The New International Version it is translated as “Sovereign LORD”. Notice that LORD is all caps in the New International Version. This is consistent with the way Yehwah is translated all the other times and with the meaning. Adonai is also translated as LORD in both King James Version and New International Version. But for consistency Sovereign is used instead of LORD when Adonai is used with Yehwah. This keeps Yehwah translation consistent as LORD and with the meaning of scripture.
The name Yehwah was not just for Moses it was also for all the Israelites (and those who believe today). GOD was establishing his Name with Moses and the Israelites. Through establishing his Name as the One True God was establishing a relationship with Moses and the people of Israel. This relationship was more than just for individuals it was with the people of Israel as a nation also. With Abraham the One True God was establishing a relationship with a person. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not yet a nation.
This is the first of four times GOD (ELOHIM) says, “This is My Name.” The next time GOD (ELOHIM) of Abraham says, “This is my Name” is through the Prophet Isaiah.
Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9.
Isaiah 42:1-9 is about the Servant of the Yehwah (the LORD). Some may look at these Scriptures as a prophecy about the Yeshua HaMessiah (Jesus Christ). These Scriptures are also about anyone who wants to become a servant of Yehwah (the LORD), the One True God.
In verse 8 GOD (ELOHIM) says, “I am Yehwah (the LORD), that is My Name!” The next part of verse 8 GOD (ELOHIM) says, “I will not give My Glory [esteem] to another or My Praise to idols.” Then four times the Prophet Isaiah writes, “His Name is Yehwah (the LORD).”
Reading: Isaiah 47:4; 48:2; 51:15; 54:5; Jeremiah 16:16-21.
The fourth time it is written “That My Name is Yehwah (the LORD)” is in Jeremiah 16:21. The LORD (Yehwah) says himself again “That is My Name Yehwah (the LORD).” Notice GOD (ELOHIM) says in just before “This is My Name”. He says, “Then they will know”. “They” in this scripture is referring to the Israelites and could also be applied to believers.
In verse 21 Yehwah (the LORD) says he will teach Israel (believers) and men his power and might. Only through God’s power and might will man come to know that Yehwah is supreme, the One True God. Since most men don’t seek the One True God as a GOD of relationships they usually seek GOD as more an object of worship, a GOD who has little concern for them. Seeking GOD this way can lead a person into worship of false gods.
Only through relationship with the One True God can a person come to know the One True God’s Name as Yehwah. When the One True God is sought in relationship the person seeking will find Yehwah (the LORD) as a GOD who knows and does care for their every need.
Moses is the first to write, “Yehwah is His Name”. This is the first of five times by four different Prophets. Jeremiah, Hosea uses “Yehwah is His Name” only once. Amos uses “Yehwah is His Name” twice. Both times the Prophet Amos is describing the One True God.
Reading: Exodus 15:3; Jeremiah 33:2; Amos 5:8, 5:9.
In the Song of Moses Yehwah (the LORD) is called a warrior by Moses. Then Moses writes, “Yehwah (the LORD) is his name”, Exodus 15:3. Moses in the next 5 verses describes how Yehwah (the LORD) fought for Israel.
Many believers fail to perceive Yehwah (the LORD) as a warrior. David knew Yehwah as a warrior. When David went out to face Goliath he said to Goliath, “… the battle is Yehwah’S (the LORD’S)”. David writes in several Psalms about Yehwah (the LORD) being the one who fight the battles or the one who trained him to fight the battle.
King Jehoshaphat heard the Word of Yehwah (the LORD) from a priest. It said: Do not to be afraid or discouraged the battle is not yours but Yehwah (the LORD). You will not have to fight this battle. Stand firm and see the deliverance of Yehwah (the LORD). Do not be afraid Yehwah will be with you.
Reading: 2 Chronicles 20:15-17.
David writes in Psalm 18:39 that Yehwah (the LORD) is the one who give him the strength for battles. David knew from where his strength came from to fight the battles he fought. Many believers have not sought Yehwah (the LORD) as the one who fights their battles.
The perception of Yehwah (the LORD) being a warrior by a lot of Christians is not consistent with a ‘GOD of Love’. Therefore these Christians want to fight their own battles with the enemy. They have many failures, but some through their persistence will succeed.
The One True God wants to be the warrior for those who believe. But he can only fight the battles that the believer allows him to fight for them. The One True God being a warrior will strengthen the believer for the battle before them and then go and be with them and fight for them in their day of distress.
Reading: Psalm 55:17-19, 140:6-9; Zechariah 14:3-5