Is Yeshua YHWH the Father?
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto YHWH, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
In this midrash we are going to look at the scriptures to see if what many in the body of Moschiach says: "Yeshua is YHWH in the flesh", believing that the Father is Yeshua!
I have struggle many years with different approach, saying: Yeshua is theAngel of YHWH, Yeshua is YHWH the Father, Yeshua is Elohim, meaning he is also the Father.
What does the scriptures says?
Christians will tell you that in the so called "Old Testamen" "Jesus" is there. Many messianic will also have similar statements, only changing the name wit Yeshua.
Is it true that when it is written in b'reshit/Gen. 1:26: "let US make man in our own image..." that Elohim is speaking with Yeshua?
Is it true that when the three messengers of YHWH appear to Abram they are two messengers with Yeshua, or as I have also read, The Father, the Son and the "Holy Spirit", or for some others two messengers with Yeshua?
I have been surprise to see that even some good scholars who say to be "Jew" in order to give proof that there research are more accurate than a Goy/Gentile promote Yeshua to be YHWH in the flesh.
This statement disturb me, because it is to pretend that YHWH changed is nature and took the form of a human in order to be among his people. Can we see that in the scriptures?
We are going to see these points and give room to the scriptures to explain YHWH's Heart toward His people.
Before reading I will encourage you to lay beside all false conclusion and pray for an open heart and a right understanding. You may be surprise at the conclusion, just keep your heart for correction if necessary, you will not be the first, I have adjust my opinion many times in the last 10 years:
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of YHWH, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of YHWH may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
First, one major error that many do, is that they take the Brit HaChadsha and try to explain what they read outside the Torah, thus try to place the "car before the ox". Every serious scholar will say that the Torah is the foundation of all interpretation, Prophets and Brit HaChadsha. This include the apostles and even our Master Yeshua.
Yochanan/John (at least if it is he who wrote the book) had a very deep understanding in Hebrew interpretation. Since more than 20 centuries, the Greek mind has invaded the whole world and formed a philosophical thinking which cannot match with the Scriptures written by Hebrew people for Hebrew minded people. The Greek mind is abstract in its structure and is based on the ego of man, to determine what is right or what is wrong.
This is not the purpose of this midrash to go into details, suffice to say that we should make real effort to see from a Hebrew perspective in order to understand.
DO NOT TRY to understand what is NOT WRITTEN just because you THINK that this is the meaning! You will be wrong. Search and establish thing by two or three witness:
Deu 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
We will see that the scriptures is filled with many verses which confirm one another in a perfect sense.
Let us go back to the Book of Yochanan:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning (b'reshit in Hebrew) was the Word, and the Word was with YHWH, and the Word was YHWH.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with YHWH.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
Now first let us see that in 1560 C.E. many translators like William Tendale who got hold on the Septuagint the Greek documents translated differently as those taking hold on the Latin Vulgate from Jerome:
First the King James version 1611 who follow Jerome Vulgate:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Now let us look at two witness of the time:
The Bishops from 1568:
Joh 1:1 In the begynnyng was the worde, & the worde was with God: and that worde was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the begynnyng with God.
Joh 1:3 All thynges were made by it: and without it, was made nothyng that was made.
Joh 1:4 In it was lyfe, and the lyfe was the lyght of men,
Geneva from 1587:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was that Word, and that Word was with God, and that Word was God.
Joh 1:2 This same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by it, and without it was made nothing that was made.
Joh 1:4 In it was life, and that life was the light of men.
In the two translation from Bishops and the Geneva, like in the translation from Tyndale, they all follow the Septuagint and using the impersonal pronoun "it", while those using the Latin Vulgate use the personal pronoun "him".
So we read in the Bishops:
Joh 1:14 And the same word became fleshe, and dwelt among vs ( and we sawe the glory of it, as the glory of the only begotten sonne of the father) full of grace and trueth.
The Geneva give it so:
Joh 1:14 And that Word was made flesh, and dwelt among vs, (and we sawe the glorie thereof, as the glorie of the onely begotten Sonne of the Father) full of grace and trueth.
We see the consistency in the "it", the Word who became flesh, while all others scriptures based on Latin Vulgate read "him" suggesting what is NOT in the text.
Let us now investigate what the Torah and the Word have in common with the words of Yochanan.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning (b'reshit) Elohim created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3 And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And Elohim saw the light, that it was good: and Elohim divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And Elohim called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Gen 1:6 And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
Gen 1:7 And Elohim made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Gen 1:8 And Elohim called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
Gen 1:9 And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And Elohim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and Elohim saw that it was good.
Gen 1:11 And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
Gen 1:14 And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Gen 1:17 And Elohim set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
Gen 1:20 And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And Elohim created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
Gen 1:24 And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Gen 1:25 And Elohim made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
Gen 1:26 And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Gen 1:29 And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Gen 1:31 And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Ten times: "Elohim said"
Remember what we read before:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning (b'reshit) was that Word, and that Word was with God, and that Word was God.
Joh 1:2 This same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by it, and without it was made nothing that was made.
Joh 1:4 In it was life, and that life was the light of men.
The Greek word for "Word" is "logos", while in Hebrew it is "dabar".
Let us see definition from both words:
λόγος logos log'-os
From G3004; something said (including the thought);
A primary verb; properly to “lay” forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean: - ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say (-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Now the same with the word "dabar":
דּבר dâbâr daw-bawr' written dalet,beth, resh
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing; adverbially a cause: - act, advice, affair, answer, X any such (thing), +
H1696 dâbar daw-bar'
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue:
"Something said including the thoughts" We should ask where is the place of the thoughts in Adam or mankind, is it not part of the Nefesh, the Soul?
So Elohim is Ruach but like he gave to us he has THOUGHTS:
Elohim uses allegories in order to help us to understand part of what He want us to know. Many times throughout the Scriptures, Elohim is painted with human attributes to gives us insight of His character and will.
Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith YHWH.
What are the thoughts of Elohim?
Strong's # H4284
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice): - cunning (work), curious work, device (-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.
H2803 châshab khaw-shab'
A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute: - (make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean, purpose, reckon (-ing be made), regard, think.
Could it be what we read in b'reshit/Gen. chapter 1: "Elohim said".
The Word/dabar/logos/Thoughts of the mind of Elohim were spoken by Elohim (said) and created everything Elohim had intentionally prepared beforehand?
Let us go further and see throughout the Tanak what is the position of "the Word":
Gen 15:1 After these things the word of YHWH came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Gen 15:4 And, behold, the word of YHWH came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
Num 11:23 And YHWH said unto Moses, Is YHWH's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
Num 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before YHWH: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
1Sa 3:21 And YHWH appeared again in Shiloh: for YHWH revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of YHWH.
2Sa 23:2 The Spirit of YHWH spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
1Ki 6:11 And the word of YHWH came to Solomon, saying,
1Ki 13:18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of YHWH, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.
1Ki 13:20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of YHWH came unto the prophet that brought him back:
1Ki 17:2 And the word of YHWH came unto him (Eliyah), saying,
1Ki 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of YHWH came to EliYah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
2Ki 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of YHWH; Thus saith YHWH, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
2Ki 20:4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of YHWH came to him, saying,
1Ch 17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of Elohim came to Nathan, saying,
1Ch 22:8 But the word of YHWH came to me (David), saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
2Ch 36:21 To fulfil the word of YHWH by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
Psa 33:6 By the word of YHWH were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath (Ruach) of his mouth.
Psa 147:18 He (YHWH) sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Isa 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
The foundation of Yochanan 1:14
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (to be read in the light of Yochanan chapter 1:14)
Here we see why the English translators using the Septuagint used the impersonal pronoun "it"
Jer 1:11 Moreover the word of YHWH came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
Jer 1:13 And the word of YHWH came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.
Jer 21:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from YHWH, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
Jer 34:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from YHWH, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all the people, fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof, saying,
Jer 36:27 Then the word of YHWH came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
Eze 6:1 And the word of YHWH came unto me (Yechezk'el), saying,
Eze 12:8 And in the morning came the word of YHWH unto me, saying,
Eze 14:2 And the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 15:1 And the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 17:1 And the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 21:1 And the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 22:17 And the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 29:17 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 30:20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 31:1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Hos 1:1 The word of YHWH that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
Jon 3:1 And the word of YHWH came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
Mic 1:1 The word of YHWH that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
Hag 1:1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of YHWH by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
Hag 2:20 And again the word of YHWH came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
Zec 1:7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of YHWH unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
Zec 7:8 And the word of YHWH came unto Zechariah, saying,
Zec 8:18 And the word of YHWH of hosts came unto me, saying,
Now that we have seen how the Word of YHWH came in the Tanak, let us see if we find a parallel in the Brrit HaChadasha (N.T.)
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of YHWH.
Mat 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom*, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
* The word of the Kingdom: An idiom for "the Word of YHWH"
Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Mar 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
Mar 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
Mar 4:33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
Mar 16:20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, YHWH working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amein. .
Luk 1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
Luk 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of YHWH.
Luk 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Luk 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with YHWH, and the Word was YHWH.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Joh 2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Yehoshua had said.
Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Joh 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me (read Yeshayahu 55:10-11).
Joh 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Act 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of YHWH with boldness.
Act 6:7 And the word of YHWH increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Act 11:1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of YHWH.
Act 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of YHWH: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Act 13:49 And the word of YHWH was published throughout all the region.
Act 19:20 So mightily grew the word of YHWH and prevailed.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of YHWH.
1Co 14:36 What? came the word of YHWH out from you? or came it unto you only?
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of YHWH:
Col 3:16 Let the word of the Messiah dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with favour in your hearts to the Master.
1Ti 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of YHWH and prayer.
Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Jas 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Do we see that the WORD is able to save our soul?
1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of YHWH, which liveth and abideth for ever.
2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of YHWH the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
1Jn 1:1 That which was from the beginning (b'reshit), which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Rev 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Yehoshua the Messiah, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of YHWH, and for the testimony of Yehoshua the Messiah.
Rev 19:13 And he (Yeshua) was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called THE WORD of YHWH.
Yeshua the Prophet like Moshe:
Deu 18:15 YHWH thy Elohim will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deu 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of YHWH thy Elohim in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YHWH my Elohim, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
Deu 18:17 And YHWH said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
Deu 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Mat 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him (Yeshua) as a prophet.
Mar 6:4 But Yehoshua said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Joh 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Joh 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Yehoshua did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world (referring to the word of Moshe in D'varim 18) .
Joh 7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet (not "a" prophet but "THE" Prophet).
Yeshua the image of Elohim:
2Co 4:4 In whom the elohim of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious evangel of the Messiah, who is the image of YHWH*, should shine unto them.
* The "image " of Elohim is not a "N.T." concept but comes from hidden passage which YHWH has embedded in his Word the Torah of truth like
Gen 1:26 And Elohim said, Let us make man (Adam) in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Exo 31:1 And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying,
Exo 31:2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
Exo 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of Elohim, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of every creature:
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of every creature:
Yeshua the SON of Elohim, Son of YHWH, Son of the Most Hight*
* another term to speak of YHWH.
Mat 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of Elohim.
Mat 16:16 And Simon Kepha answered and said, Thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.
Mar 1:1 The beginning of the evangel of Yehoshua the Messiah, the Son of YHWH;
Mar 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the spirit, he said, Truly this man was the Son of the Almighty.
Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and YHWH Elohim shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Joh 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of YHWH.
Joh 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of YHWH; thou art the King of Israel.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of YHWH.
Joh 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.
Joh 11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, master: I believe that thou art the Messiah, the Son of YHWH, which should come into the world.
Joh 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Yehoshua is the Messiah, the Son of YHWH; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of YHWH was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 4:9 In this was manifested the love of YHWH toward us, because that YHWH sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1Jn 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of YHWH hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not YHWH hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that YHWH gave of his Son.
1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of YHWH hath not life.
Rev 2:18 And unto the angel of the assembly in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of YHWH, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Believers called "Son of Elohim"
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of YHWH, even to them that believe on his name:
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of YHWH, they are the sons of YHWH.
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of YHWH.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, YHWH hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
1Jn 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of YHWH: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of YHWH, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Yeshua has brethren:
Joh 20:17 Yehoshua saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my Elohim, and your Elohim.
Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are set apart are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Heb 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the assembly will I sing praise unto thee.
We, believers are called to be like Yeshua:
Rom 8:29 For 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 brethren.
Joh 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
Was it Yeshua (the word made flesh) who had the glory before the world was?
Psa 138:2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, and give thanks to Your name for Your mercy, and for Your truth; for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name.
Col 1:16 For by him* (The Word) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
* We have seen that some early translators of the 16th century call teh Word "it" instead of "him" for those translating from the Latin Vulgate from Jerome. This is more coherent with our study of the scriptures as we have established.
Yeshua is subject to the Father:
1Co 15:25 For he (Yeshua) must reign, till he (YHWH) hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27 For he (YHWH) hath put all things under his (Yeshua) feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him (Yeshua), it is manifest that he (YHWH) is excepted, which did put all things under him (Yeshua).
1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him (Yeshua), then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (YHWH) that put all things under him (Yeshua), that YHWH may be all in all.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of YHWH is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and YHWH himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim.
Rev 21:4 And YHWH shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I (YHWH) make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Elohim, and he shall be my son...........................................
Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of YHWH did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for YHWH Elohim giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Rev 22:16 I Yehoshua have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, YHWH shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, YHWH shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Midrash in the First Century
Yochanan/John was an Hebrew (Jew) speaking and thinking Hebraic. When he wrote the Gospel of “John”, he had a specific word in his mind:
(Isa 55:10 [NRKJV])
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
(Isa 55:11 [NRKJV])
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
(John 1:14 [NRKJV])
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only first born of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
(Rev 19:10 [NRKJV])
(Rev 19:10 [NRKJV])
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Yehoshua: worship יהוה: for the testimony of Yehoshua is the spirit of prophecy.
(Rev 19:11 [NRKJV])
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
(Rev 19:12 [NRKJV])
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
(Rev 19:13 [NRKJV])
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called THE WORD of יהוה.
Is there any question, can we now conclude that Yeshua IS the Word made flesh according to the scriptures and that He is NOT the Father, can we say that Yeshua is the Image of Elohim but NOT Yehowah Elohim?
May Yehowah bless you and keep you as you walk in the path of life, following the steps of our Master Yeshua HaMoschiach.