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Discover the will of God for you – Part 3

By Emeritus Prof. Mercy Olumide
04 December 2022   |   3:09 am
Therefore, the beginning of knowing God is to commence a relationship with Him through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. How can this be done? Why is this so important?

Emeritus Prof. Mercy Olumide

Therefore, the beginning of knowing God is to commence a relationship with Him through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. How can this be done? Why is this so important?

“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him,” (Jn 1:18).
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” (Jn 14:6).
“Jesus said to him, “have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father?” (Jn 14:9).

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 
16: For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” (Col 1:15,16)

This is one of the strongest statements about the divine nature of Christ found anywhere in the Bible. Jesus is not only equal to God (Philippians 2:6), He is God (John 10:30, 38; 12:45; 14:1-11); as the image of the invisible God, He is the exact representation of God.

He does not only reflects God, but he reveals God to us (John 1:18; 14:9); as the Firstborn overall creation. He has all the priority and authority of the firstborn prince in a king’s household. He came from heaven, not from the dust of the earth (1 Corinthians 15:47), and He is Lord of all (Romans 9:5; 10:11-13; Revelation 1:5; 17:14). He is completely holy (Hebrews 7:26-28; 1 Peter 1:19; 2:22; 1 John 3:5), and He has the authority to judge the world (Romans 2:16; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 4:1). Therefore, Christ is supreme over all creation, including the spirit world. We, like the Colossian believers, must believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (that Jesus is God) or our Christian faith would be hollow, misdirected, and meaningless. This is a central truth of Christianity. We must oppose those who say that Jesus was merely a prophet or a good teacher.

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2: Has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds. 3: Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High” (Heb 1:1-3)
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