THE WORD OF GOD
(…continues from part 7…)
The ‘Son’ is revealed in John 3:13 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Conclusion of His Sonship is in 1John 4:10-14 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 13) Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”
“The government shall be upon HIS shoulders”
Of the Isaiah 9:6 ‘government’ of Jesus, there are some verses. Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6) In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
“…a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom” [Hebrews 1:8]
Ephesians 1:20-22 “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21) Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22) And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,” and Psalm 110:1-4 “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2) The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3) Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4) The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” Confer Isaiah 22:21-22; Psalm 2:6-12; Zechariah 6:12-13; Matthew 11:27; 1Corinthians 15:25 and Revelation 19:16.
The Possessor of the sceptre of righteousness
In Jeremiah 23 verse 6, the BRANCH, that is Jesus Christ, is revealed as The LORD Our Righteousness. ‘LORD’ in capitals is always the divine name of the God of the Bible, JEHOVAH, meaning ‘self-existing GOD’ i.e. ONE who is, by HIS own power. If the Christ is, by His own power, it, therefore, is crystal clear that He was never a being of creationism. Very God of very God is the Lord Jesus in divine revelation.
Zechariah 9:9 calls Him the KING of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a representation of Israel, God’s own people, where the LORD God is their King, under the theocratic economy. As the God of Israel, the Christ is Jehovah Jesus. He comes with ‘salvation’, which in Hebrew is yasha` (yaw-shah’): ‘1. (properly) to be open, wide or free from captivity. 2. (by implication) to be safe. 3. (causatively) to rescue or succor.’ This kind of salvation is spiritual and only God can administer it.
In Matthew 28:18-20, three things: omnipotence, co-equality with the Father and ubiquity are revealed concerning Him. His authority transcends the terra firma of humanity, it includes heaven itself. This means angelic host and the elders whose seats form a semicircle around the celestial throne bow down to Jesus’ authority. The baptism formula evokes the presence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and this is the Trinity. As a Member of the Trinity, Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father in His Divinity. His ubiquity is seen in the fact that wherever the disciples go across the universe, He is with each one of them at the same time.
Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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