Divinity of Christ
Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive in the womb and she shall bear a son, and they shall call Him ‘Emmanouel’!” which is interpreted “God is with us”.
God is with us – Yahshua Christ is certainly Yahweh Himself come in the flesh, as so many other Scriptures attest! This is where Leviticus 26 is fulfilled, where it says:
“12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” Also, Ezekiel 37, speaking of His second advent, “27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 And the heathen [or properly nations] shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”
His tabernacle is the physical body of the Christ.
Ways from Everlasting
Micah 5: “1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.”
The ruler of Israel shall come from Bethlehem, he shall be of the tribe of Judah, and he shall be smitten. The prophecy in Micah also reveals, by necessity, that the ruler is Yahweh Himself, because it states that – while he is coming in the future – he is also one “whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting”, which can only describe God Himself.
Keeping of Commandments
Yahweh proclaimed at Exodus 20:6 and also at Deuteronomy 5:10 that He showed mercy unto them "that love me, and keep my commandments."
At Deuteronomy 7 and 11 we read:
“9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; 10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.” 11:1: “Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always.”
At John 14:15 we see Christ proclaim: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” And at John 15:10: “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.” Therefore the commandments of Christ are one and the same as those of that God of the Old Testament, Yahweh, who is Christ although many so-called churches follow the jews in denial.
Ministry of Christ
Matthew 9:1 And having boarded into a vessel He crossed over and had come to His own city. 2 And behold! They brought to Him a paralytic placed upon a cot. And Yahshua, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic “Have courage, son, your errors are forgiven!”
In Luke's account, when He returns there are multitudes of people anxiously awaiting Him. Here Yahshua does not necessarily assert that He is God, having the authority to forgive this man of his sins, but the way His statement is worded reveals only so much as His having knowledge of the fact that this man's sins are forgiven. The scribes took it the first way, that He was asserting to be God – although of course Christians should know that is also true.
Matthew 9:20 And behold, a woman having a flow of blood for twelve years approaching from behind grabbed the hem of His garment. 21 For she had said within herself: “If only I may grab His garment I shall be saved.” 22 Then Yahshua turning and seeing her said “Have courage, daughter, your faith has saved you!” And the woman had been saved from that hour.
This is similar to what Yahshua had said to the centurion, that as his faith was, thus it would be with him. The KJV has it: “as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.” Calling the woman “daughter”, whom He did not know in person, Yahshua discretely asserts Himself to be Yahweh our Father.
In Matthew 9:15, Yahshua Christ, calling Himself the bride-groom, asserts that he is Yahweh who would remarry Israel, just as it is promised in Hosea 2:19-20. In John 3:29 John the Baptist is said to have professed that “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.” Therefore Yahshua being the bridegroom, He must be Yahweh in the flesh!
While men bemoan death and can even see it as an ultimate end, Christ is fully aware that all the seed of Israel will be saved and is through His hand that this is accomplished. Therefore, there are instances in Scripture where Yahweh slays men in order to uphold the society, and while shortsighted individuals may interpret these acts as cruel, the fact is that in the eyes of God these men are not really dead. As Yahshua had said that Yahweh is the God of the Living, and for instance with the resurrection of Jairus' daughter, Yahshua did not display any empathy for the crowd. Most people today would consider this to be rude, but the mind of God is quite different from the mind of man.