Yahushua ben Yahusef is the only human in recorded history whose grave is empty!! (sure, He and
His disciples raised other people fom the dead, but they all died again before long.) They killed
Him, they put Him in a grave, they guarded the grave with soldiers -- and on the fourth day --
it was empty!! And after that, dozens of people were martyred insisting they
saw Him alive again. They touched Him, and He ate food with them. This was
not a hallucination or a ghost - it was a living human being. Few people are willing
to die for a lie, generally people
have to be 100% convinced of something before they are willing to be tortured and
killed for it. Most would lie and say they don't believe
in it - even if they did - just to prevent torture and death.
First of all, let me dispel the christian Babylonian notion that Yahshua is the Father Yahweh in person. The christians (pagans) believe the Father of all creation came down and impregnated Himself into a human virgin and became human. Scripture does not back that up, Yahshua was NOT the Almighty Father:
James 1:13 for Yahweh cannot be tempted with evil, (satan tempted Yahshua after His baptism)
Mark 13:32 & Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the malaks of heaven,
neither the Son, but the Father only.
Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 And about the ninth hour Yahushua cried with a loud voice, saying:
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is: My Father, my Father, why do you forsake me?
(Yahushua prayed to His Father, not to Himself)
Matthew 10:32 Everyone who confesses Me before men, him I will also
confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whosoever denys Me before
men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven. 40 He who receives you
receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
Mark 14:36 He said: Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Remove this
cup from Me, however not what I will, but what you will. (shows that Yahshua
Messiyah was a distinct individual from Yahweh the Father. Yahshua was capable
of thinking His own thoughts, and making His own decisions.)
Luke 23:46 Crying with a loud voice, Yahushua said: Father, I
commend my spirit into your hands. And having said this, He gave up the spirit.
Galatians 1:1 but through Yahushua Ha Mashiyach, AND Yahweh the Father, who raised
Him from the dead (the Son was dead, the Father was not. Yahushua was a human who
was subject to death, and able to die; the Father Yahweh is a Spirit, and cannot die)
1Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead,
even Yahushua, (if He was truly dead, He could not raise Himself from the dead)
Romans 10:9 because if you confess with your mouth Yahushua as Master, and
believe in your heart that Yahweh raised Him from the dead, you will be saved: (since
He was dead, He had to be re-animated by someone who was alive, His Father. Revelation
1:18 I am the Living One. I was dead, and behold, I am alive for ever and ever! - shows
that He was really dead.)
John 3:16-17 For Yahweh so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.
(Yahweh did not send Himself)
John 5:37 And the Father who sent Me, He bore witness of Me. (obviously two
John 5:43 I am come in my Father's Name,
John 12:28 Father, glorify your Name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven,
(Yahshua Messiyah was on earth, and someone else answered Him from heaven)
John 14:1 believe in Yahweh, believe also in Me. 24 and the word which you hear is
not mine, but the Father's who sent Me 28 because I go to the Father, for the Father
is greater than I.
John 15:9 Even as the Father loves Me, I also love you. Abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love; even as I keep my
Father's commandments, and abide in His love. 24 but now they have both seen and
hated both Me and my Father.
Acts 2:27 Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul to Sheol;
neither will you suffer your holy one to see corruption.
Acts 2:32 This Yahushua did Yahweh raise up, whereof we all are witnesses.
1John 1:3 and our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Yahushua Ha Mashiyach:
1John 3:23 And this is His commandment, that we should believe in the Name of His
Son Yahushua Ha Mashiyach, and love one another, even as He gave us commandment.
Matthew 20:23 Mark 10:40 To sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give,
but it will be given to those for whom it is prepared of my Father.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Yahushua Ha Mashiyach, which Yahweh gave Him (the
christian has to believe Yahweh gave this revelation to Himself - pretty weird, eh?)
Revelation 2:18 These things say the Son of Yahweh, 27 as I also have received of
my Father: 3:5 and I will confess his name before my Father, and before His malaks.
12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my Father, and he
shall go out of there no more: and I will write upon him the Name of my Father,
and the name of the city of my Father, the new Yahrusalem, which comes down out of
heaven from my Father, and my own new Name.
I'm sorry, but it really, really sounds like the Messiyah Yahushua is NOT the Father YAHWEH in person. (See also Matthew 5:45,48 & 11:27 & 12:50; John 17:3-5; Revelation 21:22-23 & 22:1; and so forth.) Yahushua was a human, a special one to be certain. But apparently He was not the human incarnation of Yahweh -- Yahushua was the "son of man", Messiyah was the "Son of Yahweh". The christians can jump up and down all they want - don't they ever read the scriptures? When Yahushua said "I and my Father are one", He meant 'are of one mind'. Meaning, whatever Yahweh says, Yahushua agrees. Yahushua does not speak His own mind, He speaks the words which the Father puts in His mouth through the Spirit and the Word.
After Yahshua was baptised Satan hauled him away into the desert, and tempted him severely. In one of those temptations Satan showed Yahshua the future of the world. Let us not gloss over this revelation. It is apparent that Satan can see the future, seeing as he is a god. The important thing here is that Yahshua could not see the future! That is because he was HUMAN. This is after the Spirit/ Messiyah joined up to him at his baptism. Yahshua was not a god, he is not The God, and he is not Yahweh! Yahweh knows the future, he does not need to be shown it. Yahshua had to be taken up to a higher dimension than the three we know.
It seems absurd to me to think Yahweh sacrificed Himself TO Himself. Furthermore, when the Messiyah died, He was dead (remember Luke 23:46!). The dead cannot raise themselves up to life! If it was possible for Him to raise Himself from the grave, then He was not dead. He had to be raised up from death by someone who was alive - Father Yahweh Almighty!
These following scriptures show that when they are "one", it is not the same individual person. It shows that they are different individuals of one mind:
Yahchanan 17:11 I am no more in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to you. Set-Apart Father, keep them in your Name which you gave Me, that they may be one, even as we are. 20 Neither for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe on Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in Me, and I in you, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that you did send Me. 22 that they may be one, even as we are one.
Yahchanan 10:30 I and the Father are one. 38 But if I do them, though you do not believe
Me, believe the works; that you may know and understand the Father is in
Me, and I in the Father.
1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted, Apollos watered; 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one: but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, cleave to his wife, and they will be one flesh. [Though they are "one flesh", yet it is obvious they are still two individual people, each capable of making their own decisions.]
Gospel of Nazarenes 55:10 I and my Parent are One. 12 The Yahudim answered Him, saying: For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy, because you being a man make yourself equal with Yahweh. Yahushua answered them: Did I say I am equal to Yahweh? Nay, I am one with Yahweh. 14 If I do not do the works of my Parent, do not believe me. But if I do, though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and believe the Spirit of the great Parent is in me, and I in my Parent. [He makes it obvious Yahweh the Almighty Father is a different, separate individual from the Son, although they are "one".]
Recall that satan tempted Yahushua fiercely, yet Yahushua was without sin. Does the christian really think that satan would have the power to tempt the Father Yahweh to sin? Clearly, Father Yahweh and Yahushua Messiyah are two different individuals. Yahushua had free will as a human, that is why satan was able to tempt Him.
Check it out: It is well known it was the Word [Shiloh] of Yahweh Almighty who was often referred to as Yahweh in the Old Testament. The Word is a god, the first thing Yahweh created. He's the one who talked to Moses and so forth. The Word is the one who was known as the "Father of our fathers" (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob). Then, along came Yahshua, the first perfect human. The Word gave up his standing second in line behind the Almighty and joined with Yahshua (thereby subjecting himself to death). So after Yahshua was baptised, sometimes it was Yahshua the man speaking, and sometimes it was the Word speaking. In John 10:25-33 and 14:6-10 it sure sounds like Yahshua is trying to tell the Jews that The Word [Father with a capitol F] is one with him in his human body. But they just couldn't understand. Christianity has further smudged the truth in order to further their doctrine of Jesus being God incarnate from birth from a virgin. See for example: Genesis 49:25 "Even by the Father of your father, who will help you; AND by the Shaddai [Almighty], who will bless you." Looks like the Father of Abraham is not the Almighty.
John 10:25 Yahshua answered them: I told you, and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father's Name, these bear witness of Me. 26 But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who gave them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are One. 31 The Yahudim took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Yahshua answered them: Many good works I have showed you from the Father; for which of those works do you stone Me? 33 The Yahudim answered Him: For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy [saying the name of Yahweh]; and because that you, being a man, make yourself one of the gods [elohim].
John 14:7 If you knew Me, you would know my Father also. From henceforth you know Him, and have seen Him. 8 Philip said to Him: Master, show us the Father, and it suffices us. 9 Yahshua said to him: Have I been so long time with you, and you do not know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. How do you say: Show us the Father? 10 Do you believe I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I say to you I speak not from myself; but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me;
I believe Yahushua was the only perfect human, completely without sin from birth. He showed us the Way of Yahweh. If we follow His loving sinless example we can also become one with the Word. But that only means the Word dwells within us. It does not mean we become the Word made flesh, as was Messiyah. That only happened once. And His grave is empty. His prophecy and miracles (works), YHWH's voice from heaven at His baptism, and Yahchanan were the three witnesses to His authority while He was still alive, before His resurrection from death (the fourth witness) John 5:31-37, John 10:25-38. Yahshua answered them: I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's Name, these bear witness of Me. Yahushua the human showed us The Way to become one with Yahweh, The Way to eternal life. And that is by obeying the Law thoroughly, in flesh and in spirit. Saying "I believe in Jesus" just does not get the job done. We must live the Law while we are alive, and become one with the Spirit while we are alive, because when we are dead it is too late.
Now the second issue is who exactly was Yahushua [the christians call Him Jesus]?? The pagans believe in the virgin birth of their god, as they have believed for many thousands of years. But I do not think that is what happened. There are gnostic books which show that Yahweh, the Almighty Eternal Father, first separated the Eternal Mother from Himself (AKA the Holy Ghost), and they created the Eternal Son. In the Humane Gospel of the Essenes, the Eternal Son is the Messiyah (the Word of Yahweh). He was different from the human person named Yahushua, who was begotten by his human parents. The Son of Yahweh descended upon Yahushua when Yahushua was baptised. Only then is Yahushua referred to as Yahushua Messiyah.
And so it sounds like the answer to the puzzle is that Yahushua was a human, and Messiyah was the Son of Yahweh, and they were joined together as one mortal human individual when Yahushua was baptised. After that the Messiyah spoke through Yahushua. And to me it sounds like it is probably true. So the most important issue, and that which is missed by nearly everyone, is that Yahushua and the Messiyah are TWO SEPARATE INDIVIDUALS! Nowadays we say people are "possessed by the devil". And so it sounds like Yahushua was "possessed by the Messiyah" in similar fashion.
For example, at Yahshua's baptism YHWH Himself is quoted as speaking from heaven, saying: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." The christians assume that YHWH was talking about the human man Yahushua. But was He? Yahushua was not His Son until that moment. I think it is more likely that YHWH was telling Yahushua (and us) that the "Spirit in the form of a dove" is his beloved Son, Shiloh, the One who helped create the universe. Yahushua was the first human in history who was perfect, and therefore the first human who the Messiyah was able to join with. YHWH was presenting Him.
Now consider the silly christian claim that Jesus is GOD incarnate, that Jesus is GOD in the flesh. That is a pagan belief from thousands of years ago, back in the days of Nimrod. If their Jesus was truly GOD in the flesh from his birth, then why did GOD's Spirit have to come down from heaven at his baptism?? Who said: "This is my beloved Son"? Why did he say: "Son"?
The Gospel of the Nazarenes declares in Chapter Two that Yahushua was born a human,
with human parents. Please recall that Yahushua was a Nazarene. Then, in Chapter
Eight, we read this:
Nazarenes 8:2 When he was baptized, Yahushua went up straightaway out of the water. Lo, the heavens were opened to Him, a bright cloud stood over Him, and from behind the cloud Twelve Rays of Light. Then, in the form of a Dove, the Spirit of YHWH descending and lighting upon Him. Lo, a voice from heaven, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Today I beget you.
1 Corinthians 15:21 For since by man (Adam) came death, by Man [Yahshua] also
came the resurrection of the dead.
Yahushua was NOT begotten of Yahweh until He was an adult human who had proven himself
worthy, and was baptised. The Gospel of the Essenes says even more:
Essenes 10: Yahchanan [John the Baptist] listened and did as Yahushua spoke.
When He was
baptized, Yahushua went directly out of the water. Lo, the heavens were opened to
Him. Twelve Rays of Light appeared from the cloud, and there in the form of
a Dove, the sacred Messiyah
descended with brilliant lighting upon Him. Lo,
a voice from heaven was heard [the voice of the Father Yahweh Almighty], saying:
"This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased. Today I have begotten you. Listen to Him, and obey His sacred Law." Essenes 13: Yahchanan continued to bear testimony, saying: "Yea, I saw the sacred Messiyah descending from heaven like a Dove, it rested upon Him ...
One thing christians tenaciously hold on to is the belief that Yahshua Messiyah was 'God' the Father Himself. The scripture makes it plain that the Messiyah (the Word) was actually the 'Son of Yahweh'. 'Son' being a completely different individual. The truth can be found in Ephesians 1:20-21 "He [the Father] raised Him [Yahshua Messiyah] up from the dead and seated Him [the Son] at His [Father Almighty] right hand in the heavenly places"; Revelation 3:14 "These things say the Amein, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of Yahweh"; and many other places. Yahshua was not "as much of God as can be contained into a human soul" as the catholics insist.
But even beyond that, there is one more thing which christians refuse to consider. Did you ever notice that in both the Gospel of the Nazarenes, and the Gospel of the Essenes (which were not modified by the catholics), that it was not until Yahshua was baptised that the Messiyah descended on and joined up to him? And the most important fact regarding christian beliefs: at that baptism the voice of Almighty YAHWEH the Father was heard, saying: "Today I beget you".
This means "Today I am become your Father". Up until His baptism, Yahshua was a HUMAN person, begotten of human parents the good, fun, old-fashioned, human way. He was NOT the "Son of Yahweh" until His baptism. There was no virgin birth. There was no "Jesus was as much of God as can be stuffed into a human body". Those are Babylonian beliefs.
Sure, there are the scriptures which say Yahushua pre-existed, as the christians call it. But as near as I can tell, it was not Yahushua the man who pre-existed: it was the Messiyah dwelling in Him, who was "The Word" by which all things were created.
Yahchanan (John) 1:3 All things were made through Him; and without Him was
not anything made that was made.
1Peter 1:19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the blood of
Mashiyach: 20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was
manifested at the end of times for your sake,
Hebrews 1:2 whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the
Yahchanan 8:58 Yahushua said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, before Abraham was
born, I AM. (It was the Messiyah speaking, not the human Yahshua)
Colossians 1:16 for in Him were all things created, in the heavens and upon
the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
principalities or powers; all things were created through Him, and unto Him;
17 He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Also, the book of Jubilees says Yahweh had helpers when He created the
earth, as does Job 38:4-7.
If you declare that Yahshua was "God" in person, then you can say: "Well, of course He didn't sin - He was God! It is impossible for God to sin, and it is impossible for a human to NOT sin. Therefore, we have a license to sin."
However, if you recognize that Yahshua was a human, nothing more, and He did not sin from His birth till His death - then you must realize that it is possible for you
to not sin. And also the scriptures are correct when they tell you that to enter the Kingdom of Yahweh you must not sin - you must obey the commandments. To enter what christians call heaven, you must repent, turn from sin, and follow the sinless example of Yahushua (who they wrongly call 'Jesus'). It is because He did not sin, He was a perfect human, that the Messiyah was able to enter and join with Him.
Once you see that Yahushua and the Messiyah are two different individuals both living in the same human body, then you can begin to understand the things they said. Sometimes it was Yahshua speaking, and sometimes it was the Messiyah (the Word, the Son of Yahweh the Father) speaking. Yahshua said He was the "son of man" because He was, literally, the son of Yahusef and Miriam [Joseph and Mary] (she was only a virgin until they had sex and conceived a son). Yahshua the human did not say He was the "son of a woman". He repeatedly told us He was the "son of a man", and we know Yahweh is not a man. After Yahshua's baptism, the Messiyah dwelling in Him was "the Son of Yahweh". But at that time the Messiyah was mortal, like Yahshua the human. That is why He was able to die, and then had to be raised from the dead by Yahweh the Father. The Word (who later became our Messiyah) was created before time was created, that is why He can have a beginning and also be eternal.
A good example is in the gospel of Yahchanan [John]. There we see this sort of thing: John 6:41 The Yahudim [Jews] therefore murmured concerning Him, because He said: I AM the bread which came down out of heaven. Of course, the human Yahshua would never claim to be the "I AM" of the Old Testament. Also see 8:42 Yahushua [Jesus] said to them: If Yahweh were your Father, you would love Me; for I came forth and am come from Yahweh; for neither do I come of myself, but He sent Me. Again, Yahushua the human did not come from Yahweh any more than you or I did. Then we have John 8:40 But now you seek to kill Me, a MAN who tells you the truth. Yes, Yahushua was/is a man. And the Messiyah dwelling in Him was/is also now a man. And in this part of the book it is apparent that it was the Messiyah doing the talking.
Messiyah [Christ] had to be dead, completely dead just like a human (Revelation 1:18 "and I was dead,"). He had to face the possibilty of eternal nothingness, or even eternity in hell if He sinned. He had to face everything we face. Otherwise He could never say He was tempted just like us. That is why the Father had to raise Him. It cannot be said that hell or death could not hold Him, because then He would not have been dead like a human. He had to be fully, 100% human, and nothing more than human.
This would also explain how Yahchanan the Immerser (John the Baptist) could know Yahushua all his life (they were cousins), yet not know He was the Messiyah until the sign given when He was baptised.
Humane Gospel of the Essenes: "For it was this Yahchanan who would one day baptize
Yahushua, and witness to the MESSIYAH in the form of a dove descending upon Him,
thus proclaiming Yahushua's identity to the world."
Even the 'bible' seems to agree that He was not "begotten" until He was baptised:
Hebrews 1:5 you are my Son, Today I have begotten you?
Hebrews 5:5 but He who spoke to Him; You are my Son, today I beget
you: -- this has also been translated as: Hebrews 5:5 But Yahweh said to Him, "You
are my Son; today I am become your Father."
Acts 33:33 that Yahweh has fulfilled the same unto our children, in that He raised
up Yahushua; as also it is written in the second psalm: You are my Son, this day
I have begotten you.
Psalms 2:7 I will tell of the decree, Yahweh said to me: You are my son, this
day I have begotten you.
Good grief, it certainly sounds like the "today I have begotten you" or "today I beget you" part is somehow missing from the catholic bible! And it says it was the Spirit which descended onto Yahushua, when apparently it was the Messiyah. Since the Messiyah was the only Son of Yahweh Almighty before the universe began (before there was such a thing as a "day") the phrase "today I have begotten you" must apply to someone else! It appears to apply to Yahushua the human. Once He was baptised He was begotten as a Son, and then the Messiyah was able to live in Him. Could the catholic bible be a butchered version of the true scriptures?? Read on!
It is widely believed that the Matthew in the holy catholic bible was badly butchered, and it is the only place in the bible where the virgin birth is worked out. There is a so-called: 'The Original Gospel of Matthew' somewhere on the web. Someone tried to restore it to the Hebrew original as best as he can. 'The Original Gospel of Matthew' specifically says Yahusef the man took his wife, and she conceived. There is no virgin birth! It is closely aligned with the Essenes and the Nazarenes.
The Original Gospel of Matthew 3:(16) And Yahushua when He was baptized, went up immediately from the water, and the heavens were opened over Him. The whole fount of the Spirit of Yahweh descended out of heaven in the shape of a dove and it ministered over Him and entered Him. A voice from heaven said to Him, "My son, in all the prophets I was waiting for you, that you might come, and I might rest in you. For you are my rest; and you are my firstborn son who reigns forever." (17) And behold, again a voice out of the heavens said: "Today I have begotten you. You my son, I bear witness of my joy that this day you have descended from me."
You can see why the christians want to remove the "Today I beget you" part. The Revised Standard Version, the English Standard Version, and the New Living Translation all have footnotes to Luke 3:22 stating that the original manuscripts said: "Today I have begotten you". Since there is no doubt the original manuscripts contain the phrase, why is it removed from the christian bibles? Papal insistence. Most versions removed it completely because it is opposite to their religion.
And lest someone might suggest it was the Essene and Nazarene gospels that were altered, I showed a few verses from the holy catholic bible that back it up. And we know the Essenes and the Nazarenes are the very ones who fled Yahrusalem as instructed, before it fell in 70AD, as the Romans destroyed all true knowledge in the "known world" (like the Library of Alexandria).
I have read that all of the disciples of Yahushua stated He was so perfect in obeying the Law that He was the only person in history who the Messiyah was able to merge with. Because He thoroughly fulfilled the Law, both physically and spiritually, He became One with the Word (Logos, Messiyah). This occurred at His BAPTISM, when He was an adult capable of deciding right from wrong, not at His conception nor birth. This is supposedly the witness of all the "church fathers" before Constantine ruined everything (presumably - I was not there).
Scripture says The Word was the first thing Yahweh created, before He created the universe. (Revelation 3:14 the beginning of the creation of Yahweh:) He is the only "Son" of Yahweh. He was perfect when He was a spirit (god), yet He gave up that eternal life in order to become one with a human, Yahushua. Humans were created as lower beings than the malaks (angels), so choosing a human life would be a definite step downwards. It would also mean that the Word was now mortal. So He was perfect as a human, and His faith in Yahweh was rewarded when Yahweh the Father raised Him from the grave. He is the only person in history whose grave is empty! And that is so well-documented that it must be a fact.
It is widely known about the part where Yahshua finally returns to earth in power and glory. This is the so-called: Second Coming. We all know it is Yahshua. In the Olivet Discourse Yahshua says there will be a sign of an opening in heaven (Matthew 24:30), and then everyone on earth will see Him coming back to earth to be the king. In the Book of Revelations we are told He is: The Word.
Essene Revelations: I saw Heaven open, and beheld a white horse. He who sat upon him is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges. His eyes were like a flame of fire, on His head were many crowns. He was cloaked in blazing light, and His feet were bare. His name is called: The Word of Yahweh.
Revelations 3:14 These things say the Amein, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of Yahweh.
Revelations 19:11 I saw the heaven opened. Behold, a white horse. He who sat thereon called Faithful and True. In righteousness He does judge and make war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, upon His head are many diadems, and He has a Name written which no one knows but He Himself. 13 He is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His Name is called: the Word of Yahweh.
Another clue that Yahshua and the Messiyah were two different individuals is Melchizedek. Yahweh said Yahshua would be a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4). Melchizedek was a HUMAN. The Messiyah was an eternal SPIRIT who existed before the earth did. It would have been a demotion to turn the Messiyah into a human priest. But Yahshua was just growing and learning to obey Yahweh, and worked His way UP into that role. It was the human Yahshua who became a priest/rabbi with the importance of Melchizedek, as the Word was eternally qualified - even after He became one with a man.
And now there's a third issue - who exactly is YAHWEH? Consider these rather curious verses:
Genesis 1:26 And Yahweh said: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: [Us? Yahweh the Father, and the Word/Son, did the creating.]
John 1:1 In the beginning was The Word, and the Word was with Yahweh, and the Word was Yahweh. 2 The same was in the beginning with Yahweh. [You can't be 'with' someone who you 'are', indicating that there are two Yahweh's]
1Samuel 3:21 And Yahweh appeared again in Shiloh; for Yahweh revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of Yahweh.
Mark 5:19 He did not allow him, but said to him: Go to your house to your friends, and tell them how great things Yahweh did for you, and how He had mercy on you. 20 And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Yahushua did for him, and all men marvelled. (also Luke 8:39) [did the Messiyah call Himself Yahweh?]
Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Yisrayah [Israel] he [Yahchanan the Immerser] will turn to Yahweh their Father. 17 He will go before Yahweh in the spirit and power of Eliyah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for Yahweh a people prepared for Him. [equates Yahweh with the Messiyah, twice]
Luke 3:4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isayah the prophet: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make you ready The Way of Yahweh, make His paths straight. 6 and all flesh will see the Salvation of Yahweh. [The name Yahushua means 'YHWH is Salvation', so this verse refers to John the Baptist preparing The Way for The Word, Messiyah, who is called Yahweh. Also see: Isaiah 40:3-5]
Hosea 13:4 Yet I am Yahweh your Father from the land of Egypt, you will know no elohim but Me, and besides Me there is no Savior. [the Savior is the Messiyah, the Son of Yahweh Almighty]
Philippians 2:5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Mashiyach, 6 who, existing in the form of Yahweh [!!], did not count the being on an equality with Yahweh a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient even to death, yea, the death of the stake. 9 Wherefore also Yahweh [the Father] highly exalted Him, and gave Him the Name which is above every name [Yahweh]; 10 that in the Name of Yahushua every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Yahushua Ha Mashiyach is Master, to the glory of Yahweh the Father.
Hebrews 1:8 but of the Son He [Yahweh] said: Your throne, O Yahweh, is for ever and ever; [Yahweh Almighty called His Son "Yahweh"] (Psalm 45:6)
Jasher 19:51 Then Yahweh [the malak who was on earth] rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah and upon all these cities brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven. [two Yahweh's] Genesis 19:24 Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven;
1Samuel 3:21 Then Yahweh appeared again in Shiloh. For Yahweh revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of Yahweh.
Acts of Thomas: He whom you [Father Almighty] did appoint in your secrecy and establish in your manifestation, to Him you gave the name of Son, He who was your will, the power of your thought; so that you are by various names, the Father and the Son and the Spirit, for the sake of the government of your creatures, for the nourishing of all natures, and you are one in glory and power and will; and you are divided without being separated, and are one though divided, and all subsists in you and is subject to you, because all is yours.
Zecharyah [Zechariah] 2:10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion. Lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you: says Yahweh [the Son]. 11 Many nations will join themselves to Yahweh in that day, and will be my people. I will dwell in the midst of you, and you will know Yahweh Almighty [the Father] sent me to you. 12 Yahweh will inherit Yahudah [Judah] as His portion in the holy land, and will yet choose Yahrusalem [Jerusalem].
Zecharyah 3:2 And YAHWEH said to Satan: YAHWEH rebuke you, O Satan;
Zecharyah 12:8 In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Yahrusalem: 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Yahrusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication, and they will look to Me whom they pierced [they crucified with nails and stabbed with a spear Yahweh the Son].
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore Yahweh Himself gives you a sign: behold, a maiden will conceive, bear a son, and call His name Immanuyah. Matthew 1:23 Behold, the virgin will be with child, bring forth a son, and they will call His name Immanuyah; which is, being interpreted, Yahweh with us. [Yahweh's Son was the child called "Yah with us"].
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come: says Yahweh; I will raise unto David a righteous Branch. He will reign as king and deal wisely, and execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In His days Yahudah [Judah] will be saved, and Yisrayah [Israel] will dwell safely; and this is His Name whereby He will be called: Yahweh our Righteousness. [The Son is called Yahweh]
James 3:9 Therewith we bless Yahweh AND the Father, and therewith we curse men who are made after the likeness of Yahweh [the Son is Yahweh].
Genesis 15:4 Behold, the Word of Yahweh came to him, 6 He believed in Yahweh, and He [Yahweh] reckoned it to him [Abraham] for righteousness. 7 He [the Word] said to him: I am Yahweh 8 He said: O Yahweh,
Genesis 24:3 I make you swear by Yahweh of heaven, and Yahweh of the earth, you will not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell. [two yahweh's]
Genesis 49:24 His bow abides in strength. The arms of his hands are made strong by the hands of the Mighty One of Yaacob (from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Yisrayah), 25 even by the Father of your father, who will help you, and by the Shaddai, who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that couches beneath, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. [The Father is Yahweh the Savior, the Rock. Shaddai means Almighty.]
It becomes evident that there are two individuals claiming to be Yahweh. One is Yahweh Almighty, the Heavenly Father. The other is the Word of Yahweh, the Son, our Messiyah and Savior. Reading in the Books of Adam and Eve, we learn that Yahweh the Father communicated with humans through His Word, His Son. So in Exodus it is the Son who said "I AM WHO I AM" [YHWH]. It is Yahweh the Son who is the Father of Abraham and the Father of Israel.
Psalm 110 shows that the Father Almighty is called Yahweh:
Psalm 110:1 Yahweh [the Father] says unto my Master [the Word, the Messiyah]: Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool. 2 Yahweh will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion: Rule in the midst of your enemies. 4 Yahweh swore, and will not repent: you are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: Therefore Yahweh, your Father, anoints you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
That verse shows that Yahweh is the Father of the Messiyah. Messiyah tells us that no man has seen the Father at any time. Yet many people have seen Yahweh. Who Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the others saw was the Word. It was the Word, the Son, who told Moses He is YAHWEH. Once you understand that Yahushua the human and the Messiyah are two separate individuals, then all these things fall into place properly.
Okay, let's try a couple more: Zecharyah 14:1 Behold, a day of Yahweh comes, 3 Then Yahweh will go forth, 4 And His feet will stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the mount of Olives will be cleft in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there will be a very great valley; and half of the mountain will remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. The prophet plainly says this about Yahweh. But the Jews and the christians believe this verse refers to the Messiyah. This is because they both expect Him to return to the earth at the same exact place from which He left: Acts 1:11 This Yahshua, who was received up from you into heaven will so come in like manner as you beheld Him going into heaven.
Jeremiah 17:10 I, Yahweh, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. Yet in Revelation Yahshua says the same thing: Revelation 1:17 I am the first and the last, 18 and the Living One; and I was dead, [the Father was not dead] 2:23 and all the assemblies will know I am He who searches the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.
Most peculiar! There are many passages indicating that there is only one Yahweh. Such as: Isaiah 37:20; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 45:5-6, 18; Genesis 19; and Job 9:8. So how are we to understand all of this?? Perhaps the scriptures which we have received have been badly tampered with by people trying to prove their own doctrine, that Yahshua is the Father Almighty in person?? We know that each translator has his own religious bias which he imprints into the translation. When the scriptures are full of contradictions, what are we to do? How do we know what to believe? Here is one thing which makes sense: Definitely the Messiyah is 'the Word of Yahweh the Father'. As Yahweh's Word, as Yahweh's mouth, He spoke the words of Yahweh. When He said "I am Yahweh" He must have been speaking the words of His Father to us. Yahweh the Father is the ultimate creator of all things. Now consider a man in the woods, he looks at a tree and thinks it would make a nice table. Does he use his hands and his teeth to turn the tree into a table? No. He uses tools. In such a way I suppose Yahweh also used a tool - His Word - to create the universe. So it makes sense if the Word did the creating as a tool of Yahweh the Almighty Father.
Isaiah 44:24 This says Yahweh, your redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb: I am Yahweh who makes all things, who stretches forth the heavens alone, who spreads abroad the earth by myself.
Isaiah 37:20; 43:10-13; 44:6; 45:5-6, 18, 21-22 I am Yahweh, and there is none else.
Deuteronomy 4:35-39 Yahweh he is Master in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Also Deuteronomy 32:39
1 Kings 8:23,60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that Yahweh, He is Father; there is none else.
2Kings 19:19 all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you Yahweh are Father alone.
Nehemyah 9:6 You are Yahweh, even you alone;
Secrets of Enoch 33:3 I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and without change. 4 My thought is my counsellor, my Wisdom and my Word are made. My eyes observe all things how they stand here and tremble with terror. 5 If I turn away my face, all things will be destroyed.
Job 34:14 If He set His heart upon Himself, if He gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath, 15 all flesh will perish together. Man will turn again to dust.
So, are you ready to be confused? The following still allows room for the Messiyah (the Word) to be their Fathers, as Yahushua the human was not. One could claim it was the Messiyah who glorified Yahushua at His baptism, but it was the Almighty Father who glorified them both at His/Their resurrection....
Acts 3:13 The Father of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, the Father of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Yahushua; whom you delivered up, and denied before the face of Pilate, when he was determined to release Him.
Many translators have struggled with this next verse. That is because it seems to claim that YHWH the Father of Abraham is NOT the same person as YHWH Almighty [Shaddai]. This indicates that YHWH the Father of Abraham is in reality the same YHWH referred to in most of the Old Testament as simply Yahweh, and that he is actually the Son, our Savior, who became the Messiyah when he joined to Yahushua at his baptism. The One referred to in most of the OT as YHWH became a human, and was killed. So many translators drop the word "AND", but that still makes it look like two separate individuals:
Genesis 49:25 Even by the Father of your father, who will help you; AND by the Shaddai, who will bless you.
The house where Yahweh established His name no longer exists on earth. Yahweh Almighty gave the name that is above every name to his first-created being, a god, known as The Word. That name is Yahweh. The Word is he who is usually referred to as Yahweh in the Old Testament. John 1:1 Yahweh gives the name that is above every name to the Word, who then becomes Yahweh. This happens before Yahchanan and then Yahshua come into the story. That name came to the human man Yahshua when He was baptised. When Yahshua was baptised He became Yahweh's only begotten son, and right then the Word descended and merged with Him. The Word was not a "begotten son" before that, he was a created being. The Word is the first of the creation of Yahweh, therefore the first of the gods (elohim) created in Genesis 1:1. The human man Yahshua is now literally the house where Yahweh placed His name! Yahshua is now the Word of Yahweh. Yahshua lives in heaven at this time. The house where Yahweh placed His name is not on earth now, but He is coming back soon. He is our king!