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One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

Exodus 12:49


Shalom Zerubbabel,
If Yeshua is the only-begotten Son of the Father, how is he brother to Adam?  Is that a symbolic relationship?  We understand that He is the second Adam, but are trying to grasp that relationship.  [Question was generated from the study Son of Elohim – part 7]

Shalom B_____

Please take note of Luke 3:38, in which Scripture states that Adam is the son of Elohim. 

Luke 3:38 
the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of Elohim.

Adam is the son of Elohim in the sense that Elohim created him.  Furthermore, Adam and Yeshua are brothers in the sense that they are both human.  Please understand that the idea of brother in Scripture is a little different than it is in the West.  It might help if you think of their relationship as a brotherhood.  Both are first.  Adam is the first of his kind.  Yeshua (last Adam) is the first to bring true salvation to the sons of Adam.  He was able to do this because he is physically like (brothers) Adam. 

For further study see: HaDavar Elohim

Yochanan [John] 1:14
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

There has been much written upon this word begotten, as Yeshua is the only begotten of the Father; at least some of these writings rightly address this topic.  This study will examine this in a little more detail to see what is here.

There are many who were known as the son or sons of Elohim.  Above, it was seen that the fallen angels were referred to as the sons of Elohim.  This same type of reference is also found in the first chapter of Iyov (Job) 1:6.  However there was one particular individual whom Scripture refers to as the son of Elohim.

Luqa [Luke] 3:38
the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of Elohim.

Adam was known as the son of Elohim.  But the difference is that Adam was not the eternally begotten of Elohim.  There was a time in which Adam did not exist.  However, the את (Aleph and Tau) has been with the Father for so long, that as far as any human knows, it was from eternities past.  Mashiach is also known as the second or last Adam. 

The first Adam had many sons.  But it was not his firstborn son, Qayin, which received the promise, rather it was Seth, his third son who received the promise.  It is also informative to recall that Avraham’s son Yitzchak (Isaac) was not his first born son, but he was the promised one who was to inherit the promises of YHWH Elohim.  Likewise, Ya’aqov was not the first born son of Yitzchak, but in the same manner, he was the son who was to inherit the promises of Elohim.  Then Ya’aqov had twelve sons, and he split the promises of Elohim between Yehudah, who received the birthright, and was his fourth born son, and the son of Yoseph.  Yoseph, being his eleventh son, passed on the blessing to his son Ephrayim, who was the second born son of Yoseph.

Please note that in each case, the promise of the birthright and the blessing did not go to the first born son, but rather, to a subsequent son who was adopted into the position of the firstborn in order to receive the promised birthright and blessing.  Likewise, one can see this same pattern in Yeshua, as He was the second son of Elohim to come into this world, Adam being the first.  But one may argue that Yeshua was before Adam.  And this is correct.  However, in that pre-existent form, He was not yet born into this world in order to redeem it.  It was at the point of Him being manifested into this world that Yeshua Mashiach became a man, the second Adam, who knew no sin and His flesh was not corrupt.

The point of this pattern is critical for each person to grasp.  It is important to understand that if each person is going to inherit the promise of eternal life, he too must be adopted by Elohim into His family, that is, to be adopted into the position of inheriting the promises of Elohim.  No person can ever be born into such a position of inheriting the promises of Elohim, he must be adopted into that position.  Every single person who inherits eternal life will be adopted by Elohim!  No other person will receive eternal life.  This is the pattern set forth in the Torah, the prophets and the writings as well as in the life of Mashiach Yeshua Himself.

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