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Yehowah vs. Jehovah, The God of the Freemasons

“Jehovah is, of all the significant words of Freemasonry, by far the most important. Reghellini very properly calls it ‘the basis of our dogma and of our mysteries.’” — Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

Jehovah in An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and its Kindred Sciences: Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution (1874) by Albert Gallatin Mackey, pg 370-381

Jehovah in An Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry (1874) by Albert Gallatin Mackey, pg 370-381

God first introduced himself to his nation of chosen people, and Moses, as “I AM”.

Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?”

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” — Exodus 3:13,14

Further in the holy inspired scriptures, he says repeatedly “I AM” and “THERE IS NO OTHER.” (Isaiah 45:6,18,22; Isaiah 46:9) There is no God besides he. (Deuteronomy 32:39, Hosea 13:4, Joel 2:27)

“You are my witnesses,” declares YHWH, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, I am YHWH, and besides me there is no savior.” — Isaiah 43:10,11

However, there is another who claims the same, “I AM”:

“But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day: Loss of children and widowhood. They will come on you in full measure In spite of your many sorceries, In spite of the great power of your spells.

“You felt secure in your wickedness and said, ‘No one sees me,’ Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ 

“But evil will come on you Which you will not know how to charm away; And disaster will fall on you For which you cannot atone; And destruction about which you do not know Will come on you suddenly.…” — Isaiah 47:9-11, The Fall of Babylon Predicted

Note the word “disaster” in the verse above—in Hebrew the word is “hovah”.

Yes, the woman of Babylon, later identified in Revelation as the mysterious woman “Babylon the Great” says that she is “I AM” and “there is no other besides me” standing in the place of God.

Revelation 18 details the Fall of Babylon the Great, saying:

“Come away from her, my people.
Do not take part in her sins,
or you will be punished with her…

She boasted in her heart,
‘I am queen on my throne.
I am no helpless widow,
and I have no reason to mourn.’

…and you deceived the nations with your sorceries.”

Yes, Babylonian worship led to the ancient city being destroyed long ago, and this false worship today will lead to spiritual destruction. She says, “I AM” whereas we know that God is and there is no other God besides him.

Further, we must recall that “hovah” is a Hebrew word associated with this very passage of Babylon’s destruction, and again in the destruction of those deceived by her. In Ezekiel, the word “hovah” is translated calamity:

Calamity [hovah] will follow calamity [hovah]… Then they will know that I am YHWH.”—Ezekiel 7:26,27

While Satan is known as Deception, Babylon is known for her mystery religion and blasphemies against God. One may recognize that the Greek word for slander is blasphemy.

So the angel took me in the Spirit into the wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that had seven heads and ten horns, and blasphemies against God were written all over it… and upon her forehead was a name written: ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of the Whores, and the Abominations of the earth.’

As noted in the outset, the Encyclopedia of the Freemason’s clearly states “Jehovah” is the most important word and the basis of their dogma and “mysteries”. Freemasonry has been shown by it’s use of symbols to be directly taken from the ancient Babylonia mystery religion for which that city was destroyed.

Now, “Jehovah” is used as the god of this modern religion, as well as finding it’s way into many modern bible translations. While the use of the letter “J” is a modern invention (it originally being a decorative letter “I”), the origin of this word comes back to Babylon in scriptures, as shown above.

The Lost Word of Freemasonry By Hilton Hotem

The Lost Word of Freemasonry By Hilton Hotem

Ya-ho-vah as it is pronounced or “Ya-hovah” is close to the Tetragrammaton YHWH, as it differs in sound and in one letter. However, what a difference this subtle difference, of just a sound and a letter, makes! “Yah” refers to God in a shortened form, and thus many say “Ya-hovah” is the “God of Destruction”, surely a blasphemous designation for the eternal and personal name of our loving creator and Father.

1943: hovah

1943: hovah, and it’s related 1942: havvah

The Hebrew word “howah” on which YHWH is based means “causes to become” and refers to the breath, as in the breath of life.

Jewish scholars such as Maimonides (1138-1204) affirmed that the Tetragrammaton was pronounced according to its letters as YeHoWaH.

Carefully considering these two Hebrew words, and their use in scriptures clearly delineates between she who claims “I AM” and He who is the “I AM”—and there is no other.

1933

Strong’s 1933: The origin of the meaning of God’s name YHWH

Despite correctly noting the origin of YHWH as “to become” (“havah” or “hawah“), the Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses—as the Freemason’s—claim “Jehovah” name as the personal name of God, based on the word “hovah“.

The New World Translation Bible Reference Edition notes, “The text located in the U.S.S.R., namely, the Codex Leningrad B 19A, used for Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), vowel-points the Tetragrammaton to read…Yeho·wah′, as in Ge 3:14. The edition of the Hebrew text by Ginsburg (Gins.) vowel-points YHWH to read Yeho·wah′.”

While the Watchtower condemns the Roman Catholic Church as being a part of Babylon the Great, it is known that the construction of this modern name came from a Catholic monk, and as shown above, is a blasphemous name rooted in the condemnation of Babylon herself and her sorceries.

“Come away from her, my people.
Do not take part in her sins,
or you will be punished with her…

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Living as One Apart

If anyone does not love the Master יהושע Messiah, let him be a curse. Maranatha! The favour of our Master יהושע Messiah be with you. My love be with you all in Messiah יהושע. Amĕn. — 1 Cor. 16:22-24, ISR

Cursed! “Come, Lord!”

Anathema was originally used as a term for exile from the church, but evolved to mean “either set apartbanished or denounced”. The word “anathema” comes from Koine Greek“ἀνάθεμα”[1] as “something dedicated, especially dedicated to evil” from “ἀνατίθημι” (anatithēmi, “offer as a votive gift”, from ἀνά ana, “on” + τίθημι tithēmi, “I put”). It originally meant something lifted up as an offering to the gods; it later evolved to mean:

  1. to be formally set apart;
  2. banishedexiledexcommunicated;
  3. denounced, sometimes accursed

In the Christian Bible, it appears in conjunction with the word “maranatha“.

Maranatha (either מרנא תא: maranâ thâ’ or מרן אתא: maran ‘athâ’ ) is a two-word Aramaic formula occurring only once in the New Testament (see Aramaic of Jesus) and also in the Didache, which is part of the Apostolic Fathers‘ collection. It is transliterated into Greek letters rather than translated and, given the nature of early manuscripts, the lexical difficulty lies in determining just which two Aramaic words comprise the single Greek expression, found at the end of Paul‘s First Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Cor 16:22) .

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