The Divinity Of Jesus
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him” (John 14: 6-7).
“Is Jesus really God?” This is one question many still ask today. They believe He was a great prophet and teacher, but find it difficult to accept that He is Himself God, but He is. The Bible says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). That “Word” that the Bible says “was God” became flesh—Jesus—and dwelt among us: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
Now, the prophecy that came forth before the birth of Jesus also foretold His divinity: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”It was Jesus who walked the streets of Galilee, as “Emmanuel—God with us.” When the people saw Him, the mighty miracles and great signs and wonders that He did, they said “…God has visited His people” (Luke 7:18). The Bible tells us that the fullness of the Godhead bodily dwells in Jesus. So, when you see Jesus, you wouldn’t need to look out for the Holy Spirit or the Father; He is the complete embodiment of Deity.
When Philip, one of the disciples asked Jesus to show them the Father, Jesus said to him, “…Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…” (John 14:8-9). No wonder Colossians 1:19 says“…For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.” He’s the outward expression of the Godhead. When we get to heaven, we won’t find the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit sitting on different thrones; we’ll only find one seated in the fullness of God on the throne, and His name is Jesus (Revelation 7:17).
So in celebrating Christmas, we’re celebrating the divinity of Jesus; His Lordship and ruler-ship over our lives. He’s the joy of heaven and hope of the earth. He’s the Most High, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is worthy of all praise, worship and adoration. If you’re born again, happy are you, for “… ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). You’re identified with the most awesome and sublime personality that there is.
Dear Lord Jesus,
I thank you for the awesome privilege of being identified with you. It’s a great honour to know you, serve you, worship you and live for you. I boldly confess today that you’re my Lord and Master, the Monarch of the entire universe. You’re my everything, and the reason for my existence. I thank you for revealing yourself to me and through me today. Amen.
Revelation 1:12-18; Hebrews 1:3
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Revelation 13:11-14:20; Daniel 9-10
2 Year Bible reading plan: Revelation 17:11-18; Haggai 2