In February 2018 we looked at how Yahweh exalts his name because he is jealous that his name be known and exalted. In April 2018 we looked at how great and far reaching his name is. Today we find out how his name is to be exalted, what happens to those who honor his name, and what happens to those who do not:
Honoring His Name
Isaiah 25:1 – “Yahweh, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
Judges 13:17 tells of a conversation between Manoach and the Angel of Yahweh, wherein he implores the Angel to “tell us your name, so that when your words come true we can honor you.”
Psalm 86:9 tells us that “All the nations Yahweh has made will come and bow before him” and in so doing “they will honor your name.”
Philippians 2:10 tells us that “every knee will bow – in heaven, on earth and under the earth – in honor of the name given Yeshua, the name of Yahweh.”
We are to revere the name of Yahweh and serve him (Deuteronomy 6:13 and 10:20, Malachi 2:5).
We are to sing praises to Yahweh and rejoice before him (Psalm 68:4, Psalm 69:30, Psalm 89:16).
Protection in Yahweh’s Name
Isaiah 54:5 – “Yahweh is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called ‘God of the entire earth’.”
In Genesis 48:14-21 Jacob, called Israel, blesses his sons, saying it is Yahweh “who has protected me from all harm” and asks Yahweh to “make of them a teeming multitude on the Earth.”
Yahweh answers you in a day of trouble and protects you (Psalm 20:1).
Yahweh protects you because you know his name and are devoted to him (Psalm 91:14).
The righteous run to Yahweh, a strong tower, and are protected (Proverbs 18:10).
Yahweh, the one who created you, calls you by name and protects you (Isaiah 43:1).
Yeshua prays to his father, Yahweh, to protect those who belong to him (John 17:11-12).
Consequences for Failure to Honor Yahweh’s Name
Malachi 2:2 – “If you won’t listen . . . I will turn your blessings into curses . . . because you pay no attention.”
Yahweh will set his face against anyone who makes his sanctuary unclean or who profanes his name (Leviticus 20:3).
Whoever blasphemes the name of Yahweh is to be put to death, whether that person is a native or a foreign resident (Leviticus 24:16).
Profaning the name of Yahweh caused the Jews to be thrown out of the Land of Israel and scattered to all the nations of the world (Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Ezekiel Chapters 36 thru 39).
Ezekiel 38:23 – “I will show my greatness and holiness, making myself known in the sight of many nations; then they will know that I am Yahweh.”
Yahweh’s name is to be honored, exalted and glorified. It is to be glorified for his own sake, and we are to pray that he take concern for his name and exalt it himself. It is to be known throughout the entire universe, not just here on planet Earth. His name is above all other names and is greater than any other name. The name of Yahweh has been bestowed upon Yeshua, meaning that Yeshua is Yahweh. His name is above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and name. There is no greater, more exalted name in the universe. Honoring his name brings blessings. Honoring his name brings protection. Dishonoring his name brings curses.
The great day of Yahweh is getting really near, even at the door. It hastens forth and will not delay. We do NOT set dates, but clearly Yahweh is getting ready to change the course of human history once again. The signs are clear for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.