Peter Porter - page 2
Deut 1:34-38 Then Yahweh heard the sound of your words and He said in his anger and took an oath saying. Not one of these men this evil generation shall see the good land which I swore to give your father's, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh he shall see it and to him and to his sons. I will give the land on which he has set foot because he has followed Yahweh fully. Yahweh was angry with me Moses also on your account saying not even you shall enter there. Joshua the son of Nun who stands before you he shall enter there encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it. Most of you are familiar with this record, the interesting thing of it is that the people that Moses is addressing are the children of those that came from Egypt into the wilderness. Only two of the millions that entered into the wilderness, this is very important, only two people out of the millions that entered into the wilderness entered into the promised land that was Caleb and Joshua. Everyone else died in the wilderness. Except their children, that's this new group of people he's talking to their children are going into the Promised Land. The reason that these all died in the wilderness is because they refused to believe that Yahweh was the one true God, they would not accept Yahweh as God they held on to the false gods of Egypt.
The years they lived in Egypt was approximately 210 years, everyone believed in the many gods of the Egyptians. This is the reason God declared, He is Yahweh their God, as previous mentioned. The reason Yahweh use these specific ten plagues is because He directly attacked the ten gods of Egypt. There was a God of the the Nile, there was a God of the Flies, there was a God of the frogs and so on. That is exactly why he chose those plagues and it was to show them that these gods were false. Everyone of the Israelites knew those gods because they lived in Egypt, it was their culture it was their environment. Everyone worshiped these many gods and for them to believe in Yahweh a monotheistic God would have made them outcasts, it would have made them weird everyone believed in polytheism multiple gods. Monotheism is one God polytheism is more than one God like the trinity. Everybody in Egyptian society believed in more than one God. It was only Yahweh who declared himself to be the one true God, and for them to embrace Yahweh meant that they would have been different than everybody else.
You know what the old generation who died in the wilderness never really did believe Yahweh. Now they're children by the grace of God by the mercy of God, they were trained by Yahweh in the wilderness. When they woke up in the morning they ate the food from Yahweh when they went to sleep at night there was a fire above them that Yahweh provided, every night. When they walked through the wilderness there was a cloud provided for them by Yahweh. When their fathers rejected Yahweh and worshiped other gods they saw Yahweh open up the ground and swallow them up, they learned that Yahweh was the true God, therefore they were able to go into the promised land. Deut 2:29,32-33 just as the sons of Esau who lived in Seire and the Moabites who lived in Ar did for me, until I crossed over the Jordan into the land which Yahweh our God is giving to us. Verse 32 Then Sihon, with all of his people came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz. Yahweh your God delivered him over to us and we defeated him with his sons and his people. Let me explain what is going on here, I'm going to show you what the purpose is of Yahweh in the lives of the Israelites. Moses says to these people, now remember these things that happen to us, all those things from the beginning when God got involved in leading as. Yahweh our God did this, Yahweh our God did this and Yahweh our God did this. This was so that they could remember and could understand what had happened to them in their past.
Look at Deut 2:36 “From Aroer which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon and from the city which is in the valley even Gilead, there was no city that was too high for us, Yahweh our God delivered all over to us. Deut 3:2-3 Yahweh said to me do not fear him for I have delivered him all his people in his land into your hand, and you shall do to him just as he do to Sihon king of the Amorite's that lived in Heshbon. Vers 3“So the LORD our God delivered Og also, king of Bashan, with all his people into our hand, and we smote them until no survivor was left. verse 18 “Then I commanded you at that time, saying, `The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it; all you valiant men shall cross over armed before your brothers, the sons of Israel. Verse 21 “I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, `Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings; so the LORD shall do to all the kingdoms into which you are about to cross. 22, `Do not fear them, for the LORD your God is the one fighting for you.' We can continue to go on but I am sure you get the point, Yahweh is saying over and over again I am Yahweh, Yahweh your God has done this. As a matter of fact according to my online Bible study program, the word “Yahweh” is used 439 times in the book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy is only 34 chapters yet 439 times Yahweh tells us His proper name. Yahweh identifies himself to us in this section of the Word of God in Deuteronomy. He says 239 times Yahweh your God and 21 times he says Yahweh our God. Again in 34 chapters he says almost two hundred and fifty times more than 250 times Yahweh your God.
Over 400 times in one book God is identifying Himself to us so that we clearly without any misunderstanding grab hold of who He is, Yahweh is our God. He is the LORD thy God as a matter of fact in the first four books of the Bible written by Moses “Yahweh” is used over 1,500 times. Christians who love God and want to be a witness for Him, might go out and they evangelize the world and then they say to a persons that they're talking to. Do you want to know about God? and the other person might say, Yes what shall I do? Get your Bible out and start reading in the Gospel of John. Well why would you tell somebody to start in the Gospel of John if you want them to know about Yahweh? Yahweh is revealed in the first five books of the Bible as a matter of fact, Yahweh has spoken about 6,000 times in the Old Testament. If you want to know about God and you start in the Gospel of John and study it, you will see the Gospel of John will tell you about the Son of God Jesus. It is no wonder that so many believe that Jesus is God because when people are asked to understand about God they are told to look at Jesus and not God. God does not reveal himself in the New Testament. God reveals himself thoroughly in the Old Testament. He is continued to be explained in the New Testament but if you don't have the underpinnings of the old, you will never really understand Him. As a matter of fact very few understand anything about His son or many things about his son, because they don't understand who the Father God is. They dont have a personal relationship with Him. Because they haven't grasped that Yahweh is the one true God.
Deut 4:23. 23, “So watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the LORD your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which the LORD your God has commanded you. Verse 24, “For the Yahweh your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Look at verse 35, “To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; A there is no other besides Him. Verse 36 Out of heaven he let you hear his voice to discipline you and on earth he let you see his great fire and you heard his words from the midst of the fire. Verse 37 Because he loved your father's therefore he chose their descendants after them and he personally brought you from Egypt by his great power. Verse 38 driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you a land for an inheritance as it is this day. Verse 39 know ye therefore today and take it to your heart that Yahweh He is God in heaven above and on the earth below there is no other. Deut 5:6-9 I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery. Verse 7, You shall have no other gods before me, this is the words of Yahweh the God of heaven and earth. Verse 8 you shall have no other gods before me, you shall not make for yourselves an idol or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on earth, beneath or in the water under the earth Verse 9 You shall not worship them or serve them for I Yahweh your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity on the fathers of the children on the third the fourth generation and those who hate me . Verse 10 but showing loving-kindness to those who love me and keep my Commandments.
Deut 6:4 Here o Israel Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one. Yahweh is one not one in three He say ONE and we cant deceived Him by saying He is just a substance or He split himself in three persons, like the gods of Egypt. He knows what is in your hart and mind, you only fool yourself. Deut 7:9-11 Know therefore that Yahweh your God, He is God the faithful God, who keeps his covenant and his loving-kindness to thousands generations which with those who love Him and keep his commandments. Vers 10 But He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them, He will not delay, with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face. Verse 11 Therefore you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I command you today to do them. The first of which is to acknowledge is that Yahweh is the LORD thy God and Yahweh is ONE. Look Deut 10:17-22 For Yahweh your God is the God of gods the Lord of lords the great the mighty the AWESOME God who does not show partiality and you cannot bribe Him. Verse 18 he executes judgment for the often and for the widow and he shows his love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. Verse 19 So show your love for the alien for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. Verse 20 You shall fear Yahweh your God, you shall serve Him and cling to Him and you shall swear by His name Verse 21 He is your praise, He is your God who has done these great and awesome things for you, which your eyes have seen. Verse 22 your father's went down to Egypt seventy persons in all and now Yahweh your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.
Yahweh wants to be identified, He wants to be known, that's why this word is written so that we might know exactly who He is. He wants to be worshiped as who He is, the one true God and not a trinity 3 x gods. Look at Malachi chapter three the end of the Old Testament and throughout the things that I'm sharing with you in the beginning of this article. They are reiterated over and over and over again the demise of Israel. It is because they flat out repeatedly, generation after generation, refused to accept that Yahweh was the one true God, they refused to maintain monotheistic beliefs they constantly was swayed by the gods of the Egyptians by the gods of the Canaanites by the gods of the Babylonians by the gods of the Aryans. They were swayed by the gods of the Greeks and the Romans and they would embrace these polytheistic gods. Rather than maintaining a commitment to the one true God, and as a result of it, Israel ended up being cursed they lost their nation and they to this day they have not been brought back to the thing that God had promised them to their fathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob and to David. They are still not where God wants them to be because they turned their back on the one true God in Mal 3:5-6 Then I will draw near to you for judgment, and I will be swift witness against the Sorcerer's against the adulterers against those who swear falsely against those who oppressed the wage-earner in his wages the widow and the orphan and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear me says Yahweh of hosts. Verse 6 For I Yahweh do not change, what, I do not change, He is who He is, He has always been Yahweh, He will always be Yahweh and He does not change. His identity did not change with the birth of his son. He does not all of a sudden change from ONE GOD TO THREE gods. As I said between six and seven thousand times The word “Yahweh” is used in the Old Testament and not once is there, the slightest indication that he is three-in-one not once. Not once does it say Jesus is Yahweh not once does it say that the Holy Spirit is Yahweh and a third person apart from Yahweh.
It says Yahweh is ONE yet the commonly accepted belief of Christianity is the trinity, the trinitarian dogma of the unity of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Three persons in one God head and yet as many times as Yahweh em-pathetically communicated with words with actions with undeniable proofs in every possible imaginable way to show the world who He is. Not one single time did He say I am three in one, not once did He say that. He said over and over and gave proof in generation after generation as to who He is. There is no reason to have this belief from a biblical point of view. Three Hebrew boys 17 years old ripped from their homes in a time of war, their land was savaged with war their capital city fell everything that they treasured was ruined and they were hauled off hundreds of miles away from home. They were taken from their homeland they were taken from their parents and their society. They were brought to a pagan land and their names were changed. They were told to learn another language. To learn an education that was not their education. They were told their names would change from names that reflected the God that they loved to pagan gods and they were told at one point you will worship the god that we put before you. If you don't you will be thrown into the fiery furnace, you will burn. Everybody bowed down before the image of Nebuchadnezzar all the governors all the princes all the powerful men in society. That Babylonian Empire that ruled the world brought in all of the powerful people to worship his images. He made all of them bow before the god that he created. And he said you worship this god or you will burn these three men if they said no.
The three boys said, we will not bow before your God, Yahweh is our God. The King Nebuchadnezzar said to them, if you do not bow you will burn this day and who is your God that will deliver you out of my hand. Their response was we're not quick to answer you in this matter o king but let it be known to you. This day whether or not our God will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace we don't know but this one thing we know we will not bow and worship your god. We will not bow I know everybody else in the kingdom is worshiping it. We know in order to fit into the society, to be like everybody else, to fit in with everybody else, that we have to worship your god. But we would rather burn than worship and compromise Yahweh. They were thrown in the fire and they didn't burn. They were delivered but make no mistakes they were not the only three that had that choice. In history there were others that had that same choice, men who had to make up their mind and make a decision as to whether or not they were going to bow and worship the trinitarian god that has been promoted, or to stay faithful to the one true God. John Calvin and Michael Sebelius argued over they debated over the trinity and the one true God. Calvin a trinitarian decided because of the power what he had, the best thing to do with Sebelius was to tie him to a stake stick all of his books in his arms, and burn him.
That is what he did he burned Sebelius alive because he refused to bow to worship a God that is not identified in the scriptures as the one true God. Ladies and gentlemen what will you do? will you bow in order to not be burned, well if you do I guarantee you in the end you will burn because Yahweh is going to judge. If you know that He is the one God and you refuse to bow before Him, but rather before a trinity god, you might be on danger ground. I am sure there are many honest christians who have been deceived, but it is time for them to open there eyes. See what Paul is saying in 1Tim 2:4-5 Yahweh wants all to come to this truth - Verse 4, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Paul is still calling Jesus a man after ascension. He is not a god to Paul, but the Son of Yahweh.
The one true God faith does not diminish the significance of his son. Jesus is the Messiah, Jesus is the great prophet, Jesus is the mediator, Jesus is the perfect sacrifice for humanity. Jesus is the only man who ever lived and never sinned. Jesus stands right now at the right hand of God, he is our mediator he is our high priest he is everything to us. He is our Lord he is our master but he is not our God. He came to make known God, we now know God better than ever before because Jesus lived. He lived that perfect light and illustrated God to us, but he is not God. There is none good why do you call me good there is none good but God. This is Jesus words. One could ask how could the Israelites have worshiped the Canaanite and Egyptian gods. How can we the people of today think that anything has changed, how can we think today that there is not the same deception going on. That people are accepting and believing that someone or something else is god other than Yahweh as being the one true God. Nothing has changed. What has changed is the people and you are the people now that have to make a choice. The choice of worshiping Yahweh as the one true God or succumbing to what is popular like they did in the time of Egypt. Yahweh bless you with a willing open heart for Him.
This aricle is from a transcript of the video below.