Is Jesus One with God?
When Jesus Christ returns in Judgment at Armageddon, He is described as being “clothed with a robe dipped in blood: and His Name is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13). One of Jesus’ many Names is The Word. “And The Word became 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 1:14). In John 1:1, we read more about The Word. “In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD.” [Read “The Word of God” — for an in-depth application of the Christian’s relationship with that One Person Whose “Name is called The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13).] Jesus Christ, as God, can be and is both Creator (i.e., “By Him all things consist” [Colossians 1:17]) and Created (i.e., “God was manifest in the flesh” [1Timothy 3:16]).
“It is significant that the LORD Jesus is so confident of His divinity that He would label Himself as the ‘Beginning of the Creation of God’. This identifies the LORD Jesus as ‘begotten of the Father in a manner inconceivable and inexpressible by men, before any creatures were in being’ (from John Gill’s comments on Colossians 1:15) — as unique as only God can be. ’15 Who [Jesus] is the Image of the Invisible God, the Firstborn of Every Creature: 16 For by Him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him’ (Colossians 1:15-16).” -Excerpt from our “Commentary on the Book of Revelation” —, Chapter 3 — (verse 14).
The LORD Jesus Himself proclaimed, “I and My Father are One. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him” (John 10:30-31). Why did the Jews want to kill Jesus? Because they did understand that the coming Christ, the Father’s Son, would be God Himself. “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself EQUAL with God” (John 5:18).
Notice– 63But Jesus kept silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I put you under oath before the living God, tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” 64Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, From now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 65Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? You have now heard his blasphemy. 66What is your verdict?” They answered, “He deserves death.” (Matthew 26:63-66).
You see, blasphemy was a crime worthy of death. “He that blasphemes the Name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemes the Name of the LORD, shall be put to death” (Leviticus 24:16). They said Jesus’ blasphemy was that He made Himself out to be God. “The Jews answered him, we have a law, and by our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God” (John 19:7).
They would have had a good point, except for one thing– Jesus REALLY WAS their long-awaited Messiah. Jesus really was Christ the Anointed One. They agreed that The Son, when He finally did come, would be God Himself, but they just didn’t believe this “man” was The Son. “The Jews answered Him, saying, for a good work we do not stone You; but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself God” (John 10:33). Jesus ” was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him” (John 1:10-11).
“After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill Him” (John 7:1). And so they did. They killed the LORD Jesus for being exactly Who He said He was, the Son of God. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be EQUAL with God” (Philippians 2:6). “Who both killed the LORD Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God” (1 Thessalonians 2:15).
he virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.”(Matthew 1:23)
Jesus Christ, The Word of God, prophesied of Himself in 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”. Knowing that the “Child” is infallibly called “The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father”, you must either accept by faith the Truth of His Own Word, or deny that The Son can be “EQUAL” with The Father, thus calling Him a liar. Christians walk by faith. If He said it– believe it. Don’t question “how?” He’s God– Immutable, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent.
“Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have not known Me, Philip? He Who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? And he who sees Me sees Him that sent Me” (John 14:9; John 12:45).
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ALL POWER is given unto Me in Heaven and in Earth” (Matthew 28:18).
“Who being the brightness of His Glory, and the EXPRESS image of His Person, and upholding all things by the Word of His Power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty On High” (Hebrews 1:3).