Saturday, April 07, 2012

A to Z: G is for God

 G is for God 

Many times in the bible Jesus is called God. 

(Isaiah 40:3 ESV) A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

(Isaiah 9:6 ESV) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
In the first verse found above, Isaiah the prophet is prophesying about a prophet who would come, and prepare the way for the messiah, his God. The second is where Isaiah is talking specifically about the birth of the Messiah and what he will be called and his attributes. 

(John 1:1 ESV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus is also called both the Word and God in the verse above... Not only is he the word of God, but he is God. 

(Matthew 1:23 ESV) “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

The above verse is one of the most important ones, because it explains why Jesus came, he came to save sinners and to reconcile their relationship with God so that they could be with God and not separated from him. Is that not amazing? What we celebrate on Easter has everything to do with this, Jesus died and bore our sins and rose again so that we could be with God. 

(1 John 5:20 ESV) And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Jesus is God and eternal life!

There are many more verses than just the above that call the messiah or Jesus God. 

Jesus who was God, took our punishment and died on the cross for you and me! He died so that we might one day have a relationship with God through Him. Before Jesus died, there was no way for man to be "with" God. 

Aren't you glad Jesus came and died and rose again???

1. Reflect on the fact that Jesus is God and that he died for you on the cross.
2. Look up in the bible for yourself where it calls Jesus God, do and internet search if you want to.
3. Pray about it and ask God to reveal more to you about his Son through the knowledge that Jesus is God.
4. If you have some extra time on your hands listen to the songs on the links provided below:

Have a great Easter weekend and remember: He is Risen!!!
I couldn't resist posting this cute lil chick on here. :D