Summary: God is a Trinity, God the Father-- God the Son -- God the Holy Spirit. -- There is One God, but He manifest Himself in 3 ways. -- We as believers must understand this great truth.
#4 Rev. 1:1 New revised Revelation Study
? Lets look at verse 1 again.
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, which God gave Him In case there are some listening that might be wondering why God gave Jesus the Revelation since Jesus Himself is also God. listen as I try to explain it.
God is a Trinity, God the Father God the Son God the Holy Spirit. There is One God, but He manifest Himself in 3 ways. We as believers must understand this great truth.
The members of the Trinity are co-equal, yet occupy different roles within the plan and purposes of God. Within the Trinity there is perfect cooperation to affect God’s purpose, in other words, each member of the Trinity works in His particular capacity to fulfill the great plan of God. When Jesus left heaven He voluntarily set aside His deity and came to earth, He was born of the Virgin Mary, His Father was the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 1:20 Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
He consented to be without distinction or honor among men. he laid aside, for a time, the manifestation of his glory. He not only emptied Himself of His previous form of God, but submitted to humiliation.
John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Jesus the Man here speaks of His Father.
The submission of the Son to the Father is that of a perfect voluntary servant hood.
God demanded a perfect sinless Sacrifice to pay for mans sins.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Remember God can not die, so Jesus took on a human body in order to die in sinful mans stead.
Remember we’re talking about verse 1 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, why did God give it to Jesus, as He is also God?
Listen although Christ is Himself God, and has light and life in Himself, yet, as Mediator between God and man, He receives instructions from the Father.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; notice Jesus became a man, and He is the One and only Mediator between God and man, He speaks to the Father on our behalf. That is the reason we always pray in His name, the Father listens because its in Jesus name.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
And yet there are people that pray to Mary, what an insult to Jesus and His finished work.