Importance of knowing/using the Name – YHWH

Importance of using the name Yahweh יהוה

The following is an outline of the hundreds of scriptures that show the importance of Yahweh’s name.
Although His name may not seem important to most, by the time you are finished reading these scriptures, there shouldn’t be the slightest doubt in your mind that Yahweh’s name is very important to Him.

So shouldn’t it be important to us?

  • Definition of the word “name” in scripture

    This will prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the word “Name” not only means “character and reputation” but also a literal written and spoken name.

    This is the definition of the Hebrew word “shem” which is translated as “name” all throughout scripture

    Strong’s # 8034 Shem; a primitive word [perhaps rather from 7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare 8064]; an appellation, AS A MARK or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character: – + base, [in-] fame[-ous], name[-d], renown, report.

    As you can see from the above definition, Yahweh’s name not only represents His character but the Name Yahweh is also HIS MARK! What is a mark but something that is written? The Name YAHWEH also is His memorial of individuality. This definition goes hand in hand with scripture:

    Exodus 3:15-AV And Elohim said moreover to Moses, Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel, YAHWEH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me to you: this [is] my name for ever, and this [is] my memorial to all generations.

    Man has set up many memorials for himself such as “The Unknown Soldier” or “The Wall” for instance. Can you imagine the punishment one would receive if someone had gone up and destroyed one of these memorials? Now if we wouldn’t desecrate one of man’s memorials, then why would anyone want to desecrate Yahweh’s Memorial – His Name!? We do not have the right to change His name to whatever we want to call Him.

  • Yahweh’s name designates Yahweh Himself

  • Yahweh’s Name is the greatest Name

  • Yahweh’s Name reveals His true nature

  • Yahweh’s Name signifies His presence

  • Yahweh’s Name represents His power and authority

  • Yahweh’s Name identifies His people

  • Yahweh’s name relates to Yahushua’s name

    John 5:43-AV I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Reading the verses in context is strongly recommended to grasp the full meaning of the text.

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