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Isaiah: LORD God

23rd November 2013, mgh

 

3) The name in the New Testament

We have frequently been told that the name does not occur in the N.T. For this reason these people affirm that it is of no importance to the Christian. In other places in this web site it has been shown that Y'shua and the Apostles many times told those who professed to be followers of the Messiah, that it was necessary to study the writings of Moses, the Psalms and the prophets.


In translations of the Bible such as the King James Version, for example the Oxford edition,we have been provided with an abundance of evidence, in the margins, of the use of the O.T in the N.T. By referring back to the O.T references cited in the margin of the N.T we will very quickly recognise the Name of Yahweh. Take for instance Psalm 110 as quoted by Matthew and Luke.


Yahweh said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (Psalms 110:1)


Now consider Matthew and Luke.

The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? (Matthew 22: 44)


And Luke quotes;

And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool. (Luke 20:42-43)


Here a clear distinction is made. “Yahweh said to my Lord” is further explained in Acts 2 by Peter, who also quotes from Palm110. It is an explanation of resurrection. David was dead, but it had been promised that a descendant of David would rule on David's throne . If David was to witness this, he would have to be resurrected, as Yahweh is a God of the living. Peter clearly concludes his speech that Y'shua is the Messiah, the 'Lord' referred to in the Psalmist's words “Yahweh said unto my Lord”, and David's greater son. The leaders of Israel had killed their Messiah, but Y'shua had been resurrected to wait until Yahweh's appointed time when he is to return to rule on earth.


Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he said himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:30-36)


This quotation has been used three times in the N.T and Peter's explanation is clear and a strong message to the leaders of Israel at that time.


The following chart is a list of just a few examples of the evidence of Yahweh's name in the N.T. There are many more that can be found with the tools available to us today. However a pencil to mark the quotation and the 'cited from' reference in the margin reveals a wealth of information. Below the first quotation/s is the N.T source and the second quotation is the O.T. Source.


New Testament............................Old Testament


Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4.............Deuteronomy 8:3

Matthew 4:7................................Deuteronomy 6:16

Matthew 4:10..............................Deuteronomy 6:13

Matthew 22:32............................Exodus 3:6

Matthew 22:37............................Deuteronomy 6:5

Luke 4:18....................................Isaiah 61:1

Acts 3:22.....................................Deuteronomy 18:15

Romans 4:3.................................Genesis 15: 6

Romans 9:29:..............................Isaiah 1:9

Romans 10:13.............................Joel 2:32

1 Corinthians 3:20......................Psalm 94: 11


What is the whole duty of man? To reverence his maker the God of Israel, to call upon the God of Israel in the days of trouble, to offer praise and thanksgiving to him in days of peace and plenty and to accept the mediatorship of the appointed and anointed High Priest King of the order of Melchisedec with thanksgiving and reverence.


For more Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth

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