The Most High,
Everywhere Present, and Sovereign Spirit
of Holiness is the One True God of the
Bible. It is because of His
Blinding, Glorious Brightness that He
cannot be seen. (King of
kings) who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light that no man can
approach unto; whom no man hath seen,
nor can see: to whom be honor and power
I Tim 6:16
It is because He
is Unknowable that He must reveal
Himself. (Gen 14:19, I Tim
In the Bible God calls Himself One.
"There is one God, and one mediator
between God and men, the man Christ
Jesus." I Tim 2:5
"Hear O Israel, Yahweh our God....is One
(echad)." Deut 6:4.
While echad means one, it also includes
a unity of oneness. For example
when a group of people agree together,
it is said they are of one (echad) mind.
The disciples in the upper room were of
one (echad) accord.
But when it comes to God, we are not
talking about many gods being in unity,
we are talking
about the many ways this one God reveals
Himself to men.
The most difficult thing for
mortal man to understand about the Only
True God is His Invisible, Spiritual,
Presence in every place at the same
time, both in Heaven (the spiritual
realm) and on Earth (the physical
realm). Mortal men tend to compare
the Most high God to physical men, both
by their idols and their imaginations.
And they are blinded to any knowledge of
the One True God by their multiple
But suppose we do want to know this One
True Unknowable God. Where do we
begin our search? We search the
Bible. There we find in Rom 1:20
that the visible things God created
prove that there is an invisible
Creator. If we are to believe in
the Invisible God, ".....we must believe that
He is, and that He rewards those who
diligently seek Him" Heb 11:6
The Bible says faith comes by hearing
the Word of God. (Rom 10:17) So we
will let the Bible give us the faith to
believe in this One True God.
As we continue to
search the Bible for the Only Wise God,
we find that this "Invisible, Unknowable
God" has already given us His Name---but
we are not paying attention.
In Mat 27:46, Jesus
calls the Most High, Unknown and
Almighty GOD by the name of "Eli"
pronounce A-lee or El-ee. This is
His secret name, and it is hidden in
other names and words such as
electricity, Joel, Elijah, Emmanuel,
etc. As we continue in this
article the name Eli will refer to the
God described in paragraph one.
Suppose you were
endowed with brightness that blinded
people. How would you befriend
them? You would reduce your bright
glory- - and that is exactly what Eli
did in order to appear on the Throne of
Heaven visible to saints and angels.
Our Father in Heaven is not another god,
or another spirit besides Eli. He
is Eli Himself appearing in reduced
glory so He can be seen and known.
Eli is God. He can appear in more
than one place at one time and still be
only one God. In his Throne of
Heaven revelation Eli calls himself YHVH
or Yahweh. (Exodus 3:14-15, Psa 68:4)
But Eli's revelation
continues; He must also reveal Himself
to mortal beings on earth. This He
did by reducing His glory even further
and making for Himself a special
physical body. This body could not
be corrupted in the grave, and this body
contained blood that can still wash the
sins from every seeking soul
Now when Jesus said,
"Eli, Eli, why have You forsaken
me?", He was showing to us that His
body was actually the vessel wherein Eli
the Most High and Most Intimate God
revealed Himself on Earth - - Emmanuel
( God with us). So Eli the Eternal
Almighty Spirit is the same spirit Who
revealed himself as Father in Heaven,
and the same Spirit Who visited Earth in
the body of Jesus. In this earthly
manifestation Eli called Himself Yahshua
(God is Salvation). See also Mat
1:23 - - Immanuel.
But the story did not
end here. Eli is the same Spirit
Who reduced his glory even further to
live in His saints. Now "if
Spirit (Eli) who raised Christ
from the dead dwell in you,He shall
quicken your mortal body". Rom 8:11 This shows that Eli in
reducing amounts of glory is revealed in
the Father and in the Son, and in the
saints. Eli is not a
Eli, the Only True God, is described in
paragraph one of this article.
There is no other Most High God but Eli.
Is the glory of Eli
truly too bright to be seen by men?
As we have said, He reduced His glory to
be seen in Heaven in form like a man.
But it is really we who are like the
Father not the Father like us. And
in order to look like God we must have
The glory that Eli
revealed in His manifestation as the
Father and in His manifestation as the
Son gives light to the whole City of
Heaven. However, for Jesus to come
to Earth, as we said, the glory that Eli
revealed in Jesus must be reduced even
further than the glory He revealed in
His 'Father' manifestation. Now
there was a time on the Mount of
Transfiguration when Eli revealed his
glory through Jesus in a reduced
brightness that still allowed the
disciples to see Jesus. (II Pet 1:18)
But normally Jesus walked among men as
an ordinary man.
Eli dwelt in Jesus in
a fullness whereby Jesus is called God.
"and God (Eli) was in Christ
reconciling the world unto Himself. "
II Cor 5:19
But, Eli dwells in
saints by an even lesser glory that does
not require that we be called gods.
However someday in our glorified bodies
we will shine as Jesus did on the Mount
Is Eli really
invisible? Yes, Eli is really
invisible. The only way He can be
seen is when He reveals Himself as the
Father, and as the Son.
I John 1:3, 5
"...and truly our fellowship is with
the Father, and with His Son Jesus
Christ. This then is the message
that we have heard of Him, and declare
unto you, that God is light, and in Him
is no darkness at all."
Eli also revealed Himself as a pillar of
fire to the Israelites in the desert,
and as a whirlwind to Job, and as a
blinding light to St Paul on the
In Heaven Eli appears
as the river that flows through the City
of Heaven, and as the fruit on the Tree
of Life that bears twelve manner of
fruits. "O taste and see that
the LORD (Eli) is good" Psa
If a word is spoken
against Eli, the Spirit of Holiness (Mat
12:32), it cannot be forgiven. Do
not speak against Eli. Eli is a
Spirit. (Jhn 4:24) Do not be
satisfied with physical ideas of God.
We have a real and eternal inheritance
in Heaven. See you there!