Who Does He Think He Is? God? [Video]
Jesus makes an extraordinary statement in the Gospel of John, 14:9. He says, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” I remember reading that and thinking, “Who does He think He is? God?”
Go back to John 10:33. Here we observe a stunning and frightening scene. The Jewish leaders are preparing to stone him to death. Why? Because they considered him a blasphemer. They said, “Because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”
Who did he think he was? God?
He didn’t backpedal. He didn’t deny their accusation. He put himself in the position to be interpreted as claiming to be God, and He did not seek to correct that perception.
Take a look at another interaction that took place in John 5:18, “For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”
Equal to God!
This is why John begins his gospel with this very point: Jesus was God.
How so? In John 1:1 we read, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.”
The phrase “the word was God” refers to Jesus which he indirectly states in John 1:14, “And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory.” Of course, he directly states it in John 1:17, “Jesus Christ.”
John intended for us to read the beginning of his gospel this way: In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.
Catch it? Jesus was God!
The Apostle Paul tells the same in Colossians 2:9, “The fullness of Deity dwelt in him in bodily form.”
Why is all this relevant?
Watch this video and discover the answer:
This Christmas season we are reminded of the Bible’s testimony: God became man and dwelt among us, being with us.
I trust that you will intellectually think through your faith and choose to trust Christ’s testimony as set forth by John.
The heart can't accept what the mind rejects.
What do you believe?
When you ask, “Who does He think He is? God?” I pray that the answer in your heart and mind will be, “Yes, and so do I.”