Truth, Understanding, Insight

Names Divinely Appointed

12th June 2004, hej,seh,mgh


7) The Deity's Purpose Revealed in His Name

What is the Deity doing for and with His people? Numbers 14: 21 states that `As truly as I live all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD (Yahweh).' How is this to be achieved? The name embodies the method. It will be through people. Mankind alone has the moral and ethical capability to show forth the mentality of divinity. Hundreds of obscure references are made to the `Name' and some of these demand a certain attitude to the Name. We will examine a few examples from a number of writers.

Jeremiah (14: 9) states that Israel are a people of the name.

`Thou Yahweh are in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name.'

However, these people who had been chosen so that

`they might be unto me for a people and a name, and for a praise and for a glory ... would not hear.' (Jer. 13: 11)

To those who do hear there is a promise.

`Everyone that is called by my name ... I have created for my glory, I have formed him. (Isaiah 43: 7)

The remnant that shall be saved `shall show forth my praise.' (Isaiah 43: 21). The purpose stated in the name is summed up in Isaiah 12: 4.

`In that day shall ye say, Praise Yahweh, call upon his name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.'

There is a benefit in knowing the name and loving the name. The Psalmist exclaims,

`Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name'. (Psalm 79:6)

In Psalm 68: 4, the Psalmist praises Yahweh's name.

`Sing unto God (Elohim) sing praises to his name: extol Him that rides upon the heavens by His name Yah, and rejoice before Him'

The Psalmist also called upon Yahweh, to

`Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.' (Psalm 119: 132)

Yahweh is merciful to those that love his name and will remember His promise to them.

`A book of a remembrance was written before Him for them that feared Yahweh and that thought upon His name. And they shall be mine, saith Yahweh of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.' (Malachi 3: 16-17)

For those who hear and heed and

'unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall.' (Malachi 4: 2)

Ezekiel shows that the nation of Israel will be used in God's purpose.

`I do not this for your sakes O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name ... and the heathen shall know that I am He Who Will Be (Yahweh).' (Ezekiel 36: 22-23)

Malachi 1: 11 also prophesies of the time when Yahweh's name will be great among the Gentiles.

“ From the rising of the sun even until the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles: and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen”, says He Who Will Be (Yahweh) of hosts (armies).

These references reveal that the name of the Deity is very important to the Deity and that the class of people who know, understand and reverence His name and that of His Son, have a totally different future to those that despise His name or consider His name to be of no value. Yahweh's purpose to manifest himself through the faithful and to glorify his name is shown in the Messiah's words in John 17: 11.

`Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou has given me, that they may be one, as we are.'

And this is the Deity's name. He will be manifested in a multitude of people, the faithful from all ages, who will reflect His glory and rule over a world at peace in justice and righteousness.

Names of Covenant are ordinary Hebrew words

read left to right

הושׁע יהושׁע ישׁוּע

Y’h’shua, Hoshea,Y’shua


He will save, deliverer, Yah is saviour

Y’shua, Hoshua, Yah’shua

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