100 Reasons why the Bible does not use the word Trinity: Reason 23 of 100 [Searching for Jesus in Genesis – 3 Angels or Trinity? – Understanding God manifestation through Angels ‘Let us make man in our image’]

Introduction

Gen 16:6  But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please.” Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.
Gen 16:7  The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.
Gen 16:8  And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai.”
Gen 16:9  The angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her.”
Gen 16:10  The angel of the LORD also said to her, “I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude.”
Gen 16:11  And the angel of the LORD said to her, “Behold, you are pregnant and shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has listened to your affliction.
Gen 16:12  He shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen.”
Gen 16:13  So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.”

Here we see an Angel (messenger) of YHWH boldly speaking as if he was GOD. We will develop this concept further in this post as God manifestation – i.e. Since God does not physically appear unto man rather he “delegates” this job to his heavenly associates to do his work/will on earth.

The hebrew translated as Angel is a generic word meaning “messenger”. From Strongs Dictionary:
mal-awk’
From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically of God, that is, an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher): – ambassador, angel, king, messenger.

These messengers [angels] represent God as if they were God themselves.

Did Jacob see God’s face and live?

God has told Moses that:

“Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” (Exo 33:20 KJV)

In the record of Jacob it appears that he encounters the face of God:

So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” (Genesis 32:30 ESV)

Why did Jacob exclaim he had seen God’s face? Do we interpret Exodus 33:20 as literally true at all times or can there be exceptions.

Now, God manifests himself through messengers (angels).

“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.” (Genesis 32:24 KJV)

Now this angel that wrestled with Jacob is referred to as GOD. Jacob interpreted his encounter with the angel as if he was God himself.

“Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us; Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.” (Hos 12:4-5 KJV)

This type of interpretation seems to have been common:

“But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD. And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.” (Judges 13:21-22 KJV)

Here we see that Jacob and Manoah used God and angel interchangeably i.e. to encounter a divine messenger was to encounter God himself because they do the perfect will of their GOD.
Also notice that angels very rarely reveal their names to mortals, rather they take on God’s name so that the glory and worship remain with God alone.

Also it is important to note that angels appear as men and without wings. [Beings such as Cherubims have wings but not angels.] So when angels appear to men unless they shine they cannot be recognized.

In conclusion since Angles represent God. This is a form of God manifestation.

 

Jacob encounters God through an angel

“And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.” (Gen 22:11-12 KJV)

Notice how the angel speaks as if he is God. The text introduces the angel clearly and then soon afterward the angel speaks as if he was God “thine only son from me”. Since angels do the perfect will of God they represent or manifest God.

Lets go through this one more time:

“And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:” (Gen 22:15-16 KJV)

Jacob encounters God through an angel:

“And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.” (Gen 31:11-13 KJV)

Here we are clearly told that it is an angel speaking to Jacob, but for all practical purposes it is God who spoke to Jacob via the angel.
Jacob believed that God’s angels were active in his life

“And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” (Gen 48:15-16 KJV)

Here again we get insight between how God worked in Jacob’s life. God was responsible for guarding him but he accomplished it through his angel. He also seeks the blessing of the redeeming angel on the sons of Joseph.

 

Misunderstood trinity by desperately searching Trinitarians

When you search for the physical Jesus in the Old Testament scriptures he simply does not exist! He exists only as a prophecy.

 

[I once had a Pentecostal man telling me how the Holy Spirit had revealed this mystery to him. So then are Pentecostals liars? To me it was obvious he was just quoting someone and claiming stuff!]

 

Three angels – Ah! How desperate you are for that number!

 

Let us look at the passage:

“And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.” (Gen 18:1-6 KJV)

By comparing other references within Genesis itself (above sections) it is obvious that Angels bear YHWH’s name. They act and speak on HIS behalf!

 

Rather than create a FALSE and SELF DECEIVING story of the Trinity cross reference the above act of Abraham to the advice in Hebrews:

 

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Heb 13:2 KJV)

Angels though spirits, and glorious and immortal in nature they appear to mankind mostly in human form. We are in fact exhorted to be eager to entertain strangers as you never know that it is an angel that you are encountering:

Here we see the hospitality of Abraham. It is still a practice in some middle eastern places among the muslims to show such hospitality to strangers. Abraham had no clue they were angels of God because they are described in initially as “three men”. Unfortunately many christians are eager in their enthusiasm to point point this is the Father, Son and Spirit. From the context we have established these are just three angels and that God manifested himself through angels to reveal to Abraham his wil.

 

Though the text says nothing of Jesus or Christ or the Holy spirit the naughty Trinitarians are ready to mislead themselves to identify as ‘proof’. Every time you see three you see trinity!

 

The two angels that went to Sodom are no different than the task that was given to the angel that visited Daniel before being held up by the Persians.

For those who imagine that angels are winged or appear as pretty girls or lil winged naked babies sorry to say that these are not the truth either.

 

 

Purpose of angels and their implications to us

“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?“ (Heb 1:14 KJV)

“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
(Psa 34:7 KJV)

“Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.” (Psa 103:20-21 KJV)

The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.” (Psa 68:17 KJV)

“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” (Psa 91:11-12 KJV)

Many christians have the notion of a personal or guardian angel. We have established that God works through angels but it is good to be aware then how we conduct ourselves in the presence of this angel that God may have assigned to us. The angel who was meant to answer Daniel’s prayer was assigned the task to respond to the prayer but he was not always in the presence of the Daniel. Angels do seem to have a lot of adventure and joy completely satisfied with the tasks and challenges assigned to them by their God.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 18:10 ESV)

 

And by the way, Angels do not have sex as you think of them during the days of Noah! You think they are constantly producing sperms? Angels are FULLY subject to God and do his commands and also as Jesus said they do not marry!

 

“Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.” (Psa 103:20-21 KJV)

Continuing on these lines of God in Angels it is easy to see who the mysterious ‘us’ is in Genesis 1:

Gen 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness

 

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