Many cults believe that Jesus is not God, which is a lie from the pit of hell. Some of these cults are the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Church of Christ. They like to use the following verse to justify their beliefs. “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17) So because the Father is God, they can’t justify Jesus being God also. In both of these false religions, you must be a member of their church or you will not be saved and they also deny the trinity. Now, to help them understand how wrong this is, we will look at one simple prophecy about Jesus’s birth that tears down their first belief that Jesus is not God. It reads, “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 9:6) As it is written, Jesus is “the mighty God”. But did Jesus also call Himself God? Yes, he did. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him.” (John 8:58,59) Jesus is referring to himself as the great “I Am”, of which He spoke this way to Moses in a flame of fire.
It was when God appeared unto Moses in a flame of fire that “Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” (Exodus 3:13-15) As you can see in these verses, the God of Abraham is the great “I Am” of which Jesus spoke of Himself. There is no denying now that Jesus is God. We are not saved through religion but Christ alone. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) And concerning the trinity, it is written, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7) What has been written in this devotional is the truth of God. You cannot deny what the Bible says and still call yourself a Christian. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will become each one of our teachers and not the people who we may make our teachers in the church’s we currently attend. Too many people rely on their church leaders to lead them into truth instead of relying on what Your Word says. Too many cults have sprung up because of this and it saddens me to the core that people don’t listen to You but people instead. All it takes is reading the Bible for themselves and then all their false beliefs will slowly be cast into the fire. You are the only person who should be molding and shaping us into the person we ought to be, not people. So I rebuke every false teacher who does not head what Your Word says in the Bible, but instead teaches things that are of men. Surely, they have a form of godliness, but Your light is not in them. I wish I could lend a helping hand to each person who is stuck in a false religion now and safely lead them out of it to you, Lord. However, I know that because of the vast amount of false churches, I will need many more sisters and brothers in the faith to step out in faith. Help us shine forth for all to see. Then, will people who are lost come to You, Jesus, and be saved. Open our mouths and fill us with Holy Spirit. Give us words to speak to people. I trust in You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. Amen.