55 - God is not Jesus Christ
We already know that Jesus Christ is not God. Sure, Jesus Christ is not God, right? You couldn't be fooled into thinking Jesus Christ is God, could you? No, of course not. Well, who exactly is the Lord then? What am I talking about? Brace yourself, for there is some astonishing new light on the way.
First, we need to define our terms. We need to understand exactly and precisely what the word lord means in the bible. In the old testament, the word lord is translated from the Hebrew word adon, while in the new testament it is translated from the Greek word kurios.
The Hebrew word adon means one who has absolute control. It denotes a master, a ruler, a top boss, one who has supreme authority. The Greek word kurios is from kuros meaning supremacy. Kurios is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word adon and means one with authority, a master, a ruler. To give us a taste for what the word lord means in the bible, let's look at a few examples.
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master [adon - lord].
Abraham's servant referred to his master as lord because Abraham was his master, his ruler. There may have been many managers under Abraham within his household, but Abraham was the top manager, the chief ruler, the master over his household, the lord. In the following example, Joseph refers to himself as lord of Pharaoh's house.
So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord [adon] of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Joseph was not the lord of Egypt, he was only the lord of Pharaoh's house. In other words, he conducted all Pharaoh's personal and business affairs for him, and everyone in Pharaoh's household would have answered to him.
In both of these instances, men are called lords. Adon and kurios simply mean top boss, supreme ruler, chief master. Abraham was his servant's lord because Abraham was a patriarch, the head over all his household. Pharaoh made Joseph lord over all his house. Lord simply means top boss. If you work for a company, the top man at the head of the company is the lord, the top boss. There may be many managers under him, but the top man is the lord over all the employees of that company. There is even an example in Genesis of a married woman calling her husband her lord.
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord [adon] being old also?
From this we can see that the word lord does not mean God. It is in fact a very human word as common in the bible as boss is in English. Lord simply refers to the most senior executive, manager or administrator in charge of anything. It is a human title given to men. Adon, lord, is also a very common name in the bible. Adonibezek for example simply means lord of bezek.
But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
Consider this record in Matthew, carefully noting the usage of the word lord, kurios.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord [kurios] commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord [kurios], have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
Then the lord [kurios] of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord [kurios] all that was done.
Then his lord [kurios], after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
And his lord [kurios] was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
It is clear then that the word lord in the bible does not mean God, it means boss. Calling God lord is simply calling him boss, that's all. Lord is a very human word meaning supreme master or ruler.
As an aside, note that this section of scripture implies that unless we forgive others God will not forgive us. This was true in the old testament, of which the four gospels are a part, but it is not true in this Administration of the Mystery, the Age of Grace. Our forgiveness is no longer dependent on anything we do, it is dependent on what Jesus Christ did for us.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
This is a good example of how important it is to recognise and interpret scripture according to whom it was written while understanding the differences between administrations. Now, although this doesn't apply directly to us today, can we learn anything from it? Sure, my forgiveness from God and my eternal life may not be dependent on my forgiveness of others, but it is a good way to live and enjoy fellowship with God and my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
In this Administration of the Mystery we don't forgive in order to be forgiven by God, we forgive because God has already forgiven us.
So, we can safely assume that the word lord, adon in Hebrew and kurios in Greek, is not a specific name of God like elohim and Jehovah. Now, this is where things become a little more interesting. The phrase Lord thy God in the old testament is so common that we hardly notice it when reading the bible, like these two verses for example.
I am the LORD [Jehovah] thy God, [elohim] which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
For the LORD [Jehovah] thy God [elohim] hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD [Jehovah] thy God [elohim] hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
The funny thing is, the word lord is not adon at all, it is the word Jehovah, God. Elohim, translated God would be more accurately understood as creator. Every time you see LORD in all capitals in the old testament of the King James version it is the word Jehovah, it is absolutely not the word adon. So why was Jehovah translated as lord and not God? Ladies and gentlemen, this is a forgery of breathtaking proportions.
Thankfully, the all capitals are still there in the old testament of the KJV so we can readily see this. Where the translators employed LORD it does not mean lord at all, it means God. Jehovah is God in relationship to his creation, while elohim is God as the creator. This is fundamentally important. The phrase LORD thy God would be better understood as God thy creator. Okay, now check with care this verse from Luke.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord [kurios] thy God [theos], and him only shalt thou serve.
Here the Greek clearly uses the words kurios and theos for Lord thy God. This is actually a quote from the old testament, so let's compare them.
Thou shalt fear [worship] the LORD [Jehovah] thy God [elohim], and serve him,
Now isn't this remarkable. The quote in Luke 4:8 contradicts the verse in the old testament from which it came. The old testament scripture states in the Hebrew thousands of years before Luke was written that we are to serve the LORD [Jehovah] our God [elohim]. So the word kurios in Luke is a forgery because adon does not exist in the original scripture. The original texts read thou shalt worship the Jehovah thy elohim and him only shalt thou serve. Kurioser and kurioser, so how did kurios get into Luke? I don't know. Nor is this an isolated case. Check out these usages of kurios as lord in regards to angels.
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord [kurios] had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord [kurios] appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord [kurios] standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
But the angel of the Lord [kurios] by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
These verses all clearly state that these were angels of the kurios, angels of the lord. Now compare the verses with a few from the old testament.
And the angel of the LORD [Jehovah] found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
And the angel of the LORD [Jehovah] called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD [Jehovah], she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.
And an angel of the LORD [Jehovah] came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
In the old testament, an angel is always called an angel of Jehovah, an angel of God, never an angel of adon, an angel of the lord. As the old testament scriptures predate those of the new by thousands of years in some cases, we must understand that the word kurios in the Greek when applied to angels is a forgery. Angels are angels of God, not angels of the lord. Translating Jehovah as LORD is a forgery. Jehovah means God. Let's consider a few other similar examples.
That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord [kurios], who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord [kurios] been revealed?
John 12 quotes Isaiah and uses kurios twice. Let's look at the scripture in Isaiah and compare them.
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD [Jehovah] revealed?
Well, will you look at that? No sign of the Hebrew word adon at the start of the verse, and the word LORD is Jehovah. It would appear that both occurrences of the words lord in John 12 were simply not there in the original Hebrew texts of the old testament. To further corroborate this discovery, let's look at a prophecy from the book of Joel which is quoted in the book of Acts.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord [kurios] come:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord [kurios] shall be saved.
Now compare them with the originals from Joel.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD [Jehovah] come.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD [Jehovah] shall be delivered:
Although the Greek word kurios is employed in Acts, the original word when the bible was first written was Jehovah not adon. Simply put, the bible has been massively and criminally tampered with to fool us into thinking that God is our lord when he is no such thing. Let's compare a few more scriptures, just to satisfy ourselves that these are not a few isolated or coincidental occurrences.
For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord [kurios] always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
I have set the LORD [Jehovah] always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord [kurios] your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
The LORD [Jehovah] thy God [elohim] will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord [kurios], and against his Christ.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD [Jehovah], and against his anointed,
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord [kurios] came unto him,
And when the LORD [Jehovah] saw that he turned aside to see, God [elohim] called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I
It is abundantly clear that God was not called lord in the old testament, he was most commonly called God, Jehovah, and the creator, elohim. As if that wasn't enough, compare the following verse in Mark with the original scripture in Deuteronomy.
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord [kurios] our God is one Lord [kurios]:
And thou shalt love the Lord [kurios] thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD [Jehovah] our God is one LORD [Jehovah]:
And thou shalt love the LORD [Jehovah] thy God [elohim] with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Jesus Christ knew who God was and he would not have made the simple mistake of misquoting scripture. I do not believe Jesus Christ misquoted those scriptures, therefore these usages of kurios in Mark must be more recent forgeries. Is it any wonder the Vatican locks away the oldest manuscripts in its vaults so we can't see what they've been up to?
Before we move on, check this verse in Acts quoting Psalms which unbelievably capitalises kurios.
For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD [kurios] said unto my Lord [kurios], Sit thou on my right hand,
The LORD [Jehovah] said unto my Lord [adon], Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Amazingly the King James translators knew there was a problem with this verse and capitalised this usage of kurios knowing full well it should have been translated as God, not lord. This is remarkable and really quite shocking. Can you see just how deeply the devil has rooted this forgery into the thinking of God's people?
Now, what do you suppose the translators would have done had they came across adon and Jehovah in the same verse and both usages referred to God? Well, we can easily find out because there are a number of such verses. Here is one in Ezekiel.
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord [adonai] GOD [Jehovah], I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Isn't that something? Here they translated Jehovah correctly as God because they couldn't possibly get away with translating the verse as the Lord LORD.
I suppose most would say it doesn't matter. Well, the accuracy of the word does matter, it is the opinions of men that don't matter. God is not our lord. He is our God, he is our father, he is our creator, he is the almighty, he is many things, but he is not our lord. Nowhere in Paul's epistles is God specifically called our lord. Yet all over the world people pray to the lord, they bow to the lord, they worship the lord, they do everything to the lord, but God is not our lord. So who is our lord then? Let's go see.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
2 John 3
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
It is clear in scripture that Jesus Christ is not God. It is now also clear in scripture that God is not Jesus Christ either. If people all over the world have been conditioned to worship the lord, they have been conditioned to worship a man. This is rather important, as we shall soon see.
Chapter 56 - Five Crucified