Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

“I and My Father Are One”

Becoming Literal Sons of Elohim (God)

Eye of God

Back Next Chapter 29, Part 1 Preview: (A Sequel to: The Origin of Heresy) A controversy has raged for nearly two thousand years: “How can Yeshua (Jesus) be God? Many theories have been proposed over the centuries concerning the “nature” of Yeshua. These ideas are at extreme variance with the Bible concerning His identity and they are quite dangerous. Bible prophecy says that heresy (literally: sectarianism) would be an unbridled problem. It is not just the cults that are a problem tho they do provide very convenient “whipping boys” for more traditional deceivers. This four part sequel to The Origin of Heresy explains the “Nature of God” directly from the Bible in a way that harmonizes passages that have baffled heretics for nearly two millennia.

Mysteries of the Everlasting Kingdom
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Proverbs 30:4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has gathered the water in His clothing? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and WHAT IS HIS SON’S NAME? do you know? —The Gabriel Bible

The universe is filled with many stars, sort of an immense cosmological “family”, but it is still ONE universe. The very nature of Elohim is actually “revealed from heaven”, He is “clearly seen”. He is actually “perceived through the things that are made”.

Romans 1:18-20 YHVH’s anger is revealed from Heaven against all the unrighteousness and depravity of people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 An awareness of YHVH has been revealed to them, because YHVH has revealed it to them. 20 The invisible attributes of Aloha [God] have been visible to the intellect since the creation of the cosmos [Gr. kosmos], because the physical creation reveals His eternal power as a Supreme Being, leaving them no excuse.

In time we mortals—those of us who overcome sin, will literally be made a part of that celestial Family and “will shine... like the stars forever and ever”.

Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who turn many to morality like the stars forever and ever.

We are told straight out concerning “Your heavens, the work of Your fingers” that “You make him ruler over the works of Your hands”.

Psalm 8:3-6 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, that you set in place— 4 what is the human race, that you should notice us, ‘human beings’ [Lit: the son of man] that you should care for them? 5 You’ve made us slightly lower than Elohim, and crowned us with splendor and honor, and You’ve given us control of Your handiwork, 6 by putting everything under ‘our’ control” [Lit: feet].

One of Yehovah’s God’s] many mysteries is that the life and teachings of Yeshua the Messiah (Messiah is not His last name) include the central truths that will enable the kadishea (saints) to become literal sons of Yehovah. The kadishea were made to be “ruler” of the universe! We will literally become resurrected members of Yehovah’s own family, a family that has always been to this point only made up of two members.

Messiah means “Anointed”, with the understanding that He was anointed to the office of the Messiah. The true kadishea understand that the Messiah (Yeshua) was a man but that He was also the Son of Yehovah. Questions should come to mind, such as why would Yehovah have a Son? When did that relationship begin? And if Yehovah had a Son, wouldn’t there be two Yehovahs?

Our knowledge of Yehovah is almost entirely dependent upon revelation. We can acknowledge a Creator by seeing His creation, but knowledge of His identity is only discerned by His written word. We need to know not only that there is an Elohim but who He is and what He has in mind for us!

Men have been devising scenarios to separate Messiah from the Father for nearly two millennia. From the early chapters of Genesis it is clear that Yehovah made us in the very form that He Himself had. Later we see Yehovah walking with Adam and Eve in the Garden. There are several places in the Bible where Yehovah is even thought to be a Man by those present.

“Supernatural” evidence proves that the Bible is Yehovah’s word. Fulfilled prophecies are a primary proof of Yehovah’s identity. The prophets of ancient Israel received very specific inspiration and recorded the written word in the Bible. They essentially took dictation. The things that these men witnessed inspired most of them to die for the messages that they announced to the public.

Prophets such as the Envoy (Apostle) John and the Messiah Himself recorded considerable information that will ultimately change the course of history as people begin to respond to those prophecies—when they begin to unfold. Ultimately, the people who really come to know Yehovah are the people “who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.”

Yehovah responds to sincere peoples’ desire for eternal knowledge by “calling” those individuals. That simply means that He tweaks their minds with a far keener awareness of spiritually discerned things, allowing them to learn about Him. They to varying degrees become, as a famous man calls it, a “truth detector”. Such people crave to study Yehovah’s word. With persistence, these individuals slowly begin to get a clearer picture of Yehovah and His reason for creating us as the years pass by. Unfortunately, careless assumptions about Yehovah passed on by others often greatly slows our learning. If you can learn to never assume anything, by questioning everything, you will advance spiritually much more effectively.

Most of the Bible is about the people of Israel—past, present and future, but this chapter focuses on what Yehovah says about Himself. So lets jump in and look at the verses that explain who Yehovah is. Typically, people read right over the statements that Messiah said about Himself, shrug their shoulders and then ask a familiar “professional” what they should believe. The actual Bible verses seem so strange to us that we unconsciously reject them without even realizing what we are doing. The real solution tho is to believe those things that the Father and the Son actually say about themselves. Anything else is creating a false Elohim in our own imagination.

An Elementary Explanation of the Nature of Yeshua

What if Yeshua was serious! Can we simply believe Yeshua’s own explanation?

John 14:9-11 Yeshua replied, “Philip, have I been with you all this time, and you still don’t known Me? Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father, so why would you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in My Father, and that My Father is in Me? The words that I’m telling you aren’t of My own initiative. My Father who lives in Me is doing the work! 11 Believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. But if not, at least believe because of the works themselves.

What are the ramifications of believing that to see Yeshua is to see the Father? And what exactly did Yeshua mean when He said that He was “in the Father”?

What did He mean by, “I and My Father are One”?

Truly there is but one Elohim, as the “One Godders” who deny Yeshua’s role insist, but the one Elohim consists of two “persons”! (There are many good articles on the web that thoroly discredit the Trinity, I would recommend checking these out if you have never looked into it, however they will usually come with baggage).

People who believe in the Biblical Satan have no trouble believing that his evil spirit permeates and influences billions of human “bodies”. However, some of those same people have trouble believing that Yehovah can “operate” from two bodies. That is the reason why the literal statement has been rejected almost from the moment that the words left His mouth. So is there a simple way to make this concept understandable? Absolutely! There is a physical counterpart to two being one. The principle was stated in the Garden of Eden:

Genesis 2:24 This is why a man leaves his father and mother, and unites with his wife and they become one flesh.

Yeshua restated the thought:

Matthew 19:4-6 He replied, “Haven’t you read that the One who originally created them made them male and female?” 5 He said, “That’s why a man leaves his father and mother and is ‘glued’ to his wife, and the two will be one ‘entity’. 6 So they are no longer two, but one entity. So no one should separate what Yehovah has yoked together.””

We have now seen two of several examples of where two are one, in the favorable context of a marriage. Marriage is, or at least can be, a foretaste of a Heavenly condition! It is very analogous to the family relationship between the Father and the Son. There could be no better way to explain the “nature of Messiah”!

The Oneness of Yehovah refers to the One mind of Yehovah; it’s not a “body count”!

With a little bit of thought and meditation on these passages we can even envision that the Messiah and the Father want to have a family! Why wouldn’t the Father and the Son want to share the wonders of eternity with more of their own Kind? You can be a part of it!

Matthew 5:9 Those who work for peace are blessed, because they’ll be called the Sons of Aloha!

Romans 8:14 Those who are led by YHVH’s spirit are YHVH’s children.

Romans 8:19 The entire creation is hoping and waiting for the revelation [appearance] of YHVH’s children.

Galatians 3:26 You are all the children of YHVH by faith in Yeshua Messiah.

Luke 20:34-36 Yeshua responded, “The men of this world take wives, and wives are given to husbands. 35 But those who are worthy of the next world, who are in the resurrection from the dead won’t take wives, nor will wives be given to husbands. 36 They can’t die anymore and are similar to the spirit messengers, and are YHVH’s children, because they are children of the resurrection.

Why are there no daughters of Yehovah mentioned? Some translations use “children of Elohim” instead of “sons of Elohim”, which is right in principle but wrong technically. Those who are accounted worthy to be in Yehovah’s family will apparently not be sexual beings; but rather similar to the angels. Gender terms are merely a convenience. Being compared to angels is somewhat of a loose comparison because even the Angels are not necessarily immortal. They could conceivably suffer destruction as the demons will ultimately suffer, if they choose to become evil:

Luke 4:33-34 In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out loudly, 34 “Let us alone. What do you want with us, Yeshua the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Kadosh One of YHVH.”

However, we can attain immortality, as our Father has, and actually become one with Him:

1 Timothy 6:12-16 Fight in the good battle for your faith and take hold of eternal Life. This is why you were called by name, and have declared your honorable testimony before many witnesses. 13 In the presence of YHVH, who gives life to all, and before Yeshua Messiah who declared His honorable testimony before Pontius Pilate, I insist that 14 you obey this command spotlessly and blamelessly until the appearance of our Master Yeshua Messiah. 15 At the right time, YHVH will reveal who the blessed and only Sovereign is, the King of kings and the Master of masters 16 who alone has ‘immortality’, living in unapproachable light, who no one has ever seen or even can see. To Him be honor and dominion forever and ever. Aw-main.

Notice, hidden within the following dreadful but related analogy, that our destiny as kadishea is to also be joined to the One Spirit:

1 Corinthians 6:15-17 Don’t you know that your bodies are members [parts] of the Messiah? Will someone take away a member of the Messiah and then make it a member of a prostitute’s body? Absolutely not! 16 Don’t you know that whoever unites with a prostitute is one body with her? As it is said, “The two will be one body.” 17 Anyone who unites themself with YHVH is one spirit!

True, a sexual relationship forms something akin to a marriage in Yehovah’s eyes, and there are consequences. But kadishea can literally become “one spirit” within the family of Yehovah, once in the spirit realm, and have an existence on par with Yehovah! Just as when the Messiah said: “I and My Father are one”, in like manner we can be a part of this same eternal family.

The following words, among Yeshua’s very last words, are some of the most profound words ever to be spoken! We can share the same destiny as Yeshua and the Father. We can also be a part of the same “One”.

John 17:20-24 “I’m not asking just for them, but also for those who will believe in Me thru their teaching, 21 so that they can all be one just as You Father, are in Me, and I in You. And may they be one with Us, so that the world will believe that You sent Me. 22 The magnificence that You gave Me, I have given to them, so that they can be one, just as We are One. 23 I am in them and You are in Me. May they be perfected into one so that the world will know that You sent Me and that You loved them just as You loved Me. 24 “Father, I want those You’ve given Me to be with Me where I am, so that they can see the splendor that You’ve given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Did Yeshua really expect that “they may be one in Us”? Was He rambling under the pressure of impending death, or was He more focused than He had ever been? If Yeshua was merely hoping for unity among His physical followers, then His dying wish never even came close to being reality.

Did Yeshua really mean, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father”? The Two of Them may be entirely identical. Perhaps They planned it that way. I can relate to that. I have even daydreamed about how nice it would be to have a “clone” to help me with my work. Also notice in passing that the Father is “invisible”, while of course the One who spoke to the Patriarchs often spoke to them “face to face”!

Colossians 1:12-14 joyfully thanking the Father who has qualified you to share in the kadishea’s inheritance in Light. 13 YHVH has rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and brought us into the Kingdom of His dear Son. 14 He has paid our ransom and released us from the bondage of sin.

While the frequently used term translated as “image” does not necessarily mean an exact duplicate; there is a Greek word, unique to Hebrews 1:3—“Charakter”—that is defined as “the exact expression (the image) of any person or thing, marked likeness, precise reproduction in every respect, i.e. facsimile”.

Hebrews 1:3 He brightly reflects His Fathers’ splendor and is essentially identical in His Being. He sustains the universe by the power of His Word. And He personally provided the purification to cover our sins, and sat down at the right hand side of His Majesty in the high places.

Here is another reference to the destiny of the kadishea:

2 Corinthians 3:18 All of us with unveiled faces, reflecting like mirrors the brightness of the Master, are undergoing a metamorphosis [Gr. metamorphoo] into His likeness, from our brightness to His brightness, just like the Master’s spirit.

Who is Our Father?

The Father and the Son even share the same names!

Yeshua is an “Everlasting Father”, yet He spoke of “His Father”:

Isaiah 9:6 A child will be born for us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Elohim, Eternal Father, Peaceful Leader.

Matthew 16:27 The Human Son will return in the splendor of His Father with all His kadosh messengers, and then He’ll COMPENSATE EVERYONE BASED ON WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

Who is Our Master (Lord)?

Who is “the Master”; the Father or the Son? The quotation about Yeshua being David’s Master is mentioned four times by Yeshua and the Apostles! Perhaps we were meant to notice it. The point is that they are both Master!

Matthew 22:41-46 While the Pharisees were gathered around, Yeshua asked them a question: 42 “What do you have to say about the Messiah? Whose Son is He? They replied, “The Son of David”. 43 He replied, “So then why does David, inspired by the spirit, call Him YHVH? Because he said, 44 “YHVH said to His Word [Targum of Jonathan (Aramaic) Psalm 110:1—Gill’s Commentary], ‘Sit at at My right hand side until I put Your enemies under Your feet.’” 45 So if David calls Him Master, how could he be His son? 46 No one was able to answer Him. And from that day on no one even dared to question Him.

The following passage positively identifies Yeshua as being the “other Lord” that David spoke of!

Acts 2:29-35 Men and Friends, allow me to speak freely to you about the patriarch David. He died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this very day. 30 He was a prophet, and he knew that YHVH had solemnly sworn to him, “Of the fruit of your body, I’ll seat a descendant on your throne.” 31 He foresaw, and spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that He wasn’t to be left in the grave, nor would His body undergo decay. 32 This Yeshua, YHVH raised from the dead, and we’re all His witnesses. 33 He’s the One who was elevated to the right hand of YHVH, and has received from the Father the kadosh spirit as promised, and has poured out what you’re seeing and hearing. 34 David didn’t ascend into the heavens, because he said himself, “YHVH said to His Word [Targum of Jonathan (Aramaic) Psalm 110:1 —Gill’s Commentary], ‘Seat Yourself on My right hand side 35 until I make your enemies a footstool under Your feet.”

Who is Our Savior?

Here is an example of many ways to demonstrate that sometimes Elohim the Father is our Savior, while at other times Yeshua is referred to as our Savior, and Titus said that they both are:

1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an envoy of Yeshua Messiah, by the command of Yehovah our Life Giver and of the Messiah, Yeshua our hope,

Titus 1:3-4 At the right time, He revealed His message by the announcement of heralds, the mandate that I was entrusted with, from YHVH our Life Giver, 4 To Titus, a true son in our common faith. May good will and peace be yours from YHVH our Father, and from our Master Yeshua Messiah our Life Giver..

Perhaps Obadiah intended to clue us in on the fact that there are two Saviors!

Obadiah 1:21 Saviors [rescuers] will ascend Mount Zion to rule over Esau’s mountains. And Yehovah Himself will be king!”

Hebrew has no capitol letters. Translators determine when to use capitol letters by the context; so don’t let the lack of a capital “S”, in some versions, throw you off. My question is: which Saviors could come to Mount Zion—Yehovah’s own special place? How about two of Them!

Who is our Redeemer?

Who is our Redeemer? Isaiah said that “our Father” is our Redeemer; He also said that the “First” and the “Last”—the Messiah, is our Redeemer!

Isaiah 63:16 You are our Father, even tho Abraham doesn’t know us, and Israel doesn’t recognize us. You, Yehovah, have been called our Father and our Redeemer from ancient times.

Isaiah 44:6 This is what Yehovah, the King of Israel, AND His Redeemer, Yehovah the ‘Warrior’ King, says: I am the first, and I am the last, and there is no other Elohim.

Who is “My Master and my Elohim”?

Eventually, even “doubting” Thomas figured out who his Elohim was!

John 20:26-28 After eight days [2] the disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Yeshua came in, even tho the doors were locked, and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He told Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at My hands, and reach out your hand and put it into My side, don’t be an unbeliever, be a believer!” 28 Thomas replied, “My Master and my Aloha!

[2] This assembly, counting inclusively (key words: “Scriptural method”) from when they were in the upper room before (Luke 22:12-13) would have been to celebrate the Last Day of Unleavened Bread.

Who is “the Rock”?

1 Corinthians 10:1-4 Friends, I want you to know that all of our ancestors were under the cloud and they all passed thru the sea, 2 and they were all immersed by Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and they all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and they all drank the same spiritual drink because they drank from the spiritual Rock that attended them, and that Rock was the Messiah.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4 I’ll proclaim the name of Yehovah, and declare the greatness of our Elohim! 4 The Rock—His work is perfect. Everything He does is just and fair. A faithful Elohim who does no wrong; He is honorable and reliable.

Who is “the Kadosh (holy) One”?

The following five verses tell us plainly that the “Kadosh One” is—Yeshua!

Luke 1:35 The Messenger replied, “The kadosh spirit will come, and the power of the Highest [Eloia] will overshadow you. So the Kadosh One to be born will be called the Son of YHVH.

Luke 4:33-34 In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out loudly, 34 “Let us alone. What do you want with us, Yeshua the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Kadosh One of YHVH.”

Concerning Yeshua’s body it says:

Acts 2:26-27 So I have peace of mind and praise in my speech. Even my body lives in hope 27 because you won’t leave my body in the grave or allow your Kadosh One to ‘undergo’ bodily decay.

Acts 13:35 He also says in another ‘Psalm’, “You haven’t allowed Your Kadosh One to see decay.” [Psalm 16:10].

Concerning the Jew’s choice of who should be shown mercy:

Acts 3:14 You disowned the Kadosh and Just One and demanded the release of a murderer.

Forty four times in the Hebrew Scriptures, Yehovah is referred to as the “Kadosh One”.

Psalm 78:41 Again and again they tested Elohim, and provoked the Kadosh One of Israel.

Isaiah 5:24 So like flames devour chaff, and like dry grass sinks down in the flame, that is how their roots will rot, and their blossoms will rise like dust, because they rejected the Torah of Yehovah the ‘Warrior’ King, and spurned the Word*, the Kadosh One of Israel.

Isaiah 17:7 When that day comes, people will look to their Creator, and they will ‘see’ the Kadosh One of Israel.

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots, because there are so many, and in horsemen, because they are so strong, but don’t look to the Kadosh One of Israel, or seek Yehovah!

Isaiah 43:3 Because I am Yehovah your Elohim, the Kadosh One of Israel, your Deliverer. I’ve given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba instead of you.

Isaiah 43:15 I am Yehovah, your Kadosh One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”

Isaiah 47:4 Our Redeemer, whose name is Yehovah the ‘Warrior’ King, is the Kadosh One of Israel.

Isaiah 54:5 For your Makers are your HUSBANDS [yes, both are plural search word: makers]; Yehovah of Armies is His name; and the Kadosh One of Israel is your Redeemer. He will be called the Elohim of the entire earth.

Who is Hosea talking about in chapter 11? It would appear only to represent the nation of Israel:

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a young man, I loved him, and I called My son out of Egypt.

However, John said that this was a prophecy about Yeshua. This is the only other reference to this idea of a son leaving Egypt in the prophets!

Matthew 2:14-15 So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother that night and escaped to Egypt. 15 He stayed there until Herod died, to fulfill what was spoken by YHVH thru His prophet, “I called My Son out of Egypt.”

Continuing in Hosea 11, we see that “My Son” who was prophesied to leave Egypt, would later declare that He was “not” any longer a mortal “man” but rather “the Kadosh One in the midst of you”:

Hosea 11:9 I won’t unleash My fierce anger. I won’t return to destroy Ephraim, because I’m Elohim, not a man, the Kadosh One among you, and I won’t come in anger.

Hosea 11 makes a sobering statement about Judah and the Kadosh One.

Hosea 11:12... But Judah is still wandering away from Elohim [Gills], and stands against the Kadosh Ones. [Yes, it’s plural!]

Could this be a reference to the Jews killing Yeshua for His nation? I believe so. He died FOR Judah, which makes anti-Semitism a bit counterproductive! Furthermore He died “not for the nation only” but to gather all of the Children of Elohim “into one”! (Or should that be “One” ?)

John 11:49-52 But one of them, named Caiaphas, the high priest that year, told them, “You don’t know anything. 50 You don’t realize that it’s better for us, for one Man to die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed.” 51 However He didn’t say this on his own initiative, but as high priest that year, he prophesied that Yeshua was about to die for the people, 52 and not only for the people, but also to unify the sons of Aloha who were scattered abroad [Gr. diaspora].

Yehovah, “my Kadosh One”, is Yeshua “the Rock” (1 Peter 2:7-8)

Habakkuk 1:12 Aren’t you from eternity, Yehovah my Elohim, my Kadosh One? We won’t die. Yehovah, You’ve appointed them to punish us. You, Rock, have found them guilty. .

Who else is “from everlasting”?

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, tho you are small among the clans of Judah, yet One will come from you to Me, the One to be Ruler in Israel. He comes from the distant past, from the dawn of eternity.

Yeshua said that His Father is “perfect” as well. Again the two of them are “One” and share a powerful “name”!

John 17:11 From now on I won’t be in the world, but they are in the world. I’m coming to You. Perfect Father, protect those You’ve given to Me in Your name, the name You’ve given to Me, so that they can become one as We are.

Who is Yehovah, the Judge and Ruler?

Psalm 96 is entirely about this time of the worldwide reign of Messiah as well. Here is an excerpt:

Psalm 96:9-13 Worship Yehovah in all of His kadosh splendor. Tremble in His presence, all the earth! 10 Say among the heathen, “Yehovah reigns”. The world is established so that it won’t fall. He’ll judge the nations fairly. 11 The heavens will rejoice, and the earth will be glad. The sea and everything in it will roar. 12 The fields will be jubilant, and everything in them, and all the trees in the forest will sing. 13 You will rejoice before Yehovah, because He is coming. He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with morality, and the people with His truth.

Who is the “Almighty” as well as the “Alpha, and the Omega”?

There are four references to Alpha and Omega in the Bible (Aramaic: Aleph and the Tau)—all in Revelation. All four of these references also mention “the First and the Last” or “the Beginning and the End” or both. However, the Revelation 1:8 reference adds something else: “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty”. The “was” indicates that this “Almighty” Alpha and Omega’s eternity was interrupted—He died for us!

Revelation 1:7-8, 17-18 He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Yes, Aw-main. 8 “I am the Alaph and the Tau [Aramaic], says YHVH Elohim [Yeshua], who is and was, and is to come, the Sovereign”. ... 17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as tho dead. He laid His right hand on me and said “Don’t be afraid, I am the First and the Last, 18 the living One. I was dead, but look, I’m alive forevermore! Aw-main. And I have the keys of death and Sheol.

Now notice that in Revelation 21 that the Father is “the Alpha and the Omega”! In the Revelation it is indisputably always the Father who is described as He who “sits on the throne” (compare Revelation 5:13, 6:16, and 7:10). Simply following the context reveals that they both use this title as well:

Revelation 21:3-7 I heard a loud voice from the sky say, “Look, YHVH’s tabernacle [dwelling place] is among humanity [Gr. anthropos]. He will live with them and they’ll be His people, and YHVH will be with them, yes YHVH Himself will be with them.” 4 Every tear will be wiped from their eyes, and there will be no more death [3] or mourning or crying or pain, nor will the previous painful state exist anymore, because the previous evil things have gone away. 5 The One who was seated on the throne said, “Look, I’m making everything new”. And He said, “Write this down, because these are the faithful and true words of YHVH.” 6 Then He said to me, “I’m the Aleph and the Tau, the Beginning and the End. I’ll allow anyone who is thirsty to drink freely from the spring of living water. 7 Anyone who is victorious will inherit these things. I’ll be their Aloha and they’ll be My sons.

[3] The cessation of tears and death begins as soon as the Everlasting Kingdom is established! Check the entire context of Isaiah 25, particularly v.8. Yet the wicked are excluded from this blessing. 1 Corinthians 15:23-24 says, “but everyone in their order, Messiah was the firstfruit. Later, at His coming, those who are the Messiah’s [will be restored to life]. 24 Then the end of these events comes, when He’ll have handed over the Kingdom to YHVH the Father, when every ruler and every government and every powerful force will have been overthrown”. Many assume that there is a 1,000 year gap between verse 23 and verse 24, assuming that it will take Yeshua 1,000 years to conquer the world. Have they read any prophecies? Zechariah 14 is a detailed account of the conquest of the world, it’s called the Day of Yehovah (the “Lord”). The earth will be “under His feet”, beginning at the Mount of Olives. Ezekiel 38 and 39 is another specific account of the conquest. Some postpone these chapters too. Consequently they must, for example, also think that it will take 1,000 years for Him to “make My kadosh name known in the midst of My people Israel” (Ezekiel 39:7) as well.

Later in the chapter it is the Father who is the Almighty:

Revelation 21:22 I didn’t see a Temple in it, because YHVH Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

Yeshua is both Judge and Ruler!

Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a Son who is to rule all nations with a scepter of iron. Her Child was quickly taken up to Yehovah and to His throne.

Romans 14:10 ... We must all stand before the judgment seat of Messiah.

One (Mind of) Yehovah/Presently Two Bodies

How could Two be as One in the spirit realm? Aside from the marriage analogy in the Bible, I would like to present another analogy that we in this electronic age can relate to. I view Yehovah as having in essence a wireless Internet connection in His mind. Both the Father and the Son remain constantly aware of what is going on with each other. They are literally of “one mind”! After all, if Yehovah can hear thousands or even millions of prayers at any given moment, why wouldn’t They remain of one mind continuously? Unlike our simple computers tho, They have continuous access to far more information in Their collective mind at all times, information going back in time into eternity. The kadosh spirit is this mind (and more)! Any experience that One has is immediately in the memory of the Other, almost as if it were a personal experience.

There is nothing mentioned in Bible about Yehovah being omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time). That comes from the “nebulous blob” school of thought. However there is another modern convenience that is analogous to what They can do with Their mind. It is as tho They have built in cell phones that span the universe! Every one of us is also connected but the incoming signal is weak at best.

They would have to have a fantastic ability to process information. (Almost certainly They would have some filters in place to block irrelevant events from Their consciousness.) The other fancy term “omnipotent” (having unlimited power) is Biblically sound. What good would it be if They had all knowledge, but could not intervene when need be? So They can act on Their infinite knowledge.

Hebrews 4:12 The Word of Aloha [Yeshua here] is full of Life and active [Gr. “energes”], sharper than a two-edged sword, even severing between the consciousness [psyche, Gr: psuche] and the spirit, piercing between the joints and the marrow and the bones [Aramaic], and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of our minds.

This is what the kadosh spirit accomplishes. The spirit is not a separate “being” of some sort, regardless of the fact that translators (whose jobs are and were on the line) consistently substitute “he” for “it” in reference to the kadosh spirit. And of course there are a couple of verses that were corrupted to appear to support the Trinity. (I explain the source of a key falsified “scripture” in Constantine Wrote Matthew 28:19 Into Your Bible! ) The kadosh spirit is the “power source” that the Father and Son share!

Imagine the paternity suit that the Father could present against the kadosh spirit, if “he” as a “being” claimed to be the true Father of Yeshua:

Luke 1:30-35 The Messenger told her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, because you have found favor with YHVH. 31 You’ll conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name Him Yeshua [Jesus]! 32 He’ll be great and will be called ‘the Son of the Highest’, and YHVH Aloha will give Him the throne of His ancestor David. 33 He’ll rule over the descendants of Jacob forever in His Everlasting Kingdom”. 34 Mary asked the Messenger, “How is this possible, since I’m a virgin?” 35 The Messenger replied, “The kadosh spirit will come, and the power of the Highest [Eloia] will overshadow you. So the Kadosh One to be born will be called the Son of YHVH.

The key phrase to notice is that the kadosh spirit” IS “the POWER of the Most High!”

I believe that the admonition to be of “one mind” is also an indication of our eventual state of mind. I envision the time when we will be able to tap into that “kadosh spirit Mind” and perceive everything in eternity past, as tho it were a personal memory. Certainly Yehovah would keep an extensive “high definition library”.

While I was an avid Star Trekkie, I think that the Borg, with their cubic city in deep space, were inspired by “the dark side” as a kind of sarcastic or even more insidious portrayal of the cubic New Jerusalem and its inhabitants who are all of the same mind. These beings are derogatively portrayed as having a “collective” beehive mentality. The coincidence is too great to ignore. Some extremists actually view the Borg “chronicle” as a prophetic warning against “siding with” the New Jerusalem!

Revelation 21:16 The city was laid out in a square, its length was the same as its width. And he measured the city with the rod at 12,000 stadia, and the length, width and height were all equal.

The portrayal of the inhabitants of cubic city as mind numbed drones who were once free people but who had their minds and individuality stolen is undoubtedly a clandestine condemnation of being of one mind.

In the original Star Trek series there is a more favorable perception of being of one mind. The Vulcans were able to “lay hands” on another individual and do a “mind meld”. As they were establishing this mental link they would say something like “my thoughts to your thoughts, your thoughts to mine”. The complete sharing of minds was portrayed as a beautiful and enlightening experience. From the science fiction world, the original series incidence of being of one mind was, I believe, much closer to what it will be like to share the mind of Yehovah.

When we receive the kadosh spirit we are actually, to a small degree, able to know the very thoughts of Yehovah. Once we have the kadosh spirit, we are more attuned to Yehovah’s mind. As we mature in the faith, Yehovah will reveal things to our minds.

One Mind verses

The very foundation of being a “Believer” in “the Way” is repentance. Here is a thoro definition:

Easton’s Revised Bible Dictionary: Repentance:
There are three Greek words used in the New Testament to denote repentance.
1. The verb metamelomai is used of a change of mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of sin, but not necessarily a change of heart. This word is used with reference to the repentance of Judas #Mt 27:3
2. Metanoeo, meaning to change one’s mind and purpose, as the result of after knowledge. This verb, with
3. the cognate noun metanoia, is used of true repentance, a change of mind and purpose and life, to which remission of sin is promised. Evangelical repentance consists of
a. a true sense of one’s own guilt and sinfulness;
b. an apprehension of God’s mercy in Messiah;
c. an actual hatred of sin #Ps 119:128 Job 42:5,6 2Co 7:10 and turning from it to God
d. a persistent endeavour after a holy life in a walking with God in the way of his commandments. The true penitent is conscious of guilt #Ps 51:4,9 of pollution #Ps 51:5,7,10 and of helplessness #Ps 51:11 109:21,22 Thus he apprehends himself to be just what God has always seen him to be and declares him to be. But repentance comprehends not only such a sense of sin, but also an apprehension of mercy, without which there can be no true repentance #Ps 51:1 130:4

There is much said about obtaining the very mind of Yehovah. Here are several verses showing that.

1 Corinthians 2:16 Who understands the mind of YHVH, so that they can instruct Him? But we have the mind of the Messiah.

Philipptians 1:27 You should live your lives as good citizens, in a manner worthy of the Good News of the Messiah, so that whether I come and see you again, or whether I am far away, I can hear about you and know that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, playing together to win [see root: athleo] by the faith that the Good News brings.

Philipptians 2:2 then make my joy complete by having the same attitude and sharing the same love, the same spirit and the same mind.

Philipptians 2:5 You should have the same sentiments as Yeshua Messiah did.

Philipptians 3:15-16 So then, all of us who are mature should consider these views, and if you have any different views, YHVH will also clarify that for you. 16 However, so that we all arrive, let’s stay on the same course, and have the same mindset.

Philipptians 4:2 I urge Euodias and Syntyche to be of one mind, thru YHVH.

Hebrews 8:10 But this is the covenant that I’ll make with the household of Israel after that time, says YHVH, I’ll put My Torah in their minds—inscribing it on their innermost being. I’ll be their Aloha [God] and they’ll be My people.

1 Peter 4:1 So since the Messiah suffered for you in His physical body, you should arm yourselves with the same mindset, because everyone who has died physically is finished sinning.

Again, I don’t think that this is figurative. Yehovah can even “download” information into the minds of people who are not seeking any truth, when it advances or expedites His plan. Just prior to the Exodus, Yehovah altered the thinking of the Pharaoh for the purpose of bringing about the birth of the nation of Israel.

Exodus 4:21 Yehovah told Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you perform all the miracles before Pharaoh that I’ve put within your ‘power’, but I’ll strengthen his resolve and he won’t let the people go.

It is quite simple really! Thoughts can come directly “into your mind.”

Continuing:

Daniel 2:27-29 Daniel replied to the king: “No wise man, enchanter, magician, or astrologer can reveal the king’s secret. 28 but there is an Elohim in Heaven who reveals secrets, and He has revealed to king Nebuchadnezzar what will happen during the ‘latter’ days. This was your dream and the visions you ‘saw’ as you lay on your bed: 29 as for you, O king, while you were in your bed your thoughts turned to what would happen in the future, and the One who reveals secrets has revealed to you what will happen.

Yehovah actually searches everyone’s mind to see who has “a willing mind”, that is, wanting to know and act on any truth that Yehovah chooses to reveal. But don’t expect Yehovah to do all of the work. He only installs information that is of a critical nature, and when our own serious studies fail to make the connection. Most people have an extremely difficult time separating their own biases from inspiration, so be careful what you attribute to Yehovah! Be careful what you “accept on faith”.

Even an ass or two can be inspired:

Numbers 22:28-33 Yehovah gave the donkey the ability to speak, and she asked Balaam, “What have I done to you for you to have struck me three times?” 29 Then Balaam said to the donkey, “You’ve made me look stupid. If I had a sword in my hand, I’d kill you right now.” 30 The donkey said to Balaam, “I’m your own donkey, the one you’ve ridden all your life until today? Have I ever done anything like this before?” And he said, “No.” 31 Then Yehovah opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Messenger of Yehovah standing in the roadway with a drawn sword in His hand; so Balaam bowed face down to the ground. 32 The Messenger of Yehovah asked him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Look, I came out to oppose you because you are recklessly resisting Me.

Did you notice that if the ass hadn’t been acting somewhat under her own free will, Balaam would have been struck dead!

Lon Martin, lonwmartin@yahoo.com

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