Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jesus was an Apostle, Prophet, High Priest,Slave & Servant of God- The Bible Says So!

What is a Prophet? By definition- according to Oxford Dictionary- is a person sent by God to teach people about his intentions. A person who predicts the future.

 Jesus tells us specifically in John 5 that he only does what he is taught by God and as he gets Gods orders. He even elaborates by adamantly saying that he has no desire to do what is pleasing to himself-his only aim is the will of the Father who sent him.

Muslim and Christians should really stop disputing over this issue. Lets focus on serving God and transforming our lives daily to represent that we are of Gods goodness and righteousness. Which is what Jesus Christ was sent with the Good News for.  Abraham had two sons Isaac and Ishmael. It was God who provided both children. And both Islam and Christianity can not deny that both religions are byproducts of Abraham.

This way we can begin to prove that God does answer prayers and he is real. Jesus even had to depend on God’s angels at times for strength in this wicked world. Matthew 4 :11 (Amplified) says “ Then the devil departed from Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.” Also Luke 22:43 says “ And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him in the spirit.”

In Philippians 2:7(Amplified) states that Jesus in all humility was even a slave for God. “But stripped himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant(
Slave), in that he became like men and was born a human being.” 

For those who want to argue this point, please open your bible and read Hebrews 3:1-2 (Amplified) says “ So then, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith]. [See how] faithful He was to Him Who appointed Him [Apostle and High Priest],…….”

Romans 15:8 (Amplified)says “ For I tell you that Christ (the Messiah) became a Servant and a minister to the circumcised (the Jews) in order to show God’s truthfulness and honesty by confirming (verifying) the promises [given] to our fathers. 

Luke 24:19 (Amplified) says “ And he said to them, What [kind of] things? And they said to Him, About Jesus of Nazareth, Who was a Prophet might in work and word before God and all the people.” Also in both the KJV and Amplified versions of the bible, in Mathew 21:11KJV- says “ And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.” The Amplified version says “And the crowds replied, This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee.”

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