By Pastor Demetrius Thompson
Do you know the creators name? Most of us would say, "Yes, His name is the Lord God".
Did you know that the Bible indicates that "lord" and "god" are titles and not names? 1 Corinthians 8:5 says there be gods many and lords many, because anything we worship can become a god. There is even the House of Lords in the United Kingdom. A lord can be anyone who has authority over you, for example a landlord.
His name is not common. Leviticus 22:32: "Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel."
This verse tells us that we should not profane or defile His name but rather hallow it. Hallow means to set something apart from others. If lords are many and gods are many, how can these common names be set apart and be unique to the Creator?
Does the Creator have more than one name? There is no scriptural reference that supports the notion that the Almighty has more than one name. A name is always a singular word when referring to the Almighty.
Exodus 20:7: "Thou shalt not take the name of Yahweh thy Elohim in vain; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."
The word vain has meanings such as deceitful, deception, emptiness, falsehood and lies, which further forbids us from misusing or misrepresenting the Heavenly Father's name in any form. The titles lord and god completely replace the true name of the Creator. And people are total oblivious to this fact.
Exodus 3:15: "This is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations."
Yahweh is the Creator's memorial name, meaning that Yahweh is the name He wants to be remembered and called by for all of human existence
My hope is that you will embrace this truth.
In order to know the name of the Creator one must simply return to the original Hebrew text, which will confirm that His name is Yahweh. His name is the translation of the Tetragrammaton, meaning the four letters "YHWH" which appeared almost 7,000 times in Scripture. So instead of interpreting His name as Yahweh, translators substituted the titles lord and god.
Only His name is unique in its glory. Isaiah 42:8: "I am Yahweh: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."
Yahweh's name is unique and not shared by others. As stated earlier, lord and god are common titles.
When confronted with this truth some would say what difference does it makes? Well, I think that the third commandment makes it a difference.
Do you know the creator's name? And does it really make a difference?
• Pastor Demetrius Thompson can be reached at the Yahweh House of Prayer 7th Day in Nassau Village at 393-4339 or 324-6906 or 242 425 0771.