97 – The Person of Christ

THE PERSON OF CHRIST
NATURES OF CHRIST
§97. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, very God, begotten of the Father from eternity,1 and also true man,2 conceived by the Holy Ghost 3 and born of the Virgin Mary,4 in the fulness of time.

1a. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, very God, begotten of the Father from eternity,

  Jeremiah 23:6 And this is His name whereby He shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness.

  Luke 2:11 Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

  John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.

  Romans 9,:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

  I John 5:20 This (Jesus Christ) is the true God, and eternal life.

  John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.


b.

  Romans 8:32 God spared not His own Son.

  John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.

  Hebrews 1:5 For unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son?

  John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.


c.

  Proverbs 8:22–23 The Lord possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

  Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

  John 1:1–2 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.

  Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.

  John 8:58 Before Abraham was, I am.

  Psalm 102:26–27 They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.

  Hebrews 1:10–12 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands: they shall perish; but Thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.


d.

  Matthew 18:20 Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.

  Matthew 28:20 And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.


e.

  Matthew 28:18 All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.


f.

  John 2:25 For He knew what was in man.

  John 21:17 (Simon said,) Lord, Thou knowest all things.

  Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


g.

  John 1:3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

  Colossians 1:16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him.

  Hebrews 1:1–3 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power.


h.

  Luke 7:14 Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.


i.

  Luke 18:31–33. (Foretelling future events.)

  Matthew 21:2–3 Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her, etc.


k.

  Matthew 9:2, 6 And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. (6) But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.


l.

  Hebrews 1:6 And again, when He bringeth in the First-Begotten into the world, He saith, And let all the angels of God worship Him.

  John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent Him.

  Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.

  I Corinthians 1:2 Call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


2a. and also true man,

  I Timothy 2:5–6 For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

  Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, He glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous Man.


b.

  Matthew 1:1–17. (Genealogy of Christ from Abraham to Joseph) Luke 1 and 2. (Christ’s conception and birth.)

  Romans 9:5 Of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

  Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was came, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law.

  Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same.

  Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.


c.

  Matthew 26:38 My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.

  John 10:15 As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep.

  Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit.

  Luke 23:46 Father, in Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost.

  Matthew 26:12, 26 For in that she hath poured this ointment on My body, she did it for My burial. (26) And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.

  Luke 24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself, etc.

  John 19:33–36. (Christ’s death on the cross.)


d.

  Hebrews 2:14, 18 Forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same. (18) For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted.

  Luke 24:43 And He took it, and did eat before them.

  Luke 22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

  Acts 10:41 Who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.

  Matthew 4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred.

  Matthew 4:11–12 Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him. Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, He departed into Galilee.

  John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished; that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

  John 4:6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well.

  John 19:34, 37 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. (37) And again another Scripture saith, They shall look on Him whom they pierced.


3. conceived by the Holy Ghost

  Matthew 1:18, 20 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with Child of the Holy Ghost. (20) For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

  Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.


4. and born of the Virgin Mary.

  Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

  Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn Son: and he called His name Jesus.

  Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law.