You search the Scriptures, for you think in them you have everlasting life.
And they are the ones witnessing concerning Me. John 5:39 LITV. Luke 24:44
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Luke 24:25-27 LEB(25) And he said to them, "O foolish and slow in heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!(26) Was it not necessary that the Christ suffer these things and enter into his glory?"(27) AndbeginningfromMosesandfromalltheprophets,heinterpretedtothemthethingsconcerninghimselfinallthe scriptures.
Jesus is from Heaven-----“ Therefore also God exalted him and graciously granted him the name above every name, (10) so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and of those on earth and of those under the earth, (11) and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father..” Philippians 2:9-11 LEB Jesus had always made it clear, where He came from and who He was before He became flesh, albeit in parables. We read that Jesus spoke only in parables. Therefore, the testimony of Jesus about His origins before incarnating must be hidden in His parables. We can meditate on those parables to discover Jesus beyond the flesh. If you are not successful in deciphering the parables, do not fret, He explained all the parables to His disciples in private:And with many parables such as these he was speaking the word to them, as they were able to hear it. (34) And he did not speak to them without a parable, but in private he explained everything to his own disciples. Mark 4:33-34 LEB Jesus was compelled to speak only in parables because He had to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testamentin order that what was spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled, who said, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden since the creation." (Matthew 13:35 LEB)The Apostles have passed on the messages to us as He commanded them to do: Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 LEBTo wit, Apostle John left us a very eloquent testimony on who Jesus was before He became flesh (John 1).
WHO WAS JESUS IN HEAVEN BEFORE HE BECAME FLESH?
Apostle John’s Theology
In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 MKJVThebracketeddefinitearticledoesnotappearneitherinGenesisnorinGreek.Eloquently,JohncomparesJesustothe VoicewhocalledlightandotherelementsoftheCreationintoexistence.TheinferenceisclearastowhotheVoiceof beginningis.JohnstatesthattheWordwasfacingorstandinginfrontofGodandthatthesameWordisalsoGod. Obviously. we are making a mental picture of two separate individuals. WhenIwasababyintheFaithandwhenIdidnottaketimetosetmyhearttounderstandtheBible,eventhoughthe allusiontoGenesisisclear,IusedtothinkthattheWordwasGodbecauseHewastheSonofGodjustasahumanisa humanbecauseheisasonofhuman.Then,asIstudytheBiblewithoutmaliceandapplyingmyownreasoningbut honestlyandearnestlyseekingthetruthamidstthecacophonyofdoctrinesandinterpretationsofspiritualleaders,Jesus hasrevealedHimselftomesothatIamabletounderstand(Luke10:22;24:45).JesusrevealsHimselftoeachoneofus, individually by seeking Him, reading the Bible, hearing the voice of Jesus through the sound doctrines from others.‘AndtheWordwasGod’,accordingtoJohn,canberephrasedas‘AndtheWordwasYHWH”’becausethenameoftheonly known God of Israel is YHWH. From the pen of John, we learn that Jesus the Word is YHWH God. Whenwereadthat‘theWordbecameflesh’,Johnissaying,byinference,thatYHWHGodbecamefleshbecausetheWord in Genesis is not a god but YHWH God. That inference is not an interpretation. And the Word became flesh and took up residence among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 LEBYe call me Master and Lord (YHWH): and ye say well; for so I am. (John 13:13 KJV)AccordingtotheApostleJohn,IsaiahsawthegloryofJesus.JesushadnotbeenaroundyetwhentheProphetIsaiahsaw Jesus.John 12:41 LEB(41) Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him.We read about the terrifying encounter of Isaiah with Jesus in Isaiah 6:1-7IntheyearofthedeathofUzziahtheking,IsawtheLordsittingonahighandraisedthrone,and thehemofhisrobewasfillingthetemple. (2) Seraphswerestandingabovehim.Eachhadsix wings:withtwohecoveredhisface,andwithtwohecoveredhisfeet,andwithtwoheflew. (3) Andtheonecalledtotheotherandsaid,"Holy,holy,holyisYahwehofhosts!Thewholeearthis fullofhisglory." (4) Andthepivotsofthethresholdsshookfromthesoundofthosewhocalled, andthehousewasfilledwithsmoke. (5) AndIsaid,"Woetome!ForIamdestroyed!ForIama manofuncleanlips,andIamlivingamongapeopleofuncleanlips,formyeyeshaveseenthe king,Yahwehofhosts!" (6) Thenoneoftheseraphsflewtome,andinhishandwasahotcoal hehadtakenfromthealtarwithtongs. (7) Andhetouchedmymouth,andhesaid,"Look!This has touched your lips and has removed your guilt, and your sin is annulled." Isaiah 6:1-7 LEB John 12:41 is one out of many passages that prove that Jesus is YHWH God in flesh.BecauseJesuscamefromHeavenandwasannouncedasADON,ADONAI,orLORD,orLord,atHisbirth,thattestifiesthat He was YHWH whom God the Father had made flesh. SpeakingofGodtheFather,fromtheparablesofJesusweunderstandthateventhoughYHWHistheFatheroftheJews and mankind, the doctrine of God the Father is a new revelation brought about only by Jesus to Judaism.I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.John 17:6 KJV "I have revealed your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me, and they have kept your word. John 17:6 LEBAnd I made known to them your name, and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I may be in them." (John 17:26 LEB)ThenameYHWHdoesnotrequireanyrevelationtotheIsraelitesandtheworld.Jesuscouldnothaverevealedormade known the name YHWH to any Israelites or anyone in the world as the verses below testify.And I made known to them your name, and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I may be in them." (John 17:26 LEB)1 Chronicles 16:23-36 LEB(23) Sing to Yahweh, all the earth! Proclaim his salvation from day to day!(24) Proclaim his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among the peoples!(25) For Yahweh is great and greatly praised, and he is feared among all gods.(26) For all the gods of the nations are idols, but Yahweh made the heavens.(27) Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.(28) Ascribe to Yahweh, O clans of the nations, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength!(29) AscribetoYahwehthegloryofhisname!Liftupanofferingandcomebeforehim!Bow down to Yahweh in the splendor of holiness!(30) Tremble before him, all the earth; surely the world shall not be shaken.(31) Lettheheavensrejoice,andlettheearthbeglad,andletthemtellthepeoples, "Yahweh reigns!"(32) Let the sea roar and its fullness; let the field rejoice and all that is in it.(33) ThenthetreesoftheforestshallsingforjoybeforeYahweh,forhecomestojudgethe earth.(34) Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good; his loyal love is everlasting.(35) Thensay,"Saveus,OGodofoursalvation;gatherusandrescueusfromthenations that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.(36) BlessedbeYahwehtheGodofIsrael,fromeverlastingtoeverlasting!"Thenallthe people said, "Amen!" and praised Yahweh.JesusmadeotherdeclarationsabouttheattributesofGodtheFatherthatcontrastwiththeattributesofYHWHGod.Also, YHWH God was not the theme of Jesus’s ministry on earth.
If you are familiar with what Jesus had said about His Persona and the God The Father, you might come to the conclusion that no one can grasp who He is, even if you would touch Him or hear Him every day, as the Apostles did and. yet, did not understand Him (Mark 6:52; Luke 2:50; 9:45; 18:34).
And coming into the parts of Caesarea of Philip, Jesus questioned His disciples, saying,
Whom do men say Me the Son of Man to be?(Matthew 16:13 LITV)
The idea of an elusive Jesus transpires from the question which Jesus posed to His closest entourage about His Persona and the answers to His questions. Note that in the answers given in Matthew 16:14, contrary to what the major Christian denominations have been teaching about Jesus today, nobody was close to our modern view of Jesus as having been an Angel or a special Angel! Teaching that Jesus is an upgraded or a special Angel is the testimony that no intellect or scholar can venture as she or he pleases into Jesus’s realm to break Him down for understanding. Matthew 16:14 LITV(14)Andtheysaid,SomesayJohntheBaptist,andothersElijah,andothers Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.But,forgetabouttheopinionsofthemodernevangelists,scholars,spiritualleaders,etcetera,‘Whomdowe Apostolic Foundational Christians say Jesus to be?’. Matthew 16:15-16 LITVHesaidtothem,Butyou,whomdoyousayMetobe?(16)Andanswering,SimonPeter said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.Peter,oneofthefirstApostolicChristians,didanswerthequestioncorrectlybutJesusdidnotgivehimany creditforhiscorrectanswer.JesusissayingthatnohumanmindonitsowncandecipherHimandthatweneed a unique plugin to get to know Jesus.Andanswering,Jesussaidtohim,Blessedareyou,Simon,sonofJonah,forflesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven. Matthew 16:17 LITVToday,someofusappreciatethetestimonyofPeter,albeitsuperficially,whileasmentionedelsewhere,someofus disregardhistestimonyandgobeyondtheopinionsofthecontemporariesofJesustoteachthatJesuswasanAngelbeforeHisincarnation,orasmallgodinthelikeofaRomanEmperorgod.However,accordingtotheQ&Asessionthat JesusheldwithHisDisciples,didPeterconfessthatJesuswasanAngel,oranupgradedAngel?Theansweris“NO”.Itwas made known to Peter that Jesus is a Son, not an Angel.DidPeterconfessthatJesuswasAngelGabriel,orArchangelMichael,orMichael,orAngelofJehovah?Theanswerisstill ‘NO’ since God the Father revealed to Peter that Jesus is His Son.JesusdidnoteithertellHisentouragethatHisFatherrevealtoPeterthatHewasHisAngel.AtthebaptismofJesus,God theFatherdidnotutterthatJesuswasHisAngel(akaAngelofYHWH)whohadbeentransformedintoHisSon.TheNew TestamentpresentsJesusas‘theOnlyBegottenSon’andnotas‘theonlybegottenAngel,or‘theonlybegottenGabriel,or theonlybegottenMichael,ortheonlybegottenAngelofJehovah,etcetera’.HowcananyoneteachthatJesuswasany AngelwhenJesusaffirmsitwasHisFatherwhorevealedtoPeterthatHeisHisSon?Arenotthoseso-calledChristian denominationsthatteachthatJesusisanAngelcallingGodtheFatheraliar,orsayingthatGodtheFatherdoesnotknow whatHeistalkingaboutorthatwhatwereadintheNewTestamentisnotcorrect?JesusadmitsthatHeisYHWHor ADONAI in John 13:13.John 13:13You call Me the Teacher, and, the Lord. And you say well, for I AM. John 13:13 LITVWhenJesusacceptedthatHeisYHWH(akaLORD,Lordinthetranslations),Jesusdidnotsay‘youcallmeanAngel,and you say well, for I AM ans Angel’. Jesus says He is YHWH (aka LORD, Lord in the translations).Jesus made other declarations in parables that He is YHWH God. Consider His declaration about Abraham and Him.John 8:56YourfatherAbrahamleapedforjoythatheshouldseeMyday,andhesaw,and rejoiced. John 8:56 LITVJesusdidnotsaythatAbrahamsawthedayofAngelofYHWH,ofGabriel,orofMichael,andrejoiced.Those prominentAngelshaveNOTbeenknownasRedeemer,Savior,King,YHWH(akaLORD,Lord,Jesusinthe translations)whoweretohaveaspecialdayatacertaintimeinthefutureandweretobebornofavirginas Immanuel (Isaiah7:14), as LORD (aka YHWH in the translations) in Luke 2:11.Paul stressed that all lips will confess that Jesus is YHWH, according to the verses below.Isaiah 45:23 & Philippians 2:10-11Isaiah 45:23 LITV(23)IhaveswornbyMyself,theWordhasgoneoutofMymouthinrighteousness,and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.Philippians 2:10-11 LITV(10)thatatthenameofJesus"everykneeshouldbow,"ofheavenlyones,andearthly ones, and ones under the earth,(11)and"everytongueshouldconfess"thatJesusChristis"Lord,"tothegloryofGod the Father. Isa. 45:23Isaiah45:23isadeclarationpertainingtoYHWH.ApostlePaulattributedthesamedeclarationtoJesus.Thatistosaythat JesusisnotacopycatofYHWH(akaLORD,Lordinthetranslations)buttheveryYHWHinflesh.Moreover,inIsaiah45:23, Jesussworethateverytonguewillconfess,voluntarilyorinvoluntarythatHeisYHWH(akaLORD,Lordinthetranslations). notanAngel.Inotherwords,allthedenominationswhorejectJesusasYHWHwillhavetoadmithatJesusisthefearsome YHWH (aka LORD, Lord in the translations). WealsoreadtestimonyfromApostleJohnthatProphetIsaiahsawJesusinHisgloryasYHWHandhewasterrified.Did Isaiah say that He saw one of the Angels? No.Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory, and spoke about Him. John 12:41 LITVIsaiah 6:1-5 LITV(1)IntheyearthatKingUzziahdied,thenIsawtheLordsittingonathrone,highandliftedup. And His train filled the temple.(2)Aboveitstoodtheseraphs.Eachonehadsixwings;withtwohecoveredhisface;andwith two he covered his feet; and with two he flew.(3)Andonecriedtotheotherandsaid,Holy,holy,holyisJehovahofHosts;alltheearthisfullofHis glory!(4)Andthedoorpostsshookfromthevoiceoftheonewhocried;andthehousewasfilledwith smoke.(5)ThenIsaid,Woeisme!ForIamcutoff;forIamamanofuncleanlips,andIliveamongsta people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of Hosts.
Luke 10:22 LITVAllthingsweredeliveredtoMebyMyFather,andno oneknowswhotheSonisexcepttheFather;andwho istheFather,excepttheSon,andhetowhomtheSon may desire to reveal Him.
Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came to be, I AM! John 8:58 LITV
Jesus questioned His disciples, saying, Whom do men say Me the Son of Man to be?(Matthew 16:13 LITV)
of MESSIAH YHWH YESHUA
THE ELUSIVE JESUS
It is not possible to fully present on a web page the arguments that establish Jesus as who He was before He incarnated. But, to those who can hear the voice of Jesus and to whom He had revealed Himself, suffice to say that Luke 2:11 identified Jesus as ‘The Lord’ which is the equivalent Greek word that translates the Hebrew tetragrammaton YHWH that obviously cannot be translated into any other language.Also, Luke 2:11 is to be read without the definite or indefinite articles as they do not appear in the Greek. No wisdom warrants the addition of those articles. Thus, the verse reads:For unto you is born this day in [the] city [of] David [a] Saviour, which is Christ [the] Lord. Luke 2:11 KJVChrististheGreekwordfortheHebrewwordMessiahand LordistheGreekwordfortheHebrewnameYHWHandthe wordsADONandADONAIwhichalsorefertoYHWHinthe translationsoftheBible.Inotherwords,whenyoureadthe GreekversefromtheperspectiveoftheHebrewcredo,you understandthatitwasYHWHGodwhoincarnated!Jesusdoes not deny but admits and says that He is YHWH in John 13:13.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' Mark 7:7 EMTV