B. Holy Echad Marriage & the Elohim Principle
10. Elohim as Love
10.1 Yahweh is the supreme Power or Elohim in the Universe. He says there is no other.
10.2 Once we accept that, we are well on the way towards implementing the Elohim Principle in righteousness.
10.3 If only it were so simple! The trouble is, the word 'power' had so many negative connotations, and understandbly so, because of its rampant abuse by man.
10.4 And because of man's abuse, it is understandably viewed with suspicion.
10.5 And that is also why rendering Elohim as simply 'power' is not adequate, even though it is absolutely true.
10.6 For this is not any old kind of power, but is a power defined by a nature which is itself a composite of many other things.
10.7 Elohim is also defined as 'love' in Scripture (1 Jn.4:8,16) but again, not just any old kind of 'love'.
10.8 The love which is the core nature of Yahweh is again qualified by Scripture, because it is not an ego-centric, self-serving love but a sacrificial love.
10.9 Some of you may be familiar with a Greek a term commonly used in Christian circles called agapé which is the nearest we can get to the original Hebrew which is chesed, a word that is a combination of 'mercy' and 'loving kindness'.
10.10 It is connected to the concept of 'grace' which is 'unmerited favour' or 'undeserved loving kindness'.
10.11 When we describe Yahweh as 'love' we are therefore including all of these modes of being.
10.12 Yah'shua His Son is "full of grace and truth" like His Father (Jn.12:14).
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