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Biblical Astronomy of the Seven Genesis Titles of Christ

There is a phrase in Bible Research that says; “Genesis is the book of Revelation concealed, and Revelation is the Book of Genesis revealed.” This month’s blog illustrates this truth in a number of interesting and enlightening ways. The impetus for this teaching came from one of Jon Nessle’s teachings where he mentioned “Seven Penteuech Titles of Christ” that he saw in a note from E.W. Bullinger”s Companion Bible, including the Seed, Star, Shiloh, Stone/Rock,
Shepherd, Scepter and Lawgiver.

In Genesis 3 we have the first prophecy of the Promised Seed [zera-2233] in the Bible.

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattleAnd more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

Contained in this initial prophecy of the Promised Seed, are also the first of seven Genesis titles pertaining to Christ. Surely the Promised Seed is the key to all human generations as Christ is Lord and Savior who provides the way of access back to God, which was lost in the serpent’s temptation of Eve. As the tempter was able to spread the seeds of destruction to all mankind by tempting Eve to break God’s Command, causing the loss of man’s spiritual link with the Heavenly Father, so the need for mankind’s Reedemer-Jesus Christ became a reality. But let us not forget the ruling principle of the seed at the basis of all the Kingdoms of Life, as seen in Genesis 1.

11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seedand the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

Much more than Maverick’s “need for speed” in the movie “Topgun,” mankind has a much bigger “need for seed” and the redemption only available in the perfect seed, Jesus Christ. The concept of this Genesis title is developed further in the line of Abraham in Genesis 15:2-7;

But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing[b]go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one[c] born in my house is my heir!”

And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants [seed] be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. 

Then He said to him, “am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”

In verse 5 above, God draws a direct comparison for Abraham between his seed and the stars of the celestial gospel.

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The word for “seed” here in God’s promise to Abraham is (H2233zera), which has an interesting history of usage in both sacred and profane writings. In the Chaldean star religion, which had such a strong corrupting influence throughout the ancient world, he who was this “great seed” was also the Sun incarnate. Hislop tells us that:

“Symbolically the emblem for the sun was a circle, in reference to the sun’s ecliptical path.” 1 The true great seed prophetically is Jesus Christ, the promised redeemer of mankind referred to in Jeremiah 33.

Jer. 33:20-22

20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break My covenant of the day, and My covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season21Then may also My covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers. 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

God inspires Jeremiah to make an inseparable connection between His “covenant of the dayand My covenant of the night,” and His “covenant with the seed of David my servant.” Why? One reason is the heavens tell of God’s Covenant with the seed of David with precision, corresponding with the regular observance of their Sabbatical and Jubilee years, in harmony with the Soli-lunar calendar of Israel. Jesus Christ the embodiment of the seed of David, came to fulfill the Scripture, and began his ministry in the Sabbatical Year of 27-28 AD, as part of the OT Hebrew Jubilee cycle. All 12 signs of the mazzaroth with each decan, tell a chapter of the struggle between the seed of the woman versus the serpent’s seed, as prophesied by God in Genesis 3:15. The Promised Seed Jesus Christ is the master key to unlocking the secrets of both the Celestial Gospel and the Scriptures, not to mention true Archaeo-Astronomy.

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Hislop’s comments are relevant in that; “the hieroglyphical relation between zero, the circle, and zero, the seed, was easily established.”2 Hislop gives a nod to the correlation between The Promised Seed, in light of the mathematical implications of zero, and the geometric significance of the circle, and that these relations go far beyond their mere hieroglyphical associations. This also relates to how Christ as the Shepherd of Psalm 23 embodies the Jehovah-Names of God, as we will see below.

In Genesis 17:1-9 we find more on Abraham’s story;

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am
 [a]Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of [b]many nations. No longer shall your name be called [c]Abram, but your name shall be [d]Abraham; for I have made you a father of [e]many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants [seed] after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in[f] which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an ever-lasting possession; and I will be their God.” And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

The Faith of Abraham is the undeniable foundation of Christian faith today. [Rom. 4]

Figuratively, the Sun as a symbol of the promised seedJesus Christ, weaves his way through the circular path of the ecliptic and the 12 houses of the Hebrew Mazzaroth, showing us the basic relationship between God’s earthly seed and His heavenly seed.

Gen. 22:17-18

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice. [Num. 24:7]

The union of the Alpha-Omega signs of Leo the lion, with the woman Virgo in the female-headed Great Sphinx also depict the life of Jesus, from birth, starting in the Star-set of Spica on September 11th, 3 BC. This is depicted in Gen. 49:9 as his human maturation from lion’s whelp, where his prey is provided for him, to stalking his own prey, unto his ultimate victory casting down and rending the dragon. This is the three-fold theme that ties directly to the celestial wonders of Revelation 12, linking God’s Word together with His stellar revelation. We find this set for us at the canonical start and close of both the Biblical and stellar gospels, forming a parallel testimony of the Scriptures with the stars. We have seen powerful specific examples of this in the celestial triple coronation ceremony of the three unions of Jupiter and Regulus in Leo, marking the birth of Christ. We even see the influence of this theme surviving in the famed mythology of the “Riddle of the Sphinx.” In the Greek mythology surrounding the female-headed Sphinx, she asks Oedipus the riddle; What is the animal which goes on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs at night?

The Sphinx and Oedipus

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His reply is Man, crawling as an infant, walking erect in manhood and in old age with a staff. 3
This mirrors the celestial symbolism of the Jupiter-Regulus triple unions seen in Genesis 49:9 depicting the growth cycle of the lion from whelp, to adult lion, to the aged lion at rest. This is another example of the corrupting influence of myth that still retains elements of the truth it hides. This triple Conjunction of Jupiter and Regulus in Leo marking the birth of Christ, also exemplifies the narrative of the celestial gospel, the great stellar witness of the ages which embodies God’s first revelation to the Patriarchs, beginning with Adam. As the star names of the 12 Constellations of the zodiac along with each of their decans relate aspects of the nature, sufferings and glory of the Promised Seed, so this witness is summarized in the first and last zodiacal signs that compromise the Great Sphinx. All of this is established by the witness of Scripture, as we’ve seen in Gen. 49:8-10, for example among many others, setting the truth in stone.

In Genesis 49 we find important Messianic prophecies relating to Jesus Christ in context of Jacob’s blessings of his 12 sons, and the Genesis titles of ChristGen. 49:8-10 delineates God’s promises for the tribe of Judah;

Judah,[b] your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons will bow down to youYou are a lion’s cub, Judahyou return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies downlike a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judahnor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[c]
until [Shiloh] he to whom it belongs[d] shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

Verse 10 refers to the scepter and the “ruler’s staff” also translated as “Lawgiver” in the KJV, and Shiloh, all three of which are Genesis titles of Christ. As this cluster of Genesis Christ titles is an eye-opener, we should pay extra attention to the witness of Scripture in Genesis 49.

The “Lawgiver” [H2710] is a key Christ title, as one who decrees, ordains and inscribes laws. 4
As Proverbs 8 extolls the virtues of godly wisdom, we learn that it is by wisdom that Kings and Princes decree justice, [8:15]. A key aspect of the Lawgiver is found in Job, in reference to the Great Sphinx which embodies the decrees of God’s Word written in the stars for the Biblical Patriarchs.

Job 19:23-25
Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! [24] That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! [25] For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

These verses are indicative not only of Job’s knowledge of his coming redeemer, but also of his faith that this redeemer would stand at a future latter day upon the earth. This knowledge directly corresponds both, in a witness that was engraved in the rock forever, remaining unto our day, and the witnesses of the celestial and written gospels. The word “For,” beginning verse 25, depicts the purpose of his words along with a monumental witness in stone, whose longevity has lasted into our day, as a witness to the redeemer that Job foresaw so long ago. Thus Job’s reference, in this majestic declaration of his redeemer, graven in rock forever, is easily associated with this enduring memorial on the Giza plateau, analogous to the prophecy written in the stars in Leo and Virgo. In the only Patriarchal book of the Bible, Job’s words certainly stand out as a reference to the witness of the stars and in stone, the witness God provided to the Biblical Patriarchs in the Bible’s first canonical book written by Job.

The Great Sphinx

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In all likelihood, a later derivation of the word “sphinx” is found in the Egyptian “shesep ankh,” meaning a living image. 5 However, instead of the living idol images of gods or pharaohs, our proposal is that the Great Sphinx was originally intended as an oracle of the promised seed and the Messiah, with its living aspects included in the changing astronomy surrounding the signs of Virgo and Leo. Both Lockyer and Rolleston state, the Great Sphinx symbolizes the Summer
Solstice 4000 years before Christ, sealed by the union of Virgo and Leo. Rolleston notes that this junction of Virgo and Leo is marked by the star Denebola, which is a name meaning “the Lord or Judge who comes quickly,” 6 thus representing the living image, of the Lord Jesus Christ coming in judgment. As Denebola is the star marking the union of Virgo and Leo, the alpha and omega signs of the Biblical zodiac, this prophetic message of the coming Messiah has endured as the largest, and most famous sculpture on the planet.

To further cement the link between the Great Sphinx and the Scriptures, let’s take a look at Psalm 19:

Psalm 19:1-5

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The word “line” in verse 4 refers to the ecliptic as the path in the Sun’s Tabernacle, at the end of the verse. These 12 houses or “Tabernacles of the Sun” refer to the 12 signs of the zodiac
and the 12 tribes of Israel, the Bride of the Bridegroom. Here, the Bible compares the Sun to a Bridegroom in verse 5, running a race-course through the circuit of heaven, the 12 signs of the ecliptic and their decans. The Great Sphinx elucidates the details of the 19th Psalm because it unifies these Tabernacles of the Sun, first with Virgo, the woman, the Bride-Israel and last with Leo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Thus, all the tribes are presented to the Lord in preparation for the marriage supper of the Lamb, preserved in a great stone monument for the ages. As this magnificent monolith witnesses to the Astronomy of the Biblical Patriarchs, the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid preserved the principles of Biblical Astronomy
timelessly. The witness of Scripture continues in the Book of Job, which contains more overt astronomical references, with ancient Biblical star names than any other book in the Bible.

Job 38:31-33
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? [32] Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? [33] Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

From a Biblical view the Gospel in the Stars is central to the Book of Job, since this was where God gave the Patriarchs the stellar witness and celestial narrative of the promised redeemer of man. Job’s divine writings are the only Scripture recorded, that is addressed to the Patriarchal Age. When we consider the Hebrew word “mazzaroth,” we find a very early reference to the 12 signs of the zodiac, occurring only in Job. There are other later references to these 12 signs of the ecliptic in Scripture, but this gives us more evidence of the antiquity of this knowledge of the entire zodiac, in the context of the Biblical Patriarchs. When Job spoke these words however, the Bible, or even the Pentateuch was not written yet by Moses the lawgiver. Thus, we see in verse 23, Job’s desire that his book would be part of the sacred written oracles that would correspond to this bedrock truth in the Great Sphinx, engraved in stone as a testimony to his coming redeemer.

The word “graven” *H2710 [chaqaq] in Job 19:24 means: to cut, carve, hew, square, quarry, mason or engrave. 6 This is the same word translated as “lawgiver” in Gen. 49:10, and is the same root for the word “ordinances” in Job 38:33, in the sense that the ordinances or laws of God and nature, were many times engraved in stone, or carved in a tablet. As we say God’s Word is set in stone. An important point to realize regarding this word [chaqaq] is that it is translated as “Lawgiver” in Deut. 33:21. This relates to another ancient Egyptian name of the SphinxBel-hit, which also means the “Lord who cometh.” Deuteronomy 33, records the Song of Moses, and the fifth chapter of Judges contains the Song of Deborah, both of which list the Tribes of Israel. Another occurrence of “Lawgiver” is seen below in Genesis 49, also a listing of the Tribes of Israel, all of which refer to the Biblical zodiac, containing celestial and Scriptural links to each of the tribes. These Biblical lists of the 12 tribes of Israel are refined in the discussion of the breastplate of Israel’s High Priest, which models its zodiacal symbolism. Is there a more revealing context for this important element of the Great Sphinx to appear in?

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Gen 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. [KJV]

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah“- “sceptre” is [H7626 shebet] 7 in the Hebrew, the same word used in Numbers 24:17; referring to the “star [H3556-kowkab] 8 out of Jacob and sceptre out of Israel.” This star out of Jacob is a clear reference to the planet
Jupiter-the King planet and the key role its triple union with Regulus played in the astronomy of the birth of Christ, in 3 BC.

lawgiver from between his feet“- Regulus the king star and the brightest star in Leo.  “The Arabic word “regel” means “foot” and is identical in meaning to the Aramaic word “regla”
and the Hebrew word “regel” tying in with “from between his feet” above. In this one verse the Lion of JudahLeo, intertwines with the lawgiver coming from between his feet, symbolizing the king star Regulus [see Psalm 60:7]. 9 This gives a clear Biblical picture of the stellar elements of the Jupiter-Regulus triple union in Leo the lion of the tribe of Judah, seen in the three stages of the lion’s growth in Genesis 49:9!

Lawgiver“- *H2710 [chaqaq10 meaning; to cut or engrave, inscribe, establish, ordain, to decree, to be a leader, a ruler, a lawgiver; a scepter. It occurs 19 times in the Hebrew O.T. The primary meaning is “writing or drawing in the sense of etching,” [Isa. 30:8; in a book] The root can mean to enact a decree [In Prov. 8:15 a governor decreeing justice with wisdom.] This word [chaqaq] attests to the power of the coordinated decrees of God’s Word first written in the stars, then later in stone and in the Scriptures, providing a precedent for the idea of all language being rooted in the celestial alphabet, penned by the finger of God. [Ex. 32:13-16].

Finally the Word (logos) was made flesh in Jesus Christ, and God’s Word incarnate dwelt with us. These manifold witnesses to God’s omnipotent glory and Grace, all incorporate the awesome beauty and mathematical Symmetry that unveil the accuracy of all His means of divine revelation, embodied in the spoken and written word, in the stars in stone and finally in the flesh. As the Red Thread and master key to the interpretation of God’s Word, Jesus is the lawgiver, after the form of Moses, the one decreeing righteous judgment as the embodiment of the Word made flesh.

Jer. 31:35-36
35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.

In Jer. 31:35 the root of this word [chaqaq] is used of the light of the celestial ordinances of the Sun by day, and the Moon and stars by night, [Gen.1:16-18]. The ordinances of God’s covenant with the seed of Abraham were written with the finger of God in the rock of His holy mount,  and given to Moses the lawgiver, [Ex. 24:12, 31:18, 32:16]. This establishes the stone witness of the Sphinx, and verifies the relation between God’s celestial witness and His word written in Scripture [Ps. 19]. It is a known historical and archaeological fact that the Great Sphinx was carved out of a rock formation on the Giza plateau, which is consistent with the testimony of God’s Word in Job 19:23, where the word “rock” [*H6697] means “cliff, sharp rock compressed,
or boulder.” We can see the intimate link between God’s stellar witness of His ordinances fulfilled in His covenant with the seed of Israel in verse 36 above. This promised seed was consummated in the Lord Jesus ChristJeremiah‘s point is that the celestial witness of God’s Covenant with Day and Night [Jer. 33:20-26], has not ceased and no one is able to halt these celestial cycles and seasons set in motion by the Creator, thus the surety of the return of His Promised Seed for his people is set in the firmament, in stone and embodied in the Man Christ Jesus!

The prominent stellar aspects of the Great Sphinx, are witnessed in the first of the three unions of Jupiter and Regulus, on 9-14-3 BC. This exhibits not only the link between the ordinances of the sun and stars in Jer. 31:35, 33:25, specifically in Genesis 49:8-10, in united testimony with the stellar wonders spoken of in Revelation 12, but also the monolithic witness of the Great Sphinx to the Lawgiver of the Ages.

Thus, the Great Sphinx stands as Giza’s defiant sentinel, having weathered hundreds of centuries as a witness and messenger of both the canon of the celestial scroll of God’s Word engraved in the heavens and a prophecy of the birth of the Son of God. Always facing east, the Great Sphinx anticipates the truth of the Son-rise of the ages, whose light is the long-awaited dawning of a new day for all Mankind. This is a theme that arises again in relation to The Celestial Symbolism of the Tabernacle and Temple of Israel. When viewed in context with the witness of the Great Sphinx, this sign on 9-14-3 BC takes on added meaning, indicated in the Sphinx’ two basic elements. These two elements are detailed in the movement of the King planet Jupiter entering Leo, the lion-body of the Great Sphinx, while the Sun was in Virgo, the female head of the Sphinx. As the stars are allowed to speak in harmony with this witness in stone, the solitary guardian of the Giza plateau anticipates the dawning of a new day for mankind, predicting the birth of Spica, Virgo’s promised seed. Thus, the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid stand, as oracles, monumental prophets of both the Alpha and Omega, the first and second advents of Jesus Christ, revealing both his sufferings and glory. These stellar aspects of the Sphinx, are reinforced by the picture of the eastern horizon during the early morning hours of September 14th, at the time of the first Jupiter-Regulus union. This distinct star picture of the Head of the woman Virgo rising above the horizon, with the body of the lion above, beginning the first of three Jupiter-Regulus unions, is definitive evidence for our thesis. It is key to realize that the signs of the Lord’s birth occured in Virgo, the alpha sign of the Biblical zodiac, but the signs of his return will occur in the omega sign-Leo, both including signs of the Celestial Sphinx. This is a clear example of the importance of the Great Sphinx as a monumental marker of the advent of God’s only begotten Son.

The Scepter in the context of the Lion of Judah refers to the King’s Scepter as the rod and staff or symbol of the King’s authority and power, as seen in the Psalms.

Psalm 45:2-7

My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a [c]ready writer. You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.[d]Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, With Your glory and Your majestyAnd in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humilityand righteousness; And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things. Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; The peoples fall under You.

 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdomYou love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

Isaiah 11 provides a great sense of how the Messiah employs and embodies the King’s Scepter; These verses represent a summary of the OT manifestations paired according to this biblical structure of the spirit [H7307 ruach] of Jehovah- God in relationship to His creation. The repetition of “Spiritat the start of these 7 OT categories is a figure of speech- anaphora, while the ”ands” pairing these manifestations are also the figure “polysyndeton,” emphasizing each category of these spiritual manifestations.

Isa. 11:1-5

There shall come forth a [a]Rod from the [b]stem of JesseAnd a Branch shall [c]grow out of his rootsThe Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon HimThe Spirit of wisdom and understandingThe Spirit of counsel and mightThe Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

His delight is in the fear of the LordAnd He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His earsBut with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loinsAnd faithfulness the belt of His waist.

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The 3rd Genesis title of Genesis 49:10 is Shiloh [H7886] also known as the peacemaker. We find these traits exemplified in the High Priest of the Tabernacle and Temple in the OT, especially where once a year on the Day of Atonement, this Priest went into the holiest of all and sacrificed for Israel to cover their sins. Christ fulfilled this with his once and final sacrifice for all mankind, on the cross, [Heb. 2:17]. In the NT with God in Christ in us [Col. 1:27] we dwell in God with God in us through Christ, in true unity, which was not known in Shiloh in the OT, an early resting place for the Ark of the Covenant, symbolic of God’s presence, but is replaced by God’s throne and His actual presence in the greatness of the Mystery in Christ seated at the Father’s right hand with his church. Another key occurrence of the peacemaker is found in Isaiah.

Isa. 9:6-7
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting FatherPrince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.

All Bible titles relating to Jesus Christ fall into these four categories of [Isa. 9:6]. 11

Wonderful Counselor Strong, Mighty One Father of Everlastingness Prince of Peace
Rabbi
[John 6:25]         (4)
Lord
[John 20:28]   (4->)
Son of God
[Mark 13:32]       (4)
Passover [Matt. 26:2]         (4)
Teacher
[Jn. 3:2]        (4)
Christ
[I Peter 1:19]    (4->)
Son of Man
[John 6:62]          (4)
Lamb  [1 Pet. 1:19]     (4/6)
Apostle
[I Tim. 2:7]     (4)
King-[Zech. 9:9,
Matt. 2:2]         (4/6)
Author of Eternal Salvation– [Heb.5:9]  (4->) High Priest  [Heb. 2:17]          (4/6)
Word      (4->)
[Jn. 1:14] Incarnate
Shepherd [Psalm 23]
(4)
Firstborn from the dead [Col. 1:18]
                 (4->)
Savior  [Isa. 19:20, Lk. 2:11]       (4->)
Image of God [Heb. 1:3]   (4) Morning Star [Rev. 22:16]      (7) Firstfruits from the dead [ICor. 15:20]
(4->)
Advocate  [Jn. 2:1]                (4->)
Head of Body [Eph. 1:22] (5)       The Stone
[Isa. 28:16]  (4->6)
Son of God
John
King
Matthew
Son of Man
Luke
Servant
Mark

Jesus in the Road to Emmaus teaching, [Lk. 24:13] reveals himself in all the books of the OT unveiling one of the greatest teachings ever-The Master Key to unfolding God’s Word. The master-titles of Christ in Isa. 9:6, reveal multiple sets of 4 titles, as seen in the Hebrew word “zemach”-branch. This word is used 12 times in the OT, but these four usages delineate the 4D Ministry of the Messiah, Jehovah’s Branch, each set forth in the 4 gospels as seen in the bottom row of the chart above.

The numbers in parenthesis (4->) indicate the Spiritual Administrations in which these Titles are active. [Material above on Isa. 9:6 is from The One God Seminar, J. Nessle]

Some of these titles are found in the Seven periods of Christ’s earthly ministry marked by Audible Words from heaven.

1. Temptation-His Righteousness was proved. [40 days]
2. Evangelist– As the Lamb of God, Chooses his Apostles
3. Pentecost-He officially opens his ministry reading Isa. 61/Luke 4 as an Apostle.
4. High Priest-Mount of Transfiguration; Tishri-30
5. Passover Lamb-Voice from Heaven-only one week before he was crucified.
6. Resurrection-New Body-[40 days] ending his ministry in his physical body.
7. Ascension-[10 days]-Sit thou on my Right Hand…[I go to My Father]

Another key occurrence of “Scepter” in Numbers is found in the context of an added title of Christ as the “Star; [H3556].”

 Num. 24:16-17

16 The utterance of him who hears the words of GodAnd has the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the AlmightyWho falls down, with eyes wide open17 I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter
shall rise out of Israel, And [b]batter the brow of Moab, And destroy all the sons of [c]tumult.

The “Star out of Jacob” is another Genesis title of Christ that refers not only to the Celestial Gospel references of the Lawgiver in the Great Sphinx, but also the Biblical Astronomy of the birth of Christ, in the King planet Jupiter.

Stellar Elements of the Great Sphinx

The original teaching of the celestial witness of the signs of the zodiac is encapsulated in the signs Virgo and Leo and preserved in this ancient monument of the Giza plateau, the Great Sphinx. An interesting astronomical truth in support of this lies the fact that the crowned head of Virgo actually bridges about 10 degrees into the sign Leo on the ecliptic. We have already made reference to this in connection with the star Denebola. The star Sarcam in Leo, is a Hebrew word meaning “the joining“, revealing this as the point where the two ends of the Zodiacal circle have their joining. This is borne out in the sign Corvus, the bird of prey devouring Cetus the sea-monster, a decan of Virgo. The bright star in the eye of Corvus the Raven, called Al Chibar in Arabic means “joining together,” referring also to the union of as these two ends of the true zodiac! This also fits with the start of the Hebrew calendar in Tishri, the equivalent of our September-October, the beginning of their civil year when the Sun was clothing Virgo.

Figure A. Hydra the Serpent trampled underfoot by Leo and devoured by the Raven-Corvus.
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The heavens announced Jesus’ arrival with the setting of the star Spica, between the Moon and the setting Sun Clothing Virgo-as Virgo’s branch on September 11th, of 3 BC. This is firmly secured by the fifth axis evident in the Dendera zodiac, in the Egyptian temple of Esneh, subdividing the zodiac in the same way depicted on the ceiling of the Portico of that temple site; between Leo the Lion, and Virgo the woman. This idea is fully developed in The Denderah Zodiac poster, featured in the right margin of this blog. In addition to naming the start and close of the celestial canon, the Great Sphinx mirrors the binding of Scripture together in Genesis
to Revelation, as seen in the Red Thread references to Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Judah in both Gen. 49:8-10 and Rev. 5:5, the first and last books of the Bible. Another indicator of the central importance of these stellar aspects of the Great Sphinx, is that our recognition of the Celestial Sphinx, pictured below, Virgo and Leo the lion provide the basis for the signs of the triple union of Jupiter-Regulus in Leo, in 3 BC related to Gen. 49:8-10

As we view the celestial context of this first union of Jupiter and Regulus, [Fig. B] we can see the head of Virgo rising above the eastern horizon just below the full body of Leo the Lion on the ecliptic. This is the view of what an observer standing near Palestine facing east would have seen on this date, providing a clear aspect of the astronomical symbolism of the Sphinx as a key marker and monumental prediction of Jesus’ birthday on September 11th. This serves as a monolithic marker to the prophecy provided in Rev. 12:1-5, in the sign of Virgo, further sets this truth.

Figure B. The Celestial Sphinx. The Head of the Woman and the Body of the Lion as seen on Sept. 14th, 3 BC, on the eastern horizon from Palestine, forming the Great Sphinx, and marking the first Jupiter-Regulus Conjunction in Leo.

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Also in Genesis 49:22-26, we find the blessings of Jacob on the tribes of Joseph, with references to 2 more Genesis titles of Christ:

Genesis 49:22-26

Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a springwhose branches climb over a wall.[k23 With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility. 24 But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed[l] limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacobbecause of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel25 Because of your father’s God, who helps you, because of the Almighty,[m] who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb. 26 Your father’s blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountainsthan[n] the bounty of the age-old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Josephon the brow of the prince among[o] his brothers.

Here we see the titles of the Stone [H68] or Rock of Israel, and The Shepherd [H7462].
Key aspects of the Shepherd are found in the 23rd Psalm in the Seven Jehovah Names in Christ and Moses. As Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord is the Provider for Israel in Moses as Manna from Heaven, and in Christ as the bread of life. As Jehovah-Rapha He heals in Moses in the Passover, and in Christ as the light of the world. As Jehovah-Nissi, the protection of God was seen in the Rod of Moses, with Christ as the door of the Sheep.
As Jehovah-Shalom the Lord was Peace for Israel in the Cloud Pillar, while in Christ he is the true way that leads to life. As Jehovah-Tsidkenu, the Lord is righteousness in the Mosaic Law, until Christ who fulfilled the Law. As Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord was Present in Moses’ Tabernacle, and in Christ, he is the true Vine. In Summary, as Jehovah-Raah, Moses was the Shepherd of Israel, while Christ is the Good Shepherd, who embodies all these traits.

The Stone [H680-Eben] or rock refers to a foundation stone, or chief cornerstone placed at the apex of the Great Pyramid completing its architecture, and unifying the corner-stones at its base. [Job 38:6, Ps. 118:22, Matt.21:42, Acts 4:11, Eph.2:20, 1 Pet.2:6-7]
E-ben also represents the Father building His house through His offspring or Son, and how God dwells among His people changes in each of the 7 spiritual Administrations, building towards the Mystery of the Church of the One body in Christ.

Isa. 28:16-17
16 Therefore thus says the Lord GodBehold, I lay in Zion [H68] a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily. 17 Also I will make justice the measuring line, And righteousness the plummet;
The hail will sweep away the refuge of liesAnd the waters will overflow the hiding place.

It is in the Architecture of the Great Pyramid where we find a special revelation of Christ as the chief cornerstone that fulfills and unifies its structure. Even as these Genesis titles of Christ are also revealed in the Book of Revelation, Jon Nessle has taught, how the 7 Ascendant traits of Christ from [Rev. 5:5-12] correspond to these 7 Genesis titles. Verse 5 shows Jesus as the LionLeo of the tribe of Judah as seen in the head and body of the Sphinx, depicting these Genesis titles of Christ as they are revealed in the book of Revelation. 

Rev. 5:5-12

And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven sealsThen I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open [a]and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and [b]to loose its seven seals.”

And I looked, [c]and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

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Jesus Christ as the Lamb is described with 7 horns, 7 eyes, 7 spirits, of God. The Shiloh titles relate to our Prayers in Christ’s Name of the specific title as the “Lord of Daily Need;Daily Bread category of 7 aspects of the Lord’s PrayerHe alone is worthy [axios] to manifest [lambano] in practical application all 7 of these dimensions of spiritual power, the 7 Ascendant traits of Christ [13] listed here in Rev. 5.

1. Power; [G#1411-dunamis-unity] Natural, Inherent power both potential and active, signifying all modes of active power. [Matt. 28:18] Jesus has all power delegated to him by the Father in Heaven and Earth. [Eph. 1:21-23]. [seed]

2. Riches;[G4149-ploutos-est.] Wealth in abundance, the fullness of all things Christ has in store for the body of Christ. [Eph. 3:8, Phil. 4:19] The unsearchable riches of Christ! The Believers access these riches on 2 occasions; a. New Birth [Rom. 10:12] b. Rapture [Rev. 3:18, Rom. 15:13, I Cor. 1:4, enriched in utterance and knowledge,
[2 Cor. 8:7-8]-Faith, word, hope, diligence, love, grace.  
[stone]

3. Wisdom;[G#4678-Sophia-Spiritual Completion] expert, skill, godly wisdom, full intelligence and mental excellence in the highest and fullest degree. [I Cor. 1:30 this wisdom is a Sonship right, the wisdom from above in James, and the revelation manifestations given by God. “I can of my own self do nothing.” [peace]

4. Strength;[G#2479-ischus-World] health, prevailing strength and evidenced by overcoming deeds Lk. 3:16- JC mightier than John the Baptist. Phil. 4:13-We are infused with God’s power. [I Cor. 15:24] all rule, power and authority. [scepter]

5. Honor;[G#5092-precious valuables, [time-Grace] of great value, preeminent honor, a name above all names. [Js. 5:23]-we honor the Father via the Son. [Phil. 2:9-11] Atheism is a temporary condition because every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that JC is Lord. When they bow, they can’t stand against us. [Shepherd]

6. Glory;[G#1391-doxa-Man] manifested power, dignity, praise, worship [Man] [John 13:31-2, 17:1-5] Figure antanaclasis “word clashing;” differing word definitions used together. With=para-beside in the dative case=”glorify me beside Yourself.” What orthodox Trinitarians say was Preexistent Jesus with God, was actually God’s foreknowledge of Jesus at His Right Hand when Lucifer occupied this space in the 1st Heaven & Earth [Shiloh]

7. Blessing;[G#2129-eulogiaSpiritual perfection] Good Word or action from God. Jesus did many Praiseworthy acts but we are worshipping him as God for none of them. Praise=laud, as his victorious entry into Jerusalem on “Palm Sunday,” they proclaimedHosanna in the highest.” All Evangelism is praising Jesus for his accomplishments and godly work. Jesus as the Evangelist is one of his sevenfold ministries he fulfilled during the Acceptable Year of the Lord, [Lk. 4:16-19, Gen. 49:25-26 ]. [Star]

Through the reality of the redemptive works of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd, man’s redemption is complete. Access to the way of the tree of life has been fully restored with many more benefits added in Christ, the true way that leads to life. Man again has full access to his loving Heavenly Father fulfilling God’s purposes. As we continue to look forward to the fullness of our redemption in the Hope of Christ’s return, we rejoice in our immediate and ultimate victory in Eternal Glory!

God Bless!

Rene’

Footnotes

1. “The Two Babylons,” p.18 footnote, Alexander Hislop
2. IBID
3. Bullfinch’s Mythology, ppg. 123-124, Thomas Bulfinch
4. Ancient Egypt, Lorna Oakes & Lucia Gahlin, p.428.
5. Mazzaroth or, the Constellations: The Sphinx,  Frances Rolleston
6. Strong’s Concordance, [H2710] James Strong
7. IBID, [H7626]
8. IBID, [H3556]
9. Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, American Christian Press, p. 9.
10. Strong’s Concordance, [H2710] James Strong
11. “One God Seminar,” Jon Nessle
12. Jesus Christ our Promised Seed, American Christian Press, p.45, Picture credit
13. 7 Ascendant traits of Christ, Jon Nessle, San Pedro Research Symposium.

 

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Biblical, Scientific and Geometric links between Eclipses and Earthquakes

This week during the 4th of July Holiday as our family prepared for our in-home BBQ feast, in Las Vegas, I felt the tremors of the second earthquake experience of my life. The first was in Virginia Beach when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011 cracked the obelisk of the Washinton Monument in DC. This week we felt a 6.4 magnitude “foreshock” on the 4th, followed by a 7.1 magnitude on July 6th. This 2nd quake was 7 times stronger than the first and the 7.1-quake occurred 3.5 days after the total eclipse in Gemini, pictured below.

Figure 1. July 2nd, 2019 Total Solar Eclipse in Gemini

The epicenter of this earthquake was Ridgecrest, CA, 144 miles from Las Vegas as the crow flies. Just because these were the 2nd and 3rd earthquakes of my life, did not mean it was without its Firsts. To have a foreshock, multiple quakes are required. Obviously, this was also my first multi-quake in the space of two days, and there remained a high probability for other quakes to follow. This was the strongest quake to hit the Southern California area since 1999. On the morning of July 12th, 4 days ahead of the eclipse coming July 16th-17, there were further quakes and aftershocks. Around 3am there was a 4.6 magnitude earthquake felt in Seattle, Wa, followed 3 hours later by a 4.9 magnitude aftershock, again at Ridgecrest, CA. The satellite imagery below shows the result of the first two quakes last week.

Figure 2. Cracks in the Earth’s surface following last week’s California quake’s.

A new rupture in Earth's crust caused by a magnitude-7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, is seen in these before-and-after views, captured on July 4 and July 6, 2019, by Dove cubesats operated by San Francisco-based company Planet.

A new rupture in Earth’s crust caused by a magnitude-7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, is seen in these before-and-after views, captured on July 4 and July 6, 2019, by Dove cubesats.  (Image credit: Planet Labs, Inc.) 1

Earthquakes are caused by sudden slippage on a Fault. As the slow motion of tectonic plates progresses, friction causes these plates to get stuck at their edges. Once the stress builds on the edge, it overcomes the friction, causing an earthquake to release energy in waves that move through the earth’s crust, which we feel in the form of tremors.

Foreshocks are earthquakes that precede larger earthquakes in the same location. An earthquake is not classified as a foreshock until followed by bigger earthquakes in the same area. Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes that take place in the same general area during a period consisting of days to years following a larger event. These aftershocks occur in a 1-2 fault lengths range, during the period before background seismic activity level has resumedAftershocks are minor readjustments with the part of the fault that slipped at the time of the mainshock. The frequency of these aftershocks generally decrease with time.

If you think there has been an uptick in earthquakes recently, you may be on to something. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.

“We have recently experienced a period with one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California. 2 Also Thorne Lay, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, thinks there’s something interesting happening with the world’s great earthquakes.

Between 1900 and 2004, the average yearly rate of quakes of magnitude 8 and larger was 0.65, Lay told Live Science. In the past 10 years, [2004-2014] that rate jumped to 1.8 — an increase of almost a factor of 3, he said. But only the biggest quakes are becoming more frequent. There isn’t a similar rise in smaller earthquakes. 3

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An interesting added element to the 1st quarter of 2014 was the opening of the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-15, which began with a Blood Moon lunar eclipse on April 14th, 2014. This also coincides with eclipse activity this month with the first Total Solar Eclipse on July 2nd, 2019 including the seismic activity we summarized above.

On the night of July 16-17, 2019, much of the world can watch a partial eclipse of the full Moon. This will be the last time that the Moon enters the Earth’s dark umbral shadow until the Total Lunar eclipse on May 26th, 2021.

North America will miss this eclipse entirely. The eclipse is visible from South America in early evening July 16. From Europe and Africa, it happens later in the evening July 16. In Asia and Australia, watch for the eclipse to occur during the dark morning hours July 17.

In ancient times eclipses were rare enough to frighten, especially those influenced by astrology, idol myth and superstition, but as scientific knowledge of astronomy spread, eclipses were regular enough for advanced cultures, such as the Greeks and Mayans, to predict. Today, eclipses are cruise destinations for astronomy buffs, and get coverage in current events aspect of the News, but with the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Tetrads, interest has surged due to Biblical prophetic aspects of these heavenly signs. Also, since this Blood Moon Tetrad Brackets the Total Solar Eclipse @ the North Pole on March 20th, 2015, it also seems to bear relation to the Great American Total Solar of 2017, that forms the baseline of the Giant “X” in the central US earthquake zone known as the Madrid Fault, where a second Solar Eclipse path will cross in 2024, perhaps an ominous warning of God’s impending Judgment.

Figure 1. Paths of Two Total Solar Eclipses in 2017 and 2024 over North America

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The New Madrid fault zone is six times larger than the San Andreas fault zone in California and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Back in 1811 and 1812, a series of very devastating earthquakes along this New Madrid fault zone opened some deep fissures in the ground, causing the Mississippi River to run backwards in some places, and were felt as far away as Washington D.C. and Boston. They were the strongest quakes ever recorded east of the Rocky Mountains, and the heart of this “X” falls not only closest to its place of longest duration of eclipse totality, but also precisely in the area where we would expect such an earthquake. This does not mean these two solar eclipses are predicting an earthquake event, but it could serve as a warning for the U.S.A. to repent and turn to God, reminding us the Day of Christ’s crucifixion darkness was marked by a great earthquake.

Matt. 27:50-51 

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

 51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.

This is one of a few instances where earthquakes could be considered miraculous, if not for their timing alone. Of course, the rending of the veil represented how Christ’s sacrifice opened the way to access into the holiest of all-God’s presence in the Throne-room for those made righteous in Christian New birth. Another earthquake involved the Resurrection of Christ in Matthew 28.

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Matt. 28:1-7

He Is Risen

28 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; [seismos] for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone [a]from the door, and sat on itHis countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is Risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

In verse 2 above this earthquake may have resulted from the “ angel of the Lord descended from heaven” when he rolled back the stone from the entrance of Christ’s sepulchure. As the angel sat on this stone it signified that nothing could hold Jesus in his grave, because he had conquered death for all mankind once and for allDuring his ministry in Matthew 24, Christ prophesied that earthquakes would be a marker of the end times.

Matt. 24:3-8

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for [a]all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, [b]pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

This Matt. 24 record has distinct prophetic overtones, that link earthquakes not only to the end times, but also with God’s Judgement.

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The graphic above from Daniel Matson shows a 1260 day period between the last Blood Moon of the 2014-15 Tetrad, and the 70 year anniversary of the modern State of Israel’s Independence, wherein a Tetrad of earthquakes occurred at notable intervals. 4 This graphic depicts a seemingly direct link between the Blood Moon Tetrad and the Tetrad of earthquakes that followed in the 1260 day period from 2015 to 2019. Another resurrection record is found in the book of Revelation 11.

Rev. 11:3-14

 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty [1260] days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the [b]God of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.

The Two Witnesses Killed

When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also [c]our Lord was crucifiedThen those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations [d]will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

The Witnesses Resurrected

11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And they heard
a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. 13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

It is notable that the 1260 day ministry period wherein these 2 witnesses prophesy is closed out with an earthquake that kills 7000. Assuming this is the 2nd 1260 day period of the Great Tribulation equalling 2520 days, then the added month totaling 1290 days and the additional 45 days, equaling 1335 days could begin here. This is even more interesting when we consider if 2520 lunar and 2520 solar years begin together, the former will run out 75 years before the latter, an astronomical fact unknown to astronomical science in Daniel’s day, but was known in Scripture; (Dan. 12:11-13). We should also note that there are 75 years difference between 1260 (the 2nd half of 2520) and 1335 days. (Because the so-called Prophetic 360-day years are merely the avg. of the Luni-solar year combined, are 35 years less than 2520 solar years. Since 2520 is a key temporal number having factors of three numbers used universally by the ancients to measure time: 7, the number of days in the week. 30, the number of days in the month, and 12, the number of months in the year, we might expect that 2520 is also a number that harmonizes lunar months and days. 2520 lunar years equals 893,004.72 days which is  nearly a perfect cycle harmonizing the 29.5305 month with the day because when dividing 893,004 by 12 and then 7, the result is 10,631 days for 30 lunar years, giving the length of the lunar year a value of 354 11/30, or 354.3666667 (The lunar year of 12 months is actually 354.3670582 days). Each year of 354 days can thus be divided into months of 29 and 30 days alternately; and in the cycle of 30 lunar years, 11 intercalary days are required. The number 2520 is also divisible by every number from 1 to 10, without remainder.

Also in Revelation 6 there seems to be a more direct correlation found between earthquakes and Solar-Lunar eclipses.

Rev. 6:12

And I behold when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the Sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the Moon became as blood

Although it is difficult to find a scientist who admits it, it can be demonstrated that there is a minor increase in major earthquakes around the time of the full Moon, based on physical statistics. This is logical as the Moon’s gravitational pull is strong enough to cause the earth’s tides, and a full moon is when the Sun and Moon are pulling on our planet from opposite directions. In some of our planetary tides, the Earth’s crust can bulge up to 55 centimeters from the solar and lunar forces of gravity that are greatest when the three bodies are aligned, during an eclipse. A lunar eclipse is basically a super-full Moon, where its alignment with the Earth blocks the Sun’s light, preventing it from reaching the Moon.

Sun, Moon and Earth aligned during Solar Eclipse.

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Likewise, a Solar eclipse is an alignment, but where the Moon and Sun are pulling on the earth from the same direction. Thus if the push-pull of this type of gravitational activity can cause earthquakes, they are more likely to occur during an eclipse.

These Scripture references not only point out links between earthquakes and eclipse activity. There are several references from ancient history which document similar instances, as seen below.

In the fourth year of the 202nd Olympiad, there was an eclipse of the Sun which was greater than any known before and in the sixth hour of the day it became night; so that stars appeared in the heaven; and a great earthquake that broke out in Bithynia destroyed the greatest part of Nicaea. — Phlegon

“… there was an eclipse of the Sun at the time of a new Moon, and in the early part of the same month an earthquake.” — Thucydides

earthquakes and eclipses of the Sun which came to pass more frequently than had been remembered in former times.” — Thucydides 5

The last quote could be an indicator of an additional factor. What if the earthquake/eclipse connection is cyclical? This is where geometric patterns like the Pi and Phi ratios could provide an explanation of the relationship between eclipses and earthquakes. There is also an added less stable force to be considered, and that force is magnetic. The Sun, Moon and Earth each have magnetic fields, and we know that the Solar and Earthly magnetic fields can vary significantly.

Modern scientists have not been studying these magnetic fields long enough to notice any long-duration patterns. Ancient scientists were unlikely to have been able to measure magnetic fields – but an ancient culture could have noticed a cycle of megaquakes, which are a result of the magnetic interactions. 6

Figure 3. The Blood Moon Pi-Daniel Matson 7

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Even as ancient writers noticed a link between earthquakes and eclipses, modern scholars have noted not only the link between luni-solar eclipses and earthquakes,
but also have found geometric patterns like the Pi and Phi Ratios linking these geophysical and celestial events. As seen above in one of many related graphics from Daniel Matson, he has linked the first Blood Moon of the 2014-15 Tetrad, to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Russia, to the first free worship of the Jews on the Temple Mount in 50 years, via the Pi ratio. He depicts numerous other similar relationships on his website, [watchfortheday.org]. Once we see the relationship of universal geometric constants like
pi and phi linked to these phenomena, it provides another layer beyond the exclusively physical or materialistic view to consider.

Could this all be a lead-up to the final Biblical earthquake referenced in Revelation 16?

Rev. 16:18-20
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18

 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earth-quake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

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There is available data linking eclipse/earthquake activity, on Wikipedia,  as seen below; 8

Research has been done on every earthquake measuring 6.5+ in magnitude since 1973 (as far back as the USGS records reliably go) against every lunar and solar eclipse. As noted, there does seem to be a connection with the worst quakes of recent times.

What about solar eclipses? Well most of them do not have an obvious earthquake connection. But for those that do, the quakes can be horrific. The pair of earthquakes with the most fatalities in the last few years were Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010 and Kashmir on October 8, 2005. Both of these devastating quakes occurred within 5 days of a solar eclipse.

Lunar eclipses do have an effect. These numbers are for total and partial lunar eclipses, compared to average earthquake rates, from Jan 1973 to the present:

As an example, since Jan 1973 there have been 88 lunar eclipses, and within one day of those eclipses there have been 45 earthquakes of a magnitude of 6.5+. So there’s roughly a 50/50 chance of such a 6.5+ quake occurring in that time frame, whereas it’s only about a third outside of non-eclipse periods.

Below are some recent examples – every full lunar eclipse since 2000, which gets our attention not only due to loss of human life, but to the close proximity of eclipse activity with seismic disturbance:

26 January 2001 – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the Indian Province of Gujarat. The death toll was 19,727, with 166,000 injured, 15 days after the lunar eclipse.
1 May 2003 – 176 people have died and 521 people were injured from a 6.4 earthquake in Turkey’s Bingöl province, 15 days before the lunar eclipse.
17 November 2003 – 7.8 magnitude earthquake at Rat Island, Alaska, 8 days after the lunar eclipse.
23 October 2004 – 6.7 magnitude earthquake in northern Japan, killing 30+ people and injuring more than 2000, 5 days before the lunar eclipse.
6 March 2007 – Two earthquakes struck Sumatra measuring 6.4 and 6.3. Over 60 deaths and 460 injuries. 3 days after the lunar eclipse.
15 August 2007 – 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Peru killed over 600 people, with thousands injured. 13 days before the lunar eclipse.
21 February 2008 – 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia killed 3 people and injured 25. 19 hours before the lunar eclipse.
21 December 2010 – 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Japan, on eclipse day. The following day there was a 6.5 quake in Iran, killing 11 people.

Looking further back in time, the earthquake in Iran on September 16, 1978, the most devastating one of that year, that killed more that 25,000 people, occurred just 3.5 hours before a total lunar eclipse was visible there. [https://survive2012.com/eclipses-and-earthquakes/] 10

The March 19, 2011 SuperMoon—also a full Moon at lunar perigee sparked fears of other natural disasters, and took place 8 days after the 9.0 magnitude undersea megathrust quake—known as the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami—which pulverized Japan and spawned devastating tsunamis that claimed more than 15,000 lives while adding to the causes of nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
[https://phiintheskyradio.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/epidemic-of-sea-mammal-deaths-explodes-as-fukushima-radiation-contaminates-one-third-of-the-earth-naturalnews-com/]

More recently this year on Monday, January 21, 2019 six quakes struck the United States – one measuring a magnitude of 4.7. Four earthquakes have hit Alaska, one hit Oklahoma and another California. The previous night a Super Blood Moon dimly lit the night sky, turning the Moon red.

From a prophetic view “2,520 days from the Fukushima earthquake on March 11, 2011 was Feb. 2, 2018 which is 2,520 Days before Hanukkah Day 1 or Daniel’s Day 1335. On that day the Market closed at 25520, that was 25520 days back from that day to the Vernal Equinox 1948,” significant in forming of Israel as a modern nation-state. The NYSE Market also fell 666 points. [Dan Matson]. 11 The number 2,520 is not only significant
in Biblical Prophecy, and recent earthquakes, but also how the luni-solar cycles form the basis of the 1260 year period, which when doubled gives us 2,520. Every 1260 years
the Sun and Moon return, within less than 1/2 a degree, to the same point in the sky precisely on the ecliptic, within an hour of each other. If we subtract 1260 from 2300 we get 1040 which is a long-awaited solar-lunar cycle that harmonizes all 3 measurements: the Year, Month and Day“ in a near-imperceptible error” of (.11 of a day). 12

In his book The Witness of the Stars, E.W Bullinger, in his discussion of the Saros:
he shows the periods of Jerusalem under the Gentiles in two 1260 years cycles, totaling 2520 years. 13  He depicts the domains of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece as 594 years, and the Roman Empire’s dominion of Jerusalem at 666 years; totaling 1260 years. Both of these periods are calculated in eclipse cycles. The 2nd 1260 year period consists of the Mohammedan conquest of Jerusalem that began in 636-37 AD. 14

“Saros cycles breakdown into two cycles, one of 666 years and the other of 594 years totaling 1260 years. We know that 1260 years is a soli-lunar cycle, so exact that its epact or remainder is only 6 hours. Bullinger stresses not only these aspects of the 1260 year period but also its double-2520 years. 15 E.W. Bullinger believed that these 1260 year periods would foreshadow 1260 day periods in the end-times,
when the final Abomination of Desolation was to be fulfilled, before and during
the 
Great Tribulation. [2 Thess. 2:1-3].

The breakdown of the 1260 year period pairs the number of the beast as a multiple of the 18 year eclipse [Saros] cycle; since 1260 years is 18, 70-year eclipse cycles [6 + 6 + 6 such cycles] as seen below.

18 x 37 = 666 years, added to
18 x 33 = 594 years
————————-
18 x 70 = 1260 years
totaling =  70 Saros cycles.  16

As we include the conversion rate of Solar and Lunar cycles with not only the calendar year but also earthquakes in the earth’s crust and the financial markets, according to these cycles marking Biblical Prophecyfrom the books of Daniel and Revelation, we gain a panoramic view of Biblical history and an
incisive view of end-times prophecy, related to the activities of the Anti-Christ
and his final desolation of the Temple at Jerusalem.

As we realize that Bible Prophecy numbers like 1260, 2520 and 666 to mention a few, are actual solar and lunar eclipse cycles far more accurate than the Metonic or Saros cycles, written into ancient Bible Prophecies of the Old Testament, we can see how far in advance Biblical Astronomical knowledge is ahead of science in human history.

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According to Robert Bast; “I listed every earthquake measuring greater than 6.5 in magnitude since 1973 – which is as far back as the USGS records reliably go – and checked them against every lunar and solar eclipse for the same period.” 17.

The study found only a slight increase in earthquakes around solar eclipses. But for lunar eclipses – when the Sun and Moon pull on our planet from opposite directions – the odds of a major earthquake are double. Earthquakes of 7.5 magnitude or greater occur on average every 73.8 days. Within one day of a lunar eclipse, the average drops down to just one in every 33 of those days. Lesser earthquakes also occur substantially more frequently.

This research does not mean that there will definitely be an earthquake every time there is a lunar eclipse. But it does mean that a large magnitude earthquake is about 50% more likely to occur, and a Mag. 7.5+ perhaps more than twice as likely to occur within one day. Therefore the gravitational tug-of-war, with the Sun pulling us from one direction, and the Moon from the opposite direction, is a definite factor.

As we can see in the current period between the July 2nd eclipse and the July 16th-17th the earthquake activity has captivated the attention of many. This requires further observation but for those with Scriptural and spiritual perception there is more going on than just a few stray eclipses and quakes. As usual, your comments and input are welcome!

God Bless!  

 

Footnotes

1. Figure 1. (Image credit: Planet Labs, Inc.)
2. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California, Tom Parsons.
3. Thorne Lay, a professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, in Live Science.
4. Daniel Matson graphic on “A Tetrad of Earthquakes” [watchfortheday.org]
5. [https://survive2012.com/eclipses-and-earthquakes/]
6. [https://survive2012.com/eclipses-and-earthquakes/]
7. Figure 3. The Blood Moon Pi-Daniel Matson
8. [earthquake.usgs.gov.] Wikipedia
9. [https://survive2012.com/eclipses-and-earthquakes/] Bast
10. Ibid
11. Daniel Matson  [watchfortheday.org]
12. Parker’s Celestial Cycles, p.22
13. The Witness of the Stars, E.W Bullinger
14. Ibid, p. 181
15. Ibid
16. Ibid
17. [https://survive2012.com/eclipses-and-earthquakes/] Bast
18. Ibid

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This month’s post is the result of a realization and desire to improve accessibility to the blog studies on this site, as the Archive is insufficient on its own. With separate hyperlinked access
to each blog, it is much easier to navigate the individual studies here, and cross-reference related topics for further study. With our 5th Anniversary quickly approaching on the 4th of July, it
is high time for these improvements, which will be further augmented with a Table of Topical Studies where related blogs can be grouped as a study aid. I’m so thankful for all the readers that are blessed by these studies, especially the contributors who have and will share God’s Wisdom inherent in His Word, related to these topics of Science and Biblical Astronomy.

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Blog Contents 2014-2019

2014    red moon

July 3rd Four Kingdoms of Life

July 4th Celestial Prelude of Signs leading to the Birth of Christ

July 12th Blood Moons and Israel

August 9th Biblical Blood Moons Calendar

Sept. 10th The Menorah – Prophetic Tabernacle Plan – Celestial Symbolism

October 8th Blood Moon Lunar Eclipses Surrounding the Birth of Christ

October 20th Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses-Oct. 2014

November 21st Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses and the Lords Feasts [Pt. 1]

November 28th Blood Moon Lunar and Solar Eclipses and the Lords Feasts [Pt. 2]

December 14th Birth date of Jesus Christ [Pt. 1]

December 25th Birth date of Jesus Christ [Pt. 2]

2015    The Molten Sea

Jan. 30th Biblical Astronomy of the Venus-Mars Conjunctions 2015

Feb. 8th Eastern Light through the Tabernacle [Pt. 1]

Feb. 24th  Eastern Light through the Tabernacle [Pt. 2]

Mar. 10th Birth and Return of Jesus Christ and the Celestial Sphinx

Mar. 14th Pi Day

Mar. 20th Total Solar Eclipse at the North Pole

Mar. 30th History of the Blood Moon Tetrads and Jerusalem

April 6th Passover Blood Moon-April 4th and Nova Sagittari 2015

April 18th Biblical Evidence of the Blood Moon Tetrads on Hebrew Feasts

May 16th Blood Moon Tetrad and the Celestial Prelude

June 6th Blood Moon Tetrad and the Rev. 12 Heavenly Signs [Pt. 1]

June 15th  Blood Moon Tetrad and the Rev. 12 Heavenly Signs [Pt. 2]

June 24th 2015 Triple conjunction of Jupiter-Venus and Christ’s Birth and Return

July 26th Jupiter-Venus triple conjunction and Regulus with the Birth and Return of Christ

Aug. 1st  The Great Pyramid and the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land [Pt. 1]

Aug. 17th The Great Pyramid and the Boundary Stone of the Promised Land [Pt. 2.]

Aug. 31st Partial Solar Eclipse on Rosh Hashanah 9-13-15

Sept. 24th Biblical Astronomy of the Super Blood Moon 9-28-15

October 7th Jupiter-Venus Triple Conjunction and the Birth of Christ.

October 13th Biblical Astronomy of End Times Prophecy of Dendera Zodiac Axes

November 2nd Summary of 2015 Heavenly Signs Bracketed by Venus-Mars Conjunctions

November 20th New Evidence of the Coma Supernova and the Birth of Christ.

December 14th Celestial Prelude and the Biblical Astronomy of the Birth of Christ

2016     Picture

Jan. 2nd Biblical Astronomy of the Venus-Saturn Conjunctions of 2016

Jan. 24th Biblical Astronomy of the January-February 2016 Planetary Alignment

March 6th Blood Moon Bombshell of 2016?

March 14th Pi-Day 2016

March 22nd Purim Blood Moon on March 23rd 2016.

March 29th Biblical Astronomy of 2016 Solar and Lunar Signs

April 30th Biblical Astronomy of the Mercury Transit May 9th 2016

May 31st Biblical Astronomy of the Blood Moon Tetrads and Judah Ben Samuel’s Jubilee Prophecies [Pt. 1]

June 30th Biblical Astronomy of the Mercury-Venus Conjunctions of 2016-2017

July 16th End Times Prophecies of the Great Pyramid and the Pi and Phi Ratios [Pt. 1]

Aug. 1st End Times Prophecies of the Great Pyramid and the Pi and Phi Ratios [Pt. 2]

Aug. 29th Biblical Astronomy of the Invisible Lunar Eclipse and the Jupiter-Venus Conjunction in Virgo-August 2016

Sept. Biblical Astronomy of the Tishri 1 Annular Solar Eclipse 9-1-2016

Oct 3rd Biblical Astronomy of the Passover Darkness and the Crucifixion of Christ

November 1st Biblical Astronomy of the Comets in Perseus-Destroying the Adversary

November 12th Biblical Astronomy of the Super-Moon on Nov. 14th

Dec. 13th Biblical Astronomy of the 2016-2017 Comets and the Blood Moon Tetrads

Dec. 25th Heart of the Magi

2017       Related image

Jan. 19th Heart of the Magi [Pt. 2]

Feb. 11th Lunar Eclipses and the Crucifixion of Christ

March 14th The Biblical Astronomy of Pi Day 3-14-17

March 15th The 70 Weeks of Daniel 9 and the Acceptable Year of the Lord

April 13th The Celestial Prelude and the Birth and Return of Christ

May 20th Biblical Astronomy of the Phi Ratio in the Temple/Tabernacle of Israel  [Pt. 1]

June 24th The Biblical Astronomy of the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse-America Repent!

Aug. 1st Moses’ Tabernacle colors and the Phi and Lucas Ratios

Sept. 1st The Heavenly Sign of Rev. 12 and Teshuvah the Season of Prayer

Sept. 29th The Celestial Sphinx and the Jupiter-Spica Triple Conjunction of 2017.

Oct. 4th The Modern Blood Moon Tetrads and the Mars-Spica Triple Conjunctions

Oct. 20th The Biblical Astronomy of the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ and the Dual Fulfillment of Revelation 12, [Part 1]

Nov. 6th The Biblical Astronomy of the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ and the Dual Fulfillment of Revelation 12, [Part 2]

Nov. 15th The Biblical Astronomy of the Christmas Day Signs in 2 BC and 2017

Nov. 21st Celestial Symbolism of the Cherubim in Ezekiel’s Vision

Dec. 2nd, 2017 Abraham and the Prophecy of the Magi

Dec. 17th 2017 The Feast of Hannukah and the Magi

2018        Image result for Blood Moon over the Wailing Wall image

Jan. 15th Super-Moon Triad, Blood Moon Tetrad and the Jerusalem Temple

Feb. 8th Convergence of the Super-Moon Triads with the 2014-15 Blood Moon Tetrad

Mar. 9th Virgo’s Triple Crown, The Great Pyramid and the Celestial Sphinx

Mar. 12th The Biblical Astronomy of Pi Day 3-14-18

April 4th The Birth of Christ on Tishri 1 with the New Moon

May 20th Jupiter-Saturn Conjunctions and the Celestial Prelude

June 10th Biblical Cosmology of the Precession of the Equinoxes

June 21st The Blood Moon Tetrad of 168-166 BC and the Abomination of Desolation

July 3rd The Blood Moon Tetrad of 168-166 BC and the Abomination of Desolation [Part 2]

July 20th The Anti-Christ Equation [Part 1.]

August 8th The Anti-Christ Equation [Part 2] Full post.

August 28th The Times of the Gentiles and Temple at Jerusalem.

Sept. 10th Comet Giacobini-Zinner and the Birth and Return of Jesus Christ.

Oct. 1st Lunar Occultations and the Birth’s of Moses and Christ.

Oct. 13th The Pegasus Square and God’s Blueprints for Creation.

November 1st  The Celestial Prelude and the Blood Moons of 5 BC, [Part 1].

Dec. 2018  The Celestial Prelude and the Blood Moons of 5 BC, [Part 2].

2019       Related image

Jan. 3rd New Year Lunar Eclipses of January 2019 and the Jupiter-Venus Conjunctions

Feb. 10th Ancient Monuments of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, [Part 1].

March 10th Ancient Monuments of Biblical Archaeo-Astronomy, [Part 2].

April 13th Attributes of God in Christ

May 30th The Father of Lights

June 15th The Biblical Astronomy Blog Key

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I was very blessed an excited to be invited as a guest teacher by Rev. Jon Nessle on his “Tune-in-Tuesday” teaching series this week, where we did a double-header with both teachings centered aspects on The Attributes of God. I’m so thankful & blessed to be working with Jon Nessle on various projects one of which is a forthcoming co-authored book on the “Attributes of God.” This series of weekly teachings by Jon Nessle is a great launching pad into this subject, starting in Colossians tonight with the Attributes of God in Christ, How can we ever get to know and relate to our Heavenly Father, the Infinite and Almighty Creator?  This post consists of the teaching notes for my presentation tonight.

Attributes of God in Christ

Jon opens and transitions to [Col. 2]. The Greek word for God’s Attributes in the Bible θειοτης, theiotēs, from the root θεος, theos, God. The -της suffix denotes the Divine “qualities” of God. In the Lexicons, it is defined as “divinity, characteristic or property of God,[1] “divine nature,” [2] “the nature or state of being of God … what God is like.” [3]  This word is found in both Col. 1& 2. In the opening and salutation of Col. 1:3;

Col. 1:3 “We give thanks to God [theos] and the Father [pater] of our Lord [kurios] Jesus Christ, praying always for you.

 Strong’s Concordance provides a short definition ofTheos” as God-the Supreme divinity, but it is also used figuratively in reference to human magistrates, similar to Elohim in Hebrew.1 It is the supreme divinity referenced in the openings of these Church Epistle’s by Peter & Paul. However, some occurrences of “theos” in these verses appear with the article [the God], and some without. Here is a detailed explanation from Spiros Zodhiates, of how the inclusion or omission of the article effects the usage oftheosin the context;

Theos; without the article; does not indicate God as He appeared in His various theophanies, as to Moses; when He spoke to Him face to face, [Ex. 33:11], but God in His eternity, infinity, totality, and in His essential essence as Spirit. The Creator being larger than any of His Creations, cannot possibly be seen in His totality, [I Tim. 6:16].”2 “dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.” [Jn. 1:18]

Many times Theos occurs with the definite article, [ho] but it may not be so rendered in the text because in English we never refer to God as “the God,” except when He is defined as belonging to someone specifically; such asthe God of Abraham.”3 [from notes on “theos” (#2316) in theLexical Aids to the NT,” in The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible. ppg. 1696-1697], Spiros Zodhiates.

Thus, in the cases above where “Theos” appears with the definite article; [the God], it designates that He [the God of our Lord Jesus Christ] belongs to Jesus, in the sense that Jesus worshipped Him as his personal God and Father, even as Abraham did. To be clear, this puts the relationship between Jesus and God the Father, on the same level as the relationship between Abraham and God. We find this usage with the article also in the openings in [Eph. 1:3, 17, I Pet. 1:3].

Secondly, when “theos” appears without the article, emphasizing “God in His Eternity, Infinity, Totality, and in His essential essence as Spirit, the Creator being larger than any of His Creations, cannot possibly be seen in His totality.” As a result, we are left with the case where God can never entirely be observed, or comprehended in the senses realm, in His essential essence as Spirit, because nothing in the Created world, observed by the human senses can ever contain the completeness of the Infinite and Almighty God [II Kgs 8:27, #2. Omnipresent].

We see “Theosused in the opening verses above without the article in [II Cor. 1:3, Col. 1:3, Rev. 1:6]. This provides a foundational point upon which the following study is based, the fundamental dichotomy between the completeness of all The Creator’s Attributes vs. the works of His hands-His Creation. We will find this dichotomy restated below; that nothing within finite Creation can fully observe, contain or equal the Almighty, & Infinite Creator, [see chart; #1, #2, #5, #6, #8,  #15, #17].

Just as we see in the Epistles of Paul and Peter, and the relation between Abraham and God, so we find also in the Gospel of John with Jesus.

John 20:17b.“Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father [Pater], and your Father [Pater], and to my God [theos] and your God [theos]. [II Cor. 1:2-3]

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Here Jesus in his resurrected body, was still in the process of fulfilling “every jot and tittle of the OT Law as the first-fruits from the dead [Rom. 6:9, I Cor. 15:20-23, Rev. 1:5], so as the first person ever raised to heaven, conquering death, Jesus had not yet presented himself to the Father in the Heavenly Temple. Thus, when Jesus addressed Mary Magdalene, he put his relationship with “my Father [Pater], and your Father [Pater], and to my God [theos] and your God [theos],” on the identical level as Mary’s relationship with God the Father. Could Jesus make it any plainer?? God is the God of Jesus just like God is the God of all humanity, even as was the case with “the God of Abraham.” [article included]

Generally since man’s knowledge of God is limited and obscure, so in many cases it will help us to gain our bearings at the outset to consider; What God is Not, so that we can take a firm hold on Who and What He IS. It provides a better grasp to understand Him as the Originator and Creator by knowing first, that He Himself has No Origin and is Self-existent. We can also grasp  His title as the God of Truth with the knowledge written by the Apostle Paul, in [Tit. 1:2] that “God cannot Lie.” By removing the negative it helps to define and set boundaries for the positive!

In certain cases when a subject like the Almighty is hard to frame, stating the stark negative sharpens our focus. As we consider our human efforts like buzz lightyear to probe “infinity and beyond” even as this is a practical impossibility, it helps to have a starting point that is more familiar to us, as seen in Prov. 9:10 below, the reverent Awe of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge, and God’s Word is the only reliable source of this kind of knowledge!

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

As the verse tell us; those who follow His precepts with respect will have a “good understanding and knowledge of the Holy.” Abiding by the principles of true Biblical research will also keep us out of the pitfalls of magnifying any of God’s Attributes to the exclusion, or at the expense of another. God’s Names are magnified in unity with All of His Attributes, and implementing one does not limit, diminish or destroy any of His other traits in any way. We must believe God’s witness of Himself in the Bible first and foremost, and never allow God’s Biblical Resume’ to be disparaged as a result of man’s theology or traditional/orthodox doctrines. We have to interpret things within their original linguistic and historical context, and we must adopt a Semitic world view as we allow God’s Word to speak for itself. We must allow God’s witness of and for Himself, to stand on its own Scriptural merits. This will help us to better understand How God is “infinitely diversified,” because the magnitude of His spectrum of Godly Attributes individually and collectively- exhibit His Almighty Nature. Each of His Attributes sets a defined spectrum of His Kaleidescopic Glory, and Loving Power.

God has endowed His Son with as many attributes of deity as possible, without losing His Own unique identity, as The One and Only Eternal, Almighty God. Logically, even one point of dissimilarity between the Almighty and Jesus, disproves an equal identity between the Father and His Son. Since Jesus is lacking in certain attributes of God that make the Father unique, this shows that The Creator and Jesus although similar, in their shared points of deity, are not identical, as we find in Col. 1 & 2. agreeing with the Hebrew word “image,” [Gen. 1:26 H6754-Tselem] that the image is not an exact copy of God. This concept has been mapped in the chart of the Attributes of God in Christ, which is based on [Col. 1:19, 2:9-10]

Col. 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him [Christ] should all fullness dwell. See also [Eph. 1:22-23, 3:19]

Col. 2:9-10
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and we are complete in him, which is the Head of all principality and power,”

fullness”-[pleroma] meaning “an allotment, or what something is filled with.” In Christ dwells everything that God could put into a human body without losing His own identity. Sheer logic tells us there can only be ONE Infinite and Eternal Head-God, [Isa. 45:5, 6,18, 21, Mal. 2:10, I Cor. 8:4-6 (#1, 15)]! An Attribute that makes the Almighty unique is that He is infinite-lacking nothing. If He lacks anything, He is not the Almighty Creator!13 The included Chart shows, that Christ shares certain aspects of the Divine Nature with God, but NOT all of them. Thus, Christ Jesus falls short of the Infinite Almighty Creator-God, [#6] while sharing some aspects of deity with the Almighty. This magnifies multiple Scriptural problems linked to Trinitarian dogma, which seemingly reproduce in the immediate context of Col.2:9-10.

of the3588 Godhead2320=theotes, [only usage]. This is a noun that indicates the singular qualities making God; GOD. All these qualities do not exist in Christ.14 [I Cor. 15:27-28], God Almighty has delegated power to Christ because the Father is greater than the Son, [Jn. 14:28, I Cor. 11:3, Eph. 1:17-23, 3:16-19].

bodily”-[somatikos] A basic aspect of Trinitarian dogma is that Jesus is the God-man, or God in the flesh, and [Col. 2:9] is a key verse to back up this idea, due to the  linkage of this wordbodily.” According to Strong’s Concordance, somatikos deals with “the corporeal, connected with the human body, or any physical form as opposed to the soul.”15 Thus in English, we have words like “Somatology”-the scientific study of organic bodies, or a branch of Anthropology concerned with the character and physical nature of man.16 I also recall from my school days the various “soma-types known as;” endomorph, ectomorph and mesomorph, as categories of human body types. The Trinity puts Christ in a special, indeed singular category of body type, calledGod in the flesh.If the Trinitarian version of [Col. 2:9] is true, and their literal handling of “somatikos” here is consistent, then other Scriptures where “somatikos“ occurs, linked with the idea of God Almighty assuming a physical form, should be handled in the same way. In Luke 3:21-22 we find such a case, where Jesus was baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist, and “Heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily [G4985-somatikos] shape, like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.”

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According to the Trinity theory, the “Holy Spirit is the 3rd person of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.” Thus Luke 3:22 records God as the Holy Spirit taking the bodily [somatikos] form or shape like a Dove. The logical question becomes; if Jesus is the Almighty God taking a physical form [somatikos] as “God the Son,in the flesh, then the 3rd person of the TrinityGod the Holy Spirit taking the physical form [somatikos] of a Dove, must also be God in the flesh!! This verse alone violates [Deut. 4:15-18, Rom. 1:23] in 2 ways, not to mention they no more have a Trinity, but the Trinity Triangle has been converted to a Quadrangle, and again they have put God in an ill-fitting “box.” Thus, not only does 3=1, but also 4=1, because their “God equation” has been raised to the 4th power! This illustrates what Jesus said in John 4;

John 4:22-24
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Do we all desire to worship the One True God? I’m sure many God-seekers share a heartfelt desire to worship the Heavenly Father, but without a standard for truth, they will find their path much more difficult and more laden with pit-falls than if they sought God according to His Word. God not only reveals Who He IS, but How He wants to be worshipped in Scripture. As Jesus said in v.22 “Ye worship ye know not what…” Israel got to the place where they thought they were worshiping the true God, but really didn’t know Who or What they were worshiping. This called for the ministry of John the Baptist to breach the legalism that encrusted the Scribes and Pharisees of that day, to prepare the way for the deliverance of Lord Jesus Christ.

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There can be a world of uncertainty between the desire to worship God, and actually doing it in a way that pleases Him. If this were not the case, then God would not need to seek after such to worship Him, Right? Mankind’s quest to worship and honor God involves important keys that must be adhered to for success. First, we must have knowledge of the true God to be able to worship Him according to His Will, not ours. Second, we need access to the true spirit from the true God to worship Him “in spirit and in truth.” This embodies the difference between man’s religion and tradition, vs. true godliness. God’s Word provides the answers to these needs, and the better our grasp of God’s Attributes, the farther along the path to know Who we are worshiping, we will be. As we attain the authentic worship of God in the spirit of truth, then we can with confidence count ourselves as children that God lovingly seeks after, to guard, protect and keep, forever. In this quest;

We are greatly indebted to A.W. Tozer for his unique insights regarding the Attributes of God, on which he has written extensively. Some questions he has posed here are a needed and tremendous aid as we consider God’s Attributes in practical application, helping to guide us on our way to understand the Heavenly Father in our personal relationships with Him, via Jesus Christ. A.W. Tozer’s framing of God’s Attributes from one view, depicts the inter-relationship between God’s panoply of traits and characteristics, as few others have considered. Weighing certain questions that Tozer asks, can enrich our grasp of the Infinitude of God’s Attributes, so that the fullness of our loving fellowship with Him is manifest in all its riches in Christ.

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For instance, the Bible teaches that God is Love, yet some interpret this to essentially deny that He is Just. Others misunderstand the Sovereignty of God so that it disparages or takes away from His Goodness and Love. Others stress the Biblical Attribute of God’s Goodness to contradict His Holiness, or they portray His truth as nullified by His Compassion. Any perceived contradiction within the unity of God’s Divine Attributes would point out an imperfection, and since God is Perfect, this is not possible. Thus these examples always indicate man’s theology introducing errors in understanding God’s Nature and the perfect compatibility of God’s Attributes in Scripture.

As we consider some apparent contradictions in our discourse of God’s Attributes individually, it will deepen our understanding of Who God IS. Perhaps even more helpful will be our consideration of the unity and interaction of God’s Attributes and how they support each other. Thus God’s Attributes explain each other as proven facets of His Glory and Majesty. As finite and mortal men, our minds tend to separate and categorize the boundless aspects of the Almighty, providing us footholds to grasp the Infinitude of His absolute completeness in the perfection of His Godhead. In order to prevent the limits of our human perspective from putting the Almighty God in ill-fitting boxes of human design, we must hold to the views of Scripture, where God has revealed His true Nature and has spoken about Himself more completely & accurately than in any literature revealed to humanity.

A.W. Tozer goes on to say:

”In studying any of God’s Attributes, the essential unity of all His Godly traits readily becomes apparent. We find, for example, that if God is self-existent He must be also self-sufficient; and if He has power He, being Infinite, has all power, and with knowledge, His infinitude assures us that He has all knowledge. Similarly, His immutability inherently presupposes His faithfulness. Since He changes not, it follows that He could not be unfaithful, since that would require Him to change.”

This brings us to our first example of an Attribute of God as FIRST CAUSE

By self-existence, we refer to that unique Attribute of God by which He has existed Eternally and will always exist so. Unlike all other aspects that relate to our existence, God does not owe His being to any other thing. I owe my existence to my mother and father, and my ancestors. My computer owes its existence to IBM before they sold the laptop division to the Chinese. And our Earth owes its existence to God, Who through whatever means and processes He saw fit, created the world. All events have Causes. All creatures have been created, Except for the singular Creator-God. God is the Uncaused Cause and the Uncreated Creator, unlike Jesus who himself was created.  God did not depend upon anything outside Himself for His existence, nor is He ever dependent in any case, on anyone or anything external to His own Nature.

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God upholds the Truth of His Word with His Omnipotent Power. God’s strength of Will to keep His Word {Netsach} [1 Sam. 15:29, Num. 23:19], is seen in that; What God says He always does!! God the self-existent Creator is the Source of all true power, and since a Source must be at least equal to anything that emanates from it, God of necessity must be at least equal to all the power there is, which is another way to say again that He is Omnipotent. This Attribute of God as the First Cause provides an example of how these Superlative Attributes of God support and relate to each other, since we see how other Godly Superlative Traits like the Creator Who is Omnipotent, Eternal and  Self-existent, are all self-contained.

God has delegated power to His creatures, but being self-sufficient, He cannot relinquish anything of His perfections and being all powerful, He has never surrendered one iota of His power. He gives with more generosity than any other, but He does not give away. Since He is the Ultimate Source, All that He gives remains His own and returns to Him again. Thus, His Word never returns to Him Void… and as we serve Him faithfully, He reveals our godly purposes to us in this life.

Ephesians 1:1 Paul an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God…

Ephesians 1:11 — In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the Counsel of His will, as revealed in His Word.

John 6:40 “the will of Him that sent me…” Jesus

1 Timothy 1:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 Now to the King Eternal, immortal, invisiblethe only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty God has No Equal! Nothing in temporal Creation could ever equal the Infinite and Eternal Creator. (Rom. 1:19-23, Isa. 57:15). How can man ever comprehend God inhabiting Eternity Omni-presently? This is why God will take Eternity to reveal Himself to us, because He is SO HUGE and multi-dimensional! (Ps. 145:17, Ps. 18:1-33).

John 17:3 New International Version (NIV)

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

This verse tells us it is available for us to know the only true God as we saw in John 4:24, and His Son Jesus Christ who God Sent.

The Infinitude of God is also portrayed figuratively as seen in Genesis 1.

Gen. 1:26a

Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.

 This is an example of the “majestic plural,” as Queen Victoria of England said; “We” are not pleased/amused! [4] When the majesty of one’s position speaks for a clan, group, or nation, this figure is applied. This use of the plural is found in E.W. Bullinger’s definitive work on the subject; Figures of Speech used in the Bible, under “Heterosis,” defined as: an “exchange of one voice, mood, tense, person, number, degree, or gender, for another. It includes the exchange of one form of the verb for another (ie. Intransitive for transitive).” In this case the singular is exchanged for the plural, to draw attention or emphasize the power or authority of One. [See the name of God “El”]. The Orthodox Christian view  that Genesis 1:26 reflects God speaking in multiple persons is anachronistic, acultural and # (not the way a Semitic Hebrew would speak) in the least. No Hebrew believer would have thought in this way back when it was first written. [Jon Nessle]

This Trinitarian view of “pluralitycontradicts the truth of God as the Almighty Sovereign, Who is over all the idols, humanity, and Creation, Whose ultimate Glory cannot be shared on an equal basis, because it would make more than One, All powerful, All knowing, Everywhere present Creator, whose throne can only singularly be fully occupied by Elohim-Jehovah. The [Shema] truth of One God is also contradicted because, to have more than only One, All-encompassing Creator becomes not only redundant but impossible.

If our position that the Trinitarian view of the plurality of God is contrary to the truth of God’s Word as we are proposing, then what is the Scriptural truth on the plurality of God? Here the Majestic plural applies to the majesty of God’s ultimate position in Power and Glory, as seen in how the plurality of all His multiple Attributes describe the many-faceted strengths of His Sovereign Nature. This is witnessed in what we find with the combined “strengths” of the Names and Attributes of God, which are each so powerful in the singular, that they must be stated in the plural to get the full and true magnitude and impact of the excellence of God’s magnanimous power. Elohim is the majestic plural. When speaking of Almighty God the associated verbs are singular. When speaking of pagan gods the verbs are plural. When theologians depart from the Biblical usage of these figures of speech, or attempt to literalize these figures in support of their theology it is offensive to God, and contrary to the truth of Scripture.

This view accounts for our position supporting the most proper and best fitting view of this “plurality” as the “plurality of fullness or majesty” regarding the Attributes of God, first because it is impossible for Him to share His Superlative Attributes with any other being due to their excellence and magnanimous scope and power, since no other created being could contain them. Is there another entity in God’s Creation that is capable of inhabiting eternity? (Ps. 145:17, Ps. 18:1-33). The answer is an unequivocal and resounding NO!!

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So now we are more prepared to embark on our quest to ascend the summit of our understanding of the One True God, by means of what He has revealed to us about Himself. But in this process we will also learn more about ourselves, for one of God’s traits is that He is a Father. He has fathered us by creating His spirit within us, so we can worship Him in spirit and truth. We will also seek out some traits our Heavenly Father has passed unto us, and how to best apply them in our practical Christian daily walk, and fellowship in Christ!

The things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.” Only the Infinite can know the infinite. Forever God stands apart outside and above the temporal world, in unapproachable light.

Within Absolute Divinity are Attributes of God whereof we know nothing. Either they have not been revealed to us, or can have no meaning for us, just as the attributes of Mercy & Grace can have no personal meaning for the angels. These holy beings may know of these Attributes in God but are unable to apply them personally since they have not sinned and have no need to call on God’s Mercy and Grace. So, it is very likely that there are other aspects of God’s Infinitude which He has not yet revealed to us; His ransomed and born again children. [Deut. 29:29] The secret facets of God’s Nature may relate not only to Himself, but also the concealed glories which He will reveal to His Church in everlasting boundless future ages. How great comfort it is to rest in the Everlasting Arms of our Heavenly Father, as we turn from the limitations of our weak and frail flesh, to our limitless Eternal and Almighty Heavenly Father.

Infinity can be used of no created thing, and of no one but the Creator-God. Infinitude can belong to but One. There can be no second. This is Absolute Infinity, which transcends a mathematical/temporal infinity [Phi/Pi, Fibonacci/Lucas number series], whose concepts are confined to the temporal, physical world as in an endless physical count. The kingdoms of biological life with their inherent principle of growth life are built on the endless mathematics of the algorithmic spiral as seen not only in the spiral shell of the Nautilus, but all throughout nature and the human body, Even as an endless mathematical number falls short of Absolute Infinity without temporal bounds, it still provides an important aid to our mind to begin to conceive of an Absolute Infinity.

[Matt. 2:1, Phil. 2:7-8, Hos. 11:9, Num. 23:19]

By virtue of His Superlative Attributes, God is God Almighty. The immutability of God appears in its most perfect beauty when viewed against the mutability of men. In God no change is possible; in men change is inherent. Neither is man fixed nor his temporal world, but he and it are in constant flux. God’s unchanging truths and nature thus become our anchor in this chaotic life. He is outside and above all temporal matters, yet those who are in Christ will share with Him the unfathomable riches of an Eternity with Him. We will now look at some of God’s Superlative “Omni” Attributes starting with God as Eternal.

God is Eternal

El Olam; without beginning or end. [Gen. 21:33] Shows where Abraham called on The Everlasting God, in Beersheba.

Elohim/Olam; Creator dwelling in perpetuity [Isa. 40:28] The Everlasting God and Creator is the originator of all. He is the Only One that Created every-thing, without prior existence, thus He is the Original Source of All. Elohim Qedem; Creator dwelling in Eternity

[Deut. 33:27]
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. 29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Isaiah 57:15 declares that God is “the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity,” that is: God is everywhere-present throughout all eternity, simultaneously! He inhabits it!

Romans 1:25 Says men worship the creation more than the Creator thus turning the truth of God into a lie, because the man Christ Jesus [1 Tim. 2:5] is part of Creation and in Trinitarian dogma, the God-man is worshipped as Almighty God. The Trinity violates even the laws of physics because it is impossible for something to be both finite [human] and infinite God at the same time, and in the same relationship. This illustrates also that Trinity dogma is man-made because it is defeated by human logic and Science. [God is Light]

Similar to the phrase, “God is love,” “God is light” also is a Biblical metaphor. But because it is stated this way, “God IS light” also is a transcendent trait.  The category of light spoken of here is not that which exclusively consists of photons, as we will see below in the depth of the multiple categories of the light of God the Father of Lights.

John 1:4-9

Js. 1:17 Father of Lights
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

The Father of all lights—includes the light of the natural world, the sun, the moon, and stars, shining in the heavens; the light of spiritual wisdom and God’s Love; the light of His Law; the light of prophecy, shining in a dark place; the light of the gospel shining throughout the world; the light of apostles, confessors, martyrs, pastors, and prophets, preaching the gospel to all nations; the light of the Holy Ghost shining in our hearts; the light of the Lord Jesus Christ-the light of the World, New Jerusalem the heavenly city; God is the Father of them all. With whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.— The Sun orbited by the earth in its revolutions produces the changes of the seasons, with a constant variety on the earth in its varied climates. In this respect God is not indeed like the Sun. With Him there is no variableness, not even the appearance of turning. He is always the same, at all seasons of the year, and in all ages; there is no change in His character, His mode of being, His purposes and plans. The cycles of the Sun, Moon and Stars, literally “parallaxes,” or variety of phases of heavenly bodies and eclipses one of another by shadows of the temporal world projected through space, are set against the immutability of God. Science, James seems to say, deals with the mutability of phenomena. Faith, and therefore Wisdom, rest on the immutability of God.

In Genesis 1:3 God said let there be light and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good, and God Divided the light from the darkness. This division of spiritual light from darkness is not the same as the division of day from night in the physical heavens, [Gen. 1:14-17]. The light of verses 3-4 was Spiritual light from the Creator-God that enlightened His Creation in the earth before the Sun, Moon and Stars were created in verses 14-17, thus the division between light and darkness was in the Spiritual realm not the physical, resulting from Lucifer’s revolt. As God’s Spirit was manifest in the world [Isa. 11:1-2, I Cor. 12:7-11] so the light of God in its various forms became discernible in the senses realm.  The unshielded Spiritual form of Light is the pure laser light of the Creator which no man can see and live, while the physical form of light created with the Sun, Moon an Stars, is discernible in the visible light spectrum and evident to our senses. It is important to understand that physical light includes the entire Spectrum of electromagnetic light, of which visible light registered by the five human senses, is only a small sliver.

This spectrum of electro-magnetic light contains numerous wave-lengths which register to our 5 senses only when aided by human technology, ie; gamma rays, UV rays, X-rays, etc. This provides an insightful analogy of the “God-man” dogma, which can be likened to the visible portion of the light spectrum where God was manifest in His attributes in Jesus Christ. The Creator as Light [Js. 1:17] can be analogized to the entire spectrum of electro-magnetic light because the Spirit of God is manifested as the Light of God in the created world. This light of God manifested to our 5 senses in Creation, was visible in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, yet the entire spectrum of God’s Spiritual Light, was not and never can be manifested on the level of the 5 human senses.

This is why no man has ever seen God [Jn. 1:18] in His raw form of Light because unlike the diffuse visible light that our 5 senses can behold, the purity of God’s unshielded light, like a laser, would fry us! Trinitarians assume that Jesus is the complete, same and identical manifestation of God’s Light, but none of us could ever withstand this, so Jesus came to us as the fullness of God that can be witnessed on the level of human senses, to humanity. We can see this in the Chart of “Attributes of God.” To say Jesus is the “God-man” as the Trinity holds, is like saying the proposed spectrum of all 60 octaves of electro-magnetic light, are visible to our 5 senses! It simply is not the case, because it’s contrary to the Laws of Physics, nor at any time in the past or present has this been the case!

As previously stated, The Creator being beyond the scope of any of His Creations, cannot possibly be seen in His totality, [I Tim. 6:16].” Thus, we are left with the truth that God can never entirely be observed, or comprehended in the senses realm, in His Spiritual essence, because nothing in the Created world, observed by 5 human senses can ever contain the completeness of the Infinite, Eternal and Almighty God, [II Kgs. 8:27].

 

Omnipresent

 Elohim

God is immanent in His creation, that there is no place in heaven, earth or hell where men may hide from His presence. Scriptures teach that God is at once far off and near, and that in Him men move and live and have their being. But what is equally convincing is that God’s Word shows us how God’s Omnipresence supports and unifies with other Attributes in His divine character. The Scriptures teach that God is Infinite. This means that His Being knows no limits. Thus there can be no limit to His Omnipresence. In His infinitude He surrounds the finite creation and contains it. There is no destination you can vacation at that is beyond Him, or that escapes Him.

Acts 17:27-28 — He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being.

Haggai 2:5 — “According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!”

Jeremiah 23:23-24 — “Am I a God near at hand?” says the LORD, “And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.

1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His Love endures forever.”

Psalm 33:11 – “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”

Job 11:7-9 — Can you search out deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than heaven – What can you do? Deeper than Sheol – What can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

1 Kings 8:27 — “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You.”

Isa. 57:15

Ezekiel 48:35

Psalm 139:7-10

Jesus was not Omnipresent  Heb. 2:14-18

14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

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Omniscient

      God perfectly knows Himself and, Being the Source and Author of all things, it follows that He knows all that can be known. And this He knows instantly and with a fullness of perfection that includes every possible item of knowledge concerning everything that exists or could have existed anywhere in the universe at any time in the past, present or that may exist in the centuries or ages yet unborn.

 Psalm 147:5 — [God’s] understanding is infinite.

  • Ezekiel 11:5— Then the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said to me, “Speak! ‘Thus says the Lord: “Thus you have said, O house of Israel; for I know the things that come into your mind”‘.”
  • Acts 15:18— “Known to God from all eternity are all His works.”

Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising and art acquainted with all my ways. I can inform Thee of nothing and it is vain to try to hide anything from Thee. In the light of Thy perfect knowledge

1 Chronicles 28:9 – “…for the Lord searches every heart, and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, we will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”

Rom. 11:33-34”Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counselor hath taught Him? With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of judgment, and taught Him knowledge, and showed to Him the way of understanding?” ”For who hath known the Mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counselor?”

These rhetorical questions put by the Prophet and the Apostle Paul declare that God has never learned or changed.

Isa. 42:9, Rom. 16:27, Jude 25

Psalm 139:11, 12 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would out-number the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.

Jesus was not Omniscient [Lk. 2:52, Matt. 13:32, Acts 1:7, Rom. 16:25-26]

 

Omnipotent

God’s power to do all He desires is the fuel for the engine of His Sovereignty that accomplishes His Providence.

El Shaddai

Sovereignty and Omnipotence must go together. One cannot exist without the other. To reign, God must have power, and to reign Sovereignly, He must have all power the definition of Omnipotence. This word occurs fifty-six times in our English Bible and is never used of anyone but God. He alone is Almighty. Omnipotence is not a name given to the sum of all power, but an attribute of a personal God Christians believe to be the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and of all who believe on Him to life eternal. The worshipping man finds this knowledge a source of wonderful strength for his inner life. His faith rises to take the great leap upward in the fellowship of Him Who will do Whatever He needs to do, or be Whoever He needs to be, to reach us.

Gen. 17:1, 28:3, 35:11, 43:14

Genesis-48:3, 49:24-25
Ex.6:3
Num. 24:4,16

Rev.1:8
Jer.32:17
Ezek.10:5

Genesis 17:1 – “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty’...”

Matthew 19:26 – “Jesus looked at them and said. ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

Jeremiah 32:17 – “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”

Jesus was not Omnipotent [Jn. 5:19, Matt. 20:23, John 14:28]

What a singularly Awesome God and Loving Heavenly Father we are privileged serve! What better Father, Who is above all that we could ask or think, thru all and in us all, could we have? We are truly blessed beyond all words and thought, so let us joyfully walk and stand in the Strength of His mighty arm and stretched out Hand, to do all that we have been called and chosen to do, carrying forward His boundless healing and loving light to all we encounter… God Bless


Attributes of God in Christ and the Church

 

Attributes of God Bible verses inChrist Jesus
[II Cor. 5:19]
Man
[Col. 1:27]
Angels & evil Spirits
1. Eternal-
El Olam
w/o beginning or end
Deut. 33:27
Rom. 1:20
Deut. 33:27
Isa. 40:28
Isa. 46:10
No
not co-equal or co-eternal
Matt. 2:1
Phil. 2:7-8
Hos. 11:9
Num. 23:19
Heb. 1:2
Eternal life
I Jn. 2:25
5:11,13, 18-20
Heb. 2:16
yes
Rev. 20:10
no
2. Omnipresent
Elohim
I Kings 8:27
Isa. 57:15
Ezek. 48:35
no Heb. 2:16-18, No No [Heb.2:16]
3. Invisible
Theos Aoratos
Deut. 4:15-25
Jn. 1:18,
I Tim.1:17, 6:16
Ex. 33:20
no Rom. 1:23-25
I Jn. 4:12
Jn. 5:37-39
I Tim. 6:16
no Yes
4. Spirit
Ruach
Jn. 4:24
Eph. 4:4-6
Yes, but not till his baptism Lk. 24:39
Lk. 3:21,22
Lk. 23:46
Phil. 2:2
Eph. 4:3, 1:13-14
Yes -Heb. 2:16
5. Omniscient
Monos Sophos Theos
Isa. 42:9
Rom. 16:27
I Tim. 1:17
Jude 25
no Lk. 2:52
Mk. 13:32
Rom. 16:25-26, Acts 1:7
Heb. 5:8
No
I Cor. 2:10
Rom. 16:25 -26
No
I Cor. 2:7-8
I Pet. 1:9-12
6. Omnipotent
El Shaddai
Gen. 17:1, 48:3, 49:24-25
Rev. 1:8
no Jn. 5:19,30
Mtt. 20:23
Jn. 14:28
No
I Cor. 2:10
Rom. 8:27
No
Dan. 10:11-13
7. Life-Giver
Ruach, Zao Pater
Jn. 5:26, 17:3
Matt. 1:18-20
Acts 17:25
yes Jn. 17:2, Jn. 14:28 II Cor. 5:17
Heb. 9:14-16
No-II Cor. 5:17
8. Father
AB/Abba
Pater
Eph. 4:6,
Isa. 45:10
Jn. 17:11
Gal. 4:6
no Matt. 20:23-28
Jn. 10:29
no No
Isa. 45:9-10
Lk. 4:41
Mk. 5:7
9. God of Truth Alethinos Theos Jn.17:3,8,14,
17, Heb. 7:1
yes Jn. 17:3 Jn. 17:8 Angel
yes
devil
no
10. Most High
Elyon, Hupsistos
Gen. 14:18-20
Ps. 57:2,78:35
no I Cor. 15:28
John 14:28
No No
11. Glorious
Alethinos Theos
Jn. 17:1,5,22
Jn. 12:28
Isa. 42:8
yes Jn. 12:28, 17:22
Phil. 2:10-11
Mtt. 2:14, 20
Jn. 17:10, 22 yes no
12. Perfect
Jehovah
Deut. 32:4
II Sam. 22:31
James 1:17
yes Eph. 3:14 II Cor. 5:17
II Sam. 22:33
Job 1:1,8
Yes no
13. God of Love
Jehovah Elohim
Deut.7:6-9
Jn. 17:23
I Jn. 4:7-12
yes Jn. 17:23 Jn. 17:23 Phil. 2:2
I Jn. 4:7-12
Angel
yes
devil
no
14. God’s Will
Netsach
Eph. 1:11
Jn. 6:40
yes Jn. 6:38-40, Jn. 8:28-29 Matt. 26:39 Rom. 12:2, 10:9-10 yes no
15. Unity/1 God
Jehovah Elohim
Deut. 6:4,
Isa. 45:5-6
Eph. 4:6
yes Jn. 17:11
I Cor. 8:4-6
Jn. 10:30
Eph. 4:3-6
Jn. 7:11,23
yes Lk. 4:41
Mk. 5:7
Js. 2:19
16. Honor Jn. 5:23,
Ps. 145:5
Yes I Jn. 5:23
John 8:54
Isa. 45:4 yes no
17. Creator
Elohim
Gen. 1:1-3
Isa.40:28,43:15, 45:9,11-12, 18
Isa. 46:9-19
no Rom. 1:23-25
Mal. 2:10
Jn. 20:17
Eph. 1:3
no no no
18. Answers Prayer
Elohim
Gen. 20:17 Heb. 6:13-18
Num. 23:19
no
yes Matt. 17:21,
Matt. 21:22, Matt. 26:39
Lk. 6:12, 22:41-46
Jn. 12:27-30
Yes Mtt.21:22
I Cor. 7:5
No
19. Holy
Qadosh, Hagios
Isa. 40:25, 45:11,
Isa. 43:3, 57:15
Job 6:10
yes Yes Mk. 1:24
Jn. 17:11
Yes
Jn. 17:11
yes No
Mk. 1:24
20. Authority
Theos Pantkrator
Isa. 57:15
Rev. 4:8
No not co-equal/ co-eternal I Cor. 15: 27-28, 11:3
Jn. 14:28
yes no no
21. I AM
Hayah
Ex. 3:12-16 No Matt. 14:27
Mk. 13:6,
Mk. 14:62
Jn. 10:36,
Jn. 18:4-9
no No
22. Plurality
Elohim
Gen. 1:26-27 no Gen. 29:21-27
Ps. 90:10
no no Yes
idols
23. Worship
Eloah
Jn. 4:24
Ex. 20:2-3
II Chron. 32:15
no Proskuneo
Jn. 4:23-24
no No
Rev. 19:10
Yes
idols
24. Foreknowledge
Theos
Eph. 1:4, 11
I Pet. 1:19-21
no I Pet.1:19- 21, Matt.2:1 No Eph. 1:4
I Pet. 1:1-2
no

 

25. Salvation
Jah, Yasha
Ps. 106:21
Isa. 43:3,11, Isa. 45:15,21
I Tim. 1:1
yes Mk. 2:5-12
Lk. 2:11
Acts 5:31
I Jn. 4:14
Yes
Rom. 10:9-10
No
II Cor. 5:18-20

 

Selected Footnotes

[1] Ibid, p#.

[2] Thayer, Joseph, # p. 285.

[3] Louw, Nida # p. 140.

[4] This famous phrase is attributed to Queen Victoria having been overheard in several incidents. The use of “the royal we’” by a sovereign to mean “I” is said to go back to King Richard I, who, in 1190 in a Latin text, the Charter to Winchester, used nos, “we”, rather than me, “I”. It became a way for the sovereign to indicate that they were more than just a common person and communicated the idea that the will of the monarch was the will of all the people.

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