ITíS ALL IN HIM!

IT’S ALL IN HIM!
COLOSSIANS 2:6-10
THE LIFE CHURCH | PASTOR STEPHEN MIRAFLOR

IS JESUS IN THE GODHEAD OR IS THE GODHEAD IN JESUS?

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT TESTIFIES THAT JESUS IS GOD…

 

  1. ISAIAH 9:6: “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, COUNSELOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE.”
  2. ISAIAH PROPHECIED IN ISAIAH 7:14 THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD BE CALLED EMMANUEL, WHICH MEANS “GOD WITH US”.
  3. ISAIAH 35:4-6 SHOWS THAT JESUS IS GOD IN THAT JESUS APPLIES THIS PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE TO HIMSELF IN LUKE 7:22.
  4. ISAIAH 40:3 DECLARES THAT ONE WOULD CRY IN THE WILDERNESS, “PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE STRAIT IN THE DESERT A HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD.”                  IN MATTHEW 3:3 JOHN THE BAPTIST FULFILLED THIS PROPHECY WHEN HE PREPARED THE WAY FOR JESUS CHRIST.
  5. MICAH 5:2 PROVES THAT JESUS IS GOD. “BUT THOU, BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH…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.”

 

THE NEW TESTAMENT TESTIFIES THAT JESUS IS GOD…

 

  1. IN JOHN 20:28 THOMAS CONFESSED JESUS AS BOTH LORD AND GOD.
  2. ACTS 20:28 DECLARES THAT THE CHURCH WAS PURCHASED WITH GOD’S OWN BLOOD…IT WAS JESUS CHRIST WHO SHED THAT BLOOD.
  3. TITUS 2:13 PAUL DESCRIBES JESUS AS “THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.”
  4. IN II PETER 1:1 PETER DECRIBES HIM AS “GOD AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.”
  5. I CORINTHIANS 3:16-17 DESCRIBES OUR BODIES AS “THE TEMPLES OF GOD”, AND EPHESIANS 3:17 TELLS US THAT IT IS CHRIST THAT DWELLS IN OUR HEARTS.
  6. JOHN 14:7-9: PHILLIPS CONFUSION…WHEN YOU HAVE SEEN ME…
  7. COLOSSIANS 2 DECLARES “FOR IN HIM (JESUS CHRIST) DWELLETH ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY…”                                                            

 

JESUS IS NOT JUST A PART OF GOD, BUT ALL OF GOD IS RESIDENT IN HIM!

 

JESUS CHRIST WAS GOD FROM THE BEGINNING OF HIS HUMAN LIFE…

 

  1. MATTHEW 1:23 “BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, WHICH BEING INTERRPRETED IS, GOD WITH US.”  HE WAS “GOD WITH US” AT HIS BIRTH…
  2. THE ANGELS WORSHIPPED HIM AT HIS BIRTH.  HEBEWS 1:6
  3. SIMEON RECOGNIZED THE INFANT AS THE CHRIST. LUKE 2:26
  4. ANNA SAW THE BABY AS THE REDEEMER OF ISRAEL. LUKE 2:38
  5. THE WISE MEN WORSHIPPED THE CHILD. LUKE 2:11

 

BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF HIS DUEL NATURE…FULLY MAN, FULLY GOD.

HE WAS BORN IN HUMILITY, YET WORSHIPPED BY THE ANGELS.

HE INCREASED IN WISDOM AND STATURE, YET HE IS THE TREASURE OF ALL WISDOM.

HE INCREASED IN FAVOR WITH GOD AND MAN, YET HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER.

HE WAS TEMPTED IN ALL WAYS, YET HE DEFEATED EVERY ATTACK OF THE DEVIL.

HE PRAYED AND TAUGHT OTHERS TO PRAY, YET HE ANSWERED PRAYERS AND FORGAVE SINS.

HE GREW WEARY, YET HE HAD ALL POWER IN HEAVEN AND EARTH.

HE WALKED THE PATHS OF MEN, YET HE WALKED UPON THE WATER.

HE SLEPT ON A PILLOW IN THE SHIP, YET HE REBUKED THE WINDS AND THE WAVES.

HE BECAME HUNGRY, YET HE CAUSED BREAD TO GROW AND FISH TO MULTIPLY.

HE WEPT AT THE TOMB OF LAZARUS, BUT HE CALLED LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD.

HE WAS SCORNED BY MEN, BUT HE WAS OBEYED BY DEMONS.

HE WAS SORROWFUL UNTO DEATH, YET HE WAS A COMFORTER.

HE SUFFERED AND DIED, BUT HE AROSE ON THE THIRD DAY.

IF JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT FULLY AND COMPLETELY THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE LIVING WORD, GOD INCARNATE, AND IT WAS NOT ALL IN HIM AND HE REALLY WAS JUST A JUNIOR GOD (1/3 OF THE GODHEAD) THEN CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS…

 

  1. DID JESUS HAVE TWO FATHERS? THE FATHER IS THE FATHER OF THE SON (I JOHN 1:3) BUT THE CHILD BORN TO MARY WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY GHOST. (MATT 1:18)
  2. HOW MANY SPIRITS ARE THERE? GOD THE FATHER IS A SPIRIT (JOHN 4:24), THE LORD JESUS IS A SPIRIT (II COR. 3:17), AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A SPIRIT BY DEFINITION.  YET THERE IS ONLY ONE SPIRIT ACCORDING TO I COR. 12:13 AND EPHESIANS 4:4
  3. IF THE FATHER AND THE SON ARE CO-EQUAL, WHY DID JESUS PRAY TO THE FATHER?  CAN GOD PRAY TO GOD? WHO IS THEN SUPERIOR/INFERIOR?
  4. IF THEY ARE CO-EQUAL, HOW CAN THE SON NOT HAVE ANY POWER EXCEPT WHAT THE FATHER GIVES HIM? JOHN 5:19
  5. HOW CAN THERE BE AN ETERNAL SON WHEN THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF THE BEGOTTEN SON, CLEARLY INDICATING THAT THE SON HAD A BEGINNING? JOHN 3:16
  6. IF THE SON IS ETERNAL AND EXISTED AT CREATION, WHO WAS HIS MOTHER AT THAT TIME? GALATIANS 4:4 STATES THAT THE SON WAS MADE OF A WOMAN.
  7. REVELATIONS 4:2 SAYS THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE THRONE IN HEAVEN.  REVELATION 1:8 SAYS THAT JESUS SITS ON THAT THRONE.  WHERE DO THE OTHERS SIT?
  8. IF JESUS IS ON THE ONE THRONE IN HEAVEN, HOW CAN HE SIT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD? (MARK 16:19) OR IS HE REALLY IN THE FATHERS BOSOM? (JOHN 1:18)
  9. WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD? EPHESIANS 1:20 CLAIMS IT WAS THE FATHER.  JOHN 2:19-21 SAYS IT WAS JESUS.  ROMANS 8:11 CLAIMS IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  10. IF THE FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE CO-EQUAL, HOW COME THE FATHER KNOWS THINGS THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT DOESN’T?  MARK 13:32 SAYS THAT ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS THE DAY AND HOUR OF THE SECOND COMING.
  11. IF THE SPIRIT PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER, IS THE SPIRIT ANOTHER SON OF THE FATHER? IF NOT, WHY NOT?
  12. IF THE SPIRIT PROCEEDS FROM THE SON, IS THE HOLY GHOST THE GRANDSON OF THE FATHER? IF NOT, WHY NOT?
  13. HOW INSULTING IS IT FOR THE OTHER TWO MEMBERS OF THE TRINITY WHEN JUDE 25 AND I TIMOTHY 1:17 MENTION THE FACT THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WISE GOD?
  14. SINCE THE DEVIL SPENT SOME TIME IN HEAVEN EARLY IN HIS CAREER, WHY WAS HE NEVER INTRODUCED TO THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TRINITY? JAMES 2:19 ”THOU BELEIVEST THAT THERE IS ONE GOD; THOU DOEST WELL: THE DEVILS ALSO BELIEVE, AND TREMBLE.”

 

JESUS POSSESSES ALL THE ATTRIBUTES AND PREROGATIVES OF GOD, SPECIFICALLY THOSE CHARACTERISTICS THAT BELONG ONLY TO GOD…

 

  1. JESUS IS OMNIPRESENT.  MATTHEW 18:20 “WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE I AM IN THE MIDST OF THEM.”
  2. JESUS IS OMNISCIENT.  HE COULD READ THOUGHTS IN MARK 2:6-12.  HE KNEW NATHANAEL BEFORE HE MET HIM IN JOHN 1:47-50.  HE KNOWS ALL THINGS IN JOHN 21:17.  ALL WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE ARE HIDDEN IN HIM IN COLOSSIANS 2:3.
  3. JESUS IS OMNIPOTENT.  HE HAS ALL POWER, IS THE HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER, AND IS THE ALMIGHTY. MATTHEW 28:18, COLOSSIANS 2:10, REVELATIONS 1:8.
  4. JESUS IS IMMUTABLE AND UNCHANGING IN HEBREWS 13:8.  HE IS ALSO ETERNAL AND IMMORTAL IN HEBREWS 1:8-12 AND REVELATION 1:8,18.
  5. EXODUS 20:1-5 TELLS US THAT ONLY GOD SHOULD RECEIVE WORSHIP.  YET JESUS CHRIST RECEIVED WORSHIP ON MANY OCCASIONS FROM ALL CREATION. (LUKE 24:52, PHILLIPIANS 2:10, HEBREWS 1:6)
  6. ONLY GOD CAN FORGIVE SIN IN ISAIAH 43:25, YET JESUS HAS THE POWER TO FORGIVE SIN IN MARK 2:5.
  7. GOD IS THE PREPARER IN HEAVEN ACCORDING TO HEBREWS 11:10, YET JESUS IS THE PREPARER OF HEAVEN IN JOHN 14:3.

 

JESUS IS EVERYTHING THE BIBLE DESCRIBES GOD TO BE.  HE HAS ALL THE ATTRIBUTES, PREROGATIVES, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD HIMSELF.  JESUS IS THE ONE TRUE GOD.

 

COLOSSIANS 2:9-10 “FOR IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY.  AND YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, WHICH IS THE HEAD OF ALL PRINCIPALITY AND POWER.”

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