“I am come in [M]y Father’s [N]ame, and ye receive [M]e not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” (John 5:43)
“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus…” (2 Corinthians 11:4 a)
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from [H]im that called you into the grace of Christ unto another [G]ospel, Which is not another… (Galatians 1:7)
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:24)
We wrote a few articles back about the horrific, but impossible, idea of the Christ gone rogue. The point of that article was to cause us to think and to be thankful for the Goodness of God. Our God is Sovereign and He is Good. But what if our God was sovereign and selfish and brutal? The world’s dynamic would be comparable to North Korea. What if our God was good but not sovereign? We would be in a sad state, we would be worshiping an impotent god that wants goodness to reign but cannot bring the goodness to fruition because of weakness.
This is not the case. For our God is Good and He is sovereign in all things, He is sovereign over all things, for all things were created by Him and for Him. All things work to His Glory, He is the Writer and Editor, He is the Stage Manager, He is the Author and the Finisher of all things. He is the Granter of intellect, wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. He is the One Who provides air, water, minerals, herbs, and all good things and He does so according to His pleasure and purpose. As I have said before, we are God’s action figures. He poses us, He places us, He allows us to win and to lose, He ordains all our actions, decisions, and choices. The earth and it’s inhabitants are God’s Toy Chest or His Chess board.
Our God is the God that raises up nations, in order to work His Will. He has ordered nations to overwhelm His people, Israel. These God-raised nations are used by God to chasten His chosen people. These nations acted as a scourge and were used by God as an act of chastening love. Then God punishes these nations for overwhelming and hurting His People. God punishes these nations that wrought His will! This is our Great God!
One might ask how this could be considered just and right. It is just and right because 1. God did it and does it. If God did it and does it, it is just and right, for He is Just and Right. 2. He used the sinful and deadly ambition and the want of power and control that was inside of these nation’s leaders. This is our God!
This God, our great and mighty God, became flesh and dwelt among us. He went about doing good and teaching others to so. However, our Lord and Master has been given a different reputation or label. People of this wicked world do not know the real Jesus as Lord and Saviour of mankind. If you were to look at pictures of Jesus, you would find that more times than not, He is idealized as weak, frail and even feminine. This is not Lord Jesus.
The nandy pandy weak and mild little Jesus has never been. This truth will be horrifying to many. This truth will shame many. This truth will damn many.
Our Lord Jesus is the wholly Sovereign God and Creator of all things, and He is the ever, Good God, and He is the Wholly and fully Perfect Man. This is our God in flesh.
Our Lord had all the emotions and intellect than humans have. Therefore, He could be angered, “And when [H]e had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts…” We can also see our Lord tearing through the temple with a scourge of (3) three small cords, berating and accosting the felonious salesmen. These sellers of sacrificial fodder had turned the Temple of God into a den of thieves. Our Lord and God would not suffer these wicked fools. He drove them out of the Temple as He did Adam from Eden.
We can also enjoy our Lord as He denounces, dismisses, and dispatches the religious leaders and politicians, while calling them hypocrites, whited sepulchres and full of dead men’s bones. He would also label them as a generation of vipers. This is our Lord and God!
There are many doctrines in the Scriptures, but all the doctrines are secondary to our Lord Jesus. You must get Him right. You must know Him, the real Him and not another or a false Christ. You must get Him right.