What Child Is This? Creator and Savior!
By Clint Bishard
Jesus Created Ministries
Christmas is upon
us and many in our nation will once again hear about a Jesus who was born in a
manger some 2,000 years ago. But, who is this Jesus? My faith has
shown me that what one believes about Jesus is the most important aspect of
ones life. Therefore, I thought I would spend some time describing the
nature of this baby born in a manger. Specifically, this is important to
us as a ministry by the implication of our very name.
Gen.1:1 In the
beginning God created the heavens and the earth (NKJV). God created all
things. He is the One that exists without a beginning "In the
beginning God". This is what the Scriptures give us without
explanation regarding Gods existence. The Christian accepts, by faith,
that God is the preexistent Creator. Hebrews 11:3 states By faith we
understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things
which are seen were not made of things which are visible. [Who is this God
who created? The Hebrew word used in Genesis 1 is Elohim, which is the plural
form of El, but it is usually translated in the singular. Some scholars have
held that the plural represents an intensified form for the supreme God
Still others hold that the plural form refers to the triune God of Genesis
1:13, who works through Word and Spirit in the creation of the world. In any
event, Elohim conveys the idea that the one Supreme Being, who is the only true
God, is in some sense plural.]
The Old Testament
foretold of a Messiah who would come and be called Mighty God. For
Isaiah states For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given ... And
His name will be called ... Mighty God (Isa 9:6) and the virgin shall
conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (Isa 7:14).
Immanuel literally means God with us. The prophesied God with us in
the Old Testament was fulfilled in the New Testament with the revelation of who
Jesus is: 'And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name
JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.' So all this was done that
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
'Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call
His name Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us' (Matt 1:21-23).
Therefore, Jesus was no mere man, but in fact God.
The Divine nature
of Jesus is shown by Paul in Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and
glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Additionally,
Jesus stated of Himself I and My Father are one (John 10:30) and after
Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas declared to Him My Lord and my God!
The concept of the
One true God being triune in nature (God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Spirit) may be hard to understand, yet the Bible affirms this throughout.
Therefore, Jesus is rightly understood as not only the Savior, but also the
Creator, and thus the reason for the name of our ministry Jesus Created Ministries. We
exist for the purpose of proclaiming Jesus as the Creator and Savior. We
also hope and pray you know this Creator and Savior personally. Merry