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Before I show what the scriptures say about Jesus. I want you to think about something : Have you considered what God is made of? The scriptures tell us that Our Lord is a “powerful being.” So powerful that he breathed the universe into existence.

Yet, we refuse to use our imagination as to the three parts of God, claimed all over the Bible. However, we are inspired enough to use our creativity to come up with some pretty strange aliens. Have you seen the movie “Men in Black?”

We are mere humans, which do not know the realm of Our God. Consequently, why can’t supernatural beings exist in the form of which we know not? If we are not sure, in which many are not, I am going to show you how it works. Do we have the faith of a mustard seed?-Mat. 17:20

When I started this difficult blog, as I was putting the scriptures together, I found that they have a two-fold meaning. One is the pre-existence of Jesus, and the other is His Deity.

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All Scripture is God breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”- 2 Tim. 3:16

These are the simple scriptures explaining Our Lord. But ask yourself as you read, the questions and copy and paste them in the comment box and I will answer you. The scriptures get deeper as we go.

Paul wrote in Hebrews:

Heb 1:4  “being made so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”

Heb 1:5 For to which of the angels did He say at any time, “You are My Son, this day I have begotten You?” And again, “I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son?”

Heb 1:8  “But to the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.”

Heb 1:10  “And, “You, Lord, have laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the works of Your hands.”

Heb 1:11  “They shall perish, but You will remain. And they shall all become old as a garment,”

Heb 1:12  “and as a covering You shall fold them up, and they shall be changed. But You are the same, and Your years shall not fail.”

Heb 1:13 But to which of the angels, did He say at any time, “Sit on My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool?”

Joh 17:3  “And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

1Co 1:3  “Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

1Co 1:4  “I thank my God always on your behalf for the grace of God-given you in Jesus Christ,”

1Co 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Co 1:10  “But I exhort you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

1Co 1:3  “Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Jesus’ earthly names just denotes his office: His mission is to save us comes from his first name, “Jesus”, Immanuel in the OT,” Jehovah is with us.”.” He is the Christ, the “anointed one.” The blending of the two names together only occurs 5 times in the gospels. The reason for this is because Jesus was still in the process of revealing Himself as the “Christ” When his followers recognized that He  was the “Messiah”, Paul used the combined form at the start of Colossians to designate the theme of his letter, the supremacy of Jesus Christ.

Col. 1 :15-17 says, “

Col 1:15  who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation.”

Col 1:16  For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him.”

Col 1:17  “And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.”

I could not go forward with my blog unless I included this: 

Firstborn of Creation: The translation of Col. 1:15-17, has posed a problem for many who study this important passage about Jesus’ relation to creation. The passage reads literally, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, because by means of Him all things were created in the heavens and the earth…..All things have been created through Him and from Him. He is before all things and by means of Him all things were made to exist. “This  text of scripture claims the same teachings about Jesus as found in John 1:1, namely that He proceeded creation and is the cause of  all creation. Some advocate an unorthodox view from this passage in saying that Jesus was in reality the first creature that God the Father created and that Jesus was used by God to create all other creation.

The difficulty of this attempt to deny Jesus Christ  His stature as Creator is that “of all creation” in the Greek is a declared case, the meaning of “begotten”  and the fact that the Greek word for “other” does not occur in the text at all. First, in the statement speaks of Christ’s priority to creation and sovereignty over all creation. The words, “of all creation” are the object of the “firstborn” rather than “firstborn  being the object of “all creation. Second, “begotten creation” is not the same as “creation”‘; the words are clearly distinguished in the passage “God begets the Son, but the Son creates the world. When a man begets, he begets a man, when God begets, He begets He begets God and this from eternity . Creation , on the other hand, is not the same as God. Third, to put “other” in the passage is foreign to the discussion of the text and is  merely an attempt to explain away the meaning of the text that Jesus the Creator, created all things.- MKJV Thomas Nelson, Inc. Study Bible pg. 1946

So why do we ignore what it tells us about Himself. Let’s start at the beginning:

Elohim: (Hebrew: אֱלֹהִים ’ĕlōhîm) is a grammatically plural noun for “gods” or “deity” in Biblical Hebrew. In Modern Hebrew, it is often referred to in the singular despite the -im ending that denotes plural masculine nouns in Hebrew.

First clue: 

“And God said, Let Us  make man in Our image, after Our  likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea…-Gen. 1:26a

When God said let Us make man in Our image, who was he talking to?  Jehovah had The Holy Spirit hovering over the waters.

The next thing is that Jesus, the name given to his human form, ( we could not even pronounce their real names), was the creating agent of the three. From the beginning, *the Alpha,  (Jesus in this case),  was with and is part of God. Always remember the power these supernatural creatures have. They are not humans therefore, we cannot, with our tiny brains wrap our heads around their true form.” -Rev.1:17

So trust in the God that the Bible tells us is true. Search the scriptures for all truth, because let’s face it folks, you can only get to heaven if you believe in Jesus’ true identity, otherwise how can you have a personal relationship with Him, whom you know not?

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John 14:23, says, “Jesus and said to him, If a man loves Me, he will keep my Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.”

Another thought occurred to me as I was trying out this common sense thing;  “Doubting Thomas”

“Then He said to Thomas, Reach your finger here and behold my hands; and reach your hand here and thrust it into my side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing,- John 20:27

In John 20:28, “And Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God!

I could probably stop here, we know Jesus well enough by all the scriptures that if it wasn’t true, then Jesus would have straightened him out then & there. Explain that.

Luke 22:70 says “And they all said, Are you then the Son of God? And He said to them, You say it, because I AM!

Jesus is the Son of the Father, Jesus calls Himself the Son of Man, and He also calls God his Father in a way that implies a profoundly unique association. Moreover, Jesus claims a relationship with God the Father as a “Partner” from all eternity. At other times Jesus makes statements and does deeds that cause others to recognize the Son of God. It also is almost interchangeable when we speak of the Creator.”

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WHO IS JESUS?

What is the pre-existence of Jesus mean?:

*pre-existence is a former state or previous to something else; 

All Scripture is God breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”- 2 Tim. 3:16

 Firstborn: Greek (prototokos) The first part of this word (Proto)can indicate “first in time”(temporal priority) or “first in place” (preeminence). In this context preeminence is in the forefront. Thus the Son of Man is the “Chiefborn” among all of God’s creatures, In the Greek OT (protokosis) used to express the idea of preeminence. Understood as a second , separate description of Christ’s human nature, this title indicates that the Son in His humanity is now the foremost creature of all creation. But the designation in no way indicates that Christ Himself was created by God., for the next verse asserts that all things were created in, through, and for Christ. as a participant in the creation of all things, Christ cannot be a created being. In stead He is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Godhead, who has existed from eternity. MKJV pg. 1946

Isa. 9:6 says, “For us a Child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace.”

A friend of mine asked me the other day was Jesus Created? I had to stop and think, all the scriptures indicate that Jesus was with God from eternity.

There is only one person that fills the shoes. Jesus was born of a virgin. Jehovah wasn’t, neither was the Holy Spirit. Now how do you explain that scripture and all the scriptures you cannot refute. The Bible would make no sense. What was the big deal about the Man/God?

John 17:5 says,” And now Father, glorify Me with Yourself with the glory which I had with You *before the world was.”

John 17:24, says ” Father, I desire that those whom You have given Me, that they may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me, for You have loved Me **before the foundation of the world.”

These texts identify the person Jesus , preexistent to the world, as being God and yet distinct from God the Father.

John 1:1 says, “In the *beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as of the Only-Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 1:2 says ,”He was in the *beginning with God.”

John 1:3 says, ” All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.”

John 1:18,” No one has seen the God at any time; The Only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared Him.”

John 8:58 says ,” Jesus said to them , Truly, truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came into being,* I AM!

It takes a great deal of power to be Jesus, look at his attributes as we behold the scriptures and remember “Ignorance is not bliss!” As we go through the scriptures you will see the power of Jesus Christ.

John 6:54 , says “Whoever partakes of My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

Rom. 9:5 says whose are the fathers, and of whom is the Christ according to flesh, He being God all over, blessed forever, Amen.

Titus 2:13 says “looking for blessed hope, and the appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,”

THREE DISTINCT PERSONS

2 Col. 13:14, says “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

Col. 1:16 “For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him.

Col. 1:17And He is *before all things, and by Him all things consist

Col. 1:18, “And He is the Head of the body, the church, who is the *Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that He may be preeminent in all things.”

Matt 28:19 says, “therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father , Son and of the Holy Spirit.

How many scriptures have we read so far that says Jesus was pre-existent, was there with God as the creating Agent of the Trinity. Creation is pronounced “good”, then it stops dead, why because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience. So a substitute was needed right then and there.

Col 1:15 says, ” who is the image of the invisible God, the First-Born of all creation.

Does it make sense at this point what kind of blood had to be shed for us, to nail sin and death to the cross. Who would God send? An Angel? No, his “Partner” who said from the beginning, “send me.”

Isa 6:8 says, “And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? *Then I said, Here am I; send me!-“

Have you noticed that the word “Lord” can mean Jehovah or Jesus, they are interchangeable. Haven’t you asked yourself, “which one is it,” when reading a scripture?

The “Alpha and Omega” can apply to either Jesus or Jehovah. In almost every context these are used, it is difficult to recognize whether it applies to the Father or to the Christ or Both. Most likely it can be ascribed to Both. God in Christ encompasses everything. All goes between the Alpha and Omega, as well as being the first and the last. This expresses God’s fullness, completeness, and all inclusiveness.

Rev. 1:8 says, ” I am the Alpha and Omega, the *Beginning and the Ending, say the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Which Almighty?

Rev. 22:13, says, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the *beginning and Ending, the First and the Last.”

 Rev. 1:11, says, ” saying , I am the Alpha and Omega, the *First and the Last. Also, what you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches…”

Rev. 1:17 says, “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And he laid His right hand upon me, saying to me, Do not fear, I am the *First and the Last.”

Mat. 22:43 says ” He said to them, How then does David by the Spirit call him Lord, saying,”

 Mat. 22:44  says, “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on My right until I make a footstool for Your feet?”

Heb. 1:13 says, “But to which of the angels, did He say at any time, “Sit on My right hand until I make your enemies Your footstool?”

His sacrificial blood was the only  atoning offering that would have done away with sin and death. Do  you see it yet. I am giving you scriptures that you can fight over and some you cannot. But if I am right, it all flows. Jesus, the deity knew what he was in for. And yet He offered himself nonetheless.

How many scriptures have we read so far that says Jesus was pre-existent, was there with God as the creating Agent of the Trinity. Creation is pronounced “good”, then it stops dead, why because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience. So a substitute was needed right then and there.

 So, He is born of a virgin, and the Holy Spirit plants the Seed.  The attempt to deny Jesus Christ his stature as Creator:

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“Begotten” is not the same as “creation”, the words are clearly distinguished in the passage where John 1:1 says that *“He proceeded Creation and is the cause of all creation. “Begotten is not the same as “creation”, the words are clearly distinguished in the passage. God begets the Son, but the Son creates the world. When a man begets, he begets a man, when God begets, He begets God and this is from eternity. Creation on the other hand, is not the same as God.

Heb.1:3 says, ” who being the shining splendor of His  glory, and the express the image of His essence, and upholding all things by the word of His power, through Himself cleansing of our sins, *He sat down on the right side of the Majesty on High, whether the things on earth or things in Heaven.”

2 Cor. 5:17 “So if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

What does Paul mean when he says, “If anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature? Behold, all things have become new?”

Col. 1:20 says, “And through Him having made peace through the blood of His cross, it pleased the Father to reconcile all things to Himself through Him, whether the things on the earth or the things in Heaven.”

Col. 1:21  says, “And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled”

2 Cor. 5:18 says, “And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (Good News perhaps?)

2 Cor. 5:19 ” whereas God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, putting the word of reconciliation in us.

 In Merriam-Webster’s 10 edition, the word reconcile implies to restore friendship ;harmony; or to settle; resolve.”

The words, “Imputing their trespasses denotes; holding our sins against us. However, we can see by this in 2 Cor. 5:19, Paul writes, “whereas God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.”  We have them reconciled to Jehovah by way of Jesus Christ. He is our mediator and advocate.

Col. 2:9 “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily,”

Col. 2:10, “And You are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power,

John 5:18, “Then, because of this, Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but also said that God was His father, making Himself equal to God.” – Why would the Jews assume that being the Son of God is making Himself equal to God?

Really look at these scriptures, and ask yourself these kind of questions for a better understanding.

Mat. 26:63 , ” But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, I command you by the Living God that you tell us whether you are the Christ, The Son of God.”

Mat. 26:64, “Jesus said to him, You said it. I tell you more. From this time you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of the heavens.”

The Mystery spoken of in the NT is regarding the work on the cross.

Col. 1:26,” the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

This another subject for another time.

*All Scripture in this article is from The Modern King James Version, unless otherwise specified.