All about Jesus
"It's all about Jesus" is a very common phrase in the Christian community; I've heard many sermons by that title, read articles and have heard it spoken numerous times by radio speakers and Christians from a variety of churches. Christ Jesus is for sure the cornerstone for the Christian faith, but according to Jesus, He is all about His Father, who is also our Father, the one and only God Almighty, Jehovah. This common phrase, "all about Jesus" is not recorded in the Bible, according to the King James Version, so it must be an inspired phrase from man. I ask, how could it be all about Jesus? He continually revealed His Father to His disciples, "Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe into Him whom that One sent." (John 6:29), and "I revealed Your name to the men whom You gave to Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me; and they have kept Your word." (John 17:6), "I have spoken these things to you in allegories. An hour comes when I will no longer speak in allegories, but I will reveal the Father plainly to you." (John 16:25), "Answering at that time, Jesus said, I praise You Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth, because You hid these things from the sophisticated and cunning, and revealed them to babes." (Matthew 11:25), and what God was hiding would be, correct understanding of the truth. He was referring to the Pharisees and other educated religious leaders of that day because they trusted in the thoughts of men, but He enlightened those less educated, and I believe that holds true today, "So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven." (Matthew 5:16), "so that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven. Because He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust." (Matthew 5:45). Jehovah is also our designer and Creator, "But now Jehovah, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the Former; and we are all Your handiwork." (Isaiah 64:8), who is the Father of humanity. We should conduct ourselves according to His design and desire in our relationship with the rest of humanity, "so that your merciful deeds may be in secret. And your Father seeing in secret Himself will repay you in the open." (Matthew 6:4) and, "But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father also seeks such ones that worship Him." (John 4:23).
Where is our ultimate destination? "But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33), The kingdom of God is where God Almighty dwells, but soon His kingdom will be expanded to all that exists, once Jehovah God destroys Satan, the false prophets, and all those that harbor sin, will be thrown into the lake of fire. New Jerusalem and the new earth will be part of the kingdom of God along with whatever else He desires to designs. Jesus shares with us the source of our understanding, "And answering, Jesus said to him, blessed are you Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you but My Father in Heaven." (Matthew 16:17) and the source of our salvation, "Truly, truly, I say to you, The one who hears My word and believes the One who has sent Me, has everlasting life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life." (John 5:24). Christ has already established salvation with His own blood, for His Father's salvation, to whoever has been called, "No one is able to come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up in the last day." (John 6:44).
Jesus gave credit to His Father, the One and only God, "My teaching is not Mine
but the One who sent Me." (John 7:16), "Then teaching, Jesus cried out in the temple,
even saying, You both know Me, and you know from where I am. And I have not come
from Myself, but He sending Me is true, whom you do not know." (John 7:28), "I have
many things to say and to judge concerning you, but the One sending Me is true, and
what I heard from Him, these things I say to the world." (John 8:26), and, "My Father
who has given them to Me is greater then all, and no one is able to pluck out of
My Father's hand." (John 10:29). Jesus declares His work is not His, "Jesus answered
them, I showed you many good works from My Father. For which work of them do you
stone Me?" (John 10:32). Jesus shares with us, that not only are His words from His
Father but His works are from His Father, implying that Christ's works, while on
earth were by faith in His Father, Jehovah, "Do you not know that I am in the Father
and the Father is in Me? The words which I speak to you I do not speak from Myself,
but the Father who abides in Me, He does the works." (John 14:10), remembering that
Jesus, during His first advent was made just below the angels, "but we do see Jesus
crowned with glory and honor, who on account of suffering of death was made a little
less then the angels, so that by the grace of God He might taste of death for every
son." (Hebrews 2:9) and, "who subsisted in the form of God thought it not robbery
to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, having become
in the likeness of man and being found in the fashion as a man, He humbles Himself,
having become obedient until death, even the death of the cross." (Philippians 2:6-
Christ gave us His Father's words, "But that the world may know that I love the
Father, even as the Father commanded Me, so I do. Rise up, let us go from here."
(John 14:31). Are we not called to "Follow Jesus", "Then Jesus spoke to them, saying,
I am the light of the world; he following Me, in no way will walk in darkness, but
will be the light of life." (John 8:12), "The one who does not love Me does not keep
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Jesus came as God's representative and He remains with us as our Mediator and
Advocate between God and us. He instructs us to pray to the Father, "Therefore, you
should pray this way: Our Father who is in Heaven, let be sanctified Your name."
(Matthew 6:9), and we are also instructed to pray to the Father in the name of Jesus.
Christ is our only way to Jehovah and God has given us salvation to aspire to, "Jehovah
lives! And blessed is my Rock, and exalted is my God, the Rock of my salvation."
(II Samuel 22:47). He sent His only-