He shall be called a Ναζωραῖος/Nazoraios [Nazirite]…Mt 2:23
…the sect of the Nazoreans [or, Nasareans?]… Acts 24:5
“This sect of Nazoræans is [presently in 375 AD] to be found inBishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
Beroea near Coelesyria, in the Decapolis near Pella,
and in Bashanitis at the place called…Khokhabe
in Hebrew…[in practice] They are nothing but Jews…”
“This Essene sect of the Nasaræans. They are Jews by nationality,
from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told,
but descendants of Israel himself.” There are only a
handful of Nasaræans [left as such] . . . they have been united
with the sect of the Ebionites [of the Nazoræans]
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
The Scriptures, along with Reason, teach us concerning the Undifferentiated BEING:
I AM that I AM – AHYAH ASHER AHYAH – BEING ITSELF
AHYAH is First Person Singular. YAHWEH is Third Person Singular:
“IT-HE-SHE IS”, singular & beyond fully adequate descriptions.
The use of “He” and “Him” in Scripture in regard to YHWH is a convention of language and should be understood as It-He-She. “IT” emanates masculine (HE) and feminine (SHE) polarities and modalities into existence, and thus,
“Our Parent, Our Father-Mother,
which art in the Heavens; Hallowed be Thy Name…”!!
“IT” is the source and cause of all other existence: Manifesting it by Thoughts, Words, and Deeds. “IT-HE-SHE” emanates all else, sustains and directs all toward an ultimate goal. IT is YAH-YAHWEH, the Absolute Being, who loves Its-His-Her people, whom It-He-She calls out of the moral-darkness of a fallen-world into the moral-light. And, to truly know It-He-She makes one love It-He-She. YHWH is Light, YHWH is Love, YHWH is Holy and Righteous, and the author of an Everlasting Covenant.
“Those who come to Him must believe that “He Is” and that HeHebrews 11:6
is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
It-He-She stepped down, so to speak, into the finite perception of Its/His/Her own creatures, heavenly and earthly, and sat down upon a Throne. It/He/She was manifested to Moses and others in a mode with human-like features, and also in the mode of an invisible spiritual presence, word, and power–called, the holy spirit or holy inspiration, ruach ha’qodesh. This is not another person, but rather, it is Its-His-Hers Own Spirit, Power and Presence, ‘funneled’ out of the infinite, into a mode discernible and agreeable to our humanity, He-She. The masculine use of pronouns for YHWH in scripture is not exclusive masculinity, but rather representative and inclusive of both masculine and feminine – in ONE BEING!
“How that Elohíym anointed Y’Shúa [at his baptismal inauguration, making him the Mashíaḥ–the Anointed One–the Christos] with the holy spirit [holy inspiration] and miraculous-power [for miraculous works]; who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for Elohíym was with him.” (The word, Elohiym, is known as majestic plurality, describing One Father-Mother Being.)Acts 10:38
YHWH first emanated Souls into being, who would later enter the fetus within a mother’s womb sometime after conception. The Elect One, was the First emanated Soul, the Firstborn Son-Daughter, in view of whom all other Souls came forth. This Firstborn Soul was to be perfected and become like the Head to the Body of ALL Souls. YHWH also emanated various angelic-spirit-beings, who would carry out various functions and act on His behalf in His Royal Court in the Heavens and be sent on various missions to humanity.
The Elect One entered the womb after conception took place, as we all do, and was named YahwShúa (abbreviated as YahShúa Y’Shúa or Yeshua, transliterated into IHSOUS in Greek, and hybridized further into Jesus in English). We all have three Parents: YHWH, along with our physical Father and Mother. The real Y’Shúa was the pure offspring of both, Yoséph from the house of David and Miriam his wife. He was conceived from the sperm of Joseph (the seed of King David), and called, “the son of Elohíym” at his baptismal inauguration and anointing. “The word (promise) became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). He is now resurrected and incorruptible. He is NOT part of a “One God in two or three persons” mystery, as later Nicene Christianity proclaimed and forced upon the world, as it moved further and further away from the original Nazareans.1)We pray that this will become clear as we proceed. Later, we will deal with his normal conception and birth in a separate article, as well as, other related topics, such as “pre-carnate-existence” and “the Malakh/Angel of YHWH”.
As He said to Moshéh (Moses) in LXX Exodus 33:19-23,
“I will go by in front of you in My glory and I will call out to you the name of YHWH…You will not be able to see My face, for no man will see My face and live…you shall see the back of me, but my face will not appear to you.”
His face represents His incomprehensible infiniteness.
“And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.“ Revelation 20:11
There is One Elohíym, The Father-Mother
There is No Other like It/He/She
He is Exclusively the Only One
Hear, O Yisraél: YHWH is our Elohíym, YHWH is One.Deut. 6:4
( Shemá Yisraél: YHWH Elohéynu YHWH Echád )
And you will love YHWH with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Let’s look at this, as it is very, very, simple. It is only men’s philosophical ideas that made it complicated, confusing matters with their creeds. A verse from Moses and a verse from the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul.
“For there is One Elohíym and One Mediator between
Elohíym and men, the man, YahwShúa ha’Mashíaḥ.”
1 Timothy 2:5
YHWH is Elohíym…YahwShúa is a human.
These two verses above reveal the essence of the matter. If you can see what is plainly before your eyes here then you can avoid and/or begin to remove yourself from the false doctrines that led many astray from the teaching of the first century Jewish Apostles, Prophets, and Teachers. Be courageous and think outside “the box” that others created for you to dwell.
The word for “one” in Hebrew is Echad and translates to Greek as “He is” and means “one”. What “one” means in the first verse above is the same as one in the second verse. What defines Elohíym in the first verse, the same defines Elohíym in the second verse. This principle, supported throughout scripture, nullifies the notion that Echad is a compound unity that consists of three persons, as some claim. There is no plurality of persons in the Elohíym of Yisraél as some religions espouse. Just as there is One Mediator and there is no plurality of persons in him, even so, YHWH is One Elohíym and there is no plurality of persons in Him. YHWH, our Elohíym and Father, is the only infinite and uncreated being. His sons and daughters, including our Adón YahwShúa were created by Him — all of them.
But to us there is but one Elohíym, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Adón YahwShúa ha’Mashíaḥ , through whom are all things, and we through him. 1 Corinthians 8:6
Elohíym is a plural form of the noun for Elohá and Eyl in Hebrew, and Europeans translated all of these as God, singular, not Gods, except when referring to the Gods of other nations. In reference to YHWH, the only plurality implied by the plural noun, Elohíym, is the plurality of His Majesty, his absolute supremacy over all the sons and daughters that He has created. All the spirit beings (angels or messengers), are “the sons of Elohíym” in a metaphorical sense.
Then YHWH answered Job out of the whirlwind…”Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? … When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Elohíym shouted for joy?” (Job 38:1, 4, 7)
These are the same “sons of Elohíym” that the prophet beheld in a vision.
I saw YHWH sitting on His Throne, and all the hosts of the heavens standing by Him on His right hand and on His left. (1 Kings 22:22b)
Therefore He is called, YHWH Elohíym Tsava’óth (of the Hosts of the heavens) and EYL Elyon (the Most High El) among all “sons of Elohíym” and among the “elohíym of the nations”.
“For YHWH Elohéyka, he is the Elohéy ha’Elohíym and Adonéy ha’Adoníym (God of gods and Lord of lords), the EL, the great, and the awesome, who doesn’t respect persons, nor takes reward.” Deut 10:17
YHWH Elohíym invited them to participate in the formation of humankind. He said, “Let us make humanity in our image and after our likeness and let them have dominion…” (Gen. 1:26)
To them, “YHWH said…Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand each the other’s speech.” (Gen. 11:6-7)
To them, YHWH said, “Whom shall I send? And whom shall go for us? (Isaiah 6:8)
The usage here is called the “Royal We” or “Majestic Plural” used by rulers invested with the authority for a plurality of individuals in a jurisdiction. For example, when a judge declares, “This Court finds the defendant, innocent”.
These “sons of Elohíym” are His children, just as human beings are also his children (Deut. 14:1; Romans 8:14). They form part of His Royal Court and have names with particular natures and ranking and order. Many are the messengers/angels sent from YHWH to minister to humanity and play a role in helping us to finally obtain the fullness of their image in the resurrection. Hebrew 1:14. The Book of Yovelim/Jubilees informs us:
II. 2 For on the first day He (YHWH Elohíym) created the heavens which are above and the earth and the waters and all the spirits which serve before Him–the angels of the face, and the angels of sanctification, and the angels of the spirit of fire and the angels of the spirit of the winds, and the angels of the spirit of the clouds, and of darkness, and of snow and of hail and of hoar frost, and the angels of the voices and of the thunder and of the lightning, and the angels of the spirits of cold and of heat, and of winter and of spring and of autumn and of summer, and of all the spirits of His creatures which are in the heavens and on the earth, He created the abysses and the darkness, evening and night, and the light, dawn and day, which He has prepared in the knowledge of His heart. 3. And thereupon we (all the above angelic spirits) saw His works, and praised Him, and lauded before Him on account of all His works; for seven great works did He create on the first day.
The distinctive honor of the Adón YahwShúa, is that he is the “firstborn” and preeminent son among many sons and daughters, existing first, ONLY, in the imagination of YHWH Elohíym, in His plans and purposes. (And that is how we all first existed!) And then, YahwShúa was brought forth like all humanity since Adam and Eve—through a Father and a Mother. He died and then was resurrected as a human, howbeit, a human with an incorruptible spiritual body. He was the first to obtain the fullness of “our image” and “our likeness”. And, he was exalted as head above all creatures when he ascended to heaven.
He is the summary of the covenant “word” (John 1:1), the prototype and blueprint that, YHWH, our One and Only Elohíym and Father, looked into to create (or, metaphorically, to father-mother) all other children, whether spirit-beings or human beings.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was before (the face of) Elohíym and elohíymly (divine/supernal/springing from out of the mind of YHWH) was the word. John 1:1
For those whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30
This divine purpose and plan (the word) was predetermined and predestined in the mind of Elohíym before the world was.
YHWH, our One and Only Elohíym, gave “His unique son” (monogenes: “one-of-a-kind-son”, “His special-son”; John 3:16) to procure our redemption. This same word, monogenes, is spoken in regard to our patriarch, Abraham, who had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Yet, scripture also calls Isaac, Abraham’s “unique-son” (monogenes; Hebrews 11:17).” Obviously, Isaac was not the “only” son, for Ishmael was also his son. But, Isaac was the one who was unique and in a special class, the “firstborn” in view of whom all others would be birthed to create the priestly nation of Israel. Ishmael and his many other sons have important roles, but not Isaac’s nor YahwShúa’s role.
YahwShúa, as this “unique” resurrected and incorruptible son of YHWH Elohíym, is the firstborn of a new creation, among all other sons and daughters whom he purposed from the beginning to bring forth. He was exalted as first in rank with authority and responsibility as head over all, under YHWH the infinite, the position that he had in the mind and plans of YHWH before the foundation of the world. And ONLY in this way, does he refer to his pre-existence when he prayed,
And now, O Father, You, glorify me beside Your own self with the glory which I had beside you [predestined] before the world was. John 17:5
(We will deal more fully with the meaning of “I came down from heaven” statements and the meaning and mode of his and our pre-existence later, along with the true translation of John Chapter One.)
He is also “unique” as the chief agent of YHWH our Elohíym. One needs to comprehend this truth concerning “the law of agency”. For not understanding this principle one can mistake the “agent” as the “sender”.
AGENT: A consensual relationship created by contract or by law where one party, the principal, grants authority for another party, the agent, to act on behalf of and under the control of the principal to deal with a third party. An agency relationship is fiduciary in nature, and the actions and words of an agent exchanged with a third party bind the principal. From http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/agency (4/13/2017)
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