What Manner of Man is Jesus?

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What Manner of Man is Jesus?

But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! (Matt. 8:27 KJV)

 “God is not a man” (Numbers 23:19), it is therefore important to gain truth about how, as a man, Man must interact with God.  This is important to establish and maintain relationship with God. Jesus being a Man had unique connection and relationship with God to the puzzle of the Men around Him; other Men always marveled at the exceptional result of His relations with God, Men, Elements and Events.  In relation with God, He had all His requests and petitions answered. He said at some time, “Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always :…( John 11:41-42) and by that relation, He raised a man who had died and been buried four days, from the grave.

In relation with Man, “five thousand men beside women and children(Matt. 14:21) was not a challenge for him to cater for and meet their food need; when the sea (element) was boisterous and the wind contrary and Peter, impacted by the adverse situation,  began to sink, He (Jesus) stretched His hand to rescue him while He walked on the same waters (Matt. 14:30-31), at the Cana wedding event, He saved the day and the Bridegroom from imminent embarrassment when the wine ran out; He turned water into wine at the instance of His Word. (John 2:1-11).

About Jesus; “He hath done all things well:…(Mark 7:37) was the epitaph of His Life and Ministry, yet He was a Man who was hungry as others, tempted as others, challenged as others, etc. but had a unique result in all life’ course unlike others. Men marveled and said of Him; “What manner of man is this…” (Matt. 8:27).  

It is keen and ardent to our good course and profit to study the Life and Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ; locate and identify what raised Him above the threshold of other Men, that ubiquitous and pervasive feature of His relation and interaction that extracted Him from common and ordinary Men.  What must I have (or not have) to become like Jesus and attain His conquest.

Beloved, that unique feature of our Lord Jesus Christ in no other Man is Light! About our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible said, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not… the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” (John 1:4-9). Light was the distinctive feature latent and dominant in and about Him. On one occasion; He motioned; “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John. 8:12)

Beloved, every Man needs that Light inherent in the Lord Jesus Name, he called it; “Light of life”; Let us take some time and contemplate that sentence and examine if we have it or not – the Light of Life. There is so much darkness in our World that people “stumble” at noonday and grope in daylight as if its night.

Quit and come out of this dark tunnel of “life” without Light, come, take hold of the Light of Life. The Light of Life makes our lives glow and makes a relationship with God possible.  That Light is the Word of God codified and delivered in the Holy Bible. Let’s sit and settle with it – It will lighten the life we love to live.

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Promise Keeper

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matt.28:5-6)

God is God; the Eternal Creator that was not Created, the Self Existing One that needs no benefactor, sponsor or support. He was before all things; all things were made by Him and for Him. He is the Elohim – God the Creator and Judge of all. He is the ultimate Umpire. He decides and determines all things invariably. The knowledge of God is the necessary and basic requirement to relating with and serving Him. The knowledge of God is the essential tool to derive and draw benefit from God. What one knows of God is the implement for drawing all the blessing and goodness composite in God which is immeasurable. This is a very important notice.

The Bible says; “But the Lord shall endure forever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. And he shall judge the world in righteousness; he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalm 9:7-10 KJV). Notice the bold phrase; “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee…” The knowledge of God is essential for walking with God.

Our blessed Jesus knows God and so He trusts God completely for all things including raising Him from the dead. We must pause and draw understanding from this about our Lord Jesus. As and like unto every one of us, the only reliance or assurance that Christ had to die for man’s sin is God’s promise to raise Him from the dead.

About this promise, the Bible says, “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”  (Psalm 16:10-11 KJV).This was the only reason that Jesus went to the cross, the promise of God not to leave him in the grave. He knows God and so He yielded His Ghost and sure to bet, the Bible says, “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.” (Acts 2:32)

Beloved, the resurrection of Jesus is the token evidence to every man that God would do whatever He says. Jesus became the testimony of God’s commitment and faithfulness to His Word that we may follow in His step in believing God.

To derive the benefit of God’s faithfulness therefore, we must gain knowledge of God’s promises contained in His Word, refrain from making up our own word born out of ignorance or neglect of God’s Word. Take Words from the mouth of God as God is committed to what He says. Having gained knowledge of His Word, we can release our lives to Him as Jesus yielded, in His case His very Spirit trusting that God will not fail Him nor let Him suffer corruption. And it shall turn out for a testimony for us, as for Jesus when the Angel says, “…He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matt. 28:5-6).

The knowledge of God is sufficient to bring the same power at resurrection to effect in any area we may desire it in our lives today, if we go forward at God’s Word. Amen.

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Hosanna

Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, … (Daniel 3:28 KJV)

God rules over all. This is a prime and premier understanding every man must have. He rules over all the affairs and interest of Man. God is the owner and the possessor of all things; according to the scriptures, all things were made by God and without God was not anything made that was made. This is the basis and premise of God’s rule over all things.

The Bible says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1 KJV); because all things belong to the Lord; He’s able to direct and control all things for His good and a proper end.

Life is akin to a voyage; a passage from one side to another on water. Typical of every sail, storms are encountered though not desired. The storm could be both fierce and furious; that is the nature of storms: a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds that may include rain, thunder, lightning, etc. bringing with it the threats, pressures and intimidation for potential loss or damages. The presence of storm heightens apprehension, worry and trepidation.

About a storm encountered by Paul, he wrote, “And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.” (Acts 27:20 KJV); according to Paul, “all hope that we should be saved was then taken away”; humanly speaking there was no hope.

During life’s traverse, events or situations that may be so frightening and startling may arise, but we must always remember God rules over all. This is the escape route in all of life’s situation.  God “maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. (Psalm 107:29 KJV)

In the encounter of Paul, God intervened! As He still does when we call upon Him; Paul would later inform others on Board the same ship, “I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.” (Acts 27:22-25 KJV)

Beloved, in all life tempestuous situation; God reigns and rules. This must counsel and comfort every believer as we journey through life. Notice Bible says, They trusted in Him (God)… This is the tool and instrument to calm all life’s trauma and make one’s way to the other side; Believe God!

The Lord Jesus says, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. “ (John 14:1 KJV). This is the pain killer against all life’s pain, anxiety or panic. Believe God for “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.” (Psalm 107:29 KJV).

God is both able and faithful to bring His children out of the precipice and establish them in the place of honor and glory for… if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God (John 11:40 KJV) 

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