THE UNKNOWN GOD
BY: E. E. BROOKS
GOING BEYOND YAHWEH
THE BIG “IF”
KING PRIEST = ROYAL PRIEST
THE UNKNOWN GOD
MOST HIGH GOD –EL ELYON
PAUL REVEALS THE UNKNOWN GO
God is revealing himself in a greater way in these last days. Israel was commanded to appear three times before the Lord…Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. During Passover we learned all about Jesus the Passover lamb. Jesus knew his hour had come to be crucified when the feast of Passover had Fully come. The feast of Passover revealed Jesus to the world as the savior, healer and son of God. The Passover is all about Jesus.
When the feast of Pentecost had fully come, the Holy Spirit was revealed to the world. During this feast we began to learn all about the Holy Spirit. We learned about the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit and the fruits of the Spirit. Pentecost is all about the Holy Spirit.
The feast of Tabernacles has not fully come yet, but we expect it very soon. During the feast of Tabernacles we can expect to learn all about the Father. Tabernacles will begin to open up a whole new revelation concerning our heavenly Father. We will learn more about who he really is and what he’s really like.
• At Passover we learned about Jesus
• At Pentecost we learned about the Holy Spirit
• At Tabernacles we will learn all about the Father
God reveals himself in different ways to different people much like a father does to his children. A natural father will act differently towards his newborn baby than he will to his teenage son. As a son matures the father will begin to deal with him differently than he did when he was a baby. Does that mean that the father is changing? No, it means that his Ways of dealing with his children changes as they mature. No father would punish a newborn baby for messing up a diaper, while it would be unacceptable for an adolescent or teenager.
Likewise, as we mature in God he changes his methods of dealing with us. In the following scripture we find that God revealed himself to Abraham in a very different way than he did with Moses. Keep in mind that it is not God who changed, but rather his methods of dealing with his children.
God revealed himself to Abraham as El-Shaddai but he showed another side of himself to Moses. He revealed himself to Moses as Yahweh. Did “God change? No, but he shows himself in a different way as we mature.
Exodus 6:2-3 And God (ELOHIM) spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD (YAHWEH): 3 And I appeared unto Abraham. unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty (EL-SHADDAI). but by my name JEHOVAH (YAHWEH1 was I NOT KNOWN to them.
As mankind began to mature, God began to reveal himself in a greater way. Abraham was treated as an infant by God in that he only knew God as El-Shaddai. As we study out the nature of El-Shaddai we find that this is the feminine nature of God. The “large breasted” provider God. This nature is not the masculine law-giver side of God we know as Yahweh, but rather a motherly side one would expect to see when dealing with mankind in its infancy. Abraham was not under the law, because the law had not been laid down yet. It is much like a baby who can get away with making a mess without any punishment. Abraham only knew this side of God. As mankind began to mature a little, God decided it was time to lay down the law. About 500 years later Moses appeared on the scene.
God decided to reveal another side of himself. He now appeared as Yahweh, the law-giver. Yahweh is the masculine God of war, condemnation and punishment. No longer would he treat mankind as infants. Now they needed to become responsible for their actions. This is very much like telling a baby “NO” for the first time. There comes a time when we must begin to mature and grow up. In society today we see this same pattern. A baby is under its mother as an infant. The mother nurtures and provides for the infant’s needs. Then later the father plays a greater role in teaching the children about the responsibilities of life by laying down rules and laws.
In Jewish customs the son is under its mother’s care until about 12 years old. After he has reached this age, the son leaves the mother to begin training with the father. In the Jewish synagogue all the women sat on one side while the men sat on the other. The sons sat with their mother on the women’s side until they reached the age of 12. Then at age 12, right during the service, the child would stand up and walk from the women’s side of the synagogue and go to sit with the men. This was symbolic of leaving the mother’s apron strings and going to become a man and sitting with their father. The son would then go to work every day to learn the father’s trade. The father would take down the sign in front of the store that read “Goldberg” and change it to “Goldberg & Son.” The son then began his apprenticeship with the father.
Remember at age 12, Jesus also left his mother and was found sitting in the temple. Jesus left his mother and began his work with his heavenly Father. This is when he began to mature and grow in God.
Luke 2:42-43, 46 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it…46 …And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions…48 …And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? (KJV)
We see that same pattern with Abraham and Moses. God revealed himself as El-Shaddai and then later as Yahweh. But that is not the last side of God. There is a further revealing taking place even today.
GOING BEYOND YAHWEH
There is even a higher nature of God than Yahweh. Keeping in mind that this is the same God, whether he reveals himself as El-Shaddai or Yahweh, it is the same God. We find that God revealed his Highest nature to David. David knew God not only as Yahweh but also as El-Elyon, the Most High God. David wrote in the following Psalms:
Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, 0 thou Most High (EL-ELYON1. (KJV)
Psalm 7:17 I will praise the LORD (YAHWEH) according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High (EL-ELYON). (KJV)
There can only be one nature which is the Highest. This nature of God is loving and merciful. El-Elyon is the most desirable nature because it is the nature he reveals only to his mature sons. Israel was very familiar with Yahweh, the God of thunder and lightning, the masculine God of war and law. But El-Elyon goes beyond the law, condemnation and death to show his ultimate nature of Love, Mercy and Forgiveness. The Law knew nothing of forgiveness, it demanded punishment. The law knew nothing of Mercy, it demanded sacrifice. El-Elyon gives us freedom from the law much like a father does when a son leaves home.
A son who is still at home, under the laws and rules of the father, may be expected home at 11:00 pm every night. But after the son matures and gets his own apartment, those rules do not apply. The son can then stay out late, even past 11:00 pm if he wants to. When the father sees the son grow and mature, then he is allowed to be free from certain laws that may still apply to other siblings at home. As a son matures then he is released from the old laws. One child may be required to hold the parents hand when crossing the street while the other does not. Only the mature will leam about El-Elyon and his freedom. Those who know El-Elyon will be under Love and not Law. But if you remain immature then you must remain under Yahweh and his laws.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore Love is the Fulfilling of the Law. (KJV)
This is a progressive revelation. Those who remain immature will not be able to know God as he really is. They will either stay in the fundamental El-Shaddai realm or the legalistic Yahweh realm. But those who follow Jesus all the way will learn the highest possible nature of El-Elyon.
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: (KJV)
David worshipped the Most High and also relied on the nature of Yahweh to fight his battles. David was not a priest, yet he took the Ark of the Covenant and pitched a tent for it. Then he sang and danced before the ark. This was strictly forbidden by the law. Only the high priest was permitted to approach the ark. David was of the tribe of Judah not Levi.
Not only did David sing and dance before the ark but, he also permitted everyone else to do the same. David even permitted women and children to now worship before the Lord. In 1 Chronicles 16 we find David exposed the ark for all to see. He pitched a tent with one side exposing the ark. David also commanded the gentiles to worship with the Israelites. All these things were Not permitted by the law that Yahweh set up. David changed things by singing, dancing and playing instruments before the Lord. Many high priests were struck dead in the Holy of Holies if they were not careful to observe every last detail Yahweh gave in preparation for appearing before the ark!
Hebrews 7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: (KJV)
Why was David not smitten for his breach of Yahweh’s laws? Why was David allowed to expose the ark and the Holy of Holies to the people? Why was David allowed to change the way they worshipped God and even allow the gentiles and women to participate? The answer is simple…because El-Elyon wanted it that way. Keep in mind that Yahweh and El-Elyon are the same guy…the same God. One is just a further revelation of his true nature. Our God is a Merciful, Loving and Forgiving Father!
Moses pitched a tent that had 3 parts: the Outer Court, the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. But David only pitched a 3 sided tent which was just the Holy of Holies. David did not pitch an Outer Court nor a Holy Place. Then he revealed God to the whole world. This is the Most High’s plan. He will be revealed to the world as he truly is.
Acts 15:16-17 After this I will return, and will build again the Tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and All the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. (KJV)
God said he would build again the Tabernacle of David which was fallen, not Moses’ Tabernacle or even Solomon’s Temple! David’s Tabernacle was only the Holy of Holies. This is God’s final plan. The Most High will not dwell in any temple made with hands. The temple which God will dwell in is your body.
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the Most High (EL-ELYON) dwelleth not in Temples made with hands: as saith the prophet, (KJV)
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
• Abraham knew El-Shaddai
• Moses knew Yahweh
• David knew El-Elyon
David changed the law by doing what he did. But Solomon returned back to Yahweh. Jesus also changed the law. Jesus said the new law is Love. Jesus is not a priest after the Aaronic order. He is a priest after Melchizedek.
THE BIG “IF”
Hebrews 7:11-23 IF therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a Change also of the Law. 13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. For there is verily a Disannulling of the commandment (O.T. Law) going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek:) By so much was Jesus made a surety of a Better Testament. (N.T. Love) And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: (KJV)
But we find that the church, like Solomon, has taken us back under the old laws of Yahweh. This is a mixture of Law and Grace and is called the gospel of the circumcision. Babes need this mixture. Peter preached this “mixture” gospel while Paul preached the gospel of the uncircumcision. Later we will show that Paul knew the Most High God, El-Elyon.
Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the Uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the Circumcision was unto Peter; (KJV)
Those who are immature still need the laws of Yahweh. The babes and adolescents should not leave the church realm until they grow up. You do not give the car keys to a child! But there comes a time when those who are ready for marriage will leave the old law and enter the new realm of freedom in El-Elyon.
There will be those who try to put you back under the laws of Yahweh and keep you there. It is like a mother who does not want their children to leave the nest. They will tell you that Yahweh is the highest nature of God. But this is not so. Jesus is the son of El-Elyon (The Highest) not Yahweh. Jesus did not keep the laws of the Old Testament. He was constantly in trouble with the Pharisees and Scribes for breaking the law. Jesus would heal on the Sabbath. Jesus also forgave the woman caught in adultery when the law strictly demanded that she be stoned to death.
John 13:34-35 A New Commandment I give unto you. That ye Love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have Love one to another. (KJV)
It is very important to realize that the commandments we are to keep are the ones Jesus gave, not the ones Yahweh gave. Jesus only spoke the words of his father, El-Elyon.
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang All the Law and the prophets.
So when someone says we must keep the commandments, we must clarify that these are not the old law and the commandments therein, but rather the new commandments Jesus brought which is simply summed up in Love.
David was a King and a Priest. Jesus is also a King and a Priest. The law forbade this as well. Kings had to come from Judah and priests had to come from Levi. One simply could not be both a King and Priest according to the laws of Yahweh. Jesus is a Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek is also a King and a Priest of the Most High (El-Elyon). Those who follow Jesus into the Melchizedek Priesthood must come to know El-Elyon. The feast of Tabernacles will reveal El-Elyon to the world. The sons of God will embrace the highest, most desirable nature of El-Elyon.
There is a ROYAL Priesthood. A ROYAL Priesthood is a KINGLY Priesthood. This Royal Priesthood is a combination KING/PRIEST. This concept of a KING/PRIEST is first found in Genesis. Melchizedek… KING & PRIEST!
Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek KING of Salem brought forth bread and wine: AND he was the PRIEST of the Most High God (El-Elyon)
Hebrews 7:1-2 For this Melchizedek, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God (El-Elyon). who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation KING of Righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, KING of PEACE;
Revelation 1:6 And hath made US KINGS and PRIESTS unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (KJV)
KING PRIEST = ROYAL PRIEST
A KINGLY PRIEST or a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD will act in a manner which reflects Peace and Righteousness. This Priesthood will sit in God’s Throne, the Throne of MERCY. This is the Mercy Seat.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
This Royal Priesthood will rule with a Royal Law….. LOVE! This Melchisedec Priesthood is a Higher Order than the Aaronic Priesthood or the Old Law of Moses.
James 2:8-13 You do well if you really fulfill the ROYAL LAW according to the scripture, “You shall LOVE your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the LAW as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole LAW but fails in ONE POINT has become accountable for ALL of it. 1l For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the LAW OF LIBERTY. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy: MERCY TRIUMPH’S OVER JUDGMENT.
MERCY wins over Judgment! The ROYAL PRIESTHOOD will grant MERCY! The old Law would require death and judgment! The old Law says “An Eye for an Eye!” That could only result in the whole world being BLIND! Why a KING and PRIEST? Because KINGS can grant MERCY! A Priest could never bring Mercy. They brought Sacrifice as the Law demanded. A KING has the authority to grant immunity from the LAW! The President can GRANT A PARDON! Yes even when GUILTY! MERCY is for the GUILTY! That is the beauty of it! This Melchizedek Royal Priesthood will bring LOVE as their LAW and MERCY as their JUDGMENT. They will not demand SACRIFICE but bring FORGIVENESS! Why? Because they have been forgiven of much! We are all guilty yet forgiven.
If you act in LOVE then you will never do anything to harm your neighbor! There are 613 Laws in the Old Testament! Yet if you offend ONE of them you are guilty of ALL! We are FREE from those LAWS! Jesus told us ALL we had to do is to LOVE! Love says to Heal on the “Sabbath!” This breaks the Old Law but it is part of a Higher ROYAL LAW! LOVE says to “Forgive” the woman caught in adultery! The Old Law said to Stone Her… but LOVE says to break that Law and Forgive Her! Jesus added a new dimension to the Law called FORGIVENESS and MERCY! The Old LAW demanded Sacrifice and Judgment! The Royal Law Demands Mercy and Forgiveness!
Luke 6:37 JUDGE NOT. and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: FORGIVE, and ye shall be forgiven:
Hosea 6:6 For I desired MERCY, and NOT SACRIFICE: and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Romans 13:8, 10 Owe no man any thing, but to LOVE one another: for he that LOVETH another hath Fulfilled the LAW… 10 LOVE worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore LOVE is the Fulfilling of the LAW.
Galatians 5:14 For ALL THE LAW is fulfilled in one word. even in this; Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself.
LOVE FULFILLS THE LAW! The old law is not fulfilled by you attending Church on Saturday. The old law is not fulfilled when you don’t eat pork. The old law is not fulfilled when you keep the 10 commandments! Why? Because even if you have NEVER murdered anyone physically…. but hated your brother…you are still guilty of murder!
1 John 3:15 Whosoever HATETH his brother is a MURDERER: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Romans 8:2 For the LAW of the SPIRIT of LIFE in Christ Jesus hath made me Free from the LAW of SIN and DEATH. (KJV)
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the SPIRIT of God, they are the SONS (Huios) of God.
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the SPIRIT, ye are NOT under the LAW.
El-Elyon> Melchizedek> Love> Forgiveness> Mercy> Life Yahweh> Aaron> Law> Sin> Sacrifice> Condemnation> Death
The Mature Sons (Huios) will GRADUATE from the old school of the LAW! We don’t keep going back to our High School after we Graduate and Leave. The purpose of the Law was to teach us to LOVE. The Law is not an end in itself, but a means to an end…Christ.
Galatians 3:24-29 Wherefore the LAW was our SCHOOLMASTER to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER. For ye are all the children (Huios) of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither JEW nor GREEK, there is neither BOND nor FREE, there is neither MALE nor FEMALE: for ye are all ONE in Christ Jesus. 29 And IF YE BE CHRIST’S, THEN YE ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED and heirs according to the promise.
This ROYAL PRIESTHOOD is Not determined by your Race, Color, Gender or Social Status! This ROYAL KINGLY MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD will be comprised of those who can leave the old law and GRANT LOVE, MERCY & FORGIVENESS! For only then PEACE & RIGHTEOUSNESS will be for ALL in GOD’S KINGDOM!
Matthew 18:23-35 Therefore, the KINGDOM of heaven is like a KING who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 26 “The servant fell on his knees before him. Be patient withme,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything. The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back. 30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had MERCY on your fellow servant just as I had on you? 34 In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you FORGIVE your brother from your heart.” (NIV)
• Want to act Kingly?… Grant Mercy
• Want to be a Royal Priest?… Forgive
• Want to fulfill the Royal Law?… Love
THE UNKNOWN GOD
Paul told the religious leaders and philosophers of the day about the God they worshipped but did not Know.
Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him. declare I unto you.
The following scriptures give us a picture of the Father, the Most High God. The Hebrew word for “Most High” is “El-Elyon!” There is none higher. This nature of God is even higher than “Yahweh.” Keep in mind that we are really speaking of two different natures of the same God. El-Elyon and Yahweh are the same guy. One of his natures is a law-giving God of judgment and sacrifice… but the highest is a merciful and loving Father. We have had much teaching about Yahweh and his nature and now we are learning about a higher nature. This nature is the Most High. This is the side of God that he reveals to his chosen remnant. Let’s look at some scriptures that tell us about El-Elyon. Make a mental note of the attributes of the Most High in the following scriptures before reading what Paul had to say.
MOST HIGH GOD ~ EL-ELYON
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands: as saith the prophet, (KJV)
Note: El-Elyon Dwells in Temples Not Made with Hands!
The temple not made with hands is your body. God does not dwell in the cathedrals, mosques and temples made of wood and stone. Neither does he dwell in the wooden box called the Ark of the Covenant. His final and ultimate plan is to dwell within you, within flesh.
Genesis 14:18-22 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God. Possessor of Heaven and Earth:
Note: El-Elyon is possessor of Heaven and Earth.
Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High divided to the Nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. (KJV)
Note: El-Elyon Separated the Nations and Set the Bounds of the People
Psalm 82:6 I have said. Ye are gods and All of you are children of the Most High. (KJV)
Note: We are All children of El-Elyon, the Most High
Psalm 47:1-4 0 clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 2 For the LORD Most High is terrible; he is a Great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us. the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Note: El-Elyon is a great King who chooses our Inheritance
Now with those scriptures in mind we can really find out who Paul was speaking about when he referred to the Unknown God. Listen as Paul uses certain attributes to describe the Most High God, El-Elyon. Paul was labeled a “babbler” because he was putting out this “new doctrine” about Jesus and his Father, El-Elyon the Most High God. The Greek word for “babbler” is “spermalogo.” They accused Paul of “spewing” off at the mouth and coming up with a New doctrine. Paul disputed the religious leaders of the day (The Jews) as well as the philosophers. None of them knew El-Elyon.
PAUL REVEALS THE UNKNOWN GOD
Acts 17:16-28 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews. and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we 20 know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore Ye Ignorantly Worship, Him declare I unto you. 24 God that Made the World and All Things therein, seeing that he is ^ Lord of Heaven and Earth, Dwelleth Not in Temples Made with Hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood All Nations of men for to dwell on All the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the Bounds of their Habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His Offspring.
Paul knew El-Elyon. He had the understanding of the Most High God. Paul knew who the Unknown God was. He told them but they still did not understand. They ignorantly worshipped him without really Knowing his HIGHEST NATURE, JUST LIKE THE CHURCH DOES TODAY. This is God’s plan to reveal himself in the last days. Expect to hear more and more about El-Elyon and his Highest nature.
Philippians 3:10 That I may KNOW HIM. and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
This is not about pronouncing the name El-Elyon but rather understanding or knowing his nature which is very different from that of Yahweh. Yahweh gave the law. The law knew nothing about forgiveness but rather demanded sacrifice. Jesus brought forgiveness into the equation. He is the Son of the Highest, El-Elyon!
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest (Most High): and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: (KJV)
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest (Most High) shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (KJV)
Even in the organized churches today we see the same ignorant worship of a God whom they really do not know! The church has a basic background in understanding the Yahweh nature of God but they simply do not know his highest nature. Yahweh is the nature of Law, Sin, Condemnation and Death which is reflected in the Aaronic Priesthood and the Law of Moses. El-Elyon is the highest and most desirable nature of Love-Forgiveness, Mercy and Life! People want to see justice done to others and at the same time they want mercy for themselves. I wrote a poem called “Mercy for Me and Judgment for Thee.” It reflected the idea that now that we are saved we really want to see judgment on all those other sinners. In reality, it is Mercy for Me and Mercy for Thee! As we come to realize the highest nature of God, which is Love, then we are on our way to the very Throne of God. This is the Melchizedek Priesthood.
The old saying “It’s not What you know…it’s Who you know” has a lot of truth. We spend a lot of time trying to get our doctrine straight, only to have it change again and again. If we do not continue to change as God reveals more truth, then we stop our spiritual growth.
This knowing goes way beyond pronouncing the correct name while praying or speaking. This knowing involves understanding the highest nature of God. We must know that God intends to have mercy and forgiveness on everyone. Those who sit in God’s Throne must grant Mercy. They must love as the Father loves us. They must forgive even as they were forgiven.
Some will go all the way and put on the very mind of Christ. They will not be satisfied until they are conformed into the image and likeness of Christ. Some will receive the Glory of the Father, as Jesus did and even in the same full measure.
John 17:21-26 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gayest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 0 righteous Father, the world hath NOT KNOWN thee: but I have known thee. and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name (nature), and will declare it. that the Love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. (KJV)
Now you know who the Unknown God is. His name is El-Elyon and soon everyone will know who he really is. Some say God is a hard task master with a big whip, ready to crack down and punish sinners. Some say God is some huge unapproachable force that we will never understand or comprehend. Those who KNOW him will find he is a loving and merciful Father. He is compassionate and long-suffering. He is gentle and always glad to respond to his children. When we were young Christians we needed a law-giving Father, someone to help us grow up. As we mature he begins to reveal another side of himself. This is the side he shows to his mature Sons, the ones who are ready for marriage. An earthly father wants his sons to grow up and have a family of their own and become everything they are and more. How much more does our heavenly Father desire to see us fully mature into manifested Sons, fully grown into the stature of Christ? The manifested Sons will leave the apron strings of the church/mother and serve an apprenticeship under the laws of Yahweh. They will then graduate into the knowledge of El-Elyon, the highest nature of God.
There will be a remnant of Overcomers who will actually sit IN God’s Throne. These will become one with the Father (El-Elyon) and one with Jesus. They will put on the mind of Christ and be conformed into his likeness and image. They will be the Many Saviours who appear on Mt. Zion of whom Obadiah spoke about.
Obadiah 21 And SAVIORS Shall Come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S. (KJV)
These saviors will be one with El-Elyon. They will bring righteous judgment, which always grants mercy for the guilty. This next scripture says there Shall come a deliverer, and it was written after Jesus already had come! This deliverer is not Jesus but rather the many saviors who will be conformed into his image and have the mind of Christ.
Romans 11:26-31 And so All ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED: as it is written, There SHALL come out of SION the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also now Not Believed, that through YOUR MERCY They Also May Obtain MERCY. (KJV)
That says All Israel shall be saved, and they do not even believe! It clearly says that they will be saved by YOUR MERCY. It does not say they will be saved by the cross of Jesus, in fact they do not even believe in Jesus! Someday Every knee will bow and Every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord! Are you able to grant Mercy to All? Are you ready to say, “Yes you are guilty but I grant you Mercy even as I was granted Mercy?” Go back and read it again. The way they receive salvation is through the Mercy of those saviors who follow in the way of El-Elyon and Jesus, and that way is Mercy, Love and Forgiveness for all. Jesus saved the “saviors” and the “saviors” will grant mercy to ALL Israel.
Joseph was a type of an Overcomer. His own brothers sold him into slavery. Joseph ended up on Pharaoh’s throne! Joseph then granted Mercy to all his brothers and saved them. Joseph could have read them the riot act, but he had compassion instead. His brothers were guilty, but he forgave them all. Joseph was also responsible for saving the rest of the world from dying. Joseph preserved Life! The Overcomers will sit IN God’s throne and they will also preserve Life!
1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of ALL men, SPECIALLY of those that believe. (KJV)
Acts 3:20-21 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of RESTITUTION of ALL things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (KJV)
Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a Merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make Reconciliation for the sins of the people. (KJV)
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who hath Reconciled Us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to Us the Ministry of Reconciliation: To wit, that God was in Christ, Reconciling the World unto himself, Not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto Us the word of Reconciliation. (KJV)
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