How Can You Really Know Someone If You Don’t Even Know Their Name?
There are 4 Hebrew letters that refer to the personal name of God and represent his most frequent designation in Scripture. These letters are referred to as the Tetragrammaton. Google it. It will blow you away. Transliterated the letters in English are Y-H-W-H. And what’s crazier is that original Hebrew contained no vowels so the exact pronunciation is unknown without hearing it. But due to a fear of accidentally taking God’s name in vain, the Jews basically quit saying it out loud altogether. Instead, when reading Scripture aloud, the Jews substituted the Tetragrammaton with the word Adonai (“Lord”). Wow, such reverence for the name of God. However, ironically, an unintended consequence was that the actual name was virtually scrubbed from Scripture despite God’s command to remember it for all generations (Exodus 3:15). Today, God’s name has been replaced with the more common appearance you will recognize as “LORD”…which is not God’s actual name. But when you see “LORD”, that is the Tetragrammaton from the original Hebrew text.
God’s Name Emblazoned for the World to See
So to respect tradition, but honor God’s name for all generations, we’ve emblazoned God’s actual name on all our apparel in a modern representation of the original Hebrew text read from right to left. When you wear a Good News Tee and look in the mirror…two things will happen…first, you will see God’s actual name but in the way our eyes read English from left to right. Like seeing the letters J-O-H-N as depicted in English versus the letters N-H-O-J as depicted in Hebrew. And so your eyes will see the actual name of the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth quite possibly for the first time. It’s a heavy moment if you dwell upon what you are seeing. And second, the meaning of God’s name will be revealed, but don’t take my word for it…see for yourself…