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Triune or ONE by Francisco Maldonado

(Excerpt from a conversation on the Rapture Cyber Church blog.)

Let's say a small prayer, OK? Precious Lord we come before you right now asking for you to grant us understanding of your WORD as you did to your disciples in Luke 24:45! We know that you want us to serve you and we are seeking your FACE and your Truth! We humbly ask this in the Name that is above every other NAME, in the Name of Yeshua HaMashiach, yes, in the Name of Jesus Christ we pray! Thank you Heavenly Father! (Please excuse the capitalization I use to emphasize, I have not learned how to bold-en words here yet, it never works when I've tried.) I will begin, with something that was perhaps towards the end of our personal conversation on this subject. Something concerning the NEED to really understand the "true" meaning of the original words. This is what I said then; "If I believe that there is ONLY ONE GOD just as Deuteronomy 6:4 clearly states without having to do any assumptions as to whether Hebrew words mean this or that, would I be wrong? After all there are many, many Scriptures that say the exact same thing, like Isaiah 42:8, 43:1011, 43:15, 44:6, 44:8, 45:5 and so on and so forth. And if I look upon that God as YAHWEH IS SALVATION [Yeshua - Strong's 3444] would I be sinning? Where in Scripture does it state that I have to believe in a trinity? Now, on the other hand, if I tried to corrupt the ONE GOD of Scripture to match what the Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Hindus, Norwegians, Japanese, etc., believed, would I be sinning? Just about every culture under the sun had or has a triad or trinity deity, EXCEPT for the JEWS and later the early Church before it was infiltrated by false doctrine as we were forewarned by Paul, Peter, John, Jude!" Another thing I said was this, concerning the right UNDERSTANDING of Hebrew or Aramaic words, speaking about the Israelites that originally received the Torah; " ............... Isn't it STRANGE to you, that the very people who NATURALLY SPOKE HEBREW AND ARAMAIC did NOT reach this corrupted conclusion? They UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY what GOD MEANT FOR THEM to understand and to TEACH the other nations, that DID believe in trinities!" And I start here with these statements only to establish, that this "need to know the RIGHT meaning" sounds good, humanly speaking, but it does not hold much water! I will stick to what THE WORD already told us, pretty clearly without the need of having someone explain it to us! Let's start with these verses; "These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing which you received

from Him abides in you, and YOU HAVE NO NEED for anyone to teach you; but as His ANOINTING TEACHES YOU about ALL THINGS, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have CONFIDENCE and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming." 1 John 2:26-28 Now concerning the understanding of who the Father is and Who the Son is, it is very clear in Scripture that this comes by revelation as our LORD clearly stated here, "At that time Jesus said, 'I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have HIDDEN these things from the wise and intelligent and have REVEALED THEM TO INFANTS. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and NO ONE knows the SON except the Father; NOR does anyone KNOW the FATHER except the Son, AND ANYONE to whom the SON WILLS TO REVEAL HIM. Matthew 11:25-27 In another place our TEACHER tells us, "It is the glory of God to CONCEAL a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter." Proverbs 25:2 So, in order to receive revelation we must be humble and teachable as INFANTS! Otherwise this will be true; "Jesus answered them, 'To you it has been GRANTED to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;' " Matthew 13:11-14 OK then, let us begin way at the beginning of the Bible: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 Also, let us consider this verse as well: "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:24 From these two verses and many others like these, we can see that Gods eternal nature is Spirit. This Spirit created ALL things, visible and invisible. When God created man and woman, they knew Him and had communion with Him, until sin entered in. Once sin entered because of deception, a wall between man and God was created. (Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8) In time, the knowledge of the true God diminished and was lost amongst the descendants of Adam and Eve, to the point where they began to worship those things they could see, hear or

fear. Man began to worship the sun or the moon and began creating idols that represented them. Or they made idols of animals or half-human, half-beasts from wood, stone or precious metals. When God saw this, He found a man through whom he would form a nation of people that would know Him once again. He would give His Law to them and reveal Himself to them. He would teach the other nations about the ONLY true God through them. This man was Abraham; the Old Testament teaches us that although Abraham was old and was married to an old sterile woman, they still had a miraculous son named Isaac. Isaac in time also had a son named Jacob, whom God changed his name from Jacob to Israel. It was through this nation of Israel, that God revealed His Law, His commandments and the knowledge of the ONE true God. God would communicate to His people, Israel, through prophets. Here is one truth that God revealed and one that they, to this very day guard jealously; Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! Deuteronomy 6:4 I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. Isaiah 45:5 This is what the LORD says - Israels King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. Isaiah 44:6 Brothers and sisters, please bear with me, I know all of this is very basic, and believe me, I do not want to insult your intelligence! There is a point to this craziness, become INFANTS, please! The mission God had for Israel was to be a LIGHT to those nations around them. And for them to proclaim that their God was the ONLY True God and to teach them His Law, by the way they lived. However Israel being carnal, were constantly falling from God's Grace, repenting and falling again. As other nations, they asked God, who was their KING, to give them a king so they could be like all the other nations! Imagine that! "Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; and they said to him, 'Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.' But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, 'Give us a king to judge us.' And Samuel prayed to the LORD. The LORD said to Samuel, 'Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they HAVE REJECTED ME from being KING over them." Samuel 8:4-7 "I gave you a king in My anger and took him away in My wrath." Hosea 13:11 Now therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like the names of the great men who are on the earth. I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly, even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD also declares to you that the LORD will make a house for you. When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up YOUR DESCENDANT after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish HIS KINGDOM. He shall build a

house for MY NAME, and I will establish the THRONE of HIS KINGDOM FOREVER. I will be a father to HIM and He will be a SON to Me; when He commits iniquity, I will correct Him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men, but My loving kindness shall not depart from Him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me FOREVER; your THRONE shall be ESTABLISHED FOREVER. 2 Samuel 7:8-16 Out of the lineage of David, ISRAEL's TRUE KING would COME! "Thus says YaHWeH the KING of Israel, and his REDEEMER YaHWeH of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God." Isaiah 44:6 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14 According to Isaiah 44:6, YaHWeH is the only true KING and REDEEMER of Israel. So the true KING would come as a descendant of David and now the REDEEMER . . . THE PLAN OF SALVATION REVEALED RIGHT AT THE CREATION God revealed His plan to save humanity immediately after the serpent deceived Eve and Adam sinned together with her. So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. Genesis 3:14 -15 Salvation would come through the seed of the woman; HE would give a mortal wound to the serpent, being Himself hurt, but not mortally, by the serpent. This seed of the woman had to be special, had to be without sin, since He would be the sacrifice that would save humanity by means of His blood. At the right time, at the moment chosen by God, this Son of Man arrived. I will touch on "Let US" and "our" in due time, please bear with me, OK? I ask all of you to bear with me just a little longer . . . This is a very important subject, worthy of us taking our time, agree? Unless of course He calls us up and WHAMO, we'll ALL CLEARLY understand HIM as we stand face to face with Him! :) Ok, so let us pick up where we left off, how The Almighty Spirit was about to fulfill two promises; provide an everlasting King to Israel from David's loins and a Redeemer for Israel and the world from the seed of Eve, all without having to SHARE these positions with ANYONE ELSE! As He says here, "I am YaHWeH, that is My Name; I will not give My glory to another. . ." Isaiah 42:8 and also "I, even I, am YaHWeH, And there is no SAVIOR besides Me." Isaiah 43:11 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the HOLY SPIRIT. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is FROM the HOLY

SPIRIT. She will give birth to a SON, and you are to give Him the name Yeshua (Jesus), because He will SAVE His people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel - which means, God with us. Matthew 1:18-23 Interestingly enough, here, where the Holy SPIRIT deemed it necessary for the reader or listener to understand what Immanuel means, He provided the translation! He KNEW we gentiles needed to understand this CLUE, to understand WHO this CHILD really IS! Isn't OUR GOD Awesome?!! Luke confirms who the parents of this CHILD are and confirms the direct lineage to king David just like Matthew did. "And coming in, he said to her, 'Greetings, favored one! The Lord IS WITH YOU.' But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of SALUTATION THIS WAS The angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a SON, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the SON OF THE MOST HIGH; and the Lord God will give Him the THRONE of His FATHER David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob FOREVER, and His kingdom will have NO END.' Mary said to the angel, 'How can this be, since I am a virgin?' The angel answered and said to her, 'The Holy SPIRIT will come upon you, and the POWER of the Most High will overshadow you; and FOR THAT REASON the holy Child shall be called the SON OF GOD." Luke 1:2835 Here, very clearly we have the REASON why Jesus is called the SON OF GOD! This human tabernacle, just like the one all of you and I have in this world, was the miraculous result of divine conception in the womb of the woman, NOT like we humans conceive, for that is flesh to flesh! But in this unique event, the CREATOR SPIRIT, created a divine zygote in Mary's womb, using her ovum and completing the DNA without the need for the male genome! At the right moment, the Omnipotent God decided to come to earth the same way WE all come, through the means of BIRTH! He prepared Himself a tabernacle of flesh and bones to live amongst us, but it had to be a Holy Tabernacle, free of sin. Here we also learn the titles of God as touching salvation; Holy Spirit, what He has always been, Father, as He formed that baby in the womb of Mary and Son having been born of a woman just like the rest of us. Lets continue watching this awesome plan of salvation as it develops As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried outthe only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, His heart went out to her and He said, 'Dont cry.' Then He went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, 'Young man, I say to you, get up!' The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. 'A great prophet has appeared among us,' they said. 'God has come to help his people.' This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.

Johns disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, he sent them to the Lord to ask, 'Are you THE ONE who was to come, or should we expect someone else?' When the men came to Jesus, they said, 'John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?'' At that very time Jesus CURED MANY who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and GAVE SIGHT to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, 'Go back and report to John what you have SEEN AND HEARD: The BLIND receive SIGHT, the LAME WALK, those who have leprosy are CURED, the DEAF HEAR, the dead ARE RAISED, and the good news is PREACHED to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of ME. Luke 7:12-23 John the Baptist, knowing the ancient Scriptures, surely knew the following Scripture from the prophet Isaiah and this is why he sent his men to ask Him if He was THE ONE that was supposed TO COME and be confirmed by all those miracles: Say to those with fearful hearts, 'Be strong, do not fear; YOUR GOD WILL COME, HE WILL COME with vengeance; with divine retribution HE will come TO SAVE YOU. THEN will the eyes of the BLIND be opened and the ears of the DEAF unstopped. Then will the LAME leap like a deer, and the MUTE tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. Isaiah 35:4-6 The apostles themselves, who had walked with the Lord Jesus day and night for 3 years at least, also had doubt about this man they had been following faithfully. Let us look at the next passage "'And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I AM. You know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we dont know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' Jesus answered, 'I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one COMES to the Father except through Me. If you really KNEW ME, you would know My Father as well. From NOW ON, you DO KNOW HIM and HAVE SEEN HIM.' Philip said, 'Lord, SHOW US the Father and that will be enough for us.' Jesus answered: 'Dont you KNOW ME, Philip, even after I HAVE BEEN AMONG YOU such a long time? Anyone who HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER. How can you say, SHOW US the Father? Dont you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father IS IN ME? The words I say to you are not just My own. Rather, it is the Father, LIVING IN ME, Who is doing His work. Believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father IS IN ME; or AT LEAST believe on the EVIDENCE of the MIRACLES themselves. John 14:3-11 Please take note that the Lord Jesus said, No one COMES to the Father except through Me. He never said, No one GOES to the Father except through Me. The word comes draws toward the person speaking and the word goes leads to another place away f rom the

speaker. Very well, now let us look how in fact Jesus, is the Tabernacle used by the Holy God to visit His people and to save then and all of humanity. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Fathers house into a market! His disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for your house will consume me. Then the Jews demanded of him, What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this? Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days. The Jews replied, It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days? But the temple he had spoken of was His BODY. John 2:15-21 In this previous passage, we see Jesus speaking as The FATHER (God) about the SON (the temple or his body). Let us look at other scriptures that will shed more light on this subject; Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and GOD THE FATHER, who RAISED Him from the dead), Galatians 1:1 "You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. You killed the AUTHOR OF LIFE, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this Acts 3:14-15 Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him thro ugh your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. Colossians 2:12 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! Hebrews 9:11-14 Very well, let's consider some questions posed early in this conversation; "Why did Jesus pray? What did He mean by anything you ask in my name the Father will give? Who was He speaking to when He prayed?" That human body, (the Son), was absolutely necessary for the redemption of His creation. And since He was 100 per cent human, He was subject to all that we humans are subject to. He suffered the cold, heat, hunger, sadness, pain and also the need to pray (Psalm 65:2). Jesus being 100% human as the seed of the woman, He was subject to the same things we are all subject to. He had to be obedient to The LAW, the Psalms and the Prophets just as all humans are. This Scripture is one He was subject to; "O You that hears prayer, unto You shall

ALL FLESH COME." Psalm 65:2 So the man Jesus, prayed all the time, and He fasted often! Showing us the way to connect with Him. Not only was He our example, but He had to obey, His own Word. However, there was one big difference, when you or I pray, our prayer goes to God. But when Jesus prayed lets see what the Scripture says that happened, where did His prayer go? False witnesses did rise up; they laid to My charge things that I knew not. They rewarded Me evil for good to the spoiling of My soul. But as for Me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth: I humbled My soul with FASTING; and My prayer RETURNED INTO MY OWN BOSOM. Psalms 35:11-13 This is a Messianic prophetic Psalm, which was fulfilled in Matthew 26:59-63 The important thing to note in Psalm 35:13 is that in the case of the Messiah, Jesus, His prayer returned into His own bosom! It did not go anywhere else but to Himself! The Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle of Flesh! Now, to answer the other portion of the question, lets consider this passage; "So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. At THAT TIME you wont need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you WILL ASK THE FATHER DIRECTLY, and He will grant your request BECAUSE YOU USE MY NAME. You havent done this before. Ask, USING MY NAME, and you WILL receive, and you will have abundant joy." John 16:22-24 (NLT) When we are with HIM, we will address the Father as Yeshua! He told them you haven't been doing this, ASK USING MY NAME! What does it mean when we read, The Father sent the Son? Let us look at an example of this Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14 So why is understanding this mystery so IMPORTANT? "And he said to them, you are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I AM, you shall die in your sins. John 8:23-24 The Aramaic Bible in plain English puts John 8:24 this way, I said to you that you shall die in your sins, for UNLESS you shall believe that I AM THE LIVING GOD, you shall die in your sins. "And without doubt GREAT is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." 1 Timothy 3:16 Earlier in this thread, this statement was made, (and I bring it up to highlight the fallacy of trying to bring God down to OUR human reasoning, God is God and He can do as He WILLS! And also to provide answers from the WORD, not my intellect);

"When He was baptized, the Father announced this is my Son in whom I am pleased, and the Holy Spirit came to Him. Jesus said many times that He didn't come to do His will, but MY Father's. And Seeker says that the Father is Jesus? The Holy Spirit COMING TO COMFORT AFTER JESUS LEFT is Jesus? I don't THINK He would pray to Himself, or say that He will send HIMSELF?" (Remember, because I don't know how to bold-en words here yet, I capitalized for emphasis.) Those two sentences at the end of the statement quoted is EXACTLY WHAT JESUS HIMSELF SAID! How can we close our eyes to it?? Take a look, please! Let us consider this, if Jesus is the human Son of the Holy Spirit, just like it says in Matthew 1:20 Look here below how the SON and the FATHER are the same Being, Entity whatever you want to call Him! "And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another COMFORTER, that He may abide with you FOREVER; Even the SPIRIT of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because IT SEES HIM NOT, neither KNOWS HIM: but YOU KNOW HIM; for HE DWELLS WITH YOU, and SHALL BE IN YOU. I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU comfortless: I WILL COME TO YOU. John 14:16-18 Who was the one who was living with them? Jesus! Then He tells them that He would be IN them, exactly as the FATHER was in that human tabernacle then! That He would NOT leave them COMFORTLESS, He would COME TO THEM as that COMFORTER, that Spirit of truth and be in them for ever! If we could transport ourselves to heaven, what would we see? Well let us see what John, the beloved apostle saw I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone LIKE A SON OF MAN, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. Revelation 1:12-16 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was A THRONE in heaven with SOMEONE SITTING ON IT. And the ONE who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. Revelation 4:2 -3 the twenty-four elders fall down before HIM WHO SITS on the throne, and worship HIM who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: You are worthy, our LORD AND GOD, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being. Revelation 4:10-11

Watch what Paul said to the Colossians concerning this Son of Man. (Human) For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; ALL things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have ALL HIS fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:13-20 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ ALL the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:8 -10 God loves us so much that He became one of us, to save us. That SON formed in Mary, was given as ransom for us! Now in heaven God has a human body that is seated on that Royal Throne! His NAME is above all other names! When we see Him, we will see the wounds that He suffered to save us! Nevertheless, His Spirit is eternal and it continues present throughout every corner of His creation since He is Omnipresent! Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took on Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross. Why God also has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11 Let us consider two passages, the first is the command given by Jesus to His apostles and the second is the fulfillment of that command during the birth of the church. The Command Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the NAME of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Matthew 28:19 The Fulfillment Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 There is ONLY ONE NAME (singular), Father, Son and Holy Spirit are titles. For example, I am man, son, father, brother, neighbor, etc. But yet my NAME does not equal any of those

titles, they are only titles of characters I personalize in my daily life. So, when I call upon God, what is His Name? About 500 years before Jesus was born to Mary, God spoke about Him through the prophet Isaiah, look at what He announced; For to us a child is born, to us a SON is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, Mighty God, EVERLASTING FATHER, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Isaiah said it very clear, the child is FATHER, SON and COUNSELOR (Spirit). Concerning the NAME, Yeshua (Jesus) in His prayer as High Priest, in John 17, makes this statement in John 17:6, 26 I have manifested Your NAME to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. . . and I have made Your NAME known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them. John 17:6, 26 So, my question is this; What NAME of the FATHER did Yeshua come to reveal or make known to them and to the world? Remember His audience was predominantly Jewish, so it would have to be a NAME they had not known of HIM yet. Well, using the prophecy given in Isaiah 9:6 in combination with Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:34 and Acts 4:12, that NAME of the Father is YESHUA! Just as the angel announced to Joseph in Matthew 1:21 Yeshua clearly told His disciples WHO HE IS, and Philip didnt get it either, when He reveals Himself to them in John 14:6-9, Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; FROM NOW ON you KNOW HIM, and HAVE SEEN HIM. Philip said to Him, 'Lord, SHOW US the Father, and it is enough for us. Jesus said to him, 'Have I been so long with you, and YET YOU HAVE NOT COME TO KNOW ME, Philip? He who has seen Me has SEEN THE FATHER; how can you say, "Show us the Father"? WHICH FATHER did they KNOW and SEE that day? (v.7) The very SAME FATHER that spoke to the Jews in the account of John 2:18-21 The confusion is in the interaction between Deity and Humanity. The disciples often saw Yeshua praying to this Father He spoke of, this is why they ask to SEE HIM, not realizing HE WAS THERE in their midst, clothed in humanity! Lucifer hates the fact that the Almighty stooped down and took upon Himself the nature He created. (Humanity) And by doing so, He elevated humanity to the very height Lucifer lusted. This is precisely what Psalm 8 speaks of and is quoted in Hebrews 2:6. Psalm 8 speaks of Messiah, son of man as well as HUMANITY itself. This is the Mystery of Messiah, the anointed! Trinitarians do not understand the ministry of the Messiah as the ransom, the LAMB, THE SON offered for our sins. They read in Scripture His actions and words as the 100% human that would be the payment for our transgressions and the redemption price to be paid, and they confuse this as a separate entity from the very FATHER dwelling in HIM, so they REASON that there must be 3 different entities. Yet the problem still exists that all through

Scripture HE clearly states that He is ONE. So they again REASON that this must not really mean ONE but rather a unity. Then along come other groups, like the one that take one step closer to the truth and lowers the number to 2 instead of 3. I guess this group could be called Duotarian, since they believe in two separate deities instead of three. This group also confuses the actions and words of the Messiah during His earthly ministry as the Lamb. So lets allow the WORD shed light on this Father/Son mystery. Revelation 4:2, 9-10 and 20:11 all speak of one throne and ONE sitting on that throne. And the description of the ONE on the throne is referred to as GOD AND THE LAMB in Revelation 22:3-4, where God and the Lamb are shown as ONE entity by the pronouns used in these verses concerning the ONE on the throne, look: "There will no longer be any curse; and the THRONE of GOD AND OF THE LAMB will be in it, and HIS bond-servants will serve HIM; they will see HIS FACE, and HIS NAME will be on their foreheads. Revelation 22:3-4 If there would be 2 or 3 separate and distinct deities it would say; their bond-servants will serve Them; they will see their faces, and their names will be on their foreheads. Now look how the differentiation is made between Spirit that CANNOT be touched and physical humanity that CAN be seen and touched in the previous chapter of Revelation: I saw no temple in it, for the LORD GOD THE ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB are its TEMPLE. And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the GLORY OF GOD has illumined it, and its LAMP IS THE LAMB. Revelation 21:22-23 Notice how the GLORY OF GOD is the illumination (not Physical) and the LAMP (Physical, can be touched) is the LAMB. ONE ENTITY, two natures! John 17:3 tells us HOW IMPORTANT it is to understand who God and The LAMB, IS! Eternal life depends on it! THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE, that they may know YOU, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3 If we read 1 John 5:20 we SEE the answer to the enigma, look! "And we know that the Son of God has come, and HAS GIVEN US UNDERSTANDING so that we may know HIM WHO IS TRUE; and we are in Him who is true, in HIS SON Jesus Christ. THIS IS THE TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE. When we are in Yeshua, we are IN THE ONE TRUE GOD and we have eternal life! This is the part that Trinitarians, Duotarians and any other one who uses human reasoning to try and understand Scripture, cannot understand. To redeem us He clothed Himself in HUMANITY and when we are born again of the water and the Spirit He clothes us with HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS! The TWO become ONE like in a marriage! YHWH is a Spirit, the Holy

Spirit who fathered the Temple of His Body, Matt. 1:20 Soon all eyes will SEE YHWH when they behold Him, bearing the WOUNDS with which He redeemed us! And all of creation will KNOW and CONFESS that Yeshua is YHWH! (Philippians 2:8-11) Well, may the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you and the blessings from that ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD fall upon you! May He, the only ONE that CAN, REVEAL HIMSELF to you, do so! (Luke 10:22)