Elohim-Chapter One-Part Two


Elohim-Chapter One-Part Two

Jesus as Elohim

1. What does Jesus say about Old Testament Scriptures as a testimony to His identity?

John 5:39

The scriptures do not bring eternal life.  We have to study them with the intent of finding Jesus.  He and He alone is the source.  He is Elohim the beginning and the end.

Read Isaiah 40:1-5  This is referring to the covenant with Abraham regarding the blessing that will be for all people.

  1. 2.   What do you think this passage “the glory that all mankind will see,” is talking about.

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas thought so when he saw the nail prints after the resurrection.

Read John 20:28

3. What did Thomas say?

 

 

 

Jesus as Creator

After the resurrection, John began his epistle declaring that Jesus was Elohim

Read John 1:1

4.  Write the scripture replacing the word God with Elohim. 

Notice the verb forms given here.  It does not say in the beginning ”is” the word, The Word did not begin at creation nor was it begotten at that time.  It had always been.  He was already there with God.  And the Word was God.  He was God. “It is not enough to say that He is godlike, or that He is divine.  The Bible teaches that He is God.”  Believers Bible Commentary, William Macdonald

I John 1:1  “1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.”

 John had seen Jesus, talked with him, witnessed his work, touched him, and knew first hand that Jesus was the beginning and the end. He was and is and always will be Elohim.

Colossians 1:15-16 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

The Son, the image of the invisible God is the creator.  He is Elohim.

Jesus as Covenant Maker and Covenant Keeper

Jesus is the new covenant promised in the Old Testament.  He has the power and authority to make and keep the covenant because He was there at the beginning.  He is the creator.  He made the covenant at the beginning by the words of his mouth.  He sustains His creation by the words of his mouth.  He is Elohim. 

2 Sam 2:13-14, 2 Sam 2:16, Psalm 89:3-4, Jer 23:5,

5.The above scriptures are referring to a covenant made with David.  Write the covenant in your own words.

 

6.Read Isaiah 9:6  What three words do you see that indicate that the promised child is Elohim.?

Leviticus 1:4You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you.”

This sin offering was a type and foreshadowing of the blood sacrifice that Jesus would later offer on the Roman cross as payment for the sins of the world in order to make a final atonement for man’s sins.

Isaiah 53:5-6 5  “But he was pierced for our transgressions,
   he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,    and by his wounds we are healed.6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Justification means the legal act of God which declares the sinner righteous on the basis of the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ. Approximately 700 years before Jesus’ birth, the prophet, Isaiah, declared that the Messiah would do exactly that. The Messiah would come and that He would bear the sins of his people. 

Jesus position as High Priest gave Him access to the Most Holy Place.

Heb 10:10, Heb 10:14, Heb 9:12

 

7. How are we sanctified? 

 

Christ as Almighty God(Elohim), offered His body, as the final sin offering, for all eternity, thus banishing the need for animal sacrifice as a legitimate act of worship and atonement for His creation

Every covenant God made was unique, yet interrelated. Each demonstrated His love and mercy, revealing a little more each time and pointing to the New Covenant which was actually made before the beginning of time between the members of the Trinity concerning mankind, which had not yet been created.  It blows my ever loving mind.

Before time began, before the creation of man, Elohim knew man would be full of evil from childhood.  So the Father, Son and Holy Spirit entered the everlasting covenant of redemption.  Christ was given the job of freeing all humanity from the condemnation of sin.  The Holy Spirit was given the job of sealing the covenant.  He places His seal on humanity as they accept the terms of the covenant. Humanity originally had no part in the making of the covenant until Christ fulfilled the agreement.  Those who accept Christ offer will gain everlasting life, mercy, righteousness, and everlasting joy.  Those who do not accept will not be in the presence of God but instead will be thrown into a lake of fire.(Matt. 18:8)

The Old Testament covenants point to Christ, are fulfilled by Christ and continue in every believers life.  Elohim is the covenant maker.  He is Mighty God, fully able to keep those covenants today.

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