Sermon No: 53270-The sons of God - Part 2 - The Divine Council
SERMON TOPIC: The sons of God - Part 2 - The Divine Council
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 29 September 2019
Topic Groups: SPIRIT WORLD, ANGELS, SONS OF GOD
A Divine Council is an assembly of deities over which a higher-level god presides. The term has been popularised in Christian circles of late by Dr. Michael S. Heiser. The Sons of God are constituted in a Divine Council (Adat El) but are subordinate to Yahweh.
Psalm 89:5-7 (NASB) The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD [Yahweh]; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD [Yahweh]? Who among the sons of the mighty [bene Elim] is like the LORD [Yahweh], A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
Yahweh (aka Jehovah), translated in most English versions as LORD (in capitals to distinguish it from Adonai) convenes the Divine Council. He presides as judge, oversees the proceedings and is the ultimate authority.