You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
Heb. 1:1-4 explained, “...In these last days, [of the New Testament dispensation,] God has spoken to us by His Son... Through Whom also He made the worlds... [The physical, as well as the ‘heavenly’ or atmospheric ‘worlds’ around the earth, and the physical, microscopic, atomic, and the theoretical spiritual worlds.” John agreed in chapter 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, [God’s Son JESUS,] and The Word was WITH God and the WORD WAS GOD. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made …”
There goes the creating-angelic-force fallacy as well. There is absolutely no Scriptural evidence that God sent angels to create the earth or anything on earth. The act of creation itself can only be attributed to One Person: The Almighty Creator Godhead of the Bible; the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, according to Heb. 1:1-3!
The Creator Godhead Himself created His angelical host in a time long before Genesis, to be His servants and worshippers, commanding them, “Let all the angels of God worship Him, [Christ Jesus, the human incarnation of GOD Himself.] And of the angels He says, ‘Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire... Sent forth to minister for those [sincere believers and followers of Jesus,] who will inherit salvation?’” (Heb. 1:5-7; 14.)
The entire Bible, read in CONTEXT, speaks of The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, creating heaven, earth and everything around and on it with His own hands, not by the words of His mouth only! God’s Word IS His Son Jesus Christ and God Himself! Rev. 19:13. Thus, God did not simply ‘speak His entire creation into being,’ “POW!” like a great Magician, as the Charismatic church and her affiliates allege. Scripture teaches that The Godhead Himself carefully planned and then created, or made it all meticulously with His own hands! When “Godliness” or The Godhead “created the earth, God the Holy Spirit [or the Inseparable, Ever-present God the Father Himself] was moving over the… waters.” Simultaneously, the same Inseparable, Ever-present Jesus the Son, in Whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, was also creating the chaotic darkness and waters of Gen. 1:2 into the liveable planet we know now.
Point is: The One and Only Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit created everything on earth and even the universe itself all by Himself! To tear apart the Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit into three separate persons, is impossible and utter blasphemy! He is so much higher than our understanding of Him as the heaven itself is above the earth. The writer of the Book of Hebrews, (1:1-4,) said, “God... has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, [His Own Word, Rev. 19:13,] Whom He appointed Heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds, Who, being the brightness of His glory and the express Image of His Person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power... [Of Whom He says,] (V.8,) “Your throne, O God is forever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Your Kingdom...” The Inseparable, Omnipresent Godhead asked in Old Testament Prov. 30:4, “Who has ascended into heaven? [Jesus, in Whom the fullness of The Godhead dwells bodily did!] Or descended? [Jesus, in Whom the fullness of The Godhead dwells bodily did.] Who has gathered the winds in His fists… Bound the waters in a garment… Established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name, and what is His Son’s Name if you know?”
THE NAME AND NATURE OF THE GODHEAD OF THE BIBLE
If one were to ask a Muslim what the name of his god is, he would answer surprised, “Why, Allah, of course!” The same holds true of Buddhists, Hindus, etc. In conversation, without hesitation, Hebrews would call God “HaShem,” which means, “The Name,” or “The Holy.” However, should one ask Christians, “What is the Name of the God of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible?” many Roman Catholics, Reformed Protestants, Israeli Vision disciples, Messianic Jews, Zionists, Armstrongians, Branhams, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah Witnesses, Oneness Pentecostals, Unitarians, Pentecostal-Charismatics and other Evangelicals, would hesitate and even refuse to call Him “Jesus!”
So, why are thousands of Christians confused about the Name of their God? None of the early believers in Christ, named in the Book of Acts and throughout Scripture, were confused about the Name or Nature of their God, Savior, and Redeemer. If someone is confused about the Image, Name, Character, Being, and Word of God, it is certainly not God Himself. Throughout the Bible and in the New Testament too, Jesus described Himself as “ONE GOD;” the ONLY TRUE God, because there is NO OTHER God. Thus, God Jesus Himself commanded in both the Old and New Testaments, “The first of ALL the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One [God. ] [You have to worship the Only One True, Omnipresent, Almighty, Creator God. Therefore,] you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and with all your strength ...and your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these,” (Mark 12:29-31; Deut. 6:4-5.)
Paul concurred in 1 Cor. 8:4-8, “Concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but One, [Jesus Christ.]”
There is no other God than The Godhead of Father, Son, and Spirit.
What are the Names of God the Father?
When Moses asked God, “[If the Hebrews] ask me, ‘What is His Name?’ what shall I say to them?” God answered, “I Am Who I Am. [YHWH in Hebrew.] Thus, you shall say to the children of Israel, I Am has sent me to you… [I Am] Is My Name Forever, and this is My memorial to all generations,” (Ex. 3:12-15.)
Therefore, if ever there could be a Name for God during the Old Testament dispensation, it is ‘I Am!’ YHWH, written in Hebrew in consonants (klmnoptrsxyz.. Letters) without vowels, (aeiou letters.) In English, we write His Name Yahweh.
Strong’s Concordance describes “I Am” or YHWH as follows, “To exist,” “Be,” “Become,” or “Come to pass.” Wikipedia agrees, “I Am what I Am (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, ʾehyeh ʾašer ʾehyeh [ʔehˈje ʔaˈʃer ʔehˈje]) is a common English translation of God’s response when Moses asked for His Name… [and] literally translates as "I Will Be What I Will Be"…”
Most of the Names of the Old and New Testament God are descriptive of His Holy, Almighty, Saving, Creator-God Character. Wikipedia explains, “The Name of God in Judaism used most often in the Hebrew Bible is the [unpronounceable] four-letter name יהוה (YHWH)… [The Name YHWH first appears in Gen. 2:4, and was translated as “The Lord God.”] El (god), Elohim (god in plural form), El Shaddai (God Almighty), Adonai (Master or Lord), El Elyon (Highest or Most High,) and Avinu (our Father) are regarded by many religious Jews not as names, but as epithets or titles highlighting different aspects of YHWH and the various 'roles' of God.”
God is called Elohim in Hebrew: “In the beginning God [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth,” (Gen. 1:1.)
Yah: “[Not a complete name, which] appears in theophoric names, such as Elijah or Adonijah. Found in the King James Version of the Bible at Psalm 68:4.”
God is called: “Whose Name is Jealous,” ( Ex. 34:14.) “Whose Name is Holy,” (Is. 57:15.) His Name is Abba, (which means Father not “Daddy.”) God Almighty, (Ex. 6:3.) “Call me Husband and no longer call Me ‘Master,’ [Baali,] for I will take from [Israel’s] mouth the names of the Baals… [or strange god, which pretend to be her masters.]” (Hos. 2:16-17.) Here, God was NOT forbidding the use of His Hebrew title Adonai, (which means Master, or Lord.) God was rebuking the Old Israelites, who were so entrenched in mixing pagan worship with the God of the Bible, that they began to use the Semitic word for ‘master,’ Baali, which referred to the sun god Baal, when they prayed to the God of the Bible.
‘IS GOD’S “PERSONAL” NAME JEHOVAH, AS JEHOVAH WITNESSES CLAIM?’
The Jehovah-Witness claim that “Jehovah is the personal and only name of God,” carries an entire church system.
However, Jews do not call God ‘Jehovah.’
The “name” Jehovah is “a Christian [Jehovah Witness] mispronunciation and misinterpretation of YHWH,” [or Yaweh, “I Am Who I Am, “] which, according to Hebrew tradition, is so holy it is forbidden to pronounce!) Nonetheless, Strong’s Concordance says that “Yehowah means ‘Lord’ or ‘The Lord;’ Self-Existent or Eternal.’ As all the other ‘Names’ or ‘titles’ of God, “Yehowah” is descriptive of God’s Nature, Character, and Work.” Wikipedia explained the Jehovah Witness ‘name’ ‘Jehovah,’ as follows, “Jehovah /dʒɨˈhoʊvə/ is a Latinization [a Roman Catholic Church translation] of the [descriptive] title of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible, which has also been transcribed as "Yahweh (or YHWH, ‘I Am Who I Am.’] ‘Jehovah’ is a [CHRISTIANISATION] of the Hebrew יְהֹוָה, a vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה (YHWH).”
Jehovah Witnesses erroneously use the so-called ‘name’ ‘Jehovah’ to support their legalistic, exclusive religion.
What are the Names of the Holy Spirit?
From the context of Scriptural truth, it is plain that the Holy Spirit is NOT the Roman Catholic Church’s Feminine goddess, (Mother Mary,) as The Godhead of the Bible certainly does NOT have a “feminine side!” The entire God-created angelical host is also male! Furthermore, The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is indeed ONE GOD, always refereed to as “He” and “Him” throughout the whole Bible! Consequently, the Holy Spirit cannot be an impersonal, electrical force either, nor the mere ‘power’ of God; nor a creation of God such as wind, air, or fire. An electrical force is impersonal, without emotion or intelligence, and incapable of performing any kind of task by itself. The Holy Spirit is God Himself. For instance, when the Holy Spirit speaks to us, it is God Himself speaking to us. As the Holy Spirit is the Living God Himself, we can lie to Him; quench His work in us, and blaspheme against Him, (Acts. 13:2-3; Jn. 14: 26; 16:7-14; Rom. 8:14-16; Lu. 12:10; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 12:4-11.)
As THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD HIMSELF, He chooses His disciples and send out His workers. He convinces humanity of His Scriptural truth, and convicts them of their lost spiritual condition without a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God Himself, the Holy Spirit adopts sincere believers in Christ as the Father’s spiritual children, builds the body of Christ, leads His true DISCIPLES into all truth, gives them spiritual gifts; testifies to their salvation, and comforts them in trials and tribulation. As a result:
The Holy Spirit is called The Spirit of Jesus, (Acts 16:7-8.)
The Holy Spirit is called The Spirit of God, (Mt. 3:16.)
The Holy Spirit is called The Spirit of The Lord, (2 Cor. 3:17.)
The Holy Spirit’s Name is The Spirit of Christ, (1 Pt. 1:11.)
The Holy Spirit’s Name is Christ, (Rom. 8:9-10.)
The Holy Spirit’s Name is The Spirit of Life in Christ, (Rom. 8:2.)
The Holy Spirit’s Name is The Spirit of Truth, [and Jesus Himself is The Truth,] (Jn. 14:17; 15:26.)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Resurrection, (Rom. 8:11.)
The Holy Spirit is The Comforter, (Isa. 11:2; Jn. 14:16.)
The Holy Spirit is The Spirit of Adoption, (Rom. 8:15; 23.)
The Holy Spirit is The Counselor, bringing to remembrance all things Jesus taught His disciples, (Jn. 14:26.)
The Holy Spirit is The Witness, (Rom. 8:16-17.)
The Holy Spirit is The Guide, (Rom. 8:14; 9 Jn. 16:13.)
The Holy Spirit is The Teacher, (Jn. 14:26.)
The Holy Spirit is The Intercessor, (Rom. 8:26-27.)
The Holy Spirit is The Helper, (Jn. 14:16, 26; Rom. 8:26-27.)
The Holy Spirit is the Convicter of Sin, (Jn. 16:8.)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Possession, (Rom. 8:9-10.)
The Holy Spirit is the Indwelling Spirit, (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 6:18-20;)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Liberty in Christ, (Rom. 8:2.)
What are the Names of Jesus?
The human being Jesus was, is, and always will be God Himself, (Jn. 1:1-3.)
God, Who became a man, or the visible, human “Image of God,” is called Jesus, The Son of God, “in Whom DWELLS the FULLNESS of the Godhead BODILY, [meaning resides, stays, have a home, inhabits, has settled permanently,]” (Col. 2:9-10; Heb. 1:1-3.) In other words, the Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit took on human form, and the Name of This Incarnated Man is Jesus. In this way, “God [or The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] was manifest in the flesh...” (1 Tim. 3:16.)
Scriptural fact, contextually interpreted, testifies overwhelmingly that:
Oneness Pentecostals baptize in the Name of Jesus and not in the Name of The Godhead, (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,) because they reject the Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! However, God Jesus’ Name resides in, and consists of the Name of the Inseparable, Ever-present Godhead of Scripture, Who is “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” - the Name of the Godhead, in which Jesus Himself commanded His disciples to be baptized, (Mt. 28:19-20.)
Due to the inseparability of The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Jesus is called “Mighty God” in the Old Testament, (Is. 9:6,) but He calls Himself “Almighty God” in Rev. 1:8 and Rev. 15:3, declaring, “I AM [YHWH] the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, Who IS and Who WAS and Who IS To Come, The Almighty [God.]” The redeemed in heaven sing a song calling Him “Lord God Almighty!” (Rev. 15:3.) The angel in Rev. 16:5-7 also called Him “Lord God Almighty!”
Jesus Himself stated in Jn. 8:23-24, “...If you do not believe that I Am He, [the Heavenly Father Who sent Me, Jn. 8:18-19,] you will die in your sins…” [The Old Testament YHWH meaning “I Am”] confirmed Isa. 43:10b-11 that ‘He and His Son’ are The inseparable Godhead, and declared, “Understand that I Am He… Before Me there was no God formed nor shall there be after Me. I, even I Am the Lord, [Yehowah,] and besides Me there is no Savior...”
Jesus is called “Everlasting Father” in the Old Testament, but a New Testament Paul distinctly said in 1 Cor. 8:5-7, “Even if there are so-called gods [plural,] whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords,) yet, for us, there is One God, the Father, of Whom are all things, and we for Him; and One Lord Christ Jesus, [Our Everlasting Father,] through Whom are all things, and through Whom we live. However, there is not in everyone that knowledge...”
The incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ was clearly prophesied in the Old Testament as we have seen, but He was only revealed at His birth at the beginning of the New Testament Dispensation. From that moment on, God the Father was fulfilling (Mt. 5:17,) the Old Testament Covenant of the ceremonial law in favour of the New Testament Covenant of grace in Jesus Christ His Son, (read Hebrews chapters 7-9.) It was no coincidence that a New Testament Peter recited the Old Testament prophecy concerning this Hebrew Savior in Isa. 28:16, when he said, “...There is no other Name given among men by which we must be saved, [except the Name of The Lord Jesus!]” (Acts 4:10-12.)
Paul taught in Rom. 10:8-13, “The Word, [or the omnipresent Son of God Jesus] is near you… [While the omnipresent Holy Spirit indwells His believers constantly, 1 Cor. 6:18-20.] If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and [personally] believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved… For whoever calls, [unwaveringly] on the Name of the Lord, [Jesus,] shall be saved!’” This declaration of Paul was based on a realization of the Old Testament prophecy in Joel 2:28, “...And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on The Name of The Lord shall be saved…”
Jesus is the Name above all Names! (Phil. 2:9-11.) “In the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!” True to the inseparability of The Godhead of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Old Testament Isaiah prophesied to the Hebrew nation, (Isa. 7:14; 9:6,) “The Lord Himself give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel [meaning God (Himself) with us…] For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government [all authority and reign] shall be upon His shoulder, and His Name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Mt. 28:18; Lu. 2:11.)
This prophecy was fulfilled to the letter in Mt. 1:22-23 by Immanuel, Who is called “Jesus,” the “Almighty God” of both the Old and the New Testament, (Rev. 1:8.) [Read the article, ‘Should we call God Jehovah, Yahweh, Yeshua — or Jesus?’]
LET US TEST THE AUTHENTICITY OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM
Bafflingly, many non-Hebrew church members, (or Gentiles from other nations,) and even Scripturally born again believers are converting to Messianic Judaism and other Messianic Movements, and a great number of them believe that Jesus of the New Testament is an “IMPOSTER.” All of a sudden, Jesus is supposedly a “false name,” manufactured by the Roman Catholic Vatican, and Jesus is allegedly not the promised “Messiah” of the Old Testament. Now, “Jehovah, YAHWEH, Yah, Yehoshua, Y’shua, Yeshua, or even Jeshua are the Names by which “true believers” have to call “Messiah.” However, a reliable researcher wrote, “In order for YAHshua to be an actual name in Hebrew, it would need to be spelled in Hebrew as Yod-Hey-Shin-Vav-Ayin. Unfortunately for it's supporters, this name can not be found anywhere in the Hebrew Scriptures... Yeshua (H3442) written Yod-Shin-Vav-Ayin, is a masculine noun that means "He is salvation" or "He saves." It is the name that refers to Joshua in the TeNaKh (OT), and is the shortened form of Yehoshua which the [Koinine Greek] Name Jesus was derived from…” Nevertheless, true to Judaist Unitarianism, (which rejects of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Godhead of the Scriptures,) most Messianics quickly say, “Y’shua of the Tenakh (The Hebrew Old Testament) and the Torah (the Old Testament Law) is Messiah not Jesus, and we are still waiting for Messiah to come — Shalom!”
Others, although calling Jesus by variations of the name Yeshua, do profess salvation according to the New Testament, but still blend the New Covenant in Christ with certain rituals from the Old Testament Covenant. To different degrees, Messianics combining Judaism, Unitarianism, Evangelical end-time theology, Jehovah Witness doctrine and Armstrongian Israel-Vision fallacy, with adherence to certain precepts of the Old Testament ceremonial law, Jewish ritualism, customs, and terminology. Sadly, the well-known “Jews For Jesus” movement are also merging most of these false teachings and ousted ritualism of the Old Covenant with their teachings. (Read the truth in Hebrews Chapters 7-9!)
However, Paul refuted all these arguments in the full context of New Testament Scripture, and lamented in Gal. 3:1; 2:21, “O foolish [Messianics,] who has bewitched you that you should not obey the Truth before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? ...Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the [Old Testament’s ceremonial] law, or by the hearing of [the Gospel of Jesus Christ?] … I do not set aside the [New Covenant] grace of God: for if righteousness comes through [ANY LEGALISTIC PRECEPTS OF] the law, then Christ has died in vain!”
Messianic theology drives me to ask, When did God require that His disciples from both Jewish and Gentile nations must speak, and even write Yiddish, and call God by Hebrew names? Where did God command us to revere Jesus’ Hebrew ancestry, and when did God lose the ability to understand His Name in English, Zulu, German, etc.? More importantly, when did God command Jesus’ disciples to reject the Name of Jesus in favour of so-called ‘Jewish’ names, believing lies about the Name and Character of Jesus, siding with Judaism and its open rejection of Christ Jesus — even professing the so-called ‘automatic’ salvation of the “Jewish nation”? Salvation for all Jews without personal acceptance of, and discipleship in Jesus Christ will forever be totally impossible according to the New Testament Covenant.
Messianic Judaism disseminates mostly secret, but blasphemous lies about Jesus Himself and the Name of Jesus, (the Name above all names,) which proves that the inventors of Messianic cults are extremely dangerous pervertors of God’s Eternal Name and Word. Messianic Judaism and all its “Israeli Timeline doctrines” are great New World Order, Masonic deceptions.
ABOVE: The Masonic sign, or so-called Star of David, the Messianic Judaist sign, which also became the ‘star’ of Yeshua? Well, actually, this ‘star’ is the six-pointed occult hexagram! Neither David nor Jesus ever had a ‘star!’ The Messianic Judaist Star of David and ‘Yeshua,’ just as the occult hexagram, is a stylized masonic compass and square!
ABOVE, LEFT: Stand with Israel, as Messianic Judaism and Kingdom-Now, Israeli-activists, John Hagee & Company screeches? We must stand for the New Testament Lord Jesus Christ and the Truth of His Word! No culture or nation on earth earns any special merits from God; He bought US ALL from “every tribe, and tongue and nation” with the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus did not come to ‘change’ this fallen world into a saved world, because His Spiritual Kingdom is NOT from here; (Jn. 18:36,) Judaism rejected the New Covenant Savior from the beginning — and according to the truth of God’s Word, not a single Jew or Gentile will be saved without personal faith in, and obedience to the New Covenant Jesus, Who is God, Lord, Creator and Savior of His entire universe, (Jn. 1:12-13; Gal. 4:6.)
RIGHT: The crest of the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel (Gazit Lodge No. 30,) proves that the State of Israel is a Masonic child. Israel was formed after World War 2 by the One-World Order, (Illuminati agents Winston Churchill and David Ben-Gurion in particular,) and it still remains under masonic control, just as every other country in this world, (1 Jn. 5:19.) The following Statesmen were connected to masonic orders: Benjamin Netanyahu, David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett, Levi Eshkol, Yigal Allon, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert.