17 Jesus then said to her, "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.'" [Note! The God of Jesus is the Father. Jesus did not claim to be God; Jesus said he was the Son of God, Luke 22:70, and the Father was greater than Him, John 14:28.]
28 You have heard how I said to you, 'I am going away, and will come again to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' because my Father is greater than I.
36 And I, whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, am accused by you, saying to me, 'You blaspheme;' because I said, I am the Son of God?5
70 Then they all said, "Are you then the Son of God? And he said to them, "You rightly say that I am."
|Mark 14:61-62 |
61 But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
62 And Jesus said, "I Am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."4 [Heaven appears to our spiritual eye as in a mist or in clouds — so, his coming is on the clouds of heaven, within the hearts of purified believers — just like he ascended: he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:9. Even Daniel in 538 BC saw Jesus coming on the clouds of heaven: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Dan 7:13.]