palpable, visible, audible, yhwh elohim (god), our Father
However, not palpable, not visible, not audible, is The true Elohim (God), the Father, of Jesus john 5:37
Deuteronomy 4:35-39 KJ3 (32)
To you it was revealed, so that you might know that Jehovah is God, and no one else besides Him. (36) He made you hear His voice out of the heavens, that He might discipline you; and He made you to see His great fire on earth; and you heard His Word from the midst of the fire. (37) And because He loved your fathers, and chose their seed after them, and brought you out with His presence, with His great power, out of Egypt, (38) in order to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you from before you, to bring you in, to give their land for an inheritance, as it is this day; (39) know today, and turn back your heart on it, that Jehovah, He is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.
Isaiah 63:16 KJ3 For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not recognize us; You, Jehovah, are our Father, our Redeemer; Your name is from everlasting.
John 14:7-11 KJ3 If you had known Me, you know My Father also; and from now on you do know Him, and have seen Him. (8) And Philip says to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us. (9) Jesus says to him, Am I so long a time with you, and you have not known Me, Philip? The one having seen Me has seen the Father! And how do you say, Show us the Father? (10) Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words which I speak to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father, the One abiding in Me, He does the works. (11) Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me; but if not, believe Me because of the works themselves.
Isaiah 64:8 KJ3 But now, Jehovah, You are our Father. We are the clay, and You are our Former; yea, we all are the work of Your hand.
John 5:37 KJ3 And the Father, the One having sent Me, has Himself borne witness about Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor have you seen His form.
Deuteronomy 32:6 KJ3 Do you thus give back to Jehovah, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father who bought you? Has not He made you and established you?
Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 LEB
FREE YOUR HEART TO UNDERSTAND GOD.
GOD IS IN ALL HEARTS.
FAITH IS KEY TO BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE NO ONE CAN STAND IN FRONT OF GOD
TO BEHOLD THE PROOF OF HIS EXISTENCE.
THE ISRAELITES COULD NOT EVEN HANDLE LISTENING TO HIS VOICE
... according to all that you desired of Jehovah your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Jehovah my God, nor let me see this great fire any more, lest I die. (Deuteronomy 18:16 LITV)
WE CANNOT EVEN GRASP god with OUR intellect of FLESH AND BLOOd if our heart is not setup for that
The concept of God in the Bible had shifted with the incarnation of Lord in Luke 2:11. Lord is a word and not a name that refers to the proper name of God YHWH and His titles ADON and ADONAI. Those of us who earnestly seek God see a demarcation between the God of the Old Testament YHWH and the God whom Jesus Christ spoke of as The Father, My Father in the New Testament. We do not pay attention to semantics in the Bible. As a result we lose the nuances in the doctrines. Remember that it is written that Jesus did not speak plainly but only in parables (read the verses below). Therefore, the parables must be taken at their face value and not hypothetically. That is, when we read "Luke 16:29 (LITV) Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them.", it just means what it says. Moses and the Prophets are still in force in matter of faith and conduct (Matthew 5:17-18).
Our understanding of the Godhead is also essential in order to behave rightly in worshiping God.
Does the Bible project the Holy Spirit as having the resemblance of a human being as Jesus does or as we are made at the image of God? Is it permissible to speak of one God in 3 persons (Mark 7:7)? Whom do we worship and praise in our worship and songs, YHWH or The Father? Et cetera....
That distinction in the object of our worship, for example, is brought about by Jesus who came with the revelation or who made known the existence of the new God known as The Father. Besides, Jesus totally ignored YHWH as God during His entire Ministry. The key to understand what i am writing about is in the verb "to reveal" that we read in our translations. YHWH cannot be revealed to anyone before Jesus, because the Jews and the whole world knew about YHWH, as YHWH declared in the Old Testament. We follow Jesus and He always put God The Father up front, thus, we must imitate Jesus in making The Father the Object in our hymns and worship instead of Jesus.
jesus spoke but only in parables
do you or does your spiritual leader understand his parables?
HOW TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS ONE, EVEN THOUGH WE VISUALIZE THE HOLY SPIRIT, YHWH God, JESUS, AND God THE FATHER
Before the advent of Jesus, Mose taught the chosen people that there is only one God, YHWH, even though the nations around them invented for themselves their own made objects as gods which they worship. YHWH God Himself came down to present Himself and spoke to the chosen people to prove to them that He is the real awesome terrifying God. They were so terrified that they asked Moses to serve as their mediator between YHWH and them.
Throughout the whole Old Testament, it had been asserted over and over again that YHWH is the Only God there is. Any one from the pagan nations was welcome to join the chosen people to obey His will (Isaiah 56, et al.). YHWH had proven Himself to the world in the setting and disappearance of empires and kingdoms. He asserted Himself and punished those nations who sought to occupy or destroy the chosen people. He took some of the chosen people to go witness Him in exile to the great empires and to carve a safe place for the chosen people that He was about to exile because the chosen people were guilty of apostasy in turning their back to YHWH God by rejecting Moses.
Then, Jesus appeared into the scene of Judaism and He turned Judaism upside down, inside out. He ignored YHWH God and from what He was preaching and teaching, the Jews suspected that He was making Himself YHWH God. So, they killed him for that because they said He was blaspheming.
However, during His Ministry, Jesus never ceased to speak of His Father instead of YHWH. If you are allowed to decipher His parables, you get to know that the Father God He made known cannot be YHWH God because the attributes Jesus spoke of for the Father are opposite of the attributes of YHWH God. Again, if you understand the meaning of the verb "to reveal", you already know that Jesus was saying that YHWH God is not God the Father, even though YHWH God was known as the Father of the Jews.
Thus, we now have YHWH God, the brand new God the Father, and Jesus as all God of Judaism. It is worth noting that the Holy Spirit was absent in the scene while Jesus was on earth. If that was not the case, He would not have promised the Holy Spirit as The Holy Spirit was manifested on the fiftieth day after the seven sabbaths. It is worth noting also that the Holy Spirit was not in the mix vying for the spot of God, even before and after Jesus, to allow us to speak of a Trinity, which is the man teaching of one God in 3 persons.
While Jesus ignored YHWH God, hinted to the JEWS, albeit in parables, that He is God, who is YHWH, therefore, that He is YHWH, and campaigned for the new God The Father, He still holds to the monotheistic foundation of Judaism (Mark 12:29).
How do we reconcile monotheism in Judaism when we conceptualize polytheism instead?
Theologies about that very topic abound. Every one in every religion and every scholar has weighed in his one cent. However, the Judaism of Jesus Christ is not a religion that the intellect can grasp, as Jesus declared it Himself. The Judaism of Jesus can only be understood or grasped by special revelation from Jesus to some chosen believers, the ones whom He said can hear His voice. That is to say that there is no degree in theology that can make you grasp YHWH God, Jesus, or the Father. (The Holy Spirit had always been upfront in the ministry of Heaven to man). In other words, your spiritual leader may be clueless about the Judaism of Jesus and Jesus. You may not have a clue either and, as a result, you stick to any theology of the clueless ones because you make yourself unable to hear the voice of Jesus and, as a result, Jesus has not chosen you nor your spiritual leader to reveal the Godhead. It is written that God is a rewarder to those who seek Him (Deuteronomy 4:29; Hebrews 11:6). That means that even if God had not looked around for you, you can still seek Him. And He will reward you for seeking Him.
Monotheism had been embedded in a nuance or subtlety of a plural noun Elohim (Gods) in Hebrew that commands the Hebrew verb to be in the singular form. In other words, Genesis 1:3 should read in English 'And Gods (plural) said 'instead of 'And God (singular) said'. The translations do not reflect that nuance of more than one God in the translation of the word Elohim (God). That nuance is corroborated in the expressions "Let us (not let me) make man" in 'our (not my) image'. YHWH God did not say "Let me make man in my image" because there was a hidden God who had not been revealed (made known) until Jesus came to reveal Him (John 15:25-26).
We read in Genesis that YHWH God made everything (Genesis 2;4) and in John 1:1-3 that Jesus made everything, whether the verb is in active or passive form. In other words, Genesis 2:4 and John 1:11- establish that Jesus is YHWH God in flesh and blood just as Isaiah 6:5 and John 12:41.
in John 4:34 and 5:30 and 6:38 and 8:28 and 8:42,50 and 14:10, YHWH God aka Jesus in flesh hints that He has no agenda of His own and no power of His own. So, there has been behind the curtain One God The Father (monotheism) who had empowered YHWH God who became flesh and blood, that is, Jesus, to do everything.
TO BE CONTINUED...