Many will lump our fellowship of faith together with the traditional Sacred Name Movement. According to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, “The best known distinction of the Sacred Name Movement is its advocacy of the use of the reconstructed proper name of the God of Israel, and the use of the original Hebrew name of Jesus, often transcribed as Yahshua.”
We do call on the name of Yahweh. According to Joel 2:32, “whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh [KJV uses ”the LORD”] shall be delivered.
We also use the Hebrew name of the Messiah, Yahshua. We do not proclaim Jesus, which is the 17th century version of the Latin Iesus. Messiah was not called by this name when He walked the earth.
We acknowledge that when Messiah was born of Mary, He was given the name Yahshua. This was His prophetic name as found in the book of Zechariah.
However, unlike the traditional Sacred Name Movement groups, you will find referenced in the Wikipedia article, we do not pray in the name of Yahshua or baptize in His name.
Our fellowship group, the Light of YahwehShua, prays in the name of YahwehShua and baptizes in His name as well. This is a very significant and life-giving difference.
According to Deuteronomy 29:20: “Yahweh will not spare him, but then the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in the book shall lie upon his name from under heaven and Yahweh shall blot out his name from under heaven.”
Once again in Exodus 32:33: “And Yahweh said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.” (See also Exodus 32:32, Deuteronomy 9:14; 25:19.)
Who died in sin? We are told in Galatians 1:4 that, “who gave himself for our sins”. Messiah died in sin for us as indicated in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him (to be) sin for us.” Messiah was the only man to die in sin. The rest of mankind does not have their names blotted out because they do not die in sin. Only one man, Messiah Yahshua, died in sin and therefore is qualified to have His name blotted out.
The Torah (the first five books of the old testament) in both Exodus and Deuteronomy declare that the penalty for dying in sin is to have your name blotted out. However, the name of Yahshua is never blotted out in the Bible. The reference about a name being blotted out for those who have sinned against Yahweh is found multiple times in the Torah. Therefore it must be true. If you don’t believe that the Torah is truthful, then disregard the rest of this article. If you believe the Torah is the inspired word of Yahweh, then you know this is the truth. If it is the truth, then you must recognize that because Messiah Yahshua died in sin, His name should be blotted out from the Scriptures as required by the Torah.
We are told in Hebrews 1:4: “Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” Who has the excellent name? Psalm 148:13 tells us, “Let them praise the name of Yahweh: for his name alone is excellent’”
So, Messiah had His prophetic name, Yahshua, blotted out because He died in sin. However, His name of inheritance (received after His death) became the excellent name of Yahweh. Because He is Yahweh our Savior, His inherited name is YahwehShua.
The name, Yahshua, was defiled by the sin it absorbed on our behalf. We no longer use it before Yahweh because we do not place something that is defiled before Him. Remember, Yahshua died in sin, therefore His name is blotted out.
We are told to pray in the Messiah’s name (John 14:13-14.) However, we cannot use the Messiah’s defiled name, the name of death, or the man of sin. However, Acts 14:12 tells us, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
There is only “one name” for salvation. It cannot be the defiled name of Yahshua. However, the excellent name of Yahweh with the appellation Savior, is the name YahwehShua.
We are different than the traditional Sacred Name groups. Please pray to Yahweh for truth and contact our elder for more information.
Remember, in Revelation 11:4, we are told “come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins.” Many think this refers to only Catholics, Christians or other major religions. It also includes Sacred Name groups that do not acknowledge the name of faith, YahwehShua. You may not be as secure in your relationship with Yahweh as you think. Pray for truth and follow your calling.
We follow the Scriptures. We exercise our faith not our eyesight. Join us as we praise the name of faith, YahwehShua. Remember 2Corinthians 5:7: “For we walk by faith, NOT by sight.”