Posted December 7, 2017 under Blog

His Season: Jesus Christ, the Mighty God

Power is something that a lot of people want to have. An example of this is how an elected office is so coveted and wanted by prominent, moneyed, and influential personalities.

Despite the very low salary that usually accompanies an elected office, people who may already be successful and accomplished in their fields still run for office. The reason being: the influence, the scope, and the power attached to the position.

Because an elected office, especially the highest of it all (i.e., President or Prime Minister) holds power that is very potent to the point that it can move armies, create or destroy institutions, and influence budgets in the tens or even hundreds of billions (if not trillions).

This is why elections are very contentious, with the eyes of a whole nation or the world fixated on its results.

Now imagine this.

This Person possesses so much power that He holds the world together (literally). As Isaiah 40:12 describes it in the New Living Translation:

Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?

His power breathes life that can turn dust into man (Genesis 2:7), able to raise the dead (John 11:43), calm a storm (Mark 4:39), and most importantly, in one instant, cleanse us from all our sins when we confess it to Him (1 John 1:9).

As we delved in Isaiah 9:6, revisiting the entry of Christ on earth and the traits and characteristics that He possesses, we center in on the truth that Jesus is the Mighty God.

Every knee will bow, every tongue confess

The vastness and the depth of God’s authority are evident by His very name. Jesus is not just a name attached to a person. It refers to the Son of God.

By His name, people are healed. By His Name, demons are driven out. By His Name, the church is built and founded upon. And by His Name, we put ourselves in agreement to the promises of God as written in His Word.

In Philippians 2:9-11 New Living Translation it reads:

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

The name of Jesus represents authority and He now sits at the right hand of the Father in the heavenly realms, interceding for you and for me (Romans 8:34).

The name of Jesus, His Person, and His authority transcends the natural. After His resurrection and when He ascended to heaven, Jesus sent someone in His place here on earth to empower us to do His will.

A power manifested on earth, through the Holy Spirit

It’s amazing that the very desire and willingness to honor and obey God is given by God.

In Philippians 2:13 (New International Version) it notes “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”

And this is made possible through the Holy Spirit, whom Christ sent in His place for you and for me.

Through His Spirit, we are able to become mighty witnesses of the gospel. Through His Spirit, we are able to speak the Word and share the gospel with power and authority in the name of Jesus. Through His Spirit, we are able to experience God’s love in our lives.

Jesus, who came to earth, upended the view of Christianity and God’s Kingdom. He didn’t come down to earth with chariots and an army of angels, but as a baby boy, born through the virgin Mary. And He lived a life worthy of God’s calling and purpose.

Pastor Rice Broocks describes the story of the life of Christ, the gospel, this way:

The gospel is the good news that God became man in Jesus Christ. He lived the life we should have lived and died the death we should have died— in our place. Three days later, He rose from the dead, proving He is the Son of God and offering the gift of salvation and forgiveness of sins to everyone who repents and believes in Him.

In this season remember that Jesus is the Mighty God who stoop down on earth, became man to save you and me, so that we may have life and have it to the full.

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