By Michael S. Mecikalski
From last time, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (I Peter 1: 18-20).
Can we say that we know Almighty God; The Father, The Son & the Holy Spirit? The answer is: yes, of course we do! Certainly our knowledge of Him as to His ultimate grandeur of spiritual glory & omnipotence is extremely limited. But, He has provided for us His Holy Spirit discerned Word which He places even above His very Name (Ps. 138:2). He desires that we seek Him & know Him, no doubt it (Hebrew 11:6; I Cor. 1:25- 31; Eph.1:15-23). We do see His majesty in creation; however, our relationship & knowledge of Him is and should be the result of enlightenment through His Holy Word.
What of The Lamb without spot or blemish foreordained before the foundation of the world? The Word testifies these truths about Christ Jesus:
(1). He is the creator of the entirety of creation (John 1;Col. 1; Hebrew 1);
(2) He is the Jehovah of Old Testament Scriptures (John 8: 58);
(3) He is the very Word Of Life that existed as part of The Godhead before creation (John 1:1-4);
(4) He was totally and completely God manifest in actual human flesh.
All God and all man at the same time, with the exception that His flesh contained no sin since it was a product of the working of The Holy Spirit and Mary the highly favored one (Matt. 1:18-23; Luke. 1:26-35; I John 1:1-3; I John 3:1-5; I Tim. 3:16). “And without controversy great is the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS; God was manifest in the flesh …” Incredibly, a body was “prepared” for God, The Son for a sacrifice of Himself, taking away our sin once and forever ...