Valerie Warsop, the Congregation of Yahweh.


"Should we worship Yahshua?"

Thomas was an fascinating person. It was through his mouth that probably the greatest revelation in the Scriptures erupted. He, filled with utter amazement as he suddenly realised Who Yahshua the Messiah actually was, said, "My Lord and my God!" or in Hebraic terms: "My God, my supreme Divinity!" He recognised Yahshua as Elohim or God Himself.

Before the Resurrection He was acknowledged as Yahweh/God/Divinity
Of course, the first people to do this were the wise men from the East, and neither Miryam (Mary, His mother) or Joseph stopped them from this adoration. (Matthew 2:11) "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." Indeed, we are told that He was "Emannuel, God with us"(Isa. 7:14 Matthew 1:23)

Matthew 16:15-17 "He saith unto them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." Again in John's gospel: John 6:68-69 "Then Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God."

On other occasions men and women worshipped Him without any complaint on His part. Yahshua never reprimanded anyone for worshipping Him. Why was this? He must have acknowledged that He was, in fact, Divinity.
In order to place his petition before Yahshua a leper worshipped Him: "And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him," saying, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."(Matthew 8:2) Yahshua made him clean, and never reprimanded him for his adoration. In Matthew 9:18 "There came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, "My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live." Again, we read in Matthew 14:33 "His disciples worshipped Him."       These men above all would have been put right had they been blaspheming or doing anything worthy of disgrace; "Then they that were in the ship came and "worshipped him," saying, "Of a truth thou art the Son of God." Also, we read in Matthew 15:25; "Then came she and "worshipped him," saying, "Lord, help me.""
In Mark's gospel 5:6 we hear about the poor man who lived among the tombs who ran to worship Yahshua; "But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him," and the dear blind man whom Yahshua healed in John 9:38, when Yahshua asked him if he believed that He was the Son of God he said, "Lord, I believe." And he "worshipped him."
An interesting occasion ocurred when Yahshua was being tempted in the wilderness. The adversary asked Him to fall down and worship him, Yahshua did not reprimand him for this recognition, but rather encouraged him. in exchange for the world: Luke 4:6-8 "And the devil said unto him, "All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine." And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."" He was in fact, referring to Himself! The words He spoke were identical to the words Peter uttered in his revelation in John ch. 20.

After the Resurrection He was acknowledged as Yahweh(God)/Divinity too.
John 20:26-29 "And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus (Yahshua) the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace be unto you." Then saith He to Thomas, "Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing." And Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God." Jesus saith unto him, "Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." Yahshua did not reprimand him for this recognition, but rather encouraged him.
Matt. 28:9 "And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All hail" and they came and held him by the feet, and "worshipped him.""
Matt. 28:17 "And when they saw him, they"worshipped him:" but some doubted." Luk. 24:52 "And they "worshipped him," and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:"

I rest my case. There are so very many examples of Yahshua being worshipped as Divinity, as God (Yahweh) Himself, there leaves no doubt that He, the Son of God is and always has been part of the Godhead and is thus to be worshipped accordingly. I wonder, when John said (I John 4:2)"Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ (Strongs:"The anointed One" "Messiah") is come in the flesh is of Yahweh (God) and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ (Strongs:"The anointed One" "Messiah") has come in the flesh is not of God, and this is that spirit of Anti-Messiah whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." "Flesh" (Strongs 4561) means "a human being, (with its frailties). This, obviously means that whoever "Jesus Christ" was, He has come as a human being - well, what was He before? Judge for yourself. These verses therefore, strongly suggest that Divinity came to dwell with us as a human being. I would say therefore, to those skeptics who say that Yahshua is not to be worshipped, that He was "just a man" that they need to rethink this whole thing. How could He 'come as a man' if He had always been one?