JEHOVAH/God ...HIMSELF is SPIRIT...<quoted text>
The Jews already believed they were God's chosen few. Their god was Elohim and Jehovah was the Lord. They didn't have a need for another savior.
Joh_4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
JESUS IS THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD/JEHOVAH IN THE FLESH THAT BORE OUR SINS TO CALVARY'S CROSS.
As the perfect sinless sacrifice FOR OUR SINS...(NO OTHER EXISTING PERSON QUALIFIED..)
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and
==> the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. <===