21st Century Points of Light

21st Century Biblical Points of Light by the Wordlight Research Fellowship

Elohim

In the beginning there was Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
In the beginning before the Cosmos that we know, Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit created His kingdom.  He has an abode which is spiritual and is not part of this physical Cosmos.  This is where His Kingdom is and He rules it from His throne. 
 
In the beginning before earth, Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit planned out the dispensations and ages. 
 
Everything from Genesis to Revelation was in the foreknowledge of Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
In the beginning Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit created angels to serve Him in His kingdom. 
 
Job 38:4-7 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 

4 Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. 

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 

6 Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof, 

7 When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody? 

The Prophet Nehemiah informs us that Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host – the angels that He created – and the host of heaven worship Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
The Prophet Isaiah was given the light that angels called Seraphim worship Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit.   
 
Isaiah 6:1-7 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 
6 In the year that king Ozias died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and elevated: and his train filled the temple. 
2 Upon it stood the seraphims: the one had six wings, and the other had six wings: with two they covered his face, and with two they covered his feet, and with two they hew. 

3 And they cried one to another, and said: Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God of hosts, all the earth is full of his glory. 

 
The people of Israel referred to Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit as the Most High.  This was a recognition that His abode was the most high place above the heavens. 
 
Jesus gives us the light that angels are spirits and they do not have a body like us.  Luke 24:39.  Angels are invisible in their spirit realm yet they can become visible to us humans and speak to us. 
 
We are given the light that Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit placed 3 angels called archangels in authority over all the host of heaven. 
 
The leader of all the angels was the Archangel Lucifer. 

The Archangel Michael is known as one who fights for God and is called one of the chief princes in Daniel 10:13. 
 
The Archangel Gabriel is known as one who stands in the presence of Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit and is sent as a messenger for Yahweh to humans.  Daniel 8:16, Luke 1:26-27. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit anointed Lucifer a guardian cherub. 
We are given the light that Lucifer was given rulership over all by God.  Lucifer was second only to God and given charge over all the Kingdom of God.  He at the time as an angel of light was the morning star.  Lucifer is known as a light bearer which is stated in Isaiah 14:12. 
Lucifer in Hebrew means that he was a shining star. 
Lucifer is called an angel of light but also the Prince of Darkness. 
What happened? 
 
Lucifer enjoyed a unique relationship with Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
Ezekiel 28:14 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 

14 Thou a cherub stretched out, and protecting, and I set thee in the holy mountain of God, thou hast walked in the midst of the stones of fire. 

Ezekiel 28:15 informs us that Lucifer performed his duties in obedience to Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit.  Then iniquity was found in him. 
 
Lucifer said in his heart, I will ascend to heaven, I will raise my throne above the stars of God.  I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. 
 
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. 
 
Lucifer and a third of the angels that followed him started a war in the Kingdom of Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
Lucifer failed in his attempt to usurp Yahweh from His throne. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit expelled Lucifer and his usurper followers from His Kingdom. 
 
Ezekiel 28:16 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 

 
By the multitude of thy merchandise, thy inner parts were filled with iniquity, and thou hast sinned: and I cast thee out from the mountain of God 
 

Lucifer said that he would sit enthroned upon the mount of assembly. 
 
Psalms 89:5-8 
5The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; 
         Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.  

6For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? 
         Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,  

7A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, 
         And awesome above all those who are around Him?  

8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? 
         Your faithfulness also surrounds You.  

Yahweh Almighty God has a council of His angels.  We are informed that no angel is like unto Yahweh.  Yet Lucifer wanted to be like Yahweh, the Most High and rule over the council of angels and the larger assembly of angels. 
 
The Big Bang 
 
Before this war in the heavens in the Kingdom of God, Yahweh Almighty God established a universe with a singular physical primordial entity that contained all the building blocks of life. 
 
The war that was started by Lucifer in the Kingdom of God was so cataclysmic that the singularity of the universe exploded in a Big Bang. 
 
This was some 13.8 billion years ago.  When the universe began to expand time came into existence.   
 
“The Big Bang is a moment in time, not a point in space,” said Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology and author of “The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself” (Dutton, 2016). 
 
The main thing to understand he states is that the universe didn’t expand into space, space itself expanded. 
 
The Big Bang has set in motion the building blocks of life that came from a singular cluster of galaxies. 
 
Our earth came from the Big Bang and was formed about 4.6 Billion years ago. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit created the heavens and earth. 
 
The first record in the written word is the book of Genesis. 
 
We are told first that the origin of the heaven and earth came into being by God. 
 
The first usage of God gives us attributes of God. 
 
In Genesis 1:1, God is Elohim.  Elohim refers to the awesome glory, authority and power of God. 
 
The context is that God used His power to create the heaven and earth.  
 
Elohim in this context is that God is a singular God with awesome attributes.. 
 
Elohim denotes the Majesty of God. 
 
There is research on the Hebrew texts that shows Elohim refers to a plural of majesty.    
 
A noted Hebrew scholar named Wilhelm Gesenius (1786 – 1842) was a German professor of theology.  He was an authority in his time of Hebrew and Chaldee or Aramaic Semitic languages.  Professor Gesenius states that Elohim reflects an intensification of the majesty of God.  
 
Elohim is a valid figure of speech that reveals to us the plurality of the majesty of a monotheistic God  
 
Elohim in the context of Genesis 1:1 is ONE GOD.  Elohim denotes God as ONE God with an emphasis on the Majesty of His Attributes.  Elohim is ONE God with awesome attributes. Elohim is all-powerful and He is the ultimate authority. There is no one else with His authority. Elohim as revealed to us in the Bible is a monotheistic God.    
 
 
Elohim is revealed in the WORD of GOD as Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
The monotheism of God is reflected throughout the entire Bible. 
 
Monotheism reflects there is only ONE God who alone is God.  There is no other god beside the ONE Eternal Spirit whose name is Yahweh. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit refers to Himself as ONE God in JOB:  He reflects Himself as a singular God. 
 
Job 38:4-7 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 

4 Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. 

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 

6 Upon what are its bases grounded? or who laid the corner stone thereof, 

7 When the morning stars praised me together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody? 
 

Angels are the sons of God that worship HIM – Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit.  Yahweh alone created the heavens and earth! Yahweh Himself has told us.  More than once.  Read these verses! 
 
Isaiah 45:18 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 

18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, the very maker thereof: He did not create it in vain: he formed it to be inhabited. I am the Lord, and there is no other. 
 
This verse reflects God is a monotheistic, singular God. 
 
Hebrews 1:10 

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition 

10 And: Thou in the beginning, O Lord, didst found the earth: and the works of thy hands are the heavens. 
 
Jeremiah 51:15 
He made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding. 
 
Psalm 102:25 

In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. 
 
Isaiah 45:12 

It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. It was My hands that stretched out the heavens, and I ordained all their host. 
 
It is of great significance that the only begotten son of God born of Mary and named Jesus stated there is only “One True God” and that God is “Spirit” – John 17:3 and John 4:24. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit is the only Creator of the heavens and earth and humans.  Yahweh is a monotheistic, singular God.  
 
God whom is Spirit is without origin.  God is Spirit and is eternal.  God is Spirit and He is not a pantheistic God. God is Spirit and He cannot become a rock, a tree, an animal or a man. God is Spirit and we are told God is not a man whom can lie to us – Numbers 23:19. 
 
God who is monotheistic is the only one who had the power and authority to create the heaven and earth. 
Psalm 89:11 
 
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; 
The world and all it contains, You have founded them. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit created the heavens and earth.  No one else. 
 
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. (Psalms 19:1 NASB

AND

The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory. (Psalms 97:6 NASB

 
 The Name of God 
 
The Patriarch and Prophet Moses was given the name of God by God Himself. 
 
Moses had been born in Egypt.  He had just spent the last 40 years in exile. 
Now God has chosen him to go back to Egypt to free the Hebrews who were in bondage to Egypt as builders of the cities of Pharaoh. 
 
Exodus 3 
 
Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit introduces Himself to Moses as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 
 
God entreats Moses to go to Egypt to free the children of Israel from their oppression. 
 
Moses asks God to give him His Name. 
 
God gave Moses two responses. 
 
God said, I AM THAT I AM.  Tell the children of Israel “I AM has sent me unto you”. 
 
This statement is the form of Elohim.  God states that He will be whatever He needs to be to free the Hebrews from bondage. 
 
Then God said, “Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation. 16“Go and assemble the elders of Israel and say to them: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I have paid close attention to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. 
 
God was letting the children of Israel know that He was the ONE True God and He was faithful to watch over His people and fulfil the Abrahamic Covenant concerning the promised land of Israel. 
 
Later when Pharaoh refused the request of Moses to let the Hebrews leave, God told Moses to remind the people that His name is Yahweh and that He will deliver them from the hand of Pharaoh.  Exodus 6:6. 
 
The first commandment correctly reads: 
 
I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of Egypt where you lived as slaves.  YOU shall have no other gods-plural-rival to ME-singular. 
 
The Prophet Moses received revelation directly from God. 
 
The people that came to be the nation of Israel were adopted by God as His children. The “Passover” observed by those who adhere to the Jewish tradition is in commemoration of the deliverance of the Hebrews from Egypt by God.  

The meal is unleavened bread and a lamb. The blood of the lamb is a symbol of their redemption from the angel of death. The angel of death “passed over” every home that had the blood of the lamb displayed on the door posts of the house. It is of great significance that Jesus was crucified during the day of the “Passover” – and Jesus instructed we are to remember his sacrifice in light of the “New” Covenant. Also, we should note that it is just days after “Passover” to present the firstfruits of the parley harvest. The Apostle Paul calls Jesus our “Passover” and the “firstfruits from the dead”. 

Shortly after their deliverance from Egypt, God gave the people what is known as the Mosaic Law. This law includes the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God. The law was the establishment of the “Old” Covenant with Israel by Yahweh according to Exodus 21-23. The Ten Commandments are known as the Decalogue and are pre-fixed as the ethical code of the Israelites to the Sinaitic legislation and the “Covenant” – Dueteronomy 9:9.  

The Mosaic law prescribes spiritual and moral rules of conduct. The first commandment correctly reads, “I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of Egypt where you lived as slaves. You shall have no other gods rival to me.” Exodus 20:1. This firmly established Yahweh as the One True God of the universe and there are clauses that forbid the worship of nature and the making of images to worship. The neighbors of Israel worshipped a variety of “gods” and graven images. In contrast, the Hebrew people only worshipped One True God whose name is Yahweh  

The celebration of the Jewish “Passover” is in memory of their deliverance by Yahweh from the hand of Pharaoh, who ruled Egypt as a “god”. 
 
Yahweh Almighty God is the ONE Eternal Spirit.  He alone is God. 
There is no other entity that is the Creator of the Cosmos and humans. 
Yahweh alone is the Creator of the Cosmos and humans. 

The divine name of God in the Hebrew text is written in a form known as the Tetragrammaton consisting of four letters:  YHWH.  The Hebrew scholars regarded the name of God to be very sacred.  They would defer from saying His name to prevent it being misused.  In our day and time it is common for YHWH to be pronounced “Ha-Shem” which means “the Name”. 
 
There are verses that instructs people to properly use His name.  The book of Exodus 20:7 and the book of Leviticus 19:12 and 24.16. 
 
While most Bible publishers in our day and time use Lord or THE Lord in their translations, the people of Israel identify Yahweh being their ONE True God. 
 
Yahweh alone is God.  Yahweh alone caused the Cosmos to come into existence.  Yahweh alone created the heavens, the earth and humankind.  
 
Yahweh will be what He chooses to be to fulfill His purposes as He did to free His children from slavery in Egypt and bring them to the promised land. 
 
Later in the history of Israel, God reveals His name through His Prophet Jeremiah.   
 
Israel had strayed from obeying the commandments of God.  God told Jeremiah that He would cause the people of Israel to be exiled from their land.   
 
God said He would cause His people to know His power and might and be reminded that His name is Yahweh.  Jeremiah 16:21. 
 
Later, Yahweh restored the people to the land of Israel.   
Jeremiah 25:  1 – 14. 
 
Yahweh was worshipped as the ONE True God by Elijah in the 9th century BCE. 
 
The Prophet Hosea worshipped Yahweh as the ONE True God in the 8th century BCE. 
 
The Tetragrammaton YHVH established the correct name for God was Yahweh in the 6th century BCE 
 
The Tanakh renders YHVH as Adonai appears 6,800 times. 
YHVH forms the phase, “hayah hoveh yi’yeh”  The meaning is “He was, He is, He will be”.  Adonai only is used to identify Yahweh and expresses Yahweh alone is the ONE Eternal Spirit. 
 
Yahweh is the true name of the ONE Eternal Spirit.  He alone is the ONE Eternal Spirit. There is no other spirit in existence. 
 
King David of Israel calls upon God as Yahweh. 
 
Psalms 86 World English Bible (WEB) 
Psalms 86: Verse 1: 
Hear, Yahweh and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 
 
Genesis 1:1 reflects that Elohim is the ONE Eternal Spirit with awesome attributes.  This is the first verse written in His WORD.  This verse only refers to Yahweh Almighty God the ONE Eternal Spirit.  Adam & EVE, the Messiah and the promised holy spirit sent on the day of Pentecost existed only in the mind of Yahweh as He planned out the dispensations and ages.
   
YAHWEH ALMIGHTY GOD IS ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT