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and lighting upon him. And, lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.-Vide Matt. iii. 11 to 17. Mark i. 7 to 11. Luke iii. 16 to 22.
PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS OF HIS DIVINITY.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign, Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel, (which is, God with us.) Is. vii. 14.-See Luke i. 37.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah ix. 6.-See also xliv. 6; liv. 5.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah xl. 3.
Behold, the Lord God will come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah xl. 10, 11.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous branch, and a
king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute justice and judgement in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely and this is his name, whereby he shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness. Jerem. xxiii. 5, 6.-See also xxxiii. 15, 16. Zech. iii. 8; vi. 12, 13.
HIS OWN TESTIMONY CONCERNING HIS DIVI
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he had not only broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. Then answered Jesus, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do for whatsoever things he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man ; but hath committed all judgement to the Son: that all men should honour the Son even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father. John v. 17, 18, 19; 21, 22, 23. I and my Father are one. John x. 30.
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not
me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him. John x. 37, 38.
He that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. John xii. 45.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? Believe me I am in the Father, and the Father in John xiv. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
If a man love me he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John xiv. 23.—He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, That he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you. John xvi. 14, 15.
And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are..
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. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. John xvii. 10, 11;
TESTIMONY OF THE APOSTLES CONCERNING HIS DIVINITY.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John i. 1.-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 i. 14.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God. John xx. 28.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: wherefore God also hath exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. ii. 5, 6; 9, 10, 11.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature: for by him were
all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible. Col. i. 15, 16.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Col. ii. 9.
And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached nnto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Tim. iii. 16.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Of the angels he saith, "Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire." But unto the Son he saith, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." Heb. i. 3, 4; 7, 8.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us. 1 John iii. 16.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Acts ii. 36.