YHWH Himself tells us about His own creation by God the Father.
Isaiah 43:10 You [are] my witnesses, says the LORD (YHWH), and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
The above verse contains a mystery within a mystery. It relates to us that someone formed or created YHWH – the one and only God of the earth. Yet, we will find later that God (The Father) created another being earlier than YHWH! We will reconcile the second mystery, before we finish this writing.
Isaiah 43:10 also informs us that God the Father does not intend to create Sons of God in the future. It was necessary to begin with created Sons of God. However, the desired result is begotten Sons of God; and the human process is best for mass- producing Sons of God. The human process allows for continually re-programming the unique spirit, which seems impossible with created spirit beings.
However, some will object to the creation of YHWH, citing the following passage that speaks of Melchisedec:
Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually.
Hebrews 7:3 informs us that Melchisedec was the created Son of God: YHWH who manifested Himself in the flesh in ancient times! The author of Hebrews tells us that Melchisedec was a made being – He was not born into existence. God, the Father, created YHWH before the beginning of time. Time only began after YHWH created our solar system, the clock of the heavens. Therefore, one could not point to a specific day of His creation! No one wrote down when He came into existence.
Therefore, the Jews would be unable to find the Christ’s ancestry record for priestly validation. They would not find the name of His mother or the name of His father in their records and yet He was a priest! They would not find any recorded descendants in the priestly line for the Messiah, yet He was a priest, as Melchisedec, and continued to be a priest as the Christ!
Beyond all that, Yahshua the Christ – Melchisedec – continues to live and will never see end of life. The author of the epistle to the Hebrews was careful to avoid any statement that would equate Melchisedec with God the Father, in terms of having existed, as a knowing being for eternity into the past as well as into the future. This verse contains two mysteries: 1) Melchisedec was YHWH and became Yahshua, the Christ; 2) God created Melchisedec before the material universe. Furthermore, that as Yahshua He did not need ancestral records proving His qualifications for priesthood, for He created the priestly office and He made the priests who served in that function.
We know that the Father did not have a beginning, for He has life within Himself. However, the bible tells us that there was a time when the Son did not have life within Himself, for the Father gave the Son that kind of life. If the Father gave the Son that He might have life within Himself, it is manifest that at one time He did not have such life.
John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
From this information, we understand that the Son relied on the Father for His life, in His early existence and while He was on the earth, as a human being. The Son had eternal life originally, but He did not have self-existent life. We know this, for had the Son originally had self-existent life, He could not have given it up to become a being of flesh, to die a physical death for the sins of the world.
One dictionary definition of eternal is “without beginning or end”. However, if this definition were true, God could not give human beings eternal life. This does not square with Scripture. The human endeavor is to go from life that can perish to eternal life – life that cannot perish, although God can end it, if He wishes. The important point to comprehend is that eternal life has a beginning.
John 3:15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Herein lies another mystery: There was no question of who would die for man. The Father could not and cannot die – He could not give up His life. The Son could die, for He had only eternal life, supported by the Father, before He came into the world as a sacrifice for humanity.
After Yahshua died for the sins of the world, the Father gave Him life within Himself; therefore, He cannot die again at anytime in the future. The Father has highly exalted Yahshua – the Father has given Yahshua self-existent life!
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
We should understand that God has not promised us self- existent life! God promises us eternal life, which we do not currently have. We should comprehend from this that eternal life has a beginning!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting (eternal) life.
Pre-John 1:1 & Genesis 1:1
In order to know “Who Yahshua is” we must start before the beginning of John 1:1 and Genesis 1:1. By the time of John 1:1, The Word had just come into being. By the time of Genesis 1:1, The Word had created the angels and the physical universe. However, by the time of Genesis 1:2, the earth had become corrupted. Within the information of Genesis 1:2 lies another mystery that, when understood, will begin to unravel what happened before Yahshua set the stage for Adam and Eve.
Therefore, how did Genesis 1:2 come about? How did the earth become corrupt? John again gives us something with which to go deeper into this mystery:
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
John tells us about a war fought in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. The bible tells us that the dragon is Satan.
Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Christ mentions something about this war: what happened to Satan:
Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
John tells us much the same thing. Michael’s Host threw Satan and his host out of heaven. In other words, they fell from heaven like lightning!
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Therefore, we know that for some reason a war took place in heaven. We know that Michael and his Host were on the good side and Satan and his host were on the evil side. Therefore, we can construe that Satan probably started this confrontation. What could the cause have been? Another mystery presents itself. We know that the name Satan means: adversary. How did Satan get this name? This leads us to more information!
Isaiah tells us of a being who fell from heaven! However, the bible names this being Lucifer, which means “Morning Star”.
Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [How] are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
Isaiah tells us more. This Lucifer reasoned within himself that he would ascend into heaven and exalt his throne above the stars of God. He continued to think within himself that he would ascend above the clouds and make himself the Most High God. However, God had something in store for Lucifer when he arrived!
Isaiah 14:13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like (I will make myself – Hebrew is Hithpael, a verb denoting something one does for himself) the most High. 15 Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
We should derive something from Isaiah’s message that could escape us. Lucifer was not in heaven when he began his wicked process of reasoning. God knew what Lucifer was devising. God had sealed Lucifer’s fate before he set off for heaven.
Where was Lucifer in the midst of his brooding thoughts?
We know that Yahshua created the earth perfect in Genesis 1: 1. Isaiah 45:18 tells us “He created it not in vain”. In other words, God did not create the earth in confusion or a state of corruption. God (the Word) laid the foundations of the earth in Genesis 1:1. The earth had become corrupt by Genesis 1:2.
The angels of God shouted for joy when Yahweh laid the foundations of the earth – a perfect creation. Something caused devastation, on the earth. The bible gives us no other answer. Undoubtedly this desolation came about because of the war in heaven.
Isaiah 45:18 For this says the LORD (YHWH) who created the heavens; God himself who formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain (WHT: tohuw), he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD (YHWH); and there is none else.
Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? Or who has stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Ezekiel tells us more about this fallen being, Lucifer. God gave Ezekiel knowledge of Lucifer-turned-Satan in a riddle or mystery. The king of Tyrus became more than a human being. This mystery gives us enough details so that we can make out as much as necessary to understand that Ezekiel speaks of the same being as Isaiah in his chapter 14 concerning Lucifer. We can here also make the connection that Lucifer became Satan. He began as a perfect being from several perspectives, full of wisdom and faultless in beauty. Lucifer lived in Eden the garden of God. Lucifer used every beautiful and precious stone for his clothing. Lucifer was a created being.
Ezekiel 28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD (YHWH) came to me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say to him, This says the Lord GOD; you seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 you have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes were prepared in you in the day that you were created.
Two verses of Ezekiel, in the KJV, give us the impression that Lucifer was an angel-type being or a cherub. From this, others have jumped to the conclusion that Yahshua was an angel or cherub. However, notice these verses in other translations. The KJV tells us that Lucifer was the anointed cherub. The RSV tells us that God placed Lucifer with an anointed guardian cherub. The KJV translates “I will destroy you, O covering cherub”. The RSV translates “the guardian cherub drove you out”.
KJV: Ezekiel 28:14 you are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 you were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you. 16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
RSV: Ezekiel 28:14 With an anointed guardian cherub I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. 16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.
Once we understand what happened, we comprehend that the RSV translation is more accurate than the KJV in it representation of the cherub of Ezekiel 28:14, 16.
Ezekiel 28:15 tells us that Lucifer was perfect and then iniquity became a part of him. This mystery conveys to us the transition from Lucifer to Satan. Now Lucifer had sinned and we know that the wages of sin = death.
1John 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ (Yahshua, Mashiach) our Lord.