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Is Jesus Prophet?

Was Jesus a Prophet?
Who is Jesus ?
Jesus was not God
What did Jesus say about Jesus?
Jesus made it clear that he is not God
A man had run up and knelt before Jesus and called him ”Good Teacher”. Jesus did not accept to be called good and deferred to God. Jesus used the opportunity to make it clear to people that they must not praise him more than a human being deserves to be praised.” (Mark 10:11).
Jesus is “Son of man“
(according to The Bible)
“Son of Man”(according to The Bible): The title ´Son of Man ´ means “man “ ( in Hebrew and in Arabic “ Ben Adam “). Ezekiel was addressed as”son of man” (Ezekiel chapter 3:1, 4). Jesus own personal preference was for term “son of man “, which just means “man “. This is used 80 times in The New Testament spoken by Jesus himself according to the Gospels. Jesus’ own personal preference was for the term “son of man “which just means “man “(in Hebrew and Arabic “Ben Adam “ ). Not once is he reported to categorically call himself the Son of God in any special sense.
Jesus was a man
24He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. Acts 11:24 (New International Version)
Jesus was the servant of God
A servant is not greater than his master
(according to The Bible)
Everyone, except for God, are Gog’s servants. Jesus, too, is God’s servant. In a number of places Jesus says with pride that he is the “servant of God .
13( The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,( the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus. Acts 3:13 (English Standard Version). 16Truly, truly, I say to you,(a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. John 13:16 (English Standard Version)
God, having rising up his servant sent him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness (Act 3: 26).
30Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." Acts 4:30 (New International Version)
The sick are healed, signs and wonders are performed: who does all this? It is the hand of God. The name of Jesus may be invoked, but that is only instrumental, as an intercede, for he at best is only “the holy servant of God.”
Jesus was a prophet
God is not a prophet!
(according to The Bible)
Jesus was a man whom God approved of. This means he was a righteous man. In a number of times Jesus tells the people that he has been sent by God to the world .He has not come on his own authority. He does not even act or speak on his authority; but he says and acts in fulfilment of the commandment and the will of God who has sent him. These are the true qualities of a prophet and messenger of God. Jesus is reported to say according to Gospels:
John 4:34 (New International Version)
34"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
My teaching is not mine , but his who sent me; if any man’s will is to do his will , he shall know whether teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority . He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. John 7: 14 - 18
Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me. Mark 9: 37
He who receives you receives me, and who receives me receives me receives him who sent me. He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet receives a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. Matthew 10: 40 - 41
 31At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you."

 32He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.' 33In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! Luke 13:31-33 (New International Version)

Jesus Christ’s followers and other people who saw him and lived with him, repeat time and time again that he is a prophet.
When the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world. “John 6: 14
And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee. “ Matthew 21: 11
But when they tried to arrest him, they feared the multitude, because they held him to be a prophet. Matthew 21: 46
19And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was(A) a prophet. Luke 24:19-20 (English Standard Version).
Jesus, an apostle to Israel only
(according to The Bible)
The Bible insists that Jesus Christ was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel and not to the whole world. Jesus came to his people (the lost sheep of Israel) 0nly to guide them on the right path.
21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21 (New International Version)
9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. John 17:9 (New International Version)
24He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." Matthew 15:24 (New International Version)
And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying after us. “ He (Jesus) answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.
When Jesus was despatching his twelve chosen disciples to go out and spread the Gospel he instructed them to avoid going into non - Israelites towns.
These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles (I.e. non - Jews), and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. “Matthew 10. 5 – 6
The only true God has sent Jesus
Jesus said: ”Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent”. John 17:1,3 (New International Version). 16Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. John 13:16 (English Standard Version).
Jesus according to Bible
Jesus prayed to God:
Luke 5:16 (New King James Version)
16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.
Mark 14:32 (New King James Version)
The Prayer in the Garden
32 Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
Jesus did nothing on his own authority
John 5:30 (New King James Version)
30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
Matthew 20:23 (New King James Version)
23 So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.”
John 14:31 (New King James Version)
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
Jesus didn’t speak on his own authority:
John 8:28-29 (New King James Version)
28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
John 14:10 (New King James Version)
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.

Jesus denied the knowledge of the unseen:
Matthew 24:36 (New King James Version)
No One Knows the Day or Hour36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
Mark 13:32 (New King James Version)No One Knows the Day or Hour   
32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

 

Jesus referred himself as a prophet:
Luke 13:33-34 (New King James Version)
33 Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem.
Jesus Laments over Jerusalem
34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!

Jesus referred himself as a servant of God:
Matthew 12:18 (New King James Version)
18 “ Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
      My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!
      I will put My Spirit upon Him,
      And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
Acts 4:30 (New King James Version)
30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
Acts 3:13 (New King James Version)
13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
Acts 4:27 (New King James Version)
27 “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

 

The Bible says that Jesus was not God. He was a man, a servant of God and His Holy Prophet.