Jesus Is the Heart of God

Jesus reveals the heart of God.  Jesus was – and is – the heart of God.

If you want to know what God is like, mediate on Jesus.  Jesus reveals the heart of God because Jesus was – and is – God.

Jesus is the Son of God.  But He is not merely the Son of God, He is all of God.  Another way of saying this is that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself. 

Christ was God’s mystery: God living on earth as a human being.  Now that His fleshly life is over, He is fully revealed to have been God in the flesh.

The history of His life, however, can never be taken from us.  It is a history of selfless and enduring love.  And it reveals the heart of God – because it was God in our midst.

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4 Responses to Jesus Is the Heart of God

  1. stev1parr says:

    So, two different persons were in the same body? What would be lost in your faith if Jesus and Jehovah are two different persons, nothing. Jesus imitated his father perfectly. He is the only one that cavn explain his father. He was sent to make his father’s name known to a people that stop using it or ignoring it.

  2. Mike Gantt says:

    The New Testament indeed speaks of God and Jesus as if they are two separate beings. However, if you give Jesus the fear, love, trust, and obedience that the New Testament directs, you will come to realize that He is God…for God cannot share His glory with another. The two separate identities were necessary for God to live as a human being.

    Thus, God fulfilled the role of the Son in the first coming of Jesus Christ and re-assumed the role of Father in the Second Coming. This is why Isaiah 9:6 speaks of Him as both Son and Father.

  3. steve says:

    How is “giving Jesus fear, love, and obedience” going to cause anyone to think of him as God? Jesus told Satan, “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service. And even the Jews understood based on the Law that they must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind.

    Jesus clearly give glory and honor to Jehovah his father rather than himself.

  4. Mike Gantt says:

    How is “giving Jesus fear, love, and obedience” going to cause anyone to think of him as God?

    You cannot apprehend this intellectually as if the knowledge of God was a function of human wisdom.  You must actually fear, love, trust, and obey Jesus with all your heart – then you will see what I mean.

    Jesus told Satan, “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.

    Actually, Jesus did not mention the word “Jehovah” to Satan in this exchange.  I explain in this comment.

    And even the Jews understood based on the Law that they must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind.

    This is what is so earth-shaking about the devotion to Jesus called for in the New Testament.  When Jesus was named “Lord” upon His resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven, He inherited all the devotion that had been previously commanded to be given to “the Lord” (Isaiah 22:24).  Thus, the curses that came on those who did not love and obey the Lord (Deuteronomy 28) were to now come upon those who did not love and obey the Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 16:22); and the reverse is true for the blessings (Hebrews 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9).

    Jesus clearly give glory and honor to Jehovah his father rather than himself.

    In doing so, Jesus was setting an example for us.  As He was “a child devoted to his father,” so we should be “a child devoted to Him.”  Note that on the eve of His exaltation, Jesus did not say to His disciples, “As the Father has sent Me, He also sends you.”  Rather, He said, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”  Let the import of those words sink deep into your understanding.

    Over and over and over again the New Testament declares Jesus to be Lord, and rightful heir of all devotion previously claimed for the Lord.  If you really study and take to heart this required devotion it is impossible to conclude that Jesus is a created being.

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