Matthew 16:13 KJ3
And Jesus coming into the parts of Caesarea of Philip, He questioned His disciples, saying, Whom do men say Me the Son of Man to be?
Jesus remains the most elusive character in the Bible, even though He says that The Old Testament witnesses about Him, that is, the Scriptures are not about God the Father (John 5:39, Luke 24:44). Matthew 16:13 shows that if we follow Jesus, that is, if we are Christians, we ought to know Him beyond His mere name. In prophecy, His name in flesh is, in parables, Immanuel which means 'God with us'. Since up to Jesus there was only one known God YHWH, the logical inference is that Jesus YHWH God in flesh and blood.
At His birth, Angel of YHWH (His Angel) came to break the news to some shepherds. Angel of YHWH told them, from the Greek perspective, that 'LORD' had been born. Somewhere, it is written that everyone will have to confess that Jesus is LORD.
Philippians 2:9-11 KJ3
Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name, (10) that at the name of Jesus “every knee should bow,” of heavenly beings, and earthly beings, and under the earth beings, (11) and “every tongue should confess” that Jesus Christ is “Lord,” to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23
The paradox is that Jesus was born as LORD (Luke 2:11) and has been know as Lord, albeit in regular cap in the King James Version. Such theology of a regular cap Lord for Jesus and an upper case LORD for YHWH God is a source of confusion in the Bible. This is the kind of language in the Bible that requires a deeper insight because it is contrary to regular speech as in
Ezekiel 33:8-9 KJ3
When I say to the wicked one, O wicked one, dying you shall die! And you do not speak to warn the wicked one from his way, that wicked one shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood from your hand. (9) But you, if you warn the wicked one from his way, to turn back from it, and he does not turn back from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
We all die. Because of that, Ezekiel 33:8-9 is into something more than regular death. That is the same case for Phillipians 2:9-11. Jesus was born as LORD, known as Lord but it is still written that every tongue will confess that Jesus is LORD. Thus, we need to dig deeper for insight on who Jesus is and why everyone will be obligated to confess that He is more than the Greek refernce name LORD. You cannot be Bible literate without deciphering Jesus.
From the testimony of Jesus, He was not a hidden Lord in Heaven. I say hidden because in Heaven there is only One LORD (Deuteronomy 6:4). Because there is only one LORD in Heaven, no other LORD can come from Heaven if it is not the same LORD. Since there is one LORD in Heaven, Jesus could not have been born from Heaven as a lower case Lord but rhe same upper case LORD.
By the way, people often speak of the names (in plural) of God. But Moses did not ask YHWH God 'what are your names?' and YHWH God did not tell Moses that He has a lot of names. YHWH God told Moses that His (new) name is YHWH and no longer El-Shaddai (Genesis 17:1; Exodus 6:3 ). When the world is renewed after this one disappeared Jesus will take yet another name again (Revelation 3:12)?
What is the word Lord, LORD? Is it a name?
From Deuteronomy 6:4, we infer that the word LORD stands for the tetragrammaton name YHWH which cannot be translated by comparing the King James Version of the Bible who does not use the name YHWH with other versions that keep the original name YHWH. That is it.
There are two other Hebrews words that also refer to YHWH:ADON, ADONAI. The translations also use Lord to translate ADON AND ADONAI. Therefore, LORD, Lord stand for YHWH in the heavenly world.
What is the implication of translating YHWH, ADON, ADONAI by LORD, Lord?
It implies that the LORD or Lord who was born from Heaven in Luke 2:11 is YHWH. It also explains Phillipians 2:2 which means that everyone will confess that Jesus is YHWH, Messiah YHWH Yeshua (or Christ the LORD Jesus).
2 Corinthians 4:3-6 EMTV
(3) But even if our gospel is hidden, it is hidden among those who are perishing,
(4) among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine on them.
(5) For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.
(6) Because it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.