Everything that Endures
Everything that endures must begin with a solid foundation. Foundations are what we build upon. Jesus, concerning His deity, told Peter, “upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” Furthermore, Jesus told of a parable of two builders by saying, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.” The deity of Jesus and His words are the very foundation that Christianity is based on. From the start our bible, our God, makes this abundantly clear.
Genesis 1 reads: The Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
John further expounds on the deity of Jesus and the foundation that He is to the world.
John 1 reads: Deity of Christ
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1-5 is fundamental to belief in Christ. Read it a few times and let each part imbed in the cells of your brain. Christ was not simply just a man but actually God with skin on. Fully man, yet fully God. He was there during the creation and by Him all things were created. I like how Genesis 1:4 says, “God separated the light from the darkness,” and John 1:5 continues by saying, “the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overpower) it.” Our pastor gave a great analogy recently talking about how a flashlight, when switched on, floods a room. It is almost as though the light pushes the darkness to the side. Power is found in the Light. There is comfort and sure footing in the light. There is a knowledge of what lies ahead or truly wherever the light is shone.
That knowledge is found in scripture. The very Word of God is Christ. All things point toward Him. This is what I feel is of utmost importance. If you cannot take scripture as truth then how can you see Christ as truth? The Word is infallible. It is God. The Word of God is compared to the bread of life of which whosoever believes will not thirst or hunger. Do you believe? Do you believe that Jesus could have been and is before the beginnings of the world? Do you believe that He is in all things? Do you believe that the very scriptures are of Jesus? Do you believe that all of that power, light, wisdom, good, and life put on the embodiment of man and endured the wrath of the Father? For you?
I have been told previously to ask three questions during bible study; What does this say about God? What does this say about man? What are you going to do with it?