John 5 Jesus said….
39 Search the scriptures;
for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me [JESUS CHRIST].
46 For had ye believed Moses,
ye would have believed me [JESUS CHRIST];
for he wrote of me [JESUS CHRIST].
47 But if ye believe not his writings,
how shall ye believe my words [JESUS CHRIST’s words]?
There are some who reject the DEITY of CHRIST because, according to them, JESUS never claimed to be GOD anywhere in Scripture.
We know, however, that just because there is no recorded instance in Scripture where JESUS actually said the words “I AM GOD” it does NOT mean, in fact, that He is NOT God.
Rather, it is very meaningful to us that there is no Bible account of JESUS denying His DEITY.
In other words, there is NO recorded instance in Scripture where JESUS actually said the words “I AM NOT GOD,” nor did He ever restrain or reject the actions of those who worshiped Him as God–even though He obviously knew and upheld the very plain commandment of the Scripture, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve!” [See Matthew 4:10.]
It is very telling and compelling to note the things that JESUS actually DID SAY about Himself.
Many people have said many things about Him, but HIS OWN WORDS about HIMSELF paint a very persuasive picture of the ABSOLUTE DEITY OF CHRIST!
I am the vine….
Without me you can do nothing.
John 8:12, 9:5
I am the light of the world
John 10:7, 9
I am the door
John 10:11, 14
I am the good shepherd
John 6:35, 51
I am the bread of life, living bread
I am the way, the truth, and the life
I am the resurrection and the life
He that has seen me has seen the Father
I and [my] Father are One
You believe in God believe also in me
Before Abraham was I am
If you believe not that I am [he] you will die in your sins
I will not leave you comfortless (orphans, fatherless children);
I will come to you.
I will give you rest.
(In the garden to the arresting soldiers) I am
Destroy this temple (body) and in three days I will raise it up.
No man takes it [my life] from me; I lay it down.
8 I am the Beginning and the End
11, 17 I am the First and the Last
8, 11 I am the Aleph and the Tav
18 I am He that lives and was dead and am alive forevermore.
18 I have the keys of hell and death.
All power (authority) is given to me in Heaven and in Earth.
Speaking of Himself in the third person….
Rev. 2:1 [Ephesus]
he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks
Rev. 2:8 [Smyrna]
the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive
Rev. 2:12 [Pergamos]
he which hath the sharp sword with two edges
Rev. 2:18 [Thyatira]
the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass
Rev. 3:1 [Sardis]
he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars
Rev. 3:7 [Philadelphia]
he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth
Rev. 3:14 [Laodicea]
the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God
His Final Words….
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph-Tav [Alpha and Omega], the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega [Aleph & Tav], the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Pastor Tim D. Cormier
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle