Doubting Thomas in the end reveals "all" to us when he said, "My Lord and my God." Jesus was called Lord in many of the scriptures, known by His followers and Thomas, as "Lord," until that special day when the "doubter" encountered Jesus, the Risen Lord, with an unusual invitation and, to answer his famous "unless I see statement."
On that day, Thomas was privileged, (singled out), to place his hands on the wounds of the Resurrected Jesus, to acknowledge and reveal to us, that the person in front of him, was in fact, Jesus, "Lord and God."
This is the long awaited "confirmation" of who Jesus is....He is not just Lord but, Lord and God. Thomas, the doubter, doubts no more..... Jesus did not have to prove who He was, but did so for all of us, especially for the non-believers.
Taken from the Orthodox Study Bible, guideline reference, (Jude 9:4) "Only Lord God is better translated "only Sovereign." That is: Christ, Jesus the Risen Lord is as He said, in (John 10:30) "I and My Father are one." (31) At hearing this, the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. (They wrongly called it blasphemy) The evidence came through the lips of Thomas, the doubter, like him doubt no more!
The Jews in the Old Testament had a name for God, and they also used the title Lord. The Proper name of God in the Hebrew Language was Adonai, meaning Lord. (We say, Lord Jesus, Son of God.)
Doubting Thomas, eye-witness to God in the New Testament called Him "Sovereign"when he said, "Lord and God". ("Jesus reveals Himself as fully God: One means one in nature. He was God before the Incarnation, and He remains fully God after that union of God and man in His one Person."). The Father and the Son are two Persons, distinct, united in essence, will and action.
Jesus is coming and "every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him." (Rev. 1:7)
The One sitting the throne says, (Rev. 1:8)"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Through the witness of Thomas, Jesus proves His Divinity. We must rely on the "findings of Doubting Thomas, who said, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe." (John 20:25). (29) "Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Thomas did not touch Jesus for proof, but his words revealed "all" for all eternity, Jesus is Sovereign, Lord and God.
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