￼ Jesus is God in His completeness. Furthermore He is the human face of God.
There are many versions of God. When in India one may hear the word ‘Lord’ but it does not mean Jesus. God in Islam is a frequently used term but a moments reflection reveals that Allah is quite a different God to Jesus. In the Old Testament it is affirmed again and again that Jehovah is the one and only God. In the New Testament Jesus declare that He is I AM, the everlasting God. Jesus asserts that when we have seen Him we have seen the Father. Paul assures all that the fullness of all that is God dwells in Jesus (Col 1.19, 2.9) and the author of Hebrews asserts that Jesus is the exact expression of the Father.
Jesus is God in His completeness. Furthermore He is the human face of God, since He is the Son of Man as well as Son of God. It is Jesus who lives in and among us by the ministry of the Holy Spirit and it is the Holy Spirit who accomplishes our union with God – namely the Heavenly family making their home in and around us.
‘Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him’ John 14.23 NIV.
Loving Jesus means making Jesus our life. Obeying His teaching means living in Jesus the son of man and not in religion.
Jesus is God and joins us to God. Jesus is our mediator and ‘Bridge.’ It is He who directly joins us to the Father and the courts of heaven. We are one with Him by the Spirit of Sonship and the miracle of the One Spirit who is exactly what we He implies: He creates union with God and His people. It is by the cross that we are re-joined to the Father. It is by the Spirit that we live, move and have our being in Christ.
It is Jesus who is the Open Door to God and the Door who joins earth to Heaven. Jesus joins us to the Father and in doing so makes us sons and daughters of God. As the Bride of Christ He makes us fertile with the New Creation. We do things that are LIFE GIVING.
As sons and daughters of God we wield His authority and power in the earth. This is to declare righteousness, lay waste the Enemy and multiply the resurrection, the Kingdom of Heaven. When we eat Jesus we eat from the tree of life. When we eat from the tree of life we join earth to heaven. The life of Jesus is un-derived. It is entirely un-created. By His Spirit you have His infinite life in you bubbling up and out of you. It is Jesus who joins heaven to earth and Jesus who restores the earth by His Presence in people.
‘And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband’ Rev 21.12 NIV.