The Name of God is infused into the Names of the People of God.

 

As you may have heard: “Actions Speak Louder than Words.”

This saying is no truer anywhere more than in the Word of God. Yahweh’s actions are the foundation stones in His Testimony.  When people refuse to listen to God’s Word. Yahweh increases the intensity of His Message, by fulfilling the Promises He has made to carry out His actions to those who refused to listen.

Yahweh’s ACTIONS, speak even louder than his Words. Some of his actions are too deep for Words. Therefore, God has employed many resources in which to communicate, and in which to remind us of Who His is, What He has Done, and What He has promised us He will shortly do in the Future.Yahweh revealed

One way Yahweh communicates his will to an entire generation, is by the names that he chooses to give his people. These names often carry the weight of a message about God the entire time the individuals are alive. Then, after they die and their prophecies and testimony connected to their names are fulfilled become an eternal witness to future generations to learn from and benefit. As a result, the life of one man can and will become a beacon of Light to serve, teach, honor, and direct all future generations. In this way, the human race can learn and grow from the lessons learned by others who have gone before them.

That is what we are going to look at in this section of the Name of God series. When you finish this section, it is expected that you will have a stronger, deeper, and an increased level of appreciation to the lengths, and means, and ways Yahweh is continually communicating his messages to his people throughout their generations.

 

Is Your Name infused with the Name of God? 

Does your name carry a prophetic message about your life? Does your family name carry a message?

Many men born into this world have extremely short attentions spans. They get distracted easily. They run on rabbit trials, and forget who they are, and why they are here. Therefore, God has devised a way to speak to a man throughout the entirety of his life, even through his own name.

By infusing the Name of God, and the prophetic callings of God, into the  the Names of His Children, God is able to speak to his children over and over and over again about His Will for their lives throughout the course of their lives, just by speaking their name.

No place is this truer, than in the Book of Genesis (which we will examine here shortly).

 

Every name of God carries with it a life long purpose, character, training, and revelation, just as Noah’s name did. Every person named prophetically after the name of God, carries God’s purpose into their lives to represent Him well (or to do the opposite). Either way, the name of God is being proclaimed.

Below we will look at a few names and see how those names have impacted the entire population of the planet for several millennia. 

One name in particular will be looked at: The Name of NOAH, pronounced NOACH in Hebrew (with a hard “ck” sound at the end like BACH). It is interesting that Noah’s name means Rest, and prophetically that Noah would bring Rest to the world, but it is ironic that Noah himself possibly worked harder and longer than anyone before him, cutting, drying, and milling, 3 million+ board feet of gopher wood by hand, and then building a 450 to 500 foot ark, that would have been anything but restful. It was no small prophetic work.

We often think of Noah as a loner, but he stands on the shoulders of those who went before him, namely: Enoch, his great-grandfather; Methuselah, his grandfather; and Lamech, his father; all of whom stood for God in their generation, and stood against the evils in the World, as a matter of survival in God’s Kingdom. They all were trained in the Blood Covenant Worship of the One True God. They each one had to learn individually, how they would handle the world, as well as abide in the covenant of God, trusting in the promises, and prophecies of God, and doing the will of God in their own generation, according to the Blood Covenant of God. They each one no doubt had successes and failures and learned much on the crucible of suffering. Shortly, we will see how these individuals stood prophetically before God and man, simply by the names they carried with them.

 

Did you know? Many (if not most) Hebrew Names carry the very Name of God in them?

Did you know many common English names come from the original Hebrew names: Josh, Joshua, John, Jonathon, Joel, Samuel, Sam, Stephen, Steven, David, Dave, Elizabeth, Beth, Bethany, Mary, Martha, Beth, Doris, Abigail (Abby), Gail,  Zack, Matthew, Michael, Sarah, Hannah, Moriah, Elijah, Daniel (Dan, Danny), Jeremiah (Jeremy, Jerry), Ariel, Gabriel (Gabe) and hundreds like them.

  • Take Note: Whenever you see “(y)ah” or “el” at the beginning or ending of a Hebrew name, that usually references God. 
  • It puts God’s name in the middle of the person’s name. Thus bonding the person’s name, identity, and future to God, often with a prophetic blessing and/or calling to fulfill.  In the Jewish faith, names are usually established and ratified on the eighth day after the birth of the child, during his circumsicion ceremony–if he is a boy.
  • “EL” is an abbreviation of Elohim, the Creator Name of God. (from Genesis 1:1) “In the beginning, God (or Elohim) created the heavens and the earth…” (Elohim has the “Im” ending which makes it a Plural Proper Noun, which is significant, more on that later.)
  • “Yah” (and “ah”) is an abbreviation of Yahweh (YHWH), the Covenant Name of God. (Exodus 3:14) Yod-Hey are the first 2 letters in God’s Name, Y-H, which is short for Y-H-W-H.  (Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey). Sarai’s name was changed to Sarah, thus carrying the name of God in her own identity.

Below are three examples 2 using “yah”, 1 using “el”:

 

 

 

Zechariah, Joshua, Daniel …

Below are Three Common Names that have God’s Name infused into their names

 

Zechariah

1) Zechariah literally means: Yahweh Remembers. Zakar = Remembers. Yah = God. 

  • The name Zechariah consists of two parts. The final bit is יה, (Yod-Hey, reading right to left) the abbreviated form of the Name of the Lord: יהוה (YHWH).
  • The first segment of the name Zechariah comes from the verb זכר (zakar), meaning to remember, to think about, to  deliberately review, or meditate upon.
  • A number of prophets, kings, priests, martyrs, rulers, servants of God, children of kings, were named Zechariah. Zechariah is found 39 times in the Old Testament, 11 in the New Testament. Below is one famous prophecy from Messiah regarding the prophet Zechariah who became a martyr for declaring the Word of the Lord unto to the people of Israel.

 

Matthew 23:34-35 (KJV)
“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel [the first martyr Gen. 4] unto the blood of Zacharias.

 

[KJV-NT uses the greek translation of men’s names  {Greek male names have an “s” at the end of their names}] son of Barachias [but uses his Hebrew name in the OT: Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, was the writer of the Book of Zechariah], whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.”

 

Joshua

2) Joshua literally means: Yahweh Saves, or Yah Will Save,  or Yah Is Salvation. From (1) יה (yah), the name of the Lord, and (2) the verb ישע (yasha’), to save.

  • The name Joshua is a compilation of two elements, the first one being the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.
  • The second element of the name Joshua/Jesus comes from the verb ישע (yasha’), meaning to save or deliver:
  • The verb ישע (yasha’) means to be unrestricted and thus to be free and thus to be saved (from restriction, from oppression and thus from ultimate demise). A doer of this verb is a savior. Nouns ישועה (yeshua), ישע (yesha’) and תשועה (teshua) mean salvation. Adjective שוע (shoa’) means (financially) independent, freed in an economic sense.
  • Verb שוע (shawa’) means to cry out (for salvation). Nouns שוע (shua’), שוע (shoa’) and שועה (shawa) mean a cry (for salvation).

Joshua is also the original Hebrew form of the Greek name Jesus. A shortened form of Joshua is the name Jeshua (ישוע).
The name Joshua is the precise reversal of the name Isaiah (ישעיה).

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications’ Biblical Dictionary.

BTW–The Hebrew Name for Jesus, is Joshua, or Yeshua. Jesus is the Greek equivalent.

Matthew 1:20-23 (KJV)
…Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS [in Hebrew Joshua or rather Yeshua]: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

 

John 1:29 (KJV)
29 The next day John seeth Jesus [Yeshua] coming unto him, and saith,
“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

 

Daniel

3) Daniel literally means: God Is My Judge, or Judge Of God

The name Daniel consists of two parts: (din), meaning to judge or govern: EL, referring to God or Elohim.

  • The verb דין (din) means to judge or govern. It’s an old verb that mostly describes the authority of a natural superior (because that person is wiser, stronger, older, etcetera) in contrast to the governing done by a formal government (by politically favored and appointed officials).

Daniel 2:48-49 (NIV)
48 Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. 49 Moreover, at Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at the royal court.

 

Can your see how Daniel fulfilled the actual prophetic calling of his name? Daniel became the ruler, or the Judge over the largest kingdom on this Earth in his time. He did this by remaining faithful to Yahweh even in the middle of a completely wicked and pagan culture that did not want to honor his name, nor his God, nor his prophetic calling to become Judge, but God raised Daniel up miraculously, and protected Daniel and his three friends miraculously, as only God can. It is a phenomenal testimony to the Goodness of God to those who remain faithful to Him. (The whole Book of Daniel, read especially chapter 2, 3, 5, and 9). The faithfulness of God in Beyond our comprehension. When we begin to see Life Events from God’s Perspective, we will be forever changed.

 

Seeing is Believing

The Testimony of 4 Monumental (Seminal) Names that Proved “Seeing is Believing.”

Some people just can’t believe what they cannot see.

In such cases, Yahweh, (God, Elohim), may use drastic measures to create a visual picture that will never be forgotten, even though men, lie, scoff, mock, and block the truth in order to deceive. Some pictures simply cannot be erased from God’s Picture Book, nor from God’s Picture of Creation (the one fully confirms the other and visa-versa), nor from the memory banks of all mankind.

Please Note: There are 100% affirming worldwide evidences (that cannot be hidden) that boldly proclaim and confirm the literal visual Picture Story of God, but men (inspired by darkness) still choose to lie about and pervert God’s Word and Work. They simply hate the idea of being accountable to God’s Will, God’s Plan, and God’s Purposes in their Lives. (Such is the hardened nature and power of sin that holds sway over the hearts and minds of men who are slaves to sin.)

Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV)
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

 

[To be perfectly honest, not many on this planet have a true and single eye. Enoch did, of whom you are about to read. Not until a man is transformed by the Blood Covenant of God from the inside out, does his eye ever truly become single. Personally, I think: Charles G. Finney was pretty close to having a purely single eye for God … and his life was a living testimony to that fact. If it wasn’t he could not have accomplished what his did. ]

As already mentioned: Many names have divine callings embedded into their name with the Character of God (or some prophetic event) proclaimed in their Name. Here are 4 notable examples:

 

Name: Enoch = to inaugurate, to teach, to train. Prophecy: Enoch will train his family and inaugurate them for a big event. Result: Enoch became a lover of God, like very few in the History of the World. In fact, there was such a tight bond of honor, respect, gratitude, loyalty, and love, that neither God, nor Enoch wanted to be separate from one another, and God just catapulted Enoch into his presence, bypassing the usual constructs of physical death and resurrection. It also appears, that Enoch will return to Earth at a time where he will be greatly needed to do the will of God under drastic circumstance once again, in this new season. It is speculated that Enoch will be one of two witnesses, that God will use to humbly bring plagues upon the earth. Once again, performing the ministry of See is Believing. (You can read about that in Revelation 11:1 and following)

 

Revelation 11:3, 5-6 (KJV)
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth [1,260 days = 3.5 years, aka, half of the 7 yrear tribulation]…    5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

 

Summation: Enoch was faithful to prepare and inaugurate his son and grandson, preparing them for the Work of God, that will take place at the appointed time, on the inaugurated day–so that they could prepare their children, and so on. He was an example like no other. Enoch lived his life larger than Life in the sight of God. Seeing is Believing. He instilled God’s training, preparing his family for the time of great disaster, punishment, cleansing, and judgement like no time before. According to the Scriptures, Enoch will be called upon again to perform a similar prophetic ministry here on earth, at another critical time. May we be ready for the message God has to speak to him on the day that he comes. May we prepare our children to be inaugurated by God, trained in his word, able to follow in God’s footsteps. What Enoch set in motion in his life, Noah brought to completion in his Life. Their full stories are yet to be told. One day will may have the privilege of sitting at their feet hearing directly from their own lips the very Wisdom and Mercy of God and His Majesty that was done through them in their day, giving Glory to God.

 

Name: Methuselah = “His Death Shall Bring.” Prophecy: Methuselah’s death will bring the End of the World. Result: Methuselah was Enoch’s Son, and Noah’s grandfather. He was a prophet of God. It is likely he raised a righteous family (son, and grandson). He probably knew Adam and Eve personally, having met them face to face. It is likely He heard and kept their testimony, and sacrificed to the one and only true God (even as they taught Abel to sacrifice to God), carrying on the Blood Covenant of God passed down to him through his family. His Father, Enoch was a prophet who walked with God in a supernatural relationship. (Here’s a riddle, Enoch lived the shortest recorded life of Noah’s lineage, but also the Longest.) Enoch named his son, Methuselah prophetically, according to the Word of the Lord.  Methuselah died in the year of the flood the oldest recorded living human being, living 969 years (only 31 years short of one full millennia). The length of his life is a prophetic message all in itself. The world of men had 969 years to correct their evil doings, but they refused to do so, and instead “the rulers of men only hardened their hearts all the more and dove more carelessly into lies, sins, violence, murders, extortions, kidnappings, rape, pillaging, witchcraft, demonic idol worship, human sacrifice, and far worse. They only increased, extended, and deepened their evil deeds and evil control over all the people. So as God proclaimed, in the end Methuselah’s death would bring the destruction of the human race, all except for his grandson, Noah.

 

Name: Lamech = Lamentation. Prophecy: The People shall Lament after his death. Result: Lamech died five years before the flood, at the age of 777 years. This is a triple 7 prophetic number. Seven is the number of completion. God completed all the work of Creation and rested on the seventh day. The world had only five years to lament the passing of the this righteous grandson of Enoch, and son of Methuselah, before the end would come. It is clear that Lamech raised a righteous son, Noah, who also sacrificed to the God of His Fathers (being a part of the Blood Covenant of God), and obeyed the commandments of God, and raised his family to obey God, and to do that which is right in God’s sight. Apparently, Noah was the one, and likely, the last righteous man in his generation on the earth, at the hour the rains flooded the earth.

 

Name: Noah = Rest. Prophecy: He shall bring my people rest. Result: Noah was a righteous man, perfect in his generation.

[Make a Note: Only the Blood Covenant of God could make a man perfect in his generation. The Blood of the Covenant is the only vehicle in this world that has the ability to cleanse a man of his sins.]

Noah learned God’s Righteousness through his Blood Covenant relationship of obedience to Elohim, the God who created him. As such Noah listened to the voice of God, and he obeyed the voice of God immediately. Because of this God could rely upon him to do his will. As such, God commissioned Noah to build an ark 450 feet long and 45 feet high 75 feet wide, in order to save all the animal species and preserve the human race through the godly obedience and faith of one man. [Who says God is not a risk taker?] It took an estimated 3 million board feet of wood, and 100 years of labor to build such an ark. And Noah did it all for free, with the help of his sons and family. He grew all the food. Collected all the materials, built the ark, preserved all the animals, surviving the flood. He did all this labor by Faith and Hope in God, and God blessed him, and His Family as the only family to survive the Judgement of God upon the Earth. 

“In constructing the life-size Noah’s Ark, we used hundreds of huge beams and logs. Some of the center supporting logs are more than 3 feet in diameter and nearly 50 feet long! Over 3.1 million board feet of timber were used in the construction of the Ark. A board foot is 12 inches by 12 inches by 1 inch.” source

 

Food for thought: Gratitude vs. Ingratitude

       (or Faithfulness vs. Infidelity)

If Noah didn’t faithfully complete his mission, you and I would not be here. If God did not faithfully protect and faithfully provide, and shield and empower Noah to fulfill his mission, you and I would not be here. Yet, how many carry in their hearts true Gratitude to God for all that Noah did? How many are grateful to Noah for preserving us and all the animals God created?

According to some general surveys among millennials up to 40% of millennial Christians don’t believe the story of Noah. They don’t believe the word of God. To me that’s an oxymoron. They trust in their college anti-god  professors more than they trust in their Savior? They have been lied to by fake science and fake scientists, and they have swallowed their lies line hook line and sinker. This is fulfilling the prophecy of the great falling away predicted and foretold to us by God in the scripture.

As I see it, we owe Noah a great debt of gratitude. If you have a precious family pet, you can thank Noah. If you have a child, you can thank Noah. If you have a parent or grandparent, you can thank Noah. If you have some faithful chickens or ducks that provide your eggs. You can thank Noah. If you have a faithful dog watching over your home, or a precious kitten bringing joy into your home, you have a debt of gratitude to Noah and his hard labor of 100 years of faith, hope, and hard work. Noah trusted and obeyed God in his generation, in order to bring the Blessings of God to his future generations. Whether you like it or not, or believe it or not, you are a child of Noah, a direct descendent of love because of what your faithful father Noah accomplished in his day.

How are you trusting and obeying God in your generation, as Noah did in his, in order to bring the Blessings of God to your future generations?

 

Gratitude is as gratitude does

Noah saw your day, and acted by faith in his day to preserve life and to walk in obedience to God to bring you the blessings you experience today on a daily basis. 

If one has not learned this, it is easy to become arrogant, selfish, and live without gratitude to Noah, to God, and to be ungrateful for the sacrifice that others have made, for the last 6000 years. At 600 years old, Noah lost his entire world. Every tree. Every river. Every garden. Every home in his community. Every extended family member (everyone except his immediate wife, sons, and their wives). He lost them all, everyone he knew and loved. [Noah’s father had died five years earlier, and his grandfather had died that year.]

It is impossible to grasp all the sacrifices and painful obstacles Noah needed to overcome to fulfill the will of God in his generation, but it is not impossible to carry our debt of gratitude to Noah for what he has done in our own lives, and what we are willing to do today for those who will come after us tomorrow.

Are we willing to carry the name of God to this generation, in order to bring salvation to the next generation? Are we afraid to proclaim his name? Will we even tell the story of Noah to our children, neighbors, friends, family, and community with gratitude and with conviction?

How many neglect to give thanks and praise to God for these gifts he has given us? Why do they not carry gratitude in their hearts?

Due to the faithful obedient heart of faith, Noah lived through real live difficulties, day in and day out, he labored hard for his family, and for his future generations.

He never received a penny for his labors. Yet, He bought “Rest” for his children, and grandchildren and great grand children, and us. And guess what? Whether you believe it or not you are one of Noah’s Children. There is no other kind of human being alive today, that is not a child of Noah. Whether they are grateful for Him and His Obedience to God or not. 

Yet the World Mocks Noah and God today, just as much as they did in Noah’s day. Why? Because today, People cannot See, they cannot Believe. They are blind to what is True and Real. Because of those who teach them to dishonor God, and reject his Word.

But if they could see, they could easily believe. A man’s faith all depends on whom they choose to be their Teacher and their Guide.

If you choose the university professor trained to be anti-God, anti-Bible, anti-Truth, then of course, you will not believe God’s Word. It will seem as foolishness to you.

 

1 Corinthians 3:18-21 (KJV)
18 Let no man deceive himself.
If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world,
let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men.

 

Can you see that the Entire Gospel message is laid out
in the Names of the first Ten children of God’s Names?

 

1) Man; (is)  2) appointed;  3) mortal;  4) sorrow; (but),  5) the Blessed God [Jesus/Yeshua];  6) shall come down;
 7) teaching; (that)  8) His death shall bring;  9) (the) despairing (lamenting);  10) Rest.

 

Hebrew English
1. Adam Man
2. Seth (is) Appointed
3. Enosh Mortal
4. Kenan Sorrow;
5. Mahalalel (but) The Blessed God
6. Jared Shall come down
7. Enoch Teaching
8. Methuselah His death shall bring
9. Lamech The Despairing
10. Noah Rest.

Noah means Rest.

Now maybe you can read the simple genealogy of Noah with a deeper appreciation and a greater insight than you may have had before:

 

Genesis 5:21-32 (KJV)
        21 And Enoch [the One who Teaches, Trains, and Inaugurates] lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah [The One whose Death shall bring an end to the Earth]: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years [365]: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he [Enoch] was not; for God took him.

       25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech [the one who will have great sorrow, and be lamented and who will lament]: 26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years [969 years]: and he died. [Methuselah held the longest recorded life in recorded history.]

       28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. 30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years [777]: and he died.

       32 And Noah was five hundred years old [500]: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. [Noah was 600 years old when the flood came, so his sons were all 100 years old.]

 

 

Do you see how the name of God and the plans and purposes and prophecies of God are infused into the family of God, through the names of God given to his children? These are undeniable historical proofs of his story and his testimony, through the lives of those who knew him personally. They are anchored in time and will never be erased, though men have tried in every generation, the Word of God and not only survived, but has thrived in every generation.

Do you see Him?

 

 

The Name of God (3) Cyrus Next in the series.