Proverbs 30:4 asks: “Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!”
Now we know that Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus Christ) is the name of the “son of God”, but what is the name of God?
You see, contrary to popular beliefs, God has a name. His name in Hebrew is spelled out as יהוה transliterated into Roman Script as YHWH . Together these Hebrew characters are also known as the Tetragrammaton. In the Bible, notice how the word “LORD” is in bold letters? This is to indicate that the Tetragrammaton יהוה (YHWH), which is the name of God, was replaced with the word “Adonai” in Hebrew or “LORD” in English.
Why did the ancient Israelites allowed the name of God to be removed from the Holy Scriptures? Was it God’s will?
Ezekiel 20:14 says: “But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.”
So, God kept his name hidden because he didn’t want his name to be profaned. God first revealed his name to his servant Moses. In fact, the name of God and the use of it is in the Ten Commandments.
Exodus 20:7 reads: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” (KJV).
This commandment might have been the reason for the ancient Hebrew to keep the name of God from being used improperly. They restricted God’s worshippers from uttering his name for the fear of profaning it and breaking his commandment. Only the priests were able to utter his holy name. The privilege of being able to pronounce the name of God (YHWH) was restricted to a select few. As a result, overtime, it was removed completely from the Holy Scriptures and ultimately from the mouth of God’s people.
Regardless of the reasons why the ancient Hebrew removed the name of God from the Holy Scriptures, the point is, God has a name! According to the Bible, God will once again make his name known in the last days.
Ezekiel 39:7 reads “‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the LORD am the Holy One in Israel.’”
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May God bless and protect you always!
Lazarus @ March 9, 2013
The Bible tells us of the many signs that we must look out for in order to tell that we are living in the last days. One of these signs is the presence of the scoffers or mockers.
In 2 Peter 3:3 Apostle Peter foretold “..that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.”
This phenomenon is very prevalent in today’s world. People mocking (dissing) each other as if it’s their way of life. But more alarming than this, is that, it is also happening in the spiritual realm. There are scoffers in spirit realm who relentlessly persecute those who are being set-up by Satan to enter a trap. This is part of the widespread practice of witchcraft in this present time.
Apostle Paul warned us in Ephesians 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
So if you start experiencing something similar to this, know that you are getting closer to uncovering the truth. Pray incessantly and do not be afraid. Stay in God’s love in your dealings with people. Take refuge in God and have faith in Jesus Christ.
Apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 1:7, “These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
Lazarus @ February 17, 2013
There are all sorts of truth. Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) in John 16:13 said, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into ALL truth.” From this we learned that all truth come from God.
Jesus Christ was sent by God to the world to bear witness to the truth (John 18:37). Furthermore God gave him the authority to become “the truth” that men must believe, in order to gain everlasting life. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. (John 14:6)
Just as all lies come from the Devil (John 8:44), all truth belongs to Jesus Christ as God gave him authority over it (Ephesians 1:22). When Jesus Christ reveals the truth (himself) to someone, that person will be set free from the bondage of darkness and from the power of Satan. Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) Once a person is freed and brought from darkness to light, this person will be delivered into God’s kingdom. “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.” (Colossians 1:13)
The truth is also God’s word. “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Jesus Christ was also given authority over God’s word. In fact he is the word of God. It is by his Word that God gives instructions, wisdom and knowledge. God’s word is a spirit and those who live by it live in spirit. In addition, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
Now, in secret spiritual realm, the Devil who is also called Satan, by his cunning deceptions, is trying to suppress the truth from coming into light. He propagates all sorts of lies that create envy, lust and pride among people and trapping many souls in darkness and throwing them into confusion. Many people have fallen into Satan’s trap because they are unaware of the truth of what’s really happening in the spirit realm.
The Devil’s lies bring confusion and darkness and eventually lead people to hatred for each other. This is the exact opposite of what God wants us to do to each other. He wants us to live in spirit and in truth because the spirit is the truth (1 John 5:6). God also wants us to walk in the light (1 John 1:7). This means loving one another and always telling the truth. “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.” (1 John 2:9) “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37)
Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:8, “For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.” So let’s continue to become obedient to God and keep on walking in the light “(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)” Ephesians 5:9. Let us continue praying for his Holy spirit, through Jesus Christ, to guide us and lead us into all truth forever and ever. Halleluyah! Amen!
Lazarus @ November 3, 2012
Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus Christ) told his apostles a parable about the kingdom of God/Heaven:
“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 13:47-50)
the fishermen = angels
the net = persons God will use to shed light on the gospel of the kingdom of God (priest/prophet/messenger)
the fish = people of all sorts
the lake = the world
the shore = the kingdom
sat down = judgement seat
baskets = congregations
full = gospel preached to the whole world
good fish = good people
bad fish = bad people
wicked = evil people
righteous = just people
end of age = the end of the current system of things of the world
fiery furnace = hell
weeping and gnashing = punishment
In this parable, the angels are the fishermen who will help gather people in truth. This truth is in Jesus Christ and his gospel. His gospel is about the kingdom of God (Luke 4:43). The Net are the people chosen by God to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom.
The angels will administer to the people who are chosen by God. The chosen ones will proclaim the gospel of the kingdom and will draw all sorts of people to the truth (Jesus Christ). Once the net is full, this means the gospel about the kingdom is preached throughout the world (Matthew 24:14), Christ will then send his angels to make the kingdom ready for the good people (The end of age). They will make judgements (sat down), and the good fish (good people) will be gathered in congregations of lights (baskets), the bad fish (bad people) will be thrown out into outer darkness (fiery furnace) where they will receive their punishments (weeping and gnashing). Furthermore, the angels will take everything out in the world that causes people to stumble.
Jesus told in Matthew 13:41 “The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.”
The kingdom has been prepared by God since the foundation of the world for the saints to inherit. The kingdom of God and the world are coexisting on earth. The world is where we are operating physically in this present system of things. The kingdom of God is what we must seek to find. It’s a place filled with spirits. In order to find it, we must live in spirit and see with our spiritual eyes. Jesus Christ said that the kingdom does not come with visible signs because it is in you and within you. (Luke 17:21) . That we must not love the things in the world but we must seek the kingdom first and everything else will be added to us (Matthew 6:33). “..always give thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” (Colossians 1:12)
Lazarus @ October 13, 2012
There’s a consensus among Christians that a “mysterious figure” will enter the world scene in the very near future. His appearance will correspond with the endtime prophecies as written in the Holy Scriptures. He is known as the endtime “Anti-Christ” who is to come.
But before we jump to conclusion, let’s find out what the Bible says about the antichrist. Note in the following verse what Apostle John wrote about the nature of the antichrist.
“.. every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:3)
So according to Apostle John, the antichrist is a spirit. This spirit will be present in people who do not acknowledge that Jesus Christ as coming to the flesh. Even back then, there were antichrists already.
“Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.” (2 John 1:7)
These persons with antichrist spirit will propagate deception and suppress the truth.
“Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist–he denies the Father and the Son.” (john 2:22)
So the antichrist is not just one person but a spirit working through many people. The spirit of the antichrist has been working through people ever since Jesus Christ left the world up to now. These persons, since they do not believe in Christ, are the “antichrist” according to the bible’s definition. Such persons will be in direct opposition of what Jesus Christ is trying to accomplish. Satan will use such persons to propagate his deception.
And the mysterious “endtime figure” I mentioned at the start, will possess the spirit of the antichrist. I will write more about this “endtime figure” in a separate blog.
Lazarus @ September 30, 2012
Before Jesus Christ, people offered burnt offerings as a way to ask God for forgiveness of sins. When Jesus Christ offered himself up on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, we are no longer required to offer burnt offerings to God in order to receive forgiveness of sins. From then on, a person who come to believe in Jesus Christ must walk in the light in order to receive forgiveness of sins. (1 John 1:7) Walking in the light also means carrying its burden.
In Matthew 11:30, Jesus said, “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
So what exactly is this “burden” that Jesus Christ was referring to? It is the burden of the light of Jesus Christ. The one who receives the light will experience persecution just as Jesus Christ did.
Once one has received the light of Jesus Christ, this person will go through a period of trials and tribulations. The knowledge that will be revealed by the light is strangely mind-boggling that keeping a sound mind in the part of the one being enlightened is required. This soundness of mind is a gift from God.
Apostle Peter told the type of suffering one must go through, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” (1 Peter 4:12)
But if one exercises faith and endurance by holding on to the light, that one will enter the Kingdom Of God and gain eternal life. “These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” (1 Peter 1:7)
As believers in God and in Christ, we know that trials and tribulations are part of our existence in this world. That we will receive the promised eternal life for the suffering that we are going through .
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5:10)
Apostle Paul reminded those who had received the light about their former sufferings.
“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.” (Hebrews 10:32-33)
So let us walk in the light and carry its burden. “By standing firm you will gain life.” (Luke 21:19)
Lazarus @ September 21, 2012
Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus Christ) is “the light” that is in every person who comes into the world. (John 1:9) This light is the life of men. (John 1:4) Those who follow the Son Of God, the “light of the world”, will never walk in darkness but will possess the light of life.(John 8:12)
Just as Jesus Christ received the “light of the world” from the Father of all lights, he then shares this glory with those who follow him by making them into “lights of the world” themselves.
Jesus Christ said, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
But the knowledge of “the light” is lost in darkness. As a result, people in these “last days” are unable to recognize “the light” of the Gospel of Christ.
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
But darkness is needed to make the light manifest.
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
When “the light” shines, it testifies to the truth. This truth is the hope that we have in God through Jesus Christ.
Apostle Paul wrote, “for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” (Ephesians 5:14)
Lazarus @ September 16, 2012
The explanation for the “Mustard Seed” Parable that Yeshua told the Apostles to describe what the kingdom of God/Heaven is like, can also be found in the holy scriptures.
In Matthew 13:31, Yeshua told this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”
Yeshua explained, in another parable, what these symbolism mean in the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:38.
The Mustard Seed is a son of the Kingdom (Children of God)
The Man is the Lord Jesus Christ (Son Of Man)
The Field is the world
The Tree is a king (Daniel 4:20)
Now, let’s look at King Nebuchanezzar’s dream in Daniel 4:11-13.
“These are the visions I saw while lying in my bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous.The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth.Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the beasts of the field found shelter, and the birds of the air lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.”
Now let’s see the prophet Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchanezzar’s dream.
In Daniel 4:20-23 The prophet Daniel interprets: “The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth,with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the beasts of the field, and having nesting places in its branches for the birds of the air–you, O king, are that tree! You have become great and strong; your greatness has grown until it reaches the sky, and your dominion extends to distant parts of the earth.”
Notice that the dream of King Nebuchanezzar is very similar to the “parable of the Mustard seed” that Yeshua told the apostles. Therefore, we can safely conclude that the kingdom of God will be people whom the lord will choose and groom to become great kings. Furthermore, in the following verse, God clearly indicates that he can give the kingdom to whomever he pleases.
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” –Daniel 4:17
It is God’s will for us to become kings and priests in his kingdom. Apostle John prophesied in Revelation 5:10, “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
In fact, the “good news” is about the Gospel of the kingdom of God. It is the gospel that Yeshua proclaimed when he was here on earth.
Yeshua said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” –Luke 4:43
Therefore we ought to strive in seeking God’s kingdom and in glorifying Yah, The God almighty, our Father in heaven. Obey his commandments, keep the faith of his son Yeshua and always walk in the light so that he will be please and allow us to partake in his kingdom. Halleluyah! Amen!
Lazarus @ June 15, 2012
Satan is deceiving the whole entire world and he has managed to keep everybody in the dark about it. Satan lives among us. He is pretty much a big part of everything that’s happening in the world today. Behind the scenes, Satan pulls the strings. We can only imagine how many souls fall into his hands on a daily basis. Knowing he has a short time, Satan schemes up to trap every soul. He holds people hostage and tries to put everybody under his control. As a result, the whole world is now lying under his power.
Revelation 12:9 prophesied, “The great dragon was hurled down–that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. “
Yeshua also prophesied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” in Luke 10:18
The Devil’s scheme is so subtle that you will not be able to detect it unless you have come to know the truth and been enlightened. Apostle Paul warned us about the nature of our battle with Satan.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” –Ephesians 6:12
These spiritual forces of darkness operate stealthily in the spirit realm. They have managed to deceive the entire world in “secret”. You’ll never know what hits you until it’s too late. For most people this had been the case.
That’s why Yeshua warned us, “ Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” — 1Peter 5:8
Most people are reluctant to tell the truth about what’s going on in “secret” for fear of being persecuted. Granted people are lost in the dark and never knowing what’s truly happening, some are just in outright denial about it. But as children of God, we have the obligation to tell the truth and save people from falling victim to Satan’s “secret” deception.
Yeshua told us that , “There is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing kept secret except to be brought to light.” –Mark 4:22
Furthermore, in Acts 13:47, the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the nations, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Ultimately, it is our faith in God and in his Son that’s going to determine whether we will expose Satan’s deception and help save souls. Do we genuinely trust our Father in heaven? Are we willing to do his will? Do we really have the faith of His son operating in us? Or are we just doing lip service to God? For the sake of appearing “normal” are we willing to let Satan continue to deceive us and our children? We all need to wake up and start shedding some light to the abomination that is taking place in “secret”.
Apostle Paul summed it up for us in the following verses: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” –Ephesians 5:8-14
Lazarus @ June 11, 2012