Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jesus!

Jesus is the expression of God the father. He is also the thought and word of the Father. When the Father wishes, son is at his disposal saying here I’m.  John, in the first paragraph of his gospel describes Jesus as Word, God, Creator, Light and Life. Also as the one who comes to restore our lost identity being the children of God. He emphasizes Jesus being the one who restores life.

The word being spirit takes on flesh, a mortal body -in order to live as man ought to live and becomes a the sacrificial lamb of God in order for all human beings to walk the path He walked. In the book of revelations Johns sees Him being the lamb that is standing even after it is slaughtered.  St.Paul says offer yourselves as the living sacrifice holy and acceptable before God. We receive life by offering our mortal bodies with its carnal nature to God the father through Jesus on a daily basis. As St. Paul says we take on the nature of Jesus little by little through this constant and progressive submission.[2 Cor 5:17]

John describes Jesus as the new Temple, High Priest and the Sacrifice. In all this He offers a perfect sacrifice  to the father, once and for all, for us, so we can be as Him standing righteous in God's presence with out having to lose life. This is the very life we lost when the first parents ate the forbidden fruit. The new fruit of the tree reverses the effect and makes us children. Jesus restores our sonship and gives the Holy Spirit as the sign/mark of this new life. St Paul in the letter to the Romans says "for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, 'Abba, Father!'" [8:15]