The name of Jesus’ Father

TOPICS: Jesus used Eloi and Abba – the real name of God cannot be released on this planet – God did not give Moses its real name – God is constantly transcending itself –

Question: I have a question that nobody has ever been able to answer: Jesus had a name for the Father that sent Him on earth. He mentioned His name right before He died on the Cross. Was it Allah? Elie? Elias? Elli? Alla? Would you know the answer?  

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Although I spoke several different languages, I did primarily speak Aramaic during my lifetime in Galilee. When I cried out on the cross, I used the Aramaic name for God that is most commonly translated into English as “Eloi.” You can find slight variations of the spelling, depending on the scholar, but to me it simply isn’t essential to discuss which spelling is more correct than another.

I used many other names for God during my mission, and the most common one was “Abba,” which is a loving name for “father.” Part of my mission was to help people develop a new relationship with God, so they could overcome their fear of God and begin to see him as a loving father figure. As with all other aspects of my mission, I did not simply teach a theoretical idea but practiced what I preached and lived my own teaching. Therefore, I often talked about God as my Father.

One of the unavoidable drawbacks in this material universe is that everything is a two-edged sword. Whatever you do as a spiritual teacher, someone will misunderstand it and take it to the extreme. My intent for calling God Father was to help all people see that they could relate to God as a loving Father who was always there for them. Instead, most Christians have completely misunderstood my intention and have come up with the idea that I was the only Son of God, and therefore I was the only one who should call God Father. This is a regrettable development but one that was easy to foresee and difficult to avoid.

Let me also take this opportunity to say that some people have a tendency to become a bit too concerned about the name of God. On one hand this is understandable, because many cultures, such as the Jews and many eastern people realize that a name carries power. Therefore they feel that if they had the correct name for God, they would have greater access to the power of God.

The reality of the situation is that because people are trapped in the dualistic state of consciousness, God simply cannot run the risk of releasing his true name to the people on this planet. That is why you will see that no religion has the actual name of God. Some of the oldest spiritual teachings on this planet are the Vedas, and they give the name of God as Brahman. However this refers to the power of God and is not the actual name of God, even in the original Sanskrit.

When Moses asked for God’s name, he was given a name that is often translated as “I am that I am.” However, the real translation should be “I will be who I will be.” In other words, God did not say “I am” and then give his name. God simply said “I am, and that is all I am going to tell you about myself.” God also said that at any given moment, it will be who it decides to be at that moment. In other words, God reserves the right to change itself regardless of human desires for an unchanging God.

As I say in several places on this website, God is the Creator and God never stops creating. Creation is self-transcendence. Without him was not anything made that was made. God creates everything out of itself, and therefore the only way God can create is to become more than it already is. So God can create only by transcending itself, and that is why God is ever-changing.

This does not mean that every aspect of God is constantly changing. When God created this universe, it formulated certain laws and those laws will not change for a very long time. Therefore, human beings can count on having a stable platform for their spiritual evolution. There is no reason for fear concerning the fact that God is constantly transcending itself.

If you want to truly know the reality of God, you need to let go of your fears and your desire to put God in a little box where it can never change. If you want to know God, you need to know God as a living god who is constantly creating and transcending itself. In fact, you can know God only if you are willing to constantly transcend yourself.

Therefore, do not be too attached to a particular name for God. Instead, go within the innermost part of your being and seek to attain at direct experience of the living Being of God.


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