The Three Highest Powers In Heaven
The Bible gives us evidences that there are Three Highest, Holiest Beings in Heaven. The Most Powerful, three distinct agencies, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. They cooperate in a work of making the church on earth like the church in heaven.
Where in the Bible refers to their existence together?
"John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." Rev. 1:4-6
Note: The Father, here, describes as "him which is, and which was, and which is to come in this text. The Holy Spirit describes as "seven Spirits". This expression refers to the Holy Ghost, Thompson remarks: “That is, from the Holy Spirit, denominated ‘the seven spirits,’ because seven is a sacred and perfect number; not thus named as denoting interior plurality, but the fulness and perfection of his gifts and operations.” Barnes says, “The number seven, therefore, may have been given by the Holy Spirit with reference to the diversity or the fulness of his operations on the souls of men, and to his manifold agency in the affairs of the world, as further developed in this book.” The third is Jesus Christ, the characteristic which pertains to Him are mentioned as: "the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth". The One Who "washed us from our sins in his own blood".
(see also Matt. 3:16,17; John 14:16,26; 15:26; 1Pet. 1:2; 1Cor. 12: 4-6; Heb. 9:14; Isa. 48:16; 6:8)
What text in the Bible expresses God as more than one in number?
Gen 1:1 " In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heaven and the earth."
Note: Elohim is a Hebrew word for God, it is plural in form.
Is there any English Bible translation that refers to God the Creator in plural form?
Eccl 12:1 Remember also thy Creators in days of thy youth, While that the evil days come not, Nor the years have arrived, that thou sayest, 'I have no pleasure in them.' (Young's Literal Version)
What are the common commentaries with regards to Isaiah 54:5 on "Maker and Husband"?
Most of the commentaries agree on the word "Maker and Husband" as plural but rendered in all English Bible Version in the singular forms, such as Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, Jamieson-Fausset- Brown Bible Commentary, Barnes' Note on the Bible, and more.
If Elohim is more than one, why is it in Deut. 6:4 it declares YHWH as one?
The text reads as; "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD (YHWH):" Deut. 6:4.
Note: The Hebrew word for "one" is "echad", a plural form that agrees with YHWH.
The same word ECHAD was used in the following texts which refers to a group stated as one:
Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one (H259, ‘echâd) flesh.
Ezr 2:64 The whole congregation together (H259,‘echâd) was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
Eze 37:17 And join them one to another into one (H259, ‘echâd) stick; and they shall become oneH259 in thine hand.
Does it mean that the Lord YHWH is not just one?
The answer is yes.
Who are They?
Psa 110:1 "A Psalm of David. The LORD(yehôvâh) said unto my Lord('âdôn), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool."
Mar 12:35-37 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Note: The LORD(YHWH) as referred to in Ps. 110:1 is none other but the Father while Jesus points Himself as Lord(Adon), as implies in Mark 12:35-37.
Exo 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God('êl) Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH (YHWH) was I not known to them.
John 8:56,58 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Note: The two texts imply that it was Jesus(YHWH) who met with Patriarch Abraham.
The Holy Ghost
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD (YHWH), that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD (YHWH): But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD (YHWH), I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God (ELOHIM), and they shall be my people. I will forgive their iniquity, and will remember their sin no more.” KJV Jeremiah 31:31-34
Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. -KJV Hebrews 10:15-17
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