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Jehovah’s Witness Myopic View Of Jesus (VIII)



An exchange of His zoe for the mortal life of His sheep!

 (…continued from part VII)        Does God know the time and hour? Is the fact of this knowledge decipherable in words? Is Christ the express Word of God, the Logos i.e. the totality of the Father’s mind, thought and verbalism? If this Christ is the power of God, wisdom of God personified and is the Sender of the Holy Spirit who teaches all things because He would hear from Christ what to communicate, then Christ, indubitably, knows the said time and hour. Christ just did not give this secret to be divulged by the man, Jesus: no more, no less.


The apparent humanity of Jesus manifests when He got tired, needed sleep, when He needed food and of course, His incarnate parturition. But when He ventilated His thought with, “I am the resurrection,” that was Christ. Only God can claim the personification of resurrection. When He made the asseveration, “…..I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again…..,” speaking of His redemptive life, in John 10:18, did He not speak as God would, hence, of Christ? In the next verse, the Jewish hearers thought He was suffering from the disgorgement of blasphemy. The simple reason being that He was, to the best of their understanding, Jesus, a mere carpenter, arrogating divine attributes to Himself.


One mind blowing, thought provoking thing He did in John 14:1, when He asseverated, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me;” was to display His equality with the Eternal Father! The truth is that it takes a certain affinity with the eternal Holy Spirit of Jehovah to apprehend the divine reality of His claims. Unfortunately for these Jehovah’s Witness adherents, they hate to acknowledge the divine Personage of the Holy Spirit. A spiritual loss! Selah!

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. ‘Life’ is zoe (dzow-ay’) ‘1. life-above 2. epithet of Jesus (John 14).’ Zoe comes from zao (dzah’-o) ‘1. to live {literally or figuratively}.’ It is in contrast to another Greek word, bios (bee’-os) ‘1. natural, physical life 2. (literally) the present state of bodily existence 3. (by implication) the means of livelihood.’ ‘More abundant’ is the Greek perissos (per-is-sos’) ‘1. superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality) 2. (by implication) excessive.’ He must of necessity be the Author of life-eternal to be in the position, not just to give it, but in an everlasting abundance! He is both Jesus and Christ, the incomprehensible God-man.

That I may walk the Godly walk

His nailed feet gave us befitting feet to walk the walk with God

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.To understand the unique profundity of this asseveration let us begin with ‘I am.’ When you read this verse from the Septuagint ‘I am’ will be ego eime. When Moses asked God for His name, the Septuagint rendition of God’s response is ego eime. The life, zoe, that Jesus is giving abundantly in this verse is God’s kind of life. It does not come to extermination, and absolutely nothing can bring it to extinction. What is the connection between the ‘I am’ and the shepherd? Psalm 23 opens with “The LORD is my Shepherd” where the title ‘LORD’ is Yhovah (yeh-ho-vaw’) ‘1. (the) self-Existent or Eternal 2. Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.’ In Psalm 80 the first verse reads: Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. If the Shepherd of this verse is not Jehovah God, then Jesus never trod upon the surface of this terra firma.


So, when Jesus declared, “I am the good shepherd” the definite article points in the direction of the One no Israelite would feign not to know: the Almighty LORD God of Israel! Amen! Jesus is the most enigmatic Personage to tread upon the surface of the earth –not an iota of doubt– if you allow yourself to be led by the Spirit and make it a duty to constantly be leaning on Him: who has come to teach us all things, which only God, the Omniscience, is capable of doing. So, if any should ask, “Who is Jesus?” The answer should simply be: “Yehoshua, the God-man, the LORD. Jesus, definitely, is very God of very GOD!”


The Eternal One died that you may have eternal life. Amen!

You can get born again by praying this prayer with all your heart and truthfully: 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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.              (Concluded)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.


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