In Exodus 3:14, Yahweh says
to Moses when enquired of concerning His identity, "EhYah
Asher EhYah" or "I will be who I will
be", which leads up to the ultimate revelation of His
Name, Yahweh, in verse fifteen. Yahweh means "I was, I Am, I will
be: Existence in all three tenses: Eternal
Like mankind whom He created in His image, Yahweh is composed of three primary
dimensions or aspects:
The Soul or absolute Being of Yahweh, from
whence all else proceeds.
His Spirit or character which is manifested to
us in the ways He deals with sin and the standards of morality and worship
which He has established.
The bodily manifestation of Yahweh or the
manner in which He chooses to reveal Himself to us.
Although Yahweh is a Spirit
(John 4:24), the means through which He
chooses to reveal Himself are, nonetheless, those of human dimensions and terms,
so that we, as human beings, can identify with Him. The most well known examples
of Yahweh revealing Himself in human terms are those of 1) a Father, 2) a
Husband, and 3) a Son -- all three masculine entities. In this study, however,
we are going to go a step further as we discover just who the Father, Son, and
Spirit really are.
1:27 Yahweh creates humanity, male and female, in His image, or
patterned after Him. "Male and female", therefore, must be a reflection
of the image after which mankind was created, implying that the "image of
Elohim" (allegorically) has both masculine and feminine dimensions or aspects.
We will now take a minute to outline the three primary forms in which Elohim
describes Himself, and see how they compare to the three previously identified
aspects or dimensions of His essence.
The ABBA or Father aspect of Yahweh
is the soul or being, from whence all else proceeds. This is the dimension of
which Yahshua spoke when he said, "The Father is greater than I."
The RUACH KODESH is the spirit or
character aspect of Yahweh, as we read in Isaiah 40:13:
"Who has meted out the Spirit (RUACH) of Yahweh, or as His
counselor, taught Him?" KODESH (the Hebrew word for
"set-apart" or "holy") is grammatically masculine, whereby we see that the
Set-Apart or KODESH One (Yahweh) reveals Himself to us as a masculine
entity. RUACH or Spirit, on the other hand, is grammatically
feminine, whereby we receive the implication that the Spirit (or
RUACH) of the KODESH One is a feminine aspect of the
masculine Elohim (or Deity). In fact, throughout the Tanakh, Intertestament,
and Apostolic Scriptures, the Spirit is depicted as the feminine or motherly
aspect of Yahweh, and is personified in the "virtuous woman" of Proverbs 31,
elsewhere known as "Wisdom".
Wisdom Of Solomon 9:9-10,17. With You (Yahweh) is Wisdom, SHE
who knows your works and was present when you made the world.; SHE
understands what is pleasing in your sight and what is right according to your
commandments. Send HER forth from the Set-Apart (KODESH) heavens and
from the throne of your esteem, send HER that she may labor at my
side,(2) and that I may learn what is pleasing to you....Who
has learned your counsel unless you have given Wisdom, and sent your RUACH
KODESH (or Set-Apart Spirit) from on high?
As Yahshua also says
Matthew 11:19. The Son of Adam came
eating and drinking....and Wisdom was declared right by HER
Luke 7:35. Wisdom is declared right by all HER
Solomon 7:22. For Wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me: for in her
is a Spirit (RUACH) that is understanding, Set-Apart (KODESH), ONELY
Sirach 6:22. For Wisdom is like
her name--she is not perceived by many.
In the book of Proverbs,
Wisdom says, "Yahweh possessed me, the beginning of His Way, before
his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the
earth ever was" (Proverbs 8:22,23). The phrase,
"Yahweh possessed me",
implies that Wisdom is a "bride" of sorts, since a bride is "possessed" by her
husband. Additionally Wisdom is "the beginning of Yahweh's
Way." Considering that the Messiah is identified in
the Apostolic Scriptures as "the Way" (John
14:6) and John the Immerser was "the voice of
one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the Way Of
Yahweh" (John 1:23)
as he prepared the way before Yahshua, this brings us to the third form in which
Yahweh has chosen to reveal Himself--that of the Only Begotten Son who was
allegorically brought forth (or revealed) through Wisdom's womb in the
primordial Light at the dawn of creation, and whom John
1:1 in the Aramaic identifies as the MILTHA (substance,
manifestation, or body) of Yahweh.
Genesis 1:3. And Elohim said, "Let
Light come to be," and Light came to be.  And Elohim saw the Light, that it
was good. And Elohim separated the Light from the
And He is saying, "Elohim shall become Light, and He is becoming
Light."  And He is seeing Elohim ALEPH TAW, the Light that is good. --BHS
Did He not make ECHAD (a composite unity)? And He had the remnant of the
SPIRIT, and what is the One He seeks? A SEED of
The Torah speaks of this
Seed of Elohim first in Genesis 3:15 where
Yahweh foretells that the Seed of the woman will crush the head of the
Genesis 3:15. I shall put enmity
between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed. He shall crush
your head, and you shall crush His
Referencing this verse, one
of the Jewish commentaries states that "Eve had respect to
that Seed which is coming from another place. And who is this? This is the
Messiah, the King."(4)
In Psalm 110, David writes
of this "Seed of Elohim":
Your people volunteer in the day of Your might, in the splendors of
set-apartness! FROM THE WOMB, from the morning (i.e. the Light of Gen
1:3,4 & Rev 22:16) you have the dew of your youth (cf. Isa.
This manifestation of
Yahshua from the womb is also spoken of by the prophet
Isaiah 49:1. Listen to Me, O
coastlands, and hear, you peoples from afar! Yahweh has called Me
FROM THE WOMB, from My mother's belly He has caused MY NAME to
be remembered....  And now, said Yahweh who
formed Me from the womb, to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him,... 
Shall it be a small matter for You to be My Servant to raise up the tribes of
Jacob, and to bring back the preserved ones of Israel? And I shall give You as
a Light to the gentiles, to be My Salvation (YASHA) to the ends of the
 Thus said Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, their Set-Apart One, to
the despised, to the loathed One (i.e. the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53)...
[26a] I shall feed those who oppress you with THEIR OWN FLESH, and let THEM
drink THEIR OWN BLOOD as sweet wine.(6)
And all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh,
am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Elohim of
Therefore Yahweh Himself gives you a sign: Look! A VIRGIN (ALMAH)
shall conceive and give birth to a Son, and He shall be called
"El with us".
translations prior to the Common Era, the Septuagint in Greek and the Peshitta
Tanakh in Aramaic, understood ALMAH to be a 'virgin' because both
translated the word into virgin-exclusive terms. The reality was also that
culturally speaking, a woman who was unmarried was assumed to be a virgin
unless otherwise stated."
Of the seven times the
word, ALMAH, is used in the Hebrew Tanakh, it can ONLY mean
(8) and was translated as
"PARTHENOS", meaning "1) a virgin: a) a marriageable
maiden; b) a woman who has never had sexual intercourse"
(9) by the 72 Jewish translators of
the Septuagint a full 250 years before the common
acknowledged that Isaiah 7:1-11 (and specifically verse 8) refer to a 65 year
prophetic window. However, the use of ptuchas and samekhs in the text clearly
also indicate an embedded long term prophecy kicks in as the earlier smaller
prophecy is 'sealed' (see Isaiah 8:16). The 7:14 reference then,
while beginning as one pointing to Isaiah's own family, also contained within
it a long term REMEZ pointing to Messiah. The reason is that ALMAH, in
addition to meaning 'virgin/young woman' also can mean in Hebrew and
Aramaic 'universe', and 'eternity', and these other
definitions relate to the longer prophetic portion. By the time we get to
Isaiah 9 and its reference to the Light and Galilee, [and the identification
of the Child as 'Mighty El', 'Eternal Father', and His birth
as 'Wonderful' or 'Miraculous'] it is clear that a final
picture-linkage to Yahshua is offered."
Messianic prophecy found in Isaiah 9:7 is a final evidence from the original
Hebrew words. The closed MEM
() is always used at
the end of a word. The only exception is where it is found in this prophecy.
In Isaiah 9:7 the closed MEM is found in the middle of the word.... That
word is 'LEMARBE' meaning 'to increase.'
Normally (as any beginning Hebrew student would have learned), in the middle
of the word the reader would find an open MEM (m).
The Zohar says 'The closed MEM refers to the fact that the Messiah
would be born from a "closed womb."' "(11)
For a Child shall be born to us, a Son shall be given to us, and the rule is
on His shoulder. And His Name is called
Counselor, Mighty El, Everlasting Father, Prince Of Peace.  Of the increase
(LEMARBE) of His rule and peace there is no end, upon the throne of David, and
over His kingdom, to establish it and sustain it with right-ruling and with
righteousness from now on and forever -- the ardor of Yahweh of Hosts
Hebrew scholar, Professor David Flusser has said, 'And the virgin
birth? Nor does that go against Jewish thinking.' Richard Wurmbrand, the
Messianic Jew who survived the Holocaust, (commenting on this portion of The
Zohar, as he shared this with a Jewish rabbi), [said] 'Isaiah put a
closed MEM in the middle of the word to show the reader who was destined to
understand it that the Divine Child of whom this prophecy speaks would be born
of the closed womb of a virgin.'"
the hallowed and still revered Jewish Bible expositor, believed that the
Creator would come to earth through a woman never having had
The apostle Matthew
testifies that Yahshua was conceived "OF (not
'by') the Ruach Kodesh (Set-Apart
Spirit)" (Matt. 1:20) and in the
physical portrayal of this, He was conceived OF the virgin Miriam (Mary).
So while Christianity portrays the "Holy Spirit" as a "male" who impregnates the
"virgin Mary", this is actually not correct. As we read in the Gospel of Philip
"Some said, 'Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit.' they are in
error. They do not know what they are saying. When did a woman ever conceive
by a woman?"
What actually happened is
that through the union of the soul or being of Yahweh (Fatherly aspect) and His
wisdom or spirit (Motherly aspect), the Son (or bodily manifestation/substance
of Yahweh) was conceived,
(15) and eventually entered
the world through the womb of a virgin who was overshadowed with the power of
the Set-Apart Spirit or motherly aspect of Elohim. This then is why the apostle,
Shaul (Paul), in Colossians 2:9, writes that
"In Him (Yahshua) dwells all the
completeness of the Elohim-head (Father + Mother / Soul + Spirit)
How can Yahshua be born of
a virgin and be the seed of David when the bloodline follows the man?
It is the woman, and not
the man, who gives the blood in conception, and Yahweh makes it clear in
Genesis 3:15 that the seed of the woman, and
not the man, is the Messiah who will crush the head of satan, as he saves His
people from their sins. As for the claim that the bloodline can only be imparted
by the man, this is utterly unfounded, and extremely hypocritical considering
that Judaism itself bases one's tribal heritage exclusively on the ancestry of
the mother. It is true that the genealogies in the Tanakh are typically recorded
through the men, but equally true is that the Torah makes specific provision for
those cases where there is no man capable of carrying on the family
Numbers 26:33. And Zelophad, son of Hepher,
had no sons, but daughters. And the names of the daughters of Zelophad were
Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milkah, and Tirzah.... [27:1] Then came the
daughters of Zelophad....  and they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar
the priest, and before the leaders of all the congregation, by the doorway of
the Tent of Meeting, saying,  "Our father died in the wilderness,
yet he was not in the company of those who were met together against
Yahweh in company with Korah, but he died in his own sin. And he had
no sons.  Why should the name of our father be removed from among his clan
because he had no son? Give us a possession among the brothers of our
father...."  And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,  "The
daughters of Zelophad speak what is right. You should certainly give them a
possession of inheritance among their father's brothers, and cause the
inheritance of their father to pass to them.  And speak to the children of
Israel, saying, 'When a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause
his inheritance to pass to his daughter...' [11b] And it shall be to the
children of Israel a law of right ruling, as Yahweh commanded
Virgin births of divine
saviors who "drop out of the sky", admittedly, abound in pagan mythology, and
because of this, some suggest that the entire concept originated there. What is
your defense to this?
When focusing on the
contrast between truth and falsehood, always remember that truth is
self-sufficient and falsehood is not. Truth is a reaching out of Yahweh into our
mortal lives so that we can travel a better way, and because Yahweh is eternal,
truth will never cease to exist. Falsehood, on the other hand, is a distortion
of truth, without which, it would cease to exist. Falsehood is
therefore always built upon truth, and contains both truth and a lie.
Consequently, truth often appears to contain falsehood,
but only because falsehood has always produced a counterfeit for
Suffice it to say that,
although in terms of Scriptural interpretation it is completely irrelevant,
there are (in terms of numbers) far more pagan religions which promote either
1) a "son" conceived through sexual union between a woman and a
god, or 2) A "son" who was a "prophetic man"
who became a god,
(16) than religions which promote a
Son conceived in a heavenly realm, who entered the world through means of a
TRUE VIRGIN'S WOMB. And NO RELIGION, with the exception of
Judaism, has seen its fulfillment, even if they do teach it!
Notwithstanding, some pagan, somewhere, has always made up a counterfeit
for truth, and if it were up to the pagans to decide what we do and do not
believe, we would not believe in Noah's flood either, because there are flood
legends all around the world, twisted to fit the religion wherein they are
found! (Amazingly though, almost everyone believes in Noah's flood - even
science affirms the concept as fact!) And if it were up to the pagans to decide
what we should and should not believe, there would be no Son conceived at all,
point blank! So to deny the virgin birth, in spite of the Scriptural
evidence, just because some pagan religion copied it --
what is properly termed "allowing paganism to influence your
Also see Jn 14:16,26 where we find a sode or mystical
fulfillment of the helpmeet which Yahweh provided Adam (Gen 2:20-24), in the
sending of the Set-Apart Spirit upon the disciples.
Midrash Rabbah 23
Cf. Isa. 42:1-8, Lk. 2:30-32, Acts 13:47
DIRECT CONTRAST to the partakers in the Renewed Covenant who accept
Yahshua as Messiah, and partake of HIS flesh and blood (Jhn. 6:54-56).
Those who reject Yahshua consume THEIR OWN flesh and blood instead!
Roth, Andrew Gabriel; personal correspondence
"There is no instance where it can be proved that this word
designates a young woman who is not a virgin." (TWOT)
Grk. #3933 (Thayer's Lexicon)
Roth, Andrew Gabriel; personal correspondence
Nydle, Edward; Look, A Maiden Conceives!, under "Closed Mem"
(Messianic Believer's First Response Handbook, p. 131)
Heb. #6382, PELEH; "1) marvelous, wonderful, extraordinary, hard to
understand thing; separate by distinguishing action" (Thayer's)
Nydle, Edward; Look, A Maiden Conceives!, under "Closed Mem"
Koniuchowsky, Moshe; First Response Handbook, p. 37
The conception in the spiritual realm was also pictured at the time
of Yahshua's mikva or immersion, when the Spirit descended upon Him in
the form of a dove and Yahweh spoke from heaven saying "My Son, the Beloved,
In You I did delight" (Luke 3:22), and again, "This day have I brought
thee forth" (Psa 2:7, Acts 13:33) This verse tells us what the bringing
forth of the Son is all about. It doesn't mean He never existed before; but only
that He is being REVEALED, or in this case, He is beginning His earthly
This is the demonic doctrine of apotheosis, or the making of a god
out of a person. In all truth, this same doctrine of demons is present in the
theology of those which teach that we all "become the Messiah", and as most
counterfeits, seems to be on an upward climb here of late.