And In the Beginning…There Were Two?

Most people are familiar with the first line of the Bible; in fact, most believers can quote it.

In the beginning Elohim (God) created the heavens and the earth…

You wouldn’t think there is much to discuss in this verse.  For the believer, it seems quite straightforward.  However, in the Hebrew lies a small, but very significant discovery.

The Hebrew word for “God” is Strong’s number 430, which is “Elohim” which is the plural form of Strong’s 410, “El.”   In other words, The Word is telling us that there are more than one El or God at creation.

Later on in Genesis 2:4, is the first mention of Strong’s 3068 (Yahweh):

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh Elohim made the earth and the heavens….

Here again, the plural Elohim is used and used in conjunction with the name of Yahweh, indicating that more than one El or God was at creation.

As we read and study further, it becomes clear that the Messiah was present at creation as well as the Father. In the first chapter of the book of John, we are told, “In the beginning was the Word….” We know the Word was Messiah; so from the beginning of time, the Messiah has been the voice of the Father.

In Genesis 18, Yahweh appears to Abraham:

And Yahweh appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre. And he was sitting at the door of the tent in the heat of the day.

Since no man has seen the Father (John 1:18), this must have been the Messiah that appeared to Abraham,

Many times the Messiah appears in the Old Testament as “the Word of YHWH” such as in Genesis 15:1:

After these things the Word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not fear, Abram; I am your shield, your reward will increase greatly.

In Genesis 19:24, Yahweh communicates with Yahweh!

And Yahweh rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from Yahweh out of the heavens.

These passages show us how the Messiah is connected to the Father. The Messiah is the voice and the right hand of the Father revealed within the time and space dimensions that you and I can understand.  He is the constant mediator and counselor between us and the Father on the throne.  Without the Messiah, there would be no way to approach the Father. This is the way the Son lived; this is the way we are to strive to live.

Perhaps a good analogy for our small human brains is that Yahweh is like the family name for the Elohim family, just as my family name is “Ames.”

This is truly exciting when we realize that we have been invited to become “sons of Elohim” which means Yahweh inviting us to share His family name!

Isn’t about time we started honoring this Name above all Names?

Yet the number of the sons of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which is not measured nor numbered. And it shall be, in the place where it is said to them, You are not My people, it shall be said to them, Sons of the Living El

(Hosea 1:10)

For you are all sons of Elohim through faith in YAH-shua Messiah.

(Galatians 3:26)

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