JESUS IS GOD
Copyright Loren Davis 2010
*Note: All scriptures are KJV.
No one has ever stirred as much discussion, controversy and passion as Jesus Christ. The unprecedented thing about these phenomena is that after so many centuries the world still has a greater fixation on Him than ever. Why? People love Him or hate Him, but one thing is certain, no one can ignore Him. Recently I received an e-mail strongly declaring that the Bible does not say Jesus is God nor is He the Creator. Why, 2000 years after He walked the earth, is there still such an uproar about Him? Who really is this Jesus?
JESUS is God!
1. Jesus is a MEMBER of the Godhead, the Trinity, which consists of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Gen 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:”
Jesus was part of the US and the OUR.
Rom 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;”
Acts 17:29 … speaks of the GODHEAD.
Colossians 2:9 For “in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
1 John 5:7 “For there are Three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus, John 1:1-14), and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
John 14:20 “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father,”
2. JESUS EXISTED AND MANIFESTED BEFORE BEING BORN IN HUMAN FORM.
a. JESUS IS THE GREAT CREATOR
John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
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.” (THE WORD IS JESUS!)
John 1:10 “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
Col. 1:15-19 “For BY HIM (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”
THE CREATION STORY OF GENESIS 1 WHICH SAYS ‘GOD CREATED’, IS REFERRING TO JESUS.
Gen 1:1-2:1 “In the beginning God (JESUS) created the Heaven and the earth.”
Gen 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
THE FATHER WAS THE DESIGNER OF THE WORLD, THE UNIVERSE, MAN AND ALL LIVING THINGS. JESUS CREATED THEM WORKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. (Gen. 1:26 “Let US make man”).
1:2 “And the Spirit of God moved
upon the face of the waters.”
John 8:28-29 “When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”
b. JESUS IS THE GREAT ‘I AM’
Ex 3:14 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM : and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
c. jesus was THE 4th man in THE fire with the 3 hebrew children.
Dan 3:25 “He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
d. JESUS MANIFESTED AS ‘THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD’. (John 3:16). THIS IS KNOWN AS ‘THE INCARNATION’ which means that GOD became flesh and took on human form and dwelled among men.
John 1:18 “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
How did God become flesh? Jesus had an earthly mother. That’s where He got his flesh, but the difference in Him from the rest of mankind was that his father was not an earthly one, but was the Heavenly Father. That meant He had God’s divine blood and God’s mind in a human body. That is why Jesus is the called ‘ONLY BEGOTTEN’ Son of God. The NIV, The Message, NASB, etc., all delete ‘the Only Begotten’ from John 3:16. (See the article: ‘Changing the Bible’, www.lorendavis.com)
1 Cor 2:16-3:1 “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?”
Matt 1:18 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”
*Jesus was the only one ever to be ‘God in the flesh’, a human body conceived by the Holy Ghost, not by a man.
Matt 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Phil 2:6-8 “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
2 Cor 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
John 6:46 “Not that any man hath seen the Father , save he which is of God, He hath seen the Father.”
Col 1:15-19 “Who is the image of the invisible God,” “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”
1 Tim 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
Rom 8:3 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”
Heb 5:7-8 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death,”
Eph 2:15 “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity…so making peace;”
JESUS IS CALLED ‘GOD’ AND ‘THE LORD’ JUST LIKE THE HEAVENLY FATHER
John 20:28 , After Jesus’ resurrection. “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”
1 Peter 3:15-16 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:”
Jude 4 “and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ”
Rom 1:7 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Tim 6:15 “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;”
Acts 16:31-32 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ , and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.”
Mark 2:28-3:1 “Therefore the Son of man (Jesus) is Lord also of the sabbath.”
Col 3:24 “…for ye serve the Lord Christ.”
Isa 6:1 “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple”
JESUS FORGAVE SINS
Mark 2:5-12 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.”
JESUS SITS ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER
1 Peter 3:22-4:1 “Who is gone into heaven (Jesus), and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”
Heb 8:1 “We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;”
Jesus is God!
JESUS IS HOLY
Ps 16:10 “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (This is referring to Christ’s death. He was raised from the dead before His body corrupted).
Acts 13:35 “Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”
Luke 4:34 Demons recognized who Jesus was. They cried out, “Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.”
1 Sam 2:2 “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.” Jesus is God!
JESUS IS THE RIGHTEOUS ONE
Isa 53:11 “He shall see of the travail of his soul (Jesus), and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”
Rom 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
No man is righteous, only God. Without Jesus it is impossible for anyone to be righteous. Jesus is God!
JESUS IS ‘THE TRUTH’
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth,” His truth is found in the KJV Bible. (See the article: ‘Changing the Bible’, www.lorendavis.com)
JESUS IS THE LIGHT
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
John 1:4-9 “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light , but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”
John 3:19-21 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light , because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light , lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
John 12:36 “While ye have light , believe in the light , that ye may be the children of light.”
JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE NEW JERUSALEM, HEAVEN
Rev 21:23 “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb (Jesus) is the light thereof.”
MOST PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT JESUS IS GOD
They just put Him in the same category as another prophet or religious leader.
John 14:9-10 “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”
GOD HATERS, CHRIST HATERS
Rom 1:30 “…haters of God”
John 15:23 “He that hateth me hateth my Father also.”
John 14:21 “And he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father , and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
It is impossible to have It is impossible to have God, the heavenly Father, without Jesus!
John 14:6 “…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
John 20:21 “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me,”
THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST
Many nations have outlawed preaching about Jesus. Public schools in America and many nations have forbidden speaking his names in class rooms, but allow other religions to be discussed freely. Christ is the offense. Public schools in America have now changed the dating system that has been held for two centuries, A.D. (After Christ Died) to a.d.e., AFTER Common Era; and B.C. (Before Christ) to B.C.E., before common era. The purpose of this is not difficult to figure out. It is an attempt to totally erase the memory of Jesus Christ from the earth. This generation is not the first generation to try to do this, but they don’t really know what they are doing. They are fighting God and they are going to lose.
Rev 13:6 “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blasphEme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.”
Many movies, documentaries and books incessantly attack the divinity of Jesus. Why are they spending so much time on Him? They definitely have an antichrist agenda of defaming Jesus Christ and denigrating the Bible.
Many Bible translations delete SCRIPTURES SHOWING the divinity of Christ. (See the article: ‘Changing the Bible’, www.lorendavis.com)
A famous televangelist proclaimed in one of his sermons, “Jesus is not God!” SOME PREACHERS SAY that we are equal with God and that we are an incarnation of God as much as Jesus Christ. THESE ARE ALL BLASPHEMOUS STATEMENTS. it is the spirit of antichrist! Many preachers pervert scriptures that talk about Jesus and fraudulently apply those scriptures to themselves, making themselves gods.
2 Tim 3:2-7 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” KJV
Jude 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
(See the article: ‘Profiling the Antichrist’, www.lorendavis.com)
True men of God humble themselves and exalt THE LORD JESUS Christ.
John 3:30 John the Baptist said, “He must increase , but I must decrease.” KJV
JESUS WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL OPEN THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE WRATH OF GOD IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
Rev 5:5 “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
Jude 14-15 Jude 14-15 “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Rom 12:19 “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
THE WRATH OF GOD
John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
Col 3:6 “For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:”
Ps 68:1-2 “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.”
Rev 6:16-7:1 “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb (Jesus): For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
Rev 19:12-16 “His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, and Lord of Lords.”
All who ignore, reject or fight Jesus will face Him someday. Remember, Jesus is going to be your judge to determine where you spend eternity.
THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
Heb 10:31 “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
John 5:22 “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:”
2 Cor 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
Rev 20:11-13 “And I saw a great white throne , and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (See the article: ‘The Great White Throne Judgment’, www.lorendavis.com)
Rom 14:11-12 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
Prov 9:10 Prov 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”
Ps 24:1 “The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”
God is going to take this world back from the wicked! JESUS IS GOD!
DIVERSITY OF RELIGIONS AND THE LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST
God is not against freedom of religion. He lets people have a choice.
Josh 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve;”
Ex 20:3 But God warns, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Ex 23:25 “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”
Acts 19:26 “…this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:”
Ex 34:14 “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:”
Isa 44:8 “Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God;”
Isa 45:5 “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me”
Isa 44:6 “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”
Isa 43:10 “…before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me”
Hos 13:4 “I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.”
2 Kings 5:15 “Behold, now I know that there is no God in all earth, but in Israel:”
Deut 32:39 “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me (referring to other gods):”
JESUS HAD POWER OVER DEATH
EVEN DEATH COULD NOT RESIST HIM. HE RAISED LAZARUS AND A LITTLE GIRL FROM THE DEAD. HE SPOKE AND FUNERAL PROCESSIONS TURNED FROM MOURNING INTO DANCING. HE WAS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB OF GOD, BUT EVEN HAD THE POWER TO RAISE HIMSELF FROM THE DEAD. HE SAID I HAVE POWER TO LAY DOWN MY LIFE AND TO RAISE IT UP AGAIN. John 10:17.
John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection , and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
1 Cor 15:25-26 “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
JESUS HAD POWER OVER DEMONS AND DISEASE
Luke 4:36 “What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.”
John 7:46 “no ever man spake like this man (Jesus).”
Matt 11:2-6 “Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.”
John 10:36-38 “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.”
JESUS SAID, “ALL POWER IS GIVEN ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH.” Mt 28:18.
HE SPOKE AND THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WERE CREATED. HE IS THE ONE WHO LAID OUT THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD AND DIVIDED THE LAND FROM THE WATERS. HE PUT THE GRAVITATION IN GRAVITY. JESUS IS THE ONE WHO PUT THE GOLD, DIAMONDS, RUBIES, EMERALDS AND PRESCIOUS STONES IN THE EARTH. HE MADE THE URANIUM, COAL AND OIL AND PUT THEM IN THE DEEP DARK REGIONS OF THE EARTH. HE JUST SPOKE, ‘AND IT WAS SO’.
HE PUT OXYGEN IN THE AIR SO WE COULD BREATHE. HE FEEDS THE BIRDS OF THE AIR, THE FISH OF THE SEA AND THE BEASTS OF THE FIELD EACH AND EVERY DAY. HE CLOTHES THE HILLS AND MEADOWS WITH GRASS AND FLOWERS AND IS THE SOURCE OF LIFE ON EARTH. HE IS THE ONE WHO CONTROLS THE TIDES; MADE THE FOUR SEASONS; AND IS THE SOURCE OF THE FUEL FOR THE SUN. HE IS THE ONE WHO PUTS THE TWINKLE IN THE STARS; DESIGNED THE LAWS OF NATURE AND MADE NATURE’S PATTERNS THAT THE ALMANAC FOLLOWS. HE MADE SEEDTIME AND HARVEST. HE SET THE WORLD IN MOTION SO IT WOULD MAKE A FULL ROTATION EVERY TWENTY FOUR HOURS. HE SET THE TIME TABLE FOR THE ECLIPSES OF THE MOON AND SUN. HE PUTS THE HEAT IN SUMMER; THE COLD IN WINTER; THE COOL IN SPRING AND FALL.
HE IS THE ONE WHO GATHERS THE ANIMALS FOR THE GREAT MIGRATION IN AFRICA WHICH BEGINS EVERY YEAR AT THE SAME TIME JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK. HE PUT THE INSTINCT IN THE SALMON SO THEY WILL RETURN TO THEIR BIRTH PLACE TO LAY EGGS JUST BEFORE THEY DIE. HE IS THE ONE WHO PUTS RAIN IN THE CLOUDS AND DESIGNS THE MAGNIFICIENT RAINBOWS. HE MADE THE DIRT BROWN; PAINTED THE SKY BLUE; PUT THE GREEN IN THE GRASS, THE RED IN THE ROSE AND THE WHITE IN THE SNOW. HE PUTS THE SILVER LINING IN THE CLOUDS; THE COLORS IN THE FLOWER AND THE FRAGRANCE IN THE ROSE. HE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL BEAUTY. HE PAINTS NEW SPECTACULAR UNIQUE SUNSETS EVERY EVENING.
HE IS THE ONE WHO GIVES LIFE TO A NEWLY CONCEIVED BABY. HE IS THE LIFE IN THE BLOOD. HE STARTS THE NEW BABY’S HEART TO BEATING. HE IS THE ONE WHO BRINGS ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE MIRACLE OF THE BIRTH OF A BABY. HE GIVES THE MIRACLE OF EYESIGHT TO EYES SO THEY CAN SEE; HE GIVES THE MIRACLE OF SOUND TO EARS’ SO THEY CAN HEAR. HE GIVES THE ABILITY TO SMELL TO THE NOSE. HE PUTS TASTE BUDS ON THE TONGUE SO IT CAN TASTE. HE GIVES FEELING TO THE TOUCH. HE MAKES EACH CREATURE REPRODUCE AFTER ITS OWN KIND. (1 COR. 15:37-39). HE GIVES THE BRAIN THE ABILITY TO THINK. HE IS THE ONE WHO GIVES EACH PERSON HIS OWN DISTINCT DNA and OWN PERSONALIZED fingerprints.
HE TOLD NOAH A FLOOD WAS COMING AND GIVE HIM THE PLANS TO BUILD THE ARK.HE IS THE ONE WHO SHOOK THE WALLS OF JERICHO AND MADE THEM TO CRUMBLE. HE DEFIED NATURE AND MADE THE TO SUN STAND STILL FOR JOSHUA. IN EGYPT, WHEN PHAROAH DEFIED HIM, HE ORDERED THE FROGS; FLIES; PESTILENCE; HAIL; AND LOCUSTS TO COVER THE LAND. THEY ALL OBEYED HIS COMMAND AND CAME AT HIS BECKONING. ONCE MORE HE DEFIED THE LAWS OF NATURE AND MADE THE RED SEA OPEN AND THE WATERS TO STAND UP LIKE A STIFF WALL SO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL COULD ESCAPE THEIR TASK MASTER. HE THEN DROPPED THE SAME SEA ON PHAROAH AND HIS EGYPTIAN ARMY WHEN THEY PURSUED THEM. PHAROAH THOUGHT HE COULD FIGHT THE LORD GOD, BUT IT COST HIM HIS ARMY AND HIS LIFE.
WHEN JONAH BALKED AT THE LORD’S ORDERS, HE SENT A GREAT FISH TO GET HIM AND TO BRING HIM TO NINEVAH. HE ORDERED THE RAVENS TO FEED ELIJAH, AND THEY DID. HE CALLED THE QUAILS TO COME FEED HIS CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS, AND THEY CAME. HE BROUGHT THE RAIN WHEN ELIJAH PRAYED. HE ORDERED A WHIRLWIND TO CARRY ELIJAH TO HEAVEN; AN EARTHQUAKE TO DELIVER PAUL AND SILAS.
THERE NEVER WAS ANYONE LIKE HIM WHO WALKED ON THIS EARTH. THE GOVERNMENT OF ROME FEARED HIM MORE THAN THEY FEARED ALL THE BARBARIAN ARMIES. HYPOCRITICAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS HATED HIM AND COULD NOT CONTROL HIM.
HE SAID NO TO SATAN WHEN HE WAS TEMPTED. HE WOULD NOT BE BOUGHT AT ANY PRICE. SIN COULD FIND NO PLACE IN HIM. HE ALWAYS HAD TIME FOR CHILDREN AND THE POOR. HE IS BOTH THE LION AND THE LAMB OF GOD.
HE HEALED THE CRIPPLES, THE BLIND, LEPERS, AND ALL MANNER OF SICKNESS AND DISEASE. HE IS THE DELIVERER FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN PERIL. HE IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE FOR THOSE WHO ARE TROUBLED. HE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL BLESSINGS.
HE SPOKE TO A TREE AND IT DIED AND TO A STORM AND IT CALMED. HE FILLED THE DISCIPLES EMPTY NETS WITH JUST A WORD. HE USED A FISH AS A CARRIER TO BRING MONEY TO THE DISCIPLES TO PAY THEIR TAXES. HE FED THOUSANDS WITH TWO LOAVES AND FIVE FISH. HE TRANSFORMED WATER INTO WINE. HE WALKED ON WATER AS IF IT WERE DRY LAND. WATER COULD NOT SINK HIM.
WE THINK IN TERMS OF THE FINITE. HE THINKS IN TERMS OF THE INFINITE. WE THINK OF OUR LIMITATIONS, BUT HE KNOWS NO LIMITS. WE THINK OF IMPOSSIBILITIES, BUT HE KNOWS NONE. WE THINK IN TERMS OF TIME. HE THINKS IN TERMS OF ETERNITY. GRAVITY HAD NO POWER OVER HIM WHEN HE DECIDED TO ASCEND TO HEAVEN, THIS WORLD COULD NOT HOLD HIM. TODAY HE HOLDS THE WORLD IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
HE LOVES THE UNLOVELY AND CAN RELATE TO THE DESPISED AND REJECTED (Isa. 53). JESUS ALONE GIVES HOPE TO THE HOPELESS AND GIVES TO EVERY MAN ‘THE MEASURE OF FAITH’. HE IS THE LIGHT THAT SHINES IN A DARK WORLD. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TRANSFORM DRUNKS, DRUG ADDICTS, PROSTITUTES, THIEVES AND LIARS, AND MAKE THEM RESPECTABLE CITIZENS AND WONDERFUL CHILDREN OF GOD.
HE GIVES US THE PROMISE OF BEING RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD AND OF LIFE AFTER DEATH. HE SAID BECAUSE I WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME SHALL ALSO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD. (1 Co 15:12-23). ONLY JESUS PROMISES THE RESURRECTION. (John 3:16). JESUS ALONE GIVES PEACE TO DYING HUMANITY. THOSE WHO KNOW HIM KNOW THAT DEATH IS JUST THE SPIRIT LEAVING THIS FLESHLY BODY (1 Co 15). FOR THE CHILD OF GOD, DEATH IS NOT THE END, BUT JUST THE BEGINNING OF LIVING WITH GOD IN HEAVEN FOREVER. Rev 3:21, 21:1-27. “TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD.” 2 Co 5:8.
JESUS is our Rock, our strong tower, our refuge, our defense in the time of trouble (Ps 62). He is the commander of the chariots of fire and of all the angels in heaven.
WHO IS ‘THIS JESUS? THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
*All scriptures are KJV
Jesus said, I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. He is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. (Rev 1:5-6) He said I am Alpha and Omega (Rev.1:11), the beginning and the ending, the first and the last, which is, which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Rev. 1:7-8)
His head and his hair ARE white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes are as a flame of fire (Rev. 19:12). His feet are like fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. (Rev 1:13-18) He holds the seven stars in his right hand, and walks in the midst of the seven golden candlestickS: and out of his mouth goes a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shines in his strength. (Rev. 1:12-18)
he opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens. He is the Amen, the faithful and true witness (Rev. 3:14). He is the Son of God. He is holy, he is true, he has the key of David, He said, I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore (Rev 1:13-18); and have the keys of hell and of death. he has created all things for his pleasure. He is the Lamb that was slain who Sits down with His Father in his throne, and lives forever. (Rev. 3:21)
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb (Rev. 15:3), saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
And THEY cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. and worshipped God, fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. (Rev. 7:10)
The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power. (Rev. 21:22)
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Rev. 17:14)
We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. (Rev. 11:17)
Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. (Rev. 1:6)
And there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever. (Rev. 11:15)
WHAT MAKES JESUS DIFFERENT? NEED I SAY MORE? JESUS IS NOT JUST A FOUNDER OF ANOTHER RELIGION…,
JESUS IS GOD! A member of the Godhead, the Trinity.
JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Acts 2:21 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Rom 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
2 Cor 6:2 “behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”