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					Pastor Larry Dela Cruz
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                          JESUS IS YAHWEH

In the Old Testament we can read that there is only one Lord, one God and one
Savior. It was Yahweh (LORD), the Elohim (God) of heaven and earth, who spoke
these words. Elohim is the plural form of El i (God). Beside Yahweh there is no
other Lord, God and Savior. Yahweh, the Holy Name of Elohim (God), shall be
remembered and abide to all generations (Psalms 45:17, 102:12). Deut 6.4 says
Yahweh our Elohim is one (echad) Lord. The Hebrew word echad means compound
unity and not one (yacheed) solitary unity. The Father and the Son of God share that
precious Name and were called by the same Name Yahweh. Jesus in Hebrew is
Yeshua/Yahushua or Yahweh is salvation. He is the I AM (Jn 8:58, Ex 3:14).


JESUS/YESHUA/YASHUA IS YAHWEH PIERCED.

YAHWEH HERE IS SPEAKING AND ISRAEL WILL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY HAVE
WAS PIERCED AND GRIEVED FOR HIM AS THE FIRSTBORN SON.

Zec 12:1 This is the word of the LORD(YAHWEH) concerning Israel. The LORD,
who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms
the spirit of man within him, declares:
Zec 12:2 “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding
peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
Zec 12:3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I
will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will
injure themselves.
Zec 12:4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,”
declares the LORD. “I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will
blind all the horses of the nations.
Zec 12:5 Then the leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem
are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.’
Zec 12:6 “On that day I will make the leaders of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile,
like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume right and left all the
surrounding peoples, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.
Zec 12:7 “The LORD will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the
house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of
Judah.
Zec 12:8 On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the
feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like
the Angel of the LORD going before them.
Zec 12:9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.


Mourning for the One They Pierced

Zec 12:10 “And I(YAHWEH) will pour out on the house of David and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on ME
(YAHWEH), the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one
mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a
FIRSTBORN SON.



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Confirmed by John that it was Christ the Lord:

Jn 19:35 And he who saw it (the eyewitness) gives this evidence, and his testimony
is true; and he knows that he tells the truth, that you may believe also.
Jn 19:36 For these things took place, that the Scripture might be fulfilled (verified,
carried out), Not one of His bones shall be broken; [Exod. 12:46; Num. 9:12;
Ps. 34:20]
Jn 19:37 And again another Scripture says, They shall look on Him Whom they
have pierced. [Zech. 12:10]

Rev 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even
those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth shall gaze upon Him and
beat their breasts and mourn and lament over Him. Even so [must it be]. Amen (so
be it). [Dan. 7:13; Zech. 12:10]



JESUS IS YAHWEH TSIDKENU/THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

YAHWEH THE FATHER SENDS HIS SON AND SHALL BE CALLED YAHWEH TSIDKENU
OR THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.


Jer 23:5 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD,
“when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely
and do what is just and right in the land.
Jer 23:6 In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
The LORD Our Righteousness.


JESUS IS YAHWEH WHO IS COMING TO JUDGE WITH FLAMES OF FIRE

ISA 66:15 For behold, the LORD will come in fire
And His chariots like the whirlwind,
To render His anger with fury,
And His rebuke with flames of fire.
ISA 66:16 For the LORD will execute judgment by fire
And by His sword on all flesh,
And those slain by the LORD will be many.

2Th 1:7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen
when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his
powerful angels.
2Th 1:8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of
our Lord Jesus.
2Th 1:9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the
presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power




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JESUS IS YAHWEH WHO SHALL COME AND STAND AT THE MOUNT OLIVES

Zec 14:3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in
the day of battle.
Zec 14:4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of
Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a
great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.


JESUS IS YAHWEH COMING WITH HIS HOLY ONES

Zec 14:5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee
as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the
LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
Zec 14:6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost.
Zec 14:7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the
LORD. When evening comes, there will be light.
Zec 14:8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern
sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter.
Zec 14:9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will
be one LORD, and his name the only name.

Jude 1:14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the
Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones
Jude 1:15 to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts
they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have
spoken against him.”

Rev 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse,
whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a
name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
Rev 19:13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
Rev 19:14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses
and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the
nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of
the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
Rev 19:16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


JESUS IS YAHWEH SENT BY THE FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY TO RULE WITH
HIM FOREVER AND DWELL WITH HIS PEOPLE.

Zec 2:9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder
them. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.
Zec 2:10 “Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will
live among you,” declares the LORD.
Zec 2:11 “Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will
become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD
Almighty has sent me to you.



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Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The
second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of
Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and
the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of
God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and
God himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or
mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Rev 21:5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Rev 21:6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the
Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from
the spring of the water of life.
Rev 21:7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will
be my son.

Rev 21:22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and
the Lamb are its temple.
Rev 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory
of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
Rev 21:24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their
splendor into it.
Rev 21:25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.
Rev 21:26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.

Rev 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal,
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
Rev 22:2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river
stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And
the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb
will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
Rev 22:4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
Rev 22:5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the
light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and
ever.

Rev 22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give
to everyone according to what he has done.
Rev 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the
Beginning and the End.
Rev 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to
the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually
immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices
falsehood.
Rev 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the
churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”




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                               JESUS IS GOD

                               Our God and Savior


Our Lord Jesus Christ is our God and Savior. He is the same yesterday, today and
forever. Yahweh is the God and Savior in the Old Testament so He is in the New
Testament. Jesus in Hebrew Yahoshua/Yeshua is Yahweh is salvation. He is the exact
representation of God His Father. He is the same as His Father, the Lord, God and
Savior. God by,for and through whom all things were created. He was with the
Father in the beginning. He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the
Alpha and the Omega. All authority in heaven and on earth are given to Him. He is
the life, the light and the source of it. It is the faith that the Apostles received and
the faith we have received.

Ps 89:26
26He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,
  my God, the Rock my Savior.’

2Sam 22:47
47“The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!
  Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!

Ps 42:5-6
5Why are you downcast, O my soul?
 Why so disturbed within me?
 Put your hope in God,
 for I will yet praise him,
 my Savior and
6my God.

2Pet 1:1
1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
 To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ
 have received a faith as precious as ours

Tit 2:13
13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and
  Savior, Jesus Christ,

Rev 1:7-8, 17-18
7Look, He is coming with the clouds,
 and every eye will see Him,
 even those who pierced Him;
 and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him.
 So shall it be! Amen.
8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was,
and who is to come, the Almighty.”

17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand
  on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.


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18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I
  hold the keys of death and Hades.




                             Our Lord and Savior


In the Old Testament we can read that there is only one Lord, one God and one
Savior. It was Yahweh (LORD), the Elohim (God) of heaven and earth, who spoke
these words. Elohim is the plural form of Eli (God). Beside Yahweh there is no other
Lord, God and Savior. Yahweh, the Holy Name of Elohim (God), shall be remembered
and abide to all generations (Psalms 45:17, 102:12). Deut 6.4 says Yahweh our
Elohim is one (echad) Lord. The Hebrew word echad means compound unity and not
one (yacheed) solitary unity. The New Testament records that our Lord Jesus Christ
the Word was with the Father in the beginning and was God (John 1:1-2). He
revealed all that Father has is His— this includes honor, glory and power (John
16:15,17:5,10). Whatever the Father does the Son also does in the same manner
(John 5:18-19). Whatever the Father says the Son also speaks (John 8:26,28). Jesus
said, “I and the Father are one”. The Greek word used is “hen” which means
essence. He and the Father are of one essence— that is Divine nature.


Isaiah 43:3a, 11
3“For I am the LORD your GOD,
  The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
11“I, even I, am the LORD,
   And there is no SAVIOR besides Me.

Hosea 13:4
13Yet I have been the LORD your God
  Since the land of Egypt;
  And you were not to know any god except Me,
  For there is no SAVIOR

1Kings 8:60
60so that all the peoples of the earth may know that
  the LORD is GOD; there is NO ONE else.

Jude 1:25
25to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through
  Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Luke 2:11
11for today in the city of David there has been born for you a
  SAVIOR, who is CHRIST the Lord.

1Jn 4:14
14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior
of the world.




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Phil 3:20
20But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the
  Lord Jesus Christ,

2Pet 1:11
11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and
  Savior Jesus Christ.


Matthew 22:41-45
41Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a
  question:
42"What do you think about the CHRIST, WHOSE SON IS HE?" They said
   to Him, "The son of David."
43He said to them, "Then how does David in the Spirit call Him 'LORD,'
   saying,
44'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD,
   "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,
   UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET"'?
45"If David then calls Him 'LORD,' how is He his son?"




                                He is Lord of All


Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Lord. The title Lord here does not imply a human master
but the Lord of heaven and earth— the Lord of All. Yahweh is the Lord of All, the
Lord of lords and God of gods. Our Lord Jesus asked the religious leaders of His time
what they thought of Christ. Whose Son was He? When they answered the son of
David, He refuted them with a question, “If He was David’s son, why did David in the
spirit called him Lord and the Father asked Him to sit on the throne with Him?” Jesus
is Lord. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Joshua 3:13
13“It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of
the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of
the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will
stand in one heap.”

Deuteronomy 10:17
11“For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great,
the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.

1Timothy 6:15-16
15which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only
Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
16who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no
man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
Acts 10:36
36"The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace
   through Jesus Christ (HE IS LORD OF ALL)–


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Romans 10:12
12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is
  LORD OF ALL, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;

Revelation 17:14
Victory for the Lamb
14"These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome
   them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those
   who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.“

Revelation 19:16
16And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF
  KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."




                                  The Creator


The Lord Jesus Christ is truly God because He was in the beginning with the Father
from eternity past and enjoyed the presence and the works with Him. The Father
delighted in the Son and all things in the heavens and in the earth, visible and
invisible were created through Him and for Him.

Proverbs 30:4
4Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
 Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
 Who has wrapped the waters in His garment?
 WHO HAS ESTABLISHED ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH?
 WHAT IS HIS NAME or HIS SON’S NAME?
 Surely you know!


John 1:2-3
2HE WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD.
3ALL THINGS CAME INTO BEING THROUGH HIM, AND APART FROM
 HIM NOTHING CAME INTO BEING THAT HAS COME INTO BEING.

Colossians 1:16
16For BY HIM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED, both in the heavens and on
  earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or
 authorities—ALL THINGS HAVE BEEN CREATED THROUGH HIM AND
  FOR HIM.

Revelation 3:14
14"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and
   true Witness, the BEGINNING of the creation of God, says this:




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                            The Father called Him
                                God and Lord


Many who do not believe on the Deity of Christ used the scriptures erroneously. He is
man because He called on God, He revealed the Father as the Only True God and He
got hungry, got tired, slept and died as a human. They missed what the scriptures
declare that He took the form of a man. God the Father called His Son God and Lord,
is worshiped, sited on the Throne and it was through Him the heavens and the earth
were created.

Hebrews 1:5-13 (Ps 2:7, 45:6, 102:25-27, 110:1)
5For to which of the angels did He ever say,
  "YOU ARE MY SON,
  TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"?
  And again
 "I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM
   AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME"?
6And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
  "AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD
   WORSHIP HIM."
7And of the angels He says,
 "WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS,
  AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE."
8But of the Son He says,
 "YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER
   AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS
   SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS
   KINGDOM.
9"YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND
  HATED LAWLESSNESS; THEREFORE
  GOD, YOUR GOD, HAS ANOINTED YOU
  WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE
  YOUR COMPANIONS."
10And,
  "YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE
  FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH,
   AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF
  YOUR HANDS;
11THEY WILL PERISH, BUT YOU REMAIN;
    AND THEY ALL WILL BECOME OLD LIKE A
    GARMENT,
12AND LIKE A MANTLE YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP;
   LIKE A GARMENT THEY WILL ALSO BE CHANGED
   BUT YOU ARE THE SAME,
   AND YOUR YEARS WILL NOT COME TO AN END."
13But to which of the angels has He ever said,
   "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,
    UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES
    A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET"?




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Psalms 90:1-2
1LORD, You have been our dwelling place in
  all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
  Or YOU GAVE BIRTH TO THE EARTH AND
  THE WORLD, Even from everlasting to everlasting,
  YOU ARE GOD.




                           The Prophets Confirmed
                                  His Deity


Before Christ the Lord took the form of a man the Old Testament prophets knew and
proclaimed who He was. Through their inspired writings the word of God showed
consistency and harmony in revealing who the Son of God is.

Psalms 2:1-2, 6-7, 11-12
1Why are the nations in an uproar
 And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2The kings of the earth take their stand
 And the rulers take counsel together
 Against the LORD and against HIS ANOINTED, saying,

6“But as for Me, I have installed MY KING
 Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7“I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
 He said to Me, ‘You are MY SON,
 Today I have begotten You.

11Worship the LORD with reverence
 And rejoice with trembling.
12Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry,
 and you perish in the way,
 For His wrath may soon be kindled.
 How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Isaiah 9:6
6For A CHILD WILL BE BORN TO US, a son will be given to us;
 And the government will rest on His shoulders;
 And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, MIGHTY GOD,
 ETERNAL FATHER, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 40:3/ Matthew 3:3
3A voice is calling,
 “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness;
 Make smooth in the desert a highway for OUR GOD.

Proverbs 8:22-30
22“The LORD POSSESSED ME at the BEGINNING OF HIS WAY,
 BEFORE HIS WORKS OF OLD.


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23“From EVERLASTING I WAS ESTABLISHED,
 From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
24“When there were no depths I was brought forth,
 When there were no springs abounding with water.
25“Before the mountains were settled,
 Before the hills I was brought forth;
26“While He had not yet made the earth and the fields,
 Nor the first dust of the world.
27When He established the heavens, I WAS THERE,
 When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
28When He made firm the skies above,
 When the springs of the deep became fixed,
29When He set for the sea its boundary
 So that the water would not transgress His command,
 When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
30THEN I WAS BESIDE HIM, AS A MASTER WORKMAN;
 And I was daily His delight,
 Rejoicing always before Him,




                          The Apostles Confirmed
                                His Deity


Nothing is more reliable and competent to believe and receive teachings from other
than from the testimony and witness of those who have been with our Lord Jesus
Christ. They have lived, touched, heard and given the authority to proclaim and
teach His words. They were commanded to write these scriptures to testify the true
identity and being of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 1:1-3, 14
The Deity of Jesus Christ
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
  WORD WAS GOD.

The Word Made Flesh
14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His
  GLORY, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and
  truth.

Revelation 19:13
13He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and HIS NAME is called The
  WORD OF GOD.

Romans 9:5
5whose are the fathers, and from whom is the CHRIST according to the
 flesh, who is over all, GOD BLESSED FOREVER. Amen.

Colossians 2:9
9For in Him all the FULLNESS OF DEITY DWELLS in bodily form,



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Titus 2:13
13looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our GREAT GOD
  AND SAVIOR, Christ Jesus,

2Peter 1:1
1Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
 To those who have received a FAITH of the SAME KIND as ours, by the
 righteousness of our GOD AND SAVIOR, Jesus Christ:

1John 5:20
20And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us
  understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him
  who is true, in His Son JESUS CHRIST. This is the TRUE GOD AND
  ETERNAL LIFE.




                      Spirits/Dominions Can’t Deny
                                His Deity


Some may not be convinced by human testimonies but invisible powers or spirits
bowing down to the Lordship of Christ manifest His Deity and being the Son of God.
These spirits knew who and where our Lord Jesus came from and what the Son of
God has for them in the future.

Matthew 8:29
29And they cried out, saying, "What business do we have with each other,
  SON OF GOD? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"

Luke 8:27- 28
27And when He came out onto the land, He was met by a man from the city
  who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing
  for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs.
28Seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice,
 "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, SON OF THE MOST
  HIGH GOD? I beg You, do not torment me."

Luke 4:41
41Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, "You are the SON OF
  GOD!" But rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because
  they knew Him to be the CHRIST.




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                           Jesus Christ Confirmed
                                  His Deity


Our Lord Jesus confirmed His Deity by attesting to the faith Thomas has expressed
and that he is blessed because he believed and confessed that He is Lord and God.
He shall come again in His glory with His angels and shall sit on His glorious throne.
The Jewish high priest clearly understood the answer of Jesus Christ when He said
that the He is the Christ the Son of God (calling God His Father making Himself equal
with God) and hereafter they shall see Him sitting at the right hand of power and
shall come on the clouds of heaven. They have put Him to death because to them
the Lord’s claim was blasphemous and deserved death.

John 20:28-29
28Thomas answered and said to Him,
  “MY LORD AND MY GOD!"
29Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you BELIEVED?
   Blessed are they who did not see, and yet BELIEVED."

Matthew 25:31
The Judgment
31"But when the Son of Man comes in HIS GLORY, and all the angels with
   Him, then He will SIT ON HIS GLORIOUS THRONE.


Matthew 26:62-66
62The high priest stood up and said to Him, "Do You not answer? What is it
   that these men are testifying against You?"
63But Jesus kept silent And the high priest said to Him, "I adjure You by the
   living God, that You tell us whether You are the CHRIST, THE SON OF
   GOD."
64Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you,
   hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT
   HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."
65Then the high priest (tore his robes and said, "He has blasphemed! What
   further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the
   BLASPHEMY;
66what do you think?" They answered, "He deserves
  death!"




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                                The Son of God
                                 from Heaven


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. This revelation did not come from human wisdom or
spirit but from God the Father and with this revelation is that Jesus came down from
heaven and that He is the Lord and above all. Our Lord Jesus Christ testified that He
was not from this world and came not from this world but from heaven where His
Father is. The Son of God came down from heaven where He was before. These
statements proved the teachings of His apostles that He was in the form of God
before He took the form of man.

Matthew 16:13-17
13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking
  His disciples, “WHO DO PEOPLE SAY THAT THE SON OF MAN IS?”
14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still
  others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
15He said to them, “BUT WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”
16Simon Peter answered, “YOU ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE
  LIVING GOD.”
17And Jesus said to him, “BLESSED ARE YOU, Simon Barjona, BECAUSE
  FLESH AND BLOOD DID NOT REVEAL THIS TO YOU, BUT MY
  FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.

John 3:13
 13"NO ONE HAS ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, BUT HE WHO DESCENDED
   FROM HEAVEN: THE SON OF MAN.

John 3:31-32
 31"HE WHO COMES FROM ABOVE IS ABOVE ALL, he who is of the earth
   is from the earth and speaks of the earth HE WHO COMES FROM
   HEAVEN IS ABOVE ALL.
 32"WHAT HE HAS SEEN AND HEARD, of that He testifies; and no one
   receives His testimony.

John 6:38
 38"For I HAVE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, not to do My own will, but
    the will of Him who SENT Me.

John 6:62, 64a
 62"What then if you see the Son of Man ASCENDING TO WHERE HE WAS
   BEFORE?
64a“But there are some of you WHO DO NOT BELIEVE.”

John 8:23-25
 23And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I AM FROM ABOVE;
    you are of this world, I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD.
24"Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for UNLESS YOU
   BELIEVE THAT I AM HE, you will die in your sins."
25So they were saying to Him, "Who are You?" Jesus said to them, "What
   have I been SAYING to you from the beginning?



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John 16:27-31
27 for the Father Himself LOVES YOU, because you have loved Me and
   HAVE BELIEVED THAT I CAME FORTH FROM THE FATHER.
28 “I CAME FORTH FROM THE FATHER AND HAVE COME INTO THE
   WORLD; I AM LEAVING THE WORLD AGAIN AND GOING TO THE
   FATHER.”
29 His disciples said, “Lo, NOW YOU ARE SPEAKING PLAINLY and are not
   using a figure of speech.
30 “Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to
   question You; BY THIS WE BELIEVE THAT YOU CAME FROM GOD.”
31 Jesus answered them, “DO YOU NOW BELIEVE?”




                          Equal with God the Father


The Jews stoned our Lord Jesus not because of the good things He has done but
because He called God His Father and saying He and the Father are one making
Himself equal with God and God (John 5:18,10:30-33,36). Is our Lord Jesus really
equal and one with God the Father? Isn’t the Father greater than the Son? To what
extent our Lord Jesus is equal and one with God? The Father of course is greater that
the Son because He is His Father and Jesus is His Son but they are equal and one in
all things. Whatever the Father does the Son does in like manner. Whatever the
Father has is of the Son. The Son shares the glory with the Father even before the
world was.

John 5:18-23
Jesus' Equality with God

18For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him,
  because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling GOD
  HIS OWN FATHER, MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH GOD.
19Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them,
  "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, UNLESS
  it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father
  does, these things the Son also does in LIKE MANNER.
20"For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is
  DOING; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that
  you will marvel.
21"For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, EVEN SO THE
   SON ALSO GIVES LIFE TO WHOM HE WISHES.
22"For not even the Father judges anyone,
   but He has given all judgment to the Son,
23so that ALL WILL HONOR the Son even as they HONOR the Father. He
  who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 2:18-22
 18The Jews then said to Him, "What sign do You show us as your
   AUTHORITY for doing these things?"
 19Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I WILL
   RAISE it up."
 20The Jews then said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will

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  You raise it up in three days?"
21But He was speaking of the TEMPLE OF HIS BODY.
22So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He
  said this; and they BELIEVED the Scripture and the word which Jesus
  had spoken.

John 16:15
15"ALL THINGS that the Father has are MINE; therefore I said that He
   takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

John 17:5,10
5"Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I
  HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.
10and all things that are Mine are Yours, and YOURS are Mine; and I have
  been glorified in them.




                               Worshiped with
                                 the Father


The First and Second Commandment of the Old Covenant God gave to Israel was
that they shall have no other gods before Him and shall not make, bow or worship
other than to Him (Exodus 20:3-5). Will God be the first to break His Law when He
asked the angels and all men and all creation visible and invisible, thrones and
dominions to worship and bow down in the name of Jesus Christ? He is not because
our Lord Jesus Christ is His Only Son and shares all the honor and the glory and the
power with Him from eternity to eternity.

Isaiah 45:23
23”I HAVE SWORN BY MYSELF,
The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness
And will not turn back,
THAT TO ME EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, EVERY TONGUE WILL SWEAR
ALLEGIANCE.

Hebrews 1:6
6And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
 "AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD
  WORSHIP HIM."

John 9:35-38
 35Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, "Do you
   believe in the Son of Man?"
 36He answered, "Who is He, Lord, that I may BELIEVE in Him?"
 37Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is
    talking with you."
 38And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he WORSHIPED Him.




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Matthew 14:33
33And those who were in the boat WORSHIPED Him, saying, "You are
  certainly GOD’S SON!"

Philippians 2:10-11
10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are
  in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and that every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, to the
   GLORY of God the Father.




                               Remains Forever


Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever. Who was Jesus before the
foundation of the world shall remain. He was the same Lord, Son of God and God
before the world was, when He entered the earth, when He returned to where He
was before and shall be when He comes again and for eternity. He was given
authority, glory, sovereign power, everlasting dominion and a kingdom that shall not
pass away.

John 12:34
 34The crowd spoke up, "We have heard from the Law that the Christ WILL
   REMAIN FOREVER, so how can you say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted
   up'? Who is this 'Son of Man'?“

Hebrews 1:11-12
11THEY WILL PERISH, BUT YOU REMAIN;
  AND THEY ALL WILL BECOME OLD LIKE A
  GARMENT,
12AND LIKE A MANTLE YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP;
  LIKE A GARMENT THEY WILL ALSO BE CHANGED
  BUT YOU ARE THE SAME,
  AND YOUR YEARS WILL NOT COME TO AN
  END."

Hebrews 13:8
8 Jesus Christ is THE SAME yesterday and today and FOREVER.




                                Reigns Forever


Those who maintain that our Lord Jesus Christ is only human believe his authority,
lordship and power are only temporal because it was given to Him and shall be
surrendered to God in the last day. This scripture 1Corinthian 15:27-28 they say
confirmed their belief, “For HE (GOD) HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER
HIS FEET. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He
(The Father) is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him (Christ). When all
things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One


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who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all. It is erroneous to
conclude that Christ shall not reign and rule anymore when He subjects Himself to
God. Nothing in the scripture mentioned that our Lord Jesus Christ shall not reign
anymore. He shall be in subjection to the Father because God was His Father and He
was given a commandment to put all things under Him and the head of Christ is God.
Rather the scripture proclaimed that our Lord Jesus Christ shall reign forever, His
Kingdom shall be of no end, blessing, honor, glory and dominion shall be forever and
ever and He shall sit on His Throne with the Father and shall reign forever.

Daniel 7:13-14
13 “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven
  One like a SON OF MAN WAS COMING, And He came up to the Ancient
  of Days And was presented before Him.
14”And TO HIM WAS GIVEN DOMINION, GLORY AND KINGDOM, That
  all the peoples, nations and men of every language MIGHT SERVE HIM.
  HIS DOMINION IS AN EVERLASTING DOMINION WHICH WILL NOT
  PASS AWAY; And HIS KINGDOM is one Which will NOT BE
  DESTROYED.

Luke 1:31, 33
31"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you
   shall name Him Jesus.
33and HE WILL REIGN over the house of Jacob FOREVER, and HIS
   KINGDOM WILL HAVE NO END.“

Revelation 5:13
13And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the
  earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who
  sits on the throne, and to the LAMB, BE BLESSING AND HONOR AND
  GLORY AND DOMINION FOREVER AND EVER."

Revelation 22: 1, 3, 5
1Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming
  from the THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB,
3There will no longer be any curse; and the THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE
  LAMB will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;
5And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the
  light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine
  them; and they will REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.




                              God, Lord & Savior
                              Coming to Appear


The Scripture said that Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the radiance of His
glory and exact representation of His nature (Hebrews 1:3). No man has seen or can
see God the Father (1 Timothy 6:16). Jesus Christ was the Lord who was prophesied
to come and appear where all eyes shall see as the great God and Savior. He shall
come to bring everlasting salvation to the saints but wrath and judgment to the



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wicked and those who do not obey Him and the gospel (2Thessalonians 1:7-10,
1Thessalonians 1:10).

Titus 2:13-14
13looking for the blessed hope and the APPEARING of the glory OF OUR
   GREAT GOD AND SAVIOR, CHRIST JESUS,

2Timothy 4:1
1I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of CHRIST JESUS,
   who is to JUDGE the living and the dead, and by HIS APPEARING and
   His kingdom:

Jude 1:14-15
14It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from
  Adam, prophesied, saying, “BEHOLD, THE LORD CAME WITH MANY
  THOUSANDS OF HIS HOLY ONES,
15to EXECUTE JUDGMENT upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all
  their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all
  the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

Revelation 19:11, 14,16
11And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and HE who sat
  on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness HE JUDGES and
  WAGES WAR.
14And the ARMIES which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and
  clean, were FOLLOWING HIM on white horses.
16And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF
  KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Zechariah 14:5, 9
5You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains
  will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake
  in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD, MY GOD, WILL
  COME, and ALL THE HOLY ONES WITH HIM!
9And the LORD WILL BE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH; in that day the
  LORD WILL BE THE ONLY ONE, AND HIS NAME THE ONLY ONE.




                         The Beginning and the End


God alone is the Beginning and the End. Our Lord Jesus Christ has spoken. He is the
Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last and the Beginning and the End. Nothing
came into existence and being without Him; for without Him nothing was made that
was made (John 1:3). All things visible and invisible were created by Him and for
Him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together (Colossians 1:16-17).
He is the cause and sustainer of all things and is the end of all things (1Corinthians
8:6). All things are given and handed to the Son (John 17:10). Jesus is the
Beginning and the End as His Father is the Beginning and the End. It is clear from
the Scriptures that only God alone possesses such attributes and qualities as the
First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End (Isaiah
44:6). The LORD, the first and the last is the “I Am” (Isaiah 41:4) and Jesus came

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from above, the beginning and the end is the “I Am” (John 8:23-24). And finally
when Jesus comes again it shall be the end.

Isaiah 41:4
4“Who has performed and accomplished it,
 Calling forth the generations from the beginning?
 ‘I, the LORD, AM the FIRST, and with the LAST. I am He.’ ”

Isaiah 44:6
6“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel
  And his REDEEMER, the LORD of hosts:
  ‘I AM THE FIRST and I AM THE LAST,
  And there is no God besides Me.

Revelation 1:7-8
7BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see
 Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will
 mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
8“I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA,” SAYS THE LORD GOD, “who is and who
 was and who is to come, THE ALMIGHTY.”

Revelation 21:6
6Then He said to me, "It is done I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the
  BEGINNING AND THE END I will give to the one who thirsts from the
  spring of the water of life without cost.

Revelation 22:13, 16
13"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, THE
   BEGINNING AND THE END." …
16"I, JESUS, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the
  churches I am he root and the descendant of David, the bright morning
  star."




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                      THE TRUE NATURE OF CHRIST,
                   THE SON OF GOD & THE SON OF MAN


                          GOD TAKING THE FORM OF MAN


Let us make a biblical investigation of the nature of Jesus Christ.

Those who do not believe on the Deity of Christ conclude that Jesus is man because
of the verses that say He is a man or man therefore He has no other nature. His
existence began when He was born through a virgin named Mary through the power
of the Most High. Jesus is man because He thirst, hunger, slept, and die. God can
never thirst or hunger or die. God is a spirit and Jesus has flesh and bones. God is
not man. But the question is, “Can God take the form of a man?”

They fail to understand Jesus was not man in the beginning. He became man when
He was sent by the Father to earth for our redemption. He needed a human body for
His mission on earth and that body is offered as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins
and the precious blood unblemished and unspotted for our cleansing.


1PE 1:18
         knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold
from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
1PE 1:19
         but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of
Christ.

God is a spirit and a spirit can not have a body or a blood. So Christ the Son of God
has to take the form of a man. Now we should establish that the Christ, the Son of
the Living God really existed before He took the form of a man.

We agree that there are verses of Scriptures saying that Jesus is a man its simply
because He took its form. But why is He also called the Son of God and the Jews in
fact killed Him for this title. Let's know what the word of God say concerning Jesus as
the Son of God.


LET'S ESTABLISH THE TRUTH FROM THE BEGINNING

1. ORIGIN OF THE CHRIST
Mic 5:2
      “ But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
His goings forth are from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”

Christ’s origin or goings forth is from eternity.




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2. EXISTED BEFORE ALL THINGS
CoL 1:17
           He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
JN 1:15
     John * testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘
He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’ ”
1Co 10:2
         They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
1Co 10:3
         They all ate the same spiritual food
1Co 10:4
         and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that
accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
JN 8:58
          Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I
am.”
1Pe 1:11
      trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in
them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that
would follow.


3. EVIDENCED BY CHRIST CREATING EVERTHING


JN 1:2
     He was in the beginning with God.
JN 1:3
     All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into
being that has come into being.
COL 1:16
       For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible
and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have
been created through Him and for Him.
HEB 1:2
      in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all
things, through whom also He made the world.
PR 30:4
      Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has wrapped the waters in His garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name or His son’s name?
Surely you know!


4. THE SON OF GOD FROM THE BEGINNING


HEB 1:5
        For to which of the angels did He ever say,
“YOU ARE MY SON,
TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”?
And again,
“I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM
AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”?
HEB 1:6
        And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
“AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.”

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Ps 2:1
       Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
Ps 2:2
       The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the LORD
and against his Anointed One.
Ps 2:3
       “Let us break their chains,
Ps 2:7
    I will proclaim the decree of the LORD?
He said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.
Ps 2:12
      Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
and you be destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him
Lk 1:26
        In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
Lk 1:27
        to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of
David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
Lk 1:28
        The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The
Lord is with you.”
Lk 1:29
        Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting
this might be.
Lk 1:30
        But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with
God.
Lk 1:31
        You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name
Jesus.
Lk 1:32
        He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will
give him the throne of his father David,
Lk 1:33
        and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Lk 1:34
        “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
Lk 1:35
        The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the
Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of
God.


Mt 3:16
        As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment
heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting
on him.
Mt 3:17
        And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am
well pleased.”


Mt 22:41
         Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a
question:
Mt 22:42
         “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They *said to Him,
“The son of David.”
Mt 22:43
         He *said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,
Mt 22:44
         ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD,
SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,
UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET”’?

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Mt 22:45
           “If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?”
Mt 16:13
         When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
Mt 16:14
         They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others,
Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
Mt 16:15
         “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Mt 16:16
         Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Mt 16:17
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you
by man, but by my Father in heaven.


Mt 26:62
         Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to
answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?”
Mt 26:63
         But Jesus remained silent.
The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you
are the Christ, the Son of God.”
Mt 26:64
         “Yes, it is as you say,”Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you
will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the
clouds of heaven.”
Mt 26:65
         Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy!
Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.
Mt 26:66
         What do you think?”
“He is worthy of death,” they answered.


5. HE CAME FROM GOD AND WAS SENT BY GOD
Rom 8:3
      For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did:
sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He
condemned sin in the flesh,
Heb 10:5
       Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
Heb 1:6
     And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
“AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.”


6. HOW DID GOD BRING HIS SON TO EARTH
BY TAKING THE FORM OF A MAN FROM BEING IN THE FORM OF GOD
Phil 2:6
         who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God
a thing to be grasped,
Phil 2:7
         but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the
likeness of men.
Phil 2:8
         Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming
obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Jn 1:14
       And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory
as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.



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THE WORD OF GOD REFERS TO THE SON OF GOD, IT’S CHRIST'S NAME:
Rev 19:13
          He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of
God.


7. JESUS CHRIST CONFIRMED HE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN


Jn 3:13
        "NO ONE HAS ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, BUT HE WHO DESCENDED
      FROM HEAVEN: THE SON OF MAN.
Jn 3:31-32
          "HE WHO COMES FROM ABOVE IS ABOVE ALL, he who is of the earth
     is from the earth and speaks of the earth HE WHO COMES FROM
     HEAVEN IS ABOVE ALL.
 33
    "WHAT HE HAS SEEN AND HEARD, of that He testifies; and no one
     receives His testimony.
Jn 6:38
       "For I HAVE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, not to do My own will, but
      the will of Him who SENT Me.
Jn 6:62, 64a
          "What then if you see the Son of Man ASCENDING TO WHERE HE WAS
      BEFORE?
Jn 8:23-25
         And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I AM FROM ABOVE;
     you are of this world, I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD.
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   "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for UNLESS YOU
    BELIEVE THAT I AM HE, you will die in your sins."
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   So they were saying to Him, "Who are You?" Jesus said to them, "What
    have I been SAYING to you from the beginning?
Jn 16:28-31
            “I CAME FORTH FROM THE FATHER AND HAVE COME INTO THE
      WORLD; I AM LEAVING THE WORLD AGAIN AND GOING TO THE
      FATHER.”
29
      His disciples said, “Lo, NOW YOU ARE SPEAKING PLAINLY and are not
      using a figure of speech.
30
     “Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to
      question You; BY THIS WE BELIEVE THAT YOU CAME FROM GOD.”
31
     Jesus answered them, “DO YOU NOW BELIEVE?”


8. JESUS IS THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Gal 4:4
     But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born
under law,
Jn 1:14
      The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his
glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and
truth.
Mt 16:13
         When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
Mt 16:14
         They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others,
Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

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Mt 16:15
         “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Mt 16:16
         Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Mt 16:17
         Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed
to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.

Believers are only given the right to become sons of God, adopted sons
through Christ.
Jn 1:12
        But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of
God, even to those who believe in His name,
Jn 1:13
        who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man,
but of God.
Eph 1:5
     he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in
accordance with his pleasure and will—


9. HE NEEDED A HUMAN BODY

For sacrificial offering of His body for our sins
He 10:5
      Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
He 10:10
         By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus
Christ once for all.
He 10:12
         but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE
RIGHT HAND OF GOD,
1 Tim 2:6
            who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper
time.


For cleansing us with His unblemished blood
1PE 1:18
         knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold
from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,
1PE 1:19
         but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of
Christ.
Eph1:7
     In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our
trespasses, according to the riches of His grace


To reconcile us to God through the death of His fleshy body
Col 1:22
       yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to
present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—




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To condemn sin in the flesh
Rom 8:3
      For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did:
sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He
condemned sin in the flesh,

To resurrect from the dead for our justification
Rom 4:25
      He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised
because of our justification.


10. CHRIST THEREFORE IS THE SON OF GOD WITH THE SAME NATURE
WITH HIS FATHER GOD AND HE TOOK THE FORM OF A MAN
Phil 2:6
         who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God
a thing to be grasped,
Phil 2:7
         but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the
likeness of men.
Jn 1:1
         In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God.
Jn 1:2
    He was with God in the beginning.
Jn 1:3
    Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has
been made.
Jn 1:4
         In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
Jn 1:5
         The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Jn 1:9
       The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
Jn 1:10
        He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world
did not recognize him.
Jn 1:11
        He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Jn 1:14
      The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his
glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and
truth.
1Jn 1:1
        That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen
with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we
proclaim concerning the Word of life.
1Jn 1:2
        The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the
eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.
1Jn 1:3
        We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have
fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus
Christ.
1Jn 1:4
        We write this to make our joy complete.




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                       GOD THE FATHER DECLARED
                           WHO HIS SON IS:
                            GOD AND LORD

Heb 1:1
        In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times
and in various ways,
Heb 1:2
        but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir
of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
Heb 1:3
        The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his
being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification
for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Heb 1:4
        So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is
superior to theirs.
Heb 1:5
        For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father’” ?
Or again,
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son” ?
Heb 1:6
        And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”
Heb 1:7
        In speaking of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds,
his servants flames of fire.”
Heb 1:8
        But about the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
Heb 1:9
        You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
Heb 1:10
         He also says,
“In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Heb 1:11
         They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Heb 1:12
         You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.”
Heb 1:13
         To which of the angels did God ever say,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet” ?




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                     Extra-Biblical Historical Evidence
                   in Support of the Deity of Jesus Christ


The references here provided are given to demonstrate that the earliest of Christians
did indeed worship Jesus Christ as God.


Lucian, a second century Greek satirist, mentions that the Christians worshiped
Jesus:

"The Christians, you know, worship a man to this day--the distinguished personage
who introduced their novel rites, and was crucified on that account...You see, these
misguided creatures start with the general conviction that they are immortal for all
time, which explains the contempt of death and voluntary self-devotion which are so
common among them; and then it was impressed on them by their original lawgiver
that they are all brothers, from the moment that they are converted, and deny the
gods of Greece, and worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws. All this
they take quite on faith, with the result that they despise all worldly goods alike,
regarding them merely as common property." (emphasis added)


Pliny the Younger, Roman governor of Bithynia in Asia Minor around 112 AD,
wrote to the Emperor Trajan observing that the Christians sang hymns to Christ "as
to a god":

"[The Christians] were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was
light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god..."

Further non-Biblical evidence to show that Christians were recognized as those who
worshiped Jesus is seen in some first century Pagan graffiti, which attempts to
ridicule Christians by depicting a believer worshiping a horse type headed god on a
cross:

There is also the testimony of the non-canonical writings of the early Christians. The
list below is only a mere sampling as many quotations could be cited.*


St. Ignatius of Antioch.

It is well worth noting that Ignatius was an early church father who was a disciple of
the Apostle John. Throughout his letters it can clearly be seen that Ignatius was
greatly influenced by John's high Christology (For example, compare Ignatius'
statements of Jesus' Divinity with what John writes at: John 1:1, 18; 5:18; 8:58;
20:28). Quotes taken from Apostolic Fathers_ Lightfoot & Harmer, 1891 translation:


Ignatius to the Ephesians

Chapter 0

0:0 "Ignatius, who is also Theophorus, unto her which hath been blessed in


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greatness through the plentitude of God the Father; which hath been foreordained
before the ages to be for ever unto abiding and unchangeable glory, united and elect
in a true passion, by the will of the Father and of Jesus Christ our God; even unto
the church which is in Ephesus [of Asia], worthy of all felicitation: abundant greeting
in Christ Jesus and in blameless joy."

Chapter 18

18:1 "My spirit is made an offscouring for the Cross, which is a stumbling-block to
them that are unbelievers, but to us salvation and life eternal. _Where is the wise?
Where is the disputer?_ Where is the boasting of them that are called prudent? 18:2
For our God, Jesus the Christ, was conceived in the womb by Mary according to a
dispensation, of the seed of David but also of the Holy Ghost; and He was born and
was baptized that by His passion He might cleanse water."

Chapter 19

19:3 "From that time forward every sorcery and every spell was dissolved, the
ignorance of wickedness vanished away, the ancient kingdom was pulled down, when
God appeared in the likeness of man unto _newness of_ everlasting _life;_
and that which had been perfected in the counsels of God began to take effect.
Thence all things were perturbed, because the abolishing of death was taken in
hand."


Ignatius to the Romans

Chapter 0

0:0 "Ignatius, who is also Theophorus, unto her that hath found mercy in the
bountifulness of the Father Most High and of Jesus Christ His only Son; to the church
that is beloved and enlightened through the will of Him who willed all things that are,
by faith and love towards Jesus Christ our God; even unto her that hath the
presidency in the country of the region of the Romans, being worthy of God, worthy
of honour, worthy of felicitation, worthy of praise, worthy of success, worthy in
purity, and having the presidency of love, walking in the law of Christ and bearing
the Father's name; which church also I salute in the name of Jesus Christ the Son of
the Father; unto them that in flesh and spirit are united unto His every
commandment, being filled with the grace of God without wavering, and filtered
clear from every foreign stain; abundant greeting in Jesus Christ our God in
blamelessness."

Chapter 3

3:3 "Nothing visible is good. For our God Jesus Christ, being in the Father, is the
more plainly visible. The Work is not of persuasiveness, but Christianity is a thing of
might, whensoever it is hated by the world."




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Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans

Chapter 1

1:1 "I give glory to Jesus Christ the God who bestowed such wisdom upon
you; for I have perceived that ye are established in faith immovable, being as it
were nailed on the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, in flesh and in spirit, and firmly
grounded in love in the blood of Christ, fully persuaded as touching our Lord that He
is truly of the race of David according to the flesh, but Son of God by the Divine will
and power, truly born of a virgin and baptized by John that all righteousness might
be fulfilled by Him."

Chapter 6

6:1 "Let no man be deceived. Even the heavenly beings and the glory of the angels
and the rulers visible and invisible, if they believe not in the blood of Christ [who
is God], judgment awaiteth them also. _He that receiveth let him receive._ Let not
office puff up any man; for faith and love are all in all, and nothing is preferred
before them."


Polycarp

Polycarp was also believed to have been a disciple of the apostle John. Lightfoot
points out that after Ignatius was executed, Polycarp collected together his epistles
(Lightfoot, p. 165).

The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

12:2 "Now may the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the eternal High-
priest Himself the [Son of God Jesus Christ, build you up in faith and truth, and in all
gentleness and in all avoidance of wrath and in forbearance and long suffering and in
patient endurance and in purity; and may He grant unto you a lot and portion among
His saints, and to us with you, and to all that are under heaven, who shall believe on
our Lord and God Jesus Christ and on His Father that raised him from the dead."
(emphasis added).


Tatian the Syrian, Address to the Greeks (C. 165 - 175 A.D.):

"We are not playing the fool, you Greeks, nor do we talk nonsense, when we report
that God was born in the form of a man."


St. Melito of Sardes, Fragment in Anastasius of Sinai (C. 177 A.D.):

"The activities of Christ after His Baptism, and especially His miracles, gave
indication and assurance to the world of the Deity hidden in His flesh. Being God
and likewise perfect man, He gave positive indications of His two natures: of
His Deity, by the miracles during the three years following after His
Baptism; of His humanity, in the thirty years which came before His Baptism,
during which, by reason of His condition according to the flesh, he concealed the
signs of His Deity, although He was the true God existing before the ages."


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St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies 3, 19, 1 (C. 180 AD):

"Nevertheless, what cannot be said of anyone else who ever lived, that He is
Himself in His own right God and Lord and Eternal King and Only-begotten
and Incarnate Word, proclaimed as such by all the Prophets and by the Apostles
and by the Spirit Himself, may be seen by all who have attained to even a small
portion of the truth. The Scriptures would not have borne witness to these things
concerning Him, if, like everyone else, He were mere man. But that He had in
Himself what no other ever had, that pre-eminent generation by the Most High
Father; and that He also experienced that pre-eminent birth from a Virgin, - the
divine Scriptures testify to both in His regard."




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