Passover is a week away and I’m sitting here today thinking to myself – wow. SO MUCH has changed in my life since I met Yahuah. It was two years ago that I took off to go to an organic farm, longing for a deeper connection with my Creator. I just knew I had to get away. I knew there was more, much more than what the church had to offer. Seeds had been planted in my life all throughout my childhood, but it wasn’t until I made the decision to step outside of the hustle and bustle of life and the loud opinions of those around me, that I was able to truly hear my Maker’s voice and follow His lead.
In the Spring of 2013 I came to accept the name of our Heavenly Father, Yahuah, and his son Yahusha, our Messiah. I committed myself not only to keep Shabbat as I had been doing all my life, but also to let go of pagan holidays like Christmas and Easter etc, and to learn more about the feasts in Leviticus 23 and the significance they still hold today. These wonderful appointed times of our Creator help us remember, not only of what He has done for our ancestors in the past, but also who He is, and what he will do for us, His special chosen people, as we approach the end of time as we know it. If you’re reading this and you’ve never heard of the feasts days, and you are curious to learn more about them, leave a comment on this blog post and let me know.
Many people say that Christians are the chosen people. They say if you’re not a Christian then you can’t be saved. The Jews also say that they are the chosen people. Some even go as far as believing that salvation comes by your bloodline and others somehow believe it has to do with the colour of your skin! I disagree with all of the above. There’s is no man or religion that can determine your salvation. Yahuah is salvation (Psalms 27:1) And so, we must be in Him. His people are called by His name. His people seek His face. His people choose to turn from their wicked ways and literally follow Him.
Just like there are signs on the road that show you what street you are on, and what direction you are headed in, there are signs of the covenant. They show you who you are in a relationship with, and whether or not you are living your life in a way that is pleasing to The Father. Most people are concerned about NOT getting the mark of the beast. A lot of those same people have forgotten about the mark or sign that sets them apart as People. If you don’t want the mark of the beast, understand the mark of Yahuah. Learn about the everlasting covenant, and the signs of the covenant. The Sabbat is a sign, The Feasts are a sign, and The Father’s Name is also a sign. There are other signs but these are great places to start.
And No, it is not the signs that save us, but the signs show we are being saved. We must never think it is our religion or our actions save us. The truth is when we accept the free gift of salvation, we will have the desire to accept all, be all, and to do all that the Saviour is calling us to.
Why Does the Creator’s name matter?
The scriptures above show that whether you are a foreigner or of the literal seed of Abraham, it is The Father’s NAME that sets you apart. It is those who love The Name who will be delivered and protected. Yes the name does matter. We can not say we love the Father and then continue to ignore His Name. The scripture teaches us the significance of loving not only Yahuah Himself, but also His name and everything that it represents.
What if I use the title LORD to worship Him?
For many years I believed that it was OK for me to say Lord in reference to my Creator, after all, the word “Lord” is all throughout the Bible I was reading. But even inside of the Bible, the KJV and others, in the front introductory pages, or in the dictionary in the back -depending on the version, it clearly states that LORD is actually a substitution for the four Hebrew letters of The Father’s name YHUH or YHWH which when you study those letters in the original Hebrew language, you learn the name sounds like “Yahuah” in english. (If you want to learn more about this, leave a comment on the blog and let me know.) The bottom line is, The Father’s personal name was removed from the scriptures nearly 7 thousand times. And in the latter days, His name will be restored. (Zeph 3:9)
The more I focused on the truth, the more I came to realize that, just like how all the pagan holidays – Christmas and Easter etc – were all distracting me from the valuable gifts that come from celebrating Yahuah’s Feasts Days…. There are pagan influences all throughout our language, and those influences can distract and take away from the gift of being able to understand more of the truth, including Yahuah’s personal name. Deuteronomy 28 teaches us that there are good things that will come to us when we walk in the truth. It was time for me to make a change.
I’ll never forget the day when it hit me loud and clear. Lord =Baal. Baal is a false god. And I asked myself, Why am I calling on the name of a false god??? I was on blueletterbible.com using the Strong’s concordance. I still use that site for a lot of my study today. I clicked on Ba’al in that scripture passage below. And I saw the meaning …
The word H1180 Ba’aliy= my lord
And it comes from
H1167 Ba’al = owner, husband, lord
See Also H1168
It occurs 80 times in 68 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV. Here are a few examples for further study….
- Hosea 2:13
- Judges 2:11-13; 3:7
- 1 Samuel 7:4
- 1 Kings 16:31; 18:18-26; 22:53
- Jeremiah 12:16
I’ll type out a few more for you here below so you can see the verses right here and now.
The scripture actually says… “their fathers have forgotten My name for Ba’al”
WOW. That’s exactly what’s happening today.
Ba’al=lord and you can look it up for yourself, and lord is what we have put in place of The Father’s name.
• Need a couple more examples? Click the boxes below.
The word Ba’al in all of those texts is literally defined as lord. If the word lord is so closely connected to Ba’al and the worship of false deities, how can we choose to continue to use this word in place of the name of the One True Mighty One? He is Creator of the Universe, and if I say He is my personal friend, yet I call Him by the name of a false mighty one…. No. He is Yahuah. And if I love Him, I will love His Name, seek the truth and all that His name represents.
It is after the truth was revealed, and through much study and prayer, that I knew I could not go back to the way my life was before. I could not sit down in the pews of the church as they called on “The Lord” and embraced more and more pagan ways and pagan holy days.
“For all the peoples walk, each one in the name of his mighty one, but We walk in the Name of Yahuah our Elohim forever and ever.” Micah 4:5
There are so many people who I know are still searching for the truth. For my friends who are still calling on “God” and “Lord” etc, I pray this will lead you back to the scriptures. Do you want to be in a covenant with The Lord or with Yahuah? Your Creator has a personal name, and His name is a sign. Whether you agree or disagree with the way it’s pronounced, we can know without a doubt, His name is not “THE LORD.” I believe His name is Yahuah. Truly His name is just the beginning. There is so much more to come.
Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post and let me know your thoughts. You can also share scriptures that will encourage the body. The Feasts Days of Yahuah are approaching. Here’s to the pursuit of truth. Share this blog post with a friend who calls on “The Lord.” It’s possible that no one else has told them the truth.