I am god, I am the son of YHVH, and I am ONE
with my Father!
by Rav Sha'ul
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We are always taught the verses where Yahusha and YHVH are one. Trinitarians love to cherry pick scriptures that seem to make Yahusha and YHVH the "same exact being" quoting such scripture out of context. Building a doctrine born from "sound bites" not "sound teaching". They quote such sound bites as:John 1030 I and my Father are one.Well taken out of context, that would seem to either mean "YHVH is Yahusha" or Yahusha is committing blasphemy! But, taken IN CONTEXT we see, that when accused of blasphemy Yahusha went on to clearly tell us what that statement meant and he was neither committing blasphemy nor was he saying he was YHVH. Trinitarians conveniently stop with verse 30 to make their point and never do they venture beyond where Yahusha clears this entire thing up. Yahusha was saying he was the son of YHVH and ONE through family. In fact, through covenant... And Yahusha asked the Jews why they had a problem with that statement when The Torah makes the exact same declaration concerning ALL OF US! So let us look at that statement in context and see exactly what Yahusha meant by it. And stop taking his words out of context like the Jews did. Because by claiming that statement means he IS YHVH we are saying the exact same things the Jews said and yes that would be blasphemy. Yahusha knew he was not YHVH and to claim such he would have been committing blasphemy so he further clarified that statement. So let's put an end to all this YHVH is Yahusha talk (taking this scripture out of context to prove it) and put it BACK into context and let Yahusha himself tell us what he meant. Shall we?Here is what Yahusha had to say about what he meant by that statement:John 10 (NASB)29 [d]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are [e]one.”
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Torah, ‘I SAID, YOU ARE GODS’? 35 If He (YHVH) called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 (why) do you say of Him (Yahusha), whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?Ok, the Jews thought Yahusha was saying he was YHVH just like the Trinitarians teach. And Yahusha said "nooooooo", that is not at all what he was saying. He was simply stating a fact, that YHVH said we all are gods, SONS of the Most High and quoted Psalms 82:6 as his authority to make the statement that he was god. And then clarify that he meant the son of YHVH not YHVH:Psalm 82:6"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'Yahusha made it crystal clear, he was NOT saying that he is YHVH he is simply acknowledging the fact as declared by YHVH in Psalms 82:6 that we all are gods and sons of YHVH. He was accepting that truth (that he is the son of YHVH) and declaring his birthright. I too accept that same truth and birthright, I too am the son of YHVH. Yahusha marveled at the fact that the Jews didn't understand what he was telling them. I too marvel at everyone around me for not accepting it either or understanding what Yahusha was talking about. Especially since he went on and spelled it out. I marvel even more that Christians today think Yahusha was saying he was YHVH just like the Jews said back then. Even when Yahusha clarified that was not what he was saying. Christians today do not accept his explanation any more than the Jews did then. So to the "Christian/Jews" of today who still claim Yahusha was saying he was YHVH I say this... READ ON IN CONTEXT, PLEASE! Yahusha clarified that statement and explained it.So back to my declaration. I said I was god and that I am the son of YHVH. I claim, as Yahusha did, the authority of Psalms 82:6 that YHVH gave me that authority to make that claim and that it is true and I am righteous in the eyes of YHVH for standing up and being counted among His Chosen. But Psalm 82:6 only gives me the authority to say "I am god, I am the son of YHVH" it doesn't give me the right to say I am ONE with YHVH.
Like I said, Psalm 82:6 only goes so far. So, allow me to claim the authority of the Messiah Yahusha himself, who gave to me the authority to claim I am one with YHVH:
John 17:19-21"And for their sakes I sanctify myself (through the Truth), that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."So there you have it. As Yahusha sanctified himself through the Truth found in The Word of God, I also have been sanctified by the Truth of the Word of YHVH. And, being born again into the family of God, by covenant of "marriage" the two shall become one. Therefore Rav Sha'ul is a member of the Bride of Christ and ONE with Yahusha through Marriage Covenant (the New Covenant) and together ONE with YHVH. We are ONE in family, Spirit, Will, and purpose. YHVH is our Father, Yahusha is the first born son in that family, and I am a son in that family as well being the younger brother of the eldest son.
The next scripture that Trinitarian love to quote is how Yahusha embodies the fullness of God to somehow make the quantum leap that Yahusha was YHVH in the flesh. I would like to point out, there is not one scripture in the entire Bible that says "YHVH came to earth in the flesh. Became a man, by the name Yahusha". Every scripture Trinitarians point to... says nothing of the sort, nor do these verses apply exclusively to Yahusha but rather all the sons of YHVH.Here is the scripture used to make the quantum leap that Yahusha was YHVH in the flesh. Because Yahusha embodied the fullness of deity doesn't mean he is YHVH it means he had been born again and filled with the Spirit of YHVH. We even know this in the Gospels where Yahusha was baptized and the Spirit of YHVH descended upon him. Below is the sound bit used by Trinitarians:Colossians 2:9For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.Ok, let us now tell the whole story here. Yes, Yahusha did embody the fullness of deity in human form. I am not here to debate or deny that. What I am here to do is to show that in the same exact way, we too have the potential to achieve the fullness of deity:
Ephesians 3:19 (New International Version, ©2010)
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
So, the same writer in the NT that said Yahusha embodied the fullness of deity also said that the unbelievable knowledge of the love of YHVH is that WE TOO can be filled with the full measure of God. Now, I don't take anything out of context so let me do what Trinitarians do not, and explain in context. I want to be sure that I make my position clear on this. After resurrection, Yahusha is completely Deity (elohim) an not human... but he still is not YHVH. YHVH too is Elohim. Elohim is a designation of "God" as apposed to human. Yahusha and YHVH are the personal names referring to the individual deities as family members of Elohim, Father and now Son. But while on earth before resurrection Yahusha was, as are we, "Elohim potentials" and 100% human.. filled with the Spirit of YHVH as a guarantee of future begotten (resurrected) fully into the family of Elohim. Here is my point. The verse in Col. 2:9 is saying that (for the first time in history) a human man has been perfected and the total fullness of the Spirit of YHVH dwelt in his body. This is why all the sons of God are "destined" to be conformed to the Image of Yahusha. We too are being filled with the Spirit of YHVH striving to achieve that same exact perfection as the Messiah. Paul cleanly points this very concept out in Ephesians on several occasions.First let's look at chapter 1 verses 15-23. Paul is praying that ALL SONS of YHVH come to know the same strength and power of YHVH that existed in Yahusha. In verses 22 and 23 below Paul brings this important revelation out by clearly stating that "we" the sons of YHVH are the "body" of the Messiah. And we, as this body, are the "fullness of Him (YHVH) who fills everything."
Ephesians 1:15-2315 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.Now, again later in Chapter 3, Paul again prays that we (the sons of YHVH) are conformed to the same image of the Messiah and that we too achieve the "fullness of Deity in bodily form"...
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Yahusha was not YHVH in the flesh, nor was he half man half god. He was the human messiah who was the first to be filled to the fullness of the measure of YHVH through His Spirit. In doing so, Yahusha became the PERFECT IMAGE (not YHVH, but the "image" of YHVH) in human form while on earth.
5 Let this mind (Holy Spirit) be in you, which was also in Messiah Yahusha: 6 Who, being in the form (Spiritual Image or human proxy) of YHWH (NOT YHVH Himself), thought it not robbery to be equal with YHWH?2 Corinthians 4:4
4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of YHVH, should shine on them.
An "image" is not the actual subject. It is a likeness of, a picture of, something that stands in place of... Yahusha was YHVH's human proxy, the human image of YHVH the first to be perfected in Holiness in accordance to obedience to YHVH's Will, Commandments, Appointed Times and Feasts and Solemn Assemblies. He was THE WAY, the example that we are to follow as we too keep YHVH's Will, Commandments, Appointed Times and Feasts and Solemn Assemblies. YHVH gave us instructions on how to be sons of God, Yahusha lived those instructions and we are too. We too are to be filled with all the fullness of deity! But that doesn't make us YHVH or part of any pagan Trinity, it makes us sons of YHVH our Father.
So now I have shown clear scripture saying I am god, I have the fullness of deity in my body, I am the son of YHVH, and I and my Father are one. But I was not born this way. I had to come to the knowledge of YHVH, be sanctified by His Word, die to my fleshly body and be born again by the Spirit of God. What about Yahusha. Was he born YHVH in the flesh literally? Was Yahusha born perfect never having to be perfected and grow to know YHVH like me? Did Yahusha have a need to die to self will, and be reborn by the Spirit of YHVH like me? In short, was there something unique about Yahusha different than me? Some of you may be thinking, “What is so important about this question? What difference does it make?” To those having such thoughts, my response is that it is a very important question, the answer of which has enormous implications!
YHVH, the Living God, is perfect. He is all-powerful. He has no need to "grow" in any way, shape, or form! Therefore, if it can be shown that Yahusha the Messiah BECAME perfect or grew in wisdom and knowledge of YHVH, then he was obviously not YHVH but rather human like you and I!
- Luke 2:40, 52 NKJV
- 40 And the Child (Yahusha) grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor) of God was upon Him. ... 52 And Yahusha increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with YHVH and men.
Yahusha GREW in wisdom, strength, stature, etc., just like John the Baptist (see Luke 1:80). This shows that Yahusha was not born "perfect" but BECAME perfected like all other righteous men of Israel (Yet Yahusha was the most Anointed One). Why or rather "how" could YHVH grow in wisdom and favor with Himself? I know, rediculous... And if Yahusha had to "become" better than the angels, and YHVH was Yahusha then WHO WAS IN CHARGE when YHVH was not better than Angels and better yet if YHVH died on the cross WHO RAISED HIM. The biblical definition of death is "ceasing to exist in any way".
- Hebrews 1:4 NKJV
- 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Trinitarians are the first to point out how we are not perfect and must be perfected over a life of trials and tribulations. We have to "learn obedience" by doing our own will, seeing the futility in it, then submitting our will to YHVH's. But what about Yahusha? Surely being YHVH who came down and took up a body and called Himself Yahusha would have absolutely NO need of being perfected, YHVH is perfect and incapable of anything less than perfection. Surely YHVH wouldn't have to "learn obedience" because by definition obedience IS His Will. So, Yahusha actually being YHVH, as Trinitarians claim, there is no way he would have to be perfected or learn obedience or even have a different will at all.
Hebrews 5:8-9 NKJV 8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience (to YHVH) by the things which He suffered. 9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him (YHVH),Well, Yahusha actually DID have to learn obedience to YHVH. He was NOT perfect from birth but had to be perfected through suffering just like me! And we know Yahusha's will was not the same as YHVH's when he cried out to YHVH to "take this come from me, but not MY WILL but YOURS be done". We are so quick to be reminded that we know not YHVH but have to come to know Him and grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding and perfected through trials and tribulations. Yet we are never taught that Yahusha had the same need to grow in knowledge of YHVH and in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding and Yahshus too had to be perfected through suffering trials and tribulations.
The concept of "Trinity" is blatantly denied below in Hebrews as Paul explains Yahusha's role as High Priest. Demonstrating all High Priests are chosen from among men by YHVH. We see in Hebrews 5 that Yahusha was "begotten" or "began in the flesh" and BECAME the son of YHVH after a life of trials and temptations whereby he was perfected over time. He was not born perfect. Yahusha is compared to the first High Priest Aaron who was a man appointed by YHVH as His representative. Paul clearly states in verse 5 "so also Yahusha did not glorify himself" but like Aaron was chosen among men by YHVH. And in verse 7 we see that Yahusha cried out to THE ONE GOD (denial of Trinity), YHVH who was alone able to save him from death. Demonstrating clearly the YHVH IS OUR SALVATION:
The Perfect High Priest
1 For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself. 4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
5 So also Yahusha did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He (YHVH) who said to Him
"YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU";
6 just as He says also in another passage,
"YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK."
7 In the days of His flesh (when he was but human), He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One (God, YHVH, The Shema) able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. 8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience (to the ONE GOD) from the things which He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect (Yahusha was not born perfect being simply a man), He became (he was not always, he BECAME after his submission and death on Passover) to all those who obey Him (YHVH) the source of eternal salvation, 10 being designated by YHVH as a high priest (from among men verse 1) according to the order of Melchizedek. 11 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Yahusha was not fully born into the family of YHVH until after he was resurrected, just like me!
We see below, that Yahusha's full birth into the family of YHVH and Divine Spiritual Body came AFTER resurrection, clearly stating AFTER resurrection Yahusha "has become" the first fruits into the family of YHVH. And we clearly see in verse 21 that "BY MAN", not God, came the first born from the resurrection at which time Yahusha became fully Divine. We also read that Yahusha is not unique in the process, but the FIRST of many more sons of God to come through resurrection in verse 22; each in our own order. Yahusha being the first born son and our elder brother NOT our God or part of a pagan Trinity.1 Corinthians 15 (New King James Version)20 But now the Messiah is risen from the dead, and has become (the firstborn son upon resurrection not birth to Mary/Joseph) the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man (Adam) came death, by Man (Yahusha the Second Adam too was simply a man) also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in the Messiah all (the sons of YHWH) shall be made alive (begotten by YHWH as sons through resurrection). 23 But each one (of the sons of YHWH) in his own order (after Yahusha, the eldest son): The Messiah the firstfruits (first and only at this point of the sons to be resurrected), afterward those who are the the Messiah's at His coming (First Resurrection when the rest of the sons will be begotten).
I am about to end this with the clear and documented truth that YHVH is not Yahusha. Yahusha is our brother not our "God". And that it was not through "Yahusha" that all things exist as the pagan "Logos" doctrinal lie is taught, but YHVH...
New International Version (NIV)
10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that YHVH, for whom and through whom everything exists, (YHVH) should make the pioneer of their salvation (Yahusha) perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy (YHVH) and those who are made holy (Yahusha and all his brother/sisters) are of the same family. So Yahusha is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.[a] 12 He says,
“I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.”[b] 13 And again, “I (Yahusha) will put my trust in him (YHVH).”[c] And again he says, “Here am I, and the children YHVH has given me.”[d]
14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity (he was human too) so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he (Yahusha) had to be made like them (he was made human just like I was),[e] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest (who are chosen from among men) in service to YHVH, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
That is the long and short of it. There is absolutely no difference between Yahusha pre-resurrection than there is me. All the claims he made of being one with YHVH I too have the authority to claim. All the claims to be god, I have the authority to claim. I too am the son of YHVH. Everything that Yahusha is now post resurrection I will be too. WE ARE OF THE SAME EXACT FAMILY!
The scripture below speaks volumes, and should be the end of this discussion:John 20:17
17 Yahusha said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' "