Jesus is The Life…
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus is literally Life itself. For He was before creation and through Him all things were created, nothing that is, was not created but through Jesus… For Jesus is The Logos of God… the Word (Logos) that was spoken at creation, the very, “Let there be” as spoken at creation. Jesus the Logos of God… is the author of Life and without Him there is no life… He is Life itself. (Col. 1)
This life Jesus laid down… giving freely at the cross shedding His Blood as a gift, as Life all depended on this man Jesus. “Behold the man” Pilate proclaimed… as John wrote in John 19:5… The man who was God incarnate… He was the second Adam, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a woman. Behold the man, who is the perfect man… who would give Himself for all mankind to be under submission to death…
Notice He was under submission… for there was a greater mission. Jesus was doing His Fathers works. Jesus though under submission… was doing a greater work. Though made man, who is lower than Angels… Jesus committed to be humble and learn submission from the Father… God placed Himself in the form of a man, to learn how to be a man.
That is amazing is it not!? That God cared for mankind so much… these little images of Himself… fallen and now on a seemingly bent way of destruction and hatred toward anything of God. Yet, God willingly emptied Himself of His deity… His divine nature laid down… and the nature of a servant taken upon Himself. (Phil 2:6-8)
All this was done so that we can gain Life itself… as He would give up His very own.
Yet, being God and also being eternal… eternally in the Father before creation. existing beyond time and space… before the Heavens and Earth, was Jesus… the Logos. Dwelling in the Father… the very Word of Life… the Word of Creation. The very breath of Life also in Him… given to Adam, and then later breathed on the disciples as they were commissioned to go to Jerusalem. This eternal Life was now given for all to receive… for at the Cross we received our justice… as Christ’s blood was shed for us to justify us from our sins. Yet, to just have forgiveness of sins is not enough. For the Jewish people already had a system of sacrifice in place for forgiveness. No, this was something greater. It was that Jesus the man, rose from the grave… and not just that, but was glorified and all things where then placed under him… all things, except God himself (1 Cor. 15:27) as one day Jesus will return all things back to the Father so that God will be all in all (1 Cor 15, ) this was done to bring all things under one Head… that Head being Jesus. (Eph 1:10)
All things have been place under Jesus… except as I said God Himself… for all that God is dwells in Jesus, yet, as the Speaker is greater than the Word that dwell within Him, so the Father is greater than the Son. In relation, the Word Speaker can only be heard if they are Breathed out in which the Spirit itself is the very Breath of God. As God breathed into man His breath of Life … so man lived… also as Jesus breathed on the disciples so they received the breath of the New Life… the Resurrected Life… God’s Eternal Life.
Jesus empowered the disciples to be able to sustain them until the Comforter did come. And He did in power… This is the Power of the Resurrection. The Life that raised Jesus from the dead. For He who died still had His very Life in the Father… as He did from before all creation. This Eternal Life… for God is Life itself for without God there is no life… and so now we too share in that Lie by the power of the Resurrection. Without Jesus we have no share of the eternal Life Jesus has in the Father. Yet, with Jesus we now have eternal life and now live and breathe and have our very being… in Christ Jesus. For that reason Jesus is literally our very Life.
`For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, `We are his offspring.' (Acts 17:28)
(Side note here, as if one can grasp, if one follows the Tao, Jesus is now our very essence of Life… Tao is now the Person of Jesus. And if I may, the eternal Tao, in which all things are held together and through all things have their being, now can exist in us as we exist in it… for now it, (Tao) is no longer an “it”. It is no longer impersonal and unknowable… ever out of our grasp… but now we lay hold of “it” by the Person of Jesus)
My prayer is that all can come to know that as we are in Christ, He is in the Father… and also, as He is in the Father, Jesus is also in us.
I also pray that Jesus become your very Life. For Jesus is “The Life”. Not just a way of life.
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