It is without a doubt and it should be apparent to all, if those who study the word of God, know that according to it, Jesus Christ was exalted by God the Father to the highest possible position He could attain. When we read the Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 2:9-11. It tells us that the name of Jesus is exalted above every name. It says that,
“9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow , of things in heaven, and things in earth,and things under the earth;
11. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
In this modern day environment when all people have the freedom to think and act differently and disagree more and more, without violating the law, we have to be vigilant, alert, and ready to act wisely at any given moment. Not because of terrorist or aliens from out of space, but because of the escalating inhumanity to humanity. The question is who or what is the driving force behind it? Are we approaching a point of no return to sanity and to the norm of life as we have known it?
There are certain terms, slogans, street jargon and vernacular that match up with devils and demons used in years past and gone that are not recognized or even used in this modern day and time. Satan is slick and he makes people think it’s just a sign of the times that will soon pass while the world is racing headlong toward a “scary” unknown destiny.
When one look at the life of Jesus Christ as it is recorded in the four gospel accounts, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John They will readily see that He was unique in every sense. He was without sin. He had unique wisdom, power to heal all manner of sicknesses and diseases. He could calm raging storms and even walk upon water. He knew what people were thinking in their minds and hearts. He knew their minds and their concerns so he taught them the truths that they needed to hear.
When you study the Savior’s words they were never wasted explaining trivial matters. You see that in most instances, He never even answered directly the questions He was asked but took the opportunity to teach great truths instead. It was as though time was of the essence and He was hurrying to meet a deadline.
Remember when His mother Mary came to Him and said, “They have no wine while attending a wedding party.” His response and His answer was “Woman what have I to do with thee? My hour has not come yet.” It seemed that Mary was saying one thing and it was very clear that Jesus was explaining His position on earth as a lesson for all to observe. It was not to provide wine for wedding parties, even though that was a light thing for Him to do, but He had a far greater purpose and reason for being in this world. They needed wine at that wedding party, but, the greater reason for His earthly life was that the whole world needed redemption from sin. Also the time when Peter was trying to tell Jesus about how much he was willing to do and even die with Him if necessary but Jesus replied that Peter would deny Him three times before the cock would crow three times. All of the disciples of Jesus said they were willing to die with Him but when it came down to the time when they they all forsook Him and He had to face the end alone.
Jesus was always, it seems to me, trying to meet a deadline but not the kind of deadline we have come to know or expect. His deadline was to keep the schedule His Father had appointed for Him. It was not an earthly deadline but a heavenly one. When He was twelve years of age, He told His mother and His earthly father Joseph when they were searching for Him in Jerusalem, “Know ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” He was just twelve at the time but it appears that He was in a hurry to meet some one or some other person than the one He was with. He was on a divine schedule that would ultimately lead to a spiritual triumph. He knew who He was. He knew His purpose for being in this world. But He knew most of all that He had an appointment to keep as the Sacrificial Lamb of God Who would take away the sin of the world.
How was He going to accomplish this purpose?. How was He going to convince the Ecclesiastical authorities, the Jewish Council, the Sanhedrin, the Jewish people that He came to seek and save those who were lost? By speaking mere words of wisdom? No, no. It would take much more. It would take more than human authority. It would take divine and human authority acting together through miracles of healing the sick, opening blind eyes, cleansing the lepers, making the lame to walk, unstopping deaf ears, making the dumb to speak, walking on water, turning water into wine, feeding thousands of people with five little loaves of bread and two little fish, on one occasion, and on another occasion with seven loaves of bread and a few little fish, and even raising the dead. But His greatest act of all was His resurrection from the dead after enduring the Sacrificial death on the Cross at Calvary for the sin of this world. That was the Triumph of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel accounts gives us an adequate and harmonious picture Jesus Christ as the only Begotten Son of God. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John clearly sets forth His Humanity and His Deity. They present Him as the only hope for salvation. It is clear that if the anyone in this world is to escape the horrors,the eternal punishment, the torments of Hell, and the eternal banishment from the presence of God, Jesus is the only hope we have.
The New Testament view in the four gospels as I have mentioned is the primary sources of Jesus’ life. When it comes to one single Testament view concerning His life it is just not there. In all of the gospels that are canonized, there is a sense of meeting one necessary deadline. Time was always of the essence. Matthew, who was writing to convince the Jews of that time that Jesus was the Messiah, presents the claim of Jesus to the Davidic throne. He expounds fully on Christ’s attitude towards the law. John in his Gospel Account said, “In the beginning was the Word(Logos) and the word was God.” And he also wrote, “The word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.” Matthew and John truly were Credible witnesses to all they have written because “they both were with Jesus in His going out and His coming in.” But it takes all four of the Gospel Accounts to give an almost complete view of the life of Jesus Christ while He was here on earth.
We learn from the four evangelists that Jesus Christ came into the world not to condemn it but to save it from Eternal Hell and Destruction. In Matthew 1:21 it tells us, The angel said to Joseph, “And she(Mary) shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins.” In Mark 16:16, Jesus says, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned.” In Luke 19:10 Jesus says, “For the Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost.” In John 12:32 Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
To understand why God would allow His only begotten Son to come into the world to suffer by the shedding of His blood and give His spotless, sinless life to save a world full of sinners, is to understand the depth of God’s love. We have to understand Salvation could not have been obtained any other way. It was by man that sin entered into this world that brought man under the curse of death. It required a man who was without sin to sacrifice his sinless life to satisfy the abused Justice and Righteousness of God. God could not and cannot compromise with sin. When our fore-parents, Adam and Eve fell from the state of innocence through Adam’s disobedience to God’s command, Mankind was hurled into sin and death. All of mankind born through the act of pro-creation comes into this world as a sinner.No one comes into this world as a righteous being except Jesus Christ the precious Son of God. He and He alone was and is without sin.
The Apostle Paul in writing to the Christians in Rome, said in his letter, There is none righteous, no not one.” – Romans 3:10. And again ” For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23. And also in Romans 5:12 he writes, “Where, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” The situation would still be hopeless if not for God Divine plan of Salvation. God had a plan from Eternity that would make a way out of no way. His plan devised in eternity would be carried out in time to save those who are lost. Thank God for His love and Thank God for His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Once more in Paul’s letter to the Romans he writes, “But God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” God truly and deeply loves Mankind. His crowning act in Creation. His joy and love. In John 3:16-17 John the Apostle says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Thank God for His unconditional love and thank God for His Son Jesus Christ, the Spotless Lamb of God. It is by the atoning work of Jesus Man can be saved from eternal hell and torment. Jesus Christ gave His life that “whosoever” believes on Him and receives Him by faith can and shall be saved. If one believes in his heart by faith and confesses with his mouth that God has raised Him from the dead, The Bible declares that he shall be saved. See Romans 10:1.
The triumph of Christ is a Divine Work of Salvation that was promised in every generation, from Adam to Abraham,from Abraham to David, and from David, until the carrying away into Babylon unto the birth of Jesus Christ and to His death, burial, and His Resurrection from the dead, to His Ascension to the Right Hand of God The Father. The final end of that Triumph will be at His Second Coming when every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things, in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father. Hallelujah! Glory To God!