The Holy Spirit is often referred to as "it" and "the" in the Greek text of the Brit Hadashah (New Testament). This is not how a person is properly addressed; it is proper to address a person by his or her name. But wait! The Holy Spirit has no name either. Why? Because unlike the Father YaHuWaH and Y'shua the Messiah, the Holy Spirit is not a person; it is the spirit of YaHuWaH.
Furthermore, the term found in the Tanach that is translated as "Holy Spirit" is "Ha Ruach Ha Kodesh". In Hebrew, the original inspired language of the Tanach (Old Testament), the word "Ruach" cannot be construed as a person. It is a force. It is invisible. It is like wind, because it can be felt or experienced, but not seen. It is intelligence, mentality, life. It never portrays a person, however, it is YaHuWaH's Spirit, but not His actual person dwelling in the hearts and lives of His People (His People: Exodus 31:13, Ezekiel 20:12, Ezekiel 20:19-20).
One of the reasons you do not see practicing Jews flock to the Christian churches is that they know better than to accept doctrines such as the 'Holy Trinity.' Jews know all too well from the Tanach (Old Testament) that it was accepting aspects of pagan doctrine into their worship with YaHuWaH that cause them to be separated from YaHuWaH in the past. It is these pagan doctrines that actually keep Jews from accepting the Messiah because any Torah-observant Jew will never accept these strange doctrines.
One thing that Christians do not realize is that practicing Jews pray the Shema three times a day. If you are a Christian you may be wondering, "what is the Shema?" I rest my case. The Shema is a traditional Hebrew prayer, taken from Scripture as all Hebrew prayers are, that simply states that Elohim is one person. In other words they have been taught for thousands of years that Elohim is one, not three (persons).
HEAR, O YISRA'EL: YHWH OUR ELOHIM, YHWH IS ONE. And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house and upon your gates. (HRV Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
"Hear O Yisra'el: YaHuWaH our Elohim, YaHuWaH is One! "And you shall love YaHuWaH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. "And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart, and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes. "And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (ISR Debarim 6:4-9)
Many Christians may now realize that this passage rings a bell now that they think about it. This is because this traditional Hebrew prayer is also found in the Brit Hadashah (New Testament). When asked, "What is the Greatest of all commandments?" Y'shua the Messiah quoted the Shema and started out by saying that Elohim is one!
One of the most fascinating statements that tell us who Y'shua was is in the book of Revelation. In this statement, Y'shua claims to be the Alpha and Omega in both Revelations 1:8 and again in Revelations 22:13. Lets go to the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) and read these two passages from the New King James Version for a change.
I am Aleph and Tav says Adonai YHWH, he who is and was and is to come, who is the Almighty. (HRV Revelation 1:8)
"I am the 'Aleph' and the 'Taw', Beginning and End," says YaHuWaH "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." (ISR Revelation 1:8)
And again we read the same later in the book of Revelation.
I am Aleph and I am Tav, the first and the last and the beginning and the end. (HRV Revelation 22:13)
"I am the 'Aleph' and the 'Taw', the beginning and the end, the First and the Last. (ISR Revelation 22:13)
This may sound insignificant to a Christian, but to a Jew who knows the Tanach (Old Testament) and a bit of Hebrew it is a real eye opener. In the Tanach (Old Testament) which was written in Hebrew, one of the titles of the Father is ET which is composed of the Hebrew letters Aleph and Taw, the First and Last letters of the Hebrew Aleph-Biet (Alpha-bet). This title has always been known to represent that YaHuWaH was, and is, and wil always will be the Beginning and End of the Hebrew language and everything in between. Let me spell this one out: He represented himself to be The Word.
Through doing this article and seeing these verses I see something else here. Do you see what I see? At the end of the first passage (Revelation 1:8) Who does Y'shua say that He is? "The Almighty." And who is the Almighty? The Father!
There are several passages in the Scripture that indicate that Y'shua the Messiah was also YaHuWaH the Father, that they are actually one in the same person. Let us go to the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) and take a look at a little conversation that Y'shua had with Philip. Philip was confused at who Y'shua really was, but Y'shua (The Word) cleared things up for Philip.
If you know me you would have known my Father. And from now on you know him and have seen. him. Philip said to him, our Adon, show us the Father and it will satisfy us. Yeshua said to him, Have I been with you all this time, and you do not known me Philip? He who sees me has seen the Father. And how do you say, Show us the Father? (HRV John 14:7-9)
"If you had known Me, you would have known my Father too. From now on you know Him, and have seen." Philip said to Him, "Master, show us the Father and it is enough for us." Y'shua said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father, and how do you say, 'Show us the Father'? (ISR Yohanan 14:7-9)
After pondering what the Father had just spoke to Philip, Philip then remembered the passage of Scripture that had been read to him Sunday after Sunday while sitting in Church (Yeah Right!). Bingo! Philip just realized that his favorite passage of Scripture in the whole world about the Messiah says that He would be called EVERLASTING FATHER!
For a Child is born unto us, a son is given unto us, and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty El, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (HRV Isaiah 9:6)
For a Child shall be born unto us, a Son shall be given unto us, and the rule is on His shoulder. And His Name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, Strong El, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace. (ISR Yeshayahu 9:6)
All one has to do is go to the Word and forget about the strange doctrines of men that have surfaced in the Christian churches. Here are several other passages that will help clear thing up a bit: John 1:1, John 10:30, John 14:7-9, 2nd Corinthians 4:4, Colossians 1:15, 1st Timothy 3:16, and Hebrews 1:3. I am sure there are a couple others as well.
An acrostic is a composition in verse, in which the first, and sometimes last, letters of the line read in order to form a name, a sentence, or title. Throughout the Tanach (Old Testament) there are many fascinating acrostics and other textual peculiarities that will fascinate the diligent scholar. In the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) there also appears to be a Hebrew acrostic that generally goes unnoticed.
When Y'shua was executed, Pilate wrote the sign that was nailed to the cross. The particular wording he chose displeased the Jewish leadership and they asked him to change it. He refused. There are some interesting aspects to this incident that are not apparent in our English translations.
And Pilate also wrote a tablet and placed it on his gallows. And thus it was written, This is Yeshua, the Natzrati, king of the Jews. And many of the Judeans read this board because the place at which Yeshua was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, in Latin. And the Chief Cohanim said to Pilate, Do not write that he is king of the Jews, but that he said, I am king of the Jews, Pilate said, What I have written, I have written." (HRV John 19:19-22)
And Pilate wrote a title too, and put it on the stake, and it was written: Y'SHUA OF NATSARETH, THE SOVEREIGN OF THE YEHUDIM. Many of the Yehudim therefore read this title, for the place where Y'shua was impaled was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, in Roman. So the chief priests of the Yehudim said to Pilate "Do not write, 'Sovereign of the Yehudim,' but, 'He said, "I am Sovereign of the Yehudim."'" Pilate answered, "What I have written , I have written." (ISR Yohanan 19:19-22)
Pilate refused to revise the epitaph he had composed. This may have more significance than is apparent in our English translations. The Hebrew epitaph is shown below (Hebrew is read from right to left):
Y'shua HaNazarei wMelech HaYehudim:
Y'shua the Nazarene and King of the Jews.
What we don't notice in the English translation is that the acrostic made up of the first letter of each word spells out the name YaHuWaH (YHWH) in Hebrew, that's the Fathers name! If Pilate had rewritten it in the manner the high priests had requested him to, it would not have spelled out the name YaHuWaH. The epitaph that hung above Y'shua as he was executed was that of YaHuWaH, the Father!
Something to think about is that YaHuWaH gave the Torah to the Jews. The Torah contains no information on a 'Holy Trinity' in any book, chapter, paragraph, or verse. The Jews have never believed in any such doctrine; they believe YaHuWaH is one!
Now let us suppose that YaHuWaH did not simply manifest himself in the flesh to provide a perfect sacrifice to atone for our sins in the Messiah. Let us suppose that he came to introduce a whole new concept in what (rather than who) He is. Why would he have waited instead of explaining it in Torah? He wouldn't have, He would have explained it in Torah!
The simple fact is that the word "Trinity" is found nowhere in the Scripture. If YaHuWaH were to introduce such a strange doctrine to the Jews and the rest of the world the Messiah or at least the Apostles would have written about the new concept. There is not one apostle who wrote about it: not one chapter, not one paragraph, not one verse in Scripture.
And truly great is this mystery of rightousness which was revealed in the flesh, and justified by the Spirit, and was seen by angels, and was proclaimed among the Goyim, and was believed in the world, and was taken up in glory. Now the Spirit plainly says that in the last times some men shall depart from the faith and shall go after deceiving spirits and after teachings of shadim, (HRV 1st Timothy 3:16 - 4:1)
And, beyond all question, the secret of reverence is great - Elohim who was revealed in the flesh, declared right in Spirit, was seen by messengers, was proclaimed among nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in esteem. But the Spirit distinctly says that in later times some shall fall away from the belief, paying attention to misleading spirits, and teachings of demons, (ISR 1st Timothy 3:16 - 4:1)
This passage seems be referring to the doctrine of the "Holy Trinity". I hope this article will help clear the confusion many of you have had (including myself) in the past trying to figure out the strange doctrine of the 'Holy Trinity' that other confused people were teaching us. Yes, I still remember the confusion on the faces of those who tried to brain wash me. Even they didn't believe what they were spewing out of their mouths. And the author of confusion is...that's right: Satan!