He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
The unique nature of the Lord Jesus Christ is a topic requiring deep exploration. Without His pre-existence as God He could never have become incarnate Man. He’s singular among the children of men for His birth was not the start of His origin. He’s unique within the Triune Godhead for He was the ONE Person Who became Human. Jesus Christ was the convergence of time with eternity. Jesus Christ was the harmonising of deity with humanity. Jesus Christ was the convergence of heaven with earth.
He laid aside the glory He had with the Father during the time He walked on earth, yet He retained His pre-existent knowledge – while learning obedience as a Son. He remembers the glory that He shared with the Father before the world was created. He recalled How He was the bread of life that came down from heaven for in Him is life, and that life is a light that shines in the heart of everyone coming into the world.
He had neither beginning of days nor end of life, but has become High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek – He is now the eternal High Priest of the Most High God. He came forth from the Father and He returned back to the Father to resume His eternal Sonship, but He returned in the body of a glorified Man : the Man Christ Jesus.
The ancient script of an old Latin inscription displays this timeless truth…
I am what I was – GOD
I was not what I am – MAN
I am now called both – GOD and MAN
Christ is the centre crux that floods the pages of the inerrant God-breathed Scriptures. Christ is the human heart that beats at the hub of history – the key-stone of humanity. Christ is the source and circumference of Salvation – our living, breathing Redeemer. Christ is very God of very God; not created : of One Being with both Father and Spirit.
His eternal existence was rudely interrupted with His birth into a race of fallen men. The glory He shared with God was set aside, for a time – as He tabernacled on earth. The glorious relationship with His Father was temporarily terminated for 3 dreadful hours of deep darkness, as He paid for your sin and mine so He could cry – IT IS FINISHED.
Christ is the Beth’lem-born heavenly-Man Whose origins are of ancient days, and Whose goings forth have been from of old – from the everlasting days of eternity. Christ is the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent One Who created the heavens and earth, becoming the sinless Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world.
Yes indeed – the unique nature of the Christ will require our eternal exploration. Time touched eternity and heaven stooped to earth as DEITY united forever with humanity.
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