1-5:1. Christ Jesus Is the Singular, Personal And Directly Self- Revealing Lord God.
1-5:1A. God the Father is the Lord ( Matthew 11:25 ) God ( I Corinthians 8:6 ) the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ ( Ephesians 1:3 ). God the Father is the invisible God ( John 1:18; 5:37; 6:46; Colossians 1:15 ). He is always IN the secret ( Matthew 6:6-18 ). He dwells in unapproachable light ( I Timothy 6:16 ). God the Father reveals Himself DIRECTLY ONLY TO ( Matthew 11:27 ), IN ( Hebrews 1:1; Revelation 1:2, 9; 19:10; John 14:9, 10, 11 ), THROUGH ( John 1:18; Matthew 11:27; I Corinthians 8:6; I Timothy 2:8 ), WITH and FOR ( Matthew 3:17; 17:1-5; John 6:37-46 ) the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, vis a vis all the worlds, God the Father is NOT and will never ever be the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD GOD to any one and to all of creation.
There can be no direct personal communication from God the Father to any created being or from any created being directly to God the Father simply because the OPERATIONAL ORDER of the TRINITY ordains that all that is of God can only be done from ( Revelation 1:8, 17, 18; 3:14 ), on ( John 3:35 ), in ( Colossians 1:16-17; Acts 17:28 ), through ( I Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:16; John 1:3 ), with ( Matthew 12:30 ), to ( Colossians 1:16; 3:23-25 ) and for ( Matthew 10:39-40; II Corinthians 5:13-15 ) Christ Jesus, the Almighty Lord God the Son.
1-5:1B. God the Holy Spirit is the Lord ( II Corinthians 3:16-18 ) God ( Acts 5:1-5 ) who is the Eternal Spirit ( Hebrews 9:14 ). God the Holy Spirit is a Person not only because Personal Pronouns e.g. He, His, Him ( John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15 ) are applied to Him but also because Personal Capabilities and Functions, e.g. omniscience ( I Corinthians 2:10-13; John 16:7-15 ), love, joy, peace etc. ( Galatians 5:22-23 ), are assumed, possessed and carried on by Him ( Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:13; John 14:26; John 15:26; 16:7-15 ). However, God the Holy Spirit manifests Himself ONLY in symbolic forms, e.g. wind or fire ( Acts 2:1-4 ) or dove ( Matthew 3:11-17 ) etc….Thus God the Holy Spirit is not the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD GOD to all of creation. In fact these distinct and individually unique manner of the manifestations or self- revelations of God the Holy Spirit are exactly what His roles, functions, works and ministries assume, enact and carry out as He acts in the Name, through the Person and as per Mission Order of God the Son. In accordance with the will of God the Father, the entire Person, Self- Revelations, Purpose, Functions, Roles and Works of God the Holy Spirit must be not only in the Name, through the Person and as per Mission Order of God the Son, Christ Jesus, but it must also be complimentary, salutary and ministering to Jesus, because Jesus is the Christ, ANOINTED, OF God the Father ( Hebrews 1:8-9 ) and this ANOINTING is done only BY/THROUGH God the Holy Spirit ( John 3:34; Hebrews 9:14; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15; Acts 2:33 ). So God the Holy Spirit is wholly given by God the Father to God the Son ( John 3:34 ), and, as such God the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus, the Christ ( I Peter 1:10-12; Joel 2:1-32; Acts 2:1-33; Zechariah 7:8-14; 4:6 ).
1-5:1C. Christ Jesus is the Lord ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios [ Matthew 22:41-45; Revelation 1:8; 17:14; 19:16; Acts 10:36 ] ) God ( John 1:1, 14, 18; Hebrews 1:8-12; I John 5:20; Titus 2:13-14; Revelation 21:1-7; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:23 ) the Son. God the Father Himself acknowledged, addressed and proclaimed Christ Jesus not only as the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and absolutely unchanging but world- transcending Lord who founded the earth and formed the heavens ( Hebrews 1:10-12 ) but also as the Son and God whose throne is forever and ever ( Hebrews 1:8; Psalms 145:1-13; 146:1-10 ). Christ Jesus is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING LORD GOD who by Himself created ( Colossians 1:16 ), made ( Genesis 1:31, 27; 2:1-5, 8, 18, 22; Isaiah 66:1-2; John 1:3-10 ), sustains ( Acts 17:25-28; Hebrews 1:2-3 ), holds together or integrates ( Colossians 1:17; John 3:35 ), governs ( Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12 ), judges ( John 5:22 ), saves ( John 4:42; I John 4:14 ) and consummates ( Matthew 24:35; Revelation 21:1-8; 20:11-15; Isaiah 66:22-23 ) all things viz all of the heavens and of the earth or of the whole world. Jesus is the God whom the pure hearted shall see ( Matthew 5:8 ). Christ Jesus is the LORD ( YAHWEH [ Hebrews 1:8-12; Psalm 45:6; Psalms 102:1-27; Revelation 17:14; Deuteronomy 10:14-22; Titus 2:13-14; John 12:36-41; Isaiah 6:1-10 ], Adon [ Matthew 22:41-45; Psalm 110:1; 35:22-24; 38:22; 2:4; 8:1, 9; 16:2; 54:4; 57:9; 68:19, 22, 32; 71:5, 16; 73:28; 77:2; 86:3-5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18; 90:1, 17; 97:5; 114:7; 130:6; 135:5; 140:6-7; Genesis 15:2, 8; 18:27, 30, 31, 32; Deuteronomy 3:24; 9:26; 10:17; Joshua 3:11-13; Judges 6:22; Isaiah 1:24; 3:1, 15, 18; 4:4; 6:1; 22:5, 12; 30:15; 51:22; Jeremiah 7:20-21 ], Kyrios [ Revelation 1:8; 17:14; John 20:29; Romans 10:9-13; 14:7-10; Philippians 2:10-11; Revelation 17:14; 19:16; 22:20 ] ) God ( Elohim [ John 20:28-29; Hebrews 1:8-12; Titus 2:13-14; Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Isaiah 9:6; Psalms 140:6-7] ) who SINGULARLY, PERSONALLY and DIRECTLY appeared, spoke and called on to His angelic ( Psalm 103:19-20; Job 1:6-21; 2:1-6; Psalm 148:1-6 ) and/or human ( Exodus 3:1-18; 6:1-8; Revelation 1:2, 9; 19:10 ) servants throughout the Old Testament ages from Genesis to Malachi and throughout the New Testament ages from Matthew to Revelation. Thus all THEOPHANIES ( PERSONAL APPEARANCES OF GOD ) in and/or to anyone in all of creation are CHRISTOPHANIES ( APPEARANCES OF CHRIST ). In the New Testament the Lord Jesus Christ is Emmanuel ( God with us [ Matthew 1:23 ] ). Christ Jesus as the TRUE God and Eternal Life ( I John 5:20 ) is God the Son ( Hebrews 1:8 ) and the Personal Logos/Word ( Revelation 19:11-16 ) who incarnated Himself ( John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-11; I John 4:1-3 ). He is the God manifested in the flesh ( I Timothy 3:16 ). Many New Testament people then beheld His glory as that of the only Begotten ( John 1:14 ) God ( John 1:18 ). At the completion of this dispensation and/or age of the New Testament TRINITARIAN ALL FOR JESUS EKKLESIA OF THE LORD GOD we are looking for the blessed hope and the glorious APPEARING of our GREAT GOD and SAVIOR, Jesus Christ ( Titus 2:13-14 ). However, even now He is manifesting Himself to those who know, have and keep His commandments because they truly love Him ( John 14:21 ).
1-5:1C.1. In accordance with the will of God the Father and as confirmed by God the Holy Spirit, it must be uncompromisingly acknowledged, asserted and proclaimed that of the three ( 3 ) Members- Persons of the Biblical TRINITY ( THREE PERSONS in the one or the same kind of being, the LORD GOD ) none except Christ Jesus, the Lord God the Son, is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING ABSOLUTE WAY, TRUTH and LIFE ( John 14:6 ). Nothing less than such acknowledgment, assertion and proclamation is required of everyone. For such uncompromising confession of the TRUTH of ( from, on, in, through, with, to and for ) Jesus does justice to Him being the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING ABSOLUTE TRUTH. However, those who claim that it is God the Father Himself who has SINGULARLY, PERSONALLY and DIRECTLY REVEALED, APPEARED, SPOKEN and CALLED ON TO angels and peoples throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament ages are contradicting the Biblical Teaching that God the Father is the INVISIBLE GOD ( Colossians 1:15; John 1:18; 5:37; 6:46 ) and that He only reveals Himself DIRECTLY, COMPLETELY and IRREVERSIBLY TO, IN and THROUGH the LORD GOD THE SON, Christ Jesus ( Matthew 11:27; John 1:18; 5:37; 6:44-46; 14:9-11; I Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:1, 2, 9; 19:10 ). Since in all of reality Christ is the POWER ( “dynamis” = ability ) and the wisdom ( working insight and knowledge rightly applied ) of God ( I Corinthians 1:24 ), therefore, not only the working/functioning of God as God but even the very being of God as God is conditioned and/or qualified by God the Son, Christ Jesus ( Colossians 1:19; John 16:15; 1:18 ). Even the Eternal Purpose of God the Father is ONLY REALIZED in Christ Jesus ( Ephesians 3:11 ), the Lord of all ( Acts 10:36; Romans 10:1-13 ) and the ALL in all ( Colossians 3:11 ). God the Father irrevocably gave unto, permanently addressed to and TOTALLY CHANNELED THROUGH God the Son, Christ Jesus, not only all of all about Himself but also all of all about all. So all of those who are directly giving and/or addressing and/or channeling all or some of their submissions, commitments, subjections, conformities, prayers, sacrifices, services and devotions to God the Father are contradicting the entire purpose, will, disposition, commitment and order of God the Father to give, address and devote all of all to God the Son, Christ Jesus. They are also contradicting the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING declaration, claim and teaching/doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ asserting that “ I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, NO ONE comes to the Father but by/through ME ” ( John 14:6; Hebrews 7:25; I Peter 2:5 ). Even if you are ALREADY IN Jesus still you cannot and you must not, ( by bypassing, trespassing, transgressing, doing injustice and playing false against the ETERNAL MEDIATORIAL, ALL SOVEREIGN, HIGH PRIESTLY, ALL- HEADING and ALL- EMBODYING MESSIANIC FUNCTIONS of God the Son ) go directly to God the Father because all of your proceedings, communications and functions/doings MUST NOT BE APART from Jesus ( John 15:4-6; Genesis 18:19; Romans 4:9-12 ). For Jesus is not like a bridge or a stairway which the people can abandon after they have used it. Jesus being the TRUE God and Eternal Life ( I John 1:1-2; 5:9-13, 20 ) is and must be the EVERLASTING WAY ( Psalm 139:24; Hebrews 3:6 ) for all and to all and of all. But all of each one and all of creation must be completely, permanently and directly AIMED AT, UNDER or SUBJECTED UNTO, LOCATED AT, ADDRESSED TO and COURSED- CHANNELED- GOING THROUGH the ALL- EMBODYING, ALL- SUBJECTING and ALL- REPRESENTING gracious but true and just HEADSHIP ( Ephesians 1:9-23; 4:7-18; 5:21-32; Romans 14:7-9 ), OMNILATERALLY AVAILABLE ETERNAL and ALL- OWNING UP MEDIATORSHIP ( I Timothy 2:5; I Peter 4:11; 2:1-5; Hebrews 13:12-15; Ephesians 5:20; Romans 1:1-8; 8:1-3 ), ETERNAL HIGH PRIESTHOOD, EVER LIVING INTERCESSION ( Hebrews 7:24-25; 3:1-5; 9:24 ), RIGHTEOUS ADVOCACY ( I John 2:1-2 ), CONFESSORSHIP ( Hebrews 3:1-5; Matthew 10:32-33; Revelation 3:5 ), SHEPHERDING and GUARDIANSHIP ( I Peter 2:24-25; John 10:1-28; Hebrews 13:20; Jude 1; Revelation 7:17 ) of Jesus. All of those who disregard or do not conform with the foregoing teaching, provisions and demands/requirements of the Word of God because they address any and/or all of their commitments, devotions and prayers directly to God the Father or to any one OTHER than the Almighty Lord God the Son, Christ Jesus Himself, are not only ignorant and/or presumptuous but they are also actually against the Person ( Matthew 12:30; Hebrews 10:29; Jude 4, 15 ), Purpose ( John 10:10-30; Ephesians 1:3-23; 5:21-32; Romans 14:7-9 ), will ( John 17:24; 12:32, 21, 23 ), works/functions ( Colossians 3:11; Ephesians 1:3-23; Romans Chapters 5-11; Hebrews Chapters 1-10; Revelation Chapters 1, 2, 3, 20, 21, 22 ), teaching ( II John 9-11; Matthew Chapters 5-7; 10:32-33,39-40; John 7:14-18; 6:35-68 ), calling ( Matthew 11:28-29; 16:24-26; John 15:4-5 ) and commandments ( Mark 12:29-30; I Corinthians 16:22; John 14:21, 23; 21:15-22 ) of the Lord Jesus Christ; therefore, they shall not see LIFE but the wrath of God abides on them ( John 3:36 ).
Those who have BYPASSED Jesus or have attempted to go AHEAD of Him have not only deviated from Him who is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF- REVEALING ABSOLUTE WAY, TRUTH and LIFE ( John 14:6 ), but, like Peter in Matthew 16:21-23, they have actually become satans ( oppositors/adversaries ) to Jesus, and, they deserved to be cast into the lake of fire ( Hebrews 10:29-31; Revelation 21:8, 27; 22:15 ) unless they repent by actually addressing, subjecting, conforming and aiming all of all including all of their commitments, devotions and prayers, directly, exclusively and permanently to Jesus. All of all to God the Father ( Matthew 3:17; 17:1-6; John 6:44-45; Ephesians 1:9-11 ), and all of all to God the Holy Spirit ( John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15 ) and all of all to the Biblically Godly people ( II Corinthians 5:13-16; Hebrews 12:2; John 17:24 ) are all directly, exclusively and permanently AIMED at, COMMITTED and DEVOTED TO Jesus. So if all of all to you is not directly, exclusively and permanently aimed at neither committed to nor devoted to Jesus then you are sinning against Him and as such you are not only a satan ( opposing God the Father [ John 6:44-45 ], God the Son [ Matthew 11:27, 28, 29 ] and God the Holy Spirit [ John 16:7-15 ] ) but ( since you are a maker and/or bearer and/or agent, communicator and/or a disseminator of lies/falsehood/errors ) you really deserved to be cast into the lake of fire ( Revelation 21:8, 27; 22:15; John 3:36; 15:6 ).
1-5:1C.2. Christ Jesus, the Almighty Lord God the Son is the Singular, Personal and Directly SELF- GIVING, Self- Revealing and/or Self- Identifying Lord God not only because God the Father is the INVISIBLE God to all of creation and God the Holy Spirit, vis a vis all of creation, manifests Himself only in symbolic forms but also because of the following Christological Teachings Of The Bible:
( i ) Christ Jesus the Almighty Lord God the Son, is the IMAGE ( exact copy/replica/characterization [ Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:2-3; John 14:9; 5:19 ] of the INVISIBLE God, viz the Father; and it is from, on, in, through, with, to and for this Ever- Living IMAGE, Christ Jesus Himself, that humankind was created- made- formed [ Colossians 1:16; Genesis 1:27; 2:7-8, 18, 20, 22 ] ). Thus the human form is “fitted” by, on, to, in and for the Lord Jesus Christ so that the similarity of humankind to Christ Jesus can facilitate their direct communications to, communion with and complementation of each other;
( ii ) Since God the Son, the Almighty Lord Jesus Christ, is the Ever Living IMAGE ( exact copy/replica/characterization ) of the INVISIBLE God, viz. the Father, and since it is God the Son who is committed to Singularly, Personally and Directly but Conditionally reveal Himself ( John 14:21; 8:58; Exodus 3:1-18; 6:1-8 ) to humankind, and since Jesus Himself fills all in all ( Ephesians 1:21-23 ), therefore, the Lord Jesus Christ by His own SINGULAR, PERSONAL AND DIRECT SELF- REVELATION, has more than sufficiently revealed ( Matthew 11:27 ), expounded ( John 1:18 ), characterized ( Hebrews 1:1-3 ), represented ( John 13:30, 31-32; 12:44-50; 14:13-14; John 17:10-24; II Corinthians 5:13-21 ) and mediated ( I Timothy 2:5-6; I Corinthians 8:6; John 14:21, 23; II John 9 ) God the Father to all of creation;
( iii ) In the Eternal Covenant of the TRINITY it is agreed upon by Them that God the Father is the SENDER of God the Son into the world and God the Son is the SENT ONE of God the Father; it is also agreed upon by the TRINITY that whatever is done to the SENT ONE, viz the Almighty Lord God the Son, Christ Jesus, is thereby already done also to the SENDER viz. God the Father; but the foregoing principle, order and obligation of SENDING or COMMISSIONING is asymmetrical or not commutative because whatever is done to the SENT ONE is thereby already done to the SENDER but it is not stipulated that whatever is done to the SENDER, viz. God the Father, is thereby already done also to the SENT ONE, viz. God the Son; therefore, when all submissions, commitments, subjections, conformations, devotions, prayers, faith, hope, love, sacrifices and services are directly, permanently and exclusively addressed to Christ Jesus, the SENT ONE, then all of these submissions, commitments, subjections, conformations, devotions, prayers, faith, hope, love, sacrifices and services are thereupon, therein, thereby and therefore already addressed to God the Father, the SENDER of God the Son ( Matthew 10:40; Mark 9:37; Luke 9:42; 10:16; John 3:34; 4:34; 5:23-24, 30, 36, 37, 38; 6:29; 9:4; 12:44-45; 13:20 ). So there is no more need to directly address any and all submissions, commitments, subjections, conformities, devotions, prayers, faith, hope, love, sacrifices and services to God the Father or God the Holy Spirit ( not only because all of God the Holy Spirit is already given by God the Father to God the Son [John 3:34 ] and God the Holy Spirit is the anointing [ “oil of gladness”, Hebrews 1:8-9 ] of God the Father to God the Son but also because all of all to God the Holy Spirit is given, addressed and devoted to God the Son, Christ Jesus [ John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-15 ]; so according to God the Holy Spirit all of all must be given, addressed and devoted to Jesus and not to God the Holy Spirit ) or to any person or being other than Jesus. All that is required of everyone in all of reality is to address, submit, commit, subject, conform, devote, sacrifice and subserve all of all directly, exclusively and permanently to Christ Jesus Himself, the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY, SELF- REVEALING LORD ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios ) God ( Elohim ) the Son who being the LORD ( YAHWEH, Adon, Kyrios ) God ( El ) Almighty ( Shaddai ) is always functioning as ALL in all even in His incarnation and Perfect Manhood ( John 3:35; 6:37; Matthew 11:27, 28, 29; 12:30; Luke 6:46-49; Colossians 1:19; 2:6-11; 3:17, 23-25; 1:16-17; Acts 17:28; John 17:10-24; 15:1-5; etc…). Otherwise you are not only going against the will of God the Father ( John 6:39-40 ) and opposing the entire work of God the Holy Spirit ( John 16:7-15 ) but you are also actually blatantly disregarding and/or bypassing and/or transgressing or trespassing against and contradicting the entire functions- works ( Colossians 3:11; Ephesians 1:9-23; Philippians 3:21 ), Self- Revelation and claims ( Revelation 1:8, 17, 18; 2:8; 21:1-8; 22:12-15; Isaiah 44:6-8; 66:1-2, 22-23; John 17:10-24; 3:15-21, 35-36; 6:37-68; 5:39-40; 15:1-6 ) of Christ Jesus, the Almighty Lord God the Son who is always functioning as ALL in all even in His incarnation and Perfect Manhood; and, so you are an antiChrist and a satanist deserving to be cast into the lake of fire ( Revelation 22:15; Psalm 4:6 ).
( iv ) True Biblical Godliness, and/or Christianity is the direct, permanent and exclusive addressing of everyone’s entire submissions, commitments, subjections, conformities, devotions, prayers, faith, hope, love, sacrifices and services to Christ Jesus, the Almighty Lord God the Son who is ever functioning as ALL in all even in His incarnation and Perfect Manhood. Those who, ( like the Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Iglesia Ni Cristo [ a professing church of Christ organized by a man claiming to be an angel and advocating the false teaching that the Lord Jesus Christ is a great man but not God ], Roman Catholics and the professing but false Christians ), DIRECTLY ADDRESS all or some of their submissions and/or commitments and/or devotions and/or prayers and/or functions to God the Father and/or God the Holy Spirit and/or to any addressee ( s ) other than and not entirely neither exclusively nor permanently to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself are antichrists ( Matthew 12:30 ) and/or satanists ( Matthew 16:23 ) and/or children of the devil ( John 8:44 ), and, they have not learned from God the Father ( John 6:37-46 ) but in fact they are disobeying His will ( John 5:39-40 ). For, according to Jesus in John 15:6, if you are NOT ABIDING IN Him, then you will be cast out, thrown away, allowed to wither and will be gathered to be burned in the lake of fire ( Revelation 21:8; Matthew 25:41, 46 ). These are some of the reasons why in the Bible all of the true adherents of Jesus, in THEIR OWN CAPACITY and RIGHTS, NEVER EVER, directly, permanently and exclusively address any and all of their submissions, commitments, subjections, conformities, devotions, prayers, faith, hope, love, sacrifices and services to God the Father or to God the Holy Spirit or to any addressee ( s ) other than the Lord Jesus Christ. These are also some of the many Biblico- Christological Reasons why no New Testament follower of Jesus ever prayed the “OUR FATHER” as set forth in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-5. Neither did any one of them ever used the “prayer formula” or prayer expression or prayer introduction: “Father in the Name of Jesus”. So nowhere in the Bible can anyone ever find the expression “Father in the Name of Jesus”. In fact throughout the Bible no one ever asked God the Father anything in the Name of Jesus ( John 16:23-26; Matthew 28:18; 16:16-18; Acts 3:1-6; 2:21; 4:12; 7:59-60; 9:1-21; I Corinthians 1:2 ).
Author: Rev. Edilberto C. Medina
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