Friday, April 17, 2009

Celebrate Jesus...Jesus is God (part 2)

Who is Jesus? Jesus is God. How do we know? We saw yesterday that Jesus claimed to be God. We also saw that He was called God. But here are a few more proofs:

Jesus possesses attributes that prove He is God!

Jesus is Omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time) – “And lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20)

Jesus is Omniscient (all knowing) – “But Jesus was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.” (John 2:24-25)

Jesus is Omnipotent (all powerful) – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8)

Jesus has abilities that prove He is God!

Jesus healed the sick (Mark 1:41-42 – “Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched our His hand and touched Him, and said to Him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”)

Jesus had power over nature - He turned water into wine (John 2:1-11); He fed thousands with one little boy’s lunch (John 6:1-15); He walked on water (John 6:16-21)

Jesus had power over death - He raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44); He Himself rose from the dead (John 20:1-31).

Jesus created all things (John 1:3 – “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being”)

Jesus controls all things (Colossians 1:17 – “He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.”)

Jesus forgives sins (John 2:5 – “And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’”)

Jesus gives eternal life (1 John 5:11-12 – “And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.”

Jesus was worshipped as God by angels (Hebrews 1:6 – “And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, ‘And let all the angels of God worship Him.’”)

1 comment:

Corey said...

Revelation 22

The River of Life

1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Jesus Is Coming

6And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place."

7"And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9 but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."

10And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."

12"Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

14Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

17The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

20He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.