Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity

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Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity

“Therefore also Elohim has highly exalted Him, and given Him the Name
which is above every name, that at the Name of Yehoshua every knee should bow,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth”
(Philippians 2:9-10 ENB).

Dearest Disciple;

I wholeheartedly pray that this letter finds you well and growing in the knowledge and love of our most gracious Master, Messiah and King, Yehoshua ha Mashiach.  We thank Elohim each and every day for the love, warmth and comfort that we have found in you, and we are especially covetous of your prayers on our behalf.

Our heavenly Father has truly been gracious unto us in you, and our hearts overflow with praise and thanksgiving.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Letters Seeking to Know:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – Letters Seeking to Know & How This all Began:

Beloved, we have received a steady stream of queries over the past years, seeking to know our position on the Trinity; the Triune Essence of God.  Unquestionably, the concept of the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit, possessing unique Personalities, while remaining a United Oneness, is difficult to grasp.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity: Time Has Passed

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity: Significant Time Has Passed:

The paragraph you read above was written in January, 2002, and it accurately depicts the original motivation I had to investigate the fullness of the Trinity of “God”, and the manner in which They are explained throughout Scripture.

In the course of my studies, however, in preparation for this letter, I came across a vast number of very significant “Issues”, which totally diverted my initial purposes, and which sent me on a ten year quest, to learn the fullness of Elohim (God), and the fullness of His Exalted Name(s).

It is now May, 2011, and my quest, with the publication of this Letter, is ended.  One massive task was completed on April 30, 2011, which I will discuss in a moment, and the second task, the editing of all The Letters, and the publishing of this letter, is now complete.

Naturally, when you read this, the edit will be finished, and this work will be in your hands.  Nevertheless, and simply stated, when I began this letter back in 2002, little did I know the detour I would take before concluding this note.

As it turns out, I was ultimately shown over twelve thousand words or phrases within Scripture, that were misused and, therefore, erroneous.  These suspect areas revolved around words and phrases, which had been Transliterated from the originally Inspired Hebrew – and Greek words.  Trying to explain The Trinity, I learned exactly Why The Trinity could not be found:  Too many words had been changed throughout history!

Furthermore, I found that in many instances, the now known “errors” were intentional misrepresentations.  In the reality of all these errors, omissions and substitutions, therefore, I was moved to labor for ten years on a project now complete – and entitled, The Exalted Name Bible™ (ENB™).

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!

Without further delay therefore, let us discover the truth and fullness of this letter:
Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!  Perhaps the most significant thing I can say at the outset of this letter, is that IF you have read The Letters of Faith, you already know, understand and acknowledge my approach to Scripture.  You will already know how adamant I am about our studying and upholding His Written Word.

The Exalted Name Bible™ is a product of that passion, and these newly edited Letters of Faith now utilize all of the knowledge that I have gained over the past ten years.  Please know, beloved, that these changes are not flippant or half-hearted insertions of Hebrew words, just as The Letters of Faith Ministry is not a half-hearted outreach ministry.

Millions of lives have been touched through these writings, and to YEHOWAH’S glory, through Yehoshua His Son, and the working of His Holy Spirit, I pray that many millions more will be touched through The Exalted Name Bible™.

Significant to this study, therefore, just as in every other instance of my teaching, a concordance is provided to Scripturally support the matters that are being presented.

Additionally, you will also find a complete Concordance of Names attached to the Exalted Name Bible™, which includes every name used within the Bible, as well as the interpretation / meaning of those names.  The concordance for this letter however, is quite extensive, because the topic is so very detailed and significant.

I wholeheartedly pray that you find both The Exalted Name Bible™ and The Letters of Faith™ to be relevant and useful in your search for truth and/or in your ministry unto our Messiah, Master and King.  That, beloved, is the intent of both works!

Let us now (after a ten year delay) complete this study on the The Trinity and Oneness of Elohim.  Please note that much of the material to be discussed herein has already been touched upon within The Exalted Name Bible, so to keep this Letter compact, I am going to refer you to those teachings at the appropriate time, and connect you thru online links.

Prayerfully, in the revelation and proper use of His Name(s) and titles, I will now show why our understanding of The Trinity, and our knowledge and comprehension of The Person of The Holy Spirit, have been so difficult, and why it is so important – and, therefore, worthy of intense study today… Please be patient with me!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - How We View Scripture:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – How We View Scripture:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Viewing Scripture:  It is very clear that some people see the Word of Elohim as an entirely metaphoric presentation, with every word, sight and sound to be interpreted by any means other than literal.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Viewing Scripture:  Others see symbolism in every aspect of Scripture, and view the Bible, through a maze of signs, numbers and symbols; frequently ignoring even the most obvious and literal translation of His Divine Word.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Viewing Scripture:  And then there are those who view Scripture as if every utterance is solely to be taken literally, ignoring even the most obvious symbolic and metaphoric presentation.

While I personally believe that the literal interpretation of Scripture is more often correct, I also think that by ignoring the metaphors and symbols, a great deal can be lost.  My first inclination, however, is to look at Elohim’s Word literally.

I am extremely thankful that in many instances, through The Holy Spirit, my eyes are open to all three aspects of His Inspired Word.
Literal, Metaphoric or Symbolic  I do not understand all of the symbolism, but I see it.
Literal, Metaphoric or Symbolic  I do not comprehend all of the metaphors, but I know that as I faithfully study His Word, He will continue opening my eyes to the fullness of His revelations.

The viewpoint I see regarding the Nature and Essence of Elohim though, is taken from all three angles of interpretation: literal, metaphoric and symbolic, and I wholeheartedly pray that I can convey these viewpoints amply to you today.

Prayerfully, therefore, I submit the remainder of this Letter for your consideration and discernment.  May your eyes, ears, heart and soul be open to the fullness of our Triune Elohim, thru the proper use of His Name(s) and Titles.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Deuteronomy 6:

  Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – Deuteronomy 6:

In a typical conversation with any who do not fully accept the One Nature / One Essence presentation of “God”, the Old Covenant passage of Deuteronomy 6:4, spews forth as an indelible line in the sand of their understanding.

Understandably though, in reading, “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, The LORD is one!” as is found in the Common Bibles today, Deuteronomy 6:4 does not allow much wiggle room.  Understanding the phrase, “The LORD”, however, and knowing the proper interpretation of the word used for “God”, will shed considerable light on this passage:

Echad  Please follow this link To Fully Understand the phrase, “The LORD” from Deut. 6.

Echad  Please follow this link to Fully Understand the Word, “God” used throughout Scripture.

Letter 22: Oneness & The Trinity - The final matter to discuss in this passage, is the Hebrew word used for “One”, which is ECHAD.
Echad  ECHAD is a very interesting word, however, because while we interpret ECHAD as “single” or “one”, the word is used throughout the Old Covenant to infer, “One amongst a group” or, “A single portion of a larger part“.
Echad  In context, the word, ECHAD, almost always signifies something, “Of an exact type, of a greater amount“…

Letter 22: Oneness & The Trinity -  For instance, in Numbers 13:23, ECHAD is used to describe a “single cluster of grapes… carried on a pole between two men”… One cluster of grapes – all exactly the same!
Echad   The cluster is one!  The amount of individual grapes carried by these men, however, numbered (perhaps) in the hundreds or thousands!
Echad  Two men were needed to carry one cluster of grapes.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  Surprisingly (and significantly) it is this very same ECHAD that is used throughout Scripture to discuss the oneness of a married couple – as in Genesis 2:24, where Elohim says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh” (ENB).

In the accompanying concordance, I have provided dozens of Old Covenant passages supporting the fact that ECHAD is a very special word; a word which conclusively substantiates the fact that Elohim is One.

And Elohim is one insomuch as the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit all possess the exact same “Essence”, and in possessing that exact Essence, They are in fact One!

Properly understood, Deuteronomy 6 is actually declaring the Triune Oneness of Elohim in undeniable terms.

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Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – Why Understanding The Trinity is Important:

While every “Letter of Faith” was written in response to questions received, not every Seeker expected all of the answers and explanations given throughout these writings.  To that point, many readers might be wondering why I am so concerned with bringing clarity to this matter of the Trinity.  After all, believing in The Trinity does not appear to be significant to salvation, Does it? Well, Appearances are deceiving! 

In short, I contend that the unforgivable sin may be at issue here, because if the Unique Nature of the Trinity is misunderstood, and especially The Holy Spirit’s full Participation and Partnership within the Trinity is unknown or misunderstood, we run the risk of blaspheming The Holy Spirit!

Think about that for a moment…  “If the unique nature of the Trinity is misunderstood, we run the risk of blaspheming The Holy Spirit!”

Yehoshua always gave credit to The Holy Spirit for His works.  Always!  If we deny the unique nature of The Holy Spirit though, we run the risk of denying His place in the actions of Messiah, and in any actions we might witness throughout our lives. And, if we deny His place in the actions of Messiah, aren’t we denying Him in just the same way as the religious leaders of Yehoshua’s  age?

To blaspheme The Holy Spirit is to deny Him!

To think that The Holy Spirit is merely a different manifestation of the Father or the Son – Who, by the way, in this form of thinking is merely another different manifestation of the Father –  is to deny that The Holy Spirit exists as a unique Personality.  If we deny His Personality, we deny Him!

My prayer is that we never deny any portion of The Holy Spirit’s workings, and that we embrace Him – as well as His actions and Gifts – so that together with Yehoshua – and “one” with Him, we will glorify our Father in heaven.

(Please see Letters 5, 13, 14, 15 and 16 for extensive teachings on the Gifts of The Holy Spirit).

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Denial of The Trinity by the Jewish Community:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – Denial of The Trinity by the Jewish Community:

In a recent exchange of letters, I was told to go to a particular website, where I could gain a better understanding for the singular (Instead of Trinitarian) oneness of God.  As I was perusing the site, however, a number of highly unusual and contradictory teachings and statements leapt off the pages.

In one such incident, the author made the following statement, in regard to Deuteronomy 6, and his dealing with an Orthodox Jewish merchant:
Deut. 6   “When we quoted Deuteronomy 6:4 and explained (to the merchant) our total adherence to it, his eyes lit up and he promised to sell to us on the condition that we would treat the tefillin* with care and respect.  His concern shows the extreme reverence and depth of belief the Jews have for the concept of one Elohim.  It also reveals that a major reason for the Jewish rejection of ‘Christianity’ throughout history is the perceived distortion of the monotheistic message.”

I could not disagree more!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  The Jewish rejection of ‘Christianity’, throughout history, has absolutely nothing to do with the perceived distortion of the monotheistic message.
Deut. 6   (That is unless the author of this false teaching is saying that the Jews rejected the Messiah, because He was trying to teach them the fullness of Elohim, as a Triune Entity, and they rejected Him on those grounds)…  But THAT notion has never been uttered before!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  The Jewish rejection of ‘Christianity’ has everything to do with an absolute stiff-necked, religious and faithless approach to the Word of Elohim, and to His messengers (the Prophets) by the nation of Israel as a whole,
Deut. 6  And equally important, by the Jewish rejection of the Person and Position of Yehoshua as The Messiah!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  In my reply to the sister sending the website recommendation, I was led to tell her that, “Any ‘Christian’ who turns to the Jewish nation for comprehension of the topic of the Oneness of Elohim, while that same Jewish nation denies the existence of the Very Messiah in whom we believe, is truly making a grave mistake.

The eyes of Israel have been closed to Yehoshua ha Mashiach for centuries, and until He opens those eyes in the latter days, they will continue to be closed.

The Shema, Deuteronomy 6:4, to which the Jewish nation clings so tightly, is NOT being taught correctly by them, because as soon as they admit their error, then they must recognize the fullness of Elohim in Yehoshua ha Mashiach – and they must repent.”

Personally, my heart is for the Jewish nation.

I am partially of Jewish descent as well.  I take great solace though, in the fact that Elohim has promised to revive His chosen ones at the end of the Ekklesiastic (Church) age.

In this day and age, however, my call is to the Body of Yehoshua, and for however long He permits, I will teach the fullness of His Word to that Body.  The Jewish nation, on the other hand, has been blind to the Word of Elohim for centuries.  Their hearts have been hardened to His truth – so that the lost sheep of the body of Yehoshua (The Gentiles and Repentant Jews) can receive the fullness of our Father’s grace through Messiah Yehoshua.

For the Ekklesia, however, who alone possess the indwelling Holy Spirit, to turn to the Jewish nation for understanding of Elohim’s Word, is a huge step backward – and a monumental slap to the face of The Holy Spirit as well!

NOTE:  Tefillin (or phylacteries) is a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls or parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Translation Styles:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – Translation Styles:

Inasmuch as translation styles can interfere with an understanding of the Nature and Essence of Elohim, especially as relates to the fullness of the Trinity, I thought that I would offer a few examples of each style of interpretation for you, so that even through the diverse writing styles used by those inspired writers (by The Holy Spirit), you will be able to see Him in all of His splendor and glory – United!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Literal Translation

Letter 22: Oneness & The Trinity - Literal Translation Literal Translation Dictating the Trinity of Elohim:
Literal Passage   Genesis (all).
Literal Passage   Daniel 7.
Literal Passage   John (all).
Literal Passage   Revelation (all).

While I could spend a tremendous amount of time listing hundreds of specific passages for you to read, I am choosing to summarize the literal translation viewpoint for the Trinity of Elohim, in the fullness of three books and one chapter from Daniel.  If Elohim cannot lie, and if we look at His Word LITERALLY, then we must pay strict attention to every “I”; “We”; “Us”; “He”; “Him” and “They”, that He sets before us.

Nearly every word uttered in the Book of Genesis reveals the fact that there was more than One Personality present at the creation.  If not, just WHO was ELOHIM speaking to, when “He said” all those things?

Literal Passage  Even if we choose to ignore the obvious, Genesis 1:26-27 must mean something, because when He said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”
Literal Passage  While also telling us that, “Elohim created man in His own image, in the image of Elohim He created him; male and female He created them”

Clearly, we must know that literally, metaphorically and symbolically, Elohim is ONE in essence, but Plural in Personalities!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  The Book of John is perhaps the most significant offering that Elohim has given us for understanding the Unique Nature of The Personalities, and Oneness of Essence, of Himself.
Literal Passage  When Yehoshua says that the Father is greater than He, He is not saying that He is a mere manifestation of the Father.
Literal Passage  Throughout His teachings, Yehoshua said that He and the Father were One (in essence), but He also reminds us that the Father came first, and that what He does, He does in service to the Father.
Literal Passage  He repeatedly told us that the Father is greater than He.  Greater and lesser does not denote ‘manifestation’ or personal similarity.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  In 255 instances throughout the New Covenant, the Son spoke of, and revealed, the Father.  In each and every instance, the Son made it perfectly clear that He was not the Father; that the Father was Spirit; that no man has ever seen or spoken to the Father
Literal Passage  Which eliminates the Father as being the One Who spoke and walked with Adam and Eve, or with Moses, or with Abraham, or with any other Old Covenant Patriarch or Prophet.
Literal Passage  And that everything the Son does and says on this earth, has been given to Him by His Father in heaven…

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  In another step toward pointing to the “Personal” difference between Himself and His Father, Yehoshua also said that He was from eternity past – but, brethren, think about this for a moment:
Literal Passage  How far back in eternity past did the Son have to exist, in order for Him to say that He is from eternity past?  It is impossible to know timelines, but the Father is the Originator of all things, and it is only the Father Who is referred to as “The Ancient of Days” (See Daniel 7).
Literal Passage  And it is the Son, the Lamb, Who serves the Father in all that He does.  Yehoshua ha Mashiach made this very clear when He told us that He does nothing of His own accord; that He does nothing that He did not see His Father do in heaven – before the creation.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Knowledge is Vital  Finally, in the literal viewpoint of Scripture, the Book of Revelation is extremely enlightening as well.  Sadly, however, many are choosing to ignore the very facts that this Word of Elohim presents to us.
Literal Passage  The Son, the Lamb, is shown throughout this Book as a completely Unique and Separate Person from the Father.
Literal Passage  The Holy Spirit (Numbered as Seven in this Book, by the way) is being ignored here as well.

In choosing to view the Lamb as the metaphoric, “Right Hand of Elohim”, I fear that many who hold to this form of translation are truly denying the One sent to save us; denying the One who is prophesied to return, and at the same time, denying The Comforter Who has been sent to abide within us!

The ending of the Book of Revelation also reveals a great deal about the uniqueness of the Persons of the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit, but this too is often overlooked.  Taken literally, however, Revelation 20 – 22 leaves no room for doubt that the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit are entirely Unique and Separate Individuals.  Let us move on.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Metaphoric Translation

Letter 22: Oneness & The Trinity - Metaphoric Translation Metaphoric Translation Depicting the Trinity of Elohim:

Metaphoric Example  The Body of Yehoshua – the Ekklesia – a perfect metaphor for the Triune Relationship.

The Ekklesia (Church) clearly represents Yehoshua’s  relationship to the Father and The Holy Spirit.  Therefore, every teaching submitted by Yehoshua that speaks thus: “I and the Father are one”, must be viewed in light of His relationship to His Body.  We are each individual members of His body – we remain unique personalities – and yet we are one with Him!
rd_dot   Matthew 13:33 presents a Parable that metaphorically supports the Triune nature of Elohim…
rd_dot   The oneness of a married couple, a cluster of grapes and countless other “ECHAD”, ones, throughout Scripture, are all metaphors, provided for our understanding.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Symbolic Translation

Letter 22: Oneness & The Trinity - Symbolic Translation Favoring the Trinity of Elohim:

Symbolic Passage  At the baptism of Yehoshua – Matthew 3:16 & 17.
Symbolic Passage  At the mountaintop with Peter, James and John -Matthew 17:1-8.
Symbolic Passage  Upon issuing the great commission -Matthew 28:18-20.
Symbolic Passage  Daniel 7.  (This is a great chapter FOR the Trinity)…

There are some who choose to speak of the Messiah and The Holy Spirit as mere manifestations of the Father.  I find this very disturbing, because it makes it appear as if Elohim needed to project Himself in different lights for us, simply because we would be incapable of grasping His fullness in any other way.

In other words, no matter how hard He might try to present or explain Himself, Elohim (if you buy into the manifestation concept), is incapable of presenting His fullness to us without some sort of sleight of hand.  Elohim is not incapable, brethren.  Nor can He lie…

Another Letter – and Example:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Symbolism  In another recent letter from a sister, this young believer quoted Galatians 4:4, and interpreted this passage to mean that Yehoshua, the Son, was not an eternal being.  In her thinking, paraphrased for brevity, the Father merely willed a physical manifestation of Himself for our benefit, and at the moment of His conception, the Son took life.

She also said that nowhere in Scripture could she find evidence of the eternal existence of the Son.

Symbolic Passage  This is a sad testimony for our understanding of Scripture, because four times in the Gospel of John – alone – Yehoshua Personally testified to His eternal existence: John 6:62, 8:58, 17:5 and 17:24.
Symbolic Passage  Elsewhere, Scripture provides near unlimited evidence (testimony) of the eternal existence of the Son of Elohim.  I am listing a few significant passages here for your edification: John 1:1-5, 15; Colossians 1:15-19; Revelation 21:6; Daniel 7.

In declaring the Son as a mere manifestation of the Father, we dilute the humanity of His incarnation, and diminish the significance of His suffering and sacrifice.

I cannot rebuke this thought with more vigor or zeal, because if we deny the fullness of Yehoshua’s man-ness or humanity, then we deny the fullness of His suffering and sacrifice on our behalf.

The Son of Elohim, Yehoshua ha Mashiach, abided in the fullness of Elohim in eternity past, before the creation, and He knowingly chose to come and live among us – fully man, in order to offer Himself a sacrifice on our behalf.  El – made man, and every bit human – was brutally scourged, and painfully died on that cross – for us!

If we diminish this fact in any way, shape or form, then we:
Symbolic Passage  Diminish our deliverance and sanctification through His sacrifice
Symbolic Passage  Diminish His Mastership by transferring our attention away from the only “Way, Truth and Light” that has been provided for us
Symbolic Passage  Diminish the significance of the fact that today He stands next to the Throne of our Father in heaven ,on our behalf, as our High Priest; the Lamb of Elohim!

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!

In very much the same way that denial of the Trinity runs the risk of denying the fullness of The Holy Spirit, and committing the unpardonable sin, denial of the Trinity also runs the risk of denying the fullness of the Son of Elohim:
Symbolic Passage  As El (Singular, God – Remember?)
Symbolic Passage  As Man
Symbolic Passage  As Master
Symbolic Passage  As Messiah and
Symbolic Passage  As King

And in those denials, loss of salvation and eternal life becomes a distinct possibility.

I wholeheartedly pray that this writing sheds light on the Wholeness and Oneness of Elohim, and ever so slightly advances our comprehension of the Master we serve.  My heart’s desire is that we will all draw nearer unto Yehoshua our Messiah – in The Holy Spirit – to the glory of our eternal Father in heaven.

We serve One Elohim.  I pray that we will serve Him as one Ekklesia (one Body) as well.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - A Final Thought:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity – A Final Thought:

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity - Symbolism  As my study of these issues has progressed, and as I have responded to letters from many of the brethren regarding these matters, Yehoshua has given me another passage to share with you, and I believe that this Word is extremely significant to our knowledge of the Truth.

Symbolic Passage  The current incorrect reading of Numbers 6:22-26 in the NASB says,
“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel.  You shall say to them: ‘The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace’.”

In the fullness of His Exalted Name, however, the blessing to be given to the sons of Israel is,

Symbolic Passage  “YEHOWAH bless you, and keep you; YEHOWAH make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; YEHOWAH lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.”

AND THIS IS SIGNIFICANT, because of what is said in Numbers 6:27, where His instructions add the following vital data that:

“And thus shall they invoke My Name upon the children of Israel,
and I will bless them.”

Beloved, if we are not invoking HIS NAME in our blessings, but are invoking a Title instead, then we are not issuing or receiving the full blessings which He has authorized or desires.

My prayer for you through Yehoshua our Messiah, Master and King, therefore, is:

“YEHOWAH bless you, and keep you;
YEHOWAH make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;
YEHOWAH lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.”

In His service, I remain faithfully and humbly your servant,

larryv

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!

Letter 22 Topical Concordance:

Discipleship:
Old Covenant: Deuteronomy 31:6; 2 Chronicles 15:2, 16:9; Ezra 7:10; Job 8:5-7, 11:13-19, 22:21-30; Psalms 119; Proverbs (all); Ecclesiastes 1:18; Isaiyeh 14:12-17; 50-51, 55:8; Yeremiyeh 15:16; 17:5-8; Ezra 28:11-19; Zephaniyeh 2:3.

New Covenant: Matthew 5:11-12; 8:18-27, 10:24-42, 13:52, 16:24-26, 28:18-20; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 6:40, 10:1-20, 12:33, 14:26-35, 18:18-30; John 3:3,5,30, 8:31-32, 13:5-17, 13:31-35, 14:12-27, 15, 16, 17; Acts 7:2-53; 8:5-40, 11:26, 13:52, 14:9-19, 18:9-10, 28:22; Romans 8:31-32; 2 Corinthians 3:5-6, 10:3-4; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:10, 4:15, 6:12; Philippians 3:8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21; Timothy 2:24-26, 3:16-17; Hebrews 12:8, 13:5-6; James 4:3-4; 1 John 2:27, 3:9-11, 4:1; Revelation 2:7,11,17,26-28, 3:3,12,21, 5:14, 12:11, 14:9-16, 18:4.

ECHAD – (One): “Hear, O Israel! YEHOWAH is our Elohim, YEHOWAH is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4).  ECHAD is used in numerous settings throughout Scripture.  Listed below are a number of applications that contribute significantly to our comprehension of this word:

Alike – Ecclesiastes 11:6;
Alone – Yehshua 22:30, 1 Chronicles 29:1;
Altogether – Jeremiyeh 10:8;
Another (31) – Exodus 26:3, 36:26, and every other use of “another”;
Any (17) Leviticus 4-6, refers to ‘any’ number of sins;
Anyone Leviticus 4:27; Each (55) in ‘each’ instance, this word speaks of ‘each’ amongst a group;
Every – Exodus 36:30 (amongst a group);
Everyone – Numbers 15:12, (According to their number);
First (38) Exodus 26:24, 28:17, 36:11, 36:29, 39:10, and signify (There are others);
Once (15) – Exodus 30:10, (Amongst a group or within any number);
Only – 1 Kings 4:19, 55:6-9;
Same (26) Genesis 11:1, (‘Same’ language = same words); Exodus 26:2, (‘Same’ measurements);
Together – Ezra 6:20; Isaiyeh 65:25; Nehemiyeh 7:66 (The whole assembly together equaled 42,360, and yet they were one ‘together’);
Unique – Job 23:13; Song of Solomon 6:9; Ezekiel 7:5; Zechariyeh 14:7.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!

One  (610) – One Day, One Place, One Rib, One Flesh, One People, One of the bushes, One of the Mountains, One of any number, One of the Tribes – and in most uses of this Word ‘One’, it is used to speak of ‘One’ within any number of others.

Throughout the Book of Numbers we read statements like: “One bowl of seventy shekels” – Numbers 7:13; or “One Gold bowl of ten shekels” Numbers 7:14.

Likewise, throughout the Book of Deuteronomy we read statements like: “One man of each tribe” 1:23; “One of these cities” 4:42; “One of your brothers” 15:7.

Finally, throughout the Book of Yehshua we read statements like, “One heap” 3:13 and 3:16; “One accord” 9:2; and in Yehshua 12, every use of the word ‘One’ is ECHAD, and every use specifically denotes One of many.

Letter 22: The Exalted Name and The Trinity!

Other (33) – Exodus 25:18, Here, ‘ECHAD‘ is used three times, ‘one’, ‘another’ and ‘other’.

Single (15) – Genesis 41:5, 41:22; Numbers 13:23; Song of Solomon 4:9; Jeremiyeh 51:60.  (Numbers 13:23 is a wonderful passage for understanding ‘ECHAD’, because we are told that the spies brought back a ‘Single’ – and very large – cluster of grapes.  A single cluster containing a vast number of individual grapes, and each grape possessed countless seeds).

Elohim:
Old Covenant: Genesis 1:1, 4:1-15, 16:16, 17:1, 21:22, 24:3, 31:5, 38:9-10; Exodus 20:5, 34:14; Numbers 16:22, 23:19; Deuteronomy 3:20-22, 4:24-39, 6:4, 6:15-16, 7:9, 7:21, 13:3, 33:2-3; 2 Chronicles 6:18, 6:30, 16:11; Ezra 1:1; Job 38(all); Psalms 1:6, 5:4, 6:2-9, 7:1, 8(all), 10:16, 11:7, 18:30, 23:1, 24:7-10, 29:4-9, 31:5, 33:5, 33:13-14, 44:20-21, 46:10-11, 63(all), 75:7, 89(all), 94:8-11, 99(all), 103:8, 145:8, 147:8; Isaiyeh 30:18, 42:5, 43:8-13, 44:6, 44:24; Ezekiel 18:4; Hosea 7(all), Amos 4:13; Jonah 4:5-11; Nahum 1:2-7; Habakkuk 3(all).

New Covenant: John 3:16 ff, 3:33; Acts 10:34, 17:24-29; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Colossians 1:6, 1 Timothy 6:13-16; 1 John 4:8; Hebrews 6:10-18, 12:29; 1 Peter 1:5, 3:20, 5:7.

Essence of Elohim:
New Covenant:  John 3:33; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 1 John 1:5, 4:8.

Love:
Old Covenant: Leviticus 19:34; Deuteronomy 10:19; Psalms (all); Proverbs (all).

New Covenant: Matthew 22:37-39; Mark 12:30-33; Luke 6:31-35; John 13:34, 15:12; Romans 12:9-21; 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 16:13-14; Galatians 5:13-14; Ephesians 5:2,25-27; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 John 4:7-8; 1 Peter 4:8.

The Holy Spirit – (Ruach ha Qodesh):
Old Covenant: Genesis 1:2; Exodus 20:1-7; Numbers 11:16-17; Deuteronomy 6:4-5, 19:15; 2 Chronicles 15:1-2; Psalms 51:10-13, 105, 143:10; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiyeh 63; Joel 2:28-29; Jonah 3; Zechariyeh 4:1-6, 7:12.

New Covenant: Matthew 3:16-17, 12:22-32,43-45, 18:16, 28:18-20; Luke 11:13, 12:8-10, 24:49; John 14:16-18,26, 15:26-17, 16:1-17, 17(all), 20:22; Acts 1:4-8,16-18, 2:2-13,38, 4:8, 5:3-9,32, 6:1-6, 7:51, 8:14-17,21, 9:31, 10:44-47, 13:2,52, 15:8, 16:6, 19:1-7; Romans 5:5, 8:11,26-27, 10:9-10, 12(all), 15:13; 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 3:16, 6:19, 12:1-11,27-30; 2 Corinthians 1:22, 11:13-15, 13:14; Galatians 3:2, 5:16-26; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4(all), 6:17; Philippians 1:19, 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 2:4, 6:4-6, 9:8,14, 10:15-17,26-31, 11:1; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 3:24, 4:1-3,7; Revelation 1:10-20.

Resurrection:
Old Covenant: Job 19:25-17, 30:23; Psalms 118:15-21; Isaiyeh 26:19, 30:20-22; Ezekiel 37:1-14.

New Covenant: Matthew 22:29-32; Mark 9:30-32, 12:18-27, 16:1-14; Luke 20:34-38, 24(all); John 20(all); Acts 1:1-11, 2:24, 24:15, 26:8; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 15:23-25, 15:35-44; 2 Corinthians 5:1-3; Philippians 3:20-21; Hebrews 9:27; 1 Peter 1:3-5.

Revenge:
Old Covenant: Exodus 22(all); Leviticus 19:18; Psalms 79(all), 94(all), 109(all).

New Covenant: Matthew 5:38-40, 26:52; Luke 6:29; Romans 12:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; 1 Peter 3:8-9.

Ruach ha Qodesh, The Holy Spirit:
Old Covenant: Genesis 1:2; Exodus 20:1-7; Numbers 11:16-17; Deuteronomy 6:4-5, 19:15; 2 Chronicles 15:1-2; Psalms 51:10-13, 105, 143:10; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiyeh 63; Yehel 2:28-29; Jonah 3; Zechariyeh 4:1-6, 7:12.

New Covenant: Matthew 3:16-17, 12:22-32,43-45, 18:16, 28:18-20; Luke 11:13, 12:8-10, 24:49; John 14:16-18,26, 15:26-17, 16:1-17, 17(all), 20:22; Acts 1:4-8,16-18, 2:2-13,38, 4:8, 5:3-9,32, 6:1-6, 7:51, 8:14-17,21, 9:31, 10:44-47, 13:2,52, 15:8, 16:6, 19:1-7; Romans 5:5, 8:11,26-27, 10:9-10, 12(all), 15:13; 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 3:16, 6:19, 12:1-11,27-30; 2 Corinthians 1:22, 11:13-15, 13:14; Galatians 3:2, 5:16-26; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4(all), 6:17; Philippians 1:19, 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 2:4, 6:4-6, 9:8,14, 10:15-17,26-31, 11:1; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 3:24, 4:1-3,7; Revelation 1:10-20.

Sin, Unpardonable:
New Covenant: Matthew 12:22-32; Luke 12:8-10.

Trinity of Elohim:
Old Covenant:  Genesis 1:1-3, 26; Numbers 6:24-27; Judges 13:8-23; Proverbs 8:22-31; Isaiyeh 6:3, 40:13, 48:16.

New Covenant: Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20; Mark 1:10-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 14:26, 28, 15:26, 16:5-15; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 4:4-7; James 2:19.

YEHOWAH:
Throughout the Old Covenant, in 6399 uses, the Name YEHOWAH has been replaced with the title, ‘Lord’.  Furthermore, in another 315 places, the Name YEHOWAH has been replaced by the word, ‘God’, and finally, in another 111 instances, the Name YEHOWAH has been translated as, ‘Lord’s’.  See especially, though, Exodus 3:13-15…

YEHOSHUA:
Understand the Old Covenant name, YEHOWAH, “I AM”, when you study the New Covenant passages, because after the time of Moses, the nation of Israel never said, “I am” – they never said, “HAYAH”, because that was The Name given to the nation of Israel in Egypt – when they asked Moses the name of the Elohim who sent him to them. Moses was to say, “I AM WHO I AM” – or in the Hebrew, “‘HAYAH ASHER HAYAH” (Exodus 3:14).

Many false teachers want you to believe that Yehoshua never declared His Deity while He lived.  In fact, however, not only did He openly declare His Deity, His Name declared it as well…
Old Covenant: Exodus 3:13-15; Psalms 2:12, 23 (all), 78 (all), 99 (all), 100 (all); Micyeh 7:7-20.

New Covenant: Matthew 9:2-7, 11:27-30, 16:13-17, 22:41-45, 26:63-66; Mark 2:5-11, 5:19-26, 14:61-62, 15:2; Luke 1:26-38, 8:26-39, 22:66-70, 23:3; John 3:16-21, 4:25-26*, 5:37, 6(all)*, 8(all)*, 10(all)*, 11:25-26, 12:44-50, 13:12-20, 14:6,9-11, 15(all), 17:6; Acts 2:36; Romans 1:4; Colossians 1:13-20, 2:9; Hebrews 1:3,8-9; 3:6, 4:14, 5:8-10, 13:8; 1 Peter 1:18-21; 1 John 2:22-23; 4:2-3,15; 5:1; Revelation (all) see: 1:4-7,8,17-18, 22:12-16*.

YEHOSHUA, Crucified:
Old Covenant: Leviticus 17:11; Psalms 22(all), 34:20, 118:5-14.

New Covenant: Matthew 20:18-19, 26:2, 27(all); Luke 1:74-75; John 1:9; Romans 3:23-26; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:13-20; Hebrews 2:9-18.

YEHOSHUA, Currently:
Old Covenant: Psalms 110:5; Habakkuk 26:62.

New Covenant: Matthew 26:64; Mark 16:20; Acts 2:32-33, 5:31, 7:56; Ephesians 1:18-21; Colossians 2:9-10, 3:1; Hebrews 1:3, 2:9-11, 2:18, 3:1, 4:12-16, 6:17-21, 7:3, 8:1-2, 9:11-12, 10:11-13, 12:2; 1 Peter 3:21-22; Revelation (all).

YEHOSHUA, Deity:
Old Covenant: Psalms 2:12, 23 (all), 78 (all), 99 (all), 100 (all); Micyeh 7:7-20.

New Covenant: Matthew 9:2-7, 11:27-30, 16:13-17, 22:41-45, 26:63-66; Mark 2:5-11, 5:19, 14:61-62, 15:2; Luke 1:26-38, 8:26-39, 22:66-70; John 3:16-21; 4:25-26, 5:37, 6(all), 8(all), 10(all), 11:25-26, 12:44-50, 13:12-20, 14:6, 14:9-11, 15(all), 17:6; Acts 2:36; Romans 1:4; Colossians 1:13-20, 2:9; Hebrews 1:3-9, 3:6, 4:14, 5:8-10, 13:8; 1 Peter 1:18-21; 1 John 2:22-23, 4:2-3, 4:15, 5:1; Revelation (all), see: 1:4-8, 17-18, 22:12-16.

YEHOSHUA, In Prophecy:
Old Covenant: Genesis 3:15, 22:8, 22:18; Exodus 17:8-13; Leviticus 14:49-53; Numbers 7:89, 21:6-9; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; 2 Samuel 7:12-13; 1 Chronicles 17:12-14; Psalms 16:8-12, 21-22(all), 45:2-7, 68:18, 69:7-9, 69:20-21, 72(all), 78:2, 91:11-12, 110(all), 118:22-26; Proverbs 8:22-31; Isaiyeh 2:2-4, 7:14-16, 8:14, 9:1-7, 11:1-5, 28:16-18, 30(all), 35(all), 40:3-11, 42(all), 5:22-25, 49:4-10, 50:6, 52:13-53:12, 59:16-21, 60:1-3, 61:1-3, 62:11, 63:14; Jeremiyeh 23:5-6, 31:15, 33:15-16; Daniel 7:13-14; Hosea 11:1; Micyeh 5:1-4, Hg. 2:6-7; Zechariyeh 6:12-13, 9:9-10, 11:12-13, 12:10, 13:1, 14:1-11.

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