He is the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2; John 19:19). He was a national [Jewish] person, and the prophesied King of Israel (Zephaniah 3:15; John 1:49; John 12:13). He is King of all the ages, King of Heaven, King of King & Lord of Lords (Ephesians 3:14-21; Revelation 19:11-16). He is the King of Glory (Psalm 24 entire).
The real question is “Do you know Him?… Do you really know Him?”
He is a prophet before Moses (Deut. 18:15; Acts 3:22). A Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:14-27). A Champion like Joshua. An offering in the place of Isaac (Genesis 22:8). A King from the line of David (Luke 1:32) [biologically through Mary, and legally through His step-father Joseph]. He is the Son of GOD. A Wise Counselor above Solomon (Matthew 12:42). He was beloved (Mark 1:11), rejected (Luke 17:25), then exalted (Isaiah 2:11; Acts 5:31; Philippians 2:9).
The heavens declare His Glory, and the firmament shows His handiwork (Psalm 19:1). He is the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Aleph and the Tav, the A and the Z (Rev. 1:8; 21:6; 22:13). He is the first fruits [in resurrection] of them that sleep (1 Cor. 15:20). He is the I Am that I Am… yes, He was the Voice of the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58). He was the Captain of the Lord’s Host in the Book of Joshua (Joshua 5:15). He was the conqueror of Jericho.
He is enduringly strong, entirely sincere, eternally steadfast, immortally graceful, imperially powerful, impartially merciful. In Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 1:19; 2:9); the very GOD of very GOD. He is our Kinsman-Redeemer (Lev. 25:25; Psalm 130:8; Job 19:25; Galatians 4:4-5), and also our Avenger of blood (Joel 3:21). He is our City of Refuge; our performing High Priest (Hebrews 5:10); our Eternal Prophet and our reigning King.
He is the loftiest Idea in literature. He is the highest Personality in philosophy. He is the fundamental doctrine in theology. He is the supreme problem in higher criticism, and He is the miracle of all the ages. He is the Perfection of everything good.
You and I are the beneficiaries of a love letter that was written in Blood on a wooden cross nearly 2000 years ago. They say He was crucified on a cross of wood, and yet He made the hill on which it stood. By Him were all things made that were made (John 1:3), and by Him all things are held together (Hebrews 1:3).
Well, the question is “What held Him to that cross?” It wasn’t the nails… at any time He could have said, “Enough already, I’m out of here!” What held Him to that cross? It was His love for you and for me.
He was born of a woman so that we could be born of GOD. He humbled Himself so that we could be lifted up. He became a servant, so that we could be joint heirs with Him. He suffered rejection so that we could become His friends. He denied Himself so that He could bless us in every way. He is continually available to the tempted and tried.
He blesses the young, He is a friend to the lepers, He defends the feeble, He delivers the captives, and discharges the debtors. He forgives the sinners. He franchises the meek. He guards the besieged. He heals the sick. He provides strength to the weak; He regards the aged; He rewards the diligent; He serves the unfortunate. He sympathizes and He saves.
His offices are manifold. His reign is righteous. His promises are sure. His goodness is limitless. His light is matchless. His grace is sufficient. His love never changes. His mercy is everlasting; His Word is enough. His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30)… I wish I could describe Him to you! He is indescribable! He is incomprehensible! He is irresistible and He is invincible.
The Heaven of heavens cannot contain Him, and man cannot explain Him. The Pharisees could not stand Him, and they learned they couldn’t stop Him. Pilate could find no fault in Him, and the witnesses [at His six illegal trials] could not agree against Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him; death couldn’t handle Him, and the grave couldn’t hold Him. He has always been and always will be. He had no predecessor, and He will have no successor. You can’t impeach Him, and He ain’t gonna resign!
His Name is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow- and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord [to the Glory of GOD the Father].
His is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory- Forever and Ever….. AMEN!!!
from Dr. Chuck Missler‘s two hour study “The Christmas Story” which is available through his outstanding teaching ministry at khouse.org .
Merry Christmas… to those who are true believers, and to all those who are yet to enter the Eternal Kingdom through the finished work of Christ on the cross, between now and His soon Glorious Appearing.
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