Jesus is God, Part 2
In which the proof by Scripture that Jesus Christ is Almighty God in the flesh continues. This is being done by showing that titles, offices, names and attributes which only God possesses are applied in Scripture to the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus far (in Part One), it has been shown that Jesus Christ is the Rock, The First and the Last, and the Creator.
OLD TESTAMENT, GOD AS THE SAVIOR
Psalm 106:21 - They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt...
Isaiah 43:3 - "For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.
Isaiah 43:11 - "I, even I, am the Lord; and there is no savior besides Me.
Isaiah 45:21 - 23 - Declare and set forth your case; indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none except Me. Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.
NEW TESTAMENT, CHRIST AS SAVIOR
Luke 2:11 - for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
John 4:42 - and they were saying to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world."
Acts 4:12 - "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved."
Philippians 2:10 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
1 John 4:14 - And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
OLD TESTAMENT, GOD AS LIGHT
Isaiah 60:20 - Your sun will set no more, neither will your moon wane; For you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, and the days of your mourning will be finished.
Psalm 27:1 - (A Psalm of David.) The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
NEW TESTAMENT, CHRIST AS LIGHT
John 1:9 - There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 8:12 - Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."
God's NAME is not merely an ancient Hebrew word of which the pronounciation is uncertain. God identified Himself as YHWH (i.e. Jehovah or Yahweh). He also identifies Himself by other terms. God's name is the full Biblical revelation of Who He is, especially in relation to His covenant people. Ancient Israel's God is all this: the Rock, the First and the Last, the Creator, the Savior, the Light...Jesus is all this: the Rock, the First and the Last, the Creator, the Savior, the Light.
Here are some more titles or offices possessed by the God of the Covenant of Redemption alone. The Bible attributes them to our glorious Lord, Jesus Christ! That's because HE IS THE GOD OF THE COVENANT OF REDEMPTION!
OLD TESTAMENT, GOD THE JUDGE
Psalm 96:13 - ...before the Lord, for He is coming; For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, And the peoples in His faithfulness.
Joel 3:12 - Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
Genesis 18:25 - Far be it from Thee to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from Thee! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"
NEW TESTAMENT, CHRIST THE JUDGE
John 5:22 - "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son."
2 Corinthians 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
2 Timothy 4:1 - I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom...
OLD TESTAMENT, GOD THE KING
Psalm 47:2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, a great King over all the earth.
Isaiah 44:6 - "Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: 'I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.
Jeremiah 10:10 - But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, And the nations cannot endure His indignation.
NEW TESTAMENT, CHRIST THE KING
Luke 23:3 - And Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, "It is as you say."
John 19:21 - And so the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews'; but that He said,' I am King of the Jews. '"
Revelation 17:14 - These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
Revelation 19:16 - And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
OLD TESTAMENT, GOD THE SHEPHERD
Isaiah 40:9-11 - Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news! Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news! Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!" Behold, the Lord God will come with might, with His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him. Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs, and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
Psalm 23:1 - (A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
NEW TESTAMENT, CHRIST THE SHEPHERD
John 10:11 - I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
John 10:14,15 - I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
Hebrews13:20 - Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord...
1 Peter 5:4 - And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
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