Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. (Ex.4:21-23/ Hosea 11:1)
Here we have the LORD speaking . David is the physical king of /1 Chronicles 11:1/ 2 Sam.5), David is being used to "declare the decree".. Israel is the son of God (represented in King Messiah and King David). While every mention of "Servant" in Isaiah can be related to Israel (The nation) or Jacob, in a Hebraic context we have the Word "servant" also relate to (examples): David (Is.37:35), Isaiah (Is.20:3), Messiah (42:1; 65:8)
Ex.4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Kingdom (Israel)- consists of a king and his dominion.
Israel has been given foreshadows throughout the Word to observe. King David spoke of the authority of Mashiach (Messiah). Messiah is The King that will issue in The Kingdom of YHVH.
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. (Mk.12:36/ Lk.20:42-43/ Acts 2:29,30,34/ Acts 13:33/ Ps.110:1)
Messiah is called the only begotten son of GOD. How do we apply this to Israel being the son of God? Mashiach is The King of the dominion which is Israel. They are echad (H#259 /unified One/ Gen.2:24), for we are told messiah is the bridesgroom of Israel.
Where Israel broke the coveneant Messiah fulfilled it! Messiah is the resTORAHation of Israel. This is evident when the Law (Torah) gives the judgement (effect) of (spiritual) adultry/ Lev.20:10(idolatry).
Spiritual Adultry (Idolatry) of:
Jer.3:8 (divorce)/ (Hosea 4-8) Hosea 4:12-19 (15)/
Jer.3:8, Jer.5, Jer.10, Jer.16, Jer.17
Only the death of the mate could free one from the vow made with The Lord (Heb.9:16-17). Messiah died so that Israel could be free from thier transgression (and thus be restored to God's grace). The wage of sin is death thus Messiah (King of Israel) fulfills the Passover sacrifice (1 Cor.5:6-8).
Many that seem to only think literally may struggle with the concept of Messiah being the only begotten son when Israel is mentioned as the son of God as well (even with the documentation that they are One (echad).
"Begotten" isn't limited to the context of the outcome of physical sex. (Hebrew #3439) When used in the figurative the word yalad can mean to raise up, or resurrect. This use of the literal is called Anthropopatheia (compare to Acts 13:33/ Ps.2:6-7/ Rom.1:3,4/ Col.1:18/ Rev.1:5....)/ (II Sam. 7:14/ Ps. 89:27)
Messiah Is Torah. Torah is the foundation.
Son is the Hebrew:
Ben H# 1121
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the house/carries family name /Character of the Father), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H1,H251, etc.): - + afflicted, age, [Ahoh-] [Ammon-] [Hachmon-] [Lev-]ite, [anoint-]ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, [Assyr-] [Babylon-] [Egypt-] [Grec-]ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant[-est], whelp, worthy, young (one), youth
A Son (Ben) is one who carries the character (Name) of His Father. Basically one who submits to his will. We see this in the Greek as well! "Teknon"Greek #5043 offspring, children
- a male child, a son
- the name transferred to that intimate and reciprocal relationship formed between men by the bonds of love, friendship, trust, just as between parents and children
- in affectionate address, such as patrons, helpers, teachers and the like employ: my child
- in the NT, pupils or disciples are called children of their teachers, because the latter by their instruction nourish the minds of their pupils and mould their characters
- children of God: in the OT of "the people of Israel" as especially dear to God, in the NT, in Paul's writings, all who are led by the Spirit of God and thus closely related to God
- "paheece" #3816-
a boy (as often beaten with impunity), or (by analogy) a girl, and (generally) a child; specifically a slave or servant (especially a minister to a king; and by eminence to God): - child, maid (-en), (man) servant, son, young man.
A son of God is to say one who submits to God. Example: his messengers. Rom.8:14/ Matt 5:9
It's in Messiah that the character of Israel (Prince of God/inheritance) is established.
Throughout the Word we are given examples of acknowledgement of one son when we know there is more than one physical son. In each of these examples the one not acknowledged has been sent away and a seperation been made.
Cain & Able (twins)
Cain did not honor his relations with YHVH. Cain's fruits reflected his pride and selfishness. When it came time for harvest of fruits Cain did not recieve a blessing cause he did not bless The Father (YHVH)/ Gen.4:5,7/, and was sent awayfrom his presence (Gen.4:16)
Cain was not acknowledged as the inheritor of Adam, rather only acknowledged as the indvidual who slew Able when Adam's line of inheritance was listed in Gen.4:24- Gen.5:32 (* Gen.5:4)
Isaac & Ishmael
Ishmael is obviously mentioned as a physical son of Abram. Abram was later called Abraham and recieved a seed of promise from the LORD Isaac. Sarah had Abraham send Ishmael and his mother (Hagar) away. This cut out any inheritance Ishmael would have claimed from Abraham according to the promise that was in Isaac (Gen.17:15-21). (Ishmael was blessed and said to be considered a wild man whose hand would be against every man and every man's hand against him/ These are not attributes needed for the blessing and promise passed to Isaac and Israel)
Heb.11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son
Israel & Mashiach (echad)/Son Of God
Messiah is called the only begotten son of God
Zech.12:10/ Is.9:6-7/ Jn.3:16,18/ Jn.1:18/ 1 Jn.4:9/ Heb.1:5/ Heb.5:5/
1 Jn.5:5/ 1 Jn.4:15/ Gal.2:20/ Heb.4:14/ Eph.4:13/ Gal.4:4/ Matt.27:54/ 1 Cor.1:9/ 2 Cor.1:19/.....
Gal.3:24-29/ 1 Jn.3:2/ Philippians 2:15/ Gal.4:6-7/ Rom.8:14
Within the culture of Israel the firstborn was to recieve the inheritance, yet in these examples this isnt the case. We have another example of this as well.
Jacob (Israel) & Esau (twins)
Gen.25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. (Rom.9:12)
Esau like Cain was more interested in his earthly pleasures than in pleasing the Father YHVH. This was evident when he sold his birth right to Jacob. Jacob recieved the inheritance of the first born as The prophacy had proclaimed. When one refuses to acknowledge YHVH he has no reason to acknowledge them either when it comes to his blessings. Afterall we are created for his pleasure (Rev.4:11), therefore its important to take notice if we are in fact pleaseing The Father. Matt.20:16
Suggested follow up blogs:
Abraham & Isaac
31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
In the Hebrew culture "1st born" son = The great inheritance
The examples given above of a later son being called the "only (begotten) son" goes to show the one worthy of the great inheritance.
I also want to consider Dan.7&8
Israel- prince of El (again showing inheritance/ and again Israel is also considered in the femine as the bride of Messiah and we know that two become echad (ONE) in marriage)
Kingdom- King and dominion
Now lets look at:
Dan 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand
The Prince of Princes is the king of Israel (Massiah) of which David called Lord (Ps.110:1)
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him
Israel recieves the inheritance of God through their king and thus both are the inheritors thereof. (If some find Daniel on this subject complex just put it on a shelf)
In relation to islam: Muslims are simpley Ignorant of what son of G-d even means. "Son" in the Hebrew ("Ben") carries with it the meaning - builder of the house, one who carries the Character of the Father (figurative relationship/branch as to appoint, annoint, (worthy)... Muslims are stuck in a limited mindset that is also fixed in arabic. To say Messiah came not to do his own will but rather the will of The Father is the same as to say he is the (a) Son of God. This concept is carried over into the NT as well. Rom.8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Islam lacks spiritual eyes and ears. Question: If Yeshua (or fake Yeshua- "Isa") is phy. born of a virgin and had no phy dad then who is his Father? Well logically we would conclude that the only concept of Father to this one would be The Most High. To say Christ is the Son of God is the same as saying he is a messenger, prophet, .... However Messiah is greater than all the prophets cause they speak of him and He is The Word (hand) of YHVH. Anyone who denies that Messiah is lead of(Son of/ Messenger of) the Father is anti Messiah (Christ) and thus such people also deny the Father (1 Jn.2:22/ 1 Jn.4:3/ 2 Jn.1:7) Such people will know Messiah reigns in due time and lest they submit (return to/ repent) to the will of The Most High they shall come under judgement.
Is.9:6 relates back to Is.7:14 where the son being born unto us is prophetic! Not only goes Torah (Gen) confirm this in relation to zera (seed) of the WOMAN, but the NT reveals that the more broad Almah doesnt rule out phy virgin while it doesnt spacifically mean it , it is to be exspected.
There are those that have contempt for Messiah that read Is.9 not relating it to these other areas for proper context and then they get to Is.6 and claim its speaking in present tense as if that rules out any chance of it being prophetic.
Its called a Prolepsis................ to speak in present tense in relation to future event. EXAMPLES: Prolepsis (Ampliatio); or Anticipation (Heb.2:8). Anticipating what is going to be , and speaking of future things as present./// Prolepsis (occupatio); or Anticipation, Answering an arguement by anticipating it before it is used. (1) Open, When the anticipated objection is both answered and stated (Matt.3:9) (2) Closed. When the anticipated objection is either not plainly stated or not answered (Rom.10:18).......
--------------Those in Covenant are sons of God------------------------
Jn.1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1 Jn.2:28-29;3:1 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him./ 31 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (Gal.3:26-29)
Rom.8:14,16 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God
(Notes: Yeshua / Blessed is he who comes in the name of The Lord!Ps.118:26/ Matt.21:9; 23:39/.... Is.9:6 -his shem/... Jn.8:12/Jn.12:35-36/ 1 Jn.2:28-29/ 1 Jn.3:1/... Eph.4:4-6/ 2 Cor.6:17...Rev.1:8;21:6-7; 22:13,14,20/ Is.44:6/... Jn.3:31 ... Mal.2:10...Is.28:29 .... Phil.2:6-7/ 1 Tim.2:5/Heb.1:1-4/ Matt.1:23/Is.7:14/Jn.1:1,14/ Col.1:19; 2:9-10 All that was needed for the fulfillments during that advent/ ... (As the Father and Yeshua are one we also shall be one/ in Spirit)