Jesus or Yahshua , Does it Matter?
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As an introduction to this series of 10 articles I want to make the following explanations so that the reader will understand where I am coming from with this rather radical teaching.
Firstly I want to make it clear that I am a born again believer in the Triune Elohim (God) – Father, Son and Set apart (Holy) Spirit. I believe that the Son of Elohim died and shed His precious Blood so that my sins could be done away with and allow me to come into a covenant relationship with my heavenly Father.
Therefore what I am propagating here is not heresy, but the true faith that was once delivered unto the saints by the prophets. I believe that regarding the Names of our Father and of His Son (Prov.30:4), the Church has been in deception for many centuries.
Why is the true Name of our Saviour so important? Because the Word teaches that there is only ONE Name given to us by Elohim, by which, we can be saved. (Acts 4:12) Having said that, please don’t misunderstand and think I am saying that if you called on the name “Jesus” you are not really saved. I was saved in that name, and have experienced many miracles in my Christian life in that name.
So what’s the big deal then? Simply this. I believe that because we were in ignorance, our Father excused us. (Acts 17:30) But now in these last days, by His Spirit, He is restoring many truths. One of these is the knowledge of and extreme significance of His Name.
We would do well to heed what the Spirit is doing and not hold on to untruths because of sentiment. If “Jesus” is a name of deception planted by the enemy, then he did it for a reason. That reason could well be that this name will be the instrument he uses to cause the “great falling away” from the faith in the days when the anti-Christ is revealed before the second coming of our Messiah. (2 Thes. 2) I believe that we are in the last days and that these events are closer than most of us think.
In my research of this subject I have also discovered that certain titles we use for our Father and His Son are of doubtful origin. You will notice in my writings that I tend to use titles that are unfamiliar in Christian circles, yet closer to the mark.
Instead of Lord, I prefer to use Master.
Instead of God, I use Elohim, the Creator or the Almighty.
Instead of Holy Spirit, I use Set apart Spirit.
Instead of Christ, I use Messiah or the Anointed One.
1. Historic Background:
Jesus or Yahshua – does it really matter? This is a question that is increasingly being asked in the Church in these days. It was never an issue in the past because the Name Yahshua has not been a problem for the last 1700 years. It was not known. But now that the Set apart (Holy) Spirit is in the process of restoring the knowledge of our Saviour’s real Name, throughout the world, there is confusion because the Church in general has been totally unaware of the Name above all names.
The reason why this happened is that about 300 years after the time that Yahshua walked this earth, when the then emperor, Constantine, became a Christian, the Roman name Iesus officially became our Saviour’s name. The Roman Empire was the first world power at that time, and Christianity became the official state religion. The Roman (Catholic) Church became the actual world power. Even kings trembled at every pronouncement (Papal Bull) of the Roman Pope.
Obviously the transition from the official worship of pagan deities to the worship of the One True Elohim, in and through His Son, did not happen overnight. It was a process that took years. Slowly Christianity’s Messiah (Christ) emerged from the numerous gods of pagan Rome, as the number one deity, largely because the emperor was a “Christian”. But although “Christ” became the supreme deity, so much paganism had infiltrated the State Church that for the ordinary (man in the street) Roman of the day there was hardly any religious difference. Iesus was just another god amongst hundreds.
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Whenever someone comes along who is going to 'open the church's eyes' after centuries of deception, WATCH OUT!!!!
This is good introduction to your series. You grabbed my attention and now I'm hungry for more. Good job.
Well written...and a powerful eye opener. Thank you!