John Chapter 1

Many have difficulty with some of the symbolism in this first chapter.

John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with G-d, and the Word was G-d. He was in the beginning with G-d. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”

Yeshua is “The Word”. Now read the passage again substituting “Yeshua for “The Word”.

John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was Yeshua, and Yeshua was with G-d, and Yeshua was G-d. He was in the beginning with G-d. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”

G-d created all things through His Word or through Yeshua.

Are we not to kiss the Torah “The Word”?

Ps 2:12 “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.”

The Shema is not against the concept of compound unity. This speaks of G-d’s diversity and complete unity.

Gen 1:26 “And G-d said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness:”

It is still emphatically true!!!

Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad.

Hear, O Israel: the L-rd Our G-d, is One L-rd.

Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad.

Hear, O Israel: the L-rd Our G-d, is One L-rd.

Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad.

Hear, O Israel: the L-rd Our G-d, is One L-rd.

Is this only for emphasis?

There are two words for 'one' in the Hebrew language: 'Echad,' and 'Yachid.'

'echad' is a united one, (one-made-up-of-parts) which means several, or many in one, a composite-one.

'Yachid' is interpreted to mean absolutely and indivisibility one, ONLY one, one only and no other.

'Yachid' is used forcefully in Scripture as an absolute unity and is found twelve times in the T'nach but not once is it used to denote the UNITY OF G-D!

In Genesis 1:26 G-d said "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness..."

The Hebrew word for G-d here is Elohim, a plural noun.

These are two thought provoking verses. If G-d is one why would He refer to Himself in plural form?

(FATHER, SON, & Ruach HaKodesh in TRI-UNITY)

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

Isaiah 6:3-4 “And one cried to another, and said, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, is the L-RD of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.”

Each book of the Bible corresponds to a Hebrew letter. John is no exception. John corresponds to the Hebrew letter “Dalet”. We are to trust Yeshua is G-d. He is salvation. “Yeshua-salvation” He is the door. Four speaks of dimension, direction, and creation.

The book of John describes Yeshua’s divine nature. It does not mention His birth because Yeshua’s divine nature did not have a beginning.

John 1:4 “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

He is the word and the word is considered “a light to my path.”

Ps 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”

Yeshua is this light and He loves us and gives us a free choice to carry trustfully on with the light. However, if we willingly contradict His love, we will be in darkness.

John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

Those who are still in darkness do not understand who Yeshua really is.

John 1:6-9 “There was a man sent from G-d, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which enlightens every man that comes into the world.”

Now substitute Yeshua for “The light”.

John 1:6-9 “There was a man sent from G-d, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of Yeshua, that all men through Yeshua might believe. John was not Yeshua, but was sent to bear witness of Yeshua. Yeshua was the true Light, which enlightens every man that comes into the world.”

Note: This John was “John the Immerser”. He was not the author of the book of John. “John the Beloved” wrote the gospel of John, 1st, 2nd, 3rd John, and Revelation.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Yeshua was involved in creating the world, but the world knew Him not.

John 1:11 “He came to His own, and His own received Him not.”

Yeshua came to the His own, the Jewish people, the Apple of His eye and many did not receive Him.

John 1:12-13 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of G-d children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of G-d.”

But there are those who have received Him (the elect) who have become the children of G-d. (In a limited sense)

We become a new creation. Not born of the blood or flesh, but of the spirit by the will of the Father.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (If you see Yeshua you see the Father.)

Yeshua (The Word) was made flesh and dwelt among us. (He tabernacled among us)