UNVEILING THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD [four]
(…continues from part 3…)
4] Theological appropriation puts only one throne of the Divinity in the empyreal assizes. Jesus, somewhere in Scripture, sits at the right side of God. If it is not an imaginary throne for the Divinity of the Christ – because there is only one majestic seat of the Rainbow Administration – then His occupation of the right hand is not a locational issue of geographical stance; It is very spiritual, ergo, a title of the Christ. Amen. But of the ‘midst’ that is read in Revelation 5:6 is especially geographical: locating a particular Being. The geographical locative point of this ‘midst’ is most definitely in the middle position of the semi-circular arc of the elders’ thrones arrangement, and the middle point of the fixed aerial stations of the four living, angelic beings around the throne. This will pinpoint where Christ’s emanation is from: the very throne of the empyreal Majesty. A pictorial representation of His being there takes an all-of-a-sudden look when we see Jesus Christ there.
Psalms 110:1 “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” There are two Lords in this verse. The first is Yahweh (Yehvah): ‘Jewish national name of God; (anglicized) Jehovah.’ This is the self-existing God – the Father. The second is ‘âdôn (aw-done’): ‘It is from an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine).’ The second Lord, ‘âdôn is the Divine Controller, by Whom “all things were created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:” the next verse says, “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17). This Christ had always been; uncreated; eternally had been the Person of the right hand. After the salvation work of the cross it was a legal propriety to give Him the right hand of God which speaks of: possession of the utmost confidence, power, and preeminence; power and majesty; expressive of the honour done to Christ; participation of power; reception into the fellowship of God as regards dignity and dominion, exaltation to a participation in God’s reigning.
“He rested on the seventh day from all his work”
Genesis 2:2-3 “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3) And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” Let it be understood that when the Bible records the Genesis 2:8 event of, “And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed”; it was not only His house on earth that He gave to His first Adamic children: the seventh day of rest was an engenderment of latria that began to be offered to the Most High. How does this unveil the Christ?
Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Does it not say, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” [Matthew 18:20]? It says somewhere, “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden” [Genesis 3:8]. This is the thirteenth time the Bible gives the sobriquet of the ‘LORD God’ to the Creator. The first time is in Genesis 2:4, “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,” and other verses are: 2:5; 2:7; 2:8; 2:9; 2:15; 2:16; 2:18; 2:19; 2:21; 2:22 & 3:1.
Pharisees said thy disciples do that which is not lawful on sabbath day
Christianity being a creation of Jesus makes Him the Entity of latria. He did not just establish this way of salvation, He is the sustenance and the preserver of the lives of Christians. How could Jesus be physically present wherever two or three are gathered universally, in various places of the earth, in His name if Jesus Christ does not possess the ubiquity of Divinity? Selah! The unveiling facticity is that the One who walked the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:8 is the selfsame Entity who made the asseverations of Matthew 16:18 and 18:20.
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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