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Submitted: 7/16/2010
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Question: But you just said the Father's name is Jesus? That is not true. Where does it say that in the bible (and for reference, please look at Psalms 83:18 in the KJV and the NEW KJV).

Answer: Psalms 83:18 says, 'That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.' Yet, Ephesians 1:21 says that the Son of God is 'far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.' And Philippians 2:9 says that 'God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.' If this One called the LORD is the Most High over all the earth, then He must be Jesus, since there is no name higher than His. You cannot have two 'most highs.'

The truth is, the name LORD is YHVH in Hebrew, or as it is sometimes pronounced, Yahweh. The name Jesus is Yeshua in Hebrew, which is a compound name meaning Yahweh saves. When the Son of God came, He was not another God or another divine person; He was the God of Israel, the Most High, manifested in the flesh. He did not have another name from the God of the Old Testament. He had the completed name. The Old Testament provides only a partial revelation of God, who was identified to Israel by the name Yahweh. In the New Testament God is fully revealed by coming in the flesh. This is why the Son could say, 'I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world' (John 17:6). The name Jesus is the completion of the name Yahweh. God is more than Yahweh, He is Yahweh saves.