JESUS CHRIST IS GOD (part 14)
“Jesus is called God: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’ (Jn. 1:1).” Jesus Christ was God in the beginning. There was never a time when Jesus Christ was not God, and there will never be a time when the Lord Jesus will cease to be God. Jesus is the eternal God. “‘But unto the Son He (God, the Father) saith, Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of Righteousness is the sceptre of Thy Kingdom’ (Heb.1:8 cf. Psa. 45:6,7)." The Father does not call the Son ‘a god’, ‘minor god’, ‘lesser god’ or ‘the god I created’. The Father calls Jesus “GOD”! “Jesus is called The Great God: ‘Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ’ (Titus 2:13).” Significantly, the original Greek reads: “Toward receiving (anticipating) the happy expectation and on appearance of the esteem (glory) of the great God and Saviour of us Jesus anointed (Christ)”. "Jesus is called The Mighty God: ‘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 called The True God: ‘And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. THIS IS THE TRUE GOD, AND ETERNAL LIFE’ (1 Jn. 5:20); ‘And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life’ (1 Jn. 5:11,12); The Lord Jesus praying to the Father said: ‘As Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him. And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent’ (Jn. 17:2,3 cf. Isa. 37:20). Jesus is ‘God with us’: ‘Behold, a virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us’ (Matt. 1:23); ‘And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins’ (Matt. 1:21). Jesus is called ‘My God’: ‘And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God’ (Jn.20:28 cf. Jn. 1:1,14; 8:58; Col. 2:9; Heb. 1:8). Since there is ‘no other God’: ‘I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me…Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside Me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside Me. Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else’ (Isa.45:5, 21,22), the clear meaning is Jesus is that only true God.
“Jesus is called ‘our hope’: ‘Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope’ (1 Tim.1:1 cf. 2 Tim. 1:1). Christians hope in Jesus, not only in this life, but in the life to come: ‘If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable’ (1 Cor. 15:19). We are to only hope in God: ‘Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God’ (1 Pet. 1:21); ‘For in Thee, O LORD, do I hope: Thou wilt hear, O Lord my God’ (Psa. 38:15). Jesus is God. Christ is our life: ‘When Christ, Who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory’ (Col.3:4). Jesus is God: ‘Yet the LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life’ (Psa. 42:8). Jesus is called Faithful: ‘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). Jesus is God: ‘Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations’ (Deut. 7:9).” Who are the people that love God? The ones whom God loved first! “We love Him, BECAUSE He first loved us” (1 Jn. 4:19). Those whom God loves first, love/will love Him! The ones who truly love God, who are truly His people, will openly declare that they love Him only BECAUSE God loved them first! All is because of God’s Love. All is because of God’s Gift. All is because of GOD. The Lord Jesus declares: “ALL that the Father giveth Me SHALL come to Me…” (Jn. 6:37). Who shall come to Christ? The ones God gives Him. Whom does God give to His Son? ONLY THE ONES WHOM GOD LOVES! Whom does God love? The ones who shall come to His Son. Who shall come to His Son? ONLY the ones the Father loved first and has given to Him.
“Jesus is called True: ‘And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True…’ (Rev.19:11). Jesus is God: ‘God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That Thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when Thou art judged’ (Rom. 3:4). Israel tempted Christ: ‘Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents’ (1 Cor. 10:9). Jesus is God: ‘Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted Him in Massah’ (Deut.6:16); ‘Because all those men which have seen My glory, and My miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice’ (Num. 14:22). Christ sent serpents and destroyed Israel: ‘Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents’ (1 Cor. 10:9). Jesus is God: ‘And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that He take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people’ (Num.21:6,7).
“Jesus rebukes and chastens: ‘As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent’ (Rev. 3:19). Jesus is God: ‘And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him: For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?’ (Heb. 12:5-7); ‘My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of His correction: For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom He delighteth’ (Prov. 3:11,12). Jesus is the Author and Finisher of the gift of faith: ‘Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God’ (Heb.12:2). God said ‘Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness…’ (Gen. 1:26). The plurality refers to the Trinity. This is not talking about the angels or heavenly host. Angels cannot create life. Secondly, nowhere is it indicated that angels are made in the image of God. Third, there is no indication that mankind is created in the image of angels. The plurality of the Trinity is also referred to in Genesis 3:22: ‘And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of US, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever’, and Isaiah 6:8: ‘Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for US? Then said I, Here am I; send Me’. Jesus is God. Before Jesus became man, He had glory with the Father before the world was: ‘And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was’ (Jn. 17:5); 'Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me: for Thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world' (Jn. 17:24). All things are given into Jesus' hand: ‘The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand’ (Jn.3:35).
“Jesus is described as ‘WHICH WAS dead, and IS alive’: ‘And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive’ (Rev.2:8). The one Who ‘which was’ and ‘which is’ is Almighty God: ‘And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come’ (Rev. 4:8); ‘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).” Notice how the One Who is the first and the last is the only God there is. “Couple this with Jesus words: ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last’ (Rev. 22:13),” and we see perhaps the strongest of evidences that Jesus Christ is indeed the only God: God the Almighty. ‘I am Alpha and Omega’, "these characters are all put together here, which are before used in Revelation 1:8, Revelation 1:11 and Revelation 21:6 and are very pertinently mentioned in this place, when all promises and prophecies, relating to the glorious Kingdom of Christ, were just finishing, and that itself was ready to appear, in which Christ alone should be exalted, the mystery of God would be completed, and time itself be no more. The Ethiopic version adds, ‘the beginning and end of days’, or ‘time’. A testimony this, of the Deity, eternity, infinity, and perfection of Christ. ‘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. 1:8), couple this with ‘…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: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore…’ (Rev. 1:17,18), and we see that Jesus is indisputably God. These are the words of Christ Himself (Rev. 1:8), appearing at once, and confirming what John had said of him, concerning His person, offices, and future coming: Alpha is the first letter, and Omega the last in the Greek alphabet, and signifies that Christ is the first and the last, as it is interpreted in Revelation 1:11, Revelation 1:17, and is a character often given to the Divine Being in prophetic writings: ‘Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am He’ (Isa. 41:4 cf. 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), and is no small proof of the proper Deity of Christ.”
In summary: The One “which was dead, and is alive” is “the first and the last” (see Rev. 2:8); the One “which was, and is, and is to come” is “the Lord God Almighty” (see Rev. 4:8); the One Who says “I am the first, and I am the last” also says “beside Me there is no God” (see (Isa. 44:6). He is the only God there is. The One Who is “the first and the last” says, “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end" (Rev. 22:13); the “Alpha and Omega” is “the beginning and the end” (see Rev. 21:6); the “Alpha and Omega” is “the first and the last” (see Rev. 1:11); the “Alpha and Omega” is “the beginning and the ending…the Lord which is, and which was, and which is to come, the ALMIGHTY” (see Rev. 1:8); “the first and the last” is “He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold,” is “alive for evermore” (see (Rev. 1:17,18); the great “I AM (He)” is “the first, and with the last” (see Isa. 41:4; 48:12). All these terms and phrases are interconnected because they speak of the one true God. He who was dead and is alive for evermore is the first and the last, the One which was, and is, and is to come. He is the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and Omega, the Lord God Almighty. There is no God beside THIS God!!!
“Scripture speaks of The ‘Great Day’ of ‘the Wrath of the Lamb’: ‘And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the Throne, and from the Wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His Wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?’ (Rev. 6:16,17). This is the ‘Great Day’ of God Almighty: ‘For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty’ (Rev.16:14 cf. 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Zeph. 1:14; Jd. 1:6). Jesus is the Lamb Who is God Almighty. Jesus is the 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. 6:14,15); ‘Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice’ (Jn. 18:37). Jesus is the King Who is called the ‘only wise 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 called the ‘Just One’: 'And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth’ (Acts 22:14). Jesus is God: ‘Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside Me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside Me’ (Isa. 45:21).
“Jesus ‘gives’ repentance: ‘Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins’ (Acts 5:31); ‘Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities’ (Acts 3:26). Jesus is God: ‘In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth’ (2 Tim. 2:25). Jesus reconciled all things to Himself: ‘For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in Heaven’ (Col.1:20). Jesus is God: ‘Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the Righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made Righteous’ (Rom. 5:18,19). Jesus brings Judgment on the churches in Revelation 2 and 3. Jesus is God: ‘For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people’ (Heb. 10:30); ‘To Me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. For the LORD shall judge His people, and repent Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left’ (Deut. 32:35,36 cf. 2 Thess.1:7-10).
“God has a Father: ‘And from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful Witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,‘ And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen’ (Rev.1:5,6). That God is Jesus Christ. Jesus stilled the waves and rules the sea: ‘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. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him! (Matt. 8:26,27 cf. Mk. 4:39-41). Jesus is God: ‘O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto Thee? or to Thy faithfulness round about Thee? Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them’ (Psa. 89:8,9). Jesus has eyes that are sent forth into all the earth: ‘And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth’ (Rev. 5:6). Jesus is God: ‘For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars’ (2 Chron. 16:9). To know the love of Christ is to be filled with the fulness of God: ‘And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God’ (Eph. 3:19). Christ strengthens the believers: ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me’ (Phil.4:13). Christ is God: ‘He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength’ (Isa. 40:29); ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My Righteousness’ (Isa. 41:10).
“In Christ's presence is fullness of joy: ‘These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full’ (Jn. 15:11). Jesus is God: ‘Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore’ (Psa. 16:11). To see Jesus is to see the Father and to hate Jesus is to hate the Father: ‘He that hateth Me hateth My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both Me and My Father’ (Jn.15:23,24). Jesus turns the water into wine: ‘Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And He saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed on Him’ (Jn. 2:7-11). A creative act to show that Jesus is Creator God. Jesus walks on water: ‘So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid’ (Jn. 6:19 cf. Matt. 14:26; Mk. 6:48).” Not only did Jesus Himself walk on water, but He made it so a mere mortal man, Peter, did also walk on water "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" (Matt. 14:28,29). “Jesus is God: ‘The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea’ (Psa. 93:4); ‘The sea is His, and He made it: and His hands formed the dry land’ (Psa. 95:5); ‘He shall have dominion also from the sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth’ (Psa. 72:8); ‘Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea’ (Job 9:8).
“Jesus causes the blind to see: ‘And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto Him, Yea, Lord. Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it’ (Matt. 9:27-30); ‘Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them’ (Matt. 11:4,5); ‘And He cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him. And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And He sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town’ (Mk. 8:22-26); ‘And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way’ (Mk. 10:51,52). Jesus is God: ‘The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped’ (Isa. 35:4,5).
“Jesus causes the deaf to hear: ‘The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them’ (Matt. 11:5); ‘And they bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him…And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak’ (Mk. 7:32,37). Jesus is God: ‘Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped’ (Isa. 35:4,5). ‘Even every one that is called by My name: for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears’ (Isa. 43:7,8). Jesus causes the dumb to speak: ‘As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel’ (Matt. 9:32,33); ‘Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel’ (Matt. 15:31); ‘And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak’ (Mk. 7:37); ‘And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered’ (Lk. 11:14). Jesus is God: ‘In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD’ (Ezek. 24:27); ‘Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until He came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb’ (Ezek. 33:22).
“Jesus causes the lame to walk: ‘The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them’ (Matt. 11:5); ‘I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house’ (Mk. 2:11); ‘Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the Gospel is preached’ (Lk. 7:22). Jesus is God: ‘Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert’ (Isa. 35:6). Jesus' face shines as the sun: ‘And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light’ (Matt. 17:2). Jesus is God: ‘For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly’ (Psa. 84:11); ‘But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall’ (Mal.4:2). Jesus will inherit all nations: ‘I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession’ (Psa. 2:7,8). Jesus is God: ‘Arise, O God, judge the earth: for Thou shalt inherit all nations’ (Psa. 82:8). Jesus will rule all nations with a rod of iron: ‘And she brought forth a man child, Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne’ (Rev. 12:5). Jesus is God: ‘The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth’ (Isa. 14:5,6).
“Jesus will smite all nations with a rod or iron. He is the fierceness and Wrath of Almighty God: ‘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. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and Wrath of Almighty God. 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 Almighty God Who brings Wrath: ‘And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power’ (2 Thess. 1:7-9). Jesus and His Father established the ends of the earth: ‘Who hath ascended up into Heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is His name, and what is His Son's name, if thou canst tell?’ (Prov. 30:4). Jesus was without sin: ‘For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him’ (2 Cor. 5:21); ‘For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin’ (Heb. 4:15); ‘For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth: Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth Righteously’ (1 Pet. 1:21-23). Only God is without sin: ‘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. 32:4). Jesus is God. Jesus is ABOVE ALL: ‘He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: He that cometh from Heaven is above all’ (Jn. 3:31). Jesus is GOD OVER ALL: ‘Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, Who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen’ (Rom. 9:5). Jesus is LORD OF ALL: ‘The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all:)’ (Acts 10:36).
“The Lord God sent His angel to John: ‘And He said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to shew unto His servants the things which must shortly be done’ (Rev. 22:6). It is Jesus that sent His angel: ‘I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star’ (Rev. 22:16).” Revelation 22:6 in the original Greek says, ‘THE God OF THE HOLY prophets commissions THE MESSENGER OF Him’, while ten verses later, Revelation 22:16 has Jesus saying, ‘I JESUS SEND THE MESSENGER OF ME’. "Jesus is the Lord God. Jesus is called the ‘Lord of Glory’: ‘Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory’ (1 Cor. 2:8). Jesus is YHWH God: ‘Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory’ (Psa. 24:8-10). Jesus gets glory now and forever: ‘But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen’ (2 Pet. 3:18). The Father calls Jesus ‘LORD’ Who made Heaven and earth: ‘And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands’ (Heb. 1:10). Heaven is God's throne and earth His FOOTSTOOL: ‘Thus saith the LORD, The Heaven is My Throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that ye build unto Me? and where is the place of My rest?’ (Isa. 66:1); ‘But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by Heaven; for it is God's Throne: Nor by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King’ (Matt. 5:34,35). Jesus is God: ‘The LORD said unto My Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool’ (Matt. 22:44); ‘But to which of the angels said He at any time, Sit on My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool?’ (Heb.1:13). Every knee shall bow, and ‘every tongue’ shall confess to GOD: ‘For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God’ (Rom. 14:11). The God ‘every tongue’ is confessing to is JESUS CHRIST: ‘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. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father’ (Phil. 2:10,11).” God says: “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. 45:23).
These are but a sampling of the multitude of Scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments which testify to the Deity of Jesus Christ, of His being the only one true and Almighty God, and by implication is evidence of the Tri-unity of God. Now we shall delve even deeper into the Scriptures, and search each and every Book of the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament Books and Letters, and discover that the Lord Jesus is mentioned in each and every one of them.“The Bible declares God. That God is Jesus Christ Who is written in all the Scriptures: ‘Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself’ (Lk. 24:25-27); ‘And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me’ (Lk. 24:44); Jesus said: ‘Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me…For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me: for He wrote of Me’ (Jn. 5:39,46).” We see how in the above Scriptures the Lord Jesus Himself encourages people to search the Scriptures and see that He is mentioned in them all from Moses to the prophets to the Psalms. The Scriptures do not testify to any false jesuses that are espoused, or advocated only in false gospels. Notably, the Scriptures testify of only one Jesus, the true Jesus Who is Almighty God, the Saviour of all His chosen people.