In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in
the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being
that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in
the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
- John 1:1-5, NASB
And God said to Moses,
"I AM THAT I AM . . ."
- Exodus 3:14, Darby
(He) emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even
death on a cross. Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every
name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under
the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
- Phil. 2:6-11, NASB
. . . the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am
EL SHADDAI . . ."
- Genesis 17:1, NASB
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He
made the world. And He is the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His
power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. . ."
- Hebrews 1:1-3 NASB
And He [the Lord Jesus Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him all
things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him
all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born
from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father's good
pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made
peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
- Colossians 1:15-20