Jesus Is God! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 28th

(Become Conscious Of The Deity Of Christ)

TO THE BIBLE: John 5:18
“Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.”

You can’t walk with Jesus unless you figure out who He is. Jesus is the Lord God, Adonai! The very concept of this is mind-boggling. It’s no surprise that the Jews had trouble accepting Him. They accused Him of equating Himself with God because He stated that God was His Father.

They knew that when someone says, “God is my Father,” it doesn’t mean God gave birth to that person because God is a Spirit. They understood what Jesus was saying: He Himself was Jehovah in human manifestation!

In John 10:30, He made another staggering declaration that made them angrier. He said, “I and My Father are one.” In other words, “We’re one and the same; if you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father.”

Now, the Jews got really crazy, and they took up stones again to stone Him. But Jesus interrupted them and asked, “…Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”

They replied, “…For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God” (John 10:32-33).

Notice the two charges brought against Jesus. The first one was blasphemy for saying God was His Father. The second was robbery, because being a man, He made Himself God. He was therefore condemned as a robber.

But the Bible says in Philippians 2:5-6, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.”

This verse was written in response to the Jewish accusation that Jesus was a robber for professing Himself to be equal with God.

Jesus did not think He was robbing God by being equal with God because He was in the form of God. The Greek word for “form” is “morphe,” which means “nature.”

In other words, He was the very nature or essence of God. Though He looked like a man, He was in the form of God.

In essence, Jesus is God! This is one of the cleverest communications in the New Testament about the deity of Jesus Christ. His claim to deity is right.

Go Deeper
Titus 2:13 TPT; 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 1:15-19; Colossians 2:9

Lord Jesus, you’re the great God of glory and the complete embodiment of Deity! Thank you for revealing your divine personality to me. I celebrate your Lordship and rulership over my life and over all of creation. You’re the Most High God, and you alone are worthy of all praise, worship, and adoration. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 12, Psalms 146-150
Colossians 4:1-9, Jeremiah 14

Worship the Lord Jesus right now, with the understanding that He is indeed God.

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