In this year of Knowing God And Knowing Others, we have focused on knowing God Our Father. Now, we are focusing on knowing Jesus Our Lord. Our God is one God in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is so important that we understand the person and work of each member of the Godhead—and in understanding, that we embrace and engage in knowing each member particularly and powerfully.
Jesus, the Man, our Lord, Savior and King must be known, loved and imitated in every way if we are to influence and impact the world the way He did. The divine Christ that is high and lifted up, seated at the right hand of the Father, is the One we bow to and yield to as our life-example and our life-giver, to represent Him well and in a worthy manner in our world.
This week, we are taking another look at our Lord In His Divinity. Jesus was fully God and fully man. As such, He gives us a pattern to follow and path to walk. The Scriptures tell us that we are not only called to identify with Jesus in His humanity, but also in His divinity. We have been made partakers of the divine nature of Jesus, commanded to speak the divine words of Jesus, perform the divine works of Jesus and display the divine wonders of Jesus, just as He did—submitted and surrendered to the will of God our Father in every moment of everyday. (Philippians 3:7-11)
The Divine Words — Jesus only spoke what He heard the Father saying. His message was a divine declaration and a divine dialogue concerning the will and work of God to reconcile the world to Himself. His words were divinely conceived and divinely communicated. This is what He modeled and what we must follow. The words that we use are to be the words He chooses and the words He uses to communicate to and connect with those who we connect with in the world.
The Divine Works — Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing. He said that the Father and He were working as a perfect and powerful team and in perfect and powerful tandem. He helped and healed everyone He encountered. He brought the resources of heaven to remedy the needs of humanity. As those who have had his divinity invade our humanity, we must take His divinity and invade humanity with His words and works of truth and transformation.
The Divine Wonders — Everywhere Jesus went He performed signs that made people wonder—powerful proofs that God the Father was ready, willing and able to meet humanity at their deepest points and places of need. He was the miracle-working Messiah that brought the blessings of a gracious God to a needy people. This is our call and this is our cause—to reveal lives of redeemed people as powerful proofs that our God is great, good and gracious to all who open their lives to Him. We serve a wonder-working and wonderful Savior. Let’s know Him personally and make Him known powerfully.
Remember: Jesus, the divine one, has made us partakers of His divine nature that we might be ministers of His divine love, life and light to a world in need of the power of His great name and nobility.