Which Is, And Which Was, And Which Is To Come. [four]
(…continued from part three…)
4) Colossians 3:11, “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all;” where the adjective ‘all’ is pas (pas`) and means: ‘(including all the forms of declension) ‘all, any, every, the whole.’
Jesus is the only corporeality of existence who will make Himself equal to the Divinity and will not be in danger of being charged with Divine robbery of an imposter. In case any wants to think of Him in the likeness of comic heroism of Superman, He just snapped whoever it is out of such disillusionment by capping His grand introduction with: ‘the Almighty.’ There is none of creationism great enough to go by even one of “I Am,” “Alpha and Omega” or “The Almighty.” As the “I Am,” Jesus is the corporeal manifestation of the unseen Jehovah. God, through Jesus, entered into our world for a salvific purpose. Alpha and Omega is the sobriquet that points Him out as the Word of God. Jesus is God’s protocol. Is there any difference between a person and his spoken vocabulary? I think not. Jesus, ergo, is JEHOVAH.
Pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) is the Greek word for ‘Almighty’ which means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign.’ This word comes from pas (pas): ‘all, any, every, the whole;’ and kratos (krat’-os): ‘vigor [“great”], (literally or figuratively).’ The word ‘Almighty’ is exclusively of Jehovah in Scripture. Its Hebraic couch (48 times) is shadday (shad-dah’-ee): ‘almighty, most powerful; Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ Fifty-seven times is its occurrence in Scripture. Nine times in the Greek New Testament, and ten times –when you add ‘omnipotent’ of Revelation 19:6 which is the same Pantokratōr–, bringing the total number of ‘Almighty’ to 58. Not one creature has the scriptural description of Almighty. Note the article ‘the’ qualifying ‘Almighty.’ He did not say it by the employment of an indefinite article “an Almighty” or “one of those called Almighty.” The use of a definite ‘the’ is a pointer to a particularly known Entity. Since the Creator alone is “The Almighty,” the Scripture “I and my Father are one,” becomes so limpidly couched. Selah!
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person
Is the Revelation 1:8 Jesus’ self-introduction an intended appropinquation of His being to divinity? Certainly not. The Lord Jesus is very God of very God. He is the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Jesus told them in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” In another place it is written, “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me” [Luke 24:44]. The supreme theme of the Bible is Jesus Christ –He runs through every 66 Books of the Bible! You, definitely, have not read any chapter of the Bible if you do not see Jesus in it!
He is the Author of creationism (John 1:3 &10; John 5:17-19; Isa 45:18; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16, 17; Heb 1:2, 3; Heb 1:10-12). In Hebrews 1:3, the words ‘express image’ is charakter (khar-ak-tare’) ‘1. a graver (the tool or the person) 2. (by implication) engraving ((“character”), the figure stamped, i.e. an exact copy or (figuratively) representation).’ Was it for the fun of it that He said to them, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father” in John 14:9? Jesus is past finding out!
When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive [Ephesians 4:8]
Only God can save, right? Is Jesus the Saviour of the world or not? He said, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” [John 16:23]. As the Eternal Father giveth, so doth the Eternal Son doeth in John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” No other heavenly being can lay claim to this eleemosynary feat of Divinity. How many people pray in a minute worldwide? Millions? Billions? How can Jesus be in all these locations of prayers at the same time if He should promise, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them;” in the book of Matthew 18:20? Jesus is as omnipresent as the Father! Only God hears and answers prayers. Amen.
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!”
(…to be continued…)
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