Friday, December 1, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 December 1

“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. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 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: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of 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 1:1-14)

Today’s Morsel: I like John’s gospel.  John doesn’t feel a need to discuss the lineage line of Jesus.  He just cuts to the point and tells us who Jesus was.  God manifested in flesh. Jesus is not three persons or a triune God.  John said that He was God, (vs 14).  And Paul would echo the same message, “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).
John, and those chosen by God who had firsthand knowledge of Jesus and His teachings, knew that all knowledge flows from this understanding as to who He was.  And in their zeal to reveal the deity of God through Jesus Christ, John uses miracle after miracle to inspire faith.  John shows through his writings that everything that Jesus did was so that we would believe that He was the Christ, and come to an understanding that we too might be saved.

Sing:  The Mighty God is Jesus, the Prince of Peace is He, the Everlasting Father, the King Eternally, the Wonderful in Wisdom, by whom 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 it’s all in Him. It’s all in Him, it’s all in Him, the Mighty God is Jesus and it’s all in Him.

Thought For Today:  There is only one God and Jesus is His name.

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