ASK IN MY NAME NO MORE CALL ME “BAALI’
by Dr. Wesley A. Swift
As Yahshua The Messiah walked with His disciples, He explained many things, and He said unto them: “WHATSOEVER ye shall ask in MY NAME, I WILL DO IT ” (John Chapter 14). We have arrived at a very important period in our history, a time when the declarations of John will come to pass. The Prophet Joel also tells us in Chapter 2 that when we are in trouble as a nation, when the powers of darkness begin to overcome us, at that time ” … whosoever shall call on the Name of Yahweh shall be delivered: For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance …” (Mount Zion and Jerusalem are modern names for Yahweh’s Israel people.) Throughout history we find a very significant thing: Israel has served ONE ETERNAL GOD, His Name is YAHWEH. I have not used the Name of Yahweh without authorization.
In Psalm 83, verse 18, we find these words: “That men may know that Thou Whose Name alone is YAHWEH art the Most High over all the earth.” As Yahweh unveiled the Scriptures to Moses, we find that He was always Yahweh to His children, who were Elohim. He was El. And His children were known as the children of El. Also, the Name YAH was used. It means “self-existing”…..YAHWEH ALMIGHTY.
One of the hardest problems we have today is that of semantics. You all fall into the patterns of semantics because of the language you speak and the words with which you are familiar. Thus, down through history an error has been sowed into your Race, and it is hard to remove because you have been thinking in another name and another form. The word “God”, for instance, is now found in both the Old and New Testaments. In every possible place the translators have put the word “God”, and many people think having this word in our Scriptures is an important thing; but I point out to you that the word “God” does not mean what you think it does. NO! The word “God” does NOT mean “THE ETERNAL DEITY,” as you have been led to believe. It is the term for the abstract — Baal, the deity of Babylon. Therefore, the term “God”, which is used for YAHWEH, is an abomination!
We discover that as the Israelites went out of Egypt, they called His Name YAHWEH, and they knew that HE would be embodied in the flesh as Yahshua The Messiah — because YAH is Yahweh, and Shua is Savior. Thus, we say, “Yahweh Savior.” The Israelites and the Adamic Race from days of Adam had no other name. To them throughout history He was the El….Yahweh… Yahshua.
Then we find that the Israelites grew restless and wanted to be like the people of earth. They desired an earthly king, and this was granted to them so as to be an example of government for those of Israel who would come to earth at the end of the age. Under earthly kings would come tragedy to Yahweh’s children, because some of their kings would marry outside their Race such women as Jezebel the Canaanite, who brought Baal priests into Israel.
Those who worshiped Baal had been under the domination of Lucifer since he had swept into this world. All of his children and those of his kingdom worshiped Baal in the name of God.
Thus crept into the Israel nation this idea that they should worship the god, Baal. In this manner the Name of Yahweh was taken out of their mouths as the Scripture declared it would be.
In those days merchants came in Israel and His people liked the prosperity, and they said, in essence, We will bow the knee, but we are not going to believe like they do. Thus, almost without realizing what was going on, they came under the sway of the Baal priest. As a consequence Yahweh took His Glory out of the mercy seat in the temple of Jerusalem and stored it in the heavens. This was a great lesson for His people, because His Glory will not shine over Israel as they worship strange gods. This brought about the chastisement of His children and the mark of seven times was put on them, or 2,520 years of migration from the mid-east lands. During this time there were those of the Israel people who followed the true pattern of Yahweh, and carried forward the true Faith; but others followed Baal and have been under bondage to false gods.
After 70 years of captivity, as the remnant of Judah and Benjamin with their complement of Levi came out of the course of their service in Babylon, where many had been taught by the Baal priests. These Baal priests came with them and now moved to establish their headquarters on the Isle of Pergamus. (Later, Yahshua The Messiah, Whom we today call Jesus Christ, told you that this Isle was the seat of Satan.) Under the influence of false priests, the Israel people in Old Judea were now told that to use the Name of Yahweh was a sacrilegious thing for a man to do; they were to use the word “God.” Then the word “Adonai,” or “Lord,” was added, this being a special attribute to Baal himself. “Adonai,” or “Lord” meant “god Baal,” and Israel was not to use these words when The Almighty’s Personal Name was thought or spoken. Here semantics were creeping up on the children of Israel, and they were not too aware of what was happening. In their minds they thought the words “God” and “Lord” meant Yahweh — YAH of their history. Thus began the calling of The Almighty Yahweh: “God” and “Lord,” in their speaking and praying to Him.
The Apostle Paul wrote many things concerning The Most High, and he wrote “Yahweh.” He wrote that The Almighty Yahweh was embodied as Yahshua. Paul knew that the Greek’s greatest god was Zeus, and that in Greek writings and theology Zeus was The Almighty Yahweh. So in writing and talking to the Greeks (who were of the wandering Israelites), he thought they might understand better, since at that time there were many gods, if he said Yah-Zeus. He did this capture the pattern of their thinking and to convince them that Yahweh was The Almighty, The Holy One of Israel. The Greeks brought this out in their early translations of the Bible. Later, in the translation of the King James version, the Name Yahshua degenerated to the word “Jesus,” Yah-Zeus. Thus, today in this version of the Scriptures we have Jesus Christ instead of Yahshua The Messiah.
We know that Yahweh is an understanding Father, and He knows unto Whom we pray, but He does make a declaration concerning this matter that we should take into consideration: “Whatsoever ye ask in MY NAME, THAT I WILL DO.” …MY NAME! (Let us reason together. Common sense tells us all that if someone called on us in OTHER THAN our own name, we would hesitate to answer. Our Heavenly Father is, above all things, reasonable. Then, is this truth so difficult to understand?)
The whole plan of the Baal religion was to get the people of Israel to stop calling in the Name of Yahweh. Satan is afraid of the Name of Yahweh, and today the Jews hate it, as they always have. Satan and his children recognize the Name of Yahweh, and they tremble when it is used. In the writing of the Prophet Hosea, we find that Yahweh talks to you the Israel people, and He talks about Israel’s adulteries, and how she has been wooed into worshiping gods of strangers, and how He has chastised His wife Israel. Still, there have been some of Israel all down through their history who have never strayed who have never bowed to a pagan god and generally speaking until we in the United States started the National Council of Churches and the fallacies of modern theology, we had come through almost 2,000 years in the service of the RIGHT ONE, as we have recognized Yahshua The Messiah as Jesus The Christ. We have recognized the areas of our chastisement which was not completed until after the 2,520 years at which time (July 4, 1776) Manasseh became a nation the United States of America. When we apply the time measures, we find that they come out accurately, and the final developments of history are as described. Throughout the writings of the Prophet Hosea in Chapter 2 then, we hear Yahweh speak to His people, saying: “I will allure MY bride, MY wife Israel, and speak comfortably unto her, and in that day Israel shall call ME, Yahweh, Ishi (meaning Beloved, Husband) and she will no more call me Baali.”
Today we hear people say, 0 God help us; and ministers tell us to pray to God. But actually, perhaps Yahweh is getting tired of being called “God,” which is NOT His Name but is, instead, the pattern in the worship of Baal. Incidentally, back in the days of old Babylon, one of the pagan gods that was worshiped was a statue of a great dog: And its name was God!
We know that we have the declaration that the day is coming when HE will take the name of Baali out of mouths and bring back to our memory the fact that His Name is Yahweh. We hear today some people who say: 0 how I love the Name of Jesus; I couldn’t call him anything else. Of course, you love the Name of Jesus because in your heart you love Yahshua The Messiah. And why? Because you are the children of Yahweh, and you love The Messiah because He is the embodied Yahweh. The Holy One of Israel.
We find in checking the writings of different translators that Moffatt speaks of the use of the Name Yahweh; and in the introduction of his works Moffatt says: Strictly speaking this ought to be rendered Yahweh, and none else. The Name is familiar to the modern readers as Jehovah, and were this version intended for students instead of just our reading, I would print the Name Yahweh wherever the True Name of God is declared. I would put in the word Eternal, for the word “Yahweh” does mean The Eternal Self Existing Deity.
In the 1827 version of the Smith Bible Dictionary, the name of Lord was substituted for the first time for Yahweh. Then they admit that this was an unfortunate thing because Lord in no way represents the meaning of the sacred Name. They go on to say that the mind constantly has to guard against infusion with its lower uses, because the direct personal hearing of the words “God” and “Lord” are very injurious as these words apply to Baal and not to The Yahweh of the Scriptures. Today, however, everyone walks in this trap: If we don’t call HIM God and Lord, people do not understand about Whom we are talking.
Rotherham in his works devotes a whole chapter to THE NAME, and points out the reasons for its suppression, making it clear that the consequence thereof may rightly be laid upon the Baal priest. It therefore is concluded that the suppression of The Name was entailed upon the reader, and especially upon the hearer, as an irreparable loss. The suppression of The Name was grave mistake and it cannot be corrected too soon. Unwarranted liberty has been taken, and the path of our humility will be to retrace our steps and again to assume the Name of Yahweh. Then Rotherham fell into the same trap and said: “Of course people would not understand what I am talking about if I did not use the words God and Lord.” So he set the pattern more firmly for the time of our lives.
Today this is a distasteful subject because many people will not even listen if you do not call The Eternal Yahweh “Lord” or “God,” but truly they are fighting The Almighty, as He said: “I will take the name of Baali out of your mouths, and put MY NAME back so that you will pray to ME.” Under this pattern, then, I point out to you that when you pray and would like an answer, pray in His Name … Yahweh. Our Heavenly Father (and even Elijah in I Kings, Chapter 18) made this declaration: “If Yahsuhua be Yahweh, The El, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.”
We turn to our entire New Testament and find so much that needs corrections, but even here we find (Matthew 6:9) that when The Messiah Whom we call Christ was giving a prayer to His disciples, He told them to Pray thus: “Our Father Which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.” Most sacred, most revered, Absolute Power…. a NAME above every name, a NAME that the whole world will feature and before Which the whole world trembles; a NAME feared by the enemies of darkness. Of course, in the days that we find Yahshua The Messiah, the Christ, teaching and preaching, He was referred to as Yahshua of Nazareth. His enemies hated Him; but no wonder, for He was the embodiment of Yahweh, and temples of that day were using the abortive pattern of the symbols of God and Lord in place of His Name.
There is never a question of the appointed pattern of measure and what it stands for: “I am YAHWEH: That is MY Name, and My Glory will I not give to another [name], neither My praise to graven images.”(Isaiah 42:8) Then for another witness we note in Psalm 135:13: “0 YAHWEH, Thy Name abideth for Ages of Ages; Thy memorial 0 YAHWEH, throughout all generations.” Jeremiah was also to say: “Thus saith YAHWEH, thy Maker, YAHWEH is the Name; call Me and I will answer thee, I will show thee great and hidden things which thou knowest not.” Yahshua The Messiah said: “I have manifested Thy Name unto men which Thou gavest Me out of the world.” Did you notice that not all men whom The Father (The Great Spirit) had sent?
In Chapter 43 of Isaiah we read: “Thus say I, Yahweh, Who formed thee, 0 Jacob, He Who formed thee 0 Israel; I have redeemed thee, I have called thee, and thou art Mine. When thou passeth through the waters I will be with thee, and when thou passeth through the rivers they shall not overflow thee, and when thou passeth through the fire thou shalt not be burned for I am YAHWEH, thy, El, I am YAHWEH, The Holy One of Israel.” In other words, I am Yahweh Thy Yahshua. And He makes this declaration: “I would give Ethiopia for you; I would give Egypt for you. You have been precious in My sight.”
I am just pointing out that in all of the declaration of theology there has never been any excuse for putting aside the Name of Yahweh, and all the scholarship in the world admits this fact. I am not talking about the modern-day ministers coming out of the seminaries because they are led away from any controversy, and they do not know about the Name of Yahweh or Yahshua, or even the meaning of Baal. In fact, they are only told that as long as men worship, that’s good. We have so long used the words “God” and “Lord” that we find it weaving in and out our vocabularies unconsciously. And even those who translate and are working on the Scriptures find themselves doing this until they say that only by the miracle of Yahweh and by His Spirit can this area of error be taken out of the mouths of His people. This is one of the tremendous areas of error that even the Apostle Paul saw as the gods of this world were taking over.
In Corinthians we are told that if the Gospel is hid to you, then it is hid to them that be lost. This is talking about the pagan hordes of Jewry, because Yahshua said: “The spirit of truth is not in them.” He also said to the Jews that they were like unto their father, that they lacked all understanding, that they had no capacity for the Truth, which was Yahshua. Thus, why should anyone go out and try to convert the Jews after Yahshua said this about them? Under this great pattern of acknowledgment we are to note that if our Gospel be hid, then it is hid to those that are lost, for when it hits the House of Israel, it rings a bell. The Gospel is the plan of Yahweh through the seed of the promise to build His Kingdom, and to take back the earth from the hands of the usurpers, the Jews in our world of today. This is why you are here, as you are the household, you are the descendants of The Eternal Yahweh. You do not have to “measure up to” the pattern of the world and its laws. You should only be interested in the Laws of Yahweh thy Yahshua.
We find in the Book of Corinthians this fact: The god of this world is Lucifer…Baal…and he has blinded the minds of the Asiatics, his children the Jews and others until they cannot see the Truth of Yahshua The Messiah. This is why Paul said: ” We preach Yahweh-Yahshua, and we are the servants of Yahshua, for Yahweh hath commanded the light to shine out of darkness, and He hath enjoined our hearts to give light to the knowledge of the Glory of Yahweh in the face of His embodiment, Yahshua.” These are the words that Paul wrote to the Philippians: “That every tongue shall confess that Yahshua is Yahweh, and the Glory of The Eternal Spirit.” (translated in the Scriptures as Father).
In his writings to the Thessalonians (11 Thessalonians 2) Paul is very disturbed, as he knows that the forces of anti-Christ will grow, and their power will work against the household of The Most High. He sees that they will fight His Church, and he sees that a great many people will be swept into that Church and swept out of it in a great falling-away. So Paul says: “We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Yahshua, and by our gathering unto our Messiah, that ye be not shaken in your mind, or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as we give you this day The Word. The day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for before that day comes there shall come a falling-away first, that the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Ever increasing will be the number of anti-Christs, for whosoever denies that Yahshua has come in the flesh is anti-Christ.”
We see also in 11 Thessalonians that there will always be one supreme leader of the hosts of anti-Christ, and in the final scenes and acts, the very impersonation of Lucifer himself will be in this way… one leader. Therefore the Apostle Paul said: “… the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Deity, or that is worshiped; for He calls Himself Yahweh and sits in the temple of Yahweh, and He will show Himself forth as Yahweh. Remember therefore what I have said to you: Know that whatsoever might be revealed in his own time, the mystery of iniquity is already at work. Only he who now hindereth shall be taken away . Then shall the wicked be revealed. …Yahshua shall consume this wicked one with the Spirit of His Mouth and the brightness of His coming. Yahshua shall destroy even him whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all the power of Satan, and all the wonders he is able to produce with all the deceits and unrighteousness. The unrighteous will perish because they received not the truth by which they might be saved, and Yahweh is opposing their darkness. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.
All right, who sent this strong delusion? None other than god Baal. Yahweh does not send a delusion to any of His creation, and this is what the Apostle Paul tells you.
Today we have one absolutely undeniable rule, this being that He will answer any prayer under heaven, in the pattern of His Kingdom, that is asked IN HIS NAME. No wonder that when Daniel called forth: “O Yahweh-Yahshua of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” that the mouths of the lions were closed! No wonder then that David would call on Yahweh, and then move forward with whole hordes of the enemy around him, that he and his armor bearer could stand and hold off as many as 800 to 1,000 men by themselves when they had this fantastic power of The Name of Yahweh!
It will be a wonderful and remarkable thing when the Church of the Living EL comes forth to call on The Name of Yahweh for deliverance! When we begin calling on YAHWEH and acknowledge the pattern of Yahshua, we will accomplish great things. For any man can approach unto the Majesty of The Almighty One in the Name of Yahshua. Today we have His promise; Yahweh has declared: “They who call upon My Name shall be delivered.”
So let us hold Yahweh to His promise and call on the Name of Yahweh our Yahshua for the deliverance of our nation and for the House of Israel in total. And remember that Yahweh said, “My Glory and My Praise I will not give to any other name.”
There is no room today for a vacillating Christianity with the challenge that lies before it. There is no greater power than the instrument of true Faith in the hearts of the children of Yahweh when they recognize what He has accomplished and what He has purposed.
“For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.”Ecclesiastes 2:5
Editor’s note: The Ever-Living Yahweh said to His people through Jeremiah: “Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed…” (Jeremiah 2:21). The word “Pride” has fallen into inordinate disuse in modern times. As given in Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary, the unabridged Dictionary by Noah Webster LL.D., the meaning here is “a noble self-esteem arising from consciousness of upright conduct, noble actions, or the like; an appreciation of one’s own character, dignity, or position, causing aversion to whatever is considered unworthy; self-respect.” (Emphasis above by ed.) In this regard the word “noble” is worthy of perusal: “Great; elevated; dignified; being above everything that can dishonor reputation; as a noble mind; a noble courage; noble deeds of valor… sublime… magnificent; stately; splendid; of an excellent disposition, ready to receive truth; as a noble heart. Of the best kind; choice; excellent; as a noble vine.”
“If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works gain the ascendancy.” Daniel Webster
“Great things must be done greatly, with a great purpose, a great mind, a great energy, and a great persistent patience.” E.B. Browning
The peace that passes all understanding remains for the children of the Everliving: The peace He assured them in the promise of redemption he said He would establish in their hearts. That peace is the cognition of the Holy Spirit of Yahweh, the majestic pattern of the Mind of Yahweh, sweeping down upon His children and awakening their consciousness and their souls, and bringing them into adjustment with His pattern and purpose. This was to follow the work of the Almighty Who was to come as the Savior. He will speak peace to his people and to His Saints, His believing offspring!
Your Race is definitely apart, and has nothing in common with the temples of idols or with peoples whose pagan background and concepts of witchcraft have been inherited throughout the years.
We must lead out to attack the powers of darkness. We must break the powers of evil and of witch doctors of all types. We must overthrow the idol kingdoms. We must lift up the standards of Righteousness and Truth.
Do you wonder how Adamic errors could come down upon all men throughout all periods of time? In these processes of mitosis you have remembrance of the violation of law! This is one reason why under the policies of Yahweh’s pattern, He promised that He, Himself, would come to make a consummate atonement to set men free from the remembered pattern of guilt complexes related to violation of Divine Law. Having assumed this guilt complex and having taken it from you by nailing it with Him to His cross, He set you free to accomplish the spiritually-guided development of civilization and culture as He planned it, and He declared that the kingdoms of this world shall become the Kingdom of Yahweh!
Yahweh by the power of the Divine Energy of His Spirit, concentrating the life force and presenting His Own Life Spirit through the process of miracles, emerged a Man among men. The enemies of Christ have tried to garble the story. It was written very clearly in the Alexandrian text. However, we have the whole story out of the writing of Clement, and there is no error, only added knowledge to complete the sequence of events.
Remember that Matthew tells you Christ’s mother Mary was espoused to Joseph and before they came together she found herself with Child of the Holy Spirit. This is a foundation cardinal point of the Christian Faith. The great creative Holy Spirit of Yahweh, the mighty power creative energy force of His universe, the very Life Force of all life, having emerged forth out of the Eternal, had accomplished the purpose of embodying Himself in the womb of a virgin. Because He accomplished the miracle of His Own birth we know that He can do anything else He said He would do. Thus, I want you to know that Yahweh’s Word holds a great deliverance for you who are the household of His Kingdom.