JESUS' LOCATION - PART 2
FRIDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2023
By considering today's referenced Scripture, and by opening our hearts to the instrumentality of its hidden truth, we're bound to gain the right mindset that the whole of creation is not a mere creative act, instead it was established with a flair of the magnifying power of Christ. When simply or greatly imagined, there is a profound effect it produces in the mind's diameter, which no other human contemplation and comprehension is designed to produce in the same mind, and therefore, it means that Christ's visit on this earth was so important to mankind and earth realm because it secured an eternal and full influence on the souls of mankind. More below!
Reference: John 1:10 New International Version (NIV) "He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him."
He was in the world, (location), and though the world was made through Him (Artistry). Today I'm going to expound the world having been made through Christ. This means that He visited the very world He created. And it is the author's mode of speaking, denoting that the world is very much under the influence of Christ's creation, because He upholds the universe by the word of His power (see also Hebrews 1:3 ESV). The creation rejoices in His presence, and by coming in human flesh, He had the view of earth, a perception of the works of His artistry, in which He is well pleased, especially in admiration.
Have you ever built a house in a far distant place, and you never visited the site or building for a very long period of time? Then you did, and you noticed that the setting, apart from a portion of time you've invested in the visit, definitely has a clear-cut and unchangeable influence, although you came with a necessary objective in mind. Trust me, you would also like to observe the attitude and response of the occupants in the building or property - towards you. That's a similar description or analogy for the work of creation and Jesus' experience, and I'll come to that in part 3.
John 1:3 (NLT) reads, "All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being." Indeed, Christ's role in creation was masterly and magnificent. He is the one that marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, and by Him, God established the size of the clouds in the heaven and of the fountains of the deep, and it was equally fixed securely by Christ's effort. When God Himself spoke, Christ gave the sea its boundary, such that the waters would not overstep God's command, and when God laid the foundations of the earth, Christ marked out the measurements and dimensions. Got it?
Christ was the skilled craftsman at His side, and to that effect, Colossians 1:15-17 (NIV) reads, "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Beloved, "Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live" (1 Corinthians 8:6 NIV).
A Psalm of David reads, "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known" (Psalm 19:1-2 NLT). That is, they communicate the knowledge of Christ's handiwork. I personally urge you, to once in a while, look around and also examine the sky, the constellation, the mountains, the valleys, the topography of an island, the outlook of trees and shrubs, the existing design of terrain and many more wonderful views about creation. I can confidently assure you that after such views, the yielding of your human spirit to the Divinity of Christ will take a new shape, a new dimension and a new understanding due to the sweet medium of such human observation. Of course, it happened to Abraham.
The Bible said, "the LORD took Abram outside and said to him, "Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That's how many descendants you will have!" What happened next? Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith (Genesis 15:5-6 NLT). In other words, after God showcased His creative skills, Abraham stood in awe of the supreme exhibition and believed God as a result. Stay tuned for part 3. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Genesis 1:26; Hebrews 1:2; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 3:11.
Exuberant Declaration: I'm supremely blessed because I have developed a broader sense of Christ's artistry in my heart, and I embrace the eternal effects in my soul as I grow in grace, thereby acknowledging Christ's supremacy in an higher dimension. Hallelujah!