ANCIENT PATHS - IS YESHUA YAHWEH?

UNDERSTANDING THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS VITAL FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING …WHY?...BECAUSE IT IS A CRITICAL PIECE THAT BRINGS US CLOSER TO THE TRUTH, WHICH IS THE “GOOD WAY” …THE ANCIENT OR ETERNAL PATH (NETIVOT OLAM). 

MY TESTIMONY:  ONE OF THE GREATEST REVELATIONS I’VE EVER RECEIVED FROM THE LORD WAS VERY SIMPLY:  WHO HE IS…OR MORE SPECIFICALLY, WHAT HIS NAME IS.  WHILE IN THE AIR FORCE, MY FIRST DUTY ASSIGNMENT WAS TO LANGLEY AFB IN VA.   THERE I MET UP WITH SOME YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WENT TO A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH IN HAMPTON, VA.  AFTER GIVING THEM MY VERY SHORT TESTIMONY, THEY ASKED ME A SIMPLE QUESTION…HAVE YOU BEEN BAPTIZED IN JESUS (YESHUA'S) NAME?  IMMEDIATELY THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN ME TOLD ME THIS IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT…STUDY IT OUT.  NOW I’D ALWAYS HEARD THAT BAPTISM WAS IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST…SO WHY WAS THE NAME OF JESUS SO IMPORTANT?   WHEN I LOOKED IN THE SCRIPTURE, I WAS LED TO LOOK AT JOHN 14 AND 15 AND SPECIFICALLY TO TWO SCRIPTURES THAT WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE FOREVER..JOHN 14:26 AND 15:26. LOOKING AT THESE TWO SCRIPTURES - JOHN 14:26 SAYS:   BUT THE HELPER, THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, HE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, AND BRING TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE ALL THINGS THAT I SAID TO YOU.  JOHN 15:26 SAYS: “BUT WHEN THE HELPER COMES, WHOM I SHALL SEND TO YOU FROM THE FATHER, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH WHO PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER, HE WILL TESTIFY OF ME.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THESE TWO SCRIPTURES YOU’LL NOTICE THAT IN ONE THE FATHER IS SENDING THE HOLY SPIRIT AND IN THE OTHER JESUS (YESHUA) IS SENDING THE SPIRIT.  WHEN I SAW THIS I NOT ONLY UNDERSTOOD THE BAPTISMAL FORMULA IN YESHUA’S NAME (ACTS 2:28) BUT I ALSO SAW THAT THE FATHER AND YESHUA WERE ONE AND THE SAME.  I SOON CAME TO ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (IDENTIFIED AS YHWH OR YAHWEH) WAS THE SAME GOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT (COVENANT) AND HIS NAME IS YESHUA (JESUS) IN ARAMAIC OR YEHOSHUA IN HEBREW - WHICH MEANS YAHWEH SAVES.

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:  THE OLD TESTAMENT (COVENANT) HAD AT ITS FOUNDATION THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GOD OF ISRAEL WAS “ONE LORD” (DEUT 6:4).   SO AWESOME IN POWER WAS HIS NAME THE HEBREWS DIDN’T DARE TO EVEN SPEAK IT BUT ONCE A YEAR (ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT) AND WERE EVEN MORE CAREFUL ABOUT EVER WRITING DOWN.  THEY WOULD USE TERMS LIKE ADONAI (LORD), ELOHIM (GOD) OR HASHEM, WHICH SIMPLY MEANS -THE NAME.  AS MENTIONED ABOVE, THE OLD TESTAMENT NAME OF GOD WAS ACTUALLY A WORD CONSISTING OF THE 4 CONSONANTS: YHWH.  GIVEN THE ABSENCE OF VOWEL POINTS, NO ONE SEEMS TO REALLY KNOW THE EXACT PRONUNCIATION, BUT BASED ON WHAT HEBREW SCHOLARS HAVE DETERMINED, MOST PEOPLE TODAY PRONOUNCE “YHWH” AS YAHWEH OR YAHUWAH OR YAHUAH.

GETTING BACK TO DEUT 6:4 – IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THRU THE ENTIRETY OF THE OLD COVENANT THERE WAS ONLY ONE GOD (AND MORE IMPORTANTLY ONE DIVINE PERSON)… ISAIAH 43:11 SAYS:  I, EVEN I, AM THE LORD; AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO SAVIOUR.  THIS ONE GOD CONCEPT SEPARATED THE HEBREW PEOPLE FROM EVERY OTHER NATION OR PEOPLE AT THAT TIME.  THE FIRST OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IS: 

EXODUS 20:2-3  AND GOD SPOKE ALL THESE WORDS, SAYING:  “I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, OUT OF THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE.  “YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.

THEN THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS BEGAN TALKING ABOUT ONE WHO WAS TO COME WHO ALSO WOULD BE CALLED THE MIGHTY GOD AND EVERLASTING FATHER…HMMM?

ISAIAH 9:6 SAYS:  FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN: AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER: AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.

PSALMS 118:14 SAYS:  HASHEM (YHWH) IS MY OZ (STRENGTH) AND ZIMRAH (SONG), AND HE IS BECOME MY SALVATION (YESHUA).

NOT SURE ABOUT YOU BUT I SURE GET THE FEELING THE PROPHETS WERE PREPARING US FOR SOMETHING OR RATHER SOMEONE WHO ALREADY WAS BUT WAS STILL TO COME.   THE ONLY WAY THIS COULD MAKE SENSE WOULD BE IF IT WAS THE SAME GOD (PERSON) WHOSE OLD COVENANT NAME WAS YHWH (YAHWEH OR YAHUAH ETC) WHO THEN REVEALED HIMSELF IN THE NEW COVENANT AS:  YESHUA (WHICH MEANS YAHWEH SAVES OR YAHWEH OUR SAVIOUR). 

IN OTHER WORDS, JUST LIKE THE LORD REVEALED HIMSELF IN THE OLD COVENANT AS YHWH, THE EL SHADDAI (GOD ALL SUFFICIENT), EL ELYON (GOD MOST HIGH), THE I AM THAT I AM, YHWH TZIDKENU (OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS) ETC…HIS GREATEST REVELATION TO US CAME IN THE NEW COVENANT AS YHWH OUR SAVIOR…MATT 1:21 SAYS:  AND SHE WILL BRING FORTH A SON, AND YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME (YESHUA) JESUS, FOR HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.”  22 SO ALL THIS WAS DONE THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY THE LORD THROUGH THE PROPHET, SAYING: 23 “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” WHICH IS TRANSLATED, “GOD WITH US.”  THIS IS THE GREATEST REVELATION OF GOD EVER GIVEN TO MANKIND…GOD (YHWH) MANIFESTING HIMSELF IN THE FLESH AS YHWH SAVIOR…YESHUA! 

ALL ONE HAS TO DO TO UNDERSTAND THIS REVELATION IS TO "FOLLOW THE NAME" FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NEW.  THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD (PERSON), CONSEQUENTLY, THERE IS ONLY ONE NAME!

YOU WOULD THINK THIS WOULD BE VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND…BASICALLY THAT THE YHWH OF THE OLD COVENANT HAS NOW REVEALED HIMSELF AS YHWH OUR SAVIOUR…YESHUA THE MESSIAH.  BUT INSTEAD OF THIS CLEAR UNDERSTANDING WE ARE TOLD BY NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH THEOLOGIANS (NOT GOD'S PROPHETS OR APOSTLES) THAT GOD EXISTS IN A DIVINE TRINITY…THAT HE IS THE TRIUNE GOD.  THINK ABOUT IT, NONE OF THE APOSTLES OR PROPHETS SPOKE OF THREE...THEIR CONVERSATIONS WERE ALWAYS WITH ONE!  ALSO THESE THEOLOGIANS DIDN'T START WRITING THEIR COMMENTARIES OR OPINIONS UNTIL 200 YEARS AFTER YESHUA'S DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION. THEY EXPECT US TO BELIEVE THAT IN THIS ONE PARTICULAR CASE THAT GOD’S LAWS OF CREATION HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE TO FORM WHAT IS DEFINED AS THREE SEPARATE, CO-EQUAL PERSONS IN ONE DIVINE BEING!  AND THAT THEIR NAMES ARE “FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST”.  YET THROUGHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT THERE IS ONLY "ONE" NAME GIVEN FOR GOD; THERE IS ONLY ONE VOICE HEARD AT ANY GIVEN TIME; THERE IS ONLY ONE FACE OF GOD; THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON SEEN...AND PAUL ASKED IN ACTS 9..."WHO ARE YOU LORD?"...AND ONE VOICE ANSWERED AND SAID:  "I AM YESHUA (JESUS) WHOM YOU ARE PERSECUTING"!  THE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE MISS ABOUT THIS INTERCHANGE IS THAT BEFORE PAUL WAS CONVERTED HE WAS A PHARISEE, A JEW IN THE STRICTEST SENSE.  HE ONLY KNEW ONE GOD OR LORD, AND WHEN YESHUA ANSWERED HIM AND SAID "I AM YESHUA (JESUS) PAUL UNDERSTOOD HIM TO BE THE ONE TRUE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT...THERE IS NO OTHER BESIDE HIM. 

AGAIN, THRU THE WHOLE OLD COVENANT WE SEE ONE, ONE, ONE THEN WHEN WE GET TO THE NEW COVENANT…THERE’S SUDDENLY THREE, SEPARATE, CO-EQUAL PERSONS.  TO THE HEBREW MINDSET THAT KIND OF BELIEF IS UNTHINKABLE…IT IS PAGANISTIC, IT IS POLYTHEISM (MULTIPLE GODS).

DOESN’T THAT SEEM A LITTLE ODD TO YOU AS WELL?  THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT MILLIONS OF SINCERE BELIEVERS HAVE ACCEPTED THE TRINITY EXPLANATION AS DOCTRINE.  ONE NEED ONLY LOOK AT THE ROOTS OF THE TRINITY TEACHING OF THE GOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT TO SEE THAT IT IS MAN BASED AND HAS NO BUSINESS BEING TAUGHT IN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES.  WORSE STILL, ONCE YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS ROOTS YOU BEGIN TO SEE IT IS A DECEPTION OF THE HIGHEST MAGNITUDE AND SHOULD BE CHALLENGED AT EVERY LEVEL.

SINCE I’VE HAD THE BENEFIT OF BEING TAUGHT THE TRUTH OF THE DEITY OF YESHUA (MESSIAH) SINCE EARLY ON IN MY WALK IT’S BEEN EASY TO GROW IN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH YESHUA, THE ONE TRUE GOD.  THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT UNDERSTANDING (REVELATION FROM THE LORD) BECAUSE WHEN WE UNDERSTAND WHO YESHUA (JESUS) REALLY IS - OUR RELATIONSHIP TO HIM CAN BECOME MORE INTIMATE…AND ALSO…A KEY COMPONENT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP –WATER BAPTISM – BECOMES CRYSTAL CLEAR. 

SO LET’S FIRST LOOK AT SEVERAL SCRIPTURES THAT FROM A TRINITARIAN VIEWPOINT MAY SEEM LIKE THEY CONTRADICT ONE ANOTHER – BUT SINCE WE KNOW GOD’S WORD CANNOT CONTRADICT ITSELF WE MUST SEARCH A LITTLE DEEPER TO FIND THE TRUE MEANING.  LET’S FIRST CONSIDER MATTHEW 28:19-20.  YESHUA IN MATT 28 COMMANDED HIS DISCIPLES  – TO BAPTIZE (ALL NATIONS) IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST…YET WE SEE IN ACTS 2:38, THE ACTUAL ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE EARLY CHURCH, THAT PETER COMMANDED THEM TO BE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF YESHUA MESSIAH (FOR THE REMISSIONS OF SINS).   AGAIN KNOWING THE WORD CAN’T CONTRADICT ITSELF, AND KNOWING THE APOSTLES WOULD NOT DISOBEY YESHUA’S EXPRESS COMMAND, WE MUST SEARCH FOR A DEEPER MEANING BEHIND WHAT YESHUA SAID IN MATTHEW 28…AND THE ONLY EXPLANATION THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE IS THAT YESHUA WAS ACTUALLY SAYING IN MATTHEW 28 THAT THEY (THE APOSTLES) SHOULD BAPTIZE IN HIS NAME OR THE “NAME” OF YESHUA.  SOMEONE MIGHT THEN ASK THE REASONABLE QUESTION…BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST…WHY ARE THEY LEFT OUT OF THE BAPTISMAL FORMULA IN THE BOOK OF ACTS?  HERE IS THE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING:  IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THERE IS ONLY ONE REVEALED NAME OF GOD THAT WE SHOULD WORSHIP ETC…THAT IS THE NAME OF YESHUA (JESUS).  COLOSSIANS 3:17 SAYS:  WHATSOVER YOU DO IN WORD OR DEED DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD YESHUA.  WHEN WE BAPTIZE IN YESHUA’S NAME, WE ARE IN A SENSE PROCLAIMING THAT HE IS THE FATHER (IN CREATION), THE SON (IN REDEMPTION) AND THE HOLY GHOST (IN OUR REGENERATION).  THE REASON THE APOSTLES ONLY BAPTIZED IN YESHUA’S NAME WAS BECAUSE THEY KNEW WHO HE WAS…FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST ALL IN ONE…GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH…THE WORD INCARNATE.  NOT THREE, SEPARATE, CO-EQUAL  PERSONS, BUT THREE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE ONE TRUE GOD!  AGAIN, THERE IS ONLY ONE NAME IN THE NEW COVENANT WE ARE GIVEN TO WORSHIP AND OBEY…THAT IS YESHUA THE MESSIAH.  THERE IS ONLY ONE WHO IS COMING BACK TO RULE AND REIGN ON THIS EARTH!  LOOK AT ZECHARIAH 14:3-4 AND COMPARE WITH REVELATION 19 AND ACTS 1:11.

ZECHARIAH 14:3-4  YAHWEH WILL GO OUT AND FIGHT AGAINST THOSE NATIONS AS HE DOES WHEN HE FIGHTS A BATTLE. ON THAT DAY HIS FEET WILL STAND ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, JUST EAST OF JERUSALEM. THE MOUNT OF OLIVES WILL BE SPLIT IN TWO, FORMING A VERY LARGE VALLEY FROM EAST TO WEST. HALF OF THE MOUNTAIN WILL MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH, AND THE OTHER HALF WILL MOVE TOWARD THE SOUTH.

ACTS 1:11 TELLS US THAT YESHUA WILL RETURN JUST AS HE LEFT...AND HE WENT UP INTO HEAVEN FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.  REVELATION 19 SAYS:  WITH INTEGRITY HE JUDGES AND WAGES WAR. 12 HIS EYES ARE FLAMES OF FIRE. ON HIS HEAD ARE MANY CROWNS. HE HAS A NAME WRITTEN ON HIM, BUT ONLY HE KNOWS WHAT IT IS. 13 HE WEARS CLOTHES DIPPED IN BLOOD, AND HIS NAME IS THE WORD OF GOD. 14 THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN, WEARING PURE, WHITE LINEN, FOLLOW HIM ON WHITE HORSES. 15 A SHARP SWORD COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH TO DEFEAT THE NATIONS. HE WILL RULE THEM WITH AN IRON SCEPTER AND TREAD THE WINEPRESS OF THE FIERCE ANGER OF GOD ALMIGHTY. 16 ON HIS CLOTHES AND HIS THIGH HE HAS A NAME WRITTEN: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

REVELATION 17 TELLS US WHO THE KING OF KINGS IS:  REVELATION 17:14

THEY WILL GO TO WAR AGAINST THE LAMB. THE LAMB WILL CONQUER THEM BECAUSE HE IS LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS.

A FEW MORE SCRIPTURES:  WHEN YESHUA SAID IN JOHN 14 – IF YOU’VE SEEN ME, YOU’VE SEEN THE FATHER…HE WAS AGAIN LETTING THE DISCIPLES KNOW WHO HE WAS!  EVEN DOUBTING THOMAS IN JOHN 20:28 WAS ABLE TO CLEARLY SEE AND PROCLAIM THAT YESHUA WAS HIS LORD AND HIS GOD! 

COLOSSIANS 1:27 SAYS:  TO THEM GOD WILLED TO MAKE KNOWN WHAT ARE THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF THIS MYSTERY AMONG THE GENTILES: WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.

HE CAN ONLY BE IN US THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT…WHICH IS “CHRIST” (MESSIAH YESHUA), HIS PRESENCE OR SPIRIT IN US!

ALSO ROMANS 8:8-11 SAYS:  But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

THESE FEW SCRIPTURES THROW A SIZEABLE WRENCH INTO THE TRIUNE THEORY’S MULTIPLE PERSON HYPOTHESIS.  THEY ESSENTIALLY TELL US THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE SAME AS THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST WHICH IS THE SPIRIT THAT ABIDES WITHIN US…AND IF THE SPIRIT OF MESSIAH IS THE ONE IN US THEN WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS (JESUS OR YESHUA)…NOT A SEPARATE PERSON IN THE GODHEAD (i.e. THE HOLY SPIRIT)!  ALSO, NOTICE THAT IT IS THE SAME SPIRIT THAT RAISED YESHUA FROM THE DEAD. THAT COINCIDES BEAUTIFULLY WITH WHAT YESHUA SAID IN

John 2:19

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up”.

AGAIN, THIS SCRIPTURE MAKES US AWARE THAT EVEN THOUGH IT IS YESHUA WHO IS SEEN DYING ON THE CROSS…HE IS ALSO THE “ONE” WHO IS RAISING HIMSELF UP!  HERE AGAIN IS THE REAL MYSTERY OF GODLINESS…HOW GOD COULD BE MANIFEST IN THE FLESH AND YET STILL BE GOD ETERNAL, ALMIGHTY, EVERLASTING ETC.

THE TRINITARIAN THEORY IS NOT A MYSTERY, IT IS SIMPLY AN ERROR OF INTERPRETATION THAT ACTUALLY CONTRADICTS THE ESSENSE OF GOD AS SEEN IN HIS CREATION.  WHEN MAN WAS CREATED IN “HIS” IMAGE, HE WAS NOT CREATED AS A MULTI-HEADED BEING (3 PERSONS IN ONE)…BUT ONE PERSON WITH GOD’S SPIRIT IN HIM.

NOTE:  TO SAY THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A SEPARATE PERSON WITHIN GOD OR YESHUA IS LIKE SAYING OUR SOUL OR SPIRIT IS A SEPARATE PERSON.  IF WE CAN’T SEE THE TRINITY EXAMPLED BY HIS CREATION, NAMELY MAN, WHO WAS MADE IN “HIS” (NOT THEIR) IMAGE, THEN I WOULD CONTEND IT IS NOT A VALID INTERPRETATION.

MOVING ON - THE ONE SCRIPTURE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT MANY TRINITARIAN FOLKS BELIEVE POSITIVELY SHOWS A PLURALITY OF PERSONS IS GENESIS 1:26: 

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

THE PROBLEM WITH THIS INTERPRETATION IS THAT IT TOTALLY IGNORES THE HEBRAIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE ORIGINAL “HEBREW” SCRIPTURE…AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER HEBREW SCRIPTURES THAT PROCLAIM THE EXISTENCE OF THE ONE, TRUE GOD.  THE HEBREWS HAD/HAVE NO CONCEPT OF A TRINITY OF PERSONS THAT =GOD.  ALL OF THE OLD COVENANT SCRIPTURES AND THE HEBREW PEOPLE THEMSELVES ARE TIED TOGETHER BY ONE UNALTERABLE TRUTH…THAT GOD IS ONE.  PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HEBREW PERSPECTIVE:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Orthodox-Judaism-952/Genesis-1-26-say.htm

Additional info from a Hebrew perspective:

Many Hebrew commentaries espouse the idea that in Genesis 1:26, Elohim (God) was speaking to the angels which He had already created. Before you immediately reject this idea, we need to consider that angels were also eternal spirits like their creator.  They also were given the ability to reason and the power of choice...the very things that separate mankind from the rest of God's creatures.  So when the Lord said: “let us make man in OUR image” He could have in fact been speaking to the angels, not that He needed to confer with them but like His eventual interaction with man, He has always made it a practice to include His creation in His active plan for the ages.  Another scripture that possibly shows this interaction with angels is Genesis 11:7 - Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Lastly, in Genesis 18 we have a more concrete view of the Lord’s inclusion of angels in His interaction with mankind. Abraham entertained 3 men one of which we are told is the Lord.  The other two we can conclude from the remainder of the passage of scripture are the two angels the Lord sent to destroy Sodom etc.  Please pay particular attention to the fact that when the Lord comes as a “theophany” and appears to Abraham there is only one person seen and speaking as the Lord.  Also see Job 38...this passage confirms the angels witnessed the creation of the world and sang in unison and shouted for joy!

 I TIMOTHY 3:16 SAYS – GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS…”GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH”.  THIS COINCIDES BEAUTIFULLY WITH JOHN 1:1-14....AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH AND TABERNACLED OR DWELT AMONG US.  NOT THE SON OF GOD (SEPARATE PERSON) BUT THE “WORD” WHICH THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WAS (IS) GOD!  THE BIBLE NEVER SPECIFIES WHICH TRIUNE PERSON WAS MANIFESTED, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO…WHY?...BECAUSE GOD IS “ONE” NOT THREE OR THREE PERSONS IN ONE.

SO HERE IS THE VOICE OF REASON – IF GOD (FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST) WAS SEPARATE PERSONS AND GOD MANIFESTED OR REVEALED HIMSELF THEN WOULDN’T IT MAKE SENSE THAT WE WOULD SEE 3 PERSONS RATHER THAT ONE?!  ROMANS 1 SAYS - 20 For ever since the creation of the universe his invisible qualities — both his eternal power and his divine nature — have been clearly seen, because they can be understood from what he has made. Therefore, they have no excuse...

 

NOW LET'S LOOK AT:

PSALM 110:1 -The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 110:1

The Lord said unto my Lord - Jehovah (YAHWEH) said unto my Adoni. That David's Lord is the Messiah, is confirmed by our Lord himself and by the apostles Peter and Paul, as we have already seen.

Sit thou at my right hand - This implies the possession of the utmost confidence, power, and preeminence.

Until I make thine enemies - Jesus shall reign till all his enemies are subdued under him. Jesus Christ, as God, ever dwelt in the fullness of the Godhead; but it was as God-man that, after his resurrection, he was raised to the right hand of the Majesty on high, ever to appear in the presence of God for us.

AGAIN THIS IS NOT PROOF OF MORE THAN ONE PERSON BUT RATHER IS A MESSIANIC PROPHECY THAT SPEAKS OF THE ONE WHO WOULD COME IN BODILY FORM, DIE FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD AND THEN BE EXALTED TO THE FINAL POSITION OF AUTHORITY IN GOD'S PLAN. FIRST OF ALL, IF THIS SHOWS THE TRINITY...WHERE IS THE THIRD PERSON IN ALL OF THIS?  ANYWAYS...THINK OF IT LIKE THIS, THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE INVISIBLE, ALMIGHTY GOD REVEALING HIS PLAN TO FIRST MANIFEST HIMSELF AS THE "SON" IN REDEMPTION AND THEN ONCE HE (YAHWEH OUR SAVIOR OR YESHUA) HAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS RAISES HIMSELF OVER ALL...NOT THAT HE WASN'T ALREADY ON HIGH, BUT HE HAD TO SATISFY THE MANDATES OF HIS OWN JUSTICE THRU THE OFFICE OF THE SON. THE SON WAS ONLY A TEMPORARY PART OF GOD'S PLAN...UNTIL ALL HIS ENEMIES (DEATH, HELL, GRAVE, EVIL) ARE DESTROYED...SEE I COR 15 -  24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.”[a] But when He says “all things are put under Him,it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. 

REMEMBER JOHN 1:1 SAYS:  IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD (NOT THE SON) AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD...WHERE ARE THE THREE SEPARATE CO-EQUAL PERSONS? 

MORE SCRIPTURE…AND HIS NAME ONE (ZECHARIAH 14:9)…HE IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN ONE!  Zechariah 14:9

And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be— “The Lord is one,” And His name one.

 THE NAMES OF GOD VERSION OF THE BIBLE READS LIKE THIS:

  Yahweh (YHWH) will be Melek (KING) over all the earth. On that day Yahweh will be the only Lord and his name the only name.

ALMOST EVERY VERSION OF THE BIBLE IDENTIFIES LORD IN THESE SCRIPTURES AS YHWH OR YAHWEH. 

NOW COMPARE THESE SCRIPTURES WITH THE FOLLOWING:  Revelation 19:16

And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

 THE ABOVE SCRIPTURE OF COURSE IDENTIFIES YESHUA (JESUS) AS KING AND LORD WHO IS COMING BACK TO JUDGE AND RULE THE EARTH…AND LOGICALLY THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE KING AND LORD OVER THE EARTH NOT TWO OR THREE.  NOT SURE IF THIS COULD BE ANY CLEARER. 

THERE ARE NOT THREE THRONES IN HEAVEN, ONLY ONE.  WHEN THE SCRIPTURE SAYS JESUS (YESHUA) IS SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND (OF THE THRONE OF GOD)…WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A JEWISH PHRASE THAT REFERS TO THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER OR THE SEAT OF AUTHORITY. 

In Hebrew thought, the "right hand" does not signify a specific location. Rather, it's symbolic of the place of authority. This is a Hebrew idiom. Hebrew has a word that means "hand" (yad) and a word that means "right hand" (yamin). The Hebrew name Benjamin (Ben yamin) means son of the right hand. The right hand simply indicates authority. When Jesus sat at the right hand of the Father (Invisible God), it did not mean a seating arrangement. It meant that He sat in the place of divine authority. (Which explains why John only saw one throne and One sitting on the throne in Revelation, which of course, is exactly what Isaiah had seen there.)…again NOT SEPARATE PERSONS.

I mean if God fills all and all, how could there be a right or left to Him. This is another critical reason why we need to get back to our Hebrew roots so we can understand these Biblical phrases or Hebrew idioms.

WHAT ABOUT PHRASES LIKE “ARM OF THE LORD” OR THE “LORD’S RIGHT HAND”

These types of phrases are called anthropomorphisms.  God is a Spirit and a spirit does not have body parts like you and me, but in order to help us understand and better relate to what the Lord is doing and how He is doing it, the scripture (by divine inspiration) uses these phrases.

SO HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND THE REFERENCES TO FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST?...VERY SIMPLY - THEY ARE MANIFESTATIONS OR DIFFERENT ROLES PERFORMED BY THE “ONE” TRUE GOD. HE IS THE FATHER IN CREATION, THE SON IN REDEMPTION AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR REGENERATION.

AGAIN, THE FACT IS - THE DISCIPLES NEVER MENTIONED A TRINITY OF PERSONS.  JOHN 14 IS THE ONLY TIME WE SEE THE DISCIPLES GRAPPLING WITH TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FATHER AND THE SON…WHEN PHILLIP SAID TO YESHUA “SHOW US THE FATHER AND THAT WILL SUFFICE”.  YESHUA’S (JESUS) RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION SHOULD HAVE PUT TO REST ANY QUESTION AS TO WHO HE WAS AND WHO THE FATHER WAS ETC…WHEN HE SAID - “IF YOU’VE SEEN ME YOU’VE SEEN THE FATHER…I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE”.  IN OTHER WORDS, YESHUA (JESUS) WAS THE PERFECT REFLECTION OR IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD…ONE PERSON, NOT THREE.

BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.  I RECOMMEND YOU LOOK AT SOME SITES THAT TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WHERE THE TRINITY DOCTRINE CAME FROM BEGINNING WITH THE COUNCIL OF NICEA IN 325 AD AND THE EMPEROR CONSTANTINE.  THERE ARE ALSO SITES THAT WILL TAKE YOU BACK FURTHER THAN THAT TO SHOW YOU WHERE THE IDEA OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE CAME FROM…IF YOU’RE INTERESTED.

SOME HELPFUL LINKS THAT PROVIDE A MORE INDEPTH LOOK AT THE ONE GOD (YAHWEH = YESHUA) CONCEPT AND THE TRINITARIAN NIGHTMARE ARE:

HTTP://BOOKS.MCQUICKENTERPRISE.COM/ONENESS.PDF

HTTP://WHERETHEGOODWAYIS.BLOGSPOT.COM/2010/08/IS-YESHUA-YAHWEH.HTML

MORE PROOF THAT YESHUA (JESUS) IS YAHWEH:

JOHN 12

37 BUT AS MANY SIGNS AS HE HAD PERFORMED BEFORE THEM, THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IN HIM, 38 IN ORDER THAT THE WORD OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH WOULD BE FULFILLED, WHO SAID,

“LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR MESSAGE?
    AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?”[R]

39 FOR THIS REASON THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO BELIEVE, BECAUSE AGAIN ISAIAH SAID,

40 “HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES
    AND HARDENED THEIR HEARTS,
LEST THEY SEE WITH THEIR[S] EYES
    AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR[T] HEARTS
AND TURN, AND I HEAL THEM.”[U]

41 ISAIAH SAID THESE THINGS BECAUSE HE SAW HIS GLORY, AND HE SPOKE ABOUT HIM

 

NOW LOOK AT ISAIAH 6 (PASSAGE THAT JOHN 12 REFERENCES) - NAMES OF GOD BIBLE (NOG)

ISAIAH IS SENT WITH A MESSAGE FOR THE LORD’S PEOPLE

6 IN THE YEAR KING UZZIAH DIED, I SAW ADONAY SITTING ON A HIGH AND LOFTY THRONE. THE BOTTOM OF HIS ROBE FILLED THE TEMPLE. ANGELS[A] WERE STANDING ABOVE HIM. EACH HAD SIX WINGS: WITH TWO THEY COVERED THEIR FACES, WITH TWO THEY COVERED THEIR FEET, AND WITH TWO THEY FLEW. THEY CALLED TO EACH OTHER AND SAID,

“HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS YAHWEH TSEBAOTH!
    THE WHOLE EARTH IS FILLED WITH HIS GLORY

THEIR VOICES SHOOK THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE DOORPOSTS, AND THE TEMPLE FILLED WITH SMOKE.

SO I SAID, “OH, NO!

I’M DOOMED.
    EVERY WORD THAT PASSES THROUGH MY LIPS IS SINFUL.
        I LIVE AMONG PEOPLE WITH SINFUL LIPS.
            I HAVE SEEN THE MELEK, YAHWEH TSEBAOTH!”

MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY -

I. SEE GOD UPON HIS THRONE, AND THAT THRONE HIGH AND LIFTED UP, NOT ONLY ABOVE OTHER THRONES, AS IT TRANSCENDS THEM, BUT OVER OTHER THRONES, AS IT RULES AND COMMANDS THEM. ISAIAH SAW NOT JEHOVAH—THE ESSENCE OF GOD (NO MAN HAS SEEN THAT, OR CAN SEE IT), BUT ADONAI—HIS DOMINION. HE SAW THE LORD JESUS; SO THIS VISION IS EXPLAINED JOHN 12:41; THAT ISAIAH NOW SAW CHRIST’S GLORY AND SPOKE OF HIM, WHICH IS AN INCONTESTABLE PROOF OF THE DIVINITY OF OUR SAVIOUR. HE IT IS WHO WHEN, AFTER HIS RESURRECTION, HE SAT DOWN ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, DID BUT SIT DOWN WHERE HE WAS BEFORE, JOHN 17:5. SEE THE REST OF THE ETERNAL MIND: ISAIAH SAW THE LORD SITTING, PS. 29:10. SEE THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE ETERNAL MONARCH: HE SITS UPON A THRONE—A THRONE OF GLORY, BEFORE WHICH WE MUST WORSHIP,—A THRONE OF GOVERNMENT, UNDER WHICH WE MUST BE SUBJECT,—AND A THRONE OF GRACE, TO WHICH WE MAY COME BOLDLY. THIS THRONE IS HIGH, AND LIFTED UP ABOVE ALL COMPETITION AND CONTRADICTION. 

 

SEE ISAIAH 40:3-5 (NAMES OF GOD VERSION)

A VOICE CRIES OUT IN THE DESERT:

“CLEAR A WAY FOR YAHWEH.
    MAKE A STRAIGHT HIGHWAY IN THE WILDERNESS FOR OUR ELOHIM.
EVERY VALLEY WILL BE RAISED.
    EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL WILL BE LOWERED.
    STEEP PLACES WILL BE MADE LEVEL.
    ROUGH PLACES WILL BE MADE SMOOTH.
THEN YAHWEH’S GLORY WILL BE REVEALED
    AND ALL PEOPLE WILL SEE IT TOGETHER.
        YAHWEH HAS SPOKEN.”

OF COURSE THIS PASSAGE WAS FULFILLED BY JOHN THE BAPTIST WHEN HE PROCLAIMED YESHUA TO BE THE LAMB OF GOD!

JOHN 1

29 JOHN SAW YESHUA COMING TOWARD HIM THE NEXT DAY AND SAID, “LOOK! THIS IS THE LAMB OF GOD WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD

 CONCLUSION:  OLD TESTAMENT YAHWEH = NEW COVENANT YESHUA!

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