When we are born of our earthly parents, after the conception there is a physical womb that protects us and guides out into the world. We are not of this world when we're born again, we have a spiritual Father, do we have a spiritual womb to pass through to the heavenly kingdom?
This Day I Have Begotten Thee
Did you know the bible implies Jesus (Yehoshua) was begotten three different times by YHWH?
- At his physical conception
- At his baptism
- At his resurrection
The Seed of YHWH
I will get back to these and explain, however, in order to fully show this is the case, first I think we should look at what the "sperma" of YHWH is. This is spiritual, and not literal, and due to the pervasive belief that "Jesus is the only begotten son of God, and we're just adopted," people have been utterly confused as to what the "word of God" is. They know the "word of God" is God. But they believe the bible and/or Jesus are the "word of God" and they don't check out what the bible says on the subject.
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the "word of God" with boldness. Acts 4:31
When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say, for at that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say. Luke 12:11-12
But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to respond or what to say. In that hour you will be given what to say. For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19-20
We can see that the "word of God" they spoke was also called the "Holy Spirit" AKA "the Spirit" of their Father. YHWH's Spirit is the "word of God". In Ezekiel the "word of God" came to him, through YHWH's Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 1 sets the stage and says "the word of YHWH came to Ezekiel." (Ez. 1:3) So we know Ezekiel heard from the "word of God" and Ezekiel 2 tells us how.
Ezekiel 2:1 He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” 2 As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me.
YHWH's seed (sperma) is discussed in 1 John:
1 John 3:1 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. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed (sperma) remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
We make known to the world if YHWH is our Father by the fact that we don't sin. And we won't sin because His "seed" (or "sperma" in Greek) abides in us. How do we stop sinning? The Holy Spirit of YHWH convicts us of our sin.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the intercessor will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send it unto you. 8 And when the spirit is come, it will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when it, the Spirit of truth, is come, the spirit will guide you into all truth: for it shall not speak of itself; but whatsoever it shall hear, that shall it speak: and it will shew you things to come.
Note: The word usually translated as "he" in these scriptures is actually the word for "he, she, it" referencing the original topic, in this case "the spirit". Trinitarians decided it meant a "he" and it may be a reference to the Father's spirit in which case that works, but it's being referred to as "it" in this translation.
YHWH's spirit reproves the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgement, which is how we get pruned by YHWH (in the vine metaphor seen in John 15:1-12). When we're convicted by YHWH's Holy Spirit we get rid of our sin, and become righteous. So, it makes sense that God's seed inside of us is His Holy Spirit that leads us to truth and dropping our sin, which is why those who are born of YHWH (and have His seed inside) will not commit sin.
So, YHWH's Holy Spirit is known as the "word of God," "the Spirit of Truth," "The Holy Spirit" (Because YHWH's spirit and YHWH is Holy). The Father is spirit and those who worship Him will worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:21-25)
Jesus Was begotten at his conception
Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Yehoshua (Jesus/Joshua). 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the Highest: and YHWH God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the son of God.
We see at Jesus's conception the Holy Spirit is what descended out of heaven and allowed him to be conceived. We also know that we are formed in our mother's womb too. We see that this is also connected to the Holy Spirit, for God is spirit and the spirit is how He creates. Notice that when He creates people, He creates them to be Holy, or "Set apart."
Psalms 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb.
Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith YHWH that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love
Jeremiah 1:4 Then the word of YHWH came unto me, saying, 5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I consecrated you (or set you apart as Holy), and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." 6 Then said I, "Ah, Lord YHWH! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child." 7 But YHWH said unto me, "Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee," saith YHWH. 9 Then YHWH put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And YHWH said unto me, "Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant."
The "word of YHWH" that is YHWH's Holy Spirit came to Jeremiah to speak to him. Jeremiah was told that he was formed to be a prophet before he even came out of his mother's womb. Paul speaks about us being chosen to be Messiahs before the foundation of the world. Whether you want to believe that or not is up to you. But I, personally, see this being the case in this instance. The body of Messiah work for him. We do his will, and his will is his Father's will, and we all work together to get the world holy when the time is right. Anyone who has God's seed inside, is born of YHWH, and thus able to do His will and speak for Him. This is what is meant when YHWH will pour out His spirit on ALL flesh. Jesus/Yehoshua says anyone who "the word of God" (that is YHWH's Holy Spirit) comes to is a little 'g' god, that is a representative for YHWH. I've spoken on that in a few videos in the past:
- I Have Said, "Ye Are Gods." Jesus said his followers were gods.
- Coming in the name of the Father as His representatives, as "gods" like Moses
- How to Slay with the "Word of God" The Sword of YHWH's Holy Spirit
Whether you choose to believe that or not, the point stands that not only was Jesus formed in the womb to be holy and speak for YHWH, so, too, were many men in the past formed in the mother's womb to be Holy and speak for YHWH. YHWH forms prophets in their mother's wombs and anyone who has YHWH's Holy Spirit is supposed to be a prophet, a representative for YHWH in the world.
Jesus was begotten at his baptism
On JesusWordsOnly this quote discusses the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew: After saying many things, this Gospel continues: “After the people were baptized, Jesus also came and was baptized by John. And as Jesus came up from the water, Heaven was opened, and He saw the Holy Spirit descend in the form of a dove and enter into Him. And a voice from Heaven said, ‘You are my beloved Son; with You I am well pleased.’ And again, ‘Today I have begotten You.’ “Immediately a great light shone around the place; and John, seeing it, said to Him, ‘Who are you, Lord? And again a voice from Heaven said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’ Then John, falling down before Him, said, ‘I beseech You, Lord, baptize me!’ But He forbade him saying, ‘Let it be so; for thus it is fitting that all things be fulfilled.’” (Epiphanius, Panarion 30.13.7)
We also know from our received text, that that's when YHWH's Holy Spirit descended down onto Jesus. Then YHWH says "This is my son," which is a reference to Him begetting Jesus at that moment. We are begotten of God when we believe and get baptized also. When YHWH's Holy Spirit comes upon us, we are born from above, as I discussed in the article, "Believers in Messiah Have Descended From Heaven."
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
We know when we believe, the next thing we do is get baptized, which is why we're begotten of God when we believe that he was the true Prophet who YHWH said He would send from Deuteronomy 18:18/Acts 3:22. So, we're begotten of God at our baptism, and Jesus was the first born/begotten of many brethren. It seems fitting that we would be begotten at the same time, our baptism.
Jesus was begotten At His Resurrection
Acts 13:30 But God raised him from the dead: 31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. 32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. 34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. 35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
The writer of Acts here plainly says that YHWH fulfilled the scriptures of begetting Jesus when he raised him from the dead.
Many believe when they die physically they will receive a spiritual body, and thus be raised from the dead also, in a way following after Jesus and being "begotten" from the dead.
Colossians 1:18 And he (Christ) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Jesus was the first begotten of the dead who were begotten. So this seems to imply when you die, you can be begotten after Jesus (who did it first).
How many times was Jesus begotten?
Do you believe he was born of God three times? He may have been, but there seems to be a possibility that the verses where it speaks about Jesus being begotten at his baptism were taken out, and the verses about his being begotten of a virgin were added in. We really don't have him doing any miracles before his baptism except for one story of him being a child and making wine out of water, which seems like a parlor trick and not something YHWH would actually have had Jesus do, IMHO. It seems more likely that the power he got was when we was begotten of YHWH at his baptism. But this is a subject you should study for yourself (praying for YHWH to guide you to the truth) to find the answer for yourself.
Little 'g' Gods, born from above
I mentioned a video above where I talk about Jesus claiming those who the "word of God" came to were little 'g' gods, representatives for our Father. I'm going to share an essay, which was interesting. I'm not saying it's perfect and I agree 100% with it, however, it does make you think. A lot of the scriptures are about us growing up to be like YHWH, little 'g' gods growing up to look like their Father. I'll share one more scripture to prove my point, a quote from the Syriac Clementine Homilies, and then share the essay.
1 John 3:1 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. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
From The Syriac Clementine Recognitions And Homilies from Joseph Glen Gebhardt, pg. 86: "Wherefore it is appropriate before everything to make an inquiry concerning immortal things while expounding from the Traditions of our Lord, where he teaches us the work of mortals who are subordinated to those who are immoral, for he proclaims danger and trial until death with the hope and expectation of the blessings of the Kingdom, wherein he said: 'Do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul, but fear Him Who is able to destroy both body and soul in Gehenna.' Truly, then, if the soul neither dies with the body nor is cut off nor suffers any of the things a body suffers, like the things that it experiences either internally or externally, small or large, healthy or sick, severed or conjoined- although even in the generation of human beings nothing helps the soul by experience unless everywhere in motion it remains in its unchanging being-then in its diverse movement toward every affair it (the soul) directs the body. Therefore, the body experiences and suffers in its existence and in its being, in order that it (the soul) may be able by experience to make examination and learn.
For after the nourishment of those to be born, it is sufficient for the womb, because of enlargement, that the infant who pushes and is pushed as if in a struggle with the creating word, and has been strengthened, hastens to come out. This, then, determines its hastening to come out. Yet this same cause transmits the passions to descendants and to the fecundity (fertility) of the very form, but when passion occurs, there is received either danger that was common or some part as much." (Playlist of Read-Through & Commentary)
You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that’s when you met me.
“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”
“Yup,” I said.
“I… I died?”
“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”
“More or less,” I said.
“Are you god?” You asked.
“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”
“My kids… my wife,” you said.
“What about them?”
“Will they be all right?”
“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”
You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.
“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”
“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”
“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”
“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”
You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”
“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”
“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”
“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”
I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.
“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”
“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”
“Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”
“Where you come from?” You said.
“Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”
“Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”
“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”
“So what’s the point of it all?”
“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”
“Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.
I looked you in the eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”
“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”
“No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”
“Just me? What about everyone else?”
“There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.”
You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”
“All you. Different incarnations of you.”
“Wait. I’m everyone!?”
“Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.
“I’m every human being who ever lived?”
“Or who will ever live, yes.”
“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”
“And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.
“I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.
“And you’re the millions he killed.”
“And you’re everyone who followed him.”
You fell silent.
“Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”
You thought for a long time.
“Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”
“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”
“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”
“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”
“So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”
“An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”
And I sent you on your way.