Jesus Christ the Lord God Almighty
Jesus Christ the Lord God Almighty
When we receive from the Holy Spirit the revelation that Jesus Christ is both the Son of God and God Almighty . . . Amen . . . It’s a truly glorious revelation and truth that will transform our relationship with the Almighty God of the Universe. It’s a holy, sacred, glorious revelation and truth.
We often think of Jesus as the Son of God . . . only. And yes, it is true: he is the Son of God, absolutely. But that’s only part of it.
He is also . . . God Almighty. He is both. It’s a reality—and a mystery. Glory to God!
- God is the perfect Father, elevating his son to be equal with Himself
- It solves a need: redemption of mankind. Everything God does is perfect and is for a reason.
- It’s a necessity. God the Father is too big, powerful, and awesome to deal with tiny, mortal humans
First, a few questions: Why? Why is this the case? Why is this truth so important? Why so much emphasis on Jesus Christ?
Well, these are questions and mysteries that we will spend eternity learning about. At the same time, there are some aspects of it we can understand now. As we allow the Holy Spirit to reveal these mysteries to us, it should leave us in awe of our loving, glorious Father and Creator . . . and our wonderful savior and Lord, Jesus the Christ . . . Amen.
Our great and awesome God of the Universe is the perfect Father God Almighty. He is the creator, sustainer and possessor of the heavens and the earth. For all eternity, we will be in awe of Him and His kingdom, power and glory. Amen.
He created the Universe that scientists explain is expanding at the speed of light. He created the five classes of angelic beings, all of them mighty, powerful and glorious, just like Him. He created the three heavens, which include the heaven that believers, according to the Bible, will inhabit for eternity. The heavens and earth, indeed the whole universe, are filled with his glory. Amen.
Think about it from a commen sense view. As the perfect Being over it all, He didn’t keep it all for Himself. He gave it all to His son and exalted His son to be equal with Himself. Glory to God! Jesus Christ is both the son of God and God. Jehovah God is the three-in-one God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The four gospels- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John- all emphasize that Jesus Christ is Lord and God, the Messiah, the Anointed One, and the Savior. The Gospel of John especially focuses on this theme (two key verses are John 5:23 and 10:30).
God’s Plan before the Foundation of the World
Jesus was with the Father before the foundation of the world (John 17:5). He was and is the Only Begotten Son of God.
It seems God had a plan all along to create the human race on the earth, in His own image and after His likeness. Jesus Christ was the very first member of God’s family.
Perhaps God even knew that man would sin and fall and that man would need to be redeemed. God knows the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things not yet done.
God planned a way for man to be redeemed through His only begotten son Jesus. At the appointed time, the Father sent Jesus to the earth as a man to redeem mankind (see John 3:16 and 17:3). Yet, even before the Father sent Jesus, the great and glorious God Almighty planned it. As John Wesley wrote, “God came to earth as a man and justified Himself to the world.”
It seems that our great and awesome God and Father, the perfect, holy, sacred God of the Universe, does everything perfectly and does everything for a reason.
Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God. If you want to know what the Father is like, look at Jesus.
When someone comes to God, He points to Jesus Christ, His son. He does this for our own good. The Father knows what is best for us. He knows everything about us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He formed and created us. He knows what we have need of before we ask. Before a word is on our tongue, He knows it altogether. He has counted and numbered the very hairs on our head. He has inscribed us on the palms of his hands. He keeps our holy tears, puts them in a bottle, and keeps them forever.
The holy, sacred Father God Almighty is . . . too much for a human being to approach . . . No man can look upon His face and live. Before the Age of Grace, when God Almighty was in certain places, if people came near Him, they would die.
He sits on the highest throne in the universe, and when people approach the throne, the glory is so powerful and strong that they fall on their faces and cannot continue. He is too big and powerful for us to approach Him. So, as the perfect, loving Father, He gave us the perfect way to approach Him: through His Son Jesus Christ, through the precious, gentle Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of Jesus Christ.