QA: Who does Messiah say He is: Man or God?

Q:  “To elevate YAHU’SHUAH the Messiah to a God, is blasphemous and confuses the Oneness of YHVH.  How can you state that YAHU’SHUAH is God,  when there are so many Scriptures calling Him ‘The Son of God’ ?”

Answer

The interpretations by followers of the Messiah, vary greatly and extremely.  It ranges from describing Him as:  A mere man, with a lesser status even than the Angelic Beings,  through, making Him the “Son of God”, but not the ‘Father God’, to, exalting Him right onto the Throne as the Eternal YHVH Himself.

Let us hear what HE  claims for, and of Himself:

  • “Follow ME … ” Matt 4:19
  • “That you may know that the Son of Man HAS POWER ON EARTH TO FORGIVE SINS.”  Matt 9:6   (Only God can forgive sins).
  • Him that has Power to give out Healing Power and Power over Death  to His followers  – Matt 10:8
  • “The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath Day”  Matt 12:8
  • “I cast out devils by the Spirit of God”  Matt 12:28
  • “A Greater than Solomon is here”  Matt 12:42
  • “Many Prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see … and to hear the things which you hear ”  Matt 13:17
  • “The Son of Man shall send forth HIS ANGELS and they shall gather out of HIS KINGDOM all things that offend … and shall cast them into a furnace, … then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER”(There is ONE Kingdom only!)  Matt 13:41-43
  • “And I will give unto thee the KEYS OF HEAVEN”  Matt 16:19
  • “For the Son of Man … shall reward every man according to his works”.  Matt 16:27
  • “They will see the Son of Man coming in HIS KINGDOM.” Matt 16:28
  • “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I suffer you?”  Matt 17:17
  • “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost”  Matt 18:11
  • “For where 2 or 3 are gathered IN MY NAME, THERE AM I”  Matt 18:20
  • “When the Son of Man shall sit in THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY…” Matt 19:28
  • “…For one is your Master, even Messiah”  Matt 23:10
  • “When the Son of Man shall come in HIS GLORY and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit UPON THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY and before Him shall be gathered all nations, and He shall separate them ….”  Matt 25:31
  • “For this is MY Blood of the New Covenant… ” Matt 26:28
  • “All Power is given unto Me in heaven and earth.”  Matt 28:18
  • “I am with you even unto the end of the world.”  Matt 28:20  (as the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh).?)

Does this sound like He regarded Himself as “merely another man …”?

Listen to  more of what HE said of Himself:

  • “Destroy this Temple and in 3 days I WILL RAISE IT UP!”  Jo 2:19
  • “No man has ascended up to Heaven but HE THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN EVEN THE SON OF MAN WHICH IS IN HEAVEN”  Jo 3:13
  • “Whosoever drinks of the Water that I shall give him .. it shall be in him a well of water springing up into Everlasting Life”.  Jo 4:14
  • “All men should honour the Son even as they honour the Father.  He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father.”  Jo 5:23
  • “Search the Scriptures (OT)…for they are they which testify of ME.”  Jo 5:39
  • “I am the Bread of Life ….”  Jo 6:35
  • “For I CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN …” Jo 6:38
  • “What if you shall see the Son of Man ascend up WHERE HE WAS BEFORE?” Jo 6:62
  • “I am the Light of the World …” Jo 8:12
  • “You are from beneath, I am FROM ABOVE – I am not of this world.”  Jo 8:23
  • “Abraham rejoiced to see My day and he saw it and was glad … Verily, verily I say unto you: Before Abraham was, I AM.”  Jo 8:56-59
  • “I am the Door.  By Me, if any man enters in, he shall be saved. …” Jo 10:7
  • “I am the Good Shepherd.”  Jo 10:11
  • “No man takes (My Life) from Me.   I lay it down OF MYSELF.  I have Power to lay it down AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT UP AGAIN!”  Jo 10:18
  • “I and My Father ARE ONE.”  Jo 10:30
  • “I am the Resurrection and the Life.”  Jo 11:25
  • “And if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.”  Jo 12:32
  • “You call me Master and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.”  John 13:13
  • “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Jo 14:6
  • “If you had known Me, You would have known My Father also: and from henceforth you Know Him and HAVE SEEN HIM.”  Jo 14:7
  • “Don’t you believe that I AM IN THE FATHER and the Father is in Me?” Jo 14:10,11
  • “And whatsoever you shall ask in My Name, that will I DO.”  Jo 14:13
  • “In that Day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me and I IN YOU”.  Jo 14:20    (as the Holy Spirit.  Hebrew: Ruach HaKodesh)
  • “I came forth from the Father and came into the world; again I leave this world and go to the Father.” Jo 16:28
  • “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End”  Rev 1:8
  • “I am the First and the Last”  Rev 1:11 & 18  and 22:13
  • “And he that overcomes and keeps MY WORKS unto the End, to him will I GIVE POWER over the nations to rule them with a rod of iron …”  Rev 2:26
  • “To him that overcomes, will I grant to sit with Me in MY THRONE ,,,” Rev 3:21

Undoubtedly, except in the estimation of the rebellious, He was, is and will remain Almighty God, YHVH Himself!

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