October 8, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Salvation, Obedience, and the Leading of the Spirit—Part 6: Beyond Salvation


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Salvation, Obedience, and the Leading of the Spirit—Part 6: Beyond Salvation

Hebrews is one of my favorite books in the Bible.  I can’t explain why, but the first time I read it, it touched me in a powerful way.  Each time I’ve read it since then, it’s had a similar effect.  The book begins by explaining who Jesus is:

“And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.  When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent Name than they.” Hebrews 1: 3-4

It wasn’t until the year 2000 that I really understood the meaning of those verses.  Jesus is Yahweh, and the Name He inherited that is much better than the names of the angels is Yahweh.  As a Christian, I knew that Jesus is God the Son, but I had no idea how important that was.  Eventually, Yahweh directed me to write a book about His Name, and the process of writing it proved to be the most rewarding experience of my life.

I’ll never forget a day in October 2000.  I already knew I was supposed to write the book, but for some reason I wasn’t permitted to begin.  That’s a big deal for me, because the secret to writing a book is getting started.  For me, once a writing project is underway, finishing it isn’t an issue.  But Yahweh wasn’t ready, and I didn’t know why.  That day in October 2000 stands out in my mind because I decided to schedule an entire day to get the ball rolling.  Early that morning, I went through my normal routine, but nothing happened.

After many hours of praying and thinking about the book, I finally gave up and went outside to play golf.  Since I lived on a golf course, I didn’t have to go very far.  In fact, I had a golf cart in my garage, and all I had to do was drive it to the first tee.  On the third hole, it happened.  A thought came into my mind, and I knew immediately that it wasn’t my thought.  It was actually a question: “Do you know why you haven’t been permitted to start writing the book?”

I didn’t know the answer, and I said, “No.”  Immediately I got the answer: “Before you can write about My Name, you must understand what an honor it is to be selected for this purpose.”  Tears came to my eyes immediately as I began to grasp the awesome privilege that Yahweh had bestowed on me.  His Name is the Name that is above every name. (Philippians 2: 9)  It is the Name to which every knee will bow when He returns (Philippians 2: 10 and Isaiah 45: 23), and it’s the only Name “under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 12)

On the third hole at Glenmore Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia as I was preparing to make my approach shot to the green, John 3: 18 came into my mind.  It’s a somewhat obscure verse, especially when compared with its nearby neighbor — John 3: 16:

“He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3: 18

All my life, I had been led to believe that John 3: 18 refers to the Name “Jesus,” but I was wrong.  Years earlier, I had learned that the Name “Jesus” is an English transliteration of the Greek word “Iesous” and that the Name He was actually given at birth was Yeshua.  But now I was getting further clarification.  The Name of the Son of God by which we must be saved isn’t Jesus or Yeshua.  It’s Yahweh.  Then Isaiah 43: 11 came into my mind: “I, even I, am Yahweh, and there is no Savior besides Me.”

Part of my mission was to obey Yahweh and write a book about His Name.  That is higher order obedience because it is specific to me.

This SnyderTalk editorial is adapted from my book What Will You Do with the Rest of Your LifeClick here to order a copy.



9--Jerusalem Post


The dedication of the Third Temple

Yadlin: Lessons of 1973 war can be used by both hawks and doves on Iran nuclear issue

Yadlin: Israel’s job is to prevent a bad deal on Iran’s nuclear program

Netanyahu: Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is crucial condition for peace

Terror victim’s father says two centimeters saved his daughter’s life

Security forces continue hunt for attacker of Israeli girl in Psagot

Erekat protests Czech president’s call to move country’s embassy to Jerusalem

Iran FM says Israel seeking to ‘deceive’ world to avert nuclear deal

Police arrest 14 Jewish teens for alleged ‘price-tag’ attacks

UN inspectors begin Syria chemical weapons disarmament



10--Arutz Sheva


Hamas to PA: Stop Talking to Israel

Netanyahu Ties between Palestinian Leadership, Nazis

More than 155,000 Tons of Goods Enter Gaza in September

Council: Stop PA Police From Traveling Our Roads 

Def. Min. Off to US to Meet Hagel, View F-35

MK Chetboun: Freeing Terrorists Encourages Terror

Police Back to the Drawing Board on Anti-Arab Acts

Bennett: We’ll Make Sure Torah Study Thrives

Report: Russian ‘Qaddafi Groupie’ Sparked Attack

Saudi Poet: I Would Pray for Hitler’s Soul 





Fatah official: Israel to blame for Psagot attack

Urging halt to Iran nuke program, Netanyahu signals discord with Obama

PM gets angry with the Palestinians — in tone, not policy

Netanyahu blames Mideast conflict on refusal to recognize Jewish state

The Muslim Brotherhood has not yet had the last word

Egypt: 51 killed in new bout of violence between army, Muslim Brotherhood

40 years on, Yom Kippur War intel chiefs trade barbs

Two freed Canadians unable to leave Egypt

Ministers approve train to Eilat

German intel: Iran, Syria signed fighter jet deal



12--Other News


PA’s Fatah Facebook Page Praises Terrorist Who Shot 9-Year-Old Girl in Psagot

Israeli-Palestinian conflict-historical background concerning Jerusalem (Video)

Obama Uses Own Money To Open Muslim Museum Amid Government Shutdown

Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown

Bangladeshi Christians Told to Close Church, Convert to Islam

Jerome Illinois Middle School Goes Muslim For The Month Of November

Netanyahu: Psagot attack a result of Palestinian incitement

Iran: US is arrogant, unreliable and irrational

CIA Ramping Up Covert Training Program for Moderate Syrian Rebels 

Minneapolis Somalis still being recruited by al-Shabab to fulfill “religious duty”



13--Perspectives 2


Avi Issacharoff: Arab leaders wary of potential US-Iran thaw— Most leaders in the Arab world have been cautious, some to an extreme, when discussing the recent thaw in US-Iran relations. Some have even appeared to fall in line with Israel’s worried position on the issue. After all, certain countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the UAE, have good reason to lack faith in the credibility of Tehran’s new media-based outreach strategy.

Robert Spencer: John Kerry’s Jobs Program for Would-Be Jihadists— Last Friday in New York, at a meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu launched what they called the “Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience,” which CNSNews.com said was intended to “support local communities and organizations to counter extremist ideology and promote tolerance.” It will do this essentially by giving potential jihad terrorists money and jobs – an initiative that proceeds from the false and oft-disproven assumption that poverty causes terrorism.

Khaled Abu Toameh: What Abbas Missed in His UN Speech—Last week Mohamed Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, revealed that 250,000 out of the 600,000 Palestinians in Syria have been forced to flee their homes since the beginning of the conflict there. Yet in his speech at the UN General Assembly, PA President Mahmoud Abbas largely ignored the plight of these Palestinians, choosing instead to direct his criticism at Israel. Nor did he utter a word about Lebanese and Egyptian mistreatment of Palestinian refugees, or the fact that nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured in Syria in the past two years.

Eugene Kontrovich: How the EU Funds Settlements in Occupied Territory – in Northern Cyprus—The EU claims it has an obligation to keep its money from going to Israeli entities in the territories. Yet the EU provides substantial direct financial assistance to settlements in occupied territory – in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus. The EU’s official policy is that the Turkish occupation is illegitimate and it does not recognize the Turkish government in Northern Cyprus. Nonetheless, the EU maintains an entire separate program to direct funds to Northern Cyprus.

Matthew Levitt: Tough times for Hezbollah— …Flush with revenues from skyrocketing oil prices, Iran reportedly had ramped up its funding to defray Hezbollah’s soaring costs as it attempted to rebuild following its 2006 war with Israel. The funds went toward fulfilling Hezbollah’s unprecedented needs in areas such as restocking weapons supplies, investing in reconstruction, and buying favor within both the various sectarian communities and Lebanese towns and villages that suffered damage during the war. The 2009 Lebanese elections also were expensive, with Hezbollah increasingly desperate for support in order to compete with its Sunni political rivals, who were funded by Saudi Arabia. According to one report, as the election neared, Iran allegedly pledged as much as $600-million to Hezbollah for its political campaign. In recent years, Israeli sources estimated, Iran had provided Hezbollah some $1 billion in direct military aid.

Naela Khalil: Hamas MP Entangled in Palestinian Honor Killing—On Sept. 20, 51 members of the Zeidan family in the village of Deir al-Ghusun near Tulkarem in the West Bank, including the Hamas deputy in the Legislative Council, Abdel Rahman Zeidan, signed a statement condemning the behavior of a female family member, Thamar Zeidan, 33, for “disgraceful and outrageous acts.” The following day, the woman’s father strangled her with a wire.

Hussein Shobokshi: Lebanon Is Occupied – by Hizbullah—Hizbullah has turned into a mercenary militia defending a foreign tyrant and his criminal regime, as well as terrifying Lebanese citizens and spreading terrorism across the world.

Christoph Reuter: Syria’s Disneyland for Jihadists—More than 1,000 jihadists are staying in and around Atmeh, a once-sleepy smugglers’ nest on the Turkish border that has become a Mecca for jihad tourists from around the world.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi: Syria Keeps Moving in the Islamic Direction—The formation of the Army of Islam in Syria on September 29, 2013, signifies the ongoing trend of the Islamization of the struggle against Bashar Assad’s Alawite regime in Syria.

Samantha Rose Mandeles: Fighting for Israel on College Campuses—It’s that time again. In my office, September is one of the busiest months of the year. My students, located all around North America, are returning to college. Almost as soon as they arrive on campus, the stories start pouring into my inbox. From UC Berkeley to Smith College, from the University of Central Florida to Arizona State, from Cornell to Tulane, my students monitor perceptions of Israel throughout their campus communities.



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4--Scripture of the Day USE THIS ONE

The scripture below is from the New American Standard Bible, and the hyperlinks associated with each word are from Strong’s Concordance for the New American Standard Bible.

Amos 4: 1-2

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to your husbands, “Bring now, that we may drink!” The Adonai Yahweh has sworn by His holiness, “Behold, the days are coming upon you when they will take you away with meat hooks, and the last of you with fish hooks.”


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His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


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  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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