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10 scriptures that show Jesus is God

10 scriptures that show Jesus is God

by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun


Hi Family, how are you doing? I trust that you're reading this in high spirits because Jesus loves you no matter the situation you're going through. Today's conversation is straight to the point because it is very important for believers to understand that Jesus Christ is God. Denying the deity of Christ has so many implications but we're thankful for scriptures that show us the truth.

This is important because it enforces the notion that God loves us so dearly that He became man to save us and disrupts the nation of Christians and Muslims serving the same God as well as the notion of Jesus being the kinder version of God. If the God the Muslim serves can't be referred to as Jesus then it isn't the same God. 

For the Christian, Jesus Christ is our God. One of the reasons why He came was to set the record straight about who God is and reveal Himself to us clearly. Many things were attributed to God in the Old Testament but when we look at Jesus who is the explanation of God, we can rightly divide what matches with God's nature of God. Like I always say: "Jesus is the shalaye of God", for the non-Yorubas here "shalaye" simply means explanation. 

Let's get right in and I'll do my best to use NKJV primarily and buttress with other translations when needed.

Jesus, the image of the invisible God

Colossians 1:15-17 (New King James Version)

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or [a]principalities or [b]powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

  • He is the image of God
  • All things were created through Him. Who made everything in the beginning? God as seen in Genesis 1:1
  • He is before all things. Who was before all things? God, the Creator God. He is also sustaining all these things i.e the Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus, the Mighty God

Isaiah 9:6 (New King James Version)

6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • Why would Prophet Isaiah refer to Jesus in this prophetic declaration as Mighty God is Jesus isn't God?
Let that sink in.

Jesus, the express image of God

Hebrews 1:3 (New King James Version)

3 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 [a]by Himself [b]purged [c]our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
  • Here again, Jesus is called the express image of God
The Berean Study Bible puts it in a way I love.

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

The greek word for express image/exact representation of His nature is charaktér. Usage: an impression, representation, exact reproduction; a graving-tool.

Do I need to say more?

Jesus, whose existence is from eternity

Micah 5:2 (New King James Version)

“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 [a]everlasting.”

  • God is so detailed. If you read Micah 5, you'll see the specific details about the birth of Jesus. His location and some other things were stated by Micah who lived many years before it happened. 
  • The one who is spoken about is Jesus, He tells that His existence is everlasting. He is, He has been and He will be forever. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity.

Jesus, the physical embodiment of God

Colossians 2:9 (New King James Version)

9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
  • This is crystal clear but let me add more information to drive the conviction home. The greek word for Godhead is theotés which also means Deity. 
  • This means that Jesus Christ physically embodied God through His incarnation (born as fully human) and this shows throughout His perfect life of faith that was without sin. No one else could do that if not God.

Jesus, God with us

Isaiah 7:14 (New King James Version)

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

  • Bible study requires common sense, just the way you'd use your mind when you're reading other books. Isaiah prophesied that the child born of a virgin will be called "God with us" i.e God dwelling among men. Actually, it translates to "with us is God", symbolizing God's physical presence to deliver his people.

Jesus, same with the father

John 14:8-11 (New King James Version)

8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
  • Jesus made extremely bold statements that eventually led to His death. If Jesus wasn't God, why will He made definitive statements such as "If you've seen me, you've seen God"? Why will He not change His mouth even at the point of death?

Jesus, one with the father

John 10:30 (New King James Version)

30 "I and My Father are one.”

33 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.”

  • This is another bold claim that Jesus made about being God and you see how much reaction such a bold statement got from the Jews. His statement to the hearers was that He claimed to be God as seen in verse 33. They clearly understood what He meant in verse 30. No one could ever claim to be one with God because it meant Him and God were of the same nature and essence.

Jesus, the "I AM"

John 8:58 (New King James Version)

58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.
  • Again, all Jesus's claim to be God was to the Jews. The jews know who God is. God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who is the ancestors of all jews. They also know God as "I AM" because God revealed Himself to their ancestor Moses as "I AM" in Exodus 3.14. No wonder they wanted to stone Him.

Jesus, God made flesh

John 1:1 (New King James Version)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Verse 14 

14 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.

  • The word = God and Word = flesh, begotten of the father.
  • Do I need to say more or does this drive it home for you? That Jesus is God!
There are so many more scriptures that clearly show us the deity of Jesus. As a believer, you must KNOW that Jesus is the one and only true God and there's no other way to eternal life outside of Him. He is not a prophet, He is God in flesh and since you've put your faith with Him you're not a bonafide son of God.

I really hope this was a good read and it strengthened your conviction about the deity of God.

With love,
Bibi

P.S, my birthday is on Aug 4th. Say a prayer for me.

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