Jesus – Fully God & Fully Man
In Luke chapter 3 we see Jesus come to be baptized by his cousin John the Baptizer. When Jesus had been baptized the scripture tells 3 distinct things happened: 1) The heavens opened 2) The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus 3) God the Father spoke saying “You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.” God the Father speaks from heaven and declares that Jesus, being fully man, was also fully God. John chapter 1 declares that Jesus was in the beginning with God, Jesus is God, and without Jesus was nothing made that was made. Furthermore, Jesus declared that “He and the Father are one” and was eventually put to death because he would not stop saying that he was God.
The scripture tells us that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. The virgin birth was foretold by God, through the prophet Isaiah, some 700 years before Mary was even born (Isaiah 7:14). Furthermore, in Luke chapter 3 we are shown the genealogy of Jesus. This genealogy begins with Jesus’ earthly parents and extends all the way back to Adam, our first father and the first human which God created out of dust on the sixth day of creation. Philippians 2:6-8 describes Jesus being fully God yet fully man like this: “…though (Jesus) was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Matthew 1:18-25, Isaiah 7:14, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 3:23-38)
JESUS IS NOT SAFE, BUT HE IS GOOD
He is not safe, but He is good. He is the King that does what He pleases. It just so happens that it pleased this King to go to a cross to redeem a people for Himself. We hope and pray that you come to see and savor all that Jesus is for you. For your joy and the glory of God!