JESUS CHRIST (MESSIAH) is JEHOVAH in flesh
Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me; (John 5:39 Darby)
As I mentioned elsewhere, the writers of the New Testament consulted no other sources but the Scriptures (Old Testament, the Law and the Prophets, the Psalms). They quoted verses that apparently have nothing to do Jesus but in reality carry some kind unforeseen prophetic fulfillment. For example, the verse about the virgin (Isaiah 7:14) getting pregnant and bearing a son that was quoted to signify that the birth of Jesus was, thus, predicted, pertains to an unrelated conversation between Jehovah, prophet Isaiah and king Ahaz. Yet, it was a prophetic.
Isaiah 7:10-16 Darby
(10) And Jehovah spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
(11) Ask for thee a sign from Jehovah thy God; ask for it in the deep, or in the height above.
(12) And Ahaz said, I will not ask, and will not tempt Jehovah.
(13) And he said, Hear then, house of David: Is it a small matter for you to weary men, that ye weary also my God?
(14) Therefore will the Lord himself give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and shall bring forth a son, and call his name Immanuel.
(15) Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.
(16) For before the child knoweth to refuse the evil and to choose the good, the land whose two kings thou fearest shall be forsaken.
How much more can we quote the Scriptures to discover Jesus in verses with identical connotation with Jehovah, specially when Jesus testifies that the Scriptures testify of Him (John 5:39)?
Who can acknowledge that Jesus is Jehovah?
Whomever Jesus chooses to reveal Himself to.
All things were given over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is if not the Father; and who is the Father, if not the Son, and he to whom the Son may desire to reveal Him. (Luke 10:22 KJ3)
All things were given over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and to whomever the Son purposes to reveal Him. (Matthew 11:27 KJ3)
and whoever is inspired by the Holy Spirit:
Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say that Jesus is Lord [that is Jehovah, as the Bible contends] except by the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:3 EMTV)
Again, Jesus speaks of God as His Father, but He never uttered the name Jehovah as His Father to His audience nor established Jehovah God as the One to pray to in His name. So, the silence of Jesus on Jehovah speaks volume, as it is written in Luke 2:11 (YLT):
(11) because there was born to you to-day a Saviour—who is Christ [Messiah] the Lord [Jehovah]—in the city of David...
the never-seen father and jesus may be known only by revelation from jesus not by intellect nor intelligence
We think we know Jesus, that we have a relationship with Him. Do we? Others look for Jesus through History, Archaeology, etc. None of the tangible proofs matter. It is a waste of time because Jesus can be found and understood only if He reveals Himself. That means, one can find Jesus while the other one does not even believe there is a Jesus or God. Therefore, Jesus most likely looks at our hearts to allow us to grasp Him.
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, the One being into the bosom of the Father, that One declared Him. (John 1:18; 6:46 KJ3)
Moses saw Jehovah, thus, since Jehovah had been seen, Jesus is not The Father.
Apostle John teaches that no one knew about God The Father, not Adam, Noah, not Abraham, not Moses. We know that they knew El-Shaddai (Jehovah, from the exodus time). Therefore, the God of Jesus, that is, The Father, is not Jehovah God since Jehovah was seen by Moses.
Exodus 33:17-23 ASV (contrast with John 5:37)
(17) And Jehovah said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken; for thou hast found favor in my sight, and I know thee by name.
(18) And he said, Show me, I pray thee, thy glory.
(19) And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
(20) And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live.
(21) and Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock:
(22) and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand until I have passed by:
(23) and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen.
A Jehovah's witness, my cousin denies verse 23 because he was taught that Jehovah is invisible. So, as you may realize, if Jesus does not reveal Himself and The Father to us, we have no capacity to grasp neither the Father nor Jesus, no matter what is written or how eloquently we discourse and document that Jesus is Jehovah.
The doctrine of The Father, by the way, is a new revelation to Judaism and you will not understand it if Jesus does not desire to reveal Himself and His Father to you.
No one ever heard the voice of the Father but Jehovah was heard
And the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. (John 5:37 ASV)
The God of Jesus, that is, The Father, is not Jehovah God since Jehovah, The Word, spoke with Adam, with Noah, with Abraham in the Book of Genesis , and with Moses and the Israelites during the Exodus time.
Deuteronomy 5:22-26 ASV
(22) These words Jehovah spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them unto me.
(23) And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
(24) and ye said, Behold, Jehovah our God hath showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth speak with man, and he liveth.
(25) Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of Jehovah our God any more, then we shall die.
(26) For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
The Gospel of John affirms that Jesus is the word Creator, that is, Jehovah.
John 1:1-3 KJ3
(1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(2) He was in the beginning with God.
(3) All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
John 1:14 KJ3
(14) And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, glory as of an only begotten One from the Father, full of grace and of truth.
Apostle John has chosen the most beautiful magniloquent metaphor to present Jesus to his audience. Jesus was the Word of the book of Genesis who uttered things to existence. Lexicographically, Jesus was positioned toward the Father, His God, and was with God since beginning. Jesus was God, that is, Jesus was Jehovah because the name of the God of the Jews is Jehovah. Empowered by His Father God, He lightened our world from His radiance even before the creation of the sun and created by Himself everything with no help. It is revealed that He will be again the light, as the sun retires,who will illuminate the New Earth and the New Heavens to come.
At the due time, Jesus became flesh to rescue us from death and destruction of our dammed world in the manner Luke narrated it for us. Jesus is the only Begotten of the Father. Jesus made the Angels because by Him everything came to being.
Isaiah 48:13 MKJV
(13) My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand has stretched out the heavens. I called; they stood up together
The identity of Jesus Christ in the book of Revelation of John
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him to show His servants the things which must come to pass quickly. And He made it known by sending it through His angel to His servant John, (Revelation 1:1 EMTV
We read in that verse that Jesus sent His Angel to His servant John. Jesus has an innumerable Angels at His service but this Angel is not any indefinite Angel as the New Testament Translation portrays Him. Since we already established that Jesus is Jehovah, we can conclude that the Angel sent to John was Angel of Jehovah (Lord, Jesus). The parallel for the verse is that Jehovah has His own Angel at His service ministering to the Jews and their ancestors () and there cannot be a Jesus competing with Jehovah or duplicating Him. Therefore, Jesus, from the introduction of the book of Revelation is Jehovah God.
God who gave Jesus the revelation of things to come in the book of Revelation is the Father whom Jesus revealed to us...
Jesus our Savior is Jehovah because in Isaiah 43:9-13 Jehovah is known as the only Savior that there is
Isaiah 43:9-13 YLT
(9) All the nations have been gathered together, And the peoples are assembled, Who among them declareth this, And former things causeth us to hear? They give their witnesses, And they are declared righteous, And they hear and say, `Truth.'
(10) Ye are My witnesses, an affirmation of Jehovah, And My servant whom I have chosen, So that ye know and give credence to Me, And understand that I am He, Before Me there was no God formed, And after Me there is none.
(11) I--I am Jehovah, And besides Me there is no saviour.
(12) I--I declared, and saved, and proclaimed, And there is no stranger with you, And ye are My witnesses, an affirmation of Jehovah, And I am God.
(13) Even from the day I am He, And there is no deliverer from My hand, I work, and who doth turn it back?
Acts 1:8 YLT
(8) but ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.'
If you do believe that Jehovah is God the Father, can you see the conflict that arises between the Jehovah of Isaiah and the Jesus of Acts in term of witnessing, at least, about salvation? Jehovah says that there is no other Savior besides Him (Isaiah 45:14-25)and Jesus is also portrayed as our exclusive Savior (Acts 4:12 ; John 3:17).
For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him; (John 3:17 YLT); and there is salvation in no other One, for neither is there any other name under Heaven having been given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 LITV)
Jesus Christ is our Father, THEREFORE he is jehovah, our known father
all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened. (John 1:3 YLT)
in the world he was, and the world through him was made, and the world did not know him: (John 1:10 YLT)
And now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father, We are the clay, and Thou our Framer, And the work of Thy hand--all of us. (Isaiah 64:8 YLT)
John 14:8-9 MKJV
(8) Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.
(9) Jesus said to him, Have I been with you such a long time and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. And how do you say, Show us the Father?
Matthew 9:22 EMTV
(22) But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Take courage, daughter; your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that hour.
Jehovah and Jesus, each one claims the title of 'the Alpha and Omega', 'the First and the Last'
Book of Isaiah
Isaiah 44:6 YLT
Thus said Jehovah, king of Israel, And his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: `I am the first, and I the last, And besides Me there is no God.
Isaiah 48:12-13 MKJV
(12) Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, My called; I am He; I am the first, I also am the last.
(13) My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand has stretched out the heavens. I called; they stood up together.
book of revelation
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "He who is and He who was and He who is to come, The Almighty." (Revelation 1:8 EMTV)
Revelation 1:17-18 EMTV
(17) And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He put His right hand on me, saying, "Do not fear; I am the First and the Last.
(18) I am He who lives, and became dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Death and of Hades.
And He said to me, " I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give from the spring of the water of life freely to him that is thirsty. (Revelation 21:6 EMTV)
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." (Revelation 22:13 EMTV)
Jehovah declared to Israel that He is the first and the last (Isaiah 44:6; 48:12). Jehovah is also the Word (Isaiah 48:13). Similarly, Jesus is the Word (John 1:1) and also the First and the Last (Revelation 22:13).
Also, since besides Jehovah there is no other God (Isaiah 44:6) Savior and besides Jesus there is no other Savior, no other name by which anyone can be saved (Acts 4:12) and that Jesus is also the Almighty [El-Shaddai] (Revelation 1:8; Genesis 17:1), the conclusion from those titles is that Jehovah is Jesus in flesh.
The Prophet Isaiah saw Jesus (jehovah) in His glory
Apostle John, in speaking of Isaiah, says that Isaiah saw Jesus, that is, even before Jesus was born. At that time Isaiah testified that he saw Jehovah with his own eyes and was afraid that he was going to die. Again, Jesus is Jehovah.
Isaiah said these things because he saw His glory and spoke of Him. (John 12:41 TLV)
Isaiah 6:1-7 MKJV
(1) In the year that King Uzziah died I then saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple.
(2) Above it stood the seraphs; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
(3) And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole earth full of His glory.
(4) And the doorposts moved at the voice of the one who cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
(5) Then I said, Woe is me! For I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of Hosts.
(6) Then one of the seraphs flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, snatched with tongs from the altar.
(7) And he laid it on my mouth and said, Lo, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.
apostle Paul discoursed on Jesus as Jehovah
Read the arguments of Paul and the verses of the Scriptures he quoted to discourse on Jesus and compare the biblical passages to see that they relate to Jesus. Paul says that the name of Jesus is a name above every name ( like Jehovah, the Most High) that commands worship both in Heavens and on earth, another prerogative of Jehovah.
Philippians 2:5-11 LITV
(5) For think this within you, which mind was also in Christ Jesus,
(6) who subsisting in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,
(7) but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, having become in the likeness of men
(8) and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, having become obedient until death, even the death of a cross.
(9) Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name, [Hebrews 1:4]
(10) that at the name of Jesus "every knee should bow," of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth,
(11) and "every tongue should confess" that Jesus Christ is "Lord," to the glory of God the Father. [Isaiah 45:23].
Isaiah 45:22-23 LITV
(22) Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
(23) I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Romans 14:11 LITV
For it has been written, "As I live, says the Lord, that every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue confess to God." Isaiah 45:23
1 Corinthians 10:26 LITV
(26) for "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness of it." Psalms 24:1
Psalms 24:1 LITV
(1) A Psalm of David. The earth is Jehovah's, and the fullness of it; the world, and those who live in it.
The book of the Hebrews argues that Jesus is God, that is, Jehovah God
The first verses of Hebrews parallel the first verses of the Gospel of John presenting Jesus to the Jews as the Son of God, God, Jehovah, Creator of all things, the Word, the only Begotten. Even in the book of Revelation we learn that the revelation was given to Jesus by God, the Father.
Hebrews 1:1-5 EMTV
(1) God, who in various ways and in many ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
(2) has in these last days spoken to us by the Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
(3) who being the effulgence of His glory and the exact expression of His substance, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
(4) having become so much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
(5) For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You"? And again: "I will be a Father to Him, and He shall be a Son to Me"?
In Hebrews 1:8 you read the verse that disturbs the Jehovah's witness so much that they had to twist it.
Jesus, the most high name, jehovah the most high
Jesus is Jehovah Most High King of the earth, as pieced together in the following verses.
Hebrews 1:4-5 EMTV
(4) having become so much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name, (Philippians 2:9 MKJV)
For Jehovah Most High is awesome, a great king over all the earth. (Psalms 47:2 MKJV)
Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." (John 18:37 EMTV)
As the incarnated Jehovah, Jesus also forgives sin instantly
Only Jehovah can forgive sins. Jesus does just that to many without lifting up His hands to ask His Father for permission or assistance to forgive the sins of those He forgives. Therefore, Jesus is Jehovah God.
Luke 5:21 LITV
And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?
Luke 5:24 LITV
(24) But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic, I say to you, Rise up, and take your cot and go to your house.
Isaiah 44:21-22 LITV
(21) Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel. For you are My servant; I have formed you; you are My servant, O Israel; you shall not forget Me.(22) I have blotted out your transgressions like a thick cloud; and your sins like a cloud. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.
As King from Heaven, Jesus is the same King Jehovah of Israel
The Magi's Confession
saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him." (Matthew 2:2 EMTV)
Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" (John 1:49 EMTV)
Jesus's Confession to Pilate
Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" So Jesus said to him, "It is as you say." (Matthew 27:11 EMTV)
John 19:21-22 EMTV
(21) Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said, "I am the King of the Jews." ' "
(22) Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
The Confession of the Populace
John 12:13 EMTV
(13) took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and they were crying out, "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' The King of Israel!"
As many believe, Jesus was not seen as a future King to be crowned one day.