I thought Jesus was the Son of God, why did He go to hell? (Part Two)
When people think of Jesus, the majority of them think of Him only as a man who lived in Israel two thousand years ago. He was indeed fully man, but there was more to Him than just being human. Let us turn to the gospel of John and see who Jesus was before He became a man. John 1:1-4, “In the beginning was the Word, (the Eternal Word) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” Jesus (before He became Jesus) was the Word of God who created ALL things. John also tells us; “In Him was life…” that He is not only the Word of God, but He took upon Himself a fleshly body and lived among men. John goes on to tell us that, the LIFE in Him is the LIGHT of men. Or in other words, from Him we draw life if we are born again and the life He places within us is more powerful than death. If we understand anything all all about the electricity in our home; we know that when we flip a light switch on; light burst forth and the darkness leaves. This is a simple illustration of what John meant when He said, “In Him was life and the life was the light of men.” Jesus Himself said, “You are the light of the world…” [Matthew 5:14] Which means the life we receive from Him causes our life to shine like the lights of a city that sits on a hill in this dark world attracting the lost and the unsaved to us. At least that is how God designed the life in us to function.
The Apostle John also tells us in John 1:14 (NKJV) “And the Word (of God) became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, (the glory of the power of the life in Him) the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” And the Amplified Bible tell us, “And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we (actually) saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving kindness) and truth.” Between these two versions of the bible we can piece together that Jesus (the name God the Father gave the fleshly body of His only Begotten Son) was the Word of God in heaven who created all things by the power of His might.
It is important we understand who we are talking about in this series. We are not simply talking about a man who did many wonderful deeds while He was on earth. But we are talking about the physical body of a man (Jesus) with which God clothed Himself; and not only did many wonderful things, but did what mere men thought was impossible. If Jesus had been an ordinary man who did His good deeds by magic, man would have soon figured Him out because magic is only a temporary deception of which will be revealed at some point. But the works Jesus did when He walked on water, calmed ferocious storms at sea, raised the dead, fed the multitudes, cast out devils, and opened blind eyes, were works that have stood the test of time. No man before Jesus had the power to open blind eyes or to cast out devils. But many have done so after God took up residence in them. It was impossible that man by himself could overcome death before Jesus came and revealed unto us that there is life beyond death that is much greater than the life we presently live. His gift of life is for everyone, but not everyone desires His abundant life enough to meet the requirements God has stipulated in His covenant that man must meet. When the life of God is in a person; and that person closes the eyes of his physical body for the last time; death flees from the life within him – like darkness flees the light. That is why the devil works overtime to keep man ignorant of who we were created to be, and separated from the life that is in Christ Jesus. Satan knows that once we grab a hold of the truth of who we were created to be; his lies will no longer work on us, and he will lose us to the one who came that we might not only have life, but live an abundant life; now and forever. DThrash
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