The message of the bible
- The Family of Gods
What is the main message of the ancient Hebrew writings?… – God is reproducing himself!
In fact there are two separate personalities, two eternal beings with no beginning or end, two Gods in the God Head, The Family of Gods. And when the time comes for the whole creation to be completed there are going to be billions of Gods who will join the family of the Everlasting. The tetragrammaton YHWH means: I AM WHO I AM (The Everlasting), which some pronounce as Jehovah, Yahweh, Yahua etc.
This is the objective reason for our life – to reach our full potential as becoming Gods. This is too strong, too tough for the majority of the humans to comprehend…
You were probably immediately frustrated with reading that there are TWO Gods. Does the Bible teach us that? Where is the monotheism? What about “I am Yahweh and there is no other, besides Me there is no God” (Isaiah 45:5) or: “Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4)?
Be patient, knowledge is good, but understanding is much better, understanding is rare and precious.
There are many verses like these two from Isaiah and Deuteronomy, but they tell us only that the mankind has always dealt with one God and that all the pagan gods from the pagan religions which started in Babylon are false, so the context is: from all the gods in the world, only ONE is the real – YHWH.
Have you read “I am the First and I am the last” (Isaiah 44:6) and “I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13)? Here talks one of the Gods, known to us as Jesus Christ, or Yeshua the Messiah. He says that he has started the creation and he will complete it before the coming of the supreme God (God the Father). In order the Father to come to settle his eternal kingdom on Earth (look Revelation 21st Chapter) there should not be any flesh and blood people left, but all should have become immortal. People cannot meet Him until they are Gods, from the beginning in the garden of Eden until the end of the 1000 years reign of Christ people will deal only with one of the Gods – Jesus the Messiah. As it is written that “No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18) and “…Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.” (John 5:37). So who was the one that was seen by Moses, Aaron, Nadab and 70 of the elders of Israel (Exodus 24:9-11)?? – Jesus! Jesus was with the Father in the beginning, Jesus created the man and the world, and Jesus was God too (John 1:1-3, 10; Hebrews 1:10). He was in Eden, he saw Satan’s falling (Luke 10:18), he was before Abraham (John 8:58), he led Israel out of Egypt (1 Corinthians 10:4) etc… etc… So Jesus is the Alpha and Omega of the Creation, but he did the will of the Father (John 6:38, Luke 22:42), and instructed the humans to worship and pray only to the Father (Mathew 6:9) and it is clearly stated that “he, who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God” (Philippians 2:6) and “…for my Father is greater than I.” (John 14:28)
In the beginning, in Genesis, we can clearly read that there is more than one God (“Elohim” – plural – “The Gods”)! And God (Elohim) said: let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness (Genesis 1:26). This verse has been interpreted by some monotheistic preaches as abstraction in meaning “Divine majesty”, or from others as evidence of the Trinity – both doctrines are false and have nothing to do with the Bible. Yes – even the doctrine of the Trinity, “the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three persons in one God head” is not biblical, not Christian, but pagan and comes from Plato’s philosophy.
So the Family of Gods will expand one day, but right now there are only two of them – God the Father and God the Son, in agreement of opinion, but the Son is subordinate to the Father.
Check other verses that speak about:
- The two Gods – Isaiah 48:16, Isaiah 50:1-5, Zachariah 2:8-11, Psalm 45:7. Psalm 110:1-7, Philippians 2:6, Proverbs 30:4, Genesis 19:24, Revelation 22:1.
- Humans are to become Gods – Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 82:1, 6-7 “God standth in the congregation of the mighty, He judgeth among the gods” and “I have said Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most high. But ye shell die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” – in John 10:34-36 Jesus reminds these verses to the pharisees (see also: Hebrews 2:11-13, 16-17). Philippians 3:21 “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body…” , Romans 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren”, 1 John 3:2 “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is”, 1 Corinthians 15:49 “And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall bear the image of the heavenly.” 2 Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature…”, 1 Corinthians 15: 45 “The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”
- Jesus is God – Romans 9:5, John 20:28, John 1:1, Hebrews 1:8, Isaiah 9:6, Micah 5:2
2. Salvation from the First and the Second Death
There are two types of beings – ‘spirits’ and ‘souls’, the spirits are the Gods and the angels and the souls are the humans and the animals. The spirit is immortal and the soul – mortal. What is the soul: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). Clear and simple.
Man and beast are made of flesh and blood and one thing befalleth them “…yea, they have all one breath, so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast…” (Ecclesiastes 3:19). So, the soul is the mortal body plus the breath of life, and the soul dies when the breath of life leaves the body “…the soul that sinneth – it shell die” (Ezekiel 18:4).
But the spirits cannot die. The angels are spirits (Hebrews 1:14) and cannot die (Luke 20:36). God is a spirit too (John 4:24) and in order to die (yes, if he wants, he can do even that) he has to transform his spiritual body into a mortal soul. That happened with the Messiah (Jesus) – he came to the earth and was born as a human in order to die.
The big question now is: why did God create man as a soul and not as a spirit straight from the beginning? Then man would not need to die?… The answer will be clear after we look at what happened to the angels. They were created before the man. Their nature is not like God’s , they do not have the power to reproduce themselves, but they are just immortal ministering spirits, workers on God’s project – creating a world for God’s children. One third of the angels (Revelation 12:4) were unhappy with their situation and did a rebellion started with Satan (from Hebrew “Enemy”) who wanted to be God (Isaiah 14:13-14). As they became unclean spirits, God cast them out of the Third Heaven (where He and the holy angels are) down to the earth and promised them everlasting punishment – the Lake of Fire, the eternal prison.
God knew that this might happen to his children, so because he did not want to cast them together with the fallen angels in the Lake of Fire, he created them as souls first. In this case, if they show disobedience and sin, he can give them some time to repent and change their way. This ‘time’ is our short life and its end is marked with the First Death. The Second Death is the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:14). Breaking the God’s Law leads the souls there.
So YHVH, Jehovah’s family – the Father and the Son, had made a plan for salvation of their children, even before their creation! They were absolutely equal as nature and as power (but at that time they were not Father and Son, there was not hierarchy until Jesus was chosen to be sacrificed), so I do not know how they chose who will die for the salvation of the creation (may be they played dice!?), but at the end one of them was chosen to create the humans and die for them, that was Jesus (from Hebrew: Jeho-shua, meaning “Jehova saves”).
If man did not sin, he would not die, but after he fulfilled God’s first commandment “…be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth…” (Genesis 1:28) he would be transformed into spirit being, like Moses’ face started to shine (Exodus 34:29-30, 2 Corinthians 3:7) after spending 40 days with God. Yes, the spirit beings shine extraordinary and Jesus showed to three of his disciples how the Gods look like (Mathew 16:28 and 17:1-8)! Unfortunately man ate from the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” which was Satan, “the serpent, the dragon” (it was not an apple tree!). The fruits of the tree were Satan’s lies (Genesis 3:4).
So man found a way to die, and there wouldn’t be any chance for him to live forever, if Jesus did not make a plan for salvation. What was the plan? It is written that “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22).
Why with blood? Because: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11) and “Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh” (Deuteronomy 12:23) and “What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?” (Psalm 30:9)
So, once we know all these facts about the blood, we can understand why Jesus had to be killed, and not to die from old age. Killed, otherwise his life (in his blood) could not do the remission, as we know that dead folks blood is clotted, not alive and can not be shed. On the Passover we celebrate the sacrifice of the life of the only perfect man without sin – Jesus. The lamb, the bread and the wine are symbols of his flesh and blood, read Exodus 12 chapter, Luke 22:20, 1John 1:7, Hebrews 10:4.
So after Jesus died and did an atonement (check about the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16 chapter), he was resurrected by the Father and this is the moment in which Jesus became his Son, not before that (Romans 1:4). He was resurrected again in a spiritual body of God (becoming the First Fruit of the dead) and was given all power, but “thought it not robbery to be equal with the Father” (Philippians 2:6), because he has been in a likeness of a man and has experienced death.
This is a brief explanation of the plan for salvation of the mankind.
3. Entering the Eight Day
In the plan of salvation Jesus performed only HIS part, but we have to perform ours too.
What does God want from us?
Before that we briefly have to look at the symbol of the Eight Day. The vast majority of Christians have not even heard about it. Very sad, they do not want to open their Bibles…
Seven days are given to the creation to be completed. Then comes the Eight Day – the Eternity, the Kingdom of the Father. Six days are given to the man to develop and the seventh is God’s Rest “Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest” (Exodus 34:21). The reign of Christ is 1000 years (Revelation 20:6) and probably the rest 6 days are periods of 1000 years, because “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8). The seventh day, the day of rest, symbolizes the 1000 years reign of Christ (Revelation 20:6), The God’s rest, during his Kingdom there will be mortal and immortal beings on the earth (the resurrected saints and the survivors from the Great Tribulation). After that the Father will come down with the New Jerusalem from the sky – this is the Eight day, there won’t be flesh and blood people on the Earth any more. The Eight Day is the eternity. The 8th marks the end of the cycle of the 7ths!
God gave to Abraham the sign in the flesh – the circumcision of the male babies on the eight day (that was when He did the covenant with him – Genesis 17:10-12). This symbolizes that there won’t be flesh and blood on the Eight Day. Peter compares our body to a “tabernacle” (2 Peter 1:13) and it is interesting that on the God’s Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34-42) people were instructed to live in tents for seven days and on the eight day to go back to their homes and have big celebration, the biggest in the year. The tents represent our temporary bodies.
So, what do we have to do in order to enter the Eight Day – follow Jesus, as you walk like him and do what he did! The Christian should be ‘Christ like’. If you believe in him, you will follow his commandments and the Law:
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shell teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. “ (Mathew 5:17-19)
“And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.” (Luke 16:17)
“For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.” (Romans 10:5)
“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.” (Pslam (119:1)
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiast 12:13)
“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” (1 John 2:3-4)
“And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Mathew 7:23)
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4)
“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”. (James 2:17)
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:10)
“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.” (James2:24)
“For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” (Romans 2:13)
So if Christ followed the Law: the Ten commandments, the Dietary Law (eating only clean animals), keeping the God’s Feast (from Leviticus 23rd chapter) , how could the Christian, who is supposed to be “Christ like” will not keep the Law?… In Revelation 20:13 it is written that the people will be judged “according to their works” (their works, according to the Law). The humans should keep the Law, if they believe in Jesus and, if they want to enter the 8th Day.