Jesus is explicitly called God (or “our God”, or “Divine”) in scripture
Jesus and God are identified by the exact same quotes.
It says in Philippians 2 -- “[Jesus], although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.” [New World Translation (2013), for Jehovah's Witnesses].
But so what? Couldn't it simply be referring to Jesus's not grasping at God's higher rank.1
John 12:49 -- I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say (cf. Jn 14:28, 31).In short, unlike the Philippians, Jesus lacks the “contentiousness” (v3), “grumbling” (v14) and “selfish ambition” (v3) that the disunified Philippians displayed. Jesus consequently had equal divine nature but did not fight to have the Father's rank.