Christian daily rote prayer, yet do they know what the statement means? For example “Hallowed” the meaning Jesus put on this was straightforward – “be made holy; consecrated”.
Holiness is a concept in religion that has been blurred, bible commentators refer to holiness as clean, pure, undefiled therefore, the idea that we prayer to God that his name is spoken without reproach, and with deep reverence is lost.
Where does God’s Name Appear? Bible scholars accept that it appears more than 6000 times but in the Authorize Version it has been reduced to 4
- Exo_6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
- Psa_83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
- Isa_12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
- Isa_26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
Jesus focused on the God he knew, he understood, when in the temple he called it his father’s house so Jesus referenced the name Jehovah!
How corrupted this has become, with the religious scholars of the today and Christian History removing the name, replacing it with loose references to a God, or supplanting Jesus, the trinity or nature for the creator.
Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, and the many other languages all convey the same primary meaning for the name, “he causes to become” and “I will prove to be what I will prove to be”.
Understanding the name leads us to look at what Jehovah purposes. Here is a short list:
- The end of earthly political structures;
- The end of sin and death;
- Restoration of paradise;
- Justice for all;
- Removal of the wicked;
- Restoration of perfection;
Too much to ask? Christian leaders point to governments, international institutions and crazy links between international bodies.
Why don’t they point to God’s Kingdom as the only solution? Because they fail to show reverence to Jehovah God. They lack the faith that God’s Kingdom will achieve these things.
Sadly sucked in by the “educated, intellectual and secular thinkers” who have learned to question everything and answer nothing with anything more concrete than “I think” or “look at history”. individuals have rejected the bible, failed to read it and more cynically focused on self.
Working with the “there is no God premise”
The idea that it is modern to think there is no God is false, 2500 years ago the bible states clearly that “the foolish one has said in his heart there is no God!” The Greeks lived by a range of philosophical constructs which promoted pleasure because there is no hope. “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall die”.
Life is easier when there is no hope and you haven’t much of an idea of what you are doing. Blundering from one misjudgement to another, but without accountability.
So when we pray “Hallowed be Thy Name” it requires that we understand 2 things:
- Gods Name
- Gods Purpose
Then the choice is ours – say the prayer with all the mean and then find out how that name is sanctified because it has a direct impact on our long term hope and the way we live our life today.
Jesus words at John 17: 3 “And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.” indicate we start with God’s name and begin our journey to life eternal.
Is it possible to Enjoy Life Forever? The new bible study course uses clear reasoning to ensure we engage with creator and have a clear understanding of how his name is clean, pure, holy and what we can do to contribute to this.
The “label” Christian is a badge worn by billions but those real Christians number in the millions that explains why we need to get this right before God’s Kingdom takes direct action.
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