YHWH is the Variegator and Yeshua is His Holy Garment

July 22, 2014

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The name of the Lord God “I am that I am” reveals His self as The Being God. This is stated in the Complete Jewish Bible in Exodus 3:14. God said to Moshe, “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh [I am/will be what I am/will be],” and added, “Here is what to say to the people of Isra’el: ‘Ehyeh [I Am or I Will Be] has sent me to you  (Exo 3:14 CJB),” The question should arise, what is the nature of His being? In order to do this one must go to the first three chapters of Genesis to read the earliest account of the Lord God being who He is. There is a controversial truth found in the account of creation. That controversial truth is that the Lord God made man in His image.  For more information on this go the following link and see “Man as the Son of God” (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/9028-judaism). See the verses below.

 26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.”
27 So God created humankind in his own image; in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. (Gen 1:26-27 CJB)

The tetragrammaton YHWH reveals something about the Lord God.  One of the many things He revealed to His people of what great work He intended to do millenniums ago, before the common era, is found in the first name He made Himself known by. The best way to find out what that was is to become familiar with the ancient letters of that name. In order to do that, one must study each letter’s ancient pictograph without any bias. Only when this is done can there be a revelation as to what the Lord God showed to His ancient people about what He did and what He would do. The tetragrammaton is broken down letter by letter in the Complete Jewish bible in Exodus 3:15. ‘God said further to Moshe, “Say this to the people of Isra’el: ‘Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh [[ADONAI]], the God of your fathers, the God of Avraham, the God of Yitz’chak and the God of Ya’akov, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever; this is how I am to be remembered generation after generation” (Exo 3:15 CJB).’ In order to get an understanding of these letters, one must see the pictographs that correspond to each ancient hebrew letter.  Only when this is done can one completely understand the message conveyed by each hebrew word from the perspective of an ancient hebrew. See the following link to familiarize yourself the pictographs (http://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/ahl_alphabet.html). The below quotations are taken from the above link.

  • “Yad (Yud)
    The Early Semitic pictograph of this letter is an arm and hand. The meaning of this letter is work, make and throw, the functions of the hand. The Modern Hebrew name “yud” is a derivative of the two letter word “yad” meaning “hand”, the original name for the letter.”
  • “Hey
    The original pictograph for this letter is a man standing with his arms raised out. The Modern Hebrew and original name for this letter is “hey”. The Hebrew word “hey” means “behold”, as when looking at a great sight. This word can also mean “breath” or “sigh” as one does when looking at a great sight. The meaning of the letter e is behold, look, breath, sigh and reveal or revelation from the idea of revealing a great sight by pointing it out.”
  • Waw (Vav)
    The original pictograph used in the Early Semitic script is a picture of a tent-peg. The tent pegs were made of wood and may have been Y-shaped to prevent the rope from slipping off.”
  • Hey
    The original pictograph for this letter is a man standing with his arms raised out. The Modern Hebrew and original name for this letter is “hey”. The Hebrew word “hey” means “behold”, as when looking at a great sight. This word can also mean “breath” or “sigh” as one does when looking at a great sight. The meaning of the letter e is behold, look, breath, sigh and reveal or revelation from the idea of revealing a great sight by pointing it out.”

When these pictographs are looked at carefully without any bias it is observable that:

  • 1 there are two figures
  • 2 there is working as represented by the arm and the tent-peg.

The first question that may arise is who are these two stick figures? The second question that may arise is what is the project about? The first stick figure is beginning to work. This can be seen in the way the pictographs were read from right to left. A tent peg is seen next to the second stick figure pointing to the finished work of the stick figures in the tetragrammaton YHWH.  This name of the Lord God is used by the hebrews to refer to the Lord God in the book of Exodus. The tent or tabernacle in the wilderness after the exodus of the Hebrews was made for YHWH. This is the setting where the ministry of the priesthood had been instated. This is where the broken relationship between the Lord God and His people can be seen as the ground work being laid to restore their broken relationship. The tent or tabernacle represented the Lord God. The high priest and priesthood represented an absolutely necessary  intermediary between the Lord God and humanity.

Some other relevant questions that may arise are about what time was the name YHWH revealed and to who? An in depth investigation of who the Hebrew people were is not the focus of this post. There is no need to talk at length about their culture.

It is sufficient to learn about them by uncovering the meanings of the earliest known names of their God. After the exodus, the vassal tribes of ancient Hebrews fashioned for themselves a golden calf. These people within that group of people were herdsmen. They were eliminated.

  • So I said to them, ‘Whoever has gold, take it off!’ They gave it to me and I hurled it into the fire and out came this calf!” (Exo 32:24 TNK)
  • 27 He said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Each of you put sword on thigh, go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay brother, neighbor, and kin.”
    28 The Levites did as Moses had bidden; and some three thousand of the people fell that day. (Exo 32:27-28 TNK)

The group of people who remained did not serve the golden calf god and it is reasonable to believe they were nomads. The God they served was LORD translated from Yahweh (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/numbers/14-28.htm).  In the pictographs of the letters of the tetragrammaton for Yahweh is the tool of the tent-peg used.

  • 33 while your children roam the wilderness for forty years, suffering for your faithlessness, until the last of your carcasses is down in the wilderness.
    34 You shall bear your punishment for forty years, corresponding to the number of days — forty days — that you scouted the land: a year for each day. Thus you shall know what it means to thwart Me.
    (Num 14:33-34 TNK)

But there is another ancient name of God that reveals something about Himself. That name is Eloahh. That name reveals the nature of the God of the Hebrews as a powerful yoking God. This name of God was represented by the golden calf. The quotes below are taken from the following link (http://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/hwview.cgi?n=0433). When the 3 names of the Lord God are taken into account together a picture is formed of a holy covenant that makes an eternal holy union between God and humankind so they can live together in peace.

“H) ela (אלה ALH) AC: Swear CO: Yoke AB: ?: The yoking together of two parties. A treaty or covenant binds two parties together through an oath (yoke) . The oath included blessings for abiding by the covenant and curses for breaking the covenant (see de28) . The God of the Hebrews was seen as the older ox that is yoked to his people in a covenant relationship.” (http://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/hwview.cgi?n=0433)

 

It is with the preceding paragraphs that the groundwork is laid so that an understanding of the purpose of the work of the Lord God can be seen from the perspective of His ancient people’s divinely inspired holy scriptures. The following is one example of His work before the exodus of His people. The Word of the Lord God was in the cave with Moses while the Shekinah glory of the Lord God passes by Moses. Moses was only able to see the hand border (maybe a reference to the extremity of the arm) of the “tefillin.” See Rashi’s commentary (http://m.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9894#showrashi=true). See the jewish encyclopedia for an explanation of the tefillin (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12125-phylacteries). It is uncertain whether Moses saw the knott of the phylactery of the Shekinah glory of the Lord God (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/9398-knot).

Just as the phylacteries are fastened to the head, arms and loins or hips, so is it with the Lord God. His Word is fastened to the essence of the being of the Lord God. “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 (Heb 1:3 KJV);” The idea that the Lord God clothes Himself is biblical “(Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ).” In this instance He had on a “tefillin”. The Lord God’s Word was on His Shekinah glory as the Onkelos targum english states in Exo 33:23. Moses was in the shade of the Word of the Lord God. Only when the Lord God’s Word was removed could the Lord God’s Shekinah glory be seen.  See the below passage.

18 And he said, Show now unto me Thy glory:
19 but He said, Behold, I will make all the measure of My goodness pass before thee, and I will give utterance in the good name of the Word of the Lord before thee; and I will have compassion upon whom I see it right to have compassion, and will be merciful to whom I see it right to have mercy.
20 And He said, Thou canst not see the visage of My face; for no man can see Me and abide alive. And the Lord said,
21 Behold, a place is prepared before Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock.
22 And it shall be that when the glory of My Shekinah passeth before thee, I will put thee in a cavern of the rock, and will overshadow thee with My Word until the time that I have passed by.
23 And I will make the host of angels who stand and minister before Me to pass by, and thou shalt see the handborder of the tephilla of My glorious Shekinah; but the face of the glory of My Shekinah thou canst not be able to see.
(Exo 33:18-23 PJE)

23 And I will take away the Word (dibberath) of My Glory, and thou shalt see that which is after Me, but My Aspect shall not be seen. (Exo 33:23 OKE)

 

One of many names for the Lord God is Ancient of Days. That name “Ancient of Daysis a hebrew idiomatic expression meaning Messiah, according to Lamsa (Idioms in the Bible Explained: Lamsa, George M p 43).  “As I looked on, Thrones were set in place, And the Ancient of Days took His seat. His garment was like white snow, And the hair of His head was like lamb’s wool. His throne was tongues of flame; Its wheels were blazing fire (Dan 7:9 TNK).” See the following link for an interlinear analysis: (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/daniel/7-9.htm). In Daniel’s vision the Lord God is clothed. This is another instance of the Lord God being clothed “(Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ).” Part of His image has fire because fire is used for removing the dross from precious metals and speaks of His perfect image. His image was also in the furnace with Daniel “(He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God {they…: Chaldee there is no hurt in them} (Dan 3:25 KJV).” One of Yeshua’s names is revealed in the book of Revelation as the Alpha and the Omega. When one uses the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet a powerful picture of the same Yoking Lord God of the Old Testament can be seen. See the following link for each pictograph that corresponds to the aleph and the tav (http://www.studylight.org/lexicons/hebrew/ahl_alphabet.html). The aleph corresponds to the ox and the tav corresponds to the place marked. See above the golden calf that came out of the fire (Exo 32:24 TNK). This too is the image of the Lord God that was in the fire. “For silver — the crucible, for gold — the furnace, And a man is tested by his praise (Pro 27:21 TNK).” This speaks to the severe test and trial of the suffering Messiah.

The name “Ancient of Days” used for the Lord God in Dan 7:9 is used in connection with His throne and His clothing. His name lasts forever. See the following verses from Mic 5:1 and Exo 3:15. “And you, O Bethlehem of Ephrath, Least among the clans of Judah, From you one shall come forth To rule Israel for Me — One whose origin is from of old, From ancient times (Mic 5:1 TNK).” “And God said further to Moses, “Thus shall you speak to the Israelites: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: This shall be My name forever, This My appellation for all eternity (Exo 3:15 TNK).” The Lord God’s throne lasts forever. The throne of your glory, O LORD, lasts forever and ever; the scepter of your kingdom is an upright scepter (Psa 45:7 PST (1) O LORD: O God in heaven).” What the Lord God is clothed with is a forever lasting part of His image and points to His holiness. White is the symbolic color of purity. “Come now, and let us reason together, Saith the LORD; Though your sins be as scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, They shall be as wool (Isa 1:18 TNK).” His name and His clothing depict the image of the Lord God as a perfect intermediary who would do what He said He would do in Genesis chapter 3 verse 15.

The “ornamented tunic” of Joseph is a typology of the Messiah’s body. This typology reveals the image of the Messiah as being clothed with favor, authority and power. Just as Joseph was second in command right next to Pharaoh so is the Messiah second in command to no one but the Lord God Himself.  “Now Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him an ornamented tunic (Gen 37:3 TNK).” See also the Hebrew Bible Transliterated “wüyiS•rä´ël ´ähab ´et-yôsëp miKKol-Bänäyw Kî|-ben-züqùnîm hû´ lô wü`äºSâ lô Kütöºnet Passîm (Gen 37:3 BHT).” The definition of the hebrew word “kethoneth” is: a tunic, under-garment, a long shirt like garment usually of linen (http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/nas/kethoneth.html). The hebrew word that immediately follows “kethoneth” is “pac.” The definition is: flat (of the hand or foot), palm, sole; of the tunic reaching to palms and soles figuratively (http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/kjv/pac.html). “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours {colours: or, pieces} (Gen 37:3 KJV).” Both Joseph and Yeshua were each stripped of their coat. Joseph was stripped of his coat and put into the pit. Yeshua was stripped of His coat, crucified, and went to the pit of hell. Just as Joseph was taken out of the pit, so was Yeshua taken from the pit of hell and resurrected.  While Joseph is a typology of the Messiah, he was not the Messiah. “He rejected the clan of Joseph; He did not choose the tribe of Ephraim. He did choose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which He loved (Psa 78:67-68 TNK).”

Yeshua (Eternal Word) is the perfect glorious covering of the Lord God’s Shekinah. Yeshua has no spot or stain. This is why He asked “Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me (Joh 8:46 KJV)?” “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof (Rom 13:14 KJV).” “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Gal 3:27 KJV).” The greek word for “put ye on” and “have put on” is “enduo.” The definition is: to sink into (clothing), put on, clothe one’s self (http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/enduo.html). In the time of deliverance the text of the book of Isaiah compares deliverance to being clothed with garments of triumph. “I greatly rejoice in the LORD, My whole being exults in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of triumph, Wrapped me in a robe of victory, Like a bridegroom adorned with a turban, Like a bride bedecked with her finery (Isa 61:10 TNK).” Do you want to be delivered from your earthly body? Do you desire to be changed into a heavenly being? If you earnestly desire this, it is possible in Yeshua. The bible teaches we are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh and united as one spirit. “Don’t you know that your bodies are parts of the Messiah? So, am I to take parts of the Messiah and make them parts of a prostitute? Heaven forbid (1Co 6:15 CJB)!” “but the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit (1Co 6:17 CJB).” The Messiah is the hope of glory. “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory {in: or, among} (Col 1:27 KJV):” He is the same hope that the Jews, that believe in the resurrection, have. “But I know that my Vindicator lives; In the end He will testify on earth –This, after my skin will have been peeled off. But I would behold God while still in my flesh (Job 19:25-26 TNK),”  The phrase ” still in my flesh” implies there is another heavenly body that the resurrected person puts on. “I put on righteousness, and it clothed itself with me; My justice was as a robe and a diadem (Job 29:14 TNK).” This is our hope, that because Yeshua was resurrected by God the Father, we in Yeshua are assured we will be resurrected as well. “God raised up the Lord, and he will raise us up too by his power (1Co 6:14 CJB).”

The hebrew word for ancient used in the name for God in Dan 7:9 is “athiyq.” It has two different meanings in the old testament depending on its application. According to the Brown Driver Briggs hebrew lexicon, it means ancient, advanced, aged, old, taken away ,when used with the name of God in Dan 7:9,13,22 (http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Lexicon.show/ID/H6268/%60attiyq.htm). The only other time it is used is in Isaiah chapter 23 verse 18 (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/isaiah/23-18.htm). The hebrew word “athiyq” means eminent, surpassing, choice, splendid, durable, when used with the clothing of the merchandise of Tyre (http://m.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/nas/athiyq.html). These garments are clothing tithed and set apart as holy to the Lord God’s priests “(Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ).” “But her profits and “hire” shall be consecrated to the LORD. They shall not be treasured or stored; rather shall her profits go to those who abide before the LORD, that they may eat their fill and clothe themselves elegantly  (Isa 23:18 TNK).” This prophecy concerning this holy clothing has yet to come as Tyre has not been restored as a major port of trade in the world dedicated to the Lord God’s service.

This is a messianic prophecy that has not yet been fulfilled. See the following link to Rashi’s commentary: (http://m.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15954#showrashi=true). The garments of holiness in Isa 23:18 above are a reference to the holy garments the church saints will wear that will be part of their image forever. When the Lord God asked Job if he could cloth himself majestically, this was a reference to a glorious eternal heavenly garment “(Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ).” “Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty (Job 40:10 KJV). “When the Messiah returns to catch up or away the church some will be clothed with eternal life and some will not. THIS IS IN STARK CONTRAST TO CLOTHING THAT GLORIFIES, INCITES VIOLENCE AND/OR DEATH. This is stated in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 17 and 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 3. “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1Th 4:17 KJV).” “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (1Th 5:3 KJV).” The fig fruit that we bare will either be from the fig leaves that Adam wore to cover His shame or will be the grape fruit from the choice vine whose branches we are through faith in Yeshua, His blood, our new spirit birth uniting us to His Spirit, our seal of His Holy Spirit in us. Amen?! This only can happen by the WORD OF THE TORAH BEING TRANSFORMED FROM LEAVES THAT ADAMAH WORE TO RED ANIMAL SKINS (THE LAMB YESHUA) TO WHITE ROBES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.  

12 For if the system of cohanim is transformed, there must of necessity occur a transformation of Torah. (Heb 7:12 CJB)

כִּי בְהִשְׁתַּנּוֹת הַכְּהֻנָּה גַּם־חֲלִיפַת הַתּוֹרָה בֹּא תָבוֹא אֶל־נָכוֹן׃ (Heb 7:12 HNT) See translation from http://translation2.paralink.com/translator/default.asp below

“That change also of the law suit the chana’s come to?”

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? {grave: or, hell}
(1Co 15:52-55 KJV)

14 From Sheol itself I will save them, Redeem them from very Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Your pestilence where, O Sheol? Revenge shall be far from My thoughts. (Hos 13:14 TNK)

14 “Sir,” I answered, “you know.” Then he told me, “These are the people who have come out of the Great Persecution. They have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb. (Rev 7:14 CJB)

 8 fine linen, bright and clean has been given her to wear.” (“Fine linen” means the righteous deeds of God’s people.) (Rev 19:8 CJB)

 21 But now, quite apart from Torah, God’s way of making people righteous in his sight has been made clear – although the Torah and the Prophets give their witness to it as well –
22 and it is a righteousness that comes from God, through the faithfulness of Yeshua the Messiah, to all who continue trusting. For it makes no difference whether one is a Jew or a Gentile,
23 since all have sinned and come short of earning God’s praise.
24 By God’s grace, without earning it, all are granted the status of being considered righteous before him, through the act redeeming us from our enslavement to sin that was accomplished by the Messiah Yeshua.
(Rom 3:21-24 CJB)

 25 God put Yeshua forward as the kapparah for sin through his faithfulness in respect to his bloody sacrificial death. This vindicated God’s righteousness; because, in his forbearance, he had passed over [with neither punishment nor remission] the sins people had committed in the past;
26 and it vindicates his righteousness in the present age by showing that he is righteous himself and is also the one who makes people righteous on the ground of Yeshua’s faithfulness.
27 So what room is left for boasting? None at all! What kind of Torah excludes it? One that has to do with legalistic observance of rules? No, rather, a Torah that has to do with trusting.
 28 Therefore, we hold the view that a person comes to be considered righteous by God on the ground of trusting, which has nothing to do with legalistic observance of Torah commands. (Rom 3:25-28 CJB)

17 For if, because of the offence of one man, death ruled through that one man; how much more will those receiving the overflowing grace, that is, the gift of being considered righteous, rule in life through the one man Yeshua the Messiah! (Rom 5:17 CJB)

 21 All this happened so that just as sin ruled by means of death, so also grace might rule through causing people to be considered righteous, so that they might have eternal life, through Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord.
(Rom 5:21-1 CJB)

 28 and God chose what the world looks down on as common or regards as nothing in order to bring to nothing what the world considers important;
29 so that no one should boast before God.
30 It is his doing that you are united with the Messiah Yeshua. He has become wisdom for us from God, and righteousness and holiness and redemption as well!
31 Therefore – as the Tanakh says – “Let anyone who wants to boast, boast about ADONAI.” (1Co 1:28-31 CJB)

7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I don’t go away, the comforting Counselor will not come to you. However, if I do go, I will send him to you.
8 “When he comes, he will show that the world is wrong about sin, about righteousness and about judgment –
9 about sin, in that people don’t put their trust in me;
10 about righteousness, in that I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;
11 about judgment, in that the ruler of this world has been judged. (Joh 16:7-11 CJB)

33 “If you make a tree good, its fruit will be good; and if you make a tree bad, its fruit will be bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. (Mat 12:33 CJB)

44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit – figs aren’t picked from thorn bushes, nor grapes from a briar patch. (Luk 6:44 CJB)

19 “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (Mat 5:19-20 NKJ)

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. (Mat 23:23 NKJ)

 

Although the hebrew word “athiyq” is used in Dan 7:9  to describe God’s image. The Lord God’s throne and white linen He is clothed with is part of His image in the vision of Daniel above. The Messiah in the vision of Daniel in chapter 7 verse 13 has an appearance to that of a human being but His clothing is not described. “As I looked on, in the night vision, One like a human being Came with the clouds of heaven; He reached the Ancient of Days And was presented to Him (Dan 7:13 TNK).” The clothing the Lord God is clothed with in Dan 7:9  can only refer to what He would put on for His day of judgement. The idea that God clothes himself is biblical, in the sense of making known His authority, power, and glory. “Bless the LORD, O my soul; O LORD, my God, You are very great; You are clothed in glory and majesty, (Psa 104:1 TNK).” This preceding verse states the Lord God is clothed with kingly glory. The next verse  reveals the imagery of the white radiance itself as emanating from the throne and implies it is a glorious sight.  “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them (Rev 20:11 NKJV).” Later, in Daniel chapter 10 verse 5 the appearance of the Messiah is described.  These two visions reveal that both the Lord God and the Messiah are clothed in white. They both have thrones but only the Lord God is described as being set down on it. The reason for this is because the Lord God and the Messiah are “echad” or one of each other in kind.  See Rashi’s commentary Dan chapter 7 verses 9, 13, 14 (http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16490#showrashi=true). See also Rashi’s commentary Dan chapter 10 verse 5 (http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16493#showrashi=true). A further revelation of the Messiah’s loins as being “girded with fine gold” refers to His divinity. He is the divine heir of the throne of the Lord God. “I will make man more rare than fine gold, Even man than the pure gold of Ophir (Isa 13:12 TNK).” The color of the god in Exodus 32:31 is gold. Moses went back to the LORD and said, “Alas, this people is guilty of a great sin in making for themselves a god of gold (Exo 32:31 TNK).”

  5 that I looked and saw a man dressed in linen, his loins girt in fine gold.
6 His body was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and legs had the color of burnished bronze, and the sound of his speech was like the noise of a multitude.
(Dan 10:5-6 TNK)

 

Compare the above passage to Revelation chapter 1 verses 13-16 KJV. In both visions the Messiah is girt in gold. The greek word for “clothed with a garment” in verse 13 below is “enduo.”

  • Strong’s 1746 evndu,w enduo {en-doo’-o}  Meaning:  1) to sink into (clothing), put on, clothe one’s self
    Origin:  from 1722 and 1416 (in the sense of sinking into a garment); TDNT – 2:319,192; v
    Usage:  AV – put on 18, clothed with 2, clothed in 2, have on 2, clothe with 1, be endued 1, arrayed in 1, be clothed 1, vr put on 1; 29
    5765 Tense – Perfect (See 5778) Voice – Middle (See 5785) Mood – Participle (See 5796) Count – 5

13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. (Rev 1:13-16 KJV)
 

 

 

The following are some examples of the human body compared to a temporary dwelling place for the human being’s person and life force referred to as the soul.

The Psalms Targum English in Psalm 139 and verse 15 reads: “My self is not hidden from you, for I was made in secret, I was formed in the belly of my mother (Psa 139:15 PST).” In this translation at the end of this verse the place where the psalmist says he was formed is made plain. Compare this translation to the Tanahk translation that reads: “My frame was not concealed from You when I was shaped in a hidden place, knit together in the recesses of the earth (Psa 139:15 TNK).” The Tanahk translation does not make plain the place where the psalmist is saying he was born. However, the TNK translation does have the word “knit” at the end of the verse. Whereas, the PST has the word “formed” at the end of the verse. The hebrew word “knit” is translated from is “raqam”(http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/kjv/raqam.html). That hebrew  word means to variegate, to mix colors. See the following link for a hebrew interlinear analysis (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/psalms/139-15.htm). The Word of the Lord God is omnipresent. “Where will I go from the presence of your storm-wind? And where shall I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; and if I lower myself to Sheol, behold, there is your word (Psa 139:7-8 PST).” “But as for the word of the LORD, his seat is in the highest heaven forever; he has established his throne for judgment (Psa 9:8 PST).” The Word of the Lord God formed the Psalmist in his mother’s belly. “Also the darkness will not be too dark for your word, and the night, like day, will give light; like darkness, like light they are equal. For you have created my kidneys; you established me in the belly of my mother  (Psa 139:12-13 PST).” If the Word of the Lord God created the psalmist in his mother’s belly. It is certainly possible for the Word of the Lord God to cloth Himself with human flesh.

How is this possible, you might ask, for the Word of the Lord God to knit or variegate together for Himself a body of flesh? It is stated that the Word of the Lord (Yeshua) ruled over the spirit of all flesh in the Jewish Targum English, in the Old Testament. 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).” It is also stated that Yeshua rules over all flesh in the New Testament. The Gospel of John reads: “as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him (Joh 17:2 NKJ).” It is possible when seen in light of the Word of the Lord God’s authority over the spirit and the flesh of all men. But how can He be a man and be God at the same time if the bible makes it clear that God is not a man? Surely, this is difficult to understand. Moreover, the concept of the incarnation of the Eternal Word of God seems to compound this hard saying.

Upon closer examination, a suitable explanation is provided in 1 Corinthians. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit (1Co 15:45 KJV).” Herein, Yeshua’s true divine nature is revealed. This is not in conflict with what the bible teaches with regard to God not being a man. This is a being unlike any human being, in that, the Word of the Lord God is in place of the human soul. Adam’s soul is clearly contrasted to the spirit of the last Adam. The soul of the last Adam is deliberately left out from 1 Cor 15:45 above. The only glimpse into the type of being the Lord YHWH has is that He is a quickening spirit or a life-giving being. This was the divine image that Yeshua revealed to His disciples when He transfigured Himself in their presence. The earthly image is the one He “knitted” or “formed” together for Himself. Yeshua’s divinity is not His flesh. His tent of flesh is a direct making of God’s Eternal Word. Yeshua’s divinity is His Eternal Word and quickening and life-giving Holy Spirit. His tent of flesh is simply His eternal dwelling place.

 The spiritual assertion that the human body is a housing for the soul is found in the Old and New Testaments. The body is compared to a sheath in Daniel chapter 7 verse 15. From the below passage of scripture it is understandably clear that there is a life-giving human spirit within a body of flesh. The Aramaic word “nidneh” is translated as “[my] of body” in KJV. The definition is sheath (http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/kjv/nidneh-aramaic.html).

  • “As for me, Daniel, my spirit was disturbed within me and the vision of my mind alarmed me (Dan 7:15 TNK).”
  • ´etKüriyyat rûHî ´ánâ däniyyë´l Bügô´ nidnè wüHezwê rë´šî yübahálunnaºnî (Dan 7:15 BHT)
  • For an interlinear analysis see the following link (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/daniel/7-15.htm).

 

The body is compared to a tabernacle in 2 Corinthians chapter 5 verses 1-4:

1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made     with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
(2Co 5:1-4 KJV)

 

In the Old Testament, the body is compared to a tent that is a temporary dwelling place of the person.

  • “My habitation is plucked up and carried away from me As a shepherd’s tent; I have rolled up like a weaver my life; He will cut me off from the thrum; From day even to night wilt Thou make an end of me (Isa 38:12 TNK).

In 2 Cor 5:1 the statement “we have a building of God, an house not made with hands,” is a biblical truth. It speaks to the Christian belief that Yeshua was God with us (Immanuel) or the God tabernacle with us . “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God (Rev 21:3 KJV).” See the following link for a greek interlinear analysis (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/2_corinthians/5-1.htm). The greek word for tabernacle in 2 Cor 5:1 is “skenos.” The definition is: a tabernacle, a tent metaphorically speaking of the human body, in which the soul dwells as in a tent, and which is taken down at death (http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/skenos.html).  The human body is seen from the perspective of the above scriptures as a living “tabernacle,” a living “building,” a living “house,” a living tent. A distinction is made between the earthly and the heavenly human body. The latter is a design more suitable for eternity, and implies it is glorified. In the KJV Rev 21:3 the greek word for “the tabernacle” is “skene.” This is the tabernacle that was made in the book of Exodus as the dwelling place for the Lord God. See Strong’s analysis below.

  • 4633 skhnh, skene {skay-nay’}
    Meaning:  1) tent, tabernacle, (made of green boughs, or skins or other materials) 2) of that well known movable temple of God after the pattern of which the temple at Jerusalem was built
    Origin:  apparently akin to 4632 and 4639; TDNT – 7:368,1040; n f
    Usage:  AV – tabernacle 19, habitation 1; 20

 

 

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