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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jesus, The Resuscitator Of The Dead Jews Pray To, Whether They Know It Or Not, Whether They Admit It Or Not

During various Leviticus 23 Holiday Services of Worship, the Jews verbally and ritually affirm the ministry and person of Jesus Christ so vividly, it is amazing that they would largely remain in any state of unbelief…except that prophecy would require such a remnant to NOT be raptured so that Scripture would be fulfilled. 

Shemoneh Esrei – Amidah  has a worship that states:

“Blessed are You, YHVeH our GOD, and GOD of our forefathers. 
  GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, and GOD of Jacob … Who recalls the kindnesses of the Patriarchs and brings a Redeemer to their children’s children, for His Name’s sake, with love.

O King, Helper, Savior, and Shield.
Blessed are You,  YHVeH, Shield of Abraham.

You are eternally mighty, my Lord / my Master, the Resuscitator of the dead are You; abundantly able to save; Who sustains the living, the fallen, heals the sick, releases the confined, and maintains His faith to those asleep in the dust.

Who is like You, O Master of mighty deeds, and who is comparable to You, O King Who …restores life and makes salvation sprout!  And You are faithful to resuscitate the dead!  Blessed are You, YHVeH, Who resuscitates the dead!”

Before many witnesses, Jesus raised the dead son of the widow of Nain to life (Luke 7:11-17) ; 
Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Matthew 9:23; Mark 5:23; Luke 8:41); 
and Jesus raised the 4 day dead and rotting corpse of Lazarus back from the grave (John 11:43-45), again before many witnesses. 

"O King, Helper, Savior, and Shield.
Blessed are You,  YHVeH, Shield of Abraham.

You are eternally mighty, my Lord / my Master, the Resuscitator of the dead ...Who …restores life and makes salvation sprout!  And You are faithful to resuscitate the dead!  Blessed are You, YHVeH, Who resuscitates the dead!”

You are eternally mighty, my Lord / my Master, the Resuscitator of the dead are You; abundantly able to save; Who sustains the living, the fallen, heals the sick, releases the confined, 

Jesus healed leprosy, whether singly as in Matthew 8:2, Mark 5:1, Luke 8:26;  or in a group of as many as 10 Lepers at once, as in Luke 17:11-19.  

Jesus healed a paralyzed man in Matthew 9:2, Mark 3:1, Luke 6:6; Jesus in Matthew 8:5 and Luke 7:1 by a spoken acknowledgement of His Authority only, and at a distance of perhaps hundreds of yards away, also cured  with "the palsy", likely having suffered a stroke and was muscularly incapacitated, even though that man was likely a Gentile while in the service of a Gentile Roman Centurion master.   

In Matthew 9:27-31   Jesus healed 2 blind men;
Jesus healed another blind man in Mark 8:22-26;
Jesus also healed a man who was born blind in John 9:1-7;
Jesus healed a blind and dumb (i.e., speechless)  demon-possessed man in Matthew 12:22 and Luke 11:14;
and Jesus also cured 2 blind men in Matthew 20:30, Mark 10:46, Luke 18:35.

In Matthew 9:32-33 Jesus cured a dumb man, one who was unable to speak  -- (which type Scripture infers is as a severe mental retardation, and NOT  one of those who are in a form of hysterical emotional or hysterical psychological shock, but in some cases demon possessed) --
in this case, a demon spirit causing the dumbness was cast out by Jesus under his own personal authority, an authority reserved to GOD.  The miracle was an event NEVER done before nor ever heard of, which implies someone who was severely retarded was made into a fully functional and normal intelligent interacting person.  The miracle was affirmed by a healing of an even more severe case that included blindness as well as dumbness (the inability to speak) when Jesus healed a blind and dumb (i.e., speechless)  demon-possessed man in Matthew 12:22 and Luke 11:14 (the same blind man mentioned earlier as one of the 7 mentioned blind Jesus healed)  as our examples.  

Jesus was able to walk on the waters of the stormy inland Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:25; Mark 6:48-51; John 6:19-21); and Jesus was able to immediately rebuke stormy winds and waves to an instant calm with just a spoken word of command (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:37-39; Luke 8:24) and in the two separate historical accounts of Matthew 8:23-27 and  John 6:19-21Jesus fulfills Psalm 107:28-30 as YHVeH to whom they cry out to.  There are many even in our day who fail to realize that the prophecy, which affirms Jesus as YHVeH when He fulfilled it,  actually begins in verse 23 of Psalm 107, and this explains the purpose of the miracle and how it came about…by a both an unspoken word and will of command as well as spoken word and will of command that both involve a before state (unseen) and an after state (a state of being seen)…even as those who believe into GOD will believe and trust into the unseen Almighty and one day with joy see Him.  

In Colossians 1:15, the Apostle Paul refers to Christ as the "prototokos pases ktiseos" -- "(the) One who is pre-eminent above and over all Creation and its Creatures."

If we compare this to Revelation 3:14's "he arche tes ktiseos", we see that Jesus as the Logos is the Source or First-Cause of creation, the Intelligent Reason issued forth from GOD the Father taking on personhood.

En arche een ho Logos,
kai Logos een pros ton Theon, 
kai Theos een ho Logos. (John 1:1 in Greek transliteration)

as the Logos, simultaneously both the Intelligence and Word
Christ is "pros" / "up alongside with" GOD [the Father], and GOD [the Father in Oneness and Substance in distinction both apart and with Christ] was the WORD.

And that is why Christ, who is revealed as YHVEh from YHVeH has pre-eminence: because - "in Him, life was; and the Life was the Light of men. All things were made by Him. And without Him, was not made any (thing) that was made." (John 1:4,3).

The article (ho) is on the Logos in John 1:1c, in order to highlight that the WORD was GOD, and had the fullness of GOD in Him, but was not in any way in and of Himself alone the completeness of GOD alone in personhood and as one alone and only alone as one  or as a yachid person, because GOD is outside the box of a single human, and is to be understood as One in an ehad or "complex and united oneness unity"as the invisible One who is understood after the personality of Father and Mother and Son.  The Church in Unity is to viewed spiritually after a fashion as if  in Universal Unity spanned across the ages of time from Adam to the last human believer into Christ Jesus and what He did at the Cross (et cetera) as being viewed in that Universal Unity in the spiritual sense as the adopted daughter or daughter in law by faith, the bride of the Son / the bride of Christ the groom.  No unbelievers can be part of the Church, only those who believe rightly before, during, after the Cross on which Jesus was crucified in 30 A.D.  That means billions are excluding themselves by unbelief, and most quite willingly in vain imaginations, self-puffing, the intentional pursuance as that which clearly errs and misses the mark of what GOD has ordained and shown as acceptable.

In John 1:3, using the word "ginomai" (the Greek verb which means "to become"), we are informed that it is through the Logos (of John 1:1) that: "all things through Him CAME INTO BEING (egeneto) and without Him CAME INTO BEING (egeneto) not even one (thing) that CAME INTO BEING (gegonen)."

Ginomai in the aorist is egeneto...referring back in Time to a point when the "beginning" or "New State" was occurring or still unfolding into existence. That is, it had now been made manifest as that creatio ex nihilo (that which was created from nothing), yet made sure and called "good"; but was still being made "complete". You might liken it to watching a green plant blade breaking ground, and growing and growing; then budding, and finally blooming as the flower opens to its fullness and beauty.

After the aorist, we move from egeneto to gegone...the perfect tense of ginomai.          Gegone speaks of the continuing existence of this Beginning is dependent upon the Logos of John 1:1. That is, "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing." (Job 26:7)

The hanging of the earth and all existence is continually upheld by the Logos of GOD the Father -- His Intelligent Word, whom is Christ Jesus-- and the power of His will, the same will as that of the Father. Hence Jesus and the Father are One (united in Complex Unity) / ehad (John 10:30).

"By the WORD of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." (Psalm 33:6)

In Colossians 1:15-17, it is Christ Jesus  
"...Who is the image of GOD the invisible before-the-birth of all Creation because in Him were created all the things in the heavens and those upon the Earth, those invisible and those invisible: whether thrones, whether lord-ships, whether (first)rulers, whether authorities - ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM HAVE BEEN CREATED, and He is prior to all things, and all things in Him *stand*together*with*(Him)* / *stand*because*of*(His power)."
-- Translation mine.

Christ is not just He who came in or as a spark of power into the womb of a virgin by which she conceived with the same kind of sliver of power  He as YHVeH in person breathed into the nostrils of Adam in Genesis 2:7  and was so born in 5 B.C. to a virgin 4000 years after he breathed lives and intelligence and reason into Adam, the spark or sliver of power of His own Being, but Christ Jesus is He in His inner and eternal substance is that One  Who is existing prior to all things, and all things finding their existence / birth / origin in Him: all Creation is upheld or cast down for HIS glory, and by HIS power. 

To better understand the concept, one must better understand Jesus and His Divinity as YHVeH, who teaches Nicodemus and us, 
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD.  (John 3:5)

 The virgin birth is the original GOD spark to which science now searches to duplicate, and in ignorance fails to properly fathom or grasp.  
Psalm 104:4 (in the light of Job 38:7 and John 3:8) points the way
"Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire"

By the invisible wind, the power and manifestation of the Spirit, which also is a representation and means of the creative manifestation of angels, who are creations of the wind; and by the invisible power and spark or flame of GOD that lights every man who believes, the invisible spark or invisible flame being the creative manifestation of the cherubim; all this inside a womb of water, where by water and the Spirit (and by that means)  Christ was formed in the womb of his virgin mother.   

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  (John 1:1-14)

One word I have translated in Colossians 1:15, which  is correctly done but it is a little differently than you might be used to seeing in the many English Translations, is "prototokos".   Translated as First-born in the KJV, in Colossians and Revelation 1, it is Proto ("before") and tokos (from 'tikto' - meaning "to bear or bring forth"). In these two passages (Colossians 1:15, and Revelation 1:5, especially -- the more correct Greek to English usage is "before the birth".)

Hence, exercising His right of inheritance to all things from His Father as He who is legally - a First-born as He existing "before the birth" of all Creation and all things created that were created (hence Christ Jesus in spiritual substance is the Uncreated GOD in GOD made manifest for the benefit of mankind as well as for Himself).

Jesus says in Revelation 1:8 -   I AM -- the Alpha and the Omega, (the) Beginning and (the) End, says the LORD: The BEING, and who was, and who is returning (as) the ALMIGHTY

and again in Revelation 1:11  -  I AM -- the Alpha and the Omega -- the FIRST [He before all] and the LAST [the most extreme end, to the end of forever].
 (Direct Greek to English translation)

Hebrews 11:3 - Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of GOD, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

When John uses the word prototokos in Revelation 1:5, he does NOT "just" explain Christ as being the first one born back from the dead...but instead, reaches down, and digs deeper into its meaning.

Christ is not only "before the birth of all Creation", but:
"He (is) before the birth out of the dead (ones), and the Ruler of the Kings of the Earth." (Revelation 1:5)   Not only does Christ resuscitate the dead, he resurrects the dead, and as the FIRST who leads the way, He demonstrates to us His power to conquer death in the form of a man so that we may believe He has the desire and will, not just the power, to keep His word -- be found always trustworthy -- and for us to have full knowledge and assurance that He indeed will resurrect mankind also from the dead, and that this was a known plan to Him from even before He Created Those Things That are: the Heavens and the Earth, the sea and the land and all that naturally in them is.   

It is a complex UNITY as One Being revealed in three persons, The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and of the relationship of power and Unity and the right of Judgement being His, given Him from the Father, Christ the Son explains:

19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of GOD: and they that hear shall live.

26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.      (John 5:19-30)

This insight of co-eternal relationship also relates to His Messianic lineage, and His origins in eternity, as stated in Micah 5:2 ...He shall come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 4.38.3 explains in part as to the ONE Triune GODhead:
"...the uncreated GOD --
the Father planning;
the Son carrying these into execution and performing the work of creating;
and the [Holy] Spirit nourishing and increasing...."

Jesus is begotten, not made, homousios   (Hebrews 1:3)  with the Father...as John 1:1 tells us in the Greek, though containing the fullness of GOD, He was not the totality of GOD...which is why He was "pros" (up, alongside, and with). And this is why the article in 1:1c did not rest on Theos (kai Theos een HO Logos) but on Logos.       
      Hence it did NOT read "and (the) GOD was the Word", as to infer fullness or totality in the person of the Word, but rather was "and the Word was GOD"...inferring fullness, co-equality of substance and image and personhood,  but not totality.

In I Corinthians 13:12,   Paul uses the term prosopon pros prosopon to describe what the English translate "face to face".

Jesus is pros, up alongside and with, pros ton Theon, up alongside and with GOD in John 1:1.   He as the ikone (2 Corinthians 4:4) or direct face to face unbegotten person in the image or reflection of GOD the Father, who also stands or sits next to the Father, even as Moses stood next to the Angel of YHVeH and spoke as one would speak "face to face" in the Torah, though Moses and later the children of Israel would at best see GOD only by a sapphire mirroring / a dark mirror reflection (Exodus 24:10).

 (Cf. the dark mirror wording in I Corinthians 13:12, and think sapphire mirror image of the ground turned as glass looking like the clear dark blue skies of the Heavens without clouds in its clearness, the the reflection of the very face of He who is a being of light (I John 1:5), whose face is clearly visible enough for the full facial outlines of the face -- including nose, mouth,, eyes of pure light, hair and beard, in whose image that man was made. )  

Prosopon also incorporates "ops" as its root word (think "optical"), that which is seen with the eye. It can mean just about anything, and usually translated to mean a surface or face of something.

As "prosopo", as used in 2 Corinthians 2:10, it has been translated as "presence" (RSV)/ "person" (KJV) in the sense that Paul, the apostle of Jesus, represents the presumption of the gathering of two or three persons required for Christ to be in their midst.

Hence, when Jesus is pros ton Theon, He is beside something more than just the person of Himself, He is beside the separate person of the Father...but He is One in and with the Father and the Holy Spirit as GOD (Matthew 28:19).  And it is He, who is  the King, Helper, Savior, and Shield of Abraham; YHVeH, the Resuscitator of the dead who is abundantly able to save; Who sustains the living, the fallen, heals the sick, releases the confined, and maintains His faith to those asleep in the dust.  Amen.  

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