We are told to search the scriptures. In these, we find Christ the Messiah revealed. We are accountable to the Father concerning His Son and what we teach others. Dare we do less than search?
And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness: Who was revealed in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16
Why have those theologians who study diligently, declared that Christ is a member of the Godhead, YHWH, who is One God revealed in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Of course the first and foremost reason is John tells us Jesus is God. He is called Immanuel. He is worshipped. Here are portions of what is found in scripture showing Christ revealed in YHWH even in the Old Testament –
“But thou, Beth–lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”
Micah 5:2 KJV
“The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!’ Deuteronomy 33:27
ONLY GOD CAN FORGIVE SIN
I, yes I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake and remembers your sins no more. Isaiah 43:25
And Jesus, having seen their faith, says to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak thus? He blasphemes! Who is able to forgive sins, except God alone?” Mark 2:5-7
FATHER AND SON SHARE THE GLORY
(YHWH speaking) – “For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my Name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.” Isaiah 48:6 (Jesus speaking)
“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.” John 17:5
YHWH, LORD of HOSTS
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is (YHWH) the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD (YHWH) of hosts. Isaiah 6:1-5
Isaiah said these things because he saw JESUS’ GLORY AND SPOKE ABOUT HIM. 42 Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue. 43 For they loved praise from men more than praise from God. John 12:41-43*
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. Jeremiah 2:13
“Lord, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame. All who turn away from Me will be written in the dirt, for they have abandoned the Lord, the fountain of living water.”
Jeremiah 17:13 HCSB
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. John 4:10
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
ONE WHO PROVIDES
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost! Why spend money on that which is not bread, and your labor on that which does not satisfy?Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of foods. Incline your ear and come to Me; listen, so that your soul may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant— My loving devotion assured to David…Isaiah 55:1,3
(Christ speaking) I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, white garments so that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness not exposed, and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Revelations 3:18
ONE WHO IS TO COME
“Behold, I will send My messenger, who will prepare the way before Me. Then the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple—the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight—see, He is coming,” says the LORD (YHWH) of Hosts.Malachi 3:1-3 On the next day, he sees Jesus coming to him and says, “Behold the Lamb of God, the One taking away the sin of the world. John 1:29
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before YHWH, for He comes to judge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:33
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom:..1 Timothy 4:1
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the breath of His mouth and will annul by the appearing of His coming… 2 Thessalonians 2:8
The One testifying these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus ! Revelation 22:20
THE ONE EVERY EYE WILL SEE
“The voices of your watchmen — they lift up their voices, shouting for joy together; for every eye will see when the LORD (YHWH) returns to Zion…The Lord (YHWH) has displayed His holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.”
Isaiah 52:8-10 HCSB
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. Revelation 1:7
Now this is his name by which he will be called: THE LORD (YHWH) OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:6).
It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.1 Corinthians 1:30
In the LORD (YHWH) shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Isaiah 45:25
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16
THE FIRST AND THE LAST – THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA
Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I, YHWH, the first, and with the last, I am He.” The islands have seen, and fear. The ends of the earth tremble. They approach, and come. Isaiah 41:4-5
I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands. And among the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters. He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest. When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, “Don’t be afraid. I am the first and the last, and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. Revelation 1:12-18
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. Revelation 1:11
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. Revelation 21:6
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Revelation 22:13
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,” and he said, “You shall tell the children of Israel this: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14
“Truly, truly, I tell you,” Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I am!” John 8:58
Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. John 14:6 “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.’” (John 6:35) “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12) “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5
Psalm 23:1 YHWH is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.
YHWH their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:6
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’” Revelation 7:17
You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for Yahweh delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons shall marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:4-5
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29
ONE WHO IS WORSHIPPED
Turn to me and be saved all the ends of the earth; for I am God and there is no other. By Myself I have sworn; truth has gone out from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow before Me, every tongue will confess allegiance. Isaiah 45:22-23
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.…Philippians2:10-11
Who is the KING of GLORY?
Lift up your heads, you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in. Who is the King of glory? YHWH strong and mighty, YHWH mighty in battle. Psalm 24:7-8
“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
1 Corinthians 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood it. For if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. Luke 19:38 (This happened as Christ Jesus entered Jerusalem.)
The LORD (YHWH) is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. Psalm 10:16
All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17
Keep this commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in His own time— He who is blessed and the only Sovereign One, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Him, nor can anyone see Him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.…1 Timothy 6:14-16
Then I saw heaven standing open, and there before me was a white horse. And its rider is called Faithful and True. With righteousness He judges and wages war. He has eyes like blazing fire, and many royal crowns on His head. He has a name written on Him that only He Himself knows. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is The Word of God. The armies of heaven, dressed in fine linen, white and pure, follow Him on white horses. And from His mouth proceeds a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God, the Almighty. And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 19:11-16
Our Redeemer, YHWH of Armies is his name, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 47:4
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: Job 19:25
”I myself am Yahweh; and besides me there is no savior.” Isaiah 43:11
“In His own time, He has revealed His message in the proclamation entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior. To Titus, my true child in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.…” Titus 1:3-4
Do not forsake me, O YHWH; be not far from me, O my God.22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior. Psalm 38:22
“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”
Isaiah 45:21-23 KJV
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:9-11 KJV
LORD of Hosts – YHWH of Hosts
Isaiah 47:4 Our Redeemer, YHWH of Armies is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
Revelation 19: 11 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems; and he has a name inscribed that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’ .
PSALM 102: 24 I said, “My God, don’t take me away in the midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations. 25 Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will endure. Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment. You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.27 But you are the same. Your years will have no end.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever… Colossians 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in Him all things were created, things in heaven andon earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers orauthorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.
THE ARM of YHWH
Jeremiah 27:5 By My great power and outstretched ARM, I made the earth and the men and beasts on the face of it, and I give it to whom I please.
Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the ARM of the LORD (YHWH) been revealed?
John 12:37-38 Although Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still did not believe in Him. This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message? And to whom has the ARM of the Lord been revealed?”
3 For I will proclaim the name of YHWH. Ascribe greatness to our God! 4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect; all His ways are just. A God of faithfulness without injustice, righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:4
I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ [anointed]. — 1 Corinthians 10:1-4.
God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change—Psalm 55:19
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.Hebrews 13:8
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of (YHWH) the LORD rises upon you. For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples; but (YHWH) the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will appear over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Isaiah 60:1-3
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14
ONE WHO WAS PIERCED
And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son (Zech 12:10).
But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. The one who saw it has testified to this, and his testimony is true. He knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. Now these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of His bones will be broken.” And, as another Scripture says: “They will look on the One they have pierced. John 19:33-37
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And many nations shall be joined to Yahveh in that day and shall be My people, and I will dwell in your midst (cp. Zech. 2:10), and you shall know that Yahveh of hosts sent Me to you (cp. Zech. 2:9).
Note the two persons identified by the name Yahveh (יהוה). The one who sends is the Father, and the one who is sent to dwell among Israel is the Son. This theme is especially emphasized in the Gospel and Epistles of John (cp. John 1:14; John 8:42; 1 John 4:14). Christianity