The Power of Grace Ministries

February 15

Do we really see Jesus? We see Him on the cross. We see Him in artist renditions hanging on walls. Some people even see him in their toast. Buy if we were to truly saw Him as He is today; seated at the right hand of God claiming each one of us as His children we would love Him more. And we would understand how much He loves us, and knowing that love would strengthen our walk.

Hebrews 2:9
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

 

                Do we really see Jesus? I don’t think so, but let’s look at this verse and discover how important it is in the life and walk of a Christian. For starters Jesus came to earth just like we did through the womb of a woman. His first breath of air was probably through the gasp of a cry just like babies born today. In the natural aspect Jesus was made just like man with exception of His spirit which came from God and not from a natural fallen father. This is referenced as the virgin birth as recorded in Luke 1:34-35 when the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and she became with child. We also can see through John 1:1-3, & 14, along with 1 Timothy 3:16, that Jesus is actually God come down from heaven in the form of man to do what man could otherwise not do, live a perfect life and fulfill the requirements of God for righteousness. God is omnipresent and can be everywhere at the same time so the old question of “how could God leave heaven for 33 years and come live as a man” is simply small minded. The presence of the Holy Spirit is everywhere which is a good thing since man covers the whole earth and we all can be filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus had to come as a man since in the previous verse we read that Man was given all authority on earth and we know that man gave up his authority by submitting it to Satan in the Garden of Eden. God is Spirit and since He gave this authority to man here on earth, He could not just come and take it back. God’s word is pure and un-changeable. God cannot go back on His own word.

Jesus, in the form of man, was and is the only answer for God to deliver man from his fallen state. A man, Adam, gave away our position of free access to God which was only for a perfect and pure man to have. With sin came death and the grave for fallen man along with absence from his creator God. The requirements for righteousness are to be as perfect as God and no man born of a natural father could ever live up to that level of perfection. Jesus, having been born as a man with the perfect and pure Spirit of God was and is the only answer for redemption of mankind into a right standing and free access into the presence of God. Bottom line is Jesus suffered death on the cross for sins He never committed, so that those of us who believe and confess Him as our Lord and savior can have that original right standing with God. Every Christian can say, “Jesus died for me”.

We really do not see Jesus for who He is and for what He has done for us. Many Christians think they do, but when you look at the life of works and rules many try to live by in effort to be righteous before God, you realize that these Christians do not have a full understanding of the true “power of grace”, Ephesians 2:8. We miss it in our healing, in our finances, and in our relationships every time we try to attach a “cause and effect” to our earthly situations. Christians by nature live with a sticker chart, “if we do than we can” mentality that will always keep us from receiving all of the blessings promised to us by God. This is why Paul in Romans 12:2 tells us to renew our minds, and in 2 Corinthians 5:7 we are to walk by faith and not by sight.