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YHVH (He Exists, He Is, Was, Will Be, Life)

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“This is My Name Forever, (le’Olam #5769) and this is My Remembrance, (Zeker #2143) to all generations/all time,” Exodus 3:15

“Therefore behold, I am going to make them, (Goy #1471) know– This time I will make them know My Hand and My Might; And they shall know that My Name is YHVH.”  Jeremiah 16:21

The Creator of the Universe declared His Name is YHVH forevermore/eternally.  The deceived people/nations, (Goy #1471) will know His Name is YHVH.

Thee original Hebrew clearly states our Creator’s Name is YHVH, 6,830 times.  Why do translators write “LORD” in its place?

The next time you study your Bible and see, “the LORD,” you can google the original Hebrew and find “YHVH.”  Every time the New Testament quotes the original Hebrew you will know when, “Lord,” is “YHVH.”

Y’hoshua Means YHVH’s Salvation

“Righteous Father, although the world has not known You, I know You, and they know that You sent Me.  And I have made Your Name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the Love You have for Me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:26 

Y’hoshua, (Y’shua for short, AKA, Jesus), is clearly The Living One, The First and the Last, The Aleph and the Tav; Revelation 1:18Revelation 2:8; Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 22:13.

Y’shua is The Creator of The Universe

YHVH is the Creator of the Universe, by His Word, (Y’shua), everything exists, Genesis 1:1Proverbs 8:23John 1:2; John 1:3Colossians 1:16…

His Word, like His Name is Eternal, Psalm 119:89Isaiah 40:81 Peter 1:25

The World’s Religions have Inherited Lies

“…Our fathers have inherited nothing but deception, futility and things of no benefit…” Jeremiah 16:19 

His Word Is, Was and Forever Will Be, The Way to Life

“By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.” 1 John 2:3

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YHVH replaced by LORD.  Zechariah 14:8 

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Why Did Women Stop Covering Their Head?

1 Corinthians 11:1-16, is entitled, Head Covering.  When I read that women used to wear a symbol of authority on their heads while praying, (interacting with God) or prophesying, (speaking God’s Word) I couldn’t shake the question, why did women stop covering their heads?

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I spent many a late night reading opposing views on the topic.  Back and forth I went, like a wave tossed by the sea, every argument had me convinced, but the question continued to haunt me.

Christian friends, Mentors and Bible study teachers most adamantly opposed head-covering.  I’ve been told, without reason, just to take it off.  Others informed me, “it was dusty back then and women had to cover their hair,” and most commonly, “a woman’s covering is her hair.”

The Original Greek Has Two Different Words for “Covering”

 A quick look at the Greek reveals two different words translated into English as “Covering;” Katakaluptatai, referring to a veil and Peribailou, referring to a woman’s hair.

Katakaluptatai Refers to a Covering

“every woman who prays or prophesies with her head, (kephale) un-covered, (akatakaluptato), dishonors her head, she is one and the same as the woman who is shorn, (xuroa) 1 Corinthians 11:5

“If indeed a woman does not cover/conceal, (katakaluptatai), and if being shaved, (keiro), on the other hand, is shameful for a woman, cut her hair, (keiro) be shorn, (xurao) or let her cover, (katakaluptato).” 1 Corinthians 11:6 

Peribolaion Refers to A Woman’s Hair

“but that if a woman has long hair, (kome’) isn’t it her glory?  For long hair, (kome’) is given to her as a covering,” (peribolaion), 1 Corinthians 11:15

The woman’s hair is clearly her glory and it is given to her as a covering, (peribolaion).  It is her hair/glory that is covered/ concealed, (Katakaluptato), by a veil/scarf when she prays or prophesies.

In today’s culture we miss what would have been obvious in the first century.  For a woman to shave her hair/her glory was equal in comparison to a woman who did not cover her hair/glory while interacting with/praying or speaking God’s Word/prophesying.

A Physical Sign of Spiritual Authority

That is why a woman ought to have authority, (exousia) on her head, because of the angels, (any messenger/ambassadors of God) 1 Corinthians 11:10 

“Because of the angels,” is a bit puzzling until we study the Hebrew word, Malak #4397.  The Bible has stories of angels, (Malak) appearing in human form, as well as human messengers, (Malak) of God.  Malak refers to both human and angelic messengers of God, Genesis 18:2Genesis 19:11.

“some have shown hospitality to angels without knowing,” Hebrews 13:2

It is for this reason a woman’s physical head covering was and is a Sign, setting her apart from the world.  A scarf is an observable sign she is under God’s Spiritual Authority.  In other words, a woman who conceals her glory/hair humbly/modestly sets her glory apart for her husband because she reveres God.

Why Men Did Not Cover Their Head

“Every man who prays or prophesies with anything on his head dishonors his head.” 1 Corinthians 11:4 

“A man ought not to cover, (katakalupto) his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.” 1 Corinthians 11:7

Remember when men used to remove their hats in reverence, especially during prayer?  1 Corinthians may likely be the origin of this fading tradition.

“Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,” 1 Corinthians 11:14

2,000 years later nature’s teaching is far less obvious, although mistaking a man with long hair for a women is still a little shameful.  At the time Paul wrote this 1st century letter to the Corinthians, it was masculine to have short hair and feminine to have long hair.

“If anyone is inclined to contention, (philoneikos) we have no such custom/practice, (sunitheia) nor does the assembly, (ekklesia) of God.” 1 Corinthians 11:16

Contention comes from Arrogance and it is not Wise.

Pride is not Wise, Proverbs 13:10, “from where does contention come?” Romans 2:8 Contention is not the custom of the Righteous. 

 A Picture Can Say a Thousand Words

The answer to my search came in a picture.  Earlier in the day I had come across my old favorite KJV Bible.  It had footnotes and keywords in Greek and Hebrew, I opened it right to 1 Corinthians 11, and there in the footnotes I read, “head covering was regarding the blending of a Greek custom and a Jewish custom.”  It dawned on me that Paul was telling the Corinthians to judge customs, and customs were not commandments.

I quickly interpreted that as my answer;  Head covering was only a custom and it wasn’t the custom here in the U.S.  I was elated and couldn’t wait to get to a quiet place so I could thank God for giving me clarity.  As I bowed my head to the ground, I remember having a huge smile on my face, but the moment I began to speak, my words were interrupted by a picture in my mind.

My closet was dark and my eyes were closed so I was seeing the picture the same way I see a dream in my mind.

I was facing a crowd of disproving people.  They were glaring at me with angry derision and I knew it was because I was wearing a scarf.  There wasn’t a word, yet I could fill a page writing insights about what I saw.  Everything in me wanted to take off my scarf so these people wouldn’t be upset with me anymore.  Then I realized God was facing the crowd with me and my desire was to please the crowd.  My eyes welled with tears as I realized my desire to please people was greater than my desire to please God.

That’s When I Knew Head Covering Pleased God!

I caught my breath and jumped to my feet, grabbing a nearby scarf.  I thought I had outgrown all those past insecurities, but my fear of disapproval, rejection and being misunderstood by people was caught in the flash of that picture.

At the same time I also knew covering my head pleased God.  I put the scarf over my head and resolved to wear something everyday as a reminder to please Him above people from that moment on, Hebrews 11:6.

Fear and Insecurity Don’t Die Easily

The greatest test came that same day.  I planned to go to the grocery store and later meet some girlfriends.  Fear and insecurity began to surface as I began to get ready.  I can still remember my first step outside of the house.  I knew my life was about to change and it felt like I was stepping off a cliff, but when I did, I was greeted by a feeling of floating.

Empowering Humility

It was well over 100 degrees in Arizona and I was wearing my only rectangle shaped, wool Pashmina.   I didn’t know how to wrap it, so I just draped the longer end over my opposite shoulder.

Even now I smile at how I must have looked but honestly, I forgot I was wearing a scarf until I saw the stunned expressions.

To this day I experience an indescribable feeling of freedom every time I walk outside to face the unknown.  There is nothing more empowering than knowing I am under the Almighty’s All-powerful Authority.

The Criticism Was Worse Than I Expected

The first years were the worst, I was scolded, lectured, pitied, accused of causing trouble, confusing people, asked if I’d converted Islam, Judaism, or something called Chrishlam.  I was told I looked self-righteous, I was trying to draw attention to myself, and I needed to keep praying about it.  The looks and remarks were condescending, threatening, hateful and accusing.  I was even warned I wouldn’t be able to teach at my Christian church anymore.

I really learned not to elevate people above pleasing God.  The insults have even turned into compliments over the years.  Maybe it’s because I learned how to wrap my scarves or maybe people are becoming more educated about all the beautiful reasons women have covered their hair throughout history.

For more information about Head Coverings see, The Crown of Life, HERE,

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