Jesus’ words revealing His deity:
1. “Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM’” (John 8:54-58).
2. “Jesus cried out and said: ’He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees Him who sent Me’” (John 12:45).
3. Jesus said: “’He who has seen Me has seen the Father’” (John 14:9)
Jesus, the Exact Representation of God’s Nature
“. . . His Son . . . [is] . . . the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3).
The Lord Jesus is beyond words.
The same is of course true for the Father. His glory is so powerful and strong, no man can see Him and live (Exodus 33:20). He told Moses that he, Moses, could not see His face, for no man can see Him and live.
God set up the perfect plan.
He sent His only Son to the earth to save and redeem mankind. He sent Jesus to offer life to the world.
Then, He sent the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ.
Every person in the world can have a full relationship with God through His Son.
What a wonderful, perfect, glorious plan!
Jesus: the Exact Representation of God’s Nature
Again, when we try to “express” or “explain” Jesus Christ, there are no words to express Him fully, neither His Person nor His glory.
Jesus is an eternal revelation, just as the Father is an eternal revelation.
The New Testament letters are an attempt to “summarize” or “explain” Jesus Christ, our most holy faith, and much more.
A great concise summary is found in Hebrews 1:3.
Notice that there are two parts to the short “explanation: or “summary” of Jesus:
1. The brightness of God’s glory
2. The express image of God’s person
Therefore, there is the glory of Jesus. And there is His Person.
The glory of Jesus Christ is inexpressible.
The Person of Jesus Christ is inexpressible.
Jesus, the Son of God
He is the Son of God.
God so loved the world He gave His Son, that whoever believes in Him shall find eternal life.
Jesus spoke and taught very clearly about His Father and their relationship.
He will forever be the Son of God.
The Father even spoke from heaven, twice, audibly saying, “This is My Beloved Son.”
Amen, and amen.