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The prophet Isaiah called Jesus “Immanuel,” “Mighty God,” and “Everlasting Father”

“Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel [which means “God with us”].” Isaiah 7:14 # is Jesus God

Note: Isaiah prophesied about Jesus approximately 700 years before the physical incarnate human birth of Jesus. And, in doing so, he said Jesus would be “God with us.” In Isaiah 9:6–7, he additionally called Jesus “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.” 

An angel testified, to Mary, that Jesus is the Son of God

“But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end. How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:30–35

Note: The angel, noted above, testified that Jesus is the Son of God. 

An angel testified to Joseph (in a dream) that Jesus is God

“…An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).” Matthew 1:20–23

Note: Jesus was not a product of human reproduction; but the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God, God himself) was responsible for his incarnate birth. 

Elizabeth (Mary’s relative) said Jesus is God

“In a loud voice, she [Elizabeth] exclaimed: “Blessed are you [Mary] among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Luke 1:42–43

Note: Elizabeth said that Mary was “the mother of my Lord.” It is important to understand that Mary was a physical mother to Jesus — but not a spiritual mother. She gave birth to Jesus, but she did not conceive or create him. In fact, it was Jesus who gave her life and created her. 

An angel testified to shepherds that Jesus is God

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David the Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:11–12

Note: The angel, noted above, declared that Jesus is the “Savior,” “Messiah,” “Lord” (God). 

Some men (possibly the shepherds noted above) worshiped Jesus

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2:10–11

Note: Commandment #1 (of the 10 Commandments) declares that God alone should be worshiped. Jesus is God in the flesh, and therefore, when these men worshiped Jesus, they did not break Commandment #1. 

A man named Simeon believed that Jesus is God

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the [Holy] Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” Luke 2:25–32

Note: Simeon recognized Jesus as being the promised Messiah (God in the flesh) whom Isaiah, and others, prophesied about. When Simeon recognized Jesus, he felt a sense of fulfillment and was ready to die, in peace. is Jesus, God

John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Son of God

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.” Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen, and I testify that this is the Son of God.” John 1:29–34

Note: John the Baptist was a prophet, and he recognized Jesus as being both the “Lamb of God” and the “Son of God.” John also said that Jesus was “before me,” which was his acknowledgment that Jesus existed before time began (I know this is what John meant because Luke 1:35 says John the Baptist was physically born approximately six months before Jesus). is Jesus God in the flesh?

A man named Nathanael believed Jesus is God

“Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” John 1:49

Note: Nathanael quickly realized that Jesus was the awaited Messiah, and declared that Jesus is the Son of God. Nathanael then became one of Jesus’ disciples — and later, he became one of Jesus’ 12 Apostles. is Jesus the Son of God?

The Father God publicly declared that Jesus is his Son

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment, heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16–17

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased. Listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.” Matthew 17:5–8

Note: God the Father publicly declared that Jesus is his son (the Son of God). is Jesus God?

Jesus indicated that he is the Messiah

“The woman [at the well] said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you — I am he.” John 4:25–26

Note: Several prophets (including Isaiah) prophesied that God would come to the earth, in the flesh. In the scripture above, Jesus indicated that he is the promised Messiah (God in the flesh). is Jesus God

Various demons declared Jesus to be the Son of God

“They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time, this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” Luke 8:26–28

Note: 1) In the scripture above, Jesus spoke to a demon and then cast it (along with many other demons) out of a demon-possessed man. It is important to understand that all demons recognize Jesus. They recognize him because, as far as I can tell (from Revelation 9 & 12, Luke 10:18; and Isaiah 14:12), demons are former angels who rebelled against God and lost their place in heaven. If all demons formerly lived in heaven (before their rebellion), it’s fair to assume they recognize Jesus, from seeing him (and perhaps worshiping him), in heaven; 2) The scripture (above) shows that demons clearly understand Judgement Day. Judgement Day is an appointed day, in the future, when all the enemies of God (including every single demon) will be cast (along with hell) into the Lake of Fire, where they will be tormented forever. In this scripture (above), these demons recognized Jesus and begged him not to torture them before the appointed time. They clearly recognized Jesus as the Son of God — the one who has power and authority to judge. is Jesus God?

A woman, named Martha, believed that Jesus is the Messiah – the Son of God

“Jesus said to her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who trusts in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by trusting in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:25–27

Note: In the scripture above, Martha believed that Jesus is the “Messiah,” the “Son of God.” Please also notice that Jesus didn’t say resurrection and life merely flow through him — no, according to his own words, he is those things. is Jesus God

Not all of Jesus’ original disciples fully realized that Jesus is God. But over time, they did

“Then he got into the boat, and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Matthew 8:23–27 

Fast forward six chapters:

“Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:25–33.

Note: All of Jesus’ disciples who were in the boat, worshiped Jesus and declared him to be the Son of God. And, since Jesus is God, his disciples did not break Commandment #1 (of the 10 Commandments) when they worshiped him. is Jesus God

A large crowd declared that Jesus is the Messiah

“The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:12–13

Note: This crowd declared Jesus to be the long-awaited Messiah. They heralded him as their King — God. is Jesus God

Jesus’ disciple, Peter, believed that Jesus is the Son of God

“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 16:13–17

Note: 1) In the above scripture, Jesus celebrated Peter’s declaration (that Jesus is the Son of God), and Jesus stated that this understanding is a gift from the Father God; 2) For those unaware, “Son of Man” is one of the prophetic names of Jesus and dates back to the prophet Daniel who prophesied about the Messiah (Jesus) approximately 600 years before the physical incarnate birth of Jesus (see Daniel 7:13–14). So, while Jesus is called the “Great Shepherd,” “Teacher,” “Rabbi,” “Son of Man,” etc. — he is not only those things — he is also the Son of God; 3) All too often, people latch onto just one of Jesus’ titles i.e. Teacher, Rabbi, etc. — and they ignore his other primary titles (Son of God, Immanuel “God with us”). is Jesus God

Jesus’ disciple, Mark, began his book by saying Jesus is “the Son of God”

“The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God…” Mark 1:1

Note: Mark was one of Jesus’ first disciples. And, in the Bible, the book of Mark is the second book of the New Testament. If there was any wonder about what Mark thought of Jesus, we need only look at the first line of his book. is Jesus God

Jesus’ disciple, John, testified in his book that Jesus is God

“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son [Jesus], who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:18

Note: John was one of Jesus’ first disciples. He learned from Jesus directly and was an eyewitness to Jesus’ death and resurrection. In the above declaration, John proclaimed that Jesus is God. is Jesus God

John wrote his book (the book of John) to share the good news – that Jesus is the Son of God

“But this was written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31

Note: John said that Jesus is “the Messiah,” “the Son of God,” and eternal life comes from him (Jesus). is Jesus God

John said Jesus is God’s only Son

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9

Note: The above scripture is another example of John testifying that Jesus is the Son of God. Also, this scripture shows that Jesus was not a brand new creation. But rather — Jesus was in heaven and came to the earth (via his incarnate birth). is Jesus God

Jesus said he and the Father God are one, which means, Jesus is God

“The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe…I and the Father are one.” Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” John 10:24–25,30–33

Note: The Jewish men, noted above, understood that if someone claimed to have God as their Father — it would mean that person claimed to be the Son of God. And to be the Son of God — is to be God. In the above scripture, Jesus was wrongly charged with blasphemy. Those charges were made in error because Jesus is God. is Jesus God

The Centurion (and guards) present, at Jesus’ death, were alarmed to discover that Jesus is the Son of God

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split, and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he is the Son of God!” Matthew 27:50–54

Note: The Centurian and Roman guards, who believed Jesus was guilty of blasphemy, realized their mistake. And, they declared, in horror, that Jesus is the Son of God. is Jesus God

After his resurrection, two women named Mary, knelt down and worshiped Jesus

“They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.” Matthew 28:9

Note: This account of two women worshiping Jesus is additional evidence that Jesus is God (i.e. if Jesus were only an angel or only a man, he would have been barred from returning to heaven because according to the 10 Commandments, only God is permitted to receive worship). is Jesus God

Jesus made many other statements to conclude that he is God

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.” John 8:58–59

“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:15-19

“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Jesus (Revelation 22:12–13)

See also John 8:12-59, John 14:9-12.

Is Jesus God? End summary

Various people in the Bible believed that Jesus is God including; Isaiah, Elizabeth, Simeon, John the Baptist, John, Mark, Peter, Martha, Nathanael, Two women named Mary, a crowd, and shepherds. Not only them, but the Father God declared that Jesus is his Son. Jesus declared he is the Messiah. And, Jesus said the Father God is his Father. Shepherds, angels, demons, the Centurian, the Roman guards, all agreed — that Jesus is the Son of God.

Do you agree or disagree? Did I get anything wrong? Do you have a question? Please leave a comment below. Thanks & God bless, R. 

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