Friday, May 11, 2012

Daily Truth - Jesus Christ is the Image of the Invisible God

Jesus Christ is revealed to mankind as Firstborn of all creation, the Son of God, the Word of God, and the Image of God.  Jesus Christ reveals God to humanity.  Through Jesus Christ, we can see God, hear God, and know God.  Although, all is out of God and comes from Him, God chose for all to be through Jesus Christ.

“…for there is one God, the Father, out of Whom all is…and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through Whom all is…but not in all is there this knowledge.”  (1 Corinthians 8:6-7)

Jesus Christ is the perfect image of the invisible God.  No man can see God.

“Now to the King of the eons, the incorruptible, invisible, only, and wise God, be honor glory for the eons of the eons!”  (1 Timothy 1:17)

Moses said to God, “Show me, I pray, Your glory.”  God answered, “You cannot see My face, for no human shall see Me and live.”  (Exodus 33:18-19)

Moses “by faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the fury of the king, for he is staunch as seeing the Invisible.”  (Hebrews 11:27)

“His (God’s) invisible attributes are descried from the creation of the world, being apprehended by His achievements, besides His imperceptible power and divinity…”  Men “alleging themselves to be wise, they are made stupid, and they change the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of a corruptible human being and flying creatures and quadrupeds and reptiles.”  (Romans 1:20-23)

God’s desire has been to reveal Himself to mankind; therefore, He chose Jesus Christ to be His image, His voice, and His face.

Jesus said to the people in Jerusalem, “And the Father Who sends Me, He has testified concerning Me.  Neither have you ever heard His voice nor a perception of Him have you seen.”  (John 5:37)

When Philip asked Jesus to show him the Father, Jesus answered:  “So much time I am with you, and you do not know Me, Philip!  He who has seen Me has seen the Father, and how are you saying, ‘Show us the Father’?”  (John 14:9)  Jesus was saying to Philip, “I am your view of the Father.”

We can know the glory of God in the face of Christ.

“…for the God Who says that, out of darkness light shall be shining, is He Who shines in our hearts, with a view to the illumination of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  (2 Corinthians 4:6)

Jesus Christ is

“…the Image of the invisible God…”  (Colossians 1:15)  (2 Corinthians 4:4)

“…the Image of the One Who creates…”  (Colossians 3:10)

“…the Effulgence (radiance) of His glory and Emblem (carving, representation) of His assumption (nature and character)…” (Hebrews 1:3)

If we want to find God, we will find Him in Jesus Christ.  If we want to see God, we must look at Jesus Christ.  He alone is God’s perfect revelation.  All other images and idols in this world are simply distractions and deceptions.

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