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Who the Bible says Jesus is Part II.

Here I’m using Revelation chapter one as the base. These are the words of Jesus. We’ll compare New Testament scriptures with Old Testament scriptures. The Bible interprets itself. This is getting deeper into the scriptures. If you can’t read all this in one sitting, I have Part II here in two parts.

Jesus said he’s, the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End:

Rev. 1: 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

Rev. 2 8 “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.

Rev. 22: 12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

It’s obvious, these scriptures are referring to Jesus. Jesus is the Living One; he was dead, and now is alive for ever and ever. Jesus died on the cross and 3 days later rose from the dead. We see Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet. It’s like we would say in English, he’s everything from A to Z.

What was Jesus referring to when he said he was the First and the Last? To get more insight into what Jesus meant, all we need to do is go to the Old Testament. Remember, the Bible will interpret itself.

Take a look at Old Testament scriptures that refer to the First and the Last. And that there is only one God.

As I mentioned in Part I, in the Old Testament when you read the English translation, “the LORD”, it is the Hebrew word Yahweh, Strongs Hebrew H3068, yehôvâh yeh-ho-vaw'. From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: - Jehovah, means the Lord. Jehovah is the English word for the Hebrew yehôvâh. There’s no J in Hebrew. Jehovah = 'the existing One' the proper name of the one true God. … That is the Jewish, Old Testament name.

Isa. 41:4 Who has done this and carried it through,
   calling forth the generations from the beginning?
I, the LORD
—with the first of them
   and with the last—I am he.”

Isa. 43: 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
   “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
   and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
   nor will there be one after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD,
   and apart from me there is no savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
   I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.
13 Yes, and from ancient days I am he.

The Hebrew word translated here, God, is 'êl ale – Strongs H410, means, strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): - God.

When you see god with a little g, it is referring to anything that is thought to be a god. Like an angel. People often thought of angels as gods. This would include fallen angels. So, verse 10 would be saying that the LORD, Jehovah, is before all angels. This would also be saying that no angel is ‘a god’. No angel or human will become a god or a God.

Isa. 45: 21 Declare what is to be, present it— let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.

With Isaiah 45 verse 21, there is no God apart from me, God is Strongs H430, 'ĕlôhı̂ym el-o-heem'. With, a righteous God, God is 'êl  ale – Strongs H410.

Isa. 44:6“This is what the LORD says—
   Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD
 Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
   apart from me there is no God.

Here in Isaiah 44 verse 6, God, is Hebrew, Strongs H430, 'ĕlôhı̂ym el-o-heem' Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God;

Hebrew Strongs H433. 'ĕlôahh 'ĕlôahh el-o'-ah, el-o'-ah (The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H410; a deity or the deity: - God,

Isaiah 43 verse 10 – 13, Strongs H410, God, is 'êl ale – especially the Almighty. Isaiah 44 verse 6 and 45 verse 21, Strongs H430, God, el-o-heem', plural, meaning, in the plural thus, of the supreme God; Apart from me there is no God. Therefore, there is only one God. But God is el-o-heem', plural, thus more than one God. I think you know what this is meaning. Keep reading.

Isa. 48: 12“Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called:
I am he; I am the first and I am the last.

13My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,
   and my right hand spread out the heavens;
when I summon them, they all stand up together.

Concerning the LORD, Jehovah, remember, the LORD is Jehovah, we just read from Isaiah 44 verse 6, apart from me there is no God, Isaiah 45 verse 21, there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. Isaiah 43 verse 11, apart from me there is no savior, and verse 10, Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. Isaiah 48 verse 12, I am he; I am the first and I am the last. We see that Jehovah is our savior and redeemer, the Lord God Almighty, the First and the Last. Well, we just read Jesus saying he is the First and the Last. We’re told that Jesus is our savior and has redeemed us. With Revelation 1 verse 5 we read he has freed us from our sins by his blood. Revelation 5 verse 9 says, For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood. NKJV.

 

We see that the New Testament descriptions of Jesus is the same as the Old Testament scriptures descriptions of Jehovah, of God.

Compare Isaiah 43 verse 12 with scriptures that tell us Jesus has revealed and saved and proclaimed. Compare these scriptures from Isaiah telling us that the LORD, Jehovah, is our savior and redeemer with scriptures from the New Testament that tell us Jesus is our savior and has redeemed us.

Isaiah 43 says, 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
   I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.

John 2:11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.

Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Matthew 11: 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

Acts 4: 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Titus 2: 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Galatians 3: 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

2 Timothy 1: 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

Compare 2 Timothy 1 verse 10, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality with what Jesus said with Revelation 1 verse 18, I hold the keys of death and Hades.

Jesus gives rewards: Let’s keep comparing Jesus and Jehovah.

Compare what Jesus said about himself to what we read of the LORD, Jehovah. Jesus gives rewards and searches the heart and examines the mind.

Eph. 6: 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do,

Mt. 16: 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 17:3 Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me,

Jer. 17:10 “I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind,

to reward each person according to their conduct,
   according to what their deeds deserve.”

 

Jer. 20:12 LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous
   and probe the heart and mind,

 

Isa. 40:10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.

 

Mathew 24: 30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

 

Rev. 22: 12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.

 

Rev. 2: 23 …. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

We just read in Part I from John, Paul and the book of Hebrews that Jesus created the heavens and the earth. Jesus laid the foundations of the earth. And we just read from 2 Timothy 1 verse 9 that Jesus is before the beginning of time. From all these scriptures we have just read, the LORD, Jehovah, is referring to Jesus. Jesus is Jehovah. Comparing scripture with scripture, that’s what the scriptures are saying. That’s what the context of the scriptures are saying.

We’ve read there is only one God. Remember above, Strongs Hebrew H410, God, 'êl, especially the Almighty. But Strongs H430, God, el-o-heem', is plural, meaning, in the plural of the supreme God; .. The meaning is the supreme Almighty God, in the plural, only one God, but God, el-o-heem', plural. Well, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Mt. 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Isaiah’s vision:

There’s more. Let’s compare what Isaiah saw to what John saw.

Isaiah 6: 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 

Here, Lord, Hebrew Strongs H136, 'ădônây ad-o-noy' An emphatic form of H113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only): - (my) Lord.

2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
   the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. 5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” .. 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

With verse 5 Isaiah said he saw the King, the LORD Almighty. Look at what we're told of Jesus with Revelation 19 verse 16, On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS.

Verse 3 and 5, LORD Almighty, Hebrew Strongs H3068, yehôvâh yeh-ho-vaw' From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: - Jehovah, the Lord. .. We see with verse 1 and 8 that the word Lord used is, Lord, Hebrew Strongs H136, 'ădônây ad-o-noy' An emphatic form of H113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only): - (my) Lord. With verse 3 and 5 the word used is, yehôvâh yeh-ho-vaw', Jewish national name of God, with verse 1 and 8 the word used is, 'ădônây ad-o-noy', a proper name of God only. We see here there are two names of God. Two separate words, two separate names used for the One God. What most overlook, with verse 8 it says, who will go for ‘us’. Here again, we see the Father and the Son. Yet, there is only One God. We see this also with,

Psalm 110: 1 The LORD says to my Lord:

“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

5 The Lord is at your right hand;
   he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth

Hebrews with chapter one was referring back to verse one. Verses 5 and 6 is what we are told Jesus is going to do with his 2nd coming. Here Lord sounds like it is referring to the Son, to Jesus, and LORD, Jehovah, is referring to the Father. But we’ve been seeing that the descriptions of Jesus have been the same as those of Jehovah. Here again, we see the Father and the Son. Yet, there is only One God.

John 10:30 I and the Father are one.

1 John 5: 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

Let’s keep comparing.

Isaiah 6: 9 He said, “Go and tell this people:

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”

Compare verse 9 & 10 with what we are told from John chapter 12 verse 40 & 41. We’re told Isaiah saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about Jesus.

John 12: 37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:

“Lord, who has believed our message
   and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:

40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
   nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.”

41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

Compare Isa. 6: 2 & 3 with Rev. 4: 6-11. Isaiah didn’t say how many seraphim, each with six wings there were. Isaiah and John saw the same thing. Isaiah said, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; John with Rev. 4 verse 2 said, 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.

Isa. 6: 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;

the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Rev. 4: 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, “who was, and is, and is to come.”

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

We’ve just read that Jesus is the one who lives for ever and ever, who was, and is, and is to come and that Jesus created all things. From the comparison, Isaiah and John were seeing the same seraphim, the same living creatures. In both cases they were saying, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty. We see the 24 elders call Jesus their Lord and God. All throughout the Bible we see the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Keep reading, we’re going to get to the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel's vision:

Look at Ezekiel’s description and compare it to Isaiah’s and John’s in Revelation. Ezekiel said he saw and heard the LORD. John said he saw and heard Jesus. We see that Isaiah, Ezekiel and John saw the same Throne and living creatures. They all three saw Jesus. We just read what John said, chapter 12 verse 41, Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

Ez. 1: 1In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

2 On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin— 3 the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the LORD was on him. 4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal,

5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings. 7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings, 9 and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.

10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body.

Rev. 4: 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings.

Daniel’s vision:

Look at John’s description of Jesus in the first chapter of Revelation and compare it with Daniel’s in chapter 7 of the Ancient of Days.

Rev.1: 12I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man," dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.

14His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

Dan. 7: 9 "As I looked,    
"thrones were set in place,         
and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow;       
the hair of his head was white like wool.        
His throne was flaming with fire,         
and its wheels were all ablaze.

10 A river of fire was flowing,
   coming out from before him.

Remember, we just read from Isaiah chapter 43 and Micah chapter 5,

Isa. 43: 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
   “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
   and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
   nor will there be one after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD,
   and apart from me there is no savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
   I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.

13 Yes, and from ancient days I am he.

Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose (origins are from of old, from ancient times).”

 

John 12: 44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me

I’ll say it again, from what we are reading from the scriptures, Jesus is Jehovah, Jesus is from the, ancient days, from ancient times. But we see that there is the Father and the Son.

Take a look at this.

Daniel 7: 9 “As I looked, “thrones were set in place,
   and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow;
   the hair of his head was white like wool.

From John we see this is a description of Jesus. John saw his clothes and hair was as white as snow. Here Jesus is being referred to as the Ancient of Days. We’ve already seen from the scriptures Jesus is Jehovah. But look at what we read from verses 13 and 14.

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. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

Here we see the son of man approaching the Ancient of Days. We know Jesus is referred to as the son of man. We see from the scriptures that all of these other descriptions are of Jesus. We’ve seen that Jesus is Jehovah. Comparing John’s description of Jesus with verse 9, Jesus is the Ancient of Days. But with verse 13 we see Jesus, the son of man approaching the Ancient of Days. Here again, we see the Father and the Son. Yet, there is only One God. John 10:30 I and the Father are one. 1 John 5: 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

We see that God exists in, has revealed himself in the persons of, the Father, and the Son. That’s the only explanation that makes sense from what we are reading from all the scriptures. Here in Revelation, we’re going to see God the Holy Spirit.

Part II.

The Holy Spirit:

Now, let’s read what John starts Revelation chapter one with. We’re going to see the Holy Spirit.

Rev. 1: 4 John,

To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
   and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
 
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

We know Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Jesus loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood. Compare Revelation 1 verse 7 and 8, Revelation 22 verse 12 and 13, and Matthew 24 verse 30.

Rev. 22: 12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Mt. 24: 30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Jesus is, who was, He was here as the Messiah, the suffering servant. Jesus is, who is, Jesus is now at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus is, who is to come. At his 2nd coming, he is coming with the clouds, and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”

Chapter one verse 8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Here sounds like it is referring to God the Father, but we just read with Revelation chapter 22 verse 13 Jesus said, all this was Jesus speaking, 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Jesus referred to himself as the Lord God, the Almighty, “who is, and who was, and who is to come. Now look closer at how this started in chapter one verse 4 and 5, Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ. Verse 5 says, and from Jesus Christ.

We see here that grace and peace is from the Father and the Son, and from the seven spirits. But with chapter 22 verse 13 Jesus said, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End and chapter one verse 8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Again, Jesus referred to himself as the Lord God, the Almighty. Don’t forget what we read Jesus told Philip and the disciples from John 14 verses 7-9. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Also, John 12: 44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me.

Read what Thomas said to Jesus when Jesus appeared to them after his resurrection.

John 20: 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Again, it appears that when Jesus said, John 10 verse 30, I and the Father are one, he meant more than He and the Father are one in agreement. But we’ve been seeing there is the Father and the Son. As I said above, we can’t begin to explain and understand this. But Jesus said it.

The Seven spirits:

The seven spirits of God before his throne is a reference to the Holy Spirit, the total, complete, fullness of the Holy Spirit. Rev. 3:1, 4:5, 5:6, Zech. 4. This fullness is in Jesus. Colossians 2, 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) lives in bodily form. Colossians 1: 19For God (the Father) was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.

Isa. 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—

The Spirit of truth, John 14:17, 15:26, 16:13, 1 John 4:6.

The Spirit of holiness, Romans 1:4.

The Spirit of wisdom and revelation, Ephesians 1:17.

The Spirit of grace. Hebrews 10:29.

The Spirit of glory. 1 Peter 4:14.

The Spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10.

Rev. 3:1 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write:

These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.

Rev. 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.

Rev. 5: 6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Here we see two different descriptions of the seven spirits of God. We know the Lamb is Jesus. We see a symbolic reference to Jesus in having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God. The Holy Spirit comes from Jesus and God the Father. John 15: 26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

The number seven is used repeatedly in the Bible to indicate completeness or perfection. From the Biblical perspective, the number 7 is the number for God. The seven horns represent Jesus’ complete, total authority and kingship. The seven eyes represent his all-seeing. Here we see the seven eyes are the seven spirits of God, the complete perfect Spirit of God. We see the seven spirits, which have seven eyes, are sent out into all the earth. ‘The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth’. We see Jesus has complete total power and control over all the earth. We see Jesus’ Omnipresence. We see his Omniscience. The seven eyes are the seven spirits of God. The seven eyes represent the Holy Spirit of God.

Zech. 4: 10 “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?

Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

In chapter 4 we see the Holy Spirit described as seven lamps. The Seven Spirits of the seven lamps before His throne identifies the Holy Spirit of the New Covenant, the Church age. Thus, the Seven Spirits of the seven lamps would mean the perfect, complete Spirit, the fullness of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit:

 

We see the Holy Spirit is described as a person, not an active force or energy. Here are just a few scriptures that refer to the Holy Spirit of God as he, his, who, whom, grieved, speaking, teaching, hearing, being our advocate, or comforter, helper or counselor, having fellowship with him. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts. We see he was involved with creation, gave us life. We’re told that no one knows the thoughts of God except the Holy Spirit of God. Thus, he is co-equal with the Father and the Son. We’re also told the Holy Spirit knows the future, what is yet to come. All these are descriptions of a person, not some kind of energy or active force.

Isaiah 63:10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.

Eph. 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

2 Sam. 23:2 “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.

Ezekiel 11:5 Then the Spirit of the LORD came on me, and he told me to say: “This is what the LORD says:

Mark 13:11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

Luke 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 15:26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

John 16: 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove (confict) the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. .. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you (what is yet to come). 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Some translations Advocate – Comforter, Helper or Counselor.

1 Cor. 12: 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. … 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Acts 1:16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, 

Acts 28:25 They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet:

Heb. 3:7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts

Heb. 10:15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:

Rom. 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

1 Cor. 2:11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Compare Job 33 verse 4 with Genisis 1 and 2.

Gen. 1: 26  Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,

Gen. 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

By the way, the Hebrew word for Spirit is rûach roo'-akh Strongs H7307 From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; Strongs H7306 A primitive root; properly to blow, that is, breathe;

Now look at this, Acts 2: 1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound (like) the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. … 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 2: 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. .. The Holy Spirit of the New Covenant. John 15:26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—

The Trinity:

With Revelation 1 verse 4 and 5 we see the Trinity, that grace and peace is from God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Now, since the day of Pentecost, we have the fullness of God the Father and God the Son in the Holy Spirit.

2 Cor. 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

We see with Genisis 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. God, Hebrew 'ĕlôhı̂ym el-o-heem' Strongs H430, Plural of H433; specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; H433 the deity: - God

Now look at this, Gen. 1: 26 Then God said, ('ĕlôhı̂ym el-o-heem') “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, … Let us, in our. Plural. The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. With Gen. 1 verse 2 we see the Holy Spirit. ‘And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters’. The Holy Spirit was involved with creation. Gen. 2:7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. John 15:26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father— Acts 2: 1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. … 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 2: 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, NIV

Colossians 2: 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. KJV

The Name of God:

Look at what Jesus told the disciples just before he ascended back to the Father.

Mt. 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Look at how the disciples baptized.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,

in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Acts19:5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Jesus said,

John 14: 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

John 16: 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. .. 26 In that day you will ask in my name.

Now, the name, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, is Jesus, in Hebrew, Yeshua. If you were baptized and in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit was said, that’s fine. It’s the same as saying in the name of Jesus.

John 17: 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me

Mt. 1: 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Philippians 2: 9 Therefore God (the Father) exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Hebrews 1: 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Rev. 19:13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

This may be why Jesus, when addressing the Pharisees, in referring back to when Moses asked God his name to tell the people, Jesus referred to him telling Moses to tell them, I AM sent you. John 8: 58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”.

1 John 5: 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

As I said above, we see that the Son, Jesus, existed in heaven with God the Father before he was conceived into the human body of the virgin Mary. We see in Colossians 1 verse 15 that Paul said that Jesus was the first born of all creation, not the first created, nor created. Jesus was born out of God the Father in the beginning. Jesus was born from the center of the being of God the Father. He is before all things. So he can’t be an angel. We’ve seen that the Son was in God the Father. He existed with the Father from the beginning. He was with the Father in eternality past. The Son is eternal with the Father. All the scriptures from the Old as well as from the New Testament say that Jesus created everything, heaven as well. You see that God the Father created everything through Jesus. We see from the scriptures that Jesus is God, that the disciples called him their Lord and God.

We see Jesus is not ‘a’ god, he is God, the only begotten Son of God the Father. Jesus is ‘the Lord’, ‘Sovereign Lord’, Jesus is Jehovah of the Old Testament.

Matthew 1: 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" —which means, "God with us."

The Bible from the New Testament as well as from the Old Testament tells us of the Trinity of God. As I said above, can’t begin to explain or understand this. We are told that there is only one God and he exists in, has revealed himself in the persons of, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One God but three persons. We see this right from the beginning with Genesis chapter one. God is, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the doctrine of the Trinity. Because you can’t understand this doesn’t mean it isn’t true. We know we have a body, but we are told we are a soul and spirit. Do you understand this. Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

So, yes, the Bible tells us that Jesus is divine. Jesus said he was God.

It should be clear that there wouldn’t be anyone else to come as the Messiah or a prophet or messenger from God since Jesus was here, since Jesus is not only the only begotten Son of God, he is God. Since the creator of the universe himself came to earth, becoming God in a human body, his word would be the final word; there would be no need for another. We have his word as given to the Apostles in the New Testament of the Holy Bible as well as from the Old Testament writers that was confirmed by Jesus and the New Testament writers. There is no need for any new revelation. We have all we need; all that God wanted us to have in the Bible. While there may be prophecies, if it is a word from God, it will not contradict what we are told in the Bible. Any revelation we might receive will not contradict what we are told in the Bible. Any revelation we receive is our understanding of what was always there in the Bible. It’s the eyes of our understanding that has been opened. We are told in Daniel chapter 12 that in the last days knowledge will increase. The Bible is the Word of God.

 

Since Jesus, the creator, there would be no other way for salvation, no other way for us to get into heaven, to have eternal life. There would be only one Truth. John 1 verse 17, truth came through Jesus Christ. There would be no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Now, in English it’s Jesus. Acts 4: 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Jn. 14: 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Titus 2:13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

2 Cor. 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus.

This same Jesus promised he is coming back to earth to rule and reign. He also said there is coming a time of judgment on those that have rejected him as the way, the truth and the life. He also promised that he will return to remove those that are in him before this time of judgment, to come a take them back to the Fathers house. John 14:1-3.

There is so much in the world lining up and falling into place with Bible Prophecy now like no other time in history. For the first time prophecies are beginning to come together at the same time. It certainly looks like we are in the season of the Lord’s return for his faithful followers. If you’re interested in learning more about the Rapture and End Time Prophecies check out the Bible Lessons. Or get the book. It’s now in e-book form.

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