"Is Yahshua "The Light?"
By J. Dean
Is Yahshua Messiah the "Light" of which was spoken in the Gospel of John, or is this created "light" a reference to God's plan to save man through a Messiah, or did he "pre-exist" as GOD from the VERY BEGINNING in Genesis? If Yahshua is NOT the "Light" than WHAT IS?
Yahweh DOES NOT RECON TIME THE SAME WAY WE DO! Our days are measured by "the evening and the morning" which are dependant upon the rotation of the earth, or more specifically
marked by the rising and setting of the sun. HOWEVER, if you read Genesis 1: 14 -19 you see that the sun, the moon, and the stars
were NOT CREATED UNTIL THE FOURTH DAY.
"14 And Yahweh said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs,
and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And Yahweh made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And Yahweh set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Yahweh saw that good.
19 and the evening and the morning were the fourth day."
If the sun and moon weren't created until the fourth day, how were "the evening and the morning" measured on the FIRST
THREE DAYS. The answer is obvious. They were measured by some other means! Yahweh measures days and evenings using
some other calculator, and, if we are to believe the letter of Peter, "a day is with Yahweh as a thousand years!" Yet, as we see,
Yahweh FIRST names the DAY and NIGHT in verse 5 of Genesis 1:
"And Yahweh called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the FIRST DAY."
So what light is Yahweh calling "day?"
"3 And Yahweh said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And Yahweh saw the light that was good and Yahweh divided the light from the darkness."
This Light that was created first was the light by which the evening and the morning were being measured,
but what IS this light? If we are to believe the Gospel of John, this LIGHT is the RIGHTEOUSNESS we receive of YAHWEH through
comprehension of the TRUTH! THE LIGHT of SPIRITUAL REVELATION!
"1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yahweh, and the Word is Yahweh.
2 The same was in the beginning with Yahweh.
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made,
4 In him was life; and the life was the LIGHT OF MEN.
5 And the LIGHT SHINED in darkness; and the darkness abode it not.
6 There was a man sent from Yahweh, whose name is John.
7 The same came a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but came to bear witness of the Light.
9 The true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world."
That the LIGHT is the CLEAR LIGHT OF TRUTH which shines on all men, however NOT ALL MEN ABIDE
Some have tried to make MUCH MORE OF THESE VERSES than ought to be made, saying that Yahshua IS that
light and that he existed in the beginning, and is IN FACT YAHWEH! NOTHING IN THESE VERSES REMOTELY SUGGESTS THAT on their own. NOT UNTIL THE THOUGHT is PUT THERE or SUGGESTED by someone do you read these verses that way!
The way some have TRANSLATED Verses 1 through 9, it SEEMS to say that YAHSHUA is IN FACT the WORD that
was WITH GOD in the BEGINNING AND WAS GOD, especially when it says in verse 3 that "all things
were made by him;"
Many think it's saying that the Word is a PERSON, and all things were made by HIM," they cross reference this with
"Yahweh SAID," let there be light! PEOPLE, there IS NO EVIDENCE that verse 3 is saying THE WORD was HIM that created the world! NONE! This is a TEACHING MADE OF STRAW! Verse 3 can JUST AS EASILY be taken to mean that "all things were made by Yahweh!" FURTHERMORE, WITHOUT MORE SCRIPTURAL EVIDENCE to back them up they are WAY OFF IN LEFT FIELD thinking that THE WORD IS NOW BEING DESCRIBED AS A SEPARATE PERSON!
The ONLY phrase they have to cling to is in verse 1 when it says "the Word was WITH God." Yet, this does NOT necessarily MEAN that Yahweh and the Word are the SEPARATE YET THE SAME PERSON!
It doesn't HAVE to mean that the WORD is a PERSON at all! It could JUST AS EASILY mean that before
creation the ONLY one who spoke a WORD is Yahweh, in fact at the beginning there was only ONE WORD, the word of YAHWEH! So as it was in the beginning so is it today, there is ONLY ONE WORD OF TRUTH, Yahweh's WORD!
Much of the MISTRANSLATION
of the FIRST CHAPTER of JOHN'S GOSPEL can be attributed SIMPLY to the WAY THEY WERE BROKEN UP IN VERSES by the translators! For example, look at verses 2 and 3! When you put them together, unbroken you see that John is here talking about YAHWEH as the CREATOR, and not TALKING ABOUT THE WORD as a CREATOR!
"The same (the word) was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; (GOD) and without him (GOD) was not any thing made that was made."
For this reason, whenever you see a ONE LINE VERSE in the BIBLE, you should be suspicious as to why they chose to take ONE
SENTENCE, or ONE PHRASE, and set it apart from the others in a separate verse! This is one of the secrets to catching the "BIAS"
that is STRUNG througout modern translations! Let's look at another example!
"10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not,
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of Yahweh, to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man but of Yahweh.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, ( and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth."
Let's take these verses one at a time.
- VERSE 10: It says that "he was in the world," however if you read again verses 1 through 9 there are two HE'S mentioned.
There's HE that is Yahweh, there's HE that was John. THAT'S IT! So in verse 10 it says "HE" meaning
"YAHWEH" was in the world and the world "KNEW HIM NOT." Yahweh had been in this world from the DAYS OF THE GARDEN!
He walked with ADAM and EVE there, and he SPOKE WITH ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB, and with MOSES, and with DAVID
and SOLOMON, and with the PROPHETS, and had been IN THE WORLD all along but the WORLD KNEW HIM NOT, only a select
Keep in mind that John is here starting at the beginning, he's speaking of times before
Yahshua was born. He hasn't told of the birth of Messiah yet in the story! This is critical to
understanding the first chapter! When John speaks of "he," John is speaking of Yahweh only!
Yahshua isn't even in the picture yet! The only way you can insert the person of Yahshua into
the story so far, is if you already have a preconceived notion of the trinity, and that Yahshua
existed with God and as God from the beginning. You must already believe this, before you
read the chapter, in order to make the first part of the chapter to be talking about Messiah! As we
can see, the translators didn't have to change a word of the text to "taint" it with their doctrines.
Simply by breaking them up into verse in the right way is all that is needed.
If you put aside those preconceived notions and read the chapter without them you begin
to see that the one mentioned here is Yahweh alone, He who created the world. By himself! Speaking the only word of truth, and creating the world!
VERSE 11: The "HE" in this verse is also talking about Yahweh. He came unto his own people, over and over again, as recorded in the Tanakh.
VERSE 12: Again the "him" at the beginning of this verse is Yahweh. Where it says "as many as received him," it's saying "as many as received Yahweh," to them gave he "power to become the sons of God." This sets the stage for the writer to begin talking about Messiah, it's a "lead in." Verse 12 is saying that to as many as received Yahweh were given a gift, the Holy Spirit, who would make them sons of God! Verse 12 is still talking about Yahweh (God) when it says "he and him." In the tail end of verse 12 it says "even to them that believe on his name." Who's name? Yahweh's name.
It is unfortunate where the translators chose to break and start a new verse here, for, with
verse 12 ending where it does, one might think that it is referring to the power, which is the Holy Spirit, when it
says "which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh." Yet, it is not talking about the power, when it says "which came" nor is it talking about
Yahshua there either, as we will soon see.
Just ask yourself, how can you say of a man who was
born in flesh and blood body, "who was born, not of blood?" The flesh and blood man must then be "born of Spirit." Messiah had
some sort of blood, unless he just appeared on earth magically. If he was born in a flesh and
blood body, he was born "of blood."
If you realize that the original text was NOT WRITTEN in verses, you understand that, even though
verse 12 begins talking about YAHWEH, it ENDS talking about "them that believe on Yahweh's name!" US! In other words WE are "them that were born not of the will of man, but of Yahweh," when we believe upon his name! "No man comes to the Father lest the Father draw him," and "flesh and blood cannot reveal the SON to man, only the Father in heaven." So, therefore, when we believe upon HIS NAME, we are "born of the Father."
- VERSE 13: "Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Yahweh."
The word "were" is used and not "was!" It's talking about more than one person being born
"not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh!" Some who interpret this to be a reference to the
power which comes by Yahshua are wrong, Read verses 12 and 13, eliminate the break in verses
added by the translators, and put the verses together and you begin to understand what it really
LET'S RE-READ VERSES 12 and 13, and put them together to understand what I'm getting at here!
"But as many as received him (Yahweh) to them gave he power to become the sons of Yahweh, (the power which comes by Yahshua) even to them that believe on his name, which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (Believers)."
Verses 12 and 13 DEFINATELY take on NEW MEANING when read together. It says simply that as many as receive Yahweh are given the power to
become the sons of God, AND when they believe on Yahweh, they are "born of Yahweh."
VERSE 14: This verse simply says that the Word became FLESH and dwelt among us! If you understand what the FIRST PART of the
chapter says, you now understand that the WORD is NOT a PERSON! The Word is the TRUTH, and since Yahshua
YIELDED HIMSELF to the Word of Truth, he became a LIVING EXAMPLE of that truth, so that it can be said "THE WORD
WAS MADE FLESH!"
So you see, there's no HIDDEN MYSTERY ABOUT THE DUALITY or the TRIALITY OF GOD buried in this chapter. YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT SO! There are NO OTHER VERSES in scripture that back up an interpretation of THE WORD as a person, or that makes Yahshua the SAME person as Yahweh. Such a belief in a TRIUNE GOD are based PURELY UPON preconceived NOTIONS (and not upon the scriptures). Those preconceived ideas, when INSERTED INTO SCRIPTURE, TAINT THE interpretation of the chapter.
AS I have shown, the CHAPTER DOES
NOT HAVE to be interpreted that way, and in fact, logically CANNOT BE TAKEN THAT WAY, without discarding the
ENTIRE scriptural record, which testifies that there is but ONE GOD and no other!
The Light created in verse 5 of Genesis, THE WORD OF TRUTH, is the SPIRITUAL LIGHT BY WHICH YAHWEH measures the evening and the morning, and NOT the physical Light of EVENING AND MORNING! That Spiritual Light being "The Plan of Salvation," as established in the "Mind of Yahweh" at the foundation (beginning) of creation. This has VERY FAR REACHING implications! If you make YAHSHUA the LIGHT, and try to say
that HE IS ONE AND THE SAME AS YAHWEH, you find yourself in a TOTAL QUANDARY because the LIGHT in the beginning
WAS CREATED when Yahweh said "LET THERE BE LIGHT!" Thus, if YAHSHUA HIMSELF IS THE LIGHT, as they contest, they
then destroy their own beliefs by making him a PART OF THE CREATION instead of THE CREATOR! They are just SIMPLY ALL MIXED
UP ABOUT THIS, there can be no doubt!
Shalom for now
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