Proverbs 9 9-9-22

Jesus was literally fathered by the Heavenly Father, yet He has always been one with Him. How is that?

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

As we continue of our survey of the Baptist Faith & Message, we pick up where we left off yesterday with God the Father and move on to God the Son:

B. God the Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

Genesis 18:1ff.; Psalms 2:7ff.; 110:1ff.; Isaiah 7:14Isaiah 53:1-12Matthew 1:18-233:178:2911:2714:3316:16,2717:52728:1-6,19Mark 1:13:11Luke 1:354:4122:7024:46John 1:1-18,2910:30,3811:25-2712:44-5014:7-1116:15-16,2817:1-521-2220:1-20,28Acts 1:92:22-247:55-569:4-5,20Romans 1:3-43:23-265:6-218:1-3,3410:41 Corinthians 1:302:28:615:1-8,24-282 Corinthians 5:19-218:9Galatians 4:4-5Ephesians 1:203:114:7-10Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:13-222:91 Thessalonians 4:14-181 Timothy 2:5-63:16Titus 2:13-14Hebrews 1:1-34:14-157:14-289:12-15,24-2812:213:81 Peter 2:21-253:221 John 1:7-93:24:14-155:92 John 7-9Revelation 1:13-165:9-1412:10-1113:819:16.

Three references are listed above that explain who Jesus really is:

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel [God with us]. Isaiah 7:14

Jesus is one of the Trinity. He is God with us.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Jesus is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us.
He IS grace and truth.

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. Hebrews 1:2

Jesus is how God speaks to us. He is the One to whom we listen.

Jesus is “God with skin on.” He is the exact representation of God’s being, the Sustainer of all things by His powerful word (see Genesis 1:3 and Hebrews 1:3), and the “appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he [God the Father] made the universe (again Genesis 1:3-26).” If we want to know what God is like, we look no further than Jesus Christ. ““Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? (John 14:9)

Yet, Jesus showed us His great love for us in that while we were still sinners, He died for us (Romans 5:8). “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1). This is the Good News of the Gospel!

Abba, thank You for coming and taking on the curse of death for us. Only You could be raised from the dead, thus breaking the curse forevermore! You are the firstfruits of many brothers and sisters (Romans 8:29), of which I am one. Amen.

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