Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sarah Palin took YHWH's Name in vain!

The Third Commandment tells us we are not allowed to take YHWH’s Name in vain. This means, don’t attribute something to Him that He never said, or swear by His Name, or use it as a cuss word, etc. His name is holy — “hallowed be thy name”; it is NOT to be taken lightly! YHWH is our ELOHIM; He is HOLY! Yet, most of the world has no clue about YHWH or Scripture.

On this morning’s news we saw a clip where Sarah Palin was endorsing Donald Trump and immediately after a cuss word dropped from her lips, out of the same mouth she said with a grin, “Can I get a Halleluyah?” THAT was “using the Lord’s Name in vain! I realize that neither Palin nor Trump know YHWH, but I truly resented this remark.

I also resented Trump’s use of Two Corinthians 3:17 the other day and his comment, “That’s the whole ballgame, right?” Ballgame? What the heck was he talking about? My guess is, Trump honed in on the word “freedom” and thought it meant we are free to do whatever we wish. I don’t know; it’s only a guess. All I know is that that verse was taken out of context.

Let’s take a look at the CONTEXT of 2 Corinthians 3:17 – something neither Trump nor Palin will ever understand:

2 Corinthians 3:14. But they were blinded in their understanding because until this day, when the Ancient Covenant is read, the same veil rests upon them; nor is it manifest (to them), that it (condemnation) is abolished by the Mashiyach. 15. And to this day, when Moshe is read, a veil is thrown upon their hearts. 16. But when any of them is turned to Master YHWH, the veil is taken from him.[1] 17. Now Master YHWH Himself is the Spirit. And where the Spirit of Master YHWH is, there is freedom. 18. And we all, with uncovered faces, behold as in a mirror the glory of Master YHWH; and are transformed into the same likeness, from glory to glory, as by Master YHWH the Spirit. (AENT)

FOOTNOTE: The reading of Torah does not blind, nor does the reading of the “Renewed Covenant” bring Grace: but in each, one must “turn to Master YHWH with their hearts” to remove the veil. MarYah/YHWH is used here, rather than Y’shua. Rather than people turning to Y’shua as the deciding factor, the point is that both Jews and Gentiles must be truthful, and not just use prayers or Scripture readings as some sort of magical incantation, but to turn their hearts to YHWH. In many places Y’shua teaches that he came to bring Glory to the Father, and to turn hearts unto YHWH.

Neither Trump nor Palin have been transformed into YHWH’s likeness, yet they have the audacity to try to pull Him into the muck of their life! I suggest that politicians who have never read the Bible nor ever shown any understanding of it, simply NOT attempt to use it to further their agendas. Unless they are going to LIVE by YHWH’s Word, they need to stop “using His Name in vain!”


  1. Shali, when will people realize that YHWH is no respector of persons (Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11, Colossian 3:25), that He doesn't see us by ethnicity, gender or politics?

  2. Good point, Kevin. Shali will certainly add her perspective on your observation, but permit me to respond.

    All three verses you cited do indicate that YHWH is no respector of persons. I agree. But all 3 verses are surrounded by verses before or after with the caveats of expected OBEDINECE to Him. In Acts, it's verse 10:35. In Romans, it's verses 2:12-13. In Colossians it's 3:23-24. YHWH does not show favoritism, true, but He does expect an honest effort to abide in our lives by His rules, and His teachings. What Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are doing is trying to "look" the part to obtain votes. In the case of modern US politics, "God" is invoked only if it helps the individual's candidacy, not as it should be, i.e., the candidate is leaning a God-fearing, Torah-obedient life and is seeking to help his/her constituency to serve HIM. We live in a very interesting time, when, IMHO, YHWH has lifted His hand from our once great and noble nation, and now we are on our own. Now we get to choose who "leads" us (our nation) into the pits of Hell.

    What the candidates do is a travesty, intended to garner votes (with the single exception of Dr. Ben Carson). Each are out to glorify themselves, and not YHWH. In that, Colossians 3:24 speaks the loudest. Most slave for themselves.

  3. Liam, you just said it all. I really can't think of much to add here to the things you and Kevin wrote. I'm just plain saddened by the fact that most people like to "talk about" God and the Bible, but they don't know or care about Him. He means nothing to them. His commands mean nothing to them (mainly because Christians are under the erroneous impression that "those old commands were just for the Jews"). In other words, apparently God only expects "the Jews" to be holy....

    If people only took time out to READ the Torah (first five Books of the Bible which explain who YHWH is and what He expects of us, and what He will and won't tolerate), they would all drop to their knees and cry for days on end in the knowledge that they have been kicking our Creator in the Face on a daily basis!

    What Trump and Palin have done is to "use His Name in vain" - and that is VERY serious!

  4. Why does not some who are writing in this bring the Name to these people. Have we forgotten where we came from. Pointing fingers is easy Speaking and Teaching the Name/ Ha'Shem is another.


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