Would God's True Prophet's forget his name?

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    Would God's True People Forget His Name?

    Of course it is understandable, that today we would find Worldly Educators, and Religious Leaders and Scholars bickering over the use of the divine name, Jehovah; under the circumstances, one would naturally expect that to be the case. As a matter of fact, it couldn't be any other way, due to the spiritually Blind condition of this World, and just whom it is that reigns as god over this World. Jehovah's great adversary, satan the devil. He for one would not want anyone to know that great name, and he would do all in his power to keep it from being known. Misleading the entire empire of Religion on this earth, along with all the rest of mankind, he has his minions who will fight to the death, anyone that tries to make that grand name known; and he has eight Billion People at his disposal to do that, at his beck and call. He holds the entire World in his Power. He Blinds the entire World. He misleads the entire inhabited earth. That is how great his power hold is over this World is. So quite naturally, Jehovah's great Name will be defamed, and trampled into the dirt, by blind misled humans, under his power and control. These following three scriptures will authenticate what I have just stated: {1 John 5:19} {Revelation 12:9} {2 Corinthians 4:3,4}

    What makes matters even worse for them, Jehovah withholds the true teaching instrument from them; the Holy Spirit, but that is merely a small part of their problem. Jehovah does 'not grant them to understand' his Holy Book, nor has he 'fully opened their minds to grasp' its meaning; so they do not only know the divine name, they know little else about the scriptures, Lacking that teacher, the Holy Spirit as they do. The following three scriptures will authenticate all of that, as well. {John 14:15-17,26} {Matthew 13:11} {Luke 24:45}

    What this demon led World overlooks, is Jehovah has his own ideas about his Holy Name, and he has his own faithful people on this earth now, who will fight just as hard at making that grand name known as satan's minion's do to get others to forget it. The fact of the matter is satan's minion's are fighting a losing battle, one they could never in a thousand life-times win. They are going to lose and lose miserably. We faithful ones will see to that!

    Notice what one of the ancient faithful ones had to say about Jehovah's great name. Did he want anyone to forget it?

    32 "As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when he comes and prays toward this temple,33 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name." 2 Chronicles 6:32,33 NIV} What did Jehovah tell Pharoah of ancient Egypt about his name? Forget it Pharoah? Not hardly, to the contrary:

    15 "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth.16 But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." {Exodus 9:15,16 NIV}

    7 " 'I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the {JEHOVAH} LORD am the Holy One in Israel." {Ezekiel 39:7 NIV}

    It becomes obviouse from the one who owns this great name and one of his faithful followers that Jehovah's Holy name was of major importance to both. Neither took it lightly, for both desired the entire World to know that great name, and now as in the days of ancient Pharoah wanted his great name to be proclaimed throughout the entire earth. The Psalmist foretold the faithful ones would not only know that name, they would love also that great name.

    11 "But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you." {Psalm 5:11 NIV}

    10 "Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." {Psalm 9:10 NIV}

    The Psalmist reveals two things here that do not apply to Religious Christendom, not now, not ever.

    Jehovah will protect only those knowing his name, and will forsake those not knowing it.

    14"Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name." {Psalm 91:14 ESV} Isaiah's following words can be applied to Religious Christendom:

    19 "We have become like those You never ruled over,
    like those
    not called by Your name."
    {Isaiah 63:19 HCSB}

    Not only are they not called by that name, that name to them is quite lost, and they tell us it cannot be known; that makes them the ones who are quite lost because Jehovah doesn't rule over those not called by his name, according to Isaiah.

    26 "How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, 27 whothink to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal?" {Jeremiah 23:26,27 ESV}

    Those today who play down the name of God, and tell others that it cannot be known, it is lost; Jehovah calls them lying Prophets, dreamers, passing their dreams back and forth, in an effort to get others to forget his great name. He was up on them long before they came on the scene, and had Jeremiah foretell them.

    Can anyone imagine believing the divine name was lost, and that it couldn't be known just prior to Armageddon? If ever at any time, one would need to know that grand name it would be then, because who could call on a name that was lost, or not known at that crucial time when needed most? My guess is, at that time, that great name would be found very quickly, it would quite suddenly be known to all; but too late to call on it to save themselves from World destruction, as Zephaniah and Isaiah revealed in their prophecies. {Zephaniah 1:14-18} {Isaiah 24:1-6}

    32 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call." {Joel 2:32 ASV}

    We can be sure Jehovah will remember his great name when he hears his faithful people crying out to him for deliverance, just prior to Armageddon. As he affords them escape in Mount Zion and Jerusalem. The escape route Religious Christendom could never know how to take, because of not being granted to understand the Holy Writings, nor having their minds fully opened to understand the scriptures. Lacking also as they do the Holy Spirit, under satan's power and control, misled and blinded by him as they are, they are all hopelessly lost. As it turns out, it happens for them as they wanted it to happen to the divine name. They are all lost, as they wanted the divine name to be. A name that could never be lost or forgotten, and certainly never by its grand owner. Surely there must be some from among the highly educated of this World that would understand Jehovah's word and be able to teach it to others! No! Not even then. Jesus will explain why that is:

    25"At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [and I acknowledge openly and joyfully to Your honor], that You have hidden these things from the wise and clever and learned, and revealed them to babies [to the childish, untaught, and unskilled]." {Matthew 11:25 AB}

    This will be one time their great learning will gain them absolutely nothing. Their great learning he shoves aside, it is foolishness to him. So said the Apostle Paul. {1 Corinthians 1:18-21;2:1-10} As the Psalmist wrote; these forgetters of the divine name will be confounded and greatly trouble when Jehovah makes his great name known to them all. They will all be put to shame and perish as the Psalmist foretold. But they would come to know that Jehovah was the most high God over all of this earth.

    16"Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD. 17Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." {Psalm 83:16-18 KJV}

    The Psalmist revealed here that it would be necessary to search for God's name, indicating to us, that it would not be in use as known for a certainty, but being veiled in some way so as not to be readily known, but would require a searching to find it. According to the Psalmist it would be known and publicized, so that all would come to know Jehovah was the most High over all the earth.

    These Childish untaught, unskilled Babies as viewed by this World would be the only ones to find Jehovah, and come to know his name, because they would know what was required to find it. A heart attitude was involved, and doing their search it would require all of their heart. No half-hearted effort accepted here in doing this search. As Jeremiah shows us:

    13"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.1And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive." {Jeremiah 29:13,14 KJV}

    What type of heart attitude is displayed by this World in General in their search for God? Oh! His "Divine name is quite lost!" "You cannot get to know his correct name!" "No one knows how it was originally pronounced!" They fit the following description:

    4 "In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." {Psalm 10:4 NIV}

    This Wicked World under satan's power, does not know the divine name because it does not want to know it. It would rather it be forgotten, just as the god they worship would rather it be. All that really will be forgotten though is their god, and them, after the smoke of Armageddon clears away. Matthew 25:41 {Revelation 20:1-3;7-10} No more forgetters of the divine name after that last final battle.

    Today, one can refer to Jehovah, as simply God, Lord, The Father Yahweh, Elohim, no one gets upset at all, no one tries to make anything of that, but use the form Jehovah, which has a ring and familiarity and coherence everyone understands, you have a War going on, because everyone knows exactly to whom you are referring, without any doubt at all. That should tell us that the form Jehovah is God's Proper name. Naturally satan's dominated World would fight like hell over the true name of God, and wouldn't want it revealed or used. Safe to say, Jehovah is God's proper name! Attach any name you desire to identify the creator, as long as it's not his correct name you will get no reaction, but hit on the correct name, you'll get a reation every time, and not too nice a one at that. That reaction alone should tell us, Jehovah is definitely God's Memorial name to all generations, just as he told Moses:

    14 "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." {Exodus 3:14,15 ASV}

    20 "If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our Exodus 3hands to a foreign god, would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?" {Psalm 44:20,21 NIV}

    Jehovah's ancient Worshipers knew, to forget the name of their God would be tantamount to worshipping a foreign god, and Jehovah would know it, knowing as he does the secrets of the heart. That would, of course bring his displeasure.

    Under the New Covenant Jehovah said: "For they will all of them know me, from the the least one of them, even to the greatest one of them, for I will foregive their error and their sin I will remember no more." {Jeremiah 31:31-34}

    There will come a time this grand name of Jehovah will ring throughout this earth, and every breathing thing will praise Jehovah. If it isn't it will not be breathing. {Psalm 150:6}

    None of Jehovah's True People alive then will ever forget the grand name of their God, Jehovah. Wannabe

  • tec

    That should tell us that the form Jehovah is God's Proper name. Naturally satan's dominated World would fight like hell over the true name of God, and wouldn't want it revealed or used. Safe to say, Jehovah is God's proper name! Attach any name you desire to identify the creator, as long as it's not his correct name you will get no reaction, but hit on the correct name, you'll get a reation every time, and not too nice a one at that.

    I think this reasoning is faulty, Wannabe. People argue over Jesus, Jeshua, Yeshua, Joshua, and many other forms. Using your line of reasoning, which one is right?


  • Soldier77

    If you are using WBTS literature and reasoning to base your "scholarly understanding" then I feel you have once again missed the point of independant research and thinking. If I wanted to read an apologists point of view of the WBTS I would go to the meeting and pick up the latest magazines.

    4 "In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." {Psalm 10:4 NIV}

    Yikes - I've been rumbled!

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