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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: 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

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  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

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 8:17:00 AM

    Good advice Susan.Rgds Brian & thanks for your always welcome comments.

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 4:26:00 AM

    I blew it: that should actually read, I love a good sense of humor. My bad.

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 4:24:00 AM

    Thank you for your comment to my poem, Nothing Is Forever. I live a good sense of humor. Lightwalker

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 1:26:00 PM

    Jehovah,Yahweh,Jesus..he is the one and what's in a name my dear friend?so true are your words,profound indeed..lets live and love as a family:)Charma

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 6:50:00 AM

    Great work Susan. A very interesting read. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 6:07:00 AM

    Of course you are right, so muh gets lost or changed within transcription from one language to another let alone an older vesion of that language. This serves as timely reminder what with Easter approaching many will treasure such informative detail. A thought provoking write indeed, well done. Thanks for your kindness of comment on my own writes... Kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 10:20:00 AM

    This is a beautiful poem. Yes, maybe 'awful' is not the right word, maybe 'slashing' against a soul... Regards,

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 8:17:00 AM

    How beautiful the One who inspired you to write this majestic poem, Susan. Of all the subjects there are to write about in this life, there remains nothing that compares to the beauty of writing about Him. Is this not so ? May He continue to bless your pen as you continue to bless others. Lightwalker

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 7:27:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing. I had no idea they removed the vowels from YHWH. I appreciate your comment on my poetry. :)

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 7:25:00 AM

    great job! the second time around I still enjoyed it!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 6:41:00 AM

    love the poem would you like to chat?

  1. Date: 2/25/2010 2:27:00 PM

    Reading your poetry this evening, Susan, has been a wonderful way to relax and enjoy myself. Thank you for writing this poem. Our lord and savior, Jesus Christ...Jehovah of the old testament, is a marvelous soul. I can hardly wait to see him again. I am grateful for His teachings and for His love. (And thank you for your comments on my poetry as well.) Have a super Day! Lovingly, Dane Ann