Monday, January 11, 2010
Genesis 6:6-13 Meet YHWH...The Father
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
In studying the scriptures, there is a law of first mention. It says that something is usually important, the first time something or someone is mentioned. The reason I bring this up is that this verse is the first time יהוה YHWH, exclusively makes a decision, as יהוה YHWH, not Elohim. Yes, G-d is multidimensional and is made up of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and much more. G-d is far more than what he reveals to us. However, there is a hierarchy to G-d. There is a dimension to G-d that has the final say so and that is the Father, יהוה YHWH.
No. That doesn't mean that the other dimensions to G-d, ie:Yeshua, The Holy Spirit, are subserviant. In the same way that the mind cannot live without the body or the soul, the Father isn't complete without the Son or the Spirit.
With that said, what makes the first time YHWH being mention so important? Up to now, all things done by G-d was done by the fullness of G-d or Elohim. Here, the Father, without the Son or Spirit, is making the decision to destroy all mankind, except Noah. Some believe, as do I, that this is when the Father first revealed his plan of salvation to Yeshua, including the need for him to become a man, live a sinless life, die a horrible death and worst of all, be separated from the Father.
Is this pure conjecture. As always, there are reasons, some feel this way. As we go through the story of Noah and the flood, we'll go over the reasons why some feel this way and how this account models the G-ds Plan of Salvation. All I ask is let G-ds Holy Spirit be your guide.
Posted by No Doubt at 5:21 PM