The Maker Of All Things
12…give thanks to Elohimⁿ the Father who has fitted us for a portion of the inheritance of the Set Apart believers in light; 13. and has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of his beloved Son 14. by whom we have redemption and forgiveness of sins: 15. who is ‘the likeness’ of the invisible Elohimⁿ and the heir of all creation: 16. and by him was created everything that is in heaven and on earth, all that is visible and all that is invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; everything was through him and was created by³ him: 17. and he was prior to all, and by him everything exists.
18. And he is the head of the body the Assembly; as he is the head and first-born from among the dead, that he might be the first in all things.
19. For it pleased (the Father) that in him all fullness should dwell; 20. and by him, to reconcile all things to himself; and through him he has pacified, with the blood of his [cross-beam] stake, both (those) on earth and those in heaven.⁴
³ The literal Aramaic reading is "by" him, whereas Greek and English texts have "for" him. The Messiah is the creative Word ("MILTHA") through which everything was made (Psalm 33:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:1-5). The common Aramaic idiom here and in John is “through his hands” meaning as the Word, The Messiah crafted all things according to YHWH’s blueprints. The Messiah Y’shua emerges as the Word ("MILTHA") from YHWH’s breath and command and, as such, was with Him in the beginning (John 17:1-11).
⁴ Here is one of the most stunning mystical parallels in all of Paul’s writings! Not only does 'Resha' perform the exact same function of 'Keter' by being the attribute (sefira) that has all the others inside of it (before they emerge), hence, “by whom the whole body is constructed”; but 'Resha' dovetails with 'Keter' in another amazing way. By “standing with the joints and members” Paul is showing a very clear understanding of the 'Sefirotic Tree' forming the spiritual blueprint of man, or 'Adam Qadmon' (Metatron). It is no coincidence, then, that this same title applies to The Messiah, whom Paul upholds as The Maker Of All Things. However, as other attributes fold out of 'Keter', we find the lower but also important spheres of learning in terms of 'wisdom' and 'understanding'.
— AENT 2016:5e
ⁿ “Elohim” for the Aramaic word, “Alaha”.
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