Holy Be Thy Name


When I was young, the phrase ,"holy be thy name" in the Lord's Prayer made me wonder what the name is. Unfortunately, I had no one to ask. My father, my brother, my elder brother did not know about the name. Even the teacher that taught me the prayer did not know the name. I did not hear the name in the church. I did not hear it from the preachers on radio and television. So, that little flame of childish curiosity remained flickering in my heart for years.

One time I was very happy to learn that the Lord's Prayer is in the Bible. I found it in the book of Matthew:

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

That was a very exciting experience, and it inspired me to open and read the Bible more frequently. In one of those readings, I happen to read a passage in the book of Joel:

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.

Wow. The name is the key to salvation. However, the book of Joel does not say anything about the name. It just says "name of the Lord." "The Lord" is not a name. So, my search was not yet over.

Later on, I learned that the the name of the Father appeared in the front cover of the 1611 edition of the King James Version, as illustrated by the following video clip:

Thanks to the internet. It is now possible to search the Bible, as thick as it is, quickly online. I used the key word "Lord" and the Bible Concordance online gave a great revelation. The name of the Father in Hebrew was replaced by the phrase "the Lord." See below:

At last I found the name of the Father in Hebrew. It is pronounced Yahuwah. The translation of the Hebrew scriptures to English and other languages to spread the the word of God is a noble task, even devine, except this part of the campaign. It is because the name that saves is hidden from the memory of men for centuries. The church is silent. The preachers are silent. It is not helping the faithful to be saved.

Now that I know the name, I use it in my prayer. You can do that too. Yahuwah be with us all.

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