The Origin of Today’s Religions

Why All These Religious Divisions?

“God is One,”  Moses put it in writing, and every Torah observant person on earth knew this phrase was referring to the entire “Shema,” (hear and obey).  The Shema was on their heart, (memorized), and taught diligently to every child, while sitting in the house, when walking outside, before bed and upon rising.

The Shema

Hear, O Israel, (The Assembly of YHVH), YHVH is our God, (YHVH) is One!  “You shall love YHVH your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mightDeuteronomy 6:4

“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up…Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 6:6Deuteronomy 6:7

Y’shua, (Jesus) Declares The Shema as The Greatest Commandment 

Y’shua, (Jesus) declared, “‘Love the Lord, (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, (might).’ Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:29
“This is the First and Greatest Commandment.” Matthew 22:38

Judaism, Christianity and Islam Agree God is One

All agree the Creator of the universe is the One and only true God.  All believe they are worshiping the Creator and not the things He created, Romans 1:25.  So when did all these, man-made, religious divisions originate?

The Religion of Judaism Claims to Be Synonymous With Israel

Y’shua came from the line of Judah, as prophesied in Scripture, Micah 5:2; Hebrews 7:14.

Judah is where the religious terms Jewish and Judaism come from, but when did the religion of Judaism originate?

Most ethno-religious Jewish sects began during the Hellenistic period, (323 BCE – 31 BCE), others with the addition of the Talmud, 400 A.D. but the Hasidics, (Pious) as recently as the 1800’s.

True Israel has always comprised a mixed multitude, and the Assembly of our Creator has always been All inclusive; Exodus 12:38Genesis 12:3 

In the 1st Century A.D. Y’shua spoke against the religious experts of Torah for adding their own man-made laws, (legalism).

You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD, (YHvH) your God which I command you.”  Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6

“Woe to you as well, experts in the law, (Torah)!” He replied. “You weigh men down with heavy burdens, but you yourselves will not lift a finger to lighten their load.” Luke 11:46; Matthew 23:3; Matthew 23:4

Y’shua Did Not Found Chrisitianity

The only Scriptures Y’shua ever quoted from or expounded on, were The Torah, and the Prophets and Writings that matched its plum-line.

1st Century writings of the Apostles had not yet been compiled into the “New Testament.”

Y’shua definitely did not add nor take away anything from The Torah, on the contrary, He said this to those who do:

I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law, (Torah) until everything is accomplished. Matthew 5:18  

“So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:19

Islam Claims Monopoly

Islam (Submission) originated in the 7th Century A.D.  Claiming to be the true religion of Allah, (God), it originates with Muhammad’s Quran, (The Recitation).  The religion claims, it is not a new religion but the only true religion.  Like the two previous religions, it begins with Adam, and asserts the Quran has re-expressed truth in it’s final form.

  A Muslim is one who follows the teachings of Islam.  Muslims are taught the Torah Was for the Jews and the New Testament for the Christians.  So I hope the previous verse already cleared up that fallacy.  But here’s a new one, the Scriptures have been corrupted.

Can The Living, Unchanging, Perfect Word of our Creator be Corrupted?

The law, (Torah) of the LORD, (YHVH) is Perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD, (YHVH) is sure, making Wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7

“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the Living and Enduring Word of God, (Torah).” 1 Peter 1:23

“the Word of God, (Torah) is Living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,..Hebrews 4:12 

Nope, Not according to the Bible or the Quran Either:

The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all. Surah 6:115 Al-An‘am (Cattle)

Rejected were the apostles before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of those apostles. Surah 6:34 Al-An‘am (Cattle)

For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no change can there be in the words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme felicity. Surah 10:64 Yunus (Jonah)

And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, Surah 18:27 Al-Kahf (The Cave)

Say: “O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.” It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy Lord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. Surah 5:68 Maida (The Table) (See also 4:136)

If thou art in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt. Surah 10:94 Yunus (Jonah)

“Lo! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light” (Sura 5:44-46).

We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of messengers,” (Sura 2:87).

And before thee also the apostles We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: if ye realize this not, ask of those who possess the Message. Surah 16:43 An-Nahl (the Bee)

Before thee, also, the apostles We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: If ye realise this not, ask of those who possess the Message. Surah 21:7 Al-Anbiya’ (The Prophets)

We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms,” (4:163)

It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong), (3:3).

In conclusion, the reason we have so many religions is not because our Creator’s Truth has been corrupted, it’s because man has corrupted the Truth with his religions.  

Yet All These Divisive Religions Believe God is One?

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“They exchanged the Truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen.” Romans 1:25

“O LORD, (YHVH) my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood/deception/lies, futility/vanity and things of no profit.” Jeremiah 16:19

Seeking the Only One who gives Spiritual/Lasting Life, is the One Way to find Him, Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13; Proverbs 8:17Matthew 7:7…

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What is The Good News?

Do You Understand “The Good News” Like Abraham Did?

“The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the gentiles/nations by faithfulness, and foretold the Good News to Abraham:  “All nations will be Blessed through you.”  Galatians 3:8 

The Good News Predates all the worlds religious divisions, because it existed from the beginning.

Even those who say Y’shua, (Jesus), is The Good News, rarely understand the Spiritual Scriptures of Moses and the Prophets:

“and beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He (Y’shua) explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.” Luke 24:27; Genesis 3:15Genesis 12:3

“You, (religious experts) pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess Eternal Life. These are the very Words that Testify about Me, (Y’shua),  John 5:39.

Physical eyes cannot see, or perceive, the Spiritual Mystery of The Good News,  1 Peter 1:25Romans 7:14Revelation 14:6.

What Does The Good News of Salvation Mean?

David was the King of Israel, a Hebrew descendant from the tribe of Judah, (prior to Jewish religion), wrote Psalms about The Good News of Salvation, 1040-970 B.C.

“Sing to YHVH, bless His Name; Proclaim the Good News of His Salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:2 

Before David, Moses wrote the Words of Torah, (The Way of Truth and Life), giving us a physical picture of the Spiritual Good news.  Abraham, the first Hebrew, and father of all nations, knew, just as Noah and Adam and Eve.  They all died with hope in the Good news of *YHVH’s Salvation.

*For the meaning of YHVH; https://kaylened.wordpress.com/category/yhvh/

From the beginning, at the origin of the Curse, the consequence of Sin being Death, YHVH promised a Blessing.

“For as in Adam all die, so in Messiah all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22 

A Curse = Death, A Blessing = Life

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you Life and death, the Blessing and the curse. So choose Life in order that you may Live, you and your descendants,” Deuteronomy 30:19Jeremiah 21:8

Adam and Eve put their trust in YHVH’s promise, someday a Woman’s “Seed” would have victory over death.

“And I will put enmity between you, (the serpent=satan) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush your head, (satan=death)…” Genesis 3:15

“The God of Peace will soon crush satan, (the serpent=death) under your feet…” Romans 16:20

“For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feetThe last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 1 Corinthians 15:26 

*”Under Your Feet,”  “Crush your Head,” “make your enemy a footstool,” these Hebrew idioms portray Victory.   Picture a Victorious King standing with His feet on the back of his enemies head, Joshua 10:242 Samuel 22:41Hebrews 1:13.

The Good News Is Salvation From Death

How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings Good News, (Basar #1319), to proclaim/hear and do, (Shama #8085) Peace, (Shalom #7965), bringing News, (Basar #1319) of Good. (Tov #2896b), to proclaim/hear and do, (Shama #8085) Salvation/Victory/Deliverance, (Yeshua #3444) And say to Tzion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

Translation difficulties and bias have been the cause of unnecessary obscurity, but the original Hebrew is very clear:

Shama, is translated; proclaim, announce… but it also means; Hear, Listen, Do, Obey.

Shalom, means so much more than peace, it’s Complete Wholeness, Health, Security, Safety, being made Right, the opposite of everything wrong.

Tov, means, Everything Good, as opposed to everything Bad.

Y’shua, you may recognize as the original Hebrew name of Jesus.  It means Salvation, Deliverance, Victory, Help…The full name, Y’hoshua, (Joshua) means YHVH is Salvation.

Y’shua’s Full Name, Y’hoshua, Means “YHVH’s Salvation”

“Everyone who calls on the Name of  YHVH will be saved.” Romans 10:13Acts 2:21; quoting, Joel 2:32

“And how can they proclaim unless they are sent?  As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!” Romans 10:15; quoting Isaiah 52:7.

Salvation Means Inheriting Spiritual Life on the New Earth

“Therefore Messiah (the Promised Seed) is the mediator of a re-newed covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised Eternal (Spiritual) Inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions, (curse of Sin and Death) committed under the first covenant.”  Hebrews 9:15 

“YHVH knows the days of the Blameless, (Tamim #8549): and their Inheritance shall be Forever, (Spiritual).  Psalm 37:18 

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“So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a Life-giving Spirit.”  1 Corinthians 15:45 

“Blessed are the humble, for they will Inherit the earth, (Not this earth. The Lasting/Spiritual/Eternal Life is on the reNEWed earth).” Matthew 5:5Psalm 37:9; Psalm 37:11

What is Worship?

The Original Hebrew Word Shachah #7821 Means Worship

“Then Ezra blessed YHVH the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their handsthen they bowed low and Worshiped (#7821) YHVH with their faces to the ground.” Nehemiah 8:6

Which one of these postures do you call worship?

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 Worship is translated from the Hebrew word Shachah (#7812) and every time it means:  To Bow Down with Knees bent and face to the ground.

Praise, on the other hand, is more complex.   Described by seven different Hebrew words including; “Worship,” “Lifting hands,” “Blessing or Giving,” “Thanksgiving,” “Singing,” “Shouting,”  but “Halal” is the word we all recognize as HalleluYah, or PraiseYah!

So I will Bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name.”Psalm 63:4

Praise and Bless are translated interchangeably but both are depicted by lifted hands, a posture of giving.  The original Hebrew word “Bless” is Barak (#1288).  It means “to give,”

Give to YHVH the glory due to His Name; Worship (#7821) YHVH in holy array.” Psalm 29:2 

“Then the man bowed low and Worshiped (#7821) YHVH.” Genesis 24:26

“Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will Worship (#7821) and return to you.” Genesis 22:5 

“So the people believed; and when they heard that YHVH was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and Worshiped (#7821). Exodus 4:31 

“You shall not Worship (# 7821) them or serve them; for I, YHVH your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,  Exodus 20:5

“You shall not Worship (#7821) their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.”   Exodus 23:24 

“Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and Worship (#7821). Exodus 34:8 

“All the prosperous of the earth will eat and Worship (#7821),  All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.” Psalm 22:29 

“Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before YHVH, Worshiping (#7821) YHVH.” 2 Chronicles 20:18

So Do We Lift Our Hands or Do We Kneel?

The answer is both.  Lifting our hands physically symbolizes our gratitude, joy and praise.  When we begin to know the overwhelming Greatness of our Creator’s Spirit we respond with a physically humble posture called Worship.

Holy Land History at a Glance

Historical Overview of Today’s Holy Land

“This is a timeline of major events in the History of Jerusalem; a city that had been fought over sixteen times in its history.  During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Jerusalem

Beginning with The Land of Canaan and The Fallen Walls of Jericho

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Artist’s reconstruction of the north side of ancient Jericho, based on the German excavations of 1907-1909. Note the houses built against the mud brick city wall, which rests on top of the stone retaining wall. The Bible says that Rahab’s house was built against the city wall (Joshua 2:15).

This Biblical claim has been confirmed by archaeologists who have found evidence of Jericho and its fallen walls, arguably 12-13 centuries B.C.

“So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the  sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight ahead, and they took the city.”  Joshua 6:20; Hebrews 11:30

1400 B.C. the Israelites are given the Land of Canaan as promised to Abram/Abraham.

“YHVH appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this Land.” So he built an altar there to YHVH who had appeared to him.” Genesis 12:7

The Land was divided into Israel’s Twelve Tribal territories pictured below.  In 930 B.C. they split into a Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom.

Divided into the Ten Tribes of Israel in the North.  The Southern Tribes were called Judah.

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722 B.C. The Assyrians captured the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel.  These tribes eventually dispersed into the nations and are known to this day as the Ten Lost Tribes.

“And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also. Jeremiah 3:8 

587-538 B.C. the Southern Kingdom of Judah is next to be conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar ll.  The first Temple of Solomon is destroyed.  Judah’s Babylonian captivity is prophesied to last 70 years.  Jeremiah 29:10

539 B.C. the Persian Empire conquered Babylonia.  King Cyrus the Great released Judah to return to her land and rebuild the destroyed Temple.

“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘YHVH, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Ezra 1:2

323-333 B.C. Alexander the Great, a Hellenistic Greek, was the next to conquer the Land, then the Ptolemy gained control of the Land, continuing to battling with the Seleucids.

198 B.C. Antiochus lll incorporated Judea into his Hellenistic Greek Seleucid Empire, but allowing them autonomy.

175-164 B.C.  Antiochus lV inherited the throne.  He’s the one who sacrificed a pig to Zeus, desecrating the Holy Temple and beginning the Maccabean revolt.

167-164 B.C. the Kingdom of Judah won control of the Land in the Maccabean, (Hasmonean) revolt.  (Remembered by the celebration of Chanukah)

140-116 B.C. the Hasmonean Dynasty is established with the decline of the Seleucids.

110 B.C.  Pompey and Rome intervene in the Hasmonean civil war.  The Hasmoneans gain their independence from the Seleucids.

63 B.C. Judah is incorporated into the Roman Republic. 

40 B.C. the Parthians, an Iranian Arsacid Empire, invade the Land.

37 B.C. Herodian Dynasty conquers the Hasmoneans.

27 B.C. the Roman Empire controls the Land.

Y’shua begins His Ministry 30 A.D.  Prophesying the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Mark 13:2; Luke 19:44; Daniel 9:26

70 A.D.  the 2nd Temple is destroyed by the Romans.

638 A.D. the Arabs of Arabia conquered the Land in the Islamic expansion, at the battle of Yarmouk.

661 A.D. the Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus inherited control of the Land.

750 A.D. the Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad took over the Land.

1071 A.D. the Egyptians passed control of the Land to the Seljuk Empire, Turkish/Persian, Sunni Muslims.

1099 A.D. the European Christian Crusaders take control of the Land.

1187-1229 the Ayyubi Dynasty, (descendants of Saladin, a Kurdish Muslim leader) took the Land.

1250 A.D. the Mamluks Dynasty took the Land.

1260 the Mongols took the Land from the Muslim Mamluks in The battle of Ain Jalut.

1516 The Ottoman Turks took the Land.

1832  Muhammad Ali of Egypt took the Land, but, in 1840, Britain intervened and returned control of the Levant, (the Land) to the Ottomans.

19th Century, World War 1, the Balfour Declaration of 1917.  The British Government favors the establishment of national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.

1936–1939 the Arab revolt in Palestine was a nationalist uprising by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule and mass Jewish immigration…

1948 the name Israel is chosen and a “Jewish” State is named.

Religious Exclusivity is Man-Made

Religious exclusivity is direct disobedience to Our Creator Word.  He is Impartial and instructs His people to love impartially.  His Word does not support ethnocentric religions.   We all have the same Creator and He gave One promise for All people.  

His promised (eternal) inheritance as prophesied to come through Abraham, Isaac and Israel, will bless All peoples.

“The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles, (non-Jewish) by faithfulness, and foretold the gospel (the good news) to Abraham: “All nations/peoples will be blessed through you.”  Galatians 3:8; Genesis 26:4

Now that is Good News!  The Physical Land was never the fulfillment of the Promised Eternal Inheritance, Hebrews 9:15

It’s the New Heaven and New Earth we long for because it will be freed from the death. Isaiah 25:81 Corinthians 15:262 Corinthians 5:17Revelation 21:4

*Most of these dates are from Wikipedia.  Some of the dates vary in other historical writings, so please test this information for yourself.

The intent of this brief overview is to show, at a glance, by whom and when the Land was occupied.

Is Jesus God?

Is Y’hoshua (Jesus) YHVH?

What does the Bible have to say about the Creator of the universe?

Who Is YHVH?

YHVH means, He Is/He Exists/He Was, Is and Always Will Be.  When God revealed His Name to Moses He said it was His Name forever, (Olam #5769), Exodus 3:14,15.  He also defined Himself as being ONE, (Echad #).

 Hear, O Israel!  YHVH is our God, YHVH is One!  Deuteronomy 6:4 

Who is Israel?

Israel means, to contend with God and with men and prevail, victoriously, Genesis 32:28.  If you have the mind-set that “Israel” is synonymous with the “Jewish religion” I hope you will still try to understand what I’m about to write.

Beginning with the name Israel, first given to Jacob, who like his father Isaac and his grandfather Abraham, were given the same promise, “in you All people of the earth would be blessed,” Genesis 12:31; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4; Genesis 28:14.

Note, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not Jewish, (Goy #1471) and the promise that would come through them would bless All people/Goy.

Israel is called YHVH’s Firstborn, Exodus 4:22.  Y’hoshua, Is the Firstborn of All creation, Colossians 1:15; Luke 2:23; Numbers 3:13.  What does the Firstborn receive?   A Double Portion, Deuteronomy 21:17; Isaiah 61:7.  Like Job who received double, Job 42:10.

In Y’hoshua, we are Spiritual Israel and heirs to the promise given to Abraham, Galatians 3:29.

Y’hoshua (Jesus) Blessed All People With Life

Jacob’s fourth son was named Judah, meaning Praise and Judah’s descendants are referred to as Jews.  The promised Seed/Offspring/Messiah, (Anointed) was prophesied to come through the lineage of Judah.

Jesus’ Hebrew name, Y’hoshua, means YHVH’s Salvation.  He is The Word from the beginning, The First and The Last, The I Am, Who Is, Was and Always will be, His Name forever, Exodus 3:15; Proverbs 3:19; John 1:1-14; 8:58

 The Shema is The Most Important Commandment

Y’hoshua taught the Shema was the most important command;

“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law (Torah)?” Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:5

Unlike today, when Y’hoshua spoke the above words, everyone would have recognized The Shema in its entirety.  They wrote them on their doorposts, taught it to their children, recited it when they woke up, sat in their homes, walked outside and before they slept, Deuteronomy 6:7.

With this knowledge, YHVH is our God, YHVH is One, we ask the next question.

“You believe that God is One. Good for you! Even the demons (God’s adversaries) believe that, and shudder! James 2:19

Is Y’hoshua YHVH?

 “Truly, truly, I tell you, Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I Am!” John 8:58 

The religious leaders picked up stones to stone Y’hoshua because when He said, I Am, He was saying He is YHVH.

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14

Is Y’hoshua The Creator of The Universe?

 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

“YHVH by Wisdom founded the earth, By Understanding He established the heavens.” Proverbs 3:19
“The YHVH possessed me, (Wisdom) at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.” Proverbs 8:22

“You alone are YHVH.  You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.” Nehemiah 9:6

 For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16

“Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.” John 1:10

The Eternal Son is Prophesied to Have The Authority of God

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government, (rule/dominion) will rest on His shoulders; And His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2

For to which of the angels did God ever say: “You are my Son; today I have become Your Father”? Or again: “I will be His Father, and He will be My Son”? Hebrews 1:5; Psalm 2:7 

Y’hoshua Has The Authority of YHVH

Jesus answered,“Destroy this temple, (His body) and in three days I will raise it up again.John 2:19

“Thomas replied, My Lord, (YHVH) and my God!” John 20:28

“Why do you call Me good?  Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone. Luke 18:19 

Revelation of Y’hoshua Reveals He is YHVH

“John, To the seven Assemblies in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him who Is and Was and Is to come, and from the seven fold Spirit before His throne,” Revelation 1:4

“I am the Alpha (Aleph) and the Omega (Tav)” says YHVH God, who Is and Was and Is to come — the AlmightyRevelation 1:8 

I am the First and the Last, the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades…Revelation 1:17 ; Revelation 1:18 

“To the angel of the Assembly in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, who died and returned to life.” Revelation 2:8

“And He told me, “It is done! I am the Alpha (Aleph) and the Omega (Tav) the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give freely from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:6 

“I Am the Alpha (Aleph) and the Omega (Tav) the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13

Isaiah Confirms Y’hoshua is YHVH

“Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? ‘I, YHVH, am the First, and with the Last. I am He.'” Isaiah 41:4

“Thus says YHVH the King of Israel and his Redeemer, YHVH of hosts: ‘I Am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.” Isaiah 44:6

“Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I Am He, I Am the First, I Am also the Last.” Isaiah 48:12

“A voice is calling, “Clear the way for YHVH in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.” Isaiah 40:3

Y’hoshua Did Come in the Name of YHVH, Psalm 118:26.

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*LORD replaced the Name YHVH

As you may have noticed, I replace YHVH every time I see LORD.  YHVH has been replaced by LORD over 6,380 times because of a false superstition.  Changing it back makes it easier to connect the New Testament verses referring to Y’hoshua as YHVH.

“This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for YHVH make straight paths for Him.’” Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3Luke 3:4

John 17-11 That They May Be One blue