Monday, January 23, 2012
The literal language of Genesis says, “In the beginning Gods created the heavens and Earth…” It is extremely important to understand this word “Gods”. The word translated “Gods” is the title of this paper. It literally means, Mighty ones. In Genesis the “mighty ones” created the heavens and Earth. It is only later on that we discover that of these mighty ones there was only one who was “almighty”. The actual creation of the heavens and Earth was done by the Almighty one but the Angels, the other mighty ones, had some kind of function in creation but in Genesis 1:1 this is not explained.
Strong's Ref. # 430
plural of HSN0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:
KJV--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
As can be seen by the Strong’s article above the way I have explained Elohim is correct. When Jesus was born he was an Elohim in the flesh, a mighty one.
KJV Psalms 45:2-3
2. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. (Referring to Jesus)
KJV Psalms 45:6-7
6. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Verse 6 above is referring to Jesus, in verse 7 the almighty one or the only true God says that, “therefore mighty one your mighty one has anointed you”, this is to say, God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit far above that of other human beings.
Now the saints are to become “Elohim” through Jesus.
KJV John 10:35-36
35. If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36. Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
The word of God in the flesh was Jesus and Jesus came to speak Gods words to those who would be saints. These saints are called gods or Elohim, a mighty one. In the kingdom the saints will become mighty ones or Elohim. In the verse above Jesus says that he while in the flesh was an Elohim, a mighty one, a son of God. In the world of the carnal unconverted, they are sons of the Devil or Satan but the saints have been called out of the world to become sons of God, Elohim. The saints are not yet Elohim but hope to become Elohim. For Jesus to make this claim in the flesh is to show us how different he was from us spiritually. No wonder God told the angels to highly respect, obey, and kneel before Jesus. Always remember the lesser bows down to the higher. Would angels, who are unable to sin, bow down to Jesus if he was a potential sinner?