Prophecies about Messiah began with Genesis 3:14-15 "And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Abraham in reality was preceeded in PROPHESY, by Jesus. In fact, it was PROPHESY that "Preached the gospel unto Abraham," which caused Abraham to see Jesus' DAY, and Rejoice.
It is the SCRIPTURES that tell it like it is:
Gal 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
And it is the SCRIPTURES that tells us Abraham rejoiced to see the day of Christ; not that he saw the person of Christ Himself. John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
And that "gospel" which the scriptures preached to Abraham is found early in the SCRIPTURES.
Gen 17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Gen 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
And that "seed of prophesy" preached to Abraham, was Abraham's own seed, the son of David, Jesus of Nazareth;
Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Now look at another prophesy concerning this seed of Abraham -
Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Further evidence that Jesus is NOT God, is the simple fact that Jesus was raised to God's right hand, and given a name above every name, TO "THE GLORY OF THE FATHER." Why do you suppose the glory was not to Jesus the Messiah?
Phil 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Why was Jesus NOT called "LOGOS" until his resurrection and ascension to God's right hand? Because it was to be a reward for the completion of His mission as Prophet of God and Messiah.
Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Jesus shows IN SCRIPTURE, that he is not God, but is a Man.
Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
As for any statement-claim of Jesus to being equal with God - He denied that very thing:
WHAT JESUS SAID
John 10:30 "I and my Father are one."
WHAT THE JEWS HEARD JESUS SAY
John 10:30 "I and my Father are one."
WHAT THE JEWS SAID JESUS' WORDS MEANT
John 10:33 "..blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."
WHAT JESUS SAID HIS WORDS MEANT
John 10:36 "..I said, I am the Son of God?"
HOW THE JEWS CHANGED THEIR TESTIMONY AT HIS TRIAL
John 19:7 "...he made himself the Son of God."
So the Jews did not "misunderstand" what Jesus' words meant, they simply wanted an accusation against him to cause him trouble. When they came to testify under oath, they had to speak truth because they knew God was watching their oath testimony.