His Holy Name
His Have you ever heard a preacher say, “Bless His holy name!” Did he ever tell you just what His name is? If we are to bless God’s holy name, then don’t you think it’s important to KNOW His name? If this is true, then the Bible should have something to say about how God views us knowing His name. Let’s look and see what He says in His word.
Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Psalm 96:2
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1
I will tell of Thy name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise Thee. Psalm
Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses: but we will trust in and boast of the name of our God. Psalm 20:7
I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name… Psalm
And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; Psalm
In every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you. Exodus 20:24
Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted. Isaiah 12:4
Then we shall not turn back from Thee; Revive us, and we will call upon Thy name. Psalm 80:18
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 1 Kings 9:3
Teach me Thy way, O LORD; I will walk in Thy truth; Unite my heart to fear Thy
Name. I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Thy name forever. Psalm 86:11-12
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; 1 Chronicles 16:8-10
And they shall know that My name is the LORD. Jeremiah 16:21
And My holy name I shall make known in the midst of My people
This is My name forever, and this is my memorial name to all generations. Exodus 3:15
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed (holy) be Thy name. Matthew 6:10
I manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world John 17:6
Holy Father, keep them in Thy name, the name which Thou hast given Me… John 17:11
While I was with them, I was keeping them in Thy name which Thou hast given Me; John
I have made Thy name known to them, and will make it known; John
For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth. Romans 9:17
And I will write upon him the name of My God… Revelation 3:12
And they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. Revelation 22:4
From this abridged list we can see that the Old Testament God of the Bible tells us to:
bless His name
sing praises to His name
tell of His name
trust and boast in His name
know and understand His name
remember His name
call upon His name
find refuge in His name
fear His name
glorify His name
glory in His name
proclaim His name
that He used His name to consecrate the
and that His name is forever, to be a memorial to ALL generations.
Y’shua (Jesus) confirmed this by telling us that:
He made God’s name real to His followers
He kept them in His name
He made known to them His name.
The passage from Romans 9 listed above is about the Exodus, in which Paul clearly tells us that the purpose of the Exodus was to make His name known throughout the whole earth (see also Exodus 9:16), and Revelation tells us that at the end of days those who belong to Him will have HIS NAME placed upon them!
In light of these few example verses (and believe me, there are MANY more) how important do you think us knowing God’s name is to Him? I’d say pretty important.
All other religions seemed to have gods who had given names, but the creator God of the Bible was referred to only as “God” or “the Lord” both of which are titles shared with (false) deities of other religions and “Lord” has even been used by men in reference to other men! So, why didn’t the God of the Bible have a definitive name that set Him apart from every other “god”?
Guess what? He DOES! We just haven’t known it. Why not? Because for their own reasons the translators of the various Bible translations decided to expunge His name from their translations!
It astonished me to realize that Bible translators got the garbage heap of
Once you begin to study Hebrew and see the Tanach (Old Testament) in its original language, God’s name is CLEARLY visible! In Hebrew it looks like this:
Hebrew is read from right to left with the first letter being a “yood,” the second “hey” the third “vav” (originally a “w” sound) and the last another “hey,” spelling in English letters:
THIS is the memorial name the God of the Bible used to identify Himself. It is this name that He will share with no other. In Exodus 20 which is the beginning of the Ten Commandments He actually said:
I am YAHWEH your God (Elohim)…
identifying Himself by NAME.
The Bible translators chose to use “the Lord,” with Lord in all capital letters instead of using the name by which God, Himself, said He was to be known. In you Bible where Lord is spelled:
it should say, Yahweh.
Actually, the New American Standard Bible does tell us about this in the margin of Exodus where Yahweh tells Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” The footnote says:
1) Related to the name of God, YHWH, rendered LORD, which is derived from the verb HAYAH, meaning "to be"
but still doesn’t use YHWH or Yahweh in their translation!
Many people think God’s name is Jehovah from the King James Version of the Bible. This is incorrect. This conclusion came from a combination of the Hebrew spelling of Yahweh to which the addition of vowel markings for the Hebrew word “Adonai” were added purposely by the scribes in order to obscure God’s name. This decision came about in order to protect God’s name after Antiochus Epiphanes defiled the
Once you know this information and insert Yahweh where it says “the LORD” in your Bible, you’ll be surprised at how powerfully your Bible will begin to speak to you and reveal to you things you’d never seen before.
I believe that Yahweh is restoring the knowledge of His name and its importance in this generation for a purpose. Only He really knows what that is, but remember what He said about knowing His name in the end of Exodus chapter 20 (the Ten Commandments chapter):
in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you. (v.24)
This implies that Yahweh knew that we’d forget His name but that the remembrance of His name WOULD be restored to us, and when it was, it would bring blessings from Him.
I believe that this is the season where that restoration and understanding is happening. I urge you to investigate this information for yourself and respond appropriately to what Yahweh has said about His name. If nothing else, at least read your Bible by replacing His name where it belongs and see what it tells you about the creator of the universe.