“The Son, the Image of His Heavenly Father”
When a child is born, we will always determine who that child takes after. We sometimes, believe that the child takes after their father, either in looks or in their personality. This was/is the case with the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus, Himself said: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me?” (John 14:9)
Jesus was not speaking of His physical appearance, but his characteristics. He was/is the manifestation of the INVISIBLE God. In John 1:2, it says that; “He was with God in the beginning.” So, Jesus has ALWAYS been. He is the WORD, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1) He too was a Spirit, like His Heavenly Father, but then the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Even though, No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made Him known. (John 1:18) He is the Son, and is the IMAGE of His Heavenly Father.
Some of His other Godly characteristics are: He is the Firstborn over ALL creation. He has superiority over ALL things. Through Him ALL things were made; without Him NOTHING was made that has been made. (John1:3) He preceded ALL of Creation, and He is RULER over ALL Creation.
He is the Head of the body, the church. He is the Head of the invisible body, the universal church, made up of ALL believers, who are baptized into the body, the church, by the Holy Spirit, the moment they believe in Christ Jesus.
He is the Beginning and the Firstborn from among the dead. Jesus Christ was the first to rise in an immortal body, and therefore He is SUPERIOR to ALL others. His resurrection marks His VICTORY over death. Unlike others, He arose NEVER to die again. Jesus is RULER over ALL Creation. He who became flesh, in order to REDEEM fallen mankind is EXALTED by His Heavenly Father, and is given the name that is above all other names, and at that very name, EVERY knee will bow, and every tongue confess: “Jesus is Lord of ALL!”
Have you ever experienced JESUS? He is your ONLY HOPE for your poor, wretched, lost soul, who is doomed to spend ALL eternity in HELL, the place of torment, torture, pain, and agony, but His Heavenly Father is giving you another opportunity to come to Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive your adoption into God’s Holy Family and spend ALL eternity with them in Heaven. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!