Monday, December 7, 2015

Jesus Christ, God Manifest in the Flesh

All scripture references, unless otherwise noted, are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. 
There should be no controversy, Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, his son in the gospel, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (See 1st Timothy 3:16) He also wrote to the Corinthians in 2nd Corinthians 5:19, "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." The only way to God is through Jesus Christ and through Him alone. Will you be reconciled to God? 

"God is a Spirit," the Lord Jesus told the Samaritan woman, "... and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (See John 4:24) The Lord had been telling the woman in John 4:22-23 that she, as a Samaritan, did not know what she worshipped. He said, "we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." In context then the Father is a Spirit because He is God.

Jesus said in John 1:18"No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." You have never seen the Father outside of Jesus Christ. (See John 14;7) In Isaiah 46:5  God asked the question, "To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?" God is like nothing we can ever know. He is incomprehensible. He is not a statue nor a picture, nor the figment of our imagination. He is truly ineffable. I looked up the word ineffable at, "," to find the meaning of the word and found it means, "too great, powerful, beautiful, etc., to be described or expressed." God is incomprehensible because He is a Spirit.

It is no wonder then that the Jewish leaders of Jesus day had trouble understanding the Lord Jesus. After the Lord Jesus said, "I and My Father are one," the Bible tells us that the Jews took up stones to stone Jesus. Jesus asked, "Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?" They said, "For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God." What they did not understand then and still do not understand that It was their God who had made Himself man. (See John 10:30-33) As we said in the beginning of this posting, "God was manifest in the flesh..."

My friends, the Bible declares that "God was manifest in the flesh..." Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah, the Son of the living God, the One who Moses and God spoke of in Deuteronomy 18:15-19, is that one and He is the only Savior of men today. He is the only way to the Father (See John 14:6). If you would find God the Father, look no further than Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. In Him alone was God manifest in the flesh and in Him alone can you find salvation. So I say to you, repent of your sins, find someone to baptize you in the name of Jesus Christ to have your sins forgiven, and God has promised to baptize you with His Holy Spirit, just as He did on the Day of Pentecost. (See Acts 2:1-4Acts 2:38 and Acts 4:12)

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