IS THE MARIAN BIRTH THE FIRST EXISTENCE OF JESUS CHRIST? (Part three)

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3)            Every ‘Lord’ of verses 27 to 32 of Genesis chapter 18 is the Hebraic ‘Ᾰdônây (ad-o-noy’): ‘Lord – title, spoken in place of Yahweh in Jewish display of reverence.’ No other entity, save Jehovah God, is addressed as the Jewish ‘Ᾰdônây. Abraham, indeed, had a real person to person discourse with ‘Ᾰdônây Jesus, in His pre-incarnate manifestation. And was he glad? Selah!

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                As close to Moses as Joshua was, he only heard of the physical appearance of the Divinity. Not until Israel was about to take over the land of Jericho he did not experience a physical encounter with the Creator (Joshua 5:13-15). The connectivity of His Adamic goings began in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. Let us look at the definition of ‘heard’ which is the Hebraic shama` (shaw-mah’): ‘1. to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.). 2. (causatively) to tell, etc.’ The approaching act of ‘walking’ is halak (haw-lak’): ‘advance by steps; lifestyle’. So many Bible teachers believe that God neither walked nor was intelligently heard by Adam and his wife. Shama` by its definitions makes it so clearly understood that God did tell something into their hearing and they, Eden Garden occupants, heard the voice of the Lord God intelligently.

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                The profound meaning of halak, that is, ‘lifestyle’ spells out the facticity of God being a habitual Visitant to the Eden Garden every cool of the day [Genesis 3:8]. God the Father, as theological pellucidity teaches, never vacates His celestial throne. Who, therefore, is this LORD God, whose goings forth did halak Eden’s grounds? It is the documented Personage of 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.” Jesus made an unbelievable asseveration of Himself, as He visibly remained seated beside a befuddled Nicodemus, and at the same material time existing in the empyreal assizes of the Rainbow Administration of Jehovah. I can hear an understanding soul, screaming, “Incredible! But true!”

“Peradventure ten shall be found there.” [Genesis 18:30-32]

                Of Abraham the Lord Jesus revealed “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad” [John 8:56]. This happened in Genesis 18:13 “And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?” From the scriptural narrative, the scenario of this verse was not a vision of somnambulism. A slaughtered calf dressed and served was the sumptuous meal before the physical Visitants. It was in the course of whatever course of the meal that the LORD Jesus, in His pre-incarnate manifestation, brought forth the Divine query of Genesis 18:17-21, “And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18) Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19) For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20) And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21) I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

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                This was certainly not a case study of the fantasy of a somnambulist: for the eventual outcome of this Abrahamic souls haggling ended in the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:24, 25 & 28 “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25) And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”  In the twenty-eighth verse, the Bible says of Abraham: 28) And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.”

                Most definitely, Abraham was not experiencing this visitation from the state of the vision of a night’s slumber. “And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:” [Genesis 18:27]. Will Abraham ever forget this day? Of course, not! It was too good to be true. He was served with an empyreal titillation. “And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31) And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32) And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake” [Genesis 18:30-32].

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!”

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Which Is, And Which Was, And Which Is To Come. (seven)

Most enigmatic Personage to tread the surface of the earth

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7)            Most people do not read the Bible to descry the truth of the Divinity. I found this verse in the Bible. It reads in Revelation 15:3, “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” The title ‘Lord’ is kurios (kï ’-riy-os) ‘1. lord, supreme in authority, the one in control.2. (also, by implication) sir or master (as a title showing respect for others).3. (in Hebrew) Adonai, The Lord God of Israel (which is actually Yahweh God of Israel – see Exodus 5:1 and 120 other occurrences).4. (in Hebrew) Yahweh. Outside the Hebraic Scriptures, rabbis rendered the name “Yahweh” as “LORD” or as “GOD” with the intent to keep this name utterly holy and away from any hint or speck of desecration. This practice continues fervently to this day.5. (of ownership) an owner (especially of an animal or object)[from κῦρος kŷrȏs “supremacy”].’

                John, the writer of this Book (Revelation), saw Jesus from the Hebraic perspective. Jesus, ergo, from this verse is the Supreme Being and the Owner of creation. Does it not say, “all things were created by him, and for him” [Colossians 1:16]?

“One” is heis in Greek, a neuter gender, meaning: “essence.”

                The Greek for ‘God’ is theos (the-os’) ‘1. (properly, in Greek) a god or deity. a supernatural, powerful entity (real or imagined). 2. (by Hebraism, especially with ho (ho)(in this context) the one.) God, the Supreme Being, the Creator, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Yahweh by name.3. (figuratively) a supreme magistrate (in the land).’ The next word,‘Almighty’ is pantokrator (pan-to-kra’-tōr) ‘the all-ruling, i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ Jesus Christ is the Lord God Almighty according to the discovery from Revelation 15:3. There is, no doubt, another Almighty in Revelation 16:7, “And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.” This, contextually, is the Eternal, God the Father. How can there be two, epithetical ‘Almighty’ Beings? John 10:30, “I and my Father are one,” is the scriptural answer.

                When the LORD God introduced Himself to Moses at the ‘burning bush’ experience, He said, “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them” [Exod. 6:3]. This is what Jehovah was saying to Moses, ”And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect” [Gen 17:1]. Exodus 3:14, “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

                How could Jesus make this revelation “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” [Revelation 1:8]? Because we understand that Revelation 4:8 “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” is in connection with the Eternal Father. While Revelation 15:3 reveals Jesus, Revelation 11:17 “Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned” points to the Father.

At the mention of Jesus every knee must bow

                The only reason why a Jehovah’s Witness Organization supposedly created Christ made the asseverative, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father” of John 14:9, is simply because the Father and the Son constitute one worshipped God. The word ‘which’ –of Revelation 1:8— is an interesting ὁ ho (ho) ἡ he (hee) [feminine] τό to (to’) [neuter (each with various inflections)] is a definite article ‘1. the.’ The next word, ‘art’ is on (ōn’) ousa (ou’-sa) [feminine] on (on’) [neuter] meaning: ‘being.’ Now let us see ‘wast’ which is en (ayn): ‘I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ Put them together, this epithet is καί ὅ ἦν kai ho en (kai’ ho’ een) καί ὅ ερχόμενος kai ho erchomenos (kai’ ho er-cho’-me-nos) and it translates: ‘the one being and the one that was and the one coming, i.e. the Eternal, as a divine epithet of Christ.’

Whether you like it or not, Jesus is Jehovah: very God of very God!

                These are the attributes of Jesus Christ:

* Saviour of the world -Acts. 13:47; Romans 10:9-12; 1Corinthians 1:30

* Son of God -Psalm 2:4, 89:26-27; Matthew 16:15-17; John 5:17-18

* Lord of lords -Revelation 17:14, 19:16

* King of kings -Ps 2:6; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 2:2; Rev. 17:14, 19:16

* Word of God -John 1:1, 14; 1John 5:7; Rev. 19:13

* Has Divine Equality with the Father -John 8:58; John 10:10; John 14:9; Rev. 5:12-14; Rev. 21:23

* Almighty -Rev. 1:8, 15:3, 16:7

* The Shepherd -Ps 23:1, 80:1; John 10:11

* The Creator -Genesis 1:3; John 1:3-4; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:2, 1-0; Rev. 3:14

*The is, and the was, and the is to come -John 1:1, 8:58; Hebrews 13:8 & Rev. 1:8 [are those of the Divinity]. Jesus, ergo, is very God of very God. Amen!

                Christ, in Revelation 15:3, goes by the sobriquet Lord God Almighty; and Revelation 11:17 gives the same Lord God Almighty to the Father. Each of the two divine Beings is “Which is, and which was, and which is to come.” Revelation 16:5 says of Jesus, And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. The name or the title “Lord” in Hebrew is, most definitely, LORD (in capitals) and which is none other than ‘I AM THAT I AM’ –JEHOVAH. What does this say of those who are in Christ Jesus? They are in the safest hand of the Entity of whose immanent transcendentalism spans the eternity past, present and future, spiritually and physically. Their (the Christians) eternal lives reside in the Saviour, Jesus, very God of very God. Selah!

Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. 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!”      

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HIS TESTIMONY (Part IV)

 

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The word ‘Lord’ in the Greek is kurios. Kurios is the term the Greek uses for the Hebrew adon, Adonay and Yahweh. Adon addresses a man. Adonay and Yahweh are titles solely for the Creator. Which of the kurios was meant by Jesus when He declared, the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath,” can easily be traced scripturally. Exodus and Genesis point it out. In Exodus 20:10 we see this kurios in the reading, But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:” and the word ‘LORD’ is: yehôvâh (yeh-ho-vaw’): {which is the proper name of the one true God unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of ‘ădônây} and it means: ’(the) self-Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.’

Reading from Genesis 2:1-3, we have 1) “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3) And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” The name ‘God’ is: ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’): ‘{Plural of ‘ĕlôahh}; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.’

The LORD and the God of Exodus and Genesis are the names of the one and the same Jehovah. Now I hope you can understand what Jesus was telling them and us in making the reference to His Lordship of the Temple?

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John Gill’s Exposition Of The Entire Bible on Colossians 1:17, which speaks my mind, runs thus:

And he is before all things,…. Not only in dignity, being preferable to angels and men in his nature, names, offices, and works, and worthy of more honour than all creatures; but he is before them in existence, as he must needs be, since they are all made by him; he was not only before John the Baptist, his forerunner, before Abraham who saw his day and was glad, before the first man was made, but before the angels were in being, or the heavens and the earth, or any creature were formed; and therefore must be God, who is from everlasting to everlasting:

 and by him all things consist; he upholds all things by the word of his power; the heavens have their stability and continuance from him; the pillars of the earth are bore up by him, otherwise that and the inhabitants of it would be dissolved; the angels in heaven are confirmed in their estate by him, and have their standing and security in him; the elector God are in his hands, and are his peculiar care and charge, and therefore shall never perish; yea, all mankind live and move, and have their being in him; the whole frame of nature would burst asunder and break in pieces, was it not held together by him; every created being has its support from him, and its consistence in him; and all the affairs of Providence relating to all creatures are governed, directed, and managed by him, in conjunction with the Father and the blessed Spirit.”

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He is before all things: JESUS, the CHRIST.

From Jamieson, Fausset & Brown’s COMMENTARY on the same Colossians 1:17 is:

  1. (Joh 8:58) Translate as Greek, “And He Himself (the great HE) is (implying divine essential being) before all things,” in time, as well as in dignity. Since He is before all things, He is before even time, that is, from eternity. Compare “the first-born of every creature” (Col 1:15).

 by him —Greek, “IN Him” (as the conditional element of existence, [Col 1:16) [ALFORD].

 consist“subsist.” Not only are called into being from nothing, but are maintained in their present state. The Son of God is the Conserver, as well as the Creator of all things [PEARSON]. BENGEL less probably explains, “All things in Him come together into one system: the universe found its completion in Him” (Isa41 41:4; [Rev 22:13] (refs2)). Compare as to GOD, [Ro 11:36]]: similar language; therefore Christ must be God.

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HIS TESTIMONY (Part II)

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Mark 2:28 quotes Him thus, “Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.” Sabbath was first mentioned in Exodus 16:23 “…To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD…” It has its seminality in Genesis 2:2, “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” Sabbath is the day God did what I term, ‘basking in the euphoria of accomplishment’. God did not rest out of an exhaustive stress, having gone through six days of gruelling toil; in fact, that thought alone is an abominable sacrilege. Certain phenomena cannot apply to the Divinity such as: fatigue, dearth, coition or respiration known of earthly life. The Sabbath is a day to show appreciation for creation and to worship the Creator.

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The flummoxing gospel truth is that the Jehovah they hold in high veneration, who rested on the first seventh day of creationism, is the very Jesus they were beholding. Jesus called Himself the Jehovah of universal adoration! For your perfect understanding the ‘God’ of Genesis is also the ‘LORD’ of Exodus. The Greek has one word (kurios – Lord) for the Hebrew adon (Lord/lord), Adonay (Lord- applies only to Yahweh) or Jehovah (LORD -in capitals). If Jesus categorically and unequivocally makes a revelation of His Lordship of Sabbath then standing before every eye was none else than Jehovah Himself. Ponderous!

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John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” Ego eime (I exist) is the Greek for “I am” which is the same as the covenant “I AM THAT I AM” of Exodus 3:14. The reason why we can boast of fruitful capability is simply because we are resident in Him, without whom we can do ‘nothing’. ‘Nothing’ comes from ou (oo): ‘the absolute negative no, not; in direct questions expecting an affirmative answer’, and oudeis (oo-dice’): ‘not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.’  The absoluteness of our incapacitation without Jesus speaks volumes because only the nonpareil Creator can lay a claim to this phenomenon, confer Colossians 1:17.

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    Jesus is the EVERLASTING FATHER of Isaiah 9:6, who shrouds JEHOVAH

The true reason why we find it an arduous difficulty in apprehending the bona fide Personage of Jesus is simply because we approach Him à la the logical stand of carnal propensity. John 14:9 reads, Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father?”  The past participle ‘seen’ is the Greek horaō (hor-ah’-o) ‘Properly to stare at, that is, (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally); become acquainted with by experience.’ The knowledge of this Personage does not fall within the scope of what the intelligentsia acquire in the great halls of the ivory tower. It is purely a spiritual matter.

This takes us to Matthew 11:27 “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”  The Father is eternal, without a beginning. How can Jesus Christ (erroneously believed to be a created being) possess this knowledge if He is not eternal as well? ‘Knoweth’ in the Greek is epiginōskō (ep-ig-in-oce’-ko): ‘to become thoroughly acquainted with, to know thoroughly, to know accurately, know well.’ It should be crystal clear to all and sundry that it must take an Omniscient One to epiginōskō  the Eternal One. Amen.

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Matthew 9:6, “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.” Jesus proved His most enigmatic stance in the display of an uncanny fact of His Being. Only God can forgive: no doubt a truism. From scripture we know He is not an interloper; so, what does it make Him, the Lord Jesus, who has the power to forgive sins as well? In the Book of Matthew 12:6, Jesus gave an articulation which will continue to reverberated eternally and universally, “But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.” The only one that is greater than the temple is the object of worship by the assemblage. The heavenly assizes is both the throne room and the temple; the only One greater than the Temple is the One who sits in the majestic rule of the rainbow administration. Remember He taught never to swear by the throne of God because of who sits on it? Now, this asseveration of Jesus concerning His Lordship of the most revered Jerusalem Temple, how does it make Him different from the One seated as the Majesty on high, in the celestial assizes? Chew on that!

People, in their billions, across the globe, pray to God knowing that He is Omnipresent; knowing that He will hear all of them. They believe He knows what is wrong with every individual: being the Omniscience. God’s omnipotence, nursed by all, protects and provides for our daily needs. So, when Jesus assures, in John 14:14 that, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it];” it tells me that Jesus wields the tripartite (omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent) power of divinity.

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  At the transfiguration!

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