I recently had a conversation with a Jehovah Witness, when the topic of whether the messiah was God came up. To my dismay, I discovered Jehovah Witness' believe the messiah is the spirit brother of Lucifer, and is also the arch angel Micheal. But let us see what the bible actually says about the messiah.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made 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.
The messiah is the only begotten of the father and also called "The Word" according to John. "The Word was with God and the Word was God." By The Word all things were created, and without him nothing was made that was made.
The creation story in Genesis tells of God speaking his word and causing the light to come forth . He speaks his word to divide the firmament from the firmament and so on. until we finally see where he says " Let us make man in our image, in our own likeness". Who was God speaking to when he said let us make man?
Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Scripture clearly defines the messiah as being the only begotten son of the father, and the word also, as being the only begotten of the father
"And the Word was made 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." Messiah is "The Word", and the "The Word" was God. But some may ask how could this be if God is one?
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
Messiah is the spoken word, the promises of God fulfilled, manifested in the flesh. "And the Word was made 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"
. I'm going to get right at it with my thoughts on the whole matter. The answer is yes. Messiah is God, but no, the messiah is not God the father.
"The Word" being the son, existed before being born of flesh, but in what time frame did the word become his actual son is a bit difficult to determine. It seems at some point God spoke his word and brought forth what is his son, then father bestowed upon him the authority of a son.
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Scripture affirms it, the messiah is God. As Adam was formed of the dust of the ground, and then his wife Eve, was then taken from Adam's own flesh, and at first was also called Adam, Adam being the source from which she was taken, "The Word" came forth from God's own abundant heart. Although in Position and authority, the father is over his word, his son.