My story goes something like this: For many years, I love calling Jesus by His Name YESHUA (In Hebrew)
and had been led to believe God's Name is YAHWEH (In Hebrew) and I often called Him by that name.
About 2 Years ago, a disturbing phenomena occurred, where I came across articles and videos where a certain
group of Christians were saying God's Name is YAHUAH, not Yahweh. Then it was not Yahuah but YEHOAH
(by a different group) and they even had a Bible (rewritten) with this name and Jewish names for bible characters.
Each of these groups claiming "Authenticity" for their findings.
As if that wasn't enough, I encountered articles saying other things like GOD is a name for Baal, and others said
that THE LORD was a name for Baal.
After that, I discovered that YAHWEH was the name of a Pagan Desert God - we even see this recorded
in a website which is most times accurate for various information recorded.
People often go there for Info when they wish to seek out established facts.
Talk about unsettling!
This was in addition to a Christian Theologian's talk about the matter (making it known).
He also advised that there are certain "elite" Christian Groups who use the name YAHWEH and various Hebrew names and Feasts.
He went on to say they seem to be "more holy" to other Christians. Then he expounded certain things from Scripture,
how Jesus Himself called Him FATHER and referred to Him as such when mentioning Him to His Disciples.
He also explained that this is a wise thing to do instead of heeding all the arguments and conjecture about His Name.
That Christians shouldn't need a course in Hebrew Names and practices of Feasts to Relate with The Lord
and please Him.......and that simple uneducated fishermen had no problems understanding Him.
That once we have received Jesus and experienced New Birth (by His spirit) we are ALL Children of the Heavenly FATHER
and have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us and bearing witness of this, whereby we call Him ABBA FATHER
that simply means "DADDY FATHER'' and whatever our language is, we can call Him FATHER and MY FATHER
accordingly. And there should be NO Distinction (Or Classes) between Christians.
Excuse me if you will, I see those clearly spoken words to Believers as a Call back to Spiritual Sanity!
We are counselled this way in Scripture also - "There is No Jew, No Gentile, No Male or Female......We ALL are ONE in Christ Jesus."
And not to pass judgement on another (each-other) concerning Days, for one considers A Day to be "holy" and
another considers All Days to be the Same and BOTH Are ACCEPTABLE (In His Sight).
The Theologian gave us Wise Counsel to Keep Things SIMPLE - Love The Lord, Walk Close with Him and Love Each-Other.
I can remember saying to myself "Good, that sounds fine to me, I'm out of all arguments about His Name. I will just
call You FATHER - I like that - Sweet and Simple!" Because I don't think things should be complicated in our Christian Walk -
we should not have to 'tie ourselves up in knots' to Follow Jesus. I've maintained this for years.
For a few months there, I could recognise the Enemy has been working purposefully to "Confuse the minds of The Lord's Children"
and I was happy to leave these messages of Mixed Information I had personally encountered........which was to be a lead up to
counselling and comforting His Children concerning these things because the phenomena I mentioned is wide-spread
and reaching more and more of His Children.