Jesus the Embodiment of God’s Living Power

Jesus is the Embodiment of God’s Living Power.

Jesus is the spoken word of God, and by God’s word in him he created life. “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets. But in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power when he had made purification of our sins, when he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1: 1-3.

The Lord our God has created and sustains the universe and the world by the power of his Word, love, and grace. Jesus the all-embracing power of the Word of God, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made, that was made. In him was life and the life was the light of men.” John 1: 1-4. 

Jesus healed by the power of his spoken Word.

Jesus’ creative power was experienced first hand by his disciples and followers when he healed the sicknesses and diseases of many people. . ”And many followed him, and he healed them all.” Matthew 12: 15. The miracles he performed could only be done by the power of the creator for example when Jesus  blessed the bread and fishes,  And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all.” Mark 6: 41. The amount increased with enough to feed thousands.

Jesus fulfilled God’s plans and purposes in himself.

God has manifested himself in his Son Jesus, who was sent by his Father to be born as one of his created people. Jesus came to fulfil God’s plans and purposes, God’s plan to restore his relationship with the human family.  The purpose: Jesus making a way to find God through faith in his truthful words. God is the God of the living. When a person receives Jesus’ words into a person’s heart, by the action of the Holy Spirit God’s abiding presence of eternal life comes to dwell within that person. John 15: 7.10,11. 16: 14,15. 17: 20,24.

God prepared Jesus’ body to fulfil his plan, the writer of Hebrews stated, “Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me.” Hebrews 10: 5. God’s plan for Jesus to lay down his prepared body, his blood, to accomplish God’s purpose to redeem humanity from all sin and its causes and in doing so, he fulfilled God’s plan and purpose reconciling humankind to God. “Jesus said, ”In burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God, ‘as it is written of me in the roll of the book.” Hebrews 10: 6.   

The writer of Hebrews explains: “When he said above, “Jesus said, “Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law),then he added, “Lo, I have come to do thy will.” He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. And by that will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10: 7-10.

Jesus bearing the very stamp of God reflecting God’s glory through having the embodiment of God’s living power, to abolish the covenant between God and Moses “He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.”  Having fulfilled both covenants in himself,the law was fulfilled in God’s love for humanity. The ‘second’ is reference to the New Covenant, that Jesus established in his death being the final sacrifice for sin and forgiveness in his resurrection. The Law of commandments the Holy Spirit writes them into a believers heart, transforming the nature to feel how God the Father feels about sin, it is abhorrent to us. Jesus’ sacrificial love when he died to self-determining his own life, to do his Father’s will.

Jesus’ eternal life.

Jesus in his prayer, recorded by John, Jesus explains eternal life, his body transformed into an eternal body in the tomb.

Jesus gave insight to the understanding of eternal life, his spoken word giving enlightenment through the indwelling presence of the eternal Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. “And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gave me to do; and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made.” John 17: 2-5.

Jesus’ physical body was prepared before the foundation of the world, before the fall of humanity, God planned that the seed and egg planted by the Holy Spirit into the womb of Mary contained his immortality, his whole body, soul and spirit; the colour of his eyes and hair, his height, his blood coming from God as life is in the blood, His blood was an eternal offering for sin and the seed’s power in himself, to rise from the dead. His dead human body that had been prepared was transformed whilst he was in the tomb, by the power of his own prophecy, spoken during his ministry, “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him: and when he is killed, after three days he will rise.”  Mark 9: 31.

The living power of these words could only be realised (embodied) through the fulfilment of his own prophecy. Jesus’ body of human flesh became an eternal body, by the transforming power of his spoken word. He had the power to fulfil his own prophecy because he was the embodiment of God’s living power.

John wrote in his gospel, “Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it up in three days, ”John confirmed that he spoke of the temple of his body.” John 2: 19,21. Paul writes that the church is Christ’s body. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians he writes, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” 1 Corinthians 12: 27.

Proving that his body is the temple in the new Jerusalem. “ And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.” (Jesus the Lamb of God) Revelation 21: 22. The Churches new role serving Christ in the heavenly city.

Jesus in conversation with Martha, Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus spoken word was fulfilled when he raised himself from the dead. Jesus’ body became eternal, His appearance before his disciples on the eve of his resurrection, their immediate reaction was to think they were seeing a ghostly figure of Jesus. Knowing their thoughts he said to them “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself, handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.” Luke 24: 39. His eternal body had the marks that confirmed his word. “That it is I myself.” It was Jesus the same person they had followed for three years: he had shared with them the joy of his healing ministry and the times of discouragement when the Pharisees, Sadducees, lawyers. and scribes had opposed Jesus’ healing on the Sabbath day.

Jesus gave the promise of receiving eternal life through faith in him.

Jesus continued to say to Martha“He who believes in me; though he dies, yet shall he live and whoever lives and believes in me, shall never die.”

Mary, Martha and Lazarus believed spiritually that that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, their faith was acknowledged by Jesus. Through their faith in Jesus, they had entered eternal life while they lived, so when they died, they passed over eternal death, as sin leads to eternal death and eternal separation from God. Their faith in Jesus united them in life and death to him into eternal life. Their human remains lie in the grave  until Jesus calls out the church.                                                                                                                                

John recorded Jesus’ words, “Since thou (God) hast given him (Jesus)  power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.”  

Jesus gave his disciples the promise of eternal life, “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life. . . . . Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me has eternal life.” John 6: 40,47.

Today anyone who has faith in Jesus can seek repentance for the forgiveness of their sins which enables a person to pass over death and they will be raised (resurrected) with Jesus into life eternal. By entering a personal relationship with Jesus, a person will experience the power of the Holy Spirit and become a child of God, a Christian (Christ-like).

Jesus spoke of bodily resurrection.

Every Christian’s body will be raised and transformed by the power of Jesus’ word: “And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14: 3.

To fulfil Jesus words, God put in place the event that would transform our human body into an eternal body.

Paul writes in his first letter to the church at Corinth,Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality.When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15: 51-54.

Jesus calls out the church to the gathering of believers in the air, “And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.” Mark 13: 26,27.

When Jesus calls out the church, it is the ‘fetching of the Bride’ to the wedding of Jesus the Bridegroom and his Bride, the Church. The word confirmed in “Footsteps of the Messiah” by Arnold Fruchtenbaum. Jewish Marriage” Page 111, Published by Ariel Ministries 2000 “The Rapture is the fetching of the Bride. Christ will come in the air to fetch His bride to His home, which is in heaven.”  

Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, “For  this we declare to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so, we shall always be with the Lord. therefore comfort one another with these words.”  1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18. This event has yet to take place.

John wrote in Revelation 1: 7 that Jesus will fulfil his Word, John writes, “Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, everyone who pierced him; and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”

When Jesus calls out the church by the power of Jesus’ living Word, our own body will be like his body that was transformed into an eternal body.

The simple truth – we take Jesus at his Word, the promises he gave and the commands he gives to us in the Gospels and letters are to bless his family and friends, the church.

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