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The Most Holy Name
WDTPRS ^ | 1/4/2014 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 01/04/2014 7:27:00 PM PST by markomalley

Holy NameWhat does the Lord Jesus Himself say about His own Name?

In John 16:23 Jesus reveals His unity with the Father and the power of His Name saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.”  In Mark 9:38-39 we read an exchange between the beloved disciple and the Lord: “John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us.’ But Jesus said, ‘Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me.’”  The Gospel of John says that, “these [signs] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name” (20:31).  His Name – His Person – is our path to everlasting life.  Signs and wonders are connected with Jesus’ Holy Name.  The Apostles and disciples worked many miracles through the Name of Jesus (cf. Acts 2:38; 3:6; 3:16; 4:7-10; 4:29-31; 19:13-17).   The Apostle Paul wrote to his flocks about the Name of Jesus. What he taught reveals a fundamental aspect of God’s will for us His images.

God focuses in the First Commandment of the Decalogue on what we might do wrong with our hands (Exodus 20:4: “You shall not make for yourself a graven image…”) and in the Second on what we might do wrong with our words (Exodus 20:7: “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain”).

St.  Paul wrote: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).  The Name of God, of God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ, God the Holy Spirit, is worthy of our fear and our love.

Consider the Holy Name of Jesus.

Keep in mind not only love for the Name but also the fear which is Its due.  Do not exclude the fear which is really reverential awe.

In Scripture forms of words for “fear” occur hundreds and hundreds of times.  This a healthy loving fear.  Scripture is imbued with loving fear of God, indeed, an awe leading to love.  Consider, for example, this passage the Book of Revelation which can teach us timor:  “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.   His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems; and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself.  He is clad in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.” (Rev 19:11)   But in the book of Malachi, speaking of the Name of God, we read, “But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall” (Malachi 4:2).

God’s Holy Name is sacred.

“God fearing” men and women need not have terror of the Lord, but speaking and hearing His Holy Name will warm them with His fearful love.


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1 posted on 01/04/2014 7:27:00 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

-Revelation 22:20


2 posted on 01/04/2014 7:33:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: markomalley

**St. Paul wrote: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).**

BTTT!


3 posted on 01/04/2014 7:42:47 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Cicero

**The Gospel of John says that, “these [signs] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name” (20:31). **


4 posted on 01/04/2014 7:44:09 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

This is why taking the Lord’s name in vain and mentioning it flippantly are such grievous sins.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 7:50:32 PM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: markomalley
What does the Lord Jesus Himself say about His own Name?

Jesus' NAME is Yah'shua in Hebrew.

Yah'shua means "YHvH is/be my salvation"

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
6 posted on 01/04/2014 8:13:57 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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7 posted on 01/04/2014 8:17:34 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley

Joshua loves me, this I know......


8 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:39 PM PST by delchiante
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
God's name Yahweh, in Hebrew is pronounced Yod - hey - vav - heh.
However ? in Hebrew it is read from right to left.
Right to left.

Heh - vav - Heh - Yod, or Yud.

Meaning ?

the nail, spike = vav , behold, reveal, = Heh, the hand, arm = yud, yod, behold, reveal = Heh.
9 posted on 01/04/2014 9:42:25 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Yahweh,

YHWH,

a e ,

Yisr l

Yisrael.
10 posted on 01/04/2014 9:45:33 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: markomalley

“God’s Holy Name is sacred.”

Indeed. Isa.42:8, “I am Jehovah. That is my name.....”.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 3:51:26 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: American Constitutionalist
the nail, spike = vav , behold, reveal, = Heh, the hand, arm = yud, yod, behold, reveal = Heh.

Well, I do believe that YHVH must somehow be prophetic of Christ, the vav letter does sorta look like a spike, but where do you get that "heh" and "yod" means reveal the hand or arm?

12 posted on 01/05/2014 11:44:07 AM PST by sasportas
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To: sasportas
Hey means, reveal, behold, look, see.

The Y in YHWH means, arm, or God's arm of strength, or hand.
Vav means, nail, spike.
Remember in Hebrew it's written and read from right to left.
Hey - Vav - Hey - Yud or Yod.
In our western culture and western thinking mind it would read from left to right, Yod, or Yud - Hey - Vav - Hey.

The hand ? the arm ? Behold, look, see, the nail, spike, look, see, behold, reveal.

It get's us thinking ?
Spike in hand, nail in hand, God's mighty hand has a spike, nail in it.... revelation ? Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
13 posted on 01/07/2014 10:39:19 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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