Sunday, October 17, 2010
“Christ Jesus = or = ‘Jesus (pbuh)’ – 301”…Blog. [3/?]
Since we have previously… discussed the… ‘Jesus (pbuh) of Islam’… we will look at the Holy Word of God and see… “WHO” in the Bible – is this person; “Christ Jesus!” Those that are “Truly Born Again”… by the Holy Spirit of God; know that the Bible is the Holy Word of God and the True Christians… “ONLY”… point of ‘Reference for Truth’ in; “All Spiritual Matters!”
‘IF’ one holds… to a particular ‘Denominational Church’ teaching; putting the Bible aside… ‘THEN’… that person does… “Not” know God; but has substituted their ‘Religion & Tradition’… for the “God’s Holy Truth!” As it is so… among the “Many” who say they are Christian!
*** (Romans 8:16-17) The Spirit Himself = bears witness with our spirit = that we are = the children of God.
(Rom 8:17) And if we are children, = then we are heirs; = heirs of God = and joint-heirs with Christ; = so that if we suffer with Him, we = may also be glorified together.
Being “Truly Born Again”… is like being “Alive or Dead!” Being Pregnant or Not! You cannot be ‘both’… as the same time! You are either “Born Again” by God’s Holy Spirit [Romans 8:9]… or you are “NOT!” Claiming Christianity… without being “Truly Born Again”… is like being “Dead”… and then claiming you are ‘Alive!’ “Only”… by God’s Holy Spirit… can ‘one’ understand the Scriptures.
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] answered and said, It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every Word = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = if the Spirit of God dwells in you. = But if anyone = has ‘not’ the Spirit of Christ, = he is = “None” = of His.
*** (1Corinthians 2:10-to-14) But God = has revealed them to us = by His [Holy] Spirit; = for the Spirit searches all things, yea, = the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) For who among men knows the things of a man = except the spirit of man within him? = So also no one knows the things of God = except by the Spirit of God.
(1Cor 2:12) But we have not received = the spirit of the world, = but the Spirit from God, = so that we might = know = the things that are freely given to us = by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things we also speak, = not = in words which man's wisdom teaches, = but which the Holy Spirit teaches, = comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But the natural man = does not = receive the things of the Spirit of God, = for they are = foolishness to him; = neither can he know them, = because they are spiritually discerned.
This ‘Distinguishing’ of Truth… from “Error/Lies” and “False Teaching”… is based on “God’s Holy Word!” “Nothing More!”… “Nothing Less!” It is this same… ‘Distinguishing’… between “Christ Jesus” of the Bible and… ‘Jesus (pbuh)’ of the Quran. They are “NOT” the same person. Just as “Christ Jesus” of the Bible is; “NOT”… the ‘Jesus of the Mormons’… Nor the Jesus of the Jehovah Witnesses. Lets us look at the Scriptures and see “WHO”… Christ Jesus… really is…?
*** (Isaiah 9:6-7) For to us a Child is born, = to us a Son is given; = and the government shall be on His shoulder; = and His name shall be called = Wonderful, = Counselor, = The mighty God, = The everlasting Father, = The Prince of Peace.
(Isa 9:7) There is no end of the increase of His government = and peace on the throne of David, = and on His kingdom, = to order it = and to establish it = with judgment = and with justice = from now on, = even forever. = The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this.
*** (Matthew 1:23) "Behold, the virgin = shall conceive in her womb, = and will bear a son. = And they will call His name = Emmanuel," = which being interpreted is, God with us.
In this section of “Scripture”… one can readily see that Jesus’ birth and personage was spoken about before His human birth. Before He took on Himself… ‘Humanity!’ He… “Christ Jesus”… is called “The Mighty God”… and “The Everlasting Father”. How can that be…? These next Scriptures will help your understanding.
*** (Colossians 1:14-to-19) in Whom we have redemption = through His blood, = the remission of sins.
(Col 1:15) Who [Christ] is the “image” = of the ‘invisible’ God, = the First-born of all creation.
(Col 1:16) For all things = were created in Him, = the things in the heavens, = and the things on the earth, = the visible and the invisible, = whether thrones = or dominions = or principalities = or powers, = all things = were created through Him = and for Him.
(Col 1:17) And He is before = all things, = and by Him = all things consist.
(Col 1:18) And He is the Head of the body, = the church, = who is the Beginning, = the First-born from the dead, = that He may be pre-eminent = in all things.
(Col 1:19) For it pleased the Father [God] = that in Him [Christ] = all fullness should dwell.
*** (Genesis 1:26) And God said, = Let Us = make man = in Our image, = after Our likeness. = And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, = and over the fowl of the heavens, = and over the cattle, = and over all the earth, = and over all the creepers creeping on the earth.
Did you read… “Let “US” make man in “Our” image and after “Our” likeness…?” How about the… “Image of the Invisible God”…? Or that it pleased the Father; that in Him [Christ], all the fullness should dwell…? ‘Many’ who do not study the Scriptures; will be taken back by these. Although some will says… “How can that Be?” Did you ever wonder why “Christ Jesus”… is called… “The Son of Man?” He “Christ”… came to be the “Passover Lamb of God”… for the ‘SIN/SINS’… or ‘all’ mankind. Rejected by “MOST”… accepted by “FEW!”
*** (1Corinthians 5:7) Therefore purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, = as you are unleavened. = For also Christ our Passover = is sacrificed for us.
*** (Luke 5:21-to-24) And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying, = Who is this who speaks blasphemies? = Who can forgive sins, = except God alone?
(Luke 5:22) But knowing their thoughts, answering, = Jesus said to them, = Why do you reason in your hearts?
(Luke 5:23) Which is easier, to say, = Your sins are forgiven you; = or to say, Rise up and walk?
(Luke 5:24) But so that you may know = that the Son of Man [Jesus] = has authority on earth to forgive sins, = He said to the paralytic, = I say to you, Arise, and take up your cot and go to your house.
Only “God”… can forgive ‘SIN/SINS’…! “Christ Jesus” can forgive Sins…! Who then is this “ONE”… that has the “Same Authority” to forgive Sin…? IF you will take about a year… and read through the Scriptures… both the “OT & NT”… you will find many more like these.
Did you know that… God commanded the entire angelic realm… to Worship Jesus…? Did you know… Jesus told the Satan… “But… ‘Only’ God” is to be “Worshiped!” Worship is for only God… and yes; Jesus is God…! It is ‘commanded’ throughout... the “OT & NT” Scriptures!
*** (Luke 4:6-7-8) And the Devil said to Him, = All this power I will give you, = and the glory of them; = for it has been delivered to me. = And I give it to whomever I will.
(Luke 4:7) Therefore if you [Jesus] will = worship me [Satan], = all shall be yours.
(Luke 4:8) And Jesus answered and said to him, = Get behind me, Satan! = For it is written, = "You shall worship the Lord your God, = and Him only = shall you serve."
*** (Hebrews 1:5-to-8) For to which of the angels = did He [God] = say at any time, = "You are My Son, = this day I have begotten You [Jesus]?" = And again, = "I will be to Him a Father, = and He shall be to Me a Son?"
(Heb 1:6) And again, = when He [God] = brings in the First-born [Jesus] = into the world, = He [God] says, = "And let all the angels of God = worship Him [Jesus]."
(Heb 1:7) And of the angels He [God] says, = "Who makes His angels spirits = and His ministers a flame of fire."
(Heb 1:8) But to the Son [Jesus] = He [God] says, = "Your [Jesus] throne, = O God, = is forever and ever. = A scepter of righteousness = is the scepter of Your kingdom.
Is that enough… to convince anyone; that “Jesus is God”…? There are ‘many’ more verses that; teach this fact. “Replete” thought the Scriptures… “Jesus is God”. And yet, not even the Jews of Jesus’ day… believed Him or the Scriptures! Now the Question… Do ‘you’ believe what the Scriptures say… even though you can’t completely understand it…?
*** (Exodus 3:13-14) And Moses = said to God, = Behold, when I come to the sons of Israel, = and shall say to them, = The God of your fathers = has sent me to you, = and they shall say to me, = What is His name? = What shall I say to them?
(Exodus 3:14) And God = said to Moses, = I AM THAT I AM. = And He [God] said, = So you shall say = to the sons of Israel, = I AM = has sent me to you.
*** (John 8:54-to-59) Jesus answered, = If I glorify Myself, = My glory is nothing; = it is My Father = Who glorifies Me, = of Whom you say = that He is your God.
(John 8:55) Yet you have ‘not’ known Him, = but I know Him. = And if I should say = I do not know Him, = I would be a liar like you. = But I know Him = and I keep = His Word.
(John 8:56) Your father Abraham = rejoiced to see My [Jesus] day, = and He saw and was glad.
(John 8:57) Then the Jews said to Him [Jesus], = You are not yet fifty years old, = and have you = seen Abraham?
(John 8:58) Jesus said to them, = Truly, truly, I say to you, = Before Abraham came into being, = I AM!
(John 8:59) Then they took up stones to throw at Him. = But Jesus hid Himself = and went forth out of the temple, = going through the midst of them, and passed on by.
Once Again… the Jews of Jesus’ day; understood that Christ Jesus claimed to be the… I AM… of Exodus 3:13-14. They took up stones to stone Him, but He escaped… Because He was going to the Cross… to be the Passover Lamb of God… to bring a “One Time Sacrifice”… for all ‘SIN/SINS’… for all mankind. ‘Once again’… “Rejected by Most”… “Accepted by Few!”
*** (John 6:44) No one can come = to Me [Jesus] = unless the Father [God] = Who has sent Me draw him, = and I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (John 1:9) He [Jesus] = was the true Light; = He [Jesus] enlightens every man = coming into the world.
*** (Psalms 98:2) Jehovah [God] = has made known His salvation; = His righteousness He has unveiled to the eyes of the nations.
*** (John 3:19-20-21) And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
(John 3:21) But he who practices truth comes to the Light so that his works may be revealed, that they exist, having been worked in God.
*** (Acts 17:30-31-32) Truly, then, = God overlooking the times of ignorance, = now He = strictly commands = all men everywhere = to repent,
(Acts 17:31) because = He has appointed a day = in which He = is going to judge the world in righteousness = by a Man [Jesus] = Whom = He appointed, = having given proof to all = by raising Him = from the dead.
(Acts 17:32) And hearing of a resurrection of the dead, = some indeed mocked; = and others said, = We will hear you again concerning this.
*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slow = concerning His promise, = as some count slowness, = but is long-suffering toward us, = not purposing = that any should perish, = but that all should come to repentance.
*** (Ezekiel 33:11) Say to them: = As I live, says the Lord Jehovah, = I have no delight = in the death of the wicked, = except in the turning of the wicked = from his way, = and so to live. = Turn, turn from your evil ways; = for why will you die, O house of Israel?
Continued next blog.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.