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               A   word of explanation is necessary at the start of this book. In this work you will find the
                   writer using names in reference to God the Father and God the Son that are more

               faithful to their Hebrew original than the names and titles generally in use by the church
               today. The name Yah, or Yahweh, will be found in reference to God the Father, and the

               name Yahshua will be utilized when speaking of the Son.
                     This usage is not intended to be divisive, nor does it serve as a renunciation of the

               usage of titles such as Lord or God. Neither is it a condemnation of those who choose to call

               the Son of God Jesus. My intent as a teacher of the Bible is simply to illumine and instruct.
               There is great meaning in the Hebrew names of the Father and the Son, and these names

               are  directly  related  to  one  another.  Many  of  the  people  whose  lives  are  portrayed  in
               Scripture also serve as types and shadows of God, bringing to light truths that might

               otherwise be hidden.
                     For example, Joshua, the Israelite leader who led the people of God across the Jordan

               and into battle to take possession of the land of Canaan, bears the same name as the

               Messiah. They both were called Yahshua. Like Joshua in the Old Testament, the Son of God
               began His ministry at the Jordan River as He was baptized by John. Both men labored to

               establish a kingdom dedicated to Yahweh, the first external and natural, the latter internal
               and spiritual.

                     Yah is the name used in reference to the Father on forty-nine separate occasions in the
               Old Testament. Most Christians have utilized this name of God without knowing that they

               were doing so. Whenever the word hallelujah is uttered, the speaker is literally exclaiming

               “Praise Yah,” for this is the meaning of the Hebrew word from which it is derived. The
               longer name Yahweh is found an additional 6,828 times.

                     The name of the Son is likewise significant, for Yahshua is understood to mean ““Yah’s
               Salvation.” The Gospel writer indicates that this is the meaning of the name given to the

               Savior at His birth.

                       Matthew 1:21

                       “And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Yahshua, for it is He who will
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