JESUS THE CHRIST (2)

yeshua-puts-his-foot-down-on-the-catching-away-dream-960x540                    Isaiah 53:5, “He was wounded for our transgressions”.

Jesus as a man: grew up – Luke 1:80; had brothers and sisters – Matthew 13:56; was a carpenter in Mark 6:3; needed food – Mark 11:12; was thirsty in John 19:28; did fall asleep, Matthew 8:24 and wept in John 11:35 but unlike every other man He did not commit one sinful act, 2Corinthians 5:21. As the Christ, Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the life”, John 14:6; “I am the resurrection”, John 11:25; “All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers”, John 10:8; “I go to prepare a place for you” John 14:2; “And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish”, John 10:28; “I and my Father are one”, John 10:30, the word ‘are’ esmen, in Greek means ‘substance’ a neuter gender, thus implying that the Father and the Son are of the same essence. Put all His assertions together and the aggregation simply says, “Jesus is God”.

When Jesus said, “…my Father is greater than I” in John 10:28, the ‘I’ refers to His humanity and when He declared,”My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;” He meant all created beings (including Jesus, who was formed inside the womb of Mary). Can any angel claim to be greater than God’s temple, Matthew 12:6? Only God can so declare! Jesus had His beginning in Mary’s womb, to be born into this world. Christ was not born; He said in John 8:58, “Before Abraham was, I am.” ‘I am’ is ego eime, in the Greek, meaning, ‘I exist’ which in Hebrew is the same as Jehovah! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ‘Beginning’ is actually eternal past (where none of creationism did exist). ‘Word’ is Logos, the only Divine connectivity. ‘With’ is pros, meaning a certain proximity none ever had with the Eternal Father. ‘Word was God’ means the Word was of the same essence as God (John 10:30), not an indefinite but as in the Greek theos, a definite God. This is Christ.

Christ is of Hebrew origin. It is called in the Hebrew: mashiyach (maw-shee’-akh) meaning, ‘1. Anointed 2. usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint) 3. (specifically) the Messiah, the Anointed One.’ The Greek calls it Christos (khris-tos’) ‘1. (literally) Anointed 2. (transliterated) “Christ” 3. (properly) the Messiah, the Anointed One of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 4. (by function) the (kinsman) Redeemer, the Saviour 5. (by identity) Jesus, Yeshua.’

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Who can be the saviour of man if not God Himself: 2Samuel 22:3; Isaiah 43:3, 11, 45:15, 49:26; Luke 1:47, 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 13:23; 1Timothy 1:1 & 1Peter 3:18 to mention a few. There is no doubt in my mind that if Mohammad knew the true meaning of Messiah, he would never have attributed it to Jesus, eleven times, in the Islamic Qur’an. Moslems believe and teach that Allah is the only saviour (and it can never be this Jesus whom they call Issa). The Messiah and the ‘Holy One of Israel’ (Psalm 78:41) are of the one and the same Personage: a conundrum. God hides Himself (Isaiah 45:15). What does it betoken what Jesus told them in John 10:38. “…the Father is in me, and I in him”? Christ is the unseen Father of light, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning (James 1:17). Inside Jesus, the man, our Christ is hidden, thus Jesus is the very God of very God!

tranfiguracao-de-jesus                               The transfiguration

When they found out His true identity on the mount of the transfiguration, the Bible says that Jesus forbid them to, “Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead”, in Matthew 17:1-9. He, the expected Christ, was hiding in the known Yehoshua, the first born of Mary. What they saw was Jesus, a mere son of carpenter Joseph. The things He performed should have jolted them to see clearly. Jesus the Christ hid Himself expecting to be apprehended via the vehicular stance of faith. Is it not by faith alone a man may come to God?

Jesus, the man, was Adam all over again, to right the wrongs of the first and sinful pristine paternity, whose disobedience served us the death sentence (Romans 5:4; 1Corinthians 15:22). Satan, the Devil became the god of this world after the fall. To reverse this oddity, God decided to come in the similitude of the second man (for a created being could not face Lucifer [the first created intelligent being] in any form of duel) to undo man’s fatal error (1Corinthians 15:45). The second man alone could destroy the evil planting and deceitful ploys of the old serpent because of Who He is, 1Corinthians 15:47. “Verily, verily I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am”, John 8:58. ‘Verily’ in the Greek is amen (am-ayn’) Heb. origin. ‘1. (properly) firm 2. (figuratively) trustworthy 3. (adverbially) surely 4. (often as interjection) so be it’. The Bible clearly tells us that Jesus is Amen, Revelation 3:14. ‘Verily’, uttered twice, enforces the indubitableness of the claim. ‘Before Abraham was’ speaks of time, the auxiliary ‘was’ is ginomai (ghin’-om-ai) 1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate) 2. (reflexively) to become (come into being)’. The ‘am’, which is not an inflection of the auxiliary ‘be’ is: eimi (ei-mee’): ‘I exist {used only when emphatic}’. When God told Moses His name, He said, “I AM” and the Septuagint renders it “Ego Eimi”, just as we see in John 8:58. Christ already existed before creationism, verily, verily, truly, truly, Jesus, Jesus. AMEN! (Concluded)

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