In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. .. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-2;14).
Today's Morsel:Probably one of the most controversial topics among Christians is was Jesus God or the Son of God? I think if there was anyone who could explain this question in scripture it would be the apostle Paul. Paul was a man educated in all the Jewish law under the tutelage of Gamaliel (Acts 5:34; 22:3), who was a doctor of the Jewish law. Gamaliel had trained Paul and had trained him well in the Jewish law. But Paul would find true meaning and enlightenment of God on the road to Damascus. "And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks" (Acts 9:1-5). It was here that Paul would understand that Jesus was God. And he would write to the church at Corinth, "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost"(1 Corinthians 12:3). He would write to the church at Colossi, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily"(Colossians 2:8-9). He wanted them to know that there were not three persons in the Godhead, but that the Godhead was in Jesus Christ, The One and only True God. And he would inform Timothy his protégé', "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Timothy 3:16). John, the beloved, would help us understand Jesus deity by writing to the church, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one" (1 John 5:7). Notice here, John does not mention the word "Son" or "Jesus", he calls it the "Word" which bear record in heaven with the Father and the Holy Ghost, and he says that these three are one. And so when he wrote in the Gospel of John, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. .. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth". He was letting us know that God took on human flesh and became a man. Jesus Christ. This is why Paul would again write, "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation"(2 Corinthians 5:18-19). I know that some will say, "How can this be? " But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake" (John 14:6-11). "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty" (Revelation 1:8). As Paul said, you'll never understand this without the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 12:3). It is a wonder to behold.
Sing: The Mighty God is Jesus, The Prince of Peace is He, The Everlasting Father, The King Eternally, The Wonderful in Wisdom, by who all things were made, the Fullness of the Godhead in Jesus is displayed.
It's all in Him, it's all in Him, the fullness of the Godhead is all in Him, it's all in Him, it's all in Him, the Mighty God is Jesus and it's all in HIM!