Chapter 2: Getting to know God (Elohim):
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”. (Genesis 1:1 King James Version)
It is quite clear that God, (Elohim), is the Creator and Ruler of the Heavens and Earth. As we have seen, in the meeting of the Lord God with Moses, there are instances where we see both the Lord and God interacting with the Faithful. We can see, (and hear), many differences in their speech. The Lord, (Jehovah), is the Law Giver, and God, (Elohim), is Grace.
There also, are many examples of the Lord God, speaking with One Voice, as there should be. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are One, and they often speak in One Voice, as they also speak for themselves.
I realize this may be a new idea for some, but, I believe the Word will show us the truth. In the Garden, the Lord God walked together in the cool of the day, they were One, in their desire to walk with Adan and Eve, to have a personal, loving relationship with them.
They were One in disappointment, because of the sin, the disobedience of Adam, in sharing in the guilty pleasure of eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The Lord God, were in agreement that Adam and Eve, must be forced from the Garden, before they ate from the tree of Life, now that they had sinned. Until that sin, they partook of that Tree, and didn’t know of sin or death.
That knowledge caused them to hide and cover themselves. The Lord, God and the Spirit are One. Let us first get to Know the Creator and Ruler, the God of Grace, Elohim.
The word we use, ‘God’, is translated from the Hebrew word, Elohim. It means Creator/Ruler of all. As we look through the Bible we begin to see what God (Elohim) is all about. He is the operations manager. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) He is the spoken word. The Word became flesh in the New Testament. Jesus is the Word.
At the creation of man, God, (Elohim), said: ‘Let Us make man in our image.’ ‘Man was Created in the Image of God.’ (Genesis 1:26,27; 9:6) The New Testament tells us Jesus is the Image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15) We see the separation of the Lord from God, in the words of Eve.
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and Eve said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.” (Genesis 4:1 King James Version)
Eve tells us Cain was from the Lord (Jehovah) not the Lord God (Jehovah Elohim). Cain brought his offering to the Lord (Jehovah). The Lord rejected Cains offering. Cain left the presence of the Lord. Eve later tells us about Seth.
“And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.” (Genesis 4:25-26 King James Version)
This is important; Moses wrote this and points out the difference between the two equal persons of the Trinity. The Lord (Jehovah) gave Eve Cain but God (Elohim) gave Eve Seth. Seth had Enos and then men began to call upon the name of the Lord (Jehovah).
The Lord (Jehovah) and God (Elohim) are separate parts of the Trinity. They are not one member with two interchangeable names. When they interact with people we can recognize the difference.
As we look at Genesis 5:18-21 we read the story of Enoch. ‘Enoch walked with God: and was not; because God took him.’ In Hebrews 11:5 and in the book of Jude, we find out Enoch was a Preacher of Righteousness, he pleased God because; ‘He believed that God IS, and IS a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.’
We soon read of Noah, another Preacher of Righteousness. ‘Who found Grace in the eyes of the Lord, Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.’ (Genesis 6:8-9)
Noah found Grace, and was a just and perfect man, only because he Walked with God. (jesus)
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I recognize God as One and as Three. Don’t understand the idea very well. So glad there is no jealousy among them. Jesus said for us to pray to the Father, but I don’t think he cares one whit if we pray, “Oh, Lord Jesus, I’m so glad for your loving me to go to the cross…” or as the chorus says “Blessed Holy Spirit I thank you for whispering peace to me today.” Our prayer will not be scorned because we call the wrong name! Mostly we teach children to pray to Jesus since is seems most concrete since he walked on earth as a man. Even though he is God.
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I agree, Oneta, I believe we can know and recognize, each member of the Trinity, and we will grow closer to God, when we understand which member is directing our path, in that moment of time.