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God was his Father, making himself equal with God John 5:18

Therefore, the Jews sought more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God John 5:18
you have to discover who Jesus really is in order to be able to be with Him. Jesus is Adonai; He’s the Lord God! The very thought of this blows my mind. No wonder the Jews had difficulty accepting the facts about Him. They accused Him of making Himself equal with God because He said God was His Father according to the passage above.
They knew that when someone says, “God is my Father,” it doesn’t mean God gave birth to that person because God is a Spirit. They understood what Jesus was saying: He Himself was Jehovah in human manifestation!

He made another staggering declaration that made them angrier. He said, “I and my Father are one.” In other words, “We’re one and the same; if you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father.

John 10:30

Now, the Jews got really crazy, and they took up stones again to stone Him. But Jesus asked them, “…Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?” They replied, “…For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God” John 10:32-33.
Notice the two charges brought against Jesus by the people.

The first one was blasphemy for saying God was His Father.

The second was robbery because being a man, He made Himself God. He was therefore condemned with robbers.

But the Bible says in Philippians 2:5-6 “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.”

This verse was a direct response to the Jewish charge against Jesus that He was a thief for declaring Himself to be equal with God. Jesus didn’t think He was robbing God by being equal with God, because He was in the form of God. The Greek word for “form” is “morphe,” which means “nature.” In other words, He was in the very nature or essence of God. Though He looked like a man, He was in the form of God.

In essence, Jesus is God! This is one of the cleverest communications in the New Testament about the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. His claim to deity is right.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the word, that you’re the great God of glory and the complete embodiment of Deity! Thank you for revealing your divine personality to me and through me. I celebrate your Lordship and rulership over my life and over all of creation. You’re the Most High God, and you alone are worthy of all praise, worship and adoration forever. Amen.

Further reading of the word of God

Titus 2:13 TPT 1 Timothy 3:16 Colossians 1:15-19 Colossians 2:9

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