The Hebrew God Who Has No Name

29 04 2016

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The Hebrew God Who Has No Name is the title of a brand new book that I am co-authoring with my good friend John Fisk (available mid 2016). Here is an overview of our goal to help restore the practical usage of God’s covenant Name.

Our title comes from the classic movie, The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Pharaoh. The Pharaoh, who worships many gods, mocks Moses as bringing “the Hebrew God who has no name.” However, the opposite is true. Moses was sent to declare the personal name of God as clearly seen at the burning bush, in the Hebrew text.

God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘Yehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” Exodus 3:15: ESV

Yet, amazingly, almost no one knows His Name. In practice, He really is the Hebrew God who “has no name”. Christians have many books and even posters that list “the names of God.” However, all those names are descriptions of His character and power. Very few Christians or even Jews know the name, Yehovah. And if they don’t know it and use it, certainly the rest of the world has no clue to His personal name. Does it matter?

The holy personal Name appears in the Hebrew text 6,828 times!The Name is Yehovah, sometimes pronounced with variations such as Jehovah, Yahweh or Yahowah. We will use Yehovah. We explain why in a later chapter. This has been obscured because the translators follow an old Jewish custom of saying LORD instead of the Name. Translators change Yehovah to LORD (all caps). You will be amazed at how Bible revelation opens up as you begin to use His Name. Our aim is to convince you to use His Name in your everyday relationship with Him.

Today, our planet is as lost and enslaved as the Hebrews in Egypt, and once again Yehovah God is revealing, restoring and declaring His name. Please follow along our journey of rediscovery as we find not only the truth of His name, but the purpose of using His name in the 21st Century.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (READ MORE)

 





Is G-D L-RD?

12 04 2012

First I was ignorant, then I became annoyed. Now I am alarmed. Why do many Jews and some Christians put a dash in the place of the vowels in English words that refer to the God of the Bible? Why do they substitute generic terms such LORD in place of His knowable personal name?

The earthly reason is history. Jews, before Jesus, believed pronouncing the name of God could become blasphemy, so it was banned. I respect their intent and believe they will come around to using His name in the fulness of time, which is soon! (This is actually predicted in the Talmud.) Later, institutionalized Christendom gladly picked up the man-made tradition, intentionally obscuring the Hebrew roots of the faith.

The “under earth” motive is from satan’s wish to defeat Yehovah God and take His throne. He has opportunistically seized the moment today for further confusion through the rise of the false god of Islam. The name of that god is more well-known today than the name of Yehovah. I challenge you to notice the multitude of prophetic references to God “making His Name known” throughout the Bible. If He wants to make His name known, how come so few know His name?

Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world? What is his name—and his son’s name? Tell me if you know! Proverbs 30:4 NLT

Thirdly, the Heavenly plan seems to be the judgment of God. He has allowed His name to be obscured until now in the appointed last generation. His name has four Hebrew letters expressed in English as YHVH. This personal name of God is used 6,828 times in the Hebrew text. Yet, Jews will not utter it and Christians miss-translate it.

Most Bibles have His holy name simply as the generic terms, GOD and LORD. This is code for YHVH (explained in the Preface of most Bibles) from the translators who must think we cannot handle His real name. These mere titles are written in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, and we are supposed to know it is His name. I have an idea. Why not actually use His name? Yehovah! It makes your Bible reading come alive. (I will not quibble with the correct way to say it, Yehovah, Jehovah, or Yahweh. Click here for more.)

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11

If we heard Paul say those names out loud in Hebrew, I believe it would be this: Yeshua ha Meshiach is Yehovah. Jesus, the Messiah, is Yehovah.

Finally, back to G-D and L-ORD. It is time folks! It is time for all Bible believers to start using His personal name. I call for all to prayerfully consider this appeal. Islam is the direct opposing force. What a surprise when folks find out that “the great satan” turns out to be the god of Islam. Choose this day where you will stand. The great cosmic  rebellion from eternity is about to end. We have read the end of the Book and we win! Satan is futilely pulling out all the stops to defeat Yehovah, but has already lost. It was over when Jesus died and rose from grave. His blood satisfied the price demanded by a just God. Jesus’ submission to His Father overcame the self-will model perpetrated by the devil.

The Hebrew Scriptures don’t say “praise the LORD”, they say Praise Yehovah! (Praise Yah!) There are many lords and many gods, but only one true Yehovah. Choose you this day which one you will serve. As for me and my family, we choose to serve Yehovah and Yeshua ben Yehovah who we know as Yehovah the Father and Jesus the Son of Yehovah.

For King Jesus and for His Kingdom!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)





WikiLeaks Helps Israel

1 12 2010

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ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 23 December 1, 2010

Topic #1  Israel Benefits From WikiLeaks

Big news around the globe this week is all the fallout from classified documents posted on the internet. Just about everybody comes out looking pretty bad except Israel. According to a report in Israel Today Magazine: “If anything, the leaks were positive and did not damage Israel’s image at all,” former National Security Adviser Giora Eiland told Voice of Israel radio. “There was no contradiction between what Israel has said in public and in private.” What a testament to integrity. Other countries say one thing in public and something else in private.

But above all things, my brothers, don’t swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you don’t fall into hypocrisy. James 5:12

Pray for the real peace of Jerusalem. Come Lord Jesus, come.

Topic # 2   Yahweh Explained

The personal name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is used 6,828 times in the Hebrew scriptures. However, in the English translations it is mistranslated as LORD (all caps) most of the time. There are many prophesies declaring that His name will be known in the last days. In Generation LAST, my newest book, I devote three chapters on the restoration of His holy name. English spellings vary between Jehovah, Yehovah and Yahweh. With the rise of the pagan god of Islam, more of the world knows that name than the God of Israel. Yahweh will have no other gods before Him. His name will be known in all the earth. For more, get my book online Books & Donations tab above.

Topic # 3   December 1 Update on Motor Home

Many thanks to those of you who are helping us with our motor home project. We have now paid $4,000. When we pay another 4K we can take possession and pay the last 4K at 500 a month for 8 months, interest free. Thank you Jesus.  John 8:44

God also said, “Tell them, Yahweh, the God of your ancestors–the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob–has sent me to you.’ This will be my name forever; it has always been my name, and it will be used throughout all generations. Exodus 3:15 NLT

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Jerusalem: Best City

15 07 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 14 July 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Jerusalem Best in Africa and Middle East

Travel and Leisure magazine has declared Jerusalem the number one city to visit in the Middle East and Africa for the summer and fall vacation seasons.

Cape Town, South Africa placed number two on the list of 10, and Tel Aviv came in third place.

The list was compiled based on a survey of readers who had recently visited the region. They ranked cities according to enjoyment of sights, culture and arts, dining, attitude of local residents, shopping and overall value.

From January to July of this year, Israel has seen a record number of tourists. Well over 1.5 million people have visited Israel during the first half of the year, and the numbers are expected to grow as the biblical High Holy Days approach.   (Israel Today Magazine—www.israeltoday.co.il.)

Topic #2  Abbas Is a Deceiver X3

Three headlines in ten days illustrate the duplicity of the Palestinian “Peace Partner”.

Abbas honors Hezbollah spiritual leader PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah have honored Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, who was on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists.

Mahmoud Abbas: “If all of you [Arab States] will fight Israel, we are in favor. Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability.”

Abbas honors mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has praised the mastermind of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics as “a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter.” (Please visit Palestinian Media Watch to read each article at www.palwatch.org).

Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of Yahweh is shining upon you. Darkness as black as night will cover all the nations of the earth, but the glory of Yahweh will shine over you. All nations will come to your light. Mighty kings will come to see your radiance.… Your gates will stay open around the clock to receive the wealth of many lands. The kings of the world will be led as captives in a victory procession. (Is.60:1-3, 11 NLT)




Justice Reversed

15 05 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 10 May 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Justice Is Turned Backwards

Which way goes justice? This is a word that is being twisted like a pretzel. How can such an important concept be so popular and yet so perverted. Isaiah 59 speaks of the last days when justice will be perverted 180 degrees. One glaring example is the world condemning Israel for issuing building permits in its capital city while ignoring the regular practice by the Palestinian Authority to name streets and stadiums after suicide bombers who murdered innocent children.

This is Yahweh’s response: He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his mighty power and justice He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head. He clothed himself with the robes of vengeance and godly fury. He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes in distant lands. Then at last they will respect and glorify the name of Yahweh throughout the world. For he will come like a flood tide driven by the breath of Yahweh. Isaiah 59:16-19.

The good news is revealed in Isaiah 60 when God puts His glory on His people. It is time to arise and shine!

Topic #2  I Am Not Making This Up

The United Nations has just voted Libya onto the UN Human Rights Council. The country with one of the worst human rights records is now policing the rest. This is “the fox guarding the chickens.” In a secret ballot, 155 countries voted for Libya, which was 58 more votes than needed. This is the UN council that has passed 40 censure resolutions since its founding. Of these, 33 were directed against Israel. This is why I am talking about perverted justice. Isaiah prophesied of these last days: Our courts oppose people who are righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth falls dead in the streets, and fairness has been outlawed.Truth falls dead in the streets, and fairness has been outlawed. Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who tries to live a godly life is soon attacked. Yahweh looked and was displeased to find that there was no justice. Isaiah 59:14-15





Friends Don’t Demand

1 05 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 9 May 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Obama Demands Israeli Concessions

Israel and America have been friends for 62 years and today we demand Israel fall in line with the Obama agenda. This is not right. Here’s his list before negotiations:

1. Israel scale back security checkpoints to the level during the intifada when suicide bombers freely entered.

2. Israel release 2,000 Palestinian prisoners.

3. Israel allow material into Gaza which will then be used for bombs.

4. Israel turn over entire cities to the Palestinian Authority.

5. Israel give a part of Jerusalem (Abu Dis) to the PA.

Here is the Obama list of demands for Palestinians:

1.   Show up.

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These demands on Israel are called “confidence building measures”, to convince Palestinians that Israel is serious about wanting peace. Would somebody explain why the total destruction of Israel as a state is still in the Palestinian Charter? For the record, it is also in the stated purpose of Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, and other “neighbors”.

Topic #2  E-Card Delay

Please accept my apology for the delay of this issue. I had a software glitch. We had a wonderful New England ministry trip and are now catching up on “home” work. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” Zechariah 12:2-3





The Ban On Baals

15 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 8 April 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Make No Mention of Other Gods

Most Christians are woefully ignorant of the Biblical  prohibitions against saying the names of other gods. We are called to restore the name of Yahweh, God of Israel and the Bible. The rise of Islam and other pagan religions has most Americans confused. Our last two presidents say we all worship the same god. How wrong! What part of “You shall have no other gods before Me!” don’t we get?

Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

Joshua 23:7 and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yahweh your God, as you have done to this day.

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.

Hosea 2:17 For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.

Contrast with Psalm 83:4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

Topic #2  Jordan Flipping

King Abdullah of Jordan has joined the Arab world’s saber-rattling against Israel and warned that the status of Jerusalem could explode into another war: Our relationship with Israel is at an all-bottom low. It hasn’t been as bad as it is today. Abdullah added Jordan’s relationship with Syria is probably the best it’s ever been. (INN) Ps. 83 here we come!

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am Yahweh,” says the Lord Yahweh, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.” Ezekiel 36:22-23








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