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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 a constructed 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 more in the thoughts of men, but God 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 His Father's salvation with His own blood, 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 2:6-8). The Son of God, Jehovah's only-begotten, while in Heaven was just as His Father, in every way, just like we are as our parents, human. According to the Old Testament, Jesus was first named Michael before His advent, but because He was to be born of Mary, He was lowered for the purpose of death, and all that He did on earth during His walk as human, He did not possess the powers as His Father, but walked as a human to endure the trials that men endure for the purpose of qualifying Himself to be the "Lamb of God" and He was successful, because of His faith in His Father. The memory and knowledge of His Father and His past history with Jehovah, this was His strength during these trials in His human state. We are called to have faith, which approaches Jesus' faith to qualify us as a saint. "Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus." (Revelation 14:12). Noticing that it says, "faith of Jesus" not "in" Jesus, showing us that He walked with faith in His Father Jehovah during His first advent.

    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 My words - and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father who sent me!" (John 14:24), and Jesus declares who His Father is, "Jesus said to her, Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God." (John 20:17).

    Jesus came as God's representative and He remains with us in spirit 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-begotten to establish salvation and to prepare us for our new home. "But the salvation of the righteous is from Jehovah. He is strength in the time of distress." (Psalm 37:39) and Jehovah is the name Christ wants us to sanctify, but the common Bibles don't use God's name in Matthew 6:9, nor anywhere in the New Testament, but His name is most holy and important, "And I saw and beheld, the Lamb standing on Mt. Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty-four thousand, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads." (Revelation 14:1). His Father's name is Jehovah, just as our Father's name is Jehovah, "And Jehovah God formed man out of the dust from the ground, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7). The question should looms over every committed Bible student, Why is God Jehovah's name not used anywhere in the New Testament? I cannot answer this with any authority, nor can you. Jesus certainly knows the answer and considering that Jesus was the One who inspired all the Bible writers, having presented His Father's personal name 6747 times in the Old Testament, as it is revealed in the Hebrew text, which has continually been in the control of the Hebrew nation since the beginning of its writings. However, the Greek text, basically, was in control of the original Christian church, and God's name appears zero times in the New Testament, which was also inspired by Jesus. No reason was given in the scriptures about why God's name was excluded, even though it is declared to be most important. Christ was about revealing the Father to us because Jehovah's kingdom is being prepared for those seeking God Jehovah, "But without faith it is impossible to please God. For it is right that the one drawing near to God should believe that He is and that He becomes a rewarder to the ones seeking Him out." (Hebrew 11:6), and just one from the Old Testament "Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek Jehovah rejoice. Seek Jehovah and His strength; seek His face without ceasing." (Psalm 105:3,4). We are to seek Jehovah God and His kingdom, "but seek the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added to you." (Luke 12:31). As you can see, it is not all about Jesus, but Jesus is the only way to the Father, "Jesus said to Him, I am the Way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6). We are to come to Jesus in order for Him to lead us to seek God Almighty, Jehovah, with all our heart, "And if you shall seek Jehovah your God from there, then you shall fine Him, if you seek Him with your whole heart and with all your soul." (Deuteronomy 4:29). Christ is our Leader, and He will lead us to the sovereign Almighty God, if we allow Him, by the words Christ gave us from His Father, our God, Jehovah.