“The Lord GOD has sent Me, and His Spirit”

by David M. Cook

The Biblical narrative has central characters to the overarching story.  A primary character of the Biblical narrative is the promised Messiah (Moshiach in Hebrew, which means “anointed”) The Moshiach is mentioned in the beginning in the book of Genesis and throughout the Tanach.  The Mosiach made His advent into visible human history in the fullness of time, as foretold by the Jewish prophets.   The prophet Micah foretold that Moshiach would be born in Bethlehem the city of David.  Micah gives us this insight of Moshiach that He existed from long ago, from eternity past.

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

Too little to be among the clans of Judah,

From you One will go forth for Me to

Be ruler in Israel.

His goings forth are from long ago,

From the days of eternity.”

Micah 5:2 NASB

Moses (Moshe in Hebrew) begins the Biblical narrative with these words,

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” [1]

The Hebrew word used here for God is Elohim.  Elohim is a plural masculine noun for God.  Why did Moshe chose a plural noun for God?

Elohim said,

“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;” 

Genesis 1:26 NASB

Here in the first chapter of Genesis Moshe quotes Elohim speaking to other Persons of the triune Elohim in the plural.  Is Moshe consistent in the the Torah about the nature of Elohim?

“Hear O Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” 

Deuteronomy 6:4 NASB

Why did Moshe use the word “one” to describe Yehovah Elohim?  Moshe wanted Israel to understand that Yehovah Elohim is one, a unified one.  The word “one” in Hebrew is “echad”, which like the English word “one” has more than one meaning.  The word echad can mean one alone, that is a singularity; or a unified one, such as the Holy Trinity.  The Yehovah our Elohim is a unified one Lord.  Was Moshe theologically wrong to use a plural noun for God?  Did Moshe misquote Elohim when He said, “Let Us make man in Our image”?  Who are the “Us” or Co-Creators involved in the creation of man?  Moshe was not wrong to use the plural noun Elohim as the Creator of the heavens and earth, but very accurate; Moshe wrote under the inspiration of the Spirit of the Lord.

 12 “Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called;
I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.
13 “Surely My hand founded the earth,
And My right hand spread out the heavens;
When I call to them, they stand together.

Isaiah 48:12-13 NASB

Isaiah explains more of who was involved in the creation of the heavens and the earth in Isaiah chapter 48, verses 12-16.  The “Me” mentioned in verse 12 is identified as “I am the first, I am also the last” who is the maker of the heavens.  Who is the “I AM the First, I AM the Last” who made the heavens and the earth?  If we look back in Isaiah 48, verse 2 we see the “Me” is identified as “the God of Israel; the Lord of hosts”.  The Lord of hosts is the Commander of heavens armies.

The Lord of hosts, is the First and the Last; who created the heavens and the earth.  In chapter 48, verse 16 we see that the “Lord of hosts”, who is “the First and the Last” maker of the heavens and the earth was sent by the “Lord GOD” (Adonai Yĕhovah in Hebrew).  What is the significance of the fact that the Lord GOD sent the Lord of hosts?  We see that the theology of the Tanach is consistent with the teaching of Yeshua the Moshiach and the New Testament writers.   The belief that Elohim is a unified one Lord is supported by numerous scriptures throughout the Tanach, one being Isaiah 48:16 which includes a reference to three distinct divine Persons.

“And now the Lord GOD has sent Me, and His Spirit.”

Isaiah 48:16 NASB

1. Lord GOD
2. “Me”
3. His Spirit

So who is this “Me’ in verse 16?  The “Me” in verse 16 is the Lord of hosts, the First and the Last who created the heavens and the earth.  If we turn to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation to find a clue who this mystery Person is.  The apostle John writes, “Fear not, ‘I am the first and the last, and the living one.  I died and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” Revelation 1:17-18 John reveals that the one speaking is Yeshua the risen Savior, the promised Moshiach.  Yeshua is the Lord of host; who said, “I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.”

1. Lord GOD = Adonai Yĕhovah
2. “Me” = the Yĕhovah of hosts, who is Adonai Yeshua
3. His Spirit = His Ruach (Spirit of Adonai Yĕhovah) [2]

“And now the Adonai Yĕhovah has sent Me, and His Spirit.”

Isaiah 48:16

Is what Isaiah wrote concerning the nature of God consistent with the teachings of Yeshua?  Is Isaiah’s prophecy in chapter 48 consistent with the New Testament writers about the nature of God?

The apostle John wrote;

“In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God. 

He was in the beginning with God. 

All things came into being by Him,

and apart from Him nothing came into being

that has come into being.” [3]

The apostle Paul is in agreement with both the Jewish prophet Isaiah and John the apostle.  Paul wrote to believers in Yeshua the Moshiach and explained to them about how Elohim’s plan is centered on His beloved Son, the incomparable Moshiach;

“For He delivered us from the domain of darkness,

and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 

And He is the image of the invisible God,

the first-born of all creation. 

For by Him all things were created,

both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible,

whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—

all things have been created by Him and for Him. 

And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” [4]

John tells us this about Yeshua the promised Moshiach;

“There was the true light which,

coming into the world, enlightens every man. 

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him,

and the world did not know Him. 

He came to His own, (the Jewish People)

and those who were His own did not receive Him. 

But as many as received Him,

to them He gave the right to become children of God,

even to those who believe in His name,

who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,

nor of the will of man, but of God.” [5]

So we see that what Isaiah wrote in chapter 48 is consistent with what Moshe wrote in the Torah, as well as the writings of the New Testament apostles and the teachings of the Moshiach Himself.

1. Lord GOD = Adonai Yĕhovah = Father in heaven
2. “Me” = Adonai Yeshua = Son of God
3. His Spirit = Ruach of the Adonai Yĕhovah = Spirit of the Lord GOD

Yeshua the Moshiach said;

“My sheep hear My voice,

and I know them, and they follow Me;

and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish;

and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.

  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all;

and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 

I and the Father are one.”  [6]

The Moshiach and His Father in heaven are echad, a unified one Elohim.  The Adonai Yĕhovah (Lord GOD) sent Yeshua the promised Moshiach in the fullness of time just as the Jewish prophets foretold.  So Isaiah was writing under under the inspiration of the Spirit of the Lord in his book to Israel when he wrote quoting the per-incarnate Moshiach;

“The Lord GOD has sent Me, and His Spirit” [7]

Yeshua returned to Nazareth, where He grew up; and as was His norm, He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.  The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him.  He opened the book and turned to the place where it was written;

“The Spirit of Adonai Yehovah is upon Me,

Because Yehovah has anointed Me

To bring the gospel to the poor;

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

To announce liberty to captives

And freedom to prisoners;

To announce the year of favor of Yehovah.”

He closed the book, and He gave it back to the attendant, and sat down.

Every one in the synagogue fixed their eyes on Him.

Then He said; Today this scripture is fulfilled as you listen.

Luke 4:16-21 HSV

Yeshua read from Isaiah chapter 61:1-2, in this scripture we see the triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The Spirit of  Adonai Yehovah is upon His Son the Messiah.  Yehovah anointed His Son to bring the gospel to the poor.  Yehovah sent His Son, Messiah Yeshua to heal the brokenhearted.  Here is an original song about the fulfillment of this prophecy in Isaiah chapter 61 by Lara Landon from her OVERCOME album, “The Spirit of the Lord”.

http://www.laralandononline.com/

[1] Genesis 1:1 NASB

[2] His Ruach Adonai Yehovah (see Isaiah 61:1)

[3] John 1:1-3 NASB

[4] Colossians 1:13-17 NASB

[5] John 1:9-13 NASB

[6] John 10:27-30 NASB

[7] Isaiah 48:16 NASB

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5 responses to ““The Lord GOD has sent Me, and His Spirit”

  1. posted by mattaniah
    DAVID MELECH YISROEL CHAI VEKAYAM!!!!
    HE WHO HAS AN EAR MUST LISTEN
    THE TRUTH IS YHVH SAID I HAVE FOUND MY SERVANT DAVID ……it is he {DAVID} WHO WILL DO MY WILL….IT IS WRITTEN!!!!!
    The Hebrew MOSHIACH MELECH DAVID/
    First Born from the DEAD /The SOUL of King DAVID /HEAD OF A NEW CREATION /After the RESURRECTION /YHVH gave Him a NAME Above Any OTHER NAME MELECH DAVID in the TORAH,TALMUD,ZOHAR,DEAD SEA SCROLLS,JOSEPHUS
    HASHEM SAID…I HAVE FOUND…my servant DAVID…I HAVE ANOINTED HIM WITH MY HOLY OIL
    The LAW was fulfilled in the literal ANOINTING of KING DAVID which alone constituted DAVID as the MASHIACH.
    DAVID THE SON OF JESSE.DAVID shall be ISRAEL’s KING AND MASHIACH AT THE RESURRECTION from the DEAD.

    THESE WORDS ARE THE WORDS OF THE HOLY LIVING YHVH
    OF ISRAEL.!!!!!!
    THE G-D OF ABRAHAM,THE G-D OF ISAAC,THE G-D OF JACOB
    AND THE G-D OF yahshua MELECH DAVID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PSALM 2:7 DAVID said I WILL PROCLAIM the DECREE ADONAI SAID TO ME “YOU ARE MY SON”
    PSALM 80:15 PROTECT what YOUR RIGHT HAND planted.THE SON YOU MADE STRONG FOR YOU SELF
    HASHEM SAID I HAVE FOUND MY SERVANT DAVID,IT IS HE WHO WILL DO MY WILL
    YAHSHUA DAVID SAID IT IS WRITTEN IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK..
    Here I AM! I AM COMING TO DO YOUR WILL> MELECH DAVID THE BELOVED OF HASHEM,
    THE MYSTERY IS THE “ ZERA “ [YAHSHUA SAVATION] OF YHVH,
    HASATAN DID NOT KNOW WHO WAS THAT MAN
    [THE MYSTERY] OF DAVID HIMSELF
    “ZERA”OF MELECH DAVID .
    [DAVID HIMSELF MYSTERY ] FIRST BORN FROM THE DEAD
    THE LAMP OF ISRAEL……………..THE HEAD of THE NATIONS..
    HASHEM SAID I will RAISE UP ONE SHEPHERD,
    the FALLEN TABERNACLE of DAVID
    THE LOST SHEEP of ISRAEL became the SACRIFICE
    .PEOPLE WILL RETURN AND SEEK HASHEM THEIR G-D and DAVID THEIR KING
    SHALOM ALEICHEM
    MATTANIAH
    9 FEB 2012

    • Shalom Mattaniah,

      Thank you for visiting Advent of Messiah and for your comment. King David is an important king of Israel, this is who I am named after. But the Tanach is clear that Moshiach (Messiah) will be the son of David, or a descendant of David. We read in the Prophet Jeremiah;

      5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’ Jeremiah 23:5 ESV

      The Moshiach will reign as a righteous King, He is the offshoot (or branch) i.e. descendant of King David. Moshiach will be called; ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’

      This why King David called the Moshiach “my Lord”, (Adoni in Psalms 110:1 and Adonai in Psalms 11:5).

      Psalm 110 ESV
      Sit at My Right Hand
      A Psalm of David.

      1 The LORD says to my Lord:
      “Sit at my right hand,
      until I make your enemies your footstool.”
      2 The LORD sends forth from Zion
      your mighty scepter.
      Rule in the midst of your enemies!
      3 Your people will offer themselves freely
      on the day of your power,
      in holy garments;
      from the womb of the morning,
      the dew of your youth will be yours.
      4 The LORD has sworn
      and will not change his mind,
      “You are a priest forever
      after the order of Melchizedek.”
      5 The Lord is at your right hand;
      he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
      6 He will execute judgment among the nations,
      filling them with corpses;
      he will shatter chiefs
      over the wide earth.
      7 He will drink from the brook by the way;
      therefore he will lift up his head.

      Yeshua is the Moshiach and Adonai! This what He claimed when He walked upon the earth, and He demonstrated the validity of His claim by rising from the dead on the third day after His death by crucifixion.

  2. Mark Nielsen

    Thanks for the excellent, thought-provoking material, both David and Mattaniah. I’m in David’s “camp” on this, but I leave it to YHVH as to when and how Mattaniah shall be redeemed. A decision “of the head” and rational debate will seldom bring a person to faith. It is the work of G-d’s Spirit in history which complete’s G-d’s work in the lives of faithful and sincere searchers.

  3. 27th June 2015 Thank you for your Website!!!
    SHALOM To : David Cook and Mark Nielsen!!!

    STAND UP FOR ISRAEL,S KING!!!
    flesh and blood did not and CANNOT reveal this truth!!!!!!!!!!

    45 years research for YHVH,s WORD – ABOUT YHVH SAID- I HAVE FOUND MY SERVANT DAVID-

    David asked IN PSALM 30:9
    “What profit is there in my blood ……………….that I should descend to destruction? The dust does not give thanks to you, neither does it show your faithfulness.

    IT IS HE —DAVID WHO DO MY WILL!!!!!

    YOU HAVE TO SEEK FOR THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM!!!!

    HE SAID I WILL REVEAL MYSELF!!!!
    Blessings for Obedience
    DEUTERONOMY 28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

    Deuteronomy 12:32 See that you do all I command you; do ……..
    Revelation 22:7
    “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”

    Luke 11:52 Woe to you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge:
    MYSTERY ……………THE KEY OF DAVID
    MYSTERY DALET = DAVID ………..IS THE DOOR
    ENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, …
    Aramaic Bible in Plain English
    And I fell before his feet and worshiped him, and he said to me, “No! I am your fellow Servant and of your brothers who have the testimony of Yeshua. Worship God, rather, for the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.”

    Revelation 22:19 And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book.
    Proverbs 30:6
    Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

    Psalm 40:8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is
    ..
    PSALM 40.7…Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. 8: I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.” 9 :I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;

    Moshiach Is King David Reincarnated in Jewish Gematria Equals: 1450
    Moshiach Is King David Reincarnated in English Gematria Equals: 1782
    Moshiach Is King David Reincarnated in Simple Gematria Equals: 297

    1 Samuel 25:29
    “Abigail said to David… “But the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God.

    He who has My Commandments and Obeys them–he it is who Loves Me
    .And he who loves Me will be Loved by my Father,
    and I will Love him and I will clearly Reveal Myself to him.

    Whoever has my commands and keeps them, he does love me, but he who loves me shall be loved from my Father and I shall love him, and I shall REVEAL MYSELF – to him.”
    YAHSHUA SAID MY SHEEP -HEAR!!! HEAR!!! HEAR – MY VOICE!!!
    RUACH HAKODESH MUST REMOVE -THE VEIL BY HIS POWER!!!
    THE KINGDOM OF YHVH DOES NOT -EXIST IN WORDS …….
    -BUT IN POWER!!!
    YAHSHUA SAID THE WORDS I SPEAK…….IS SPIRIT !!!
    ,(John 6:63) “…the words that I SPEAK TO YOU -speak to you, –
    they are SPIRIT it and they are LIFE.

    EZEKIEL 34;24
    I, Yahweh, will be their God, and My SERVANT DAVID …………….
    will be a PRINCE among them. I, Yahweh, have spoken.”
    I YAHWEH HAVE SPOKEN!!!

    ”CONFUSION AND CHAOS CANNOT REVEAL THE PRINCE OF PEACE,

    HOLINESS WILL REFLECT THE IMAGE OF A KING…,

    A SOUL OF A BELOVED KING… BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE … THROUGHT A SEED…PLANTED IN A WOMB…
    .ASK THE PROPHETS AND YAHVEH..
    .WHO IS YAHVEH,S beloved KING?
    ….WHO IS THE KING OF THE CITY OF DAVID?
    WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS?
    UNLESS THE RUACH HAKODESH OPEN THE BLINDED EYES AND OPEN THE DEAF EARS….
    YOU SHALL BE CONFUSED
    WITH SPEECH AND STRANGE IMAGES !!!
    STILL PARTAKE THE FORBIDDEN TREE OF KNOWLEDGE,GOOD AND BAD,

    BABILON CONFUSION OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE.

    YAHSHUA MEANS SALVATION…NOW SEEK FOR THE KING,
    THE KING SAID…SHMA…LISTEN!!! THE WORDS I SPEAK
    ……IS SPIRIT!! …AND LIFE!!!

    FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT REVEAL TO YOU!!!
    if the RULERS OF THIS WORLD KNEW WHOM THEY WERE CRUCIFIED!!!
    THEY WOULD NOT CRUCIFY HIM – BECAUSE OF THE MYSTERY THAT WAS HIDDEN!!!!

    THE COVENANT BETWEEN YAHVEH AND MELECH DAVID!!
    EVEN A CHILD WILL UNDERSTAND THESE WORDS !!!…

    Jeremiah 30:9
    they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.! -WHOM I WILL RAISE UP!!!! FOR THEM!

    THE BLINDED EYES NEED A TOUCH FROM THE RUACH HAKODESH TO SEE WHAT WAS HIDDEN BEFORE THEIR OWN EYES. SEARCH FOR THE pearl.

    Psalm 40:7
    Psalms Scroll composed by King David …It is written about me in the SCROLL…I COME!!! TO DO YOUR WIILL!!!
    I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him …
    And I the Lord will be their God and my servant David their ruler; I the Lord have said it.”
    ‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd.
    They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees… and yet you have not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments,..

    . My mercy will I keep for him for ever more, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

    For My Own Name’s Sake Will I Do It,

    and For My Servant David’s Sake Shall it Be Done …

    even as I had spoken it through My servant, called Beloved; ..

    . I will set up ONE SHEPHERD over them, and HE shall feed them, even
    MY SERVANT DAVID ——- my servant David;——–
    he shall feed them, and DAVID -he shall be their shepherd
    “I have made a covenant with my CHOSEN ONE- DAVID

    If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself

    Luke 4:16-21
    “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.
    And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and recovery of sight to the blind,
    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’

    And YAHshua, rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down.
    And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
    And YAHshua began to say to them,- LISTEN!

    ‘TODAY- this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’”–
    ——————————————————————————————–
    Jeremiah 30:9
    Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
    ———————————————————————————————
    The Good Shepherd Ezekiel 34:23-
    …23″Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
    24″And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David will be prince among them; I the LORD have spoken.
    I YAHVEH have said it…. and my servant DAVID PRINCE among them;
    I, Yahweh, have SPOKEN IT.

    THE RUACH HAKODESH GUIDED ME IN THIS HOUR TO YOUR WEB PAGE- WOULD APPRECIATE – FEED BACK!
    from DAVID COOK and MARK NIELSEN !!!

    ALL GLORY AND PRAISE BELONG TO YAHVEH!!!
    SHALOM,
    Mattaniah
    27 JUNE 2015

  4. Johannes Tan

    Jesus said: If David called him Lord, how is he his son? The messiah is a descendant of David, from everlasting past ( Micah 5:2). So all Mattaniah quoted were not David literally. This is David spiritually

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