Who is Jesus Christ Savior and Messiah
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.|
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Notice in this verse important saying, the only begotten of the Father who is God.
God does not have a literal wife with whom he fathered children. But he is the Creator of all life. (Revelation 4:11) Therefore, the first human that God created, Adam, is called a "son of God." (Luke 3:38) Similarly, the Bible teaches that Jesus was created of flesh by God. So Jesus is also called a "Son of God." (John 1:49)
From this we know the word existed during Gods creation of all that exists, yet from the Word God created Jesus, not before but after He created Adam, Christ meaning Savior was created of the flesh. Regarding Jesus, the apostle Paul wrote: "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." [Colossians 1:15]. Yet this is saying an image, do we understan what the first born of creation then has meaning. The Bible says of the word as "origin is from early times, from the days of time indefinite." (Micah 5:2). Yet Christ the Messiah is born as God's firstborn Son, as promised yet in the beginning not yet present. Of Himself Jesus said: "I have come down from heaven." [John 6:38; 8:23], this is as does all mankind of flesh on earth, however By God for the salvation of all that would believe jesus came as Messsiah of all who believed.
What then is said of Christ, Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" [John 1:49]. Of this it must be remembered, Gods Kingdon is not of this earth, but of the new creations yet to be revealed, as described by the Prophet Isaiah, and expressed by the Apostle, looking forward to the new heaven and new earth, the new Jerusalem that comes down or is revealed from heaven, the home of righteousness. Christ warned not to expect to see it here or there upon this earth, because it was within the faithful saint. Note: At the time of Christ the word rabbi (my master, my teacher) was a honorary term only.
When the disciple named Simon Peter was asked this question, he replied, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God' [Matthew 16:16]. Yet, what does that really mean? Does the Christ of flesh reign for enernity, or as the promised incoruptable body of promise that which reigns for all eternity?
Luke 1:31-32 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. [Luke 1:31-32]. Here we speak of earthly heritage of flesh, yet in a age yet to come of spiritual nature and body. We may ask also concerning the Light, after everything has been placed under Christ, then all will become all in all, remembering the saints once of flesh are a part of this light.
Given that the Bible and Scripture is referred to as God's word, would the meaning of John 1:1 and John 1:14 be changed if the word 'scripture' was interchanged for the word 'word'? Christ came that all might believe, and those faithful that endure that believe, receive the Holy Spirit as deposit and guarantee.
John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Christ the Messiah was a promise yet to come, and Christ did come, from God, given all power and authority. Christ in returning the father God, gave his saints power and authority, saying you will do all that I have done, and more.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. The day will come, after judgment, that all will become all again, not as flesh body, but as in the garden of Eden, with new spiritual body also called heavenly body, imperishable. In this we are told we will reign with Christ for eterning, as priests.
Christ in rising into heaven certainly was transfigured, as He had upon the mountain before His disciples. Christ will return again in glory and power, not in a flesh and perishable body, but in the glory of the heavenly or spiritual body, as His disciples were assured in Acts 1:9-11 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
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