Easter PS III: Proofs that Jesus is God the Father PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:41

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… And with that he breathed on them and said, `Receive the Holy Spirit’…” (Jesus, our God and Savior who is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in John 20:22, the Holy Bible).

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EASTER PS III: BIBLICAL PROOFS THAT JESUS IS GOD THE FATHER: If only believers would study the Bible more seriously, it wouldn’t fail to impress them that its verses contain the proofs that Jesus is God and Savior, and is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The truth is, we can list down these proofs under five general categories

The first proof comes from the Father. The second, from the Son. The third comes from the Holy Spirit. The fourth, from the disciples and followers of Jesus. And fifth, from those who did not accept and receive Jesus.

What are the verses of the Bible where the Father Himself gave proofs that Jesus is God and Savior, and is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? These are Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, which consist of the prophecies that God Himself will come down to earth from heaven, while John 1:1-14, Matthew 1:18-25, and Luke 1:26-37 constitute the proofs that the prophecies concerning God’s coming to this world were fulfilled.

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GOD’S PROVISION FOR SAVING MAN FROM SINFULNESS: In Genesis 3, it is there declared that God meted out His curses against Eve, Adam, and the serpent after the serpent succeeded in enticing Eve and Adam to sin against God by their disregarding His command. But, it would be clear nevertheless that Genesis 3 contained not only God’s curses, but also the remedy God Himself provided so that man’s sinfulness could be forgiven or atoned for.

In Genesis 3:15, we can clearly discern the promise of God that the head of the wily and evil serpent would be crushed. What this means is that, man’s sinfulness and evil ways would be certainly overcome at the appointed time, and this is going to be accomplished by the “seed” of the woman. Who is this “seed” of the woman which will crush the head of the serpent and thereby destroy sin?

Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6 gave a very compelling explanation. In these verses, God pronounced, through Isaiah, His prophet, His sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son which, in truth and in fact, was not an ordinary child, because that son is the “Mighty God, Everlasting Father” Himself.

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PROOFS ABOUT GOD’S COMING TO EARTH: By God’s grace and generous love, His sign came true, and this was recorded in Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-37, and John 1:1-14. In these three verses, the prophecies declared in Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6, and in Genesis 3:15 as well, were all confirmed, occurring in the way they were declared to happen.

These verses declare the indubitable truth that God Himself came down to earth from heaven, in the form of man with flesh and blood. Matthew 1:21 and Luke 1:31 also declared flatly that “Jesus” is the Name of God and that, further, as per Matthew 1:21 likewise, what “Jesus” means is that, “salvation of God for His people.”

On account of what we have been discussing here, there should no longer be any doubt that God, in His manifestation as the Father, graciously provided proofs that He is Jesus, and that He was the one that came to earth and crushed the sinfulness that the serpent cast on mankind, because of His having received in Himself the penalty for the sins of man. He did this because He loved the world greatly. Thank God in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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