The Image of Yahuweh

What about Jn.14:9? "Yahushua saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?" Is Yahushua declaring that he is Father Yahuweh? Heb.1:3 and Col.1:15 both state that Yahushua is the "image" of Yahuweh. An image is something that resembles something else. Yahushua resembles Yahuweh in that their characters are almost identical. "Not that any man has seen the Father" (Jn. 6:46) bodily, but we have seen His character through His Son.

Man (specifically Adam) was made in the "image of Alaha/haElohim" (Gen 1:26,27; 5:3; 9:6). haMessiah Yahushua is also in the "image of Elohim" (2 Co 4:4; Col 1:15). "Alaha/haElohim" in these verses, when understood in the context of pure monotheism, is a reference to Yahuweh the Creator. Adam's inner man resembled Alaha/haElohim, but he himself is not Alaha/haElohim. Yahushua's inner man resembles Yahuweh, but he himself is not Alaha/haElohim.

Col 3:10 tells us that after a person's conversion, after he has put on the new man, he is "renewed in knowledge after the image of Him [Yahuweh] that created him." Rom 8:29, 30 echoes this in that those that have been justified (through conversion unto haMessiah) have been predestined to be "conformed to the image of His [Yahuweh's] Son." Since the Son is in the image of Alaha/haElohim, to be conformed to the image of the Son is to be conformed to the image of Alaha/haElohim or Yahuweh the Creator. 2 Co 3:18 says that we "are changed into the same image" as the Master. This also happens upon conversion.

From this info, I deduce the following;

Adam was made in the image of Yahuweh. Upon his fall, that image was lost. It can only be restored through conversion unto the Master Yahushua. Yahushua, being sinless, never lost the image of Yahuweh. The image of Yahuweh has nothing to do with the physical appearance as far as the above references are concerned. It has to do with the inner man.

Look at Ps 73:20. Yahuweh despises the image of the wicked. Why? Because they have put off Yahuweh's image through sin and have created their own new image. The same is true of all men for all have sinned. We all have fallen away from the image of Yahuweh and need to have that image restored through the indwelling Ruwakh/Spirit of haMessiah.

When Yahuweh looks upon a believer, He sees the righteousness of His Son clothing us. He also sees the image of His Son clothing us. Our physical appearance has not changed, but our inner man has.

The Attributes of Yahuweh

The terms "omniscient" (all knowing), and "omnipotent" (all powerful) are often applied to Yahushua to prove he is the Alaha/haElohim/Almighty. In Jn.5:30 Yahushua said, "I can of mine own self do nothing" therefore, he cannot be omnipotent as Yahuweh is. Mt. 24:36 proves Yahushua is not omniscient; "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but my Father." In order to explain such verses "Oneness" proponents must turn Yahushua into the "God-Man." This unscriptural idea claims that Yahushua's divine half is omniscient and omnipotent but that he suppressed his powers during his life in the flesh. Nowhere in scripture is the haMessiah called a God-Man or shown to have two such natures at the same time. He is repeatedly referred to as a man in such verses as 1 Tim.2:5. When he is called "elohim" it is in the sense of a mighty one among his people as was shown earlier. This is not to say that Yahushua was a mere man. Scripture is clear that Yahushua's birth was a miracle in that he was not made from the seed or sperm of man. He is Yahuweh's only begotten Son; the only being ever to be "Fathered" by Yahuweh.

Shalom Shalom
"Zaquaine" Mufasa Abda Kalil TsidekiYahu

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