When asked by the disciple how to pray, Jahushuwah responded in Matthew 6:9 & Luke 11:2:
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name…”
This word “hallowed” has its roots in pagan origins. CJ Koster said about this word, in his book Come Out of Her My People, that the word comes from the description of the pagan English fall festival of Halloween or Hallow-even. The festival portrays the Sun-image of the “KromKrauch” who was worshipped at this seasonal festival. Any translator interested in keeping the Commandments would not have translated the Greek word hagiazō [Strong’s Greek #37] to such a pagan word. Hagiazō means to render [to give something its due respect] or acknowledge [to admit something; to show awareness of something; to show appreciation of something; to recognize someone’s authority; to thank someone], or to be venerable [worthy of respect; revered]; or, to separate from profane things [that being irreverent [disrespectful]; secular; uninitiated] and dedicate [set something aside for a purpose; to set something apart as special; to devote attention to something].
When we call the Creator G-d:
- We have not given the Creator his due respect.
- We have not admitted the greatness and importance of His Name.
- We show that we are not aware of how important it is to call upon his proper name.*
- We are showing that we do not appreciate the value of His proper Name.
- We show that do not recognize the authority that coming in that Name carries with it.
- We cannot properly pray or give thanks to the Creator without His proper Name.
- We do not give the Father’s proper Name the respect it deserves.
- We have not separated the Father’s proper Name from profane things.
- We are not acknowledging that the Father has set His proper Name aside for a special purpose.
- We show that we are uninitiated, or, without knowledge of the subject of respecting the Father’s proper Name and the importance of it.
Malachi 3:16-18, my own amplified version, addresses how the true servants of Jahuwah (pronounced Yahu-ah) address the issue of the importance of the Father’s proper Name (my emphasis added):
“Then those conspicuously devoted to Jahuwah spoke kindly one to another;”
There is a characteristic of someone truly devoted to the Father; they speak kindly. Malachi 3:16-18 continues:
“…and Jahuwah pricked up His ears and listened with attention and interest to them, and a memorial was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared Jahuwah and who regarded with respect, ascertained by computation, made an estimate of, attempted to discern the deliberate purpose of, produced or contrived His Name previously unknown by the use of ingenuity or imagination; attempting to make up, fabricate, think out and make a judgment about His name.”