Knowing the Boss Deeper
In this appendix, I want to go deeper into the Bible blueprint for anybody who wants to better understand who our CTO is. I’d like to expand on the topic of Chapter 2—that our CTO Yahweh Elohim is the son and not the father. Interestingly, I’ve had several conversations with friends here in Austria about this topic.
What I find is my German-speaking friends don’t seem to be surprised by this statement. I’m not sure about other countries and their native languages, but in German, in most versions and translations of the Bible, they use Yahweh, not the English word “Lord.” And so it seems there is a deeper connection made, which in English we seem to miss.
I want to review twelve key claims going through the old and new blueprints which help us see all of this more clearly. That Yahweh Elohim is the son of God in spiritual form. That Christ Jesus is the son of God in organic tech form, as flesh and blood. Now in bio-spirit tech form. It was Yahweh who entered his own technology as Jesus to save it from the virus of mortality and death.
I’ll present all writings side by side in English and the original language. I realize that this might be pointless, as most people will not speak Hebrew or Greek. But I think it’s fun and interesting to see the original text included. For those who speak Hebrew or Greek, it’ll also be very special for you to see these in your native language. Please remember, with Hebrew one has to read it from right to left.
Just to recap the words you’re looking for if you desire, in Hebrew or Greek.
- God or the God = Elohim (אֱלהִים), El (אֵל), Theos (Θεὸς), Tou Theos (τοῦ Θεὸς)
- Jesus-Yahweh = Yahweh (יְהוָֹה), Yahweh Elohim (יְהוָֹה אֱלהִים), Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Iēsous Christos (Ἰησοῦς Χριστός), Kurios (Κύριος), Kurios o Theos (Κύριος ὁ θεός)
- Father = Patēr (πατὴρ), Tou Patros (τοῦ πατρὸς)
A Claim about His Father
As I have shared this statement in Chapter 2, I’d just like to include it again. There are three discussions in the book of John. These are the claims Jesus has made to the ruling class of elites. Three are Jesus’ own words. One is from John himself.
And the Father who sent me has testified about me himself. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face,
καὶ ὁ πέμψας με πατὴρ, αὐτὸς μεμαρτύρηκε περὶ ἐμοῦ. οὔτε φωνὴν αὐτοῦ ἀκηκόατε πώποτε οὔτε εἶδος αὐτοῦ ἑωράκατε,(John 5:37 NLT/GNT)
not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.
οὐχ ὅτι τὸν πατέρα τις ἑώρακεν, εἰ μὴ ὁ ὢν παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ, οὗτος ἑώρακε τὸν πατέρα.(John 6:46 ESV/GNT)
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him
Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακε πώποτε· μονογενὴς υἱὸς ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς, ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.(John 1:18 NKJV/GNT)
All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
Πάντα μοι παρεδόθη ὑπὸ τοῦ πατρός μου· καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐπιγινώσκει τὸν υἱὸν εἰ μὴ ὁ πατήρ, οὐδὲ τὸν πατέρα τις ἐπιγινώσκει εἰ μὴ ὁ υἱὸς καὶ ᾧ ἐὰν βούληται ὁ υἱὸς ἀποκαλύψαι.(Matthew 11:27 NIV/GNT)
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
Πάντα μοι παρεδόθη ὑπὸ τοῦ πατρός μου· καὶ οὐδεὶς γινώσκει τίς ἐστιν ὁ υἱὸς εἰ μὴ ὁ πατήρ, καὶ τίς ἐστιν ὁ πατὴρ, εἰ μὴ ὁ υἱὸς καὶ ᾧ ἐὰν βούληται ὁ υἱὸς ἀποκαλύψαι.(Luke 10:22 ESV/GNT)
We have some pointed statements from Jesus here that are very focused and clear. Nobody knows the father; nobody has seen the father; nobody has heard the father. Only the one who comes from the father, the begotten son, knows him, has seen him, and has heard him.
Then is Jesus making a false claim? When we read the old blueprint texts, someone named Yahweh (YHWH) is in fact having a relationship with all of creation and the Israelites. He is being seen and heard. He is clearly being known. Let’s look more deeply into this now.
1. The Elohim of the Old Blueprint Was Seen:
So Jacob named that place Peniel [Face of God], because he said, “I have seen Elohim face to face, but my life was saved.”
וַיִּקְרָ֧א יַעֲקֹ֛ב שֵׁ֥ם הַמָּק֖וֹם פְּנִיאֵ֑ל כִּֽי־רָאִ֤יתִי אֱלֹהִים֙ פָּנִ֣ים אֶל־פָּנִ֔ים וַתִּנָּצֵ֖ל נַפְשִֽׁי׃(Genesis 32:30 NOG/ 32:31 WLC)
Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 of Israel’s leaders. They saw the Elohim of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made out of sapphire as clear and blue as the sky itself. Elohim didn’t harm these leaders of the Israelites. So they saw Elohim, and then they ate and drank.
וַיַּ֥עַל מֹשֶׁ֖ה וְאַהֲרֹ֑ן נָדָב֙ וַאֲבִיה֔וּא וְשִׁבְעִ֖ים מִזִּקְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃(Exodus 24:9-11 NOG/WLC)
וַיִּרְא֕וּ אֵ֖ת אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְתַ֣חַת רַגְלָ֗יו כְּמַעֲשֵׂה֙ לִבְנַ֣ת הַסַּפִּ֔יר וּכְעֶ֥צֶם הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם לָטֹֽהַר׃
וְאֶל־אֲצִילֵי֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לֹ֥א שָׁלַ֖ח יָד֑וֹ וַֽיֶּחֱזוּ֙ אֶת־הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים וַיֹּאכְל֖וּ וַיִּשְׁתּֽוּ׃ ס
So Manoah said to his wife, “We will certainly die because we have seen Elohim.”
וַיֹּ֧אמֶר מָנ֛וֹחַ אֶל־אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ מ֣וֹת נָמ֑וּת כִּ֥י אֱלֹהִ֖ים רָאִֽינוּ׃(Judges 13:22 NOG/WLC)
So Yahweh became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned from Yahweh Elohim of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.
וַיִּתְאַנַּ֥ף יְהוָ֖ה בִּשְׁלֹמֹ֑ה כִּֽי־נָטָ֣ה לְבָב֗וֹ מֵעִ֤ם יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הַנִּרְאָ֥ה אֵלָ֖יו פַּעֲמָֽיִם׃(1 Kings 11:9 NOG/WLC)
So I said, “Oh, no! I’m doomed. Every word that passes through my lips is sinful. I live among people with sinful lips. I have seen the King [Melek], Yahweh of hosts [Tsebaoth]!”
וָאֹמַ֞ר אֽוֹי־לִ֣י כִֽי־נִדְמֵ֗יתִי כִּ֣י אִ֤ישׁ טְמֵֽא־שְׂפָתַ֙יִם֙ אָנֹ֔כִי וּבְתוֹךְ֙ עַם־טְמֵ֣א שְׂפָתַ֔יִם אָנֹכִ֖י יוֹשֵׁ֑ב כִּ֗י אֶת־הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת רָא֥וּ עֵינָֽי׃(Isaiah 6:5 NOG/WLC)
I speak with him face to face, plainly and not in riddles. He even sees the form of Yahweh. Why weren’t you afraid to criticize my servant Moses?
פֶּ֣ה אֶל־פֶּ֞ה אֲדַבֶּר־בּ֗וֹ וּמַרְאֶה֙ וְלֹ֣א בְחִידֹ֔ת וּתְמֻנַ֥ת יְהוָ֖ה יַבִּ֑יט וּמַדּ֙וּעַ֙ לֹ֣א יְרֵאתֶ֔ם לְדַבֵּ֖ר בְּעַבְדִּ֥י בְמֹשֶֽׁה׃(Numbers 12:8 /WLC)
We see from this selection of texts that this God, this Elohim of the old blueprint, was seen and had a lot of interaction with the Israelites and his various key management teams. How should we then understand the words of Jesus? Is he really speaking about the Father?
I believe we have some good evidence so far to reveal that it wasn’t the Father. It was always Jesus in spiritual form, with his former name Yahweh Elohim, who was guiding the project of earth and everything in it. Let’s continue on to some further review.
2. The Elohim of the Old Blueprint Was Heard:
Then Yahweh came down in the column of smoke and spoke with him. He took some of the Spirit [Ruach] that was on Moses and put it on the 70 leaders. When the Spirit [Ruach] came to rest on them, they prophesied, but they never prophesied again.
וַיֵּ֨רֶד יְהוָ֥ה ׀ בֶּעָנָן֮ וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר אֵלָיו֒ וַיָּ֗אצֶל מִן־הָר֙וּחַ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָלָ֔יו וַיִּתֵּ֕ן עַל־שִׁבְעִ֥ים אִ֖ישׁ הַזְּקֵנִ֑ים וַיְהִ֗י כְּנ֤וֹחַ עֲלֵיהֶם֙ הָר֔וּחַ וַיִּֽתְנַבְּא֖וּ וְלֹ֥א יָסָֽפוּ׃(Numbers 11:25 NOG/WLC)
Has a people ever heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking from the midst of the fire just as you heard it, and lived?
הֲשָׁ֣מַֽע עָם֩ ק֨וֹל אֱלֹהִ֜ים מְדַבֵּ֧ר מִתּוֹךְ־הָאֵ֛שׁ כַּאֲשֶׁר־שָׁמַ֥עְתָּ אַתָּ֖ה וַיֶּֽחִי׃(Deuteronomy 4:33 CLV/WLC)
and you said: Behold, Yahweh our Elohim has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we heard His voice from the midst of the fire. This day we have seen that Elohim speaks with the human, and he still lives. Yet now, why should we die? For this great fire shall devour us. If we are continuing to hear the voice of Yahweh our Elohim any further, then we will die. For who is there of all flesh that has heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking from the midst of the fire as we have, and he still lives?
וַתֹּאמְר֗וּ הֵ֣ן הֶרְאָ֜נוּ יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ אֶת־כְּבֹד֣וֹ וְאֶת־גָּדְל֔וֹ וְאֶת־קֹל֥וֹ שָׁמַ֖עְנוּ מִתּ֣וֹךְ הָאֵ֑שׁ הַיּ֤וֹם הַזֶּה֙ רָאִ֔ינוּ כִּֽי־יְדַבֵּ֧ר אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֖ם וָחָֽי׃(Deuteronomy 5:24-26 CLV/WLC)
וְעַתָּה֙ לָ֣מָּה נָמ֔וּת כִּ֣י תֹֽאכְלֵ֔נוּ הָאֵ֥שׁ הַגְּדֹלָ֖ה הַזֹּ֑את אִם־יֹסְפִ֣ים׀ אֲנַ֗חְנוּ לִ֠שְׁמֹעַ אֶת־ק֨וֹל יְהוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֵ֛ינוּ ע֖וֹד וָמָֽתְנוּ׃
כִּ֣י מִ֣י כָל־בָּשָׂ֡ר אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁמַ֣ע קוֹל֩ אֱלֹהִ֨ים חַיִּ֜ים מְדַבֵּ֧ר מִתּוֹךְ־הָאֵ֛שׁ כָּמֹ֖נוּ וַיֶּֽחִי׃
according to all that you asked from Yahweh your Elohim at Horeb on the day of assembly, saying: Let me not continue to hear the voice of Yahweh my Elohim, and let me not see this great fire any further so that I may not die!
כְּכֹ֨ל אֲשֶׁר־שָׁאַ֜לְתָּ מֵעִ֨ם יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ בְּחֹרֵ֔ב בְּי֥וֹם הַקָּהָ֖ל לֵאמֹ֑ר לֹ֣א אֹסֵ֗ף לִשְׁמֹ֙עַ֙ אֶת־קוֹל֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהָ֔י וְאֶת־הָאֵ֨שׁ הַגְּדֹלָ֥ה הַזֹּ֛את לֹֽא־אֶרְאֶ֥ה ע֖וֹד וְלֹ֥א אָמֽוּת׃(Deuteronomy 18:16 CLV/WLC)
In these recordings we read that there was interaction and discussion and talking with Yahweh Elohim, though most were afraid and finally didn’t want to hear him speak any further. The people heard him who desired to hear from him and have a relationship with him as their CTO and boss.
3. The Great I AM:
We read here in the blueprint book of Exodus that Moses records the words from their Elohim. Moses should say to his brethren and the sons of the Israelites, “I AM” has sent him, though the Hebrew is longer and more pronounced. In the translation of the Concordant Literal Version, it’s more, “I shall come to be.” This is who Yahweh reveals himself as to Moses.
Then Moses said to God, [Elohim] “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God [Elohim] of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר מֹשֶׁ֜ה אֶל־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֗ים הִנֵּ֨ה אָנֹכִ֣י בָא֮ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ וְאָמַרְתִּ֣י לָהֶ֔ם אֱלֹהֵ֥י אֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם שְׁלָחַ֣נִי אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם וְאָֽמְרוּ־לִ֣י מַה־שְּׁמ֔וֹ מָ֥ה אֹמַ֖ר אֲלֵהֶֽם׃
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה וַיֹּ֗אמֶר כֹּ֤ה תֹאמַר֙ לִבְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה שְׁלָחַ֥נִי אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
καὶ εἶπεν Μωυσῆς πρὸς τὸν θεόν Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐλεύσομαι πρὸς τοὺς υἱοὺς Ισραηλ καὶ ἐρῶ πρὸς αὐτούς Ὁ θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ὑμῶν ἀπέσταλκέν με πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ἐρωτήσουσίν με Τί ὄνομα αὐτῷ; τί ἐρῶ πρὸς αὐτούς; καὶ εἶπεν ὁ θεὸς πρὸς Μωυσῆν Ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ὤν· καὶ εἶπεν Οὕτως ἐρεῖς τοῖς υἱοῖς Ισραηλ Ὁ ὢν ἀπέσταλκέν με πρὸς ὑμᾶς.(Exodus 3:13-14 /ESV/WLC/LXX)
We read the apostle John recording the words of Jesus. He states very clearly to the theocracy, before Abraham was “I AM.” We see this infuriated the Judeans. How dare he claim to be their Elohim? The Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. The Elohim of their ancestors. It’s a bold statement. But then, what would you expect if one refused to use the name that was the name of your God? You might miss who he is then, right?
The Judeans therefore said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM.” Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was concealed, and went out of the temple.
εἶπον οὖν οἱ ᾿Ιουδαῖοι πρὸς αὐτόν· πεντήκοντα ἔτη οὔπω ἔχεις καὶ ᾿Αβραὰμ ἑώρακας; εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, πρὶν ᾿Αβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί. ἦραν οὖν λίθους ἵνα βάλωσιν ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν· ᾿Ιησοῦς δὲ ἐκρύβη, καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ διελθὼν διὰ μέσου αὐτῶν, καὶ παρήγεν οὕτως.(John 8:57-59 NHEB/GNT)
As I shared in Chapter 2 of this book, they translated the Hebrew writings into Greek during the time of the Greek Empire. They did this between 285 and 246 BC in Alexandria, Egypt, and it became known as the Septuagint. Now I’ve included the Greek translation from this book alongside the English and Hebrew.
It’s interesting that most quotes, but not all, from the old blueprint that were recorded in the new blueprint match the Greek Septuagint texts exactly. The quotes don’t match the Hebrew texts. All of the apostle Paul’s quotations match the Greek old blueprint exactly. The priests would have known the Hebrew writings, but the average man only had access to the Greek. We read in Greek:
Greek Old Blueprint: I AM = Ἐγώ εἰμι
Greek New Blueprint: I AM = ἐγὼ εἰμί
When we see this connection between the Greek old blueprint and what was recorded and spoken in the Greek new blueprint, we can understand why the Judeans were angry and furious with Jesus for his declaration. Jesus was saying that he was, and is, Yahweh Elohim, the great I AM. Now, of course, the question could be raised, what would this discourse have looked and sounded like in the native language in person? As all our recording are noted and recorded in Greek.
4. Our Rock:
We now look at the declaration that Yahweh is our rock of dependence.
I will proclaim the name of Yahweh. Give our Elohim the greatness he deserves! He is a rock. What he does is perfect. All his ways are fair. He is a faithful El, who does no wrong. He is honorable and reliable.
כִּ֛י שֵׁ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה אֶקְרָ֑א הָב֥וּ גֹ֖דֶל לֵאלֹהֵֽינוּ׃
הַצּוּר֙ תָּמִ֣ים פָּעֳל֔וֹ כִּ֥י כָל־דְּרָכָ֖יו מִשְׁפָּ֑ט אֵ֤ל אֱמוּנָה֙ וְאֵ֣ין עָ֔וֶל צַדִּ֥יק וְיָשָׁ֖ר הֽוּא׃
ὅτι ὄνομα κυρίου ἐκάλεσα· δότε μεγαλωσύνην τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν. θεός, ἀληθινὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ, καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ ὁδοὶ αὐτοῦ κρίσεις· θεὸς πιστός, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀδικία, δίκαιος καὶ ὅσιος κύριος.(Deuteronomy 32:3-4 NOG/WLC/LXX)
When we review this text, we see that in the Greek they have removed the “name” of Yahweh and replaced it. Yahweh’s name, YHWH (יְהוָ֖ה) has been replaced with Kuriou/Kurios (κυρίου).
When we now jump to the new blueprint where we read from the apostle Paul, his confirmation that Jesus is the rock:
and all are baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank of the spiritual Rock which followed. Now the Rock was Christ.
καὶ πάντες εἰς τὸν Μωϋσῆν ἐβαπτίσαντο ἐν τῇ νεφέλῃ καὶ ἐν τῇ θαλάσσῃ, καὶ πάντες τὸ αὐτὸ βρῶμα πνευματικὸν ἔφαγο,ν καὶ πάντες τὸ αὐτὸ πόμα πνευματικὸν ἔπιον· ἔπινον γὰρ ἐκ πνευματικῆς ἀκολουθούσης πέτρας, ἡ δὲ πέτρα ἦν ὁ Χριστός·(1 Corinthians 10:2-4 CLV/GNT)
I just love seeing the name Christos (Χριστός) in Greek. How it begins with an X. It’s like X is clearly marking the person of salvation.
I think this is a powerful connection. Moses records in Deuteronomy that Yahweh is our rock. Then there’s the revelation and declaration by Paul that this rock was Jesus Christ. It’s also interesting that the translation of the Concordant Literal Version even says he was a “spiritual rock,” as at the time, Yahweh Elohim was of course of spirit, very different from our organic tech nature.
5. Preparing the Way:
When we talk about John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus, we know that Matthew records this and declares it in his texts. Let’s look deeper at this through the old blueprint and the new blueprint.
We read the prophet Isaiah stating that there will come a day when there will be a person in the wilderness declaring or “a voice of one proclaiming” to get ready. Prepare yourselves, as Yahweh is coming.
A voice cries out in the desert: “Clear a way for Yahweh. Make a straight highway in the wilderness for our Elohim.
ק֣וֹל קוֹרֵ֔א בַּמִּדְבָּ֕ר פַּנּ֖וּ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יְהוָ֑ה יַשְּׁרוּ֙ בָּעֲרָבָ֔ה מְסִלָּ֖ה לֵאלֹהֵֽינוּ׃
φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ Ἑτοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν κυρίου, εὐθείας ποιεῖτε τὰς τρίβους τοῦ θεοῦ ἡμῶν·(Isaiah 40:3 NOG/WLC/LXX)
Yet in the recording and text from Matthew, he states that it was John the Baptist who was this voice in the wilderness preparing the way for Jesus. Now in the Matthew account:
Later, John the Baptizer appeared in the desert of Judea. His message was, “Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near.” Isaiah the prophet spoke about this man when he said, “A voice cries out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!’”
In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”
᾿Εν δὲ ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις παραγίνεται ᾿Ιωάννης ὁ βαπτιστὴς κηρύσσων ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τῆς ᾿Ιουδαίας καὶ λέγων· μετανοεῖτε· ἤγγικε γὰρ ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν· οὗτος γάρ ἐστιν ὁ ῥηθεὶς ὑπὸ ᾿Ησαΐου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος· φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, ἑτοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν Κυρίου, εὐθείας ποιεῖτε τὰς τρίβους αὐτοῦ.(Matthew 3:1-3 NOG/NIV/GNT)
We now have an interesting contradiction. In Hebrew, it’s stating that this voice in the wilderness is saying prepare the way for Yahweh. Yet in the Greek it’s stating that it’s “the Lord,” and we know this person to be Jesus. This is an influence and a connection that becomes clearer when we see the Greek Septuagint being used.
We have the following:
Greek Old Blueprint: Ἑτοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν κυρίου (etoimasate tēn odon kuriou)
Greek New Blueprint: ἑτοιμάσατε τὴν ὁδὸν Κυρίου (etoimasate tēn odon kuriou)
Matthew has the exact match of the Greek Septuagint when he records the words of Isaiah. It would be very interesting to see how this sentence would look if he had used the Hebrew texts instead, don’t you think?
So who was John the Baptist preparing the way for? Yahweh or Jesus? Well, if we come to understand that Yahweh in spirit is the son and Jesus in flesh is the son, then I also think it becomes much clearer they are the same person—the son of Abba Father God.
6. Lord of Lords, King of Kings:
We read in the new blueprint that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords, but we also read such in the old blueprint about Yahweh.
For Yahweh your Elohim, He is the Elohim of elohim and the Lord of lords, the El, the great, the masterful and the fear inspiring One, Who neither shows partiality nor takes a bribe,
כִּ֚י יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם ה֚וּא אֱלֹהֵ֣י הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים וַאֲדֹנֵ֖י הָאֲדֹנִ֑ים הָאֵ֨ל הַגָּדֹ֤ל הַגִּבֹּר֙ וְהַנּוֹרָ֔א אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹא־יִשָּׂ֣א פָנִ֔ים וְלֹ֥א יִקַּ֖ח שֹֽׁחַד׃
ὁ γὰρ κύριος ὁ θεὸς ὑμῶν, οὗτος θεὸς τῶν θεῶν καὶ κύριος τῶν κυρίων, ὁ θεὸς ὁ μέγας καὶ ἰσχυρὸς καὶ ὁ φοβερός, ὅστις οὐ θαυμάζει πρόσωπον οὐδ᾿ οὐ μὴ λάβῃ δῶρον,(Deuteronomy 10:17 CLV/WLC/LXX)
In Deuteronomy, Yahweh Elohim is the Elohim of elohim and the Lord of lords. Yet we read in 1 Timothy that Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings. This is also stated in the book of Revelation. Even though we know the Father and Jesus are one—as in one mind, one purpose, one unity in purpose—they’re still two separate beings. Jesus is declared Lord of lords and King of kings. This declaration isn’t made of the father directly.
Therefore, if Yahweh in the old blueprint is declared Lord of lords and God of gods, then it’s correct to say that Yahweh as spirit is the son and Jesus is Yahweh in the flesh with the new name of Jesus and still maintains his “titles.” It’s also interesting to read in Deuteronomy, in the Greek Septuagint, that they have removed Yahweh your Elohim (יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם) and replaced it with Lord the God (κύριος ὁ θεὸς).
to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
τηρῆσαί σε τὴν ἐντολὴν ἄσπιλον, ἀνεπίλημπτον μέχρι τῆς ἐπιφανείας τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν ᾿Ιησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἣν καιροῖς ἰδίοις δείξει ὁ μακάριος καὶ μόνος δυνάστης, ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν βασιλευόντων καὶ Κύριος τῶν κυριευόντων,(1 Timothy 6:14–15 NIV/GNT)
These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
οὗτοι μετὰ τοῦ ἀρνίου πολεμήσουσι, καὶ τὸ ἀρνίον νικήσει αὐτούς, ὅτι Κύριος κυρίων ἐστὶ καὶ Βασιλεὺς βασιλέων, καὶ οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ κλητοὶ καὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ καὶ πιστοί.(Revelation 17:14 NKJV/GNT)
Yahweh worked with his executive management team and often gave them a new name. We come to learn that it’s the same with Abba Father giving Yahweh a new name, that being Jesus. Though the name changes, the title remains the same. He’s the CTO of CTOs. Jesus is the CEO of CEOs, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Elohim over all elohim, and the God over all gods.
7. Who Was Pierced?
Now this is an interesting review that I’ve discovered. I’d never seen this before myself until I prepared this appendix. It’s so incredibly amazing to come to this visibility of the texts. We read from John that Jesus was pierced by the centurion soldier just after he died.
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”
ἀλλ᾿ εἷς τῶν στρατιωτῶν λόγχῃ αὐτοῦ τὴν πλευρὰν ἔνυξε, καὶ εὐθὺς ἐξῆλθεν αἷμα καὶ ὕδωρ. καὶ ὁ ἑωρακὼς μεμαρτύρηκε, καὶ ἀληθινὴ αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ἡ μαρτυρία, κἀκεῖνος οἶδεν ὅτι ἀληθῆ λέγει, ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς πιστεύσητε. ἐγένετο γὰρ ταῦτα, ἵνα ἡ γραφὴ πληρωθῇ, ὀστοῦν οὐ συντριβήσεται αὐτοῦ. καὶ πάλιν ἑτέρα γραφὴ λέγει· ὄψονται εἰς ὃν ἐξεκέντησαν.(John 19:34–37 ESV/GNT)
Now we read in the old blueprint a discussion between the prophet Zechariah and Yahweh. Yahweh is speaking about himself. This discourse takes place over the entire twelfth chapter.
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.
וְשָׁפַכְתִּי֩ עַל־בֵּ֨ית דָּוִ֜יד וְעַ֣ל׀ יוֹשֵׁ֣ב יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם ר֤וּחַ חֵן֙ וְתַ֣חֲנוּנִ֔ים וְהִבִּ֥יטוּ אֵלַ֖י אֵ֣ת אֲשֶׁר־דָּקָ֑רוּ וְסָפְד֣וּ עָלָ֗יו כְּמִסְפֵּד֙ עַל־הַיָּחִ֔יד וְהָמֵ֥ר עָלָ֖יו כְּהָמֵ֥ר עַֽל־הַבְּכֽוֹר׃
καὶ ἐκχεῶ ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον Δαυιδ καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Ιερουσαλημ πνεῦμα χάριτος καὶ οἰκτιρμοῦ, καὶ ἐπιβλέψονται πρός με ἀνθ᾿ ὧν κατωρχήσαντο καὶ κόψονται ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν κοπετὸν ὡς ἐπ᾿ ἀγαπητὸν καὶ ὀδυνηθήσονται ὀδύνην ὡς ἐπὶ πρωτοτόκῳ.(Zechariah 12:10 ESV/WLC/LXX)
I mean, all I can say is wow! Yahweh is declaring that the people will look on him, the one they pierced, and will mourn. And now John is making the declaration that this part of the plan is fulfilled. The Judeans pierced their Elohim and King. In this writing from John though, I see that he does not quote Zechariah exactly, as he has reworded some of the text from the Greek version. The LXX uses the word kopsontai (κόψονται), which means to cut or be incised, whereas John uses the word exekentēsan (ἐξεκέντησαν) which means to prick out, to pierce. In Hebrew, the word used is daqar (דָּקָ֑רוּ). This means to pierce, pierce through.
Jesus’ word states that nobody has seen or heard the father speak. Here we have Yahweh speaking and saying that the people will look upon me, who they will have pierced and will weep bitterly. Now, while not all did weep, those who knew him wept as they recognized him as their King and Elohim.
8. All Things Created by Whom and for Whom?
When we read the old blueprint and the new blueprint, a question arises. For whom were all things created and by whom? Is it Yahweh or Jesus? Interestingly, this text is not found in the Greek Septuagint anywhere. At least, not that I could find.
Yahweh has made everything for its own outcome, Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Yahweh has made everything for its own end— yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
כֹּ֤ל פָּעַ֣ל יְ֭הוָה לַֽמַּעֲנֵ֑הוּ וְגַם־רָ֝שָׁ֗ע לְי֣וֹם רָעָֽה׃(Proverbs 16:4 CLV/WEB/WLC)
We have then the apostle Paul declaring to the Colossians about Jesus Christ:
for in Him is all created, that in the heavens and that on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities, all is created through Him and for Him,
ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα, τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι, εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα δι᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται·(Colossians 1:16 CLV/GNT)
Further, we have the psalmist writing about Yahweh in the following. The psalmist is writing of the great EL here, which is the singular of Elohim. In English, the word is translated as God, but in Hebrew it is Eloha (אֵלִ֗י).
I said, “My El, don’t take me now in the middle of my life. Your years continue on throughout every generation. Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth. Even the heavens are the works of your hands. They will come to an end, but you will still go on. They will all wear out like clothing. You will change them like clothes, and they will be thrown away. But you remain the same, and your life will never end.”
אֹמַ֗ר אֵלִ֗י אַֽל־תַּ֭עֲלֵנִי בַּחֲצִ֣י יָמָ֑י בְּד֖וֹר דּוֹרִ֣ים שְׁנוֹתֶֽיךָ׃
לְ֭פָנִים הָאָ֣רֶץ יָסַ֑דְתָּ וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה יָדֶ֣יךָ שָׁמָֽיִם׃
הֵ֤מָּה׀ יֹאבֵדוּ֮ וְאַתָּ֪ה תַ֫עֲמֹ֥ד וְ֭כֻלָּם כַּבֶּ֣גֶד יִבְל֑וּ כַּלְּב֖וּשׁ תַּחֲלִיפֵ֣ם וְֽיַחֲלֹֽפוּ׃
וְאַתָּה־ה֑וּא וּ֝שְׁנוֹתֶ֗יךָ לֹ֣א יִתָּֽמּוּ׃
μὴ ἀναγάγῃς με ἐν ἡμίσει ἡμερῶν μου, ἐν γενεᾷ γενεῶν τὰ ἔτη σου. κατ᾿ ἀρχὰς σύ, κύριε, τὴν γῆν ἐθεμελίωσας, καὶ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σού εἰσιν οἱ οὐρανοί· αὐτοὶ ἀπολοῦνται, σὺ δὲ διαμενεῖς, καὶ πάντες ὡς ἱμάτιον παλαιωθήσονται, καὶ ὡσεὶ περιβόλαιον ἀλλάξεις αὐτούς, καὶ ἀλλαγήσονται· σὺ δὲ ὁ αὐτὸς εἶ, καὶ τὰ ἔτη σου οὐκ ἐκλείψουσιν.(Psalms 102:24-27 NOG / (102:25-28) WLC / (101:25–28) LXX)
When we now read what is written in the new blueprint, Paul in the book of Hebrews speaks these same things about Jesus:
Yet to the Son: “Thy throne, O God, is for the eon of the eon, And a scepter of rectitude is the scepter of Thy kingdom. Thou lovest righteousness and hatest injustice; Therefore Thou art anointed by God, Thy God, with the oil of exultation beyond Thy partners.” And, Thou, originally, Lord, dost found the earth, And the heavens are the works of Thy hands. They shall perish, yet Thou art continuing, And all, as a cloak, shall be aged, And, as if clothing, wilt Thou be rolling them up. As a cloak also shall they change. Yet Thou art the same, And Thy years shall not be defaulting.
πρὸς δὲ τὸν υἱόν· ὁ θρόνος σου, ὁ Θεός, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· ῥάβδος εὐθύτητος ἡ ῥάβδος τῆς βασιλείας σου. ἠγάπησας δικαιοσύνην καὶ ἐμίσησας ἀνομίαν· διὰ τοῦτο ἔχρισέ σε, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεός σου ἔλαιον ἀγαλλιάσεως παρὰ τοὺς μετόχους σου· καί· σὺ κατ᾿ ἀρχάς, Κύριε, τὴν γῆν ἐθεμελίωσας, καὶ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σού εἰσιν οἱ οὐρανοί· αὐτοὶ ἀπολοῦνται, σὺ δὲ διαμένεις· καὶ πάντες ὡς ἱμάτιον παλαιωθήσονται, καὶ ὡσεὶ περιβόλαιον ἑλίξεις αὐτούς, καὶ ἀλλαγήσονται· σὺ δὲ ὁ αὐτὸς εἶ καὶ τὰ ἔτη σου οὐκ ἐκλείψουσι.(Hebrews 1:8–12 CLV/GNT)
If one has never seen that Yahweh is the son of Abba Father, not the Father himself, then I hope it’s becoming clearer now. This is a wonderful truth being revealed. At least, I find it amazing. I hope you do too.
The old blueprint doesn’t reveal the Father, though through Yahweh he reveals the same nature as his father. But it still is very much about the son at this time. Yahweh is the great EL we read about, which all things were created through and for.
9. Who Is the First and the Last?
In the old blueprint, Yahweh makes a declaration via his executive management team member Isaiah again:
Thus says Yahweh, King of Israel, And his Redeemer, Yahweh of hosts: I am the First, and I am the Last, And apart from Me there is no Elohim.
כֹּֽה־אָמַ֨ר יְהוָ֧ה מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל וְגֹאֲל֖וֹ יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֑וֹת אֲנִ֤י רִאשׁוֹן֙ וַאֲנִ֣י אַחֲר֔וֹן וּמִבַּלְעָדַ֖י אֵ֥ין אֱלֹהִֽים׃
Οὕτως λέγει ὁ θεὸς ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ Ισραηλ ὁ ῥυσάμενος αὐτὸν θεὸς σαβαωθ Ἐγὼ πρῶτος καὶ ἐγὼ μετὰ ταῦτα, πλὴν ἐμοῦ οὐκ ἔστιν θεός.(Isaiah 44:6 CLV/WLC/LXX)
Hearken to Me, Jacob, And Israel, My called one; I am He, I am the First; Indeed I am the Last.
שְׁמַ֤ע אֵלַי֙ יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מְקֹרָאִ֑י אֲנִי־הוּא֙ אֲנִ֣י רִאשׁ֔וֹן אַ֖ף אֲנִ֥י אַחֲרֽוֹן׃
Ἄκουέ μου, Ιακωβ καὶ Ισραηλ ὃν ἐγὼ καλῶ· ἐγώ εἰμι πρῶτος, καὶ ἐγώ εἰμι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα,(Isaiah 48:12 CLV/WLC/LXX)
Then we have the exec team member John recording the words of Jesus himself in the book of Revelation, stating a couple times the same thing.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last.”
Καὶ ὅτε εἶδον αὐτόν, ἔπεσα πρὸς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ ὡς νεκρός, καὶ ἔθηκε τὴν δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ λέγων· μὴ φοβοῦ· ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ πρῶτος καὶ ὁ ἔσχατος(Revelation 1:17 NLT/GNT)
“And to the messenger of the ecclesia in Smyrna write: ‘Now, this He is saying Who is the First and the Last, Who became dead, and lives:
Καὶ τῷ ἀγγέλῳ τῆς ἐν Σμύρνῃ ἐκκλησίας γράψον· τάδε λέγει ὁ πρῶτος καὶ ὁ ἔσχατος, ὃς ἐγένετο νεκρὸς καὶ ἔζησεν·(Revelation 2:8 CLV/GNT)
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Origin and the Consummation.
ἐγὼ τὸ Α καὶ τὸ Ω, ὁ πρῶτος καὶ ὁ ἔσχατος, ἀρχὴ καὶ τέλος.(Revelation 22:13 CLV/GNT)
Again, I find myself being amazed at such a connection that Yahweh in times past declared himself the first and the last. He receives a new name from his father and still his title doesn’t change. His name changes, but his title as the “first and the last” remains the same.
10. Who Is the Savior?
When we come to look at who is the savior, we have many texts showing that Yahweh Elohim is salvation, that salvation belongs to him. He will become our salvation. Again, these texts in the Greek Septuagint disconnect us from this, as Yahweh is removed and replaced with Kurios instead.
To Yahweh belongs the salvation; On Your people be Your blessing!
ק֘וּמָ֤ה יְהוָ֨ה ׀ הוֹשִׁ֘יעֵ֤נִי אֱלֹהַ֗י כִּֽי־הִכִּ֣יתָ אֶת־כָּל־אֹיְבַ֣י לֶ֑חִי שִׁנֵּ֖י רְשָׁעִ֣ים שִׁבַּֽרְתָּ׃
τοῦ κυρίου ἡ σωτηρία, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν σου ἡ εὐλογία σου.(Psalms 3:8 CLV/WLC/LXX)
O Yahweh, my Crag and my Fastness and my Deliverance! My El, my Rock! I take refuge in Him, My Shield and the Horn of my salvation! My Impregnable Retreat!
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ סַֽלְעִ֥י וּמְצוּדָתִ֗י וּמְפַ֫לְטִ֥י אֵלִ֣י צ֭וּרִי אֶֽחֱסֶה־בּ֑וֹ מָֽגִנִּ֥י וְקֶֽרֶן־יִ֝שְׁעִ֗י מִשְׂגַּבִּֽי׃
κύριος στερέωμά μου καὶ καταφυγή μου καὶ ῥύστης μου, ὁ θεός μου βοηθός μου, καὶ ἐλπιῶ ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν, ὑπερασπιστής μου καὶ κέρας σωτηρίας μου, ἀντιλήμπτωρ μου.(Psalms 18:2 CLV / (18:3) WLC/ (17:3) LXX)
Yahweh is my Light and my Salvation; Whom should I fear? Yahweh is the stronghold of my life; Of whom should I be afraid?
לְדָוִ֨ד׀ יְהוָ֤ה ׀ אוֹרִ֣י וְ֭יִשְׁעִי מִמִּ֣י אִירָ֑א יְהוָ֥ה מָֽעוֹז־חַ֝יַּ֗י מִמִּ֥י אֶפְחָֽד׃
Τοῦ Δαυιδ· πρὸ τοῦ χρισθῆναι. Κύριος φωτισμός μου καὶ σωτήρ μου· τίνα φοβηθήσομαι; κύριος ὑπερασπιστὴς τῆς ζωῆς μου· ἀπὸ τίνος δειλιάσω;(Psalms 27:1 CLV/WLC/ (26:1) LXX)
Only in Elohim is my soul stilled; From Him comes my salvation.
אַ֣ךְ אֶל־אֱ֭לֹהִים דּֽוּמִיָּ֣ה נַפְשִׁ֑י מִ֝מֶּ֗נּוּ יְשׁוּעָתִֽי׃
Οὐχὶ τῷ θεῷ ὑποταγήσεται ἡ ψυχή μου; παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ γὰρ τὸ σωτήριόν μου·(Psalms 62:1 CLV/ (62:2 in WLC)/ (61:1) LXX)
Yah is my Strength and my Melody, And He became mine for salvation.
עָזִּ֣י וְזִמְרָ֣ת יָ֑הּ וַֽיְהִי־לִ֝֗י לִֽישׁוּעָֽה׃
σχύς μου καὶ ὕμνησίς μου ὁ κύριος καὶ ἐγένετό μοι εἰς σωτηρίαν.(Psalms 118:14 CLV/ WLC/ (117:14) LXX)
Tell and come close; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from aforetime, Has told it hitherto? Was it not I, Yahweh? And there is no other Elohim apart from Me; A righteous El and a Saviour, there is none except Me.
הַגִּ֣ידוּ וְהַגִּ֔ישׁוּ אַ֥ף יִֽוָּעֲצ֖וּ יַחְדָּ֑ו מִ֣י הִשְׁמִיעַ֩ זֹ֨את מִקֶּ֜דֶם מֵאָ֣ז הִגִּידָ֗הּ הֲל֨וֹא אֲנִ֤י יְהוָה֙ וְאֵֽין־ע֤וֹד אֱלֹהִים֙ מִבַּלְעָדַ֔י אֵֽל־צַדִּ֣יק וּמוֹשִׁ֔יעַ אַ֖יִן זוּלָתִֽי׃
εἰ ἀναγγελοῦσιν , ἐγγισάτωσαν, ἵνα γνῶσιν ἅμα τίς ἀκουστὰ ἐποίησεν ταῦτα ἀπ᾿ ἀρχῆς. τότε ἀνηγγέλη ὑμῖν Ἐγὼ ὁ θεός, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἄλλος πλὴν ἐμοῦ· δίκαιος καὶ σωτὴρ οὐκ ἔστιν πάρεξ ἐμοῦ.(Isaiah 45:21 CLV/WLC/LXX)
Finally, for the new blueprint I will quote only two texts. There are many, many more than this where Jesus is declared the name to which salvation exists. Be it in Greek, in Hebrew, or in English, the name is salvation and that’s who Jesus is.
let it be known to you all and to the entire people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, Whom you crucify, Whom God rouses from among the dead, in this name, this man stands by before you sound. This is the Stone that is being scorned by you builders, which is becoming the head of the corner. And there is no salvation in any other one, for neither is there any other name, given under heaven among men, in which we must be saved.”
γνωστὸν ἔστω πᾶσιν ὑμῖν καὶ παντὶ τῷ λαῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ ὅτι ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι ᾿Ιησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Ναζωραίου, ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐσταυρώσατε, ὃν ὁ Θεὸς ἤγειρεν ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἐν τούτῳ οὗτος παρέστηκεν ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν ὑγιής. οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ λίθος ὁ ἐξουθενηθεὶς ὑφ᾿ ὑμῶν τῶν οἰκοδομούντων, ὁ γενόμενος εἰς κεφαλὴν γωνίας. καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν ἄλλῳ οὐδενὶ ἡ σωτηρία· οὐδὲ γὰρ ὄνομά ἐστιν ἕτερον ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανὸν τὸ δεδομένον ἐν ἀνθρώποις ἐν ᾧ δεῖ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.(Acts 4:10–12 CLV/GNT)
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
καὶ ἡμεῖς τεθεάμεθα καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν ὅτι ὁ πατὴρ ἀπέσταλκε τὸν υἱὸν σωτῆρα τοῦ κόσμου.(1 John 4:14 ESV/GNT)
11. Who Is King over All the Earth?
Who is king over all the earth? We know that the role of king is given to Jesus by Abba Father. We don’t read anywhere that the Father is the one who takes on this kingship personally, though his authority is higher even than that of the king. We have in the old blueprint:
Then Yahweh will come to be King over the entire earth. In that day Yahweh shall come to be one, and His Name one.
וְהָיָ֧ה יְהוָ֛ה לְמֶ֖לֶךְ עַל־כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא יִהְיֶ֧ה יְהוָ֛ה אֶחָ֖ד וּשְׁמ֥וֹ אֶחָֽד׃
καὶ ἔσται κύριος εἰς βασιλέα ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν· ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἔσται κύριος εἷς καὶ τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἕν.(Zechariah 14:9 CLV/WLC/LXX)
Then we read in the declaration in the book of Revelation:
And the seventh messenger trumpets. And loud voices occurred in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of this world became our Lord’s and His Christ’s, and He shall be reigning for the eons of the eons! Amen!”
Καὶ ὁ ἕβδομος ἄγγελος ἐσάλπισε· καὶ ἐγένοντο φωναὶ μεγάλαι ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ λέγουσαι· ἐγένετο ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ κόσμου τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν καὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ, καὶ βασιλεύσει εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.(Revelation 11:15 CLV/GNT)
Who is the king over all the earth? Is Jesus King of the world or is it Yahweh? I hope it’s clear that Yahweh is Jesus and not the Father, and so it’s Jesus that is the new name under which all are to be saved, and we will join Jesus in restoring the world back to Abba Father. Jesus-Yahweh is the express image of the Father and begotten of [comes from] the Father.
12. When Was the Father First Heard and Seen?
Jesus declared that no one has heard the father. Nobody has seen the father except the son. Interestingly, there is a point in time when many had heard the father speak. Jesus’ declaration didn’t include that moment in time, as he was speaking about the past.
The first time many heard the voice of the Father speak was at the time of Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan. There was also a moment when Jesus and his three closest disciples were up on the mountain.
and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
καὶ ἰδοὺ φωνὴ ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν λέγουσα· οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ἀγαπητός, ἐν ᾧ εὐδόκησα.(Matthew 3:17 ESV/GNT)
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος ἰδοὺ νεφέλη φωτεινὴ ἐπεσκίασεν αὐτούς, καὶ ἰδοὺ φωνὴ ἐκ τῆς νεφέλης λέγουσα· οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Υἱός μου ὁ ἀγαπητός, ἐν ᾧ εὐδόκησα· αὐτοῦ ἀκούετε. καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ μαθηταὶ ἔπεσον ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτῶν καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα.(Matthew 17:5–6 NKJV/GNT)
Finally, when was the father first seen? This is a great moment. It was just as the disciple Steven was being stoned, and he spoke.
And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
καὶ εἶπεν· ἰδοὺ θεωρῶ τοὺς οὐρανοὺς ἀνεῳγμένους καὶ τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐκ δεξιῶν ἑστῶτα τοῦ Θεοῦ.(Acts 7:56 CLV/GNT)
I want to close with my personal account with Jesus on this topic, as I spent weeks seeking an understanding from him on this. As I pondered long and hard on this, I was praying and asking, what’s the truth of all this? I was asking, “Okay, Jesus. If you are Yahweh of the old blueprint in spirit, but you came to earth and died on the cross as Jesus, then what is your true name? What should I call you today? I want to know personally what to call you. Yahweh or Jesus?” As I asked this question, about a week later the answer came to me in my one-on-one with my boss and friend. Jesus shared with me the following:
“As it was like Abram receiving a new name, Abraham; as it was with Sarai receiving a new name, Sarah. As it was with Saul of Tarsus receiving a new name, Paul. As it was with Simon receiving a new name, Peter. So it is with me. My name was Yahweh, but now, as King of kings and Lord of lords in bio-spirit tech form, I am Jesus, and this is my new name.”
I thought, wow, okay. I can’t argue with that at all.
That makes it all crystal clear, then! Now it doesn’t matter if someone says Iēsous in Greek, Yeshua in Hebrew, or Jesus in English, or whatever it is in your native language. The same result is there. He’s our salvation and the whole old blueprint is about him. It’s only by his name that we are to be saved. Abba Father has always been present. But the story of the old blueprint is the story of Jesus-Yahweh preparing a people for his eventual entry into the world as physical flesh and blood. It’s the story of the work he has put in place to prepare for the full reconciliation of all things.
When we come to know Jesus, we come to know the Father. Jesus is the express representative of Abba Father. He’s the express image to reflect all that is great and loving and wonderful about Abba Father.
I believe the significance of this connection and understanding is very important. For me, at least, it changed so much in how I read the Bible blueprint and how I understand the grand plan for salvation and restoration of the world and everything in it. It also brings about a stronger harmony of the entire Bible, as one cannot disconnect the old blueprint from the new. Jesus truly is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
What do you think? Are these twelve points significant to you? How have they changed your view or helped you to better understand the importance of knowing the old blueprint and helped you know Jesus as your amazing savior?