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Jesus: God Incarnate

The Declaration of Divine Titles and Pronouncements

John 10:30 CSB
I and the Father are one.

John 8:58 CSB
Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, before Abraham was, I am."

John 8:24 CSB
Therefore I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am he, you will die in your sins.

Revelation 22:13 CSB
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

John 20:28 CSB
Thomas responded to him, "My Lord and my God!"

Jesus as Creator and Sustainer of the Universe

Deuteronomy 6:4 CSB
Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

Ephesians 4:5 CSB
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Romans 10:9 CSB
If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Revelation 19:16 CSB
And he has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Psalm 95:4-5 CSB
The depths of the earth are in his hand, and the mountain peaks are his. [5] The sea is his; he made it. His hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 90:1-2 CSB
Lord, you have been our refuge in every generation. [2] Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God.

Proverbs 22:2 CSB
Rich and poor have this in common: the LORD makes them all.

Colossians 1:16-18 CSB
For everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities- all things have been created through him and for him. [17] He is before all things, and by him all things hold together. [18] He is also the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.

John 1:1-4 CSB
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He was with God in the beginning. [3] All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. [4] In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

Colossians 2:9 CSB
For the entire fullness of God's nature dwells bodily in Christ,

Jesus' Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence

Matthew 28:20 CSB
teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 18:20 CSB
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.

1 Kings 8:39 CSB
may you hear in heaven, your dwelling place, and may you forgive, act, and give to everyone according to all their ways, since you know each heart, for you alone know every human heart,

Psalm 44:21 CSB
wouldn't God have found this out, since he knows the secrets of the heart?

Jeremiah 17:10 CSB
I, the LORD, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve.

Mark 2:5-10 CSB
Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven." [6] But some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts: [7] "Why does he speak like this? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" [8] Right away Jesus perceived in his spirit that they were thinking like this within themselves and said to them, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? [9] Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat, and walk'? [10] But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"-he told the paralytic-

The Eternal Word and Jesus' Pre-Existence

Isaiah 40:8 CSB
The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.

Mark 13:31 CSB
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

John 17:5 CSB
Now, Father, glorify me in your presence with that glory I had with you before the world existed.

Micah 5:2 NKJV
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."

Jesus as the Rock

Isaiah 44:8 CSB
Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but me? There is no other Rock; I do not know any.

Deuteronomy 32:4,18 CSB
The Rock-his work is perfect; all his ways are just. A faithful God, without bias, he is righteous and true. [18] You ignored the Rock who gave you birth; you forgot the God who gave birth to you.

2 Samuel 22:47 CSB
The LORD lives-blessed be my rock! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.

Psalm 95:1 CSB
Come, let's shout joyfully to the LORD, shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!

1 Corinthians 10:3-4 CSB
They all ate the same spiritual food, [4] and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ.

Jesus as the Manifestation of God's Glory

Isaiah 6:1-10 CSB
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. [2] Seraphim were standing above him; they each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. [3] And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Armies; his glory fills the whole earth. [4] The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke. [5] Then I said: Woe is me for I am ruined because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Armies. [6] Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. [7] He touched my mouth with it and said: Now that this has touched your lips, your iniquity is removed and your sin is atoned for. [8] Then I heard the voice of the Lord asking: Who will I send? Who will go for us? I said: Here I am. Send me. [9] And he replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive. [10] Make the minds of these people dull; deafen their ears and blind their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their minds, turn back, and be healed.

John 12:41 CSB
Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke about him.

Worship Accorded to Jesus and His Divine Authority

Matthew 14:33 CSB
Then those in the boat worshiped him and said, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Hebrews 1:6 CSB
Again, when he brings his firstborn into the world, he says, And let all God's angels worship him.

Philippians 2:10-11 CSB
so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow- in heaven and on earth and under the earth- [11] and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus as Savior

Isaiah 43:10-11 CSB
"You are my witnesses"- this is the LORD's declaration- "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. No god was formed before me, and there will be none after me. [11] I-I am the LORD. Besides me, there is no Savior.

Isaiah 44:6-8 CSB
This is what the LORD, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the LORD of Armies, says: I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but me. [7] Who, like me, can announce the future? Let him say so and make a case before me, since I have established an ancient people. Let these gods declare the coming things, and what will take place. [8] Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but me? There is no other Rock; I do not know any.

Titus 2:13-14 CSB
while we wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. [14] He gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people for his own possession, eager to do good works.

2 Timothy 1:10 CSB
This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

Jesus as the Bridegroom

Isaiah 54:5 CSB
Indeed, your husband is your Maker- his name is the LORD of Armies- and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of the whole earth.

Isaiah 62:5 CSB
For as a young man marries a young woman, so your sons will marry you; and as a groom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.

Mark 2:18-20 CSB
Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. People came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but your disciples do not fast?" [19] Jesus said to them, "The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, they cannot fast. [20] But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day.

The Everlasting Kingdom of Jesus

Psalm 145:13 CSB
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your rule is for all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his actions.

Daniel 7:14 CSB
He was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.

Isaiah 9:6 CSB
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Psalm 45:6 CSB
Your throne, God, is forever and ever; the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

Hebrews 1:8 CSB
but to the Son: Your throne, God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

Luke 1:33 CSB
He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will have no end."

The Unified Relationship of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:19 CSB
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

1 John 5:7 NKJV
For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

Questions that Challenge Your Current Understanding

  1. Reflecting on Jesus' proclamation, "I and the Father are one" and "before Abraham was, I am," how do these declarations point directly to His divinity and His equality with God?

  2. In Isaiah 43:11, God declares, "Besides me, there is no Savior." How does this align with New Testament scriptures that identify Jesus as Savior, and what does it imply about Jesus' divine nature?

  3. Jesus declares in Revelation 22:13 that He is "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." How does this title, traditionally associated with God, assert Jesus' eternal and divine nature?

  4. How do the Old Testament scriptures designating God as the "Rock" connect with 1 Corinthians 10:4, which identifies that rock as Christ? What does this say about Jesus' divine foundation?