The Truth About “His Name”
This is something you have never seen before and it Is not Messianic gibberish.
When we baptize someone “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”, have you ever thought that that sounded strange? Of course not, we have always done it that way. Well, I have thought it strange for years. I mean how could they all have the same name? Is their name God, Lord, Yahweh, Jehovah, Yahshua, or Jesus? Oh, maybe it’s some unknown name, one we cannot pronounce. Or, is it so exalted that we cannot know it or use it? How ridiculous!
The answer is fairly simple and found in the Bible; if we let the Bible interpret itself. And every person who baptizes anyone should know and understand this as it is essential for salvation. And above all the one being baptized needs to know and understand what it means, it is extremely important. It may be the most important issue in one’s life. No one should be baptized without knowing this fundamental truth. No one!
Satan has spent a lot of time over the centuries covering this up. He never intended man to ever understand this one, NEVER!
What is in a name, anyway? Everything; if you are God the Father or His son Christ Jesus. "Oh, I have heard all this before" you might say. Well, I doubt you have ever heard it like this before. Please, let me explain.
I am talking about the words "His Name" as found throughout the Bible, believe it or not "His Name" is not always referring to His name as, God, the Lord, YHWH, Yahweh, Jehovah, Yahshua, or Jesus, or any other name you can think of. No; "His Name" is sometimes used to describe something else, And you and I are going to explore that something else in this study.
In the Old Testament, peoples names where a description of their character, for example: "Jacob" was "to hold the heel" or "supplanter” depending on which translation one chooses to read. "Emanuel" is "God is with us." And, the Prophets, how about: "Jeremiah" his name means, "Yahweh uplifts." And, "Isaiah"- "Yahweh is Salvation." "Ezekiel"- "God Strengthens". "Michael"- "One who is like God." "Malachi"- "my messenger." And, a good example in the New Testament is found in Luke 8:30, Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. You see, his name was a description of himself.
At this point, we must ask ourselves what is the description of God the Father and or Christ Jesus? Or, better yet, what did they say the description of their name is?
The answer is found in several places in the Bible. We are not going to touch on all of them here, We will just pick a couple, one of the examples I like, is found in I Kings 8:12-30. This is the great prayer that King Solomon prayed at the new temple when they brought in the Ark of the Covenant.
Pay particular attention how “My name” and “His name” are used.
12 ¶ Then Solomon said, O Lord, thou hast said that thou wouldst dwell in the thick darkness.
13 And I have surely built thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in forever.
14 Then the king turned his face about and blessed all the congregation of Israel; and all the congregation of Israel stood;
15 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth to David my father, and has with his hands fulfilled his promise, saying,
16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.
17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.
18 But the Lord said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build a house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.
19 Nevertheless you shall not build the house to my name; but your son who shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house to my name.
20 Now the Lord has performed the word that he spoke, and I have risen up in the place of David my father and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built a house to the name of the Lord God of Israel.
21 And I have set there the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord, which he made with our fathers when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven and prayed;
23 And he said, O Lord God of Israel, there is no one like thee in heaven above or on earth beneath, who keepeth covenant and mercy with thy servants who walk before thee in truth with all their heart and with all their soul;
24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father what thou didst promise him; thou didst speak with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thy hand, as it is this day.
25 Therefore, now, O Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father what thou didst promise him, saying, There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; if only your sons take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth as you have walked before me.
26 And now, O Lord God of Israel, let thy word be confirmed, which thou hast sworn to thy servant David my father.
27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built?
28 But turn toward the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken to the supplication and to the prayer which thy servant prays before thee this day;
29 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, even toward this place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there; that thou mayest hearken to the prayer which thy servant prays before thee for this place.
30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant and of thy people Israel, when they pray before thee in this place; and hear thou, O our God, from thy dwelling place in heaven, and forgive.
And then in the next chapter, I kings 9:1-9;
1 And when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the Lord and the king's house and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
2 Then the Lord appeared to him the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.
3 And the Lord said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before me; and I have hallowed for me this house which you have built to put my name there for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
4 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my judgments;
5 Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel for ever, as I promised to David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man upon the throne of Israel.
6 But if you shall indeed turn from following me, you or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them;
7 Then I will destroy Israel from the face of the land which I have given them; and this house which I have hallowed for my name will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all peoples;
8 And this house shall be in ruins; every one that passes by it shall be astonished and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?
9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them and served them; therefore the Lord has brought upon them all this evil.
Lets for a minute go even further back, back to Deuteronomy, chapter 12. There we find Moses talking, so instead of saying “my name” he is saying “His name”.
1 These are the statutes and judgments which you shall observe to do in the land which the Lord God of your fathers gives you to possess all the days that you live upon the earth.
2 You must destroy all the places wherein the nations whom you are to possess worshipped, and all their gods upon high mountains and upon the hills and under every green tree;
3 And you shall tear down their altars and break their statues and burn their graven images with fire; and break the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
4 You shall not do so to the Lord your God.
5 But to the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, his habitation shall you seek, and thither you shall go.
6 And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices and your tithes and your gift offerings of your hands and your vows and your freewill offerings and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks;
7 And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which the Lord your God has blessed you.
8 You shall not do according to all the things that we are doing here this day, every man whatever is right in his own eyes.
9 For you are not as yet come to the dwelling place and to the inheritance which the Lord your God gives you.
10 But when you cross the Jordan and dwell in the land which the Lord your God gives you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies round about you, so that you shall dwell in safety;
11 Then to the place which the Lord your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there, thither you shall bring all the things that I command you, your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the gift offerings of your hands and all your choice things of your vows which you vow to the Lord.
12 And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your sons and your daughters and your menservants and your maidservants and the Levites that are living within your towns; because they have no portion nor inheritance with you.
13 Take heed to yourselves that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you please;
14 But in the place which the Lord shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
15 Notwithstanding you may slaughter and eat meat in all your towns, whatever your soul may desire, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which he has given you; the unclean and the clean may be eaten, such as of the gazelle, and as of the hart.
16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out upon the earth like water.
17 ¶ It is unlawful to eat within your towns the tithes of your grain, or of your wine, or of your oil, or the firstling of your herds, or of your flock, or any of things which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, nor gift offerings of your hands;
18 But you must eat them before, the Lord your God yearly at the place which the Lord your God shall choose, you and your son and your daughter and your manservant and your maidservant and the Levite that is within your towns; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God in all that you put your hand to.
19 Take heed to yourselves that you do not forsake the Levites as long as you live upon the earth.
20 When the Lord your God shall enlarge your territory, as he has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat meat, because your soul longs to eat meat; you shall eat meat, whatever your soul may desire.
21 And if the place where the Lord your God shall choose to put his name is too far from you, then you may slaughter of your herds and of your flocks, which the Lord your God has given you, as I have commanded you, and you shall eat in your towns whatever your soul may desire.
22 But as the gazelle and the hart is eaten, so you shall eat of it, the clean and the unclean, you shall eat of it alike.
23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood; for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.
24 You shall not eat it; but you must pour it out on the earth like water.
25 You shall not eat it; that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the Lord your God.
26 Only the holy things which you have, and your votive offerings you shall take and go to the place which the Lord shall choose;
27 And you shall offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the Lord your God; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the Lord your God, and you shall eat the meat.
28 Observe and hear all these commandments which I command you this day, that it may go well with you and with your children after you for ever, when you do that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
29 When the Lord your God shall destroy the nations against whom you are going, and shall cut them off from before you, and you shall possess them and dwell in their land;
30 Take heed to yourselves that you may not go astray by following them, after the Lord has destroyed them from before you; and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? Even so I may do likewise.
31 You shall not do so to the Lord your God; for every thing abominable to the Lord, which he hates, they have done to their gods; even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
32 Everything that I command you, that you must be careful to do; you shall not add nor take from it.
When the scriptures say to place "my name" or "His name", it sounds like they are talking about an object, not someone's name, doesn't it? That's the first tip-off to the answer. They are talking about an object. Now, what could that object be?
Let's answer these two questions;
A. What was the mobile tabernacle that Moses had built, to house?
B. What was the temple in Jerusalem to house?
The answer is the same for both questions, The Ark of the Covenant. But The Ark of the Covenant was a container. Right, but what was in The Ark of the Covenant? Yes, The Ten Commandments. So, you can see that His Name is the Ten Commandments.
That is his character. To be more specific; The Holy Spirit told me, "It is that, by which He is known"
Here are a few verses that show how “His Name” is used.
And they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads.
I have made thy name known to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; they were thine and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word.
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and those that meditate upon his name.
Now, for proof positive; Psalm 119.
Psalm 119 consists of 176 verses and each and every one has at least one reference to the Divine Law. Most verses are positive references and a few are negative references, nonetheless; references for our edification down here at the time of the end to enable us to find the Truth. For this reason Psalm 119 is one of the most important chapters in the entire Bible at this time in mans history. Armed with the knowledge of these words one can more readily understand the Holy Scriptures. And this, after all, is why Psalm 119 was written.
Having said that, one must remember that every time one sees one of these words it does not automatically mean that it is referring to the Divine Law. One must take into account the surrounding text to see how the word is used.
To save you a little time, go to verse 132.
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they who keep his testimonies, and seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity; they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded them to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have observed all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly.
9 With what shall a young man cleanse his way in order that he may observe thy commandments?
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee; O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy words have I impressed on my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O Lord; teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I repeated all thy righteous judgments.
14 I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, more than in all riches.
15 I have meditated in thy commandments, and am familiar with thy ways.
16 I have meditated in thy law in order that I may not forget thy words.
17 Answer thy servant, that I may live and keep thy words.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a sojourner with thee; hide not thy commandments from me.
20 My soul is pleased and desires thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and cursed are those who go astray from thy commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 The ungodly sat and plotted against me; but I meditated in thy statutes.
24 I have meditated also in thy testimonies and in thy good counsel.
25 My soul cleaves to the dust; quicken me according to thy word.
26 I have declared my ways and thou heardest me; teach me thy law.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.
28 My soul is vexed from meditation; quicken me according to thy word.
29 Remove from me the practices of the wicked, and teach me thy law.
30 I have chosen the way of thy truth: thy judgments have delighted me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.
32 I have walked in the way of thy commandments, because thou hast made me joyful.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy commandments; and I shall keep them unto the end.
34 Give me understanding and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to fables.
37 Turn away mine eyes that they may not behold falsehood; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Strengthen thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thee.
39 Turn away my reproach: because thy judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have delighted in thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
41 Let thy mercies come also to me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him who reproaches me; for I trust in thy word.
43 Let not the word of truth depart from my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty because I have been delighted in thy commandments.
46 I will speak truthfully before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will meditate on thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up to thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy commandments, and I will be glorified in thy faith.
49 Remember thy word to thy servant, upon which thou hast made me to hope.
50 In it have I been comforted in my humiliation; for thy word has quickened me.
51 The ungodly have oppressed me greatly; yet have I not swerved from thy law.
52 I have remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord, and have been comforted; they have become a guide to me.
53 Horror has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 I have been comforted because I kept thy commandments.
57 On the Lord’s business have I meditated, that I may keep thy commandments.
58 I entreated thy favor with my whole heart; save me according to thy word.
59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to thy paths.
60 I prepared myself and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 The bands of the wicked have beset me; but I have not strayed from thy law.
62 At midnight I rise to give thanks to thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I am a friend of all them that worship thee, and of them that keep thy
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy; teach me thy statutes.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word.
66 Teach me good judgment, grace, and knowledge; for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Even before I was humbled I believed; and I kept thy word.
68 Thou art good, O Lord, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69 The injustice of the proud has multiplied; but I keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
70 Their hearts are stubborn; but I keep thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been humbled, that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is better to me than thousands of things of gold and silver.
73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; teach me thy law,
74 So that those who revere thee may see and rejoice, because I have hoped in thy word.
75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in thy faithfulness hast humbled me.
76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word to thy servant.
77 Let thy tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for I have been taught thy law.
78 Let the wicked be ashamed, for they have humbled me unjustly; but I have meditated in thy precepts.
79 Let those who reverence thee turn unto me, and those who have known thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart meditate in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.
81 My soul hath longed for thy salvation, and I hope in thy word.
82 Mine eyes wait for thy word, when thou wilt comfort me.
83 For I have suffered all disgrace; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The wicked have digged a pit for me, which is not in accord with thy law.
86 All thy commandments are trustworthy; yet the wicked persecute me.
87 They had almost destroyed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy commandments.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 For ever thou art, O Lord; thy word is established in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness is to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it abides.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances; for all are thy servants.
92 Unless thy law had been my meditation, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget thy commandments, because they are my very life.
94 I am thine, deliver me; for I have kept thy commandments.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I understand thy testimonies.
96 I have seen the futility of all things; but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97 O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.
98 Make me wiser than mine enemies, because I have obeyed thy commandments.
99 Give me more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the elders, because I keep thy statutes.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy commandments.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments; for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words to the taste! yea, sweeter than honey to the mouth!
104 I have meditated on thy commandments; therefore I hate the way of the wicked.
105 Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word.
108 With the words of my mouth be pleased, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul is continually in thy hands; I do not forget thy law.
110 Sinners have laid a snare for me; yet I erred not from thy commandments.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes truly, even to the end.
113 I hate the wicked; but thy law do I love.
114 Thou art my shelter and my refuge; I hope in thy word.
115 Depart from me, O you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Help me and I shall be safe, and I will be continually mindful of thy commandments.
118 Thou hast rejected all them that stray from thee; for their thought is ungodly.
119 Sustain me, and I shall be safe, and I will always meditate on thy commandments.
120 My flesh shrinks for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121 O thou that doeth judgment and justice, leave me not in the hand of mine oppressors.
122 Comfort thy servant with goodness; let not the proud slander me.
123 Mine eyes long for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
124 Deal with thy servant according to thy mercies, and teach me thy law.
125 am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 t is time to serve the Lord; for they have nullified thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above precious stones.
128 Therefore I love all thy commandments; and I hate every way of the wicked.
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 Make plain thy word and enlighten and give understanding to the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.
132 Look upon me, and be merciful to me, because I love thy name.
133 Direct my steps in thy path; let not the wicked have dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the oppression of man; so will I keep thy statutes.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy law.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
138 Thou hast commanded thy testimony in righteousness and faithfulness.
139 Zeal hath consumed me because thine enemies have forgotten thy word.
140 Thy word is very pure; therefore thy servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised; yet I do not forget thy commandments.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me; yet I meditate on thy commandments.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting; give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord; I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried to thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147 I arose at the dawn of the morning, and cried; I hoped in thy word.
148 Mine eyes open before the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149 Hear my voice according to thy lovingkindness, O Lord; quicken me according to thy judgment.
150 They draw near who follow after mischief; they are far from thy law.
151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth. Mine eyes open before the night watch to meditate on thy word.
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me; for I do not forget thy law.
154 Judge my case, and deliver me; quicken me according to thy word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not thy statutes.
156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord; quicken me according to thy judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158 I beheld the transgressors and I knew they had not kept thy word.
159 Consider how I love thy commandments; quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
160 The foundation of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous judgments endures for ever.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart stands in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that finds great spoil.
163 I hate and despise evil; but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law; and they shall have no infirmity.
166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 My soul has kept thy testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies; for all my ways are before thee.
169 Let my cry come before thee, O Lord; save me according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy word.
171 My tongue shall speak of thy word; for all thy commandments are righteous.
172 My lips shall speak of thy praise when thou hast taught me thy commandments.
173 Let thine hand help me; for I have delighted in thy statutes.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and I meditate on thy law.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
176 have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
Did you see it? Every verse mentions the Divine Law, even verse 132. Proof positive. Verse 132 is NOT a mistake; it is verified throughout the Bible.
And it also appears that “His Name” has everything to do with baptism, lets take a look.
When one is baptized, one is submerged in water, symbolically washing away ones sins. When this person comes up out of the water that person is 100% in the Ten Commandments, saved, right? Thus, taking the Commandments to ones self. One is accepting the contract (covenant) that was offered to us at mount Sinai. We will be His people and He will be my God. The problem is, none of us are told this, subsequently we are usually back sinning shortly after we are baptized, aren't we? What a wonderful difference it would have been if we had been informed about this, before we were baptized.
Let’s look at some verses;
"I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit".
It is found in Matthew 28:19, which reads:
Matthew 28:19 KJV
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Realizing that “the name” is the Ten Commandments I starting zeroing in on the true meaning of the verse. And reasoned that if the word “in” read “into” then it would be a true translation. Also reasoning that if I could find a different translation that used the word “into’ instead of the word “in” then we would have the proof we needed . Well, I didn’t find that, but look what was found in the old Darby version. Which reads:
Matthew 28:19 Darby
Go [therefore] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
That is close enough. The KJV reads “in” and the Darby version reads “to”. So putting the two together gives us the correct meaning. (Putting the two together to form the word “into” Is purely coincidental, by the way).
Verse 28:19 SHOULD READ;
Go, therefore, and convert all nations; and baptize them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit;
In other words, baptism removes previous sins, making us sinless and placing one into the Kingdom of Heaven. It’s then, our job to stay there. As it is said in John 1:12
But those who received him, to them he gave power to become sons of God, especially to those who believed in his name,
Here is the most interesting use of “His name” of all!
Exodus 20:7 The third Commandment.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
But Steve, you might say, that’s ridiculous, why would God take the time and space in His Ten Commandment Law to say that if one transgress’ that same Law that He will find that person guilty? I wrestled with that thought also, then I found something very interesting in the Book of Deuteronomy.
Chapter 27:14-26 KJV
14 ¶ And the Levites shall speak and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice
15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
16 Cursed be he that setteth light by (reviles) his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
17 Cursed be he that removes his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife, because he uncovers his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
24 Cursed be he that smites his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say. Amen.
25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
26 Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say. Amen.
See, the Lord used the same concept in Deuteronomy chapter 27:26. So, Exodus 20:7 is correct, and has been universally misunderstood by the Christian church for centuries.
Check Psalm 91 out, WOW!!
PSALM 91 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and shew him my salvation.
I have included a few more verses that use the phrase ”His name”, just for fun. The following two verse are translated correctly, by the way. It has been found in the scriptures that many prepositions are use incorrectly, because the original translators did not comprehend the original authors concepts.
I Chronicles 28:2-3
Then he said to them, Hear me, my brethren and my people: I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for a dwelling place of our God, and I had made ready everything for the building of the house;
But the Lord said to me, You shall not build a house for my name because you are a man of war and have shed much blood.
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'
Then I will tell them plainly, "I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!"
This is very interesting. He is quoting those people, they don't know the meaning of "His Name" To prophesy and drive out demons and perform miracles is good, right? Of coarse it is. What Christ is saying here is that one should do these things while being in the Commandments (righteousness), NOT doing it in the name of Yahshua or Jesus.
Being in the Commandments is how we learn to know Christ, and being in the commandments is how Christ learns about us. Therefore since those people didn't know what "His Name" is, He doesn't know them. There is no relationship.
See, once again, the Bible interprets itself, if one lets it.
There are many more examples of these phrases in the Holy Scriptures and I leave it to you to find them; May you be blessed with Wisdom, Knowledge and understanding.
It is that, by which he is known.
I Pray the Holy Spirit guides you.
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