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There’s Something About that Name – YHWH Tsidkenu

In his daysH3117 JudahH3063 shall be saved,H3467 and IsraelH3478 shall dwellH7931 safely:H983 and thisH2088 is his nameH8034 wherebyH834 he shall be called,H7121 THE LORDH3068 OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.H6664 (Jer 23:6)

The setting of this scripture and the proclamation that is being stated concerning what we will call YHWH is based on a future prophetic event. It is clear as you read the chapter because the events mentioned have not yet happened in biblical times, nor in our time. It is referencing a time when like the Prodigal Son the children of the Most High will return to Him. They will turn away from the pagan gods that they have served and be true only to him. As we have discovered there are ways that YHWH revealed himself to his people that in most cases were specific and unique to that individual. As we see in the case of Abraham who articulated his experience in God in a way that we don’t see evident in the lives of other followers. As we have pointed out in previous episodes that this is significant and prophetic. Likewise this prophecy clearly reveals that the people who will encounter this particular experience and call YHWH their righteousness will reach a pivotal point in their life where they will witness the hand of God move in a way that no other group in times past, could relate to. YHWH like in the time of Moses is going to do a new thing and as in the time he did so with Moses we choose which side of that new thing we will take part in. We can either be on YHWH’s side and witness the miracles from the land of the living, or we can be with those in the rebellion against God and find ourselves swallowed up in the pit of the earth. YHWH gives us opportunities to escape hell we would do well to take them.

This word righteousness in the ancient Hebrew is spelled:

tsidkenu                Interesting thing is if you have e-sword and you look at this in the KJV+ version of scripture you won’t see all these characters. You have to look at it in the interlinear bible in order to see the full word here. Hebrew reads from right to left so the first character which is tsade (tsade) means “path” or “side” as it is the picture that looks like someone on their side, “straight, just, or right”. This character depicts one who walks in a straight path. The second character is dalet (dalet) which is the picture of a tent door and means to “enter or exit” or to “flow”. The third character is quph (quph) this is the picture of either the back of one’s head or the sun on the horizon. The meaning of this character is sun, revolution, circle, and horizon. It can also mean time or condense. The fourth character is nun (n) which is a seed sprout which means continue, life, or seed as the life of anything starts from the seed. The fifth and final character is waw (waw) this character is the picture of a nail peg and means to establish, secure, or add as all of these are functions of a nail. When we put the letters together we see that righteousness is when the straight path which enters and exits the horizon continues to establish or secure.

In my final episode of There’s Just Something About that Name we will look at the name that sums it up from A to Z, so to speak. We will look at the Aleph Tav which appears over 7,000 times in the Hebrew Scripture, yet not once in our English bible. We will discover the meaning of this hidden word and why it is the foundation for everything not hidden that we find in scripture concerning God. For the invisible things of God are clearly seen by the things which he has made, even his eternal Godhead. (Rom. 1:20) I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have been excited about sharing with you the things Yah has been showing me. More importantly I hope that you will begin exploring your own adventure studies and sharing it with others as Yah empowers you.

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There’s Something About That Name – YHWH Shammah

 

In this episode we will discover more about the God who is there (Shammah). Isn’t it awesome to know that we don’t serve a God who is far off or who cannot identify with us, but rather we serve the God of the universe who loved us so much that he became one of us just so that he could save us from ourselves.   When I think of YHWH’s great love for us it makes it easy to walk through what feels like land mines in my life.  Especially when you feel as if you are one word away from losing it, it is the word of YHWH and his presence that makes enduring the challenges of life easy.

Let’s discuss the background behind where we see YHWH described as YHWH Shammah, which appears in the book of Ezekiel. Let me paint the picture for you, Ezekiel is describing the layout of the land that belongs to YHWH and how he will distribute that land to each tribe. As you read the layout and the dimensions of the property you see a vivid picture of the cross of Messiah with the altar of God being in the very center or heart of it. Much as where the heart of Christ would have been as he was positioned on that cross standing up into the ground. Only this time Ezekiel is not showing us our Savior being crucified, but rather reigning from his land in the midst of his people (the church).

There are over 200 references with both YHWH and Shammah appearing in the same scripture, however, only one standing out as connecting YHWH to being the God that is there. However, in the places that you do see them both appear many reference YHWH’s presence or name being in a specific place. This is very important for us as believers because that is where we want to be where God is. Remembering that like our father Abraham we are still seeking a city whose builder and maker is Yah. (Heb. 11:10) Where we are is not where he is taking us, but we should always be kingdom minded and kingdom representing wherever we are. Just as I don’t stop being an American just because I visit Italy, you don’t stop being a child of God just because you are not in the place where he will make his name to abide. We are pilgrims here and as long as we think that way we won’t get too caught up in what we have here. We won’t start digging wells and making claims but rather we will recognize that this is a temporary location that we inhabit on the way to something greater then where we are can take us.

The first scripture where we see the word Shammah used is in Genesis 2:8.

Gen_2:8 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 plantedH5193 a gardenH1588 eastwardH4480 H6924 in Eden;H5731 and thereH8033 he putH7760 (H853) the manH120 whomH834 he had formed.H3335

 

Indeed we see that YHWH declares the end from the beginning as it is stated in Isaiah 46:9-10. As we see in the beginning YHWH has planted Adam where he wanted him, we see in the end that YHWH will have the Last Adam exactly where he wants him. Since we know YHWH never had a bad idea we know that from where man originated in the beginning so shall he be in the end. Glory to YHWH king of glory! So we see in Ezekiel the following

Eze_48:35 It was round aboutH5439 eighteenH8083 H6240 thousandH505 measures: and the nameH8034 of the cityH5892 from that dayH4480 H3117 shall be, The LORDH3068 is there.H8033

I encourage you to read the entire forty-eighth chapter of Ezekiel, there are some amazing pictures foreshadowing Christ at the heart of his people depicting a landscape having the measurements which is in the shape of a Cross. No article can do justice to the Word of God, at best my greatest desire is to cause you to hunger to get what God has waiting for you there.

Now let’s look at the characters used here in Ezekiel 48 because the interesting thing here is that the Strong’s number H8033 is normally spelled with two characters but in this text it is spelled with three.

smhCourtesy of AHLB

                The first character sheen (sheen) is the picture of two teeth and means to consume, or destroy as this is what we do when we eat. The second character is mem (mem ) which is the picture of water waves which refers to liquid of any kind and chaos. As the Hebrew people associated Noah’s flood with chaos. The final character is a hey (hey) which is the picture of someone with their hands up looking as if they are beholding something greater than themselves. We see this when we praise or when someone surrenders. This character means to behold, to look, or to see. Now the AHLB provides an interesting definition for this term.

1473)  (mem sheen) ac: Breathe co: Breath ab: Desolate: The wind, or breath, of someone or something is its character.

 

Now this is the root meaning of the word however the specific meaning of the word used in Ezekiel 48 is:
Nm) (memsheen ShM) – I. Breath: The breath of a man is his character, what makes one what he is. The name of an individual is more than an identifier but descriptive of his character or breath. II. There: Used to identify another place. [Hebrew and Aramaic] III. Sky: The place of the winds. [Hebrew and Aramaic; Only used in the masculine plural form, mims or nims in Aramaic] IV. Aroma: A sweet aroma that is carried on the wind or breath. [df: Mo] [freq. 1365] |kjv: name, renown, fame, famous, heaven, air, sweet, there| {str: 5561, 8033, 8034, 8036, 8064, 8065, 8536} AHLB

This definition reflects another illustrated picture of the Father and the Son being one. As Yahushah is the breath of God (word) made flesh, reflecting in human form the character of the Almighty we know that where he was, was where the kingdom was. Hence to have the breath of God in us is to have the character of God within us. This is why it was when Yah breathed into mankind he became a living soul. (Gen. 2:7) This being the most fitting place to see YHWH Shammah is where the description of the King in his Kingdom amongst those in whom the breath of life resides in them surrounding him would provide the most vivid picture of what the Kingdom of God is.

In the next episode we will look at YHWH Tsidkenu our Righteous God found in Jeremiah 23:6. How awesome it is to learn more and more about the King of Glory and to know that His breath resides within us.

 

There’s something about that Name – YHWH Nissi

In this episode we will look at YHWH our Banner of victory. YHWH Nissi shows up once in scripture and that is in Exodus chapter 17. In this chapter Israel goes to war with Amalek and as Joshua (Yahushah) is fighting the enemy of God’s bride, Israel, Moses is standing on a hill with his hands raised up with the rod of God. As long as his hands were raised up Israel would win, but when his arms came down then they would begin to lose. To remedy this Aaron and Hur stand on either side of him as he sat on a stone.

This stone is very interesting, in Hebrew the word is (H68) abn ( abn) the first two characters (ab ) aleph bet stands for Abba or Ab in short form which would be equivalent to our Father or daddy. We see this Hebrew term in our Greek text in Mark 14:36, Rom. 8:15, and Gal. 4:6. The Strong’s number for this word is (H1). The two characters together means strong house, or reflects that the Father is the “Strength of the House”.

When we take the second and the last character of abn (bn ) we see another picture. The Hebrew word for son is Bin as in Osama Bin Laden, the two characters together mean house seed. Reflecting that the stone that Moses sat on, just as the stone that Jacob would later rest on reflects that our foundation must be built on the rock of YHWH (the Father) and Yahushah (the Son). Equally as important is that you can’t have the stone without both, it takes both the Father and son to make up the characters that makes up that word. Therefore, those who don’t accept the son have not the Father, and those who don’t accept the Father doesn’t have the son. (John 15:24; John 16:3; John 14:6-9)

The major point being made in many of the scriptures sited is that they are one. In fact you can’t even come to the Father except through the son. Although the Father is greater and the Son makes that clear, and even in the order of the words it is clear that the word starts with the Father then the son, albeit in our language the appearance would suggest that it starts with the Son and ends with the Father. Which is prophetic because no man hath seen the Father at anytime, but the son which is in the bosom of the Father has declared him. (John 1:18) So as we read it in English order we can see that the first will come last (Zech. 14:4) and the last did come first (Heb. 10:10).

Now having taken that detour from the word Nissi we can now see what Yah was revealing to us concerning the stone that Moses sat on. We can begin to look at how Nissi which mean’s banner points to the Messiah. But before we go there let’s look at what a banner does. A banner from the text is clear something that had to be seen, for one he is on a hill as the battle is taking place. Much like in Zechariah 14 when we see the Father will be on a mountain (high place like a hill) when a battle will be taking place. We then see that Yahushah, His son much like Joshua son of Nun (which by the way Nun is the last character in abn – which mean’s seed). Hence his name would mean “Yah’s salvation house seed, seed”. So we see the picture of what is taking place in this battle is prophetic of what will take place in the last days.

Once again looking at that banner (Nissi) we could easily see that if one wanted to make sure that a banner that is on a rod is going to be most visible by the people and will be held with two hands having one on one side and another on the other side holding the hands that this banner must be horizontal. Much as the horizontal bar that made the cross (t) appeared from Calvary which was also up on a Mount. It was at Calvary that Yahushah rightfully said “it is finished” that the battle against the enemy of Yah’s people was won. So what they had back then was a foreshadowing of what we look back to, concerning the Cross of Christ our Messiah. How awesome is that?

So having made that connection we have one more layer to His story in Nissi, and that is to look at the Hebrew characters that make it up. Since we have already in previous episodes revealed that YHWH means “the hand reveal the nail reveal”. We only need to focus on Nissi in order to get the full meaning of the name. The Hebrew strong’s number for YHWH Nissi which again only appears once is H3071. Because YHWH Nissi is a proper name the meaning doesn’t appear in the AHLB and though the Strong’s will give you the information I presented earlier with the Ancient Hebrew picture and meaning you get a fuller understanding. Therefore, I would like to copy the information presented in the AHLB (Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible).

ns Standard ab: Refuge: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing continuance, the samech is a picture of a thorn representing the idea of grabbing hold. Combined these mean “continue to grab hold”. The tribal flag that is hung from a horizontal pole and lifted up high and seen from a distance. (AHLB)

Now as we have learned in subsequent episodes that Hebrew language has root words and the characters above represent the root word. Primarily I do this because the AHLB does not give definitions of proper nouns; however, what it does give us can get us off to a good start.   The only difference in characters from this root word and the word Nissi is a (yad ) so the word put together is

( yadns ) and the last character which is the picture of a hand means to work, make, or throw. Altogether we see that Yah is the one who continues to grab hold of His work. In our lives we experience him continuously grabbing hold of our hand. However, also notice what the individual characters in themselves show us as the Samech (samech) is the picture of a “thorn” we must remember what can a thorn do to us? It can pierce our skin. Hence we see that the Seed of God would be pierced in His hand and therefore YHWH (the hand reveal the nail revealed) would see (His Seed Pierced in His hands).

Why would this appear once? Because this would happen only once. We see in the life of Moses a series of experiences that are unique to only him. This is significant because Deuteronomy 18 tells us that there would be a prophet, denoting only one other, who would be like Him. Therefore what He did with Moses, how he expressed himself to Moses, the miracles He chose to do through Moses were never again duplicated, in the same measure until Messiah comes on the scene. Let’s look at just a few, how many people saw a burning bush that we read in scripture?

How many was able to do the magnitude of plagues that we see? How many were able to make the earth swallow people up? The magnitude and multitude of miracles that Yah did through Moses was only topped by Yahushah, and that was so we can have no excuse to deny Him as the one Moses spoke of in Deuteronomy. As He said “if I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin…” (John 15:24)

As you read this series you should really consider all the evidence that is being laid before you and ask yourself if you haven’t accepted Yahushah as your Lord and Savior, why not? What is hindering you? The evidence from the Old Testament to the New Testament and with the restoring of the original language means none of us are without excuse. If you have not accepted the work that was done for you by the Banner of life then I invite you to come. He is making this possible for you, you are reading this because you have heard so many say this Jesus is the Messiah, but the abundance of confusion has left you straddling the fence. But these evidences are being laid out before you so that you can have no excuse, just come to Him. He’ll change your life.

Next episode of There’s Something about that name we will look at YHWH Ra’ah in Psalms 23, YHWH our Shepherd.

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There’s Something About That Name – YHWH Rapha

There’s something about that Name – YHWH Rapha

In this episode we will look at YHWH our healer which appears in Exodus 15:26. After undergoing a fourteen year journey to health restoration this aspect of YHWH’s character continues to be one of the most vivid ways that He shows up in my life. While divine health is best and that is what I strive to obtain, experiencing YHWH as healer is an awesome reminder of who I must put my trust in because He has never failed me.

The root word for Rapha is RP (pr) which is the picture of the head of a man and also the picture of an open mouth put together it means “man open”. At first glance, I understood how this could relate to a wound, it is something that should be closed which is open, hence an open wound. Jeff Benner’s Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible reveals this concerning the root meaning of this word:

1454) (rp) ac: Heal co: Medicine ab: Sick: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean “man open”. Wounds, sickness and illnesses are cured with medicines made from plant materials which were pulverized into a medicinal power. AHLB

This is the root meaning for the word Rapha which means Heal. Now as I begin to look further into the word I was reminded of a scripture in Psalms 40 that gives us a hint for understanding scripture in the context in which it is written.

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, (Psa 40:7)

How do these two characters reflect the revelation of what our Saviour Yahushah did for us? It is clear as we read the prophet Isaiah who received amazing prophetic insight into what Yahushah would come and do.

 

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isa 53:4-5)

 

As a plant that is crushed and bruised as a means of remedy for our sickness, all typifying and pointing to the work Yahushah did on the cross they stand even to this day as a reminder of Him. It is by His bruising and from His wounds that we are healed. All of this just from two characters that make up the root of this word, however, the completion of this word requires us to look at one more character.

 

rpa

                Now we have already stated that the first two characters (resh) and (pey) means “man open” we see that the word that stands for “cure”, “heal”, “physician” ends with (a) a character that means “strength” or “first”. This reminding me of one of the old hymnal’s which beautifully reflects the meaning of this word, “Power in the Blood”. For indeed there is power in the blood of Yahushah and most definitely that power includes that of healing as Isaiah 53 pointed out to us.

The strong’s number for rpa is H7495 and this word appears 68 times in 63 verses in the Old Covenant writings. This word appears twice in Genesis however, the context doesn’t specify that YHWH is the Healer until we see Him revealed as such to the children of Israel through the prophet Moses in Exodus 15:26. It is clear that YHWH healed Abimelech in the first occurrence of the term, however, it is specifically stated in Exodus 15 that he is identifying himself to the children of Israel as YHWH that healeth thee. Yet, even in that context Abimelech was only able to receive the benefit of YHWH’s nature as Healer through the intercession of Abraham. Hence, the prayers of the righteous availeth MUCH!! (1 Peter 3:12; James 5:16) Abimelech would be able to say amen to that. While we see in Exodus it is plainly stated who will heal us, Isaiah 53 reveals descriptively who it is that will do so. We of course, as stated earlier know this is a prophecy concerning Yahushah who like a plant that is crushed to produce medicine for us was fulfilled in our loving Savior Yahushah, who died for us, that we might have life. Once again proving the medicine of the word is healing balm indeed.

Next time in There’s Something About that Name we will uncover the meaning behind YHWH Nissi, our banner of victory.

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There’s Something About that Name – El Shaddai

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. (Gen 17:1)

Abram was ninety nine years old when God Almighty appeared unto him. That will preach all by itself. Offering Abram something that in the natural was impossible for Abram to make happen only the Almighty one could do it. The Hebrew word “Shaddai” that is used is H7706 and it appears in scripture 48 times. In the book of Exodus, YHWH appears to Moses and informs him that unto Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob he was known as El Shaddai (God Almighty).

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. (Exo 6:3)

However, by the name YHWH he was not known to them, and it is not until studying this name do I realize what that means. When we look at the accounts before Exodus six when YHWH appears to Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob, what was the context of Him being known as God Almighty? It was as it related to being fruitful and multiplying. What we today if not by mouth by our actions esteem or treat as a curse was of great price then and sought after, considered a blessing. Has Yah changed? I can name a few scriptures that reveal that his purpose from Adam and Eve, from Noah’s three son’s, from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, did not change then and there is no reason to believe that it has changed now. Children are a heritage unto the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psa. 127:3)

As we continue we see that this word appears in the book of Ruth twice and what is the context of His appearance? Her reference to El Shaddai is after she is bereaved of her children and her husband. It is in accordance with her returning to Israel without the fruit of her womb. El Shaddai appears mostly in the book of Job and in this book we see that Job experiences both the multiplying of Job as well as the subtracting from Job, maintaining a consistent picture of the Father being the one who allows one to be fruitful as well as being able to take away that fruit or in the case of Job allowing for that fruit to be taken.

Now let’s look at the characters that make up the word Shaddai

sdi In order to understand the meaning of this character we will have to dig a little deeper into some other resources to find the connection. As I looked this word up in the AHLB (Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible) this is what I found it to mean along with the root word that it comes from.

sdmeaningroot

AHLB – Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of Bible by Jeff Benner

As you can see the root word is missing one character to complete our word Shaddai and that is the Yad (Yad1). When we put this together we see that the root describes “breast” and with the addition of the Yad reflect the breast work or make. We know that the Breast makes milk only when there is a baby that has come forth. This would make perfect since as to why Shaddai shows up in Genesis as the one who promises to make Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob fruitful and multiply them. He is the one who is able to make the breast bring forth milk, to nourish a child unto life. Proper nutrition being an essential component of life for anyone especially a baby it would make sense that the word would mean “breast”. We know that it is Yah alone that makes the breast bring forth milk.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psa 91:1)

So now when we read this scripture it makes perfect since that the picture being represented here in the dwelling place of the Most High is connected to a “secret place”. This connects to any mother who breastfeeds her child, the baby is covered as well as the mother’s breast so that only the child sees that secret place that belongs to the mother. In many cases like a mother hen when those chicks are in the secret place they are hidden from the world. In the New Testament we see that Yahushah uses how a hen would gather her chicks so he would have gathered Jerusalem under his wing as an illustration of the “secret place” that he had for his people, but they of course would not. (Matt 23:37)

We also know from John 1:18 that it is in the bosom of the Father that the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us reside.   We can now see that at the Heart of the Father is the son and it was the word of God that was on tablets of stone in the first Tabernacle made by man’s hand that would later tabernacle with us made by the Spirit of God. Therefore, if the son is in the bosom of the Father and we are in Him as we are told in the book of Ephesians, then we know we reside in a place in Yah that no man can pluck us from out of His presence we just need to make sure we don’t leave. Indeed there is something about that name that brings us into fellowship with the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Priceless!

In our next episode we will uncover the Hebrew meaning behind the name YHWH Rapha the Lord our Healer.

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There’s Something About that Name – YHWH Yirah

There’s Something about that Name – YHWH Yirah

YHWH Yirah is a name many of us are familiar with as it relates to Abraham offering up his son Isaac the promised seed as a sacrifice at Yah’s request. This event was profound because in no instance before or after do we encounter YHWH requesting that anyone offer up a human being as a living sacrifice. While this was common place for those who worshipped other gods, it was never until this time a request made by the one true God, YHWH.

You would be amazed to know what it means and how closely related it is to the previous weeks name El Roi.   The Hebrew number (H3070) appears only once in scripture and it is here in Genesis 22:14. A great picture this reveal for the Messiah as this was the term used to describe the deliverance YHWH performed on behalf of Abraham’s seed, and it took place only once in all of history. Does this sound familiar? Do we know of any other Father who sacrificed his son? Yes we do, that Father is YHWH who sacrificed His son Yahushah (Jesus) who fulfilled both the position of Isaac as the only begotten of the Father and also fulfilled the position of the ram that was sacrificed in Isaac’s place as the substitute sacrifice for us. Scripture tells us that this would only happen once. (Heb. 10:10) Is it possible this was what he was showing us all along in this story?

yhwhyirah

Now let’s look at the characters that make up the word YHWH Yirah. YHWH is the proper name for our heavenly Father in Hebrew. Many of us are familiar with seeing it written this way, JEHOVAH, however, for many reasons this is not an accurate rendering of his name. One being unlike English Hebrew has only twenty two characters all of which can be viewed in 8 verse stanza’s in your bible in the book of Psalms chapter 119. Another reason why it wouldn’t be Jehovah is because vowel’s in Hebrew work differently than they do in English. There are no separate characters as there are letters in English that stand for vowel markings. In order to accommodate our language the vowels in JEHOVAH were added for phonetics. Finally, the letter “J” is new to our language and was added to give a masculine sound to the letter Y. Therefore in the original bible “J” would not have been there, but, rather “Y”.

So now let’s look at the word again, reading from right to left the four characters spell (YHWH) which is made up of (Yad1) Yad, (hey) Hey, (waw) Vav or Waw, and (hey) Hey again. The first character (Yad1 ) is a closed hand and means to “work”, “make” or “throw”. The second and fourth character (hey ) means to “reveal”, “look” or “behold” and the other character of the first word YHWH is (waw) which means “to establish”, “nail”, “add” or “secure”. So when we put it together we see that the hands reveal the nail revealed. As we said in a previous episode that the Father saw His son from the beginning and yes indeed Yahushah was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the World. He came forth from the bosom of the Father from heaven as a living sacrifice to spare us the Isaac’s of the world who are appointed unto death as all of the first Adam’s children are appointed. He, Yahushah (Jesus), taking the full wages due to us as a penalty for our actions.

Now let’s look at Yirah which starts with the same first character for YHWH (Yad1) the second character (resh) reysh is the picture of a man’s head and since at the crown of creation Yah produced Adam and he was given dominion over the earth and all that was put therein he is considered the “chief” or “authority” along with Eve of course who comes forth from out of him. The next character is (aleph ) Aleph which is the picture of an ox’s head and since an ox is known for its strength and Hebrew also doubles for numeric value and Aleph is the first character of the Aleph bet then it also has the meaning “first”. The ending character is Hey (hey) so when we put this word together we see that “the work of the chief’s strength is revealed”. As we know indeed the hands that reveal the nail revealed is the work of our Lord’s strength revealed and there is no disputing that for any of us who understand that we should be the one on the altar being sacrificed. Our guilty blood was made clean by His innocent blood in our stead.

In our next episode of There’s Something About that Name we will explore El Shaddai, God Almighty. Once again we will see the mighty ways that Yah revealed himself to father Abraham as a living example for us to understand more about who He is also for us. When we know who has all might we can then understand why there is nothing too hard for him and nothing we can’t do with Him in us.