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July 13, 2015
Blog/Lesson Nine Who Is Jesus? Part Two
February 24, 2015
Who is Jesus Christ to me? He is my Savior, and has been my best friend, for as long as I can remember. I received Him into my spiritual heart when I was too little to remember the moment. I give that credit to my Godly parents who were faithful to God and raising my brothers and me in Sunday school and church with the knowledge of who Jesus is. I always went to the altar and knelt beside my mother at the end of each service.
But I do remember a very special experience I had with the Lord at around nine years old. I was kneeling at an old wooden hand carved front pew with no one praying with me. All I wanted was everything God had to give me, and as I gave Him my all, He flooded my spirit and soul with his joy and presence. I don’t know how long that went on, but the moment I became aware of my surroundings, I was laying on my back saying “Da, da da. “ I felt like I had been to Heaven and back. That was baby talk in the Holy Ghost. My prayer language began that night on that wooden floor and my relationship with God had started in the journey of my life.
No one can tell you that their life has been all roses, for Jesus said we would have tribulations in this world. But I can tell you there never has been a valley that God hasn’t seen me through and helped me make it to the next mountain top! He kept me through my teen years, which were joyous and I didn’t feel like I missed a thing.
When you have Jesus living in you, He knows your every need before you even ask him. He not only hears your every prayer, He can hear your every thought. You can think a prayer, and He will hear. Through the years, when Satan would put negative thoughts or worry in my mind, often my thought-pray was, “My Jesus, My Jesus.” Oh how I adore Him, Oh how I love Him, He has been awesome in my life. I’m so thankful I have had him in my life. He goes everywhere with me, and has promised never to leave me:
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
If you have received Christ as your Savior, but don’t have a close loving relationship with the Lord; if you feel He is a far off, or maybe you have never received Him, move toward Him in prayer and read the books of St. John and John1, 2, 3. Pray for a passion for God in your life. Believe me, and even more believe His own Words, He loves you and is waiting at your hearts door. It is and was from the beginning of the first human, God’s desire and purpose to inhabit the hearts of every human being. You are not waiting on Him; rather HE is waiting on you.
And He wants to be your best friend too!
Anyone who knows me and my brothers knows how close we are, we would do anything we could for each other. Yet, Jesus calls us His friends and will stick closer than any earthly brother:
Jo 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jo 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Jo 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (John 15:13-15)
Pro 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
There is One God (Deity) who is a Spirit and who presents himself in three ways, which we saw in last week’s lesson. Before Adam and Eve sinned and before God’s Word (Jesus) came to save mankind, Deity was 1) God the Father, 2) God the Covenant (God’s Word) and 3) God the Holy Spirit in Adam and Eve. God is One Deity, One Spirit and One Lord. When we receive Christ into our heart, God’s Spirit (Deity) comes out from himself and lives in our spirit.
We are all baptized into One Spirit. God is a Spirit; he does not have a body like He gave Adam. God made man (human race) with a spirit in His likeness:
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Joh 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Look at this original Greek word and all the ways it is used:
Strong’s Concordance: Spirit= Greek #4151 pneuma from Greek #4154; a current of air, breath, (Super Human) and Angel, or (Devine) God, Christ’s Spirit, The Holy Spirit.
As we can see, the word Spirit encompasses: Divine God, Christ’s Spirit and the Holy Spirit. A spirit is like a current of air or breath, you cannot see it because it is not a solid substance; but God is far more than air. After His Word (which came in Jesus) had created Adam’s body and all of its organs, then God breathed His breath into Adam and he became a LIVING Soul!
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God’s Spirit was also joined to Adam’s and Eve’s spirit until they sinned; believed and ate of Lucifer’s fruit of lies. By their choice, they acted on these lies by acting on; repeating Satan’s words. “God is not telling the Truth, we won’t surely die.” By this they pushed God’s Spirit out of their spirits and put the Earth and all creation under the Law of Sin and Death. (This subject is covered in more depth in my upcoming series: Book One/ Chapter Six: What Really Happened In The Garden of Eden?
This same Spirit of God that was joined to Adam’s spirit when God created him is the same Spirit that comes out from the Throne of God, joins to our spirits at Salvation and lives in us all:
1Co 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1Co 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
Most people don’t have a problem with the same Spirit of God or Deity coming out from Himself and living in every Christian in the World. So why would anyone have a problem with the same Spirit Deity having the ability to exist in Heaven as God the Father, yet come out from Himself and become the Word made flesh as God the Son? We have One God, One Spirit and One Lord; and that Lord is in Jesus Christ.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4)
Jesus was God, is God and will always be God. Jesus was God’s Word; covenant or Law of Free Will and Sowing and Reaping; which God who is totally Love (thinks no evil), intended His Covenant to always operate in perfect Love. God sewed Love to the Angels and they reaped that Love sowing it back to God, until Lucifer acted on rebellion (called sin), was jealous of God, wanted to be God and through hate turned 1/3 of God’s angels against Him.
Jesus was God’s Word in Heaven before He came to earth in a human body, with human mind, will and emotions; and was God’s Covenant of Love called the Law of The Spirit of Life. It is so amazing and beyond our human reasoning that the God who spoke the universe into existence desires a personal relationship with each and every person on this earth and wants to live in our hearts and be closer than a brother to each of us!
I believe that every human being (including Jews and Moslems) would like to know for sure which god is the real God. It is our duty and God’s command for us to teach clearly that Jesus was and is God, and Share the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For Jesus’ only desire is to be the Best Friend to everyone who will receive HIM as Lord and Savior