YHWH is None Other Than Jesus Christ

And YHWH shall be king over all the earth and His name one (Zech. 14:9). Since we really do not know how to pronounce God’s proper name, we are going to leave it as it is found in Exodus 3:14….. YHWH. The translators penned the name YHWH in Scripture as – “LORD” or “GOD” (all caps). The other names (Elohim or Adonai) are written “Lord” or “God.” They are easily distinguished in the Bible. I think that the writers were motivated to do this because of the words of Exodus 3:15. God said, “This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.” God’s name is special to Him, and it is to be a memorial to Him throughout the ages. The reason? “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You” (Psa. 9:10).
With this truth in mind, these words of the Christ become extremely important: “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him” (Jn. 1:18). Let’s begin to discover the identity of this one named King over all the earth (Zech. 14:9). Job was a frail, limited human being who had the desire to communicate with an eternal, infinite God. But how does a limited human being speak with an infinite God? Job said that God is not a man like him that the two could go to court together. Nor was there a mediator between the two (Job 9:32–33). Job recognized his limitations. He knew that as a physical, limited sinful man he could not possibly talk to an infinite, sinless God, man to man – mano e mano. He longed for one who could mediate between the two of them, someone God enough to represent God and man enough to represent man. The mediator had to be someone equal with both.
This gives extreme importance to what is called “the incarnation.” This is a big word that means that there was a point in time – a moment – when an almighty, infinitely holy God physically touched sinful humanity for the very first time. This happened when the Holy Spirit attached a tiny embryo to the womb of young Mary’s. But because of the virgin birth, her womb remained free from the stain of Adam’s corrupt seed. Taking nothing away from young Mary, but she was a frail weak sinner with a body of clay. But the incarnation was like sunlight touching the clay. The sunlight brings light and warmth to the clay, but the clay does not change the character of the sunlight at all. Mary was a sinner in need of a Savior. She had a human father – Heli (Lk. 3:23).
Because Eve was legitimately deceived, God allowed Mary’s womb to remain free of her sin – spiritually sterile. So neither her sinful body (the clay) nor the fruit of her womb (God’s Son) could be touched by sin. Back to Job! Paul’s words to Timothy give us the answer for Job’s dilemma. There is only one God who can mediate between God and man, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus Christ became that mediator. He is the most unique person in the entire universe. The Bible reveals Him as undiminished deity. This means that He is fully God. Not one small part of deity was lost in the incarnation. He was also perfect humanity, fully human. He is not part God and part man. He is not 50 percent God and 50 percent man. He is 100 percent God and, at the same time, 100 percent man.
This is a miraculous truth, but the living God is a miraculous Being. This incredible union made it possible for a holy God and sinful man to be brought together. Jesus Christ is the God-man and as such He is the perfect mediator between the two. He can take God by one hand and man by the other, and bring the two together. Paul testified that Jesus Christ is the very image of God (Phil. 2:5–6). He used the word form, which means “the exact image.” He also said that Christ is equal with God and that in Christ dwells all of the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form (Col. 2:9). Deity in its complete form abides in Jesus Christ. No Bible text could be any more definite. But one might argue that Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). Yes, but God in the person of Jesus Christ took on flesh in order for the spiritual God to become visible, knowable, and understandable. He left the realm of the invisible – the splendor of heaven – and fashioned Himself in the form of a man so that we could know Him (Jn. 1:18). Job had the perfect Mediator and so do we. This is our first clue to who will be the King over all the earth. Stay safe and stay tuned.