Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Christmas Special: The life of the one who would change the world. Part 2.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

JOH 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish,”

The verb for “should not perish”
aor-mid-subj apollumi to destroy fully, to perish, with Hades and death,

JOH 3:17, “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.”

God is perfect and therefore cannot make any imperfect decisions. God is sovereign and therefore He is supreme in rule and has authority over all things.

ISA 46:10, God declares the end from the beginning And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, “My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.”

The Bible also teaches that God has and is perfectly righteous in His attitudes and actions.

DEU 32:4, “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.”

2SA 22:31, As for God His ways are blameless,

God is also just and as a part of Gods justice, God is fair. It is impossible for God to be unfair.

God is also love:
1JO 4:8, The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Since God is eternal and immutable His love is unchanging and enduring.

God is also eternal life. He always was, always is, and always will be. In EXO 3:14, He is called the great “I am” which means there never was a time when God did not exist.

God had no beginning and has no end, PSA 90:1-2.

Another characteristic of the essence of God omniscience.
Omni= all, science= knowledge. God is all knowing.

God knows all things. JOB 36:4; JOB 37:16, God is perfect in knowledge.

Knowing about it, and being perfect, He provided a perfect provision and perfect solution for every problem we would ever face.

We may not understand the adversities and the sufferings which come into our lives, yet in the end, we will discover that God knew all along exactly what we needed and what was best for us.

JOH 13:7, “What I’m doing you do not realize now, but you shall understand later on.”

God is also omnipresence which means that He is ever present.
JER 23:24, “Can a man hide himself in hiding places, so I do not see him? Declares the Lord. Do I not fill the heavens and the earth? Declares the Lord.”

1KI 8:27, Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain Thee.

All believers can be assured that God will never leave them  or forsake them.
HEB 13:5 for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you.”

God is also omnipotent which means all powerful and limitless in ability. He is called God Almighty as in GEN 17:1.

GEN 18:14, “Is anything too difficult for the Lord?”

MAT 19:26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
LUK 1:37, “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

God’s power is not manifested by muscle, God’s power is
manifested by His Word.

HEB 1:3, He upholds ALL things by the Word of His power.

This power is used by God to keep the believer safe for Him forever in 1PE 1:5.

God is immutable which means that God is absolute stability. You never have to worry about god getting tired and weary.

For instance because of His immutability His love is unchangeable.

His omnipotence or His power can never diminish. His glory can never change. His veracity which is his truth is immutable.

PSA 119:89, His word is forever settled in heaven because His immutability is eternal.

God is also veracity or absolute truth, His veracity is manifested in His ways, PSA 25:10, PSA 138:2.

I really do not know all the reasons why baby Jesus came born into the world without sin. How He kept Himself from it during His entire lifetime.
I really don’t understand why there is a Hell and why is it forever.

My God is a God of Love
Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Justice, Immutability, perfect Righteousness, Eternal life and Sovereignty.

ROM 11:33, Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

DEU 29:29, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”

Every book in the Bible was written by a human author who understood what he was recording.

Because God is Deity, He cannot limit Himself to one place, therefore He had to become true humanity.

When TLJC went to the cross, He did not bear our sins in His Divine essence but as 1PE 2:24 says,
“In His own body.”

The physical body of Christ was divinely prepared by God the Father and God the Holy Spirit as the vehicle to bring God to mankind and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin.

For the first time ever, God was going to become a man. God was coming in the flesh, Heaven knew about it, earth did not.

The Holy Spirit had taken ninth months to fashion inside of Mary a physical body which would be perfectly prepared for our Lord.

The only human body to be born into this world without a sin nature.

The fullness of time had come when God would send forth His very own Son as GAL 4:4, But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,

The real issue is not that He came, the issue is why He came.

To present God?

Jesus Christ came into the world on that first Christmas for one major reason…to suffer and to die for you.

MAR 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
1TI 2:6, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time.

Joh1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
JOH 1:14, And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,

It all began in eternity past where we read in REV 13:8 He is called the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

ACT 2:23, He was delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put {Him} to death.

ACT 4:27-28, For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur.

The life of the one who changed the world was born in a little-known village, a child of a peasant woman, MIC 5:2.

MIC 5:2, But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, {Too} little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.

The life of the one who would changed the world worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty –
LUK 3:23.

MAT 13:55, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?”

Then He became a traveling preacher, MAR 1:35-39. The one who would change the world never wrote a book.

HEB 10:7, “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (In the roll of the book it is written of Me) To do Thy will, O God.’”

He never held an office;
JOH 18:36, Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

He never did one thing that usually accompanies greatness except perform miracles which later on he told individuals,
MAT 8:4, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and present the offering that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.”

He had no credentials but Himself; JOH 14:11, “Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the works themselves.”

While still a young man, the life of the one who changed the world would have public opinion turn against Him.

The life of the one who changed the world would be marked by His friends running away from Him in time of trouble; MAR 14:27.

One close to Him would also deny Him, as well as all of His disciples; MAT 26:33-35, 69-75.

He went through the mockery of a trial,
MAT 20:18-19.

The life of the one who changed the world ended up nailed to a cross between two thieves;
MAT 27:38 At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.

His executioners gambled for His only piece of property – His coat; MAR 15:24 And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them, {to decide} what each should take.

The life of the one who changed the world would have His body laid in a borrowed grave;
JOH 19:41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been laid.

Twenty centuries have come and gone.
And today He is still the centerpiece of the human race.

All the armies that ever marched,
All the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliaments that ever sat,
And all the kings that ever reigned put together,

One Solitary Life. He was born in an obscure village.
He worked in a carpenter shop until he was about thirty. He then became an traveling preacher. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn’t go to college. He had no credentials but Himself.

After preaching three years, the public turned against Him.
His friends ran away. He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for His clothing, the only property He had on earth. He was laid in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone,
and today He is the central figure of the human race.

All the armies that ever marched,
all the navies that ever sailed,
all the parliaments that ever sat, and
all the kings that ever reigned


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