Jesus Christ - Very God - Lord - Saviour - Messiah - King
Posted 21st November 2009 at 09:44 PM by 357magnum
Updated 25th November 2009 at 05:09 PM by 357magnum
Updated 25th November 2009 at 05:09 PM by 357magnum
JESUS CHRIST - VERY GOD - LORD - SAVIOUR - MESSIAH - KING
THE BIRTH (MANIFESTATION IN THE FLESH) OF JESUS CHRIST
Matthew 1:18-25 (KJV) 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 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. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
Luke 2:4-21 (KJV) 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen [it], they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. 21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
The manifestation of Jesus Christ in the flesh was foretold in the Old Testament. He was Very God and is our Living Lord and Saviour Forever. As samples of fulfilled Bible Prophecy, see the following:
BIBLE PROPHECY FORETELLING THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST
Micah 5:2 (KJV) 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting.
Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Bible Prophecy tells us that Jesus Christ will come in the clouds to catch up His Church and take them Home to Heaven. This is a separate and distinct event that should not be confused with the Second Coming of Christ to the earth. Jesus Christ does not come all the way down to the earth at the Rapture, but He does at His Second Coming. The Rapture is a joyous event in contrast with His Second Coming in Great and Holy Wrath.
THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH WHICH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 (KJV) 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory? 56 ?The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law. 57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV) 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
It's important to note that Jesus Christ is already the King of Kings and has an Eternal Heavenly Kingdom. As Christians, we are already members of that Heavenly Kingdom, and the Holy Spirit of God lives in our hearts. Jesus Christ is also the anointed King of Israel. Israel rejected Him as her Messiah and King at His First Coming about 2,000 years ago. Regardless, God Promised Israel an Earthly Kingdom, and that Promise will be kept perfectly at the Second Coming of Christ. Israel will fear total annihilation near the end of the 7 Year Tribulation Period and cry out to God. God will hear the cries of Israel, and Jesus Christ will come with His Heavenly Hosts to rescue Israel. Israel will accept her King and Messiah this time, and Jesus Christ will rule over the earth from the Throne of David in Jerusalem. Jesus Christ will not be denied His Throne, and He will subject all things under His Feet.
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST - MESSIAH AND KING OF ISRAEL
Isaiah 2:1-5 (KJV) 1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Isaiah 9:1-7 (KJV) 1 Nevertheless the dimness [shall] not [be] such as [was] in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict [her by] the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. 2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, [and] not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, [and] as [men] rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. 5 For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but [this] shall be with burning [and] fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
WHAT TIME IS IT NOW?
We are living in a time commonly called the Age of Grace or the Church Age. Bible Prophecy foretells a time for the reformation of Israel as a Nation, and that has already happened in 1948. Bible Prophecy tells us that Israel will be the center stage for the entire world near the end of this Age and the next. It already is. We are living in a time just before the Rapture of The Church Which is the Body of Christ and the start of the 7 Year Tribulation Period. The Tribulation Period will be a time of horror and bloodshed like the world has never known. You can read all about it in Daniel, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Revelation, and many other portions of the Holy Bible. Just as many Bible Prophecies have been fulfilled perfectly - future Bible Prophecies will be fulfilled perfectly at God's Appointed Time. Most people who study their Bibles believe that the time is growing near for these Prophecies to be fulfilled. It is not wise to spiritualize, make allegories of, or otherwise dismiss portions of the Bible that tell us what will happen in the future.
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