The Deity of Messiah – evidence of validity concerning covenant relationship – salvation…
Over the years of Scriptural debate, I’ve observed a continuous, eternally relevant, mind-boggling, theme-doctrine promulgated by Jews-Israelite’s-Christian cults-sects-Islamist’s-various other religions; that is, God is not a man nor could He ever assume flesh; therefore, Yeshua-Jesus Christ is not Deity.
Having known and loved Elohim for over 30-years at this point in my life, I’m amazed that seemingly intelligent men and women who profess knowledge of the Scriptures will deny the omnipotence of Elohim and His ability to manifest in any form and in any format He desires. Consider the following Scriptures (from “Got Questions”),
Genesis 12:7-9 – The Lord appeared to Abraham on his arrival in the land God had promised to him and his descendants.
Genesis 18:1-33 – One day, Abraham had some visitors: two angels and God Himself. He invited them to come to his home, and he and Sarah entertained them.
Genesis 32:22-30 – Jacob wrestled with what appeared to be a man, but was actually God (vv. 28-30). This may also have been a Christophany.
Exodus 3:2 – 4:17 – God appeared to Moses in the form of a burning bush, telling him exactly what He wanted him to do.
Exodus 24:9-11 – God appeared to Moses with Aaron and his sons and the seventy elders.
Deuteronomy 31:14-15 – God appeared to Moses and Joshua in the transfer of leadership to Joshua.
Job 38–42 – God answered Job out of the tempest and spoke at great length in answer to Job’s questions.
The Deity of Jesus Christ – a doctrine of redemption confirmation…
Jesus Christ, speaking to a crowd of unbelieving Jews, warned them that unless they believed He was “I AM” they would die in their sin (John 8:24; Exodus 3:14).
It is beyond my understanding how one can internalize the Truth of the Holy Spirit’s words, the words of Jesus, Himself; the words of the Father, Himself and stubbornly deny that Messiah Jesus could be any less than the fullness of deity in bodily form (John 8:58; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1); in fact, even the hardened Jews during the ministry of Jesus understood Messiah’s proclamation of deity and ultimately conspired with the Roman authorities to murder Messiah Jesus for blasphemy (John 10:33).
The divine sign that one is redeemed by faith – the Deity of Jesus Christ,
If anyone claims to be redeemed by faith in Jesus as Messiah yet they deny the Deity of Messiah Jesus, they are NOT in covenant with the Father and they therefore remain in their sin. It is the indwelling Holy Spirit that is given the redeemed in Jesus Christ as the Seal and Guarantor of New Covenant relationship with the Father in the New Covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14) and it is the indwelling Holy Spirit who teaches, confirms, verifies, the Deity of Jesus Christ our Creator, our Messiah, our Judge; therefore, if anyone denies the Deity of Jesus Christ they do not possess the indwelling Holy Spirit and if one is absent the Holy Spirit, they are not in covenant with the Father; therefore, they remain in their sin and on the Path to the “second death” in Hell.
The Deity of Messiah Jesus and the initiation of Covenant with the Father…
IT IS NOT a divine requirement that one know, comprehend, acknowledge, Jesus as Elohim, Deity, in order to establish covenant relationship with the Father and find a pardon from death in sin and Hell but that one “believe” Jesus is Messiah who died to pay their sin-debt for them…a debt they could never pay them self – BUT – once the Holy Spirit takes up residence within the truly redeemed in Jesus Christ, they will come to a knowledge of the Truth and they will proclaim that Jesus Christ is Elohim, Deity, God, who manifest in flesh in order to provide blood atonement for the sins of the whole World (1 John 2:2) and that Jesus Christ could be nothing less than the fullness of Deity in bodily form who appeared “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b).
Understand that the divine knowledge verifying, acknowledging, the Deity of Jesus Christ is the one tell-tale sign of confirmation that a man, woman or child has truly entered into New Covenant relationship with the Father and signals the confirmation that the Holy Spirit indwells them and is actively producing verifying “fruit” (Galatians 5).
It is the affirming knowledge that Jesus Christ is Deity that differentiates, sets-apart, the true Christian from every religion, sect, cult, in this fallen and defiled World enslaved by the Devil.