Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Ineffable NAME

Four Hebrew letters (Yod, He, Waw and He) called the "Tetragrammaton" is the representation of Almighty God: But, this is buried in a dense mystery. While Gentiles transliterated this representative NAME into Jehovah or Yahweh, it is wrong. ( I used the word, Yahweh and my brother corrected me tonight.. He was right.)

Though one may assume the pronunciation of these four letters would be yah-way, it is not. It would be y-(exhalation sound), or representative of  the sound of an exhale. God breathed life into creation, and that is His ineffable name, which we scarcely understand, although, we will when He is revealed and we stand before Him.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

The word "breathed" in this verse is
 נפח naphach
The word "soul" is
נפש nephesh

They are similar for a reason. 
The  word for wind, breath, mind, and spirit, and
"breath of God" is ruwach. This also includes the
mystical shekinah spirit, which is loosely understood
as the presence of God in the Temple.

The breath and spirit of God in creating us, with
the breath of life, and endowing us with his spirit
is probably the most important concept to meditate
on when we want to understand Him.

Jesus said "it is finished" and "gave up the ghost"
(John 19)  and "ghost" translates
to the Greek word "Pneumo"!

In other words, His work's end was completed when
he exhaled and breathed out the ghost.

In Luke's version, :(Luke 23:46)
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Ghost- "Pneumo"
Spirit - "Pneuma"

In both words the root of Pneumo means pertaining to breathing.

In receiving the Holy Spirit, we are instructed that this was implemented when Jesus administered this gift in the Day of the Pentecost.

Acts 2:2
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

The word wind is  pnoē
another derivation of breathing, the same as in Hebrew's use of the word

In Ezekiel 37:9, the prophet writes-

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

I could go on for 100 more pages with this mystical subject, because, I just put down the first layer, and the NAME of The God. It is the foundation of all wisdom, in my mind.
is deep and too HOLY to fully comprehend until we understand the breath of life, the wind and the soul of man as given by God. 

                               The Shekinah Presence


Cass_Estes said...

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