“God in Christ; Proving Jesus to be the One and only God”
By O.F Fauss
As an introduction, let us read Ephesians 1:15-23: “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”
Philippians 2:9-11 says, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Colossians 1:15-19 declares, “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 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. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.”
Colossians 2:8, 9 says, “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. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
Jesus is God manifest in the flesh (II Corinthians 5:19; I Timothy 3:16; John 1:1 and 14).
When you see Jesus, you see the Father; and when you believe on Jesus, you believe on the Father (John 12:44, 45 and John 14:8, 9).
The God who created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1), afterwards came into the world, and the |world knew Him not (John 1:10, 11; Colossians 1:16 and 17).
Our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, made the world by Himself (Isaiah 44:24; John 1:3 and 10; Revelation 4:11).
Jesus is the Almighty (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 28:18; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 4:8).
God, who declared that He was the first and the last, is revealed to be Jesus Christ (Isaiah 44:6 and 8; 41:4; 48:12). Compare these verses with Revelation 1:8 and 17: Revelation 22:13.
Our God and Saviour is one and the same person. (Isaiah 43:10, 11; 45:15, 21; 49:26; 63:8; I Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:10, 13; Jude 25).
The Lord God of the holy prophets is Jesus Christ (Revelation 22:6 and verse 20).
Jesus proved Himself to be God when He walked on the sea (Matthew 14:25 with Job 9:8).
He that descended (I Corinthians 15:47) is the same that ascended (Proverbs 30:4; John 3:13; Ephesians 4:8-10).
God the Father who is above all (Ephesians 4:6) is Jesus Christ (John 3:31).
In conclusion, the Lord of Hosts is the King of Israel (Isaiah 44:6), and the King of Israel was acknowledged to be Jesus (John 1:49).
THE ABOVE MATERIAL WAS PUBLISHED BY WORD AFLAME PRESS, 1985, PAGES 227-229. THIS MATERIAL IS COPYRIGHTED AND MAY BE USED FOR STUDY & RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY.