Both Lord and Christ

Both Lord and Christ
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In our message, we turn to the 2nd book of Acts in which Peter is speaking to the great crowds of people who are not gathered together in Jerusalem. As he speaks to the crowds, there are Jews in the crowd. The Disciples of Christ are there and of course, the people who had been travelling and were in Jerusalem for this occasion. As Peter speaks, he says, ‘Therefore, let all the House of Israel know assuredly that YAHWEH (and of course Peter would not have used the word God) hath made that same YAHSHUA whom ye crucified both YAHWEH and YAHSHUA.’ (Acts 2:36)

The scripture which has been translated from Aramaic into Greek, and then out of the Greek says, ‘Therefore let all the House of Israel know assuredly that God hath made this same Jesus whom ye crucified, both LORD and CHRIST.’ Thus, as Peter makes this declaration, what he is actually saying to the people, is that YAHWEH had predetermined the Messiahship of HIS own ministry. This Messiah who was crucified and who was raised from the dead was the Master Creator of the Universe, the Almighty YAHWEH. At the same time, when embodied, was this Christ or Messiah, YAHSHUA. Thus, YAHWEH who made the heavens and the earth is also the Messiah or Saviour.