JESUS AND THE NAME JEHOVAH

Did He receive it from the Father, Who also bears the name Jehovah? Does it give Him the same level of authority with the Father?

Did Jesus get the name ‘Jehovah’, and did that name give Jesus the same level of authority that the Father has? Some interpret the clear words that Jehovah God is the “Source of all things” and apply them to Jesus because Jesus is also called Jehovah. Some go so far as to claim that the name Jehovah “signifies the Trinity.” The truth is that the Father is named Jehovah. Jesus got that name from the Father. The One Source of everything is the Source of the name too. And the one who receives it is not the Source of everything!

  • THE GREAT JEHOVAH has proclaimed from His throne, “This is My beloved Son.” {Ellen White: DA p. 579.4}
  • Jehovah is the name GIVEN to Christ.”{Ellen White: ST, 3. May 1899, par 18}
  • “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto Me the joy and rejoicing of Mine heart: for I am called (given) by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts.“ {Jeremiah 15:16}
  • Christ was not only the Leader of the Hebrews in the wilderness—the Angel in Whom was (Father’s) the name of Jehovah, and Who, veiled in the cloudy pillar, went before the host but it was He Who gave the law to Israel.” {Ellen White: PP, p. 366.2, 1890}
  • “Behold, I send an Angel before thee…for My name is in Him.“ {Exodus 23:20, 21}
  • “At the Saviour’s baptism, Satan was among the witnesses. He saw the Father’s glory overshadowing His Son. He heard the voice of Jehovah (the Father) testifying to the Divinity of Jesus.” {Ellen White: DA, p. 116.2}
  • “As the Divine Sufferer hung upon the cross, angels gathered about Him, and as they looked upon Him, and heard His cry, they asked, with intense emotion, “Will not the Lord Jehovah (the Father) save Him (Jesus)?”– “ {Ellen White: FLB 76.3}

If both the Father and the Son bear the name Jehovah, and if in the quoted description that name signifies the One Who is the absolute Source of all things, then this can only refer to the Father Jehovah. The Spirit of Prophecy distinguishes and calls the Father the GREAT Jehovah, for He is above His Son Jesus Jehovah:

  • Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself THE SOURCE and Sustainer OF ALL, IS ALONE ENTITLED to SUPREME reverence and worship.” {Ellen White: Patriarchs and Prophets, 305} {7ABC 439.2}

God the Father Jehovah is the source of everything, even of the Divine life of His Son!

  • As Jehovah, THE SUPREME Ruler, God could not personally communicate with sinful men, but He so loved the world that He sent Jesus to our world as a revelation of Himself.” {Ellen White: Manuscript Releases Volume 9, p. 122.3, 1903}
  • “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.“ {Matthew 3:17}
  • “Those who trample upon God’s authority, and show open contempt to the law given in such grandeur at Sinai, virtually despise the Lawgiver, thegreat Jehovah.” {Ellen White: 3SG, p. 294, 1864}
  • The Son of God was next in authority to THE GREAT Lawgiver.” {Ellen White: RH, December 17, 1872 par. 1} {2SP 9}
  • “The Lord God of heaven is our Leader. He is a leader Whom we can safely follow; for He never makes a mistake. Let us honor God and His Son Jesus Christ, through Whom He communicates with the world.” {Ellen White, 1BC, p. 1117.9, 1903}
  • “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.” {John 20:17}

Despite Jesus Being under the authority of His Father, Jesus also has a Divine nature! In the following quote from 1879, we can see that Ellen White always viewed Jesus as a Divine Being, albeit in a hierarchy below the Father. God bears the name of the ONLY God, and Jesus at certain moments bears the same title of God, but NOT the ONLY (true) God, which is given only to God the Father.

  • “Fallen men, in one sense, could not be companions for Christ, for they could not enter into sympathy with His divine nature, and hold communion with the world’s Redeemer.” {Ellen White: ST, December 11, 1879 par. 3}

Jehovah OR Jahwe?

Is it one important question?

No Christian theologian or Jewish priest today can read the name YHVH correctly because there are no interjections in the Hebrew language, and the original form has been forgotten because misguided priests have issued a ban on pronouncing God’s name. This did not happen by chance. Satan attacked God’s authority and made God’s true name incomprehensible and unrecognisable. Next, he replaced God’s name with the name JAHWE, which comes from pagan circles from the name JOUWE = “God” Jupiter – Lucifer.

God revealed in Revelation that the last generation of His people would reject all false doctrine and sin, and within that, He revealed His true name through His prophet Ellen White! And she clearly wrote the name JEHOVAH, and not Jahweh or Jahwe! The name Jahwe penetrated Adventist circles after the death of Ellen White, along with the Trinity doctrine and other apostate teachings. Ellen White, along with the pioneers, used God’s true name in her writings:

  • “As JEHOVAH, THE SUPREME RULER, God could not personally communicate with sinful men, but He so loved the world that He sent Jesus to our world as a revelation of Himself.” {Ellen White: 9MR, p. 122.3, 1903}
  • The great Jehovah has proclaimed from His throne: ‘This is My beloved Son.’” {Ellen White: DA p. 579.4}
  • Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself the SOURCE and Sustainer OF ALL, IS ALONE entitled to SUPREME reverence and worship.” {Ellen White: Patriarchs and Prophets, 305} {7ABC 439.2}
  • “Those who trample upon God’s authority, and show open contempt to the law given in such grandeur at Sinai, virtually despise the Lawgiver, the great JEHOVAH.” {Ellen White: 3SG, p. 294, 1864}
  • JEHOVAH is the name GIVEN to Christ.” {Ellen White: ST, 3. May 1899, par 18}
  • Christ was not only the leader of the Hebrews in the wilderness—the Angel in Whom was (Father’s) the name of JEHOVAH, and who, veiled in the cloudy pillar, went before the host—but it was He who gave the law to Israel.” {Ellen White: PP, p. 366.2, 1890}
  • “As the divine Sufferer hung upon the cross, angels gathered about Him, and as they looked upon Him, and heard His cry, they asked, with intense emotion, “Will not the Lord JEHOVAH (the Father) save Him (Jesus)?” {Ellen White: FLB 76.3}
  • “We believe Him to be the divine Person addressed by JEHOVAH in the words, ” Let us make man.” He was with the Father before the world was. [..] We HAVE NOT as much SYMPATHY with Unitarians that deny the Divinity of Christ, AS WITH TRINITARIANS who hold that the Son is the eternal Father, and talk so mistily about the THREE-ONE GOD. Give the Master all that Divinity with which the holy Scriptures clothe Him.“ {James White: Review and Herald, 6. June, 1871, 196, Text: Western Tour} {http:// docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/RH/RH18710606-V37-25__B.pdf}
  • “Behold, I send an Angel before thee … for My name is in Him.“ {Exodus 23:20, 21}
  • “At the Saviour’s baptism, Satan was among the witnesses. He saw the Father’s glory overshadowing His Son. He heard the voice of JEHOVAH (the Father) testifying to the Divinity of Jesus.” {Ellen White: DA, p. 116.2}

Why does the name JEHOVAH stand for H as the last letter? Because H is the last letter in the abbreviated name JHVH. Likewise, the letter W does not exist in the Hebrew language. Therefore, the form JHWH, i.e. Jehowah is not right, but only JHVH, i.e. Jehovah.

The Jewish theologian Nehemiah Gordon explained and proved these above facts:

www.nehemiaswall.com/nehemia-gordon-name-god

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