Is there a being or entity called, ‘Spirit,’ or ‘Holy Spirit?’ Is Yahweh aware of this being or is he this being, or have we made a personification (figure of speech) of, ‘ruah,’ into a literal being by changing a common noun into a proper noun? Isaiah 45:5 clearly states, “I, am Yahweh, and there is none else, Besides me, there is no, God…” This declaration is very simple and emphatic. If a statement appears to contradict this foundational statement, then it must be a figure of speech. For example, Revelation 12:15-16 states, “And the serpent cast out of his mouth, after the woman, water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” The Earth is not a god that helped the woman but rather the Earth has been personified. Who delivered the woman? Yahweh! Which we all implicitly understand! This article addresses the misunderstanding, over thousands of years, of a personification of ruah (spirit). Mankind’s lust for multiple gods is nothing new but has occurred since the Garden of Eden. The statement in Acts 1:16, which states, “Brethren! It was needful for the Scripture to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit (Ruah) spake beforehand through the mouth of David, concerning Judas…,” is a personification of ruah. Why can we say this? Because Yahweh was the one who spoke unto David, as expressed in 2 Chronicles 6:4, which states, “…Blessed be Yahweh, God of Israel, who spake with his mouth, unto David my father…” We must understand that Yahweh (used 6,831 times) is never mentioned in the Greek Text (Septuagint, New Testament), never-the-less, he is present throughout the books. Yahweh, the Creator, is omitted from the vocabulary of the majority of Christians. These Christians have been taught to call the Creator, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; a phrase not in the Old Covenant, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Church Epistles nor in Revelations.
(This article is not for babes in Christ or for those who would rather be the servants of men, pleasing men than being the servants of Yahweh, enduring hardship from their brethren. The foundational truths are as follows: 1.) There are no capitalizations in the Hebrew and Greek text. All capitalization and punctuation are man made. Capitalizing a common noun does not make it a proper noun. 2.) The Greek Text (Septuagint and New Covenant) are inferior or subject to the Hebrew (Ibri) Text. For example, Psalm 110:1, in the Hebrew reads, “The declaration of Yahweh to my Lord—Sit thou at my right hand…,” but the New Covenant, in Acts 2:34, states, “…Said the Lord [kurios] unto my Lord [kurios], Sit thou at my right hand…” Yahweh, used 6,831 times, the name of our Creator, has been removed from the Septuagint (250 BC Greek Text of the Hebrew Old Covenant) and from the Greek New Covenant. Yahweh is nonexistent but rather he is referred to as Theos and Kurios but never Yahweh; Sheol became Hades; Yehoshua became Iesous etc. etc. Why? Yahweh knows, but we are intelligent enough to put together the pieces. The Greek Fathers, who could not read Hebrew (Ibri), produced the Nicene Creed (325 AD), which states, “We believe in the holy spirit” but in the Constantinople Creed (381 AD) things had changed to, “We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.” A new being was created by these men when they transformed a personified common noun (pneuma) to a proper name, changing its gender from, ‘it,’ to masculine, ‘he.’ Hebrews (Ibris) were shocked that Yahweh, who is one, was erased and replaced with Theos as being three persons in one Theos; the Triune God. 3.) The word spirit comes from the Latin word, spīritus, meaning, ‘breath.’ The English language uses this Latin word in the words, inspire (breath into), aspire (breath on) and expire (breath out), all of which deal with breath. The basic idea of ruah, the Hebrew word that is sometimes translated, spirit, and the Greek word, pneuma is ‘air in motion.’ From pneuma we have the English words pneumonia, pneumatic etc. Spirit, today, does not mean breath, to the majority of people, but is a metaphysical substance or person, which is not the meaning of ruah or pneuma. What was metaphysical to the Greeks was not pneuma but psuche. 4.) There is One God, Yahweh and One Lord, Yehoshua. Deuteronomy 6:4 states, “Hear, O Israel: Yahweh, is our God,—Yahweh is one.” 1 Corinthians 8:6 declares, “to us, there is one God the Father, of whom are all things, and, we, for him; and one Lord Yehoshua Christ, through whom are all things, and, we, through him. 1 Timothy 2:5 declares, “For there is, one, God, one, mediator also, between God and men,—a man—Christ Yehoshua.”)
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