Bible Study #4, John 1:18.

'Man Jesus' became Begotten Son, Lord, Christ, and God, at his resurrection.

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

Jesus was not born as begotten Son to God the Father, but God declared Jesus Christ as the begotten son at his ascension. Word of God says that God will beget many more sons as he begot Jesus Christ and will give them glory. Do you want become a begotten son to God?

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Bible Study #4, John 1:18. Man Jesus became Begotten Son, Lord, Christ, and God at his resurrection.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

Today, we will study a few points from John 1:18- Read. We divide the verse in 4 parts. 1 No man hath seen God at any time; 2 the only begotten Son, (we know it is Jesus, but how & when he became the begotten son, that will be the topic), 3 which is in the bosom of the Father, (what it means to be in the bosom of God) 4 he hath declared him (that is, how Jesus Christ declares the Father). In my teachings, I use Bible only, no reference books. I use kjv but no commentary. I do not teach any denominational or church doctrines. I do not have the gifts of church evangelists to tell stories and make people laugh. My teachings are not superficial, but they are hard facts of spiritual understanding. So, if you have interest in such a study, it is a benefit. I will not contradict any vs from the bible. If you find me contradict, bring it to me, I will stand corrected. Now, let us begin our study.

Let us begin with, the begotten Son is in the bosom of the Father and continue with No man hath seen God at any time. John 1:1 says In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. We know that the Word is the Lord Jesus Christ. He was with God even from the beginning. After the resurrection, he is again with God. He was, is, & always will be, with the Father. They are together with each other. This condition is explained here as the begotten Son is in the bosom of the Father. Let me go to the next portion that no man hath seen God at any time. It is important that we must always remember who God is. We studied that in lesson 1. God is a combination of 3 persons, or 3 souls, in one Spirit that is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. I have put it in the board for you to see. It is a poor display, yet you may get a picture. | 1 God is the creator of everything that is created, including invisible things, thrones, principalities, dominions, or powers: all things were created by him and for him. But a/c to scriptures the Word ceased to be God, became a man, Jesus of Nazareth, lived as man, approved of God. Then he was crucified, dead and buried. That was the end of him as a man. God raised him from death. glorified him in the Spirit. anointed him as God. So, he is God again in one almighty Spirit, omnipotent, omniscient, & omnipresent. He was a man in the flesh, that was past history. Christians must remember this fact. But 1 Peter 2:21 says For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: A/c to this, his life as a man was left behind for us to follow as an example. But instead of following his foot steps, people boast his life as the life of God, and say we cannot live his life. It was not the intention of God in his life as a man. Now he is God, in Spirit. But, Christians still want to hang on to the flesh man, who was crucified and died as their God, who does not exist for the last 2000+ years. They do not understand that their God is now Spirit but not flesh. Christians assume that their God is a Legend, a dead hero. When he was living as a man, they say he lived as God. Now he has become God, but they treat him as a legend. Christians draw pictures of a man with a cross or with a robe and call him Jesus Christ. But, Jesus Christ, who is God, is a Spirit. But if, they see a man in a dream, who resemble any of these pictures or if they can visualize such a man, then they think that they saw God. John 1:18 says No man hath seen God at any time. Ex 33:20 God said to Moses, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. God says that no man can see him. His disciples saw his image in visions, John saw him as the son of man, yet he fell down like a dead man. Apostle Paul was knocked to the ground and became blind at the sight of a light from God. But, many preachers of present days say that they see God. It is not true. They say it for self-advertisement and self-glory. Christians respect them for saying that. But God says, nobody can see God at any time.

Now let us study the only begotten Son. Every Christian know that the only begotten Son of God is Jesus Christ. But just few Christians know that when did he become Lord Jesus Christ and begotten Son. Acts 2:36 God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. God made Jesus, Lord and Christ after he was crucified. So, before his death he was just Jesus of Nazareth. He is Lord Jesus Christ only after his resurrection, but not before that.

Now, what is a begotten son? Please look at the board. In order to beget a son there must be a father and a mother. The father provides the seed and the mother provides the egg. A child is born and grow by drinking milk and then eating meat. Then he has become a son. We say, the mother brought forth a son and the father begot a son. The key point here is, that the son has to come from the father, that is from his seed. We can call anybody as son, but not as begotten son.

Was Jesus begotten Son of God, when he was born of Virgin Mary?

Most Christians think that he is. Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Here, the angel said to Mary that she will give birth to a son and asked her to call him Jesus. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Vs 35 says, the Holy Ghost and Most High God, will come upon Mary to produce the baby. How did they produce the baby? Heb 10:5 says when he (God the Word) cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Most High God have already decided that God the Word should go to the world as a man and he wrote it in a book. So God the Word asked Most High God to prepare a body, so that he may be born as a man. So, as in Luke 1:35 the Holy Ghost and Most High God came upon Mary and they have created a body, notice this, they created a body from the egg of the Virgin Mary, so that it may be the seed of the woman, but not of any man. The seed of a man will be complete with body and soul. But, God the Word want only a body, without a soul for him to be in. By doing so the prophesy in Gen 3:15 that God spoke also will be fulfilled in Jesus being the seed of the woman, a virgin. If you look at the board, for a begotten son, father must give the seed. It did not happen in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Instead, a body or a seed of the woman was created. God created Adam from the dust of the earth. God created Eve from the rib of Adam, God created a body for Jesus from the egg of the Virgin Mary. Jesus was called last Adam in 1 Cor 15:45. So, there will be no more such special creations. Phil 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, (he is God the Word) thought it not robbery to be equal with God: (he did not consider it to be a privilege to continue as God and he want to be ceased from being God) 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (That is, when God became a man, he was just an ordinary man without holding any privilege for him). That is, the soul of God the Word has left the Omni-Power body of God, came out from being God, and nested in the body that is made in the womb of the Virgin Mary. In the board, I have an arrow going from the body of God to the body that was just created, that is in the womb of Mary. So, he has become a baby boy or we may say that the Spirit God became flesh man. He is born as John 1:14 the Word was made flesh. So, Jesus of Nazareth was not the begotten son of God at his birth.

But, John 1:18 refers him as the only begotten Son of the Father. John 3:16 says that Jesus Christ is God's only begotten Son. So, it is evident that Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son. Let us study this important lesson. Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. A/c to this, God declares that he has begotten his Son. God declared, appointed, announced, affirmed or adopted as Son, but not by birth. Without knowing scriptures, preachers teach errors. Vs says, thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. What was the day? Acts 13:32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Here the promises in verse 32 refers to the promise in Psalm 2:7, about the begotten son. Verse 33 says that the person is Jesus with Psalm 2 reference. The day was when he hath raised up Jesus again from death. So, on the resurrection day, God declared that he has begotten him. I wrote in the board also. The Holy Ghost raised him from death, God the Father declared him as begotten son. So, Jesus Christ became the begotten son on his resurrection day by declaration. So, resurrected Jesus Christ is the begotten son of God. And Jesus of Nazareth was the son of man or the son of virgin Mary.

Let us look at a few more scriptures about the begotten son. Rev 1:5 Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead. That is, he was begotten from the dead. Not only that, he is the first begotten, so there will be second, third and many more. Col 1:18 he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; Rom 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: So, Jesus Christ was declared as the Begotten Son of God on his resurrection day, that is the day we celebrate as Easter. Heb 1:5 Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? So God the Father also declared himself to be God the Father on the same day. Since God emphasizes this day, it has to be an important day. This Easter day is not only the resurrection day, but also it is the declared birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Most High declared himself to be God the Father on that day.

In the beginning of our study we saw, what is to be in the bosom of the Father? It is the 3 souls of God, united to each other in one Spirit body. But, at the birth of Jesus, the soul, which is the Word, has left the Spirit body of God and entered the human body that was in the womb of Virgin Mary and became a man. So, the bosom union was separated. Verse 18 says the only begotten Son, is in the bosom of the Father. Let us study that. We just saw that Jesus was declared as the begotten son at his resurrection. Acts 1:3 he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: So Jesus Christ spent forty days on earth after his resurrection and then he ascended to heaven. On the day of ascension, God anointed Lord Jesus Christ as God a/c to Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. God the Father gives him the throne and calls him God. The reason for this is that Jesus Christ loved righteousness, and hated iniquity. And in vs 9, the Holy Ghost calls him God and affirms what God the Father has done. So, Jesus Christ, for the last 2000+ years, is God. In the board I wrote that the soul of Jesus has ascended to heaven. Let us study that. When he was raised from death, he was raised in the body and was shown to people. But when he has ascended to heaven, only his soul ascended. Since, flesh and blood cannot go to heaven. 1 Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. So, just the soul of Jesus ascended to heaven. He was immediately usurped into the Omni-Power Spirit body of God, where he came from when he became a man. So, God the Father and the Holy Ghost call him God and praise his kingdom. So, for the last 2000+ years Lord Jesus Christ is God in the Spirit, but he is no more flesh. Now, nobody can see God, even the Lord Jesus Christ. One portion left in verse 18 is he hath declared him, it is Lord Jesus Christ declares God the Father. How does Jesus Christ declares God the Father?

God the Father sent him back to the world to save his people from their sins a/c to John 3:16, Acts 3:26, and Matt 28:18&20. Heb 2:10 it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, etc. That is, Jesus Christ will bring us to his kingdom as sons to God the Father. So, he will declare God as our Father, if we obey his truth by grace, his commandments by the power of the Spirit. Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Here, vs 13 says how the spirit leads and vs 14 says if you are led of the spirit, you are the son of God. Both vss are linked together. If you are led of the Spirit to mortify the deeds of the body, we will be his sons. If we are dead to sin, we will be raised as his sons/daughters a/c to Rom 6:2-5, 22, and 2 Cor 6:14-18. Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth. Let me stop with this verse. See what God the Father does. 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. I hope you all will become begotten sons/d of God.

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