As a Christian, I’ve written many informative and educational articles concerning the Faith over the past few years, but none of them have ever been or will ever be as important as THIS.
I felt led by the Holy Spirit to write a piece about my Lord and Saviour that would be, God willing, winning souls to Him long after my life here is through. In this backslidden, seemingly Faithless society, there is a pressing need for someone to teach the Truth about Jesus Christ to a Godless world.
Muslims, liberals, new agers, and even “unconverted convert” Christian leaders, are spreading blasphemous lies about Jesus. They propagate the falsehoods that Jesus was merely a good “spiritual teacher,” “prophet,” or “inspirational figure.” He was so far beyond more.
He was Mighty GOD in the Flesh, deemed Lord of all, Saviour of the world, and the Messiah of Israel by our Eternal Father in Heaven.
For over 2,000 years, amongst believers and non-believers alike, His Name has been known more than the names of Noah, Moses, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Julius Caesar, Muhammad, Buddha, Ghandi, the Kings and Queens of history, or any other influential and powerful figure. We keep our Calendar BY HIM. The Year 2015 represents 2,015 years since HE came into our world.
This is all because, through HIM Alone, God The Father is constantly reaching out for reconciliation to a world full of poor sinners. YaHWeH, the Eternal God and Father of Heaven and Earth, has dubbed JESUS CHRIST as “the Name above ALL names” at which “EVERY KNEE must bow” (Ephesians 1:21 & Philippians 2:9).
In order to understand just how different Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha’Meshiach as He’s known in Hebrew) truly is from every human being that has ever walked the face of the earth, you must first understand His PRE-existence.
Jesus did not begin His Life in Bethlehem’s manger but, instead, the Holy Bible is clear that He has existed from ALL ETERNITY with His Father and the Holy Spirit.
Micah 5:2 says, He that was to be born in Bethlehem as Israel’s Messiah and existed “from EVERLASTING.” Isaiah 9:6 refers to this Christ Child as “The Mighty GOD, and EVERLASTING Father.” In order to grasp fully these Divine Titles, you must first understand “ELOHIM,” better known to us as “the Trinity.”
Before I delve into that subject, here is one of the most powerful verses throughout the entirety of the Holy Bible that best explains Lord Jesus’ ETERNAL Existence:
“In the BEGINNING was The Word (JESUS Christ), and The Word was WITH God (YaHWeH), and The Word WAS GOD.. ALL things were made BY HIM; and without Him was not ANY THING made that was made… And The Word was MADE FLESH, and dwelt AMONG us, (and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the ONLY Begotten Son of the Father,) full of Grace and TRUTH.” ~ John 1:1,3,14
Jesus had taught that He existed “BEFORE the world WAS” in the Gospel of John, Chapter 17:5. He also said that Moses and Abraham knew of, wrote of, and SAW HIM in their days (John 5:46 and 8:56). These two ancient Holy men of God lived centuries and millennia before Christ was born!
Other verses referring to Jesus existing from the foundation of the world, and to His Presence in the Creation of the Universe, can be found in Hebrews 9:26, 1st Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8, John 1:10, Colossians 1:16, and Hebrews 1:2. His creating the earth with the Father and the Holy Spirit will lead us into the subject of the “Trinity.”
Genesis 1:1 states that “In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.” The Hebrew word used for “God” in this verse, and 2,500 other times in the Holy Bible, is “ELOHIM.” This Hebrew word means that YaHWeH had company, as “IM” indicates a plurality.
For example, the angels are often described in groups as seraphIM or cherubIM. This backs up the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity, which is “God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.”
Verse 26 of Genesis, the first Book of our Holy Bible, verifies the Trinity further as GOD said, “Let US make man in OUR Image, after OUR Likeness.” YaHWeH obviously wasn’t talking to Himself there, and He wasn’t addressing the Angels either, as they are not fashioned in His Image or Likeness, but created in their own unique way. He was obviously addressing His Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself, in John 10:30 taught that, “I and My Father (YaHWeH) are ONE.”
Now, in order to grasp how 3 separate entities can exist as ONE Deity, I use the teaching of H20. It’s so simple that even children can grasp it.
When you have water in liquid form, that would represent God the FATHER. When you take that SAME water, freeze it, and get the solid form, you have God the SON. When you boil that SAME water, and produce steam, you have God the HOLY SPIRIT. All THREE entities, as with something as simple as water, take three different forms and personalities – yet ALL three manifest from the SAME Source!
One in the same, yet and still all three come in DIFFERENT appearances.
Hopefully that helps you all to better understand how YaHWeH, Yeshua and their Holy Spirit can all Three be known as GOD, as the Holy Bible teaches, while still being just “ONE” God. Here are Old and New Testament verses referring to all three members of ELOHIM, or the “Trinity”:
“Come you near unto Me (JESUS), hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from THE BEGINNING; from the time that IT was, there AM I: and now the Lord GOD (YaHWeH), and His SPIRIT, has sent ME.” ~ Isaiah 48:16
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER is given unto ME in Heaven and in earth. Go you therefore, and teach ALL nations, baptizing them in the Name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY Spirit.” ~ Matthew 28:18-19
“For there are THREE that bear Record IN HEAVEN, the Father (YHWH), the Word (JESUS), and the HOLY Spirit: and THESE three are ONE.” ~ 1st John 5:7
GOD the Son, second Member of the Holy Trinity, was sent by the Father to be the perfect sacrifice for OUR sins, just like an unblemished lamb. Hence, the Title, “LAMB OF GOD.”
Jesus Christ was the Appearance of our Eternal God in bodily form (Philippians 2:5-8), and thus He had to come through a glorious, unparalleled entry into this world, a VIRGIN Birth.
Christ was prophesied to be born of a Virgin in Jeremiah 31:22 and in the classic verse of Isaiah 7:14. The Title which Isaiah gives the Child is “Immanuel,” which means “GOD WITH US.”
Jesus’ Reason for coming down to Earth, and having to lay down His Life for us through the Body of a man as a sinless sacrifice on our behalf, is recorded in Hebrews 10:4-5.
His Miraculous Birth, through the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, is recorded in Luke 1:26-28, 30-31 & 34. Matthew 1:21 reads, “She shall bring forth A SON, and you shall call His Name JESUS: for He shall SAVE His people from THEIR SINS.”
Jesus’ Name, Yeshua, translates to “SALVATION of God” or “YaHWeH SAVES.” He would come to be known and revered as “The SON of God.”
“And the Angel Gabriel answered and said unto Mary, the HOLY SPIRIT shall come upon you, and the Power of the Highest (YaHWeH) shall overshadow you: therefore also that HOLY thing which shall be BORN of you shall be called the SON of God.” ~ Luke 1:35
“And lo a Voice from Heaven came, saying, THIS is My beloved SON, in Whom I Am well PLEASED.” ~ Matthew 3:17
“And, behold, the demons cried out, saying, What have we to do with YOU, Jesus, You SON OF GOD? are You come hither to torment us before the time?” ~ Matthew 8:29
“And Simon Peter answered Jesus and said, YOU are the Christ, the SON of the Living GOD.” ~ Matthew 16:16
“Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, TRULY this was the SON OF GOD.” ~ Matthew 27:54
“HE shall be Great, and shall be called THE SON of the Highest: and YaHWeH God shall give UNTO HIM the Throne of His father (King) David.” ~ Luke 1:32
“No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten SON, which is in the bosom of the FATHER, He has DECLARED Him.” ~ John 1:18
“For God (YHWH) so loved the world, that He gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believes IN HIM should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. For God sent NOT His Son into the world to CONDEMN the world; but that the world THROUGH Him might be SAVED. He that believes on Him is NOT condemned: but he that believes NOT is condemned ALREADY, because he has not believed IN THE NAME of the Only Begotten SON OF GOD.” ~ John 3:16-18
“The Father loves THE SON, and has given ALL things into HIS Hand. They that BELIEVE ON The Son have EVERLASTING life: and they that BELIEVE NOT the Son shall NOT SEE life; but the WRATH of God abides on THEM.” ~ John 3:35-36
“… ALL MEN should honour THE SON, even as they honour THE FATHER. He that HONOURS NOT the Son honours NOT the Father which has SENT HIM… Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the DEAD shall hear the voice of the SON OF GOD: and they that hear shall LIVE.” ~ John 5:23,25
“And JESUS said, THIS is the Will of Him that SENT ME, that every one which SEES the Son, and believes ON HIM, may have everlasting life: and I will RAISE them UP at the last day.” ~ John 6:40
Now, there are many today who teach, as in Islam, that God had NO Son. This is just one of the countless reasons why the god of Islam, Allah, is NOT the same God, YHWH, of the Holy Bible (which, by the way, predates the Quran of Islam by about 5,000 years).
Muhammad, the so-called “prophet” of the religion of Islam, rewrote the life of Jesus Christ over 1,500 years after Christ died on the Cross and rose from the dead.
For more info on Muhammad’s many blasphemous teachings and his “new revelations” about Jesus, which he received through a fallen angel (demonic spirit), read my article entitled “EXPOSING ISLAM: The Anti-GOD Religion”.
There are also other Christ-haters today who claim FALSELY that there is no mention of God having a Son in the Old Testament. They obviously have never read the Holy Bible. Here are 2 powerful Old Testament references to God having A SON:
“Kiss THE SON, lest God be ANGRY, and you PERISH from the way, when His WRATH is kindled but a little. BLESSED are all they that put their TRUST in Him (the SON of God).” ~ Psalm 2:12
“WHO has ascended up into heaven, or descended? (JESUS CHRIST did both in His earthly Life) WHO has established all the ends of the earth? What is God’s Name, and what is HIS SON’S NAME, if you can tell?” ~ Proverbs 30:4
Now that I have established the Sonship of Jesus Christ, I’ll also confirm His role as “GOD in the Flesh.”
There are false teachers who, while acknowledging that He is the Son of God, DON’T believe that He was the Incarnation of God on earth. The Holy Bible refutes them hundreds of times.
As I shared earlier, Isaiah 9:6 prophesied that He would be “MIGHTY GOD” in the Flesh. In Psalm 45:6, YaHWeH The Father calls Him “GOD forever and ever.” Again, the title “Emmanuel” bestowed upon Jesus, in Isaiah and Matthew 1:23, means “GOD WITH US.” Also, if you replace the term referring to Jesus in John 1:1-3, “the Word,” with the Name of “Jesus,” here is what you get:
“In the beginning was JESUS Christ, and Jesus was WITH God, and Jesus WAS GOD.” ~ John 1:1
And in 1st Timothy 3:16:
“.. Great is the mystery of Godliness: GOD was manifest IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory.”
I love Colossians 2:9:
“For IN CHRIST dwells all the FULLNESS of the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) BODILY.”
Jesus, by no means, ever claimed to be above YHWH GOD, our Eternal God and Father in Heaven. He never claimed to be more important. Instead, He always gave YaHWeH the Glory in everything, and ensured that everyone knew He was “SENT BY YHWH” and was His Son.
He stated that He and His Father were “ONE.” He never wanted to be worshipped as GOD alone. He made sure that everyone everywhere, for all of time, would know that GOD has been and forever would be the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These 3 work together at ALL times. When you worship Jesus, you also worship YaHWeH His Father and the Spirit.
Many Jews, who are uneducated in the New Testament, do not want to believe that Jesus Christ is Who He says He is because they don’t want to appear as worshipping “another God” besides YHWH. If they only knew how clear their Torah was, through the term “Elohim” describing the Trinity, and that their most important verse in the Old Testament affirms that YaHWeH is ONE with His Son and His Holy Spirit in Deuteronomy 6:4:
“Hear, O Israel: YaHWeH our God (ELOHIM) is ONE YaHWeH.”
If they only read this verse with a mindset open to Yeshua Meshiach, instead of a mind trying to disprove His oneness with the Father.
Their Divine title “Elohim,” though meaning plurality, is referred to definitively here as “ONE.” Jesus specifically echoed this verse to the Jews of His time, when He said, “I and My Father are ONE.”
One thing is for sure, because the Holy Bible is clear, that in the “Last Days” the Jewish people and Israel will be unblinded and will clearly see Yeshua as their Messiah. They will finally recognize that Jesus was indeed YaHWeH’s Christ all along.
They will then call upon Him, and He will return to Earth to save them and His Father’s chosen Nation of Israel from their many enemies who come against them in the Battle of Armageddon.
Having proved that Jesus was indeed GOD, as confirmed numerous times by YaHWeH Himself throughout the pages of His Word, I’ll now address why Christ was sent to earth.
Before the foundation of the world, Jesus volunteered to be the Holy vessel which the Father required to be sacrificed on behalf of the sins of the world. Thus, He would redeem us to our all-Holy Father God by His unblemished, most Holy, and spotless Blood.
Jesus suffered the most horrible torture of any human being in history, and shed that precious, sinless, sacred, saving Blood on the Cross for you, for me, and for ALL who would accept Him. Anyone who believes in His Most Holy Name, and sacrifice on our behalf, can be reconciled to YHWH the Father in Heaven.
For “without the shedding of BLOOD there is NO remission of sins,” says God in His Word of truth.
We cannot, in today’s day and age especially, sacrifice a goat or lamb every day for our sins like the Jews had done in Old Testament times. There aren’t enough lambs in the world!
There is only ONE THING in Heaven and Earth that could appease God’s Wrath and His Just Judgment against a world full of sinners, and that is His perfect most Holy Son’s undefiled Blood of a NEW Covenant.
The Book of 1st Peter states that Lord Jesus was “ORDAINED before the foundation of the world” to be our SACRIFICIAL LAMB. Christ took a body with flesh and blood, endured temptation, hunger, thirst, shame, mourning, unthinkable torture, and ultimately DEATH. Yet, through it all, HE SINNED NOT.
He willingly took all of the pain and excruciating punishment which WE DESERVED upon Himself, out of His great immeasurable love FOR US.
He did so, even having the foreknowledge that not everyone would love Him back or appreciate what He had done. The Father must have shed infinite tears watching His only begotten Son suffer so tragically for His sinful children on Earth. Jesus Christ accepted the mission meant to bring about the salvation of our souls. He endured it, and accomplished it fully.
All that you and I have to do today, thanks to Jesus, is REPENT of our sins and ask the Father to cleanse us in Christ’s Holy, sinless, shed Blood. He WILL. YHWH has promised, that through Christ, He will forgive and FORGET every sin and iniquity that we have EVER committed.
Philippians 2:6-11 describes perfectly the humbling, yet victorious, act of Christ’s Sacrifice:
“JESUS CHRIST, Who, being in the FORM OF GOD, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of NO REPUTATION, and took upon Him the form of a SERVANT, and was made in the likeness of MEN: And being found in fashion as a man, He HUMBLED Himself, and became obedient UNTO DEATH, even the death of THE CROSS. Wherefore God (YaHWeH) has so highly EXALTED HIM, and given Him A Name which is ABOVE EVERY NAME: That at THE NAME of Jesus EVERY knee should bow, of things in Heaven, AND things in earth, AND things under the earth; And that EVERY tongue should CONFESS that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the Glory of God THE FATHER.”
The Sacrificial death of Lord Jesus by crucifixion was prophesied over 1,000 years earlier by the prophet Isaiah, and Chapter 53 is a powerful description of what Christ endured FOR US:
“Surely HE has borne OUR griefs, and carried OUR sorrows: yet we did esteem Him STRICKEN, smitten of God, and AFFLICTED. But He was wounded for OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, He was bruised for OUR iniquities: the CHASTISEMENT of our peace was UPON HIM; and with His STRIPES (wounds) we are HEALED. All we like sheep have gone ASTRAY; we have turned EVERY ONE to his own way; and the LORD has laid ON HIM the iniquity of us ALL. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He OPENED NOT His Mouth: He is brought AS A LAMB to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His Mouth. He was taken from PRISON and from judgment: and who shall declare HIS generation? for He was CUT OFF out of the land of the living: for the transgression (SINS) of MY people was He STRICKEN. And He made His grave with the wicked (two thieves were crucified alongside Him), and with the rich in His death (buried in rich man’s Tomb) because He had done NO VIOLENCE, neither was ANY deceit in His Mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief: when He shall make His Soul an OFFERING FOR SIN…” ~ Isaiah 53:4-10
Here are some great verses highlighting the Redemptive power of Christ’s death on the Cross, and that precious Holy Blood which He shed FOR US: 1st Peter 1:18-19, Revelation 1:5, Leviticus 17:11, 1st Timothy 1:15 & 2:6, Hebrews 9:22.
Finally, Lord Jesus had fully completed God’s Plan of salvation by being the ONLY ONE throughout human history to ever RISE FROM THE DEAD, proving His Divinity.
The empty tomb of Christ today is the reason we call Him “The Author and FINISHER of our Faith.” (Hebrews 5:9 & 12:22). As He Himself had earlier prophesied, three days after His death on Calvary’s Cross, He rose from the grave:
“And the Angel in the tomb said unto them, DO NOT FEAR; You seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: HE IS RISEN; He is not here: BEHOLD the place where they LAID Him.” ~ Mark 16:6
“Jesus said unto her, I Am the RESURRECTION, and the Life…” ~ John 11:25
“HE was delivered for OUR offences, and was RAISED again for OUR justification.” ~ Romans 4:25
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that CHRIST died for OUR sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that HE ROSE AGAIN the third day according to the scriptures.” ~ 1st Corinthians 15:3-4
Those who believe in any other way to the LORD’s Holy Heaven besides Jesus Christ – whether through other “religions” like Islam, through “good works” like in Buddhism, or through the intercession of numerous false gods like in Hinduism – you SPIT ON the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
You tell God that you don’t need, nor do you appreciate, His plan for your salvation in which He sacrificed His only Son on your behalf. That is why us Christians are so adament that Jesus is the ONLY WAY to Heaven.
In God’s Eternal Plan, He has made NO OTHER way. There is only ONE Way, whether you choose to believe it or not, and that Way is through JESUS alone:
“Jesus said.. I Am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: there is NO MAN who comes UNTO the Father (in Heaven), EXCEPT BY ME.” ~ John 14:6
“JESUS CHRIST: There is salvation in NO OTHER; for there is NONE OTHER NAME under Heaven given among men, whereby we MUST BE SAVED.” ~ Acts 4:12
“For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the NAME of the Lord shall BE SAVED.” ~ Romans 10:13
“For you are all the CHILDREN of God BY FAITH in Christ JESUS” ~ Galatians 3:26
“And THIS is the record, that God has given to us ETERNAL LIFE, and this Life is in HIS SON. He that HAS the Son has LIFE; and he that HAS NOT the Son of God DOES NOT have life. These things have I written unto you that BELIEVE ON THE NAME of the Son of God; that you may KNOW that you have ETERNAL Life, and that you may BELIEVE on the Name of the SON OF GOD.” ~ 1st John 5:11-13
There are, in total, 1,100 verses in the Holy Bible that state that Jesus Christ is the ONLY WAY into God’s Holy Heaven. Here are some of the most crystal clear: Revelation 21:27, John 8:24 & 10:9, Romans 5:2 & 6:23, 1st Corinthians 3:11, Galatians 2:16 & 3:13, Colossians 1:20 & 2:10, 1st Thessalonians 1:10.
To close out this biographical article on the King of kings and Lord of lords, I would be remiss not to mention why He, and HE ALONE, was the prophesied Messiah of YaHWeH God Almighty.
There are many in the Jewish community today who are still waiting, in vain, for some other Messiah of Israel. They must be unaware that of the over 350 Messianic Prophesies in the Holy Bible, JESUS CHRIST fulfilled them ALL. Not 10 of them, not 50, not 100, not half, but EVERY ONE.
The prophet Micah prophesied that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem-Judea 700 years before Christ came. King David and the prophet Isaiah predicted picture perfectly the kind of death the Messiah would suffer 1,000 years before Lord Jesus died on Calvary’s Cross. The prophet Daniel predicted the EXACT DATE on which the Messiah would arrive, 530 years before Christ came on that EXACT DAY. The chance of one man fulfilling just 8 Messianic Prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power.
To illustrate just how impossible that is, it would be 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.
The probability of 48 Prophecies being fulfilled in ONE MAN is the incredible number 10 to the 157th power. I’m not even gonna attempt to illustrate that because it is 157 zeros! And that is not even 20% of the 365 prophesies which Jesus FULFILLED.
The Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua, is beyond any and all shadow of a doubt THE MESSIAH. Almighty God the Father has given you 365 reasons to BELIEVE IT.
Please share this article with all those whom you love and care about. It is my prayer, that through this article, I will bring someone reading this as close to Lord Jesus as I have been blessed to be in this life. There is truly NO BETTER Friend in the world than Jesus.
I pray that EVERYONE reading this will find Jesus Christ today, and thus find the PEACE which only He – as the Prince of Peace – can bring. God is waiting to forgive your every sin RIGHT NOW. Today! What are you waiting for?! Invite Jesus into your life, ask Him to be YOUR Saviour and Lord, and start your life FRESH.
You can be cleansed of ALL SIN in God’s Sight. As the Holy Bible says, through faith in Christ, old things pass away and ALL things become NEW. Do you need a fresh new start in life? Do you need direction? Do you want to be free from the pain and shame that a life of sin brings? Well you can have ALL THAT this very day.
Jesus came for YOU. He didn’t come for the holy and righteous. He came for the SINNERS. Will you accept His sacrifice on your behalf? Your salvation is FREE, because Jesus Christ has paid your sin debt to God IN FULL.