UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [nine]

(…continues from part 8…)

9]            Concerning His ‘name’ in Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 7:14 unveils, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” It reads in one of His pre-incarnate manifestations when He visited the home of Manoah, before the birth of Samson, in the Book of Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” The word ‘secret’ is pil’ı̂y (pil-ee’): ‘wonderful, incomprehensible, extraordinary;’ and taking the definition of ‘seeing,’ wᵉ (wi), meaning ‘indeed’, into cognizance, ‘seeing It is secret’ should be defined as ‘absolutely and supremely wonderful’ and this cannot but be the name of the Most High. Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”  1Timothy 3:16 “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.”

                As our ‘Counsellor’ of Isaiah 9:6, the prophecy said, “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 13) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both” (Zechariah 6:12-13). Jesus told His disciples in Luke 21:14-15, “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15) For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” 1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” Colossians 2:2-3 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Read as well, John 1:16.

                In Zechariah 6:13 the ‘Counsellor’ is at once the King and the Priest after the order of Melchizedek – without a beginning and no ending of His Majestic sacerdotalism due to the fact of His eternality. The ubiquity of Jesus is captured in Luke 21:15. Who can give wisdom to the hearts of several people in diverse locations save the Most High? Jesus containerizes the entire wisdom and knowledge of God, ergo, He knows all things. There is no gainsaying the fact that only an entity of divinity can be made to us: wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption found in 1Corinthians 1:30.

                Jesus is the ‘Mighty God’ of Isaiah 9:6. Psalm 45:3 & 6 “Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.”  Verse 6 “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”  John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”  Romans 9:4-5, “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; 5) Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”  Titus 2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” See Isaiah 45:24-25; Psalm 50:1; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Hebrews 1:8; and 1John 5:20.

                The 45th Psalm sings, most definitely, of the Christ, where He is aptly referred to as ‘most mighty’, wielding glorious majesty, whose throne is eternal. God the Father, sighting the Christ, addressed Jesus Christ, saying, “Thy throne, O God” simply because Christ is very God of very God. Jesus is the soon coming God and Saviour. 

                Does the Scripture agree with ‘the everlasting’ nature of His ‘Fatherhood’ found in Isaiah 9:6? Proverbs 8:23 “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Hebrews 2:13-14 “And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14) Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Further reading: Isaiah 18:8 and 53:10. ‘Set up’ of Proverbs 8:23 is the Hebrew nacak (naw-sak’):1. to pour out. 2. (especially) to pour out a libation. 3. (by analogy) to anoint a king. 4. (also) to cast (metal).’ The Word of God, being a Personage of the Godhead, had been anointed for the mediatorial office of the Christ. The Holy Spirit, in the divine agreement with the Father, had poured forth the unguent of divine functionality on the Second Member of the Divinity in the long eternality of time before anything was brought into existence. This is what ‘set up’ means.

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 concluded…)

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JESUS: The WORD Of God (What does it betoken?) Part 2

The most enigmatic Man to tread the surface of terra firma

(Continued from the 1st part)

2)            The One who was set up –from when? Proverbs 8:23 has the answer, “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” The same is in John 1:2 “The same was in the beginning with God.  The Word of God, Jesus, is as eternal as the Father. Amen! The scriptural ‘beginning’ is, in actuality, before creationism. Jesus was in the beginning. Only God can be said to be in existence before creationism. Amen! “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made(John 1:3). This is one of my favourite scriptures; the Elizabethan flowery is so aesthetic, and the gospel truismatic reality is of Jesus, the grand Author of creationism.                                                  

Before Abraham was, I Am

                Did He create all things? Does that not serve pellucidity of the facticity of Christ, the Word of God, not being a creation? If He created all things then the absolute truth is that nothing created Him. No wonder He dropped the bombshell of John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” Most certainly to the English grammar student, ‘was’ is a grammatical inflection of ‘am’ but it is not so from the Greek couched grammar. ‘Was,’ in the Greek, is ginomai (ghin’-om-ai), meaning: ‘1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate) 2. (reflexively) to become (come into being).’ This ginomai  is a pointer to the natural parturiency of Abraham’s coming into being. The personal pronoun ‘I’ is ego (eg-o’) ‘(emphatically, of the first person) I.’ ‘Am,’ eimi (ei-mee’), means ‘I exist {used only when emphatic}.’ Put ego and eimi together, what you have, staring unbelievably at you is the covenant name, I AM THAT I AM, which the Almighty God gave to Moses at the ‘burning bush’ encounter. Jesus is the I AM, which the Jews could not believe, seeing that He was not yet 50 years of earthly age!                                                                                           

                “In him was life; and the life was the light of men[John 1:4]. The preposition ‘in’ en (en) means: ‘a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest.’ The inconsequentially looking ‘was’ is ēn (ane): ‘Imperfect of eime -I exist-; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ The grammatical imperfectness of this verb makes it an action of eternal continuity. ‘Life’ is the God’s kind, zoe. In Jesus is an original and essential life, independently of none. As the eternal Father has His own life and the Holy Spirit too, each of His own, so does Christ. Jesus’ life, as the definition of ‘was’ explains, is absolutely eternal! The life which Jesus breathed into created entities illumed them. This light does not just endow with a visive authority. It creates a rational knowledge by which an intelligence is displayed by the individual. This True Light gave Adam the knowledge of what to name creatures such that every name he gave needed not be reviewed by the Creator. Every intelligent being thirsts for salvation. Many, unfortunately, reject the leading of this spiritual Light –into eternal damnation. The sole source of life celestial and mundane life flow from the Word of life, Word of God, even Jesus Christ. Only God can give life thus. Amen!                                                                                                                 

Jesus, the Light of the world.

                “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world(John 1:9). The original couch is “every man coming into the world.” The verb ‘comethis an imperfect tense. John 12:46 quotes Jesus Christ saying, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” The word ‘darkness’, skotia (skot-ee’-ah) speaks of ‘spiritual obscurity, metaphorically used of ignorance of divine things, and its associated wickedness, and the resultant misery in hell.’ So, we have in verse 12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:His name is so precious that it is the only key to salvation.

                Hear Him in John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” Nowhere in Scripture is any creature’s name is given the authority to be “believed on” save Jesus Christ the eternal Saviour. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God [John 1:13]. The will of the Son is essentially of the eternal Father’s. The reason for this facticity is not farfetched: for He made the asseverative “I and my Father are one” [John 10:30]. Selah!

The Lamb is the Lion of Judah

               Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“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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