Copyright 2013-2017 Proclaim His Holy Name Ministries
Before we discuss who doesn't want you proclaiming the Father's name let's examine just what it means to 'proclaim His name.' To proclaim means "to publicly announce," "to declare," "to publish," and "to make widely known." It is the opposite of hiding the Father's name (by purposeful mistranslation) or keeping silent and never speaking the Father's name (through traditions of man). Even though scripture tells us that the Mighty One of the Jews and the Christians desires His name to be proclaimed and the original Hebrew makes it clear that the Father has a name (and it's not "the LORD") , most Christians have never been taught His true name and therefore cannot proclaim it while most religious Jews, while aware of His name, will not say it out loud.
We do not believe that the lack of awareness of the actual name of the Father is the fault of sincere believers. It is actually not even the fault of the rabbis and pastors who lead the people. Ask yourself three simple questions:
Yes, you probably guessed correctly. It is Satan, the father of all lies, who has blinded man's eyes to the glorious name and will of the Father. And to what end?
- Which biblical personality would gain the most by hiding the name of the Father?
- Which biblical personality would want his name to be promoted above the Father's?
- Which biblical personality is the father of all lies?
Satan wants to be as Elohim. This is how he tempted Adam and Eve in the garden ('ye shall be as Elohim'). To hinder us from calling on the true name of the Father he has introduced false names as substitutes. He did this in the ancient world through the various pagan gods (idols of wood, silver or gold) as well as counterfeit religions that claim to have a road to Heaven. He has even led the chosen people Israel astray many times from YEHOVAH through the worship of the many Ba_ls (english translation = lords). And he has done this to nearly all translations of the Bible. He has deceived mankind once again.
However, the Messiah, through his sacrifice on the cross, has overcome the world and defeated Satan once and for all. Therefore, the responsibility to break this tradition of men, this blindness which hides the name of the Creator and thwarts His will on Earth, belongs to us and to our spiritual leaders. The time has come for us to light our lamps and to know the Father by name as He knows us by name:
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohim: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
- Isaiah 14:12-14
And YEHOVAH said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
- Exodus 33:17
The Scriptures reveal that it is the will and desire of our Creator that His name be known, declared, and proclaimed to all the ends of the Earth. We follow the will of the Mighty One of Israel, the Father of the Messiah. Therefore, we at Proclaim His Holy Name Ministries speak out YEHOVAH's holy name with reverence and we sing praise to the Father of us all; the Father of Lights, Wisdom, and Love--How about you? What will you do?
By Peter and Linda Miller-Russo