Where does it say in the Bible that Jesus is the Son of God?

Where does it say in the Bible that Jesus is the Son of God?

Reading the Bible requires intelligence and discernment. It also calls for thoroughness in reading the entire text. While I may excerpt Scripture from many selections of the Bible, I would suggest careful reading of the entire Book that the Scripture comes from. That being said, let’s examine some key Scripture that reveals Jesus as the God-Man “who is, and who was, and who is to come” (Rev. 1:4).

Let’s first examine the nature of the phrase “Son of God” to gain a better understanding of this title.

In the Book of Luke, Jesus clearly states that He is the son of God when he is questioned by a Pharissee.

“If you are the Christ, “they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.” They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied, “You are right in saying I am” (Luke 22:67 – 70).

Jesus also stated clearly that He had an eternal nature and was alive a long time ago when He said, “Before Abraham was I AM (John 8:58).   This is also a reference to the name of God when He declared to Moses, “I AM that which I AM” (Exodus 3:14).

In addition, Jesus makes clear comparisons to Himself and the Son of Man:

“The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy” (Matt. 26:63-65).

Given that the Pharisees reacted so strongly to Jesus’ claim that he was the Son of Man, they knew that He was claiming to be God Himself.

Where does the Son of Man fit in all of this? Who is he?

The Son of Man was another title for God in the flesh: the long promised God-Man spoke of in Daniel who would reign on Earth and establish Peace on Earth.

“I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed” (Dan. 7:13 14).

“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory” (Matt. 24:30).

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats” (Matt. 25:31-32).

See also, Matt. 24:27-30, 25:31-34, Rev. 19:11-21. Mark14:61-62, 64 which clearly present Jesus declaring His Deity. If a Muslim tells you, “Jesus never actually said that he was the son of God, rest assured that He did indeed lay claim to this title.

September – By GF Herrin


Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember how the stars stole the night away

Ba de ya – say do you remember
Ba de ya – dancing in September
Ba de ya – never was a cloudy day

(song lyrics by Earth, Wind, and Fire)


There is an amazing correlation of events coming together in the timeframe of September of this year. Pick any variety of events that could possibly occur, and there are theories out there. But most importantly, there are “signs in the moon, sun, and stars” (Luke 21:25) that coincidently are occurring on feast days this September.   What does the Bible say about the sun, moon, and stars? Genesis says, “let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years” (Gen. 1:14). What does the Bible say about the biblical feasts? Leviticus 23:2 says, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.”

For Bible readers, you must surely know that Jesus fulfilled the first four biblical feasts of the year perfectly already. In 32 AD, on Passover, Jesus, the Lamb of God was slain for the forgiveness of sins. Concurrent with that feast is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, during which the Messiah was laid in the tomb, dead. On that following Sunday, the Feast of First Fruits, Christ rose from the Dead, a type of first fruits of every born again Believer who will be resurrected to an immortal life to be lived in the presence of God Almighty. On the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the early Believers, who were suddenly anointed with God’s Sprit and spoke the Gospel in tongues to people at the Temple.

So, yet to be fulfilled are the three remaining Feasts:

Rosh Hashanah, (The Feast of Trumpets)

Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)

Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles)

Lunar Tetrad– The fourth in a series of four lunar or blood moon eclipses that have all occurred on biblical Feast days, will take place on September 28th, the Feast of Tabernacles. This feast is generally believed to be a typology of God (Jesus) living with His creation, us. Prior to this occurrence, on September 13th, Rosh Hashanah, (the Feast of Trumpets), there will be a solar eclipse.

The books of Joel and Revelation contain prophecies that speak of a blood moon and a blackened sun that will take place just before the “day of the Lord” (the End Times).

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord” (Joel 2:31).

“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood” (Rev. 6:12).

The Shemita – A recent book by Jonathan Cahn (author of The Harbinger) recounts financial (and other) disasters that have taken place in the United States around the time of the completion of the Sabattical year cycle during the years: 1987, 1994, 2001, and 2008 (among others). The Shemita is the year that the people of Israel were commanded to observe every seven years so that the land would regenerate itself and continue to be fruitful.   The Israelites were commanded to let the land lay fallow in the seventh year and to forgive debts that were owed to them.    “Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat. In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive grove” (Lev. 23:10-11).

In addition, Israel was commanded to forgive debts and release servants from their debits every seven years. “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release” (Deut. 15:1-2). September 2015 comes at the end of the Shemita cycle.   Could the U.S., the country that has the largest Jewish population in the world, fall under the same covenant requirements as the nation of Israel? The theory is that the U.S. will fall victim to either a financial collapse or a natural disaster in September since the recent trend has been for great calamity to take place during this timeframe.

A pope speaking on Global chaos – Back on May 14th, 2014, the foreign minister of France, Laurent Fabius, made a statement at a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry that startled many and that seemed very out of place. The foreign minister stated that we have 500 days to avoid “Climate Chaos”. Fast forward to exactly 500 days from when that statement was made to September 24th, which just happens the day after the feast day of Yom Kippur. This day also happens to be the day when Pope Francis comes to the United States to speak to the UN and the U.S. Congress regarding a subject that has suddenly become important to the Roman Catholic Church in the last year: Global climate change. Why would he speak before congress regarding something so nebulous and off topic from the mission of any (although the RCC is hardly biblical in its official doctrine) church? Supposedly, it is to plead the case of millions around the world who suffer from poverty today. But, one must ask the question, what is the pope up to? Is Pope Francis the false prophet prophesied of in Revelation 12 and 16 who will perform great signs? Chapter 17 of Revelation clearly identifies the harlot or false religion to come as being located in the city that sits on seven hills. Rome is a city that is well known to sit on 7 hills or mountains. So, it makes sense to understand from that Roman Catholicism, which has a hold on untold millions across the world will become the predominant one world religion, Babylon, that controls many peoples until it is removed.

Asteroid and comet predictions – In April or May, Lyn Leahz, a Christian author, made a YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4c0NS4jLNA

in which she said that she had been told by a retired military friend connected to resources within the space industry or some similar area that a 2.5 mile wide comet was on a course to strike earth in September. Supposedly, the impact date would be right around the 15th to 28th timeframe. The fact that she urges the viewers to pray about this message leads one to believe she is sincere.

Jade Helm – is an apparent military exercise involves United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with other U.S Armed Forces units in multiple states, including Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Utah, and Texas. The exercise began on July 15th and is scheduled to conclude on September 15th. Troops engaging in the exercise will assume the roles of either occupying or resistance forces. Most locations are in sparsely populated arid regions near small towns. Some participants will wear civilian attire and drive civilian vehicles. The belief of some is that it is a rehearsal for disaster recovery in case a catastrophy hits the U.S. (some of this information was gathered from Wikipedia).

UN to establish a Palestinian State? – Reports say that the “UN Security Council is likely to be voting on a UN resolution which will establish a Palestinian state.” The resolution would include a forcing of Israel to go back to their pre-1967 borders that were in place before the six day war. http://www.infowars.com/something-else-coming-in-september-a-un-resolution-establishing-a-palestinian-state/

Earthquakes coming? – There have been some reports in the last two months that scientists expect an earthquake to occur in the western U.S. soon.    http://www.weather.com/science/nature/news/earthquake-pacific-northwest-big-one-cascadia

Also, records show that of the 40 strongest earthquakes ever recorded, 11 have occurred since 2000. http://www.world-earthquakes.com/index.php?option=sta


America, the Deplorable? – Judgment coming soon? Same Sex marriage is now legal and Planned Parenthood sells the bodies of aborted babies for profit, tainting the millions of tax payer dollars that it misuses each year to kill the unborn. The American porn industry rakes in $11 billion annually on pornography each year. Americans spend $83 billion per year on beer alone (according to the Washington Examiner, 2014). 4 out of 10 children are born to unwed mothers per year. America, the Beautiful, is clearly in many ways an abominable and immoral people now. If the rapture were to occur today, it is clear that the United States, would incur God’s wrath in the Great Tribulation. Judgment is long overdue for a land that brags about being blessed by God, yet fails to bless Him.

A New way of understanding the 70 weeks?  The traditional way of understanding the Daniel 9:24 – 27 prophecy of the 70 weeks (one week = 7 years) is to place the beginning of the first 7 weeks (49 years spent rebuilding Jerusalem) in 445 BC (Neh. 2:1, when the decree to rebuild was given) + 62 weeks (434 years) when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as King in 32 AD, with the last remaining week a future event of the 7 year Tribulation.

(See my 6 part article on Dan. 9:24-27 beginning here: http://lamp-light.com/?p=92)

However, in recent years it has come to light that there could potentially be another way of interpreting the timing of the first 69 weeks. Isaac Newton apparently wrote about this, as have others who have recently revealed that another period of 483 years (49 years + 434 years) may also be concluding in September of this year. From an article on the web from brother Randy who posts frequently on Fivedoves.com (http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/june2015/randy628-2.htm) : “the walls of Jerusalem were being REBUILT once again during the period of 1535-1542 AD….and specifically that the Lions Gate was being rebuilt in 1538-1539 AD. AND……the date of Aug 20, 1539 points forward with 62 weeks of years EXACTLY to June 7, 1967 and THEN the 7 weeks of years point forward EXACTLY to Sept 23, 2015, (which is the Feast day of Yom Kippur)……a time when we were ALREADY WATCHING based on Jonathon Cahn’s analysis pointing to Sept 13 and Mark Biltz LAST Blood Moon on Sept 28.

So……Sept 13 >>>> Sept 23>>>> Sept 28.

Rosh Hashanah>>>>Yom Kippur>>>>>Tabernacles. ALL 3 of the FALL Feasts of the Jews !!!!!!!!!!!”


One pre-condition to the events of the 7 year Great Tribulation has not taken place yet. That is the establishment or building of the third Temple in Jerusalem. The book of Daniel clearly indicates that in the middle of the 7 year period, the anti-Christ will violate the treaty that he has made with the nation of Israel when he puts stop to the daily sacrifices, “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate” (Dan. 9:27). Therefore, it is mandatory that before the final 7 year period that immediately precedes the Second Coming of Christ, there must be a third temple in existence in Jerusalem.

However, the Rapture could certainly occur today or tomorrow, or in September. We are called to watch. With all of these strange coincidences and events correlating around biblical feast days in September there is every reason to believe that something will occur of prophetic significance, whether it be related to Israel or Christ’s bride, the church.

Remember, Stay Tuned and “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28).






Called Out to be More

By GF Herrin

Have you ever been called out or recognized for something you have done? Maybe you did something at work that involved going the extra mile or you worked extra hours to get a project finished. Or maybe you just happened to be in a situation where you helped someone in need or offered someone some help when their car broke down on the side of the road? It is kind of humbling to be recognized for work you have done isn’t it? With that recognition comes a gratitude for being singled out for doing the right thing. Sometimes, though, when you are recognized, you feel a certain obligation to keep on doing the right thing since you might feel that more attention will be given to you for how you live your life.

If you are a Christian, you have also been called out. Not to live like everyone else but to live in a Christ like way.

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but just as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all that you do, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:14-16).

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul (2 Peter 2:9 – 11).

Notice in these passages that there is a clear delineation between the behaviors of the people before they are saved (red font) and the behaviors that they exhibited after conversion (green font). Before they were saved, the people that Peter was writing to were conformed to the lusts of the world. When we think of lusts we automatically think of sexual lust, as it is the most prevalent. However, lust can occur for any object that is worldly. It may be a lust for food, money, power, clothes, real estate, or temporary distractions such as music, TV, movies, or sports. But it is important to note that these “lusts” were things that were clearly marked as former distractions or diversions that the unsaved occupied themselves with in the past.

So, clearly, there was a sharp distinction between the actions that the people engaged in before they were saved by Christ and after they got saved. Similarly, if you have truly been saved you should be able contrast your present style of living to the one that you lived before you were born again. You should be able to point to a particular time when you repented from your sins and began a relationship with God. This is not to say that you have mastered all of your sins or are perfect. However, in your present life, you should have a conviction or guilt within yourself when you sin. Also, if you are leading a changed life, then you should be regularly reading God’s Word, the Bible. For it is in the Bible that we understand what holy behavior is and what it is not.

In two weeks: The Bible, where did it come from, and how is it relevant to us today?

Next week: September 2015, is it shaping up to be a prophetic time?