Yesterday I hit with a couple of bombshells about Jesus Christ. it sounds strange, but a lot of people get all confused about who Jesus is because you start thinking about it, and puzzling it out. Once you do that, you’re getting it wrong.
Just read the Bible. It tells you specifically. Jesus Christ, according to Isaiah 9, is eternally the Son of God. He’s also the Everlasting Father.
I don’t worry about it. Jesus Christ explained it, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.”
I leave it there. To understand the inter-relationship of God, I’d have to be God myself.
I’m not God. Not even close.
When any Word Faith teacher tells you, “You are just as much an incarnation of God as was Jesus Christ”… that’s heresy. Want to prove it? Speak an apple into existence. Go ahead.
I’ll wait. not too long, because I’m hungry, and an apple would be nice right now.
Can’t do it? Then you’re not a god.
Jesus Christ has always existed.
The only part of Him that did not was the flesh and blood part of Him born in Bethlehem. I have to be careful how I say that, because (again) you can take that to extremes, and you can deviate into heresy really quickly.
The spirit/soul/intellect etc of Jesus Christ always existed. Through Him was everything made that was made.
I’m tying in together a lot of verses in the Bible when I’m saying these things – most notably Isaiah 9, 1 John 5 and John 1.
Jesus Christ is God.
You know all the sad stories about the man living in the house, and birds flew into it, and the man tries to stop it, and he says, “If only I was a bird! I could tell them they’re in danger!”
That parable is essentially part of the real story.
Was Jesus Christ surprised when Adam and Eve sinned?
God is omniscient. He knows everything. So, I’m willing to bet that God was not surprised at all. And we see a HUGE essential key to understanding Jesus Christ right there. He created us, knowing we would betray and reject Him.
And then He went and lived among us and died for us.
Think about that for a while.