PROOF THAT JESUS IS GOD!


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PROOF THAT JESUS IS GOD!


There are several verses in the Bible both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament where Jesus is called God. Of this truth, there can be no doubt. But what do these verses mean according to what the Bible itself teaches us?

Do they mean that Jesus is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity as the doctrine of the Trinity teaches?

Do they mean that Jesus is one and the self-being as Yahweh himself as the doctrine of Oneness Pentecostalism teaches?

Do they mean that Jesus is a God who was appointed to become a God by Yahweh himself the only true God, the Almighty?


What does the Bible ITSELF teach us? Or do you not care what the Bible ITSELF teaches? Just asking because Christians write to me giving the same verses to try and prove their own personal church denominational doctrine. And when I show them that those verses can mean something different than what they have been dogmatically taught, by their church denomination, some refuse to listen to any other possible interpretation.

So I asked God, our heavenly Father, saying that there must be some verses in the Bible that I have missed which clearly show beyond any shadow of a doubt what you have been showing me for the past forty years. And today I was impressed to do a word search on the word “INHERIT” and this led me to some very interesting verses that I just seemed to read right over before today. It was today that I saw something from some of those verses with the word “inherit” in them that I never saw before.

Before we go to those verses let me just say that while my Trinitarian brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ have been on my mind for the past forty years my Oneness brothers and sister have been sort of in the back of my mind. What I mean by this is that they have not been the highest priority to me. I supposed that this was the case because, in my own mind, I could not see how anyone could rationally believe in the Oneness doctrine which teaches that Jesus is not a separate person from the Father.

So my heart right now is reaching out to all my Oneness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ for your eyes of understanding to be opened to the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God, our heavenly Father. That being said, let us begin this study in God’s word to see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.


Now both Trinitarians and Oneness believers always bring up John 1:1 as their proof text to try and prove that Jesus is Yahweh himself because it has been drilled into them that there is just ONE God which is true but also at the same time it is not true. What I mean by this is that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that there is only one TRUE God who is the God over all other Gods that he himself has appointed to become Gods over some part of his creation. So, while it is true that Almighty God the Father is the ONLY TRUE God, it is NOT true that his Son Jesus is one and the self-same being as the Father.

The Bible itself makes it quite clear that Jesus is a God who is under and subject to his God and Father who he himself identifies specifically in John 17:1-3 as the ONLY TRUE God.


John 17:3.


“And this is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY true God, AND Jesus Christ, whom YOU have sent.”


Jesus himself is clearly teaching us that he is NOT the FATHER to whom he is praying to, saying that the Father is the ONLY true God. But in order to receive eternal life in the world to come, we must believe in BOTH the Father AND in his Son, Jesus the CHRIST, the one prophesied to be the Messiah, whom God appointed and anointed to be his Savior to reconcile whosoever believes in BOTH the Father and the Son back to himself.

Now in my own mind, I came to realize that when I was once a Trinitarian I was NOT truly honoring the Son as a completely separate person from Yahweh himself to truly see that the Father alone is Yahweh who has a SON. And the reason is that the doctrine of the Trinity teaches that Jesus is Yahweh himself, as in, Jesus is a second person of Yahweh himself. And basically, this is the very same thing that the Oneness doctrine teaches only they teach that Jesus is a manifestation or mode of existence of Yahweh the Father which to them makes Jesus be one and the self-same being as the Father and NOT a separate person from the Father.

So, for the past few months, I have been writing studies with my Oneness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the Christ in mind in order to get them to see that Jesus is indeed a SEPARATE person from the Father who alone is the ONLY TRUE God. And one of the things God brought to my mind to share with the Oneness believers is that Jesus will INHERIT the EARTH.

So why would Yahweh give HIMSELF an INHERITANCE of what he ALREADY OWNS?

Keep this question in your mind as you read Psalm 82 which Jesus himself quoted as his DEFENSE of NOT making himself equal with Yahweh the Father when he was being falsely accused by the Jews of making himself equal with God.


Psalm 82:8.


“Arise, O God, judge the earth: for YOU SHALL INHERIT all nations.”


Now, why would the ONLY TRUE God INHERIT what he already OWNS?

Think this through for yourself my dear Oneness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the Christ. Think of WHO Yahweh the Father APPOINTED to JUDGE mankind? Does Acts 17:31 come to your mind?


Acts 17:31.


“Because he (The Godhead, the Father ALONE and by himself) has APPOINTED a day, in the which he (The Father) will judge the world in righteousness BY that MAN whom he has ORDAINED; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has RAISED him from the dead.”


To say this another way, the Son of MAN, Jesus, DIED as a MAN and was RAISED from the dead to become a God whom Yahweh the Father COMMITTED into his hands all JUDGMENT.

Please read John 5:26,27 and then we will go back and read all of Psalm 82:1-8 from the King James Version and also see what the LITERAL translation says.


John 5:26,27.


“For AS the Father HAS life in himself; so has he GIVEN TO the Son to have life in himself;

27.  AND has given him authority to execute JUDGMENT ALSO, because he is the Son of MAN.”


Also read John 5:22.


“For the Father judges no man, but has COMMITTED all judgment unto the Son:”


It makes no sense to say that the Father commits all judgment unto the SON if so be that the Father IS the SON. Now let us go back and read Psalm 82:1-8 and take a deeper look at what the WHOLE word of God is clearly teaching us in simplicity.


Psalm 82:1-8.


“God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods. (This LITERALLY reads “Elohim ONE STATIONED in congregation of El IN WITHIN of Elohim he is judging” In other words, it is El or Yahweh himself who will judge mankind BY the MAN Jesus the CHRIST which agrees with Acts 17:23-31. The Son of Man Jesus was highly exalted to be stationed WITHIN the congregation of all the other Elohim to JUDGE the fallen Elohim as well as those of mankind who followed the lies of Satan the king of the fallen Elohim).

2.  How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

3.  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4.  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5.  They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6.  I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. (This LITERALLY reads “I Elohim YOU and sons of SUPREME ONE all of you.” Now even this is a little unclear if it is not interpreted in its context. So let us go back to the literal translation of verse 1 again. “Elohim ONE STATIONED in congregation of El IN WITHIN of Elohim he is judging.” So who STATIONED this ONE to be a God whom THE Almighty God El will judge the world BY him? It was Yahweh who made this ONE to become a God. So verse 6 is actually saying “I Yahweh God YOU or I Yahweh make you a God and YOU SUPREME ONE of all sons of you.”

7.  BUT (Or but first) you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. (And then I will resurrect you calling you from the grave saying,)

8.  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for YOU shall INHERIT all nations.”


The word translated as “fall” in verse 7 has a variety of meanings. It can mean to be laid down, as in Jesus DESCENDED into the heart of the earth, the netherworld, first before he ascended from the grave to ascend to the father in heaven. But it can also mean ACCEPTED. Neither meaning takes anything away from the whole context of this passage of Scripture or from the whole word of God but I myself like the meaning of ACCEPTED because I believe it fits the context better.

Please allow me to give you my translation of verse 6 in which shows that Jesus arose from the grave AS an ACCEPTED PRINCE.

“BUT you shall die like, as, or for men and be ACCEPTED as a PRINCE or as a JUDGE.

8. ARISE O God, JUDGE the earth for YOU SHALL INHERIT the nations.”


My main point to all my Oneness readers is that it makes no sense to say that the Father shall INHERIT what he already owns seeing that the Oneness doctrine teaches that Jesus IS the Father or Yahweh himself as a manifestation of the Father and not a separate person from Yahweh the Father.

Now I agree with all my Oneness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the Christ who correctly teach that Jesus was NOT a separate person from Yahweh in eternity past as my Trinitarian brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the Christ wrongly teach.

I myself believe that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Jesus came into existence as the MORTAL, Son of God, at the Virgin birth and then, AFTER the cross, Yahweh the Father highly exalted the Son of MAN for his OBEDIENCE to do all the will of the Father, to become God’s ETERNAL Son to JUDGE mankind. Please read the study “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD’S ETERNAL SON?” for all the verses. But for now, let us continue this study in God’s word to prove that Jesus is a God under and subject to his God who is the Father.

Let us take a closer look at some more verses where the Father GIVES an INHERITANCE TO his Son, for him to INHERIT, FROM Yahweh the Father.

Please read a PROPHECY of Jesus, God’s Messiah, found in Isaiah 65:9,10.


“And I (Yahweh) will bring forth a seed (speaking of the lion of the tribe of Judah, the Messiah) out of Jacob, and out of Judah an INHERITOR of my mountains: and mine elect shall INHERIT it, and my servants shall dwell there.

10.  And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.”


Psalm 2:6-12.


“Yet have I (Yahweh) set my king (Yahweh’s Messiah) upon my holy hill of Zion.

7  I (Yahweh’s Messiah) will declare the decree: the LORD (Yahweh) has said unto me (Yahweh’s Messiah), You are my Son; THIS DAY have I begotten YOU.

8.  Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for YOUR INHERITANCE, and the uttermost parts of the earth for YOUR possession.

9  You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10.  Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.

11.  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12.  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him (Yahweh’s Son, Jesus the Messiah).”


Isaiah chapter 53.


“Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

2.  For he (The arm of Yahweh his Messiah) shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3.  He is despised and rejected of men; a MAN of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4.  Surely he (Yahweh’s Messiah) has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD (Yahweh) has laid on him (Yahweh’s Messiah whom we as Christians know to be Jesus, the Son of the living God) the iniquity of us all.

7.  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8.  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: FOR the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9.  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10.  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall 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.

11.  He (Yahweh) shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12.  THEREFORE (Or for this very reason of my servant laying down his life on the cross for the sin of my people) will I (Yahweh) divide him (My Messiah, my Son, Jesus, in whom I am well pleased) a PORTION with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, (Speaking of the ALL of WHOSOEVER BELIEVE on God’s SON as the Christ, his Messiah) and made intercession for the transgressors.”


Hebrews 1:4-6.


“Being made so much better than the angels, as he has BY INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than they.

5.  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I begotten you? And again, I WILL BE to him a Father, and he SHALL BE to me a Son?

6.  And again, when he brings in the first begotten into the world (at the second coming), he says, And let all the angels of God worship him.”


Psalm 97:5-7


“The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. (Speaking of the Lord of the Sabbath, Yahweh’s Messiah. There are TWO separate Lords here in this verse. In other words, there are TWO God in this verse. The ONLY TRUE God who has always existed never having a beginning is Yahweh the FATHER and the other Lord is the highly exalted Son of man Jesus to WHOM Yahweh COMMITTED all judgment BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN. The term Lord is a TITLE just like the words God and King are TITLES. Please read the study “ARE THERE TWO GODS?”)

6.  The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

7.  Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all you gods.”


Yahweh the Father GLORIFIED the Son of MAN Jesus and HIGHLY EXALTED him giving him a NAME above every other name so that even the angels will worship him in the world to come.

In other words, worship him, Yahweh’s Messiah, whom he anointed all you Elohim or all you angels. The angels already worship Yahweh but now the Son of MAN Jesus, Yahweh’s Messiah, has OBTAINED BY INHERITANCE a name more excellent than the angels and in the world to come, all the angels will bow down to him and worship him, to the glory of Yahweh the Father.


1 Peter 3:22.


“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers BEING MADE subject unto him.”


Philippians 2:8-11.


“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

9.  WHEREFORE (Or for this very reason of Jesus becoming obedient unto death on the cross) God also has HIGHLY EXALTED him, and GIVEN him a NAME which is above every name:

10.  That at the NAME of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11.  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, TO the glory OF God the Father.”


And his NAME shall be CALLED the Mighty God.


Isaiah 9:6,7.


“And he shall be CALLED God of the WHOLE EARTH.”


Isaiah 54:4.


“For your Maker is your husband; the LORD (Yahweh) of hosts is his name; AND your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.”


Jesus the Messiah is the Holy One of Israel.


Luke 4:34.  


“Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God.”


Acts 2:27.


“Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.”


Acts 13:33-35.


“God has fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I begotten you.

34.  And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

35.  Wherefore he says also in another psalm, You shall not suffer your Holy One to see corruption.”


So Yahweh PROPHESIED that his Messiah would be CALLED God of the WHOLE EARTH and that his NAME would be CALLED mighty God and that even the angels will bow down to his NAME and confess that Jesus is Lord TO the glory OF God the Father but none of this means that Jesus is Yahweh himself.

The word “God” is a TITLE given to the angels to be Yahweh’s rulers or WATCHERS or overseers over his creation. Lucifer was a God over the earth before God created mankind a little LOWER or inferior to the angels. But Lucifer was lifted up with pride and drew one-third of the angels to side with him and made war with Yahweh and the remaining two-thirds of the angels to try and exalt his throne above the height of the clouds.

Yahweh cast Lucifer down from his throne and no longer allowed him access to Yahweh’s throne in heaven as he once had. Now Lucifer has become God’s enemy to be called Satan which means adversary or enemy.

When you see the bigger picture of why God created man a little lower than the angels and why God will give us who overcome as Jesus overcame to JUDGE the fallen angels then you will see why God needed a MAN to redeem man back to himself. Please read the studies “UNDERSTANDING WHY?” and “WAR IN HEAVEN- Revelation 12” for a deeper understanding of the bigger picture of God’s plan of salvation.

But for now please read 2 Corinthians 5:18-21.


“And all things (Or more precisely THE ALL of whosoever are created IN Jesus Christ to become God’s NEW creation of NEW creatures of righteousness created unto good works to become God’s workmanship and not our own workmanship) are of God, who has reconciled us to himself BY Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19.  To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, (In like manner as Jesus, the Son of MAN was Yahweh the Father’s ambassador) as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you IN Christ's stead, (Just as Jesus came in the NAME of Yahweh to speak Yahweh’s words we go in the name of Jesus to preach the Gospel) be you reconciled to God.

21.  For he has made him (His Messiah, the Son of MAN Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”


How can one be IN God’s SON if they do not truly believe that God has a SON? How can God’s SON be WITH his Father on his Father’s throne if so be they are one and the self-same being and they are not two separate distinct being from each other? Oneness Pentecostals have written me insisting that there is only ONE who is on the throne but when we read the WHOLE word of God we can clearly see that there are TWO who will be sitting on Yahweh’s throne during the world to come while the arm of the Lord, his Messiah, will rule FOR Yahweh while Yahweh takes his Sabbath rest.


Let us read the PROPHECY first and then we will look at the FULFILLMENT in the New Testament.


Please read Isaiah 40:10,11.


“Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule FOR him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

11.  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”


See also Psalm 110 for another prophecy speaking the same thing in more detail.

But for now let us read the words of Jesus in Revelation 3:21,22.


“To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down WITH my Father in HIS throne.

22.  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.”


               We who are IN Jesus Christ at his coming shall be like Jesus is now in his glorified state and we shall rule and reign WITH Jesus during the 1000 year reign of Jesus as the Lord of the Sabbath ruling FOR Yahweh in Yahweh stead while Yahweh takes his Sabbath REST.


1 Corinthians 6:2,3.


Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3.  Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?


Also read Revelation chapter 20 and 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. But for now please read Daniel 7:13,14,21,22.


“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and CAME TO the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. (You cannot come over to Yahweh if so be you are one and the self-same being as Yahweh himself. The Son of MAN Jesus is a SEPARATE person from Yahweh God the Father.)

14.  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed….

21. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22.  Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.”


So then, to ME, the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that Yahweh the Father is the GOD OF his SON Jesus the Christ.

Jesus calls the Father his God four times in one single verse AFTER Yahweh glorified the Son of man to become a God under Yahweh the only ALMIGHTY God.


Please read Revelation 3:12,13.


“Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13.  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.”


It is impossible for the one true and only Almighty God to have ANOTHER God OVER him. So it is impossible for Jesus to be the one true and only Almighty God the Father because the Father is THE God OVER his Son Jesus who he highly exalted to become a God to rule FOR him during the FIRST DOMINION, the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And after the first dominion or the 1000 year reign of Jesus, the Son will commit the kingdom back into the hand of God even the Father.

Now after reading all of this sound Biblical evidence from the WHOLE word of God I ask all my readers and seekers of the TRUTH to please consider that Yahweh creates all things by SPEAKING forth his words out from his mouth and whatever God SAYS comes to pass. You should know all the Scriptures so I will not quote them for you.

So just like in the Genesis account where God SAID let there be light and light came into being, so also did the SAYING of God come to pass in John 1:1. And the word God was the SAYING which Yahweh spoke in his word of PROPHECY. The word was made FLESH at first and THEN that Son of man was GIVEN to die on the cross, and THEN that Son of MAN was made to become a God to rule FOR Yahweh in the world to come. God’s Messiah was PROPHESIED to be called God of the whole earth who would INHERIT people for what he accomplishes at the cross. So please try and see that John 1:1 is speaking of the PROPHECIES of God’s Messiah becoming a God under and subject to his God Yahweh the Father, the ONLY TRUE God according to Jesus’ own words in John 17:1-3. Again, please read the study “ARE THERE TWO GODS?”


Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark


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