Jesus Christ Claimed To Be God Because He is God

 In John 14:7-11, Jesus tells His Disciples, 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority, but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. John 14:7-11.

 In John 17, Jesus affirms His equality with God.  3 “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”John 17:3-5. 

Jesus said in Luke 10:18, 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10:18, Jesus was describing satan’s banishment from Heaven for rebelling and trying to replace God.  (See Isaiah 14:12-21 and Ezekiel 28: 1-19 (for fall of satan). Jesus was present when satan was judged and kicked out of Heaven. See related Scriptures, John 1:18John 10:30John 12:44-45, John 15:23: 23 “He who hates Me hates My Father also.”  John 15:23.  10 “And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.” John 17:10-11.

Jesus prayed for His Disciples to be unified, 21 “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.” –John 17:21-22. See related Scriptures, John 1:1-4, Colossians  1:13-18.