How do we know the Lord Jesus is Jehovah?
The reason why this is an important question is because the word for Jehovah in the Old Testament is usually translated Lord and refers to the Lord God. It is argued that our Lord Jesus is not Jehovah and therefore not the Lord God which is a denial of both His deity and the doctrine of the trinity. It is argued that our Lord is a god, just as we all can become gods, but not as the Lord God. This ignores some very basic Scriptures beginning with the Old Testament prophecy found in Isaiah 40:3, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” There is no argument that this verse is in reference to Jehovah God. All 4 of the Gospels refer to this verse as being fulfilled at the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ (see Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:1-3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23) and the ministry of John the Baptist. In the Revelation 1:8 we read of Jehovah God, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord (Jehovah), who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” and again in Revelation 21:5-7 we read of the Alpha and the Omega as the Lord God (Jehovah). There is no problem at this point saying that the person being referred to is the Lord God (Jehovah). But then we also read, “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, ‘Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” (Rev. 1:17-18). At what time did God die and then become alive again. The only possible answer is that our Lord Jesus is Jehovah God, for He is the one who died and rose again and lives to return to this earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
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