The Nature of Yahushua
Isaiah 44:6 – “Thus says YHWH, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, YHWH of hosts: I am the first and I am the last, And there is no Elohim besides Me.”
There is debate in the Christian Community over the nature of Yahushua, and what exactly the “Holy Trinity” is. Many Christians are quick to say Yahushua is Elohim, but then claim He and The Father are separate persons somehow.
They preach a doctrine that claims there is One Elohim, but that Elohim is made up of three different people. An example would be there is one senate and 100 senators.
Before the Council of Nicea in 325 AD the doctrine of the trinity was not universally accepted by all the various Christian bishops. When the Constantine organized the first “Orthodox” church there were votes about many things that would be accepted into Constantine’s church, and the trinity doctrine was one of them.
By majority vote it was declared that Yahushua was not YHWH, but rather 1/3 of the “Godhead”.
My purpose is to use the scripture which, along with prayer, should be the bases for what the Christian religion teaches. I believe the answer is in the scripture to what doctrine is true, and what is the traditions of men or attempts by men to use religion for personal gain.
As far as the Christian (in reality, the universal) Elohim goes, no Christian will deny that He created the heavens and the earth. This is taught in the bible in Genesis….
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.”
In Genesis they use Elohim, which is a title and not specific. Further reading into Genesis reveals that the “Elohim” used in Genesis 1:1 is YHWH. In the New Testament there is a short account of Creation, and a clue to who Yahushua is. It’s found in the Book of John….
John 1:1-4 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.”
John suggests here that the Elohim in Genesis was Yahushua. John writes “the Word was Elohim” the Word being Yahushua of course. At the time of Genesis, the Flesh of YHWH which is Yahushua was not yet created.
He was still in Spirit. The nature of Elohim is Spirit, and not Flesh. But so the material world could see Him, YHWH Who is Spirit became Flesh.
Material Fleshy eyes for the most part cannot see spirit, and because of this could not see YHWH. He appeared in Flesh to teach, heal, and then sacrifice for the sins of the world in the ultimate act of love, self sacrifice.
Just as our physical bodies are hosts to our spirits, in the same was is Yahushua the Physical Body for YHWH.
John 14:9 – “Yahushua said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, `Show us the Father?”
This statement is clear “He who has seen Me has seen the Father”. Again in John Yahushua says
John 10:30 – “I and the Father are one.”
It is written in Colossians…
Colossians 1:15-17 – He is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Perhaps people do not realize YHWH was still omnipresent while teaching through Yahushua. When Yahushua taught in Matthew 6:9 he said…
Matthew 6:9 – “Pray, then, in this way: `Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your Name.”
YHWH was teaching through Yahushua, and in heaven at the same time. His omnipresence didn’t compromise while in the Flesh. The prayer was meant for all generations of faithful, so when we pray we are praying to Him who has since ascended into heaven.
Some will argue that, because of Yahushua’s words in Matthew 27:46..
Matthew 27:46 – “About the ninth hour Yahushua cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY ELOHIM, MY ELOHIM, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Yahushua and YHWH are two different people, and Yahushua was calling upon Him. First off, the omnipresent YHWH is the Father and Creator of the Flesh Body Yahushua. Secondly it never occurs to anyone that Yahushua is reciting Psalm 22…
Psalm 22:1 – “My Elohim, my Elohim, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.”
YHWH is the Author, and Yahushua is the Author writing Himself into the Story. Writing the story and in the story at the same time. There is only One Elohim, and that theme is consistent throughout scripture.
Exodus 20:2-3 – “I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before Me.
What is also consistent in scripture is the fact that YHWH should not and will not share His glory with another. He is the Creator. There is only One.
Scripture supports this, but men and demons alike have been know to issue forth tainted doctrines in order to confuse. Many who claim to accept the trinity doctrine admit its confusing, and doesn’t add up.
The answer is simple. Yahushua and YHWH are One.
“The truth is an offense, but not a sin” – Bob Marley