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and the


Who is the
root and offspring
of David?   Rev. 22:16

By: Lewis E. Manuwal
The 8th in a series of Godhead tracts

I Jesus, am the root and the offspring of David and the bright and morning star.  Rev. 22:16

Here the dual nature of Jesus is revealed  It is impossible to understand the Godhead unless you consider His dual nature.  Through His divine nature, He was the origin or Father of David. By His human nature, he was the descendant or son of David. Adam Clark confirms this.

This amazing truth is also taught by Jesus in Matthew 22:42-45.  Jesus quotes Psalms 110:1, where David said, "The LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand till I make thin enemies thy footstool. Here Jesus admits that He is both LORD (Father) and Son of David.


My tracts are known as the Lover of Truth tracts.  The truth of who Christ really was and is has been hidden for centuries to many Bible scholars. They are willing to accept the Catholic theory of the Trinity that claims that Jesus is merely the second person in the Godhead. 

You cannot possibly love Jesus with all your heart unless you have a deep love for the truth. St. John, the fourteenth chapter, tells us that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  The truth sets us free from false doctrine and the traditions of men. If we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (St. John 4:24).  The more I seek after the truth, the greater my love for Him becomes. Remember, love is reciprocal. His love for us increases also.

Is it that important to know who Jesus is and to correctly identify Him with the Father?

Yes, It's a matter of life or death!

St. John 8:24 -- Jesus said, "If ye believe not that I AM (He), ye shall die in your sins." In most Bibles that word "He" is in italics, meaning that it was not in the original text. St. John 8:27 -- The understood not that He spake to them of His Father.

St. John 8:58, Jesus said, "before Abraham was, I AM" (not I was).  Here Jesus claims to be Jehovah God of the Old Testament. Exodus 3:14,15.  -- God told Moses to tell Israel that I AM hath sent you, and that this is my name forever.  Adam Clark writes that I AM in the Hebrew means Jehovah Elohim. 

What greater proof do we need that Jesus Christ of the New Testament is Jehovah God of the Old Testament. Remember when Lord is spelled with a capital L in the New Testament, it always means Jehovah.

Jesus did not want anyone to be ignorant of who He was. He said, "I and my Father are one." St. John 10:30.


The apostle John was a devout lover of Jesus and a lover of truth. He recognized Jesus for who He really was. EXAMPLE - St. John 14:8-11 -- Philip said, "Show us the Father."  Jesus answered, "Have I been so long time with you and yet thou hast not known me? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." Billy Graham in his question and answer column in major newspapers, used the above scriptures to prove that Christ was truly God. (Copies of his articles will be sent upon request.) John said in I John 2:23 that he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. You can't have one without the other.

St. John 1:1 & 14 -- "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Vs. 14 -- "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us."

Paul agrees with John in Col. 2:9 -- The fullness of the Godhead dwelleth bodily in Christ. The Living New Testament says, "in Christ there is all of God in a human body." Yes, He was the Almighty God. Rev. 1:8 -- JESUS SAID SO!


We oneness people say YES.  It is an amazing mystery, but true. It is quite shocking to our Trinity friends that believe in three separate persons in the Godhead.

Without believing i the dual nature of Christ, none of this would make sense. Jesus was both human and Devine. Being Divine, He was the Holy Ghost overshadowing Mary, who gave birth to His fleshly body.

St John 14:26 -- Jesus said, "The Comforter is the Holy Ghost." (Father) St. John 14:7 -- Jesus said, "If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also; from henceforth ye know Him and hath seen Him."

St. John 14:17, 18 -- Jesus said, that the world does not know the Spirit of Truth (Holy Ghost), "but ye know Him for He dwelleth with you, but shall be in you." vs 18 -- Jesus said, "I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you." Truly Jesus is the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Father and His own human body.

No wonder Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be the Everlasting Father and the Mighty God. Isaiah 9:6. 

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