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Your Throne Forever

Bishop's throneSaint Paul wrote in Colossians 2.9-10 "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority." Again, Saint Paul advised Titus who was an early Christian missionary and church leader, a companion and disciple of Paul the Apostle, mentioned in several of the Pauline epistles including the Epistle to Titus. In Titus 2.13 Saint Paul wrote, "while we wait for the blessed hope - the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" thus confirming the completeness of Jesus deity as "our great God and Savior." The writer of Hebrews 1.8 added, "But about the Son he says, 'Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.'" Jesus is called "your throne, O God."

Gives Understanding

Torah ScrollSaint John wrote in his epistle in 1 John 5.20, "We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true, by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life." Again, Jesus deity shines forth as "the true God and eternal life."

Fully God

Jesus in GloryAt his trial in Matthew 26.63-64, when Jesus deity was challenged, Jesus "remained silent. The high priest said to him, 'I charge you under oath by the living God: tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.' 'You have said so,' Jesus replied. 'But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'" It is interesting that both the Psalmist and Daniel refered to someone sitting at the right hand of God. Psalm 110.1 read, "The Lord says to my lord: 'Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.'" Daniel the prophet wrote in Daniel 7.13, "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence." Note here that the phrase, "a son of man" came from the Aramaic phrase "bar enash" meaning "human being." The phrase "son of man" was retained purposely here because of its use in the New Testament as a title of Jesus. The reaction to the claims of Jesus deity is typical. "Then the high priest tore his clothes and said" in Matthew 26.65b-66, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?' 'He is worthy of death,' they answered." And so jesus went on to the cross not for anything he had done but because he claimed to be God himself which was the truth and nothing but the truth!

"Jesus Deity"
by Ron Meacock

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