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. 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!”