Jesus Said He Is God: John 13

In John 13, during the Passover, the disciples were gathered around Jesus when He spoke to them about His divinity. And for you to understand this for yourself, let us open up the Bible and read. It is written, “verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.” (John 13:16-20) Here Jesus said that His disciples, of whom are His servants are not greater than Him, who is Lord of all. He also spoke this that they would believe that He is God. Even people that are sent out in the faith it is Jesus who sends them. People who receive these people also receive Jesus our Lord. And to that effect, people who receive Jesus also receive those who He sends out in the world. This world we live in is very dark, but thankfully the Lord, our God is still sending people out in all nations to declare the good news of the gospel. This brings His glorious light into the world, which this world is in desperate need of.

It is also written, “therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.” (John 13:31,32) Jesus spoke of Himself as the Son of Man and how He is glorified. Even does His Father glorify in His Son. This is very important for in Daniel 7 it reads, “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13,14) As was declared, Jesus is the Son of Man. Even the same God of whom was given an everlasting dominion, glory, and a kingdom which shall not be destroyed. His power is over heaven and the earth. Every person is called to serve Him. In Him, we give glory and praise. Here we have the Father giving this power to His Son. And with the Holy Spirit, we have three persons in one God. We love Jesus, for we love the Father when we do so. This same love comes out of us and into every person we meet. Now, can’t you better understand that Jesus is God? He is our Lord God and Savior. Amen.

Let us pray:
Lord God, I lift You up in praise! You deserve the glory and all the honor. I am only Your willing servant and I thank You for this day and forever. I ask that You lead me to the lost. Even people who don’t know You now but are ready to receive You. The people of whom You have prepared from the foundation of the world, but have not yet encountered a good Christian to talk to yet. A person of whom they can confide in for answers, of which You are able to speak through us and into their lives. Lord, we need more people who are not afraid of what the world thinks about us. People who will proclaim the name of Jesus no matter what the cost. All I know, God, is that when I preach the good news of the gospel I am very happy. Even the times I can pray for a person who is in need, my soul is lifted up in gladness. I love it when people’s hearts are turned to You. Evangelism has not been easy over these years, for many people have come and persecuted me and others. Even to the point of being beat up, has this happened to me, but I am still not afraid. It is You, God, that gives me the boldness to speak out. Your confidence is in me now, and I will continue to rise up and tell people about You, that more people will be saved. Lord, the harvest is ripe, but only a few laborers are found. So please send them out in my area and in all the world. We need to reach these people before it is too late. I love You, Jesus. I give You praise and great glory. You are my King and I worship You. Amen.

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