A creed is a confession, a symbol, or a statement of faith of the shared beliefs of a religious community. Christians have the ancient creeds, such as the Roman Creed, the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Constantinople Creed. Today, every Christian denomination chooses their own creed but which one, if any, are right? This led me to ask the question, "Is there one book, in the Word of Yahweh (Bible), that tells Yahweh's whole Story; one book where we could get the entire Christian Creed? The book of Genesis tells us of Yahweh, the creation, mankind, the serpent, the seed of the women but it does not inform us of the end. The book of Revelation tells us the end but not the beginning. Likewise, we can go through each book, examining it's contents to see if it unveils the whole story of Yahweh. Coming upon the book of Isaiah, I discovered that this book contains the beginning, middle and end of Yahweh's story, excluding, of course, the sacred secret, which had been hidden away from the ages and from the generations which was unveiled much later to the Apostles and Prophets (Col. 1:26, Eph. 3:9).
As we read the creed that is in Isaiah, we realize that the ancient creeds, mentioned above, do not reflect many of the truths that are presented in this book. Many Christians are completely ignorant of some of these truths, truths that play an intricate part of Yahweh's Story. Let us disregard the ancient creeds and replace them with the foundational Creed of Isaiah, adding to it, the truth that is absent from it, the 'Sacred Secret of the Christ,' which is presented in the seven Church Epistles.
The Creed in the Book of Isaiah
I Believe in:
1.) The Word of Yahweh, which shall stand unto times age-abiding; "The grass, hath withered, The flower, hath faded,—But, the word of our Elohim, shall stand unto times age-abiding" (40:8); So, shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth, It shall not return unto me void,—But shall accomplish that which I please, And shall prosper in that whereunto I have sent it" (55:11). (66:2, 5)
2.) Yahweh, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth; "I, am Yahweh, that, is my Name,—And, my glory, to another, will I not give, Nor, my praise, to images" (42:8); "Thus, saith El himself—Yahweh,—Creator of the heavens, that stretched them forth, Out-spreader of earth, and the products thereof,—Giver of breath to the people thereon, And of spirit to them who walk therein" (42:5); "...I—Yahweh, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens, alone, Spreading forth the earth, of myself" (44:24); "Thus, saith Yahweh—King of Israel, Even his Redeemer, Yahweh of hosts,—I, am, First, and, I, Last, And, besides me, there is, no Elohim" (44:6).
4.) Yahweh's habitation is to be Mount Zion; "Lo! I, and the children whom Yahweh hath given, me, are for signs and for wonders, in Israel,—from Yahweh of hosts, who is making his habitation in Mount Zion" (8:18); "...Because Yahweh of hosts, hath become king, In Mount Zion, And in Jerusalem, And before his Elders, in glory" (24:23).
5.) Seraphims; "...I saw My Lord, sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and, his skirts, did fill the temple. Seraphim, were standing above him; six wings severally, had each one,—With twain, he covered his face, And, with twain, he covered his feet, And, with twain, he did fly, and they continued crying out one to another, and said, Holy—Holy—Holy, is Yahweh of hosts,—the fulness of the whole earth, is his glory" (6:1-3).
6.) The Shining One—Son of the Dawn; "How, hast thou fallen from heaven, O Shining One—Son of the Dawn! Hewn down to the earth, O crusher of nations! Yet, thou, didst say in thy heart—The heavens, will I ascend, Above the stars of El, will I lift up my throne,—That I may sit in the Mount of Assembly, In the Recesses of the North: I will mount on the hills of the clouds, I will match the Most High! Howbeit, to Sheol, shalt thou be brought down,—To the Recesses of the Pit!They who see thee, upon thee, will gaze, Upon thee, will thoughtfully muse,—Is this, the man who startled the earth? Who terrified kingdoms? Who made the world like a desert? And, its cities, brake down? Its prisoners, he loosed not, Each one to his home" (14:12-17)?
7.) The Voice of one Crying in the Desert: "A voice of one crying!—In the desert, prepare ye the way of Yahweh,—Make smooth, in the waste plain, a highway for our Elohim: Let, every valley, be exalted, And, every mountain and hill, be made low,—And, the steep ground, become, level, And, the chain of hills—a plain: Then shall be revealed, the glory of Yahweh,—And all flesh shall see, it together, For, the mouth of Yahweh, hath spoken! A voice saying, Cry! And one said—What, should I cry? All flesh, is grass, And, all the grace thereof, like the flower of the field: The grass, hath withered, The flower, hath faded, Because, the breath of Yahweh, hath blown upon it! Surely the people, is grass! The grass, hath withered, The flower, hath faded,—But, the word of our Elohim, shall stand unto times age-abiding" (40:3-8)!
8.) Yahweh's Servant, who poured out, to Death, his own soul, Yea, he, the sin of Many, bare, And, for transgressors, interposeth; "Lo! my Servant, prospereth,—He riseth, and is lifted up, and becometh very high" (52:13); "The spirit of My Lord Yahweh, is upon me,—Because Yahweh, Hath anointed me, to tell good tidings to the oppressed, Hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, To proclaim, To captives, liberty, To them who are bound, the opening of the prison; To proclaim—The year of acceptance of Yahweh, and, The day of avenging of our Elohim: To comfort all who are mourning" (61:1-2); "Yet surely, our sicknesses, he, carried, And, as for our pains, he bare the burden of them,—But, we, accounted him stricken, Smitten of Elohim, and humbled. Yet, he, was pierced for transgressions that were ours, was crushed for iniquities that were ours,—The chastisement for our well-being, was upon him, And, by his stripes, there is healing for us" (53:4-5); "By constraint and by sentence, was he taken away, And, of his age, who considered, That he was cut off out of the land of the living, For my people’s transgression, did the stroke fall on him? And, appointed with lawless men, was his grave, And, with the wicked, his tomb,—Though, no violence, had he done, Nor was guile in his mouth" (53:8-9); "Therefore, will I give him a portion in the great, And, the strong, shall he apportion as spoil, Because he poured out, to death, his own soul, And, with transgressors, let himself be numbered,—Yea, he, the sin of Many, bare, And, for transgressors, interposeth" (53:12).
9.) The Rewards of the Righteous and the Lawless and in the Forgiveness of the Lawless if they forsake their ways; "Say ye to the righteous, It is well! For, the fruit of their doings, shall they eat: Alas! for the lawless, it is ill, For, what his own hand hath matured, shall be done to him" (3:11-12); "No, well-being, saith my Elohim, to the lawless" (57:21, 48:22); "Let the lawless forsake, his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts,—And let him return unto Yahweh, That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our Elohim, For he will abundantly pardon" (55:7).
10.) In Death and Sheol, where Yahweh can not be Praised; "For, Sheol, cannot praise thee, Nor, death, celebrate thee,—They who go down to the pit cannot wait for thy faithfulness. The living, the living, he, can praise thee, As I, do this day,—A father, to his children, can make known thy faithfulness" (38:18).
11.) In the Dead, being Awakened, coming to life again; "Thy dead, shall come to life again, My dead body, they shall arise,—Awake and shout for joy, ye that dwell in the dust, For, a dew of light, is thy dew, And, earth, to the shades, shall give birth" (26:19).
12.) In the Day of Yahweh coming upon all who are High and Lofty; "The lofty looks of mean men, shall be humbled, And, the haughtiness of great men, shall be bowed down,—And Yahweh alone, shall be exalted, in that day. For, a day of Yahweh of hosts, shall be—Upon every one who is high and lofty,—And upon every one who is lifted up, And he shall be brought low...That he may enter, into the clefts of the rocks, and, into the fissures of the crags,—Because of the terribleness of Yahweh, And for his majestic, splendour, When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth" (2:11-12, 21).
13.) In the Shoot of Jesse, the Bud of Yahweh, who will reign upon the Throne of David; "But there shall come forth a shoot from the stock of Jesse,—And, a sprout, from his roots, shall bear fruit; And the spirit of Yahweh shall rest, upon him,—The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and might, The spirit of knowledge, and reverence of Yahweh; So will he find fragrance, in the reverence of Yahweh, And not, by the sight of his eyes, will he judge, Nor, by the hearing of his ears, will he decide; But he will judge, with righteousness, them who are poor, And decide, with equity! for the oppressed of the land,—And he will smite the land with the sceptre of his mouth, And, with the breath of his lips, will he slay the lawless one; And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,—And faithfulness the girdle of his reins" (11:1-5); "In that day, Shall, the Bud of Yahweh, become beautiful and glorious,—And, the Fruit of the Land, splendid and majestic, To the escaped of Israel" (4:2); "For, A Child, hath been born to us, A Son, hath been given to us, And the dominion is upon his shoulder,—And his Name hath been called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty El, Father of Futurity, Prince of Prosperity. Of the increase of dominion, and of prosperity, There shall be no end—Upon the throne of David, and, Upon his kingdom, By establishing it, and, By sustaining it, With justice, and, With righteousness,—From henceforth, Even unto times age-abiding: The jealousy of Yahweh of hosts, will perform this" (9:6-7)!
14.) In the New Heaven and Earth, the age-abiding home of the righteous, where the wolf shall dwell with the lamb and the lion like the ox shall eat straw; " For, behold me! Creating new heavens, and a new earth..." (65:17, 66:22); "And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, And, the leopard, with the kid, shall lie down,—And the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling—together, With, a little child, leading them; And, the cow, with the bear, shall find pasture, Together, shall their young ones, lie down,—And, the lion, like the ox, shall eat straw" (11:6-7); "And, the ransomed of Yahweh, shall return, And shall enter Zion with shouting, With gladness age-abiding, upon their head, Joy and gladness, shall overtake them, And sorrow, and sighing, shall flee away" (35:10, 51:11); "Having swallowed up death itself victoriously, My Lord, Yahweh, will wipe away, tears from off all faces,—And, the reproach of his own people, will he remove from off all the earth, For, Yahweh, hath spoken" (25:8); "Violence, shall no more be heard, in thy land, Wasting nor destruction, within thy boundaries,—But thou shalt call Thy walls, Victory, and, Thy gates, Praise. Thou shalt no, more, have, the sun, for light by day, neither, for brightness, shall the moon give light unto thee,—But, Yahweh, shall become, thine age-abiding light, And, thy Elohim, thine adorning: No more shall go in, thy sun, Nor, thy moon, withdraw itself,—For, Yahweh, will become to thee, an age-abiding light, So shall be ended, the days of thy mourning" (60:18-20).
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