WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS ?
Is Jesus the
King of Kings?
Is Almighty God the
King of Kings?
Now some Christians would reply immediately to this question and say, "Jesus is the KING of kings and the LORD of lords." And they would be correct as far as the knowledge that they presently have to believe, because the Bible does indeed say that JESUS is the LORD of lords and the King of kings in Revelation 17:14 where we read that LAMB is the Lord of lords and the King of kings. And of course we all we know and agree that the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world is speaking of Jesus, the Son of Almighty God the Father.
Here is Revelation 17:14
"These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall over come them: for HE (referring to the LAMB, which we know is speaking of Jesus returning to fight for his people.) is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
Then we also read in Revelation 19:11-16 where the NAME or the TITLE King of kings and Lord of lords is on the vesture or vestment or vest or outer garment of the one who is called FAITHFUL and TRUE, who again we know is speaking of Jesus, because in Revelation 3:14 Jesus is called the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS. We also know that this is Jesus, because his NAME is also called the Word of God and in the gospel of John 1:1-14 where we are taught that the Word was made FLESH and dwelt among us and later was given the name Jesus.
Here is Revelation 19:11-16 where we again clearly see that Jesus the Son of Almighty God the Father is given the NAME or TITLE of King of kings and Lord of lords.
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
12. 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.
13. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
So then, there is no absolutely doubt that Jesus is called or is given the NAME or the TITLE the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Now some Christians dogmatically demand that since Almighty God the FATHER is also called KING in the Bible, then this proves without a doubt that Jesus IS the ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER. But is this truly the WHOLE TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God? Let's begin this study in God's word to reveal that Almighty God is the supreme King or the HIGHEST King over ALL other kings, which also includes Almighty God the Father as being THE KING over his Son Jesus as well. Please begin this study in God word by reading Psalm 47:2 which says,
“For the Lord MOST HIGH is terrible; HE is a great KING over ALL the earth.”
This verse is saying that the Lord MOST HIGH is the GREAT KING over ALL the earth. Now obviously there are kings upon the earth, so then this would make The Lord MOST HIGH, the Almighty God, the FATHER of ALL, to be the GREAT King over ALL other kings, which again includes Almighty God the Father to be THE KING over his Son Jesus whom he made or highly exalted to be "A" King of kings and the Lord of lords AFTER his Son became obedient unto death on the cross.
Now again some would dogmatically argue and demand that since Jesus is called the King of Kings, then this verse here in Psalm 47:2 would prove that Jesus himself is the MOST HIGH God, THE ALMIGHTY. But in truth this line of reasoning or INTERPRETATION would NOT be in harmony with the WHOLE word of God. Please read the study called "IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?" for a deeper understanding that Jesus IS GOD, but Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. Also please read the study called "OUR GOD IS ONE!" for a deep understanding of the WHOLE word of God that clearly teaches us there there is indeed MORE than just ONE God, but there is ONLY ONE TRUE God who is THE ALMIGHTY God over ALL over Gods including being THE GOD OF his Son Jesus whom the Father highly exalted to become a God to sit and rule at the right hand of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER.
But for now let us continue reading the CONTEXT of Psalm 47:2 be reading verses 7 and 8 of Psalm 47 that tells us this,
“For GOD is the KING of ALL the earth: sing praises with understanding.
8. God REIGNS over the heathen. God SITS upon the THRONE of his holiness.”
These two verses here wants us to have the UNDERSTANDING that GOD, which is speaking of Almighty God, the Father, is THE KING of ALL the earth. In other words, the ALMIGHTY, the MOST HIGH God is the MOST HIGH KING over ALL other kings both in heaven and one the earth. Also please notice that in this context we also read that God SITS UPON THE THRONE, which can clearly and plainly be seen as THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY in Revelation chapter 4.
Now some Christians will dogmatically tell you the Jesus IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY who sit on the throne, but I tell you that they are in ERROR, because in Revelation chapter 5 the very next chapter we clearly and plainly see with absolutely NO interpretation needed that THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is holding a book in his right hand and Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father who also is the LAMB OF Almighty God comes over to the Lord God Almighty and takes the book that the MOST HIGH Lord God ALMIGHTY who is SITS ON THE THRONE is holding out of his hand, which without a doubt proves without fail that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father is NOT the Lord God the ALMIGHTY and MOST HIGH God that SITS upon the THRONE. Again I explain all of this is greater detail with all these verses written down for you to read for yourself is the study "IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?"
But for now let us continue his study in God's word of truth to learn the WHOLE truth that Almighty God the Father, the MOST HIGH God, is indeed the KING of ALL kings including being King OVER his Son Jesus whom the Father made or highly exalted to be "A" King of kings and Lord of lords. Please take a look at Psalm 2:4-6, which read as follows;
“He that SITS in the heavens (referring to sitting on the highest throne in heaven) shall laugh: the Lord (speaking of Jesus being THE LORD'S Lord who will execute the wrath of his God and Father, the ALMIGHTY who sits upon the HIGHEST THRONE in the heavens) shall have them (the kings of the earth who are making war against Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father) in derision.
5. Then shall he speak to them in his wrath: and shall vex them in his sore displeasure.
6. Yet have I (speaking of the Lord God Almighty) set MY king upon the holy hill of Zion.”
So from this passage of scripture we see that Almighty God the FATHER, the MOST HIGH God, who we just learned from the previous two passages of scripture above, is the GREAT King of ALL kings, and now we can see that the MOST HIGH God, who we know is Almighty God the Father has SET or raised up HIS king upon the holy hill of Zion. In verse 6 here the one speaking in the first person saying, "Yet I have SET MY king upon the holy hill of Zion" is Almighty God the Father " basically saying in the first person, "Yet I the Lord God the ALMIGHTY have set MY SON Jesus to be MY king upon the holy hill of Zion".
It should be obvious to most of you that the King that Almighty God the Father SET up or HIGHLY EXALTED to become HIS King of kings is his Son Jesus. In other words, the WHOLE word of God does indeed teach us that Jesus is called the King of kings, but the word of truth ALSO teaches us that Almighty God the FATHER, who alone is the MOST HIGH God, is THE GREAT King, who then made his Son Jesus to become HIS King over all the kings of the earth.
Once you see this TRUTH in God's word, then you will clearly see the Jesus being made or given the title of King of kings does NOT make Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father to actually be the MOST HIGH and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who alone is the FATHER. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, just because Jesus is also called the King of kings this does not make Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father to be ONE and the SELFSAME BEING as ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. The word of God clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus is NOT the FATHER and that the Almighty God, the Father is NOT his SON Jesus.
The distinct difference between Almighty God the FATHER, and his SON Jesus will become more and more plain as we continue this study of God's word by reading Psalm 18:50.
“Great DELIVERANCE gives he (Almighty God) to HIS king (speaking of Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father); and shows mercy to HIS ANOINTED, to David, and his SEED forever.”
Now this Psalm gives us the name David as God's king and God's anointed, which is true. However, we also know that this is a PROPHECY, a shadow, a figure, or a type that is referring to Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father as God's king and God's anointed. In other words, HIS king and HIS ANOINTED are referring to JESUS as a prophecy of the coming SON OF Almighty God the great King over all other kings including his Son Jesus. Please read Acts chapter 2, verses 22 through 36 for and understanding that when the word of God speaks of David as well as others, it sometimes is a prophecy referring to Jesus.
"You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did BY (or through) him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:
23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24. Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it.
25. For David speaks concerning HIM,(the HIM here is concerning Jesus. In other words, David is speaking in the first person as if Jesus himself were speaking) I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27. Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will YOU (speaking of Almighty God. So then, neither will YOU Almighty God ) suffer YOUR Holy One to see corruption.
28. YOU have made known to me the ways of life; YOU shall make me full of joy with YOUR countenance.
30. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up CHRIST (speaking of Almighty God raising up his Son Jesus to be THE CHRIST or the ANOINTED one) to sit on his throne (referring to the Father's throne that is shares with his Son Jesus and no other);
31. He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ (the anointed one of Almighty God the Father), that HIS (referring to the soul of Jesus and NOT the soul of David. That HIS) soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32. This Jesus has God raised up (meaning God bringing his Son into existence, meaning God anointing or empowering his Son, meaning God raising his Son from the dead, and meaning God HIGHLY EXALTING his Son Jesus after his Son became obedient to do all the Father's will even to die on the cross for the sins of the world) , whereof we all are witnesses.
33. Therefore being by the right hand of God EXALTED, and having received OF the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.
34. For David is NOT ascended into the heavens: but he says himself, The LORD said unto MY Lord, Sit you on MY right hand, (in other words, Almighty God the Father is saying to HIS Lord, HIS Son Jesus, this is MY Lord whom I myself have highly exalted because he OVERCAME my enemy to clear my name.)
35. Until I make your foes your footstool.
36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has MADE that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
Here in verse 36 we clearly see that every thing that Jesus is was given to him to me both Lord and Christ BY his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is THE KING over his SON Jesus that he himself MADE the be "A" King of kings and the Lord of lords. in other words, the word of TRUTH is teaching us to KNOW ASSUREDLY that Almighty God himself has MADE his SON Jesus whom he has ANOINTED with his Holy Spirit to be HIS King over all the kings of the Earth and his Lord over all the lords of the Earth. That is to say, Almighty God the Father, the MOST HIGH God is THE GREAT KING over his King Jesus who is King over all the kings of the Earth.
Now let us take a look at Matthew 22:42-45, where Jesus is speaking,
“Saying, What think you of CHRIST (or what do you think about the ANOINTED ONE)? Whose SON is he? They said unto him, The SON of David.
43. He says unto them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44. The LORD (Yehweh, the Almighty) said unto MY Lord, Sit you on MY right side, till I make your enemies your footstool?
45. If David then call him Lord, how is he his SON?”
You see, those that recognized Jesus as THE CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God, also recognized and understood that God would raise up or bring into existence a SON and then send his SON to be a savior and that this savior would be the son of David, or more precisely this savior would be in the linage or the genealogy of David. For you see, even at times the early church called Jesus the SON of David, because they knew from the scriptures that the Savior. which Almighty God himself would raise up and send would come through the seed of David.
We know that David himself is not the one who Almighty God has highly exalted to sit on his right hand till God himself makes his enemies his footstool. The word of TRUTH makes it very clear that this verse is speaking of, or that is to say, this verse is a PROPHECY that is speaking of Jesus sitting down at the right hand of his God and Father during the 1000 year reign. So then, we can see that Psalm 18:50 is a prophecy of Jesus being the KING of Almighty God. ,but not in the sense that Jesus is King OVER his God and Father, but rather that Jesus was MADE to be a king of kings BY his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is the GREAT KING over ALL other kings including his SON Jesus.
So then, we know that Almighty God the Father, the ONLY MOST HIGH God, is without a doubt is the King of Jesus, whom Almighty God the Father himself has set up as HIS KING upon his holy hill Zion. Therefore we see that THE King of kings is Almighty God himself and Jesus is HIS king that God set up or exalted to be King over all the kings of the Earth.
Now read Psalm 89:18-20, and then verse 27 which tells us this,
“For the Lord (Yehweh, the Almighty) is our defense, AND the Holy One of Israel is our KING.
19. Then you (the you here is speaking of Almighty God) spoke IN A VISION to YOUR holy arm (the symbolism of your holy arm is a shadow or figure of Jesus) and said, I have laid upon one that is mighty: I have EXALTED one CHOSEN out of the people;
20. I have found David my servant: (Again David here is also a prophecy speaking of Jesus) with my holy oil (speaking of the Holy Spirit of God) have I ANOINTED him....
27. Also I will MAKE him (Jesus) my FIRSTBORN higher than the kings of the earth.”
So now we see that Almighty God, who is the great or greatest King of ALL kings, bringing forth a prophecy in his word that he will speak by way of a vision to his holy arm, who we know to be Jesus, saying to him that he will HIGHLY EXALT the one that the Almighty God himself has CHOSEN OUT from among the PEOPLE and then he will ANOINT this man with his Holy Spirit to empower him to do all the will of his God and Father. And then after this CHOSEN ONE out from among the people has become obedient to do all the will of his God and Father even to die on the cross for the sins of mankind, then the Almighty will HIGHLY EXALT his ANOINTED ONE, his CHRIST and MAKE his FIRSTBORN to be the HIGHEST of all the kings of the earth. Now please take a look at Isaiah 42:1,6-9 which says it like this,
“1. Behold MY SERVANT, whom I (Almighty God) uphold; MINE elect (or my chosen one) in whom my soul delights; I have put MY SPIRIT upon him (in other words, I Almighty God have ANOINTED Jesus my servant, whom I have chosen, with my Holy Spirit to empower my Son to do all my will that I have sent him to do);he shall bring forth the Gentiles....
6. I the Lord (Yehweh, the Almighty and MOST HIGH God the GREAT KING over ALL) have CALLED you (MY FIRSTBORN SON) in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will KEEP you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light unto the Gentiles;
7. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8. I am the Lord (Yehweh, speaking of Almighty God, the Father): that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,( referring to the fact that Almighty God the Father will not share his glory with any other person OTHER THAN his SON Jesus whom he has CHOSEN and ANOINTED to be HIS KING over all the kings of the Earth) neither my praise to graven images.
9. Behold, the FORMER things are come to pass, (speaking of the WAY in which Almighty God ruled ALONE is coming to and END) and NEW things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
Please notice that it used to be one certain way in the past in which Almighty God ruled ALONE. That is to say these former ways are going to come to an end and Almighty God is going to do a NEW thing, which is to bring his SON, his FIRSTBORN into the world, who will do all his will and therefore CLEAR God's NAME forever proving that God did NOT create Lucifer and the fallen angels to be evil and rebellious creatures. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?", which will explain in detail what I mean by CLEARING God's name, but for now please know and understand that this passage of scripture here in Isaiah is a PROPHECY of Jesus, because Jesus HIMSELF quotes this very passage of scripture in Isaiah and ascribes this prophecy to HIMSELF as being FULFILLED. Here is what Jesus HIMSELF says in Luke 4:18-21.
“The SPIRIT of the Lord is UPON me, because he (Almighty God my Father) has ANOINTED me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has SENT me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20. And he (speaking of Jesus) closed the book, and gave it again to the minister, and say down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fasted on him.
21. And he began to say to them, This day is THIS scripture FULFILLED in your ears.”
Jesus is telling us that he is THE CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God, the ELECT of God, the SERVANT of God, the HOLY ONE of God, the SAVIOR whom Almighty God would raise up from among the people. In other words, Jesus was saying of himself, I AM HE, or that is to say, I AM HE that the scriptures speak of, the one who Almighty God declared in his word that he would RAISE UP to be a SAVIOR of the people from among the people whom he would APPOINT to be their KING. Jesus is saying I AM HE, I am that King that my God and Father has appointed to be HIS King over all the kings of the Earth.
Luke 22:29,30 says it like this,
“And I appoint unto you a kingdom,(or I Jesus your King appoint unto you my disciples a kingdom EVEN) AS my Father has APPOINTED unto me.
30. That (or so that) you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
So then, Jesus is APPOINTED to be the King of kings by his God and Father the Almighty and Most High God, who is the GREAT or HIGHEST King of ALL kings. In other words, Almighty God the Father will always remain King over his Son Jesus whom he himself APPOINTED to be a King of kings. And then Jesus appoints his faithful followers to be his kings in the kingdom that his God and Father appoint him to be King over. In other words, instead of looking at the word "God" as being just ONE individual BEING start looking at the word or title of "God" as a MIGHTY ONE who has AUTHORITY to reign. Then you will UNDERSTAND that there is ONLY ONE God or MIGHTY ONE who has ALL authority over ALL and that ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY is Almighty God the FATHER ALONE. So then, we you read in the scriptures about God you will KNOW that this is just a TITLE meaning a MIGHTY ONE who has AUTHORITY and power. And you will know also that there can be MANY Gods, but that the can be only ONE God who is the MOST HIGH God who is OVER all other Gods. Again Please read the Bible Study called "ONE GOD IS ONE!" for a deeper understanding that yes Jesus IS GOD, but Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father is NOT THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, because there can only be ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY MOST HIGH God, the God of Gods over ALL other Gods who ALONE is the FATHER OF ALL including his SON Jesus.
Jeremiah 10:10 says,
“But the Lord (speaking of YEHWEH, Almighty God the Father) is the TRUE God, he is the living God, an everlasting KING (or THE GREAT King over ALL including his SON Jesus for all eternity); at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”
Remember that Jesus is coming to execute the wrath OF Almighty God the Father. It is the Father's WRATH, but he has CHOSEN to use his SON Jesus to execute his wrath. Now let's take a look at Jeremiah 25:15 which says,
“For thus says the Lord God of Israel unto me (prophecy referring to Jesus. In other words, Jesus is reading this PROPHECY in the scriptures and the Holy Spirit opens his eyes and Jesus sees that the ME here in this verse is referring to himself. That is to say, this verse is basically saying, Thus says the Lord God the ALMIGHTY the God of Israel UNTO HIS SON Jesus); take the WINE CUP of this fury at my hand, and cause the nations to drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I send among them.”
Then in Psalm 75:7 we read that Almighty God is the JUDGE and the cup of the wine of his wrath is in HIS HAND, which again is speaking of his SON Jesus whom he has COMMITTED all authority and JUDGEMENT. Can you not see my dear brothers ans sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that the WHOLE word of God teaches us that Almighty God has chosen to execute his wrath through his right arm Jesus, whom he himself will uphold and strengthen.
Jeremiah 46:18 says,
“As I live says the KING, whose name is the Lord of host (referring to Almighty God the Father), Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall HE (speaking of Jesus his appointed king) come.”
We also read in Psalm 75 a prophecy where Jesus is speaking to his God and Father. Let's read Psalm 75:1,2.
“Unto you, O God, do we give thanks, unto you do we give thanks: for that your NAME is near your wondrous works declare.
When I (speaking of Jesus) shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.”
Now read Revelation 19:15,16 which says,
“And out of his mouth goes a sharp two edge SWORD, that WITH IT he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and tread the wine press of the fierceness and wrath OF Almighty God.
16. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a NAME WRITTEN,
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
You see, Jesus is GIVEN and APPOINTED this NAME to be King of kings and Lord of lords by HIS God and Father, who ALONE is the Almighty and most High God. This is why Jesus is called the SON OF the HIGHEST. Jesus himself is NOT the HIGHEST, but rather Jesus is the SON OF the HIGHEST whom hos God and Father the MOST HIGH God has highly exalted and made to be the SECOND highest God, King and Lord over all other gods, kings and lords. This is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us.
With that being said this now brings us to the highly controversial verse found in 1 Timothy 6:15,16 that reads,
“Which in his times he (speaking of the TIMES of Jesus, both his first and second comings in which Jesus himself) shall show, WHO is the blessed and ONLY Potentate, (the word "Potentate" here means SOVEREIGN or the ONLY one who reigns over ALL, which is clearly speaking of Yehweh, the ALMIGHTY who sits on the THRONE, the God of Gods) the King of kings, and the Lord of lords;
16. WHO ONLY has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in light which no man can approach unto; whom NO MAN has SEEN, NOR CAN SEE: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”
Now some have tried to use 1 Timothy 6:15 and combine it with Revelation 17:14 where Jesus is called Lord of lords and King of kings to try and prove that Jesus is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD being FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH, simply because 1 Timothy 6:15 has this same phrase "King of kings and Lord of lords", which without a doubt IN this particular verse refers to Almighty God as the ONLY Potentate, or the ONLY one who is the SOVEREIGN ruler over ALL that has LIMITLESS POWER.
However, in the LIGHT of the whole word of God it can be PLAINLY seen that Jesus is NOT the ONLY Potentate, who is THE GREAT KING and ONLY SOVEREIGN King of kings and Lord of lords, THE ALMIGHTY God himself, who ALONE has LIMITLESS POWER, because this would make Jesus himself the SON OF Almighty God the FATHER to actually BE the FATHER himself.
But RATHER the TRUTH of the WHOLE matter is that Jesus has been highly EXALTED by Almighty God the Father to bear the NAME OF or TITLES OF the most high God as his REPRESENTATIVE as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Keeping 1 Timothy 6:15 in the CONTEXT where it is found and in the LIGHT of what we have just learn from the WHOLE word of God it should become apparent to all who seek to know only the TRUTH that Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God, NOR is Jesus EQUAL with his God and Father, the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God, the ONLY Potentate who is SOVEREIGN over ALL including being Sovereign over his SON Jesus. Let us read the CONTEXT and you will see that Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER who is the ONLY potentate and who ONLY has always possessed IMMORTALITY within himself being the ONLY self existing one.
1 Timothy 6:14-16 says,
“That you keep this commandment (this principle or this TEACHING) without spot, UNREBUKABLE, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15. Which in his times he (again speaking of Jesus Christ in his TIMES referring to the first and second comings of Jesus, he Jesus) shall SHOW, who is (keep in mind that the words “who is” is NOT in the original text, nor is the comma that precedes it, but it is indeed understood that Jesus came to SHOW us someone who we know from the rest of God's word that Jesus did NOT come to speak of HIMSELF, but rather Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER) the blessed and ONLY Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.
16. Who ONLY has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in the light which NO man can approach unto, whom NO man has seen, NOR CAN SEE: to whom be blessing and power everlasting. Amen.”
The truth of the matter is that this passage of scripture is saying that Jesus will SHOW us the blessed and ONLY Potentate who is the ONLY Sovereign Kings of kings and Lord of lords. And who ONLY has IMMORTALITY dwelling in the light which NO man can approach, and whom NO man has seen, NOR can no mortal man EVER SEE. So all you have to do is ask yourself some very simple questions and you will KNOW without a doubt that Jesus is NOT speaking of HIMSELF here is these verses.
#1. Did Jesus come in his first coming to show and exalt HIMSELF? The answer is NO! The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER the we may KNOW the Father as the TRUE God and that the Father SENT his SON and that Jesus the Christ is THAT PROPHESIED SON who was to come.
#2. Have MEN SEEN Jesus? The answer is YES! Therefore Jesus is NOT the one who ONLY has IMMORTALITY whom NO man can approach, and whom NO man can SEE, nor whom NO man can EVER see. Again the TRUTH of the whole matter is that these verse are without a doubt speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE or who ONLY is the FATHER whom NO MORTAL man has ever SEEN nor will ever be able to see. Almighty God is a SPIRIT who is INVISIBLE. But Jesus was a MAN, a MORTAL MAN, who was GIVEN eternal life by HIS God and Father who ONLY has always possessed IMMORTALITY within himself. In truth the WHEN that Jesus actually BECAME the FIRSTBORN SON of Almighty God the Father was only after Jesus became OBEDIENT unto death on the cross and was raised from the dead and REWARD with ETERNAL LIFE by his god and Father, who ALONE is THE ALMIGHTY and ONLY TRUE God. This was when Jesus became the FIRSTBORN of many brethren.
You see my dear brothers and sister in the Lord, it will be only AFTER we have been given our immortal bodies that Jesus will be able to SHOW us the TRUE and ONLY living God, who ONLY has IMMORTALITY in himself and has always been eternal and who dwells in the LIGHT which no mortal man can approach. Therefore since ONLY Almighty God the Father is the ONLY one to have ETERNAL LIFE in HIMSELF without ever having to have needed to be GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE by another, then this means that Jesus had to have a BEGINNING and is NOT an ETERNAL being as many of us have FALSELY been TAUGHT.
In John 5:26 we are CLEARLY and plainly told that Almighty God himself GAVE to his SON Jesus to ALSO have LIFE in himself; the same ETERNAL LIFE as his God and Father had from all eternity in himself, which to me clearly shows that Jesus was NOT an eternal being without beginning the same as his God and Father, because his Father needed to GIVE LIFE to his SON Jesus whom he BROUGHT FORTH into the world. Likewise Almighty God will give to us this ETERNAL LIFE as well, IF we are found to be his good and faithful servants who have kept themselves pure and without spot or blemish. Take a look at John 5:26 for yourself,
“For as (or EVEN as) the Father HAS LIFE (or in the SAME way that Almighty God the Father ALREADY possesses eternal life) in HIMSELF; SO (or even so) has he (Almighty God the Father) GIVEN TO the Son to HAVE LIFE in himself.”
Again it seems pretty CLEAR to me that IF Jesus were truly Almighty God the ONLY Potentate who ONLY is IMMORTAL, being FULLY Almighty God in the flesh as many of us have been FALSELY TAUGHT, then Jesus would NOT have needed to be GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE in himself EVEN as the Father ALREADY possessed eternal LIFE IN himself, because Jesus would have already possessed IMMORTALITY. So you see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, it is the FATHER ALONE who ONLY is the ONE TRUE Almighty God, who ALONE has always been IMMORTAL. Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father did NOT have immortality UNTIL his God and Father GAVE his SON Jesus eternal life
This is why this passage of scripture in 1 Timothy 6:15 says,
“...Which in his TIMES he (Jesus) shall SHOW, who is the blessed and ONLY Potentate...who ONLY has IMMORTALITY...”
You see, when Jesus was here the FIRST time, he SHOWED us the FATHER to be the ONLY TRUE God. Jesus was the EXPRESS IMAGE of his God and Father in CHARACTER. You see, Jesus showed us the character and true nature of the ONLY true and wise God. This is why Jesus said if you have seen me, then you have seen the Father, because Jesus was speaking of the GOOD WORKS that he did in the NAME of Almighty God the Father. Jesus was God's REPRESENTATIVE here on Earth to SHOW mankind the TRUE and ONLY WISE God to be GOODNESS, and MERCY, and long suffering, patient and kind, a God of LOVE who would send his only begotten SON to be a LAMB that was slain for the sins of the whole world. So that WHOSOEVER will BELIEVE on his SON Jesus should not perish but have eternal life in the world to come.
Jesus says in John 17:26,
"And I have DECLARED unto them YOUR NAME, and will declare it: that the LOVE wherewith you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
It is ALSO interesting to note that since Jesus himself had to be GIVEN eternal life and IMMORTALITY by his God and Father, then Jesus could NOT be WITHOUT BEGINNING, and therefore had to be CREATED, FORMED and BROUGHT FORTH by HIS God and Father, the ONLY Potentate and Sovereign King of kings and Lord of lords, who ONLY has IMMORTALITY. You see, this verse in 1 Timothy 6:13-16 makes it blatantly clear that ONLY the ONE TRUE and only Almighty God HIMSELF has IMMORTALITY dwelling in the light which NO man can approach unto and whom NO man has ever seen or can ever see. The word of God makes it clear that men have SEEN Jesus, yet this verse plainly says whom NO man has EVER SEEN the ONLY TRUE God. So again Jesus could NOT have been FULLY Almighty God in the flesh, as in, Jesus actually being one an the same being as THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, because men SAW Jesus. Men APPROACHED Jesus, but yet 1 Timothy 6:13-16 says that NO man can approach or see.
The truth of the matter is that we have been taught INCORRECTLY that Jesus is FULLY God and fully man at the same time while he was on the earth. In other words, many of us have been incorrectly taught that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the flesh. No where in the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, are we commanded to believe that Jesus HIMSELF is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. But we are taught to believe that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father. In fact if we do NOT believe the Jesus is God's SON then we do NOT have true faith in Almighty God the Father. It is Almighty God HIMSELF who has CHOSEN fro mankind to HONOR his SON even as we HONOR Almighty God the Father himself. In order to receive eternal life in the world to come we MUST believe in BOTH the Father AND in his SON Jesus.
We must keep in mind that Jesus came the first time meek and lowly riding on a donkey as a King that came in the NAME of the Lord, Almighty God, and that Jesus is coming again as a mighty warrior a second time, again in the NAME of the Lord bearing the NAME WRITTEN upon his vesture, King of Kings and Lord of lords, the name of Almighty God the Father.
The word of God PLAINLY tells us that to US as Christians there is but ONE God, the FATHER and one Lord Jesus Christ, so therefore all the verses that are being used to TRY and prove that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh are being MISTRANSLATED and MISUNDERSTOOD by those that teach the doctrines of the trinity and the deity of Jesus.
I believe this highly controversial subject of the “DOCTRINE” of the trinity, which states that Almighty God the Father and his Son Jesus are CO-EQUAL and CO-ETERNAL, can be resolved by simply taking a CLOSER look at the verses in the Old Testament that have the phase ...BESIDE or BESIDES ME there is no God formed or beside me there is no God, or beside me there is no savior...
Let's begin this introductory study in God's word to see what this phase ...BESIDE or BESIDES ME... actually means by reading Isaiah charter 43, verses 10 through 15 which reads as follows;
“You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me, and UNDERSTAND that I am he: before ME there was no God FORMED, neither shall there be after me.
11. I even I am the LORD (YHWH); and BESIDE me there is no savior.
12. I have declared, and I have saved, and I have shown, when there was no strange god among you: therefore you are my witnesses, says the Lord, that I am God.
13. Yea before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
14. Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the CREATOR of ISRAEL, your KING.”
Now there are several things in this small passage of scripture that I want to draw to your attention. First you must know that the one speaking is Almighty God the MOST HIGH God, Yehweh, and you must also be aware of the fact that there is a REASON WHY the ONE TRUE God is called ALMIGHTY and the MOST HIGH God or the HIGHEST and ONLY POTENTATE. In other words, the ONE TRUE God is called THE ALMIGHTY, because there is nor either can be ANY other god or God who is OVER or GREATER than the ONLY POTENTATE or MOST HIGH God, who again is the FATHER alone.
The next point I want you to be aware of that God wants us to UNDERSTAND this; that HE ALONE is the ALMIGHTY and MOST HIGH God and that there is NO other God that is FORMED which was indeed formed that was not formed, created, made, or brought into existence EXCEPT that these other gods, who were indeed formed, created, made, or brought in to existence were brought into existence BY Almighty God HIMSELF. In short, this is exactly what this word BESIDE and BESIDES means. That is to say that all these verse that say there is no God BESIDE me are in truth simply saying that, "I the ALMIGHTY ALONE have formed, created, made, or brought into existence ALL other Gods. Now this does NOT mean the God made FALSE gods or IDOLS, but rather means that Almighty God has made some of his creation to be Gods over some of his creation. WE as mankind are made to be gods over the earth in that God has GIVEN us DOMINION over the earth and the creatures therein. Satan is the god of this present fallen world, but before Lucifer REBELLED against God and became his enemy Almighty God had GIVEN Lucifer a THRONE, which I personally believe was the earth BEFORE Almighty God ever created mankind. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" which will explain in detail what I mean by this.
But for now the word that is TRANSLATED as “BESIDE” here in Isaiah 43:11 which says,
“I even I am the Lord (YHWH) and BESIDE me there is no savior.”
comes from two Hebrew words. The Strong's numbers are 1107+4480, where 1107 is the Hebrew word “bal de” that means APART FROM, EXCEPT FOR, beside, and besides. You see this original Hebrew word is only translated as beside or beside in conjunction with the word 4408 the Hebrew word “min or minni”, which means marker of a SOURCE, or extension from a SOURCE; from, out of, temporary, because of; of degree, and more than.
So in other words, this particular verse is literally saying, APART FROM me, speaking of Almighty God being the SOURCE, there is NO savior. Please read the study on “WHO is our Savior-God or Jesus?” for an in depth and closer look at the scripture that clearly show that Almighty God is our Savior and that Almighty God himself CHOSE to use his Son Jesus as the MEANS by which to save us.
While we are on this verse and before we move on to some other verses that use this word BESIDE I want to draw your attention to the word “BEFORE” in verse 10.
“You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen; that you may KNOW and BELIEVE, and UNDERSTAND that I am he; BEFORE me there was no God FORMED, neither shall there be after me.”
Again the word that is TRANSLATED as “BEFORE” here in this verse comes from two Hebrew words. The Strong's numbers are 6440 +3807.1, where 6440 means in the face or in the presence, and 3807.1 means by means of.
In other words,... By means OF me, Almighty God himself, and in my presence there was no God FORMED...
Now the undeniable fact remains that there was indeed a God FORMED, whether it be Almighty God HIMSELF being FORMED or Almighty God himself who FORMED other gods who were of lesser degree and power than he himself, so that he would always remain the MOST HIGH and ALMIGHTY God and the ONLY SOURCE by or from which every thing else came. In other words, Almighty God, the FATHER, will ALWAYS be the KING over ALL kings INCLUDING Jesus His King whom he himself has MADE to be the King over all the kings of the Earth.
The word translated as "form" here is the Hebrew word “Yasar” (3335) which means to form, fashion, shape, create (of God) the Maker, the Creator. So APART FROM Almighty God there was no other god formed or created that was of degree equal to Almighty God himself. That is to say, all other Gods who are formed or created were created BY the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. The word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that Almighty God is the God OF gods and he himself has MADE his SON Jesus to be a God UNDER himself to rule at his right hand.
Let's take a look at the last part of Isaiah 45:21(b) which says,
“...And there is no God BESIDE me; a just God and a Savior, there is none BESIDE me.”
The word translated as "beside" here is the Hebrew word “zula”, which means but, only except, apart from and besides. So again this verse means that APART FROM Almighty God or WITHOUT the MOST HIGH God being the source there is no God EXCEPT for the gods that ALMIGHTY God himself has formed or created. Now I know we have been taught that there is only ONE God and NO other God or gods, but this is NOT what the WHOLE word of God teaches us. The truth of the matter is that there are many gods whom Almighty God brought forth and set up to be gods over the things that Almighty God himself appointed them to be gods over.
You see my dear brothers ans sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, when you UNDERSTAND that Satan and the fallen angels are on TRAIL or more precisely that Almighty God himself is being false ACCUSED by Satan and the fallen angels that God created them to be evil and rebellious creatures so therefore it was NOT THEIR fault that they rebelled, but rather they are POLLUTING the NAME of God by falsely accusing and blaming God claiming that it is ALL GOD'S fault, then you will UNDERSTAND WHY Almighty God created mankind a little LOWER or INFERIOR to the angels and why Jesus NEEDED to be a MAN created a little LOWER or INFERIOR to the angels. Again please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?", which explain all of what I just said in great detail giving you all the verses that support the truth that God is at WAR with his enemy Satan and the fallen angels.
But for now we are clearly given the example or we are PLAINLY told that the god of this world has blinded the eyes of them that believe not, which we know to be Satan, the devil. Now IF it is true that there is NO other God whatsoever beside, which is INCORRECTLY interpreted as except the ONE true God, then this world mean that Almighty God himself would be Satan seeing that Satan is a god. Now how ridiculous is that line of reasoning to say that since there is ONLY ONE God, then Satan, since he is called god must therefore be ONE with Almighty God, in that, Satan is Almighty God himself. Pretty ridiculous line of REASONING indeed, but some Christians use this SAME line of FAULTY REASONING to conclude that since Jesus is called God, then Jesus must without fail be THE ALMIGHTY God.
You see, there are those that teach that since Jesus the Son of God is called God, then Jesus must therefore be ALMIGHTY God, seeing that there is ONLY ONE God and there are NO gods BESIDE him. NO! A thousand times NO my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, there is only one ALMIGHTY and MOST HIGH God, who is the CREATOR of ALL other gods, INCLUDING his SON Jesus. The word BESIDES here means that there is no God EQUAL to or greater than the Lord God the ALMIGHTY. In there words, there are in fact more than one THEOS, which is translated as God or god, but this verse means that there is only on ALMIGHTY God where there are NO other God or god who is EQUAL to this ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. Please keep in mind that the word "God" is just a TITLE mean a mighty one who has authority and power.
The TRUTH of the matter is that the WHOLE word of God teaches us that there are MANY gods, but to US there is only ONE TRUE and ALMIGHTY MOST HIGH God, who ALONE is the FATHER. Please take a look at 1 Corinthians 4b-7a, which says,
“4 b. ...and there is none other God but ONE.
5. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there BE gods MANY, and lords many)
6. But to us there is ONE God, the FATHER, of whom are all things (including these MANY OTHER gods) and we in him; and one LORD, (who is) Jesus (who is THE) CHRIST, by whom all things, and we by him.
7 a. Howbeit there is not in EVERY man that KNOWLEDGE...”
So Almighty God is the SOURCE OF all things. And the MEANS or WAY by which the CREATOR and designer, THE ALMIGHTY God, CHOSE to use as HIS means BY which all things were created was BY of THROUGH his spoken Word that was one day MADE flesh and given the NAME Jesus, which by the way means the salvation OF Yahweh or the salvation by which Yahweh saves. The word translated as BY here literally means FOR or FOR the SAKE OF. In other words, every thing that is made was made FOR the SAKE of God's SON Jesus. Please read the study "Ephesians 3:9-11 - DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?" for a deeper understanding that Almighty God the Father created all things by his spoken WORD and that all things were created FOR the SAKE of his SON Jesus. But for now let us get back to the study at hand.
Now the word ELSE in this same verse...and there is no God ELSE beside me;... means any more at all from henceforth.
To me this means that Jesus is the FIRST and the LAST "THEOS", which is the Greek word for the TITLE God or god that Almighty God will ever FORM, bring forth, beget or create. Jesus is the one whom Almighty God has CHOSEN to be his God at his right side for all eternity. The FORMER things are past and God is doing a NEW thing.
Now let's take a look at Isaiah 44:6 and 8b which says,
“6. Thus says the Lord (Yehweh) the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first and the last, and BESIDE me there is no God....
8 b. ...Is there a God BESIDE me? Yea, there is no God; I know not.”
The phase “I know not (any)” literally means "APART from me or except by me being the SOURCE there is no rock no I know, or I know not." When Jesus was falsely ACCUSED of making himself to be God by the Jews, because he simply said that God was his Father, Jesus said back to the Jews in his defense, "Is is to written in your law that God said or declared that you are gods?". Or you are "theos" because the Greek word that is translated as God or god and is the equivalent of the Hebrew word "elohim" that is also translated as God or god and means MIGHTY ONE, which Jesus was quoting from Psalm 82:6, that says,
“I have said you are gods (elohim); and all of you are children of the MOST HIGH.”
The word that is translated as “gods” is the Hebrew word “elohim” which means great in power, or MIGHTY ONE. So you see, there are many “elohim” who were created by Almighty God and who were GIVEN power and authority by the MOST HIGH ELOHIM. Jesus himself states that all power was GIVEN unto him by his God and Father, the MOST HIGH ELOHIM. So in other words, Jesus was an "ELOHIM" or "THEOS" which simply means a MIGHTY ONE, who was GIVEN power and authority by the ONE TRUE GOD, ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER.
Then in John 5:26,27 we see REASON that Jesus is GIVEN authority was BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN. You see, God gave ADAM or mankind dominion or AUTHORITY over all the earth. However, when Adam disobeyed God, then Adam who was made and given to be god or the be the MIGHTY ONE of this world became the servant of Satan, who is now called the god of this world. But when Jesus came as the second Adam being a MAN also, he was able to purchase back our power and authority and to place us back into right relationship with Almighty God to become once again servants of RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is why it is ANTICHRIST to say that Jesus was NOT a MAN who was ANOINTED by his God and Father. The truth of the matter is that Jesus NEEDED to be a MAN, a HUMAN BEING, in order to legally redeem mankind back to Almighty God the Father. This is WHY Almighty God created his SON Jesus to be a little LOWER than the angels, so that as an INFERIOR being or creation God can PROVE once and for all time that he did NOT create Lucifer as an evil rebellious creation. Again please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" and you will understand WHY God has ALLOWED evil to exist for so long upon the earth.
So though there BE gods MANY, to US who know the ONE TRUE God there is but ONE whom we call God. And this ONE God is the FATHER who is THE Almighty God himself the MOST HIGH God.
And there is only ONE Lord, who is Jesus the ANOINTED one of or by the Almighty God, whom HIS God and Father has highly EXALTED, because or for the very reason that Jesus obeyed his God and Father even unto death on the cross. So while there may be many lords, to us, who personally know Jesus as our savior, there is ONLY ONE Lord, who is the Lord over all other lords. And the name of this ONE Lord is Jesus the only name under heaven that is given among men whereby we should be saved.
So in conclusion, just because Jesus is not THE God, he is none the less a god or a MIGHTY ONE, whom the ONE TRUE God, the only Almighty God himself, has HIGHLY EXALTED and has given to his SON a NAME ABOVE every name. And we are commanded to HONOR the SON, Jesus, EVEN as we HONOR Almighty God, the Father. Please take heed every Jew and every Muslim and every believer and non believer in the one true supreme being that if we do not have the SON, Jesus, then we do not have eternal life abiding in us. There is NO OTHER name given among mankind whereby we MUST be saved. So if you do NOT believe that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God whom God ANOINTED to be HIS CHRIST, then you do NOT have true faith in the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is the FATHER OF his SON Jesus and therefore you are NOT saved and you will NOT receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. So REPENT and call upon the NAME of JESUS to forgive you of all your sins.
2 John 1:7-11 says,
“For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who confess NOT that Jesus CHRIST (or Jesus the ANOINTED one of Almighty God) is come into the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist (or a deceiving teaching that detracts from the ANOINTING of God's chosen on Jesus).
8. Look to yourselves, that you lose not those things which you have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9. Whosoever TRANSGRESSES, and abides NOT in the DOCTRINE of CHRIST (or the doctrine of the ANOINTING) has NOT God. He that abides in the doctrine of CHRIST has BOTH the Father and the Son.
10. If there come any unto you, and bring not THIS doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11. For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
Now I am going to leave it up to you, the reader, as to HOW you interpret this verse of scripture, but as for myself I will teach that Jesus is the Word that was MADE flesh and that Jesus was FULLY man, just like you and I, having no advantage over us, whom Almighty God, his God and Father, has ANOINTED with his Holy Spirit, upon whom Jesus trusted and depended upon to overcome sin and do the mighty works that he did is the days of his flesh while he dwelt among men. And that this very SAME Holy Spirit is made available to every believer. This is why Jesus went to the cross and gave his life for us to restore mankind to our right relationship with Almighty God by cleansing our earthly vessel to become the temple of the Spirit of God to dwell in us the same way as this fullness of the Godhead DWELT IN Jesus.
There have been and and yet still are some who quote John 8:24 where Jesus said the words “I AM” and equate this to mean that Jesus was saying to he was THE I AM, as in, that Jesus was saying that he himself was Almighty God the Father himself. And then teach that if you do not believe this, that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh being ALMIGHTY God himself, then you shall die in your sins.
Here is WHAT John 8:24 ACTUALLY says,
“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.”
This verse says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about that we MUST WITHOUT FAIL BELIEVE that Jesus is THE I AM, as in, actually saying that we MUST BELIEVE that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY GOD or we shall DIE in our sins if we do NOT believe that Jesus IS GOD, being FULLY God, as in, being THE ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH.
But RATHER this verse is simple saying that we must believe that Jesus is HE, as in, HE whom Almighty God the Father has CHOSEN, RAISED UP and SENT to be the SAVIOR of mankind. For you see, if you read the CONTEXT of where this verse is found you will see the TRUTH.
John 8:25 the very next verse says,
"Then said they (the Jews) unto him. WHO are you? And Jesus said unto them (again Jesus speaking to the Jews, but also unto us) Even the SAME that said unto you from the BEGINNING.”
So then the Jews were asking as to WHO Jesus was? Ans Jesus answered them back and said Even the SAME that said unto you from the BEGINNING. So let's go back to the BEGINNING, when Jesus first BEGAN to teach and preach to the Jews. Luke 4:18-21 is right after Jesus was baptized by John and the Spirit of God descended upon Jesus and led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil for forty days. So actually this is Jesus' very first sermon to the Jews after Jesus was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of God.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because HE (speaking of ALMIGHTY God the FATHER, the ONE TRUE God who) has ANOINTED me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has SENT me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20. And he closed the book, and gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the SYNAGOGUE (the Jews) were fastened on him.
21. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture FULFILLED in your ears.”
In other words, Jesus was simply saying to the Jews, and to us as well, that he was the CHRIST, the ANOINTED ONE, whom Almighty God, the Father, had foretold that he would raise up a prophet among the people to be a savior and deliverer. Jesus was saying point blank, I AM HE, the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God of whom the scriptures speak. And if you do NOT believe that I AM HE, of whom the scriptures have foretold, then you shall die in your sins. So from the very BEGINNING Jesus was preaching the GOSPEL of CHRIST, or in other words that he was the CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God. So in no way is Jesus saying or implying in John 8:24 or in any other verse of scripture that he is THE ALMIGHTY God or even EQUAL to his God and Father. Please read the study "JOHN 8:24 - IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THAT I AM?" for an in depth study on the TRUE meaning of this verse.
Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way that what you were dogmatically taught, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity does indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,
RETURN TO HOMEPAGE
Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity.
Thanks for reading. 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 the CHRIST.
RETURN TO HOMEPAGE