What is his Name? – A memorial to the Generation of the Race (Part 3)

Why is his name?

Now having established, in part 2, the meaning of the name Yahweh… “Cause to breathe!”. What does this mean… do we not breathe already? Most of us have been doing this since we were born. So what does the spirit mean? This is the first commandment, to love Yahweh, and before we are able to truly keep it we need to understand the meaning of the name!

The children of Israel serving with hard labour there crule Egyptian taskmasters, preoccupied by their bondage in the “eternal” Egyptian Empire, would have been just as perplexed. And Moses, understanding his brethren and sisters, asks Yahweh how to respond to their questioning:

Exo 13 And Moses said unto Elohim, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The Elohim of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What/Why is his name? what shall I say unto them?

And the answer is beautiful,

14 And Elohim said unto Moses, I WILL BE whom I WILL BE: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I WILL BE hath sent me unto you.

The word here “I will be”, is the Hebrew word ehyeh אהיה. It is very closely related to the root of Yahweh havah הוה, and is found in the first chapter of Genesis describing the creating work of the Elohim. Let there be… and there was. We will come back to this Yah willing at a later stage.

In Isaiah 42 we have another elucidation of the name, another wonderful elaboration of the meaning of the name.

Isa 41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the head, the rosh רֹאשׁ? I Yahweh, the first one, and with the last ones; I am he.

Now notice the statement in the latter half of the verse, and how it maps perfectly onto the explanation in Exodus 3.

Yahweh = the first one and the last ones = he

Yahweh is composed of the first one, the first begotten from the dead (Apoc 1:5), and followed by his multitudinous body, the last ones. As a singular body, as a bride is joined to her husband as one flesh, so are they described with the singular pronoun “he”. Just as the Elohim of Genesis 1, literally “Mighty ones”, the angelic host acting with the spirit power (El אל) that energises them, act as a singular person. In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. The Hebrew word Elohim is clearly a plural noun, yet the creating action is in the singular. This does not make sense grammatically from a human point of view, however it describes perfectly the united action of the ambassadors of the father.

So we have the first one and the last ones in Exodus 3 as the I will be whom I will be.

And who is doing the calling? … In Isaiah 41 we have the head, the rosh ראש, calling the generations, the first one calling his last ones, the husband calling his bride. In Exodus 3 the I will be is calling the last I will beI will be hath sent me unto you!

15 And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, Yahweh (Cause to breath!) Elohim (Mighty ones) of your fathers, the Elohim (Mighty ones) of Abraham, the Elohim (Mighty ones) of Isaac, and the Elohim (Mighty ones) of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for the hidden period (millennium – Apoc 20:4), and this is my memorial unto a generation of the race.

We have so far only just scratched the surface! In the next post we will look at a people for his name.

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