Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Bro, be careful with that word "Lord", in canaanite it translates as Ba'al which is what Elijah fought against and what Jezebel was forcing worship
of onto Israel. Ba'al is short for Ba'alzebuwb...or as we know it, the Babylonian Be'elzebub. Yes the Father's name is YHWH of YHVH. In terms of
language english is wierd, broad and vague compared to hebrew.
Ofcourse you have to take into account that the Heavenly Father knows all and is certainly no moron when it comes to knowing who is reaching out to
him, after all he did find Abraham amidst all those idols and false gods when Abraham had no clue who he was or what he was looking for.
I get what you are saying. Here is how I understand it.
YHVH translates to Lord as a common version of Authority. The Hebrews used it so that the name of the Lord would not be taken in vain. Yud, Hey, Vav
Hey translates from the proto-Canaanite into three words based off of the original pictographic ideograms. Yud is Nail. Hey is Behold a great work.
Vav is the hand. Read from right to left, it is Behold the hand, Behold the nail. We cannot take the name of the Lord in vain by calling him by a
name. The way we take the name in vain is by taking on the name that represents him but not the character. The name represents the character.
Baʿal (Biblical Hebrew בעל, pronounced [ˈbaʕal], usually spelled Baal in English) is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or
"lord" that is used for various gods who were patrons of cities in the Levant and Asia Minor, cognate to Akkadian Bēlu. A Baalist or Baalite means
a worshipper of Baal.
This would be like us calling a false god a God. The world God is a title representing the general idea and not the specific deity. This is
specifically why the Hebrews used a common term of honor rather than the specific name God possessed. We now know that Jesus and YHVH and Lord and
God are the same name if our intent is to honor the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Remember who was created first from God. It is Father, Son and
Holy Spirit as a Godhead. Before we were, they are.
1 Colossians 1:
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is
before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Because of this, Jesus referred to Psalms 82 (he often called this the law) in John 10.
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'?
What did he mean by this? We already know we are Children of God. What happens when we are no longer children?
1 God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the “gods”:
WE ARE GOD'S CHILDREN. HE RENDERS JUDGMENT AMONG US.
2 “How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
DEFEND TRUTH INSTEAD.
3 Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
THIS IS WHAT GOD IS TELLING US TO DO.
5 “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
WE ARE IN DARKNESS APART FROM GOD AS PRODIGAL SONS.
6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’
7 But you will die like mere mortals;
you will fall like every other ruler.”
SEEK GOD AND LIVE!
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.
JUDGE THE EARTH FOR WHAT IT IS AND RECOGNIZE A GREATER INHERITANCE.
Ultimately, Jesus inherits all things. His children also inherit with him. Why does this fit into the the name Lord? The name represents Christ's
character and work on the Cross. The name we use to signify Him matters little if we are taking on the name as our own character. The character of
the name is above every name that can be used.
Anyway, that's how I see it.
edit on 8-4-2012 by EnochWasRight because: (no reason given)