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15 Who [hos] is [esti] the image [eikon] of the invisible [aoratos] God [theos], the firstborn [prototokos] of every [pas] creature [ktisis]: KJV-Interlinear
15 And He is the image of the
invisible God, the first-born of all creation. NASB
If you ever wondered what
God the Father or the Holy Spirit looked like, or were like, then you only have
to look as far as Jesus to see their characteristics and attributes.
Jesus Christ is God. As far as personality go, all three members of
the Godhead will be virtually identical.Each is an individual person, but all three possess the same exact attributes
They are all co-equal,
co-eternal, and co-infinite.
They all possess
omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, eternal life, love, sovereignty, immutability,
veracity, righteousness, and justice.
But just because one is
similar to the other, that does not mean that you can address each or approach
each in the same fashion.
Carnal man makes that
presumption in arrogance.Man and all
religions (Christianity is not a religion) believe that they possess the right,
the equal right to approach God (the Father or some higher recognizable deity)
based on mans terms and on mans level.
Man believes that he
can force or invent deity to compromise or negotiate with man, such that man
has the power to design and define his own destiny.Whether discovering the fountain of youth,
whether discovering the ultimate technology, whether ascending to some higher
form of existence, melding into nature, or negotiating a co-existence with God,
humanity has come up with some pretty bizarre ideas.
But, not so.
God says quite simply,
that all must come through the Son, because of the work of the Son on the
Cross.The work which lifted up man out
of the slave market of sin.And though
Christ paid the price in full for sin, man must still recognize that work by believing
Christ is the first
born of all of creation, which means what exactly?
This means simply that
Jesus Christ has been the one and only path to God, and that there has never
been an alternate path to God.Of all of
creation, means that this applied to Satan and the angels as well.Satan (Lucifer) rebelled by rejecting Christ,
wanting to be the sole heir to power, or negotiator and intermediary with the
Father to be like the most high.And
that is his ultimate downfall, as it is with every unbeliever.
The first born means
the first, or the beginning or the place where all things begin, and that is
exactly what Jesus Christ is, the first and the point
of where our only possible relationship with God, exists.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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