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I desire the Deep things of God. I am not satisfied with the basics of Biblical Christianity, even though I am compelled to preach the basics, because many of God’s children seem to be illiterate and still sucking on the bottle. By this I am stating that many if not most in the Church today cannot even tell a seeker why they are lost, not to mention how they might be Saved. One of the Deep things of God is the Person-hood of Christ. Who is He? Is He Deity? Just a prophet? Just a Spirit filled man? Is He God in the Flesh? Does it really matter what God’s Word says? Does the Bible only speak to the people mentioned in the Bible? Does Jesus ever claim that He is God? Does Jesus ever claim to be the Messiah? These questions were raised and discussed at Bible Study recently and I wanted to share the Scriptures that clearly speak to the Character of Jesus. I have heard many preachers and teachers that deny that Jesus claimed to be the Christ (Messiah) and say that Jesus was not God in the flesh. So I will simply say, what does Jesus say? Let us hear Him speak and the Holy Spirit speak through the prophets and Apostles. We need not the opinions of man, but the opinion of God! So is Jesus God in the flesh? Our very Salvation Depends on the Deity of Jesus Christ! If Jesus is not Divine, we are still lost in our sins because a Holy God requires a Holy Sacrifice to Atone for sins!

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

John 8:51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”
52 At this the Jews exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that if anyone keeps your word, he will never taste death.
53 Are you greater than our father Abraham? He died, and so did the prophets. Who do you think you are?”
54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.
55 Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
58 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

Exodus 3:13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. {14 Or <I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE>} This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, {15 The Hebrew for <LORD> sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for <I AM> in verse 14.} the God of your fathers– the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob– has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.

Revelation 19:13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, {14 Or <the Only Begotten>} who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus indeed existed before the Creation, not just as a thought or plan!

John 17:1 ¶ These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Matthew 26:60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”
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?”
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.”
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“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.”
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.
66 What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they answered.
67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 and said, “Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?”

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. (NIV)

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (KJV)

There is but One God and His Name is Jesus! You may ask, how Can God Die? Well very Simple. God is a Spirit. Jesus through the Incarnation, became flesh. John 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Who is the Word? Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” When He died on the Cross it was only His Flesh that died. 1Pe 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” Jesus is God in the flesh and His flesh died and paid for our sins and He arose by His own Spirit on the third day to secure Eternal Life to all who would Repent of their sins and believe in His Sacrificial Death and Resurrection! Hallelujah! I am sure many will deny the Deity of Jesus Christ and will suffer the consequences. I Trust it will not be you dear reader! Don’t Listen to mans opinion about who Jesus is or is not, Read the Inspired Word!

Last exhortation in closing:

Jude 1:3 ¶ Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (KJV)

3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. (NIV)

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)

4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. (NIV)

 

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1. Jesus came to die and destroy Satan’s power – Heb. 2:14

2. Jesus came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets – Matt. 5:17

3. Jesus came to give life – John 10:10,28

4. Jesus came to taste death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

5. Jesus came to proclaim freedom for believers – Luke 4:18

6. Jesus claimed to be God – John 8:24; 8:56-59 (see Exodus 3:14);10:30-33

7. Jesus created all things – John 1:3; Col. 1:15-17

8. Jesus is before all things – Col. 1:17

9. Jesus is eternal – John 1:1,14;8:5 8

10. Jesus is honored the same as the Father – John 5:23

11. Jesus is prayed to – Acts 7:54-60

12. Jesus is worshipped – Matt. 2:2,8,11;14:33;28:9,17 John 9:35-37

13. Jesus is called God – John 1:1,14;20:28 Col. 2:9 Tit. 2:13

14. Jesus is omnipresent – Matt 28:20

15. Jesus is with us always – Matt. 28:20

16. Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves – 1 Tim 2:5

17. Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant – Heb. 7:22;8:6

18. Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life” – John 6:35,41,48,51

19. Jesus said, “I A M the Door” – John 10:7,9

20. Jesus said, “I AM the Good Shepherd” – John 10:11,14

21.Jesus said, “I AM the Way the Truth and The Life” – John 14:6

22. Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” – John 8:12;9:5;12:46;

23. Jesus said, “I AM the True Vine” – John 15:1;15:5

24. Jesus said, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” – John 11:25

25. Jesus said, “I AM the First and the Last” – Rev 1:17;2:8;22:13

26. Jesus always lives to make intercession for us – Heb. 7:25

27. Jesus cleanses from sin – 1 John 1 :9 –

28. Jesus discloses Himself to us – John 14:21

29. Jesus draws all men to Himself – John 12:32

30. Jesus forgives sins – Luke 5:20;7:48

31. Jesus gives eternal life – John 10:28;5:40

32. Jesus gives joy – John 15:11

33. Jesus gives peace – John 14:27

34. Jesus has authority – Matt. 28:18; John 5:26-27;17:2;3:35

35. Jesus judges – John 5:22,27

36. Jesus knows all men – John 16:30

37. Jesus opens the mind to understand scripture – Luke 24:45

38. Jesus received honor and glory from the Father – 2 Pet 1:17

39. Jesus resurrects – John 5:39;11:25-26;6:40,44,54

40. Jesus reveals grace and truth – John 1:17 see John 6:45

41. Jesus reveals the Father – Matt. 11:27 Luke 10:22

42. Jesus saves forever – Matt 18:11 John 10:28 Heb. 7:25

43. Jesus bears witness of Himself – John 8:18;14:6

44. Jesus’ works bear witness of Himself – John 5:36;10:25

45. The Father bears witness of Jesus – John 5:37;8:18; 1 John 5:9

46. The Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus – John 15:26

47. The multitudes bear witness of Jesus – John 12:17

48. The Prophets be ar witness of Jesus – Acts 10:43

49. The Scriptures bear witness of Jesus – John 5:39

50. The Father will honor us if we serve Jesus – John 12:26 see Col. 3:24

51. The Father wants us to fellowship with Jesus – I Cor 1:9

52. The Father tells us to listen to Jesus – Luke 9:35; Matt. 17:5

53. The Father tells us to come to Jesus – John 6:45

54. The Father draws us to Jesus – John 6:44

55. Everyone who’s heard & learned from the Father comes to Jesus – John 6:45

56. The Law leads us to Christ – Gal. 3:24

57. Jesus is the Rock – 1 Cor. 10:4

58. Jesus is the Savior-John 4:42 1 John 4:14 Jesus is King – Matt. 2:1-6 Luke 23:3

59. In Jesus are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge – Col. 2:2-3

60. In Jesus we have been made complete Col. 2:10

61. Jesus indwells us – Col. 1:27

62. Jesus sanctifies – Heb. 2:11

63. Jesus loves – Eph. 5:25

64. We come to Jesus – John 5:40;7:37;6:35,37,45,65

65. We sin against Jesus – 1 Cor 8:12

66. We receive Jesus – John 1:12 Col. 2:6

67. Jesus makes many righteous – Rom 5:19

68. Jesus is the i mage of the invisible God – Heb. 1:3

69. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit – John 15:26

70. Jesus abides forever – Heb. 7:24

71. Jesus offered up Himself – Heb 7:27;9:14

72. Jesus offered one sacrifice for sins for all time – Heb. 10:12

74. The Son of God has given us understanding – 1 John 5:20

75. Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith – Heb. 12:2

76. Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession – Heb. 1:3

77. The Son of God has given us understanding – 1 John 5:20

78. Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood – Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9

79. Jesus is the Light of the world – John 9:5

80. Jesus has explained the Father – John 1:18

81. Jesus was crucified because of weakness – 2 Cor. 13:4

82. Jesus has overcome the world – John 16:33

83. Truth is in Jesus – Eph. 4:21

84. The fruit of righteousness comes through Jesus Christ – Phil. 1:11

85. Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come – 1 Thess 1:10

86. Disciples bear witness of Jesus Christ – John 15:27

87. Jesus died and rose again – 1 Thess. 4:14

88. The Christian dead ha ve fallen asleep in Jesus – 1 Thess. 4:15

89. Jesus died for us – 1 Thess. 5:10

90. Jesus tasted death for everyone – Heb. 2:9

91. Jesus rendered the devil powerless – Heb. 2:14

92. Jesus is able to save completely – Heb. 7:25

93. Jesus was a ransom for many and to serve – Matt. 20:28

94. Jesus came to be a priest – Heb. 2:17

95. Jesus came to save – John 3:17; Luke 19:10

96. Jesus came to preach the kingdom of God – Luke 4:43

97. Jesus came to bring division – Luke 12:51

98. Jesus came to do the will of the Father – John 6:38

99. Jesus came to give the Father’s words – John 17:8

100. Jesus came to testify to the truth – John 18:37
He is the Way , The Truth and Life

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