Is Jesus God?
We have all heard that Jesus is the Son of God but is He God manifested in the flesh? There are many scriptures that talk about who Jesus really is. Come explore the bible with me as I will attempt to show you the truth about what the scriptures actually say on the subject of the Divinity of Jesus.
There are several prophecies concerning the coming of the Christ. In the book of Isaiah 7:13-14 we read: Then he said, “Hear now O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? 14. Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.”
Note His name is ‘Immanuel.’ If we look at the Hebrew definition for Immanuel it reads, ‘with us is God’. These verses are a prophecy of the virgin birth of the Messiah.
Another prophecy is found in Isaiah 9:6-7 This reads, For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.
When Jesus was in the wilderness, being tempted by the devil He makes a statement about who you should worship. Let’s read Mt 4:8-9 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give you if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.’ We can conclude from this statement by Jesus that one must worship God alone. Let’s define the word worship that is used in the above verse. The Greek word for worship is ‘npoakuvew’. It is defined as ‘a dog licking his master’s hand’ and is numbered G4352. We need to understand that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew while the New Testament was written in Greek. All of the words have a number associated with them to make sure we have the correct definition. A Strong’s Concordance book is a great tool for doing this.
Let us look at another verse. Mt 2:1 reads: Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, say, “Where is He who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him!”
In Mt 9:18 a ruler came and worshiped Him.
In Mt 14:33 the disciples worshiped Him.
Here are some other verses, including His own disciples, where people worshiped Jesus: Mt 8:2, Mt 15:25, Mt 28:9, Mt 28:17, Mk 5:6, Lk 24:52, Jn 9:38.
Still not convinced? In Exodus, chapter 3 we see where God appeared to Moses through a ‘burning bush’. This is one of the greatest chapters ever written in the bible but let’s look now at verse Ex 3:13-14 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I tell them?” 14. And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “…
Now let’s tie this into the New Testament.
In JN 8:54-59 it reads, Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him, And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” (key verse) Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Jesus is the Great “I AM” that we read about in Exodus 3. This is why the Jews took up stones and tried to kill Him.
Finally, If you still doubt, read for yourself in the book of John 1:1-14 and ask God to reveal the truth to you.
My hope is that you now see who Jesus really is and that you would turn from your unbelief and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. How do you do this? In Romans 10:9-10 it says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
There is no better time than right now to ask Jesus to be your Lord. In your own words; get down on your knees and ask Jesus to come into your heart and be the Lord of your life. Ask Him to forgive you of all your sins and He will put them as far as the East is from the West. Tell someone what you have done and find a bible believing church, GO!