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To What Name Should a Christian Pray? Yahshua?

Updated on September 29, 2012

Should Christians pray to YAHSHUA MESSIAH?

First, who is (ALL CAPS) YAHSHUA MESSIAH? While one group may insist that only prayers to this particular pronunciation of this particular "name" are real prayers to the one true God, other groups insist on YAH and Meshisach. There are other variations, with various combinations of pronunciations.

I believe in Jesus because I pray to him and he answers my prayers. Because, when I pray to "My Father in Heaven" (the title Jesus used) "in the name of Jesus", God answers and people are healed, I get new contracts, my enemies are removed, and much, much more.

Now back to question #1: Hebrew has no short vowels. The Hebrew people themselves do not pronounce every consonant the same (recall the test to speak "Shibboleth" or Sibboleth during the Israel-Judah civil war). No one has ever known the name of God. Not ever. Never. So, ALL THE NAMES FOR GOD ARE "MADE UP".

God is not a rule-mongering, pedantic, grinch. He is a loving God. We have personal relationships in deep, pure love with our Father in Heaven. So, if we honor Him with titles of respect like "God of my salvation" (one of my favorites), or Almighty God, or Father in Heaven, that is more than okay. It is good!

Here is a bit from Wikipedia:

The form Yahweh is a modern scholarly convention for the Hebrew ????, transcribed into Roman letters as YHWH and known as the Tetragrammaton, for which the original pronunciation is unknown. The most likely meaning of the name may be “He Brings Into Existence Whatever Exists", but there are many theories and none is regarded as conclusive. The traditional rendering of the name, as found in English Bibles, is "I am who I am" or "I am that I am".

Even "Yahshua" is NOT a name, but another title. So, the question I have for you is this: Who led you astray? Will you continue to follow this man, or will you read the Bible and seek out a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father? And, consider this: Jesus prayed we will have unity. This Yahushua/Yah/Yahweh movement is extremely divisive, and all of them are wrong in their tenant that they know the name of God.

All over the world, people pray to a name for Jesus in their own tongue. In Russia, they say "Eesuess". In Spanish, they say "Jesus" (heysuess). And, people are healed of disease, broken bones, heart ache, blindness and deafness. They all use the name common to their language.

Further, a person who is unable to speak at all needs to only think "my Father in Heaven" or "Jesus" or any spelling/pronunciation in any alphabet or tongue, and God will answer if the heart is right.

It will be best for anyone involved to get out of this movement and just pray to "My Father in Heaven" as Jesus did. Peace.

The Name of God, Written in the Bible: YHWH

The four letters which spell out "the name" in Hebrew.
The four letters which spell out "the name" in Hebrew.

To What Name Should We Pray?

Joel 2:32 and the Yahwehites

Proponents of praying only to the name of Yahweh like Joel 2:32, also corrected to their pronunciation rules to "Yahyl 2:32". Members of this group will do well to ask themselves and each other, "To what name did Jesus pray?"

Personally, I believe Jesus walked in wisdom far beyond the capacity of ordinary men to understand. If anyone desires to choose the wisdom of their own minds, or the minds of their preferred leaders, over Jesus himself... is that a wise move?

Here is the text of Joel 2:32: "And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call." (KJV)

In the King James, LORD is substituted for YHWH. So, the correct scripture, without the substitutions of King James, reads:

And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the YHWH shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as YHWH hath said, and in the remnant whom YHWH shall call.


Notice that YHWH is used three times in Joel 2:32. Note that twice, just the four Hebrew letters are used. IN the first usage, however, it says not simply YHWH. It says "the name of YHWH".

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    • vector7 profile image

      vector7 

      6 years ago

      I agree completely. God knows when people are speaking to Him and when they give Him due respect in their heart and their ways.

      I do enjoy learning the original languages of the scripture and of Christ.

      I'm trying to learn aramaic [Assyrian] right now, which is from what I've collected Jesus' native tongue. But it is proving a little difficult in some of the pronunciation for me as we americans don't make all the sounds they do with some of their letters.

      It's certainly become a desire to learn hebrew, greek, and aramaic. But I seem to be falling horribly short in my efforts.

      Thanks for the article. It was a blessing.

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Yes, thank you for the lower case typing, lol. Come out of her means to come out of Mystery Babylon the Great, and to come out of babylon. The second, babylon, refers to living according to the morality and law of man over God's commandments and the unction of the Holy Spirit.

      Come of "Mystery Babylon the Great" refers to the United States of America. That is a personally received revelation in prayer and scripture reading. I have seen this same revelation reported by others, including the Romanian prophet, Dumitru Duduman.

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      elijah77 

      6 years ago

      1 corinthians chapter 1 verse 10, until this happens, i believe its my duty to bless your journey i can no longer participate in your argumment with yourself... YAHSHUA " said come out of her my people lest you partake of her sins.".. who is her? the harlot that rides the beast.....i hope that was enough small letters for u....love and blessingsssssss

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      e-77: First, please post future responses in non-caps. It degrades the quality of the page for visitors. I will not approve future all-caps post.

      Next, when I lived in Japan, Japanese people could not pronounce my American name! The phonetics do not align. In Russia: the same; they cannot pronounce my name. Russian speakers modify it slightly to pronounce it in a way that is comfortable to them. The same for many of my Spanish speaking friends here in California and on my trips to Mexico.

      Do you suppose my friends in those nations do not actually know me because they cannot pronounce my name exactly as my parents proclaimed it when I was born? Do you suppose I even care?

      What about God? Do you think He dislikes the variations of His name and of the name of Jesus?

      Honestly, your position and proclamation is silly except for this: It is creating division by which some separate themselves from the brethren in order to take a (fictitious) higher position, above the others.

      Read all of Isaiah 52. Ask yourself, what people is He talking about? 52:6, further, is not definitive as you have presented it. The Hebrew there, "shem", can possibly mean "name". It can also mean "fame" or "glory". It is also used generically for "the NAME" used by Hebrews of that time ... because they had no idea what the name of the God of Abraham was.

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      elijah77 

      6 years ago

      YAHVAH IS THE KING OF ALL ETERNITY ELOHIM BLESSED FATHER AND HIS SO YAHSHUA HA MOSHIAC...NOT jesus or joseph smith jesus,or joe catholic,or jon bagwnvida...JEREMIYAH PROPHESIED THAT YOU WOULD TRY TO HIDE HIS NAME. JER 23:25,26,27. BAAL WORSHIPERS ARE DECEIVED BY MUCHO CATHLICO... LETTER "J" DID NOT EXIST TIL 1550 A.D. WIKIPEDIA SAYS SO ISAIYAH SAID 52:6 MY PEOPLE SHALL KNOW MY NAME. CANT ARGUE WITH THAT!!!! BLESSINGS TO U FROM THE THIRD HEAVEN. MANY WILL SAY LORD LORD AWY I NEVER KNEW U.

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      elijah77 

      6 years ago

      YOU HAVE ENTERED IN TO A TOPIC THAT IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOUR HEART, JUST YOUR INTELECT THIS I FEAR COULD BE A DOWNFALL, MANY NATIVE AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY WERE KILLED OFF IN THE NAME OFF WHITEANGLOSAXON GREED,WHISKEY,SMALLPOX,JESUS CHRIST,KING GEORGE AND THE ROYAL CROWN. IN RESPONSE TO YOUR JUDGEMENT WHICH YOU HAVE PRONOUNCED ON YOUR SELF.. THE NAME YAHVAH... YOD HE VAV HE IS THE BREATH OF THE ALMIGHTY THAT WAS BREATH UPON MANKIND THROWS YOUR THEORIES IN THE ABYSS WITH HA SATAN THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR WHICH WAS BEHIND THE CATHOLIC BEAST OF IEUSUS OR JESUS IN WHICH THE WORLD IS BEING TAKING INTO DECEPTION IN THE NAME OF PEACE. REMEMBER IF JESUS WAS THE WAY EXPLAIN WHY A FALSE RELIGION LIKE MORMONISM WOULD USE A TRUE NAME LIKE JESUS? I DONT THINK YOU CAN, IF YOU LOOK UP THE LETTER "J" ON WIKIPEDIA YOU WILL FIND THAT J DID NOT EXIST UNTIL 1550 AD WHICH MEANS THE DISCIPLES NEVER UTTERED THE NAME JESUS TO THE SAVIOUR.... ISAIAH 52.6 "MY PEOPLE SHALL KNOW MY NAME" A TITLE IS WHAT YOUR USING AND THE FREEMASONS HAVE USED FOR YEARS IN THEIR CERMONYS TO MITHRA,HORUS,ISUS...AND ALL THE PAGAN SUN WORSHIPERS THE NAME JESUS,LORD,AND GOD ARE ALL TITLES...JEREMIYAH CHAPTER 23---VERSES 25,26,27 REVEALS THE THAT YOUR SCRIBES AND PHARISEES HAVE TRIED TO HIDE THE DIVINE NAME WHICH VIOLATES THE THIRD COMMANDMENT..YAHSHUA SAID I DID NOT COME TO BRING PEACE ON EARTH BUT A SWORD IF WHAT I WROTE CONVICTS AND CUTS AND DIVIDES THAN REMEMBER THIS READERS.. YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED THE TRUTH LIKE IT OR NOT. IF MY SAVIOUR YAHSHUA HA MOSCHIACH WAS CRUCIFIED FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE WHY WOULD ANYONE WHO LOVE LOVES DECEPTION RECEIVE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      If one is having a conversation do you talk with that person or do you talk to them through another?

      If I am communicating with God for whatever reason I talk with God personally and for me God is "ABBA" in other words "Father".

      If I am communicating with Jesus Christ for whatever reason I talk with Him Personally and for me Jesus Christ is my "Brother".

      If I need an intercessor to ask God for something, I ask Jesus or I ask it thru his holy name, Jesus Christ.

      If I am conversing with the Holy Spirit of God, I'm conversing with "My Brother" again.

      Even though all three are one God, all three serve in different capacities.

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