This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: January 1 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
The Word or the word of God?
In the biblical realm God's only begotten is said to be wearing the label: Word.
Likely that this verse from John 1:14 contributed:
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten <3439> of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
This is thought to mean that someone called or labelled the word of god allegedly resided in heaven before coming down and morphing into flesh.
So according to this, there was the word of God somewhere that/who was made flesh; not such a very insightful, clever deduction given the above text.
Then there is a heavenly identity in Revelation 19:13 called the word of God who:
13 . . . is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure. 15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.
Before we go any farther with this, note that he, whoever he is said to be, is a host of all manner of names, labels and descriptions Link
Jesus was/is not the word of God, neither was he ever a messenger (angel) nor the chief messenger (archangel) Michael:
1 Thessalonians 4:16:
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel*, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
* Chief Messenger, because angel means messenger:
Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
But anyway, where did that label word come from?
Well, then there is the heavenly labelling, here in Revelation:
Re 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
Re 1:9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Re 6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.
Re 19:13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
Re 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
You work it out yourselves. Just from the above verses it ought to be evident that sayings, prophecies, commandments, regulations and counsel from God is one thing, but the person of Jesus something else entirely.
One is: The spoken word of God, whatever the medium,
The other is: The the intended result.
Jesus Christ is neither the word of God nor does he wear that name, but is the actualisation of Jehovah's word, as expressed by Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:20:
'For no matter how many the promises of God are, they have become Yes by means of him.. . .'-
These are exclusively about God's promise for Israel to become a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy nation (Ex 19:3-8) in keeping with His promise to Abraham to have all mankind ultimately blessed by that seed of Abraham, Israel.
So, the one standing there in Revelation 19 represents the aggregate result of all the words Jehovah God had ever spoken to express His intent and purpose relative to the earth and its inhabitants communicated to all creatures needing to know.
The last Adam, Jesus, was simply a physical manifestation of Jehovah's progressively unfolding prophetic word.
The expendability of Jesus is an absolutely integral part of that prophetic word of God remembering that he was Israel's sacrifice to end all sacrifices.
So is Elijah's handing everything over to Elisha as an absolutely perfect type for Jesus handing his legacy on to the NOW heavenly son of God. Link.
You work it out yourself.
But beware of the humble pie feast waiting in the wings if you get it wrong.
Please continue your investigation. Not an easy task, neither is the Bible.
Take a leaf out of Proverbs 3 spoken to God's firstborn son Israel (Exodus 4:22), which must be a most difficult thing to embrace, included females!
Yeah! Yeah! and Yeah to that! as part of that nation of Israel of both genders OMG! about to be freed from Egyptian slavery, here from the NWT, which seems to better define the various facets of intelligence:
11 The discipline of Jehovah, O my son, do not reject; and do not abhor his reproof, 12 because the one whom Jehovah loves he reproves, even as a father does a son in whom he finds pleasure.
13 Happy is the man that has found wisdom, and the man that gets discernment, 14 for having it as gain is better than having silver as gain and having it as produce than gold itself. 15 It is more precious than corals, and all other delights of yours cannot be made equal to it. 16 Length of days is in its right hand; in its left hand there are riches and glory. 17 Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its roadways are peace. 18 It is a tree of life to those taking hold of it, and those keeping fast hold of it are to be called happy.
19 Jehovah himself in wisdom founded the earth. He solidly fixed the heavens in discernment. 20 By his knowledge the watery deeps themselves were split apart, and the cloudy skies keep dripping down light rain. 21 My son, may they not get away from your eyes. Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability, 22 and they will prove to be life to your soul and charm to your throat. 23 In that case you will walk in security on your way, and even your foot will not strike against anything. 24 Whenever you lie down you will feel no dread; and you will certainly lie down, and your sleep must be pleasurable. 25 You will not need to be afraid of any sudden dreadful thing, nor of the storm upon the wicked ones, because it is coming. 26 For Jehovah himself will prove to be, in effect, your confidence, and he will certainly keep your foot against capture.
Jesus virtually added to that, as he encapsulated all the above with:
. . .All the same, wisdom is proved righteous by its works.” (Matthew 11:19)
Yes, by what it produces, where the Greek word translated works in the above verse, literally means children, offspring.
Take care out there in religion land, for it is a bit of a nightmare