May you find yourself asking questions and seeking the answers through prayer, asking ELOHIM/GOD for ONLY the Truth, and Biblical study/research! ELOHIM is the Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is our ABBA/FATHER IN HEAVEN/HA’SHAMAYIM, HIS SON JESUS/YESHUA’YAH, and HIS HOLY SPIRIT/RUACH HA’KODESH.
It is important to go to our FATHER IN HEAVEN for everything through HIS SON, our only INTERCESSOR to THE FATHER, and not go by our own understanding [Mattityahu/Matthew 6:9, 1 Yochanan /1 John 2:1, Mishlei/Proverbs 3:5-7]. I have been seeking ELOHIM’S/GOD’S Depths and am going back to the roots of Scripture to gain a deeper understanding from the original languages and root words. Jeffery Benner who created the Ancient Hebrew Research Center looks into parent roots of words, the original root of where a word comes from. I have used his and other’s work and found blessings. I also research by looking at every Scripture a word is in to see all the Bible has to say. Everything in Scripture, both the Old and New Testament, should fit together. It is a puzzle that reveals hidden things. If it does not work, that can indicate a problem. More about that later.
In order to walk JESUS/YESHUA’YAH’S WAY:
1. Learn how to obey, if you love ME you will obey/keep MY commands, and follow our GOOD SHEPHERD and prepare for our coming KING how HE would love!
2. Go by HIS ABBA’S/FATHER’S Will and not your own!
3. Learn how to be taught and comforted by the HOLY SPIRIT!
Having given my life to our FATHER IN HEAVEN to do YESHUA’YAH’S/JESUS’S work, I hope to be going wherever my GOOD SHEPHERD wants me, to follow HIM and do our FATHER IN HEAVEN Will as HE prepares me through the HOLY SPIRIT! [John/Yochanan 10:11 and Tehillim/Psalm 23].
One big problem I have noticed in many places is that the word “grace” is used like a get out of jail free card. The belief seems to be that once saved, that is all that is needed to be done but per Scripture it is not. When we accept JESUS/YESHUA’YAH and HIS Covenant we are forgiven but we must obey HIS commands and start walking in HIS Way and not our own. We still sin, we still need to confess and repent, we still need to do what is right and stop sinning – not just do what we want. Those who sin, repent, sin, repent, sin, repent and keep sinning and believing it is alright because they will be washed clean each time should read Hebrews 10:29-30. Take a look at Yochanan [John] 3:36, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
The word OBEY here is key. Different Scriptural translations typically use the words “rejects, does not believe in, or disobeys”. The words “disobeys or does not obey” are used about half the time for this verse, from what I have looked at. I believe “obey” is the correct word to be used here because of many other verses in Scripture talking about the importance of obeying. From what I have seen, many people do not understand the “obeying” we are to do and they do not realize that ELOHIM’S/GOD’S Wrath may remain on them! Yochanan/John 14:15, 23, 24 also go into the importance about obeying but the main word used for these verses by more translations is “keep” with far fewer translations saying “obey”. It amazes me how much is watered down by just one word being changed! Bible Hub is a good study tool for comparing many translations even ones in foreign languages.
Getting to know Scripture through the original languages is important. I believe if you ask anyone whose main language is not English they will tell you that when words are translated or transliterated from another language to English, or from English to another language, you can have change occur. One man I spoke with said that the Bible in Spanish compared to the Bible in English is very different. The more languages a word is translated or transliterated through the more possibility for change. Take a look at what happened to the JESUS/YESHUA’YAH’S name in one of the paragraphs below when taken from Hebrew to English versus Hebrew to Greek/Latin to English to see one such change.
Comparing different translations of Scripture is important. While the prophets’ writings were through the WORD OF YHWH/THE LORD visiting them [before HE became flesh] or THE HOLY SPIRIT bringing it to them, I have every belief that many translators had/have good intentions but did not/do not understand the depths or nuances of the languages they were/are translating. I believe there are differences between many translations as well as unclear statements that get cleared up when investigating the original language and root words, culture of the time, looking at the context of what is being said, or comparing what is being said to other Scripture. The Bible is not outdated but good for all generations as it says. The Word of GOD/ELOHIM is True and Good but mankind can change things or err in translating.
I believe enough truth is intact to know FATHER/SON/HOLY SPIRIT in Truth and for the Good News of Salvation. I have been finding transliteration/translation errors that mock ELOHIM/GOD by hiding pagan ways, hiding possession, hiding truth. One example is our English word “anti” which means “opposed to or against”. In referring to the “anti-christ, one would take the meaning to be something or someone, physical or spiritual, that is against or opposed to the TRUTH. A better word choice in English for the original word behind the word “anti”, would be the word “replace”. It will be someone or something that replaces the TRUTH. That is a big difference and I can see truth being replaced in worship and belief. If you don’t believe this, pray and ask GOD/ELOHIM. HE will show you.
I mainly prefer using the Hebrew names for our ABBA IN HEAVEN, HIS SON, and HOLY SPIRIT. I also have been learning more about the original words of Scripture and am trying to use them instead of the English versions. This is why in the studies I post, I typically have a name in Hebrew with the English name next to it so people can learn more about the original language of Scripture.
There are various opinions of the vowels used in HIS SON’S name in Hebrew/Aramaic, but the Hebrew letters look to be יהושע [from right to left: yod, he, waw, shin, ayin]. In English, HIS NAME is JOSHUA. HIS NAME means YAH’S Salvation or YAH Saves because HE shall save HIS people from their sins – Mattityahu [Matthew] 1:21. Our understanding of HIS name as JESUS is because of English translators taking HIS name from the Greek and Latin transliteration of the Hebrew/Aramaic letters instead of going to those Hebrew/Aramaic letters themselves. One thing ELOHIM/GOD has shown me is that HE covers HIS people in so many ways. Even if the name JESUS is not correct in English, I know HE is covering us. One way HE is doing this is by us using “AMEN”. Do you know that word is referring to JESUS/YESHUA’YAH?
Revelation 3:14 [ESV] 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. [Btw, the “beginning of God’s creation” might have some arguing that this means that JESUS/YESHUA’YAH was created. We have to be careful of word semantics and how words have changed and to make sure ALL Scripture fits together. I believe it refers to how the WORD OF ELOHIM was used to start the creation process, through HIS ability to speak things into existence.
John/Yochanan 1:1 The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
2He was in the beginning with Elohim.
Getting back to Revelation 3:14, we know from Revelation 1 that these are the Words of JESUS/YESHUA’YAH to Yochanan – John. “The words of the Amen” says it clearly as well as the rest of the verse. HE is the AMEN, the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS, the BEGINNING of GOD’S creation.
Below is the definition of the ancient root of the word “amen” which is the word “aman” and then the definition of the word “amen” which should be pronounced like “ahh-main”. Strong’s H539 and H543:
âman, aw-man’; a primitive root; (Isaiah 30:21; interchangeable with H541, to go to the right hand) properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain;:—hence, assurance, believe, bring up, establish, fail, be faithful (of long continuance, steadfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.
âmên, aw-mane’; from H539; sure; abstract, faithfulness; adverb, truly:—Amen, so be it, truth.
The sites below have interesting information in regards to the topic of JESUS’S/YESHUA’YAH’S true name[s]:
I also use IMMANU’EL which is found in Yesha’yahu [Isaiah] 7:14 and Mattityahu 1:23. This means EL [GOD] is with HIS people. I typically use HA’MASHIACH from the Hebrew which is the same as the Greek word CHRIST. Both mean “anointed one”.
RUACH HA’KODESH are the Hebrew words for SET-APART BREATH which HOLY SPIRIT comes from. There is Scripture that describes HIS appearance as fire and light in the form of a man in Yechezk’el [Ezekiel] 1:26-28 [remember the believers when the HOLY SPIRIT came upon them and they saw divided tongues as of fire in Acts 2:1-4]. I have no doubt HE is a male.
Lexicon :: Strong’s H7307 – ruwach – is labeled as a feminine noun
but if you look at its root
Lexicon :: Strong’s H7306 – ruwach – it is labeled as a verb!
“Holy” is also not the best word choice in our language for the ancient word behind it. The Scriptures translation of the Bible from the Institute for Scripture Research in South Africa, instead of using the word “holy” they prefer using the word “set-apart”.
From the Ancient Hebrew Research Center, the following is taken from their information on the word “holy”: “(קדוש qadosh, Strong’s #6918)” “When we use the word holy, as in a holy person, we usually associate this with a righteous or pious person. If we use this concept when interpreting the word holy in the Hebrew Bible then we are misreading the text as this is not the meaning of the Hebrew word qadosh. Qadosh literally means “to be set apart for a special purpose”. … Israel was qadosh because they were separated by the other nations as servants of God. The furnishings in the tabernacle were qadosh as they were not to be used for anything except for the work in the tabernacle. While we may not think of ourselves as “holy” we are in fact set apart from the world to be God’s servants and representatives.” So to be set-apart means we are to be different than everyone else!
Our ELOHIM/GOD is beautiful and loves us dearly and it is important to remember that when we seek the truth, because our thoughts are not HIS thoughts and HIS ways are not our ways – Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 55:6-9.
I hope you find what I write to be of interest and that it challenges you to seek more of GOD/ELOHIM. I believe we are guided closer to HIM the more set-apart we are from the world. If you like what is written here, please tell others about this site as well. I pray for everyone to know HIM only in TRUTH because if we worship based on a lie that we are believing is the truth, we are actually worshiping HIS enemy, the adversary satan, who is the father of lies! Our ELOHIM/GOD is Truth and can only be worshiped in truth.
I encourage people to love GOD/ELOHIM enough to go to our ABBA/FATHER IN HEAVEN in prayer, in HIS SON’S NAME because [according to Scripture] HE is our only INTERCESSOR to THE FATHER, and ask ABBA to please make clear anything that is not the Truth in one’s beliefs. See what the HOLY SPIRIT lines up for you to show you the Truth and convince you, if you need help ask for help, and be sure and thank GOD/ELOHIM!
One more thing, the Hebrew word behind the word “ONE” is “echad”:
Go to the above link and look under “Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon”, and find meanings #7 and #10’s sub-meaning #2. Then look at the root word for echad which is “achad”, link below:
Go again to the “Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon” portion and look at the meaning.
Basically it is a joining together, a being united or oneness. This is similar, yet different, to the same word echad [one] used in B’resheet [Genesis] 2:24. This is where Adam and Eve are joined/cleave to each other and become one flesh. While there is nothing sexual about the joining of ABBA/SON/SPIRIT, I have every belief that the act of creation joins THEM together as a CREATIVE TEAM so close THEY are ONE in that sense as THEY each have a role in the creation process. They can’t each create individually so there are not 3 gods only 1 GOD/ELOHIM!
With the act of creation taking the abilities of EACH of THEM, then there is truly only ONE ELOHIM/GOD because if anything happened to one of THEM then there would not be anymore creating! We do not have to worry about this because THEY are Eternal and through the strength of YESHUA’YAH/JESUS overcoming death, HE showed that LIFE is stronger! HalleluYAH!!! That said, this is one reason why it was so huge for the SON to experience death. For that very brief moment it is likely that ELOHIM/GOD was unable to create. What that must have felt like to HIM! This is one of many questions I have for HIM. Also, for an Eternal Being to humble HIMSELF to be the SERVANT of men and subject to the whims and wrath of HIS enemy, Wow, HIS love for us is that great!!! So be set-apart, a peculiar people for HIM, and follow and obey JESUS/YESHUA’YAH because HE has given us so much out of love!!!
May our ABBA in Heaven bless you how you need and may you have HIS SON’S Shalom [peace, prosperity, and all good things]! Gail