May 13, 2015

Denying the Son?

21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.- 1 John 2:21-23

The word "deny" is defined as a "refusal to admit the truth or existence of [something]" ; "refusal to accept as true or valid"; refusing to give or grant  something deserved or desired to someone.
To deny the Son is to refuse the truth of who the Son is. It is to refuse the validity of who the Son is. Simply put, when the Son of God is denied, one refuses God. When the truth of the Son is acknowledged, God is acknowledged. 

How does one acknowledge the Son? By Believing Jesus is who he says he is. Yes, b
y believing Jesus is who God says He is.
"God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself[a] purged our[b] sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high," - Hebrews 1:1-3

Jesus is the way  God speaks to us in this present age. The man Christ Jesus is God-, our Father who is Spirit- in a form that is more accessible and less intimidating. Ephesians 2:17.

 Jesus is the form of God we can more easily comprehend and relate to. God our Holy Father, took the form of a human being to bridge the vast gap between Himself and mankind. Ephesians 2:17.  Ephesians 3:11-12. This gap was formed by sin, and could only be filled in with blood. 
(Why blood? Find the answer here.)

God is Spirit and can not bleed. A body was therefore necessary. The body he took on was very much human. In this body He experienced all that we experience. This deemed Him to be our perfect high priest. Hebrews 4:14-16. The body was sinless. It was created by God separately from Adam's blood line just for this purpose-for God himself to completely inhabit it, and shed blood. The body had free will,and thus prayed to it's creator, the Father of all creation. The body since it was created or fathered by God was by definition, the Son of God. Little did anyone know that the presented Son, was the Father in human form.
"that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation."- 2 Corinthians 5:19

Only the Father can reveal this mystery- through his Spirit and his Word. Matthew 16:17. But to say this is impossible is to deny the Son. Denying the Son and who He is, is denying the Father and who He is. Is not our God all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present? Is anything too hard for God? Jeremiah 32:27. Luke 1:37.

Jesus, the express image,  is the door to God. He is the bridge. When we believe in Jesus- His deity, 
His Lordship, His power and His salvation- he springboards us from the natural to the spiritual. We step in natural water but enter a spiritual realm through Jesus, the door. When His name is spoken as we break through that water, our soul is uncursed, and our hearts began a transformation.  Our mind is freed from the corrupting virus called sin. Our true foreordained spirit nature begins to unfold. 
We become hungry now for the Word of God and His Spirit, through His Word, shows us who He is. 
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. - 1 Timothy 3:16

So why did the apostles letters mention Jesus the Son of God, and the Father, seemingly separately?
Simply to bridge the Gap from the Son (God's expression of himself) to the Father. The Son was comprehensible. He wants us to "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Ephesians 3:18-19.
 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.- 1 John 5:20

In conclusion, let us take care to acknowledge the Son for all He is- the Father revealed- so we do not fall into the trap of denying him and by default, denying the very God we seek.

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