Believe His Only Begotten Son and the Son of Man

"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."

 

 

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

Believe His Only Begotten Son and the Son of Man

"John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." The Son of Man refers to God the Word, who has not ascended to heaven, but came down from heaven, and became the Son of Man, who was Jesus of Nazareth. Verse 14 describes the brazen serpent and the crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of Man. Verse 15 is mentioned twice and it is not repetition, but they are two distinctly different incidents. Verse 15 refers to the cross of Jesus. Let us see the next one as we see it. Verse 16 is about " His only begotten Son," who is the Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. Rather than writing the description again, let me give a link so that you may study it, and the link is: "Begotten Son." In a way, the Begotten Son is the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, or we may say that he is God the Son. Then the phrase, "that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life," is mentioned again. Even though it appeared to be the same, they are two and they say that we must believe the Son of Man on the cross as well as His (God's) only begotten Son, who is the resurrected God Jesus Christ, who is here in the world, working to save us from our sins, as in Acts 3:26 says, "Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." So, our belief must be in the Son of Man  as well as God the Son for our salvation. We all believe the Son of Man on the cross, but we don't care for God Jesus Christ, who removes us from our iniquities and sins. This resurrected Jesus Christ is in the Spirit and he is with us, and we don't see him.

Jesus Christ was and is the Light

Soon after the temptation of Satan, Jesus Christ returned with power. "Luke 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about." Then he went to Capernaum, and to that region. "Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." In verse 16, it is refereed to as that the people, who were on the shadow of death, saw great light that has sprung up. So, Jesus and his message were light. As a man, his reach was very limited, even then it was the fulfillment of the prophesy about the Son of Man. But, when he gave the command for the ministry, it is like this: "Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." So, all power, which is the Omni-Powers were given to him, which means that he was God again, and he will be with those who will preach his message, which is the truth, in heaven and earth, which is where ever it is, until the end of the world, Wow!. Jesus Christ says, "John 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light." This light is not just to show as the light of illumination, but it is to become the children of this light of heaven. Jesus also says, "John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." His disciples were promised that they they will never be in darkness, but always will be in this light.

The Only Begotten Son is God

Who was Jesus Christ? "John 1:1... the Word was God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ..." Jesus Christ was God, but he humbled himself and became a man of flesh, and was the Son of Man. 'God the most High' exalted him to the uttermost high position so that every knee on earth, on hell and on heaven should bow at his name. "Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 'God the Most high' and 'God the Holy Ghost' raised him up from the dead, to be the Begotten Son and at the same time he is GOD again. "Hebrews 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." So, 'the begotten son' is God with Omni-powers. "Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." God, who became a man, has become God again. Most Christians are hesitant to say boldly that Jesus Christ is God, even though they know that he is God. Please look at these links: "Jesus Christ is God" & "Jesus Christ is God: video."

Jesus Christ is God the Word again in Heaven

Jesus Christ was God the Word. "John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Jesus Christ was God, but he humbled himself and became a man of flesh, and he was the Son of Man. 'God the most High' exalted him to the uttermost high position so that every knee on earth, on hell and on heaven should bow at his name. So now, he is God the word again. "1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." When he was a man, he preached the word to them that followed him. Even his disciples found them very difficult. Jesus told them that his words are the words of God the Father, and they are spirit and they are the one that will give them LIFE. "John 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." However, as God the Word, Jesus Christ will give grace and power to those who believe in him, and with his power and grace his followers can receive the word as spirit and as their life. This life is the everlasting life. "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." Jesus Christ is the Word and Everlasting Life.

God the Father has sent His Begotten Son to save us

"Hebrews 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, 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?" Verse 4 says that when he is made the begotten son, he is made so much better than the angels. But when he born as a baby, "he was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, (Hebrews 2:9)." In verse 5 'Most High God' became 'God the Father' and declares "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee." Hebrews 5:5 says "So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee." So, the begotten son is also the high priest. So, the beloved son was the lamb of God and the begotten son is the high priest. "Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth." Here again we see that the resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead, is the begotten Son. But, the baby born to Virgin Mary was beloved son. "1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." These two verses say that God sent his begotten Son, who is in the Omni-Power Spirit, so that we may live through him with no sins and iniquities. We cannot live through Man Jesus, who lived 2000 years ago. The begotten Son of God is God in the Omni-Power Spirit. So, we can live through the begotten Son, who is also the Omnipresent Spirit, who will be always with his people.

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