Our Teaching this morning from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Numbers 28.26-31.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods.
And with that said, let’s read Numbers 28.26-31.
These Words that GOD spoke to Moses are about The LORD’S Feast of Weeks. In Judaism The Feast of Weeks is called Shavuot. In Hebrew meaning Weeks. And also called Pentecost.
The Feast of Weeks is fifty days, or seven Sabbaths plus one day from the day after the first day of Passover. The first day of Passover is also a Sabbath.
In Tabernacle and Temple times, GOD commanded The Children of Israel to offer a new grain offering to The LORD, and two loaves of bread baked with leaven that the Priest waved above his head. The two loaves of bread were the firstfruits. They represented the first crops offered to The LORD.
I believe that the Priest waving the two loaves of bread over his head was Prophetic of the Resurrection of The Messiah Yeshua as Prophesied in TNAKH, The Old Testament Scriptures. And also Prophetic of the Resurrection of the whole House of Israel as Prophesied by the Prophet Ezekiel. PSALM 16.10, PSALM 22.13-15, 22, ISAIAH 53.8-0, EZEKIEL 37.11-14
The animal sacrifices were made for a sweet aroma to The LORD along with their grain offerings and drink offerings. And the sacrifice of a male goat for a sin offering. And they were also waved as a wave offering before The LORD perhaps for the same reason. The future Resurrections.
Although there is no animal sacrifice today because there is no Temple in Jerusalem, the animal sacrifice for atonement is a reminder to The Jewish People and all mankind that GOD requires atonement for our sins to remain written in GOD’S Book of Life. Sin is disobeying GOD, and sin is breaking The Law of Moses. And Those who remain written in GOD’S Book of Life Inherit Eternal Life in Heaven. 1 JOHN 3.4
As you know, our sacrifice today for Atonement is The Messiah Yeshua Who gave His Life and shed His Blood 2,000 years ago for that sole purpose. To be our Atonement to forgive us our sins. EXODUS 32.33, LEVITICUS 17.8,9,11, REVELATION 20.15, REVELATION 21.22-27
And the Day of the Feast of Weeks is a Holy Convocation, a time when GOD’S People come together on this Sabbath Day for a Service. And a Day that no work of any kind is done. It is a Statute forever throughout the generations of the Jewish People. Meaning it is a Statute forever as all GOD’S Feasts and Statutes are Forever. LEVITICUS 23
And The LORD said, When you harvest the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings, that is the fallen grain of your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and the stranger. I AM THE LORD. LEVITICUS 23.15-22, ISAIAH 66.22
On the Day of Pentecost, also called Shavuot, fifty days after the death of The Messiah Yeshua that happened on the first day of Passover in Jerusalem, three thousand Jewish People in Jerusalem turned to The LORD Their GOD, Yeshua The Messiah. And they Repented and received Atonement from GOD THE LORD.
It is important to note that those three thousand people Repented according to The Word of GOD written in The Bible.
They made a commitment to The LORD to turn from all their sins of disobeying GOD, and breaking His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, to fully obeying GOD, and keeping All GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. Committing to do that which is lawful and right. That is Biblical Repentance.
And they were all immersed in water. That is they were baptized. And they received The Holy Spirit. And continued steadfastly in the Apostles Doctrine and Fellowship.
Miqveh Immersion or Baptism, symbolic for the cleansing of sins, is a Jewish practice that originated with the Priests in Tabernacle and Temple times. EXODUS 29.4, EXODUS 30.17-21
The Apostles Doctrine is the same Doctrine as the Doctrine of the Prophets and Messiah Yeshua Himself. Being obedient to every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD. That includes obeying all GOD’S Laws that are written in the Law of Moses. And believing in ONE GOD Who is Messiah Yeshua, The Creator of Heaven and earth. ACTS 2.1, 37-42, ACTS 5.32, EZEKIEL 18.21, MATTHEW 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 6.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, EPHESIANS 2.19-20, MARK 12.29-31, JOHN 12.45, 49, JOHN 14.9, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5
Judaism also calls the Feast of Weeks, The Season Of The Giving of Our Torah.
The Children of Israel reached Mount Sinai in the third month from the time of their Exodus out of Egypt. And on the third day of the third Hebrew Month Sivan, some fifty days after the first Passover in Egypt, The LORD came down in the sight of all the People on Mount Sinai. Ex. 19.11.
And The Bible says, On the third day in the morning, there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the Mount. And the sound of the Shofar that was so loud that all the People in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought the People out of the Camp to meet with GOD. And they stood at the lowest part of the Mountain. And Mount Sinai was altogether in smoke because The LORD descended upon it in fire. And the smoke rose as the smoke of a furnace. And the whole Mountain quaked greatly. And when the sound of the Shofar sounded long and louder and louder, Moses spoke, and GOD answered Him with His Voice.
And The LORD spoke The Words of the Ten Commandments, that are the foundation of Torah, GOD’S LAWS, all written in The Law of Moses. EXODUS CHAPTERS 19 AND 20
LET’S MOVE TO FORTY DAYS AFTER MESSIAH’S RESURRECTION, AND TO THE SUBJECT THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods.
After The Messiah Yeshua was Resurrected on the third day, Messiah had shown Himself alive to His Disciples for forty days, speaking of things pertaining to the Kingdom of GOD.
And He was together with His Disciples on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. And The Bible says, And when The LORD had spoken these things, while His Disciples looked, He was taken up to Heaven and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And He sat on the Right Hand of GOD.
YET THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. BIBLICAL FACT. HOW CAN GOD SIT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD? ACTS 1.1-3, 10-12, MARK 16.19
Though there is ONLY ONE GOD and no others, The TNAKH, The Old Testament Scriptures speak similar Words. Those Words, “The LORD Said to My LORD, Sit at My Right Hand while I make Your enemies Your footstool.” PSALM 110.1
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS. GOD IS NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods. GOD IS ONE. THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.
THUS WHEN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ROSE UP TO HEAVEN AND SAT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, BOTH MESSIAH YESHUA AND GOD ALMIGHTY ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.
So with the help of The LORD GOD from The Word of GOD in The Bible, I will try to explain the truth that there is ONLY ONE GOD AND CERTAINLY NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods.
AND THAT ONE GOD AND FATHER IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, HA SHEM ELOHIM.
Let’s first look at some key Scriptures that teach clearly that THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS. DEUTERONOMY 6.4, ISAIAH 43.10-12, ISAIAH 44.6, 8, ISAIAH 44.6, 8, ISAIAH 45.5-7, 14, 18, 21-23, ISAIAH 46.9, MARK 12.29, ETC.
YESHUA THE MESSIAH, THAT IS THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE IS GOD.
BUT HE IS NOT A DIFFERENT GOD FROM GOD THE FATHER AND GOD THE SPIRIT BECAUSE MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD THE FATHER AND GOD THE SPIRIT.
MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE ONE GOD.
THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT TRUTH.
IT IS WRITTEN, “FOR UNTO US (THE JEWISH PEOPLE) A CHILD IS BORN. UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN. AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER. AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED, WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.”
YESHUA THE MESSIAH, THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE IS THE MIGHTY GOD AND THE EVERLASTING FATHER.
THAT IS BIBLICAL TEACHING. HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6
Let’s start from the beginning when GOD created the Heavens and the earth. GENESIS 1.1
THE HEBREW WORD FOR GOD IN THIS SCRIPTURE IS ELOHIM. ELOHIM IN HEBREW MEANS GODS, G-O-D-S BECAUSE THE ONE GOD OF CREATION IS THE FATHER, THE SON, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, MELCHIZEDEK, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD, THE ANGEL OF GOD, THE GLORY OF GOD, AND SO MUCH MORE.
When GOD spoke Face to face with Moses in the wilderness during Israel’s forty year journey to the Promised Land, at some point The LORD explained the Creation to Moses. And GOD referred to Himself as ELOHIM, G-O-D-S IN THE CREATION CHAPTER OF GENESIS 1.
In fact, the Hebrew Word ELOHIM is written some 3,000 times in TNAKH, The Old Testament Scriptures for GOD that means G-O-D-S. BECAUSE THE ONE GOD IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT AND SO MUCH MORE.
ELOHIM spoke these Words to Moses. And ELOHIM Said, Let US make man in OUR Image after OUR Likeness. GENESIS 1.26
ALTHOUGH GOD REFERS TO HIMSELF AS “US” AND “OUR” THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. GOD IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND MUCH MORE. THUS GOD REFERS TO HIMSELF AS “US” AND “OUR.” “LET “US” MAKE MAN IN “OUR” IMAGE AFTER “OUR” LIKENESS.”
The Bible says, Then The LORD rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from The LORD out of Heaven.
GOD ON EARTH AND GOD IN HEAVEN ARE BOTH THE SAME GOD.
The Psalmist writes, Your Throne O GOD is forever and ever. The Scepter of Your Kingdom is a Right Scepter. You love Righteousness and hate wickedness. THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD has anointed You with the oil of gladness above your companions.
SINCE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, BOTH ARE THE SAME GOD.
And of course, it is often recorded in The Bible that Messiah Yeshua Speaks OF His Father in Heaven, and Messiah Yeshua Speaks TO His Father in Heaven.
THE FATHER IN HEAVEN AND MESSIAH YESHUA, AND THE SPIRIT ARE THE SAME ONE GOD. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. THAT IS BIBLICAL TEACHING BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. JOHN 14.20-23
VERSE 23 “WE” in Messiah’s teaching is The ONE GOD. The Father and The Messiah Who are The Holy Spirit come into those who obey GOD, and Live in them.
THAT IS THE SIMPLE ANSWER. BUT NOT SIMPLE TO US BECAUSE WE HUMAN BEINGS FIND THAT “IMPOSSIBLE FOR US.” BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD BECAUSE GOD IS GOD. THAT IS THE NATURE OF GOD. GOD CAN PHYSICALLY BE IN MANY DIFFERENT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE HE IS GOD. GOD IS EVERYWHERE. AND THE FATHER, AND MESSIAH YESHUA ARE THE HOLY SPIRIT. ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.
AFTER ALL, GOD FILLS HEAVEN AND EARTH WITH HIS SPIRIT. JEREMIAH 23.24, GENESIS 19.24, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 45.8, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 45.7
Look, What we know about GOD is the tip of the iceberg. He tells us that in The Scriptures, in Torah, The Law of Moses. GOD Himself Says, The secret things belong to The LORD OUR GOD. But those things which are revealed belong to us and our children forever that we should do the Words of this Law (The Law Of Moses). DEUTERONOMY 29.29
When you set your mind to fully obey GOD and His Law of Moses, which has all GOD’S Laws, Teachings and Instructions written in it in the first five Books of The Bible, GOD will give you Knowledge, Belief and Understanding THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS BESIDE HIM. AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SO VERY MUCH MORE.
And you will believe Messiah Yeshua when He says in The New Testament that HE IS THE FATHER because it is first taught in The Old Testament Scriptures that The Messiah is The Everlasting Father and fulfilled in The New Testament. HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, JOHN 12.45, 49, JOHN 14.9
AND YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THE TRINITY OF ONE GOD BEING THREE DIFFERENT gods FOR WHAT IT IS. WRONG AND PAGAN.
GOD was with Adam, and Eve, and satan in the Garden of Eden. Yet the same GOD ELOHIM was in Heaven. GOD was with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, even a pagan prophet Balaam, and so many others. And yet the SAME GOD WAS ALSO IN HEAVEN. That ONE AND THE SAME GOD IS MESSIAH YESHUA. JOHN 8.55-58
GOD was with Moses Face to face for forty years in the wilderness. And GOD was also with the seventy Elders of Israel in Mount Sinai. Yet the same GOD was in Heaven.
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH.
Whether you can understand that or not does not change Who GOD is. GOD is GOD. And GOD can do anything. GOD can be in multiple places physically at the same time because He Is GOD.
GOD said, Is anything too hard for The LORD? The answer is No. Messiah said, But with GOD all things are possible. The Psalmist wrote, But our GOD is in the Heavens. He has done whatsoever He has pleased. David writes, If I ascend up into Heaven, You are there. If I make my bed in hell, You are there. The Prophet Jeremiah wrote, Ah LORD GOD. Behold You have made the Heavens and the earth by Your Great Power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for You. And The LORD said, BEHOLD, I AM THE LORD GOD OF ALL FLESH. IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME? The answer? NO. Messiah Yeshua said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with GOD. GENESIS 18.14, PSALM 115.3, PSALM 139.8, JEREMIAH 32.17, 27, MATTHEW 19.26, LUKE 18.27
YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS NOT ANOTHER GOD. HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.
WE ARE TAUGHT BY THE PROPHET MICAH WHO WRITES, “BUT YOU BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH, THOUGH YOU ARE LITTLE AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF JUDAH, YET OUT OF YOU SHALL HE COME FORTH UNTO ME THAT IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL WHOSE GOINGS FORTH (HIS ORIGIN) HAS BEEN FROM OF OLD, FROM EVERLASTING.”
THE ORIGIN OF THE ONE BORN IN BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH WHO HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO END IS GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO IS YESHUA THE MESSIAH. HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, GENESIS 35.19
YESHUA IS THE SON OF GOD, BUT HE IS ALSO GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER. HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6
YESHUA IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH, BUT HE IS ALSO THE FATHER, HA SHEM ELOHIM GOD ALMIGHTY.
YESHUA SPEAKS TO THE FATHER, AND THE FATHER SPEAKS TO THE MESSIAH. BUT THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME GOD, AND THE ONE GOD.
How do I know that Messiah Yeshua and The Father are both the same GOD, THE ONE GOD? BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.
SO IN CONCLUSION, THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods.
Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader