posted on May, 5 2012 @ 08:51 AM
What was prophesied in the later Prophets, such as Malachi, was the coming of Adonai.
There was a popular idea, at the time of Jesus, of a Messiah.
Jesus did not allow people to proclaim him as such, since apparently he was holding out for a higher position, which as the I Am. This was a title
held by a spiritual being, such as the one who Moses approached in the wilderness, who was telling Moses to refer to him as the I Am. This became
construed into a name (such as, YHWH). We should ignore this for a minute when considering the person, Jesus, and whether he is the actual person who
said this phrase long ago, or if he is the new person to take up this title.
The next thing to consider is if his taking of this title makes him the equivelant, at least in a status type way, to the Old Testament YHWH. I
believe that the Book of Hebrews, in the New Testament, makes this very claim. He is just as powerful and authoritative as any God who shows up in the
OT stories, but I believe is another person, rather than the various angels who were making the appearances, and that the person who is Jesus was,
again, as specified in Hebrews, higher than the angels and was the very likeness of God and was with Him at the beginning.
So the point being, when Jesus said something like, "The acceptable year of The Lord", he meant himself, as The Lord, in an Old Testament sort of
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