Jesus did not give us any reason to be able to say He was simply a prophet

Embrace His Life on Earth
His Divinity – Part 1

Scripture Reading: John 14:9-14

Key Verse: John 14:10

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

One of Jesus’ disciples, Philip, asked Jesus to show him the Father.  Jesus’ answer cleared up any confusion on who Jesus was—in nature: “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?”  Jesus did not give us any reason to be able to say: “He was simply a prophet.”  He stood firm on the facts of His divine nature.  As someone said many years ago: Jesus was either the Son of God, or He was a lunatic.

            Our world is full of religious faiths that don’t follow Jesus.  They all have their spiritual founders that created a following.  However, as you research these other prophets or spiritual teachers, you will find this one thing in common: none of them claimed to be God.  They claimed special revelations and special relationships with God, but only Jesus claimed to be God.

            To embrace Jesus’ life on earth, we must embrace His divine nature.  He was all human and all God as He walked on earth.  Jesus, while on earth, determined to limit His divine power in order to truly experience the human nature.  That choice did not take anything away from the fact that He was God.  For example, the President of the United States might choose not to bring his full powers to a situation, but that wouldn’t make him any less the president.  Jesus proclaimed: “See me and you see the Father.”

Father, I embrace you and Jesus as my God.  I praise you for allowing Jesus to walk among us and show us the way to live.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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