- 1 Etymology
- 2 Son of God the Father
- 3 Angel of the Lord
- 4 Time on Earth as Jesus
- 4.1 Appearance
- 4.2 Poverty, Despised, a Servant
- 4.3 Protected GOD'S Temple
- 4.4 Plotted Against by the Rulers of the Earth
- 4.5 Betrayed by a Friend
- 4.6 Crucified
- 5 In Hell
- 6 In Heaven
- 7 Authority
- 8 Power
- 9 His Bride
- 10 Sources
Jesus is the Son of GOD THE FATHER, the first created being by whom all else was created. He was declared to be the Son of GOD THE FATHER before the rest of the angels, and as Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament was the physical representation of GOD who led them through the wilderness and repeatedly protected them from danger.
Jesus or Iesous is the Greek version of the Hebrew Yahshua or Joshua. In Hebrew the letter Y has a 'J' sound. The same name Iesous is used in Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8 to refer to Joshua the Son of Nun in the Old Testament (book of Joshua). As such, virtually all other translations translate the name Jesus as Joshua in Hebrews 4:8, rather than Jesus, the Greek version of Joshua, as the King James Version translated it. The rest referred to in Hebrews 4:8 is the rest from their enemies around them caused by Joshua's military victories, per Deuteronomy 25:19 and 12:9.
|“||Matthew 1:21 And <de> she shall bring forth <tikto> a son, <huios> and <kai> thou shalt call <kaleo> his <autos> name <onoma> JESUS: <Iesous> for <gar> he <autos> shall save <sozo> his <autos> people <laos> from <apo> their <autos> sins. <hamartia>
Acts 7:44 Our <hemon> fathers <pater> had <en> the tabernacle <skene> of witness <marturion> <en> in <en> the wilderness, <eremos> as <kathos> he had appointed, <diatasso> speaking <laleo> unto Moses, <Moseus> that he should make <poieo> it <autos> according <kata> to the fashion <tupos> that <hos> he had seen. <horao>
Hebrews 4:8 For <gar> if <ei> Jesus <Iesous> had given <katapauo> them <autos> rest, <katapauo> then would he <an> not <ou> afterward <meta> <tauta> have spoken <laleo> of <peri> another <allos> day. <hemera>
Son of God the Father
Jesus was declared the Son of GOD THE FATHER, introduced among the Angels as the Firstborn of GOD THE FATHER, even though He had earlier made the Angels. (Psalms 2:7) His power and authority comes directly from GOD THE FATHER, the RULER OF ALL.
|“||Hebrews 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Psalms 2:7 ¶ I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
The Pharisees before Jesus came taught that the Messiah or coming Savior of the Jewish people would be a descendant of David and thus inferior to David. Jesus quoted David's own words to show that the Messiah will be more powerful than David, or David would not call the Messiah Lord. Thus the Messiah has authority and power as the Son of GOD, not just based on genealogical lineage.
|“||Matthew 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Psalms 110:1 ¶ <<A Psalm of David.>> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Co-Creator of Everything With GOD THE FATHER, Heir
GOD THE FATHER with Jesus made everything that now exists, including the angels and the planets. Jesus is the Heir of all things. (Hebrews 1:1-2,10)
|“||Hebrews 1:1 ¶ God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 ¶ Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Psalms 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Luke 20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
Angel of the Lord
- See also Christophanies
Jesus is the Old Testament Angel of the Lord and God of the Israelites who led the Israelites through the wilderness. GOD THE FATHER is a SPIRIT who no person has seen. (John 4:23-24; 1 John 4:12) The Old Testament consistently shows that it was the Angel of the Lord being worshiped as God by Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, the parents of Samson, etc., not GOD THE FATHER. (Exodus 3:2,4; Judges 2:1; 13:21-22; Genesis 16:10,13; 31:11,13; 22:15-16; 32:28,30; 48:16; Zechariah 12:8) Jesus as the Angel of the Lord served as the physically visible representative of GOD THE FATHER.
|“||Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
Genesis 16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Judges 13:21 But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD.
Genesis 22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
Genesis 31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
Judges 2:1 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Zechariah 12:8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
Jesus repeatedly stated that He was the God of the Israelites, and spoke of His previous existence. He stated that Abraham had been glad to see Him, and then stated that before Abraham existed, 'I Am.' "I Am" or "the Self-Existent One" was another Old Testament name for the God of the Israelites. It was the name specifically told to Moses as the name of the Angel of the Lord and God of the Israelites that they were to remember for all generations. The Pharisees recognized the reference instantly and attempted in vain to stone Jesus for calling Himself God. (John 8:59)
|“||John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Exodus 3:14 And God <'elohiym> said <'amar> unto Moses, <Mosheh> I AM <hayah> THAT I AM: <hayah> and he said, <'amar> Thus shalt thou say <'amar> unto the children <ben> of Israel, <Yisra'el> I AM hath sent <shalach> me unto you.
Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
The Angel of the Lord Was Not Just an Angel
The Angel of the Lord was not just an angel, but protects and delivers those who trust in Him. He is the Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel helped by GOD THE FATHER.
|“||Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Isaiah 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Had the Angel of the Lord been an ordinary angel or even an archangel, it would not have been allowed for people to call Him God or worship Him. Whenever people attempted to reverence angels or people in the New Testament, even the most powerful of angels, the angels warned against it. (Revelation 19:10; 22:8; Acts 10:25-26; 14:11-15)
|“||Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Acts 14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
Acts 10:25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
Chief Among the Princes of the Earth, the Prince of Peace
The archangels are spiritually powerful angels which each rule over different nations or kingdoms of the Earth. Many of them receive their power from Satan, who controls the kingdoms and delegates control of the kingdoms, which is why Satan tried to bribe Jesus to rebel against GOD by offering Him control of the Earth's kingdoms. (Luke 4:5-8) These archangels are consistently referred to Biblically as Princes or Sons of GOD (Job 1:6), and Jesus is chief among them, the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
A number of these Princes are fallen angels who were in Eden before rebelling against GOD. (e.g. the Prince of Tyrus, Ezekiel 28:2,12-19; Pharaoh King of Egypt, also known as Satan or the Great Dragon, Ezekiel 29:2-3; 31:2,9,15-18; and the King of Babylon, also known as Lucifer, Isaiah 14:4,12) They are able to walk up and down in the Earth, appearing in human form. (Job 1:6-7) These Princes thought they could rebel against Jesus, the Heir, and steal His inheritance by killing Him, but were ignorant of GOD'S ultimate plan. (Luke 20:13-14; 1 Corinthians 2:6-8)
|“||Psalms 82:6 ¶ I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
Ezekiel 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.
Job 1:6 ¶ Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Psalms 2:7 ¶ I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Ezekiel 29:2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt:
Isaiah 14:4 ¶ That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
1 Corinthians 2:6 ¶ Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
Dwells at the Right Hand of GOD THE FATHER
Jesus lives with GOD THE FATHER like a green olive tree (i.e. angel) in the House of the LORD in Heaven.
|“||Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Psalms 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Psalms 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
Psalms 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Psalms 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
Psalms 63:1 ¶ <<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Time on Earth as Jesus
Jesus' appearance was unremarkable:
|“||Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.||”|
Poverty, Despised, a Servant
Jesus while on Earth has been impoverished and a "servant of rulers." He was despised and rejected, a "man of sorrows," looked down on and mocked as a worm instead of a man, and considered cursed by GOD.
|“||Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Isaiah 49:7 ¶ Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Psalms 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Psalms 69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
Psalms 31:9 ¶ Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
Psalms 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Alienated from His Relatives
Jesus was alienated from His siblings and relatives.
|“||Psalms 69:8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.||”|
Came to Serve Others
Jesus came to serve others, not Himself, as an example to everyone of how they should treat others.
|“||Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
John 13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
Bearing the Burdens of Others
Despite bearing the burdens of others, they looked down on Him and considered Him cursed by GOD. He bore the punishment for other's sins, causing many to be justified, and thus was blessed by GOD THE FATHER.
|“||Isaiah 53:4 ¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 ¶ Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Bore the Reproaches of Those that Hated GOD THE FATHER
Jesus bore the reproaches of those that hated GOD THE FATHER, faithfully representing GOD'S righteousness.
|“||Psalms 69:7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
Psalms 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Protected GOD'S Temple
Because He was so zealous for the holiness of GOD'S temple, Jesus drove out those misusing it, exchanging money for gain and using the temple in Jerusalem as a marketplace. (cp. John 2:13-17; Matthew 21:12-13; Luke 19:45-46; with Psalms 69:9)
|“||John 2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Matthew 21:12 ¶ And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
Psalms 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Plotted Against by the Rulers of the Earth
The principalities and powers that work for Satan to rule this Earth set themselves against Jesus, plotting to rebel against GOD'S kingdom to gain independence from GOD'S rule, even as GOD laughs at them and mocks them from Heaven for what will happen. They plotted together to kill Jesus.
|“||Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Luke 20:14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
Psalms 59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
Psalms 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
Psalms 25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
Psalms 71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; And they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
Psalms 38:19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
Psalms 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
Jesus is slandered by the principalities and powers, evil people that have spiritual powers seated in heavenly places who are rebelling against GOD. (Psalms 41:5-8; 5:10) They slandered Him with hypocritical partying mockers. (Psalms 35:11-16) They gossip behind His back, trashing Him, even as they deceitfully flatter to people's faces. (Psalms 5:9)
|“||Psalms 41:5 ¶ Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
Psalms 27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
Psalms 35:11 ¶ False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
Psalms 35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
Psalms 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Psalms 17:8 ¶ Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Psalms 64:1 ¶ <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Betrayed by a Friend
Jesus was betrayed, as prophesied in the Psalms, by a friend whom He trusted, Judas Iscariot, who became possessed by Satan.
|“||Psalms 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Psalms 55:12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
Jesus was crucified after being betrayed, shamed, tortured, and nailed to a cross following a false trial in which witnesses paid by the Pharisees falsely accused Him. Just before death He was given gall mixed with vinegar. (Psalms 69:19-21)
|“||Psalms 22:11 ¶ Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
Psalms 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: Mine adversaries are all before thee.
Taking the Power of Death from Satan
Jesus came to take the power of death from Satan. (Hebrews 2:14) Before He came, not even the most righteous like Moses could be rescued from the devil's power. Michael the Archangel argued with Satan over the body of Moses, attempting to bring Moses back to life, but was refused, and warned Satan that Satan was opposing GOD THE FATHER HIMSELF. (Jude 1:9) He came in human form so that by dying He would be able to destroy the one with power over death, Satan, the devil, and deliver all those imprisoned through death by Satan. (Hebrews 2:15)
|“||Hebrews 2:14 ¶ Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Chose to Come as a Human Instead of an Angel
Jesus chose to come in human rather than angelic form so He could be a faithful high priest in Abraham's lineage to save the human race. By being one of them, He became perfectly fitted to intervene on their behalf, and speak as a Mediator to GOD of what they were going through since He Himself had been tempted like them.
|“||Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Cried Out to GOD in Hell
GOD THE FATHER heard Jesus calling out from Hell in the midst of the demons seeking to destroy Him:
|“||Psalms 31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
Psalms 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Psalms 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Rescued by GOD THE FATHER from Hell
GOD THE FATHER went down into Hell to save Jesus after the Crucifixion, because the armies of Hell were too strong for Him to fight alone.
|“||Psalms 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psalms 16:8 ¶ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Psalms 49:15 ¶ But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Psalms 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Healed by GOD THE FATHER
Jesus was healed by GOD THE FATHER:
|“||Psalms 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Jesus was then resurrected the 3rd day after the crucifixion. (John 2:19-21)
|“||John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
Psalms 56:12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
Ascended Back to Heaven
Jesus then ascended back to Heaven, taking with Him the power of death and Hell which He had conquered from Satan. (Hebrews 2:14-16; Psalms 68:18-19)
|“||Psalms 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Sending of the Holy Spirit
Jesus had to leave to go to Heaven so He could send the Holy Spirit, so that Christians worldwide could receive power and spiritual gifts, and be reminded constantly of all Jesus' teachings. (John 16:7)
|“||John 16:7 ¶ Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Preparing a Place for Christians
Jesus also went to prepare a place for Christians with many mansions. (John 14:1-3)
|“||John 14:1 ¶ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
General of Heaven's Armies
Jesus is the General of Heaven's armies, and returning to take back control of the Earth from Satan and the principalities and powers seated in heavenly places whom he has delegated control of it to. (Revelation 19:11-21; cp. Luke 4:5-6; Ephesians 6:12; 3:10)
|“||Revelation 19:11 ¶ And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
He was a one-man army in the Old Testament also.
|“||2 Kings 19:35 ¶ And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.||”|
Decides Who Gets Saved
Because it's His righteousness and blood shed that pays the way for Christians, He has the right to forgive and deny salvation as He sees fit. (Psalms 2:10-12; Matthew 20:13-15)
|“||Psalms 2:10 ¶ Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Matthew 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Matthew 7:21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mediator Between GOD and Humanity
Jesus alone is the Mediator, a lawyer if you will who speaks before GOD on humanity's behalf, defending them from the accusations of Satan.
|“||1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Ruler of the Kingdom of Light
Satan does not want mankind to be free or independent since Satan was given control over the Earth's kingdoms and death, but through Jesus a new way was made for mankind to be freed and to become subjects of Jesus' kingdom, not Satan's.
|“||Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:||”|
Thousand-Year Reign, Future Ruler of the Earth
Jesus' victory over Satan's current Earthly kingdom will be followed by a thousand-year reign of peace on Earth, in which He will rule the nations and their peoples with a "rod of iron" strictly enforcing righteousness as prophesied in the Old Testament. (Revelation 20:4-6; Daniel 7:21-27) Christians killed before His return will be resurrected to reign with Him during this time in what is known as the First Resurrection. (Revelation 20:4) The thousand-year reign will precede the new heavens and new Earth, a final time of testing people to show everyone how perfect GOD'S rule is.
In spite of this, when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released and gather evil people from around the world in rebellion, only to be defeated once and for all at Armageddon, thus ushering in the Final Judgment and Second Resurrection. Then all the dead will be raised, some to eternal life to share in the prosperity of the new heavens and new earth, and others to eternal torture as an example for all of Creation to behold so that none will revolt against GOD in the future. (Revelation 20:7-15; 14:10-11; Isaiah 66:23-24; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 31:13-14)
|“||Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Daniel 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 65:17 ¶ For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Psalms 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
His kingdom will be noted for its complete and perfect justice, protection of the poor, and care for the righteous.
|“||Psalms 72:1 ¶ <<A Psalm for Solomon.>> Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
2 ¶ He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
Ruling the Gentiles
He will rule over the Gentiles, peoples of all races and ethnicities, through the power and mercy of GOD THE FATHER.
|“||Psalms 18:43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
Psalms 2:7 ¶ I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Psalms 71:1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, And thy righteousness unto the king's son.
Receives Power from GOD THE FATHER
Jesus receives His power from GOD THE FATHER.
|“||Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
Psalms 18:29 ¶ For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Eternal Life, Glory, Majesty
He has been given long life, glory, and majesty by GOD THE FATHER HIMSELF.
|“||Psalms 21:1 ¶ <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
Psalms 61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
Will be Given Power to Destroy His Enemies by GOD
Jesus is given power to destroy His enemies who hate Him by GOD THE FATHER. GOD gives Jesus strength for the battle.
|“||Psalms 18:37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
Psalms 21:7 ¶ For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
Psalms 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
He can be healed and restored by GOD the FATHER.
|“||Psalms 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalms 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
- See also Bride of Christ
|“||Psalms 45:10 ¶ Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.