Friday, April 28, 2017

Life Givers

John 5:21  For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 
John 5:22  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 
John 5:23  That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 
John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 
John 5:25  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 
John 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 
John 5:27  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 
John 5:28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 

1Jn 5:11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

1Jn 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 

Jesus explained that the life that he has as a human son of man was given to him by his Father in heaven; God the Father. He also was given eternal life which he had with the Father from the the beginning of creation and this eternal life is a life giving spirit that he gives to those who believe in him. This life was secured for us by the removing of our sins through the atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross and his rising again to new life.  By receiving eternal life and by this eternal Spirit we who are in Christ can bring others to this eternal life from God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord our master and redeemer from death to new eternal life with God the father and  His only begotten son, Jesus.

Some think that Jesus was not God because he was born a human. He was the last Adam, a life giving spirit. The first Adam sinned and brought death to all mankind. The last Adam had no sin and brought life to all who would believe in him. Jesus is one with God the Father. One Spirit of the Eternal God, for God is Spirit.

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 

1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 
1Co 15:47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 
1Co 15:48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 
1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 

Jesus has a soul and spirit and so do we. He identified with us having lived among us. 

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Jesus was the firstborn of a new creation of spiritual humans. We who trust in Jesus are the adopted sons of God.

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 
2Co 5:18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 
2Co 5:19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 
2Co 5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 
2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 

Just how wonderful and glorious this is. Have you come to Jesus? Just ask him now to be your Lord and Savior.

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