Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Trouble Jews and Gentiles Have With Jesus -He thinks He is God in the flesh and King and His Father agrees with Him

The Trouble Jews and Gentiles Have With Jesus
-  He thinks He is God in the flesh and King and His Father agrees with Him

What do you think about Jesus?
Sweet humanitarian?
Good moral teacher?
The ultimate display of human ethics in a man?
You may be surprised to know most Jews, Muslims, Buddhist and Hindus and atheist would agree with these descriptions.

Here comes the trouble concerning Jesus to our world.
Jesus describes Himself in Scripture.
The world could not handle this Jesus in his day.
The world cannot handle how He describes Himself in his Word the Bible.  

Stop reading and you can keep your status quo view concerning Jesus Christ.
Keep reading and His Word can save you.

In the last book of the Bible  Jesus, not the sweet little baby in the manger, returns as judge.

Revelation 19:15-17 (NASB)   From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “ KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Concerning being “The King of The Jews” Jesus had no doubt.

Mark 15:1-3  (NASB)  Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. 2 Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.” 3 The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly.

Concerning knowing his identity as God and being part of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) -  Jesus had no doubt.

John 10:30 (NASB)
30“I and the Father are one.”

Jesus preached, yes he was a preacher, His identity as God strong enough to stir violent opposition.

John 10:33 (NASB)
33   The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”

Jesus Christ knew He pre-existed His birth as He is eternal and an infinite deity and He preached that.

John 8:58 (NASB)
58   Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

Scripture makes a play on words that “The Word’ is Jesus Christ Himself , and that He authored all of Scripture.

John 1:1 (NASB)
1         In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus was the head of and the object of worship of the early Christian church.
His sacrifice of His life appeased the wrath of God so believers can be viewed as  righteous before A just and holy God.  

1 John 2:2 (NASB)
2      “and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”

Acts 20:28 (NASB)
28   “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

The Apostles who built the church of Christ had no doubt about the divinity of Jesus.
Sorry about that  Da Vinci Code.

2 Peter 1:1 (NASB)
1         Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:

The New Testament church looked to the Old Testament to reveal the Messiah.

                     Hebrews 1:8 (NASB)
8      But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all biblical prophecy.

Revelation 19:10 (NASB)
10   Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The wise men or magi knew the Messiah by the record of Old testament Scripture.

Matthew 2:11 (NASB)
11   After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

His followers in the New Testament worshipped Him.

Matthew 14:33 (NASB)
33   And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”

It was revealed that the risen Christ was God to the Disciples.

Matthew 28:9 (NASB)
9      And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

Luke 24:52 (NASB)
52   And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
Jesus is the only hope of the world.

 1 John 2:2 (NASB)
2         “and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”

                  2 Corinthians 5:21 (NASB)
21   “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

My prayer is that you know this Jesus described in His Word the Bible.
Pray to know this King.
He paid the greatest price for you.

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