Yeshua

Creation is the purest revelation of God's existence. The first seven Hebrew words of the Torah are known as Genesis 1:1. They say, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Man needs no other proof of God's existence. Creation reveals the existence of God. "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." (Rom. 1:20) Creation reveals God's eternal power. Creation also reveals God's divine nature. In the creation, God's eternal power is obvious to all men even if they deny His existence. However, creation does not obviously reveal God's divine nature to all men. In fact, God's "divine nature" has been the center of controversy for every generation of mankind. This controversy is the point of departure between creationists and evolutionists. It is the battle between theology and science. It is what separates biblical Judaism from biblical Christianity. There is a solution to this contentious point of separation. It begins with a study of the Hebrew text from Genesis 1:1-3. Genesis 1:1-3 helps reveal God's "divine nature" during the creation. This revelation is clearer in the Hebrew text. Genesis 1:1 reveals part of God's divine nature in the Hebrew word translated God–Elohim (!yhiOla>). Although Elohim is the plural form of the Hebrew word Eloah (H'/la>), it is often used for the singular Bible word "God." For example, Elohim is the Hebrew word translated "god" in Deuteronomy 32:39 where God says of Himself, "There is no god besides (with) me." The divine nature of God revealed in the word Elohim is that of heavenly Father. As Elohim, God the Father is all that God is. He is One. God the Father is His thought processes behind all of creation. Father God's divine nature is all possible thought.

Genesis 1:2 reveals another facet of God's divine nature in the Hebrew words translated Spirit of God–Ruach Elohim (!yhiOla> j'Wr). The Spirit of God is frequently referred to in the Bible as the Holy Spirit–Ruach Kodesh. In Genesis 1:2, The Spirit of God "moved upon" the face of the waters and brought order to chaos. The Spirit of God is God's passionate divine nature to bring order before, during and after creation. It is the Spirit of God's divine nature to be passionate–zealous. Isaiah (9:7) says of the Lord Almighty's plan to raise up Messiah, "The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this." This "zeal" of God's divine nature expresses Himself through His Spirit. God the Holy Spirit's divine nature is to be passionate. In summary, the divine nature of God as Father is His thinking and the divine nature of God as Spirit is His passion to accomplish His thoughts. What remains to be understood about His divine nature is how His thoughts and passion need a body to fashion His ideas. God needs a body! That is, hands, sinews, muscles, etc., are necessary to carry out His ideas. Brains cannot carry out creative acts without tools even when passion is added. The most natural proof of the existence of a creating God would be His hands passionately fashioning His ideas. Genesis 1:3 says, "and God said." The divine nature of God is expressed by "word." If God "said" then God is "word." "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." (Jn. 1:1-3) The "word" spoken by God is a person, not sound waves. The "word" spoken by God is called "He" and "him." This "'He' is the 'image' of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by 'him' all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him." (Col. 1:15-16) "The word became flesh and dwelt among us" (Jn. 1:14) This "He" is Yeshua, God's Messiah, Who existed before creation. So, God's ultimate creation, man, had a template for his creation. That template is Jesus (Yeshua), God's Son. "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our 'image.'" (Gen. 1:26) Man was made in God's "image." This phrase is repeated three times in Genesis 1:26-27 because "a matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." (Deut. 19:15) Mankind was made to look exactly like Yeshua. The clearest revelation of God's divine nature is God in human flesh. Yeshua is God's body, Who, with Godly passion, fashioned God's ideas! "For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers." (Rom. 8:29) "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." (I Jn. 3:2) In English Bibles, Yeshua is called "Jesus." In any language, Jesus is God in human flesh! Jesus, "Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the vary nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." Paul-Philippians 2:6-7. "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father." Jesus-John 14:9 "So that they may be one as we are one." Jesus-John 17:11 "No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also." John-I John 2:23