YHWH, Our Father, in the Tanakh / Old Testament

YHWH, Our Father, in the Tanakh / Old Testament

Jesus (Yehoshua) worshiped the Father

Mainstream Christians think that Jesus (Yehoshua) was the creator of the Israelites and the world. Jesus (Yehoshua) never claimed to be YHWH. He always prayed to and preached that the Jews knew who they worshiped, and they worshiped the Father (YHWH).

John 4:21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Jesus (Yehoshua) says God (YHWH) is Spirit and true worshippers will worship Him in spirit and in truth, and he equates “God” with “the Father” using the same “in spirit and in truth” language for both. He also said his Father (and ours) is the only true God in John 17:3. And he is saying that his Father (and God) is the same Father (and God) of the Jews when he says “we” in reference to “the Jews.” He’s claiming to be a Jew, and speaking for all Jews, when he says, “we know what we worship.”

There are some people who claim that the “Jesus” in scriptures claims to have a different father than the Jews, but they’d have to ignore those verses to make that claim. He’s saying to her, “We, the Jews, know what we worship; we worship the Father in spirit and in truth.” For more information on that you can see the video “Jesus’s God was Israel’s God “YHWH”. He did NOT preach that YHWH was the demiurge.

All Original Scriptures Show YHWH is the Father

The bible states that YHWH is Israel’s Father. It always talks about the “sons of God” “children of God” and claims YHWH is their Father.

Never once does it say “God the Son.” or “God the Holy Spirit “. In fact many times in the openings of letters in the NT it speaks of “the Father God” and our “lord Jesus” (lord doesn’t mean creator) and they never mention the Holy Spirit. That’s because the Holy Spirit is the Father’s spirit that gets poured out onto all of His children. It’s not separate from the Father. It’s like you talking about your flesh… you might say, “My flesh is weak,” but it’s not a separate person from you, it’s still your flesh. YHWH’s spirit is not separate from Him, it’s just how He creates and speaks to us.

Scriptures Saying YHWH is our Father, and We Are His children

Tanakh Verses

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the SONS of the living God. (Hos 1:10)

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for YHWH hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up CHILDREN, and they have rebelled against me. (Isa 1:2)

And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith YHWH, Israel is my SON, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn. (Exo 4:22-23)

Ye are the CHILDREN of YHWH your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. (Deu 14:1)

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my SON out of Egypt. (Hos 11:1)

I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are CHILDREN of the most High. (Psa 82:6)

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a FATHER to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. (Jer 31:9)

But now, YHWH, thou art our FATHER; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isa 64:8)

Doubtless Thou art our FATHER, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, YHWH, art our FATHER, our redeemer; Thy name is from everlasting. (Isa 63:16)

Do ye thus requite YHWH, O foolish people and unwise? Is not HE thy FATHER that hath bought thee? Hath He not made thee, and established thee? (Deu 32:6)

Wherefore David blessed YHWH before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be Thou, YHWH God of Israel our FATHER, for ever and ever. (1 Ch 29:10)

But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My FATHER; and shalt not turn away from me. (Jer 3:19)

A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a FATHER, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith YHWH of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? (Mal 1:6)

Have we not all one FATHER? Hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? (Mal 2:10)

For whom YHWH loveth he correcteth; even as a FATHER the son in whom he delighteth. (Pro 3:12)

Like as a FATHER pitieth his children, so YHWH pitieth them that fear Him. (Psa 103:13)

New Testament

“To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 1:7)

“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1:2-3).

“To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 1:1-2).

“To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 1:2-3).

“To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and from our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph. 1:1-2).

“To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:1-2).

“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Colossians 1:2).

“Paul, and Silas, and Timothy, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the FATHER and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our FATHER, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:1).

Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:1-2).

“To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our FATHER and Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Timothy 1:2)

“To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior” (Titus 1:4).

“To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow laborer…and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our FATHER and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philemon 1-3).

“To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth…Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the FATHER and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of the Father, in truth and love” (2 John 1:3).

“To those who are called, sanctified by God the FATHER, and preserved in Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you” (Jude 1).

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the FATHER, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. (1 Peter 1:2)

Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to me, for I have not yet ascended to the FATHER; but go to my brethren, and say to them, ‘I ascend to my FATHER and your FATHER, and my GOD and your GOD.’” (John 20:17)

According to Jesus (Yehoshua) our God is his Father, the only true God (John 17:3).

In Luke 3:38 Adam is called the “son of God” – the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

And we have seen and testify that the FATHER has sent His son to be the savior of the world. If anyone confesses that Jesus is the SON of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:14-15

Even if we accept human testimony, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony that God has given about His son. 10 Whoever believes in the son of God has this testimony within him; whoever does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony God has given about His SON. And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His son. 1 John 5:9-11

1 John 3:1-10 talks about us all being CHILDREN of God, with God’s seed (sperma) inside of us.

1 John 5:1 says we’re begotten of God, and uses the same word (Strong’s 1080) for Jesus (Yehoshua) being begotten of God.

In Revelation 21:7 we see YHWH saying everyone who overcomes will be called a child of God.

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. (Revelation 21:6-7)

That verse applies to our Messiah too, since Messiah said he had to overcome, and he also says we will have the exact same authority as he does when we overcome. (Revelation 3:21)

And we know that the son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true and we are in Him that is true, even in HIS son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:20-21)

The true God has a son named Jesus (Yehoshua). Jesus (Yehoshua) doesn’t have a son named Jesus (Yehoshua), thus he’s not the true God. Guard yourselves from idols… Only the Father of Jesus (Yehoshua) and Israel is the true God according the scriptures.

The apostles creed in 120 AD said, “I believe in God the Father Almighty” with no mention of any other gods.

Jesus (Yehoshua) prayed to and worshiped the Father, we should have the same God that he did. The Hebrews prayed to and worshiped the Father of Israel, and that was the same God that Jesus (Yehoshua) worshiped.

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