The question of Yeshua’s divinity often comes up in Muslim circles, but did you know that there are whole sects in Christianity who also don’t believe that Yeshua (Jesus) Is God?
Not only that, some don’t recognize The Holy Spirit as being a distinct person of the Godhead: ( The Father, The Son, and Holy Spirit).
In these circles you will find people saying that Yeshua was just a man with Yahweh’s spirit. They proclaim that He was created for the first time, (like all of us), in the womb of His mother. So essentially, they are saying He didn’t exist before He was born.
There are a number of Christian topics out there to debate back and forth and at the end of the day we all can have our opinion on a wide variety of topics, but this one isn’t one of them.
In fact, over the years my husband I have run into people who wanted to throw out whole sections of the bible, or re-define the salvation plan, that we felt compelled to write an article that list out JUST THREE foundational truths that we cannot compromise on. I encourage you to read the article above, and see if you agree with our assessment. This article is an expansion of one of those points.
Was Yeshua just a man, or was He GOD? Is the Holy Spirit God, or simply a power of God?
So lets set the record straight. If there is ever a doctrine that needs to be straightened out, it is this one. Below are 26 points that show that the bible is very clear on this subject. The truth is all over the scriptures.
Here is the basics of the Godhead explained before we dive into this subject:
The Role Of Yeshua Is Only God Can Redeem Us
John 3:16-18 ‘‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
The Role Of The Holy Spirit Is One To Help You Live For God
Rom. 8:9″You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”
John 14:26, John 14:16-17,“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
The Role Of The Father Is The Head
When you have confessed your sins, and are saved by Yeshua, and the Holy Spirit comes into your life, helps you to live for God, then you have a right to be one of Yahweh’s children.
Rom 8:15-17, John 1:12-13 “You did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
Above, we see that ALL things that belongs to the Father belongs to Yeshua. All that belongs to Yeshua belongs to the Holy Spirit. Even if you were to stop at this point in the article, this scripture is enough to show you that they are ONE, and ALL God.
1. Yeshua Claims To Be The Mighty “I AM” In Exodus
One of the best places to find a clear reference to Yeshua’s divinity is where he claims to be the Mighty “I AM” in John 8:58.
Those “Christians” who think that Yeshua was just a great man, need to read the statement He made in John 8. The scribes and Pharisees were angered over the claims Yeshua was making.
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day,” He said. Then, when they questioned that assertion, He went on to insist that “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:56,58).
The leaders were so angry over what Yeshua said about himself, that they wanted to stone Him TWICE.
The scriptures further clarify that the scribes and Pharisees wanted to stone Yeshua for blaspheming. There is no question what so ever, that He was stating He Was the God of their ancestors, and that He Was that God, and IS God.
He was actually claiming to be the God that spoke to Moses at the burning bush. Moses asked God what His name was, and God had answered that His name was “I AM” back in Exodus 3:14. And that was who Yeshua was claiming to be!
Yeshua claimed to exist before Abraham (John 8:58), Yeshua claimed to be equal with Yahweh (John 5:17, 18) Yeshua claimed to be the “I AM” (The God revealed in the bush) in Exodus 3:14
John 6: 35, 48 “I am the bread of life”
John 8: 12, 9:5 “I am the light of the world”
John 8: 58 “Before Abraham was, I am”
John 10:9 “I am the door”
John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd”
John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life”
John 14:6 ” I am the way, the truth, and the life”
John 15:1 “I am the true vine”
How do you interpret these scriptures above?
What was Yeshua saying?
Following is a list of some key statements by Jesus in chapter 8.
- “I am the light of the world” (8:12).
- “I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of me” (8:18).
- “You don’t know me or my Father” (8:19).
- “You are from below, I am from above” (8:23).
- “Unless you believe that I am, you shall die in your sins” (8:24).
- “The things which I heard from Him [God the Father], these I speak to the world” (8:26).
- “I speak these things as the Father taught me” (8:28).
- “I always do the things that are pleasing to Him” (8:29).
- “I speak the things which I have seen with My Father . . . ” (8:38).
- ” . . . you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God, this Abraham did not do” (8:40).
- ” . . . I proceeded forth and have come from God . . . ” (8:42).
- “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death” (8:51).
- “It is my Father who glorifies Me . . . ” (8:54).
- “Before Abraham was, I am” (8:58).
Also, notice statements 1, 5, 11, and 14. These are clear declarations by Jesus where He exalts Himself to heavenly level. This point alone is ENOUGH to show that He was and Is God. Yet, there is so much more evidence.
2. Yeshua Proclaims That He Is The Aleph and Tav In Genesis 1:1. He Points Back To Himself In Isaiah That Says “Besides Me there is no God” He claims He was the beginning and the end- The Almighty.
- Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God (The Aleph and Tav תא), created the heavens and the earth”
- Isaiah 44:6 “Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORDof hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. (The Lord Yeshua is the Aleph and Tav תא found within the Torah)
See below where He points back to these references in the OT that talk about Himself:
- Yeshua In Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (The Aleph and Tav תא)
- In Revelation 1:11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” (The Aleph and Tav תא)
- In Revelation 21:6 He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. (The Aleph and Tav תא)
- Revelation 22:13“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” (The Aleph and Tav תא)
So here we see that He is being exceedingly clear WHO He Is. He repeats himself in the book of Revelation several times claiming He IS the beginning and the end. He claims that He is the author of life, and the ONLY God.
3. Yeshua Proclaims That It Was HIM Who Was Being Talked About In Deuteronomy 6:5, Which Also Referred To Yahweh. So what is being said here? Yeshua is claiming the scripture that talks about Yahweh, is His as well. It is Him, He says.
Deuteronomy 6:5 “And thou shalt love (תאà) the LORD (YHWH) thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might”
Yeshua said in John 5:46 “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me” The Aleph and Tav תא validated Yeshua’s words found within Torah.
Again, the use of the Aleph and the Tav found in Deuteronomy 6:5. The Aleph and the Tav תא are pointing to YHWH Yahweh
4. Zechariah 12:10 Talks About The Messiah Who Would Be Pierced. “they shall look upon (תאà) me” Who was the one who was pierced? Yeshua is the Aleph and the Tav, The Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. So what does this say? It says Yeshua existed before time.
Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon (תאà) me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
“and they shall look upon (see what the Aleph and Tav is pointing at תאà) ME whom they have pierced” -This is pointing to the Messiah of Israel who is pierced for our transgressions. The Aleph and the Tav points תאà to the Messiah of Israel, Adonai Yeshua.
In Revelation, Yeshua is calling Himself, “the pierced one” and also The Aleph and the Tav, and The Alpha and Omega.
From Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
Yeshua is the Aleph and the Tav, The Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega
5. Who was the one Zechariah referred to as riding on a horse in Zechariah 1:9, whom he calls “Lord” ? Was This Yeshua Who Appeared To Zechariah?
“Then said I, O my Lord, what are these”, refers to Zechariah referring to the appearance of this Being as “Lord”, proving Him to be Christ. If Christ didn’t exist before, then how could He appear to Zechariah?
Who else would be “Lord”?
6. Haggai 2:20 says “And again “THE WORD” of the Lord came unto Haggai “- We know “THE WORD” is Yeshua. So how can Yeshua come to Haggai if He wasn’t born yet?
In Haggai, it says He (Yeshua) will shake the heavens and the earth and will overthrow kingdoms. It describes the horses and the riders shall come down. Read in Revelation 19, how Yeshua comes down riding on a horse, in a robe dipped with blood.
Revelation 19 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in[a] blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
Who is the Word of God?
At the beginning of Revelation, 1:1, it speaks about the revelation “signified it by His angel unto His servant John, who bear record of THE WORD” and testimony of Yeshua, and all the things he (John) saw” Then in Rev 8, Yeshua claims, “I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, The Almighty“
John 1:1-3, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.”
1 Corinthians 1:24 “but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God.”
1 John 1:1-3 “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 — the Life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the Eternal Life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us — that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
Revelation 19:13 “He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.”
7. Who Was The “Son Of Man” That Was Worshiped In The Old Testament?
Daniel 3:19-25 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were thrown in the furnace but miraculously not burned. A fourth man was seen, and called by Nebuchadnezzar as “like the Son of God“. The appearance of Yeshua was different from the three servants because His body shined with glory as it did on the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:2).
Yeshua Was Given Glory And Worshiped – Daniel writes: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. “He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed” (Dan. 7:13-14, NIV). Who could be worshiped other than God?
Yeshua often used the title “Son of Man” when referring to Himself (see Matt. 20:18, 24:30, 44; Mark 10:45, 14:62; John 3:13). Obviously this Son of Man Daniel saw is divine, or He would not accept the worship of “nations and men of every language.”
8. Scripture teaches that it was God the Father anointed His Son with the Holy Spirit, After Yeshua Was Baptized In Matthew 3:16. So what does this say? It says that there are three distinct persons of the Godhead, not just one.
He was anointed with the Holy Spirit, as Matthew says:
“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him” (Matthew 3:16).
Who anointed Yeshua with the Holy Spirit?’ The Scripture teaches that it was God the Father who anointed His Son with the Holy Spirit. Again,The Father, Son, and Holy Spiritare mentioned together in Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”
So here we have the three distinct persons of the God Head mentioned in two places in Matthew.
9. “God, Your God” We have one God acknowledging another.
“You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore, God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions” (Psalm 45:7 – NKJV).
Notice it says God was anointed by His God? They are within one another, while at the same time being their own person. Yeshua says: “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30 – NKJV)
10. Make “OUR” Home – Again, we have one God acknowledging another.
Jesus said to His disciples:
“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him” (John 14:23 ).
Note that Jesus, referring to Himself and to His Father, said “We will come to him and make Our home with him’. Note they mention OUR… they were talking about them being one, while being distinctly different, God the Father, God the Son.
Genesis 1:26- Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the….”
Genesis 3:22 “And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil”
Genesis 11:7 “Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
11. “The Lord Said To My Lord” Again, we have one God acknowledging another.
In Matthew 22:44
“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’
Notice again, both being identified as GOD?
After Jesus was raised from the dead, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father. This happened so that it might be fulfilled what David had said: “The LORD said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool” (Psalm 110:1 – NKJV).
How do you get around that? You simply cannot.
12. If Jesus were not God, His death could not have paid the infinite penalty of sin
If Jesus were not God, He could not be the Savior, the Messiah, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). We are saved by trusting in our perfect Savior (John 3:16)
- “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation” (Ex. 15:2). In other words, “He has become my (Yeshua).”
- “God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation [Yeshua] among all nations” (Ps. 67:1-2).
- “And it will be said … ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation [Yeshua]’ ” (Is. 25:9).
Yeshua, who was God in flesh (John 1:1, 14), took our sins upon Himself and bore them in His body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). Since the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and Jesus died on the cross and paid our penalty, then that is how He paid for our sins.
Yeshua In The Torah Codes Beginning In Exodus Chapter 12, we see the instructions for the passover lamb. Did you know in the Torah codes that Yeshua’s name is found in this chapter? Beginning with the yod in mashiach, the Hebrew name “Yeshua” is found if we count each 177 letters in reverse. Other codes were found in this very small passage – see more here
13. How Was Yeshua Able To Forgive Sins? Even The Religious Elite Understood He Was Claiming To Be God.
Luke 7:48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
Mark 2:1-12 – Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed –
Mark 2:5 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?”
So here, we see either Yeshua was lying about himself, being God, or He was telling the truth. You CANNOT accept some things about Yeshua and ignore others. You need to take what He says as a WHOLE. He claims to be God, as Only God can forgive sins.
Matthew 9 Jesus Heals And Forgives A Man With Palsy
Matthew 9:2 “And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth“.
Luke 7:36-50 “Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave ME no water for my feet, but she has wet MY feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave ME no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss MY feet. You did not anoint MY head with oil, but she has anointed MY feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.’ And he said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’”
Matthew 1:18-23 ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE from their sins.
Who Can Forgive But God Alone?
Psalm 103:2-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Isaiah 43:25 “I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like thee, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger for ever because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion upon us, he will tread our iniquities under foot.”
God only knows the heart of men- 1 Kings 8:39 “then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and render to each whose heart thou knowest, according to all his ways (for thou, thou ONLY, knowest the hearts of all the children of men);“
14. Jesus Says He Existed With The Father Before The World Existed
John 17:24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world”
Isaiah 42:8 I AM the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images”
“I and the Father are one”
In John 10:30-33 Yeshua said, “I and the Father are one. The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32Yeshua answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning me?” 33“The Jews answered Him, ‘For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.“
But, if Yeshua was not claiming to be God in John 8:58 and 10:30, then what was said that prompted such a violent response from the religious elite in both cases? The most accurate and logical explanation was that Yeshua was claiming equality with God. They considered this blasphemy.
15. The Holy Spirit, Jesus, and The Father Are All Mentioned As Distinct Persons
Yeshua and the Holy Spirit are not the same person. What we see is that there is one God who exists in three distinct, eternal persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though each member of the God head shares the same nature as being God, they do not all have the same functions.
We see this by The Word became flesh and dwelt among us is the person of Yeshua seen in John 1:1, 14.
We see Yeshua say that He would send the Holy Spirit in John 15:26,
John 15:26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me.”
We see that the Holy Spirit and Yeshua were not the same, because He referred to the Holy Spirit as “He” not “me.”
- 2 Cor. 13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”
- 1 Peter 1:2 “who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood”
16. The Holy Spirit is referred to as a person by scripture
Rom. 8:11, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.”
John 6:63, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”
1 John 5:6, “And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.”
See also 1 Cor. 2:12, 2 Tim. 1:14.
John 14:26, “These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
Rom. 8:16, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
Rom. 8:26, “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
17. In Acts 5:3 See God The Holy Spirit Lied To, And Peter Says He Lied To God.
In Acts 5:3 we see that that Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit; and then in verse 4 it says that Ananias lied to God. This indicates that “the Holy Spirit” and “God” are the same, and can conclude that the Holy Spirit is God. Then to follow this up, Peter reiterates that Ananias did not lie to a man, but unto God. For additional clarity, we see Peter make it perfectly clear that the Holy Spirit whom was lied to was God.
18. The Spirit Fathered – How Can Anyone Other Than God (The Holy Spirit) Father Yeshua In The Womb?
The Spirit fathered the Son of God seen in Matthew 1:20 and Luke 1:35, and the full divinity of the Son Colossians 1:19 would imply the full divinity of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit begets believers as well. Believers are born of God John 1:12 and cannot enter into eternal life otherwise, John 3:5. “The Spirit gives eternal life” John 6:63
19. How Can Yeshua “Create All Things” If He Was Only A Man With The Spirit Of Yahweh?
The apostle Paul made it very clear in his writings that Yeshua created all things, before he was born as a man.
Ephesians 3:9- We read that “God [the Father] … created all things through Jesus Christ”
Colossians 1:16-18 reveals that he not only created “all things … in heaven and that are on earth,” but He also rules over all authorities and powers that exist. He existed before anything else did, and He holds all things together.
Here we see that Yeshua was the creator of everything, and He is also in complete control of the universe.
“God said” occurs 46 times in the KJV: One example- Genesis 1:3, “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”
20. If Yeshua Didn’t Exist Before, Then Why Does He Come Down From Heaven?
John 6:62 “What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?”
John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me”
John 16:28 Before His death, said to His disciples: “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father” He left heaven to come into this world, and when He finished the work the Father had given Him to do, He left the earth and returned to heaven.
John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him
How can Yahweh send His Son into the world if He didn’t exist before?
21. In Revelation 20, we see Yeshua having the authority to throw Satan in captivity for 1000 years. Only God has control over the spirit realm.
Revelation 20:1-15- Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him,…
- Mark 1:24, Mark 3:11, Mark 5:7, Luke 4:34, Luke 4:41, Luke 8:28
Using the King James Version, the demons addressed Yeshua as:
- The Holy One of God
- The Son of God
- The Son of the Most High God
- The Messiah (Christ)
- The Son of God Most High
After his state of humanity the Servant is then exalted to the very status of Yahweh.
Isaiah 2:11, 17 “The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the LORD ALONE will be exalted in that day.”
Isaiah 33:5, 10 “The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness… ‘Now I will arise,’ says the LORD, ‘now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.”
Isaiah 57:15 “For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.“
So, what we see is Yahweh is in heaven, but with Yeshua in the lowly in spirit as well. Yeshua perfectly expresses God’s humbleness and willingness to die for all of us, to become human to do so. Yeshua is then exalted to a status that belongs to Yahweh alone implies that he is the Almighty God
- Yahweh alone is exalted and lifted on high.
- The Servant is exalted and lifted on high.
- Therefore, the Servant Yeshua is God.
Christ was exalted to the highest position of authority:
Ephesians 1:19-23 “and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come; and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.”
Philippians 2:9-11 “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
22. How could the 2nd Temple be more glorious then the 1st Temple, when it simply didn’t have the riches (the gold and excess) that the 1st Temple had? Was there something they missed?
John 2:19, 21 “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up… but he spake of the temple of his body”
In 586 B.C. the army of Babylon, under Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the Temple. The Temple was built again in 516 B.C., when the Shekinah, the presence of God occupied the Temple and sanctified it. The importance of God’s presence dwelling with His people is significant. Reaching back to the Exodus where the Ark of the Covenant housed God’s presence with His people.
When the second temple was built, it was less glorious in its physical appearance than the First Temple. The second was regarded the second as inferior. In addition, the second temple lacked the Shekinah, but the Second Temple was promised in the scriptures to have a greater glory then the first. Did the scriptures lie, or is there something that we are missing?
So, if the 2nd Temple would have to succeed the 1st, then all this would have to happen by A.D. 70, when the Romans under Titus destroyed the 2nd Temple.
Malachi also prophesies a significant event in the 2nd Temple. So when did the glory of the 2nd Temple, exceed the 1st?
Malachi 3;1-2 1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. 2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderer’s soap“
Who walked into the temple? Yeshua did.
According to Daniel, the Temple would be standing when the Messiah walked in this world, and then it would be destroyed. That Temple, the Second Temple was where Yeshua made startling claims for himself.
(A question to Judah (the Jews)…. who is the messiah? He had to come before that second temple was destroyed. That sure is a loaded question for them. One they simply have no answer for)
4 Miracles Surrounding The Temple That Showed God’s Presence Left In Around 30 A.D.
The Jewish Talmud records four amazing miracles that all began about 40 years before the Temple was finally destroyed. What these miracles may represent is an extraordinary message from God that something significant did indeed occur around the time of 30 A.D.
You can read more about this in this article. Here is a quick review of those 4 miracles:
- The Miracle of the “Lot”-Each year the priest would select a black stone as often as a white stone. But for forty years in a row, beginning in 30 CE, the High Priest always picked the black stone! The odds against this happening are astronomical (2 to the 40th power). In other words, the chances of this occurring are 1 in approximately 5,479,548,800 or about 5.5 billion to one!
- The Miracle of the Red Strip-The second miracle concerns the red cloth tied to the Azazel goat. A portion of this red cloth was also tied to the Temple door. Each year the red cloth on the Temple door turned white, however, until 30 CE when the cloth then remained crimson each year to the time of the Temple’s destruction. What happened in 30 CE that was different?
- The Miracle of the Temple Doors– Jewish authorities acknowledged, was that the Temple doors swung open every night of their own accord. This too occurred for forty years, beginning in 30 CE. If the walls were 5m thick and made up stones weighing between 2 and 100 tons (some 400 tons) with an average stone being about 10 tons, then can you imagine how big the doors were? Today maneuvering such stones would be incomprehensible even with today’s modern machinery.
- The Western Lamp Goes Out– The Western Lamp is one of the seven lamps of the Menorah in the Holy Temple. The miracle was that it never went out, and this was recorded for years since the First Temple. The other six lamps were lit from it daily. For 40 years from 30 AD to 70 AD, the Western Lamp went out every day! This is miraculous, given it never went out, since the 1st Temple. It was as if the divine presence of God had left the Temple for 40 years before its eventual destruction in 70 AD.
Back to the original question:
So when did the glory of the 2nd Temple, exceed the 1st?
When the Holy Spirit came 50 days after Christ’s resurrection, the Church became the Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19) and the Temple of God (1 Cor 3:16, 2 Cor 6:16)
The glory departed from the Temple in 30 AD, and that is evident seeing the Lamp failing to burn miraculously. The Church now bears the light of the Menorah as evidenced by the words of Yeshua in Rev 1:20.
The Light is Yeshua Himself. He declares twice in John 8:12 and John 9:5 that He is the Light of the World. His disciples too are the light of the world (Matt 5:14)
The crimson thread remained red because Yeshua rose from the dead, and salvation was within the precious blood of Jesus, and the perfect lamb of God (1 Pet 1:19) that cleanses (1 John 1:7).
The Temple Inside Us
Christians are not only temples of God, they are also temples of the Holy Spirit. A temple is a habitation for a deity, not a habitation for an impersonal power. When Paul writes “temple of the Holy Spirit,” he implies that the Holy Spirit is God. ( 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19.)
The Holy Spirit is the way that God lives in his children (Ephesians 2:22; 1 John 3:24; 4:13). The Holy Spirit “lives” in us (Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 3:16). The Spirit is not a representative or a power that lives in us — God himself lives in us. The Holy Spirit is holy (Romans 15:16; 1 Peter 1:2), and through The Spirit, we enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:5). We are saved “through the sanctifying work of the Spirit” (2 Thessalonians 2:13).
23. The Traits Of Yeshua And The Holy Spirit Both Suggest Divinity
Attributes Of Yeshua
- To Forgive Sins (Mark 2:5–7) …… something that God alone could do (Isaiah 43:25).
- Creator Of The Universe (John 1:3). Colossians 1:17 says Yeshua holds all things together.
- Resurrection From The Dead– “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up… but he spake of the temple of his body” (John 2:19, 21). The ability to raise His life back from the dead was the very sign that separated Him from anyone else who has ever lived.
- Eternal Glory with the Father (John 17:5),
- First And Last (Revelation 1:17),
- Judge Of All Humanity (John 5:27),
- The Bridegroom (Matthew 25:1; Isaiah 62:5),
- Light Of The World (John 8:12; Psalm 27:1).
- Was The Messiah God In The OT – reference to Jesus as God (Psalm 45:6 and Hebrews 1:8), Lord (Psalm 110:1 and Matthew 22:43-44), Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9 and Mark 14:61-64), and as Messiah (John 4:26). These references affirm that He Is God.
- Accepted Worship – The Old Testament law commanded not to worship anyone but God alone, yet Yeshua accepted worship, which would otherwise be wrong if He was not God. The healed leper worshiped Him in (Matthew 8:2), the ruler who knelt before Jesus after his son had been healed (Matthew 9:18), the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:25), the mother of James and John (Matthew 20:20), and a demon-possessed man (Mark 5:6). The disciples even prayed to Jesus (Acts 7:59) and in His name (John 14:6; 15:7).
- Yeshua’s Followers Recognized Yeshua As God. They called Him God (John 20:28; Colossians 2:9), referred to Yeshua as a deity, (John 4:42), and prayed to as part of the Godhead (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). John taught He was with God in the beginning as “the word” and that “the word was God” (John 1:1). Colossians 2:9 confirms, “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.”
Attributes Of The Holy Spirit
A. Extreme Holiness– In more than 90 places, the Spirit of God is called HOLY “the Holy Spirit.” The Spirit is so holy that blasphemy against the Spirit cannot be forgiven, although blasphemy against Jesus could be (Matthew 12:32). Insulting the Spirit is just as sinful as trampling the Son of God under foot (Hebrews 10:29). What this means is that The Spirit is inherently holy, holy, or having the same holiness such as the temple had.
B. The Spirit Is Eternal – He is unlimited in time, space, power and knowledge. The Holy Spirit, the Counselor, will be with us “forever” said in John 14:16, and The Spirit is “eternal” said in Hebrews 9:14.
C. The Spirit Is Everywhere- David, praising God’s greatness, asked, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there” seen in Psalm 139:7-8. God’s Spirit has the attributes of being omnipresent and eternal, attributes ascribed properly only to God
D. The Spirit Creates – The Holy Spirit creates seen in Job 33:4 and Psalm 104:30. The miracles of Yeshua were done “by the Spirit” in Matthew 12:28. We see in Paul’s ministry, that he says the work Christ accomplished was done “through the power of the Spirit” in Romans 15:18-19.
Romans 15:19-19 “For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ”
E. The Spirit Knows All Things. “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God,” Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:10. The Spirit of God “knows the thoughts of God” in verse 11. The Spirit knows all things, and is able to teach all things in John 14:26.
F. The Spirit Is His Own Person, And Has His Own Will – 1 Corinthians 12:11 says that the Spirit “determines” decisions, showing that the Spirit has a will. The Greek word means “he or it determines.” Other verses say that the Spirit has mind and knowledge and judgment,and in 1 Corinthians 12:11 that The Spirit also has will. The Holy Spirit spoke in (Acts 8:29; 10:19; 11:12; 21:11; 1 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 3:7; ). The Spirit is His own person, ‘I’; ‘It was I who sent them’ (Acts 10:20)…. ‘I have called them’ (Acts 13:2). None but a person can say ‘I’”.
- He Guides (Romans 8:14)
- He Convicts (John 16:8),
- He Intercedes (Romans 8:26), “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us. The Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
- He Calls (Acts 13:2),
- He Commissions (Acts 20:28)
- He Can Be Vexed (Isaiah 63:10)
- He Can Grieve (Ephesians 4:30)
- He Teaches -Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Comforter, Advocate or Counselor. The Holy Spirit teaches, (John 14:26), testifies (15:26), convicts (16:8), guides (16:13) and also makes truth known (16:14).
- He Is All Knowing If Christians are unable to articulate their prayers or know exactly what to pray for, The Spirit intercedes for them (Romans 8:26-27)
24: The Name Yeshua Is Written Within Code In Most Of All The Messianic Prophecies In The Old Testament
In The Signature Of God, Grant Jeffrey shows that the Yeshua is everywhere throughout the Old Testament.
Genesis 1:1, In the very first verse “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Starting with the fifth letter, Yod – , in the first word in the Bible, B’raisheet “In the beginning”, Yeshua – is spelled out by counting forward every 521st letter. The letters spell out the words “Yeshua Yakhol” which translates as “Jesus is able.” Mathematicians calculated the probability of this phrase “Yeshua is My Name” and discovered it would be 1 chance in 50 quadrillion.
Isaiah 53:10 – the prophecy that predicted the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, every 20th letter is the phrase “Yeshua – Shmi” which means “Yeshua is My Name”
“Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand” (Isaiah 53:10).
In Genesis 3:20,21 where see the Lord providing atonement of “coats of skin” for Adam and Eve to cover their nakedness after they sinned – Found was the name “Yoshiah” meaning “He will save.” In Genesis 3:20,21 revealed another code showing the name “Yeshua” hidden in this passage.
In Exodus Chapter 12, we see the instructions for the passover lamb. Beginning with the yod in mashiach, the Hebrew name “Yeshua” is found if we count each 177 letters in reverse. Other codes were found in this very small passage – see more here
In Zechariah 11:12- The prophecy talking about 30 pieces of silver, the betrayal money- Counting every 24th letter we find the word “Yeshua”
Leviticus Chapter 9:3 From left to right every 3 letters spells out the word “יה ישׂוָעֵ אלְ = Yah Yeshua El-God”
“And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying: Take ye a he-goat for a sin-offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt-offering“
Leviticus 21:10-12, this passage we see the detailed instructions regarding the rules of the holy priesthood and the sacrifices for the sins of the chosen people. Beginning with the first heh in Leviticus 21:10 and counting forward every third letter, it spelled out the phrase “hain dam Yeshua”, which means “Behold! The blood of Yeshua.”
“…..Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I Am the Lord” .
In Psalm 41:7-10 which predicted the betrayal of Yeshua by Judas Iscariot, we see beginning with the letter yod , when we count forward every second letter we find the word: “Yeshua”
The Book of Ruth 1:1 reveals the ancestry of King David and Yeshua. Did you know the name “Yeshua” is encoded in the very first verse, Ruth 1:1? Counting every fifth letter from right to left from the letter spells out the name of “Yeshua”
In Isaiah 61:1,2- Remember Yeshua spoke in the temple about a scripture that spoke of himself, found in Luke 4:19? In Isaiah 61:1 starting with the yod in the phrase, “The Spirit of the Lord God,” “Ruach Adonai Yehovah,” counting nine letters from left to right spells “Yeshua”
“The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because The Lord has anointed Me to preach the Good News to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and complete opening to the bound ones; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn”.
Daniel 9:25-27 – The sixty nine sevens given to Daniel talk about the prediction of the time frame during which the Messiah is to appear. So basically, whoever the Messiah was, He had to appear on the scene after the rebuilding of Jerusalem, and be killed before Jerusalem and the temple are again destroyed.” Since historians acknowledge that the destruction of the temple took place in A.D. 70, the Messiah’s death would have to take place before then. In the codes, the name “Yeshua” is encoded within Daniel 9:26 starting with the letter yod in the phrase “the city,” v’ha’iry, by counting left to right every 26th letter.
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”
Daniel 12:4 – Talking about the those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and later talks about those who will shine like the brightness of the sky, and lead many to righteousness will be like the stars of the sky. Starting in verse 4 we see revealed in code the name “Yeshua”
But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book sealed until the time of the end. Many shall be running back and forth, and evil* shall increase.’5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and two others appeared, one standing on this bank of the stream and one on the other. 6One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was upstream, ‘How long shall it be until the end of these wonders?’ 7The man clothed in linen, who was upstream, raised his right hand and his left hand towards heaven. And I heard him swear by the one who lives for ever that it would be for a time, two times, and half a time,* and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end, all these things would be accomplished.
Read more on this topic in detail in Grant Jeffrey’s books, The Signature Of God, The Handwriting Of God, Bible Code Discoveries, Jesus and His disciples’ names revealed in the Old Testament, The mystery of the Trinity and more
25: The Scriptures Are “God Breathed”, And Moved By The Holy Spirit, Therefore, The Holy Spirit Is God.
In 2 Tim. 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness”
“Inspired,” literally means “God-breathed.” Peter says in 2 Pet. 1:21, “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”
Peter is stating that prophecy is not the product of human will. Instead, prophecy occurs by those moved by the Holy Spirit.
“The SPIRIT of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4
“By the WORD of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the SPIRIT (Ruach– breath) of his mouth.” Psalm 33:6
“How many are your works, O LORD! In WISDOM you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures… When you send forth your SPIRIT, they are created; and you renew the face of the earth.” Psalm 104:24, 30
“By WISDOM the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.” Proverbs 3:19-20
“But God made the earth by his POWER; he founded the world by his WISDOM and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.” Jeremiah 10:12
“Thus says the Lord” occurs 413 in the KJV, and “God said” occurs 46 in the KJV
The Spirit of the Lord spoke through people
2 Sam. 23:2, “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and His word was on my tongue.”
1 Kings 22:24, “Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, ‘How did the Spirit of the Lord pass from me to speak to you?'”
2 Chron. 20:14-15, “Then in the midst of the assembly the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, the Levite of the sons of Asaph; 15 and he said, ‘Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.'”
God spoke through prophets
1 Kings 14:18, “And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet.”
2 Sam. 24:11-12, “When David arose in the morning, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, 12 ‘Go and speak to David, Thus the Lord says, “I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I may do to you.'”
Zech. 7:7, “Are not these the words which the Lord proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous with its cities around it, and the Negev and the foothills were inhabited?”
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26. Who Is The Arm, and The Right Hand Of God, And The Finger Of God?
Yeshua has been given all authority by God the Father to “sit down at His right hand”. Yeshua has all the authority of the Father, and is part of the body of the God head.
Yeshua is The Arm of Yahweh that redeems God’s covenant people:
Isaiah 53:1-13 “Who has believed what they heard from us? And to whom has THE ARM OF THE LORD been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him…“
Whose Holy Arm Is Revealed?
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The Arm, and Hand, of Creator saves man, which covers and protects, man. This is the story of scripture.
Yeshua is the “Arm” for power, and part of the body:
Isaiah 33:2 “O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for thee. Be our arm every morning, our
salvationYeshua, in the time of trouble.”
Isaiah 51:5 “My righteousness draws near,
my salvationYeshua has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.”
Isaiah 52:10 “The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the
salvation ofYeshua, our God.”
Isaiah 59:15-21 “He saw that there was NO MAN, and wondered that there was NO ONE to intervene; then HIS OWN ARM brought him victory, and his righteousness upheld him. He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in fury as a mantle.
“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God… but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18, 23-24
Psalm 20:6 –Now know I that YHWH saveth his anointed;he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
Psalm 98:1 O sing unto YHWH a new song;for he hath done marvellous things:his right hand, and his holy arm,hath gotten him the victory.
Psalm 18:35 You have given me the shield
of your salvationYeshua, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.
Matthew 26:64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Mark 16:19 So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
Acts 2:33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of The Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.
Lamentations 2:3-4 He has cut down in fierce anger all the might of Israel; he has withdrawn from them his right hand in the face of the enemy; he has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob, consuming all around. He has bent his bow like an enemy, with his right hand set like a foe; and he has killed all who were delightful in our eyes in the tent of the daughter of Zion; he has poured out his fury like fire.
The Holy Spirit is the “finger”, and part of the body:
In Matthew (12:27-28)…, “And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you”
Luke 11:19-20 renders it a bit differently: “And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you”
The “finger of God” is mentioned in two passages in the Hebrew Bible.
The first instance occurs in Exodus 8:19, where the miracles which occurred before Pharoah was “the finger of God”.
The second instance was when the two tablets were inscribed with the Ten Commandments in Exodus 31:18.
In Matt 12:27-28 and Luke 11:19-20, A demon is bound and plundered (Matt 12:29-30 and Luke 11:21-23) by “the finger of God.”
According to Isaiah, the “Holy Spirit” was this power of God, which enabled Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. The words are קָדְשֹׁו רוּחַ, are translated as “His Holy Spirit” in Isaiah 63:10 and Isaiah 63:11.
So, what does this mean?
(2 Corinthians 3:17) “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” When we have the Spirit of God, our heart comes into check every time we sin. He is able to council us where and when we go wrong. The Holy Spirit, was ” the finger of God.” who wrote the 10 commandments who also fills us today.
From First Fruits To When Moses received the law was 50 days, which was written by “The Finger Of God”. We see the fulfillment of this celebration from the celebration of First Fruits until Pentecost when “The Finger Of God“, The Holy Spirit was given to us in a greater way.
2 Corinthians 3:17- Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
Exodus 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting
We hope you enjoyed this article which show there are many places in the scriptures that show the truth to this subject.
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Hebrews 1- He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. iAfter making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
God the Father and Jesus Christ are truly “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6)
“And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come” (Matthew 12:32). As you can see, those who speak against the Son of man can be forgiven, while those who speak against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven.
Paul says: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:5-7 – NKJV).
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
John 20:28, the apostle Thomas called Jesus “my God.”
In Titus 2:13, Paul called Jesus “our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ”.
In 2 Peter 1:1, Peter called Jesus “our God and Savior Jesus Christ.” And in 1 John 5:20, John called Jesus “the true God and eternal life.”
Divinity to Jesus is John 1:1, where we read these words:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).
(This verse specifically says that the “Word was God,” and that he has been God since the beginning, that is, before the universe was created. And later in this chapter, in verses 14-18, John clearly stated that the Word he was talking about was Christ. In this way, John left no doubt that Jesus is God. He always has been and always will be fully divine, in every way.
In addition to making explicit statements that Jesus is God, the New Testament also demonstrates Jesus’ divinity in the way it handles several Old Testament references to God.
On a variety of occasions, New Testament writers identified Jesus as God by equating him with the Lord of the Old Testament. In the Old Testament, God revealed himself to his people by the name Yahweh, which is normally translated “Lord.” And at several points in the New Testament, the writers referred to passages that were clearly about Yahweh, the Lord, and said that these passages were talking about Jesus.
Mark 1:2-3 refers to Malachi 3:1, and Isaiah 40:3, which say that a prophet or messenger will go before the Lord. But then Mark said that these prophecies were fulfilled when John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. In this way, Mark indicated that Jesus was the Lord, Yahweh, about whom Malachi and Isaiah had prophesied.
Paul drew a similar connection between Jesus and Yahweh in Philippians 2:11, where he mentioned the fundamental Christian proclamation that Jesus is Lord. And in John 1:1-3, John identified Jesus as the Word of God through whom God had created the universe in the beginning. This was a clear reference to Genesis 1:1, where Moses wrote “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This reference to Jesus’ participation in creation indicates that he is, in fact, God himself.
Third, besides using explicit statements and the Old Testament to assert that Jesus is God, New Testament authors also ascribed divine attributes to him — attributes that only God can possess.
Hebrews 1:3 says:
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
Here, the Son is equated to God and his glory in ways that imply the Son’s divinity. Moreover, the Son wields God’s infinite creative and sustaining power. No finite being can possess infinite power; only the infinite God can. And therefore, the Son must be God himself.
John 1:1-2 affirms Jesus divinity in a similar way when it says: In the beginning was the Word … He was with God in the beginning. When John said that the Word existed “in the beginning,” he meant that the Son had existed from all eternity before anything was created, just as Genesis 1:1 teaches that God had existed from all eternity before creation. In other words, the Son is uncreated. He has existed with God the Father for all eternity. And since only God can possess the attribute of eternal existence, the Son must be God himself.
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