2) it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.’  (Genesis 2:2-3)

(1) To bless something is the opposite of cursing it.
(2) To sanctify something is to set it apart as sacred, consecrated, and holy.

The Sabbath has always been, and always will be*, a holy, set-apart day.

WE do not MAKE the Sabbath through our choice to keep it.  It already exists and is holy, apart from us and our actions.  It is a day that God has declared, FROM THE BEGINNING, to be holy and set apart for Him.  Therefore, if we choose NOT to recognize and honor it, then we are guilty of PROFANING the Sabbath.

The Fourth Commandment does not tell us to MAKE the seventh day the Sabbath.  Instead, it tells us to REMEMBER the Sabbath (which was already in existence) and to KEEP it holy (as God already made it holy, in the beginning).

‘Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.’  (Exodus 20:8)

The Sabbath is the day that God has appointed to meet with His people–it is a holy appointment (convocation) that He has declared.

‘Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an HOLY CONVOCATION; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.’  (Lev. 23:3)

This does not mean that you must attend ‘church’ on Saturday!!  The practice of the early Church was to meet on Saturday nights, which according to their calendar was the beginning of the first day of the week (‘later called Sunday’–a new day began at sundown).  They met to fellowship and encourage one another, as well as to study God’s word.

The Sabbath, on the other hand, is about you resting and meeting with God.  You can meet with God together WITH other Christians on the Sabbath if you choose, but the focus is to be on Him–not so much on one another.

Knowing what you know now, and with the added conviction of the Holy Spirit, if you continue to ‘do your own pleasure’ on the Sabbath, it reveals that you are not fully submitting yourself to God.

Many of you will say–‘but I must work on the Sabbath’!  I understand that for many of you that is a difficult situation.  However, we must obey God rather than men.  You cannot serve both God and Mammon (money).  You display a serious lack of faith in God when you put your trust in money and willingly disobey God to ‘keep your job’.  If your faith in money (your job) causes you to disobey God, then who is really your Lord: God or Mammon?  Find a different job if you must–God will surely provide for you as you act in obedience to Him!

‘Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; and all these things shall be added unto you.’  (Matt. 6:31-33)

Others of you will say ‘Jesus is our Sabbath rest’.  Friends, Jesus is also the ‘bread of life’, yet we have not given up eating!  Understand: the Sabbath rest was used to illustrate how we rest from working for our own justification, once we put our faith in Christ.  This is NOT a declaration that the Sabbath has been abolished!  (In fact, if the Sabbath was abolished, the illustration would make no sense–understanding the principle of resting from our works is based on a familiarity with resting on the Sabbath.)

Whether from fear, misunderstanding, or rebellion, many of you profane the day that God has set apart as holy.  That is between you and God–He is your judge.  I will not judge you, because I am not your master, but I cannot refrain from telling you the truth.  At the very least, I will say that you are missing the blessing that is promised to those who keep the Sabbath:

‘If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.’  (Isaiah 58:13-14)

Come judgment day, many of you will hang your head in shame:

‘Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.’  (Matt. 5:19)

I urge you to prayerfully consider what has been said

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* Keeping the Sabbath will be a central feature of the Millennium:

‘For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one SABBATH to another, shall all flesh COME TO WORSHIP before me, saith the LORD.

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.’  (Isaiah 66:22-24)

ALL people will go to worship Jesus, on His holy mountain, EVERY SABBATH!  He is indeed the ‘Lord of the Sabbath’

‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; and without him was not any thing made that was made.’  (John 1:1, 3)

‘For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.’  (Matt. 12:8)

 

Please note:  this author in no way recognizes, supports, or condones the Seventh Day Adventists or Hebrew Roots movement.

I Never Knew You

‘Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.’  (Matt. 7:22-23)

These are people that placed their faith in Jesus.  According to today’s (false) gospel, they were saved, by simply believing.  And THEY believed they were saved.  But here’s the problem: they lived in sin (they worked iniquity).

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.’  (Titus 1:16)

Whether they never knew Jesus, or whether they backslid, it doesn’t matter.  Now they are lost.  They lived in sin even though they persisted in their faith.

In God’s Word, in the Old Testament alone, it is repeated four times (the number of times something is repeated signifies its importance–four repetitions means God wants to make it VERY clear) . . .

‘But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, [and] doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked [man] doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, IN THEM SHALL HE DIE.’  (Ezekiel 18:24)

When a righteous [man] turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; FOR HIS INIQUITY THAT HE HATH DONE SHALL HE DIE.’  (Ezekiel 18:26)

‘The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression . . . neither shall the righteous be able to live for his [righteousness] in the day that he sinneth.

When I shall say to the righteous, [that] he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, HE SHALL DIE for it.’  (Ezekiel 33:12-13)

When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, HE SHALL EVEN DIE thereby.’  (Ezekiel 33:18)

Furthermore, Jesus is being truthful in saying ‘I never knew you’.  And here is why . . .  there is a principal that was twice repeated in the verses above:

‘But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity . . . All his righteousness that he hath done SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED . . . ‘  (Ez. 18:24)

and

‘ . . . if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, ALL HIS RIGHTEOUSNESSES SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED . . . ‘  (Ez. 33:13)

Just as completely as Jesus forgets the sins of those who have turned to Him in humble repentance . . . so completely does He forget those who have turned back to sin, rejected the warnings of His Holy Spirit, and despised His chastisement.  Don’t believe He can ever deny someone?

‘But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.’  (Matt. 10:33)

Remember this?

‘They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him] . . . ‘  (Titus 1:16)

That ought to put a little fear in you–and that kind of fear is a good thing. 

‘ . . .Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.’  (Job 28:28)

Better you learn the fear of God now, and turn from wickedness, than to hear those most dreaded of words on judgment day:  ‘I never knew you: depart from me’.

‘For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?’  (Hebrews 10:26-29)

‘For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.

or the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.’  (Hebrews 6:4-8)

The Bible also has something to say about pastors that teach false doctrines such as ‘Once Saved Always Saved’ . . .

‘For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. . . Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.’ (Jude 1:4, 13)

‘These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.’  (2 Peter 2:17-21)

If you are backslidden now and this message has gotten ahold of your heart, I want to offer you hope and a plea:

‘when the wicked [man] turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.  Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, he shall not die. . .

Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.  Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die . . .?  For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn [yourselves], and live ye.’  (Ezekiel 18:27-28, 30-32)

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, he shall not die.  All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.  Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live?’  (Ezekiel 18:21-23)

‘Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; [If] the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, he shall not die.  None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.’  (Ezekiel 33:14-16)

But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.’  (Ezekiel 33:19)

‘The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.’  (Psalm 51:17)

If you are ready to turn from wickedness, God is willing to forgive you of all your sins. Jesus–God in the flesh–died upon a cross, in your place, to pay the price for your sins, so that God could forgive you.

Jesus was perfect and sinless. He died, not for any sins of His own, but for you. If you are ready to count yourself as dead and live for Him, then confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you and fill your heart with His presence.

Why Call Him Jehovah?

For those of you who are confused about this ‘correct name of God’ stuff, and have doubts about whether God’s name is Jehovah, because of lies put forth by deceivers . . . this should confirm, once and for all, that His name IS Jehovah . . .

Surely there exists concrete archeological evidence of the different kings whose names began with ‘Jeho’ and had meanings such as ‘Jehovah is exalted’.

Or Joseph . . . is there any question that one of the sons of Jacob/Israel was named Joseph?
What is his name in Hebrew? Yĕhowceph
Translation: ‘Jehovah has added’.

Jonathan, son of King Saul:
Hebrew: Yĕhownathan
Translation: ‘Jehovah has given’.

Jehoiakim, the third from the last king of Judah:
Hebrew: Yĕhowyaqiym
Translation: ‘Jehovah raises up’

ETC. These are just a few of the names in the Bible based on a reference to God. They confirm, at least, that the first four letters of God’s name (in Hebrew) are ‘Yeho’ (YH) . . . in English, ‘Jeho’.

This ‘Sacred Names’ stuff is NOT a movement within Christianity. It is an infiltration OF Christianity BY witchcraft.

Here are a couple of very recent, good videos on this subject.  This heresy is spreading rapidly and we need to know how to correctly respond.

Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=64Obvv12jjw

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1NjEEitHvg

Please note: this author does NOT in any way acknowledge, support, or condone the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

God’s name is not ‘Yahweh’!  You are being led astray!!

‘And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount of the LORD [Yehovah] it shall be seen.’  (Genesis 22:14)

‘And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by [the name of] God Almighty [El Shaddai], but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.’  (Exodus 6:3)

‘Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD [Yehovah], and called it Jehovahshalom: unto this day it [is] yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.’  (Judges 6:24)

‘That [men] may know that thou, whose name alone [is] JEHOVAH, [art] the most high over all the earth.’  (Psalms 83:18)

‘Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.’  (Isaiah 12:2)

‘Trust ye in the LORD [Yehovah] for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength’  (Isaiah 26:4)

‘[It was] round about eighteen thousand [measures]: and the name of the city from [that] day [shall be], The LORD [is] there [Yehovah shammah] (Ezekiel 48:35)

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Every place in your KJV Bible that you see LORD, or GOD, (in all caps) it is the Hebrew name Yehovah, which in English is pronounced ‘Jehovah’.  You will find this name 6,519 times in your Bible!  A variation (Yehovih) is found 305 times.

(Strong’s = H3068)  Yehovah

Jehovah = “the existing One”

1) the proper name of the one true God

 

(Strong’s = H3069)  Yehovih

1) Jehovah – used primarily in the combination ‘Lord Jehovah’

 

(Strong’s = H3070)  Yĕhovah yireh

Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”

1) symbolic name given by Abraham to Mount Moriah in commemoration of the interposition of the angel of Jehovah who prevented the sacrifice of Isaac and provided a substitute

 

(Strong’s = H3071)  Yĕhovah nicciy

Jehovah-nissi = “Jehovah is my banner”

1) the name given by Moses to the altar which he built in commemoration of the discomfiture of the Amalekites

 

(Strong’s = H3072)  Yĕhovah tsidqenuw

Jehovah is our righteousness

1) a sacred name symbolically applied to Jerusalem and the Messiah

 

(Strongs = H3073)  Yĕhavah shalowm

Jehovah-shalom = “Jehovah is peace”

1) the name of a sacred altar built by Gideon in Ophrah

 

(Strongs = H3074)  Yĕhovah shammah

Jehovah-shammah = “Jehovah is there”

1) a symbolic name for Jerusalem

 

The next 19 words in Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon (H3075-H3093) are all names of people that are inclusive of God’s name (such as: Joseph = “Jehovah has added”)

 

‘Yahweh’ is not in your Bible once. Don’t believe me?  Check it out for yourself.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/lexiconc.cfm?Criteria=God&st=any

http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/lexiconc.cfm?Criteria=Lord&st=any

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I strongly suspect ‘Yahweh’ is just another name for the moon God that was worshiped in the land of Canaan (and now goes by the name ‘Allah’ among the Muslims).  Lucifer has MANY names.  Even one he wants Christians to call him: Yahweh.

Lucifer is all about precision in form and ritual (think witch’s potions, incantations, specific dates and times, etc.).  Jehovah wants men to call on Him in spirit and in truth.  He can discern our hearts.  He knows when we are calling out to Him, even if we WERE to get His name wrong.  Don’t get caught up in the false, fear-based, ‘sacred names’ movement.