Summary: Godhead Names of Christ
“Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16)
? Some names describe Jesus’ character.
? Some names describe Jesus’ attributes.
? The Godhead names describe His relationship to the Trinity/Deity.
A. THE WORD
? “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
? “He who was from the beginning, who we heard, who we saw with our eyes, who we looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life” (1 John 1:1).
? “His name is called The Word of God” (Rev. 19:13).
? “The Word of God” is a phrase used over 1,200 times in the Old Testament.
1. The phrase “in the beginning” is a reference to eternity past.
2. The personality of the Word is individualized.
3. The Word has active and personal communication with God.
4. There are two centers of consciousness, yet God was face to face “with” God.
5. The Word has the essence of deity.
6. The Father and the Word are one.
7. The Word was the Agent by which God expressed, or revealed, Himself.
8. The incarnate Word has a definite continuity with the pre-incarnate Word.
9. As God lived in a tent, spoke in a tent and revealed Himself in the Old Testament tabernacle, so the Word tabernacled in human tent.
10. The incarnation of the Word is the unique revelation of God.
B. THE BELOVED
? The Father’s love for the Son, God called Jesus “My beloved Son” (Matt. 3:17).
? Jesus is the object of the Father’s love, and so are we because we are in Christ.
C. THE IMAGE OF GOD
? Jesus was essentially and absolutely the perfect representation of the Father.
? “The image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15).
? The physical manifestation of God.
? “The express image of His person” (Heb. 1:3, NKJV).
? The superiority of Christ.
? “The exact expression of God’s very essence” (Barclay).
D. HOLY ATTRIBUTIVE NAMES
? “The righteous” (1 John 2:1), “A righteous Branch” (Jer. 23:5), “The righteous LORD” (Ps. 11:7), “My righteous Man” (Luke 23:47), “The righteousness of God” (Rom. 10:3), refers to the conduct of Christ.
F. PRIORITY NAMES
? “That in all things He might have the preeminence” (Col. 1:18), “Mine elect” (Isa. 42:1), “The chosen of God” (Luke 23:35).
? The greater the job, the more capable and qualified the person.
? “The firstborn” (Heb. 12:23), “the firstborn among many brethren” (Rom. 8:29), “the firstborn from the dead” (Rev. 1:5, NKJV), “the firstborn of every creature” (Col. 1:15), “the firstborn son” (Luke 2:7), Priority in relationships.
? First fruits (Rom. 11:16; 1 Cor. 15:20).
? The first fruits of the harvest assure more produce will follow.
G. CHRIST OUR PASSOVER
? “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Cor. 5:7).
? Sin is destructive but Christ our Passover spared us inevitable consequences of sin.
H. ALPHA AND OMEGA
? “Alpha and omega” (Rev. 1:8).
? “The first and the last” (v. 17).
? “The beginning and the ending” (v. 8).
? Jesus is everything, His inexhaustibility.
If you have never really accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, would you do it right now? Do not delay or put it off. If you would like to receive Christ by faith, pray this simple prayer in your heart:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins on the cross, and rose again the third day. I repent of my sins. By faith I receive the Lord Jesus as my Savior. You promised to save me, and I believe You, because You are God and cannot lie. I believe right now that the Lord Jesus is my personal Savior, and that all my sins are forgiven through His precious blood. I thank You, dear Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, God heard you and saved you. I personally want to welcome you to the family of God and rejoice with you.
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