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“God Is a Spirit”–Chapter 13 of YAH IS SAVIOR: The Father is Spirit Dwelling in Human Form (the Son)

Chapter 13 The Father Is Spirit Dwelling in Human Form (the Son)

Step Three that we are taking is obtaining the knowledge of what the essence of the Godhead truly is. We absolutely must know in a fuller way just who the true Supreme being is. We may think that we already know who He is, yet Paul says that godliness is a great mystery. If “few there be that find this way of truth,” then where does that leave the countless hundreds of millions of professing Christians who can’t agree on anything? Which “few” amongst the hundreds of millions are right? 

We can sit tight thinking we have a pat hand when it comes to the knowledge of who He is, or we can remain open to further revelation. The former is truly dangerous, for if we think we have arrived and have not, and seek no further, we just may come up short. If we remain open, however, then even if we have all knowledge of Him, we cannot be hurt. 

The Savior Yahshua said in John 7:37: “He that believes upon Me, as the scripture has said (the way that the written word really portrays the Savior), out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” The next verse states that He was talking about the Spirit that believers would receive after He was glorified. The Spirit just doesn’t come and manifest Himself if we have not believed on Yahshua the way the scripture has said that He really is. Then the Spirit will make Himself known, flowing and gushing out from within our innermost being like a mighty river. But we must know Him as He is truly portrayed in the scriptures. Those of us who do not come to the full truth of what He is like, who He is, and how He operates, will not have the privilege of the Spirit streaming out of our mouths, pouring out salvation unto this troubled world. We must seek to find out who He really is.

 We look to Yahshua to tell us truthfully about the Father, for grace and truth came by Him. He shared some major truth about the true nature and worship of the Father in John 4 to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. He asked her for a drink. When she hesitated because He was not from those parts, He said that if you knew who was asking you for a drink, you would have been asking Him for the rivers of living water, the Spirit. You would have asked…v. 10. He thought that she should have known that one needs to ask, and it shall be given. He modeled that behavior of “asking” by requesting a drink of her. He was thinking that if she really knew God, how He operates, then she would have asked of Him, and she would have received the Spirit, the living water. And once having drunk of the Spirit, it would have grown into “a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (v. 14). It would have eventually led to immortality.

 She then gives fleshly, conventional, non-spiritual wisdom as to the way man worships God. She says that her family has always been _________________ (you fill in the denomination, religion, organization, or affiliation). And we’ve always worshipped this way. Our fathers worshipped on this mountain. V. 20. “Mountain” denotes a physical location, place, or situation. You say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Again, we see a division into two camps, two traditions, two physical locations, two dogmas. Both are utterly devoid of spiritual truth; both are looking on the temporary fleshly things of man’s concept of worshipping and not His true way of worshipping Him.

 The Savior then straightens her out and tells her that the Father is not worshipped in either geographical location. In fact, “you worship what you do not know,” but we know what we worship, for the truth was delivered to Jacob/Israel (v. 21-22; Psm. 149:19). “True worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him (23).” The Father, we now find out, is the one to worship (“We know what we worship…true worshippers shall worship the Father…”). The Father is seeking and searching for someone to worship Him in spirit and in truth. He is aching for someone to cut through all the garbage of false concepts and truly know who He is.

 God is Spirit

In His very next breath Yahshua lets us know more fully who the Father is. God (Elohim) is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. 4:24, NEB. Wait a minute. In verse 23 it is the Father who is worthy of worship and is seeking true spiritual worshippers. Now in this verse Yahshua tells us that God is Spirit and we need to worship this Spirit in a true spiritual manner. Therefore, the One who we should worship is the Father, who is God the Supreme Being, who is Spirit. THE FATHER=GOD=SPIRIT.

Now we have established that the Father is God and that He is Spirit. Yahshua the Messiah is the image, the likeness of the invisible Spirit/God, who is the Father. And all fullness and all completeness of the Spirit (God) dwelt bodily in Yahshua. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell. Col. 1:19. Fullness and completeness is all there is. Therefore, all of the Godhead resided in the Messiah. All the fullness of Deity was there inside of him. God (the Spirit), who is the Father, dwelt bodily in Yahshua. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Col. 2:9.

“Fullness” is defined as the state of being complete or full. The fullness of a gallon of milk is exactly 128 ounces. If the fullness of that gallon is poured into another container, then all of that gallon is in the other container. There is not any more anywhere else. All of the Godhead was in the Messiah. Yahweh, the Spirit/God of the Hebrews was in the Messiah. That is what made Yahshua the Messiah—all the Godhead/Spirit/Father—dwelling bodily within.

 

“For there is one God,” who is invisible, who is our Savior, and one mediator between this invisible Spirit-Father-God and men: Yahshua the Messiah. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen…For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour…For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Yahshua Messiah. I Tim. 1:17; 2:3, 5.

And this God, the Spirit-Father, “was in Messiah, reconciling the world unto Himself.” II Cor. 5:19. Yahshua is the mediator [#3316, mesites, a go between, a mediator = one who stands between two sides, who is the medium for conciliation between the two]. The two here are Spirit and man. That is why God (Elohim), who is the Father and Spirit, poured Himself fully into a human vessel, and that Lamb “through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God” and thus cleansed our consciences so that we could serve and worship Him in spirit and in truth.

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Moses Wrote about Christ–How “He Opened to Us the Scriptures”–Chapter 12 of the Book, YAH IS SAVIOR

Let’s take a little quiz at this time.  Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, the torah.  He penned down many proper nouns, which are names of particular persons, places and things.  Now the question: Which proper noun did he write down over 1,700 times in the first five books of the Bible?                              

     Answer: Yahweh.  He wrote the proper noun Yahweh down hundreds and hundreds of times.  Yahweh in the Garden of Eden.  Yahweh at the Tower of Babel.  Yahweh communing with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Yahweh face to face with Moses himself.  And many more appearances.

     And we learned in Chapter 11 that the Pharisees were searching the scriptures, which included the law and the prophets, or Moses’ writings and the writings of the prophets.  The Messiah continues on confronting their unbelief.  He tells them that they are hinging all their hopes onto the sayings and writings of Moses, and they are rejecting Him.  And the  irony  is  that  Moses  wrote  about Yahweh, the Savior.   He  wrote about the very One that the Phar-isees had written off.  “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father.  Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.  If you believed  Moses,  you  would  believe  me,  for  he wrote about me.  But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?” John 5:45-47. 

     He was telling them, You believe what Moses wrote when you believe what I say.  Just that simple, for He wrote about Me! Every type and shadow points to Me, Yahweh-in-human-form!  The Master is speaking about the hardest unbelief there is—not believing that it is Yahweh dwelling within His human form.  They did not believe Moses; they said they did, but they had deceived themselves in their own concepts of what Moses was saying in the torah.  Moses wrote of me.  Moses wrote down Yahweh’s name 1,700 times!  That’s how much Moses wrote of the Savior. The revelation is this: Moses wrote about Yahweh, who is the same Spirit that dwelt fully in Yahshua, the Messiah.

How the scriptures will open    

     The Master mentions Moses’ writings again.  After His resurrection He joins two of His followers walking dejectedly down the road to a village named  Emmaus. They were prevented from recognizing Him as they spoke. He asked them what they were so down about.  And they basically said that the prophet they had been following had been killed by the chief priests and rulers.  And besides, it had been three days now and they had not seen hide nor hair of him.

    And then He said this unto them. How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Luke 24:25-27.  He has just said that all of the writings of Moses and the prophets were writings about Himself.  And we know that they wrote of Yahweh.

     What Moses and all the prophets were writing about was Yahweh’s glorious coming to this earth in a flesh body to become the Savior of His creation.  That’s what the scriptures are about!  That is what the Master just said. 

     The Master, to finish the story, went on to the next village with them.  Still not recognizing Him, they encouraged Him to stay with them and eat.  During the meal they finally recognized Him, and then He disappeared. Then they asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32.  The scriptures open when we realize that they speak of Yahweh coming in human form!

     Many do not understand and therefore do not read the Bible because it is closed to them.  He will open the scriptures to us just like He did to those two on the road to Emmaus, when we believe that Yahweh of the “Old Testament” is clothed in human flesh and is really the Messiah of the “New Testament.” {The previous sentence will only be revealed to us if He opens the scriptures to us—if He shows us who He really is.}

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For Those Weaned from the Milk of the Word and Want the Meat

God’s great eternal plan is this: He is bringing many sons and daughters unto Himself.  They will do the ‘greater works’ that Christ promised some of His followers would do. 

  That is His purpose and plan, to multiply Himself.  After all, He is the Seed, the Word, made flesh, and falling into the ground and dying, and thereby bringing forth much fruit.  That is what the Son {the Father/Spirit Yahweh clothed in a human form} said, and He is the Seed.

Two things stand out on this quest for the truth.  First: Oneness, not a Trinitarian concept.  There is Father, yes, Son, yes, and Holy Spirit, but they are not three distinct persons.  In other words, there are not three of them sitting up there in the throneroom.  The Father is the Holy Spirit, and He is invisible, and He dwells now in the glorified heavenly body [I Cor 15: 35-50], which is our destiny upon His return to earth.

Second: Knowing His true name unlocks the door to answered prayer.  But just knowing that the God of the ancient Hebrew partriarchs was Yah or Yahweh and the Son Yahshua is not enough.  We must know what the names mean.  Utmost importance. 

Beware of this one thing:  Most who are finding out about the sacred names of God are being led away into “Hebrew roots movement.”  This is a trap because they are seduced away from the oneness of God;  they are taught that there is a ‘twinity’ and not a trinity.  They are also led away by teachers of the law.  Now this sounds noble and good, but we humans cannot work real hard to ‘keep the law’ and thereby be more accepted by God.  No.  We must die with Christ, receive a new heart and the Spirit, grow in grace, walk in His word, and grow up into the sons and daughters of God who will do the ‘greater works’ that the Savior Yahshua did!  This will not be done by very meticulous sincere people trying in their own strength to keep the laws of God.  The Law [10 commandments] ‘are not made for a righteous man, but the unrighteous.’  His Spirit in us is quite capable of keeping the law by us believing He can.  Faith.  It is elemental to our walk with Him…Just a heads up on your walk.  Kenneth Wayne Hancock….[for more read my books found here at the top of my blog].

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Chapter 11 of the Book YAH IS SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY “Knowing Him As He Really Is—The Definition of Immortality”

Step Three: Knowing Who God Really Is

“And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only God…” John 17: 3

 “I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.” Mark 1:24.

  Chapter 11 Knowing Him As He Really Is—The Definition of Immortality

      We are well down the road to immortality now.  We have learned that wisdom is being in awe of God.  It is the first step; it is the main thing, for it is the first key that begins to unlock the treasure house of God’s knowledge.  Without this awe of Him we won’t get anywhere.  Then we took step two, knowing His name.  Moses got some wisdom, some awe of God, at the burning bush, and then he had to know His name.  It was a crucial step, to know God’s true name Yahweh.

     And now we have come to our third step: Knowledge of Who He Really Is.  The farther we go down this road that leads to immortality, the more is at stake.  We cannot turn back now; our own hopes of transcending a certain death hangs on our stead-fastness and perseverance at this time.  Immortality, the elixir that our mortal mouths must drink, is the knowledge  of  who  God really is.  This knowledge is the key to unlock the secrets of eternal life.  We have arrived at nothing less than the information that will catapult us over this valley of the shadow of death.  Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Yahshua the Messiah, whom you have sent. John 17:3. NIV.

     Our hopes for arriving at immortality hinge on how well we really know Him—how well we really know His nature, His essence, His Deity, His Godhead.  For us, eternal life depends on whether we really know Him as He really is.  We must straighten out misconceptions of who He is and how He is. 

     Those of us on this road to immortality must realize that only He can grant us true knowledge of Himself.  It will not come through man’s conception of who and how He is.  We must believe upon Him in true knowledge “as the scripture has said,” the way the scriptures really portray Him.

     But that, of course, is the problem.  We all have our own conception of Him.  We think that we have just “come up with it,” but we have received our personal conception of God through what we have been taught by other human beings that we have come in contact with.  It really gets tricky when people have studied out minutely different denominational doctrines, and even though they have “come out” of that organization, they cling tenaciously to its teachings—teachings about who He is. 

     The Savior, 2000 years ago, standing before them in a human flesh body, told them that they were searching the scriptures.  They thought that eternal life was contained in those scriptures of truth.  But, as the  Master  was  pointing  out,  the very writings

that they thought would yield immortality for them were the very writings that spoke of Him—the One that they were rejecting!  You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life.  These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. John 5:39-40, NIV…You study the scriptures diligently, supposing that in having them you have eternal life: yet, although their testimony points to me, you refuse to come to me for that life. NEB.

     They were studying the scriptures diligently, thinking that immortality would be derived through them.  What writings were they studying that spoke about the Messiah, the Savior?  What scriptures existed then?  They were the books commonly referred to as the Old Testament.  Now  Yahshua, the Savior, said that those old books written by the prophets of ancient Israel, those old books spoke about HIM!     

The prophets spoke and wrote  about the Savior by His very Spirit within them

    Let’s go, then, to the prophets where they speak about the Messiah, specifically using the word “Savior.”  He just said in John 5 that the scriptures do testify of Him, so let us go there and see for ourselves what they are saying.  Now Peter tells us that the spirit that was in those prophets was the Spirit of the Savior, Yahshua the Anointed One.  And  they  spoke  and  wrote  down with the Spirit of Yahshua about this immortality, this salvation from a certain death.  This salvation was the theme which the prophets pondered and explored, those who prophesied about the grace of God awaiting you.  They tried to find out what was the time, and what the circumstances, to which the spirit of Christ in them pointed. I Peter 1:10-11, NEB.

     The Spirit of Messiah, which was in Isaiah the prophet said this: But now thus saith Yahweh (the LORD) that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel…For I am Yahweh thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior. Isa. 43:1,3.

     Several important points emerge from this passage that are vital for our understanding of His essence, which in turn is vital for our obtaining immortality.  First, the Spirit of Christ that was in Isaiah said that He was Yahweh! Thus saith Yahweh…I am Yahweh.  When the prophets wrote down the words, “Thus saith Yahweh,”  they were saying that Yahweh is speaking through me the following words.  Yahweh is speaking thusly.  Yahweh, the Father, the Creator, the Supreme Being is using me by speaking through me! Oh, to be used that way, the way He used the prophets!

     Second, the Spirit of Christ is saying that He created and formed Jacob/ Israel.  John confirms this. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3. Paul confirms this as well. For by him were all things created, that are in the heaven, and that are in the earth, visible or invisible…Col. 1:16.

     Third, I am Yahweh thy God, the Holy One of Israel…The  Spirit  of the Messiah speaking through Isaiah now says that He is Yahweh, that He is one God and that He is Israel’s Holy One (the whole House of Israel or the 12 tribes of Jacob/Israel).

      Fourth, the Spirit of the Messiah, God’s Spirit, Yahweh, breathing and speaking through Isaiah says, I am thy Savior…I, even I, am Yahweh; and beside me there is no saviour. Isa.43: 3, 11.  Here Yahweh, which is the Spirit that was in the Messiah, says clearly that He is the Savior and that there is no other savior!  Yahweh, then, was inside the man  Yahshua who was called the Savior, for Yahweh says that there is no other savior except Him. We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those who believe. I Tim. 4:10.  God was in Christ (the Anointed One) reconciling the world unto Himself. II Cor. 5:19.  It was Yahweh in the man who was the Savior.  Or, in other words, Yahweh-in-human-form is the Savior.            

     Bottom line: the same Spirit that spoke through the prophets, that created Jacob/Israel and everything else, this Great Spirit God dwelt bodily in the man Yahshua the Messiah. His name Yahshua means “Yah-Is-Savior.” It was Yahweh of old, the Yahweh of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel, the Yahweh of Moses, David, and all the prophets—  that same Yahweh came down, leaving His spirit-body dimension.  And He came to earth in a flesh and blood human body, walked in our midst doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.  And in due time, He laid down that human body, yielded it up to a sacrificial death, and raised that body in three days to life again, so that we could be restored to His original plan of reproducing Himself.

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