By your servant, Dan Baxley
In the very beginning I want to make it plain, the name JESUS, has only been around for the past 400 years. When the Apostles preached, proclaiming the Gospel message it was in a name given to our Savior at birth, by an Angel form God the Father (Luke 1:31). A Name given to Mary and Joseph to name Him and that name was YaHshua (this being the transliterated form from the Hebrew into English) -- the false name, Jesus, is not that name, it is not an "equivalent", it is a "replacement" for the only Name found under heaven by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). This article is going to prove just that, that the false name JESUS (IESUS) is a lie and a deception -- "... They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie...' (2Th 2:10-11). This writing, then, is not for those who refuse to see the truth and want to argue about it, it is for those truly seeking the truth and willing to follow the Spirit of Truth as revealed to them, not by me but by Him. I could rattle on and on and unless He opens your mind to this truth, removing the delusion, then none of this will mean anything to you.
Please understand, I in no way question the sincere hearts of those seeking and called to YaHshua and to the Heavenly Father. It is understood that we are not born with complete knowledge. A baby does not know its parents’ names or its family name until it learns to understand what the parents are saying. Like children we go through a process, first we are calling on our "daddy", or "dada" and our "mama", but sooner of later, if we are moving through our growth toward maturity, we will understand which family we belong to. In this family is a big brother, the first of many, the "First Fruit", and it is His sacrifice that makes Him our Savior. Sad, but too many have become stuck, some on purpose, some by plan and some by ignorance. There is a small calling to this truth, I pray it is you -- John 6:44 and Mat 11:27.
His Name was never "Jesus", and I will spend the rest of this article presenting the truth in this matter. But, as stated, the name most of Christianity accepts today is a fake, a false name, a deception and can be recognized as nothing else do to the fact this name never, ever, existed before 1611 AD. Also, the birth name of our Savior has never been lost, it has always been around, just ignored and replaced. If His true Name has always been available, then, ask yourself, why use another name, a different name? I hope this article will help those looking or being led to this truth.
His Name is Not JESUS, and it is not IESUS and it is not IESOUS
Jesus is not His Name! Can I prove it and I can prove it does matter. First, however, you have to approach this with an open mind. You and only you can control your final thoughts, sure, you can give your trust away and accept everything you are told or read but in the end it is you, not me, not your pastor and certainly not the TV evangelist you should never allow to do your thinking for you. It is your personal responsibility in matters concerning your life, the way you see the world, the way you see the Church or Churches and to whom you pledge your spirit, you spiritual loyalty -- it is all on you. Please, allow me to present a verse that should be the final answer, it is not the only verse, but is a final answer, as you will see --
(Rev 11:18) And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
If you look the word "fear", as in, "...fear thy name", in Strong's or some other Greek dictionary, you will find a better choice for this word, such as, "to be in awe", that is to "revere" -- Strong's G5399. There is coming a time when the "reward" of "eternal life" is going to be handed out to those called Saints, Servants, Prophets and those that respect and revere His Name -- those left out of this, much of the peoples of the nations, will be angry at this -- the corrupt of the world, corrupting the earth by their unrepentant sin, hatred, and love of violence, destroyers of this earth.
The final word of concern in this verse where YaHshua is proclaimed King of Kings, is the word used for "destroy", this word would make more sense by other choices found in Strong's Dictionary for this word destroy -- "corrupt, ruin, rot, perish" -- we see the sense of those individuals not receiving the reward, those angry, as those "corrupting" the earth, bringing the earth to ruin by their rebellion and rejection of the one and only Savior, YaHshua. These "corrupters" of the earth do not "fear the Name" of the Creator, the one having ultimate power over life and death.
So, the Name is important and it is a corrupt mind that allows corrupt thinking to distort this truth. Again, your responsibility, not mine, for you to clear you mind of outside influences, of teachings that can be demonstrated as false, or in error, or misunderstood. Take you pick of any excuse you want, but, finally, in the end, decide to fight the concepts you have been indoctrinated into under false precepts and false Christ'. Examine your own heart and mind, please, and know if it is the truth you seek or just a wonderful feeling of worldly bliss?
It is not my intention to offend anyone, but some will be, and I cannot help that. I pray, however, you wake up to the fact that a great deception has overcome this world -- another messiah is preached all the while the preachers hold up the written word of the Living God and proclaim another Christ, a Christ not named in the original writings but substituted by the blind or the deceiver, the God of Heaven knows. Still, some will say their Bible has the name Jesus in it and that is the name all the verses of the New Testament refers to. And, also, look at all the miracles in that name Jesus, not to mention all the prayers answered.
That is exactly my point, the deception runs deep and has been ongoing, in development really, for the past few hundred years. Make no mistake, the Bible and its message is true and faithful, and our Heavenly Father looks on the heart of the seeker and the convert, but a time is coming, and for some, is now, when He is going to uncover this deception. Even now many in the Evangelical churches are using a name, Yeshua, that is almost right and true, but they use it interchangeably with the bogus name, Jesus.
If I have not scared you off at this point, please continue, with an open, truth seeking mind, I pray you will find this article informative and challenging and will give you concern for your spiritual well being. Many of you already know and have accepted this truth and for you, this should stiffen your resolve not to waiver in the face critics and those refusing this basic truth.
I should not have to prove this in an age exploding with knowledge like never before everyone either knows or has access to the same knowledge at the same time. Most like to see themselves as people in the know, well informed, intelligent and collectively, as a people, informed as no others since the time of our beginning.
Still, the Christian community is not concerned about this subject at all. There is a deafening silence when it comes to this deception. The ignorance from the pulpit is astounding, or it is a deliberate conspiracy by the preachers, teachers and scholars of the bible to deceive those honestly coming to the God of the Bible for answers and seeking salvation.
The deception concerning this all important subject is demonstrated in the silence regarding to our Saviors proper birth name as delivered by an ANGEL from Heaven. The Angel messenger could not have given the name Jesus to Mary and Joseph for the simple reason the name, JESUS, did not exist then -- no one, not the Romans, nor the Greeks, and most of all not the Jews had ever heard the name Jesus before. It would take 1,600 years before anyone would hear the name Jesus proclaimed as the Savior of the world! The promotion of the "bogus" name, Jesus, continues without so much as a question of origins. A Name all must come to and through whom all must be saved and no one is asking where the name Jesus came from? Yes, there is a few, very few raising the question, but it is amazing in this age of information that this truth is still so covered and ignored. Yes, we are seeing more and more television preachers beginning to use the name Yeshua and Jesus interchangeably, but you can see they are not committed, bur listen to the Biblical scholars, do you hear it -- total silence. One would think the Schools of Theology, the professors of Biblical education would all be howling at the preachers and teachers to get it right. Know the bogus name Jesus is a great error and begin replacing it with the true name of our Savior and you will quickly see why it is so important. (Acts 4:12, Phi 2:11, Considering the name Jesus is in error replace the bogus name with His correct birth-name, YaHshua)
Little by little some have heard a strange name mentioned, the Hebrew/Aramaic Name of our Savior, the Name given Him at birth, YaHshua (YH's Savior) but this has been ignored for the most part. After all, look at all the miracles preformed in the name Jesus. Dreams have been proclaimed, prayer answered and all in the name of Jesus. This is true, but every religion, every religion can make the same claim. Miracles preformed, prayer answered and in the end even Satan and his agents are able to preform miracles and to even appear as angels of light (2 Cor 11:13-15, 2 Tim 3:13, Col 2:18). Be forewarned, not all in the Christian Church is from out Creator. If in the first century Church the Apostles were seeing the wolves and the greedy and the evil and advocates of angel worship and even the agents of Satan entering the flock, entering in among the called ones of YaHshua then how much more today? Satan has had 2000 years of infiltrating the Church, and look at it, full of every sin and evil imaginable and all under the name of Jesus. I thank my God He saw fit to allow His Holy Name to be hidden, to only be revealed at His choosing and His time.
We should not be too amazed at this, I suppose, the church becoming so polluted, we can see plenty examples of Christians following traditions easily proven to be pagan in origin, handed down by the Romans and the Roman Church, polluting the Christian faith by festivals inherited from the pagan religions of Rome. Those claiming to be Christians do not seem too concerned as they go happily about observing these pagan practices and tradition. These traditions and festivals renamed to match places and names found in the Scriptures. This alone should send up red flags for the believers that something is wrong. When challenged by those outside their "church" they see the work of Satan tempting them -- what they should do is see if it is true, I modern Christianity a Pagan practicing religion. It seems as soon as someone is converted, cut to the heart, their mind opened to the Message of the Holy Bible and they seek baptism and a desire to know more. Usually new converts begin their journey with the one, or the group from whom they received the message of Salvation, they begin worship by putting all of their trust, as a child might, in the preacher or teachers of that group -- forgetting the Message, no matter from whom it is heard, is from the Bible. It is the Bible the preachers and teachers should be promoting not their own work. This is natural, of course, but dangerous.
(Mat 23:15)Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte (convert), and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Do you think this may apply? This is a charge our Savior laid at the feet of the Religious leaders of his days in the flesh. I think it applies today, the Message of Salvation is preached and the new convert is then taught doctrine and customs and festivals that are not found in Scripture, but can be found in the histories of Babylonian religions.
It is alarming, to me, to see “called” people turn to the first group they encounter as their spiritual home, it is understandable, but still alarming to witness the sincere heart of a new believer being turned so quickly to a false belief in a false hope, like the Rapture Doctrine. Certainly there are those hearing the "call" at a worship service and do feel some loyalty to that group but in truth your loyalty should be to the Savior, to the calling itself, to the Word of God, the preachers are not the way but only an instrument and a fallible instrument at that. I know of some that were called separate from any group or preacher, "called" by the reading of the Bible for themselves, their stony hearts crushed in repentance and immediately join with the first group of believers they encounter becoming, sometimes, entrapped by the doctrine and teachings of that group, being socialized into that group, never questioning motive, giving up their Freedom in the Messiah for the comfort of the group. Once “called” your devotion needs to be to our Lord and Savior and your job is to be searching the Word, studying the words, not just reading (2 Tim 2:15 -- Strong's #G4704, to make effort, labor, be diligent, study).
You do not need a massive library, really, the Bible stand on its own. Men have spent lifetimes finding verses to cross reference with other verse with little or no Bible aides. Today we are fortunate that we have the work of these men to help up, but they prove that all you really need is a Bible and to set your goal on knowing more about your Savior and God. Read, take notes, mark pages, the Holy Bible is a set of study books all bound together with everything you need to know about our Creator and Savior YaHshua.
Not too many professing Christians seem to care, happy to just float along, take in the feel good messages and go their way. They should care, they should be hungry to know more, hungry for Him, our Savior -- once saved always saved, right? When the initial excitement of conversion wears off it is back to business as usual, for some, but for others it becomes a crazy ride of religious fanaticism (from Latin, meaning "frenzy") trying to get or hold that feeling of original conversion over and over again. Soon, you see this same kind of religious frenzy similar to pagan, or primitive religions around the world, the jumping up and down, the swaying back and forth, the fits, the falling backward, and on and on it goes. It seems this emotional expression, some outsiders see as fits, is all about confirming you or they have the spirit. Our Savior compared a person entering the Kingdom as a little child, becoming like one a child, and what is it a child does above all else? He or she believes their parents, without question they believe. What happens with some, however, is they don’t believe in their heart of hearts so they need the physical confirmation, and there are spirits out there only too willing to oblige by giving the seeker of such things a very spiritual feeling, A child of the Living God is one of spiritual control as His Spirit is one of order and discipline. Once the excitement of new knowledge, of being called, dissipates our focus should be on knowing more, growing in knowledge about Him and the Holy Bible is really the only book we need. In this age of increased knowledge, however, we have many other works to help us, but the primary book is and always should be your Bible. We are to move from being spiritual children, filled with childish behavior and grow into becoming mature adults of the Spirit.
(Rom 8:14-16) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
(1Co 14:19-20) But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
Time to end the Ignorance
With the knowledge explosion it is time to stop being ignorant about the Sacred Identity of our Creator, of our Savior and of our Heavenly Father. The following verses are but a small sampling of what your Bible has to say on the subject and it is importance. My friends, the end days will be a battle of names, yes it will. The Beast will have a name it is will be forced on everyone and his name is represented by a number and the False Prophet (false teacher, preacher) will cause people to worship this Beast, this Beast given the power of Satan. It is all about the name and if you refuse it you will not be able to hold a job or have a business to sell your goods. Hey I'm not making this up, read the Book of Revelations. Names are important. Check out these few verses and then say it does not matter.
John 3:18; 5:43; 17:12, Philippians 2:9, Isa 52:6, Mal 1:4, Acts 4;12
This is only the tip of the pyramid. The name Jesus is not the name given to our Savior at His birth. You might say, after a couple of hundred years, He was switched at birth, a late switch to be sure but switched all the same. What if you had a child and you named him, or her, and this name had been Legally entered into the birth records and later someone came along and changed your child's name to some name completely different? Would that be considered important? What if your child moves away to another country and you pass away and leave an estate worth millions to your child, the child you named, a birth name identifying this child as part of your family. The child's name change could mean a loss of an inheritance. Names are important, very important and in your heart of hearts you know it. Still I find people continually saying it is not, unless, of course, like the example, it has to do with your name or that or your children. Some say there is no proof but really ---- read on.
It is easy to prove and you do not necessarily need the Bible to prove it. The Letter 'J' did not exist at the time our Savior was named by the angelic messenger from heaven. In fact this letter "J", as we are familiar with it today, came into being around the 14th to 15th century, a corruption of the Greek, and Roman/Latin. It was used interchangeably with the letter i, and was not considered a consonant until around the 17th century, then coming into its own as a letter, no longer a derivative of the i letter and pronounced completely different with a sound of its own.
Webster's New World Dictionary: "J, j, 1. the tenth letter of the English alphabet: Formerly a variant of I, i, in the seventeenth century it became established as a consonant only, as in Julius, originally spelled Iulius.
A variant of I, i, so let's go to the dictionary again, this time under i: "the ninth letter of the English alphabet: Via Latin from the Greek iota, a modification of the Phoenician (Semitic, yodh, a hand)."
The J in English is not a transliteration of the Hebrew Y as the Greek i once was, but is no longer. Y is the transliterated English letter for the Hebrew/Aramaic Yod, or ' -- the Greek and Latin i used to be and in many parts of Europe is still pronounced as Y, but for the most part, is no longer suitable. Still, in some parts of the world John is Yaohn, pronounced like Yawn. Some pronounce the name as ISIS, or Isous, or Deus and Zeus and Hey Zeus as we hear in the Spanish languages. The i has changed some also, however, as in the name it was written "Iesus" as can be see in the original 1611 KJV Bible and was pronounced as Hay-Zeus, the i taking on the Hey or Hay, and this being translated as "the - Zeus". Yes, yes, I know and have heard all the arguments about how there is no proof the name "Jesus" originated from the expression, "The Zeus", but look at it, say it, as do all the Spanish speaking peoples, it sounds like Hay-Zeus, what does it matter? Hay-Zeus does not come close to the birth name of our Savior, YaHshua. It does, however, sound just like a call to the Greek god Zeus, a god also honored by the Romans. Originally the Greek Latin i was pronounce a Y, not i as in, in or "it". along the way in the religious wars between the Roman Church and the Church of England the letter i changed to a J and from there the whole thing changed and became a bastard blend of Latin and new English, far removed from our Savior's real Name.
Semitic yodh? Modification? This is the first Hebrew (Semitic) character (Y, the transliterated from in English, the yodh, as the indicator for the pronunciation) found in the personal name of the God of the Old Testament, and in the name of our Savior. The term, yodh or yod, is supposed to be the pronunciation for the character, 'J' , as found in the bogus name, and is not. Vocal pronunciation of this Hebrew letter is found in saying "yod" as this gives you the sound of that letter. As an example, it is not Yed, or Ye, or Yedh, but Yod, as in Ya. By repeating, saying, "yod", you hear the vocalization of the letter "Y". Take the name, Joshua, it should be Yoshua, or Yashua, or Yhshua, or Yahshua. Spelled differently but sounding the same. Some have tried to make a big deal out of several different spellings, but the differences in spelling have to do with the vowels, some preferring "e" over "a", but by following the guide to pronouncing the Hebrew for the English character, or the "yod" (yodh), it is easy to see, or hear that the "e" vowel is not the vowel that should be used as an aid to pronouncing the name of the Living, Creator God, YHWH, and, or His son, YHshua. While there can be an argument made for the use of the "e" vowel from a Hebrew, Aramaic point of view it would become the long "ee" and would sound like an "a" as in the word, ball. The English language has turned the long "ee" of the Semitic language into a sharp sound as found in words like "yes" and "Jesus".
The true yod or, 'Y' is to Yah, or Yahweh, or Yahshua as the Jay or, 'J' , has become to the false name, Jesus. Remember, we are dealing with the name, the identity, of the God of the Old Testament, and of the Savior of man-kind. The 'J' in Jesus should be replaced with the English character that expresses the original 'yod' or the letter 'Y'. In the Greek, or Latin, the Character is the i, thus the y, the i, and the yod should all have the same pronunciation, but they do not, unfortunately. In the Old Testament the modern translators choose to replace the personal name of the Creator with a title, and by spelling this title in Capital letters they throw it into the readers lap to recognize the personal name of the Living God, YaH, or YaHWeH (Yahweh). When the eyes of the reader see the term 'LORD' in capital letters the reader is supposed to know to read the sacred name. How many know this, let alone read the Old Testament on a regular basis? How many have heard the Sunday morning preachers teaching this, or even mentioning it? This practice of using capital letters, however, is not followed in the New Testament, even when the Messiah or one of the apostles quotes from the Old Testament they, the translators, fail to follow the principle they set forth regarding the Sacred Name of the God of the Old Testament (Okay, some do, but most do not). You will notice, in your own bible, that there is no preface, or forward to the New Testament covering the handling of sacred names. Only the Old Testament contains their excuse for using a lesser term, misusing and abusing the Holy Name of our Creator, but when it comes to the New Testament it is ignored. In the Preface of most Bibles there is no mention of the changing of names, or substituting titles in place of personal names in the New Testament, only the Old Testament -- why? Because they are changing, not using a substitute for the Name of our Savior. Imagine the controversy if a Preface was added to the New Testament attempting an explanation for changing the Name "Joshua", as seen in the Old Testament, to Jesus, or Iesus
The name JESUS could not have existed at the time of the Saviors birth, much less at the time of His death. Nor did this bogus name exist when the writers of the New Testament were putting pen to parchment. Is this important? Isn't a rose by any other name still a rose? Yes, to both questions, but calling a rose by another name could be quite confusing to a room full of children learning to speak and to write. Of course the error in this kind of thinking is obvious, especially when it comes to humans, or even gods. It is cute, in the human intellect, to devise sayings like that of the rose, and to ask questions that seem to confound absolute authority (absolute authority - God Himself). For example: "When a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it", does it make a noise? You get the point, but to illustrate: My name is Dan and you can call me by any other name, but I still remain Dan, my birth name, and that is the only name I will answer to -- call me on the phone and ask for Rod and I will tell you you have the wrong number and hang up. See how stupid such a smart statements can be? You can call me Bob, or Paul, or Ed, but I will only answer to Dan. So, yes, a rose by any other name is still a rose, but I am not Bob, nor Paul, nor Ed, I am Dan, and a rose is a rose not a tulip, or a cow. I received my name at birth from my father and he had a special reason for giving me that name. Is this important? To him it was, and eventually to me also. Of course the answer to such a question should be plain enough, especially concerning the Messiah, and especially when you read verses like, Acts 4:12.
[ According to most historians, Jesus probably lived in Galilee for most of his life and he probably spoke Aramaic and Hebrew. The name "Jesus" is an English transliteration of the Latin (Iesus) which in turn comes from the Greek name Iesous. The name has also been translated into English as "Joshua." Since most scholars hold that Jesus was an Aramaic-speaking Jew living in Galilee around 30 AD/CE, it is highly improbable that he had a Greek personal name. Further examination of the Septuagint finds that the Greek, in turn, is a transliteration of the Hebrew/Aramaic Yeshua (Yeshua he will save) a contraction of Hebrew name Yehoshua Yeho Yahweh [is] shua` help/salvation, usually Romanized as Joshua). As a result, scholars believe that one of these was most likely the name that Jesus was known by during his lifetime by his peers.]
Notice the name, "Jesus", is a "transliteration of the Latin", not the Greek, and not Hebrew or Aramaic. For those that insist the Greek is the inspired language how would you answer this? Like most of the traditions and customs of the the Roman Christian Church so comes the name they use -- from the Latin Church of Rome, not from the Greek.
"YaHshua" is his name and it was given to Him at birth by the order of an angelic messenger sent by His Heavenly Father. This name has meaning, a definition above your name, or my name, or any other name on earth. By definition it means: YaH's Savior, or Savior of YaH (YH), (Matthew 1:21). The translators, in their great wisdom, or lack thereof, have seen fit to cloak, even replace, the birth name of our Savior with a bogus name. Do they know better? Absolutely, and it can be proven. In the KJV under Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8 the name "Jesus" appears, but the context show that it is really speaking of "Joshua" (Yoshua, YaHshua) of the Old Testament, Moses' right hand man, the guy given the privilege of leading the chosen people of God into the Kingdom . In some KJV bibles a note is made to let the reader know that while the name "Jesus" appears in the text it is really, "Joshua" (pronounced, YaHshua). Talk about double speak. Yes, the scholars know, they have to but have decided to follow a tradition, as they say in the NIV preface, of our "forefathers".
Virtually all of the modern translations have corrected glaring error found within the text, translating the name properly to "Joshua" (Yoshua, YaHshua)), and that is where the scholarly translators shoot themselves in the proverbial foot. By replacing the name "Jesus" with the name, "Joshua"(remember Acts 7:45 and Hebrew 4:8), they admit that the name "Jesus" is in error, they admit, by this action, that the name, Yahshua, is correct. At the very least they admit the name "JESUS" is not right. As both of these names are supposed to be the same they correct the one but not the other, not the one that is most important, that of the Messiah. Remembering that the 'J' never existed prior to the 14th century, as a constant this name "Joshua" should at least be spelled Yoshua, or Yahshua, to preserve the original pronunciation of the old English, JOSHUA. We would not think to do this kind of violence to our own names, so why allow it when it comes to the identity of the greatest power in all of creation, our Heavenly Father, and His son, our Savior. It would be different if the Creator had seen fit not to reveal His personal identity to us, but this is not the case.
The name, the identity, of the God of the Old Testament is presented in the Hebrew writings of the Scriptures by the hand of the scribes of Israel, writing out the name of the Living Creator God over six thousand times (6,800, the count varies some, depending on who is doing the counting). They did not change the name, no, but they did something in their own righteousness that ultimately denied that part of their mission to the world, making the name of the God of Israel great in all the world (Rom 9:17, Ex 9:16). They were to perpetuate the record, which they did, and His Name, which they did not, Instead they covered the Name, they profaned the Name and identity of the greatest force in all creation -- instead of glorifying His Name they put up vowel points to indicate the pronunciation of a different word or term, a term that is equivalent to a common term, "Lord" (Master, or Boss). They did this attempting to avoid saying, or using, the sacred Name of the Creator as being too holy to pronounce and to keep from violating the third commandment (Exodus 20:7), at least that is their excuse, and remember I said, in their own righteousness. Our Creator says, "He will make His name great among the nations" (Mal 1:11, 14 - John 12:28). Why? Because Israel would not and did not. It was turned over to the Christians to do it and they did, in the beginning, then as soon as the governing powers of this world adopted Christianity as the state religion that came to an end and like the Jews they found ways to deny His Name by ignoring it, or replacing it. It is a certainty that the "Adversary" (Satan) as the "god of this world" (2 Cor 4:4) clouded the minds in this project of covering up and hiding His Holy Name, and the Name by which we must all be saved (Acts 4:12).
The letters the scribes copied have their counterpart in the English letters, YHWH. They, the Israelite scribes and priests, mistakenly decided not to say, or pronounce it, (The Name) making "The Name" of the Mighty God of no use, they profaned the name. It is the Christians that have done the most damage to the Sacred Name, for they have used substitution, they have, in the wisdom of man, helped the Jew to profane (treat as useless, show contempt, discard -- Strong's #2490, to bore, to wound, to dissolve) the name. The Jews were accused of profaning the Holy Name, yet they did not remove it from their writings (Ezekiel 36:20-24), but the Christians did. Please read the scripture just given, it is a real eye opener, not only for what has happened then and now but also for what is going to happen prophetically. The possessor of the Holy Name is going to do what, and for what? Read right on through to verse 38. This has not happened yet, but it will, and then, He declares "... they will know that I am YHWH (YaHWeH)"
Back to Joshua, or rather, Yoshua of the Old Testament, he was a type of Christ (Messiah), leading his people into the Kingdom. In Zechariah 6:11-13 we see another "Joshua", the "High Priest" being crowned as a "king" -- not just a King but a "King Priest" and his name is "Yoshua", or better still, "YaHshua", the same name given to our Savior at birth. The High Priest, Yahshua, is an example of a type of Christ bearing the name of the Savior, a King Priest just as our Savior. These verses are recognized, by virtually everyone, as a prophetic example in reference to the coming of the Messiah as our King Priest, the two offices being held by the one, YaHshua.
You have to ask, why is this error allowed? Why haven't the translators corrected this gross injustice? Why is the bogus name "Jesus" allowed to continue in this fraud? If there were no Devil nor any demons, false spirits, false guides, God-haters, and wolves in sheep's clothing then I would truly be puzzled, as the work of translating the scriptures into languages of the people is a work of tremendous scope, requiring a great degree of skill and dedication. It must also be assumed that many, if not all, that accept this task are truly dedicated to the words they translate, to the books and bibles they produce, and it is hard to believe that these scholars deliberately set out to perpetrate this fraud. Considering Satan, that old Devil and the craftiness this angelic being possesses one can almost see him using the intellect of man's reasoning to justify something that is not correct, that is in error, that is a fraud but .... but, from an intellectual point of view, well, a rose by any other name is still a rose, isn't it? Satan does not have the power to make you do anything, but he can persuade, reason, give you arguments that sound good. He has had lots of practice at getting man (men and women) to be clever in their thinking, not accepting the sure words and directions of a Higher power. No, Satan helps man become smarter, more intellectual, understanding everything but the Holy Bible. We have the choice, just as Eve did in the Garden, just as Adam did. There is no name mentioned, or written, more than the Holy Name of the Living God in the pages of scripture, yet in our translations it is invisible. How the Devil must grin. I pray that the Mighty God of Heaven, our Father, and our Savior, Yahshua, will rebuke him for this, and we will get to witness the Name of the Living God being made great among the nations. Actually, that is in the prophetic word.
We, the Believers, are on the brink of prophecy being fulfilled, or at least we are on the threshold of seeing something come about that is most definitely the work of the Living Creator God. No, I don't mean anything you or I, or any particular organization is doing. God has allowed His name to be hidden, and he has allowed the Savior's name to be twisted out of shape and into a different from. He is The Living Creator God, YHWH, and He could have forced the proper use of His Holy identity onto everyone, but then He would not have had reason to make His Name greater, over and above all other names, as He did when He delivered the Israelites out of the hands of the Egyptians. A time is coming when His true identity will be accepted and mis-used.
We are seeing the beginnings of this today. The birth name of our Savior is cropping up in more and more sermons and teachings. So, take warning, know your Bible, for there will be many deceivers going to the name and using it to convince you that they are the ones, they are the prophets, they are the chosen of the true Elohim -- and they will be wrong!
Revelation 3:8-9 I know thy works:
behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou
hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not
denied my name.
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue (church) of Satan, which say they are Jews (Israelites), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
You see today many groups in the Sacred Names Movement (so called) attempting to restore Jewish Law, the Laws of Moses, as our Savior called them, for that is what they evolved into (John 7:23). You will notice throughout the New Testament we see reference to what Moses wrote and about how the Jews trusted in Moses (Luke 24:44). Today we have groups trying to resurrect the Old Covenant, calling it a "restoration", claiming to be Jews, or the real Israel. Take care in communicating with any of these groups. In their self-righteousness they are convinced, but in reality they continually crucify our Savior.
The truth seeker, the true believer is stuck -- the Christians have a religion based on pagan theology and traditions, while those seeming to understand the importance of the birth Name of our Savior are attempting to do something reserved for our Creator, restore the Old Covenant. These groups are not trying to become more Jewish in order to convince real Jews, or Israelites of their need for the Messiah. They are not being all things to all men for the sake of Yahshua, no they do this for their own natural gratification. The followers of these men that will stand before Yahshua and claim to have done great things in His name will be shunned by out Lord, YaHshua. One last thing on this; virtually all of these groups fail to properly identify our heavenly Father, the one whom Yahshua came to reveal. You cannot have one without the other. The Father and the Son are one, and as they are one, YaHshua prayed that we be one with them. So, what is the Father's name? They do not know, they think they know and they will give you a name but it is not correct, at least not totally. It is not for me to tell you, as this is a job for our Savior, He says He will make the father's Name known to those given to Him (Hebrews 2:12, John 17:25)
When He turns this around, when His name becomes great among the Nations, when the Gentiles call on His name it will not be because of the works of the hands of man, it will be in spite of them. The bibles men produce have the message and that message most definitely points toward the Creator God , Yahshua, and the Heavenly Father, and these bible translations are good for our correction and instruction. The message of this book, has never been the work of men, only the paper and the printing, the physical construction. Our Heavenly Father has allowed Satan to influence the intellect of these men and women in an attempt to divert the message away from its true author, but all of this is being corrected, and all of this is toward the Father's purpose. The message remains in tact, no matter how men, and Satan try to mess with it. The Holy Spirit of the God of Heaven is on the move in this direction. People, and believers of the word, are going to find out what Alleluia, or Hallelujah in their songs, and in the Book of Revelations (19:3-4), really means. For starters, "Halleluyah", means, "Praise you YaH", not "praise the Lord". It is "Hallelu-YH".
I should add one thing here; I do not mean to intimate that the work of the scholars, translating the bible into different languages, are evil, at least not anymore than any of the rest of us, but only that somewhere along the way Satan used what appeared to be good reasoning and logic, feeding man's wisdom, in order to profane the use, or lack there-of, the Creator's Holy Name. This has been a process that Satan has had in the works from the beginning. He quoted the Creator's words to Eve, and used some good old fashion reasoning to help Eve come to the wrong conclusion. Eve took the fruit tasted it, turned to Adam, standing beside her, gave him some and they did eat. Contrary to what some teach, Adam was right there next to Eve when this intellectual discussion took place and he too convinced himself of the wisdom of their action's sounded good to him too, beside, I imagine he imagined, 'I can always blame it on eve'.
I know that the men and women working on a project as great as that of biblical translations are dedicated, devote, and very serious about what they do, but they have no good reason for keeping the Holy name out of print. They do have a "reason", however, and do you know what it is? Well, it is because it has been done that way all along. That, my friends, is the "reason". There is no scholarship, or great study, or mathematical method that determines the exclusion of the Holy Name from the modern (including the KJV) translations, only that it has been done that way before and what was acceptable then must be now. Oh, yes, there is that one other thing; true pronunciation cannot be known, some say. Most scholars have abandoned that argument, however, as they know better.
Quote: Unger's Bible Dictionary, page 1177, Yahweh (ya we). The Hebrew tetragrammaton (YHWH) traditionally pronounced Jehovah is now known to be correctly vocalized Yahweh. New inscriptional evidence from the second and first millennia B. C. point toward this fact.
You see, pride, and ego, enter in here. To admit so large an error is hard to do, especially after letting it go for so long. There is absolutely nothing scholarly about their approach to the Holy Name and its treatment in the pages of the translations they prepare for public consumption. They, the Christian scholar, has done the Hebrew scribes one better. Instead of keeping the Sacred Name in front of the reader they have replaced it all together under the guise of "tradition". The Jews excuse is handed down as treating the Name with such respect as to never say it. A Name too sacred to pronounce -- misguided holiness. What is the excuse of the modern day bible scholar? Truly, they have none. Pagan holy days (holidays) and customs run rampant through the Christian community, so, perhaps it is only fitting they call on, or use names more closely connected to pagan gods of old. My friends, there is some serious research suggesting the name "Jesus" is connected to the infamous 666. Try this test, pull the vowels from the name Jesus and you have, Jss, or Iss. Now, pronounce it. Did you know that the number for the Egyptian goddess Isis was 666? I have yet to do a detailed study on this myself but for beginners this connection can be found under the work of E. W. Bullinger, in his book Number in Scripture, in the foot note found on page 49.
We see the Savior's name, and that of the Father, being referred to more and more among the Christian programs you see on TV. They, of course, continue to tie the bogus name "Jesus" to the Holy name. Sometimes a preacher will use both names in the same breath, Yahshua, or Jesus. JESUS IS NOT HIS NAME AND IT NEVER WAS! Look, take the name Joshua, found in the Old Testament, restore the Yod character for the "J", as it should be and you have Yoshua, or Yah-shua, which is really on the money in the pronunciation of our Savior's birth Name. I know, I know, I have said all of this before, but can it be said enough?
And don't come at me with the business of how so many people have been helped in the name of "JESUS". Listen friend, even worshipers of the devils and demons perform miracles. You can talk to just as many pagans, and to pagan converts (a lot of white Americans seem to be turned onto some of these pagan religions, especially those originating in the East) about lives being changed. Take a look at Scientology, a religion based on Science Fiction writings and imaginations of Ron L. Hubbard, if you want to see some high profile proponents of life changing experiences. Look into this for yourselves and you will see the appeal to intellectual vanity but in the end, when the ultimate truth they teach is unveiled, it is as ridiculous as little green men from space controlling our president, or that man is god, or that man comes from volcanos. This false religion, Scientology, seems intellectual on the surface but deep in its core, in the guts of its mystery teachings is a bazaar tale of origins and future that only a science fiction writer could dream up and make into a religion. Beware of the religions of this world, nearly all of them have a base line that can be traced back to the original religion of Babylon -- Believe it or not.
Some have good arguments for having found a more righteous path than what they have seen and experienced in the Christian community. The Christian community has been mixing pagan worship with the worship of the Creator God for hundreds of years, and as mentioned previously, these religious practices can easily be traced right back to Babylon itself. There are Christians that practice the mixing of Eastern religious theology, superstition and myth into their worship. Taking bits and pieces from other pagan religions as life style changes searching for a physically pleasing religious experience, looking for that "righteousness" in their life. This is a gross mistake the Israelites got caught up in themselves. Read the Old Testament and see what happened to them. Think we are any different? Maybe we are better, yeah, right? Read 2 Kings 23, see how Josiah (Yosyah, or Yahshua), the king of Israel, removed pagan idols and objects of worship from the temple (church building of Israel). Read how religious the people had become. They had religion, lots of religion, and mixed it with the worship of Yahweh. They had become so religious in their worship of false gods, every kind of god, that the true God became lost in their knowledge, until a book, gathering dust in the Temple, was discovered and delivered to the King. This book of ancient writing had been misplaced, hidden, and then was found and the King command it be read to him. He was struck to the heart at how far the people had drifted from the One True God, YHWH, and so he sat out to make things right, he wrecked the false religions that had invaded his country, his people. When our King, YaHshua, comes He will do the same, beginning at Jerusalem. There is a revival coming but not like men envision. YaHshua, not Jesus, is going to restore Israel, a greater Israel, from river to river and all the nations will come to the King during the Feast of Week and pay tribute and those that refuse will not receive weather conducive to healthy crops and a healthy people.
Read Zechariah 14 and ask yourself these questions: Who is it that is standing on Mount Olives? Where is this battle against the nations taking place? Whose flesh is consumed away? What is the Feast of Tabernacles? Who is it that will be required to come up year after year for this Feast? What is it YHWH (the LORD, YaHshua) promises to do to those of Egypt and heathens of the world, if they do not come up at that time?
Concerning the last question we should note, The word "rain" is not really in the original and when you read this verses 18 and 19, is a promise of a plague, not only against all Egypt but against all the heathen nations refusing to come up for the Feast of Tabernacles. It is Zechariah 14 where we see the identity of YHWH as YaHshua, not Jesus.
This reference goes on to give the various accounts of how the messenger angel, Gabriel, gave the name "jesus" to both Mary and Joseph to name our Savior. I covered this with some reasonable logic in previous statements found in this article already so I won't go over this error again, you know, beating a dead horse. Let us focus, instead, upon this highly esteemed work as a representation, not just of Merrill F. Unger, but of the whole of biblical scholarship surrounding the perpetuation of this error. You have just read the above quote, now lets use the same reference to prove this error in scholarship.
We don't really need to go any further. You see the name, Joshua, the name of the assistant and successor of Moses, and this is the very same name given to YaHshua (Joshua) at his birth. If His birth name is found in the Old Testament then why is it not found, or better yet, why is it replaced in the New Testament? From the same book I retrieved information about how the pronunciation of the name YHWH has not been lost, from the same book that makes the flat statement that the God of Israel, YHWH, was not known to any other people on the face of the earth (page1177) we have this glaring view of name substitution, Jesus for YaHshua (Joshua). It is not just with Unger's Bible Dictionary, a reference I like and use, but it virtually all other bible dictionaries as well.
Quote: Holman Bible Dictionary, page 775, "JESUS CHRIST Greek form of Joshua and the title meaning, "Yahweh is salvation", and "the anointed one" or "Messiah". Proper name of the Savior of the world".
Incredible, the admission and denial all in the same breath. Following this same reference work, on page 816 we see the definition for the name, Joshua, as being, "Yahweh delivered". We see defined, Yahweh is savior, or salvation. Under this heading Holman's Dictionary gives the account of Joshua being the ''unsung hero" of the Old Testament having, as he, not Moses, led the chosen people into the promised Land -- into the Kingdom of God. See any parallels here? Certainly, the forerunner of the Joshua, or YaHshua, to come, the real YaH-shua. Joshua of the OT is, as we see, a type of Messiah, and, as a type of the coming YaHshua will lead the people of God into the future Kingdom, or Government of God. So, why, in the New Testament, the Greek Scriptures, is the name, Joshua, changed to Jesus? Listen, my friends, the name Jesus is not even Greek. the name Jesus is a made up name, a twisting of the original Greek, to Latin, to English then again to a different English and then English/American, to the point of being a different name far removed form the Name given to our Savior, a Name the Apostles taught, a Name "... by which all must be save..."
Someone said, "They spoke Aramaic in the days the Messiah walked in the flesh". And that may well be true, or some blending of Aramaic and orginal Hebrew, but it certainly wasn't Greek. How do you say the Savior's Name in Aramaic? Simple, it is the same as in Hebrew, YaHshua, certainly not Jesus.
Let's assume the language of the Hebrews was lost. Looking in Harper's Bible Dictionary we see the Aramaic name for Yahshua (Joshua) to be "Jeshua", or "Yeshua" and the meaning is the same, "Yahweh is salvation", you can find this on page 474. We see this variant among the Christian teachers using the name "Yehshua" in almost the same breath with Jesus. This form is becoming ever more popular among the teachers of Jesus as savior -- they pray, "In the name Jesus Yeshua ...". So, is it Yahshua, or Yeshua? It is YH-shua - the pronunciation of YH can be either with the "e" or the "a". In my research I have discovered the name pronounced with the "e" from an ancient Babylonian source held in the British museum. What is interesting is that the "e" is a long "e" like "ee" and as such actually makes a similar, if not identical, sound of an "a". Neither letter, however, belongs to the name, as YHWH stands on its own so does the name of YH-shua. YHWH is seen as pronounced, YaHWeH and YH-shua as YaHshua. The sacred name of our Creator certainly leaves room for accents and YeHWeH or YaHWeH would be where these similar pronunciation fall. As a transliterations goes you could pronounce His Name as, EEaShua, but this would not leave any relevant Hebrew/Jewish lettering connection with the original and earliest known Name of our Creator in what is called, Paleo (Ancient) Hebrew.
One more thing to consider: In the name Yeshua, a name, by the way, the Jewish scholars prefer and admit to, leaves one very important element out, the "H" -- dropping half of the name drops the our Heavenly Father from the Name of Salvation. By dropping the "H" from the name is the same as leaving the Father out of His union with our Savior. Yeshua is only half the Name and this error is fine with the Jewish scholars -- keeping the Sacred Name out of the Gentiles hands, or mouths. I have been challenged by a couple of Hebrew scholars and they are sincere men, not trying to keep a secret, being deceived themselves, refusing to see the Name YaHshua in the Old Testament, forget the NT, remember, they are Jews and do not recognize the NT as Scripture -- forgetting for the moment that the various Jewish factions argue over what is or is not Scripture. The Hebrew does have the Name YaHshua, but it appears as YaHushua and for the sake of one letter they refuse to see the truth. You see, as mentioned before, the last part of the name is a statement of fact, the first part of the Name is the undefinable mention, or identity of the Creator God of all the Heavens and this lowly planet we live on. So, it is YH - shua, or YH - u- shua, either way, the Name YaHshua is found in the OT. YH is Savior, YH is Salvation, YaHshua is in the OT every time YHWH is mention as our savior or our salvation.
If you prefer the use of the "e" in your view of His Name then you should spell it and see it as YeHshua, not Yeshua. See how it changes and is corrected? The name, Yeshua, is not complete and it is not a short form either, it is not correct and is not complete. Simple example: My name is DaN, you can still pronounce it if I drop the vowel, DN, but if I drop the N then you are left with D and that changes things. I must admit, the Y, pronounced by itself is pretty close to the actual pronunciation of YH, like a breath of air, a wind blast, a perfect name and possibly the first sound Adam heard as his Creator breathed the breathe of life into him.
I pray for our Heavenly Father to forgive us our ignorance, and thank Him for His immense patience. Thank you YaHshua, for it is in your Name we find our salvation and claim our gift of eternal life. Praise you YH, which is to say, HalleluYaH.
The following is from a different web site. I include it here as something of interest and something to consider. The critics in defense of the false name, JESUS, continually charge that linking the name JESUS with the Greek/Roman god Zues is unfounded. I have mentioned in past articles that there is no direct connection but the coincidence is remarkable, and, as mentioned before, no mistake. With this information and study from the web site quoted below it seems to be making a connection and seems to me, a valid comparison and connection is made.
The name of Jesus is a 400 year old
name approximately, because the English language never had the letter
"J" till then.
The Messiah's True Name
"The name Jesus is NOT a
"It is known that the Greek
"Some authorities, who have spent
"Jesus. That was a name given
"This new church adopted
"The pagans of Greece and Rome
"The Hebrews called their
"Originally, the name of the
"the name of Christ in the New Testament
name Joshua (or Jehoshua) derives
4:10,12: be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in
the name of Yahshua Hamashia of Nazareth, whom ye
crucified, whom YAH raised from the dead....And in none other is there
salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given
among men, wherein we must be saved.
only Savior in the Scripture
21:9 is very interesting because of the word Hosanna it is a Greek word and I
got the meaning from strong's.
Definition: an exclamation of adoration: - hosanna.
The word YAHSHUA means YAH is
On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard
that Yahshua was coming to Jerusalem,