Isaiah 7: 14 the virgin will conceive a child She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel which means God is with us


      1. Jesus is a divine being, He is God

      2. There is the implication that in some way deity has identified with us.

Isaiah 9: 6 “For a child is born to us a son is given to us the government will rest on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful, Counselor (Name given to the Holy Spirit in John 14: 16) , Mighty God, Everlasting Father (name Jesus uses for the father), Prince of Peace

  1. difference between being named God with us and being called God is with us.

  1. Jesus is made up of the stuff of God. (Morphe)

    • John 1: 18 No one has ever seen God, Until Now!!!
    • John 1: 1 In the beginning before anything originated and began to exist was the Word. He was already existing
    • Hebrews 1: 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being. (The morphe essence of his being)
    • Colossians 2: 9 for in Christ everything that makes God who He is lives in the Man Jesus of Nazareth
  1. Word became “a” God as the Jehovah Witnesses say.

the name Theos (God is used 1343 times int he Greek Testament. 282 times the name is not used with an article which is why Jehovah Witnesses put the word “a” in front of it. The problem with the Watchtower is they should put the word “a” in front of the name Theos each time it is used. They only use it 16 times (6% of the total) Even in John chapter 1 the name Theos is used six times (1, 2, 6, 12, 13, 18) but they only translate it “a God” two times. (1, 18) They do not even follow their own self imposed rule as to how they translate the Greek Testament to English.



Was it easier to live with Jesus and believe or to live today?

God was continually frustrated that they did not believe his word and act upon his word.

There are great demands of faith placed on our lives.

Romans 10: 16, 17 but not everyone welcomes the Good News for Isaiah the prophet said. Lord who has believed our message. So faith comes from hearing that is hearing the Good news about Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2: 13 Therefore we never stop thanking God that when you received His message (Hebrews 4: 2 Rest promised to us, but when they heard the word they did not mix it with faith.) from us you didn’t think our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which of course it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe. (It is set in action in those who believe.)

Example of Peter Matthew 14: 22 – 34

  1. Immanuel with them do not fear. Vs 27

  2. Rhema Word needed tell me to come Vs 28

  3. Acting upon the word given to him Vs 29

  4. Rebuked for having little faith. Vs 31

Just like in the bible times, Jesus is challenging us to believe His word and who he is

Key Point: We are called to believe and act upon Immanuel.