Why Callest Thou Me Good? (2)
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud (Exodus 13:21).
(…continues from part one…)
2) Was it not the Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead that followed Israel throughout the forty years of Israel’s wilderness wandering? God the Father never vacates the celestial throne of the Rainbow Administration. The Holy Spirit – seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth – inspired Paul to write in 1Corinthians 10:4 “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” This verse reveals the fact of the pre-Incarnational life of the Christ, who followed Israel, on earth.
Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” What was Zechariah vaticinating about in this verse? It did come to pass, just as every word of God stands to be fulfilled, in the gospels. Matthew 26:31 “Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.” Matthew 26:56 “But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.”
Jehovah Jesus, God’s fellow, in the Pillar of Fire, led Israel.
What is the significance of the term “the man that is my fellow” of Zechariah 13:7? What does it actually illuminate? God the eternal Father spoke these words to his prophet, Zechariah, concerning the Good Shepherd, the Lord Jesus: of what would happen to Him. God the Father addressed the Christ as “the Man that is My Fellow!” How apropos; is Jesus not theologically equal to the Father? The masculine noun ‘fellow’ is `amiyth (aw-meeth’) which means: ‘1. companionship. 2. (hence, concretely) a comrade or kindred man.’ Is He not the One whose goings forth is from eternity of the past? Unveiling Himself is what we read in Revelation 1:8 “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.” What is ‘Almighty’? It is pantokrator (pan-to-kra’-tōr): ‘the all-ruling, i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign).’
Philippians 2:5-8 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” The word ‘form’ is morphe (mor-fee’): ‘(intrinsically) fundamental nature.’ What are God’s fundamental nature? They are eternality, Almightiness, Divine, omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence. Jesus possesses all these intrinsic natures and never sees His equality with God as anything to grasp with His hands as if stealing it. John 10:30 “I and [my] Father are one.”
The first words of the Bible reads, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The Hebraic word for God is ‘Elohiym (el-o-heem’): ‘1. (literally) supreme ones. 2. (hence, in the ordinary sense) gods. 3. (specifically, in the plural, especially with the article) the Supreme God (i.e. the all supreme).’ ‘Elohiym is plural Hebraically. In John 1:1-4 the facticity of the Elohiym stands proved. It reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” If it says, “and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” are there not Two Divine Ones of pluralism? Existing before any object of creationism corroborates the eternality of the Christ, the divine Word of God.
Who was involved in the Day one to Day six creation? The Lord Jesus was the One directly in physical connection with creationism. The outcome of Day one was “And God saw the light, that it was good.” One day two when the Creator took a look at the earth, the firmament and the seas, the Bible says, “…and God saw that it was good.” For the plants and their fruitfulness, “God saw that it was good.” On the fourth day of the lights, “and God saw that it was good;” was the verdict of the LORD God. “And God saw that it was good” when the animals came into being on day five. “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day” (Genesis 1:31). Everything He made was good; the outcome of Day six was very good. If the Author of creationism does good things, it is simply because He is the Good God; He is the Good Shepherd. He must be good to be our Saviour as well.
Jesus is the KING of kings and LORD of lords
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“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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