The Hebrew word Elohim is a plural noun that means “Gods.” It appears more than 2,500 times in the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament in the Bible. What is the reason that the word “Elohim,” which means “Gods,” appears thousands of times in the Bible instead of the word “El” or “Eloah” which means one God? The Bible gives us a clear answer to this in the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis I.
Elohim Said “Let Us”
Genesis 1:26-27 『Then God (Elohim) said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” So God (Elohim) created man in his own image, in the image of God (Elohim) he created him; male and female he created them.』
God (Elohim) was referred to as “us” (Gen 11:1-7; Isa 6:8). And male and female were created according to the image of God (Elohim). This proves that God, who became the model when He created man, exists as a male image as well. That is why we are to call the male image of God (Elohim) our “Father,” and the female image of God (Elohim) our “Mother” (Mt 6:9; Gal 4:26).
God (Elohim) promised that They would appear in Their own time because only God the Father and God the Mother, who are Elohim, are immortal (1 Ti 6:15-16). In order for us to understand that God has two images, God (Elohim) made all creatures have their fathers and mothers (Rev 4:11), and They finally appear in the last age as the reality—so that They can give us salvation with the water of eternal life.
Revelation 22:17 『The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’…and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.』