Knowing God

To know the Lord Jesus is to know God. Jesus told us that “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30) He told the Disciples that if they really knew Him, then they knew God. (John 14:7)

Of course, Jesus was God. Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58) “I am,” the name given to Moses by the Lord on Mount Sinai (Exodus 3:14) is the name that Jesus claimed.

This is further illustrated in the garden when the Temple guards came to arrest Jesus. In our English translations Jesus said, “I am he,” but the “he” is understood. It is not there in the Greek. Jesus said, “I am,” and the soldiers fell backwards at the proclamation of the Divine Name. (John 18:5-6)

To know the Lord Jesus is to know God. Jesus demonstrated the power of God. When He and the Disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee, a supernatural storm arose and threatened to swamp their boat. The Disciples awakened Jesus and He commanded the winds and waves to be still. (Luke 8:23-24)

The story of the woman suffering from an issue of blood for twelve years further shows us the supernatural nature of Jesus. The woman thought that if she could just touch the hem of His robe, she would be healed. What faith!! She touched His robe in the midst of a crowd of people and Jesus knew it! (Matthew 9:20-22) Jesus was God in the form of man.

In the wonderful story of Jesus meeting the woman that had five husbands and was living with a man to whom she was not married, Jesus showed us the grace of God. He did not criticize her, rather He told the Gentile woman that He was the Messiah and was the source of living water. He stayed with the Gentiles and taught them for two days! (John 4:7-29)

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. (Where was the man?) They proposed to stone her to death. Jesus made a simple statement; that the person without sin should be the first to throw a stone at this woman. When they all departed, Jesus asked the woman, “Has no one condemned you?” She answered that there was no one. Jesus responded, “Then neither do I condemn you. Go now and sin no more.” (John 8:3-11) Jesus gave us a picture of the wonderful Grace of God.

Jesus showed us emotions. When Jesus saw the dead son of a widow being carried out of the city, He had compassion on her. (Luke 7:12-13) Jesus was angry at the sight of money being exchanged in the Temple of God. (John 2:14-15) When Jesus saw the sadness of the family and friends over the death of Lazarus, He wept. (John 11:35) Jesus, God in the form of man, showed us the emotions of our Heavenly Father.

Jesus and God are one. Jesus showed us God. Through Jesus we can know and understand God, as much as mortals can understand the immortal God. Praise the Lord for allowing us to see His power, His grace and His emotions!

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