Yeshua Christ: Making God All in All

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THE CLAIMTHE PASSAGES
There is One God, the Father, and one Lord, Yeshua Christ.  2nd Corinthian 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Yeshua Christ.   1st Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Yeshua;   1st Corinthians 1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Yeshua Christ.   1st Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Yeshua Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.   2nd Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Yeshua Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;   1st Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Yeshua.  
God spoke all things into existenceGenesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
God’s Word was GodJohn 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And God’s Word dwelled among us . . .John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
 How? In the Man Yeshua of NazarethActs 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Yeshua of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
In this manner we understand that the One God created all things by Yeshua the Messiah who was His Word made flesh.Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Yeshua Christ:  
Yeshua of Nazareth, the man, was made and created.  The Word of God that was made flesh, was not created.  It is eternal.  Hebrews 2:9 But we see Yeshua, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  
God sent Yeshua of Nazareth unto the Children of Israel  Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Yeshua Christ: (he is Lord of all:)   Acts 13:23 (Speaking of king David) we read “Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Savior, Yeshua:  
God made Yeshua of Nazareth Lord and Messiah  Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Yeshua, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.  
While on Earth Yeshua was a man “appointed and anointed” by God (Christ means anointed one – Yeshua was the anointed one)    Acts 10:38 How God anointed Yeshua of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.   Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Yeshua of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:    
God raised Yeshua up from the grave  Acts 2:32 This Yeshua hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.   Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Yeshua, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.   Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Yeshua; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.   Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Yeshua, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.   Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Yeshua Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.   Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Yeshua again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.   Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  
Yeshua of Nazareth is called both the author and the finisher of our faith.  Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Yeshua the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God  
The One God and King Yeshua, His only begotten Son, work in tandem to redeem humankind  1st Thessalonians 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Yeshua Christ, direct our way unto you.   2nd Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Yeshua Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.   Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Yeshua Christ our Savior.    
Everything we do in relation to God is “by or through” Christ Yeshua  Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Yeshua Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.   Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Yeshua Christ according to my gospel.   Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Yeshua Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:   Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Yeshua Christ:   Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Yeshua Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.   Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Yeshua Christ, hath abounded unto many.   Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Yeshua Christ our Lord.   Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Yeshua Christ our Lord.   Romans 7:25 I thank God through Yeshua Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.   Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Yeshua our Lord.   Romans 15:17  I have therefore whereof I may glory through Yeshua Christ in those things which pertain to God.   Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Yeshua Christ for ever. Amen.   1st Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Yeshua Christ;   1st Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Yeshua Christ our Lord.   1st Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Yeshua Christ.   2nd Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Yeshua Christ.   2nd Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Yeshua Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;   Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:   Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Yeshua Christ;   Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Yeshua.   Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Yeshua.   Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.   1st Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Yeshua Christ,   1st Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Yeshua, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.   1st Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Yeshua Christ.  
All that we are and do by and through Yeshua Christ is for the Glory of the One God  Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Yeshua Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.   Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Yeshua Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   1st Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Yeshua Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  
We become children of God by faith in His Only Begotten Son Yeshua  Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Yeshua.  
We are given the power to become the Son’s and Daughters of God by Christ.  John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:    
This means that we are not made Sons and Daughters of God when we receive Yeshua by faith.  It is something that occurs over the course of our lives.  Philppians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Yeshua.  
Believers become joint-heirs with Christ by and through suffering as He suffered.Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.   1st Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Yeshua, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.   Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.  
Having overcome all things, Yeshua of Nazareth, God with us, has inherited all that His Father has.  The man, born under the Law, born of a woman, who “learned obedience by the things He suffered,” lived up to His spiritual genetics and was exalted to the throne of God.Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Never-the-less, even as Man-God (fully and in every way, sitting at the right hand of the Father due to His having overcome His flesh, sin and death, this wonderful mediator and the greatest gift of God will, after He has returned, place Himself under the Father so that the One God will be all in all.  Hebrews 1:13 “Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?   1st Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he (Yeshua) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, until he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

How and Who Yeshua?

A Q and A with Shawn McCraney

12/05/2016

Is Yeshua God the father?

No.  He is the Word of God made flesh.[1]

Was Yeshua a person in a premortal existence?

Not a person – He was the Word (or Words) of God before the world was and by which God created all things.[2]

Was Yeshua God before the world was

He was God’s Words before this world was, not God Himself.  There was no “Yeshua person” before the world was and there was, is, and always will only be, one God.[3]

Why would Yeshua say “that before Abraham was, I Am.”

Because before Abraham was, God was.  Yeshua was “God with us.”  But He was the Word of God with us.  Being such He “was” before Abraham was.  He was in fact as the Word of God from the beginning, uncreated and eternal.[4]

Did the Words of God have a form?  Were they a person?

No.  But they are as much God as God Himself.  His Words are His, therefore they are Him – of Him, from Him.  When God “speaks” His words are living.  They never pass away.  The Word was God.  God’s words are living. They create, give life, cause things to happen – and they never go away – they never end.  They are eternal.  This is what “became flesh and dwelled among us.[5]

How?

By the Holy Spirit of God overshadowing the virgin Mary and her conceiving the human child Yeshua with God as His Father.[6]

Paul calls Yeshua the Last Adam. [7] Was Yeshua then created the way Adam was created – that God formed Him out of the clay (through Mary) and breathed into Him His breath, and Yeshua became a living soul?

No.  This would make Yeshua fully and only human.  He was much, much more.  Adam’s body was formed first of the clay, God then breathed into him, and from this quickening breath Adam became a living soul (having his own mind, will and emotion).[8]  Yeshua was different.  The Holy Spirit (which is the power of God) was the sperma that engaged with the egg of Mary and Yeshua was conceived.  That “sperma of spirit” contained, as it were, “the fullness of God,” and this was in the very DNA of the man Yeshua.   Adam was merely quicken by the breath of life given Him by God – Adam was animated by God’s breath.  Yeshua was created by the Spirit Seed of God, making His very genetic make-up an admixture of God and human being. 

Evangelicals insist on saying that Yeshua was fully man and fully God but there are problems with this as no part of God is man and no part of Man is God.   They are mutually exclusive  – meaning there is no other human being alive whose Father is God.  So it is a stretch to call Him fully man (again, since no man on earth has ever had the spiritual genetics of God).  This being said I would tend to describe Yeshua, instead of being fully man and fully God as a person who was in His mortal life less than God (due to the presence of His flesh) and less than Man,[9] (due to the presence of God) and therefore as the one who “descended below all things.”  When I say “less than” I would suggest that at conception, because of being a creation from the Sperma of the Spirit and the Novum of the Flesh, that the flesh lessened His deity and the spirit lessoned his humanity (being that humans are naturally more evil not having the Sperma of the Spirit in them).  That the “fullness of the Godhead” dwelled in Him does not counter this opinion in the least.  When the fullness of purity is woven together with threads of carnality the result is not improvement or containment of purity but a legitimizing of such.  And if something fallen and evil is met and matched with something glorious it becomes less fallen and less evil and therefore NOT more human (but less).

So in this state did Yeshua both overcome the human flesh (by the Spirit) and somehow prove His Sonship by refusing to let His flesh reign?

Yes.  Ill equipped at birth to be a Son he learned obedience by the things He suffered. [10] His human will called out to Him but he lived not by His will but the will of His Father.[11]

But wouldn’t the presence of His Spiritual DNA give Him an advantage over the rest of the human race in overcoming His flesh and living perfectly?

Of course it did!  There’s not a human on earth whose Father was God who bestowed upon them a genetic make-up from above!  We are not in competition with Yeshua.  He did not set an example that could ever be achieved by anyone else.  This is not the point of His existence – to set an example that can be reached or achieved by others.  As followers we of course we look to Him and how He lived but to match his example is an impossibility for all have sin and fallen short of the glory of God.[12]  Because of this, and because God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son (the only Human Son He would ever have) to come into the world[13] – and to save us.

Does only begotten mean Yeshua of Nazareth was begotten?

It does.

When was Yeshua begotten?

Yeshua of Nazareth was begotten a few times over the course of His human life.  He was fully begotten in the flesh when He was born of Mary and He was fully begotten of God in the Spirit at His resurrection.[14]

So was Yeshua God?

God is God.  Yeshua of Nazareth was a human being whose father was God.   No other human being has or ever will be born with God as their Father.  This makes Yeshua the single most unique human being as He originated from both heaven and from earth.  As stated, from heaven came the Word (or heart) of God to germinate with the egg of flesh.  His mortal existence was a period of time where the Spirit within Him perfectly overcame the flesh He inhabited and Yeshua of Nazareth was crowned Lord and Savior of all Humankind.  In this we can say that “God with us” had victory over the fallen flesh of this world.  Maybe an illustration would help.

Suppose that there is a pack of wild dogs created by an invisible spirit of fire.[15]  This fire-spirit looks down on the pack and barks down to them orders on how to be.  It doesn’t work.  They are rebellious. He sends other dogs into the pack but they don’t listen or follow these either.  The fire spirit loves this pack so much He creates a dog that is made of both dog and His very heart.  This dog barks, and chases his tail, and loves rotten food, but this dog is different than the rest of the pack because this creature, while a dog, has God as His father and not another dog.  That this dog came forth from another dog is obvious.  And it (the animal) did not exist as a dog before its birth in heaven with the fire spirit.  It existed prior to its conception and creation as all the expressions of the fire-spirit.  When conceived and born it was begotten as a dog, becoming less than it was as the expressions of the fire-spirit and also less than a full dog (because no dog has ever had the fire-spirit as a Father).

Then with its unusual DNA, this dog taught and leads the wild pack.  And after they reject and kill it, it comes back to life and the reigns as the God of the Dogs – because it was God with them in the first place, that overcame being a wild dog.

So is Yeshua of Nazareth, the man part, now fully God?

Yes.  When He walked the earth he had condescended below all things.[16]  When He submitted His flesh to the will of His Father He was learning obedience by the things He suffered.  When He died (and was dead – God does not die) He was dragging with him a body that came from the earth and was earthly.  But having overcome sin, and death, and the grave, on behalf of humanity, God, through Yeshua of Nazareth, saved the world.  And the Man Yeshua,[17] once experiencing all that we experience, by and through God in Him, inherited all that the Father had – all of it.[18]  This means all glory, all kingdoms, all power, all authority, all rights, all of it God created for His Son by His Word (which became His Son).  This caused Yeshua to introduce Himself (post resurrection) to John the Beloved as the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega.[19]  He was God that dwelled among us.  Now, as that Man of Mediation, He is God in all that this entails.  God Himself created Him in flesh to be such by imparting Himself into Him.

So are you suggesting that there are two God’s – the Father and the Son.

Let’s actually quote one passage here from 1st Corinthians 8:6 which says:

“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Yeshua Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”

The one God is God the Father.  Of Him we have the Lord and Savior, Yeshua Christ, by whom we human beings now have access to God.

Who do we worship?

We worship the One God who is fully manifested in our Lord and Savior Yeshua Christ.  Fully presented.  Fully pictured.  In fact, we relate to the invisible God by and through the Lord and Savior whereas before there was an impasse and a gulf.  Worshipping Christ IS worshipping God. There is not one bit of difference.  Praying to Christ is praying to God.  There is not one whit of difference.  He is the Alpha and Omega.  There are not two.  There is only the man Yeshua mediating between the invisible God in heaven and physical Man on earth.

Will there ever be a time when Yeshua and His role as mediator between God and Man will end?

Yes.  Yeshua of Nazareth functions in a role.  His purpose was to reconcile Man to God and God to Man.  To have victory over Satan, sin and death.  His purpose was to reign over this world and its inhabitants until He has had the victory over all things. [20] This intermediary work was by nature temporary for once the victory has been had God will have reconciled all things to Himself in and through His Son and the continued intermediary work of Yeshua would be unnecessary, for God would be over all things, and the Man, Yeshua of Nazareth, would step from the right hand of the father, and bestow upon Him the reconciled world.[21]

Has this happened?

It has.  But before thinking there is no need to know Yeshua we must remember that He, Yeshua, is the way, the truth, and the life for all human-kind past, present and future; there is no way to the Father but by Him; that by grace we are saved through faith on Him.  All people must first come to Him – to knowing Him, and growing by and through faith on and in Him as Lord and Savior – before being reconciled to the One God.

However, it is important to realize that Yeshua fulfilled a role in the workings of God reconciling the world to Himself.  His role is not eternally occurring in the sense that He is forever mediating between God and Man.   Scripture even directs believers to move on toward perfection.[22]  And it also plainly explains that when His role is over, when Yeshua has had the victory, He would turn everything over to God the Father “that God may be all in all.”  Speaking about resurrection, Paul says:

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”[23] 

So in addition to God clothing His word in flesh to experience all things as a means to overcome them on behalf of the Human race, and to reveal the invisible God along the way, showing us how to live and react through how He lived and reacted, and in addition to offering up His life, overcoming the Law, shedding His blood, dying, and being raised to New life, did Yeshua and his life have any other purpose not mentioned here?

He did.  After becoming the author and finisher of our faith,[24] Yeshua – the first fruits of the grave[25] – established the means and the way for all people to become a joint heir with Him in all that the Father has.[26] He paved the way for all people (through faith and love, His commandments[27]) to go from being natural creatures of God, to becoming children, and to then having the power to become sons and daughters of God.[28]  This is all accomplished by and through the Spirit overcoming the flesh[29] through faith on our only Lord, Savior and King, Yeshua the Christ.


[1] John 1:1

[2] Genesis 1:3; Colossians 1:16

[3] Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 9:6

[4] John 5:58; Matthew 1:23

[5] John 1:14

[6] Luke 1:35

[7] 1st Corinthians 15:45

[8] Genesis 2:7

[9] Hebrews 2:9

[10] Hebrews 5:8

[11] Matthew 26:42

[12] Romans 3:23

[13] John 3:16

[14] Matthew 1:20; Acts 13:33

[15] Hebrews 12:29

[16] Philippians 2:7-9

[17] Acts 2:22; Romans 5:15; 1st Timothy 2:5;

[18] Colossians 1:12-20

[19] Revelation 1:14-18

[20] Hebrews 1:13 (note “until” here)

[21] 1st Corinthians 15:22-28

[22] Hebrews 6:1-3

[23] 1st Corinthians 15:22-28

[24] Hebrews 12:2

[25] 1st Corinthians 15:20

[26] Romans 8:17

[27] 1st John 3:22-23

[28] John 1:12-14

[29] Romans 8; Galatians 3:3; Galatians 5; 1st Peter 4:6

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