Elohiym’s Eternal Word and Spirit

July 12, 2014

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God is not a man. God is SPIRIT. How can Yeshua be His Tabernacle of flesh? This is possible because the WORD of God took the place of the human soul in the Tabernacle of flesh called Yeshua.

  • “God is not man to be capricious, Or mortal to change His mind. Would He speak and not act, Promise and not fulfill (Num 23:19 TNK)?”
  • “Moreover, the Glory of Israel does not deceive or change His mind, for He is not human that He should change His mind (1Sa 15:29 TNK).”
  • “He is not a man, like me, that I can answer Him, That we can go to law together  (Job 9:32 TNK).”
  • “I will not act on My wrath, Will not turn to destroy Ephraim. For I am God, not man, The Holy One in your midst: I will not come in fury (Hos 11:9 TNK).”

His Eternal Word dwelled with us as a tent of human flesh. This is made plain to see by the disciples of Yeshua when Yeshua, the Eternal Word of Lord God transfigured His human flesh image that He was clothed with when dwelling with humanity on this earth, allowing His disciples to see His heavenly image. His earthly-body-of-flesh-image was an indirect manifestation of His heavenly image. It was indirect because it came from His heavenly image.

  • “and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light (Mat 17:2 NKJ).”
  • “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them (Mar 9:2 NKJ).”

God has a human heavenly image.

  • “And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth (Gen 1:26 TNK).”
  • “and, according as we did bear the image of the earthy, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly (1Co 15:49 YLT).”
  • “and we all, with unvailed face, the glory of the Lord beholding in a mirror, to the same image are being transformed, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Cor 3:18 YLT98).”

Yeshua is the Eternal Word of Elohiym made flesh. He is not some kind of greek demigod. Yeshua’s divinity is not manifested directly in His  earthly flesh. Yeshua’s divinity is directly manifested through His Spirit-of-God-breathed-Eternal-Words-of-absolute- life. This is stated in John 1:14 AMP “And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and had moved His tabernacle (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.”[Isa. 40:5.] Yeshua is equal to the Eternal Word of God in heaven that is equal to the always existing Lord. “The Lord exists forever; Your word stands firm in heaven (Psalms 119:89 TNK).”Yeshua reveals His divinity directly in His words and indirectly in His earthly flesh: This is because His earthly flesh image was a manifestation of His heavenly glorified body image. It was never born and is coeternal with the WORD of God in heaven.

  • “the spirit it is that is giving life; the flesh doth not profit anything; the sayings that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life; (John 6:63 YLT98).”
  • “τὸ πνεῦμά [ἐστι] τὸ ζωοποιοῦν, ἡ σὰρξ οὐκ ὠφελεῖ οὐδέν· τὰ ῥήματα ἃ ἐγὼ λαλῶ ὑμῖν, πνεῦμά [ἐστι] καὶ ζωή [ἐστιν] (Joh 6:63 SCR).”
  • Google Translation of Scrivener Gk NT (John 6:63): Focus the spirit quickeneth, the flesh CDR benefiting none; verbs A I speak unto you, spirit hob and life [Estin]
  • “τὸ πνεῦμά [ἐστιν] τὸ ζῳοποιοῦν ἡ σὰρξ οὐκ ὠφελεῖ οὐδέν· τὰ ῥήματα ἃ ἐγὼ λαλῶ ὑμῖν πνεῦμά [ἐστιν] καὶ ζωή [ἐστιν] (Joh 6:63 STE).”
  • Google Translation of Stephanus Gk NT (John 6:63): Spirit [Estin] zῳopoioun the flesh CDR benefiting none; verbs I speak unto you a spirit [Estin] and Life [Estin]
  • http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/esti.html
  • Geek interlinear analysis (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/6-63.htm).

The greek word “esti” is translated as the third person singular of to be in the above Scrivener and Stephanus greek translations of John 6:63. The greek word “esti” occurs next to the words spirit and life to reveal the divinity of Yeshua as being in the Spirit and life of God.   His flesh is described as not profiting, nor benefiting in the above translations because it doesn’t give absolute life only found in God. The greek word for life in the above link to John 6:63 is “zoe” (http://m.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/zoe.html). The use of this word to describe the absolute life only found in God Himself is employed in the above verse to make the speech of Yeshua equal to “zoe” life found only in God. Yeshua’s words are defined by Yeshua Himself as being equal to God’s divine life-giving words. The greek word “rhemata” translated “words” in the above  link to John 6:63 is the plural form of the greek word “rhema”  (http://biblehub.com/greek/4487.htm). In the above link to Thayers Greek Lexicon the greek word “rhema” is defined as that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word. God’s decrees divinely sustain the life of man. “He subjected you to the hardship of hunger and then gave you manna to eat, which neither you nor your fathers had ever known, in order to teach you that man does not live on bread alone, but that man may live on anything that the Lord decrees (Deut 8:3 TNK).” God The Father explicitly decrees Yeshua as His Son and implicitly decrees Yeshua as His own word made flesh by saying “hear him.” ‘And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him (Mark 9:7)!”’ The presence of the word of the Lord is described as desiring to come down to the earth in humbleness in the Psalms Targum English translation of Psalm chapter 68 verse 17. “God said, Why do you leap, O mountains?1 It is not my will to give the Torah on proud, contemptuous mountains. Behold, Mount Sinai which is humble; the word of the LORD desires to place his presence upon it; but in the highest heaven the LORD will abide forever  (Psa 68:17 PST).” Yeshua Himself said His words are spirit (Joh 6:63). The question that should be asked is what kind of spirit can have “zoe” words of life? The answer is God’s Spirit can only have “zoe” words of life. Yeshua’s words are God breathed words.

There are only two sons of God that were made by God Himself. They didn’t have earthly fathers. That was Adamah and Yeshua. The first Adamah was made a “living being.” “The Lord God formed man from the dust of the earth. He blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being (Gen 2:7 TNK).” The last Adamah (Yeshua) is a quickening spirit. Yeshua is the “Shekinah” of  God. For an explanation of the Shekinah see the following link (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13537-shekinah). ‘And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” ‘The last Adam became a life-giving spirit ( 1 Cor 15:45 NKJV).’

There are several instances in the scriptures that clearly reveal how Yeshua’s words are God breathed. The little girl who died was called and commanded to arise while Yeshua’s hand was on her. Yeshua’s flesh was being used indirectly while His WORDS were being used directly to demonstrate His divinity. ‘Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise (Mark 5:41 NKJV).”’ Yeshua is upholding her life with His hand and His Eternal Word just as He upheld John’s life with His right hand and His Eternal Word in Revelation 1:17,18. “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death (Rev 1:17,18 NKJV).” Lazarus was dead for several days before Yeshua resurrected him by His Eternal Word. “Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days (John 11:14,17 NKJV).”  Yeshua called Lazarus and commanded him to come forth with authority, quickening the body of Lazarus with His God breathed words. ‘Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go (John 11:43-44 NKJV).”’ Yeshua’s words are literally inseparable from the Holy Spirit just as the very Eternal Word of God is inseparable from His Holy Spirit. “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth (Psa 33:6 NKJV).” The only time God the Father forsook His Eternal Word was at the cross. God the Father forsook the flesh of His Son, the Word made flesh. The hebrew word for forsaken is “azab” and means to loosen. God loosed the flesh from His Eternal Word. See the following links:

When Yeshua died and preached to the captive spirits, He went as God breathed words. His flesh was dead but His words were inseparably alive in the Spirit of God. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, (I Pet 3:18-19 NKJV).” The above verse reveals Yeshua’s place and function in the God-head. As the Eternal Word of God His words “rule over the spirit of all flesh.” The verse taken from the Jewish targum English translation reveals the function of His divine office and authority. The Word of the Lord the God who ruleth over the spirit of all flesh, appoint a praiseworthy man over the people of the congregation (Num 27:16 JTE).” His words were not over ruled by the dying of His flesh. Rather His words over ruled His flesh.

His resurrection proves His words as divine God-breathed words ,in that, the death of His flesh was over ruled by His “zoe” God-breathed words. This proves His divinity is in His words. This is made so clear when Yeshua reveals Himself to His disciples after His resurrection. He spoke to them God breathed words. ‘And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit (Joh 20:22 NKJV).”‘ Yeshua’s words were understood by His disciple Peter as eternal. ‘But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (Joh 6:68 NKJV).”‘ The Roman officers understood that Yeshua spoke supernatural words.  ‘The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man (Joh 7:46 NKJV)!”’  The words of Yeshua are not just spiritual words of wisdom. His words are the source of absolute life, unfailing, eternal , and immutable. “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me (Joh 5:39 NKJV).”

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