16) The Most High God Is The Creator

Most of what we treat as God’s exclusive names are titles that can apply to other individuals, and multiple titles can apply to a single individual.

    • Lesser gods (Exodus 18:11) do have power, but this is different from authority. As we shall see, these hyper-dimensional beings defied their Creator and act on their own plans rather than carry out his orders. There is archeological and anthropological evidence backing up the Bible’s report that these beings are real, not mythological figments of imagination. It is reasonable to label them “ancient aliens” and “ancient astronauts / star travelers”, without making the assumption that they have no Creator. It is more unreasonable to use them to eliminate the concept of a Creator without providing an explanation for their ancient origins.
      • “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?…They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations [in the greatest corporate takeover in history]. (Psalm 82)
    • Angels being the common reference for the good hyper dimensional beings, but this term simply means malak / ambassador or messenger representing the melek / king. This function in bridging the hyper dimensions of the heavens with the four dimensions of the human world is readily apparent. As God’s messengers, they are powerful beings. “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and [still, yet] hast crowned him with glory and honour.” (Psalm 8:5-6)

When we understand that “God” = the one who has the power to make and put plans into effect, we realize that the use of this title for the creator of everything introduces him as the most powerful being of all. 

  • Lord, or Adon in Hebrew, more frequently emphasized as Adonay (O Lord or my Lord). This as a title means ruler or master, someone with authority to influence others’ affairs for good or bad. This descriptor also applies to other beings, who often illegally seize authority through mutiny.
    • Humans, such as masters over servants/employees, fathers who in ancient time held absolute authority within families, military superior officers, etc. “O generation, see ye the word of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?” (Jeremiah 2:31)
    • The gods who are false, not in the sense of unreal but in the sense of deceitful, promising to empower their followers but actually trapping and destroying them. “Thou shalt make no covenant with…their gods…for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.” (Ex 23:32-33) “O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead [disconnected from the source of life], they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.” (Isaiah 26:13-14)
    • Angels / Messengers of Almighty God: “…a thing was revealed unto Daniel…I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude…Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia…then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord…how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me…And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me. Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.“ (Daniel 10)

The existence of other created gods and lords is why we address the God of creation as “Most High God, King of kings and Lord of lords.” What makes him unique among all the gods is that he alone is creator and giver of life.

“Thus saith [the] God [ha El, singular] the LORD [YHVH], he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein…I am the LORD[Yhvh] that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” (Isaiah 42:5-8)

  • YHVH is the exclusive, unique and personal name of the God of gods and Lord of lords in Hebrew.

Because there are no written vowels to clue us into the correct pronunciation, it is written and pronounced variously as Yahweh (you’ll see this in Strong’s Concordance), Yehoowah, or Jehovah (in the King James at a time, oddly enough, when the letter J had just recently been introduced into the English alphabet). This name is so highly respected by conservative Judaism that it is not pronounced at all, hence no verbal tradition handed down and the substitution of “LORD” (all caps) which carried over even in English scriptures including most of the occurrences in the King James Bible.

It is first given to humanity when God introduces himself to Moses, in a variety of manifestations simultaneously. We can understand its retroactive appearance in the book of Genesis from Moses’ authorship of that earlier history.

“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 

  1. And the angel of the LORD / YHVH appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush [more on this person in the next post]
  2. God / elohim called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said…I am the God / elohe of thy father, the God / elohe of Abraham, the God  /elohe of Isaac, and the God / elohe of Jacob…
  3. And the LORD / YHVH saidCome now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 
    • And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 
    • And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; [Trust me]
    • And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name [attributes, characteristics – the god of water, lord of the flies, the god of war]? what shall I say unto them?
  4. man-shrugging-shouldersAnd God said unto Moses, [and we may fairly suppose he shrugs at that point, expressing “What can I say?”] I Am Who I Am, [ehyeh aser ehyeh]Thus…say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. [This isn’t really helping Moses who has no background in physics.]

At a minimum, this reply is expressing his uniqueness which can’t be explained or understood by humans, possibly referencing a permanent state of present time as opposed to humans’ linear timeline of past to future, i.e. timeless, eternal, self-existent Being.

In a thought-provoking new paper, a physicist suggests the whole universe could be a single neural network—a competing “theory of everything” that could unite quantum and classical mechanics, he says.

If this is true…it would mean pretty enormous things for the nature of the universe…

The root problem with…a theory…that defines the very nature of the universe itself – is that it usually ends up replacing one proxy-for-god with another…

In this paper we discussed a possibility that the entire universe on its most fundamental level is a neural network. This is a very bold claim. We are not just saying that the artificial neural networks can be useful for analyzing physical systems or for discovering physical laws, we are saying that this is how the world around us actually works…

If we’re all nodes in a neural network, what’s the network’s purpose? 

The Bible presents YHVH as the neural network – the soul, the personhood – by which all things consist, with the purpose of forming a family of loved ones.

the invisible God…all things were created by him, and for him…and by him all things consist…And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind [soul] by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled [brought into unity with his soul].” (Colossian 1:15-17,21)

Can that be so hard for us humans to understand? The old philosophical question can be reframed as “If God speaks and there is no-one to hear him, is there any sound?” Carrying through this concept – if God is love, but there is no-one to love, can he love, i.e. be loving, in reality? Anyone else besides me experience what’s called unrequited love? It does take more than one for love to exist.

Which leads to an interesting question – did God’s soul develop, like humans’ do, as he interacted in the social milieu and environment he created? Did he in fact create this in order to self-transcend, just like humans mature when they marry and have children? Psychologically, it makes sense.

maslows-hierarchy-of-needs

I’ll let the reader wrestle with that one for now. Back to God as Being / I Am.

With the juxtaposition of “moreover” in the passage, we can literally connect “I Am” with “YHVH.”

And God said moreover...Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,

  • the LORD / YHVH God of your fathers,
  • the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you:

this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” (Exodus 3:15)

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