Written by: Damien Powell
During my walk with YESHUA I have heard many questions about the divinity of YESHUA and others saying that He is not the Son of The All Mighty YHWH. Former believers in The Messiah walked away from the faith over doubts about who He IS and that He could not have been raised from the dead. Muslims think YESHUA is a prophet and that He never claimed to be Elohim. So let us examine scripture to see if YESHUA ever claimed to be Elohim, Scriptures backing up who He is, and some events that occurred by eye witnesses to prove that He is the one true living Messiah and The Son YHWH Elohim of Israel.
Let us examine what the scriptures say and what YESHUA said about His divinity:
John 8:56-58 YESHUA says:
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and you have seen Abraham? YESHUA said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
Turn to Genesis 22:10-12 one that is overlooked
“And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son, but the MESSENGER OF YHWH called to him from the shamayim (heavens) and said, “Abraham, Abraham! And he said, “Here I am.” And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy, nor touch him. For now I know that you revere Elohim, seeing you have not with your son, your only son, from ME.”
The Messenger of YHWH said that Abraham did not withhold his son from Him! The Elohim of Yisra’el is The only One who requires sacrifices! And This Messenger of YHWH equated Himself being One with The Father YHWH right here! Sacrifices cannot be done for messengers, idols, Satan, or humans. Elohim required animal sacrifices for our sins in The Old Covenant and Abraham was just being tested to see if he had the faith and works.
This is not just any messenger, this Messenger of YHWH said He sees Abraham fears Elohim which means Mighty Ones which is plural (YHWH, YESHUA, RUACH). A lot of people think that our Father YHWH was the one speaking to Abraham, but He wasn’t, it is the Messenger of YHWH which is YESHUA. Who else besides YHWH the Father could tell someone to sacrifice their son? Who else would have that kind of authority? Remember He said Abraham did not withhold his son from HIM! If you go to verse 15 The Messenger of YHWH is still speaking as He called to Abraham a second time, THEN in verse 16 YHWH speaks.
A Messenger cannot claim ownership of the title Elohim except for YESHUA being Elohim The Son. He is right there in the beginning saying “For now I see that you fear Elohim”. He later died as The Son of YHWH even though YESHUA withheld Abraham from slaying his own son. Do you see the love and parallel here? This reveals His true nature of His love for man-kind that He spared the son of a man but gave His own life as Son of YHWH.
“And the Messenger of YHWH said to her, I AM going to increase your seed greatly, too numerous to be counted.” And The Messenger of YHWH said to her, ‘See, you are conceiving and bearing a son, and shall call his name Yishma’el, because YHWH has heard your affliction. And he is to be a wild man, his hand against every one and every one’s hand against him, and dwell over against all his brothers.” And she called the Name of YHWH who spoke to her. You are El who sees “for she said, ‘Even here have I seen after Him who sees me?”
Firstly, The Messenger of YHWH said He was personally going to increase her seed and told Haggar what to call her son and told her his future. What angel has the power to do that? All messengers (angels) are fellow servants and need YHWH’s authority to do anything and are just working on His behalf. And secondly we see The Messenger of YHWH did all the speaking, but notice how she says in verse 13 the Name of YHWH who spoke to her. The Father and The Son are ONE and she equated The Messenger of YHWH with YHWH. YESHUA spoke to Hagar and promised to bless her.
As I just pointed out Abraham spoke to YESHUA in The Book of Genesis and YESHUA said Abraham was glad to see His day. As stated In John 8:58 YESHUA said “Before Abraham was, I AM” there is another place in scripture where we have seen I AM before.
Exodus 3:14 says:
“And Elohim 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.”
If Abraham existed before Moses and YESHUA told Abraham not to slay His own Son, then we know it is YESHUA speaking to Moses on the mount, then in Exodus 3:15 YHWH speaks. If you go back and read Exodus 3:2 before YESHUA spoke to Moses it says:
“And the Messenger of YHWH appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”
This verse indicates that The Messenger of YHWH appeared to Moses instead of saying YHWH first. And notice the bush was burning but was not consumed. That is The power of Elohim which His Son YESHUA was using. Most of the angels in Scripture just revealed themselves to the people they were giving information to. Then in verse 4 YHWH speaks saying:
“Elohim called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, here am I. And He said, Draw not near: put off thy shoes from off they feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.”
“See, I am sending a Messenger before you to guard you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Be on guard before Him and obey His voice. Do not rebel against Him, for He is not going to pardon your transgression, for My Name is in Him. But if you diligently obey His voice and shall do all that I speak, then I shall be an enemy to your enemies and a distresser to those who distress you.”
Firstly, we know that YHWH The Father can pardon or forgive sins, but He just told Moses that this Messenger would not pardon their transgressions and for them to listen to His voice and not to rebel against Him. The only other One that can forgive transgressions and punish for sin is YESHUA! And YHWH said His Name is in Him!
“And entering into a boat, He passed over, and came to His own city. And see, they were bringing to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. And YESHUA, seeing their belief, said to the paralytic, “Take courage, son, your sins have been forgiven.” And see, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This one blasphemes!” And YESHUA, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think wickedness in your hearts? “For which is easier to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But in order for you to know that the Son of Adam (Man) possesses authority on earth to forgive sins.” He then said to the paralytic, “Rise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
YESHUA not only knew their thoughts, but He had authority to forgive sins as evidenced in Exodus 23:20.
The connection: The Father and Son interaction!
Then if you notice throughout all these interactions like Genesis 22 with Abraham about to slay his son, the burning bush and the one in Exodus 23:20 we see the Oneness of our Elohim and their relationship, as they are speaking as One. The Messenger spoke to Abraham first then YHWH spoke, same at the burning bush, The Messenger called to Moses, Moses looked then YHWH spoke, and when YHWH gave the command to Moses not to rebel against His Messenger, YHWH says in verse 22 in the same sentence “But if you diligently obey HIS (YESHUA’s) voice and shall do all that I (YHWH) speak, then I shall be an enemy to your enemies and distresser to those who distress you.” YHWH and YESHUA are ONE as YESHUA often said while He was on earth and you can see this playing out in The Torah before YESHUA became flesh!
YESHUA made this clear in John 10:30
“I and My Father are one.”
The Jews knew exactly what He was saying because in John 10:31-33 it reads
“Again the Jews picked up stones to stone Him. YESHUA answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of these works do you stone Me? The Jews answered Him, saying, “We do not stone You for a good work, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself Elohim.”
1 Corinthians 10:1-4
“For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were immersed into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed, and the Rock was Mashiach.”
YESHUA was the Rock and spiritual food and drink that followed as they went through the sea. Even more proof that YESHUA was there long before He became flesh and that He was always watching, leading, and guiding His people even though they rejected Him when He walked the earth.
“Who has gone up to the shamayim and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name, and what is the Name of His Son, if you know?
This passage is referring to YHWH and how He created everything and how small it is in comparison to Him. Then the passage goes on to say, what is the Name of His Son, if you know? The Name of His Son is YESHUA!
“YHWH possessed Me, The beginning of His Way, as the first of His works of old. “I was anointed ages ago, at the first, before the earth ever was. “When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs heavy with water. “Before mountains were sunk, before the hills, I was brought forth, “Before He made the earth and the fields, or the first dust of the world. “When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He decreed a vault on the face of the deep, “when He established the clouds above, when He made the foundations of the deep strong, “when He gave to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, when He decreed the foundations of the earth, “Then I WAS BESIDE HIM, A SKILLED WORKMAN, a delight, day by day, rejoicing before Him all the time, rejoicing in the world, His earth; And My delights were with the sons of men (mortal man). And now, listen to Me, you children, for baruk (blessed) are they who guard My Ways. Listen to discipline and become wise, and do not refuse it. Baruk (blessed) is the man who listen to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. For whoever finds me shall find life, and obtain favour from YHWH, but he who sins against Me injures himself; All who hate Me love death!”
We cannot sin against wisdom, but we can sin against YHWH! But notice how this passage says whoever finds Me shall obtain favour from YHWH and all who hate Him love death! And Scripture tells us that all who don’t believe He is The Son of YHWH that came in the flesh is condemned already!
It says Messenger of YHWH, but we cannot worship angel’s right?
Colossians 2:18 says:
“Let no man defraud you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshy mind.”
Revelations 22:8-9 says:
“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. Then he said to me, see that you do not do it: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the words of this book: worship Elohim.”
As we can see from the two scriptures above it is a sin to worship an angel, but it’s not a sin to worship YESHUA. This isn’t the only example that YESHUA has appeared before a man because He can take on many forms. In the book of Joshua 5:13-14 it says:
“And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Are you for us, or for our adversaries? And he said “Nay; but as captain of the host of YHWH am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship and said unto him, what saith my Master unto his servant?”
As discussed earlier we cannot worship angels; therefore, we know that we cannot worship a human being even if he is a captain. However, we notice Joshua bowed down to the earth and worshiped because Joshua knew that He was talking to a powerful being. It was YESHUA pre-incarnate again who came to deliver a message to Joshua. Joshua also calls this Captain, Adonai (My Master) and Joshua knew that he was just a servant. Then in verse 15, YESHUA tells Joshua the same thing that YHWH told Moses. At the burning bush because He was right beside YHWH. Joshua 5:15 says:
“And the captain of YHWH’s host said unto Joshua, Loose they shoe from off thy foot; for the place where you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.”
“And the Messenger of YHWH put forth the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread. And fire went up out of the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the Messenger of YHWH went from his sight. And when Gid’on saw that He was a Messenger of YHWH, Gid’on said, “Oh Adonai (My Master) YHWH! For I have seen a Messenger of YHWH face to face.” And YHWH said to him, “Peace be with you! Do not fear, you do not die.”
No messenger (angel) in Scripture ever made someone fear that they were going to die. But Gid’on knew who he had seen and even said I saw Him face to face. He was fearful he was going to die and The Father YHWH assured him he would not die. This ties in with Genesis 32:24-32
“And Jacob was left alone. And a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. And when He saw that He did not overcome him, He touched the socket of his hip. And the socket of Jacob’s hip was dislocated as he wrestled with Him. And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I am not letting You go until You have barak (bless) me! So He asked him, “What is your name? And he said Jacob. And He said, “Your name is no longer called Jacob, but Yisra’el, because you have striven with Elohim and with men, and have overcome.” And Jacob asked Him, saying, “Please let me know Your Name.” And He said, “Why do you ask about My Name?” And He barak him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peni’el, “For I have seen Elohim face to face, and my life is preserved.”
“He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he strove with Elohim. He strove with the Messenger and overcame, he wept and sought His favour. He found Him in Beyth El, and there He spoke to us.” The Man from Genesis is referred to as a Messenger here in Hosea and it says that Jacob sought the favour of the Messenger, which is when he would not let go until the Man/Messenger blessed him.
Jacob wrestled with The Man and said “I have seen Elohim face to face and face, and my life is preserved.” Nobody has ever seen The Father, but we have seen The Son YESHUA who is Elohim as well. Yet, Abraham, Gideon, and Joshua saw Elohim but did not die. They saw YESHUA the exact representation of YWHW!
YHWH covered the face of Moses so he would not die Exodus 33:17-23
“And YHWH said to Moses, “Even this word you have spoken I shall do, for you have found favour in My eyes, and I know you by name.” Then he said, “Please, show me Your esteem.” And He said, “I shall cause all My goodness to pass before you, and I shall proclaim the Name of YHWH before you. And I shall favour him who I favour, and shall have compassion on him whom I have compassion.” But He said, “You are unable to see My face, for no man sees Me and lives.” And YHWH said, “See, there is a place with Me! And you shall stand on the rock. “And it shall be, while My esteem passes by, that I shall put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand while I pass by. “Then I shall take away My hand and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
This Man not only had supernatural powers to touch Jacob’s socket to dislocate it, but He also changed Jacob’s name to Israel, similarly to how YHWH changed Abram’s name to Abraham. YESHUA does what He sees His Father do.
“And no longer is your name called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, because I shall make you a father of many nations.”
While in Babylonian exile Shadrak, Meysahk, and Abed-Nego were thrown into the fire and Nebukadneststsar even knew who he saw Daniel 3:24-25
“Then king Nebukadneststar was amazed, and stood up in haste and spoke and said to his counsellors, “Did we not throw three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “Certainly, O sovereign.” He answered and said, “Look! I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire. And they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of Elah.” Elah (Aye-lah) is Arabic for Elohim.
YESHUA knows who He is
John 10:27-30 YESHUA says:
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man snatch them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”
YESHUA did not come right out in the Old Covenant and say HERE I AM! That’s why we must meditate on The Word and study scripture then secrets will be revealed through the Ruach ha’Kodesh. YESHUA said His sheep will hear His voice. The statement that YESHUA made saying that He and The Father are ONE is what Moses told the children of Israel by command of YHWH. YESHUA was confirming what was written In Deuteronomy 6:4 which says:
“Hear, O Israel: YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is ONE”
YESHUA is saying that He is in One Family with the Father YHWH and the Ruach ha’Kodesh (The Elohim-Triune) are ONE! The title Elohim means (Mighty Ones) therefore, where we see Elohim speaking that means YHWH, YESHUA, and The Ruach ha’Kodesh (Holy Spirit) are speaking as ONE. The same principle applies when a man marries a woman because scripture tell us in Mark 10:7-8:
“For this reason a man will leave his dad and mom and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but ONE.”
We know that when a man and woman get married they don’t morph their bodies into each other and become one person. It means they are spiritually tied to each other forever. YESHUA is making that same reference with His Father YHWH saying that even though they are two distinct Beings they are ONE Elohim together, Father and Son.
John 10:36 He says:
“Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, though blasphemes; because I said, I am the Son of Elohim?”
YESHUA again declares His divinity by saying that He can give eternal life to those who belong to Him which is something NO man can accomplish. Then He goes on to question the Jews about why they say He is blaspheming because He is the Son of Elohim. YESHUA usually proves He is Elohim and the Son of YHWH indirectly, but He was straight forward this time. Of course they were ready to stone Him at this point, but His time to be persecuted had not come yet.
John 7:15-17 says:
“The Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man (YESHUA) get such learning without having studied?” YESHUA answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from Him who sent Me.”
Firstly, YESHUA did not need to be taught on the law because YESHUA was present before the world, but also YESHUA is the living word of Elohim. We know this because scripture tells us in John 1-2:
“In the beginning was the Word (YESHUA), and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was with Elohim in the beginning.” Then verse 14 says “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His esteem, the esteem of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
This is again confirmed in Revelation 19:13 which says:
“He (YESHUA) is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of YHWH.”
Then again in the Old Testament YESHUA says in Isaiah 48:16:
“Come near to Me, listen to this: from the first I have not spoken in secret, from the time it took place, I was there. And now YHWH Elohim has sent Me, and His Spirit.”
YESHUA is not only speaking in the Old Testament pre-incarnate to Isaiah, but He also once again confirms that He was in the beginning with YHWH and The Holy Spirit and that He was sent to earth.
My Bible says in the beginning God created which is singular!
Hebrew was the original language our Father delivered His Word to His people. And the original title used was Elohim meaning Mighty Ones (plural) not the singular God. And now you will have a clearer understanding of the passage all the way back in the beginning when you read Genesis 1:26 which says:
“And Elohim said, Let US make man in our image, after OUR likeness”
This passage is backing up what YESHUA told us in Isaiah, Exodus, and John that He was here before the foundation of the world and that He was present with YHWH and The Ruach ha’Kodesh (The Holy Spirit) when man was being created.
Also The tower of Babel (let US go down and confuse their language)
The Jews did not understand how a man who wasn’t even 50 years old could make a statement saying He saw Abraham and then go on to teach about YHWH without being taught because the word of Elohim is YESHUA Himself. And even more compelling evidence is that YESHUA says “My teaching is not my own. It comes from Him who SENT ME.” Sent is a key word because He does not say born, this proves that He was King in Heaven (pre-incarnate) who left His throne and was SENT to become human flesh to die for all man-kind. Those are powerful words from our Messiah The King. This way He could become our Intercessor at the throne because He was fully human tempted in every way just as we are.
In John 14:6 YESHUA says:
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to The Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.”
YESHUA just told us that no one can come to The Father except in His name, in other words YESHUA confirmed His divinity again by saying that as Elohim The Son, He is the intermediary between man and The Most High YHWH Elohim. No mortal man can intercede for us only YESHUA The Son! Plus YESHUA summed up that He is The Torah saying He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life (Psalms 119:1, Psalms 119:142, and Proverbs 13:14).
Also, YESHUA is once again confirmed that He and YHWH are ONE by saying that if you have seen Him then you have seen The Father! Any human making that claim would be blaspheming, but YESHUA is not a mortal man, He is Elohim The Son.
In John 14:12-14 YESHUA says:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Son may bring esteem to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
Again, YESHUA is telling us that He as at the right hand of His Father YHWH in heaven because if we pray in His name, then He will go to The Father and will answer our prayers. What man can answer prayers? What man can intercede for us and go to The Father for us? No one! YESHUA has confirmed who He is by showing us His power.
“For as the Father raises the dead and makes alive, even so the Son makes alive whom He wants. For the Father judges no one, but has given all the judgment to the Son, that all should value the Son even as they value the Father. He who does not value the Son does not value the Father who sent Him.”
“Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of Elohim. And those having heard shall live. For as The Father possesses life in Himself, so He gave also to the Son to possess life in Himself, and He has given Him authority also to do judgment, because He is the Son of Man (Adam).
Key words from YESHUA, He says that those that are dead that belong to Him will hear His voice and that He will be doing the judgment at the end of the age, because He will raise them from the dead the way YHWH raised Him from the dead. Also, He has been given this authority from His Father YHWH who possesses life within Himself and gave YESHUA life to possess within in Himself, therefore, they are self-sufficient and live forever. Authority that gets passed down to someone as to come from a higher source and that is what YESHUA is saying.
In Luke 10:18 YESHUA says:
“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
This scripture is clear and again confirms that YESHUA was in heaven before the foundation of the world and He personally saw Satan being cast out from heaven when he rebelled with 1/3 of his angels.
Luke 4:41 says:
“Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of Elohim!” But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was The Messiah.”
Mark 1:24-25 says:
“What do you want with us, YESHUA of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are---the Holy One of Elohim!” “Be quiet!” said YESHUA sternly. “Come out of him!”
So even the demons knew that YESHUA was the Son of YHWH and they feared Him greatly, yet they were not allowed to speak because YESHUA was not ready to reveal that He was the Messiah at that moment.
John 4:21-25 YESHUA comes right out and says it:
“YESHUA declared, “Believe Me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. Elohim is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said, “I know that Messiah is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us. Then YESHUA declared, “I who speak to you AM HE.”
The unbelief is still happening today!
The same thing is happening today with some believers in The Torah who say YESHUA wasn’t in the Torah and is not the Son of YHWH. Even some Jews who say YESHUA has not come yet missed the Scriptures in Genesis and Exodus because YESHUA did not announce it openly and come out and say “HERE I AM, I AM YESHUA!’ That is exactly how the Pharisees missed YESHUA walking amongst them, because they expected Him to reveal Himself in another fashion and they got the opposite. They expected a super-hero and got a suffering servant, a Lamb to take away the sins of the world. Only by studying the Scriptures, being obedient and have the Ruach ha’kodesh open up your eyes will we see this amazing revelation that cannot be missed!
Which is why YESHUA said in John 5:37-47
“And the Father who sent Me, He bore witness of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. And you do not have His Word staying in you, because you do not believe Him whom He sent. You search the Scriptures, because you think you possess everlasting life in them And THESE ARE THE ONES THAT BEAR WITNESS OF ME.” But you do not desire to come to Me in order to possess life. I do not receive esteem from men, but I know you, that you do not have the love of Elohim in you. I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive. How are you able to believe when you are receiving esteem from one another, and the esteem that is from the only Elohim you do not seek? Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, in whom you have put your expectation. For if you believed Moses, you would have believed Me, since He wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe My Words?”
Very powerful words from YESHUA, He says that they study the Scriptures because they think in The Torah they will find ever-lasting life, but those same Scriptures they are reading to possess ever-lasting life is talking about Him, YESHUA! No man has ever see the form of YHWH says YESHUA but men as I pointed out like Jacob, Joshua, and Gideon did. And He was there speaking to Abraham and Moses! But since you believe in Moses and The Torah then the Torah will accuse you because He is The Torah.
And He says “If you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe My Words?” The last sentence is modern day Christianity who says the law or Torah is done away with, so they do not believe in the writings of Moses who wrote the Torah. So being that YESHUA is The Word, The Torah made flesh, how can the Christian believe in words of YESHUA if they did not believe the writings in the Torah? We all know John 1 (In the beginning was the Word).
The established covenant!
Covenants were established differently during the time of Abraham and the prophets and an example is in Jeremiah 34:18
“And I shall give the men who are transgressing My Covenant, who have not established the words of the covenant which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in tow and passed between the parts of it: the heads of Judah, and the heads of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf.”
Covenants were established by walking between the parts of an animal, so this brings us to Abraham in Genesis 15:8-11
“And he said, “Adonai YHWH, whereby do I know that I possess it? And He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year old female goat, and a three-year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” And he took all these to Him and cut them in the middle, and placed each half opposite the other, but he did not cut the birds. And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. And it came to be when the sun was going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram, that see, a frightening great darkness fell upon him.”
Then Genesis 17:18
“And it came to be, when the sun went down and it was dark that see, a smoking oven and a burning torch passing between those pieces. On the same day YHWH made a Covenant with Abram, saying, “I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates…”
So just like Jeremiah 34 instead of men walking through the pieces to establish a covenant it was a smoking oven and a burning torch representing YHWH and YESHUA making a covenant with Abraham and it is beautiful to see how it all tied together.
There is a spiritual blindness over some people and a lot of other religions but as followers of YESHUA we must lead them to the light and show that He is the Son of YHWH. We all need to repent and give our lives to the one who left heaven and came to earth to be crushed for our sins. We must preach YESHUA to the four corners because the Bible tells us plainly in John 3:18
“He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of Elohim.”
Let us stand up and tell the world about our Savior YESHUA and make His presence known!