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.”
See what these conspicuous devotees are doing with the Father’s proper Name? I want to be in this group, don’t you? Malachi 3:16-18 continues:
“And they shall be Mine, says Jahuwah commander of the angel armies, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My possession; My private and valued property; My peculiar treasure.”
Many people have tried to figure out how to take advantage of 2 Corinthians 5:20 where Paul says:
“Now then, we are ambassadors for the Anointed One…”
Here’s what I’ve seen. When we speak kindly to one another and begin to think upon His Name; trying to figure out how it sounds and what it means in all its implications, then, the Father declares about us that we are His possession; His private and valued property; His peculiar treasure. I’ve said it this way, He says, “That’s my servant! You leave him/her alone!” It is at that point that we begin to enjoy the immunity from penalty in this world’s system that goes with being a diplomat. Diplomatic immunity enforced by the Father is like none experienced by any other of this world’s diplomats. Nobody; not anyone from any of this world’s governments, can touch you! In this day and age, with oppressive governments all around, that is an exciting place to be in; or, it is an exciting position to hold.
Malachi 3:16-18 continues:
“And I will take pity and have compassion on them, as a man takes pity and has compassion on his own son who labors and works for him. Then shall you turn back to Jahuwah and discern, perceive, or consider between those just, lawful, right and righteous and those guilty of transgression, between him who labors and works for, or, who have made themselves servants of the Mighty Creator and him who does not labor and work for Him.”
Since I have joined the group that is attempting to compute, think out, contrive and fabricate Jahuwah’s Name I to have begun to discern between the righteous and the wicked. By the name issue, I have begun to discern between who labors, works for and serves Him and who does not. It makes for an interesting perspective.
* from Wikipedia: Proper nouns (also called proper names) are nouns representing unique entities (such as London, Jupiter or Johnny), as distinguished from common nouns which describe a class of entities (such as city, planet or person). Proper nouns are…used to denote a particular person, place, or thing without regard to any descriptive meaning the word or phrase may have.