“…lo, great multitude, which no man could number…worshipped the LAMB” [Revelation 7:9].
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10] Let us look at the word ‘partakers’ of Hebrews 2:14. It is koinōneō (koy-no-neh’-o): ‘to have or do in common with, have a share of or take part in a thing with another.’ Adamic humanity shares in common the palpability of fleshy nature of a body-covering. When it comes to Jesus, the Greek word for ‘took part’ is metecho (met-e’-chō): ‘1. to share or participate. 2. (by implication) to belong to. 3. (by extension) to eat or drink (thus partaking and belonging). 4. (as a general life lesson) make distinction between whom you will and will not eat and drink.’ Jesus Christ, the Lord from heaven, an uncreated Being, merely participated in the fleshly nature of Adamic corporeality. Christ wore the humanity of Jesus, the son of Mary, as a man wears his clothing. Christ needed to become a human being to save Adam from the annihilating sinful nature. Remember what it says in John 1:14 that “the WORD was made flesh” and I explained that the ‘made’ is actually ginomai, meaning ‘become’.
Who is the Isaiah 9:6 ‘Prince of Peace’? He is the controlling Personage in all the days of the Messianic rule of one thousand years: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7) And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10) And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious” (Isaiah 11:6-10). Psalm 72:7 “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.” 2Corinthians 5:18-19 “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 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.” Colossians 1:20-21 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21) And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.”
Peace that passes all understanding is what to expect from the Prince of peace. For an unprecedented whole millennium, the LORD Jesus will sit on His throne of righteousness in administration of perfect peace which none other can give other than ‘which is, and which was, and which is to come,’ Lord Jesus, the Almighty. For further reading go to: Psalm 72:3; Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 85:10; Daniel 9:24-25; Micah 5:2-5; Luke 2:12-14; John 14:27; John 14:27; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1-10; 2Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 2:14-18; Hebrews 7:2-3.
The grand Apokalupsis
The grand Apokalupsis [Revelation] of the Lord Jesus is found in the last book of the Bible. Revelation 1:1-2 “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” The risen Christ appeared to John on the island of Patmos, where he was confined. The story is that the Roman government had tried to execute him without any success, so, the island became his jail of confinement. Then, in verse eight of Revelation, Jesus said, “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.”
“Aleph to tau” is the common expression of the Jews to denote ‘the totality of all things.’ Aleph is the first Hebrew letter alphabetically and tau is the last letter. John had to use the Greek letters since he was writing in Greek. ‘Beginning and ending’ denote perpetuity. While the alpha and the omega denote the Causer of all causes, beginning and the ending point to the fact that the Speaker has an existence from eternity to eternity. ‘Lord’ in this verse is the Hebraic God, Jehovah. Old manuscripts render ‘Lord’ as ‘Lord God’ or ‘God.’ The title ‘Almighty’ is the Greek pantokrator (pan-to-kra’-tōr) ‘the all-ruling, i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’ Jesus is revealed in this verse as the pantokrator who created all things: some were brought into existence ex nihilo – without existing materials. Pantokrator essentially makes Jesus very God of very God. Amen.
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!”
Read part nine here