THE DIVINE NAME OF GOD (ITS PRONUNCIATION AND IMPORTANCE)

WHAT ABOUT THE NAME OF JEHOVAH?

Many religionists do not accept the name of God as Jehovah. For them it was like having a teddy bear and giving a name to it whatsoever you want. Thus for them it will show that Jehovah’s Witnesses are giving a name for God by their own way. For them it was an invented name and can never become God’s name because they say that there is no letter J in Hebrew alphabet and there are no vowels (a,e,i,o,u) in the Hebrew alphabet. Does this show that we cannot call God in name acceptable to him? Remember Bible names are translated in many different ways according to languages of each country and why Christian religions are not questioning it as to how it pronounce originally? The names Jeremiah, Jacob, Jesus, Jehosaphat, Jehonadab etc. are writtten in Hebrew language with letter Y as start of their names but now it was letter J. Jesus in Greek is Iesous but it might be written as Yeshua or Yehoshua in Hebrew but why for no reason Trinitarians accept this without hesitation that this is the name of God they believe without questioning the originality and pronunciation of its name? Why religionists now would question the name Jehovah? Remember in Joel 2:28 – 32 in parallel to Acts 2:17 – 21. * Note this is not the name of the Lord Jesus because it has tetragrammaton in Hebrew Scriptures in the book of Joel thus it refers to Almighty God not the Lord Jesus Christ. The time telling is in the last days and that on the great day of Jehovah whoever calls his name (with faith and action) will be saved. Remember also that in Revelation 11:18 that God will give reward to those who are fearing the NAME OF GOD. What name is that if there is no name to call upon? This is also on the time after Armageddon, right? That is why there is certainty that the true nation of God who teaches truth and live in accordance with God’s will is calling God in HIS ACCEPTABLE NAME. For if not, the words in the book of Joel, Acts and Revelation with respect to calling his name will be invalid. One thing the short form of the name of God is Jah which is only used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (see this –http://interlinearbible.org/psalms/68-4.htm — see also the two letters of the tetragrammaton here in these verses which is YH (Yah) in literal translation –http://biblehub.com/hebrew/yah_3050.htm – Please click on the Book and its verse to see the textual transliteration). Remember there are the two letters of the tetgrammaton in the original Hebrew the Y and H and it was literally translated as Yah (no vowel a in Hebrew) which becomes Jah in modern translation. And in the book of Revelation, “Alelouia” is the same as “hallelujah” which means “praise Jah”. There is no letter h sounds in Greek thus allelu means hallelu and there is no letter y in Greek and so the sounds of ia is Yah which is Jah in modern translation thus it really means praise Jah. Allelu in Hebrew is hallelu which also means “praise” (You can see some examples of it in Psalms 150 [see the link here –http://interlinearbible.org/psalms/150.htm ]. Therefore, from one point of view we can conclude that the Jehovah’s witnesses are using also the right exact short form of the name of God!

JESUS – THE ARCHANGEL AND A GOD (REEDITED)

A. Prove:  Jesus is an angel and a god and not the Almighty God. (This is inclusive of heavenly government)

Proof: Statement

  1. Angels in heaven are servants/messengers/ministers

of God – [Hebrew 1:14; Genesis 19:1-26; *Psalms 103:20,21]

  1. Servants/ministers in heaven means not Almighty God –

[by logical and literal definition]

  1. Angels are not Almighty God – [Nehemiah 9:6]

(from # 1 & 2)

  1. Jesus is the Almighty God or a god – [John 1:1]

(different claims by Christianity)

  1. If Jesus is not Almighty God then he is a god – [by literal logical definition]
  2. Jesus is a messenger/servant of God – [Malachi 3:1; Isaiah 42:1 – 6]
  3. Servants/messengers/ministers of God are angels in heaven

-[by definite rule – vice versa definition] (from # 1)

  1. Jesus is an angel – [from implication of # 6, 7]
  2. Jesus is not Almighty God – [from consecutive implication of # 8, 3]

– [Revelation 1:1; 3:12; 3:21; 6:16, 17 *Hebrews 1:2,3; 12:2; Luke 22:41, 42; John 12:49,50; Daniel 7:11, 13, 14; John 7:16, 17; *John 7:28, 29]

10. Jesus is a god – [John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:18] in concordance to * 1 Corinthians 8:5 (from consecutive implication of # 9, 5)

11. gods are angels – 1 Corinthians 8:5; Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalms 136:2; Daniel 2:47

12. Jesus is an angel.

Note: This is inclusive on heavenly government

Legend: A = angel/s; SG = servant/s of God; AG = Almighty God; G = a god; J = Jesus;

– AG = not Almighty God

Proof: SYMBOLICAL LOGIC

  1. A –> SG
  2. SG –> – AG
  3. A –> – AG (from # 1,2)
  4. J –> AG v G
  5. – AG –> G
  6. J –> SG
  7. SG –> A (by def.rule; from # 1)
  8. J –> A (from # 6, 7)
  9. J –> – AG (from # 8, 3)
  10. J –> G (from #9, 5)
  11. G –> A
  12. J –> A (from consecutive implication of # 10 and # 11)

B. Assumed: Jesus is an angel. [the proof is in above] Prove:   Jesus is the Archangel.

Proof: Statement

  1. Jesus is the Archangel or not the Archangel.

(two different assumptions)

  1. Michael is the Archangel. [Jude 9]
  2. The Archangel literally means the First Angel

(by literal definition)

  1. Michael is the First Angel. – [by transitive rule # 2, 3)
  2. “Michael and his angels” means he is the leader of armies in heaven or angels in heaven (Revelation 12:7)
  3. Jesus is the leader of angels in heaven. (2 Thessalonians 1:7)

[angels in heaven = armies of heaven – Revelation 19:14 – 16]

7. The leader of armies/angels in heaven literally means the Chief of angels

in heaven.

8.The Chief of Angels means the Chief Angel. [by word contraction (of)

9.Jesus is the Chief Angel. (by implication of #  6, 7, 8)

10.The Chief Angel is Jesus. [by definite rule (vice versa definition), # 9)

11.Jesus is the First Angel (* there is only one Almighty God and since he was created he             was not the God but a god and an angel – the very first in the creation by God – Col. 1:15;           John 1:1,2; Prov. 8:22, 23, 24; Revelation 3:14)

12.First Angel is Jesus (by definite rule – vice versa definition of # 11)

13.Michael is the Chief Angel (by implication of # 5, 7 and 8)

14.Chief Angel is Michael (by definite rule – vice versa definition from # 13)

15. Michael is Jesus (by # 4 and 12)

16.  Jesus is Michael (by definite rule; from implication of # 9, 14)

17.Jesus is the Archangel. (by implication of # 16 and 2)

LEGEND: AA = archangel; J = Jesus; M = Michael; LA = leader of armies in heaven;

CA = Chief Angel; CoA = Chief of Angel; FA = First Angel; -AA = not the archangel

Proof: SYMBOLICAL LOGIC

  1. J –> AA v  – AA
  2. M –> AA
  3. AA –> FA
  4. M –> FA (by transitive rule, # 2, 3)
  5. M –> LA
  6. J –> LA
  7. LA –> C0A
  8. CoA –> CA (by word contraction of “0f”)
  9. J –> CA  [by definite rule, # 6, 7 and 8)
  10. CA –> J  [by definite rule (vice versa definition), # 9)
  11. J –> FA
  12. FA –> J (by definite rule; vice versa definition # 11
  13. M –> CA (by implication of # 5, 7 and 8)
  14. CA –> M (by definite rule – vice versa definition # 13)
  15. M –> J (by implication of #4, and 12)
  16. J –> M (by definite rule; from implication 0f # 9, 14)
  17. J –> AA (by implication of # 16 and 2)

Jehovah is called Jehovah of armies (these includes all angels in heaven) and since Jesus is the leader of armies in heaven, he is definitely the chief of angels in heaven or the chief angel or the chief of armies in heaven and since Michael has his angels in heaven and since there is no separate groups of angels in heaven for Jesus, it is therefore to conclude that Michael and his angels means Michael and all his angels and Jesus and all his angels are the same group and so Jesus is Michael the archangel.

Additional Proofs: Jesus is the Chief Agent – Hebrews 12:2; Acts 3:15 Agent means representative or somebody used as an instrument. An angel is a representative of God and acts as an instrument of God – see many Biblical verses [ex. Genesis 19:1 – 26] Thus, Chief Agent means Chief Representative of God = Chief Angel of God. One thing Jesus name is not his name in heaven (compare his preexistence in heaven in Micah 5:2; John 1:1,2 Colossians 1:15; Revelation 3:14) because in Matthew 1:21 Jesus name was name because he was going to save his people that’s why his name presumably in Hebrew is Yeshua or Yehoshua which literally means Jehovah is salvation. How come his name is Jesus when it was name BECAUSE he will save meaning becomes savior of his people. There is a reason why his name was named Jesus. And Jesus existed in the beginning – before the creation of everything in billion of years ago and in addition to this, Adam and Eve are created to live forever on earth but it was not fulfilled. Thus, originally the aim is not to save anyone but to let the mankind live forever on earth. Therefore, Jesus name is Michael which literally mean a question as “Who is like God?” or a phrase as “who is like God (http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003035) since he was the exact representation of God – the image of the invisible God and that he is a god and a godlike (compare Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3; John 1:18; Isaiah 9:6; 1 Corinthians 8:5; ***Psalms 8:5 – see the hebrew word of godlike (angels) which is “meelohim” – http://biblehub.com/interlinear/psalms/8-5.htm). Thus, he is like God – the very exact representation of his Father but they are not one – Revelation 6:16, 17; Revelation 3:12; 21.

WILL ALL THE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN

WILL ALL THE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN?

 

Many people believe all righteous people who have faith in Jesus as well as those servants of God before Jesus came on earth as man will go to heaven. They believe that all God’s servants of before in the Hebrew Scriptures as well as those Christians who died and the remaining Christians on earth until judgment come will go to heaven to live there eternally. Is this really the teaching of God’s word? If we will go back with the original aim of Jehovah God to Adam and Eve as well as to their offspring, God originally aimed to let the mankind live on earth as stated in Genesis 1:28 and that he didn’t want them to die as stated in Genesis 2:16 and Genesis 3:3. So God’s original plan to mankind is to let them live on earth forever because he doesn’t want them to die but to multiply on earth and to have dominions on earth. However, an angel from heaven who became Satan – the Devil eventually had lied to Eve that they will not die if they will eat the forbidden fruit but become like God who can know the good and bad (Genesis 3:4, 5). That is why the sin came to all mankind and that it caused death to all the offspring of Adam and Eve because Adam had sinned (Romans 5:12) as well as Eve. Now, is the will of God broken and will not ever be done? If we are going to read Isaiah 55:11, God assured us that his words will not come back to him without result but rather he will do his will as he pleases it to happen. Now, what is the proof that God’s will on mankind is to let them live forever on earth? We shall begin with God’s promise of eternal life on earth to his promise to Jacob and you can read it in Genesis 48:3, 4. In these verses, Jehovah God promised to Jacob that his descendants will possess the land that God will give to them for indefinite time (NWT; while it is “forever” in other translations). It is true that there are words in Hebrew Scriptures especially when talking to Mosaic Law, there are laws commanded by God to do by the Israelites for indefinite time while other translation it is “forever”. However, it was not done continually and so it is not forever. The original word for these terms have a meaning of “perpetual”, “forever”, “eternal” and “indefinite time”. However, God’s words on these commandments to Israel using Mosaic Law are said “not to be broken”. His words are not broken. Again these commandments are only replace by personal offerings of God’s people through prayers, contributions and preaching of the word of God and that the forgiveness of sins is through the blood of Jesus. The Law was ended through Jesus Christ death (Romans 10:4; Colossians 2:13, 14). Therefore, the word of God was not broken. Still it is doing continuously but through new ways of pleasing God under a new covenant through Jesus. How must we view the words “indefinite time” as translated in NWT in the said verses? This promise of God to Jacob is in relation to God’s will on earth to let it continue to exist as stated in Ecclesiastes 1:4 (again in NWT it is indefinite time) however, in Psalms 104:5 it is not only indefinite time but it is also forever. (Please see the corresponding Hebrew interlinear for these verses and the NWT). It says the earth will never be moved and it will exist forever. Another example of the word “forever” in NWT can be found in 2 Samuel 7:16 (which has a greater fulfillment to Jesus) in which David is said to have rulership forever.  So, if all the righteous people will go to heaven to live there, for what purpose is the earth that it will continue to exist forever? The Bible answers that the earth was made as a dwelling place and that it was created by God with purpose (Isaiah 45:18). In fact, the earth was given by God to mankind (Psalms 115:16). Now, what is the proof that the earth was given by God to mankind? Psalms 37:9, 11, 29 clearly states that righteous and meek people will live on earth forever (see the Hebrew Interlinear). How about some people’s teaching of a new literal earth or a paradise which is on heaven (which may compose of literal land)? Again, the word of God clearly states that the righteous will dwell on earth and that those without sins or imperfectness will “remain” on earth while those wicked will be “rooted” out of it (see Proverbs 2:21, 22).  It is also in conformity with Isaiah 25:8 that God will destroy death (to be fulfilled) forever and wipe away all tears of men and take away the disgrace of his nation in the whole earth. Notice the words use God will “take away” the disgrace on earth. Why? It is because righteous people will be left on earth. This in conformity with Psalms 72:8 which is a fulfilled prophecy to Jesus and will happen on the coming new earth and the prayer of Jesus known as the “Lord’s Prayer” commonly known as “Our Father” in Matthew 6:9, 10 is really the will of God which can be seen in Psalms 72:19, 20. Remember it was not said “new earth” thus David believe that this earth is still the earth that righteous people will dwell in. The “new earth” definitely means a renewed system on earth. Actually, David did not ascend into heaven as stated in Acts 2:34 but his hope is to live on earth as stated in Ezekiel 37:24, 25. This is in conformity with Joel 3:20 which states Judah and Jerusalem will be inhabited forever. However, some translations states Judah and Jerusalem will dwell forever. As we can see these are literal places that spoken about in chapter 3 therefore it must conclude that these places will be literally inhabited by its people forever. Another proof that the early God’s people did not go to heaven is in John 3:13. What are other proofs that the earth is meant to be a dwelling place of the righteous people? Jesus mentioned that the meek will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5; see the Greek- English Interlinear) that is why those who ruin the earth will be destroyed because the earth will still have purpose for the mankind as their dwelling place (Revelation 11:18). Are there people who will go to heaven? There are. In 1 Corinthians 15:35, Paul said one may ask on how will the dead be raised and to what body will they come again? He gave an answer in 1 Corinthians 15:38-40 which he stated that there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies that will be given to mankind according to God’s will. Therefore, there are two kinds of bodies that people will acquire in resurrection – one is heavenly body and one is earthly body. Of course heavenly bodies are spiritual bodies (who would live on heaven) and earthly bodies are physical bodies (i.e. with blood and flesh who would live on earth). So who would go to heaven? The Scriptures states that through Jesus, he bought people for God from earth to bring to heaven as stated in Psalms 68:18 which has a cross reference to Ephesians 4:8 – 10. Therefore, it is through Jesus that righteous people bought from earth will be taken to heaven. How it is possible to enter in the Kingdom of God in heaven? John 3:3 – 5 states that one must be born in Spirit and in water before one can enter to heaven. Who are those born in spirit? John 1:12 – 13 states they are born not from the blood or from the will of man but from the will of God. Therefore it is not through human will that they can enter to God’s kingdom in heaven but only through God’s will. This is in relation to Romans 9:11, 16 that those chosen is not chosen based on the works of the person, not on the one who wants and not on the one who runs but of the one who calls who is Jehovah. Therefore it is not ourselves who will decide if we will live on heaven. How ever far we have worked as righteous persons, the heavenly hope depends on the one who calls (compare Romans 8:28). Who are the ones call by God and what is God’s purpose for them? As the Scriptures states, those who will be on heaven must be born from Spirit and from the water i.e. born from the will of God as called by God through his spirit and born through baptism. Are the early people of God before Jesus came on earth as man not included to go to heaven? Yes, they are not included. As you can see in the previous verses I have quoted above the hope of the early God’s people is to live on earth. Actually, there is no single scripture in the Hebrew Scriptures that early God’s people will go to heaven. Again, John 1:13 states that no one went to heaven except to the one who came from heaven who is Jesus. If by that time Abraham, Noah, Jacob, Isaac, David and other people of God is not in heaven by that time then when will they be resurrected? John 5:28, 29 states that through Jesus there will be resurrection of the dead. When will the resurrection be happened? 1 Corinthians 15:23 states resurrection will happen on the presence of Jesus. When is the presence of Jesus? Some believe it is on Armageddon when God will give his judgment to all nations through the second coming of Jesus. However, Revelation 6:9 – 10 clearly states there are resurrected people in heaven before the world ends and are waiting for God’s judgment to come for the vengeance of their blood. Verse 11 states that they have to wait for a few more time until their complete number (the 144,000) be fulfilled. This resurrection refers to the ones mention in Revelation 20:4 – 6. They are the first resurrected ones who will become kings and priests of God together with Jesus in heaven. They are numbered as 144,000 (Revelation 7:4 – 8). Are these literal Jews who came from Israel? No. Revelation 14: 1 – 5 states they were bought from earth and “bought from humanity” (v. 3, 4) or “bought from all tribes, languages and nations” to become priests of God and kings over the earth (see Revelation 5:9, 10). Are these literal virgins? No. Peter is one of the apostles of Jesus Christ who will live on heaven yet he has a wife (1 Corinthians 9:5; Matthew 8:14; John 1:42). Is this the church of God which is composed of Christians? No. Since these 144, 000 will become kings over the earth. To whom they will rule if all Christians are kings in heaven? Why would the 144,000 become kings over the earth? 1 Corinthians 6:2 and Revelation 20:4, 6 state they will have to judge the earth for 1000 years in the millennial reign of Jesus. People who gets out of the great tribulation and those who will be resurrected to have chance to live on earth will have to prove themselves that they are deserving of eternal life only if they can pass on the final test after 1000 years of reigning of Jesus (Revelation 20:7, 8) However, those resurrected ones and have came out of the great tribulation who will disobey the will of God including his new commandments will be destroyed eventually even the 1000 years is not yet finished (Isaiah 65:20). Please check all the biblical verses I have written and as much as possible look for the corresponding interlinear of those verses.

The truth shall set us free. (John 8:32)

You can check the Interlinear of the Bible verses and the NWT translations in the links below.

http://www.interlinearbible.org/

http://jw.org/

Please see the link below which is a related article for the subject above.

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/heaven-and-earth-will-pass-away-what-does-it-implies-reedited/

INDEX OF LINKS OF WATCHTOWER AND OTHERS

PROVERBS 15:14 The understanding heart is one that searches for knowledge, but the mouth of stupid people is one that aspires to foolishness.

ZEPHANIAH 2:3 seek Jehovah, all YOU meek ones of the earth, who have practiced His own judicial decision. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably YOU may be concealed in the day of Jehovah’s anger.

ROMANS 10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God; but not according to accurate knowledge; 3 for, because of not knowing the righteousness of God but seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

INDEX OF LINKS OF WATCHTOWER AND OTHERS

ABOUT THE NAME OF GOD AND ITS MEANING

JEHOVAH – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002391

JAH –   http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002288

WHY NEED A NAME? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003177

ABOUT JESUS

JESUS NAME:  http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002450

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? –  http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011241#h=1:0-19:0

WHERE DID JESUS CAME FROM? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011242#h=1:0-17:0

HOW JESUS LIVED? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011243#h=1:0-27:0

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST (A SHORT EXPLANATION) –

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102012186

WAS JESUS REALLY THE SON OF GOD? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102006085#h=1:0-24:0

 IS JESUS THE GOD ALMIGHTY OR A MAN? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2005681

ABOUT HOLY SPIRIT

WHAT IS A SPIRIT?  –  http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200004211

SOUL AND SPIRIT – THEIR TRUE MEANING –  http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005156

A FORCE WE NEED IN OUR LIFE:   –  http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011921

IS TRINITY TRUE? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989276?q=IS+HOLY+SPIRIT+GOD&p=par

ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD

GOD’S KINGDOM – [HEAVENLY KINGDOM, 1914 (APPOINTED KING IN HEAVEN), HEAVENLY RULERS/144, 000; PARADISE EARTH] –    http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1203221

PLEASE SEE THE OTHER LINKS ON THE LINK PERTAINING TO WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING.

ABOUT TRINITY

HOW DOES THE TRINITY DEVELOPED?  – http://examiningthetrinity.blogspot.com/2011/07/history-of-development-of-trinity.html  (please see the links on the left and right side of the link pertaining to trinity)

ABOUT SOUL AND HELL

WHAT IS HELL ALL ABOUT – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001978

 MYTH ON HELL AND SOUL  – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/lv/r1/lp-e/0/14073

WHERE ARE THE DEAD?  (SPIRIT AND SOUL OF DEAD IS IT TRUE?) –

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101991211#h=4:240-13:336

THE “SOUL” AND “SPIRIT” – ARE THEY THE SAME? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005156

WHAT ARE “SHEOL” AND “HADES”?

SHEOL (HELL)  – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200004011

WHAT REALLY IS HELL (HADES) ?  – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001803

WHAT OTHERS SAYS ABOUT HELL? (INCLUDING HISTORY)

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2008802?q=history+of+hell+doctrine&p=par

WILL WICKED PEOPLE BURN IN HELL?

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521

ABOUT THE PARADISE EARTH

WHAT IS PARADISE? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003377

GOD’S PURPOSE FOR THE EARTH SOON TO BE FULFILLED!

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006361?q=PARADISE+EARTH&p=par

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102012187

WILL THE EARTH BE DESTROYED?

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2008245?q=PARADISE+EARTH&p=par

ABOUT BLOOD

WHAT IS BLOOD? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200000774

A GODLY VIEW OF GOD WITH BLOOD  – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005143

A POSSIBLE DIALOGUE ABOUT BLOOD TRANSFUSION – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989215

LEVITICUS 17:10 “‘As for any man of the house of Israel or some alien resident who is residing as an alien in YOUR midst who eats any sort of blood, I shall certainly set my face against the soul that is eating the blood, and I shall indeed cut him off from among his people. 11 For the soul of the flesh is in the blood, and I myself have put it upon the altar for YOU to make atonement for YOUR souls, because it is the blood that makes atonement by the soul [in it]12 That is why I have said to the sons of Israel: “No soul of YOU must eat blood and no alien resident who is residing as an alien inYOUR midst should eat blood.”

LEVITICUS 17:14 For the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood by the soul in it. Consequently I said to the sons of Israel: “YOU must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh, because the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood. Anyone eating it will be cut off.”

ACTS 15:29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication. If YOU carefully keep yourselves from these things, YOU will prosper. Good health to YOU!”

ABOUT BEING BORN AGAIN

BORN AGAIN – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/lv/r1/lp-e/0/14160

ABOUT CROSS

DID JESUS REALLY DIE ON A CROSS? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011170?q=cross&p=par

JESUS DIED ON A TORTURE STAKE – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200004456?q=cross&p=par

TRUE CHRISTIAN DO NOT USE THE CROSS IN WORSHIP

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2008168?q=cross&p=par

BOOK

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH? – http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/lv/r1/lp-e/0/20884

ANO BA TALAGA ANG ITINUTURO NG BIBLIYA? – http://wol.jw.org/tl/wol/lv/r27/lp-tg/0/13448

SUPPORTED LINKS

http://jw.org/

http://www.goodcompanionbooks.com/

http://www.tetragrammaton.org/

http://www.jehovah.to/

http://examiningthetrinity.blogspot.com/

http://onlytruegod.org/defense/pageindex.htm

http://onlytruegod.org/defense/minorcriticisms_pages.htm

http://fromthesunrising2.wordpress.com

For Hebrew and Greek Biblical word study please see this link that I am using. But I do not promote this as the best but a helpful tool in understanding Biblical grammar.

http://www.interlinearbible.org/

The links above would be helpful for knowing additional information and deeper studies. Some of the link subjects in my blogs were taken from these sites. Please see the contents of my blogs. Thanks for reading.

Hope you may have time to read this also or better have a Bible study with a Jehovah’s Witness for the time is really at hand.

HERE ARE THE LINKS OF THE SUBJECT TITLE OF MY BLOGS

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/index-of-links-of-watchtower-and-others/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/jehovahs-witnesses-true-witnesses-of-god/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/the-presence-of-the-son-of-man/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/the-name-of-god-should-we-used-it-or-not/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/some-common-misconceptions-about-the-truth/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/the-book-of-mormons/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/trinity-a-false-doctrine-of-a-false-church/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/heaven-and-earth-will-pass-away-what-does-it-implies-reedited/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/will-all-the-righteous-people-go-to-heaven/

http://fromthesunrising2.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/is-there-really-a-rapture/

http://fromthesunrising2.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/a-call-for-spiritual-enlightenment-in-defense-of-jw-beliefs/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/concerning-two-kinds-of-body-in-resurrection/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/jesus-the-messiah-4/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/jesus-as-michael-the-archangel/

WILL ALL THE DEAD BE RESURRECTED? – https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/1001/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/the-false-prophet-and-the-man-of-lawlessness/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/the-chronological-dates-in-the-bible/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/understanding-faith-for-our-salvation/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/some-other-verses-in-the-bible-that-used-by-trinitarians/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/future-rulers-of-the-world-who-are-they/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/the-144000-and-the-future-earthly-human-beings/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/will-the-earth-be-destroyed/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/the-truth-about-soul-and-hell/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/is-jehovah-the-same-person-as-jesus/

THE UNRELIABILITY OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/574/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/the-implicit-thought-of-jesus-in-john-219-against-trinity/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-divine-name-in-christian-greek-scriptures-new-testament/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-underlying-truth-in-john-11/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/an-old-exposition-about-the-divine-name/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/the-divine-name/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/the-divine-namespoken-by-jesus-and-early-christians/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/titus-213-one-identity-or-two-identities/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/matthew-1433-worship-or-obeisance/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/about-john-858/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-truth-in-colossians-11617/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/acts-2028-in-nwt-and-other-bible-versions/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/nwt-compare-to-other-bible-versions/





JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES – TRUE WITNESSES OF GOD

Jehovah’s Witnesses – True Witnesses of God

(A Closer Look in Proving Their Identity as True Christians and God’s People)

The dictionary defines the word witness (v) as to see or hear an occurrence of something. Another meaning is to view or perceive. The first meaning refers to the first witnesses who have an actual experience of seeing or hearing an event. In the Bible, these witnesses are the chosen people of God none other than the Israel. While the second meaning of witness refers to the first Christians who have an actual witness of the truthfulness of the words of Jehovah and his power through Jesus and the early apostles and those Christian witnesses of today who are testifying about the words of Jehovah and for Jesus Christ. The word “perceive” means understanding of something in a particular way thus it means knowing factual things through senses.

In the Bible, the word witnesses whom Jehovah claimed as his witnesses can be read in Isaiah 43:10.

Isaiah 43:10 “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” – KJV

Notice the word used to refer to those witnesses. Jehovah said they are “his servant” (singular) and not “servants”. Thus a single word for a person can be characterized as a group of people. These witnesses (the early Israel) have seen and heard the fulfillment of the prophecies and power of Jehovah. We know from the beginning, Israel had been a witness to the power of God most especially on the time when they were freed from Egyptians. From that time and unto their next generations, Israelites have seen that no one from the words of Jehovah have failed to come. So Jehovah called his nation (Israel) as his witness – meaning someone who can testify the truthfulness of the words of Jehovah. The word “servant” refers to the spiritual teachers of Israel before and now refers to the faithful and discreet slave of Jesus or the Governing Body who is in charge for the spiritual food at the proper time. This was explained in the Watchtower magazine. Take note when Jehovah said verse Isaiah 43:10 he is not only referring to the current Israel of that time but on the first Israelites whom he freed from Egyptians through his power. They are the original witnesses of Jehovah while the witnesses of that time when he said his words are his present witnesses on that time. These witnesses have witnessed the words of Jehovah about the fulfillment of the prophecies and judgment of Jehovah.

However, witnesses of Jehovah not only include the first Israel (or the literal Jews) for in Isaiah 43:5-7 it says

5Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Jehovah assured his words that the first Israel would have offspring from the east and unto west part of the world. This verse definitely would mean that there are new witnesses of God to come, for the nation of Jehovah before was the Israel only. So when does these witnesses of Jehovah have come to exist? This was first fulfilled on the time of Jesus. His apostles and early Christians before became witnesses of Jehovah and himself for they have seen the truth through Jesus. But in Acts 1:8 it says

8”But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – KJV

8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” – NASB

Jesus did not say that they “are his witnesses” but rather they “will become my witnesses to (just like in other versions) [emphazise pls] Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the most distant parts of the world. However, when Jesus told this to his apostles he did not mean it in present tense but on future tense. The best proof of his words can be seen in the book of Luke in 24:44-48 which says

44And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48And ye (are?) witnesses of these things. – KJV

44Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

45Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

46and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,

47and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

48You (are?) witnesses of these things. – NASB

At the time Jesus said “you (?) my witnesses of these things” – these things here are his resurrection after 3 days, the preaching of the apostles and Christians to all nations and the salvation through his name. At that time apostles were only preaching to Jerusalem and Paul and the other apostles and his colleagues were the one who preached the gospel to gentile nations. So definitely the word could be sense in the future tense for they haven’t witness yet the gospel of Jesus to the Gentiles at that time. Jesus was telling them what had happened – his resurrection after 3 days then the preaching of the gospel in all nations and forgiving of sins through his name. The latter is not happening yet but on the coming days. So it must appropriately render it as “you are to be witnesses of these things” just what the NWT renders it. The word “to be witnesses” means they will become witnesses who “will testify” rather than just being a witness of the events. They will testify to these events to the Gentile nations. And when Jesus talked to his apostles and said this, he was not limiting his words to the apostles as his witnesses but on the future days to come.

Luke24:44 – 48

44 He now said to them: “These are my words which I spoke to YOU while I was yet with YOU, that all the things written in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and Psalms about me must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures, 46 and he said to them: “In this way it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from among the dead on the third day, 47 and on the basis of his name repentance for forgiveness of sins would be preached in all the nations—starting out from Jerusalem, 48 YOU are to be witnesses of these things. – NWT

And Acts 1:8 talked about the Holy Spirit (Helper as Spirit, see John 15:26 that will testify to the truth) that will come to his 12 apostles as well as the other disciples and it proves in Acts 2:1 – 11 when the Holy Spirit also came to a group of Christians before and they have miraculously speaks of different languages and they became “witnesses” (for they testified about the word of God) to other people in their new own language. – Thus the word of God started to grow in many nations because of different languages spoken of the early apostles and Christians and so the word of God started to grow.

John 15:26″When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, – NASB

26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: – KJV

The Spirit of truth is now being seen only with the true religion by sharing the biblical truth with the people of the world. Thus, the spirit of truth which is the holy spirit that comes from God is being poured with the true Christians of the world. So to take the summary of it, how must we be viewed the word “witnesses” in the Bible.  When Jesus resurrected and appeared and talked with his apostles and disciples within in 40 days, he told to them “you shall become my witnesses to many nations and therefore it should be written the other text as “you are to be witnesses of these things”. It is true that some of the witnesses to many nations did not got actual chance to see Jesus and his death but they are considered witnesses of Jesus and Jehovah for they are testifying about the truth. So how I am sure that this refers to witnesses of the next generations? If the phrase of Jesus was like this “You are witnesses of these things” then definitely that is in present tense. Meaning they are already witnesses of Jesus about his resurrection and the preaching of the gospel to the nations. But that grammar would not be appropriate to use “are” because as we know Jesus was saying that the gospel will be preach starting from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. His words indicate of an event to come. That is why it should not be written as “are witnesses” which gives meaning of being an actual witnesses but rather the words should be “are to be witnesses” which gives accurate meaning of becoming witnesses in the future who will “testify about the truth” to the people of nations which is in line with the time that the context is showing. This is also in relation to the promise and aim of Jehovah to get a new nation for his own that will come from other nations. – Hoseas 2:23; Acts 15:17-19

Hosea 2:23And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God. – KJV

Acts15:17 SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD,
AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,
18SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.

19“Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from   among the Gentiles, – NASB

Thus, these witnesses were not only witnesses of the power of Jehovah shown through Jesus Christ and in Jesus’ name but rather a more relative and deep meaning of witnessing that is bearing witness or testifying truth to all nations about Jehovah and Jesus Christ.

With this article, I am sure that Jehovah’s Witnesses are the true witnesses of Jehovah in union with Jesus Christ.

So why Jehovah’s Witnesses is correct? In Isaiah 43:10 Israel are witnesses of Jehovah on the past and on that current time yet verse 5 – 7 of Isaiah 43 just as to repeat again that these witnesses will have offspring from the east and west part of the world which is the Gentiles of the early Christians. We can see that there are modern Jews around the world but they do not believe with Jesus as the Son of God and as the Messiah and so they are not Christians. Therefore, the Israel’s offspring does not literally mean the literal Jews around the world but rather the modern Christians of today who are all over the world. Of course there are some literal Jews who are Christians because they are Jehovah’s Witnesses but they are only few. The offspring of the first witnesses or the Israel definitely includes the Christians of the Gentile nations. So I believe Christians before and of today are both witnesses of Jehovah just like his witness before – the Israel. The present day fulfillment of Jehovah’s Witnesses all over the world can be found in Acts 15: 16 – 19 and Amos 9:12.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are clearly identified in Revelation 12:17 where the dragon (Satan) is making war with them.

For additional information please see the following links:

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/the-name-of-god-should-we-used-it-or-not/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-divine-name-in-christian-greek-scriptures-new-testament/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/the-name-of-god-should-we-used-it-or-not/

THE PRESENCE OF THE SON OF MAN

The Presence of the Son of Man

Jehovah’s Witnesses strongly believe that the Kingdom of Heaven was established by God in 1914. They tell that Jesus started to become king and can see now his invisible presence on earth and leading the work about the Kingdom of God. However, many religionists or religious sects strongly disapprove this truth. I, as a Bible study student with a JW, have studied this and have found out the truthfulness of this doctrine. In this essay, I will show you some proofs that I used on my personal study which I found useful in witnessing and which can be found in every Bible versions.

In Luke 17:22 it states that one of the days of the son of man will be wanted to see by the apostles of Jesus.

Luke 17:22 ‘Then he said to the disciples, “The time will come when you will wish you could see ONE OF THE DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN, but you will not see it.” – TEV

What would this indicate? We know that when a person lose or suffered from a pain because of problems he encountered there would come a time that he would surpass it and tell to himself and others “It’s my day finally” or “tomorrow will be my day again” or a friend can tell him “don’t worry your good day will come” or “don’t worry tomorrow you will have a good day again.” Thus a day could symbolize as a good happening for a person. These indicate that a day for a person is a day for his triumph or victory or regain in his life. Now in relating it to Jesus, he was once turned down by the Jews through insulting and killing him. The day of his death was really a painful one. Indeed, before he died he uttered to his Father “My God, My God, why did you abandon me?” (Matthew 27:46) But Jesus told to his apostles in Luke 17:22 that even his early apostles would have wanted to see one of the days of the son of man but they will never see it. He said it because that time is not yet to come on their time. Early Christians before have all died and he told them too not to be in those who are saying that the Christ has come. The days of the son of man literally refers on his starts of reigning as King, being the chosen and appointed one in leading the kingdom of God. Thus, most of the Christians before when Jesus told that words did not come to see his days beginning of the time he became King in heaven. Of course those who have heavenly hope will be resurrected on that time and will see the days of the son of man in heaven but not on the day he became King because resurrection for heavenly hope happens after Jesus had the authority in heaven and that Satan and his demons were cast down to earth. However, those who have earthly hope who died before will not be able to see that days of Jesus but they will be able to see the days of the reigning of Jesus in his millenial reign because they will be resurrected on earth. The presence of Jesus can be seen on earth now because the ministering or preaching of the word of God or the good news of the Kingdom of God are now growing and growing around the world. This proves the prophecy of Matthew 24:14 that the good news will be proclaimed throughout the world in the last days before the end of time comes. No religion in the world is as well organized and systematic as the Jehovah’s Witnesses are. Throughout the world the Kingdom halls are preaching the same biblical topics and subjects in different languages through their watchtower magazines. And the topics are really helpful in today’s life. The brothers and sisters can give their uplifting and encouraging comments which are very beneficial to the hearers or visitors. Elders and the ministerial servants of the congregations are not being paid even a single amount unlike other religions wherein their speakers must be paid off for them to preach to their churches. I can see now how JWs are really following the steps of early Christians – that while they’re preaching they are working for their own and their family. This Christian’s way example was stated by Paul. What a very nice biblical practice of true Christians! Anyway, the days of the son of man in verse 22 of chapter 17 of Luke doesn’t mean of days after Jesus had resurrected because his apostles have seen his resurrection and stay on earth for 40 days but this are the days of Jesus of having the power and authority over the earth and in heaven. Basically, the power and authority in heaven on earth were given to him when he was resurrected but he had fulfilled it more when he became king in heaven as appointed by God.

Luke 17:24 “As the lightning flashes across the sky and lights it up from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.”  – TEV

This shows that Jesus will be revealed just like a lightning from the east and will be shining toward the west. His day has finally come. As Jesus became the King in heaven, the truth had started to be seen by many people in the world. From a certain place, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are spreading now all over the world – Matthew 24:14. Jesus started to have authority over the nations. He was the one promised in Revelation that will rule all the nations with an iron rod.

Revelation 12:5 Then she gave birth to a son, who will rule over all nations with an iron rod. But the child was snatched away and taken to God and his throne. – TEV

The proof of this text can be read in Psalms 2:9 in which Jesus was described the one that will break all the nations of the earth with an iron rod. Please read also Psalms 2: 6 – 8 that proves Jesus is the appointed king by God in heaven. There is no one in the world that would fit to that position that could rule the earth.  Only Jesus fits to that position. If not Jesus who is he? No one could rule the entire earth. No human could have a position like that and has appointed by God. ONLY JESUS CAN FULFILL THAT! Therefore, Jesus became king in heaven as appointed by God before Armageddon comes because he will rule all over the nations with an iron rod and that he will destroy all the kingdoms on earth – Daniel 2:44. And his rulership will be fulfilled more in 1000 years of reigning of Jesus together with the 144,000. The proof can be seen in Revelation 2: 27-28 “To those who win the victory, who continue to the end to do what I want, I will give the same authority THAT I RECEIVED FROM MY FATHER: I will give them authority over the nations, to rule them with an iron rod and to break them to pieces like clay pots. I will also give them the morning star.” – TEV

Another proof against trinity doctrine! “Received FROM MY FATHER” – meaning there is a giver and a receiver. Two separate individuals at the same time! Can Jesus call himself his Father also and received the message from himself also? That’s not possible. The underlined words that refer to 144,000 simply show that as they became kings on heaven together with Jesus they will also rule over the earth in 1000 years or in millennial reign of Jesus (Revelation 14:1, 3; 5:9, 10)

Now where is the proof that would link that the kingdom of heaven was established in 1914?

Luke 17:26 – 28 “As it was in the time of Noah so shall it be in the DAYS of the Son of Man.” 27 Everybody kept on eating and drinking and men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat and the flood came and killed them all. It will be as it was in the time of Lot. Everybody kept on eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.” – TEV

This verse shows that the days of Jesus would be the same just like of the days of Noah. As what I have said, the days of Jesus mentioned here are the days when he became king in heaven as appointed by Jehovah until his appearance on the Great Day of Jehovah (in Armageddon) when he will be judging all the nations. This doesn’t mean as simple as eating, marrying and doing other things. When Noah warned the people they didn’t listen to him but continue doing  their evil works until the judgment of God came upon the wicked people. The same would happen in the days of Jesus or on HIS PRESENCE. People keep ignoring the Great Day of Jehovah and the truth about the word of God – 2 Peter 3:3 – 4. Notice the word used DAYS of the Son and not “day of the Son”. This would indicate something which would tell that the invisible presence of Jesus cannot be seen only in one day or in the Great Day of Jehovah or simply in Armageddon but rather signifies more days of his presence on earth before the final day of his appearance (not literally to be seen) on the Great Day of Jehovah. See also Matthew 24:37 – 39. Why did the Watchtower know that Jehovah will make a kingdom in heaven before Armageddon comes and that will end all the kingdoms on earth? The proof is in Daniel 2:44 “At the time of those rulers the God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never end. It will never be conquered, but will completely destroy all empires and then last forever.”  Who are those rulers mentioned here? Verse 43 mentioned them as the empire. They are the toes that are partly clay and iron which means part of the empire will be strong and part of it weak. The toes in the feet are 10 which denotes as the totality of a group. Thus these toes denotes also all the political government with their own powers and will try to intermarriage but will not be able to make any more than iron can mix with clay. From these verses in the Bible we can conclude that the empire will be divided as what also mentioned in the Bible. Today, there are nations who are leading high against other nations – showing their full powers over some nations. There are also strong nations and weak nations today in this world. So what made the Watchtower say that these toes are divided political nations? If we are going to read their book about the explanation of Revelation, one part of that book mention about the number 10 which is in the Bible. We can see that the number ten symbolizes for the totality of nations on earth with its people. The proofs in the Bible about the number ten as the wholeness or totality of something are in the following:

Exodus 34:28 And he continued there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights. He ate no bread and he drank no water. And he proceeded to write upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words. – NWT

Matthew 25:1 “Then the kingdom of the heavens will become like ten virginsthat took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” – NWT

In this verse Jesus figuratively showed that the kingdom of heaven will be like that. The totality of invited people to be invited for the kingdom of God was 10 women but the other half did not act properly so when the bridegroom came they are not yet prepared. That what would happen to the remaining invited ones for the salvation of God who acted not properly and not READY and the time of the Son of Man came and they were rejected too for their salvation. They are ten virgins indicating that they are morally clean however they are not prepared of the coming of the Son of Man (Jesus) and so they were not approved for salvation. This calls the true Christians to be aware of the time of Great Day of Jehovah. True Christians should prepare now on the coming day of God! Zephaniah 2:3 reminds everyone to seek for righteousness and so HE MAY SURVIVE in the wrath of Jehovah. This tells us to be aware and think of the GREAT DAY OF JEHOVAH.

Revelation 13: 1And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.” – NASB

Daniel 7:7  “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.

No person in this world or no association in this world would have authority over every tribe, nation, language and race. It will be fulfilled on the coming days which would relate to all nations or tribes. It is therefore to conclude that it is none other than the political government of every nation which will bring great tribulation to the whole mankind. The leaders of every nation will act as one and will give their authority to the beast with ten horns (all political government of nations). Who is this? Of course the actions of every government will be approved by their leaders which may be affected by their institutions that they belong and these political government will act against all the false religions or the Great Babylon and it is on the Great Tribulation but it is said in the Bible that the days will be shortened because if not, no one will survive – Matthew 24:22. Thus the fulfillment of Armageddon will come shortly after the Great Tribulation and God will save his people.

Another verse is this Zechariah 8:23 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘In those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”‘” – NASB

23Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. – KJV

“This is what Jehovah of armies has said, ‘It will be in those days that ten men out of all the languages of the nations will take hold, yes, they will actually take hold of the skirt of a man who is a Jew, saying: “We will go with YOU people, for we have heard [that] God is with YOU people.”’” – NWT

Of course no one can have knowledge of many languages totaling only for ten men who speak all the languages of nations. Thus, this example of the number “ten” symbolize for totality of the whole.

Now why JW say that 1914 was the year when Jesus became King in heaven. The chronological dates in the Bible show it is in 1914 because of the verse in Daniel 4:10-16. Another proof shows that 1914 was the year (based on seven years in Daniel 4:10-16) when the Kingdom of heaven was established. First, the Watchtower considered the text in Ezekiel 21:25-27.

25 ‘You profane and wicked prince of Israel, whose day has come, whose time of punishment has reached its climax, 26 this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low. 27 A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he to whom it rightfully belongs shall come; to him I will give it.’ – TNIV

25And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
26Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.
27I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. – KJV

Below is a quote from Watchtower’s site about the year 1914 in the Appendix of “What Does the Bible Really Teach?”.

DECADES in advance, Bible students proclaimed that there would be significant developments in 1914. What were these, and what evidence points to 1914 as such an important year?

As recorded at Luke 21:24, Jesus said: “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations, until the appointed times of the nations [“the times of the Gentiles,” King James Version] are fulfilled.” Jerusalem had been the capital city of the Jewish nation—the seat of rulership of the line of kings from the house of King David. (Psalm 48:1, 2) However, these kings were unique among national leaders. They sat on “Jehovah’s throne” as representatives of God himself. (1 Chronicles 29:23) Jerusalem was thus a symbol of Jehovah’s rulership.

How and when, though, did God’s rulership begin to be “trampled on by the nations”? This happened in 607 B.C.E. when Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians. “Jehovah’s throne” became vacant, and the line of kings who descended from David was interrupted. (2 Kings 25:1-26) Would this ‘trampling’ go on forever? No, for the prophecy of Ezekiel said regarding Jerusalem’s last king, Zedekiah: “Remove the turban, and lift off the crown. . . . It will certainly become no one’s until he comes who has the legal right, and I must give it to him.” (Ezekiel 21:26, 27) The one who has “the legal right” to the Davidic crown is Christ Jesus. (Luke 1:32, 33) So the ‘trampling’ would end when Jesus became King.

When would that grand event occur? Jesus showed that the Gentiles would rule for a fixed period of time. The account in Daniel chapter 4 holds the key to knowing how long that period would last. It relates a prophetic dream experienced by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. He saw an immense tree that was chopped down. Its stump could not grow because it was banded with iron and copper. An angel declared: “Let seven times pass over it.”—Daniel 4:10-16.

In the Bible, trees are sometimes used to represent rulership. (Ezekiel 17:22-24; 31:2-5) So the chopping down of the symbolic tree represents how God’s rulership, as expressed through the kings at Jerusalem, would be interrupted. However, the vision served notice that this ‘trampling of Jerusalem’ would be temporary—a period of “seven times.” How long a period is that?

Revelation 12:6, 14 indicates that three and a half times equal “a thousand two hundred and sixty days.” “Seven times” would therefore last twice as long, or 2,520 days. But the Gentile nations did not stop ‘trampling’ on God’s rulership a mere 2,520 days after Jerusalem’s fall. Evidently, then, this prophecy covers a much longer period of time. On the basis of Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6, which speak of “a day for a year,” the “seven times” would cover 2,520 years.

The 2,520 years began in October 607 B.C.E., when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians and the Davidic king was taken off his throne. The period ended in October 1914. At that time, “the appointed times of the nations” ended, and Jesus Christ was installed as God’s heavenly King.*—Psalm 2:1-6; Daniel 7:13, 14.

Just as Jesus predicted, his “presence” as heavenly King has been marked by dramatic world developments—war, famine, earthquakes, pestilences. (Matthew 24:3-8; Luke 21:11) Such developments bear powerful testimony to the fact that 1914 indeed marked the birth of God’s heavenly Kingdom and the beginning of “the last days” of this present wicked system of things.—2 Timothy 3:1-5.


* From October 607 B.C.E. to October 1 B.C.E. is 606 years. Since there is no zero year, from October 1 B.C.E. to October 1914 C.E. is 1,914 years. By adding 606 years and 1,914 years, we get 2,520 years. For information on Jerusalem’s fall in 607 B.C.E., see the article “Chronology” in Insight on the Scriptures, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. – end of quote

For better viewing of this article please see this link (http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/appendix_10.htm

What is the proof of becoming king of Jesus in heaven in 1914? We must consider again the text in Luke 17:22 which I have discussed above. So by this verse, we can definitely know that the presence “parousia” of Jesus and not “coming of Jesus” should have written in the Bible. In fact his presence is manifested in the events mention in Matthew 24:3 – 27. “His presence” should be the term to use and not “his coming” which may lead to the thinking of the day of Armageddon. We can see that in Luke 17:22 the days of the Son are just like Noah’s days meaning there is a great warning before the judgment come. His days started during the last days where people are busy with their lives and not paying attention about the word of God also Jesus presence can be seen in the beginning of the last days or the sign of the last days. And this proves in Matthew 24:33 wherein Jesus was described as already in the doors indicating that his presence is already here.

33 “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” – KJV

The doors represent each house. Jesus is knocking on every door to accept the truth brought by the JW. Jesus had started to organize the preaching of the word of God throughout the world – Matthew 24:14. Angels have participation also. In fact angels are sent by God to help and protect God’s people – Psalms 34:7. The manifestation that Jesus is already on the doors would mean that his presence on earth can now be seen while there are distresses that are happening to earth now. These are great wars, calamities, earthquakes, starvation, plague, famine. However, a good sign of the last days is the preaching of the word of God throughout the world. No religion fulfills the preaching of the kingdom of God throughout the world. Only the Jehovah’s Witnesses fulfill it in 236 lands and territories and continue to grow widely in the world. It says that when these things can be seen, Jesus is already at doors. Thus his invisible presence on earth can be seen now.

Another manifestation that Jesus became king in heaven is when Satan and his demons were thrown down to earth – Revelation 12:7 – 10.

10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. – NASB

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah
.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down. – TNIV

The said text in the Bible really proves that Jesus became King in heaven and had received authority from Jehovah. In fact verse 8 shows that Satan and his demons have no longer way to stay in heaven. The Kingdom of God  in Heaven was set after Satan and his demons were cast out from heaven and thrown down to earth.

“but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven.” – NWT

There was no place for them in heaven and they were thrown down to earth. What happened during 1914 and after this year? The world became worst. There were great wars all over the world. Actually the World War I began in August 1914 and the world became worst starting from 1914 until today. If we are going to go back in the stand of the Watchtower about the kingdom of heaven in 1914, we can see that on this year wherein the mark of date falls on October 1914 really shows that the Kingdom of heaven was established on that year because Satan and his demons were already thrown down to earth which caused the earth to become worst. Indeed, Revelation 12:12 says, “And so be glad, you heavens, and all you that live there! But how terrible for the earth and the sea! For the Devil has come down to you, and he is filled with rage, because he knows that he has only a little time left.”

That is true because after Armageddon, Satan and his demons will be imprisoned into a pit until 1000 years passed and then will be released again and try to deceive the mankind for their final test.

The following are translation from the book of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the explanation of Daniel’s Prophecy (tagalog version)

The Kingdom of Heaven under the appointed King (Jesus) was built during the time of the last kings or rulers mention in Daniel 2:44. The giant statue denotes the consecutive kingdoms on earth that will rule the earth. The first empire was under Nebuchadnezzar and being the king of Babylonian from 607 B.C. then followed by the next empire; Medo-Persian from 539 B.C. Then it followed by the third empire that ruled the earth – the Greece from 333 B.C. and the fourth empire – the Rome from 30 B.C. The iron legs of the statue don’t only portray the Roman Empire but also the political powers which had emerged from it – the Britain. Britain before was in Northwest part of the Roman Empire. But in 1763, this had become Britain Empire – ruling seven oceans. In 1776, its 13 colonies in America have expressed their freedom to establish the United States of America. After this year, Britain and U.S.A. have been together in times of war and peace. Therefore, the combination of Anglo-American came out as the seventh kingdom or the  7th world empire in the prophecy of the Bible. It can be found also in Revelation 17:10 (I have added this sentence). Like the Roman Empire, it proven strong as iron which uses iron-like authority. Therefore, the iron legs in the dreams included the Roman Empire and the world power of Anglo-American. The toes – partly iron and partly clay denotes the final form of rulership that will emerge at the end of this present world. This is the power of all kings of the world that represent the ten toes. New Kingdom in Heaven have established before Armageddon comes and that this kingdom will destroy all the kingdoms on earth on the Great day of Jehovah – Daniel 2:44 (See the underlined and highlighted word above on that verse.)

What a big proof to all! See also this verse that Jehovah chosen Jesus to be his king to judge all the nations.

Psalms 110:1, 5 – 6 (it shows in these verses that through Jesus, Jehovah will judge all the nations and defeat kings all over the earth.)

1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
2The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
3Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
4The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head. – KJV

This is also in relation to Psalm 2:6 – 9

6 [Saying:] “I, even I, have installed my king
Upon Zion, my holy mountain.”

7 Let me refer to the decree of Jehovah;
He has said to me: “You are my son;
I, today, I have become your father.

8 Ask of me, that I may give nations as your inheritance
And the ends of the earth as your own possession.

9 You will break them with an iron scepter,
As though a potter’s vessel you will dash them to pieces.”

Another proof that Jesus presence is now seen on earth is in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:23 which can be seen in Revelation 6: 9 – 11 and Revelation 20:6. In these verses we can see that resurrection for heavenly life started to happen already thus the presence of Jesus is happening already and not in the coming Armageddon.

Zepahaniah 3: 12 And I shall certainly let remain in the midst of you a people humble and lowly, and they will actually take refuge in the name of Jehovah.

Please see this link for additional information about 1914.

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/the-chronological-dates-in-the-bible/

 

 

THE NAME OF GOD: SHOULD WE USED IT OR NOT?

The Name of God: Should We Used it or Not?

(An Old Exposition about the Name of God)

Most religions in Christianity believe that LORD and God are enough to address the God Almighty. For them, since the Christian Greek Scriptures or the New Testament (from which they claim the manuscripts found were original) has no name of God but rather only Lord and God and so they say it is proper and acceptable to call God in that way. These religions are deliberately criticizing the Jehovah’s Witnesses for using Jehovah as the name of God. For them it is a false and an invented name and an improper way of addressing God. However, despite of this, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are still upholding for their faith using the name Jehovah as the name of God. Some questions the Jehovah’s Witnesses as if why Jehovah is only the acceptable name of God. The Watchtower is claiming that Jehovah is the only acceptable name for God since they believe that they are the true God’s nation and they assert that the name they call upon is the appropriate and the only name of God which is in the true congregation of God. Thus, whoever believes in their presented biblical doctrines then they have to accept this name. For how can you accept the true teachings of the true God through his true congregation and yet denying the name of God that they call upon? On the other hand, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are using many different forms of name of God that differs in pronunciation. You can check those forms of name in https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/the-divine-name/ Moreover, the name Yahweh is recognized by the Watchtower because it is also a possible name of God because it contains the tetragrammaton (YHWH). The Watchtower had accepted the use of the name Jehovah as the name of God since this is the name that is being used and was common to the people as early as in the 14th century and is being written in some literatures by early writers before. While the name Yahweh originated only in 19th century. Some would say, “Since the Watchtower recognize Yahweh, it is also possible to use other names that have tetragrammaton.” While other claims it is possible to call God as Jahveh or Yahveh, still I believe the Watchtower believes in only one name of God just as what Zechariah 14:9 states. So we cannot just accept other names for God especially when the tetragrammaton is not in the formed name of God. Others say Jehovah’s Witnesses is uncertain in the right pronunciation of the original name of God so it is not also proper to say or use Jehovah. That is not a big problem in addressing God. Many names in the Bible differ in some languages. As I have said lately, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are using many different forms of name of God according to their own language. They may differ in pronunciation yet it is all the same in English translation of the name of God which is Jehovah. Others say Yahweh is more correct since it has all the tetragrammaton (YHWH) unlike Jehovah which has JHVH. The Modern Hebrew alphabet does not have Y and W now. It has changed to J and V. For Hebrew Alphabet and Modern Hebrew Alphabet please see this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_alphabet#The_alphabet

We all know that some names in Hebrew Bible starts with Y such as Yeshayahu, Yeremeyahu, Ya’akov, Yonah, Yonathan (not quite sure with this one) and others were translated as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jacob, Jonah and Jonathan in English translation respectively. But we accept all of these translations having  no problem in dealing with these names. Jesus was written as Iesous in Greek and it was believed by many scholars and was accepted by many religions in Christianity that it maybe pronounced as Yeshua or Yehoshua in Hebrew and since this is true we accept the name of Jesus in our Bible translations having no problem on how it was pronounced before. The names in the Bible were written in different languages. Malachi is Malakias in Tagalog. Isaiah is Isaias in Tagalog, Peter is Pedro, John is Juan, Stephen is Esteban and James is Santiago (which is quite so far from English) in Tagalog. All of these names in Tagalog are accepted by Filipino. In other countries they also render these names according to their own language. So what’s the problem in pronouncing the name of God in different ways? We all accept it because of our faith and believe in the identity and personality of the carrier of that name. So why questions the name Jehovah? The question that should be asked by all is should we not use the name of God? The answer can be found in Romans 10:13.

Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” – NWT

13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – TNIV

Joel 2:31 – 32

31 The sun itself will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and fear-inspiring day of Jehovah. 32 And it must occur that everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will get away safe; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will prove to be the escaped ones, just as Jehovah has said, and in among the survivors, whom Jehovah is calling.” – NWT

31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.

32 And everyone who calls
on the name of the LORD will be saved
;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as the LORD has said,
even among the survivors
whom the LORD calls. – TNIV

It is said that all people who is calling the name of God will be saved. Is it only by calling the name of God assures our salvation? No. It is clear in James 2:26 that faith without work is dead. Faith without works is useless. It is like having wisdom yet not applying the truth or righteousness in your life. Wisdom alone cannot save us. But what also matters to God is the love. The love for the truth and love for God. The love for the truth is the love for accurate knowledge about the word of God and the love for God is to follow his commands – 1 John 5:3. When you follow his commands then you follow his will and following his will means righteousness. And what is his will concerning his name? We are all required to praise him. All living things are required to praise God – Psalms 150:6. How are going to praise God? Of course the first way is to praise him through his name. Read Psalms 148:1 – 14.

Psalms 148:1-14

Praise Jah, YOU people!
Praise Jehovah from the heavens,
Praise him in the heights.

2 Praise him, all YOU his angels.
Praise him, all YOU his army.

3 Praise him, YOU sun and moon.
Praise him, all YOU stars of light.

4 Praise him, YOU heavens of the heavens,
And YOU waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah;
For he himself commanded, and they were created.

6 And he keeps them standing forever, to time indefinite.
A regulation he has given, and it will not pass away.

7 Praise Jehovah from the earth,
YOU sea monsters and all YOU watery deeps,

8 YOU fire and hail, snow and thick smoke,
You tempestuous wind, accomplishing his word,

9 YOU mountains and all YOU hills,
YOU fruit trees and all YOU cedars,

10 YOU wild animals and all YOU domestic animals,
YOU creeping things and winged birds,

11 YOU kings of the earth and all YOU national groups,
YOU princes and all YOU judges of the earth,

12 YOU young men and also YOU virgins,
YOU old men together with boys.

13 Let them praise the name of Jehovah,
For his name alone is unreachably high.
His dignity is above earth and heaven.

14 And he will exalt the horn of his people,
The praise of all his loyal ones,
Of the sons of Israel, the people near to him.
Praise Jah, YOU people!

Take note verse 5 and 13. What does it says? God calls us to praise his name. There are other verses in the Bible that required human to praise the name of God.  Back to Romans 10:13. In other versions it is only “call upon the name of the Lord” but what name should we call upon? When Paul wrote Romans 10:13, he quoted it from Joel 2:32 however, take a look of verse 31. When this is about to happen? It is in the coming Armageddon – on the Great Day of Jehovah. It was said that all who is calling upon the name Jehovah will be saved. Thus, we really need a name for God to call upon for us to have salvation. In addition to this, Psalms 68:4 provides us that Jah (YH = י ה , read backwards) is a short form of the name of God. You can see it in the original translation of KJV. The name Jehovah can be found also in Psalms 83:18 in KJV and Ang Dating Biblia or Ang Biblia. Thus, looking the name Jah in Hebrew Scriptures with tetragrammaton we can see that it has YH. All the names Jah and Jehovah in Hebrew Scriptures which can be found in Interlinear Bible corresponds from proper characters in Hebrew Scriptures for the name of God i.e. YH (

י ה

)and the tetragrammaton YHWH (

י ה ו ה

) How come Jehovah’s Witnesses is sure of the name Jah? It is because in the book of Revelation in the New Testament there is a word Aleluia in Greek which is the same as Halleluyah in Hebrew and when translated in English it becomes Hallelujah which means praise Jah (see Revelation 19:1,3 from NWT and other bible versions). “Hallelujah” or “praise God” is accepted by Christianity. Since Jesus was Iesous in Greek and might be pronounce his name in Hebrew as Yeshua of Yehoshua which has Y in the beginning of his name then it is also true that Jah is a translation of Yah which is Ia in Greek. Thus the last two letters in Allelouia in Greek language [IA] (wherein there is no letter H) was really from Ya which is also Yah. How sure that Ia is Yah? Notice if we are going to see again Psalms 68:4 which has a short form of a name of God which is (

י ה

)  we can also be sure that Ia (Ya) is really Yah because in all short form of names of God in Hebrew it has two characters which is YH. The J and V as modern translation of Y and W in Hebrew was formed now in the name Jehovah. While YH becomes JH in modern Hebrew Alphabet. Thus Jah (Yah) from YH is really the actual and correct and UNDENIABLE short form of the name of God.  Actually, there are early manuscripts that shows the IAW as the name of God in Greek which when dividing the letters will become IA – W and that is Ya (Yah) and W. Thus we may have YHW which was written in early inscriptions in stone in one particular area. I remember I have read an article that this name came from the people called Shasou or Shosou. The article is dated on May 1, 2010. Many scholars believe that this is the name of God.

Psalms 83:18

18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth. – KJV

18 Upang kanilang maalaman na ikaw lamang, na ang pangalan ay JEHOVA, ay Kataastaasan sa buong lupa. – Ang Dating Biblia o Ang Biblia

See this link   http://adb.scripturetext.com/psalms/83.htm

Psalms 68:4

4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. – KJV

Revelation 19:1, 3

1 After these things I heard what was as a loud voice of a great crowd in heaven. They said: “Praise Jah, YOU people! The salvation and the glory and the power belong to our God,

3 And right away for the second time they said: “Praise Jah, YOU people! And the smoke from her goes on ascending forever and ever.” – NWT

1And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

3And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. – KJV

1After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;

Please see the link below that shows the original writing in Greek of the word “hallelujah”.

http://interlinearbible.org/revelation/19.htm

2BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER.”

3And a second time they said, “Hallelujah! HER SMOKE RISES UP FOREVER AND EVER.” – NASB

Please see the following links below for further reading concerning the name of God.

http://www.watchtower.org/e/na/index.htm

http://www.watchtower.org/e/na/index.htm

The word hallelujah was taken from Hebrew word halleluyah wherein the word hallelu means praise followed by YH which is Yah. You can check Psalms 150 in the link below to see the word hallelujah.

http://interlinearbible.org/psalms/150.htm

Notice the other word praise (hallelu) which is also in this link and is connected in the word hallelujah.

Joel 2:31 – 32 is also repeated by Paul in Acts 2:19 – 21

19 And I will give portents in heaven above and signs on earth below, blood and fire and smoke mist; 20 the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and illustrious day of Jehovah arrives. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.”’

Take note the “signs in heaven above and signs on earth below” which is in relation to what foretold by Jesus in Luke 21:25.

25 “Also, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and [its] agitation,”

The importance of the name of God is also important just as what Revelation 11:18 states.

18 But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give [their] reward to your slaves the prophets and to the holy ones and to those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”

This verse is to be fulfilled on the coming Armageddon. It is noted that God will give the reward to those fearing his name. So the name is required, right?