As we have already learned thru the discovery of “The Exalted Name,” tradition also demanded that Other Names & Words, like “God”, “Lord”, “Master” and “Christ”, (including the very Name of “Jesus”, even though it was also known to be in error), inaccurately remained throughout Scripture, as if they were accurate and accurately used.
If you are visiting this website, however, and reading these pages, you must have reached that point in your study of Scripture, where you too have recognized that something was not quite right; recognized that more was available (and intended) thru your reading and studying of His Word. Our study on The Exalted Name certainly provided evidence supporting our concerns.
Other Names & Words: Ghost or Spirit?
I recall when, as a youngster, the catholic church changed the name of The Third Person of the Trinity from, “Holy Ghost”, to “Holy Spirit”. Although minor, as far as changes matter, this evolutionary step caused serious discussion and confrontation within that church. The new Name caused an initial outcry that was disruptive, to say the least. Personally, I always believed the change was appropriate.
The Holy Spirit
The word, “Ghost” holds connotations that are unseemly to ‘One As Holy’. The children of faith should never think of The Holy Spirit as ‘spooky’ or ‘threatening’. The irreverent should shudder with fear and dread in His presence, but The Children of Elohim, thru faith in Yehoshua ha Mashiach, should NEVER have cause to fear Him.
That notion of His Holiness though, explains why The Exalted Name Bible™ labors to glorify each Person of The Trinity at every opportunity. Herein, therefore, you will always see His Name presented as, “The Holy Spirit” – capitalized. The Holy Spirit deserves that recognition. Occasionally as well, He is referred to as “The Spirit”, and in those cases too, the words will be capitalized.
Other Names & Words: Worthy of Study and My Prayer:
It is my fervent prayer that the Disciples of our Beloved Messiah will study every assertion of this work, because I believe The Names, words and phrases, ‘Christ’, ‘God’, ‘Lord’, ‘Master’ and ‘Jesus’, demand proper usage as well. This is what makes The Exalted Name Bible™ a vital link in our growth and understanding as Disciples.
Finally, I also pray that our proper use of The Exalted Name(s), will glorify and magnify Him in our hearts. I also pray that thru our consistent and faithful use of The Exalted Names, that His Ekklesia; the Church will again know the power and authority entrusted to us.
In that power and authority, we can once again elevate, praise, worship and exalt HIM in our hearts, and throughout this fallen world.
May ADONAY ELOHIM be Exalted as we praise Him thru our blessed Master, Messiah and King, YEHOSHUA ha MASHIACH. The only Begotten Son!
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