Monday, June 15, 2020

Are humans “gods”?

You’ve all seem some scriptures that suggest humans are “gods” (Elohim), so it is important to remember that “we” are NOT God or even gods. We must look at the CONTEXT of passages such as these:

Psalm 82: …5They do not know or understand; they wander in the darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 6I have said, “You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High. 7But like mortals you will die, and like rulers you will fall.”…

John 10:34 Jesus replied, "Is it not written in your Law: 'I have said you are gods'?

Ezekiel 28:2 "Son of man, tell the ruler of Tyre that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Your heart is proud, and you have said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea." Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.

Because YHWH has made humanity in His Image (Genesis 1:27) and we have been imbued with intellect to run the entire earth, many tend to THINK they are basically “little gods” walking around. Many forget that “being made in His Image” means we are to reflect His Holy Image (character), His Essence, and to be a “light” to the nations (Isaiah 42:6). We were also meant to represent Him in the stewardship of His good and wonderful creation (Genesis 1:28-29).

Not even Yeshua ever said he was YHWH ELOHIM - so what makes us mere humans think WE could ever be "gods"?

John 10:24. And the Yehudeans surrounded him and said to him, “How long will you hold our souls  if you are the Mashiyach?  Tell us openly.”  25. Y’shua answered and said to them, I have told you and you do not believe!  And the works that I do in the Name of my Father they testify concerning me.  26. But you do not believe because you are not of my sheep, just as I have told you. 

27. My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they come after me.  28. And I give to them life that is eternal and they will not perish and no man will ever snatch them from my hands.  29. For my Father who gave them to me is greater than all, and no man is able to snatch them from the hands of my Father. 0. I and the Father are one.

31. And again the Yehudeans took up rocks to stone him. 32. Y’shua said to them, Many pleasing works from the presence of my Father I have shown you. For which of them do you stone me? 33. The Yehudeans said to him, “It is not because of the pleasing works that we stone you, rather because you do blaspheme and that while you are a Son of man you make yourself Elohim!”[1]

34. Y’shua said to them Is it not written in your Torah that “I have told you that you are Elohim.”[2] 35. If those people he called Elohim because the Miltha of Elohim was with them and Scripture is not able to be broken 36. To him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world you say, “You blaspheme!” concerning that I had told you that “I am the Son of Elohim.”

37. Unless I do the works of my Father, do not believe me. 38. If, however, I do them even if you do not believe me, you believe the works that you may know and believe that my Father is in me[3] and I am in my Father. (AENT)


[1] Truth is, Yeshua never said he was YHWH! He said that the Ruach of YHWH is within him, (Isaiah 11:1-2, Zechariah 12:10). He taught that while his nefesh (soul) would die, YHWH would reanimate both his neshama (human spirit/ruach) and nefesh. Yeshua never claimed his nefesh was anything other than human and that as such, it would die….

[2] Reference to Psalm 82:6. People tend to think of themselves as “gods”. Psalm 82:6 My decree is: ‘You are elohim [gods, judges], sons of the Most High all of you. 7 Nevertheless, you will die like mortals; like any prince, you will fall.’”(CJB)

[3] In Isaiah 22:20-25 a priestly father is named Hilkiah (my portion is YHWH) and his son is Eliakim (Elohim raises) which foreshadows Mashiyach (Messiah) whose “portion” is YHWH, and who is raised up by Elohim.

Mashiyach is the first begotten of YHWH who suffers, then is raised up and then is given governance over all nations, kindreds, tongues and peoples as foreshadowed in verses 21-22:

“And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”

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