Friday, December 5, 2014

+DEV+ Jesus Is Fullness Of God

Date: December 5, 2014 12:03 AM
Topic: +DEV+   Jesus Is Fullness Of God

Jesus Is Fullness Of God

"For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him." Colossians 1:19

Scripture Focus: John 10:25-30; Colossians 1:15-20

Isn't it interesting that Jesus chose Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication, to proclaim again to the Jewish people that He is God? He said, "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30). He told the Jews who gathered around Him, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27). The Jewish religious leaders then "picked up stones to stone him" because in their eyes He was guilty of blasphemy by claiming "to be God." They considered that an offense punishable by death. 

It was at Hanukkah that Jesus pointed the crowds to His words, the works that He did, and the witness of His life to demonstrate that He was not only the long awaited Messiah of Israel, but God in human flesh. But many did not believe Him, seeking to kill Him because they only saw "a mere man, claim[ing] to be God." 

If "God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him" must we not also acknowledge who Jesus really is? "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).

Insight: "You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you him Lord And God." (C.S. Lewis)

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