DOES ISAIAH 48:16 PROVE God is a TRINITY God?


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DOES ISAIAH 48:16 PROVE THAT GOD IS A TRINITY GOD?

 

 The Lord and His Spirit have sent me!

 

Does Isaiah 48:16 teach us that Almighty God is a “TRINITY” Godhead? Trinitarian Christians who teach the doctrine of the Trinity use this verse in the King James Version of the Bible to try and support their teaching that God is a Trinity Godhead composed of three separate persons in one God. And ALL other Christians teach that that is only ONE true Almighty God in ONE person who ALONE in the Father.

Let us begin this study in God's word by reading this verse from the King James Version.

 

Isaiah 48:16.

 

“Come you near unto me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, AND his Spirit, has sent ME.”

 

Trinitarian Christians interpret this verse of Scripture from the King James Version of the Bible as the Lord God as being God the Father, the first person of the Trinity Godhead, the pronoun “me” as being God the Son, the second person of the Trinity Godhead, and His Spirit as being God the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity Godhead.

As I have said many times, ANY verse when taken OUT of CONTEXT and viewed ALONE and APART from the REST of God's word may SEEM to be saying something that it is NOT TRULY saying in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. In other words, when a Christian who has been taught that Almighty God is a “TRINITY” Godhead reads this verse of Scripture, then to them, it does APPEAR that the Holy Spirit is a separate person from the Lord God who is the Father ALONE. And, according to THIS “translation” of the Bible, the ME, which is a prophecy of Jesus, appears to be sent by two separate persons, Yahweh and His Spirit.

However, in the light of the whole word of Almighty God, the Holy Spirit IS ONE and the self-same “being” as Yahweh who is always clearly identified as the Father. Please read the study “WHY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER!” Also, we must remember that we are reading “TRANSLATIONS” of the Bible and that other translations read quite differently in SOME verses of Scripture than the KJV Bible. 

So then, let us read this verse of Scripture from a couple of other translations of the Bible.

 

Here is Isaiah 48:16 from the American Standard Version.

 

“Come you near unto me, hear you this; from the beginning, I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord Jehovah has sent ME, and His Spirit.

 

Here we can clearly see that Almighty God Yahweh alone and by Himself sent His yet future SON Jesus at his baptism. AND, ALSO, Yahweh has sent His own self-same Holy Spirit along WITH His SON by ANOINTING His human Son, Jesus. In other words. We have just ONE Almighty God in ONE person who is doing the SENDING which AGREES with the REST of God's word.

 

Here is Isaiah 48:16 from the Bible in Basic English.

 

“Come near to me, and give ear to this; from the start, I did not keep it secret; from the time of its coming into existence I was there: and now the Lord God has sent ME, and GIVEN me his spirit.”

 

Here in this translation, we see even more clearly that Almighty God has SENT His HUMAN SON Jesus AND the Father has GIVEN His human SON His very own self-same Holy Spirit to DWELL IN His SON Jesus, And again, The Son of MAN, Jesus, was GIVEN God’s Holy Spirit when God ANOINTED Jesus AT his baptism in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. And Jesus is saying to the house of Jacob in the future at his coming that from the START of his ministry at his first coming he did not keep it a secret that he is the Messiah the one prophesied in the Scriptures. So then, this translation and this interpretation AGREE with the REST of God's word and to what has been FULFILLED, as well as, what will yet be fulfilled. Keep in mind that the whole context of Isaiah 48:16 is PROPHECY of future events and verse 15-22 and into the next chapter, Isaiah 49:1-25 are speaking of the SECOND coming of Jesus

 

Here is Isaiah 48:16 from the New International Readers Version.

 

“Come close and listen to me. ‘From the first time I said Cyrus was coming, I did not do it in secret. When he comes, I will be there.’ The LORD and King has FILLED ME WITH His Spirit. People of Israel, He has SENT ME to you.”

 

Here again, we can clearly see just ONE being in ONE person who is doing the SENDING. And that ONE Lord Yahweh in ONE person IS the Almighty God the Father. And, according to Acts 10:38, Jesus was ANOINTED WITH the Holy Spirit and power. Also, according to John 5:26,26, the Son of MAN, Jesus was GIVEN the same LIFE that his God and Father has always possessed in Himself. 

My point is that the FULFILLMENT of prophecy clearly teaches us that the human Son of God was GIVEN God’s very own self-same Spirit on two different occasions. On the FIRST occasion, the Son of man, Jesus, was anointed at his baptism to receive the EARNEST of God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in him in the same way that we received the EARNEST of God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us, to empower us to do the SAME works that Jesus did through the Eternal Spirit dwelling in him during the days of his FLESH. And on the second occasion, the now glorified highly exalted Son of man, Jesus, was given the FULNESS of the Godhead to become the ETERNAL Son of God never to die again. For you see, it was AFTER the cross that Jesus was GIVEN all power and authority to given eternal life to those of us who endure unto the end to be saved.

Now, ONLY the Trinitarian Christians, does it seem as if there are three separate persons. But in TRUTH, Almighty God who IS a SPIRIT is sending His yet future ANOINTED Son Jesus out into the world being FILLED with the self-same Holy Spirit OF the FATHER HIMSELF. And also, Yahweh the Father will be sending His FIRSTBORN back into the world at the second coming of Jesus to RULE as His King of kings and Lord of lords. And the CONTEXT of Isaiah chapter 48 is speaking of the SECOND coming of Jesus. So to me, it is Jesus doing the speaking in Isaiah 48:16 in the NAME OF Yahweh about himself teaching that Jesus that he is the one PROPHESIED to come. And Jesus did not teach them in SECRET about who is TO BE in the world to come. In other words, Isaiah 48:16 will be FULFILLED at the SECOND coming of Jesus when he returns as the King of Israel. So when you read this next translation, read it as being Jesus speaking to the Jews at his SECOND coming or his second ANNOUNCEMENT of who Yahweh prophesied him to BECOME. I will add my comments to show you how I understand this verse to mean in the light of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Here is Isaiah 48:16 from the Today's International Version.

 

“Come near me (O house of Jacob) and listen to this: ‘From the FIRST announcement (Speaking of the beginning of the ministry of Jesus which is when Jesus ANNOUNCED in Luke 4:14-21 that he is the ANOINTED chosen one of God and that prophecy in Isaiah 42:1-9 and Isaiah 61:1,2 was FULFILLED in THEIR ears) I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, (Or at the time the prophecies in the Scripture were FULFILLED) I am there.’ And now (Speaking of when the prophecy of God sending or bringing His FIRSTBORN again into the world) the Sovereign LORD has sent me, endowed with his Spirit.”

 

So then, with have two possible interpretations of Isaiah 48:16. Either the one speaking in the first part of verse 16 is Almighty God himself who first SPEAKS forth His word of prophecy, OR it is Jesus speaking to the house of Jacob at his SECOND coming to announce the SECOND time that he is the one prophesied to come. But no matter how one chooses to interpret verse 16 we still see only ONE being in ONE person who is doing the SENDING. 

And when we go to the New Testament to see the SENDER of His Messiah then it becomes more clear to us that the ONE who is doing the sending is ALSO the ONE who is DOING the WORKS that He himself has SPOKEN into being. In other words, Almighty God did NOT send His SON Jesus ALONE. But rather, Almighty God ENDUED or ENDOWED His human SON Jesus WITH POWER from on high by FILLING His SON Jesus WITH His very own self-same Holy Spirit. And this AGREES with the REST of God's word.

Let us now read Acts 10:38 where we are clearly taught that Almighty God the Father ANOINTED His SON Jesus WITH His very own self-same Holy Spirit and POWER to go forth out into the world and HEAL all who were OPPRESSED by the enemy of Almighty God, Satan the Devil for God was WITH him.

 

Please read Acts 10:37,38.

“That WORD, (Or the TRUE GOSPEL, according to the eyewitnesses of Jesus and NOT according to church tradition) I say, you know, (Or Trinitarian Christians SHOULD know) which was published throughout all Judaea, and BEGAN from Galilee, AFTER the baptism which John preached; 

38. How God (Almighty God the Father) ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth WITH the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; FOR (Or Jesus was able to do these mighty works of healing BECAUSE) God (Speaking of Almighty God the FATHER Himself BY DWELLING IN His human Son) was WITH him.”

 

And that is why Jesus is called Immanuel which is interpreted as God WITH us. God is with us by dwelling IN Jesus first and now dwells in us who believe. It does not say that Jesus healed people as God Himself as Trinitarian and Oneness Christians claim. But rather, the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that God was WITH Jesus by the Father DWELLING IN the Son, according to John 14:10.

So then, again, we clearly see that Jesus was ENDOWED or was ENDUED WITH POWER from on high by the FATHER who DWELT IN His SON Jesus which agrees with the prophecy in Isaiah 48:16. In other words, Jesus was NOT ALONE because Almighty God, the FATHER HIMSELF, DWELT IN His human SON, Jesus, to ANOINT and EMPOWER him to do the WORKS that He SENT His human SON and His SPIRIT to do. The fulfillment of prophecy AGREES with what we just read in Isaiah 48:16. 

Let us now read Luke 4:1-21 which is right after Jesus was baptized as was FILLED WITH the Holy Spirit of his God and Father. This is the FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of Jesus declaring that the Scriptures speak of him as the FULFILMENT of the Scriptures.

 

Please read Luke 4:1-21.

 

“And Jesus being FULL of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (Please understand that we can also be FULL of the Holy Spirit but that does NOT mean that we have the FULNESS of the Godhead dwelling in us in this present world to be made in the perfect image of God. The fulness of the Godhead did NOT dwell in Jesus until AFTER the cross when the Father GAVE His human Son the divine nature of immortality to never die again. In other words, during the days of his flesh, Jesus was full of the EARNEST of the Holy Spirit as being ANOINTED WITH the Holy Spirit and power. The main point right now is that this is speaking of the BEGINNING of the ministry of Jesus when he FIRST ANNOUNCED to the house of Jacob that he is the one PROPHESIED to come and he did not do it in SECRET)

2. Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he AFTERWARD hungered. (To ME it seems like Jesus fasted for forty days and then after these forty days Jesus was TEMPTED by the devil)

3. And the devil said unto him, If you be the SON OF God, command this stone that it is made bread.

4. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That MAN shall not live by bread alone but by every word of God.

5. And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever, I will I give it. (Almighty God, at the first, gave or made Lucifer be “A” god over the earth BEFORE mankind was ever created. Lucifer ruled over another humanoid species of being. But then Lucifer was lifted up with pride and said within himself I will EXALT MY throne above the CLOUDS. And then WAR broke and Satan was cast out of the heavens above. What I mean by this is that Satan no longer has the freedom of travel throughout the entire universe. In other words, Satan was cast down to the heaven or the atmosphere of the earth and God FOUNDED or establish boundaries to confine Satan and the fallen angel to the earth and the AIR around the earth. And the reason why God did this is that Satan accused God of creating him evil and it is God's FAULT that he rebelled against God seeing that God created him. So then, God being a JUST God said I will create another species of beings called the humans that will be a little LOWER or inferior to you angels to CLEAR my NAME and prove once and for all time that I created you PERFECT in all your ways. And thus, it was your OWN PRIDE that caused you to try and take over my throne. And if even one human being lives without sin the I am just to destroy you and the fallen angels in the lake of fire I have prepared for you. And if any of the humans sin then their punishment will be death. So after Satan saw that mankind was living uprightly before God then Satan went and TEMPTED man to sin. And once man disobeyed God this allowed Satan to temporarily STEAL back the “god-ship” or the authority that God had given to mankind to have dominion over all the earth. But God had a PLAN of SALVATION that he kept SECRET from His enemy, Satan, which was to bring a human SON into the world who would do ALL His pleasure and NOT sin in order to PROVE once and for all that God creates ALL things GOOD and PERFECT in the day that He created them. So this MAN Jesus who was MADE a little LOWER than the angels OVERCAME Satan THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT of his God and Father who DWELT IN him. And, therefore, after the anointed Son of MAN died on the cross without sin, then Almighty God HIGHLY EXALTED His human SON Jesus to now be the “god” over the world to come for 1000 years. Again, this is to clear God’s name and to JUDGE the world BY the MAN, Jesus, that God ORDAINED, according to Acts 17:31. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY” for all the verses that teach what I just said)

7. If you, therefore, will worship me, all shall be yours. (Satan had the authority to do this because Satan is the rebel “god” of this present world. But what Satan did NOT know was that Jesus the SON OF Almighty God is prophesied to be the God of the whole earth and the glorified Son of Man is going to take over being the “god” of the new world to come. Otherwise, he never would have crucified the Lord of glory by stirring up the Jews to have Jesus crucified, according to 1 Corinthians 2:8)

8. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get you behind me, Satan: FOR (Or BECAUSE) it is written, You shall worship the Lord you God, and him only shall you serve. (Jesus always uses Scripture to OVERCOME the enemy, Satan the Devil. So RESIST the Devil by standing on the PROMISES of Almighty God WRITTEN in His WORD)

9. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him IF you be the SON OF God, (And NOT if you be Almighty God Himself or if you be God the Son, the second person of the Godhead Trinity God. But rather, it says if you be the SON OF God) cast yourself down from hence:

10. For it is written, He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you: (Even Satan knows that Jesus is NOT Almighty God Himself in the flesh)

11. And in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. (Here we see Satan the Devil quoting Scripture of PROPHECY in Psalm 91:11-16 referring to Jesus but Jesus answers back to Satan with Scripture)

12. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God. (Meaning that Jesus must be obedient to the commandments of his God and Father the Almighty God and, therefore, Jesus must NOT tempt the Lord his God just as we are NOT to tempt the Lord OUR God by deliberately TESTING God. In other words, Jesus is saying to Satan, yes, I am fully aware that God gives His angels charge over me to protect me but it is also written that I am NOT to TEST my God)

13. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

14. And Jesus returned in the POWER of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round-about.

15. And he taught in their synagogues, (OPENLY and NOT in SECRET from the very BEGINNING of his ministry that BEGAN in Galilee) being glorified of all.

16. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue (To TEACH or to announce that he is the one prophesied to come) on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

17. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, (Speaking of Isaiah 42 and 61 which we will look at in a moment through chapter 48. But my main point right now is that the BEGINNING of the ministry was the FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT to the Jews or to the house of Jacob that he is the one whom the Scripture speak or prophesy to come)

18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He (Almighty God my God and my Father) has ANOINTED me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has SENT me (In other words, Almighty God has COMMISSIONED me and SENT me out into the world ALONG with His SPIRIT DWELLING IN me) to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21. And he BEGAN to say  (Or he FIRST ANNOUNCED openly and NOT in SECRET) unto them, THIS DAY is this Scripture FULFILLED in your ears.”

 

Now let us go to the book of Isaiah from which Jesus was reading this PROPHECY speaking of him being foretold to come. Please read Isaiah 42:1-9 and notice the difference between Almighty God the Father being the possessor of His human SON Jesus. And yes, I am fully aware that Isaiah 61:1,2 is most likely the verses that Jesus quoted but ALL Scripture speaks of Jesus as the one being prophesied to come. I will highlight all the words and pronouns that refer to Almighty God the Father in orange and all the words and pronouns that refer to the prophesied Son of God in yellow.

 

Isaiah 42:1-9.

 

“Behold MY servant, whom I uphold; MY elect, (Or whom I will CHOOSE in the future) in whom MY soul delights; I have put MY spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. (Speaking of the judgment that the Father COMMITTED unto him AFTER the cross, according to John 5:22-27 because he was the Son of MAN)

2. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

3. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

4. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. (Now, let us ASSUME that the pronouns “he”, “him”, and “his” are referring to a so-called pre-existing God the Son in the eternity past who IS Almighty God Himself as the Trinitarian Christians claim. Please notice that the Scriptures themselves clearly teach that Yahweh God the Lord Himself in the next verse is the CREATOR who CALLED and CHOSE the HUMAN Son of MAN, Jesus. So to me, NONE of the prophecies even hints at a so-called pre-existing Son of God who comes down from heaven to incarnate himself in the flesh. So while you are ASSUMING in a pre-existing Son in your mind please notice that the SCRIPTURES do NOT AGREE with that assumption. It is Yahweh the creator who CALLED and CHOSE Jesus AFTER the prophecy of a CHILD being born of a virgin was fulfilled)

5. Thus says God the LORD, He that created the heavens, and stretched them out; He that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; He that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

6. I the LORD have CALLED YOU (My human SON, my servant, my elect or my chosen one) in righteousness, and ( I ) will hold YOUR hand, and ( I ) will keep YOU, and ( I ) give YOU  (My LAMB that was slain from the foundation of the earth that I provided for myself) for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

8. I am the LORD: that is my name: and MY glory will I not give to another, (In other words Almighty God the Father is saying that He will give His glory ONLY to His servant, His elect or chosen one, who He CALLED in righteousness but to no other will Almighty God share His glory. And) neither my praise to graven images.

9. Behold, (Look and see and understand) the former things are come to pass, (Or the way I used to do things is coming to an end) and NEW THINGS do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

 

In other words, Almighty God USED to be the ONLY God of Israel that did not share His glory with anyone but those FORMER things are about to change. For you see. Yahweh prophesied that He is going to do NEW THINGS. And one of those NEW things is that Yahweh PROPHESIED to bring forth a SON to be raised up from among the people whom God will ANOINT with Himself by putting His own self-same SPIRIT upon his SON Jesus to DWELL IN him, It was the Holy Spirit dwelling in Jesus that upheld him and strengthened him to do all the pleasure of Will of his God and Father the ALMIGHTY God. The writer of Hebrews quotes a hidden prophecy of Jesus in Hebrews 1:5. Let us go ahead and read the verse of prophecy that was FULFILLED in Jesus so you can see that the SON OF God did NOT literally pre-exist at God’s side in the eternity past and Trinitarians Christians claim.

 

Hebrews 1:5.

 

“For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I begotten you? And again, I WILL BE to him a Father, and he SHALL BE to me a Son? (Now, why would Yahweh PROPHESY of having a Son on a certain day in the future if so be that Jesus pre-existed and God the Son the second person of a Godhead Trinity God in the eternity past? And, according to Acts 13:33,34, the “THIS DAY” that the PROPHECY was FULFILLED was the very same day that God raised the Son of MAN, Jesus from the dead and GAVE him the divine nature of immortality even as Yahweh the Father has always possessed in Himself, according to John 5:21-27. The at the SECOND coming God will bring His FIRSTBORN Son for the dead into the world so that every knee will bow AT the NAME and confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of Almighty God the Father, according to the next verse and Philippians 2:8-11)

6.  And again, when He brings in the first begotten into the world, He says, And let all the angels of God worship him.”

 

Now, let us go into the next chapter of Isaiah and read some more about this CHOSEN ONE who we know is a PROPHECY of Jesus, the coming Messiah OF Almighty God, to redeem mankind back to Almighty God.

 

Isaiah 43:1-19.

 

“But now thus says the LORD that created YOU, O Jacob, and He that formed YOU, O Israel, (Or He that formed you from the womb and trained up in the way you should go so that you would not depart from it) Fear not: for I have redeemed YOU, I have called YOU by your name; YOU are mine. (This verse is referring to the two houses of Israel, which some interpret also to mean the Jews and the church as well. But this verse also speaks of Jesus coming out of the tribe of Judah. So the verses that follow speak of the nation of Israel and hidden in the text are prophecies of Jesus as well. The name Israel means “he will rule as God” And Jacob was renamed Israel. So both Jacob and the name Israel are types and figures pointing to Jesus, the one who will RULE as God FOR Yahweh in the world to come)

2. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you.

3. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: I gave Egypt (Speaking of Egypt as being a type or figure of the world being INHERITED by Jesus, the Holy One of Israel) for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you.

4. Since (Or BECAUSE) you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and I have loved you: (Or since you loved righteousness and hated iniquity and did not sin) THEREFORE (Or for this very reason that YOU have been well-pleasing in my sight to not sin and also die on the cross) will I give men (Or MANKIND) for YOU, and people (Or people of all nations) for YOUR life. (This is a PROPHECY of Jesus so Jesus is the one called by the name Israel which means “he will rule as God”)

5. Fear not: for I am WITH you: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west;

6. I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

7. EVEN EVERY ONE that is called by my name: FOR (Or BECAUSE) I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. (This is a PROPHECY of Jesus. Every knee shall bow at the NAME speaking of the NEW NAME that was given to the glorified Son of MAN after the cross, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord TO the GLORY of Almighty God the Father. And with no one else by my chosen one will Yahweh share His glory)

8. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes and the deaf people that have ears.

9. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? (The plural pronoun “us” is speaking of Almighty God the Father and His highly exalted Son Jesus at the second coming of Jesus) Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. (Or let Lucifer, aka, Satan and the fallen angels produce their witnesses or let them admit that I did NOT create them with a rebellious nature)

10. You are MY witnesses, (Speaking of God's new creatures of RIGHTEOUSNESS created IN Jesus Christ His servant) says the LORD, and MY servant whom I have chosen:(Speaking of Jesus the Son of Almighty God as being God’s STAR witness to convict Lucifer, aka, Satan and the fallen angels guilty as charged) that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: ( Or I am the SAME who created Lucifer that rebelled against me. In other words, the one true and only Almighty God who will NOT allow any other gods that He Himself FORMED to be ABOVE Him. Keep in mind that God created the humans lower and inferior to the angels to prove that what He creates He creates perfect in the day that He created it so that God could have WITNESSES against the false accusation made by Lucifer blaming God for why he rebelled and made war with God who answered his false accusation in Ezekiel 28:13-19) before me there was no God formed. Neither shall there be after me. (Or AGAINST or PURSUING me)

11. I, even I, am the LORD; (YHWH Almighty God the Father) and beside (Or APART from or WITHOUT) me there is no savior. (Meaning that Almighty God is the one God in ONE person who alone is the SOURCE of all life. And thus He is to receive ALL the GLORY for saving mankind. It was Almighty God’s idea, plan, Will, love, grace, mercy, and CHOICE to chose to create an inferior species of beings made a little lower than the angels so that the Son of MAN could be His Savior to redeem fallen man back to Himself and also JUDGE the world BY the MAN, Jesus whom He ORDAINED. Know you not that WE shall judge the angels)

2. I have declared, (Or I Yahweh have PROPHESIED) and have saved, and I have shown, when there was no strange god among you: therefore, you are my witnesses, says the LORD, that I am God. (The LITERAL translation of this verse says “I, I tell and I save and I announce there is no in you alien one and you averment of Yahweh and I El”. In other words, Almighty God is speaking to His Son Jesus saying that He Himself is DWELLING IN His Son and NOT some strange god. And together Yahweh and Jesus are united as ONE in purpose to accomplish the same goal. Almighty God dwelt in His human Son Jesus to empower His Son to do all the Will of his God and Father. And then, after the cross, Almighty God highly exalted His human Son Jesus to be a god to rule and reign at His right hand on His throne, in His NAME for Yahweh for 1000 years. The word “averment” means a statement of fact that needs no further explaining or proof. It is a THUS says the Lord God. In other words, to all my Muslim readers, if Almighty God wants to have a Son then who are we to question Almighty God. And if Almighty God desires to highly exalt His human SON to become a god to rule by His side, then who are we to question Almighty God. Can you not see that this is a PROPHECY of the coming into existence of the Son of Almighty God? Jesus did not question His God and maker when Yahweh’s Spirit visited him morning by morning to teach him that the Scriptures speak of him. But rather, the Son of MAN believed that the Scriptures spoke of him so he obeyed the leading of the Holy Spirit even to obedience to die on the cross for the sins of mankind. And for this reason, his God and Father highly exalted His SON Jesus and GAVE him a NAME above all names so that at the NAME every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of Almighty God the Father. Hebrews 1:6 teaches us that Jesus OBTAINED a NAME more excellent than the angles. And, obviously, that was AFTER the cross because Jesus was made LOWER than the angels before the cross during the days of his FLESH. And in we learn that Jesus was GIVEN a NEW NAME that no one knows except for Jesus. But I believe in these last days before the coming of Jesus that God is revealing the NEW NAME that He gave to Jesus after the cross. And his new name is Yahweh our righteousness, And his TITLE is the God of the whole earth. It was AFTER the cross that Thomas called Jesus my Lord and my God. It was AFTER the cross that the Father called Jesus God in Hebrew 1:8,9. Jesus is the FULFILMENT of PROPHECY)

13. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

14. Thus says the LORD, (YHWH) your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; (Yahweh sent His word to be made flesh to redeem mankind from their sins at the first going forth of prophecy being fulfilled. Then God will SEND the now glorified Jesus, the Holy One of Israel to redeem or deliver the Jews from their enemies at the second going forth of prophecy being fulfilled. And) For your sake I have sent (Your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel) to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

15. I am the LORD, (YHWH) your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. (Or I Yahweh am THE Holy One who CREATED Israel who is your King. Jesus said for this purpose was I born to be King of Israel. But at the first coming of their redeemer, the Jews crucified the Holy One of Israel, speaking of Jesus, according to Acts 13:32-38. Remember that the NAME Israel means “he who shall rule as God”)

16. Thus says the LORD, (YHWH) which makes the way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters;

17. Which brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

18. Remember you NOT the former things, neither consider the things of old. (WHY? Why forget about the old ways?)

19. Behold, (Or pay close attention to see and UNDERSTAND)  I will do a NEW THING; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

 

Never before the virgin birth of Jesus was there a child born of a woman WITHOUT a human father. And never before did Yahweh eve form a God a HIGH as He did the Son of MAN, Jesus. The NEW THING that Almighty God is PROPHESYING is to bring forth His human SON born of a virgin to be His savior of mankind so that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES will not perish but have eternal life. And, according to Hebrew 12:2, God SET a JOY before the Son of MAN, Jesus for him to endure the cross. And BECAUSE Jesus obeyed his God and Father’s Will, the Father glorified His humans Son with His own glory that He promised him that he would have BEFORE the world to come as his reward for enduring to cross to be His FAITHFUL WITNESS. One witness already and MANY more faithful witness to judge the angels at the coming of Jesus. Well done my good and faithful servants, enter into the JOY of your Lord. For when he shall appear we shall be LIKE him for we shall see him as he is. Now, let us take a CLOSER look at the meaning of the words “TRANSLATED” as “BESIDE” and “BESIDES” in the King James Version of the Bible. Let us closely examine their other meanings in the original language and you will see that the Scriptures do  NOT teach us that there are NOT OTHER gods other than Almighty God the Father. But rather, the Scriptures teach us that there are no other gods that are REAL gods whose SOURCE is from any other source other than Almighty God the Father. In other words. Almighty God the Father is the ONLY God who formed, made or created ALL other gods that are real gods that rule FOR Him throughout the universe. This is what the Hebrew word that is TRANSLATED as “beside” and as “besides” means.

Now, let us take a CLOSER look at the meaning of the words “TRANSLATED” as “BESIDE” and “BESIDES” in the King James Version of the Bible. Let us closely examine their other meanings in the original language and you will see that the Scriptures do  NOT teach us that there are NOT OTHER gods other than Almighty God the Father. But rather, the Scriptures teach us that there are no other gods that are REAL gods whose SOURCE is from any other source other than Almighty God the Father. In other words. Almighty God the Father is the ONLY God who formed, made or created ALL other gods that are real gods that rule FOR Him throughout the universe. This is what the Hebrew word that is TRANSLATED as “beside” and as “besides” means. 

BESIDE---Strong's # 1107 “balede” which means APART FROM, EXCEPT FOR, BESIDES, save, WITHOUT, and ELSE BESIDE (with H4408+H5750)

 In other words, APART FROM and WITHOUT Almighty God the Father there can be NO OTHER “elohim” or god. Or more precisely, APART FROM Almighty God there is no other mighty one EXCEPT FOR or BESIDES that one that Almighty God HIMSELF HIGHLY EXALTED to be a god or mighty one to rule and reign at his side. The angels are called Elohim which is the same Hebrew word used for the Almighty God Yahweh. And God made Moses a god before Pharaoh. Also, Satan is called the god of this word. So the word “God” is simply a TITLE and NOT a single being. For you see, THE God, as in, the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God in ONE person who alone is the CREATOR is called THE God OF gods. And Almighty God the Father is THE God OF Jesus. Please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?” But for now, let us continue this study in God’s word to learn the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of Isaiah 48:16.

Strong's # 905 “bad”, which means part, member, limb, pole, bar. (adverb) apart, alone, in addition to. Translated as alone, only, beside, besides, apart, by themselves, by himself, myself, branches, and except.

Strong's # 1115 “bilti”, which means no not without, except for, and besides.

Strong's # 2108 “zulu”, which means “apart from”, but, only, except, besides, save, only.

Strong's # 4480 “minni”, which means marker of a SOURCE or extension from a SOURCE: from, out of; temporary: since, after; logically: because of; of degree: more than, ABOVE;

 

The reason God created mankind is to JUDGE Lucifer and the fallen angels. And ONLY RIGHTEOUS humans IN Jesus can be WITNESSES to judge the angles. So God CHOSE for a MAN made inferior to the angels to be His FAITHFUL WITNESS to judge Lucifer and the fallen angels. So the true sound Biblical meaning of the Hebrew words that were incorrectly “translated” as “beside” and as “besides” in the King James Version is APART FROM and WITHOUT Yahweh there are no other gods formed that are real gods that He Himself SET to be gods to rule for Him over His creation.

The mere definitions of this word BESIDES clearly show, to ME, that there are NO other gods APART FROM the God the Almighty God Himself SET to be gods. And Yahweh the Almighty God the Father HIGHLY EXALTED His human Son, Jesus, to be a god under and subject to his God and Father to rule and reign next to His side on His throne. So then, there are NOT TWO Gods, as in, TWO Almighty creator Gods. But rather, there is the ONE TRUE Almighty God in ONE person who MANIFESTED “A” God in the flesh that is UNDER and SUBJECT to the ONE TRUE Almighty God the Father. Please read the study “1 TIMOTHY 3:16 GOD MANIFEST N THE FLESH!”

Now that you have seen the proper understanding of what the word “BESIDE” truly means then you can see that Yahweh is the source of all life and apart from Him there can be no other God other than the God that He Himself SET to become a God under and subject to Himself.

Let us now take a look at Isaiah chapter 45 verses 1 and 2 and then we will skip down to verses 24-28.


Isaiah 45:1,2.

 

“Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, (Which means “he who will rule as God”) whom I have chosen:

            2. Thus says the LORD that MADE you, and FORMED you from the womb, which WILL help you; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and you, Jesurun, (Which means upright one) whom I have chosen.”

 

There are many types, shadows, and figures of Jesus throughout the Old Testament. We know that Jesus came from the seed of Jacob being called the SERVANT of Almighty God. We know that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel which again, means “he who will rule as God”. But I also wanted to point of the meaning of the name “Jesurun” which at a glance is pretty close to the name “Jesus”. Jesurun means UPRIGHT. And Jesurun was CHOSEN by God. With this in mind, let us now skip down to Isaiah 45:24-28.

 

Isaiah 45:24-28.

 

“Thus says the LORD, your redeemer, and He that formed you FROM the womb, (And NOT in the eternity past as the Jehovah’s Witnesses wrongly teach) I am the LORD that MAKES all things; (Including FORMING you FROM the womb. And I am the LORD or I am Yahweh) that stretches forth the heavens ALONE; that spreads abroad the earth BY MYSELF; (the words ALONE and BY MYSELF mean that there was NOONE WITH Yahweh when He ALONE and BY HIMSELF created the heavens and the earth in the eternity past. Plain and simple, there was NO so-called God the Son in the eternity past who created all things. The verses of Scripture in the New Testament that SEEM to be saying that Jesus is the creator, are referring to Jesus as being the REASON of God’s new creation of new creatures created by the Father IN Jesus Christ. The word “things” is NOT in the original text. For the true sound Biblical meaning of ALL the verses that SEEM to say the Jesu us the creator please read the studies under the heading >>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<< But for now, it is Yahweh alone and by Himself that created all things. And)

25. That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

26. That confirms the word of His servant, and performs the counsel of His messengers; that says to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, You shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

27. That says to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:

28. That says OF Cyrus, He is my shepherd, (Jesus is our Shepherd and Yahweh is his Shepherd, according to Psalm 23) and shall perform all my pleasure: (Now, I myself know of only ONE who performed ALL the pleasure of his God and Father and that one is Jesus Christ the righteous one. So, to ME, Cyrus is another type, shadow, or figure of the yet coming into existence Son of Almighty God) even saying to Jerusalem, You shalt be built; and to the temple, Your foundation shall be laid.” 

 

Cyrus in history decreed the material for the temple of God to be built and that account of history is a hidden PROPHECY of Jesus as our foundation whereby we are the TEMPLE of God. Let us continue to read more about Cryus in the next chapter to see even more parallels with Jesus the Messiah.

 

Isaiah 45:1-13.

 

Thus says the LORD to His ANOINTED, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have upheld, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

2. I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: (Jesus is God's ANOINTED ONE and God's RIGHT HAND whom God will subdue nations under his Son's feet, according to 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. Also, see Psalm 107)

3. And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, which call you by your name, am the God of Israel. (The word “am” is NOT in the original text. So this should read, “And I will GIVE you the treasures of darkness, and the hidden riches of secret places, THAT you, may KNOW that I, Yahweh which call YOU by YOUR NAME the God of Israel  (Or the Messiah named Israel OF God as being the one who will rule AS God in the world to come. In the world to come, the treasures of the unjust are laid up for the RIGHTEOUS and Jesus will rule AS God in the NAME OF Yahweh during the Millennium FOR Yahweh)

4. FOR Jacob my servant's SAKE, and Israel mine elect, I have even called you by your name: (Or I have GIVEN you a NEW name) I have surnamed you, though you have not known me. (A surname is a family name that distinguishes to what family to which you belong. Also, a surname can be an added name that describes the character of the person. For example, the name Jesus in Hebrew means the salvation of Yahweh or Yahweh saves whereby Almighty God the Father chose the Son of MAN, Jesus, to be the means by which Almighty God the Father saves whosoever of mankind who BELIEVE in His glorified SON Jesus as their Messiah. The word translated as CHRIST means ANOINTED and also means Messiah)

5. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me: (Again, the word “BESIDE” here means that there is no god APART from Almighty God as being the SOURCE of that god. And Yahweh says of Cyrus, a type or figure of Jesus being ANOINTED that Yahweh GIRDED him. The word “gird” means to encircle to prepare for something difficult)

6. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, (The sun rises in the east and the Sun of RIGHTEOUSNESS will come from the east while Yahweh comes from the west, according to Isaiah 41:2/ Isaiah 43:4,5/ Isaiah 46:11/ and according to Habakkuk 3:3 they both will come from the southwest and take different routes to Jerusalem in order to come from opposite the directions of east and west) that there is none beside me. (Again, the word translated as beside also mean APART from or WITHOUT Yahweh there is no god formed) I am the LORD, and there is none else. (And in this verse, after the WRATH of Yahweh that will be executed by His now glorified Son there will be no rebel God left. Read the true meaning of the next verse and you will see that Yahweh FORMED the LIGHT which is Jesus in order to CUT DOWN darkness)

7. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: (The meaning of the Hebrew “bara” does, indeed, mean create BUT it ALSO means to CUTDOWN, as in, to DESTROY darkness once and for all so that that is NO MORE evil in His kingdom) I the LORD do all these things.

8. Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

9. Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to Him that fashions it, What make you? Or Your work, He has no hands? (Or he has no POWER. Remember that Jesus said he could do NOTHING OF himself and that it was the Father dwelling in him who did the works)

10. Woe unto him that says unto his Father, What beget you? Or (And woe to him that says) to the woman, What have you brought forth?

11. Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command you, me. (Or concerning the works of my hand you are instructing me. Remember that the Man, Jesus is the MEDIATOR between God and man)

12. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. 

13.  I have raised him up (Speaking of the Holy One of Israel, the Messiah Jesus) in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, (This verse is a PROPHECY of Jesus who parallels Cyrus. The city is the New Jerusalem which is both Israel saved during the Millenium and the church saved in this present world) not for price nor reward, says the LORD of hosts.”

 

Now let us read Isaiah 48:16 the verse in question being kept in the CONTEXT of where it is found. Please read Isaiah 48:1-17. And while you read the context, read it with the time frame of the SECOND coming of Jesus when the Messiah is ANNOUNCED the Jews the rejected Jesus as their King to rule over them. Verse 1 opens speaking to the house of Jacob to INTRODUCE Jesus called by the NAME “Israel” which means “He will rule as God”. In other words, Yahweh will announce to the Jews that rejected His Messiah at his first coming that Jesus is the God of Israel having the NAME, Yahweh of hosts. Remember that Yahweh the creator and maker of His Messiah GAVE the Son of MAN, Jesus, a NEW NAME after the cross. So do not be confused by TWO separate beings being NAMED Yahweh. I will highlight all the words and pronouns that refer to Yahweh the Father in orange and all the words and pronouns that refer to the now highly exalted Son of MAN, Jesus, after the cross to be MADE Lord in yellow.


Isaiah. 48:1-17.

 

Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by (Or IN or called to be IN) the name of Israel, (Or in the NAME Israel, which again, the NAME Israel means “He will rule as God” and, according to Luke 1:33, Jesus will rule over the house of Jacob) and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, (Or out of the people of Judah. The word waters in Revelation 17:15 prophetically means people. So then, the people of Judah) which swear by the name of the LORD, AND make mention of (Or THINK on) the God of Israel, but not in the truth, nor in righteousness. (Or not in certainly nor rightly. Think about the first coming of Jesus and how some Jews went back and forth. Some believed at first that Jesus was the one prophesied to come and then they ended up denying Jesus as the Messiah)

2.  For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name. (Speaking of the NEW NAME that the Father GAVE to Jesus AFTER the cross. The LITERAL translation says “FROM the holy city they are CALLED and on Elohim of Israel they are SUPPORTED, the Yahweh of hosts is his name”. Remember that whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the Lord shall be saved. And when the unsaved Jews CALL upon the name of Jesus AT the second coming of Jesus then they will be SUPPORTED or saved alive in their mortal bodies to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus to be TAUGHT the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. Please understand that Almighty God Yahweh the Father is the one talking and He says about the God of Israel that “his” name in the Yahweh of hosts, as opposed to saying, MY name. So we have TWO separate beings with the NAME Yahweh. But again, do not let that confuse you. For you see, after the cross, Almighty God the Father GAVE the Son of MAN, Jesus, a NEW NAME that is ABOVE every other name. So that AT the NAME every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is “Lord” to the glory OF Almighty God the Father. And the only NAME that is ABOVE every other name is the name, Yahweh. Remember that the prophesied NAME in Isaiah 9:6,7 is “singular” but Jesus is prophesied to have several different names. It says “ And his NAME shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of eternal life, and the Prince of Peace by yet the word “name” is singular. So the NEW name of Jesus are many titles of being given authority and power) 

3.  I  (Referring to Yahweh the Father OF Jesus whose new name is Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel. So Yahweh the creator is the one speaking, saying, I) have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. 

4.  Because I knew that you (Referring to the house of Jacob, as in, to the Jews that rejected Jesus at the first coming) are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass; 

5.  I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came to pass I showed it to you: lest you should say, My idol has done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, has commanded them. (This verse may seem out of place at first, but when you consider the Kabbalah in the Jewish religion then you can see that some of the Jews are involved in the occult. Here is how the Reformed Jewish website defines Kabbalah. Kabbalah (also spelled Kabalah, Cabala, Qabala)—sometimes translated as “mysticism” or “occult knowledge—is a part of Jewish tradition that deals with the essence of God” And the Jews seeking occult knowledge is bot ancient and modern)

6. You have heard, see all this; (Or contemplate on the whole of prophecy) and will not you declare it? (Almighty God is speaking to His people Israel about FORMER things that He told or prophesied to them BEFORE they happened and then He performed His word and they SAW it being done just as He said it would be) I have shown you NEW THINGS from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them. (And now God is telling His people Israel NEW THINGS and that they will NOT understand them when they come to pass. These NEW THINGS are HIDDEN in the Scriptures as prophecies that God is going to have a human SON which He will ANOINT to be their Savior and that they will not believe it when it comes to pass. In other words, many of the Jews of the house of Judah REJECTED Jesus as their Messiah and King. Therefore, Almighty God Yahweh prophesied to turn to the Jews a SECOND TIME. God PROPHESIED that he would turn to the Gentiles in order to PROVOKE them to jealousy. And at the second coming they will RECOGNIZE that Jesus is their Messiah who was prophesied to come)

7. They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when you heard them not; lest you should say, Behold, I knew them. (This is speaking of Christians in this present world who will be changed in the twinkling of an eye AT the coming of Jesus to be created as IMMORTAL humans to rule and reign with Jesus and EVERY eye will see us being taken up into the clouds just like the Apostles saw Jesus ascending into the clouds out of their sight. And when the unsaved Jesus CONTEMPLATE on what they will see at the coming of Jesus then they will CALL upon the NAME of the Lord and the God of Israel speaking of Jesus will DELIVER them)

8. Yea, you heard not; yea, you knew not; yea, from that time, that your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb. (Or you were called to the ONE transgressing referring to Satan the deceiver to seek his knowledge. You see, those involved in the occult thing that it is harmless. Please understand that I am not saying that ALL Jews are involved in the Kabbalah. But the unsaved Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah that was prophesied to come)

9. For MY NAME'S SAKE will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I cut you not off. (Again, God promises that He would lift His WRATH lesytHe cut off His people completely. So when Yahweh says He will not cut the Jews off He means that He will leave Himself a REMNANT. So if you are a Jew reading this study I implore you to call on Jesus NOW before he returns to execute the WRATH of God upon you for you UNBELIEF that Jesus is your Messiah)

10. Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.

11. For MINE OWN SAKE, even FOR MINE OWN SAKE, will I do it: for how should MY NAME be polluted? (Remember that Lucifer accused God of creating him with a rebellious nature as to why he made war with God. Please read the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE?-IS GOD AT WAR?<<<) And I will not give my glory unto another. (THis means that God will not give His glory to anyone seeking to take His glory by FORCE as Lucifer did. It also means that God will not give His glory to anyone OTHER THAN His Messiah whom He called in RIGHTEOUSNESS. And at his coming, Jesus will give the GLORY that he received to us, according to John 17:22. For you see, God is in the process of gathering WITNESSES to JUDGE Satan and the fallen angels and REPLACING them with His NEW CREATION of RIGHTEOUS people who will INHERIT the worlds to come. Read the next verse that is a prophecy of the coming Messiah)

12. Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; (Again, the NAME “Israel” means “He will rule AS God”) I am he; (The verb “am” is NOT in the original text which simply says I, he which are referring to two separate beings, Yahweh and the one named “Israel” that Yahweh shall CALL) I am the first, I also am the last. (Or I Yahweh the creator is the FIRST, even WE the LAST. For you see, the Hebrew word translated as the pronoun “I” also means “WE”. And we, as Christians know that the glorified Son of MAN, Jesus received glory and honor FROM Yahweh to JOIN Yahweh on His throne to rule AS God FOR Yahweh in the world to come for 1000 years. So when Jesus says that he is the first and the last he is simply QUOTING the Scriptures of Yahweh PROPHESYING that He is the FIRST and that He will be WITH the last as we can clearly see in Isaiah 41:4. Again, the verb “am” is NOT in the original text and should read as TWO separate beings, I, he. Or I the creator and he referring to the one Yahweh the creator formed from the womb of the Virgin Mary to be His Messiah to redeem fallen man back to myself so that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES with not perish but have eternal life)

13. My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together. (This verse is speaking symbolically of the hands of Yahweh as being His very own self-same Spirit and his right hand as being His very own spoken word that comes forth from out of His very one mouth. And when God SPEAKS then His Spirit and His spoken SAYING of prophecy stand up together, as in, the earnest of the Spirit dwelling in us will quicken our mortal bodies to be made alive as immortal bodies at the coming of Jesus.  Or another meaning is that they shall stand TOGETHER. We know that the spoken word of prophecy was made flesh. And we also know that Yahweh GAVE His divine Spirit-nature of immortality to the Son of MAN, Jesus, after the cross to be having in himself even as the Father has always had immortality in Himself. So SPIRIT and mortal human nature stand TOGETHER as ONE after the CROSS and NOT in the eternity past. For you see, we who BELIEVE with ALSO be made partakers of the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY at the coming of Jesus to be made ONE with Jesus and the Father EVEN AS Jesus is ONE with the Father. But that does not make us BE Almighty God Himself)

14. All you, assemble yourselves and hear; which among them (Speaking of the first coming of Jesus being AMONG them of the house of Jacob) has declared these things? The LORD has loved him: He will do his pleasure on Babylon, (Speaking of the spirit realm of Satan and the fallen angel, the mystery of iniquity that is behind that evil in this present world) and His arm (Referring to the ARM of Yahweh as being His Messiah, Jesus) shall be on the Chaldeans.

15. I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous. (Now, in the next verse of Scripture, the one speaking switches to Jesus as the one speaking AT his SECOND coming to the house of Jacob whose fathers reject him at his first coming. And eleven to the time of his return the Jews as a whole will still not accept Jesus as their Messiah UNTIL they are provoked to jealousy by seeing why THEY call publicans and sinners going into the kingdom BEFORE them, according to Matthew 21:31,32 and Matthew 24:30)

16. Come you near unto me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and His Spirit, has sent me. (Or more precisely Almighty God has sent forth his SON Jesus out into the world WITH the ANOINTING of his very own self same Holy Spirit that DWELT IN his SON to empower his Son to do ALL his pleasure. This is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us. Remember all the other translations that I quoted of this verse at the beginning of this study. Remember that the FIRST coming of Jesus was the FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT by Jesus as that Christ, the SON OF the living God which most of the Jews rejected? This verse is Jesus speaking AT his SECOND coming to announce a SECOND time that he is the one PROPHESIED in the Scriptures. And some of the PROPHECIES in the Scripture prophesy that his NAME shall be called the God of the whole earth, Yahweh our righteousness, the God of Israel whose NAME is Yahweh of hosts, and the Mighty God WHEN the government shall be laid upon his shoulders. And that is the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of this verse of Scripture here in Isaiah 48:16)

17. Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I  am the LORD your God which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that you should go.”

 

Again, the verb “am” is NOT in the original text, and the Hebrew word translated as the pronoun “I” also means “WE” and “AS FOR ME” So below are two other translations that agree with the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Translation of Isaiah 48:17 where BOTH the Father and Jesus works TOGETHER.

 

17. Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,[is] the Holy One of Israel; And WE TOGETHER are the LORDs your Gods, I am THE Lord your God and the Holy One of Israel is your redeemer and MY Lord who I have made Lord which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that you should go.”

 

Translation of Isaiah 48:17 where the Father INTRODUCES to Israel His Lord and God, the Holy One of Israel that He Himself raised up to be their redeemer and then says AS FOR ME I am Yahweh your God who made Jesus Lord and God over you to rule for me.

 

17. Thus says the LORD, And here is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; He will rule for me in My NAME as Yahweh your God which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that you should go.”

 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus. There may be other verses that you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long by your church denomination. But I assure you that each and every one of those verses of Scripture used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity and the pre-existence of Jesus do, indeed, have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed in the list below then please do not hesitate to write and let me know. Some Trinitarian and Oneness verses are included in other studies and they may not appear as an individual study. If there is a verse or verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the Trinity or the doctrine of Oneness when you read those verses then please search out the truth be listening to the other side of the controversy. No one can arrive at the truth by hearing only ONE side of the controversy. I only present you with ALL the evidence that I myself have found and leave it to you to decide what you want to believe.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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