JESUS CHRIST IS GOD (part 13)
“Jesus ALONE is the Great Judge: ‘For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son’ (Jn. 5:22). The Judge is God: ‘To the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect’ (Heb. 12:23); ‘Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God Who judgeth her’ (Rev. 18:8); ‘Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge’ (Heb. 13:4); ‘And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the Judgment of God?...But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself Wrath against the day of Wrath and revelation of the Righteous Judgment of God’ (Rom. 2:3,5). ‘And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in Righteousness He doth Judge and make war’ (Rev. 19:11). All the verses in the Bible that talk about God being the Judge refer to Jesus, since He alone judges. The Father judges no man. The Lord Jesus said: ‘…the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgement unto the Son’ (Jn. 5:22 cf. 2 Thess. 1:7-9). Jesus is God. Jesus has the keys of Hell and of death: ‘I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of death’ (Rev. 1:18).The one that can cast into Hell is to be FEARED: ‘And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell’ (Matt.10:28); ‘But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into Hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him’ (Lk. 12:5). Only God is to be feared: ‘Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His Judgment is come: and worship Him that made Heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters’ (Rev. 14:7).
“Jesus is from EVERLASTING: ‘But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be Ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting’ (Mic.5:2); ‘For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace’ (Isa. 9:6). Jesus is eternal, and, therefore, has NO BEGINNING of days: ‘Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually’ (Heb. 7:3). ‘Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am’ (Jn. 8:58). Jesus is the SAME, yesterday, today and forever: ‘Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever’ (Heb. 13:8), a quote taken from Psalm 102:27—‘But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.’ Jesus is the eternal God. Jesus is in the midst, or the center of the Throne of God: ‘And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen’ (Rev. 1:6). Jesus has the Greatest Name above every name ever named: ‘Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name’ (Phil. 2:9). Jesus' name is the Greatest in the world to come as well: ‘Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come’ (Eph. 1:20,21). And it is before the name of JESUS, not any other name including Yahweh, that the peoples of the earth and Heaven are bowing before: ‘That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth’ (Phil. 2:10). Jesus is God: ‘Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out of My mouth in Righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear’ (Isa. 45:22,23).
“Only by the name JESUS can one be saved: ‘Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom ye crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved’ (Acts. 4:10-12). Jesus is called the Alpha and Omega: ‘Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last…’ (Rev. 1:11); ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last’ (Rev. 22:13). God is the Alpha and Omega the first and the last: ‘Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty’ (Rev. 1:7,8 cf. Acts 1:9-11; 2 Cor. 6:18; Rev. 1:17). ‘Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God’ (Isa.44:6).” Such powerful evidence as this should not, indeed cannot, be overlooked or dismissed by the serious Bible student. Jesus Christ was not some good man, or even a prophet, albeit not God. Christ says of Himself that He is the Alpha and Omega, that He is the first and the last, that He is the beginning and the ending, and that He is ALMIGHTY (see Rev. 1:7,8), just as God in the Old Testament pronounced Himself the first and the last and added “beside Me there is no God”. Either Jesus Christ is that true and only God, either God is a Tri-Unity of Persons, or Jesus was a madman! “God says: ‘Hearken unto Me, O Jacob and Israel, My called; I am He; I am the first, I also am the last’ (Isa. 48:12). Jesus is called the King of kings: ‘These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful' (Rev. 17:14); ‘And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in Righteousness He doth Judge and make war…And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS’ (Rev. 19:11,16). Jesus is King: ‘That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in His times He shall shew, Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords’ (1 Tim. 6:15 cf. Matt. 25:34); ‘Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass’ (Zech. 9:9 cf. Jn. 12:14,15). The King is God: ‘Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen’ (1 Tim. 1:17). Jesus is God.” The only one who is immortal is God. He is the eternal “King of kings, and Lord of lords”, a title shared only by the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Jesus is called Lord of lords: ‘Which in His times He shall shew, Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords’ (1 Tim. 6:15); ‘These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords and King of kings…’ (Rev. 17:14 cf. Rev. 19:16). God is called Lord of lords: ‘For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward’ (Deut. 10:17). Jesus is God. Christ is called the ROCK: ‘And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ’ (1 Cor. 10:4). That is Who Israel followed. The ROCK Who Israel followed was GOD: ‘Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He’ (Deut. 32:3,4). God is the Rock: ‘The LORD is my Rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in Whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower’ (Psa. 18:2), and only God is the Rock: ‘For who is God save the Lord? Or who is a Rock save our God?’ (Psa. 18:31). Christ is God. Jesus calls Himself the FIRST AND THE LAST: ‘Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches…And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last’ (Rev. 1:11,17). Only GOD is the FIRST AND THE LAST: ‘Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God’ (Isa. 44:6); ‘Hearken unto Me, O Jacob and Israel, My called; I am He; I am the first, I also am the last’ (Isa. 48:12). Jesus is God.
“Jesus knows all things (He is OMNISCIENT): ‘But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man’ (Jn. 2:24,25); ‘Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?’ (Jn. 4:29); ‘But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray Him’ (Jn. 6:64); ‘Now are we sure that Thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask Thee: by this we believe that Thou camest forth from God’ (Jn. 16:30); ‘Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him…’ (Jn. 18:4); ‘…Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee…’ (Jn. 21:17). Jesus is OMNIPRESENT: ‘For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them’ (Matt. 18:20); ‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen’ (Matt. 28:20). Jesus' body fills all (is omnipresent): ‘Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all’ (Eph. 1:23). Jesus knows the hearts of men: ‘And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works’ (Rev. 1:23). Jesus dwells in the hearts: ‘That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith…’ (Eph. 3:17). And ‘liveth’ in the believers: ‘I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me’ (Gal. 2:20). Jesus knows the thoughts of men: ‘And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?’ (Matt. 9:4); ‘But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth’ (Lk. 6:8). And Jesus will judge the ‘secrets’ of men: ‘In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my Gospel’ (Rom. 2:16).”
Jesus is OMNIPOTENT: “Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou Me” (Jn. 21:22). This shows that if He had so willed, Christ could have kept John (see v.20) alive beyond a man’s normal lifespan. “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water. And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth Thou art the Son of God” (Matt. 14:24-33); “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mk. 4:37-40); The Scriptures speak of Jesus’ Omnipotence as it does the omnipotence of God: “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still” (Psa. 107:29); “Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them” (Psa. 89:9). Jesus is God. Speaking of the temple of His body, the Lord Jesus declared “…Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (Jn. 2:19 cf. Jn 2:20,21); “No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again…” (Jn. 10:18). The apostle Paul declared: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me’ (Phil. 4:13). God is Omnipotent: “Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?” (Jer. 32:27 cf. Job 42:2); “Is any thing too hard for the Lord?...” (Gen. 18:14); “…with God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26 cf. Lk. 1:37). Jesus is God.
“God shed His blood: ‘Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood’ (Acts 20:28).” Jesus obtained eternal redemption for His people by His own blood: “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Heb. 9:11,12). Jesus is God. “‘which He hath purchased with His own blood’, which being the blood not only of a pure and innocent man, but of one that is truly and properly God as well as man, was a sufficient ransom price to redeem the Church and people of God from sin, the law, its curse and condemnation: The purchaser is God, Christ Who is God over all, is blessed by God for ever (see Rom. 9:5), not a creature; that could never have made such a purchase, it could not have purchased a single sheep or lamb in this flock, no man can redeem his brother (see Psa. 49:7), or give to God a ransom for him, much less the whole flock; but Christ being God, was able to make such a purchase, and He has actually made it, and given a sufficient price for it; The purchase is not made without price, but with an invaluable one; and it is a legal purchase, a valuable consideration being given for it, perfectly equivalent to it; and therefore is a complete one, there is nothing wanting to make it more firm, it is a finished purchase; and it is a very peculiar one, it is a peculiar people that are purchased, called ‘the purchased possession’, (see Eph. 1:14 ) and a peculiar price which is paid for it; there is no other of the same kind, nor any thing like it, and it is made by a peculiar Person, one that is God and man in one Person.”
“The cross is the ‘power of God’: ‘For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God’ (1 Cor. 1:17,18 cf. Rom. 1:16,17). Jesus called the Kingdom of God His Kingdom: ‘Jesus answered, My Kingdom is not of this world: if My Kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My Kingdom not from hence’ (Jn. 18:36). Jesus is the ‘Deliverer’ of the believers from the Wrath of God: ‘And to wait for His Son from Heaven, Whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the Wrath to come’ (1 Thess. 1:10); ‘And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob’ (Rom. 11:26). Only God is the Deliverer from the Wrath of God: ‘But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in Whom we trust that He will yet deliver us’ (2 Cor. 1:9,10). In Jesus' name we TRUST: ‘That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise’ (Eph. 1:12,13); ‘And in His name shall the Gentiles trust’ (Matt. 12:21); ‘But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state’ (Phil. 2:19). Only in God do we trust: ‘Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD’ (Psa. 4:5); ‘O LORD my God, in Thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me’ (Psa. 7:1); ‘In Thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Thy Righteousness’ (Psa. 31:1); ‘But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Thy works’ (Psa. 73:28); ‘Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength’ (Isa. 26:4). Jesus is God.
“Jesus is the TRUTH: ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me’ (Jn. 14:6). Jesus is God. ‘Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth’ (Psa. 31:5). Jesus sent the prophets: ‘Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city’ (Matt.23:34). God sent the prophets: ‘Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them’ (Jer. 7:25). Jesus is God Who sent the prophets. Jesus is the Stone of stumbling: ‘And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed’ (1 Pet. 2:8). This is a prophecy taken from Isaiah 8:13,14: ‘Sanctify the LORD of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.’ God is the stone of stumbling. Jesus is God. God is the fountain of living waters: ‘O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake Thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters’ (Jer. 17:13). Jesus is the fountain of living waters: ‘Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto Him, Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast Thou that living water? Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 'But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life’ (Jn. 4:10-14 cf. Rev. 21:6). ‘In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified)' (Jn. 7:37-39 cf. Isa. 41:17,18; 43:20; 44:3; 58:11; Joel 2:28). Jesus brings reward to the wicked for their works: ‘For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works’ (Matt. 16:27). Jesus is God. ‘Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in Thy truth’ (Psa. 54:4,5); ‘And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness’ (2 Sam. 3:39).
“The reward of salvation is ‘with Jesus’: ‘And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be’ (Rev. 22:12). Jesus is God. ‘Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him’ (Isa. 62:11); ‘Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him: behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him’ (Isa. 40:10). Jesus gave power to His people: ‘Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases’ (Lk. 9:1). Jesus is God. ‘O God, Thou art terrible out of Thy holy places: the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God’ (Psa. 68:35). Jesus is called the HOLY ONE: ‘But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you’ (Acts 3:14 cf. Matt. 27:21).” Even demons knew that Jesus Christ is the Holy One: “Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God” (Mk. 1:24 cf. Lk. 4:34; Acts 2:27; 13:35). “Jesus is God. ‘For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not’ (Isa. 30:15); ‘To whom then will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One’ (Isa. 40:25); ‘Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel’ (Isa. 41:14); ‘For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour…’ (Isa. 43:3); ‘I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King’ (Isa. 43:15). Jesus is the Light: ‘Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the Light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of life’ (Jn. 8:12). Jesus is God. ‘The LORD is my Light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?’ (Psa. 27:1). Jesus is the Husband of believers: ‘Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready…And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God’ (Rev. 19:7,9); ‘And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife’ (Rev. 21:2,9). ‘For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and He is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it’ (Eph. 5:23-25). Jesus is God. ‘For thy Maker is thine Husband; the LORD of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall He be called’ (Isa. 54:5)
“Jesus gives His people rest: ‘Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’ (Matt. 11:28). Jesus is God. ‘And He (God) said, My Presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest’ (Ex. 33:14). Jesus gathers the sheep: ‘And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd’ (Jn.10:16). Jesus is God. ‘For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out’ (Ezek. 34:11). Jesus seeks and saves that which is lost: ‘For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost’ (Lk. 19:10); Jesus is God. ‘I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up…’ (Ezek. 34:16). Jesus is the Shepherd: ‘I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep…I am the good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine’ (Jn. 10:11,14). Jesus is God. ‘The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want’ (Psa. 23:1); 'He shall feed His flock like a shepherd…' (Isa. 40:11 cf. Psa. 78:52; 100:3). Jesus feeds the people and causes them to sit down: ‘And He asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And He commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and He took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to His disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and He blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and He sent them away. And straightway He entered into a ship with His disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha’ (Mk. 8:5-10 cf. Matt. 14:19-21). Jesus is God. ‘I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD’ (Ezek. 34:15). The blood of Jesus cleanses His people from their sin: ‘But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin’ (1 Jn. 1:7). God cleanses from sin: ‘Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin’ (Psa. 51:1,2); ‘Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you’ (Ezek. 36:25). Jesus is God.
“Redemption is from Jesus Christ: ‘Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Rom. 3:24); ‘In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins’ (Col. 1:14). Redemption is from God: ‘Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption’ (Psa. 130:7). Jesus is God. Christ is the Redeemer: ‘But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons’ (Gal. 4:4,5); ‘Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree’ (Gal. 3:13); ‘And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the Book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation’ (Rev. 5:9); ‘Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works’ (Titus 2:14). God is the Redeemer: ‘For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he’ (Jer. 31:11); ‘Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel’ (Isa. 41:14); ‘I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee’ (Isa. 44:22); ‘Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God’ (Isa. 44:6); ‘Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself’ (Isa. 44:24). Jesus is God.
“ALL things are by Jesus: ‘But to us there is but one God, the Father, of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him’ (1 Cor.8:6). John the Baptist, the voice in the wilderness prepared the coming of the Lord: ‘For this is He that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight’ (Matt. 3:3), which is a quote from Isaiah 40:3: ‘The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway FOR OUR GOD’. John the Baptist prepared the coming of Yahweh God!!!!” Clearly, the Lord Jesus Christ IS God! “Jesus forgave sin: ‘And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee’ (Matt.9:2); ‘When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee’ (Mk. 2:5)…and only GOD can forgive sins: ‘Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?’ (Mk. 2:7). Only God can forgive sin where they are atoned for. Jesus is God. Jesus forgave sins and healed diseases: ‘But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house’ (Matt. 9:6). Only God can do that: ‘Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases’ (Psa. 103:2,3). Jesus calmed the storm: ‘And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm’ (Matt. 8:26). Only God can do that: ‘These see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep. For He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof’ (Psa. 107:24,25).
“God was pierced: ‘In that day, saith the Lord…I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn’ (Zech. 12:4,10), this is quoted again in John 19:37: ‘And again another Scripture saith, They shall look on Him Whom they pierced’.” Yet again the Scriptures cry out, "Jesus is God. God was priced at 30 pieces of silver: ‘And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me My price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for My price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD’ (Zech. 11:12,13), this is again quoted in Matthew 27:9,10: ‘Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, Whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me’. Jesus is God. Jesus returns again with His saints: ‘To the end He may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints’ (1 Thess. 3:13). A fulfillment of Zechariah 14:5 that says GOD will come with His saints: ‘And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee’. Jesus is God.
“The Jews wanted Jesus killed for the crime of blasphemy: ‘Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard His blasphemy’ (Matt. 26:65). In their minds Jesus claimed to be God: ‘The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone Thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a man, makest Thyself God’ (Jn. 10:33), and equal with God: ‘Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God’ (Jn. 5:18), and forgave as only God can do: ‘Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?’ (Mk. 2:7 cf. Lk. 5:21). Jesus by His words and actions claimed to be God...and that is why He was found guilty by the Jews of blasphemy. Jesus raised Himself from the dead: ‘Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt Thou rear it up in three days? But He spake of the temple of His body’ (Jn. 2:19-21); ‘Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father’ (Jn. 10:17,18). Jesus will raise all the dead: ‘And this is the Father's will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day…No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day’ (Jn.6:39,40,44). God raises the dead both physically and spiritually: ‘Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD’ (Ezek. 37:12-14). Jesus is God.
“The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ are one and the same. Christ is God: ‘But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His’ (Rom. 8:9). Jesus quickens (which means to make alive): ‘For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will’ (Jn. 5:21 cf. Jn. 6:63). Only God can make someone alive: ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD…Then said He unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live’ (Ezek.37:5,6,9). Only God can quicken: ‘So will not we go back from Thee: quicken us, and we will call upon Thy name’ (Psa. 80:18). Jesus is God. One cannot serve God and mammon: ‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon’ (Matt. 6:24). Only God is to be served: ‘For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers’ (Rom. 1:9). The One Whom Christians serve is Jesus Christ: ‘Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ’ (Col. 3:24). Jesus is the one Who ‘justifies’: ‘But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid’ (Gal. 2:17). ONLY GOD can justify: ‘Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth’ (Rom. 8:33). Jesus is God.” The only ones who deny the Scriptural fact that Jesus Christ is God are the Scripturally illiterate, the uninformed, and misinformed which are all symptoms of the blindness of lost souls.
“Jesus ‘reveals’ truth: ‘All things are delivered to Me of My Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and He to whom the Son will reveal Him’ (Lk. 10:22 cf. Matt. 11:27); Only GOD can reveal truth: ‘Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you’ (Phil. 3:15); ‘But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God’ (1 Cor. 2:10). Jesus is God. God will not share His glory with another: ‘I am the LORD: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images’ (Isa. 42:8); ‘For Mine own sake, even for Mine own sake, will I do it: for how should My name be polluted? and I will not give My glory unto another’ (Isa. 48:11). But the Father glorifies the Son: ‘These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to Heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee…And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was’ (Jn. 17:1,5); ‘And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified’ (Jn. 12:23); ‘Therefore, when He was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him’ (Jn. 13:31,32 cf. Matt. 16:27; Mk. 8:38; Jn. 16:13; 2 Pet. 1:16; Rev. 5:11). Jesus is God, and He is ONE with the Father.
“ONLY in the name of JESUS is there salvation. There is salvation in NONE OTHER: ‘Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom ye crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved’ (Acts 4:10-12); ‘Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory’ (2 Tim. 2:10). And salvation belongs to GOD: ‘Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: Thy blessing is upon Thy people’ (Psa. 3:8). ‘But I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD’ (Jon. 2:9); ‘It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD’ (Lam. 3:26); ‘The LORD hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God’ (Isa. 52:10); ‘Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy Righteousness’ (Psa. 51:14). Since only in the name of Jesus is there salvation and salvation belongs to God, that simply means Jesus is God.
“Jesus chooses the elect: ‘Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you’ (Jn. 15:16). Jesus is God: ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love’ (Eph. 1:3,4). ‘For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe’ (1 Thess. 2:13); ‘But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty’ (1 Cor. 1:27). Men are Jesus' disciples: ‘By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (Jn. 13:35); ‘Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples’ (Jn. 15:8). Jesus is God. ‘Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples’ (Isa. 8:16). Jesus' voice is as the sound of many waters: ‘And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters’ (Rev. 1:15). Jesus is Almighty God: ‘And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and His voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with His glory’ (Ezek. 43:2). Jesus' feet are like fine brass: ‘And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace…’ (Rev. 1:15). Jesus is God. ‘His body also was like the beryl, and His face as the appearance of lightning, and His eyes as lamps of fire, and His arms and His feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of His words like the voice of a multitude’ (Dan. 10:6 cf. Ezek. 1:7,28).” The Deity of Christ is undeniable, and is at the heart of the Holy Trinity of God.
“Jesus' name is the Word of God: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’ (Jn. 1:1); ‘And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God’ (Rev. 19:13); ‘And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God’ (Rev.19:13). All grace comes from God: ‘But the God of all grace, Who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you’ (1 Pet. 5:10). Jesus is that God where all grace comes from: ‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen’ (Rev. 22:21); ‘And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen’ (Rom. 16:20); ‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen’ (1 Thess. 5:28); ‘The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen’ (2 Thess. 3:18). Jesus comes with clouds: ‘Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen’ (Rev. 1:7); ‘And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in Heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory’ (Matt. 24:30). Jesus is God. ‘The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at His presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it’ (Isa. 19:1); ‘Behold, He shall come up as clouds, and His chariots shall be as a whirlwind: His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled’ (Jer. 4:13); ‘And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease’ (Num. 11:25).