I was reading my Bible this morning and the Lord showed me the above verses in John. That is a powerful and amazing statement Jesus made! When we look at Jesus, we are looking at God! God became flesh and made His dwelling among us as Jesus Christ. Jesus is the light of the world and all who believe in Him will never live in darkness! When you believe in Jesus, you believe in God the Father at the same time. Jesus is God! God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are One!
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”
Jesus praying for us in John 17:20-24
The Apostle Paul gave us a beautiful explanation of exactly who Jesus is and why God came to save us:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”
Jesus was with God in the very beginning of creation and all things were created by Him and for Him! All of God’s fullness is in Jesus and He is the image of God because God became a man to die for us! Thank You Jesus!
John explained it this way:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
Jesus Christ is the Word!
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Our Creator, God, whose Name is I AM (Exodus 3:14), came down from Heaven to take the punishment for our sins upon Himself, so we could be saved.
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
“Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Jesus speaking in John 10:27-30
Think about that amazing truth for a moment! God became a man and experienced humanity, terrible suffering, and ultimately death on a cross because He loves us and He wants us to be with Him forever! He is our Father in Heaven. He created us and He does not want any of us to perish. I pray you receive His great love today!
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus is the One and Only full of grace and truth! It is only through faith in Jesus we are saved because God never became a man in any other way to save us. God did that one time and His sacrifice is perfectly sufficient to forgive the sins of all mankind (Romans 3:21-26)! I pray the Lord spreads revival and the whole world receives His great love and forgiveness! God loves us so much that He came to rescue us! Each of us has to personally receive that salvation by faith. It is your choice and I pray you choose wisely.
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned–for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.
But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Christianity is set apart from the world religions because it is the only faith that is all about what God did for us, not what we can do for God. Every other faith is works based and focuses on what you have to do to “earn” your way into Heaven. Faith in Jesus is all about what He did for us on the cross. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. There is no amount of good works that could ever get a person into Heaven. That is why God came to earth to die for us. He offers us forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus and that is the most precious gift from our gracious God that the world has ever known!
“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Grace and peace to you all in the Name of Jesus!
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”