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In this review of being Born of the Blood, we consider the Role of Jehovah-Yeshua as God and Redeemer of All Mankind. And will cover the identity of God presented in the Scriptures in the past, present and future. This will include the identity of the Gods in the Garden, Israel's God Jehovah, Yeshua the Savior of Man and finally the Returning Messiah as King of Zion.
The Process of Perfection
In review, this is what our process looks like:
Born of the Blood > Born of the Water > Keeps the Commandments > Born of God/Spirit
Going Onto Perfection
Becomes Perfected > Reaches the Full Stature of Messiah > Sees God the Son
God's in the Garden
The generic interpretation of the Godhead is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit with each being a unique manifestation or identity. However, a close review of the scriptures does not support this common view of the Godhead. In the first chapter of John, we see the Word with God, but no mention of the Spirit - In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Where's the Spirit or in Hebrew the Ruach?
We can clarify the concept of the Spirit by looking further in the first chapter of the Gospel of John where the Spirit or Light of Messiah enlightens every man. Essentially, we see a power or influence flowing or emanating from the presence of the Son, which we have deduced is a person's conscience that helps them to know right from wrong.
Likewise, there is a power or influence that emanates from the presence of the Father and that power or influence is the Spirit or Ruach, which can lead us to all truth - John 16. And that there is no separate or unique identity in the Spirit, So our summary looks like this.
The second important concept that we see in the Garden account is God appointing a Redeemer when Adam and Eve transgress God's command not to eat of the tree of knowledge, which brought sin and death into the world. A better translation of Genesis 3:15 looks like this -
"I will place enmity between thee and the seed of the woman. Thou mayest have power to bruise his heal, but he shall have power to crush thy head."
This verse is set in the context of death and sin. Though Adam and Eve transgressed God's command and brought sin and death into the world succumbing to the serpent/Satan temptation and those who follow him to tempt mankind, in the end Yeshua - the seed of the woman - will triumph over death and sin through His Atonement, Death and Resurrection.
Another concept we see in the Garden narrative is that we see a plurality of Gods in chapter one, which John refers to the Word and God - two identities. But then in chapter 2, we see a change to Jehovah God - a single identity. And as we will see, this single identity continues to the end of the Bible. Moreover, in a covenant context, Jehovah becomes our father.
The God of Israel
As we saw in Chapter 2 of Genesis, the concept of God changed to a single identity in Jehovah God and this same identity is used in the rest of the Torah and Tanach.
Jehovah God is further portrayed in the Passover account. Anciently, the door threshold was a home altar and it is where the father of the home entered into covenants with the deity that he recognized as god. With ancient Israel, this deity was represented by a sacrificed unblemished male lamb, which blood was applied to the door posts of the home, symbolizing Israel's "Savior-God".
Moreover, through Moses, Jehovah revealed His system of law that would sanctify Israel and prepare them to receive His prescence, which was manifested by clouds by day and a pillar of fire by night - a spiritual salvation.
Because of Israel's stiff-neckedness, Jehovah did not reveal His sacrifice for all mankind in the Atonement but instead gave Israel the system of animal sacrifice to teach them the relationship between death and sin. For animal sacrifice could never adequately atonement for man's transgression, only a human sacrifice could fill that requirement.
God, the Mortal Messiah
In fulfillment of Jehovah's role as Savior for all mankind that we see indicated both in the Garden and to ancient Israel, Jehovah condescended and took on mortality as Yeshua and suffered for the transgressions of Adam and all mankind as a "proxy savior".
Yeshua's Atonement, Death and Resurrection reversed the effects of Adam and Eve's transgression, which brought physical and spiritual death to mankind. "For as in Adam all die even so in Messiah shall all be made alive." 1 Cor. 15:22 As is the pattern of all righteous proxy redeemers like Yeshua and King Hezekiah, who suffer for others transgression unjustly, obtain mercy which then overcomes the demands of justice and who qualify for God's blessings or salvation. So this sequence looks like this:
God, the Millennial King of Zion
"God Himself follow the types of a Davidic king, firstborn son, and sacrificial victim in paying the price of justice on behalf of His people so that they might know mercy [until they are fully Born Again]. God follows the emperor-vassal model, serving as both Father (emperor} and Son (vassal) [in a covenant context]. The Son's descent as suffering Savior precedes His ascent as King of Zion." (Gileadi)
Those persons who are fully Born Again pass into the Millennium as God's Covenant People and come under the authority and rule of Jehovah-Yeshua and His "seed".
In Summary, our table looks like this: