Part Four: the Power In His Name
by haRold Smith
a citizen of the Commonwealth
"For You rescued me from death, You kept my feet from stumbling, so that I can walk in YHVH's presence, in the Light of LIFE." Psalm 56:13
"In YHVH was Life, and the Life was the Light of men." John 1:4
...YaHoVeh, my Elohim, enlightens my darkness." Psalm 18:28
"This is the message we have heard from Yeshua and proclaim to you, that YHVH is Light, and in Him (YHVH) is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the Truth. But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yeshua, His Son, cleanses us from all sin." 1John 1:5-7
In the scriptures above, from both sides of the Book, we are told that YHVH, the Source of Life IS Light. Most of us do not think of Light as a force or a power. Light is mostly considered as "quiet" in its effect - just something to illuminate our way. However, there are some facts about the consistency of Light that just may surprise you. For instance, when Light is concentrated into its purest form it becomes a laser with the ability to consume anything in its path. That's some Power. Even as believers, we have yet to truly, fully comprehend the force of the Power of Light we carry within us when we receive ruach hakodesh (Hebrew for "the spirit of holiness"). Who is Holy? Yeshua said there is none but the Father, the Source of Life - YaHoVeH (Matthew 19:17 click on the highlighted words to view content). Now, light waves travel at 186,000 miles per second in measurable waves of ENERGY. The amount of energy in a light wave is proportionally related to its frequency - high frequency light has high energy and low frequency light has low energy, but they all contain energy or Power. The frequency is the number of waves that pass a point in space during any time interval, usually one second. It is measured in units of cycles (waves) per second, or Hertz (Hz). The frequency of visible light is referred to as color, and ranges from 430 trillion Hz on the lower end which is seen as red, to 750 trillion Hz on the upper end, which is seen as violet. But, the full range of light frequencies extends far beyond the visible spectrum, from less than one billion Hz, as in radio waves, to greater than 3 billion billion Hz, as in gamma rays. As noted above, on the upper end of the spectrum we find the concentrated laser light which is visible only when refracted through another medium, thus giving it color. Experimental observations have concluded that energy waves, once emitted, never dissipate nor do they cease to exist (what is known as eternal). Finding the generating source of that Energy, however, has been problematic for the scientific community. On the other end of the spectrum, if the frequency of Light is lowered sufficiently, it will congeal or thicken to the consistency of blood - what we call plasma, the fourth state of matter (NewPhysics.htm, Blood Absorbs Light, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 61, Issue 2). In Leviticus 17:11 we are told that "the Life of the flesh is in the Blood" and, from the scriptures above, we are also told that the Source of Life abiding in the blood IS the Light of men.
The English word "Glory" used in Exodus 33:18 is translated from the Hebrew word kabowd (pronounced kavode) which has its origination in a similar word, kabad (pronounced kavad) and means to be heavy or weighty, to be honorable or glorious. Since the "weight" of this splendor comes from being in the Presence of His Glory - all anyone can do is to bow down, to bend the knee at the majesty of this Radiance; thus becoming an acknowledgment of the nobility of His Essence. This is what immediately happened with Moses after YHVH passed before him - he bowed down and worshipped this Glory. He could not help himself, so weighty was the radiance, the brilliance of His Presence. The same thing happened when His Presence filled the tabernacle - the congregation had to bow down from the weight of the magnificence of what was before them. This Hebrew word, kabad (2), is also shown to mean "liver" - the heaviest organ in the body. The function of the liver in the body is to cleanse the blood of impurities. As we embrace His Name in receiving ruach hakodesh (Hebrew for the spirit of holiness), we are embracing the Essence of Truth. His Essence then comes to rest in, settles in, and revitalizes the liver. The Essence of the Source of Life becomes a part of our body to cleanse our blood. The liver is also the only organ in the body with the power to regenerate itself. The purer the consistency of the blood becomes (the Life within us), it raises the frequency of resonance and the more brilliant the Light within us radiates - the more pulsating force it exerts in the physical realm. When Yeshua said to "be perfect even as your Father is perfect", He was not giving us something to do that was beyond our reach - nor was He telling us anything new. He was not giving us a "new command" but was in fact quoting 1Kings 8:61 where the Hebrew word shalam (translated as the English "perfect") means "complete (of keeping covenant relation), peaceful, whole, full, at rest". To be perfect, then, does not mean to be flawless, but made complete in keeping His Covenant - which the Psalmist tells us IS perfect and by the keeping of it, our soul is converted, returned or brought back to its original state, restored to Life and revitalized (Psalm 19:7). In the Tanakh, this exercise is called "being holy because YHVH is Holy" - meaning to "be" holy is to remain set apart from the world influences He has separated us from by His Spirit (Leviticus 20:26, 1Peter 1:16). Without holiness, no one will see the frequency of Light YHVH abides in (Hebrews 12:14).
"Yeshua answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. If anyone loves me, he will keep my commandments (words) just as I have kept the Father's commandments (words)
and the words you hear are not mine but the Father's." John 14:23-24
The blood of Yeshua cleanses us from sin because it is the Blood of the Father that courses through Him. It is because He restored the doorway to the Source of Life that "through Him", through the example of His Life, we, too, are afforded that same access to the Father as He. As we "eat of His Flesh and drink of His Blood" we obtain Life in us just as, in the same way, in like fashion He obtained Life in the Father (John 6:53, John 17:20-23). If YHVH is the Source of Life, should His Words not also be considered the source of living - a continuance of that Life? Living according to His Commandments is the epitome of shalom - to be whole, complete, at peace and at rest with the Almighty and thus cleansing the soul (see what it means to Abide In His Name). The word translated as "soul" in Psalm 19 quoted earlier is the Hebrew noun nephesh and means "life, that which breathes, the breathing substance or being" (the verb form is naphash and means "to refresh oneself by breathing"). There are only two places in scripture where we are told Spirit breathed into man. The first time is in Genesis 2:7 where YHVH breathed Life into the first Hebrew, Adam. According to Leviticus 17:11, that Life became his blood. The DNA of Spirit entered into Adam and became his blood, producing Life. The second time Spirit breathed into men is found in John 20:22
"Already you are clean because of
that I have spoken to you." John 15:3|
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see YHVH." Matthew 5:8
Notice Yeshua did not say "His Word" but "the Word", remaining consistent with His exclamation of John 14:24 above. The word translated as the English "clean" in the John 15:3 verse above is the same Greek word, katharos, translated as the English word "pure" in Matthew 5:8 and means "free from every admixture or adhesion of what is false, anything which soils, adulterates or corrupts what is Truth; purified by fire". As we remain free of the consequences of being separated from the Source of Life (which is called sin) our liver remains viable, able to perform its necessary function of cleansing the blood and we radiate Light. As we keep His Commandments (the definition between what is Light and what is darkness) we cultivate purity in our lives. As our blood becomes pure, the frequency rate becomes higher and our Light becomes brilliant. The energy waves emanating from that Light pulse forth and cause Life to be imparted into others the same as it was with Yeshua, through our speech and manner of Life (1John 4:17). His Word will not return void. That purity of Life is called Virtue. As Light is manifested, darkness does not "flee", but dissipates in the presence of the Light. When was the last time you turned on a light switch in a darkened room? Was there a struggle for that light to become pre-eminent and dissipate the darkness? When Yeshua moved through a multitude, scripture tells us they were all healed because "virtue went out of Him". The Greek word for virtue is dynamis and means "inherent power". (Mark 5:30, Luke 6:19).
Yeshua manifested the Power of the Name of the Father and calls upon us to do the same (John 14:12). He pointed to the outward manifestation of the works as a vindication of the words He spoke - and He said His words were not His, but the Father's. He cultivated Virtue by keeping the Commandments of the Father. This walk is about manifesting the Power of the Name of the Father in this earthly realm - today, with our lives to change the lives of others in the same way Yeshua's Life exampled that walk. The tradition of men would seek to turn this walk into a debate over the rules of religion instead of seeking the Truth of Who He says He Is and, thus, deny the Power inherent in His Name. As Priests we are called to be Guardians of the sanctity of His Name so as to keep the virility of His Power alive in our lives. That virility is called Virtue. We guard the virility of the Essence of His Name by cultivating Virtue in our lives - inherent Power because the Power of Light is found in Virtue. As Virtue is cultivated in our lives, the Light within us becomes more brilliant - causing darkness to diminish. Most approach darkness from a standpoint of fear because they do not understand the Power of Light (see the difference between Faith and Fear). The only power darkness has over us is what we give it (John 14:30). The definition of the Greek word translated most often as the English word "fear", phobos, means "a dread of what is to come, terror". 1John 4:18 tells us that as we walk in the perfect, in His Name of Love, there is no fear because "perfect love casts out fear". Like Light and darkness, the two cannot abide in the same space at the same time. The commandments are given to define for us the distinction between what is Light and what is darkness. The Hebrew word for fear used in Exodus 14:13 is yare' and means "to cause to stand in astonishment and awe". We watch the Power of His Name manifest through us as we simply stand in His Presence in the midst of whatever circumstance is before us.
Why is His Name important? His Name is important because in His Name is the Power of Life. In YHVH is the Source of LIFE and THE LIFE is the LIGHT of men. YaHoVeH, Who is the Source of Life - IS Light. He and His Son both say that, if we will obey His Voice and keep His Commandments, He and His Son will abide, make their dwelling place, come to live within us. (2Corinthians 4:1-4),
Part One: What's In A Name?
Part Two: the Glory in His Name
Part Three: Abiding In His Name
Part Four: The Power In His Name
Part Five: Who Is The Word?
"...holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience." 1Timothy 3:9
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