“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with god. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:1-3)
What amazing words from the beginning of the Gospel of John. I just can’t see how anyone could misunderstand the fact Jesus is God. As if that isn’t enough we read in Colossians 1:15-17 “He is the image of the invisible God…by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth…He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
Jesus is the visible form of the invisible God. Without Jesus, in the flesh, we would have never been able to know him. Oh sure, those men and women in the Old Covenant knew God but not in the same manner the disciples or we can. Believe it or not it is even better for us in our day because he not only walks with us he dwells within us. Jesus told his disciples “It is better that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”
You see this is the way it had to work. It seems Adam’s sin caused him, and us, to be outwardly focused instead of Spirit focused. In essence God had to come to us in an outward, physical form in order to get us turned back around. Adam essentially turned man inside out so we were lead by outward soul and body pulls and desires instead of the Spirit. God loves us so much he was willing to work with us and meet us where we’re at even if it meant living in a body that would get tired, hungry and endure unspeakable suffering.
The funny thing is we are so accustomed to walking by sight we miss how close God really is to us. He is ever-present. In fact Paul told us “In him we live and move and have our being.” It came to me that, us not knowing God’s presence, would be like being a fish trying to find the water. He’s all around and in us and yet we just can’t see. So Jesus came here in our form to instruct us and open our eyes to God’s presence and provision all around us. The really good news though is since he came here in human form, as our equal, he could be our substitute. The Bible says he can sympathize with our weaknesses.
One day everything is going to be brought back and put in its rightful place where God will be all in all. You see, as it is, lost people are shut up and shut out from God because of their rebellion and refusal to receive Christ. Eventually everything will be brought under subjection to Christ and “when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him.” All things were truly made by him and for him so he will one day collect all that is his and we will live forever in a Kingdom ruled by one who gave his all for all that is his.
Written by Louie