IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part two)

Yeshua Mashiyach! The Word became flesh!  

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2)            Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. . The abstract ‘beginning’ is the Hebraic re’shiyth (ray-sheeth’): ‘1. the first, in place, time, order or rank. 2. (specifically) a firstfruit.’ An interesting revelation is the Hebrew interpretation of our King James Version of ‘God’, ‘elohiym (el-o-heem’) ‘elohiy (el-o-hee’): ‘1. (literally) supreme ones. 2. (hence, in the ordinary sense) gods. 3. (specifically, in the plural, especially with the article) the Supreme God (i.e. the all supreme). 4. (occasionally, by way of deference) supreme magistrates, the highest magistrates of the land.’ The Hebrew ‘elohiym is plural, God did not tell the history (His story) of creation to Moses using eloahh, the singular term. Why? For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one [1John 5:7].

                ‘Darkness’, choshek (cho-shek’) means: ‘1. the dark. 2. (literally) darkness. 3. (figuratively) misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.’ The figurativeness of ‘darkness’ is its alienation from anything ‘elohiym of Genesis 1:1. The two main linguistic forms of ‘Spirit of God’ has ‘Spirit’ as ruwach (roo’-ach): ‘1. wind. 2. (by resemblance) breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation. 3. (figuratively) life, anger, unsubstantiality. 4. (by extension) a region of the sky. 5. (by resemblance) spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions);’ and ‘God’ as the same ‘elohiym. If the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Divine Ones, then He is God eternal as well. Trinity.

                ‘Light’ is ‘owr (ore) ‘1. illumination. 2. (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.); and ‘Night’ layil (lah’-yil), leyl (lale) [Isaiah 21:11] or aylah (lah’-yel-aw) means: ‘1. (properly) a twist (away of the light), i.e. night. 2. (figuratively) adversity.’ ‘Day’ which is yowm (yome) means: ‘1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term.’ The light of Genesis 1:3 is not an object of God’s creation; it is the Christ. Genesis 1:14 is of the light of creation.

                John 1:4-9 dwells on the Light. Verse 9 reads, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”  The adjectival ‘true’ is the Greek alēthinos (al-ay-thee-nos’): ‘that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name.’ Alēthinos comes from alēthēs (al-ay-thace’) which is made of the Greek negative ‘a’ and lanthanō (lan-than’-o): ‘true: as not concealed.’ This Light is the same light of Genesis 1:3. It is indubitably a Personage.

                Of the Light is John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Now, the active ‘made’, the Greek ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) is not of a one who comes from creation. It is defined as ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’. Christ simply wore Jesus as His earthly Personage. Christ, who was not a human, became an Adam. He had been, before the Adamic creation.

                 The Light, Jesus Christ, is the only One among the Trinity, whose physical existence is not concealed from human ocular experience. If He was there at the beginning of creation, it follows, ergo, that the birth of His humanity by the Virgin Mary was not the first time of His existence. Jesus’ humanity came into being right there inside the procreative matrix of the Virgin Mary. But of Christ, seven centuries before His Incarnation, Prophet Micah pronounced in the 5th chapter of the 2nd verse of his vatic book, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The pronoun ’whose’ –ô, –w,–û (pronounced -or) is: ‘he, him, his; it, its.’

                The phrasal ‘goings forth,’ mowtsa’ah (mo-tsaw-aw’) is, ‘1. origin, a family descent, coming out. 2. (also) a sewer.’ Qedem (keh’-dem) and yowm (yome) ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) are ‘of old’ and ‘everlasting’ respectively. While Qedem means: ‘1. the front. 2. (of place, absolutely) the fore part. 3. (relatively) the East. 4. (of time) antiquity;’ yowm ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) is made of yowm [1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term] and ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) [long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world]. You know what holds so much titillation in this verse? This prophesied one, expected to come forth out of Bethlehem –in an earthly event of time— is the very One whose goings forth, is at the same time, from of old, from everlasting! It is more spiritual than the physical understanding of human calculation. Only God can successfully achieve this phenomenal feat. The goings forth of the Christ has been from a time too incalculable for an understanding of scientific probe of time reading. This asserts the eternality of Christ’s Divine nature. Amen! Confer these verses: Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 8:22-23 and John 1:1.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

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Death [2]

Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting?” [1Corinthians 15:54-55]

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2)            Some still believe and asseverate that, “There’s no physical realm of hellish gaol.” A Davidic Psalm 16:10 is a Christological “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” The word ‘hell’ is the Hebrew she’ôl (sheh-ole’): ‘grave, hell, pit, the underworld Sheol – the OT designation for the abode of the dead; place of no return; without praise of God; wicked sent there for punishment; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat).’ Jesus did not receive any condemnation in the abode of the dead. Acts 2:31 “He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.” Pellucidity of Scripture teaches that Jesus descended, the proclaiming Visitant, to the invisible underworld.

Who says hell is not real? It is a reality.

It says in unequivocal terms in Ephesians 4:9-10, “(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? [10] He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”  He went to the same place where Lazarus found himself –Abraham’s bosom. God would not allow the argument of the wicked-dead ‘rich man’, borne out of Satanism, to thrive: by sending him back to earth –even if Abraham could.

“…and delivered them into chains of darkness…” [2Peter 2:4].

Jesus, the true Witness, had to manifest in the lower region of our world –the wicked-dead to expect judgment, while the righteous dead had the flame of their hopes burning brightest. 1Peter 3:18-20 18) “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  19) By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” Jesus went yet to the lowest region of hell –Tartarus— to proclaim doom to the fallen angels who married the daughters of the antediluvian men, to engender the atrocious act of Satanism. The creation of Adam and a wife, perfectly established the Church.

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So many scriptures support hellish life after death. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire[Matthew3:12]. The understood goodness of the harvested wheat is the pointer to its usefulness. What accounts for its goodness is none other than the imbibed Word of truthfulness: Jesus. The worthlessness of the chaff (children of disobedience) makes them candidates of the unquenchable fire.

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                Proverbs 2:19, “None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.” The expression, ‘take hold of’ is the Hebrew nâśag (naw-sag’) meaning: ‘to overtake; ability; to reach, attain to, cause to reach; to be able to secure.’ Once in hell, the occupant has lost the ability to return to the life of celestial bliss. And this is what Pauline couch of Hebrews 9:27 is all about, which reads, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” where the word ‘appointed’ is apokeimai (ap-ok’-i-mahee): ‘to be laid away, laid by, reserved; reserved for one, awaiting him.’ The subject of this verse, ‘men’ is the Greek anthrōpos (anth’-ro-pos): ‘1. a human being, whether male or female or man-faced; 2. with the added notion of weakness, by which man is led into a mistake or prompted to sin 3. with the adjunct notion of contempt or disdainful pity.’ From these definitions, anthrōpos connotes degeneration of Adamic nature as opposed to the born again Christian.

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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Death [1]

1)            Death is not an absolute cessation of life. It is simply the reality of being cut off from the presence of God. In the tiniest fraction of a second, one is out of one’s body when death sniffs out the earthly life. To physicality, breath cessation of a living intelligent being is his end. Not so, it is, at all. Death is actually the absence of the vitality marking the essentiality of the spirit, one of the known tripartite quiddity constituting the Adamic creation. Simply put, theologically, death is to be absent from the presence of life –Jesus.

At the cessation point of breath, the dual entity of spirit and soul is transported to the realm of the ‘unseen’, either to eternal bliss or anguish. Who is the entity, of whom a cut off from His presence is death absolutely? Is it Brahma, Krishna, Buddha or Allah? None of them. It is Yahweh, the I AM THAT I AM, who was, and who is, and who is to come. Amen.

Lucifer was piqued to see the first couple still alive

      Adam, when he committed the disobedient, original sin of the Eden Garden, he died, not physically but spiritually. His spirit realm, sin-stained, failed to enter into the erstwhile sacred fellowship with the Creator. This is the truth about death. It was when he saw the sacrificial animals, one for him and the other for his wife that the gravity of the mark he had missed struck him. Dead animal friends of the pristine family told him: death was imminent. Every birth of Adamic progeny, as a result, became the accouchement of a walking cadaver. Death!

Then came the death of Abel, probably the most favourite offspring, which, definitely, shook him terribly. Death! Pellucidity of death passing upon every mankind became unbearably a truism.

In the couching of God’s protocol -the Bible- the very first words are, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” [Genesis 1:1]; and the title ‘God’ is the Hebraic ‘Elôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’): ‘Plural of ‘ĕlôahh (el-o’-ah); gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.’ The One who spoke the first words of creationism is none other than the First Member of the Godhead, the Father. Verse 2, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters:” is an introduction of the Third Member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. ‘Moved’ of verse 3 is râchaph (raw-khaf’): ‘to brood; by implication to be relaxed.’ It is the brooding likened to that of mother hen, creating the energizing spirit of hatching the egg into life. Like the eternal Father, the Holy Spirit is the life Giver.

There is life after death

 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” [Genesis 1:3]; bringing the Second Member of the Godhead, Jesus Christ, into creationism participation, ergo, Creator of life. Amen. Mosaic couch needed not say, “In the beginning God the Father …. ” simply because it was the Trinity –constituting one God—, working in consonance as co-Creators. Having established the concept of the Author of life, let us look at the users of it.

When one is pronounced clinically dead, a resuscitation of the essential vitality of life –the soul—, seen to be absent, is about to be scientifically carried out. Its failure renders the body, that did containerized the vital life, what my Yoruba people call, korofo –emptiness. Pinch, tickle and make verbal and physical advances at the cadaverous heap of remains, and there would not be the slightest response. Why? The soul [which is the realm of emotions, will and thoughts] is no longer present in the lifeless remains. After death is judgment. How do I know this fact? Lazarus died, the rich man died, each one to a separate region of the blissful Abraham’s Bosom and the fiery hell torment respectively.

It shall bruise thy head” [Gen. 3:15]

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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JESUS: The WORD Of God (What does it betoken?) Part 6

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6)            Too overwhelmed to share the Eternal Truth, Apostle John would not even observe the orthodoxy of the characteristic salutation of an epistle in 1John 1:1-2 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;).” The allusion to the ‘handling of the Word of life’ is of John 1:14. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” [1John 5:11]. The spiritual location of eternal life is found nowhere else; in the Person of Jesus alone is the bliss of eternity to be found. Selah! “He that hath the Son hath life; 1John 5:12 further uncovers, “and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” is the conclusion.

                1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. The Word of God is both the Eternal Life and the True God. I want to look at four verses to buttress this fact.

                It says in the book of Isaiah 9:6, For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. The first sobriquet, ‘Wonderful’ is the Hebraic pele’ (peh’-leh): ‘a miracle.’ Pele’ comes from its root pala’ (paw-law’) ‘1. (properly, literally or figuratively) perhaps to separate, i.e. distinguish 2. (by implication) to be great, difficult, wonderful 3. (causatively) to make great, difficult, wonderful.’

The WORD: in His pre-incarnate manifestation.

                The next, ‘Counsellor,’ is ya`ats (yaw-ats’) ‘1. to advise 2. (reflexively) to deliberate or resolve.’ Being the “mighty God” His “Counsellorship” must be eternally of the Divinity. His ‘Fatherhood’ is an ‘Everlasting’ Hebrew `ad (ad) ‘1. (properly) a (peremptory) terminus 2. (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition).’ ‘Prince’ is sar (sar) ‘a head person (of any rank or class);’ while ‘peace’ is shalowm (shaw-lome’) (or shalom {shaw-lome’}) meaning : ‘1. Safe 2. (figuratively) well, happy, friendly 3. (abstractly) welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace.’ The Word of God is the Ruler of eternal peace.

Safe hand of the Word

                 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God [Isaiah 44:6]. Take note that ‘LORD’ is written in capitals and that is I AM THAT I AM, the covenant name of God –Jehovah– to the redeemed. Interestingly, the prophet quotes the Divinity in the description of Himself as “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” If truly, beside Him there is no God, what do we make of the declaration of Jesus first in Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.A later declaration is I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” [Rev 22:13]. What is the Divine status difference between the ‘LORD’ of Isaiah 44:6 and the ‘Almighty’ of Revelation 1:8? Selah!

Absolutely a pellucidity

                The third Scripture is Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. The divine ‘Maker’ is `asah (aw-saw’) ‘to do or make (from existing materials).’ Of whom is it said, All things were made by him; and of whom still, is the scriptural couch, and without him was not any thing made that was made[John 1:3]? Luke 5:34 And he said unto them,  Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? Who is the Bridegroom? Jesus. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ [2Cor 11:2]. Who is the ‘husband’ of espousal? Jesus!

The Maker of all things: The WORD.

                And the fourth Scripture is John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Do you remember 1John 5:20? It reads, And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

                The Eternal Father in John 17:3 is the True God. The irrefutability of the Word being the True God in 1John 5:20 is pellucid. The titles of Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 are they essentially Divine? Selah!  

               Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(Concluded)

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DELAY IS NOT DENIAL (three)

The taunting of Peninnah

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3)            Hannah was called names. Unfruitfulness. She did not give them her ears of faith. Peninnah taunted her, did not she? But Peninnah’s needling derision could not stop that which the Lord God would do. Elkanah did something to douse the matter but he could have stood by her in his refusal to marry a second wife, Peninnah, defined as ‘jewel, pearl, or the face’. There is nothing special, spiritually, about her.

                1Samuel 1:17-20 “Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. 18) And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. 19) And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her. 20) Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.”

Peninnah’s heckle was not Jehovah’s denial

                Even though the judgment of Eli, the high priest, was garbed in atrocity of its pronouncement, it would not vitiate Hannah’s potential faith in the God of Israel. Her faith had engendered in her the humility of a good Christian, raising her to the enablement which held back her tongue from lashing at the stupidity of God’s servant.

Great Samuel: the proof that delay is not denial

                Thankfully, the emergent alloy of faith and humility from this woman of great fortitude saved Eli from absolute irresponsibility. An ‘ascension’ (for that is the English definition of the Hebraic Eli) to the celestial assizes had to be made available to Hannah’s petition. The same Eli who had wrongfully accused her of an unladylike debauchery must change the lyrics to, “Go in peace.” Pronounced on her is ‘peace’, a Hebraic shâlôm (shaw-lome’) which means so many things: ‘completeness, soundness, welfare, peace;

+completeness (in number)

+safety, soundness (in body)

+welfare, health, prosperity

+peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment; peace, friendship

+of human relationships

+with God especially in covenant relationship

+peace (from war)

                Should there be any genuine reason to wonder why she decided that her countenance was not going to be sad again? Selah! Shâlôm!

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days.

                Daniel 1:6-19, “Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 7) Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego. 8) But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9) Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10) And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king. 11) Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12) Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

It took ten days to prove the lads right

                13) Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. 14) So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. 15) And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. 16) Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse. 17) As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18) Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19) And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.”

                The Bible says that they were of Judah. Judah means ‘praise’. Jesus Christ comes from Judah. All genuine praise related eventualities need to evoke the power advertence found in Jesus. Why JESUS? He is the Creator; He is the Author of faith. Daniel in Hebrew is dânı̂yê’l (daw-nee-yale’) ‘God is my judge.’ Hananiah is chănanyâh (khan-an-yaw) ‘Jah has favoured’. Mishael is mı̂yshâ’êl (mee-shaw-ale’) ‘who is what God is’. Azariah is ‛ăzaryâh (az-ar-yaw’) ‘Jehovah has helped’.

                The truth is that God has heard us even before we offer the petitions of our hearts for His divine attention. Faith and caution become the tools of the divine engagement. Faith to keep us on the solidity of the terra firma; caution makes sure that we continue to walk according to divine will.

                Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

 “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

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Which Is, And Which Was, And Which Is To Come. (seven)

Most enigmatic Personage to tread the surface of the earth

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7)            Most people do not read the Bible to descry the truth of the Divinity. I found this verse in the Bible. It reads in Revelation 15:3, “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” The title ‘Lord’ is kurios (kï ’-riy-os) ‘1. lord, supreme in authority, the one in control.2. (also, by implication) sir or master (as a title showing respect for others).3. (in Hebrew) Adonai, The Lord God of Israel (which is actually Yahweh God of Israel – see Exodus 5:1 and 120 other occurrences).4. (in Hebrew) Yahweh. Outside the Hebraic Scriptures, rabbis rendered the name “Yahweh” as “LORD” or as “GOD” with the intent to keep this name utterly holy and away from any hint or speck of desecration. This practice continues fervently to this day.5. (of ownership) an owner (especially of an animal or object)[from κῦρος kŷrȏs “supremacy”].’

                John, the writer of this Book (Revelation), saw Jesus from the Hebraic perspective. Jesus, ergo, from this verse is the Supreme Being and the Owner of creation. Does it not say, “all things were created by him, and for him” [Colossians 1:16]?

“One” is heis in Greek, a neuter gender, meaning: “essence.”

                The Greek for ‘God’ is theos (the-os’) ‘1. (properly, in Greek) a god or deity. a supernatural, powerful entity (real or imagined). 2. (by Hebraism, especially with ho (ho)(in this context) the one.) God, the Supreme Being, the Creator, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Yahweh by name.3. (figuratively) a supreme magistrate (in the land).’ The next word,‘Almighty’ is pantokrator (pan-to-kra’-tōr) ‘the all-ruling, i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ Jesus Christ is the Lord God Almighty according to the discovery from Revelation 15:3. There is, no doubt, another Almighty in Revelation 16:7, “And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.” This, contextually, is the Eternal, God the Father. How can there be two, epithetical ‘Almighty’ Beings? John 10:30, “I and my Father are one,” is the scriptural answer.

                When the LORD God introduced Himself to Moses at the ‘burning bush’ experience, He said, “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them” [Exod. 6:3]. This is what Jehovah was saying to Moses, ”And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect” [Gen 17:1]. Exodus 3:14, “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

                How could Jesus make this revelation “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” [Revelation 1:8]? Because we understand that Revelation 4:8 “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” is in connection with the Eternal Father. While Revelation 15:3 reveals Jesus, Revelation 11:17 “Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned” points to the Father.

At the mention of Jesus every knee must bow

                The only reason why a Jehovah’s Witness Organization supposedly created Christ made the asseverative, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father” of John 14:9, is simply because the Father and the Son constitute one worshipped God. The word ‘which’ –of Revelation 1:8— is an interesting ὁ ho (ho) ἡ he (hee) [feminine] τό to (to’) [neuter (each with various inflections)] is a definite article ‘1. the.’ The next word, ‘art’ is on (ōn’) ousa (ou’-sa) [feminine] on (on’) [neuter] meaning: ‘being.’ Now let us see ‘wast’ which is en (ayn): ‘I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ Put them together, this epithet is καί ὅ ἦν kai ho en (kai’ ho’ een) καί ὅ ερχόμενος kai ho erchomenos (kai’ ho er-cho’-me-nos) and it translates: ‘the one being and the one that was and the one coming, i.e. the Eternal, as a divine epithet of Christ.’

Whether you like it or not, Jesus is Jehovah: very God of very God!

                These are the attributes of Jesus Christ:

* Saviour of the world -Acts. 13:47; Romans 10:9-12; 1Corinthians 1:30

* Son of God -Psalm 2:4, 89:26-27; Matthew 16:15-17; John 5:17-18

* Lord of lords -Revelation 17:14, 19:16

* King of kings -Ps 2:6; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 2:2; Rev. 17:14, 19:16

* Word of God -John 1:1, 14; 1John 5:7; Rev. 19:13

* Has Divine Equality with the Father -John 8:58; John 10:10; John 14:9; Rev. 5:12-14; Rev. 21:23

* Almighty -Rev. 1:8, 15:3, 16:7

* The Shepherd -Ps 23:1, 80:1; John 10:11

* The Creator -Genesis 1:3; John 1:3-4; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:2, 1-0; Rev. 3:14

*The is, and the was, and the is to come -John 1:1, 8:58; Hebrews 13:8 & Rev. 1:8 [are those of the Divinity]. Jesus, ergo, is very God of very God. Amen!

                Christ, in Revelation 15:3, goes by the sobriquet Lord God Almighty; and Revelation 11:17 gives the same Lord God Almighty to the Father. Each of the two divine Beings is “Which is, and which was, and which is to come.” Revelation 16:5 says of Jesus, And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. The name or the title “Lord” in Hebrew is, most definitely, LORD (in capitals) and which is none other than ‘I AM THAT I AM’ –JEHOVAH. What does this say of those who are in Christ Jesus? They are in the safest hand of the Entity of whose immanent transcendentalism spans the eternity past, present and future, spiritually and physically. Their (the Christians) eternal lives reside in the Saviour, Jesus, very God of very God. Selah!

Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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Jesus Christ is the Creator

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6)            Jesus the Almighty, as He is depicted in Scripture, created all things. The very first of creationism was brought into being out of nothing for: the word ‘created’ of Genesis 1:1 is bara’ (baw-raw’) ‘1. (absolutely) to create 2. (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).’ The absoluteness of bara’ supports ex nihilo, the Greek for ‘create out of nothing.’ Amen! Jesus upholds all creatures in their beings (Colossians 1:17). The Lord Jesus wrought miracles on earth. The word ‘secret’ of Judges 13:18, pil’iy (pil-ee’) (or paliy’ {paw-lee’}) means ‘remarkable. ‘Wonderful’ of Isaiah 9:6 is pele’ (peh’-leh) ‘a miracle.’ Jesus did resurrect Himself from the dead (John 10:17-18). Jesus saved the whole world from eternal destruction (John 11:25, 5:21, 6:39 & 40). 40).

Abraham saw my day and he was glad

                To prove His Almightiness made Him say: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). There is a marked difference between ‘was’ and ‘am.’ While ‘was’ is ginomai (ǰiy’-no-mai) ‘1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate).2. (reflexively) to become (come into being).3. (of events) to happen;’ eimi (ei-miy’) is ‘am,’ meaning: ‘1. I am (i.e. I exist).2. (emphatically declaring oneself, following ἐγώ ego (e-ğō’): ‘I’) It is I Myself (see Matthew 14:27, Matthew 14:28 and Mark 6:50).3. (of God himself, following ἐγώ ego (e-ğō’)) I AM (this is the comparable Greek form of God’s Hebrew name, YAHWEH; compare Yhovah (yeh-ho-vaw’) Yhow (yeh-ho’) [as a prefix] 1. (meaning) the self-Existent or Eternal, the I AM. 2. (person) Yahweh (Yehvah), Jewish national name of God. 3. (anglicized) Jehovah. 4. (as a name prefix) Yeho-. 5. (As expressed in Hebraic Koine Greek) ἐγώ εἰμί -ego eime-, I AM (literally: I myself, I am).).’

                For your scriptural information, “which was,” ho en in Greek takes the age of Jesus to the ‘eternity past.’ If no creature existed in the eternity past, it follows that whoever has his existence from that eternal past has an essence of immutability. Living before time, Jesus is immutable: for time cannot affect Him. He is as old as the Eternal Father! In Proverbs chapter 8, verse 22 speaks of wisdom: “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.” Verse 23 underscores the “wisdom’s” datelessness, “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Verses 24 to 29 which continue to uphold the eternal existence of Wisdom is essentially Jesus in Colossians 2:3 “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” But what is this next dramatic revelation on wisdom which reads: “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him” [Prov 8:30]? Is there any theological savviness to the physical ontogenesis of the Father and of the Christ? Is there an Eternal Grandparent that did bring them up? If these are not tenable then the glaring truth here is, basically, that God the Father and the Christ are of equal ancientness.

                How is the datedness of Jesus arrived at scripturally? Each verbal tense of “Which is” ho on “which was” ho en and “which is to come” ho erchomenos is an imperfect tense. What is the grammatical salience of an imperfect tense? Does this tense of ‘imperfectness’ denote or connote an impairment to the status of the subject –Jesus? Not at all, for if it does, then, its inference to the Eternal Father puts a question mark on the Father’s ancientry. An imperfect tense is an action or act that does not come to a conclusion. If I should say, “I spoke at 4pm,” the ‘speaking’, coming to a concluding end (at 4pm), is a perfect tense. “I that spoke,” though is in the aorist (past tense), is an imperfect word of action, not grammatically concluded.

                The Christ’s ‘was,’ en of “which was” took place in the eternal past. His existence did not come to a termination even in the eternity past! HIS imperfect ‘is’ runs through all the days of this present now: and none can claim to live throughout these days of creationism. We are in the six thousandth year of creationism. “Which is” implies His unimpeded perseity throughout time of creation from Adam to the present moment which extends to the prophecy of His scriptural one thousand years of His earthly rule and beyond. Methuselah, the known oldest man did not even clock the eld of 1,000.

                The same One, Christ, lives unto the unending eternity ‘to come.’ “Which was” speaks of eternity to come. The imperfect tense of ‘was’ points to His Lordly eternal Being throughout that unending period. Only the Creator can have these said of Him and to remain verifiably a truism! Jesus, indubitably, is very God of very God! Amen!

Angels worship Jesus Christ

                Jewish Torah scripting understands that ‘the holy blessed God said to Moses, “Say unto them, I am he that was, and I am he that now is, and I am he that is to come,” wherefore אהיה –I Am—is written three times.’ Who is this Jewish God? His earthly name is Yehoshua Mashiyach –(maw-shee’-akh) ‘1. Anointed 2. usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint) 3. (specifically) the Messiah, the Anointed One– Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen!

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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5)            I would love to continue this topic, titled, “Which is, and which was, and which is to come,” by alluding to the pellucidity of this epithet of being of the Father and of the Son.                                                                                                               

We understand the transcendentalism of the Eternal Father. If the Son appropriates “Which is, and which was, and which is to come,” to Himself, there is no doubt why He is “over all God, blessed forever” of Romans 9:5. The expression ‘which was’ speaks of His immutability. Jesus’ externality of fixity accentuates His agelessness. This “which,” ho, in Greek, is simply definite article ‘the.’ En (ayn) the Greek for ‘was’ being an imperfect tense of eime (am, be, being) is best defined as ‘One.’ As one commentary couches it: ‘particularly this phrase is expressive of the eternity of Christ, who is, was, and ever will be; and of his immutability, who is the same he was, and will be for ever the same he is, and was, unchangeable in his person, in his love, and in the virtue of his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice; he is the same today, yesterday, and for ever. It is a further proof of the deity of Christ” [John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible -Revelation 1:8]. Jesus is the One. The One and the only One like Him. Incomparable! He is very God of very God.

                Another commentary runs thus: which is . . . was . . . is to come—a periphrasis for the incommunicable name JEHOVAH, the self-existing One, unchangeable. In Greek the indeclinability of the designation here implies His unchangeableness. Perhaps the reason why “He which is to come” is used, instead of “He that shall be,” is because the grand theme of Revelation is the Lord’s coming (Re 1:7). Still it is THE FATHER as distinguished from “Jesus Christ” (Re 1:5) who is here meant. But so one are the Father and Son that the designation, “which is to come,” more immediately applicable to Christ, is used here of the Father [Jamieson, Fausset and Brown’s Commentary on Revelation 1:4].                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The most enigmatic personage to tread upon our world: JESUS

                Yet another commentary reads, “This phraseology is purely Jewish, and probably taken from the Tetragrammaton, יהוה YEHOVAH which is supposed to include in itself all time, past, present, and future. But they often use the phrase of which the ὁ ων, και ὁ ην, και ὁ ερχομενος, of the apostle, is a literal translation. So, in Sohar Chadash, fol. 7, 1: “Rabbi Jose said, By the name Tetragrammaton, (i.e. יהוה Yehovah,) the higher and lower regions, the heavens, the earth, and all they contain, were perfected; and they are all before him reputed as nothing:- והוא היה והוא הוה והוא יהיה vehu hayah, vehu hoveh, vehu yihyeh; and HE WAS, and HE IS, and HE WILL BE. So, in Shemoth Rabba, sec. 3, fol. 105, 2: “The holy blessed God said to Moses, tell them: – אני שהייתי ואני הוא עכשיו ואני הוא לעתיד לבוא ani shehayithi, veani hu achshaiu, veani hu laathid labo; I WAS, I NOW AM, and I WILL BE IN FUTURE.”                                                         

                “In Chasad Shimuel, Rab. Samuel ben David asks: “Why are we commanded to use three hours of prayer? Answer: These hours point out the holy blessed God:- שהוא היה הוה ויהיה shehu hayah, hoveh, veyihyeh; he who WAS, who IS, and who SHALL BE. The MORNING prayer points out him who WAS before the foundation of the world; the NOONDAY prayer points out him who IS; and the EVENING prayer points out him who IS TO COME.” This phraseology is exceedingly appropriate, and strongly expresses the eternity of God; for we have no other idea of time than as past, or now existing, or yet to exist; nor have we any idea of eternity but as that duration called by some aeternitas a parte ante, the eternity that was before time, and aeternitas a parte post, the endless duration that shall be when time is no more. That which WAS, is the eternity before time; that which IS, is time itself; and that which IS TO COME, is the eternity which shall be when time is no more” [Adam Clarke’s Commentary on Revelation 1:4].                                                                                             

                Jesus the Almighty, as He appears to be in Scripture, created all things and the very first of creation was brought into being out of nothing for: the word ‘created’ of Genesis 1:1 is bara’ (baw-raw’) ‘1. (absolutely) to create 2. (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).’ The absoluteness of bara’ supports ex nihilo, the Greek for ‘create out of nothing.’ Amen! Jesus upholds all creatures in their beings (Colossians 1:17). The Lord Jesus wrought miracles on earth. The word ‘secret’ of Judges 13:18, pil’iy (pil-ee’) (or paliy’ {paw-lee’}) means ‘remarkable. ‘Wonderful’ of Isaiah 9:6 is pele’ (peh’-leh) ‘a miracle,’ Jesus did resurrect Himself from the dead (John 10:17-18). Jesus saved the whole world from eternal destruction (John 11:25, 5:21, 6:39 & 40).                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For your scriptural information, “which was,” ho en in Greek takes the age of Jesus to the ‘eternity past.’ If no creature existed in the eternity past, it follows that whoever has his existence in that eternal past has an essence of immutability. Living before time, Jesus is immutable: for time cannot affect Him. He is as old as the Eternal Father! In Proverbs chapter 8, verse 22 speaks of wisdom: “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.” Verse 23 underscores the “wisdoms” datelessness, “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Verses 24 to 29 as they continue to uphold the eternal existence of Wisdom is essentially of Jesus in Colossians 2:3 “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” But what is this next dramatic revelation on wisdom which reads: “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him” [Prov 8:30]? Is there any theological savviness to the physical ontogenesis of the Father and of the Christ? Is there an Eternal Grandparent that did bring them up? If these are not tenable then the glaring truth here is that God the Father and Christ are of equal ancientness.

                Jewish Torah scripting understands that ‘the holy blessed God said to Moses, “Say unto them, I am he that was, and I am he that now is, and I am he that is to come,” wherefore אהיה is written three times.’ Who is this Jewish God? His earthly name is Yehoshua Mashiyach –(maw-shee’-akh) ‘1. Anointed 2. usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint) 3. (specifically) the Messiah, the Anointed One– Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen!

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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4)            Colossians 3:11, Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all;” where the adjective ‘all’ is pas (pas`) and means: ‘(including all the forms of declension) ‘all, any, every, the whole.’  

                Jesus is the only corporeality of existence that will make Himself equal to the Divinity and will not be in danger of being charged with Divine robbery of an imposter. In case any wants to think of Him in the likeness of comic heroism of Superman, He just snapped whoever it is out of such disillusionment by capping His grand introduction with: ‘the Almighty.’ There is none of creationism great enough to go by even one of “I Am,” “Alpha and Omega” or “The Almighty.” As the “I Am,” Jesus is the corporeal manifestation of the unseen Jehovah. God, through Jesus, entered into our world for a salvific purpose. Alpha and Omega is the sobriquet that points Him out as the Word of God. Jesus is God’s protocol. Is there any difference between a person and his spoken vocabulary? I think not. Jesus, ergo, is JEHOVAH.

                Pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) is the Greek word for ‘Almighty’ which means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign.’ This word comes from pas (pas): ‘all, any, every, the whole;’ and kratos (krat’-os): ‘vigor [“great”], (literally or figuratively).’ The word ‘Almighty’ is exclusively of Jehovah in Scripture. Its Hebraic couch (48 times) is shadday (shad-dah’-ee): ‘almighty, most powerful; Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ Fifty-seven times is its occurrence in Scripture. Nine times in the Greek New Testament and ten times –when you add ‘omnipotent’ of Revelation 19:6 which is the same Pantokratōr– bringing the total number of ‘Almighty’ to 58. Not one creature has the scriptural description of Almighty. Note the article ‘the’ qualifying ‘Almighty.’ He did not say it by the employment of an indefinite article “an Almighty” or “one of those called Almighty.” The use of a definite ‘the’ is a pointer to a particularly known Entity. Since the Creator alone is “The Almighty,” the Scripture “I and my Father are one,” becomes so limpidly couched. Selah!    

                Is the Revelation 1:8 Jesus’ self-introduction an intended appropinquation of His being to divinity? Certainly not. The Lord Jesus is very God of very God. He is the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Jesus told them in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” In another place it is written, “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me” [Luke 24:44]. The supreme theme of the Bible is Jesus Christ –He runs through every 66 Books of the Bible!

                 He is the Author of creationism (John 1:3 &10; John 5:17-19; Isa 45:18; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16, 17; Heb 1:2, 3; Heb 1:10-12). In Hebrews 1:3, the words ‘express image’ is charakter (khar-ak-tare’) ‘1. a graver (the tool or the person) 2. (by implication) engraving ((“character”), the figure stamped, i.e. an exact copy or (figuratively) representation).’ Was it for the fun of it that He said to them, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father in John 14:9? Jesus is past finding out!

When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive [Ephesians 4:8]

               Only God can save, right? Is Jesus the Saviour of the world or not? He said, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” [John 16:23]. As the Eternal Father giveth, so doth the Eternal Son doeth in John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” No other heavenly being can lay claim to this eleemosynary feat of Divinity. How many people pray in a minute worldwide? Millions? Billions? How can Jesus be in all these locations of prayers at the same time if He should promise, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them;” in the book of Matthew 18:20? Jesus is as omnipresent as the Father! Only God hears and answers prayers. Amen.

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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THE ETERNAL FATHER

1)            Nowhere else is the corporeality of Divine Personage, regarding the Eternal One, ushered into the ocular experience of the natural eye, other than the Book of Revelation chapter four verse two. “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne” [Revelation 4:2]. Seated in an altitudinous height of awesome jaw breaking enigma, the nacreous gush of His administration a spellbound demonstration, the angelic paean of, “which was, and which is, and which is to come,” in adoration, engulfed the entire celestial realm. Amen!                                                                 

The epical Island of Patmos experience

                “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne” [Revelation 1:4]. This is in reference to the Eternal Father. Two chapters away from this verse couches, “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” [Revelation 4:8]. The angelic host never ceases to offer this panegyrical worship to the Eternal Father. The word ‘which’ is ho (ho) ‘(including the feminine he (hay), and the neuter to (to) in all their inflections); it is defined as (definite article) the.’

                The verb ‘is,’ is the Greek on (own’): ‘(including the feminine ousa (oo’-sah), and the neuter on (on)), means: ‘being [present participle of eimi –eternal existence].’ The conjunctionand’ iskai (kai’): ‘and, also, even, so then, too, etc.’ The auxiliary ‘was’ isen (ayn): ‘I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ The phrasal ‘is to come’ is the Greek erchomai (er’-khom-ai) ‘to come or go.’ The epithet ‘which is, and which was, and which is to come’ in the Greek is ὅ ὤν καί ὅ ἦν καί ὅ ερχόμενος which is transliterated: ho on kai ho en kai ho erchomenos (hoh’ own’ kai’ hoh’ ayn` kai’ hoh’ er-khom’-en-os), it is a proper noun, meaning: ‘the one being and the one that was and the one coming, i.e. the Eternal.’

                There are many entities that receive worship in the present days of human existence. These entities of idolatry are imposters. Jehovah is the only One true God whose existence transcends the days of creationism. We all are in existence just because He ‘is.’ The heavenly Father ‘is,’ not as a result of the ratiocination of any other being. He does not emanate from the fantasy of ratiocinatio. Jehovah is the very ‘is’ of existence. Amen. His Being is the cause of our being. ‘Which is,’ from its definition means, ‘The Eternal Being.’

                ‘Which was’ takes the epithetical stance to another complete dimension. The ‘was’ is made of two expressions. The first is ēn (ane): ‘an imperfect tense of (eime -eternal being) i.e. I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ The second is the above ho ōn ho ēn ho erchomenos: it is a phrase combining (ho [ho] ‘the’) with the present participle and imperfect of (eime)and the present participle of (erchomai (er’-khom-ahee): ‘to come’) by means of kai (kahee). The grammatical stance of the Greek ‘was’ defines ‘which was’ thus: ‘The Being from eternal past’; ‘I that existed from the eternity past when nothing was, save I AM.’ How old is the ‘which was’? He is too old to be captured by the numerology of scientific valuation. No number, as long as it has a calculable value, can reveal the chronology of His historical existence. The transcendentalism of ‘which was’ brings every imagined chronological eon before His throne of adoration! The Ancient of days!!     

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)