A new name.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

When God restored true worship his people would be given a special name. I will let the scriptures show what this name would be. God’s name has been removed from many bibles but in some it can still be found in Psalm. It is an english interpretation of the tetragrammaton of YHWH. No one knows what the original name was pronounced like. Most names in the bible no one knows the true pronunciation. It is the meaning that matters. Jehovah means “one who causes to become”. So if someone wanted to play on words and the proper pronunciation we could get caught up in debates that lead to no one learning anything because the name Jesus, Isaiah or any other name in the bible we could question the pronunciation on. It is the meaning of the names or the person the name represents that is important. There is only one true God. He is the one that caused everything to become or caused everything to come about. Gods name originally appeared thousands of times in the bible. I can see why Satan had inspired to have God’s name removed. Satan, Devil and other terms used in the bible are not his name but are words that describe certain aspects of him this is why in some areas of the bible Satan is referred to as the oppressor and even serpent. If he could not be worshiped by name then he would almost definitely be jealous of people knowing God’s name. When true worship is restored there would be identifying marks that would make his people stand out.

(Psalm 83:18) 18 May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

(Isaiah 65:13-15) 13 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Look! My servants will eat, but you will go hungry. Look! My servants will drink, but you will go thirsty. Look! My servants will rejoice, but you will suffer shame. 14 Look! My servants will shout joyfully because of the good condition of the heart, But you will cry out because of the pain of heart And you will wail because of a broken spirit. 15 You will leave behind a name that my chosen ones will use as a curse, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will put each of you to death, But his own servants he will call by another name. . .

(Isaiah 62:2)  2 “The nations will see your righteousness, O woman, And all kings your glory. And you will be called by a new name, Which Jehovah’s own mouth will designate.

(Isaiah 43:6, 7)  6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,  7 Everyone who is called by my name And whom I created for my own glory, Whom I have formed and made.’

(Acts 15:14-18) 14 Symʹe·on has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written: 16 ‘After these things I will return and raise up again the tent of David that is fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the men who remain may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, 18 known from of old.. . .

(Jeremiah 14:9)  9 Why are you like a man who is stunned, Like a mighty man who cannot save? For you are among us, O Jehovah, And your name has been called on us. Do not abandon us.

(Revelation 14:1-5) 14 Then I saw, and look! the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who have his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. 2 I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was like singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps. 3 And they are singing what seems to be a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to master that song except the 144,000, who have been bought from the earth. 4 These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones who keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, 5 and no deceit was found in their mouths; they are without blemish.

(Isaiah 43:10) 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.

(Acts 1:6-8) 6 So when they had assembled, they asked him: “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” 7 He said to them: “It does not belong to you to know the times or seasons that the Father has placed in his own jurisdiction. 8 But you will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses of me in Jerusalem, in all Ju·deʹa and Sa·marʹi·a, and to the most distant part of the earth.”

(Luke 4:42-44) 42 However, at daybreak he departed and went to an isolated place. But the crowds began searching for him and came to where he was, and they tried to keep him from going away from them. 43 But he said to them: “I must also declare the good news of the Kingdom of God to other cities, because for this I was sent.” 44 So he went on preaching in the synagogues of Ju·deʹa.

(Matthew 24:14) 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Why use God’s name Jehovah?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.It is respectful to use someone’s name when you are addressing them. If you were a plumber would you like if your name was never used but you were just called the plumber. Your name encompasses the  whole person that you represent. If someone just called you by your occupation then that would be the only characteristic that they would know. If someone said my friend is the  seamstress then people would only know that aspect of the person. Now if they say they are a seamstress name Sue the picture starts getting clearer. Now it is narrowed down to a seamstress named Sue.

Now God’s name Jehovah is unique. There are many false Gods but only one true God. How do you identify the true God? By his unique name.

I have done a lot of research on the meaning of his name and one word cannot describe the meaning. I do not profess to be a scholar on any of this, but I have read many articles and books and from my research I am convinced that Jehovah is his name. From what I have gathered  his name covers his oneness, his eternal existence and  his ability to become what is needed by the ones he loves.

There are many terms used to describe qualities of God and a lot of people confuse the terms with names. These terms don’t get the whole picture of who he is. That is why you should use his name and not a term like Shiloh…etc.

His name occurred thousands of times in the original writings. Most Bibles have removed his name and replaced it with titles. Below is a list of bibles that still contain his name in them.

Living Bible  it appears 408 times.

Wycliff     (Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:4, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24)

King James   and Authorized King James    (Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24, Psalm 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, 26:4

American Standard has it in many places

Not only is Jehovah one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:6)) , we are to tell others his name. Exodus (9:16, John 17:6) . Hebrews 13:15 says we are to offer a sacrifice of praise, and to make public declaration of his name.

Malachi 3:17  tells us those in fear of his name will be written in the book of remembrance. Proverbs 18:10  shows that knowing his name can protect you.

Psalms20:7 says that putting faith in Gods name is better then weapons. Those who call on the name of Jehovah will be saved. (Acts 2:21,Romans 10:13

Gods people were known by his name. (2 Chronicles 7:14, Deuteronomy 28:9,10).

When God rebuilds the booth of David it refers to the nations upon who his name has been called. (Amos 9:11,12) . And in Acts 15:14  it states God turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name.

We Are To Make His Name Know.

   King Solomon made God’s name  known. He even put God’s name on the temple he built. He desired all to know God’s name. (2 Chronicles 32,33)  If you do not know someone’s name how can you trust them. The bible tells us those knowing God’s name will trust him. (Psalm 9:10)

   Most people know what the day of Jehovah is. They know it as judgement day. The bible tells us everyone calling on his name will be saved. If we do not know his name how can we call on it. (Joel 2:1)

    Israel was to declare God’s name and make his works known. (Psalms 105:1-3)  When they obeyed him the bible tells us that his name would be called upon them. So Israel was called by God’s name. (Deuteronomy 28:10) (Jeremiah 14:9)

   Nothing has changed in respect to that. When God gathers his people together in the last days they would proclaim his name and be known by it. (Acts 15:14-17)(Amos 9:11,12)

   Were would these people come from? The bible tells us the whole earth from every direction. (Isaiah 43:1-10)(Romans 9:24-26)  (Hosea 2:23)

   What convinces me the most that Jehovah is God’s name is that it is the most contested truth that people challenge. Why would Satan and his people work so hard to convince people that it is not God’s name if it wasn’t. If you were worshipping falsely do you think it would be contested?  Satan would be promoting it not trying to stop people from using it because if you worship a false God you are worshipping Satan. He does not want you to know the one and only true God Jehovah.


If you need to know more go to http://wol.jw.org  they have a wonderful online library that you can search. Try searching for (God’s name) you will pull very interesting information up.