Few people I have observed bless YHWH’S NAME [the LORD’S NAME] even those in leadership positions in Churches. According to King David in Psalm 134:1 and 145:10, the holy [faithful, saints, godly, loyal, servants, righteous, merciful, kind ones] bless HIS NAME. See below for the Strong’s root words/meanings of “holy” as in “the saints” and for other verses that say to bless YHWH’S NAME. Going by what King David said, blessing YHWH is a sign of spiritual closeness. Many thank and praise HIM but how many bless HIS NAME? I have even brought this up to some, encouraging them to bless HIM in addition to the thanks and praise, and the next time I heard them – again there were no blessings.
In reference to YHWH’S NAME, I think many do not realize that since the New Covenant our FATHER in Heaven gave HIS NAME to HIS SON, YAHSHUA HA’MASHIACH YHWH aka JESUS CHRIST the LORD. HIS ABBA gave HIS NAME to HIS SON for what HE went through in the flesh here on earth. YAHSHUA is our Covenant partner. When people pray and refer to the LORD, are you referring to CHRIST or HIS FATHER? See this link for more info – http://glclifestyling.com/2013/05/30/what-do-the-fatherancient-of-days-his-sonwordlambmessiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-1/ Read John [Yochanan] 5:43, “I have come in MY FATHER’S NAME…” and 17:11, “…and I come to you Holy FATHER, guard them in YOUR NAME which YOU have given ME…”.
I encourage all who read this to bless everything about FATHER/SON/SPIRIT, separately and together! Go for it! They deserve it! Bless not only YHWH’S NAME but also all THEIR NAMES, where THEY have been and are going, what THEY are doing, and THEIR whole Being. Ask for it all to be retroactive and for THEM to have all the blessings THEY should have had from the beginning! I believe the enemy is screaming at the mention of this, HalleluYAH!!!
Read the verses below. Try blessing HIM and see if anything changes in your life. Maybe you will just feel good doing it but isn’t that a blessing! At the very least, when you bless others then it comes back to you. Scripture says what we do to others returns to us. Matthew [Mattityahu] 7:12 and Luke 6:31 – “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you…”. So if you want to be blessed then bless others instead of cursing them and that goes for what is said to ELOHIM, too. “ELOHIM” is the Hebrew word for GOD.
I have heard people curse ELOHIM and I wince at that because HE does not deserve it. It says in Isaiah [Yesha’Yahu] 55:8-9, that HIS Ways and thoughts are not our ways and thoughts and for us not to go by our own understanding. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a conversation with ELOHIM instead of cursing or getting angry at HIM? Do you really think HE is ever wrong? Have you ever seen in Scripture where HE apologized for being wrong? Remember, HIS enemy is wrongness not HIM!
Job [Iyov] 40:8 – Would you also set aside My judgment? Would you pronounce Me wrong, and you be declared righteous?
From Psalm 145:10 “holy” [the root words/meanings]
Strong’s H2623 – chaciyd [from blueletterbible.com]
- faithful, kind, godly, holy one, saint, pious
- pious, godly
- faithful ones (subst)
Strong’s H2616 – chacad [final root]
to be good, be kind
(Hithpael) to show kindness to oneself
to be reproached, be ashamed
(Piel) to be put to shame, be reproached
[verses below from biblehub.com – ESV, ISR]
Deuteronomy [D’varim] 8:10 –
And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
Psalm [Tehillim] 26:12 – My foot shall stand on a level place; In the assemblies I bless יהוה.
26:1 – My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.
28:6 – Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
34:1 – Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
41:13 – Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.
68:19,26,35 – Blessed be יהוה, Day by day He bears our burden, The Ěl of our deliverance! Selah.
Bless Elohim in the assemblies, יהוה, from the fountain of Yisra’ĕl.
O Elohim, awesome from Your set-apart places, The Ěl of Yisra’ĕl is He Who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be Elohim!
96:2 – Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
100:4 – Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
103:1,2,20,21,22 – Of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!
Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!
104:1,35 – Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!
106:48 – Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD!
113:1,2 – Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD now and forever.
115:18 – But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD!
119:12 – Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
134:1,2 – A Song of Ascents. Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!
Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!
145:1,2,10,11,12, 21 – A Song of Praise. Of David. I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
I Chronicles 29:10 – Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
Revelation 5:12 – saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
[See link below for another study involving blessing YHWH. King David had the people bow and prostrate themselves to YHWH when they blessed HIM. I try my best to do this and I encourage all to do their best to do this for HIM, too.]