HOW  THE  WORD  “GOD” [THEOS]  IS  USED  IN  THE  NEW  TESTAMENT


THE  BOOK  OF  REVELATION


RIGHT  AT  THE  VERY  BEGINNING  WE  SEE  THE  RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS,  THE  FATHER,  AND  THE  SON  CHRIST  JESUS.


CHAPTER  ONE


“THE  REVELATION  OF  JESUS  CHRIST,  WHICH  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] GAVE  UNTO  HIM…..AND  HE  SERNT  AND  SIGNIFIED  IT  BY  HIS  ANGEL  UNTOP  HIS  SERVANT  JOHN.  WHO  BARE  RECORD  OF  THE  WORD  OF  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY], AND  OF  ALL  THINGS  THAT  HE  SAW” [VERSE 1-2].


NOTE,  WHAT  JESUS  WAS  GIVEN  WAS  FROM  GOD— THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS,  THE  FATHER!


“AND  FROM  JESUS  CHRIST,  WHO  IS  THE  FAITHFUL  WITNESS,  AND  THE  FIRST  BORN [AS  IT  SHOULD  READ]  FROM  THE  DEAD [TIES  IN  EXACTLY  WITH  COLOSSIANS  CHAPTER  1: 15-18]. …. FROM  HIM  THAT  LOVED  US  AND  WASHED  US  FROM  OUR  SINS  IN  HIS  OWN  BLOOD;  AND  HAS  MADE  US  KINBGS  AND  PRIESTS  UNTO  GOD AND  HIS  FATHER [GOD  IS  CHRIST’S  FATHER”…..]— [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]—- VERSES 5, 6.


AS  JESUS  SAID  TO  HIS  DISCIPLES:  “I  GO  TO  MY  FATHER,  AND  YOUR  FATHER,  TO   YOUR  GOD  AND  MY  GOD”


JESUS  ALWAYS  HONORED  AND  RESPECTED  THE  FATHER  GOD  ABOVE  HIMSELF;  FOR  IN  TRUTH  THE  FATHER  GOD  IS  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY,  JUST  AS  PAUL  WAS  INSPIRED  TO  TELL  US  IN  1  CORINTHIANS  11: 1-3.  AND  JUST  AS  TOLD  TO  US   IN  1  CORINTHIANS  15,  EVENTUALLY  THE  KINGDOM  RULED  BY  CHRIST  FOR  1,000  YEARS  ON  THIS  EARTH [THE  AGE  TO  COME]  WILL  BE  HANDED  TO  THE  FATHER.  THE  FATHER  IN  ETERNITY  PAST  AND  INTO  ETERNITY  IN  THE  FUTURE,  WILL  ALWAYS  BE  THE  GODHEAD  PERSON  WHO  HAS  TOP  AUTHORITY.


“I  JOHN  …. WAS  IN  THE  ISLE  THAT  IS  CALLED  PATMOS,  FOR  THE  WORD  OF  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY],  AND   FOR  THE  TESTIMONY  OF  JESUS  CHRIST” [VERSE 9]. 


CHAPTER  TWO


“…..TO  HIM  THAT  OVERCOMES  WILL  I  GIVE  TO  EAT  OF  THE  TREE  OF  LIFE,  WHICH  IS  IN  THE  MIDST  OF  THE  PARADISE  OF  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] [VERSE 7].


CHAPTER  THREE


“BE  WATCHFUL,  AND  STRENGTHEN  THE  THINGS  WHICH  REMAIN  THAT  ARE  READY  TO  DIE;  FOR  I  HAVE  NOT  FOUND  YOUR  WORKS  PERFECT  BEFORE  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]…… HE  THAT  OVERCOMES,  THE  SAME  SHALL  BE  CLOTHED  IN  WHITE  RAIMENT;  AND  I  WILL  NOT  BLOT  OUT  HIS  NAME  OUT  OF  THE  BOOK  OF  LIFE,  BUT  I  WILL  CONFESS  HIS  NAME  BEFORE  MY  FATHER, [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] AND  BEFORE  HIS [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] ANGELS…..” [VERSES 2, 5].


“HIM  THAT  OVERCOMES  WILL  I  MAKE  A  PILLAR  IN  THE  TEMPLE  OF  MY  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY],  AND  HE  SHALL  NO  MORE  GO  OUT;  AND  I  WILL  WRITE  UPOPN  HIOM  THE  NAME  OF  MY  GOD [[THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY],  AND  THE  NAME  OF  THE  CITY  OF  MY  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY];  WHICH  IS  THE  NEW  JERUSALEM,  WHICH  COMES  DOWN  OUT  OF  HEAVEN  FROM  MY  GOD…” [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] [VERSE 12].


NOTE,  THIS  IS  JESUS  SPEAKING;  HE  SAYS  GOD  IS  “HIS  GOD”  “MY  GOD”—— JUST  AS  HE  SAID  TO  HIS  DISCIPLES,  “I  GO  TO  YOUR  FATHER  AND  MY  FATHER,  TO  YOUR  GOD  AND  MY  GOD.”


“….THESE  THINGS  SAYS  THE  AMEN,  THE  FAITHFUL  AND  TRUE  WITNESS,  THE  BEGINNING  OF  THGE  CREATION  OF  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]…..TO  HIM  THAT  OVERCOMES  WILL  I  GRANT  TO  SIT  WITH  ME  IN  MY  THRONE [DAVID’S  THRONE  ON  EARTH],  EVEN  AS  I  ALSO  OVERCAME,  AND  AM  SET  DOWN  WITH  MY  FATHER  IN  HIS  THRONE…” [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] [VERSES 14, 21].


JESUS  TELLS  US  FROM  HIS  OWN  WORDS,  THAT  HE  SITS  AT  THE  THRONE  OF  GOD [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY],  HIS  FATHER.  OTHERS  SCRIPTURES  HAVE  TOLD  US  HE  SITS  ON  THE  FATHER’S  RIGHT  HAND;  NOT  INSIDE  HIM;  NOT  ON  TOP  OF  HIM;  BUT  AT  THE  FATHER’S  RIGHT  HAND.


HOW  SIMPLER  CAN  IT  GET?  JESUS  HIMSELF  TELLS  US  THE  TRUTH  ABOUT  THE  GODHEAD;  THE  TRUTH  ABOUT  THE  TWO  PERSONS  AT  THE  HEAVENLY  THRONE.  THE  FATHER  SITS  ON  THE  THRONE,  JESUS  AT  HIS  RIGHT  HAND  SIDE. SIMPLE!


CHAPTER  FOUR  AND  FIVE


THESE  ARE  GREAT  AND  WONDERFUL  CHAPTERS,  TELLING  US  ABOUIT  THAT  HEAVENLY  THRONE!


FROM  THE  COMPLETE  JEWISH BIBLE,  TRANSLATED  BY  DAVID STERN




1 After these things, I looked; and there before me was a door standing open in heaven; and the Voice like a trumpet which I had heard speaking with me before said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after these things."


2 Instantly I was in the Spirit, and there before me in heaven stood a throne, and on the throne Someone [SINGULAR] was sitting [AS  WE  HAVE  SEEN  THE  SOMEONE = [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]


3 The One sitting there gleamed like diamonds and rubies, and a rainbow shining like emerald encircled the throne.


4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and on the thrones sat twenty-four elders dressed in white clothing and wearing gold crowns on their heads.


5 From the throne came forth lightnings, voices and thunderings; and before the throne were seven flaming torches, which are the sevenfold Spirit of God.


6 In front of the throne was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living beings covered with eyes in front and behind.


7 The first living being was like a lion, the second living being was like an ox, the third living being had a face that looked human, and the fourth living being was like a flying eagle.


8 Each of the four living beings had six wings and was covered with eyes inside and out; and day and night they never stop saying……”Holy, holy, holy is Adonai, God [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] of heaven's armies' the One who was, who is and who is coming!" [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY—— HE  WILL  COME  TO  THE  NEW  EARTH  TO  LIVE  WITH  HIS  CHILDREN - REVELATION 21].


9 And whenever the living beings give glory, honor and thanks to the One sitting on the throne, to the One [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]  who lives forever and ever, The twenty-four elders fall down before the One sitting on the throne [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] who lives forever and ever, and worship him. They throw their crowns in front of the throne and say:


11 "You are worthy, Adonai Eloheinu, to have glory, honor and power, because you created all things — yes, because of your will they were created and came into being!" [BY  THE  WORD  OF  GOD,  WHO  WAS  GOD,  AND  WAS  WITH  GOD - GOSPEL  OF  JOHN CHAPTER ONE] [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]—— JESUS  THE  CHRIST.


CHAPTER  FIVE


1 NEXT a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals; 2 and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?" 3 But no one in heaven, on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look inside it. 4 I cried and cried, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it. 5 One of the elders said to me, "Don't cry. Look, the Lion of the tribe of Y'hudah, the Root of David, has won the right to open the scroll and its seven seals."


6 Then I saw standing there with the throne and the four living beings, in the circle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been slaughtered. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the sevenfold Spirit of God sent out into all the earth [THE  ANGELS  OF  THE  SEVEN  CHURCHES  CHAP. 1-3]


7 He [JESUS THE CHRIST  THE  LAMB  OF  GOD] came and took the scroll out of the right hand of the One sitting on the throne [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]


8 When he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down in front of the Lamb. Each one held a harp and gold bowls filled with pieces of incense, which are the prayers of God's [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] people——


9 and they sang a new song: 


"You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals; because you were slaughtered; at the cost of blood you ransomed for God [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] persons from every tribe, language, people and nation.


10 You made them into a kingdom for God [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY] to rule, to serve him; and they "will rule over the earth."


11 Then I looked, and I heard the sound of a vast number of angels — thousands and thousands, millions and millions! They were all around the throne, the living beings and the elders; 12 and they shouted out:


"Worthy is the slaughtered Lamb to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and praise!"


13 And I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth and on the sea — yes, everything in them — saying:


"To the One sitting on the throne [THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS;  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH;  THE  SUPREME  IN  AUTHORITY]  and to the Lamb:


Belong praise, honor, glory and power forever and ever!"


14 The four living beings said, "Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshipped.

………………..


WHO  THE  ELDERS  ARE  WE  ARE  NOT  TOLD;  IT  IS  USELESS  TO  SPECULATE;  WE  ARE  NOT  TOLD  WHO  THE  ELDERS  ARE.


HERE  WE  SEE  SO  VERY  CLEARLY  THE  THRONE  ROOM  IN  HEAVEN;  ONLY  ONE  GOD  BEING  SITS  ON  THAT  THRONE—— THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS,  THE  MAJESTY  ON  HIGH,  THE  FATHER!  THE  ONE  IN  SUPREME  AUTHORITY  IN  ALL  THERE  IS  PHYSICAL  AND  SPIRIT.  JESUS  THE  CHRIST  IS  THE  LAMB,  THE  ONLY  ONE  WORTHY  TO  OPEN  THE  SEALS.  THE  LAMB  DOES  NOT  SIT  ON  THE  HEAVENLY  THRONE;  HE  WILL  COME  TO  HAVE  HIS  OWN  THRONE—— THE  THRONE  OF  DAVID  AS  PROMISED  BY  OLD  AND  NEW  TESTAMENT  PROPHECIES.


YOU  CAN  GO  THROUGH  THE  BOOK  OF  REVELATION  AND  FIND  THE  WORDS  “GOD” [THEOS]  AND  YOU’LL  SEE  THEY  NEARLY  ALL  APPLY  TO  THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS,  THE  FATHER  OF  JESUS  AND  US,  THE  GOD  OF  JESUS  AND  US!  YOU  SEE  IT  CLEARLY  IN  CHAPTERS  21,  22.  ONE  DAY  WE  SHALL  SEE  THE  VERY  FACE  OF  GOD,  THE  ANCIENT  OF  DAYS,  HE’S  PROMISED  IT  WILL  BE  SO.


NOW  YOU  ARE  READY  TO  READ  THE  GOSPEL  OF  JOHN  AND  BELIEVE  IT  AS  I  DID  WHEN  I  WAS  14, 15, 16.  AT  THAT  TIME  I  WAS  DEDICATED  TO  SERVING  MY  GOD  AND  BEING  A  DISCIPLE  OF  JESUS  CHRIST.  A  MEMBER  OF  THE  CHURCH  I  WAS  ATTENDING,  KNEW  MY  DEDICATION,  AND  GAVE  ME  A  GIFT  OF  A  RED  LETTER  NEW  TESTAMENT;  WOW….I  THOUGHT  THIS  IS  SUPER,  ALL  THE  WORDS  OF  CHRIST  IN  READ.  FOR  MANY  MANY  YEARS,  I  WOULD  READ  SOME  OF  THE  WORD  AND  TEACHINGS  OF  JESUS  BEFORE  FALLING  ASLEEP—10  MINUTES, 15  MINUTES,  20  MINUTES—— OVER  MY  TEENAGE  YEARS  I  WAS  ALWAYS  READING  THE  WORDS  THAT  JESUS  SPOKE  AS  WELL  AS  HIS  TEACHINGS.


I  HOPE  YOU  ARE  READY  TO  READ  THOSE  WORDS;  WHERE  JESUS  WAS  ALWAYS  READY  TO  ACKNOWLEDGE  THE  FATHER,  AS  HIS  FATHER  AND  AS  HIS  GOD!


TO  BE  CONTINUED