The sacrifices only represented the atonements for men’s transgressions of the moral law; they were of no power except as they expressed repentance and faith in the promised Saviour, and as they led to moral obedience. And the devil said to Him, ‘I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. This means that Jesus is the Yahweh who comes to rule over the entire earth as King. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? But then, when he brought his firstborn into the world, he said, All of God’s angels must worship him. He talks about the angels: He’s the one who uses the spirits for his messengers and who uses flames of fire as ministers. However, David was an Israelite and therefore knew that the Lord is one.
Anti-Trinitarian groups who deny Jesus’ identification as Yahweh argue that the NT testifies that the Father is Yahweh, and therefore the God spoken of in the Old Testament. The prophet David identifies the Messiah as his Lord. And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. But upon the house of Judah I will open my eyes, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. They will all wear out like old clothes.
Amen.” Revelation 1:7Suffice it to say, not everyone is comfortable with a prophecy that says Yahweh will be pierced through. It seems that scribes had major difficulties with this verse since some of them changed the text so as to make it refer to someone other than Yahweh being pierced. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. The following scholar does a better job of bringing out the purpose and significance of Jesus quoting Psalm 110:1 right after having just recited the Shema:“… The messianic kyrios refers unambiguously to Jesus. Clearly the notion of YHWH being subjected to such a highly anthropomorphic conception was more than some devout scribes could countenance.