WHAT DOES HEBREWS 2:14-17 TRULY MEAN?


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WHAT DOES HEBREWS 2:14-17 TRULY MEAN?


Does Hebrews 2:14-17 prove that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past as a separate divine person who was with God at God’s side? In other words, did a second person who was with God come down from heaven to take on flesh to be like humans? Let us read Hebrews 2:14-17 out of its context first and then we will get into the comparison of Scripture with Scripture to learn the true meaning of this passage of Scripture.


Hebrews 2:14-17.


“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 

17.  Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”


Now when we read these four verses of Scripture out of their context then it seems as if Jesus must have pre-existed because the King James translation says the “HE” took on the nature of humans and not the nature of the angels. In other words, these verses are interpreted by Trinitarian Christians to mean that a pre-existing second person of the Godhead made a decision in himself to take on the nature of humans that was LOWER than the angels. But when we read the context and look up the meanings of the Greek words then we can see that it was Almighty God the Father who made His spoken word of prophecy to become flesh as opposed to being made equal to the angelic beings.

So you have to ask yourself the question “Why did Yahweh the Father NEED to make Jesus a little LOWER and INFERIOR to the angels? Well, to me, it was to prove to all of the angels that He did NOT create Lucifer with a rebellious sinful nature. Now, if we believe the WHOLE word of Almighty God then we must believe that Jesus was indeed fully human void of any divine nature of his own and that he was truly LOWER and inferior to the angel. In other words, the word was made FLESH, and NOT the word was made flesh but yet remained the fully Almighty God Himself having TWO natures at the SAME time, one divine, and one human. For you see, Jesus could NOT have been fully God or even equal with God if we TRULY believe that the word was made FLESH to be a little LOWER or INFERIOR TO the angels.

You see, the whole point for Trinitarian Christians to INTERPRET Hebrews 2:14-17 to mean that a pre-existing God the Son came down from heaven to take on the nature of humans is to try and prove that Jesus HIMSELF IS Almighty God Himself IN the flesh. But, according to the Bible itself in John 5:19, the word of TRUTH teaches us that the Son of MAN, Jesus could do NOTHING OF HIMSELF and that it was Almighty God the Father DWELLING IN him who was the one doing the works of healing.


Please read John 14:10.


“Believe you 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 dwells IN me, HE does the works.” 


With these two verses in mind let us read Hebrew 2:14 again. But this time I am going to emphasize different words so that you can see the true meaning of Hebrews 2:14-17. 


Hebrews 2:14.


“Forasmuch then AS the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part (Or more precisely, he also was a PARTAKER) of the same; THAT (Or in order that) through death he (The Messiah) might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”


Now, ask yourself the question, “Did WE get to choose to be born as humans?” NO, we simply FOUND ourselves being MADE human beings BY our creator, Almighty God the Father. And when verse 14 is correctly translated it says LIKEWISE or in the same manner Jesus was also a PARTAKER of the same flesh and blood nature AS the children are PARTAKERS of human nature. For you see, even though two different Greek words are used they both mean to be PARTAKERS. Here are the two Greek words from E-Sword.


G2841

κοινωνέω

koinōneō

koy-no-neh'-o

From G2844; to share with others (objectively or subjectively): - communicate, distribute, be partaker.


G3348

μετέχω

metechō

met-ekh'-o

From G3326 and G2192; to share or participate; by implication belong to, eat (or drink): - be partaker, pertain, take part, use.


Now let us read the context so that you can see that it was Almighty God the Father who MADE His word to become FLESH. In other words, it BEHOOVED the Father that it was necessary for His Messiah to be made a little LOWER and INFERIOR to the angels so that He could JUDGE the fallen angels BY the Son of MAN, Jesus. I will highlight all the words and pronouns that refer back to Almighty God the Father in orange. And the pronouns referring to Jesus will be in yellow.


Please read Hebrews 2:1-18.


“Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. (This does not mean what you have heard taught in church denominations. But rather this means that we ought to earnestly heed what the Bible itself teaches us in the light of the whole word of Almighty God)

2.  For if the word spoken by (Or spoken TO the) angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; (In other words, the fallen angel are on trial and they will receive their just punishment for rebelling against God and they will NOT escape the lake of fire on the final Day of Judgment. And if THE fallen angels will not escape judgment, then)

3.  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; 

4.  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? 

5.  For unto the angels has He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 

6.  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that You are mindful of him? Or the son of man, that You visit him? (These are prophecies of Jesus and the whole human race being made by Yahweh to be lower and inferior to the angels)

7.  You MADE him a little lower than the angels; (Then AFTER the cross) You crowned him with glory and honor, and (You) did set him over the works of YOUR hands: 

8.  You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see NOT YET all things put under him. (Now, if so be that Jesus was fully Almighty God as the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of Oneness claim then all thing would have already been under him)

9.  But WE see Jesus, (In other words, the very Apostle and eyewitnesses did NOT see Jesus as being Yahweh Himself. But rather, the very Apostles of Jesus said, “But WE see Jesus) who was MADE a little lower than the angels FOR the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he BY the grace of God should taste death for every man

10.  For it became Him, for who are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to MAKE the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 

11.  For both he (Speaking of Jesus who was MADE PERFECT BY Almighty God the Father after the cross) that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever believes unto the end to be saved are ONE with Jesus of BROTHER and fellow servant) for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren

12.  Saying, I will declare YOUR name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto YOU

13.  And again, I will put my trust in Him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has GIVEN me

14.  Forasmuch THEN, AS the children are PARTAKERS of flesh and blood, he ALSO himself likewise took part (Or he ALSO was MADE a PARTAKER) of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

16.  For verily he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham. (Or TRULY Jesus was MADE a PARTAKER, not of the superior nature of the angelic beings but rather God made Jesus a little LOWER and inferior to the angles to be made a PARTAKER of the seed of Abraham)

17.  Wherefore in all things, it behooved Him to be made (Or more precisely, it behooved Almighty God the Father to MAKE His Messiah a little LOWER than the angels) like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 

18.  For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”


The Greek word translated as “behooved” carries the meaning of accruing or having an advantage or something that is BENEFICIAL. It also means something that MUST be done. It was an OBLIGATION for the Messiah to be made lower and inferior to the angels. For you see, if an inferior species of being that is lower to the angelic being lived without sin then that would PROVE to all the GOOD Angel that what Yahweh creates he creates PERFECT. And, therefore, Yahweh will be justified to destroy Satan and the fallen angels in the lake of fire on the final Day of Judgment to make an END of evil for all eternity. Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word translated as it “behooved” him.


G3784

ὀφείλω, ὀφειλέω

opheilō    opheileō

of-i'-lo, of-i-leh'-o

Including its prolonged form (second form) used in certain tenses. Probably from the base of G3786 (through the idea of accruing); to owe (pecuniarily); figuratively to be under an obligation (ought, must, should); morally to fail in duty: - behove, be bound, (be) debt (-or), (be) due (-ty), be guilty (indebted), (must) need (-s), ought, owe, should. See also G3785.


The LITERAL translation says  NOT of angels IT is taking hold BUT of the seed of Abraham, IT is taking hold. And the pronoun “IT” is referring to the spoken word of PROPHECY that was FULFILLED and MADE FLESH. When you read some earlier English translation of the Bible BEFORE the King James translation the word the was in the beginning with called was referring to by the pronoun “IT”. Please read the study “WHAT DOES JOHN 1:1-3 TRULY MEAN?” But for now, let us read the literal translation of Hebrews 2:16,17a. And then I will quote an excerpt from the study on John 1:1-3.


Here is the LITERAL translation of Hebrews 2:16,17.


“Assuredly, NOT for messengers or NOT for the angels IT is taking hold, BUT for the seed of Abraham, IT is taking hold.

17. Wherefore he OUGHT, according to the ALL to the BRETHREN to be made like…”


And here is an excerpt from one of several studies that I have on John 1:1 called “WHAT DOES JOHN 1:1-3 TRULY MEAN?”


Please read John 1:1-5,14 from a LITERAL translation.

 

“In beginning was the SAYING and the SAYING was TOWARD THE God and God was the SAYING.

2. THIS was in beginning TOWARD THE God.

3. ALL through SAME BECAME and apart from SAME became NOT YET ONE which HAS BECOME (Now to ME, I am seeing that this verse is speaking of THE ALL of every NEW CREATURE who has become created IN Jesus Christ as the fulfilling of the GOAL that was PROPHESIED to BECOME by Yahweh the Father. I personally do NOT see this verse speaking of the creation of the entire universe in eternity past. The beginning in John 1:1 in the RECREATING of the earth that became void and without form by the WAR between Lucifer and Almighty God. Please read the studies “THE WAR IN HEAVEN-REVELATION 12!”, “UNDERSTANDING WHY?”, and “WHO IS LUCIFER-IS LUCIFER SATAN?” For you see, once you understand that Satan and the fallen angels are on TRIAL and the saints who overcome are the JURY then you will understand WHY God created mankind in the first place)

4. In SAME life was and the life was the LIGHT of the humans. (The spoken and the written word of God is the LIGHT or the understanding of eternal life)

5. And the LIGHT in the darkness is appearing and the darkness it not down got (Or the darkness did not understand the gospel of Jesus Christ)...

...14. And the SAYING flesh became as booths (Or tabernacles or dwells in us or among us) and we gaze the esteem (Or the glory of him) esteem (Or the glory of him) as of only GENERATED beside Father full of grace and truth.”

 

And that was the GOAL in John 1:1 to GENERATE himself a SON to sit on his throne beside him.that was TOWARD the God when God RESTORED the earth. The reason that God restored the earth that became void is so that he could create man a little LOWER or INFERIOR to the angels only to EXALT those who OVERCOME Satan to be made God’s RIGHTEOUS NEW CREATION to rule and reign WITH his ONLY GENERATED Son who is beside the Father right NOW. In other words, Jesus is the only begotten ETERNAL Son of God right at this moment in time. But SOON God will GENERATE us who overcome through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony shall ALSO become the ETERNAL sons and daughters of Almighty God to rule and reign WITH Jesus for 1000 years in the world to come.

Again, my point is that the LITERAL translation and all the earlier translations do NOT capitalize the word “word” as “Word”. And they ALSO do NOT use the pronoun “he” to SWAY the reader to wrongly believe that the “LOGOS” is God the Son, the second person of a Godhead Trinity God who always existed without beginning in eternity past. 

So to me, I see that the earlier English translations and some LITERAL translations were trying to be HONEST in their translations to let us know that the SPOKEN “LOGOS” or the SPOKEN word or the SPOKEN SAYING of God became flesh. And that it was NOT God the Son, the second person of a Godhead Trinity God that became flesh.

The English word “THINGS” in John1:3 is NOT in the original Greek text. So then, to me, John 1:3 should read as follows.


My own paraphrase version of John 1:3.


The ALL through SAME BECAME. And apart from SAME became NOT YET ONE which HAS BECOME

 


And this is speaking of God’s NEW CREATION of new CREATURES who are created and who are yet still BEING CREATED IN Jesus Christ, the word of PROPHECY that Yahweh ALONE and BY HIMSELF made to become FLESH. And WITHOUT the ANOINTED Son of MAN Jesus becoming OBEDIENT to his God and Father then there would be NO new creation created and BEING CREATED IN Jesus Christ.

 

Please read the study “GOD’S NEW CREATION CREATED IN JESUS CHRIST!”

But, for now, I want you to read some earlier translations that came BEFORE the King James translation so that you can see for yourself that earlier Christians before the King James translation understood that the word or the logos in John 1:1 is an IT. They understood that the “LOGOS” of God was his SPOKEN word that came forth OUT FROM God’s MOUTH as God’s word of PROPHECY.

 

Tyndale Bible 1535. From an online translation.

 

John 1:1-5,14.

 

In the beginnynge was the worde and the worde was with God: and the worde was God.  (Notice that the old English word “worde” or “word” is NOT capitalized as it is in the modern translations as “Word” from the time of King James Version to the newest translation of today.)

2. The SAME was in the beginnynge with God. (Speaking of the logos or the word was in the beginning with God not as a separate person of a Godhead Trinity. But rather IT was God’s THOUGHTS in the form of his word in his mind which God spoke forth out from his mouth)

3. All thinges were made by IT and without IT was made nothinge that was made.

4. In IT was lyfe and the lyfe was ye lyght of men

5. and the lyght shyneth in the darcknes but the darcknes comprehended it not. ...

...14. And the worde was made flesshe and dwelt amonge vs and we sawe the glory of IT as the glory of the only begotten sonne of ye father which worde was full of grace and verite.

 

 

Geneva Bible 1560. From an online translation.

 

“In the beginning was that Word, and that Word was with God, and that Word was God. (This is actually the 1599 translation. The 1560 Geneva Bible translation does NOT capitalize the word “word” as being “Word” until the 1599 edition)

2. This SAME was in the beginning with God.

3. All things (Keep in mind that the English word “things” is NOT in the original text) were made by IT, and without IT was made nothing that was made.

4. In IT was life, and that life was the light of men. (Notice that all the pronouns referring back to the Greek word “logos” are the pronoun IT instead of the pronoun “he” in the King James Version and the modern translations.)

5. And that light shineth in the darkenesse, and the darkenesse comprehended IT not….

... 14. And that Word was made flesh, and dwelt among vs, (and we sawe the glorie THEREOF, as the glorie of the onely begotten Sonne of the Father) full of grace and trueth.”

 

Matthew Bible 1535. From an online translation.

 

John 1:1-5.14.

 

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. (Again, please notice that these earlier translations BEFORE the King James translation did NOT capitalized the Greek word “logos” that is translated as the English word “word”)

2. The SAME was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by IT (Speaking of the “logos” the spoken word or saying of God. Keep in mind that the English word “things” is NOT in the original text), and without it was made nothing that was made.

4. In IT (Speaking of the “logos” the spoken word or saying of God) was life, and the life was the light of men.

5. And the light shines in the darkness, but the darkness comprehended IT (Speaking of the “logos” the spoken word or saying of God which God prophesied out from his mouth that was made flesh) not….

...14. And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us. And we saw the glory of IT,(Speaking of the “logos” the spoken word or saying of God that was made flesh and then HIGHLY EXALTED to become the eternal Son of God) as the glory of the only begotten (The GOAL that was TOWARD the God when God restored the earth and created the human race INFERIOR to the angles for a specific reason. So right not the highly exalted Son of MAN as the ONLY generated) Son of the Father, which word was full of grace and truth. “

 

I could not find all eight translations online to copy and paste but they all use the pronoun IT instead of the pronoun “he”. And they do NOT capitalize the word “word”. Not all Christians are aware that the “LOGOS” is an IT and not a HE. Even the King James Version uses the pronoun IT for the word of God in Isaiah 55:11.

 

“So shall MY word be that goes forth OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT shall not return unto me void, but IT (Speaking of the FULFILLMENT of the prophecy made flesh to become the Son of MAN anointed by God at age 29) shall accomplish that which I please, and IT (Speaking of the FULFILLMENT of the prophecy made flesh to become the Son of MAN anointed by God at age 29) shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent IT.”

 

Again, speaking of the FULFILLMENT of the prophecy made flesh to become the Son of MAN anointed by God at age 29 who became obedient to do all his God and Father’s WILL even to die on the cross for the GOAL that was TOWARD God is the beginning right before God RESTORED the earth to create man his HIS image.

Now let us read Isaiah 55:11 from the LITERAL translation and you will see that the  IT, the spoken word that CAME FORTH OUT FROM the MOUTH OF God, became a HIM in the first GENERATION or generating power of God to become the HUMAN Son of God FIRST.

 

Isaiah 55:11.

 

“So he (Or more precisely IT) is becoming word OF me (Speaking of the  >>Aleph Tav אֶ ת )which he (Or more precisely IT) is going forth  from MOUTH of ME not he (Or more precisely NOT IT) is returning to me empty but rather he (Or more precisely IT speaking of the FULFILLED word of PROPHECY) does >>Aleph Tav אֶ ת which I desire and he (Or more precisely IT speaking of the FULFILLED word of PROPHECY)  prospers which I sent him.”

 

Or more precisely Almighty God sent IT. The IT that became flesh. The IT speaking of the prophesied word that FIRST became a CHILD that was given the name Jesus. The FULFILLED IT being born of a VIRGIN who grew up to become the Son of MAN. The IT that became Son of MAN who was prophesied to be God’s ANOINTED with POWER to accomplish his God and Father’s will. The same Son of MAN whom God HIGHLY EXALTED to FULFILL the IT speaking of that which was PROPHESIED in God’s word spoken by the prophets that are written down for us to read in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. 

And THEN, after the cross and the resurrection, Yahweh the Father gave the now glorified Son of MAN a NEW NAME that is higher than any other name. In other words, Yahweh CROWNED that Son of MAN that was FIRST made flesh to be lower and inferior to the angels to NOW OBTAIN a NAME more excellent than the angels so that Jesus and the saints can JUDGE the fallen angels guilty as charged by God BEFORE God ever created mankind FOR this very PURPOSE to JUDGE Lucifer and the fallen angels. And for our reward of SUFFERING the works of the devil and overcoming sin Yahweh has promised us eternal life and what has not even entered the minds of those of us who LOVE God and His son Jesus.

Below is a list of studies on all the verses of Scripture that are used to try and prove that Jesus pre-existed. 

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,

Brother Mark.


VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

JOHN 1:1-3

 

“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.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” 

 

JOHN 1:1-5,14,18 

 

“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.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

4.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 

5.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.…

...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.…

...18. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”

 

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.”

 

JOHN 1:15

 

“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

 

JOHN 1:18 

 

John 1:18 (NAS) No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”

 

JOHN 2:19

 

“ Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

 

JOHN 3:13

 

“And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

 

JOHN 3:17

 

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 

 

JOHN 3:31

 

He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.”

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.”

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

 

JOHN 6:42 

 

“And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

 

JOHN 6:50 

 

“This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

 

JOHN 6:51

 

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

 

JOHN 6:58

 

“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.”

 

JOHN 6:62 

 

“What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

 

JOHN 8:14

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.”

 

JOHN 8:23 

 

“And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.”

 

JOHN 8:24

 

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.”

 

JOHN 8:42,43

        

“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 

43. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.”

 

JOHN 8:58

 

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

 

JOHN 10:30.31

 

I and my Father are one

31.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.” 

 

JOHN 14:8-10

 

“Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 

9.  Jesus said 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 say you then, Show us the Father? 

10.  Believe you 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 dwells in me, he does the works.


JOHN 16:27,28 

 

“For the Father, himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God

18. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

 

JOHN 17:5

 

“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

 

JOHN 17:8 

 

“For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

 

 

JOHN 17:24

 

“Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, 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.”

 

MATTHEW 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.”

 

ROMANS 8:3 (scroll down to the eleventh verse in question in this study)

 

“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:”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4

 

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:47 (scroll down to VERSE #6.)

 

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

 

2 CORINTHIANS 8:9  (scroll down to VERSE #2.)

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”

 

GALATIANS 4:4

 

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

 

EPHESIANS 3:9-11

 

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”

 

EPHESIANS 4:8-10 (scroll down to the fifth verse in question in this study)

 

“Wherefore he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”

 

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17 

 

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16. For by him 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:

17. And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist.”

 

1 TIMOTHY 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.”

 

TITUS 2:13,14

 

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ

14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

 

HEBREWS 1:2

 

“Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

 

HEBREWS 2:14-17

 

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

 

HEBREWS 5:8

 

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

  

HEBREWS 10:5 

 

“Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:”

 

HEBREWS 13:8

 

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” 


PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8

 

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

7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

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

 

1 JOHN 1:1,2

 

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested unto us;)”

 

1 JOHN 5:7

 

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 

 

1 JOHN 5:20

 

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

 

REVELATION 3:14 

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

 

GENESIS 1:26

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

 

PROVERBS 8:22-31 

 

“The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”

 

MICAH 5:2

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

 

ISAIAH 9:6

 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

 

ANGEL OF THE LORD VERSES

 

Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of God. Also, please read the studies listed below related to Jesus being God, the doctrine of the Trinity, the Oneness doctrine, and the Deity of Jesus.

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             Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity, and that Jesus is Yahweh himself, as in one and the self-same being.

Genesis 1:26---Let US make man in OUR image!

Genesis 18:1-3 Was Jesus ONE of the THREE MEN or angels who APPEARED to Abraham?

Genesis 19:24--- YAHWEH rained down fire... from YAHWEH.

Isaiah 6:3---HOLY HOLY HOLY means TRINITY!

Isaiah 7:14---Immanuel God with us!

Isaiah 9:6---MIGHTY GOD and EVERLASTING FATHER!

Isaiah 48:16---The LORD AND HIS SPIRIT SENT ME!

Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

Zechariah 12:10--- Look upon me whom they have pierced.

Matthew 1:23---Emmanuel God with us!

Matthew 28:19---In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.

JOHN 1:1---AND THE WORD WAS GOD!

JOHN 2:19-22---Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead?

JOHN 5:18 JESUS IS EQUAL WITH GOD!

JOHN 8:24 PROVES JESUS IS YAHWEH!

JOHN 8:58---BEFORE ABRAHA I AM!

JOHN 10:30---I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE!

JOHN 14:19---JESUS IS THE FATHER?

JOHN 20:28---MY LORD AND MY GOD!

Acts 20:28--- He has purchased with His own blood.

Romans 9:5--- Christ came...God blessed forever.

 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 TEACHES TRINITY?

EPHESIANS 3:9 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

COLOSSIANS 2:9 IS JESUS THE GODHEAD?

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-11 PROVES PREEXISTENCE

1 TIMOTHY 3:16---God was manifest in the flesh

TITUS 2:13---Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ

TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

Hebrews 1:8--- Your throne O' God.

Hebrews 7:1-3 ---Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus?

1 John 5:7--- And these three are one.

1 John 5:20--- Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God...

2 Peter 2:1---God AND our Savior Jesus Christ 

2 Peter 3:18---Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 

Revelation 1:8--- JESUS IS THE ALMIGHTY?

Revelation 1:17--- First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6

Revelation 17:14--- WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS.

       

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Now, I, myself, do not find one verse in the entire Bible that prophesies of God the Son being sent down from heaven to incarnate himself as the Son of God having TWO natures, one divine, and one human.

Here are som more Scriptures that show the TRUE Jesus to be the fulfillment of the Scriptures of PROPHECY that you can look up on your own: Luk_24:6-7, Luk_9:22, Luk_18:31-33; Mat_16:21, Mat_17:22-23, Mat_20:18-19; Mar_8:31-32, Mar_9:31; Mar_10:33-34; 1Pe_1:10-11; Rev_19:10+++ Joh_16:4-5, Joh_16:16-17, Joh_17:11-13+++Luk_24:26-27, Luk_24:46, Luk_21:22; Mat_26:54, Mat_26:56; Joh_19:24-37; Act_3:18, Act_13:29-31, Act_13:33; 1Co_15:3-4

In the law: Gen_3:15, Gen_14:18, Gen_22:18, Gen_49:10; Lev_16:2-19; Num_21:8, Num_35:25; Deu_18:15-19; Joh_3:14, Joh_5:46; Act_3:22-24, Act_7:37; Heb_3:5, Heb_7:1, Heb_9:8, Heb_10:1

In the prophets: Luk_24:27; Act_10:43; Isa_7:14, Isa_9:6, Isa_11:1-10, Isa_28:16, Isa_40:1-11, Isa_42:1-4, Isa_49:1-8, Isa_50:2-6; Isa_52:13-15, Isa_53:1-12, Isa_61:1-3; Jer_23:5, Jer_33:14; Eze_17:22, Eze_34:23; Dan_2:44, Dan_7:13, Dan_9:24-27; Hos_1:7-11, Hos_3:5; Joe_2:28-32; Amo_9:11; Mic_5:1-4; Hag_2:7-9; Zec_6:12, Zec_9:9, Zec_11:8-13, Zec_12:10, Zec_13:7, Zec_14:4; Mal_3:1-3, Mal_4:2-6

In the psalms: Psa_2:1-12, Psa_16:9-11, Psa_22:1-31, Psa_40:6-8, Psa_69:1-36, Psa_72:1-20, Psa_88:1-18; Psa_109:4-20, Psa_110:1-7, Psa_118:22; Joh_5:39; Act_17:2-3; 1Pe_1:11; Rev_19:10.

 

And as I promised here is the list of the six main headings that list all the studies I have on this subject as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

I will also give this list of the six following headings again at the end of this study so you can stay focused on one study at a time.

 

>>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

>>>IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?<<<

 

>>>WHO OR WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?<<<

 

>>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<

 

>>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<<

 

>>>WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG?<<<

 

And for further studies on false teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ please read the studies listed throughout all the studies here at AMatterOfTruth.com and view the videos under the tab at the top called >>>FALSE TEACHINGS!<<< Under that heading, you will find the facts of what religious groups like Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Islam teach about Jesus as compared to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, as in, the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And by the phrase “the WHOLE word of Almighty God”, I mean that all verses of Scripture must be correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the whole word of God and compared with all other correctly interpreted verses of Scripture, as opposed to, interpreting a few verses that are taken OUT of context to teach what is not the truth of the WHOLE word of God. For you see, whenever any INTERPRETATION of a verse of Scripture CONTRADICTS any other verses of Scripture that are correctly interpreted in the light of the whole word of Almighty God then that INTERPRETATION is NOT the correct interpretation. So always interpret the hard “controversial” verses in the light of the SIMPLE CLEAR verses that do not need any interpretation to understand what they mean.

Plain and simple, if the gospel you have been taught does NOT follow the teachings of the WHOLE word of Almighty God under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament, then you have NOT been taught the TRUE BIBLICAL Jesus. Again, this does NOT necessarily mean that you are not saved, but rather, that you may not be walking with God in the FULL potential that our heavenly Father desires for you to walk. If you do not understand what I mean by this please be patient, this will all become clear as you read all the studies I give links to within this study. But you must have a sincere desire to know the truth and nothing but the truth.

So let us begin this study in God's word by me giving you a list of titles of Jesus during the days of his FLESH. Again, I will give this same list at the end of this study as well but for now, I would like you to simply read the list of titles of who Jesus was CALLED before Jesus ascended into heaven. There are actually FIVE AGES of Jesus and Jesus is something different in each of those five ages. I will also give the link to the study on the five ages of Jesus at the end of this study as well. But for now, please stay focused on reading THIS entire study first. Here are twelve titles of Jesus as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in SIMPLICITY.

 

Remember that Jesus is something DIFFERENT is each of the FIVE AGES of Jesus. So please read the study “THE FIVE AGES OF JESUS!”

 

#1. Jesus is the “I AM HE”!

 

Jesus said and if you do not believe I am he you will die in your sins. In other words, Jesus is the fulfillment of PROPHECY! What I mean by this is that Jesus is the one who was prophesied to come. Please read the following studies “PROPHECIES OF JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH!”, 365 PROPHECIES OF JESUS!”, “HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF JESUS!”, “WHO IS THE TRUE MESSIAH?”, and “JOHN 8:24 IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE I AM HE!”

 

#2. Jesus is the Son of MAN!

 

Jesus fulfilled the prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures in the ORDER that the events of prophecy were prophesied. So this list of who Jesus is, according to the Bible itself is listed in the order that they were prophesied. In other words, Jesus did not come as the King of kings FIRST. But rather, Jesus was born of a VIRGIN first to suffer for the sins of the people. And then, Jesus will come again as the King of Israel. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF MAN!”

 

#3. Jesus is the CHRIST!

 

The word “Christ” does indeed mean the Messiah but before the Son of MAN, Jesus, actually became the Messiah by his death on the cross, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN. Many times in the Bible the word translated as “SENT” means COMMISSIONED and sending, as opposed to Orthodox Christianity meaning of being sent down from heaven. In other words, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN at his baptism by John the Baptist with His Holy Spirit and power to be able to accomplish the task that his God and Father commissioned or sent him out into the world to do. Please read the studies “JESUS THE CHRIST!” and “JESUS SAID WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

 

#4. Jesus is the SON OF God!

 

Jesus was prophesied to be called the Son of God but the Son of MAN was not called the Son of God until his baptism by John the Baptist. This was when Yahweh the Father announced the Son of MAN as being His Son in whom he is well pleased. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF GOD!”

 

#5. Jesus is our FELLOW SERVANT!

 

Jesus is our BROTHER. We will be JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus. Jesus is the FIRSTFRUITS unto God. Jesus is the CAPTAIN of our Salvation gone before us. Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of every creature in the image of God. And we are being conformed into the image of God’s dear Son. Jesus is the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN. Please read the study “JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT!”

 

#6. Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son of God!

 

To learn the TRUE meaning of “ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God” please read the study “JESUS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!”

 

#7. Jesus is the FULNESS of the Godhead BODILY!

 

For the true SOUND Biblical meaning of Jesus being the fulness of the Godhead please read the study “JESUS THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD!”

 

#8. Jesus is GOD!

 

And according to the Bible ITSELF, Jesus is “A” God under and subject TO HIS God and Father who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God. Please BEGIN with the study “37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!” And under four numbers I will list four things that Jesus is NOT.

 

#9. Jesus is NOT the FATHER!

 

Please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?<<<

 

#10. Jesus is NOT Almighty God Himself!

 

But rather Jesus is the IMAGE OF the invisible God. Please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?”

 

#11. Jesus is NOT Yahweh Himself!

 

Jesus came out from God but that does not mean that Jesus is Yahweh Himself. Please read the study “IS JESUS YAHWEH?”

 

#12. Jesus is NOT God the Son, the second person of the Godhead Trinity God who always existed without beginning in eternity past!

 

Please read ALL the studies listed under the heading >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

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