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What's in a name

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What's in a name

How would you feel if I told you my name,
and you exchanged it for titles, of it you felt shame.
From Genesis through Revelation, it’s  been pronounced
seven thousand times with my righteousness announced.

Then, Jesus restored the use of my name.
To me he gave glory, as that’s why he came.
I am His Father Who is so proud of him.
He prayed that my name be made holy again.

Sadly once more, false teachers abound
Who will soon be silenced in the cold ground.
So, all you people who  call on my name,
It’s Jehovah, or Yahweh, one and the same.


(Just want to clarify that the Bible translators have replaced the tetragram, YHWH wtih titles 
so that many don't know God's name. However it is not wrong to use titles in worship)

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  1. Date: 7/22/2014 11:42:00 AM
    Susan: I appreciate this poem, especially because of the two concluding lines. They provide sound, much-needed advice for all who refer to God. Paul

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 3:42:00 AM
    trully right.. :) thanks for sharing this one.. :)

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Good poem Susan, thanks for sharing.... about what's in a name... never thought of this before... LINDA

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:40:00 AM
    Amen again, my sister in Christ! We agree for HE is the truth! Beautiful!

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 4:18:00 PM
    so many reasons why each of us have the name we were given.(: ~Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 9:53:00 AM
    very true!!! thanks for reading and commenting!!! Vrushani!!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 12:13:00 PM
    Hi Susan! Interesting you and I have the same name. So fearful of that false prophet that many will follow. Yes, Jesus restored the name of God and His Righteousness and the False Prophet will mislead many from him. Love, Susan

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 3:05:00 AM
    Awesome write, Susan! Have a great weekend and thanks for your comments...Gert

  1. Date: 3/25/2010 6:18:00 PM
    spooky

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 4:15:00 AM
    This gets my 3 W's Susan. A very Well Written Write. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 6:03:00 AM
    Great wrap up, bless you Susan

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 5:45:00 PM
    Keep up the great writes.These are awesome.

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 8:55:00 AM
    Very nice....loved the piece...Taz

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 12:20:00 PM
    nicely writtin

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 8:28:00 AM
    Keep em comin..... Good job Susan....:JP]

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 7:55:00 AM
    its ncely written enjoy the most though im not religious yet more in spiritual view ... the last stanza is my favorite well done susan ... :)

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 12:17:00 PM
    also God knows all and if you said fiddlesticks he knew what you meant with love in Christ Jesus

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 12:12:00 PM
    thanks for comment well done poem did you know the priest could only say his real name only ten times a year and not much above a whisper in revelation Jesus has a knew name the holy Spirit is the same forever God is Love , truth and halleluyah forgiving

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 11:39:00 PM
    I think the bible has been changed much. We've lost a lot of the messages due to translation. I'd like to discover the true words one day. Great write.

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 10:47:00 AM
    This is such a good write, if your God lives in your heart then surely that is enough, thanks for all your support Daniel

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