Just as a disclaimer of sorts – You can go down lots of rabbit holes on this one. There are lots of opinions out there when it comes to God's name. But to paraphrase something I read, it's not a salvation issue, and He is so much more than just one name could express. But the following is something that I thought was kind of cool.
I was watching a video (the Proximity Conference with Jack Hibbs, Amir Tsarfati, and others), and at one point they were talking about the Hebrew verb “be” and its different forms. God's name (the tetragrammaton YHVH) is a form of the verb “be”. In Exodus, He tells Moses “I am who I am”, and He calls Himself simply “I Am”.
When we look at the other forms of “be”, it's cool to see that God's name also reflects “was”, “is”, and “will be”. I found a couple of sources that say that the rabbis of old also noted that the letters of YHVH are used to form the phrase “He was, He is, He will be.” And that is exactly the way He describes Himself in Revelation 1:8.
Hopefully you can tell the colors - the last letter in "was" is the last in YHVH, the first two in "is" are the middle two in YHVH, and the first letter in "will be" is the first in YHVH (Hebrew being read from right to left).
yardstick: @ew, re: US economy - it wont, but the pandemic is irrelevant. It has more to do with demographics. We have about 5 years of inflation before things calm down.
Jul 1, 2022 20:33:09 GMT -6
yardstick: @ew, re: annexing ukraine - it was never about annexing them when they proved intractable. Now it is only about razing the entire country to the ground and making it unliveable - no infrastructure. Then on to Warsaw, Bucharest, and Lithuania...
Jul 1, 2022 20:41:45 GMT -6
yardstick: ... not necessarily in that order
Jul 1, 2022 20:42:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @ys Great analysis, thank you. 5 years of inflation is plausible, but I'm curious about what demographic issues you think might lower GDP growth? Yes, sadly Russia knows it can't afford to fight against an insurgency there, so they have to depopulate it.
Jul 2, 2022 8:27:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.jpost.com/opinion/article-710914 "Yair Lapid now has an undetermined amount of time as prime minister as he takes over from Naftali Bennett." "We also cannot expect the Lapid to retake control of the Temple Mount." ...
Jul 2, 2022 10:27:46 GMT -6
EnochWalked: ... "Abbas ... continues to spread the venal lie that Israel is threatening the mosques at the site. So now is the time to reassert absolute Israeli administration of the site, and to expand Jewish visiting privileges and even basic prayer rights"
Jul 2, 2022 10:29:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "America’s Dead Sea, as it’s also known" "If the salt content rises much further, to around 17%, it will be too much for the algae in the water, threatening the flies & ... shrimp that feed on it." "Demand for water...could outstrip supply as soon as 2040"
Jul 2, 2022 13:54:42 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I'm seeing the phrase "medication abortion" a lot recently, after the recent SCOTUS ruling, & I'm wondering if this isn't a closer prophetic match to "pharmakeia" than vaccines (which are supposed to make people healthy) or drugs (to make people 'happy').
Jul 2, 2022 15:04:09 GMT -6