INTRODUCTION TO MESSIANIC THEOLOGY
Many are saying that the doctrine of Jesus Christ being God is of the devil. And many do not consider this an important doctrine to study. But Jesus Christ said in John 8:24, “…If you do not believe that I am He you shall die in your sins.”
And in John 11:25-27 Jesus tells us that HE is the ONE that should come!
Did Jesus mean all that He said? Yes! And Jesus is very serious about us believing that HE is the ONE that should come!
Therefore, all scriptures in this document are given prayerfully, in respect of God Almighty, knowing that all of us must stand before THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST!
(Romans 14:10 & 2 Corinthians 5:10)
THE BIBLE TEACHES US THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD
Isaiah 44:24 – Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
(Revelation 10:5-7 / 14:6-7)
Joel 2:27 – I am the LORD your God, and none else:
Isaiah 45:5-6 – I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me…there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
1Kings 8:60 – (Let all the people of the earth know) that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.
Deuteronomy 6:4 – …The LORD our God is one LORD…
Deuteronomy 4:39 – …there is none else…(Only God).
Malachi 2:10 – Only ONE God and Father created us.
2 Kings 19:15, 19 – …O LORD God of Israel…even thou alone…art the LORD God, even thou only.
Psalm 86:10 – …thou art God alone.
Deuteronomy 4:35 – …the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
(God alone is God – 2 Samuel 7:22)
Deuteronomy 32:39 – See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me:
(What is not with God? Are you sure? – John 1:1)
Isaiah 43:10-11 – …believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be another formed after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
(2 Corinthians 5:14-21)
Isaiah 45:15 – Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
Isaiah 40:25 – To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? Saith the Holy One.
(God Almighty is ONE God)
Hosea 13:4 – thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
(Luke 2:1-40 & Isaiah 7:14 / 9:6)
Isaiah 44:8 – …Is there a God beside me? No, there is no God; I know not any.
Isaiah 46:9 – Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none else like me,
(Acts 4:8-14 & Isaiah 28:14-19)
1 Samuel 2:2 – There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
(1 Corinthians 10:1-4) – God is indivisible & individual!
James 2:19 – THOU BELIEVEST THAT THERE IS ONE GOD; thou doest well: THE DEVILS ALSO BELIEVE AND TREMBLE!
Matthew 23:9 – And call no man your father upon the earth; for one is your father, which is in heaven.
John 8:41 – The Jews said, “we have one Father, even God; and there is none other God but one.”
(1 Corinthians 8:4)
Mark 12:29, 32-34 – And Jesus answered the scribe, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And the scribe said unto Jesus, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: For there is one God; and there is none other but he: And when Jesus saw that the scribe answered deceitfully, Jesus said unto the scribe, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.
(for the kingdom is ruled by HE who talks to you, now!)
(Matthew 4:17& John 3:3 & Deuteronomy 6:4-7)
Isaiah 48:11-12 – …I will not give my glory unto another…I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
(Revelation 1:8 / 21:22-23)
Malachi 3:16 – …a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Zechariah 14:9 – …in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
(Revelation 17:14 / 19:11-16& Acts 4:10-12)
Philippians 2:11 – …every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father.
(For our confessions should glorify JESUS to that extent!)
(Revelation 4:1-11 / 21:5-7)
Revelation 1:11 – Jesus said, I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE FIRST AND THE LAST;
(Revelation 22:12, 13, 16)
Isaiah 44:6 – God said, I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
(Jeremiah 32:17-20 / 31:35-36 / 23:5-8)
Romans 3:29-30 – Is he God of the Jews only? Is he not also God of the Gentiles? Yes, he is God of the Gentiles also: Seeing he is one God, who shall justify both…Jew and Gentile…
1 Timothy 2:5-6 – For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due season.
Galatians 3:20 – Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
1 Corinthians 8:6 – But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
(Revelation 21:1-7& Hebrews 2:10)
Ephesians 4:4-6 – There is one (begotten) body, and one (Holy) Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord (Jesus), one faith (in the Lord Jesus), one baptism (by Jesus’ Spirit), One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(Colossians 2:6-12& Galatians 3:21-27, 29)
WHO IS THIS ONE GOD that we must love with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength?
Who is the only ONE we are to worship, and the ONLY ONE we are to serve?
The Holy Bible answers in Jeremiah 10:10, “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king:”. And in Acts 9:5, Saul asked the question, “Who art thou Lord?”.
And the Lord said, “I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:”
So, Jesus is the Lord, and this Lord Jesus Is The Only True God!
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
Isaiah 43:10-11 – …Thus saith the LORD…I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be another formed after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
Isaiah 40:3, 5 – Prepare ye the way of the LORD, and the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together:
(Matthew 3:1-3 & Revelation 1:7-8)
Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
(Exodus 15:2-3, 6)
Isaiah 7:14 – they shall call Christ’s name Immanuel.
Matthew 1:23 – …they shall call Christ’s name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US.
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
(Genesis 1:27-31 / 2:1-3 & Matthew 26:64)
Colossians 1:16 – For by JESUS were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth…
John 1:1-5, 9-12, 14 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. That Word was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He who was that light was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
1 John 5:8 – And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit of Christ, the water of Christ, and the blood of Christ: and these three agree in one.
(These three are three IN one!)
1 John 5:7 – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: these three are one.
(These three are not three persons IN one: these three are one!)
John 8:58 – Jesus said unto the Jews that believed on Him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was I AM.
(Jesus is the I AM who spoke with Moses in Exodus 3:13-15)
(1 Corinthians 10:1-4 & Romans 1:16)
John 20:28 – And Thomas answered and said unto Jesus, “My Lord and my God.”
John 10:30 – Jesus saying, “I and my Father are one.”
Many of today’s preachers don’t teach what Jesus taught the Jews.
The Jews in Jesus’ day knew exactly what Jesus was teaching about Himself.
They knew Jesus was teaching that He was God Almighty.
In fact, the Jews picked up stones to stone Jesus in John 10:33 and said to Jesus, “For a good work we stone thee not; but for BLASPHEMY; and because that thou being a man, MAKEST THYSELF GOD.”
They knew Jesus was teaching that He was GOD ALMIGHTY!
When Jesus said unto the man in Mark 2:5& Luke 5:20, “Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.” The Jews asked the question, “Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”.
But Jesus answered them in Luke 5:24, “But that ye may know that the SON OF MAN hath power on earth to forgive sins,”
Then Jesus said unto the sick of the palsy, “I say unto thee, ARISE, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.”
And the man did just that!
Matthew 11:2-6 – “Now when John the BAPTIST had heard in the prison the works of Christ, John sent two of his disciples, And they said unto Jesus, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto John the BAPTIST’S disciples, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.”
Who was that ONE PERSON John the BAPTIST had been looking for to come?
Isaiah 40:1-31 & Isaiah 35:1-10 – “BEHOLD, YOUR GOD WILL COME”.
John the BAPTIST knew God was coming to do the same works Jesus Christ was doing.
Therefore, when John heard of the works Jesus was doing John knew that HIS GOD HAD COME, and that there was not another person he needed to look for!
GOD HAD FINALLY COME JUST AS GOD HAD PROMISED TO DO! – Titus 2:11-14.
Revelation 1:17-18 – JESUS DECLARED HIMSELF TO BE THE FIRST AND THE LAST.
Revelation 1:8, 11 – I am ALPHA and OMEGA, the BEGINNING and the ENDING, saith the LORD JESUS, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY.
God has given us more than 456 PROPHECIES that point to His MESSIANIC MANIFESTATION. Over 321 PROPHECIES are separate and unmistakable.
The probability of only 20 of these PROPHECIES being fulfilled in just ONE MAN is 1 Quadrillion, 125 Trillion to 1.
Jesus fulfilled them ALL, except those to come.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD & THE SON OF MAN
Matthew 16:13 – How could Jesus Christ be God Almighty when He was the Son of Man?
John 3:16 – How could Jesus Christ be God Almighty when He was the Son of God?
Matthew 1:20 – How could Jesus Christ be God Almighty when He was begotten by the Holy Spirit of God?
1 Timothy 3:16 – And without controversy great is the mystery of GODLINESS: God was manifest in the FLESH, God was justified in the SPIRIT, God was seen of ANGELS, God was preached unto the GENTILES, God was believed on in the WORLD, God was received up into GLORY.
John 4:24 – Almighty God is a SPIRIT.
Luke 24:39 – A SPIRIT hath not FLESH and BONES.
Jeremiah 23:5-6 – But GOD’S WORD became FLESH.
John 1:1, 14 – The Lord God Almighty became FLESH.
God throughout the Old Testament did not have a human body, until His Word became FLESH.
Instead, God appeared and manifested Himself to people in different ways: such as when God appeared to Moses as FIRE in the bush that was not consumed by fire.
God also appeared as a CLOUD by day and a PILLAR OF FIRE by night to protect the Children of Israel.
John 1:18 – Before Jesus was born no one had ever seen God at any time.
God had remained unseen by all men.
Jeremiah 32:27 – GOD THE ETERNAL SPIRIT is the Father of the flesh; this makes Jesus THE SON OF GOD.
Genesis 2:7 – The LORD GOD formed Adam of the dust of the ground without the aid of a father nor a mother, and Eve was formed from just one of Adam’s ribs.
Luke 1:26-38 – So, why would it seem such an impossible thing for GOD THE ETERNAL SPIRIT to overshadow a virgin named Mary and make Himself a human body?
Matthew 1:16-25 – Although it was not Joseph’s seed that made Jesus, Joseph had to be David’s direct descendant so Mary could LEGALLY ACQUIRE David’s family name.
So, Jesus was called THE SON OF MAN because He was born into Joseph’s family; this made Jesus David’s legal heir.
John 1:19-37 – The LAMB OF GOD’S FLESH was offered in death as the atonement for the sins of the world.
(Isaiah 53 & Revelation 5)
Colossians 2:9 – For in Jesus dwelleth all the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily.
Colossians 1:15 – Jesus is the image of the INVISIBLE GOD.
Luke 24:36-43 – As a man Jesus ate; as God Jesus multiplied bread and fish.
As a man Jesus slept in the boat; as God Jesus arose and calmed the stormy waves.
As a man Jesus prayed at the grave of Lazarus; as God Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
As a man Jesus spent nights in prayer; as God Jesus forgave sins and performed great miracles.
As a man Jesus died; as God Jesus raised Himself from the dead. (John 2:19)
Colossians 2:9 – Jesus is both God and Man, Spirit and Flesh in ONE IMAGE/ONE BODY.
(Jesus is Mind, Soul, Spirit, and Flesh!)
John 3:13 – Jesus declared Himself to be in heaven and in earth at the same time.
(Only God Almighty can be OMNIPRESENT!)
Micah 5:2 – He who was born in Bethlehem was from everlasting.
Acts 20:28 – Almighty God purchased us with His OWN BLOOD.
Isaiah 44:24 – If God is not One Person, then Jesus cannot be the LORD GOD; for only One Lord can be THE ONLY TRUE GOD.
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT COMPARISONS
Rev.19:6 – Jesus is LORD OF LORDS; so is God.(Duet.10:17)
Acts 3:14 – Jesus is the Holy One; and so is God.(Isa.43:15)
Rev.1:7-8 – Jesus is the Almighty; and so is God.(Gen.17:1)
Phil.2:10 – Every knee will bow to Jesus & to God.(Isa.45:23)
Acts 4:10-12 – Jesus is the Saviour; so is God.(Isa.45:21)
1Cor.10:4 – Jesus is the ROCK; and so is God.(Psalm 18:31)
Luke 1:68 – Jesus is the redeemer; so is God.(Isa.41:14)
Rev.22:13 – Jesus is the first and last; so is God.(Isa.44:6)
Matt.25:31-46 – Jesus is coming; so is God.(Zech.14:4-5)