John Speaks Name of God
John Presco ‘Nazarite Judge’
The priests that came to name John the Baptist were of the two priestly lines descended from two brothers, Moses and Aaron. Both lineages served in the Holy of Holies where on Yom Kippur the High Priest would whisper the SECRET NAME OF GOD. Zachariah was of Moses, and Elizabeth was a Daughter of Aaron. The parents of John were not discussing what name to give their son, but, what name their son – who was filled with the Holy Spirit – would utter, for John was destined to be a High Priest.
When I died and saw God, I said;
This is THE NAME God gave to Moses who met, and saw God, thus John would be a High Priest of Moses – which was good, because a false law said Cohens must be of Aaron. A eight year old infant ENDS the greatest religious argument – on earth. The priests who witnessed this great event served in the Holy of Holies and knew a HAND SIGN because they could not speak in the Holy of Holies, so they spoke with THE HAND OF GOD that Moses directed GOD’S ARMY WITH, because God struck him dumb, meaning he could not speak. His arms were held up because they became tired. This is GOD’S WAR! It is on!
Here is the very prophetic and true post my neighbors read and they wanted to do me harm.
Moses says: May I say who sent me? He asks for God’s name. The Israelites will want to know who has sent me, and God replies with a sentence, “Ehyeh asher ehyeh.” This is a first person sentence that can be translated, “I am who I am”, or perhaps, “I will be who I will be”, or perhaps, “I cause to be what I cause to be.” We really don’t know, but it has something to do with “being”. So he asks who God is, God says, “I am who am I am” or “I will cause to be what I will cause to be.” So Moses, wisely enough, converts that into a third-person formula: okay, he will be who he will be, he is who he is, “Yahweh asher Yahweh.” God’s answer to the question of his name is this sentence, and Moses converts it from a first-person to a third-person sentence: he will be who he will be; he is who he is; he will cause to be, I think most people think now, what he will cause to be, and that sentence gets shortened to “Yahweh”. This is the Bible’s explanation for the name Yahweh, and as the personal name of God, some have argued that the name Yahweh expresses the quality of being, an active, dynamic being. This God is one who brings things into being, whether it’s a cosmos from chaos, or now a new nation from a band of runaway slaves. But it could well be that this is simply God’s way of not answering Moses’ question. We’ve seen how the Bible feels about revealing names, and the divine being who struggled and wrestled with Jacob sure didn’t want to give him his name. So I’ve often wondered if we’re to read this differently: Who am I? I am who I am, and never you mind. The word possibly was “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh Asher” meaning “I am That I am That”. Moses in his ecstasy and bliss wanted to share this state with the people of Israel and so it was a need to give a name to this experience, to this state, hence he gave a name to “That” and “Ehyeh” became “Yahweh”. The seed of duality, the Creator being different from the Creation was sown, the Creator received a name “Yahweh”, so a form, dimensions and time of Creation were naturally subsequent.
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: speak to Aaron and his sons saying, Thus shall you bless the Israelites… So they shall put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.
One of the most striking features of the Jewish faith is that although the name of God is written throughout the Hebrew Scriptures — what we Christians call the Old Testament — no one is supposed to say that name aloud. In fact no one is supposed to say that name at all — except the high priest on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and even then only secretly and softly and quietly when he goes into the Holy of Holies at the heart of the Temple. And since the Temple was destroyed in the first century by the Romans, the name goes unspoken.
So holy is this name, spelled in four letters, Yod, He, Vav, He — or as we would say, Y H W H — that instead of pronouncing it aloud, every time it appears in the text of the Scripture, the pious Jewish person follows the instructions printed out in the margin of the page, where it says, “Read Adonai” — and instead of saying the unspeakable Name as written will say “Adonai,” which means “the Lord.”