LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Twelve Reasons We Must Look To Christ - By Jeremy Weaver

12 Reasons We Must Look To Christ

He is our God-yet our brother

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (Phi 2:5-7)

He is the Father's choice to be our substitute

For it stands in Scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame." (1Pe 2:6)

He paid our debt to God

...whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. (Rom 3:25)

He is God's delight and satisfaction

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. (Isa 42:1)

He humbled Himself to the point of death on the Cross

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Phi 2:8)

He will accept all who come to Him in faith

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (Joh 6:37)

He will heal the broken

"...a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; and in his name the Gentiles will hope." (Mat 12:20-21)

He brings justification to the unjust

That is why his faith was "counted to him as righteousness." But the words "it
was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It
will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our
Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
(Rom 4:22-25)

He is sure of His power

And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." (Mat 28:18)
He is lifted up by the Father

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phi 2:9-11)
He has set up His kingdom

"As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill." I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, "You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psa 2:6-12)
And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Mat 16:17-19)

He will come again as the Righteous Judge

It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him." (Jud 1:14-15)
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. (Rev 19:11)


Blogger bluecollar said...

Jeremy Weaver aka "Doxoblogist" can be found here...

April 20, 2006 12:40 AM

Blogger J. Wendell said...

The Doxoblogist, Jeremy Weaver!

Rejoicing with you in
these twelve.

brother John

April 20, 2006 9:56 PM


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