Comparing Isaiah 44 with the words and acts of Jesus. Comparing Psalm 110:1 with Isaiah 44.
No Other God
Isaiah 44:6-8 “Thus says the Lord Yᵊhōvâ, 1) the King of Israel, 2) Redeemer, 3) the Lord of hosts: 4) ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
And who can 5) proclaim (tell the future) as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them.
Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it?
You are My witnesses.
Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’ ”
Who is 1) the King of Israel?
Isaiah 44:6a “Thus says Yᵊhōvâ, the King of Israel,
John 12:13 (the crowds) took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him (Jesus/Yeshua), and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!” John 12:15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”
Conclusion: Yᵊhōvâ is the King of Israel. In the New Testament Jesus Yeshua is the King of Israel. The sign above the cross declared Him “King of the Jews” in three languages. The sign was not a proclamation of His crimes because He was found NOT guilty. It was a proclamation throughout all generations of His identity.
CONCLUSION: Jesus is the King of Israel Yᵊhōvâ
2) Who is the Redeemer?
Isaiah 44:6b “Thus says Yᵊhōvâ, Redeemer:
A Redeemer is a “Kinsman Redeemer”
Jesus Yeshua fills every role required to be a Kinsman Redeemer which is one of the reasons it was necessary for Him to become a man in the flesh so that He could be His creations “Redeemer”.
Jesus is the Relative who provides Redemption Revenge Restitution and Restoration. See: Topic: Jesus as the Kinsman Redeemer
CONCLUSION: Jesus is the Redeemer Yᵊhōvâ
3) Who is the Lord of Hosts?
Isaiah 44:6b “Thus says Yᵊhōvâ, the Lord of hosts (all creation):
- Ephesians 3:9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;
- Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
- John 1:1-5,10-11,14 The Eternal Word 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overcome) it… 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own (things,domain,people) , and His own (people) did not receive Him… 14 And the Word became 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.
- Hebrews 1:2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
- Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
CONCLUSION: Jesus is the Creator, the Lord of Hosts Yᵊhōvâ
4) Who is The First and the Last?
Isaiah 44:6b “Thus says the Lord Yᵊhōvâ ‘I am the First, (afortime), and I am the Last, (after time);
- Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
- Rev 1:11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,”
- Rev 1:17 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.
- Rev 2:8 ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
- Rev 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
CONCLUSION: Jesus is the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End Yᵊhōvâ
5) Who is He who can proclaim (tell the future)?
And who can proclaim (tell the future) as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them.
Jesus foretold a) Destruction of the temple Matt 24 b) End times Matt 24 c) Every detail of His arrest, crucifixion, death, and resurrection.
CONCLUSION: Jesus is He who proclaims the future, because He is the Beginning and the End Yᵊhōvâ
Isaiah 44:6c “Thus says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) ‘Besides Me there is no God (‘ĕlōhîm)’.
Without Yehova (singular), there would be no plural elohim (Godhead:Trinity).
- Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful h6382 pele’ (miracle), Counselor h3289 yāʿaṣ (wise advise), Mighty God h410 El (God) , Everlasting Father h1 ‘āḇ (founder of a household), Prince h8269 śar (absolute authority) of Peace.
- John 14:9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
- Elohim is the God of Genesis 1:1 when the heavens and the earth were created. Elohim is plural indicating a “Godhead” a “Trinity”.
CONCLUSION: JESUS as Yᵊhōvâ is part of the Godhead ĕlōhîm.
Isaiah 44:7a And who can proclaim as I (Yᵊhōvâ) do ?
Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me,
Since I appointed the ancient people (everlasting people of old).
- Job 40:1 Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said: 2 “Shall the one who contends with the Almighty (šaday Shaddai, the Almighty (of God) ) correct Him? He who rebukes God ‘ĕlôha (singular), let him answer it.”
See Hebrew/Greek meanings of Elohim/Eloha/El
- John 8:45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
- Acts 13:41 ‘Behold, you despisers, Marvel and perish! For I work a work in your days, A work which you will by no means believe, Though one were to declare it to you.’ ”
Isaiah 44:7b And the things that are coming and shall come (in the future), Let them show these to them.
8 Do not fear, nor be afraid;
Have I not told you from that time, and declared it?
You are My witnesses.
- Jesus a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection
Mark 10:32 Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: 33 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; 34 and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”
- Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
Matthew 24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
- Jesus Predicts the Abomination of Desolation
Matthew 24:15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
- Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
Matthew 24:20 When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. 21 Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”
CONCLUSION: JESUS Yᵊhōvâ PREDICTS THE THING WHICH ARE TO COME
Is there a God ‘ĕlôha besides Me?
Indeed there is no other Rock (ṣûr); I know not one.’ ”
Note: Yehova is calling Himself ‘ĕlôha (from ‘ēl H410). Therefore; Yehova and ‘ĕlôha are the same.
- Gen 33:20 Then he erected an altar there and called it El Elohe Israel: ‘ēl ‘ĕlōhîm yiśrā’ēl.
Who is the “Rock of Israel”?
- Exodus 17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the Rock (ṣûr) in Horeb; and you shall strike the Rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
- 1 Corinthians 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.
- 1 Samuel 2:2 “No one is holy like the Lord Yᵊhōvâ, For there is none beside You, Nor is there any Rock! like our God ‘ĕlōhîm.
- Yᵊhōvâ, the Rock, and ‘ĕlōhîm. are the same.
- 2 Samuel 22:47 “The Lord Yᵊhōvâ lives! Blessed be my Rock! (reference to diety) Let God ‘ĕlōhîm be exalted, The Rock of my Salvation (salvation Literally is the word Yeshua in Hebrew. In Greek it is Jesus)!
- Rock, ‘ĕlōhîm, and Yeshua are the same. Yeshua is the original Hebrew for the Greek name Jesus.
- Matthew 7:24 Build on the Rock – “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
- Isaiah 8:14 He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a Rock (ṣûr) of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
- Romans 9:33 As it is written: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him (Jesus) will not be put to shame.”
CONCLUSION: Jesus (Yeshua), Yᵊhōvâ, ‘ĕlôha, El, Elohe, Elohim are the same.
Salvation literally means Yeshua (in Hebrew) (pronounced yesh-oo’-aw)
or Jesus (in Greek)
Psalm 110:1 the LORD Yᵊhōvâ said to my Lord ‘āḏôn.
In Psalm 110 Yᵊhōvâ is the Father and ‘āḏôn is the Son.
Notice that Jehovah (Yᵊhōvâ) is speaking to Adona āḏôn (a singular form of Adonai). As was mentioned earlier, when the word ‘Lord’ is used for God it is usually written in the plural form (Adonai), which is in harmony with the historic Christian doctrine of God’s Tri-une nature (Trinity). In this verse Psalm 110:1 Jehovah Yᵊhōvâ is speaking to a specific Person within the Trinity, so he uses the singular word for Lord. God is in fact speaking to God, or to state it from the perspective of the Apostle Peter’s sermon in Acts 2:32-36, the Father is speaking to His pre-incarnate Son, Jesus Christ.”
CONCLUSION: Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus.
God, in all parts of the Trinity, is God.