"And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high." Heb 1:3
Most who call upon the name of Christ have a working knowledge of who he is. We understand what he has done and is doing for us, that he loves us and that we should love and obey him. But do we ever go beyond those surface facts. Scripture reveals some very powerful truths about our Savior.
It is important to know that Jesus is God in the flesh. There are many scriptures that bear out this critical fact. One well known example can be found in Phi 2:5-8. You are encouraged to examine this for yourself. This means that Jesus was not and is not just a "good man," "an excellent teacher," or a "wise prophet."
Jesus is God the Son and is able to, as the scripture says, uphold all things by the word of His power." For further insight into what this means, read John 1:1-3. Once this has been done, journey to verse 14 of the same book and chapter to understand who wields this power and to know that our Savior is indeed King of Kings who loved us enough to put on flesh and live among us.
Understanding these things, we must then become convinced that only his death could pay the price of our sin. The sacrificing of animals and agricultural products could never do. The death of any other person, no matter how righteous would accomplish nothing for him or herself nor the human race. Only God could accomplish such a thing. And now, his earthly work done, he has returned to the heaven which he left for us, and is preparing a place for us to be there with him.
Beloved let us always keep in mind that Jesus is not just a slogan, an idea, a historical figure or a quaint notion. He is the Master of the universe and the personal savior of all who call upon him.
Rejoicing in the Lord,