UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [two]
(…continues from part 1…)
2] This Son is the same One of Pauline didacticism of Hebrews 1:1-8 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3) Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4) Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5) For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6) And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7) And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8) But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” This Lord from heaven receives angelic latria –which belongs only to God— underscoring the indubitability of the Deity of Jesus.
The Transfiguration of JESUS CHRIST
2Peter 1:16-17 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17) For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” The ‘majesty’ of verse 16 is megaleiotes (me-ğa-lei-o’-tees), meaning: ‘superbness, i.e. glory or splendor.’ He cannot be human or an angel to wield such majesty known only of the Divinity on the Mount of Transfiguration scriptural documentation. Hebrews 1:5-6 “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6) And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.”
“…he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven” [John 3:13].
Psalm 110:1“A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” There are two Lords involved in this Davidic accessibility to Divine conversation. The first LORD is Yhvah (yeh-vaw’) יְהוָֹה Yhovah (yeh-ho-vaw’) Yhow (yeh-ho’) [as a prefix]: ‘1. (meaning) the self-Existent or Eternal, the I AM. 2. (person) Yahweh (Yehvah), Jewish national name of God. 3. (anglicized) Jehovah. 4. (as a name prefix) Yeho-. 5. (As expressed in Hebraic Koine Greek) ἐγώ εἰμί, I AM (literally: I myself, I am).’The second ‘Lord’ is ‘adown (aw-done’) אָדֹן ‘adon (aw-done’) [shortened] ‘sovereign (i.e. controller, human or divine).’ There are three distinct LORDS in the heavenly assizes: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. If the first LORD is the Eternal Father, and the second Lord is the Second Member of the Godhead, Christ, then Jesus Christ is indeed the Lord from heaven (John 3:13). That Jesus Christ has Sovereignty of celestial Lordship means that angels have always worshipped Him. Angels, as we understand, will not worship any other save the Lord God. The Second Member of the Godhead is, without doubt, essentially God.
The Celestial assizes of HIS Majesty
Revelation 4:2-4 “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 3) And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 4) And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” This scenario gives empyrean latria to God the Father, the First Member of the Godhead. This is another scenario of empyrean documentation found in the Book of Revelation 5:8 “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” This latria is worthily given to the Second Member of the Godhead, Jesus Christ – the Lamb.
1Peter 5:7 reads, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” The Greek for ‘casting’ is epirrhipto (e-piy-rhiyp’-tō): ‘to throw upon.’ The One who exhibits divine cares, according to this verse, is God the Father. Jesus calls Himself the Shepherd. John 10:11, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Just as all and sundry are expected to cast burden of needs on the Father, it is as well expected of every human, each of whom is born of sin, to submit to the spiritual herding of Jesus Christ. Jesus cares just as much as the Eternal Father of lights does. The Shepherd stance of Jesus is of Divinity when you studiously read Psalms 23:1 and 80:1. The Divine Subject of both Psalms is the LORD God. This tells me that Jesus Christ is the Old Testament LORD 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!”
(…to be continued…)
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