by Wild Olive
Whom do you say that I am?
Whom do you say that I am?
Peter Warsop, the founder of the Congregation of Yahweh, an inspirational apostle and warrior of
The Faith, who has, sadly,
but happily for him, gone on to his reward.
Peter Warsop was my Minister/Mentor for many years. When he preached this message he did warn us that the teaching he was giving us on this subject may one day hold us in good stead, and he was right. I (Peter) have taken the liberty of adding a few quotes I myself have found, and these are coloured pale blue.
Paraphrased notes from a sermon from Peter Warsop, entitled: ‘Yahshua, the Mighty El’. He preached this in July, 1981 in Nottingham, England.
In English, one is SINGULAR and when we refer to more than one we say PLURAL. In Hebrew, however, we have three forms of speech when relating to numbers. 1. SINGULAR, 2. DUAL, 3. PLURAL.
SINGULAR means one, DUAL means a pair, (According to Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar/88 "The dual is a further indication of number, which originated in early times. In Hebrew, dual is almost exclusively used to denote those objects which naturally occur in pairs (see e)" and PLURAL means many. (According to the Unfolding Word Hebrew Grammar, "The word is identical to the usual plural of el, meaning gods or magistrates" In Biblical Hebrew, a term with plural form usually refers to multiple persons or objects. Elohim in Hebrew script: the letters are, right-to-left:, aleph-lamed-he-yud-mem. Elohim in the Hebrew Bible refers to deities, and is one of the many names or titles for God in the Hebrew Bible.
There are many forums discussing this issue, and it may be a good idea to read through them yourself. In Genesis In the Hebrew language, we have the key therefore, to understanding the Godhead as revealed in the scriptures.
When we, who use the English language add an ‘s’ it makes a word plural which can mean anything from two to any number. In Hebrew when we finish a word with ‘im’ as in ‘Elohim’ this makes the word not singular, or dual, but plural, meaning not two, as in the English language, but three or more.
When a word is plural, there are, therefore, three or more.
The word ‘God’ in Genesis 1 is the plural ‘Elohim’meaning three or more. So, three or more were responsible for Creation. Therefore, three or more created the heavens and the earth. In a way beyond our mortal thinking, although ‘God’ is three or more, He is, also, one. His image is one. He made man in ‘our’ image, singular. This is a mystery, which we will try and unravel as much as we can. People who believe in the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob (including Christians) are monotheistic. They do not believe in three gods. In Psalm 119 we read “Keep Yahweh’s statutes”. The correct meaning of ‘statutes’ means, the laws of a ‘legislative body.’ So, there are more than one in the Godhead who made the laws we are to keep.
In Genesis 19 we read of three persons visiting Abraham shortly before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
Two of these persons later left, but the third one, (called Lord or Yahweh) stayed and talked with Abraham about what He was about to do. Then we read, in Genesis 19:4 that ‘The Lord’ rained down fire and brimstone ‘from the Lord’ out of heaven’. Two ‘Lords?’ Yes, there were two, with one image, and one in heart, soul and spirit. They were both called by the same name. One you cannot see and live, and another you can speak with, walk with, see and hear, with a bodily form. The second part of the Godhead, Yahshua. The same One Who spoke with Moses on Sinai "face to face." It had to be Yahshua, as Joh_1:18 "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
In Judges 6 verse 6 and following verses, we read of
‘The Angel’ coming to speak with
A visitor came to see Gideon as he threshed wheat. He said to Gideon ‘Yahweh is with you’ and we read, ‘Yahweh looked upon him’ and in verse 14, ‘have not I sent you…I
will be with you…you shall not die’. A man could look on this Yahweh and live.
In Exodus 23:20 another angel can be seen the one bearing Yahweh’s name. He was the
head of the Congregation in the wilderness.
This was in fact Yahshua, or the YHWH Who can be seen
Joshua also met this Angel, who called Himself the ‘Captain of Yahweh’s host’
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