This article is a kind of sequel to the October 21st article By the Name of Messiah Yeshua. Those of you who have read it might wonder, ‘what does Yeshua’s fatherhood have to do with this above-mentioned article?’ In part, it has to do with the third word that appears in the Hebrew Scriptures - “Elohim” (the plural form of El), that I had been pondering. In English, this word is of course translated “God” (singular). As I had stated in that article, in John 17 Yeshua explains the concept of what in Revelation 10:7 will be called the “Mystery of God (Elohim)”. "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me” (John 17:20-23 emphases added). In John 4:24 Yeshua states that El/God is Spirit, while in chapter 3:16, 18 we are told that Elohim is the Father of an only begotten Son, Yeshua. Hence, all the Oneness is contained in the Spirit of Yeshua’s Father. But as to Elohim’s explicit revelation of Himself, this He does through His only begotten Son who is the Living Word (ref. John 1:1-4).
The title of this article may be surprising to some, but let us consider the issue and ask the inescapable question: if Yeshua is the ONLY begotten of the Father, then who beget us?
Genesis portrays a clear picture of this spiritual mystery, by presenting the family of Abraham. Abraham is a father who has an only begotten son – Isaac, and is thus told: “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love” (Genesis 22:2). “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called" (Hebrews 11:17-18). Later, Isaac fathered a multitude of sons (through his two sons). Therefore, would it not be the same for the Heavenly Father’s only begotten Son who likewise would bring forth a multitude of sons, just as did Isaac (and Jacob)?
Yeshua’s prophesied fatherhood is seen in Isaiah 9:6-7: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty El [God], Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom” (emphasis added). Then again in Isaiah 53:10: “Yet it pleased YHVH to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of YHVH shall prosper in His hand” (emphasis added).
Please note that only after Yeshua’s Father makes Him an offering for sin, does Yeshua’s seed come forth. Yeshua, being in the same image and likeness as His Father, will have progeny/seed in His image and likeness. Thus we, who have been born again from above, have been conceived by Yeshua, the Word, and are now in His image and likeness: “for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding Word of Elohim” (1 Peter 1:23 emphases added). Therefore, we live and move and have our being in Elohim, fulfilling Yeshua’s prayer: “I in them and You in Me, Father”. As progeny, we are all from the one original Father. That is what makes the posterity one “seed” (zera) of YHVH (spiritually), and of Abraham (naturally). Thus, no matter how many generations go by, the life of the original father is passed on through his sons or progeny. Notice, “LIFE” - as it is the spiritual component of our being. Flesh and blood cannot inherit a spiritual Kingdom.
This mystery is also expressed by Yeshua in His parables about the “seed”, such as, for example, the one found in Luke 8:11: " Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of Elohim...” just as we read above, in 1 Peter 1:23. Yeshua then continues to elaborate, in Luke 8:10-15, on His “seed’s” respective outcomes.
Wow. You put that all together so beautifully. I think I see all the connections and it explains so much! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Todarabah for this clearing up article about our Avinu 🙏🏼👍🏽ReplyDelete
Yeshua said, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven."ReplyDelete
This is an extremely important revelation concerning 'The Mystery of Elohim' from the Holy Spirit. It is perfectly consistent with the teachings from the Torah, the Prophets and those in the New Covenant.
The answer to Yeshua's poignant question: "Who do men say that I AM?" - is still being unfolded in these last days in greater depth by those in the Body of Messiah who are worshipping the Father in SPIRIT & in TRUTH.
Let us continue to explore all the ramifications in the Scriptures that will opened up to us because of this divine revelation.
Maybe, we could explore the fatherhood of the Holy Spirit, who not only overshadowrd Miriam, Yeshua's mother, in ushering in His incarnation but then raised Him from the dead!