Here is a list of verses where Jesus accepts worship. Contrast this with the passage in Revelation where John falls down before an angel……..the angel stops him, and tells him to not do that. In Acts, Paul is called a God by the people of Lystra……Paul stops them, and reminds them he is only a man. No where in scripture does anyone in a right relationship with God accept worship. Accepting worship is reserved for God Almighty alone.
By accepting worship, Jesus is either God almighty or a demon from the pit of hell…..there is no in-between, halfway position. Therefore by accepting worship, Jesus shows Himself to be the Lord God Almighty.
Matthew 2:11: And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.
Matthew 14:33: And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Matthew 28:9-10: And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.
Matthew 28:16-17: Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.
Luke 24:51: While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy
John 9:37-38: Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
Hebrews 1:6: And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
Revelation 22:3: No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.