The criterion the Creator has used to show that he is the one and only God (Isaiah 41:4), is dependent on the fact that he alone knows the end from the beginning. (Isa 46:10). God himself, when challenging the idols of Yisraul stated:
“Present your case,” says Yahuah. “Set forth your arguments,” says Jacob’s King. “Tell us, you idols, what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad, so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear. But you are less than nothing and your works are utterly worthless; whoever chooses you is detestable. NIV
Only the Creator knows the future. In order to fully understand the ultimate power of the one true God in precise and definite terms, one must first understand the true meaning of the sabbath, and the true meaning of His name.
We are told in the scriptures that:
“…on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested (desisted) on the seventh day from all his (creative) work which he had made.” Gen 2:2 KJV
The subject matter of this verse clearly points out that God ended and then rested from his creative work (the things he has made). But what about this occurrence in John 5:15-17, when the man restored to perfect health tells the Jews it was Jesus who healed him, and:
“… the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath. His reply to their accusation was, "My Father works unceasingly, and so do I." (Weymouth)
"My Father has been working until now, and I have been working." NKJV
“My Father is still working even now, and so I am working.” BBE
"My Father is always working, and so am I." NLV
Because the subject matter relates back to the Sabbath, THE MESSAGE properly translates these verses as:
“The man went back and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. That is why the Jews were out to get Jesus — because he did this kind of thing on the Sabbath. But Jesus defended himself. "My Father is working straight through, even on the Sabbath. So am I."
These verses seemingly contradict the idea that God rested from all of his work on the Sabbath, until the type of work is qualified. This is where the importance of the true name of God is made evident. God rested from his creative work, but he continues to work unceasingly in sustaining his creation, which is the type of work Jesus is referring to above. There is an important distinction to be made that is crucial to understanding the reality behind the existence of God, according to God’s definition and description of himself. When God rested from his creative work it was complete, there was nothing missing, nothing to add. Even though sin would enter into His creation, He declared it to be very good and ceased from his creative work because everything needed to make God’s dream a reality was present and accounted for (in His completed work). This is the meaning behind declaring the seventh day Holy, a never ending sabbath rest from creating.
This is what God meant when he enjoined Adam to walk with him in his sabbath of rest, meaning, God’s creation was complete, there was nothing for Adam to do or materially add to God’s work. Satan’s challenged this very idea when he told Adam’s wife, while Adam was standing next to her, there was one more thing left to do that God didn’t tell Adam about; namely, to eat from the tree of experientially knowing good and evil.
The work God performs that is not subject to the sabbath is the everyday work of sustaining his creation. However, over time the elders of Yisraul taught the Hebrews that the sabbath meant to refrain from all work, which is an intentional lie used to control the people, effectively cancelling the freedom found in Yahuah. If the sabbath was meant to be a mandatory rest from all work, why didn’t God instruct Adam to do so?
The Father’s name expresses both types of work, the creative work, and the work directed toward sustaining His creation. The letters of the Hebrew alphabet mean much more than just a group of sounds. Each letter has a name and a word meaning. The meaning of compound and derivative words never stray-far from the meaning of the letters used to spell the root word. This is why in John 7:14-16, Jesus compares knowing the meaning of letters to the correct interpretation of a teaching from God. This knowledge has been completely left untaught by the church, undermining the real meaning of certain scriptures.
God’s true name, and the true pronunciation of his name, celebrates the nature and ultimate meaning of God’s power. When Jesus tells the Church in Philadelphia believers that he is removing them from this plane of existence before the start of the great tribulation, it is for the specific reason that they kept his word and have not denied his name (Rev3:8). The Greek word translated as “denied” is NT 720 and means to contradict and oppose, as well as to disavow or renounce. To renounce his name is one thing, to contradict or oppose his true name is quite another. To keep his word means to watch over it, and to guard it. To know his true name comes from study and discernment, it is not a matter of merely adopting someone else’s conclusions (regardless of their credentials). There’s too much at stake.
Shown above right, is Strong’s concordance number 3050, which is the first known name of the Creator. His name begins with a “Y,” followed by two of the letters “H,” which are pronounced “hay” and mean “life.” “H” appears twice in the Creators name representing the life He created in heaven and on earth.
The letter “Y” is pronounced “Yawd” and is spelt Y-aw-D (shown to the right). The “aw” sound is derived from the kawmates vowel rendering the correct articulation of God’s name to be “Yaw."
Shown to the right:
The Y represent the open (right) hand of God, indicating power, means, and direction. The "kaw-mates" (#7061 קָמַץ) means to grasp (or clench) with the (left) hand, in the sense of holding, preserving, and ownership. This is the wonderful meaning of God’s name which expresses the awesome power of his being; not only found in the act of creating, but also in His ability to sustain his creation. The letter “D” means door and portal, which represents the Creator’s power coming from the spirit realm, through a portal into the terrestrial realm. The short line between the two hands represents the Son, the only one who came down from heaven and made creation possible. He is the portal.
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture." John 10:9
This is why it is important to pronounce his name with the soft aw sound found in YAW-hoo-ah (the YAW is accentuated according to Hebrew syntax) as opposed to the Aramaic “Yah” or “Yah-hoo-ah” which excludes the kawmates denying the reality of the full power and strength of His name. Removing the kawmates from the Hebrew language was done by the elders of Yisraul to hide the true name from the gentiles, and eventually from their own brethren. This is why in John 7, the Jews marveled that Jesus “knew letters,” because it was the Jews who concealed the teaching behind the greater meaning of the alphabet.
Removing the kawmates, and replacing it with the patach (short a sound), rendered distinctive Hebrew words to be identical to the Aramaic language. Although Hebrew and Aramaic were two related Semitic languages, it is a fact supported by scripture that Hebrews could not understand Aramaic, and vice versa (see 2 Kings 18:17-29).
There is a lie taught among many Churches that Aramaic was the predominant language spoken in Yisraul during the time of Christ, and that Jesus himself spoke Aramaic. If that were true, why did Pilot have the superscription nailed to the cross written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew? (Luke 23:38)
The important thing to understand in all of this is that God permanently rested from his creative work, making creation a closed (yet expanding) system. When Jesus said he will make all things new, he meant he would rearrange into a new reality the things God has already placed into his creation. Or else, Jesus would be violating God’s sabbath rest from his creative work.
Knowing the end from the beginning, which includes taking into account every possible circumstance that might affect God’s desired outcome, including free will and free choice; is what makes the creator the Almighty God (Yahuah Ulheem). He does not have to adjust the creation equation or fine tune it. God did not have to bring into his finished creation a “Y” chromosome and place it within Mary’s womb to create Jesus. Neither did he have to bring a special ovum to Sarah in her old age to create Isaac. God said that he would bring forth the redeemer from Eve’s seed (Gen 3:15) meaning the Savior would be a direct lineal descendant of Eve and not come from an outside source.
“God is not a man, to say what is false; or the son of man, that his purpose may be changed: what he has said, will he not do? and will he not give effect to the words of his mouth?” Num 23:19 BBE
In Sarah’s case, regardless of her actual age, all she had to do was stand in the presence of God (in the preincarnate form of Christ) and the effects of aging were reversed. This is why the angel visitors asked Abraham; “Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.” (Gen 18:9) They wanted her to hear this exchange between Jesus and Abraham, so that she may place her faith in the saying. If Sarah did not believe by faith, then YHWH could not do unto Sarah that which he said he would do (see also Gen 21:1):
"I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son."
Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him (Jesus). The scriptures go on to say:
“Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore, Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
Take notice that Sarah laughed to herself and not out loud. But Jesus asks Abraham, out loud (for Sarah’s benefit);
"Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?' Is anything too hard for YHWH? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
At this point Sarah steps out of the tent and faces Jesus, who is looking directly at her and says;
"I did not laugh," for she was afraid. And He said, "No, but you did laugh!" that saying in Hebrew is rendered (phonetically), Wayo°mer (559), Lo’ (3808) kiy (3508) tsaachaaqt (6711)
The word “kiy” indicates a casual relationship toward Sarah, meaning they are speaking face to face.
The fact that Sarah had stopped ovulating does not mean she had no oocytes left. In the natural world, although the menstrual cycle may cease, some woman still contain residual dormant follicles in ovaries. There is a new infertility treatment named “in-vitro activation (IVA)” which enables woman to conceive using their own eggs by activation of residual dormant follicles.1
God did not have to bring into his closed creation a miraculous ovum for Sarah to give birth to Isaac, which would subsequently violate his own creation sabbath. He only had to stand next to Abraham and Sarah to revitalize their youth.
In Gen 20:2, Abimelech, king of Gerar, a man who could have any woman in his kingdom; sent his men to take Sarah. Why would he take a 90-year old woman to be his wife unless she was still youthful and beautiful in appearance. The simple answer is, Sarah looked more like 30 years old then 90.
Likewise, God did not have to bring a “Y” chromosome from outside of His creation and violate His own sabbath rest in order to create Christ. By natural means, within the construct of God’s original creation; the 144,000 genes that code for immortal life were expressed in the body of Christ, while the genes that code for mortality were suppressed. This was a one-time event in all of human history, producing the immortal body of Christ, who was;
“…made in the likeness of men:” Phil 2:7 KJV
The Greek word for “likeness” is homoioma (hom-oy'-o-mah); from NT:3666 (and 3667); and means to resemble, to become similar. Jesus was not, and could not be a mortal man. He was immortal, just as Adam and his wife were immortal.
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 25 KJV
For a more in depth study of the name, read the booklet, "You Have Not Denied My Name" found on the homepage.