Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

“I and My Father Are One”

The Controversy—Isaiah thru Revelation:

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Back Next Chapter 29, Part 4 Preview: A controversy has raged for nearly two thousand years: “How can Yeshua (Jesus) be Elohim (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 Elohim directly from the Bible in a way that harmonizes the passages that have baffled heretics for nearly two millennia.

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Also he seemed to imply that “all” people will eventually be a part of Elohim’s family. For my purposes, it doesn’t matter how he viewed these related issues; my only concern is the main element of his article—that “Elohim” must definitely be viewed as plural.

Isaiah 28:16 So the Sovereign Yehovah says, “Look, I [the Father] am laying a foundation stone in Zion, a rock, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; [The Son, 1 Peter 2:4-8]. Those who maintain their faith won’t act hastily. —The Gabriel Bible

Isaiah 43:1-3 Now this is what Yehovah says, your Creator who formed you, Jacob. Don’t be afraid, because I’ve redeemed [reclaimed] you; I’ve called you by name; you are Mine! 2 When you travel the ‘sea’, I’ll be with you. When you go thru rivers, they won’t overwhelm. When you walk thru fire, you won’t be burned; the flames won’t burn you. 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.

In the next chapter “Yeshua” is still telling Isaiah about His Father, “the Elohim of Israel”:

Isaiah 44:1-2 Yet listen now, Jacob My servant, and Israel, who I’ve chosen. 2 This is what Yehovah who made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you says, “Don’t be afraid, Jacob My servant, and you, Jeshurun, who I’ve chosen.

Unitarians count one here, I count two.

Isaiah 44:6-8 This is what Yehovah, the King of Israel, AND His Redeemer, Yehovah the Commander, says, “I am the first, and I am the last, and there is no Elohim besides Me. 7 Who is like Me? Have him make the claim! Have him explain to Me the sequence of events from the time that I established the ancient people? Have him announce future events! 8 Don’t tremble or be afraid. Didn’t I reveal this to you long ago? You are My witnesses. Is there any Elohim besides Me? There is no other Rock; I know of none.

Isaiah 45:9, 11-15 This is what Yehovah, the Kadosh One of Israel, the One who created him says: “Do you question what I’m going to do for My children? Are you going to give Me orders about My handiwork? 12 I made the earth, and created people to live on it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, and I commanded all the ‘heavenly lights’ 13 I’ve raised him up in righteousness. I will make all his roads straight. He’ll rebuild My city, and he’ll let My exiles go free, without any payments or compensation, says Yehovah the Commander.

14 This is what Yehovah says: “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush and the Sabeans, men of stature will walk behind you, they’ll come to you in chains, and they’ll be yours. They’ll bow down to you. They’ll say: “Surely Elohim is with you, and there is no one else. There is no other Elohim.” 15 Truly you are an Elohim who hides Himself, Elohim of Israel, our Rescuer.

Every knee will bow to Yeshua!

Isaiah 45:22-24 Turn to Me and be rescued, everyone who lives in the earth’s remote regions, because I’m Elohim, and there is no other! 23 I have sworn by Myself, I have ‘spoken’ the truth, a statement that won’t be revoked: Every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. 24 They’ll say of Me, “Yehovah is the only source of righteousness and strength.” Anyone who was angry with Him will come to Him and be ashamed.

Compare to:

Philipptians 2:10-11 so that in the name of Yeshua every knee will bow, of beings in the Heavenly realm and on earth and presently under ground, 11 so that everyone will openly acknowledge that Yeshua Messiah is the Master, to the splendor of YHVH His Father.

Yeshua will re-marry Israel! See Who is the Messiah’s Bride?

Isaiah 54:4-6 Don’t be afraid, because you won’t be ashamed or humiliated. You won’t be put to shame, and you’ll forget the shame of your youth. You won’t remember the stigmatism of widowhood. 5 Your Makers are your HUSBANDS, Yehovah the Commander is His name, and the Kadosh One of Israel is your Redeemer. He is called the Elohim of the entire earth. 6 Yehovah has called you like a deserted wife tormented by grief, like a wife rejected early in life, says your Elohim.

It is only after the Great Tribulation that the Kadosh (holy) One of Israel will be universally known. The “afflictors” are dead but their sons are not:

Isaiah 60:14-16 The descendants of those who oppressed you will come bowing to you, and everyone who despised you will bow down at your feet, and they’ll call you “The City of Yehovah” and “The Zion of the Kadosh One of Israel”. 15 Instead of being forsaken and hated with no one traveling thru you, I’ll make you an everlasting excellency, the joy of all generations. 16 You’ll nurse on the milk of the nations, being nursed from royal breasts, and then you’ll know [after the Great Tribulation] that I, Yehovah, am your Life Giver, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

I believe that for a brief period of time, Elohim allowed Ezekiel to both see and hear the heavenly realm in much the same manner that He can see into our lives. Ezekiel is one more witness that we are literally made in the image or form of Elohim.

Ezekiel 1:1, 26-28 During the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, while I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the skies parted, and I saw a revelation from Elohim. ... 26 Above the expanse over their heads was something that looked like a throne of sapphire stone, and on what looked like a throne was what appeared to be a man above it. 27 From what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like glowing metal. From the waist down, he looked like fire, and there was radiance all around Him, 28 It looked like a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. That’s how the surrounding brilliant light appeared. The splendor of Yehovah appeared in this form. When I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.

Daniel cited an excellent reference to both Elohim beings!

Daniel 7:13-14 In my vision that night I saw Someone like a Human Son, coming with the clouds of the sky, and as He was approaching the Ancient of Days, they escorted Him into His presence. 14 He was given dominion, and splendor, and a Kingdom, so that people of every nation and language would serve Him. His Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom that wont pass away, and His Kingdom is one what will never be destroyed.

If Yeshua is not “Elohim” then we have “no Life Giver (savior)!”

Hosea 13:4 Yet I am Yehovah your Elohim who brought you out of Egypt. You were to acknowledge no Elohim but Me. There is no Savior other than Me.

From this point on we’ll check verses from the Testimony of Yeshua. Yeshua is the Elohim who was among us:

Matthew 1:23 “A virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they will name Him Emmanuel”, that being translated means, “Aloha is with us!”

The Magi set the right example in worshiping Yeshua:

Matthew 2:11 They went into the house and they saw the Child with Mary His mother. They bowed down and paid Him homage. Then they opened their treasure chests and presented Him with gifts of gold, myrrh [Aramaic order] and frankincense.

The only places that “winnowing fan” are found in the Bible are these two references to “Yeshua” winnowing out the chaff from among His people:

Jeremiah 15:7 “I’ll winnow them with a pitchfork at the gates of the land, I’ll bereave them of children, I will destroy My people because they wouldn’t change their course.

Matthew 3:11-12,17 I immerse you in water for a changed mind, but the One coming after me is more powerful than I am. I’m not even worthy to carry His sandals. He’ll immerse [or ‘baptize’] you in the kadosh spirit and [3] in fire. 12 His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He’ll completely empty His threshing floor, gathering the wheat into His granary. But He’ll completely burn up the chaff with inextinguishable fire.”... 17 Then a voice from Heaven said, “This is My dearly loved Son who I am delighted with.”

[3] I suspect that this should read “or in fire” rather than “and with fire” because of the dichotomy of the very next verse. It refers to “burn with unquenchable fire”. So it seems to mean that this fire is one you would want to avoid! You only get “one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5). Some get the “water” and some get the “fire”. The Greek says “and”, but I don’t have enough lexical Aramaic reference material to make a case.

In order to understand the Father and Son relationship it must be revealed to you!

Matthew 11:27 My Father has handed over everything to Me. No one fully knows the Son except for the Father. Also, no one fully knows the Father except for the Son, and anyone who the Son wants to reveal Him to.

Is Yeshua your pal, or someone you need to worship?

Matthew 14:33 Everyone on the ship came and worshiped Him, and said, “You are truly YHVH’s Son!”

Compare to:

Luke 4:8 But Yeshua replied, “It’s also written, ‘You must worship YHVH your Aloha, and only serve Him.’”

Matthew 28:16-17 The eleven disciples went into Galilee to the mountain where Yeshua had arranged for them to meet. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, tho some had doubts.

Mark 9:2-8 Six days later, Yeshua took Cephas and James and John and led them to a high mountain where He underwent a metamorphosis [Gr. metamorphoo] right in front of them! 3 His clothes glistened and became dazzling white, like snow, whiter than people on earth could ever make them! 4 Then Moses and Elijah showed up and we could see them talking with Yeshua! 5 Cephas told Him, “Rabbi, it’s wonderful that we can be here. Allow us to make three booths, one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 But he didn’t really know what to say because they were so frightened. 7 A cloud appeared and overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is My dearly loved Son. Listen to Him.” 8 Suddenly they looked around and no one was with them except Yeshua.

Yeshua is more than a friend, He is Master.

Luke 6:5 Then He told them, “The Human Son is Master of the Sabbath.”

Yeshua said He was Elohim!

Luke 8:38-39 The man who the demons had left begged to go with Him. But Yeshua sent him away and told him, 39 “Go home and tell them what YHVH has done for you.” So he went away and heralded to the everyone in town what Yeshua had done for him.

Luke 22:70 They all asked, “Are You the Son of YHVH?” Yeshua replied, “You said it, I AM.”

John 1:1-6, 12-14, 17-18 In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word Herself was with Aloha, and Aloha was the Word Herself. 2 He was with Aloha in the beginning. 3 Everything was created by Him, and absolutely nothing came into existence without Him. 4 In Him was Life, and that Life was the Light of humanity [anthropos]. 5 This light shines in the darkness, but the darkness can’t comprehend it. 6 There was a man sent from Yehovah whose name was John. ... 12 But to those who accept Him, He has given the privilege of becoming YHVH’s children—to those who believe in His name. 13 They aren’t born due to blood, physical desires or by human decisions, but from YHVH. 14 The Word became physical and lived among us. We saw His splendor, the splendor of the Father’s only Son. He was full of compassion and truth.... 17 The Torah was given to us thru Moses. Truth and compassion were given to us by Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ). 18 No one has seen YHVH at any time. The only begotten [or unique] YHVH, the One who is close to His Father’s side has declared Him to us.

“Our testimony” was not widely understood:

John 3:10-11 Yeshua asked, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you don’t understanding these things? 11 I tell you with absolute certainty that We speak what We know, and We testify to what We have seen, but you don’t accept Our testimony.

Those who believe that Yeshua did not exist before His human birth squirm at these statements from John:

John 3:13 NO ONE HAS GONE UP TO HEAVEN EXCEPT THE ONE WHO CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, the Son of Man who is in Heaven .

John 4:42 They told the woman, “From now on we will believe in Him, not just because of what you said, but because we have heard Him ourselves and we know that He is truly the Messiah, the Life Giver of the world.”

John 6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from YHVH. He has seen the Father.

John 6:62 What if you were to see the Human Son ascending to where He was from the beginning!

John 8:40-41 But now you want to kill Me for telling you the truth that I heard from Yehovah. Abraham wouldn’t have done things like that. 41 But you do the works your father did.” They told him, “We aren’t the offspring of prostitution, we have one Father, Yehovah.”

John 8:56-58 Your ancestor Abraham wanted to see My day, and he saw it [4] and was jubilant!” 57 The Jews told Him, “You aren’t even fifty years old, yet You claim to have seen Abraham?” 58 Yeshua told them, “I tell you with absolute certainty that before Abraham existed, I AM.”

[4] Abraham met Yeshua when He went by the title “The Messenger of Yehovah”.

John 10:30-31, 37-38 I and My Father are One.” 31 Once again the Jews picked up stones to stone Him. ... If I’m not doing My Father’s works, don’t believe Me. 38 But if I’m doing them, even tho you don’t believe Me, believe in the works, so that you can know and believe that My Father is in Me, and that I am in My Father.”

John 12:41 Isaiah [6:1] spoke about these things after he saw His splendor.

John 12:44-46 Yeshua shouted, “Anyone who believes in Me, doesn’t believe so much in Me, but in the One who sent Me. 45 Whoever sees Me sees the One who sent Me. 46 I am the Light who came into the world, so that whoever believes in Me wouldn’t stay in the dark.

John 13:3 Yeshua knew that the Father had put everything under His control, and that He had come from the Father, and was going back to YHVH.

John 14:6-10 Yeshua told him, “I am the way, and truth, and the Life, no one comes to My Father other than thru Me. 7 If you had known Me, you would have known My Father as well. From now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said, “Master, show us the Father, and it will be enough for us.” 9 Yeshua replied, “Philip, have I been with you all this time, and you still don’t know 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!

John 14:28 You heard Me say, ‘I must go away, and come again to you.’ If you really loved Me, you would have been delighted that I am going to the Father, since the Father is greater than I am.

Everything belongs to Yeshua, and His Father!

John 16:15 Everything that the Father has is Mine, that is why I said she will take what is Mine, and reveal it to you.

Yeshua was not in His exalted state at this time, so there was something quite different going on in Their relationship.

John 17:3-8 This is eternal Life—for them to know You, the Aloha of truth, and Yeshua Messiah, the One You sent. 4 I have brought You praise on the earth by finishing the work You gave Me to do. 5 Now Father, dignify Me in Your presence with the splendor that I had with You before the world existed. 6 “I have revealed Your name to the people You gave Me from the world. They were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have followed Your instructions. 7 Now they know that anything You gave Me is from You, 8 because I gave the instructions You gave Me to them, and they’ve accepted them, and they know for certain that I came from You. They have believed that You sent Me.

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.

John 18:5-8 They told Him, “Yeshua the Nazarene.” Yeshua replied, “I AM.” [1] (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6 As soon as Yeshua told them, “I AM”, they ‘lurched’ backward and fell to the ground. 7 So Yeshua asked them again, “Who do you want?” And they said, “Yeshua the Nazarene.” 8 Yeshua replied, “I told you that I AM. If you want Me, let these others go.”

[1] Yeshua revealed who He was, as in Exodus 3:13-15. There is no “He” here in Aramaic or Greek.

Thomas realized that Yeshua was Elohim:

John 20:27-28 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!

Acts 5:29-31 Simon, and the envoys, told them, “We must obey YHVH rather than men.” 30 The Aloha of our ancestors has raised up Yeshua, who you killed when you hung Him on a tree. 31 YHVH has established Him as the Pioneer and Life Giver, and has exalted Him to His own right hand, so that He could bring about changed minds and pardon Israel’s sins.

Virtually every Bible version made since Wescott & Hort depends on corrupted Greek texts, and misses the point in verse 10 below. “Yeshua” belongs in this verse in Romans because it accurately equates Messiah with being YHVH in verse 12. However they inconsistently have it right in John 5:22 and 2 Corinthians 5:10.

Messiah = YHVH

Romans 14:10-12 Why do you judge your fellow believers, or why do you consider your fellow believers to be worthless? We must all stand before the judgment seat of Messiah. 11 As it is written in the Scriptures, YHVH says, “As surely as I live, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will praise Me.” 12 So then each of us must answer to YHVH for ourselves.

While Messiah is also YHVH, He is second in authority to YHVH His Father:

1 Corinthians 11:3 I want you to know that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of the Messiah is Yehovah.

Yeshua is the creator of the universe. The coming Kingdom belongs to Him!

Philipptians 2:5-11 You should have the same sentiments as Yeshua Messiah did. 6 Altho He was in the form of YHVH, He didn’t consider His equality with YHVH to be a prize to grasp tightly onto. 7 So He divested Himself, and took on the form of a servant by coming into existence in human form. 8 And when He found Himself in human form, He lowered Himself by becoming obedient until the time of death, even death on a cross. 9 This is why YHVH highly exalted Him, and gave Him a name that is more excellent than any other name, 10 so that in the name of Yeshua every knee will bow, of beings in the Heavenly realm and on earth and presently under ground, 11 so that everyone will openly acknowledge that Yeshua Messiah is the Master, to the splendor of YHVH His Father.

Colossians 1:12-20 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. 15 He looks like the Aloha who is never seen, and is the firstborn of all living beings. 16 He created everything in the heavens and on earth, everything seen and everything unseen, including thrones, governments, rulers and authorities—everything was created thru Him and by Him. 17 He existed before anything else, and thru Him everything came together. 18 He is also the head of the body, the assembly, and the first person born from the dead. This way He could be first in everything. 19 Father was pleased to have the entirety of His presence residing in Him, 20 and establish harmony in the universe thru Him, and for Him to make peace by the blood of His cross, whether they are the inhabitants [5] of earth or Heaven.

[5] The Greek translations interpret this to apply to “things” rather than to “inhabitants” or “beings”. Would Yeshua have shed His blood for any of the inanimate objects that He created? Not to imply that there are humans in Heaven now (John 3:13).

Warning:

Colossians 2:8-9 Be careful not to let anyone make you naked slaves by philosophy [Gr. philosophia] and by empty deceptions and humanly devised rituals—the religious training of the world, rather than conforming with Messiah. 9 The fullness of Aloha’s transcendence is living in bodily form.

Colossians 3:1-2 So if you have risen with the Messiah then strive for the ‘realities’ that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand side of YHVH. 2 Set your minds on the things that are above, not on earthly things.

1 Timothy 1:1-2 From Paul, an envoy of Yeshua [Jesus] Messiah, by the command of Yehovah our Life Giver and of the Messiah, Yeshua our hope, 2 to Timothy, my true son in the faith. Good will, mercy, and peace from YHVH our Father and the Messiah, Yeshua our Master.

1 Timothy 2:3-6This is good and acceptable in the sight of YHVH our Life Giver, 4 who wants everyone to be Rescued from destruction and come to a precise knowledge of the truth. 5 YHVH is One, and there is one Mediator between YHVH and humanity, namely the man Yeshua Messiah, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for everyone, a testimony that arrived at an opportune time! [2]

[2] Yeshua was born precisely on time to fulfill the Seventy Weeks Prophecy and specifically on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and He finished His work precisely on the Passover.

1 Timothy 3:16 The mystery of righteousness that was revealed in a ‘human body’ is truly great: ‘He’ was made righteous in the spirit, seen by spirit messengers, proclaimed among the nations, acknowledged by the world and taken up to Heaven in splendor.

Just in case you’re wondering if the word “revealed” might have some less specific meaning in the Greek—here it is in Greek:

1 Timothy 4:10 That is why we’re working so hard and are discredited so much, because we trust in the living Aloha who is the Life Giver of all humanity, and particularly of believers [3].

[3] This statement is careful not to exclude those not of the faith from being given the opportunity for Life!

Timothy confirmed that, even then, no one “has seen, or can see” Elohim (God) (Father).

1 Timothy 6:13-16 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.

Incidentally, both of Them go by the title “King of kings, and Master [Lord] of masters”—the One who couldn’t be seen as well as Yeshua:

Revelation 17:14 wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, because He is Master of masters and King of kings, and those with Him were invited, chose to participate, and remained faithful.”

Yeshua has been with His Father since “before times eternal”:

2 Timothy 1:8-9 So don’t be ashamed of the Testimony of our Master or of me His bondsman, rather, endure the hardships associated with the Good News thru the power of YHVH, 9 who has Rescued us from perishing and called us by name with a supernatural invitation not because of what we’ve done, but because of His own compassion that was given to us thru Yeshua Messiah before the time [Gr. chronos] of eternity [or “the worlds”].

While both the Father and the Son are the subject of the following two verses, I believe that what is being said is that both are our our Life Giver

YHVH = our Life Giver (Savior)
Messiah = our Life Giver
Messiah = YHVH

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.

Titus 2:11-14 The Life giving kindness of YHVH has appeared to all humanity, 12 and it teaches us to renounce wickedness and the cravings of this world and to live sensibly in this world and in righteousness, and in great awe of YHVH, 13 anticipating our blessed hope and the return from heaven [Gr. epiphaneia] of the splendor of the great Aloha AND our Life Giver, Yeshua Messiah, 14 who gave Himself for us so that He could liberate us from our lawless condition and cleanse a new people for Himself who are zealous for doing good works.

Hebrews 1 identifies the person who is described in Psalms 45! Paul said that “the Son” was being referred to in Psalm 45, that David describes as a “wedding song”. Of course Yeshua, while in the flesh was the “most excellent” man to have ever lived:

Psalm 45:2 You are the most handsome of all men! Mercy has anointed your lips, so Elohim has blessed you forever.

This short chapter about “the most excellent of the sons of men” is worth reading in this regard:

Hebrews 1:1-5 In ancient times Yehovah spoke with our ancestors in many portions and many forms thru the prophets. 2 But in these last days , He has spoken with us by His Son, who He appointed heir of all things [the universe]. Thru Him He created the worlds. 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. 4 He is far superior to the spirit messengers, and He has inherited a name that is far superior to theirs. 5 To which of the spirit messengers did YHVH ever say, “You are My SON, today I have become your Father”, or, “I’ll be His Father and He’ll be My Son?”

Knowing that Psalm 45 is describing Yeshua makes me wonder if He will have the equivalent of a “queen”, as well as “daughters” and “sons” otherwise known as “princes”.

Psalm 45:9-10, 16-17 Princesses are among your honored guests. The queen stands on your right side wearing gold from Ophir! 10 Listen, daughter! Observe and ‘pay attention’! Forget your people, and your ‘family’. ... 167 Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you’ll make them princes thruout the world. 17 I’ll cause Your name to be remembered in every generation. The nations will thank you forever and ever.

Melchizedek was the Messiah!

Hebrews 7: This Melchizedek was King of Salem and Priest of the Highest Aloha. He met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him. 2 Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything that he had with him. First of all, ‘Melchizedek’s’ name means “King of Righteousness”, and secondly, He is called Malek-Sholem, that is, “King of Peace”. 3 He had no father and mother written in the genealogies, no beginning of days and no end of life, resembling Aloha’s Son, 'Melchizedek's’ priesthood remains forever. 4 Now consider how great this king-priest was. Even the patriarch Abraham gave Him a tenth of the spoils from the top [best] of the heap [1] [Genesis 14:18-21]. 5 The descendants of Levi who accept the priesthood have a Torah statute allowing them to collect tithes from the people, that is, from their own brothers, ‘even tho’ they are also descendants of Abraham. 6 But this Man who isn’t listed in their genealogies received a tenth from Abraham and blessed the man who had received the promise. 7 Without any doubt the lesser man is blessed by the Greater. 8 'Now' mortal men receive the tithes, but 'in the prior case', the One who the Scriptures refer to [Melchizedek] is still alive! 9 We might say that even Levi, who received tithes, also paid a tithe thru Abraham 10 because he [Levi] hadn’t even been conceived by his father when he [Abraham] met Melchizedek. 11 So if perfection was attainable by means of the Levitical priesthood (because on that basis the people received the Torah), then why was another Priest still required who resembles [Aramaic] Melchizedek? Because he said, “He will be like Aaron.” 12 When a transfer in the priesthood takes place, then there must also be a transfer in the law. [2]. 13 The One we’re talking about was born into another tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 It is apparent that our Master arose from Judah, from a tribe that Moses never said anything about concerning the priesthood. 15 This is even more evident from His saying that another Priest will arise who resembles Melchizedek, 16 who didn’t become a Priest due to a law based on ancestry, but due to the power of an indestructible Life. 17 He declared about Him: “You are a Priest forever who resembles [Aramaic] Melchizedek” [Psalm 110:4]. 18 The change that was made in the previous statute was made because it was ineffective and because it was unprofitable. 19 The Torah alone perfected nothing, but bringing in a more excellent hope, IN ADDITION TO what has already been brought in [3] did. This is even better because it allows us to approach YHVH. 20 He confirmed it to us with an oath. 21 They became priests without an oath, but He became one by an oath to the One who said to Him by David [4], “YHVH has sworn, and won’t change His mind, ‘You are a Priest forever who resembles [Aramaic] Melchizedek.’” 22 By all of this, Yeshua became the sponsor of a more excellent covenant. 23 There were many priests because they were mortal. They weren’t allowed to live on. 24 But this Man, because He 'lives' forever, holds a permanent priesthood that will never be passed on to a successor. 25 He is capable of offering eternal Life to those who come to YHVH thru Him, because He lives forever and intercedes for them. 26 This is the kind of Priest we need to stand before us, one pure, innocent and unstained, one separated from wickedness, and elevated higher than Heaven, 27 One who doesn’t need to offer daily ze’bakim [sacrifices] like the [Aaronic] high priests, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He only did this once, when He offered Himself up. 28 The Torah appoints weak humans as priests, but the oath that came after the Torah was written, appoints the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

[1] The Greek wording is seemingly far more specific than Murdock or Etheridge translated from the Aramaic. [2] See what ‘changed’? [3] Few if any of the translations even hint at the lexical [lexicon] meaning of the Biblically unique Greek word, “epeisagoge”: “a bringing in besides or IN ADDITION TO what is or has been brought in.” It takes at least nine English words to translate this one Greek word correctly. Few care to admit that the Testimony of Yeshua complements the Tanak, they want to see the Tanak replaced. [4] The Greek doesn’t mention David.

Yeshua is your Life Giver:

2 Peter 3:18 But continue to grow in compassion, and in the knowledge of our Master and Life Giver Yeshua Messiah, and of YHVH the Father [7]. The majesty is His, both now and for the rest of eternity. Aw-main.

John 4:14 We have seen and proclaim that the Father has sent His Son as the Life Giver of the world.

Elohim is Savior:

Jude 1:25 to the only Aloha, our Life Giver, thru Yeshua Messiah our Master, be splendor and dominion and honor and grandeur, both now and in every age. Aw-main.

Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alaph and the Tau [Aramaic], says YHVH Elohim [Yeshua], who is and was, and is to come, the Sovereign”.

Revelation 1:15-18 His feet were like refined brass, glowing in a furnace, and His voice was like the waves on the sea. 16 He had seven stars in His right hand and a sharp two edged sword came from His mouth. His face was like the sun shining full strength. 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.

We share the same destiny as the Messiah—we are to rule from His very throne!

Revelation 3:20-21 I have been standing at the door knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I’ll come in to them and eat with them, and they with Me. 21 Anyone who is victorious I’ll allow to sit with Me on My throne, even as I was victorious and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Father and Son Sealed on Our Foreheads:

Here is a place where Biblical Aramaic differs from the Majority Greek translations (but not the oldest Greek):

Revelation 14:1 AND I saw, and, behold, the Lamb stood upon the mountain of Sion, and with him the number, an hundred and forty and four thousand, who had his name, and the name of his Father, written upon their foreheads. —Etheridge

Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and behold, a Lamb stood on mount Zion; and with him the number of a hundred and forty and four thousand, having his name and the name of his Father written upon their foreheads. —Murdock

(In George Lamsa’s version he didn’t notice the difference between the Crawford Codex {where we get the Aramaic Revelation} and the Greek, because he was apparently using koine Greek here.)

Yeshua deleted?

Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having [Yeshua’s name deleted] his Father’s name written in their foreheads. KJV

I believe that the modern Wescott and Hort translations are riddled with deletions, however, this is an example of where the earliest Greek translators hadn’t thought to delete Yeshua!

Revelation 14:1 Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. —(NASB and virtually every other modern version)

Revelation 19:11-13 I saw the sky open up, and a white horse appeared, and its rider is named Faithful and True. He judges righteously and wages war. 12 His eyes were like flames of fire, and on His head were many gold coronets [crowns without arches] with names inscribed on them>, but the name written on Him had been unknown in the past except to Him. 13 He was arrayed with a vest sprinkled with blood, and His name is called the Word of Aloha.

John also reinforced this in:

Revelation 3:12 I’ll make anyone who is victorious a pillar in the Temple of YHVH, and they’ll never be separated from the assembly, and I’ll write YHVH’s name on them, and the name of New Jerusalem that descends from the heavens from my YHVH, and My own new name.

By this time the “Holy Ghost” (if it were a Ghost) must certainly be getting hot under the collar (if it has a collar), since ‘he’ is left unnamed on anyone’s forehead, when even the name of our hometown, New Jerusalem, is embedded onto our foreheads—unless that spirit is a “downpayment”, or a “seal”, used as training wheels, only until the day when your ransom is paid off:

2 Corinthians 1:22 and has set His seal on us, and has given us the downpayment of His spirit in our minds.

Ephestians 1:13 You’ve also heard the true doctrine about Him, and that is the Good News of your eternal Life, and you have believed in Him, and have been sealed with the kadosh spirit that was promised.

Ephestians 4:30 And don’t grieve the kadosh spirit of Aloha that seals you until the day when your ransom is paid off.

In the time of David it wasn’t well known that there was both a Father and a Son, particularly since the Messenger of Yehovah refused to tell people His given name (Judges 13:6,18).

Proverbs 30:3-4 I haven’t mastered wisdom, nor do I have the knowledge of the Kadosh Ones [yes, it’s plural page 13]. 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?

Revelation 22:3-4 There will never be any more blight [Gr. curse] and the throne of YHVH and the Lamb will be there, and His servants will serve Him. 4 They’ll see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.

End of consecutive sequence of Bible verses

—BUT SEE WHO SPOKE TO HOSEA

The End
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For additional reading see The Deity of Yeshua by Nathan Lawrence. Of particularly interest is the targum (Aramaic) quotations from the pre Messianic scribes who freely acknowledged the “WORD of Yehovah” in their writings!

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