Our Savior

In discovering who Jesus is, every Christian would automatically go to the Book of John. Speaking of Jesus Christ, our Savior, the answer lies in John 1:1-4,14: "In the beginning  was the  Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was  God.  The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by  him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life;  and the life was the light of men. And the Word  was  made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as
of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness, where He fasted for forty days. He was extremely hungry after forty days and the devil tempted Him to make bread out stones. Although Jesus had the power to do it, he told the devil that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. If Jesus had not cared about us and weakened and given into His body wanting to eat, none of us could have been saved.

In  the second attempt by the devil to bring Jesus down,  he took  Jesus up into the holy city, and sat Him on a  pinnacle  of the  temple. The devil told Jesus to throw Himself down. Angels would catch Him. This was another attempt by the devil to keep us from being saved. Jesus said to him, "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord  thy God."

The third temptation is about worship. The devil took  Jesus up unto a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms  of the world, and the glory of them. He said, all these things  will I  give  you,  if you will fall down and worship  me.  "Get  thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord  thy God,  and Him only shalt thou serve." (see Matthew 4:1-11)  

Resisting the devil made him flee from Jesus. Jesus was in complete submission to His Father in Heaven and proved it to the devil. Jesus also confirmed that His Kindom is indeed not of this world. Jesus was confronted again later by Pontius Pilate and questioned if he is the King of the Jews, "Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." (John 18:36,37)

God  could totally depend on Jesus to carry  out  what  was expected  of Him, even giving His life on the cross,  because  He loved  His father in heaven more than Himself.

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God,  believe also  in me." (John 14:1 KJV) "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." (1 Peter 1:3-5)

Out of love for what our Savior did for us the Apostle Peter wrote: "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth  through the Spirit unto unfeigned (genuine) love of the brethren , [see that  ye]  love  one another  with  a pure heart fervently:

"Being born again, not  of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth  and abideth for ever. For all flesh [is] as  grass,  and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and  the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of  the  Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the  gospel  is preached unto you." (1 Peter :22-25)

"Praise  be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus  Christ! In  his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living  hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and  into an  inheritance  that  can never perish, spoil  or  fade-kept  in heaven  for  you, who through faith are shielded by  God's  power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the  last  time.

"In this you greatly rejoice, though  now  for  a little while  you may have had to suffer grief in all  kinds  of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth  than gold,  which perishes even though refined by fire-may  be proved genuine  and  may result in praise, glory and honour  when  Jesus Christ  is revealed.

"Though you have not seen him, you love  him; and  even though you do not see him now, you believe in  him  and are  filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for  you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Concerning  this salvation, the prophets, who spoke  of  the grace  that  was to come to you, searched intently and with  the greatest  care, trying to find out the time and circumstances  to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the  sufferings of Christ and the glories that would  follow.  It was  revealed to them that they were not serving  themselves  but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things. (1 Peter 1:3..12)

At a time in the very near future, " ..the Lord himself shall  descend  from heaven with a shout, with the voice  of  the archangel,  and  with the trump of God: and the  dead  in Christ shall  rise  first: then we which are alive and remain  shall  be caught  up  together with them in the clouds to the Lord  in  the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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