Jesus was never going around claiming he was God but his unique words, statements and actions proved he was indeed God.
‘Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”“You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!’
Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!
Whenever a Jewish man or woman hears “I am” they associate it with a unique meaning as they often regarded it as the name given to God when he gave the covenant to Moses at the burning bush.
This ” I am” word was used by Jesus many times in his ministry.
‘In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.’
The words of Jesus were so clear that he was God himself. He always exhibited the nature of both God and man at the same time which often confused people.
We as believers know clearly that Jesus was God himself who came as man.
‘My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him,but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”
‘Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe in the evidence of the works themselves.’
‘Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.’
47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn themat the last day. 49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life.So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.’
Jesus is saying if you believe in me you are believing in my Father.One who looks at me is seeing God himself.
All these verses Jesus are reflecting and transmitting his divine nature of God.Jesus was not explicitly stating that he was God instead his words,statements and actions always exhibited his God nature.
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them”
Jesus said if you believe in me you will have eternal life.Can any human being or any mortal being give eternal life to anyone? Who is the giver of eternal life? Only God can give eternal life and Jesus is saying if you believe in him you will receive eternal life .This shows he is God himself.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
Jesus says “all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him .Is he just a man or prophet or angel? Only God has all authority over heaven and earth. This also shows Jesus is God.
Jesus established through his words and statements the fact and truth that he was God himself that came as flesh to earth.
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Ps. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.
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