It is a little known fact that in the Old Testament it was never YHWH the Father who spoke or appeared to man, but rather, YHWH the Son. This we glean from YHWH the Son Himself: No man hath seen the Supreme Father at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of His Father, He hath declared Him (JOHN 5:37); Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape (JOHN 1:18); No man hath seen YHWH at any time… (I JOHN 4:12).
Who, then, walked in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve? Who spoke face-to-face with Moses and whose back parts did he see? Who called to little Samuel as he slept? Whose still, small voice whispered to the hearts of prophets, kings, priests, judges and other (extra)ordinary people?
I, even I, am YHWH; and beside Me there is no Saviour (IS. 43:11). The same Person who visited Abraham with the unwelcome news about Sodom, but glad tidings about a son for him; who wrestled with Yacob (Jacob); appeared to Yoshua (Joshua) at Yericho; kept company with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the fiery furnace; and left Heaven to be conceived in a woman’s womb, be born as a baby, and die for us all on a wooden cross. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is the Messiah Yahshua (LUKE 2:11).
Yahshua is the great I AM. He Himself said so to the Jews who asked if He was greater than Abraham: “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it and was glad…” Yahshua said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am“ (JOHN 8:56, 58). And John (1:1-3) tells us that the Word that YHWH spoke and speaks in Heaven came and comes to Earth as YHWH the Son: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with YHWH, and the Word was YHWH. The same was in the beginning with YHWH. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
Yahshua was on Earth for a time, about 33 years. Due to such, He was unable to go back and forth to Heaven as YHWH’s voice, back parts, and whole person. The part of YHWH remaining in Heaven, therefore, was introduced as YHWH the Father, an office previously attributed to Him in the Old Testament.
If no one had ever seen nor heard YHWH the Father, as testified in the New Testament, whose voice was heard at Yahshua’s baptism and transfiguration on the mountain? “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased “(JOHN 3:17); “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased; hear ye Him” (MATT. 17:5).
Consider this: if Yahshua (YHWH the Son) is YHWH’s Word, how can YHWH speak except by the Son’s voice? And if YHWH is omnipresent (PSA. 139), meaning His Spirit is everywhere, why wouldn’t the Word, YHWH the Son, also be in Heaven when His Spirit was at the same time on Earth in a man’s body?
It was He Himself who spoke from Heaven as an example to those and us on Earth. Yahshua called Him(self) ‘Father’ so we would understand what is otherwise incomprehensible to man. This is the essence of His nature. The trinity, three persons in one, does not exist. It was made up by YHWH-only-knows-whom originally for a concept of which they had no understanding but were trying to explain. YHWH is not three but One: Hear, O Israel: YHWH our Father is one YHWH (DEUT. 6:4). The three are simply different offices of the same Person: YHWH, His Word or voice, and His Spirit, just as I am a woman, wife, and mother. Not three, but one.
A portion of Father’s Holy Spirit left Heaven and was conceived as a man on Earth (LUKE 1:38). By virtue of that conception and birth, as all men except Adam are conceived and born, that man was called the Son (all men born of women are sons). This man was YHWH’s voice or Word on Earth to show us the Way back to Him(self). The Old Testament shows mankind had become so completely lost in almost total darkness we had to be shown this Way back by Someone in the flesh shining a great light for us to see.