Jehovah is the modern variation of the tetragrammaton YHWH, sometimes pronounced Yahweh. The pronunciation Yo-ho-wah is actually closer to the original. The other words associated with Jehovah are: Adonai, Lord and Elohim. Elohim is actually plural and refers to Gods, or Lords. In Genesis 3:22, after Adam and Eve partake of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Lord says, “Behold, the man is become as one of us,” the “us” being the Elohim, the Lords of the Earth.
An interesting change takes place in the story of Genesis. The original creation story takes place with God as the creator in chapter 1. Chapter 2 begins the same way, until verse 4, where a new entity is introduced, the LORD God, who now claims to have made heaven and earth. This is the first lie. The second lie appears in the story of Adam and Eve (please see that section for more information).
The Lords of the Earth, the Elohim, were an ancient race of advanced beings that created modern man through the process of genetic manipulation and were revered as gods by the human societies they created. The fact remains that these beings were physical creatures that came into being long after the heavens and the earth were created. Claiming to have made the heavens and the earth to the human civilizations they created is simply further proof that these beings lied and manipulated humans for their own purposes. It is certainly not proof that they were any kind of god. To the contrary, it stands as a form of proof that they were NOT gods at all.
Zecharia Sitchin has written a series of books, referred to as the earth chronicles, which are well worth reading. “Genesis Revisited” and “The Wars of Gods and Men” are highly recommended. Genesis Revisited contains the bulk of the information from his first book, “The Twelfth Planet” and explains the information from the Book of Genesis based on the translation of the ancient Sumerian clay tablets found by the thousands in the ruins of the ancient cities of the Middle East. Also included in Genesis Revisited are translations from the ancient Sumerian clay tablets describing the outer planets; Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, descriptions validated by photos taken and sent back to earth by the Voyager spacecraft.
The Gnostics in the time of Jesus knew full well that the old Lords of the Earth were not Gods. In the Gnostic document known as the Secret Gospel of John is the story of a false god creating the bodies of man, unable to bring them to life. The false god is told that he must breathe life into the bodies he has created. What the false god is not told, is that as he breathes into the body he has created, the true God, a God that is Spirit only, places a small speck of His own spirit into the body, giving it life. The false god is allowed to continue his own ego trip, believing that he has created life while the true God, the creator of all life, remains hidden, acting in the background.
Jesus reveals that truth in his confrontation with the Pharisees in John 8:44 when he tells them, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Jesus was speaking of Jehovah, the Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The Old Testament combines two distinct individuals into one God, which stands as the most confusing aspect of understanding God. By separating the two individuals out into their original personalities, we can get a clearer view of what God really is. The two physical individuals were known as Enlil and Enki. They were half brothers: Enki, was the oldest, and Enlil, was the younger brother, but born of a mother with a higher social standing than Enki’s mother. Because of the higher social standing, Enlil was given over-all control of the civilizations here on planet Earth. Enlil thus became known as the Lord, God almighty, now called Jehovah.
Enki conceived of the idea of creating a slave race, now known as humans, to do the work the Elohim were doing before on their own. Enlil authorized the genetic experiments that resulted in the eventual creation of modern man. Enlil was annoyed by the newly propagating race of humans and developed an anti-human attitude (mankind’s antagonist). Enki, having conceived of the race of man and being intimately involved in the genetic manipulation, viewed himself as the protector of man (mankind’s protagonist). By combining these two physical beings into a one God concept, God became both for and against mankind. God became both a loving God and an angry and jealous God at the same time.
Enki was the member of the Elohim with a spiritual background; Enlil was not spiritual at all. Over time Enki came to the conclusion that mankind needed to know its true potential and started the mystery school system in ancient Egypt (circa 2750 BC). The Gnostic religion was the outer form of the mystery school system and was the primary recruiting ground for the members that later became known as the Great White Brotherhood. The organization derived its name not from a particular race, but from its focus on a particular substance; the white powder of gold. Many races and nationalities were represented in the Great White Brotherhood.
Enlil, as the angry and jealous god of the Old Testament, Jehovah, waged a number of turf wars against the other Elohim, using humans to do the fighting. This resulted in the murder of hundreds of thousands of humans at the direction of Jehovah. The Lords of the Earth owned and controlled the land and used unsuspecting humans to expand their influence in their endless squabbles among themselves. The Elohim, far from being a divine race, were little different from the world’s population today: constantly fighting for control of the land and the natural resources the land contains.
Much of the world’s problems today stem from revering the Old Testament God Jehovah, in sometimes slightly different forms, as a true God and adopting the violence and genocide of Jehovah as God’s will. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Enki, through the mystery school system, taught mankind that there is a true God, a God of Spirit that is the true source of all life in the universe. A God based strictly on Love, Peace and Compassion. This is the God of which Jesus spoke, and is why Jesus left us with but a single commandment: to love one another. Each day we have a choice: we can serve and worship the memory of a physical being steeped in lies, manipulation, violence, murder and genocide, or we can serve the true God of Spirit, based on Love, Peace and Compassion. As Jesus said: God is Spirit, and what is born of Spirit, is spirit. You are a divine child of God. You are the living light of spirit. As Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount: you are the light of the world. By living our lives in Love, we bring ourselves closer to God, closer to the truth, and closer to the perfection God sees in each and every one of us.
Remember, in the end analysis: oneness is the only reality, truth is the only value, and Love is the only power.