Friday, October 15, 2010

Yeshua (Jesus) is Eternal

One of the most confusing things about the Bible and Christianity in general is the question of "Is Christ Divine".

Jewish people will say no.
Muslims will say no.
Most Christians will say yes.

I am not trying to reason with the divine nature of Yeshua or trying to call him GOD Y'hweh, I am only providing examples for those who may believe that Yeshua is eternal in the sense as eternal to man. We have no desire to continue the 1700 year argument brought forth by Arian, but this certainly supports his beliefs.

That question or doctrine turned out to be the most important in human history, from that time until the beginning of sorrows. Millions died because of it as it ushered in the establishment of the era of the trinity or the sword in 450AD and that atrocity lasted until the 18th century. The Father is truly greater than the Son.

We do not subscribe to the trinity or the exalted or expanded definition of the godhead as mentioned by Paul. Y'hweh is the God our Father. But Yeshua is indeed divine, but he is not Y'hweh.
Where can we find in the Bible the first mentions of some other divine force other than the Father? Or can we find that source?

Quite ironically we can find that proof in the first few passages of Genesis.

Looking at the Ancient Hebrew text of Genesis 1-3 we find:

(NOTE: The Hebrew may not be legible for all readers, you may need a particular font set for legible Hebrew viewing)
Genesis 1-3 - וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי אוֹר וַיְהִי
Genesis 1-3 Translation: - And he will Say Elohyim, He will exist (become) Light and he will exist (becoming) Light
Genesis 1-3 King James - Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

I am sure many of you have never seen the word "Elohyim". That is the first word of God written in Genesis. The literal translation means (POWERS or SPIRITS). God is God, but this may be a prelude to the Father our God and his Spirit moving upon the void and Elohyim may represent that.

This verse is often translated as God creating the physical light that we see today.

Genesis 1-4 - ד.....וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאוֹר כִּי-טוֹב וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ
Genesis 1-4 - Translation - and~ he~ will~ See Elohiym at the light given that functional and he will make seperate Elohiym between the light and between the darkness
Genesis 1-4 King James - And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness

Shortly after this passage God divided the light into night and day. But further on into Genesis we see that God creates light for a second time and seems to be very specific on what this light is.

Genesis 1-15 King James - And let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.
Genesis 1-15 יז.....וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמָיִם לְהָאִיר עַל-הָאָרֶץ לִמְאוֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם לְהָאִיר עַל-הָאָרֶץ וַיְהִי-כֵן׃
Genesis 1-15 Translation - and he will give - at them - Elohiym - in sheet - the sky - to make glow - upon - the land -to luminary - s - in sheet - the sky - to make glow - upon - the land - and he will exist - so
Genesis 1-16 King James - God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Genesis 1-16, the Hebrew scripture references the separation of night and day and the big luminary is for day and little one is for the regulation of night. He also made the stars. Just as the KJV translation above.

So why does God create light for a second time? It really makes no sense unless you think of the first Light not necessarily as the physical photons of light but as a Light of God, as a spiritual Light, the Word, the Power.

He may have created a Light for man, and an offspring of Him and separated it from the darkness, our chief defense attorney with the Father, a pure Light, YESHUA and that light was pure and without darkness.

But the most confusing thing about the literal Hebrew translation is the word "Elohiym". This term is usually meant to be considered plural, meaning more than one. But Elohiym can also be interchangeable as singular. And is most commonly used in this respect. This is the reason, I believe, the King James version uses the singular name of God. But later on in Genesis it throws us another curve ball.

Genesis - 1-26 Translated from Hebrew- And said Elohiym, Let us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over fish of the ocean and over birds of the heavens, and over the cattle and over all the earth and over all the crawlers crawling on the earth.

The curve ball is the word OUR and US
There is only one explanation for this. That explanation is that Yeshua existed before he took the form of a man, he is the first Light or Soul Created by Y'hweh. His spirit existed in the time of creation, not in the flesh of Yeshua. I cannot not imagine that Y'hweh is talking to the Angels when HE says US and OUR.
There is an established hierarchy; The Father our God and the The Son our Savior. The Holy Spirit is the Father’s and he uses the Holy Spirit as he sees fit.

As the New Testament says; Yeshua is "Alpha and Omega" the beginning and the end.

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