“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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father…” – Isaiah 9:6.
This scripture says the child that is born to save mankind is actually the everlasting father! Moreover, even nature teaches us that fathers are the ones who pay the price for their children’s safety. Jesus said: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven…?” – Matthew 7:11. In other words, earthly fathers do not measure up to the heavenly Father in good works! Hence, if it is cruel for an earthly father to sit down for his child to die to save a situation, then our heavenly father should not do so. When ‘believers’ put on their ‘reasoning cap’ they will realize that Jesus cannot be anything less than the Almighty God.
GOD IS THE GREATEST LOVER
God is the most appropriate person to die for His children to live. If any other person does that, that person has taken God’s exalted position (as the greatest lover) in life. The criterion for great love is: dying for others to live. John 15:13 says “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”So, the one who died for others to live has shown greater love than the one who killed his son for others to live; and in any case, if Jesus is not the Almighty, then what has God done that Abraham had not earlier done with Isaac? What has God done that the king of Moab who killed his son on the wall to solve a problem had not earlier done? Remember: ‘preeminence’ is God’s position in life. God takes the first position in every good thing. Colossians 1:16-18 says the following about Jesus: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence”. So Jesus created the throne of God! Jesus created the dominion of God! Jesus Created principalities and powers! He created them for Himself! What other proof do we need? Jesus is (no doubt) God Almighty Himself who came to us in disguise. “Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour” – Isaiah 45:15. The savior is God Almighty that ‘hided’ Himself as the Son.
GOD CONCEALS FOR KINGS TO FIND:
Our spiritual maturity as God’s people goes with our discovery of what He has deliberately concealed. “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter” – Pro 25:2. How do we search out what God has concealed? By reasoning with God (Isa 1:18). Let me digress a bit. For instance, God told the Israelites in the old covenant that the first of everything that opens the womb is His (Exo 13:2; Lk 2:23) but then emphasized that they separated the last day of the week for His worship. Why did He do that? For the Israelites to mature through reasoning to understand that the first is automatically His but He is adding the last to it. He is the Alpha and Omega; the First and the Last, so the first and last days of the week must be separated for His worship (Exo 12:16).However, rather than understanding that God was training them by concealing some things for them to find, the Israelites made a religion out of God’s clues for their discovery.
Unfortunately our generation is doing same with Jesus. Jesus came as a Son over His own house (Heb 3:6) and left us clues to follow to discover that He is actually the Almighty God who came to us in disguise for the purpose of outwitting the subtle devil to take the wrong step of crucifying Him for us to be eternally free from his grip. That is what 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 says: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory”.
This is the purpose for the Holy Spirit coming to us. He is in our lives to open our eyes to the concealed truths about Jesus in the Scriptures. Jesus told His disciples “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: …He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you”. The Holy Ghost came to glorify Jesus. He came to make known to us who Jesus really is. Jesus said all things of the Father are His. In other words, the Father’s person is my person; the Father’s name is my name; the Father’s glory is my glory! And if God will not give His glory to another (Isa 42:8), then Jesus is not ‘an another’ to the Father. He is the Father in disguise. Hear what the Father says in Isaiah 48:11-12: “For…how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another. Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last”. Jesus ascribed these same titles to Himself in Revelation 1:17-18. Hear Him: “…Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death”. In other words, if you do not see the name Jesus as God’s own name, you are polluting His name. Even the heavenly beings agree that Jesus is the Almighty God. “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” – Revelation 4:8.
JESUS SPOKE IN PROVERBS
While physically on earth, Jesus spoke all along in proverbs each time He referred to His ‘heavenly Father’. Hear Him in John 16:25. “These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father”. That is what He did to John the Beloved in Revelation I:8-17. Jesus revealed to him plainly that He is the Father and even told him to go proclaim to the churches. How come the churches are not yet preaching Jesus as God Almighty? Obviously the truth of God appearing as man is too heavy for our minds, hence the convenient way to handle the mystery is to introduce the word ‘Trinity’. Trinity makes it easy for us to say Jesus is God but not all of God. Trinity is an error! The real word is ‘Diversity’. “And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all” – 1 Corinthians 12:6. God is not three persons united as one; but one person diversified as three. Jesus is the Father!