How Do We Know Jesus Is Jehovah God?

Although the word Trinity is not in the Bible, the word Godhead is. 
Colossians 2:9. Trinity means in the one God there are three eternal 
persons. Christians do not believe there are three Gods in the one God, 
they believe there are three persons in the one God. Isaiah 44:6,8. 
The word for "one" in Deuteronomy 6:4 and Genesis 2:24 is "echad." 
Just as Adam and Eve became "echad" one flesh so is God one or united. 
John 10:30. 1st John 5:7. There are many persons in humanity. There are 
three persons in the one God. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 
Matthew 28:19. 1 Peter 1:2. 

Here are some reasons we know Jesus is God: 1. Jesus, the 2nd person or being in the one true God has always existed. "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God." Isaiah 44:6. "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Revelation 22:12. "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Revelation 22:13. "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches." Revelation 22:16. In Mark 12:35-37 Jesus quoted "the LORD said to my Lord" from Psalm 110:1. He was pointing out that he, the Christ, was both David's Lord and David's son. Matthew 1:1. Romans 10:9-13.
2. He created everything that exists. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1. "The same was in the beginning with God." John 1:2. "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:3. "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." John 1:14. "Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? Malachi 2:10a. "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;" Isaiah 44:24. "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:" Colossians 1:15. Firstborn can mean the first one out of the womb or it can mean the one who has the right to rule. Joseph's son Manasseh was the first one out of the womb but Ephraim the second son out of the womb was called his firstborn because Ephraim had the right to rule. Genesis 48:14,18. "... for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim [is] my firstborn." Jeremiah 31:9c. "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:" Colossians 1:16. "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Colossians 1:17. "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence." Colossians 1:18. "Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;" Hebrews 1:2. "Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person," Hebrews 1:3a. "Being made so much better than the angels," Hebrews 1:4a. "But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever:" Hebrews 1:8a. Read the entire first chapter of Hebrews and you will see time and time again that Jesus is not an angel. Jesus is much better than the angels. Unless otherwise noted verses are quoted from the King James Version (KJV).
3. He shared the Father's glory. Jesus prayed, "I have glorified thee on the earth:" John 17:4a. "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." John 17:5. Here we see that Jesus certainly had glory with the Father. "That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him." John 5:23. Thus Jesus should be honored even as the Father is honored. "And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders:" Revelation 5:11a. "Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." Revelation 5:12. "And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Revelation 5:13. "And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four [and] twenty elders fell down and (G4352 proskyneo {bowed down or KJV) worshipped} him that liveth for ever and ever." Revelation 5:14. Jesus certainly had glory with the Father before the world was. The Father said, "I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8. "I will not give my glory unto another." Isaiah 48:11c." However, the above verses show Jesus did have glory with the Father before the world was and Jesus will be honored even as the Father is honored. A runner or a soul winner might be honored but they will never be honored even as the Father is honored. That honor is reserved for Jehovah alone.
Jesus prayed, That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:21. And the G1391 doxa {glory} which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: John 17:22. I believe the glory Jesus gave his followers was the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to get along together as we love one another. Jesus prayed the world would come to believe in him as they saw the oneness, or love and unity expressed in our actions and attitutes toward one another. This was fulfilled in Acts 4:32-35. It is the Holy Spirit in every true believer, that changes a formerly worldly, selfish person and enables them to become loving, forgiving, and giving from the inside out. 1 John 4:4. Galatians 5:22-23.
4. Scripture identifies Jesus as God. (Isaiah 9:6 = mighty God). [(Zechariah 12:1,10 = they shall look upon me whom they have pierced). Fulfilled in Revelation 1:7.] (John 5:18 = The Jews wanted to kill Jesus because he also said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God). [(John 8:57-59 = The Jews tried to stone Jesus because he said, Before Abraham was, I am.) They believed Jesus was claiming to be Jehovah God the "I AM" of Exodus 3:13-14]. [(Isaiah 44:6 = Jehovah the King of Israel, and his redeemer Jehovah of hosts says; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.) Revelation 1:8,11,17-18; 22:12-13,16 = Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last]. (Genesis 19:24 = Jehovah here on earth rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah from Jehovah in heaven). [(Isaiah 42:8 = Jehovah will not share his glory with another). John 17:5 = Jesus evidently had shared Jehovah's glory before the world was]. (1st Timothy 3:16 = God was manifest in the flesh). [(Isaiah 45:18,23 = Jehovah said that unto him every knee will bow, and every tongue shall swear). Philippians 2:10-11 says that every knee will bow to Jesus and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father]. (Hebrews 1:8 = Jehovah said unto the Son, Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever). This was a quote from Psalm 45:6. In Mark 2:5-11 Jesus forgave a paralyzed man. The scribes reasoned he had committed blasphemy for only God can forgive sins. Jesus then told them what they were thinking and assured them he had the authority to forgive the paralyzed man's sins by healing him. In Matthew 26:63-66 and Mark 14:62 Jesus told the High Priest he was the son of man prophecied in Daniel 7:13-16,22,27 and also the Lord referred to as sitting in Psalm 110:1. The High Priest and those with him, immediately concluded Jesus was committing blasphemy by making that claim. Why did the High Priest think that?
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For those desiring more information on the diety of Jesus, these four paragraphs will answer questions and explain some perplexing scriptures about the diety of Jesus. #1. Although the Father is "meizon" greater in position than Jesus, we find Jesus is "ison" equal with the Father in quality, etc. John 14:28. John 5:18. That's comparable to the ship's captain and his first officer. 1st Corinthians 15:27-28. #2. Jesus is the "arche" beginner, or chief of the creation. Revelation 3:14. John 1:1-3,14. #3. Jesus is the "monogene" only begotten, or unique son of God, just like Isaac was the "monogene" unique son of Abraham, even though Ishmael was his older brother. John 3:16. Hebrews 11:17. #4. Jesus is called both the Son of God, and the Son of man. Hebrews 1:5. Hebrews 2:6-9. Why? Calling me the son of man identifies me as human. #4a. I believe, calling Jesus the son of man, also identifies Jesus as human. While I have been adopted as a child or son of God, I am not and will never be God. John 1:12. #4b. However, Jesus is the unique Son of God in that He is God. He is the one of the Trinity or Godhead who became a human and took upon himself the role of a Son. Galatians 4:4. #5. In the one God there are three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Colossians 2:9. There are NOT three Gods in one God. There are three persons in the one God. Isaiah 44:6,8. #6. The word for "one" in Deuteronomy 6:4 and Genesis 2:24 is "echad." Just as Adam and Eve became "echad" one flesh so is God one or united. John 10:30. 1st John 5:7.
Michael says God revealed to him one could think of God as the government. The Father is like the president. The son is like the vice president. The Holy Spirit is like the secretary.
Josiah an autistic boy typed an different illustration he says God gave him to illustrate the trinity. Colossians 2:9.
#7. The Holy Spirit is a person and part of the Godhead. Hebrews 9:14. Matthew 28:19. 2nd Corinthians 13:14. "Pneuma" translated Spirit can refer to the third person of the Godhead - the Holy Spirit, or to a human being's spirit, or to an angel! Hebrews 1:7 says, And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits". God has many Spirits - or angels but there is only one whom the Bible calls the "Holy Spirit!" In Revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, and 5:6 we read about the seven Spirits of God. This seems to be a reference to Isaiah 11:2 where we read the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon the Messiah. Seven often denotes perfection. Truely the Holy Spirit is perfect or holy. Isaiah 11:2 says the following will rest on him. 1) the Spirit of the Lord. 2) The Spirit of wisdom. 3) The Spirit of understanding. 4) The Spirit of counsel. 5) The Spirit of might. 6) The Spirit of knowledge. 7) The Spirit of the fear of the Lord. Note: the Holy Spirit who possesses all these characteristics rested upon Jesus. #8. The Bible equates lying to the Holy Spirit with lying to God. Acts 5:3-4. The Holy Spirit can teach, convict and remind. John 14:16-18,26; 15:26; 16:8,13. Here is an article which has many more verses confirming the personhood and diety of the Holy Spirit.
#9. Why did Jesus call his Father "the only true God" in John 17:3? Did saying that exclude Jesus and the Holy Spirit as being true God also? Not if Jesus is the same God as the Father and not if the Holy Spirit is the same God as the Father. Is Jesus the same God as the Father? Let's let scripture answer. When the Jews said they wanted to stone Jesus because he was claiming to be God, Jesus pointed out that God called the Judges gods in Psalm 82:6. Then he asked them, in view of that, why they were so mad at him because he claimed to be the Son of God. Why were the Judges, as well as Satan, idols, etc., called gods? John 10:33-36. The Judges were called gods because they had the power of life and death over people. Satan is called the God of this world because he is worshipped as God and because he has tremendous power. Likewise idols are called Gods simply because some people worship them as such. But none of these gods are to be worshipped. None of these gods have always existed. None of these gods created everything that exists. Only the one true God, Jehovah, did all that. 1st John 5:20 identifies Jesus as true God. Why? Because Jesus is Jehovah (Genesis 19:24), the only true God. Jesus is eternal. Revelation 22:12-13. Jesus is the creator. Colossians 1:16. Jesus is worshipped. Revelation 5:13-14. All gods, but Jehovah, the God of the Bible, are created not creator, not eternal, and not to be worshipped. The following websites offer more insights on John 17:3. 1, 2, 3, 4. Back to the original question. Why did Jesus call his Father the only true God? Because Jehovah is the only God who is eternal, creator and worthy of worship. If your talking to the Father your talking to Jehovah, the 1st person of the Godhead. If your talking to Jesus your talking to Jehovah the 2nd person of the Godhead. If your talking to the Holy Spirit your talking to Jehovah, the 3rd person of the Godhead. Colossians 2:9.
#10. Notice, we are to baptize in the name of, not names but name of, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. #11. See how all three were present at the baptism of Jesus. Matthew 3:15-17. #12. God is not physical and so is not limited or explained by our physical laws or reasoning. His ways and thoughts are far above our ways and thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9.
I highly recommend Walter Martins, "Kingdom of the Cults" or his tapes if you'd like to study this topic in more detail. His web site is #13. In Genesis chapters 18 and 19 notice how many times Abraham calls "the Angel of the Lord" Jehovah. LORD in all capital letters is "Jehovah." Notice especially Genesis 19:24 where Jehovah here on earth called fire down on Sodom from Jehovah up in heaven. Who was this visitor on earth who Abraham called Jehovah and who called down fire from Jehovah in heaven? It must have been Jesus, the 2nd person or being in the Godhead or Trinity. Hundreds of years later, instead of merely appearing in human form, Jesus actually came and lived in the womb of the virgin Mary. Although Jesus was conceived differently, he was just as human as we are. However, he was also God. He was the God - Man. Luke 1:26-35. (1st Timothy 2:5. Jesus is still a man!) Philippians 2:5-11.
"If Jesus was God, who ran the universe when He was dead?" You may hear that question from a Jehovah"s Witness. They ask it because they think when one is dead they pretty much cease to exist. They believe the dead have no emotions, no feelings, no communication, and no thoughts. This idea is sometimes called soul sleep. Is it true the dead have no thoughts, no feelings, and no communication? Not according to several passages in the Bible. Lets examine some of them.
Luke 16:19-31 contains the story Jesus told about a rich man, and a poor man, named Lazarus. According to Jesus, after death the rich man was tormented (verses 23 & 24), saw Abraham and Lazarus (verse 23), talked (verse 24), listened (verses 25 & 26), was concerned about his still living brothers (verses 27-30), was able to think or reason (verse 30). Notice also that Jesus said Lazarus was comforted (verse 25). Surely, one reason Jesus told this story was that we might know we will experience reward or punishment after death. If the dead cease to exist until the resurrection, why did Jesus emphasize the dead men felt, talked, worried, listened, and reasoned? Why did Jesus place this as happening before the resurrection, even before his resurrection? (See verses 27-31).
In Philippians 1:23 Paul said he wanted to leave, to be with Christ. Why would Paul want to leave and be with Jesus if he wouldn't be with Jesus until after the resurrection? If Paul wasn't going to be with Jesus for a couple thousand years, he wouldn't have even thought about being in a hurry to leave this earth. Philippians 1:22-26.
Paul wrote that we should be pleased to be absent from the body but present with the Lord. 2nd Corinthians 5:1-10, especially verse 8.
King Solomon wrote that the dead know nothing. Ecclesiastes 9:5 How is it that the dead know nothing, yet the rich man was able to worry, talk, think, feel, reason? Read on through verse 6, and you will see King Solomon was saying the dead know nothing about what is going on in this world, nor can they ever again participate in this world's events. King Solomon believed after death a man's spirit would return to God, for judgement. Ecclesiastes 12:5-7,14.
In Matthew 22:32 Jesus quoted Exodus 3:6 where Jehovah told Moses, "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." Then Jesus added, "God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Notice, God did not say, "I will be the God of Abraham." God said, "I am the God of Abraham." That meant Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were living at the time God spoke to Moses even though their spirits had long ago left their bodies. Our spirits, and our minds will function after death, even though our physical brains return to dust.
If the dead are not conscious, how were Moses and Elijah able to talk with Jesus about his coming death in Jerusalem? Luke 9:28-36. Remember while Elijah was apparently transformed without dying, Moses died on Mount Nebo. Deuteronomy 34:1,5. 2nd Kings 2:9-12.
Some teach that Jesus did not physically rise from the dead. They say he only spiritually rose from the dead and he just materialized himself a physical body when he needed one after his resurrection. However, in John 2:18-22 Jesus said, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews wanted to know how Jesus could raise the temple up in only three days as the Jewish temple in Jerusalem took 46 years to build. Verse 21 then tells us Jesus was talking about the temple of his body. Verse 22 goes on with then when he (Jesus) was raised from the dead his disciples recalled...and believed. Jesus made it crystal clear that he would rise up again in the temple of his physical body. Later, his physical body was transformed so he could go back to heaven. 1st Corinthians 15:50. Read the whole chapter of 1st Corinthians 15 to find out how important belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus is to Christianity.
A series of emails brought about a change in this article. I desire to be as honest and true to the Hebrew and Greek Biblical texts as possible. It was pointed out to me, the Hebrew and Greek words translated “worship” in the Old and New Testament are sometimes translated by other words which do not mean worship. The question was raised should proskuneo be translated “worship” or “bow down” when it has to do with Jesus? The Hebrew word H7812 shachah according to Strong’s means “to bow down.” The Old Testament has many examples of shachah {bowing down} to 1) God 2) someone in authority over them 3) false gods. 4) as a means of showing respect to someone. Shachah in the KJV is translated worship or bow down or obeisance or reverence. You can study this in more detail at It might be helpful to study this in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament, which Jesus and his apostle frequently quoted. The Greek word G4352 porskyneo means “to kiss the hand toward” or bow before. The bowing may be before 1) God 2) false gods 3) someone in authority or 4) as a means of showing respect to someone. The New Testament has examples of proskyneo to 1) God the Father. 2) Jesus. 3) The antiChrist or idols. 4) An angel. Revelation 19:10 and 22:9. Both times the angel rejected proskuneo and told the person I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus, proskuneo {bow before or worship} God. Acts 19:10. Acts 22:9. 5) A person. In Revelation 3:9 God said he will have those who are really of Satan’s Synagogue proskuneo {bow down or KJV worship} before the Philadelphia Christians. In Matthew 18:26 the desperate servant G4098 pipto {fell down} and G4352 proskyneo “bowed down” or KJV “worshipped” and asked for mercy. In this article verses will be quoted from the KJV. Satan told Jesus, All these things will I give thee, if G4098 pipto {thou wilt fall down} and G4352 proskyneo {worship} me. Matthew 4:9. Jesus replied, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, G4352 proskyneo {Thou shalt worship} the Lord thy God, and him only G3000 latreuo {shalt thou serve}. Matthew 4:10. Clearly, we should not in any way proskyneo {bow down before or worship} Satan! The following verses are from the Old Testament. And the man H6915 qadad {bowed down his head}, and H7812 shachah {worshipped} the LORD. Genesis 24:26. And I H6915 qadad {bowed down my head}, and H7812 shachah {worshipped} the LORD,. Genesis 24:48. Then H6915 qadad {they bowed their heads} and H7812 shachah {worshipped}. Exodus 4:31. And the people h6915 qadad {bowed the head} and H7812 shachah {worshipped}. Exodus 12:27 And Moses made haste, and H6915 qadad {bowed his head} H776 erets {toward the earth}, and H7812 shachah {worshipped}. Exodus 34:8 and he (Balaam) H6915 qadad {bowed down}, and H7812 shachah {his head and fell flat} H639 {on his face}. Numbers 22:31. Genesis 33:3 Jacob H7812 shachah {bowed himself} to the ground seven times before his brother Esau. For H7812 shachah {thou shalt worship} no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God: Exodus 34:14 Numbers 25:2 tells us it is sinful to H7812 shachah {bow down} (to idols) and Joshua 23:16 adds that its bad H5647 abad {to serve} (idols). Judges 7:6 tells us the rest H3766 kara {bowed down} H1290 berek {upon their knees} when they drank water. 1 Samuel 20:41 tells us David H5307 negeb {fell} H639 aph {on his face} H776 erets {to the ground} H7812 shachah {and bowed} three times to his good friend Jonathan. 1 Samuel 24:8 tells us David H6915 qadad {stooped} H639 aph {with his face} h776 erets {to the earth} H7812 shachah {and bowed himself} toward King Saul. 1 Samuel 25:23 tells us Abigail H5307 naphal {fell} on her face and H7812 shachah {bowed} before David. 1 Samuel 28:14 records King Saul qadad {stooped} and shachad {bowed} upon the Witch of Endor describing the deceased prophet Samuel. 1 Kings 1:16, 31 tells us Bathsheba qadad {bowed} shachah {and did obeisance} to king David. 1 Kings 19:18 says 7000 H3766 kara {which have not bowed} H5401 nashaq {which have not kissed him (Baal)}. 2 Kings 4:37 tells us the woman whose son Elisha raised from the dead H5307 naphal {fell} H7272 regel {at his feet} H7812 shachah {and bowed} h776 {herself to the gound}. 1 Chronicles 21:21 says Ornan H7812 shachah {bowed} H1732 David {himself to David} H639 aph {with his face} H776 erets {to the ground}. 1 Chronicles 29:20 tells us they H6915 qadad {bowed down their heads} H7812 shachah {and worshipped} H3068 Yehovah H4428 Melek {and the king}. Note: While King David received respect, he certainly did not receive Godly worship. 2 Chronicles 7:3 says they H3766 kara {bowed} H7812 shachah {and worshipped} H3034 Yadah {and praised} Yehovah. 2 Chronicles 20:18 says they H5307 naphal {fell} before Yehovah H7812 shachah {worshipping} H3068 Yehovah. 2 Chronicles 25:14 tells us Amaziah H7812 shachah {bowed down} H6999 Qatar {and burned incense} before the gods of the children of Seir. 2 Chronicles 29:29 tells us they H3766 {bowed} H7812 shachah {and worshipped} (Yehovah with King Hezekiah)}. Nehemiah 8:6 says they H6915 Qadad {bowed} H7812 shachah {and worshipped}. Ester 3:2 tells us Mordecai would not H3766 kara {bow before} H7812 shachah {nor reverence} Haman. The following verses are from the New Testament. John 5:23 That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Revelation5:12 Note: Here the Bible says Jesus is worthy to receive power, honor and glory. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Revelation 5:13 Note: The Father and Jesus are to receive blessing, honor, glory and power. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four [and] twenty elders fell down and G4352 proskyneo {worshipped him} that liveth for ever and ever. Revelation 5:14 Note: It appears the 24 elders are giving proskyneo to Jesus. Remember, the angel refused proskyneo from the apostle John. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. John 17:5 I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8 …and I will not give my glory unto another. Isaiah 48:11 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and G4098 pipto {fell down} at his feet, and G4352 proskyneo {worshipped} [him]. Acts 10:25. I sincerely doubt Cornelius worshipped Peter. I think Cornelius bowed down to show Peter respect. Cornelius was “[A] devout [man], and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.” Acts 10:2. Peter admonished Cornelius to not proskyneo {bow down before him}. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. Acts 10:26 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and seen, G4090 pipto {I fell down} G4352 proskyneo {to worship} before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Revelation 22:8. Again, I don’t believe the apostle John suddenly decided to proskyneo the angel with the honor, adoration, and respect that is reserved for God the creator. I do think John was bowing down to show the angel respect. However, the angel rejected even that. Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: G4352 proskyneo {worship} God. Revelation 22:9 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God G4352 proskyneo {KJV worship} him. Hebrews 1:6 Time for some reflection. After studing these words in greater detail can you imagine a devoted Hebrew Believer abandoning his faith and worshipping another man like the Apostle Peter or even an Angel? I don’t believe Cornelius worshipped the Apostle Peter. I think he did bow down before him to show him respect. However, even that Peter rightly rejected. Even the angel rejected the Apostle John bowing down before him showing him respect. The angel rejected that type of reverence saying that he also was a servant of those who have the testimony of Jesus, proskyneo {worship} God. Revelation 19:10. Why did Jesus so frequently let people proskyneo {bow down before him}? Matthew 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25;28:9,17. The disciples and the angels didn’t want people to proskyneo {bow down before them} but Jesus had no problem with people bowing down before him. Why? It seems there is one type of H7812 shachah {bowing down} or G4352 proskyneo {bowing down} as a form of respect, and a different type of bowing down, but the same word, to God, the creator who gives us life and everything we have. It is my opinion the angels gave Jesus the proskyneo {bowing down or worship} reserved for God the creator and provider. Hebrews 1:6. However, I cannot prove that. I can show Jesus shared the Father’s glory. John 17:5. Jesus should be honored even as Father is honored. John 5:23. Jesus is worthy to receive power, strength, honor, glory, and blessing. Revelation 5:12. Jesus allowed Thomas to identify him as “the God of me.” John 20:28. Only Jehovah is to be our God. I think Jesus was given the proskyneo reserved for God by people, but probably not till after his resurrection when it became clear just who Jesus was. However, while I believe Jesus was worshipped or bowed down to and reverenced as God, creator and provider, I cannot prove it. Before, even after Jesus calmed the storm, the wind and the waves the disciples wondered who Jesus was that even the winds and the waves obeyed him. After his resurrection, when Jesus appeared to him in flesh, Thomas told Jesus you are the Lord of me, you are the God of me. That was either a statement of fact and worship or blasphemy. If Jesus was not God, He should have immediately corrected Thomas. But He didn’t. Jesus accepted Thomas’s statement. Only Jehovah is to be our God! Exodus 34:14.

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