Only wise men know who Jesus is. That’s why when he was born it was wise men that came to announce his arrival. They risked their lives and travelled all the way to the east to greet a baby and the bible said they worshipped him. And every wise man knows that you don’t worship a man, you only worship God. Matt 2:1-2. That should mean that he is the original king of the Jews that has been born and we all know who the original king of the Jews is therefore they came to tell us that Jesus is God Almighty.
There is a mystery about Jesus we need to Search and find. Eph 6:19- The good news (which has got to do with Jesus coming on earth to die and save us) Paul says it is a MYSTERY! Mystery is a hidden truth which is difficult to understand. Behind the obvious or physical story about Jesus, there is a spiritual story and only wise men can find that story. 2Cor 3:5- Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; 6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Meaning there is the letter story and there is the spirit story and behind the letter story is the spirit story. Matt 13:10 – And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. The mysteries are meant to separate those who are for God from those who are not for God. When you are for God, you’ll understand the mysteries if not, you’ll struggle with it and it becomes a parable. The story of Jesus carries something deeper than the obvious and it is the deeper part of that story that carries the life. For example Paul casted out demons in the name of Jesus, but the sons of Scava tried it and they were molested by the demons because Paul had a deeper understanding about the name of Jesus but the sons of Scava call the name of Jesus on a shallow level of understanding so it did not produce the expected results. Isa 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, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. The child that is born is to be called the “Mighty God” and “The Everlasting Father”? Don’t we respect God, that we give his name to a child? And didn’t God say we are not to mention his name in vain? This is indeed a mystery!
Many people are having challenges about God being born on earth. When you and I stand before God to judge us, if he has not been a man before, he is not justified. But God has been a man, he was tempted just like us but yet without sin. 1Cor 2:7- But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Meaning that there was a mystery they did not know about Jesus that is why he was crucified. If they knew Jesus was God, they won’t even make an attempt and if they didn’t crucify Jesus we would not have been saved. Jesus was meant to dribble the devil and his agents to make the mistake for our salvation. Matt 16:13- When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. This means that the church are a people who are to discover who Jesus is or know who he is. Jn. 10:30-33; I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. The Jews know that if you say you are a son of God then you are insinuating that you are God that was why they took the stone to kill Jesus but Jesus came on earth as a model son of God to show us how to behave. Rev 1:10- I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last (These are God’s Attributes): and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia…..( Jesus wanted the complete church to have this important message). 18 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. Who was that?
In that, even though peter said Jesus was the son of God and he was commended because that was a level we (God’s children) could start with. But in this scripture (Revelations 1:10) he is making himself very visible, because this is the new message for the church.
Jesus was quoting God’s position verbatim for himself, that this is what the church should tell the people because Jesus is coming to rule as God almighty over the whole earth and it is those that know who he is that will walk with him. Jn. 14:7- If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? In order words, if you are in search of the father, let your search end on me (Jesus) because he that has seen me has seen the father. Because he was in the physical, he was speaking words that are deep wrapped in mystery but he spoke in that manner so that they would understand him. But unfortunately, not everyone understands this mystery and what is making it really bad is that, some Christians are so proud that, they are so adamant to receiving this new revelation and are diligently sticking to the former identity of Jesus (This is what I have accepted and that is it). God is saying there is a Spirit story behind the letter story and the letter story tells us Jesus is the son of God but the spirit story says Jesus is the Almighty God. Peter brought us the letter story but Jesus went to John with the Spirit story. 1Cor 8:6- But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. This is a mystery for us (Christians) to decipher to displace all religion that when we are going to pass through Jesus to the almighty, they find out that we are stuck with Jesus and he is the God that everybody is looking for. If you don’t know the God you are serving, you will unconsciously serve Satan. For example Paul, who thought he was serving God by killing Christians but when Paul really had an encounter with Jesus he bowed! Vrs7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: but this revelation is not privy to every Christian, which is why we need to graduate from peter’s revelation to John’s revelation (which is the last book of the bible). We are in the dispensation where if one doesn’t know the God he is serving, he will serve Satan.
The message of the church is Jesus Christ; Rom 16:25- Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen. The revelation of who Jesus is, is a secret kept for the church so that we by it will shine. 1Cor 2:8- Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. So we have a secret in Jesus, when you know who Jesus is, he backs you up. 1Jn. 5:20-21- 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. Little Children in this context are people who do not have deep understanding, they are to keep themselves from idols and any other God which is not Jesus Christ is an idol.
Col 2:8- 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. (NIV)
The deity of God lives in bodily form in Christ. Trinity is human sense that is why you don’t see it in scriptures because in Trinity you are talking about three things coming together but Diversity (which is a scriptural word), you are talking about one thing moving in different direction. Jesus is God Jn. 16:25- 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. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: (the father will not be relevant in that arrangement anymore the day that I will tell you plainly who the father is, when you ask in my name I (Jesus) will be the one to do it).
Isa 43:10- 10 Ye are my witnesses (Christians- Acts 1:8), saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen (2pt 2:9): that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior (Jesus). When you understand this, you mention the name of Jesus with respect. Jesus was born into this world to change the stories of men. Our God is the only wise God and he is the word of God. Rev 19:11-16; And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God . 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS