AN INTRODUCTION TO UNDERSTANDING of “G(g)od(s)”
IN GENESIS (and beyond)
Sometimes I feel frustrated that I have waited so long to start studying the Word with such intensity. I am uncovering knowledge the Lord Almighty has handed us from antiquity, and it is revealing details all Christians should be aware. But in most cases Christians (teachers, leaders, pastors) never even bother to study it. IN FACT, over the years it is evident through Biblical Scholar research and other studies, that certain subjects that were hard to grasp or might reveal something “supernatural beyond the obvious” were simply skimmed over quickly so they could avoid analysis altogether.
1. Please keep in mind the Jehovah-God is the Almighty Lord God Creator of the Universe.
2. And Jehovah said in Commandment #7 …
“3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Discussion: (“gods” in the Bible) –
It is important that we learn to differentiate the Bible’s references to God, Elohim, Jehovah, and particularly “gods” with a small “g”. If you do not understand this you will have big challenges understanding “demons, evil spirits and principalities” as you read further into the Bible.
1. OUR LORD GOD: There is the Almighty God Jehovah. Sometimes the Bible translations say simply “God”. The upper-case “G” is supposed to differentiate references to “lesser” (g)ods. But this, you see, is NOT always the case. The reader is quickly mislead and often confused due to these types of (almost subconscious) nuances and discrepancies.
2. THERE ARE LESSER GODS: It should be pretty clear by now that Jehovah has come right out and told us that there are lesser gods. As a matter of fact the Strong’s Reference H430 refers to “Elohim”. Let’s examine this at the Hebrew level.
Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: – angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.
H433 above refers to “Eloah” which is for singular God (note the upper-case G).
So low and behold we immediately discover that Elohim is plural and is most evidently referring to slightly “lesser Gods (gods)”; but never-the-less pretty far up the JEHOVAH pecking order (god hierarchy). But they are MANY. PLURAL!! The Hebrew should not lie. Note the statement: “but specifically used of the supreme God (Ahhh I get it – that’s JEHOVAH!) So Elohim are lesser gods close to the Almighty Father JEHOVAH.
Further Analysis in Application:
Genisis 6:2 – Refers to that ever so controversial issue with these “sons of God” (Strong’s H430) coming down to Earth and having taken wives (e.g. having sex) with whichever woman they chose too.
Lets’ look closely here:
Gen 6:2 That the sonsH1121 of GodH430 sawH7200 (H853) the daughtersH1323 of menH120 thatH3588 theyH2007 were fair;H2896 and they tookH3947 them wivesH802 of allH4480 H3605 whichH834 they chose.H977
1. “sons of God” (Strong’s H430) are ELOHIM (plural) or “lesser gods” under JEHOVAH —-BUT….
2. They were the “sons” of these “Elohim” – their DECENDANTS
3. They were “naughty”, (if you will) BAD gods because of what they did (this is clear throughout the text particularly when you review the book of our Bible friend “Enoch” that happened to get cut out of the original canons by MEN making choices on our poor unknowledgeable behalfs. Ordained all of them you ask? No WAY.
Wait where is JEHOVAH in all of this??
If you look further into the text in Genesis 6:3 the very next verse you see:
Gen 6:3 And the LORDH3068 said,H559 My spiritH7307 shall notH3808 alwaysH5769 striveH1777 with man,H120 for that heH1931 alsoH7945 H1571 is flesh:H1320 yet his daysH3117 shall beH1961 an hundredH3967 and twentyH6242 years.H8141
Now here the benevolent translators were kind enough to CAPITALIZE the word “LORD”. But after all this folly thus far we should not be presumptive.
So the researcher would wonder what the Strong’s Reference H3068 refers in order to discover to whom this “LORD” refers.
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: – Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050, H3069.
Well there you have it. When you read further (PLEASE DO SO) you will note that these “sons of (g)od” were lesser gods and not JEHOVAH GOD. They are down the PECKING ORDER (think 7 spiritual realms with JEHOVAH the “supreme GOD”; creator of the Universe.
LESSER GODS – Are not necessarily “Demons” UNLESS they do something that pissed off JEHOVAH
DEMONS – Were almost certainly at one time lesser (g)ods in the spiritual realm at one time until they screwed up and got KICKED OUT.
Then they work for LUCIFER
You see if you reflect back to how JEHOVAH sent down the (was it?) “angel of death” (need citation) to kill the first born of Egypt during the passover this was almost certainly a “lesser god” or Angel. But one that is working WITH JEHOVAH. This one was on OUR TEAM!! And he was a pretty mean “dude” (PRAISE JESUS).
We all need to re-read the Old Testament with an Interlinear Bible so you can analyze properly the references to “gods” and Gods and know when the difference is actually JEHOVAH the Almighty
Otherwise you REALLY AREN’T GOING TO UNDERSTAND “THE GREAT DECEPTION”
OH AND ONE MORE THOUGHT!!
Doesn’t this suggest that the only reason Judaism and Christianity are referred to as Mono-Theistic (e.g. ONE GOD) “religions” is because you were told you would have “NO OTHER gODs BEFORE ME (Jehovah)” ??
Makes you think a little bit when you read about other civilizations that worship MANY GODS.
Matter of fact it almost appears that these POLY-THEISTIC idol worshiping civilizations were simply worshiping OTHER GODS (lesser gods) down the “pecking order” from HEAVEN, the 7th realm where THE ALMIGHTY GOD JEHOVAH hangs out.
So it begs the question: Are these other gods demons? Well I would suggest to you that perhaps, JUST PERHAPS, they were actually “gods”. But since the delineation is so FINE (based on how Jehovah feels about them and where they are stationed in the spritual realm) it is nebulous to get a feel for where they fall in the god/demon “ether”.
THE WAY I FIGURE IT IS THIS: Since these polytheistic folks were having OTHER gODS before JEHOVAH – Then it probably pissed Jehovah off. AND YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT! BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU DO THAT.
So FINAL CONCLUSION is that the gods worshipped by Pantheists are actually VERY BAD ENTITIES. Shall we say LUCIFERIAN / demonic and all around evil? I think so.
My prayers are with you all.