The Precious Name of Our Creator

Musings from a Christian author–

By now you are probably wondering in frustration what the Hebrew name, YHVH, means and how to pronounce it, or why I pronounce it, YaHavah.

The root of a word determines the meaning and pronunciation of the whole word. This is a universal law of grammar. Once the root is known, pronunciation of a word or name is said to be fairly easy. We shall see.

The accepted linguistic definition of a root word is — A root, or root word, is a word that does not have a prefix (in front of the word) or a suffix (at the end of a word). The root word is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family (root is then called base word), which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_(linguistics)

YHVH is the Hebrew personal name of our Creator. The root word, HVH, pronounced hävah, means exist or be. Strong’s reference is H1933 and it appears six times in the OT. I pronounce YHVH phonetically, Yä-Hä-väh, based on the pronunciation of the Hebrew word, HVH, hävah.

If it is the name of our Creator, and it is in the Hebrew Scriptures, why isn’t it in English Bibles?  (note: YHVH Elohim is in the Word of YHVH Bible)

The translators of the original Hebrew scriptures substituted the name (YHVH) and epithet (Elohim) of our Creator with the English words LORD God, even though the words, LORD and God do not convey the heart and meaning of our Creator’s Hebrew name and epithet.

From Adam, up to and during, the Egyptian captivity, the Hebrew people only knew their Creator as El Almighty or the Mighty El. They used other epithet Hebraisms to describe the actions of his presence, power, and knowledge. Those Hebraisms are listed in my Glossary of Common Terms in Section IV–Epithets (Titles/Names).
YaHavah’s title of deference, Elohim, was introduced in Genesis 1:1. His name, YHVH, was linked to this epithet of deference in the Hebrew Scriptures of Genesis 2:4 as YHVH Elohim.

YHVH is a tetragram, meaning a word comprised of four letters. Believing the name YHVH is too holy to speak, Jews sometimes use the term, “Four Letters”, instead. They have other substitutions as well, but I will not go into that now. Yet, I have to wonder, if his personal name is too holy, wouldn’t any name for him be too holy, also? Wouldn’t thoughts about him be too holy to think?

I have read many arguments about the pronunciation of YHVH, some delving into the depths of linguistic explanation. However, I prefer the simplicity of the Bible that always works well on a need to know basis; it tells us what we need to know. The true name of our Creator is something Christians really do need to know.

The origin of the Hebrew alphabet was as pictograph representations of things in the lives of the people. The pictographic version is pure and unsullied by modern alterations of his name or rules of Hebrew grammar.

tbl-YHVH table

In the Hebrew Scriptures, each chapter of Psalm 119 begins with a letter from the Hebrew alphabet. Each chapter has eight verses. The verses in the YHVH table correspond to the appropriate chapter and letter as noted.

Reading the symbols from top to bottom–the solution of speaking God’s Hebrew name, YHVH, is in its pictographic form, where the reason for it can be seen. Speaking His name says to the world, “YHVH is my Elohim, in whom I ask counsel, serve, and worship.”

What do the Four Letters, YHVH,  mean to you?

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The 24/7 War of Good and Evil

Invisible, Yet Perceptible WAR

We humans have been engaged in an invisible, yet apparent war from the day Adam sinned against YHVH. That was more than 6,000 years ago, and its still raging.

The invisible war plays out in everything we think, hear, and see. It is going on in the secret places of human minds and manifests in everything from little white lies to horrific abominations. For the majority, conscience is the controller. But, there is a better way than conscience to control this enigma.

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Biblical Baptism, What is it?

I recently launched publication of a book on biblical baptism. I didn’t check to see if the title had been used yet. Turns out here are four other books on Amazon with a similar title. What makes mine unique? Here is the title, “Is Water Baptism Necessary for Salvation? A Directory of Explanatory Scriptures.” I don’t know what other authors have said about this topical question, but whatever it is, mine is surely unique from theirs for many reasons. You can get a 10% sample peek of the contents to determine if it is something you want to explore. I hope you think it worthy of greater exploration and consideration of what the Bible really says about the difference between water baptism and Spirit baptism to salvation. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GKXB7GL 

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Learning to Live in Christ

As long as denominational differences exist, believers are not experiencing true Christian life in the Spirit of YaHavah under the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

BOOKS BY MARY E. LEWIS
Books are available in eBook and paperback

• Creation, Law, and History: Word of YHVH Bible Volume 1 (in paperback)
• Daniel’s Four Beasts
• Israel’s Poetry and Prophets: Word of YHVH Bible Volume 2 (in paperback)
• New Testament: Word of YHVH Bible Volume 3 (in paperback)
• Seven Spirits, Seven Lamps, Seven Churches
• The Invisible Bridge (focus on understanding Father, Son, and Spirit)
• The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Vol.1 The Writing on the outside of the scroll
• The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Vol.2 The Writing on the inside of the scroll (focus on Book of Life)
• The Scroll with Seven Seals
• Why Jesus Had to be Human
• Word of YHVH Bible: Discovering a Familiar Friend (Introduction to the Bible)
• Word of YHVH Bible: Glossary of Bible Terms
• Word of YHVH Bible: New Testament (complete in eBook format only)
• Word of YHVH Bible: Old Testament (complete in eBook format only)

I can understand the skepticism of trusting a new author. However, I am not new. I have been pushing books and articles for nearly forty years and giving thousands away for free. Then I discovered Amazon’s self-publishing opportunity. I’ve been told more than once that a person will not buy my books. Even when I have sent a free book most will not read it.

For those who choose not to purchase my books for whatever reason they have, you should know that there are many more persons who accept my free eBook offers each week or choose to read them free under Amazon’s free reader’s program than those who choose to buy the books. This is a great advantage to potential readers since they can quietly investigate before committing to what the books teach about the Bible. I have faith in the power of the truth and the Spirit. As more and more people come to the realization that YaHavah is strongly urging them to listen to him, more will buy the books for personal and group study.

I offer a free Kindle eBook title every week (Mon. thru Fri.) at Amazon.com. To find out the current week’s title, go to http://amazon.com/author/mary_e_lewis. The title being offered will have a $0.00 price. To read the book, you will need Amazon’s free Kindle Reader app available for any device.

The percentage of takers of my ongoing free eBook program every week accounts for at least ten times the purchases of the same titles, sometimes more depending on the content of each book offered. Monetary reward for the sales of my books is not as important to me as helping people attain a fresh and deeply rewarding Bible and Spirit perspective of the truth of YHVH and his seven spirits, as they are related to the first and second coming of Jesus Christ and true Christian life.

Testing the spirit of all doctrines is commanded in the Bible. I have the following in the first pages of some books and will soon have it in all of them. It is important that readers should know how to test the spirit of what they read to see if it is true to the Bible and Spirit of YaHavah.

TEST THE SPIRIT WITH THSA

Testing the spirit of everything to see if it is of YaHavah or the Tempter is essential to protecting salvation. Everything in the following chart was gleaned from the whole Bible but particularly Isaiah 11:1-5 and Proverbs. It was developed for a biblical way of testing the spirit of ALL religious doctrines, including Christian. The chart is also beneficial for testing the spirit of everything thought, heard, and seen in daily life. (This is the THSA process) The contents of this chart are the foundation of this author’s Christian life and writing.

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HOW TO USE THE THSA CHART
The Spirit and Bible are the resources and focus for all testing; not by other doctrines. Study the differences between the upper and lower sections of the chart. Consider the FOCUS and DIRECTION (vertical or lateral plane). If the test is centered on the upper section, then consider the action you will take with a biblical focus. If the spirit, focus, and direction are solely human-related (lower section), further scrutiny is needed to determine if it is a temptation from Satan. If so, immediately cast it out in the name of Jesus.

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The Bible is Your Friend–Part 1-b

The Real Three Persons of the Bible

The Bible opens with the introduction of three persons, YaHavah, whose truth and presence created the universe we know and everything beyond, humans who were created by YaHavah and given the ability of choice, and Satan, the very evil fallen angel whose choice and agenda is always to pervert YaHavah’s truth for his own self-seeking reasons.

The interaction of these three, YaHavah, Satan, and humans, is demonstrated throughout the Bible starting with Genesis, and especially in the Book of Job.
There is nothing so important in studying the Bible as to watch for the love of YaHavah for his creation, their love for YaHavah, and their seeking of YaHavah’s counsel; all of which is the reason for the first and second coming of the son of YaHavah, Jesus Christ.

It is essential to read the whole Bible to draw from it the essentials of living and surviving in this world of turmoil. The Bible is a living book and must be digested for the Spirit of YaHavah to reveal his wisdom and love fully. True believers (reborn in the Spirit) live in the world but are not of the world.

As simplistic and mythical as it may sound, the central issue of the Bible is the war between YaHavah’s truth and Satan’s lies. It is the war between good and evil.
The bottom line of the contract of human existence is that every human has the freedom to choose whom he or she will believe. Adam demonstrated a fatal choice affecting the lives of all; while Jesus’ life and words demonstrate the living choice for those who believe YaHavah and Jesus and obey. Contrary to what some say, we are not preprogrammed or predestined. Biblical predestination simply means YaHavah preordained the solution to the angel Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven and corruption of humans. YaHavah gave us the option to choose his solution of righteousness. . . Or not.

Evil began in YaHavah’s heavenly realm when the brilliantly beautiful archangel, described in Hebrew as hêylêl, aspired to have YaHavah’s throne. (Isaiah 14:12) He is known by many names such as Lucifer, Serpent, Devil, and Satan. In Genesis 3:1, 14 he is called a serpent, but the better translation is a wily enchanter whispering twisted truth. The Hebrew word nâchâsh (Strong’s reference H5172/H5175) generally translated to serpent also means whisperer of magic spells or enchanter. Strong’s Bible Dictionary (ref. H5172) states, “A primitive root; properly to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell; . . .” The one who spoke to Eve in the Garden of YaHavah was the evil angel Lucifer who was and is a fallen angel who is an enchanter, not a slithering snake.

Lucifer, aka, Satan deceived one-third of the angels of heaven to rebel against YaHavah, and there was war causing the renegade angels to be cast out of heaven forever. (Isaiah 14:10-15; Ezekiel 28:12-17; Revelation 12:7-12) In a manner of speaking, the angels were sifted and separated by the loyalty they held. Likewise, for humanity.

The tug-of-war between good and evil

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Satan is the master enchanter and counterfeiter; he is the epitome of unrighteousness. Everything Satan does is a counterfeit of what he aspires to win, but will ultimately lose. Because of Adam’s original sin, Satan has the right to tempt every human being to turn against YaHavah and Jesus in whatever way he chooses. From the creation of humans to the White Throne Judgment, humans have been, are, and will be sifted, and separated by their choices between good and evil. It is imperative that humanity understands the reality and danger of this entity and the choices he presents as temptations.

YaHavah and his son, Jesus, are good (righteous), while Satan is evil (unrighteous), and humans are as grain being tossed about in the sifting process of their choices. YaHavah’s Law gave the tribes of Israel and any who would choose YaHavah with them, power over being tempted and oppressed by Satan. After the Law, Grace stepped in with Jesus giving his follower’s even greater power over temptation and oppression with favor from YaHavah and his presence in their born again lives. What the Law couldn’t do, grace can do. Even so, grace is based on the Ten Commandments of YaHavah and to be obeyed.

1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
3. You shall not take the name of YHVH* your Elohim* in vain: for YHVH will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
4. Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as YHVH your Elohim has commanded you.
5. Honor your father and your mother, as YHVH your Elohim has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which YHVH your Elohim gives you.
6. You shall not kill.
7. Neither shall you commit adultery.
8. Neither shall you steal.
9. Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

When asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus expressed the first four of the Ten Commandments as You shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37; Exodus 20:1-17) Jesus then expressed the last six in this command as; you shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39) These commandments are the basis of salvation. (Luke 10:25-28)

To be continued in Part 1-c
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The Bible is Your Friend–Part 1-a

I know I haven’t been very consistent with my blogs, but that is changing right now. I believe strongly in being able to understand the Bible and allowing the Spirit of YaHavah (our Creator) to teach his understanding of it. Each blog will be excerpts from my books. Entries will be identified in parts beginning with Part 1-a.

THE SIMPLE BASICS OF THE BIBLE
There are more than 6,000 years of history in the 66 books of the Bible; a daunting bit of information to say the least, and reason enough for a multitude of misunderstandings about it. The first 4,000 plus years features the survival of a righteous line of peoples leading to the birth of the Son of YHVH, aka, Son of Man; this is called the first coming of Jesus Christ. The remaining 2,000 plus years is about the survival and subsequent salvation of Jesus’ disciples at his second coming.

The Bible is straightforward, says what it means, and means what it says. So in the spirit of truth and simplicity, here is a quick study of what the Bible is about.

The main characters:
1. YHVH—Creator of all
2. Jesus—Son of YHVH and Son of Man
3. Satan—son of deceit
4. Humans—created by and loved by YHVH

The catalysts and interaction or cause and effect:
1. Sin—original sin initiated by Satan through Adam
2. YHVH’s Law—given to identify sin
3. YHVH’s Grace—the gift of YHVH’s favor through Jesus
4. Salvation—escape from original sin and its final destruction by YHVH through Jesus

YHVH’s timing:
1. Creation of the heavens and earth—by YHVH and the reason for the creation of all
2. The gist of YHVH’s prophecies
3. The purpose of the first and second coming of Jesus Christ
4. YHVH’s calendar from beginning to end—Bible chronology and Daniel’s seventy sevens.

The stories of the Bible artfully weave bits and pieces about the characters, catalysts, and timing into the sixty-six books of the Bible. It’s pretty amazing that 40 writers wrote 66 books over a period of 2,000 years from Israel’s Wilderness Journey to John’s Revelation of Jesus Christ, and even more amazing that it is perfectly coordinated in context and purpose.

If the first Bible I picked up when I was a child had the simple explanations and guidance offered in this booklet, I probably would have become a born-again Christian then rather than many years later. That was around 1948; I was nine. The King James Version (KJV) with only Scripture references on the side or middle columns was the most commonly used Bible version in those days. The KJV contains the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) written in 17th century Old English style. Because it contains the OT (Judean or Jewish text) and NT (Christian text), it is also known as the Judean/Christian Bible. The KJV is also the base of most other translations written in modern English, although it was compiled from other versions. Wikipedia presents an interesting history of the Bible at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible.

We are blessed in this 21st century with a rich and instant source of information contributed by millions of people on the wide world web. I am thankful that I have lived long enough to experience it. However, the knowledge base is wide and does contain some discrepancies. As with anything, approach with caution.

In 1947, my family rented a house belonging to a Latter-Day-Saints, aka, LDS, family. They left a small LDS literature library in a built-in shelf unit in which there was a KJV Bible. I was only a child, but I had a deep hunger to find out who God and Jesus were, and since my family did not own a Bible and we were not permitted to discuss the subject of religion, I asked permission to read that Bible. Unfortunately, the Old English style of writing was too difficult for me, and I didn’t get past the first page of Genesis. Any Bible knowledge I received was from Christmas carols, and the Ten Commandments posted in the halls of the schools I attended. I was lucky because after I finished school, people who hate God were instrumental in creating a law forbidding the public posting of the Ten Commandments, especially in schools.

Religion was one of three topics that were not discussed in our household. The other two were politics and sex. That was my mother’s solution to avoiding discussions that were uncomfortable for her, even though these three topics are primary to having a well-rounded family and worldview education. Judging from some recent advertising experiences, I would say the world has gone full circle and is now back in the taboo of those three topics. Ignorance is one of Satan’s work tools and one of the seven spirits of lawlessness. (More on this topic later)

When I asked Mama how to respond to other people if they asked me what religion I am, she said I could say Christian or Protestant. She gave me no explanation of what either meant. I wonder now if she even knew the difference and simply repeated what she had been taught.

My parents taught my siblings and me right from wrong in a general sense of honesty, integrity, and love. With that said, I was still a Bible illiterate until I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at 40 years of age. Great things can happen at that age; Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and his successor, Joshua, led them across the Jordon River into the Promised Land. So far, half of my life has been in the serious study of the Bible and passing on what I learn to others in the hope they can become more knowledgeable of Bible truth in the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth is the key.

Until the day I heard the gospel message of Jesus Christ, I had never read the Bible past the first page in 1948. I perused the front pages and learned there were, not one, but sixty-six books in one volume. I could not see how all of the different books were connected. I wanted to know about God and Jesus, but there was much more than that, and there was no indication of how to sort it out. There was no basic instruction on the content and use of the Bible in those days. How could I have possibly understood it without help, since I did not attend church and it wasn’t discussed at home? Frankly, I am thankful that the time for learning came later in my life. I settled in, married young, raised two daughters, and was widowed at the young age of thirty-seven. My eldest daughter is an atheist and activist for LGBT. She knows I cannot stand with her in these choices. It was a battle, but now we accept each other as mother and daughter and leave it there; with a prayer from my side. She is also an activist in educating the public on bipolar syndrome; since she herself is bipolar and overcoming it without prescription drugs. My second daughter is born again and stands with me in the truth of the Bible.

Today, even degreed Theologians mentoring and working together haven’t really understood the Bible. I don’t say this to attack them. They are simply repeating what they’ve been taught. The danger of a status quo state of mind is that it blocks the hearing of the truth that comes from the Bible. They know about the people and their history, but most of them don’t know the Judean/Christian Bible by the Spirit of Truth. Theologians are well-versed on the human failure of attaching alternatives and diversity to their understanding of the Bible, though they do not see this way of thinking as a failure. More on this later, also.

What are my qualifications for what I write about the Bible and Christianity? I follow the one and only golden rule; love YHVH with all your heart, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. It is the first step to becoming born again. I understand the Bible because my teacher is the one who inspired it. The Bible says YaHavah is our teacher. I not only believe it; my writing is proof of it. Theologians and ministers will say that, too, but their fruit says otherwise.

To be continued in Part 1-b

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The First Century Christmas Story

It’s that time of the year when the world celebrates the birth of Jesus by giving gifts. But there is more about Jesus than gift giving. Actually, Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth puts it at about February. All the details of why are in my Word of YHVH Bible in Luke’s gospel.

All who believe in Jesus should be celebrating his birth and death at the same time, during the Hebrew Feast of Passover. Then at Pentecost, celebrate the outpouring of the Spirit of YaHavah. (Rev. 5:6)  At the Feast of Ingathering (Harvest), we can all celebrate the promise of Jesus’ return and give him glory.  Notice how the three main Feasts of YHVH center on the milestones of Jesus’ first and second comings, because Jesus came to fulfill the prophets and the Law.

I know these Bible technicalities put a shadow over the tradition of December Christmas, but isn’t it a better thing to celebrate Jesus in accordance with YaHavah’s commandments and purpose? Really, it is a life or death choice.

Jewish calendar

But let’s explore some basic first century knowledge about YaHavah, his son, Jesus, our relationship with them, and why it is all important. Some of this is repeated from my blog titled “YaHavah’s Elements of Journalism.”

Our Creator, YHVH, employs the journalistic elements of who, what, when, where,
why, and the how to teach us about himself:

  1. The (who’s) of reporting are the protagonist and antagonist.
    • Bible protagonists are our Creator, YHVH and His Son, Jesus.
    • Antagonists are Satan, aka, Lucifer the fallen angel, and his earthly counterpart, the end time Antichrist, aka, Daniel’s fourth beast.
  2. The (what) is a conflict between YaHavah and Satan of unimaginable proportions from beginning to end.
  3. The (when) begins in a time before creation as we know it and ends with a new creation.
  4. The physical (where) began in the realm of heaven, moved to earth, then will move to a new heaven and earth.  (Third Heaven, Eden, and New Jerusalem, respectively)
  5. The spiritual (where) is in the hearts and minds of humanity and our Creator, YHVH.
  6. The (how) is in the causative actions of the unseen infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient YaHavah. From his place in heaven, his mind (spirit of YaHavah) reaches everything and everywhere without limitations.
  7. The (why) is to remove sin from YaHavah’s creation.

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Core Bible Doctrines

I’ve gone to great lengths to write about Bible doctrines, but I also like to get down to the bare bone basics. Everything in the Bible indicates that there is ONE core Bible doctrine under which all other Bible doctrines are established:

  1. PERSON OF YHVVH
    • Person of Satan
    • Person of Jesus
    • The Anointing
    • Prayer
    • Bible Prophecy
    • Testing of Doctrine

You might wonder why I listed Satan as first under YHVH. Satan existed before the others; it does not mean he is above any of them, only before them. Because of Satan, the last one is essential. Adam failed to test the spirit of Satan’s temptation, and look where we are now.

Isaiah 14:12 names this fallen angel, heylel it was translated to Lucifer because of his brightness, like a bright morning star. On earth, he became known by the name sâtân, pronounced saw-tawn, meaning opponent or adversary.

Heylel aspired to have YaHavah’s throne, so, he tempted one third of the angels in heaven to turn against YaHavah. There was war in heaven and he and his rebel angels were ejected from YaHavah’s presence. Now we must deal with him every day of our lives because of the sin he brought into the world through Adam.

The law helped identify sin for a time.  Then YaHavah obeyed his own law of requiring a perfect blood sacrifice to atone for Adam’s sin.

All human fathers are tainted with Adam’s sin, so at his appointed time conducive to fulfilling all of his prophecies, YaHavah created a perfect male sperm to conceive his son in the womb of a faithful maiden. Then he named his son Jesus. Jesus is the sinless Son of YaHavah who came to fulfill all righteousness in the law and prophets.

Jesus gave his life so we can overcome Adam’s sin in us and overcome Satan’s temptations to destroy us. Salvation is not automatic.  By your choice to accept the free gift of Jesus’ atoning death on the cross in  your stead, YaHavah will write his laws on your heart so you can know and obey him. It means YaHavah, who inspired Moses to record the law, can be present, in you by his own infinite Spirit, to implement his commandments through the shed blood of Jesus. Believe in and love both, Jesus and YaHavah, with all your heart, mind, and strength.

This is the simplicity of Christ. Christ means to be anointed in the Spirit of YaHavah. Jesus is Daniel’s prophesied anointed Holy One. All who give their life and love to YaHavah and Jesus bear the identifying name of Christian.

Satan’s entire plan is to alter the Bible’s truth about YaHavah and Jesus to turn humans against YaHavah. The traditional December Christmas story is one of Satan’s lies. Believing strange doctrines about the Bible and YaHavah is the same as hating and going against YaHavah. Satan is very good at being a smooth-talking deceiver. Let’s face it, anybody who can turn angels against YaHavah is extremely dangerous. He is the master con artist. He is the God of all who believe his lies, and honors him in their statements of faith, by mixing his lies with some of YaHavah’s truth to make the lies palatable, or seem so. Satan can present himself with charisma or terrorism, whatever suits his purpose and the willingness of his targets, day or night.

Acquiring full Bible knowledge of YaHavah, will assure those who love Jesus and YaHavah, of their right and knowledge, to determine the truth or falsity of any doctrine, and to confront any temptation from Satan with confidence in the truth of the original Scriptures. Choose your Bible with care, because denominations publish slightly altered Bibles to accommodate certain false doctrines they believe to be truth. “The Word of YHVH Bible” and its paperback edition “Water of the Word” are not denominational.

Follow Jesus’ example. He loves YaHavah with all his heart, mind, and strength, was anointed in YaHavah’s Spirit at the beginning of his ministry, then he overcame Satan’s temptations by proclaiming YaHavah’s truth. He gave his life that we may live in peace with YaHavah.

Have a blessed life in Christ.

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YaHavah’s Elements of Journalism

 

I have been studying the Bible for many years.  That does not mean everything I say about it is spot on, but I strive to be as close as possible by testing everything I think, hear, and see by the Bible and Spirit to see if it is true to YaHavah.  Putting the Bible message into the elements of journalism has helped me to do that.  Maybe it will help you, also.

Our Creator, YHVH, employs the journalistic elements of who, what, when, where, why, and the how to teach us about himself:

1. The (who’s) of reporting are the protagonist and antagonist.  Bible protagonists are our Creator, YHVH and His Son, Jesus.  Antagonists are Satan, aka, Lucifer the fallen angel, and his earthly counterpart, the end time Antichrist, aka, Daniel’s Fourth Beast.
2. The (what) is a conflict between YaHavah and Satan of unimaginable proportions from
beginning to end.
3. The (when) begins in a time before creation, as we know it and ends with a new
creation.
4. The physical (where) began in the realm of heaven, moved to earth, then will move to a
new heaven and earth. (Third Heaven, Eden, and New Jerusalem)
5. The spiritual (where) is in the hearts and minds of humanity and our Creator, YHVH.
6. The (how) is in the causative actions of the unseen infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent,
and omniscient YaHavah. (From his place in heaven, the mind (spirit) of YHVH reaches
everything everywhere without limitations.)
7. The (why) is to remove sin from YaHavah’s creation.

The Mystery of the Holy Spirit:

Apostle Paul described the mystery of the Spirit this way:
Ephesians 3:14-21 “14—For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15—of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16—that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17—that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in agape love, 18—may be able to comprehend with all Saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19—and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of YHVH. 20—Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21—to him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

Oh, the volumes these verses speak. YaHavah anoints true believers of himself and his son, Jesus, in his Spirit and the seven spirit aspects to teach us about himself and the breadth, length, depth, and height of his presence by his Spirit.

Spirit Anointing: Dictionaries define the word Christian as a follower of Christ. But consider this: Christ means anointed. Doesn’t it make sense that Christian means one who is anointed (in the same Spirit as Jesus)? After all, to be anointed is to have the presence of YHVH in one’s life, choices, and decisions. It is the same as Immanuel, which means YHVH with us. (items 6 and 7 above)

The anointing is to have YHVH’s presence by his limitless Spirit; which includes his wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, strength, and the fear of YHVH, aka, the seven spirits of YHVH. The seven spirits are the attributes of YaHavah’s Spirit by which he teaches and watches over his own. (Isaiah 11:1-2; Proverbs 2) They are the attributes of his anointing in rebirth for believers of Jesus. Jesus was first to receive this anointing, then he sent it to his disciples after he ascended to heaven to be glorified. (Rev. 5:6)

The Spirit anointing will leave, or never come, if a person’s heart is not wholly for YHVH and Jesus.

Shalom

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September 23, 2017. . . Say what?

What is it about lies that intrigues people so much?  Okay, there is a unique line-up of the constellations, so what?  Are people so anxious for Daniel’s 70th week to begin, and the “rapture” to sweep them up, that they are now turning to the stars for answers?  David Meade has been in the news quite a bit about his report of Bible and science coming together and he has written several books about this unique line-up of the stars.  But he isn’t the only one spreading these lies,  Marilyn Hickey has been touting the stars as confirmation of Bible truth for years.  She actually, bubbles with excitement when discussing it.   I have a question for those of you who are hanging your hopes on these people telling the truth.  Have you consulted YaHavah and the Bible on this issue?  If you had, you would know he has nothing good to say about consulting the stars, especially to confirm his truth.  By the way, anybody can put dots on a piece of paper and connect them to look like whatever they want them to look like, then weave a compelling story into it.  The same can be done with the stars and was, thousands of years ago.

September 23 is just another example of Satan’s temptations using twisted signs of the end.  When are people going to start standing up to him with the real truth.  Oh, that’s right, most people aren’t willing to listen to the real truth of the Bible, so they can use it to overcome Satan’s temptations, like Jesus did.

If you are expecting an apology from me for this outburst, don’t.  Gullibility is a sin, because it is an open door for Satan’s lies.  Wake up world!  Start testing the spirit of what you think, hear, and see to see if it is of YaHavah or Satan, before acting on it!

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Back to Bible Basics

By Mary E. Lewis ©2017
Quotes for this article are taken from various copyrighted books by this author.
Scriptures are quoted from the Word of YHVH Bible. Amazon.com/author/mary_e_lewis

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Back to Bible basics, when applied to the Bible, means healing the Body of Christ of false doctrine by reading the Bible with the eyes and heart of a child eager to learn from its Father in heaven.

Believe—Repent—Receive the Spirit of YaHavah anointing.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is interspersed throughout the Old Testament as symbols, word-images, and prophecies. The four New Testament gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John present the four aspects of Christ’s ministry as the Son of David, the Son of YaHavah, Savior, and through whom the Spirit anointing comes. These are all relative to the Law and prophecy of the Old Testament. That is why Jesus said He came to fulfill all righteousness, because the Law and prophecy are the righteous commandments of our Creator, YaHavah.

One Core Bible Doctrine 

There are various opinions on the number of core doctrines, but when you think about it, they all revolve around the existence of ONE Living God, monotheism.  So, when push comes to shove, there is one core Bible doctrine under which all other Bible doctrines are established:

  1. Person of YHVH
    • Person of Satan
    • Person of Jesus
    • The Anointing
    • Prayer
    • Bible Prophecy
    • Testing of Doctrine

Satan’s entire plan is to alter the Bible’s truth about YaHavah, our Creator, then every doctrine connected to YaHavah…..essentially, every doctrine in the Bible.  Therefore, acquiring full and true Bible knowledge of YaHavah, will assure the reader of his or her  right to determine the truth or falsity of any doctrine, and to confront any temptation from Satan with confidence in the truth of the Bible.

Elements of Journalism
Our Creator, YHVH (YaHavah), employs the journalistic elements of who, what, when, where, why, and the how to teach us about himself:

  1. The (who’s) are the protagonist and the antagonist. The protagonists are our Creator, YHVH and His Son, Jesus. The antagonists are Satan, aka, Lucifer the fallen angel, and his earthly counterpart, the end time Antichrist, aka, Daniel’s Fourth Beast.
  2. The (what) is a conflict between YaHavah and Satan of unimaginable proportions from beginning to end.
  3. The (when) begins in a time before creation, as we know it and ends with a new creation.
  4. The physical (where) began in the realm of heaven, moved to earth, then to a new heaven and earth. (Third Heaven, Eden, and New Jerusalem)
  5. The spiritual (where) is in the hearts and minds of humanity and our Creator, YHVH (phonetically pronounced YaHavah).
  6. The (how) is in the causative actions of the unseen infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient Spirit of YaHavah.
  7. The (why) is the reason for item 6, which is to remove sin from YaHavah’s creation.

Mystery of the Spirit
Apostle Paul described the mystery of the Spirit this way:

Ephesians 3:14-21 “14—For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15—of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16—that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17—that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in agape love, 18—may be able to comprehend with all Saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19—and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of YHVH. 20—Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21—to him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

Oh, the volumes these verses speak. But YaHavah anoints true believers of himself and his son, Jesus, with the seven spirits to teach us about the seven core Bible doctrines and the breadth, length, depth, and height of the presence of YaHavah by his Spirit.

Here is something to ponder that demonstrates the breadth, length, depth, and height of the presence of YaHavah.  YaHavah is the one and only living God, with no limitations. He is the center of his Kingdom and his mind (Spirit) radiates 360° in every direction from himself without any time or space limitations

Beautiful smiles

Just saying!

He said so, himself, in Jeremiah 23:23-24, 23—[Am] I Elohim at hand, said YHVH, and not Elohim afar off? 24—Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?—Said YHVH. Do I not fill heaven and earth?—Said YHVH.

Acquiring full Bible knowledge of YaHavah will enable understanding every doctrine beneath him, assuring the reader of his or her right and knowledge to determine the truth or falsity of any doctrine, and to confront any temptation with confidence.

When Adam was tempted, he failed to confront Satan’s temptation with the commandment given to him by YaHavah. All he had to do was repeat what YaHavah told him and refuse the fruit offered him by Eve. But, he succumbed to temptation and brought separation from YaHavah for himself and his descendants up to the prophesied end. (Genesis 3)

When Jesus was tempted three times at the beginning of his ministry, he responded with the truth of the Old Testament relative to the temptations. Jesus gave us a way back into a living and thriving relationship with YaHavah. (Chapters—Matt. 4; Matt. 27)

The lesson to learn by these two examples, is that when a lie about the commandments of YaHavah is presented, always respond with YaHavah’s truth.

Spirit Anointing

Dictionaries define the word Christian as a follower of Christ. But consider this: Christ means anointed. Doesn’t it make sense that Christian means one who is anointed (in the same Spirit as Jesus)? After all, to be anointed is to have the presence of YHVH in one’s life, choices, and decisions. It is the same as Immanuel, which means YHVH with us.

The anointing is to have YHVH’s presence by his omnipresent Spirit; which includes his wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, strength, and the fear of YHVH, aka, the seven spirits of YHVH. The seven spirits are the attributes of YaHavah’s Spirit by which he teaches and watches over his own. (Isaiah 11:1-2; Proverbs 2) They are the attributes of Jesus and, also of true Christians by YaHavah’s anointing. YaHavah’s anointing is a package deal.

The Spirit anointing will leave, or never come, if a person’s heart is not wholly for YHVH and Jesus, also known as Father and Son. Jesus and Deuteronomy tell us to love YaHavah with all our heart, mind, and strength. Jesus’ anointing has never left him; it is forever and he rules YHVH’s creation with that anointing.

The failures of past kings and judges whose hearts changed to self and other gods are proof that YHVH will not share his temple or mountain with any other gods.

The three-fold purpose of being anointed in the seven Spirits of YHVH

  1. One must be born again of the Spirit of YHVH to enter the Kingdom of YHVH.
  2. For the Spirit to edify, teach, and reprove the Body of Christ in and through each believer.
  3. For the born again Christian to obey and do the work of YHVH for a lifetime as outlined in the Great Commission.

The seven spirits of YaHavah are further testimony against the many views of who God is. Therein lies one of the Churches biggest problems with differences in doctrine. God is an ambiguous word that should never have substituted the Hebrew personal name and epithet of our Creator, YHVH Elohim. More about his name link:
(http://www.freebiblepdf.com/nameofYHVH.html)

Denominationalism comes from differences of opinion on anything and everything the Bible teaches. In the perception of human understanding, there are alternative and negotiable views of the word God and the Bible, but the Bible is not about ambiguous words. The Bible is about the very real relationship between YaHavah, Jesus, and you, which is the action of the seven-spirit anointing of being born again in the Spirit of YaHavah.

Proverbs 1:20-23 20—Wisdom cries without; uttering a loud voice in the streets: 21—crying out in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city utters these words, [saying], 22—how long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23—Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out My Spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.

He will make known his words, means he will give knowledge and understanding of himself. To hate knowledge is to choose ignorance; ignorance is one of the seven spirits of lawlessness.

Sorting out varied interpretations of Bible doctrines to find the right one can be an arduous and perplexing task. The safest way is to focus on what the Bible teaches—clearly speaks without anything added from outside knowledge—and then use that to test everything else. Strive for answers that are Biblically intuitive and definitive. The Bible really does interpret itself, but it does take time to study the Bible’s connections. Avoid theoretical supposition without clearly defined Biblical answers, and avoid Bible teachers who refer more to scholarly works and extra Biblical terms than to the Bible.

The Bible’s sequence of fulfillment

All the following references explain what the anointing is and the sequence of fulfillment:

  1. Promised anointing of Jesus in the seven spirits of YaHavah (Isaiah 11:1-2)
  2. Prophesied anointing of Jesus called the Holy one (Daniel 9:24)
  3. Fulfillment of the anointing represented by the descending dove and confirming voice of YaHavah (Matthew 3:16-17)
  4. Jesus told his disciples that one must be born again in the spirit to enter the Kingdom of YaHavah (John 3:5-8)
  5. Jesus ascended to heaven to receive the Kingdom of YaHavah and release the outpouring of the seven-spirit anointing to all who accept the whole truth of Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:6)
  6. The fulfillment of the outpouring of the seven-spirit anointing was announced by wind in the upper room and manifested boldly by flames upon the heads of the twelve disciples. This momentous occasion happened ten days after Jesus ascended to heaven to receive his Father’s Kingdom and the Book of Life, aka, the seven-sealed scroll. One must be born again in the Spirit of YaHavah to see the Kingdom of YaHavah through Jesus Christ. The Bible also describes the anointing as the baptism of Jesus and baptism in the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:1-4)

Revelation 5:6 is seldom, if ever, taught as part of the Holy Spirit baptism, because the pre-tribulation rapture theory has robbed believers of its importance. They by-pass the outpouring of the seven spirits, altogether because they believe it is part of a future event. It has been only in the past five years that commentators have begun to look at the seven spirits, even so, they miss the reason for the seven-spirit anointing.

On Being Sealed for Salvation

Jesus repeatedly told his disciples he had to go to be glorified before the promised Spirit (Comforter) could come to them.

Jesus ascended to heaven to receive the Kingdom of YHVH and release the outpouring of the seven-spirit anointing to all who accept the whole truth of Jesus Christ. The timing is the ten days between his ascension into heaven and the Day of Pentecost.

In my opinion, the following list of seven anointing references are the most important verses in the entire Bible regarding being born again.

Psalm 110:4—Jesus was consecrated as High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrew 7:20-28

  1. Isaiah 11:1-2—Promised anointing of Jesus in the seven spirits of YaHavah
  2. Daniel 9:24—Daniel prophesied the anointing of Jesus who YaHavah identified as the Holy one
  3. Matthew 3:16-17—Fulfillment of the anointing represented by the descending dove and voice of YHVH.
  4. John 3:5-8—Jesus told his disciples that one must be born again in the spirit to see the Kingdom of YHVH.
  5. Revelation 5:6— 6—And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the Four Living Creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of YHVH sent forth into all the earth. 7—And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. (Acts 2:1-4; Isaiah 11:1)
  6. Acts 2:1-4— The manifestation of the Comforter by the seven-spirit anointing was evidenced by a wind in the upper room and flames over the heads of the disciples. One must be born again in the Spirit of YaHavah to see the Kingdom of YHVH.

The first three items reference prophecies for Jesus’ anointing in the seven spirits in fulfillment of Isaiah 11:1-5 and the prophecy of his name Immanuel, meaning YHVH with us. Each true believer of Jesus receives the same seven-spirit anointing in fulfillment of Revelation 5:6 and Acts 2:1-4; that is if there are no false doctrines about YaHavah and Jesus blocking the way.

Pray with a sincere desire for YaHavah to reveal any false doctrines.

Primary Instructions on Spirit

  1. Isaiah 11:1-2 for what the seven spirits of YaHavah are
  2. Revelation 5:6 for the fulfillment of the promise of the Comforter depicted as the eyes of YaHavah and the seven spirits of YaHavah
  3. Galatians 5 for the fruit of the spirit of both good and evil
  4. Proverbs Chapters 1-9—instructions in listening and obedience to both human father and heavenly father, YaHavah
  5. Proverbs Chapters 10-18—instructional contrasts between good and evil using the seven spirits
  6. Proverbs Chapters 19-23—instructions on conduct
  7. Proverbs Chapters 24-31—general guidelines

I love YaHavah’s perfection and consistency because I can depend on his doctrines and commands to be the same for everyone. Lists like this would have no meaning, if YaHavah were not consistent and trustworthy. The following chart would have no meaning, if he were not consistent and trustworthy.

How YaHavah uses the seven spirits

Proverbs 8 is a good place to begin learning how YaHavah uses his seven spirits to grow a worthy people for his Kingdom.  Below is my take on Proverbs 8 and everything I’ve learned about YaHavah and Jesus.

YaHavah created man (Adam) to have fellowship with himself. Fellowship implies likeness; the Bible teaches that YaHavah created man in his likeness. He is Spirit, so he created man as a spirit being. He made the human spirit finite to live in a house of flesh and bone. Adam started his life having access to YaHavah’s wisdom and knowledge, which he used in naming all the plants and animals and caring for the Garden of YaHavah. Fellowship with YaHavah also implies his counsel and understanding. Man must have YaHavah’s counsel and understanding to learn how to live by his standards.  Adam lived a good life under YaHavah’s standards, until another influence tempted him and he failed to fear YaHavah. Under grace, the strength to overcome Satan’s temptations is in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus. (This agrees with Proverbs 2, which is also about how YaHavah uses his seven spirits)

The bolded words are the seven spirits of Isaiah 11:1-2; the same seven spirits in which Jesus was anointed and the twelve disciples received on the Day of Pentecost, when the seven spirits were sent out into the world. (Revelation 5:6)  The seven-spirit anointing was received by Jesus after his baptism by John (Isaiah 11:1-3; Mt. 3:16; Mk 1:10-11; Lk. 3:22; Jn. 1:32-33) This anointing was prophesied in Daniel 9:24.

The Bible’s representation and purpose of YaHavah’s seven spirits:

  1. The seven spirits represent the person of YHVH in the action of his Holy Spirit within the Kingdom of YHVH.
  2. The seven lamps in the Tabernacle and temple Holy Place represent the seven spirits. (Ex. 25:21-35; 37:17-20; Zech. 4:2-3; Rev. 4:5)
  3. The seven churches of Revelation demonstrate the action of the seven spirits of good and evil. (Rev. 3:1-Sardis)
  4. The seven horns on the slain lamb represent the power of the Spirit in Jesus Christ and his leadership. (Rev. 5:6)
  5. The seven eyes of YHVH are the seven spirits released into the earth. (Rev. 5:6)
  6. The outpouring at Pentecost. (Acts 22-4; Jn. 15:26; Rev. 5:6)
  7. The seven-spirit anointing is necessary for entrance into the Kingdom of YHVH through the baptism of Jesus. (Jn. 3:5, 16) This is the action of being born again by the Spirit of YaHavah.

What you see here is the basis of all my books because the Bible’s story of salvation is simple. It can be told in light of many things but is always the same.

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