Dr. Jeanette Parker
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Why is Jesus, the Messiah, called “Son of God?”  

There are many truthful, infallible statements in the scriptures which confirm and affirm that Jesus, the Christ is God’s Son. The key to all of this is “faith.”  

Because we were not there when the Creator and Jesus who created the worlds, the heavens, the earth, the waters, the stars and all that is therein. Since we were not there, through belief in what we have confessed, accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and what we have heard, we come to the undeniable conclusion that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and there can be no other! 

One might say “I don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God.” Well, that’s worst than “too bad.” Consider the consequences of denying Jesus entrance into your heart. And consider who you have shut out. Let’s look at some facts: he made many miracles happen: feeding 5,000 from just a meager lunch; healing a person who was blind even from birth, casting out demonic spirits (even the demons recognized and acknowledged Jesus’ deity and cast out by His Word…with just a word; healing a paralyzed man who had been in that way for 38 years! This is a smidgeon of all that Jesus did while he was here on earth. He accomplished so many miracles, signs and wonders they are innumerable. They cannot be counted. They are not all listed in the Biblical texts. Most likely in all the books wherever they are, they are not countable.  

John, the prophet said in his gospel (John 20:29) there were many signs and wonders done by Jesus when His disciples were with Him. Those which are written are for the purpose to set forth His miraculous work for the purpose of instilling faith in those who read and declare their faith.  

ALSO, most importantly, so that we may believe that Jesus is the “Son of God.” Too often some think that by just reading the Bible therein is salvation. Yes. We need to study the scriptures. It is true that you read about the salvation of many; however, our salvation comes from our faith and confession that Jesus Christ is Lord and beside Him there is none other! AND for us to know that through Him there is life in His name. The Son of God was and is so powerful, He places Himself on equal footing with His Father! What does John say about Jesus’ equality with God Himself.  

Go to John 5. Jesus said, just like the Father works, I work too. That places Him with the Father in heaven during creation. The listeners in the audience were stricken with fury and anger! He placed Himself as the life-giver and more important than honoring the Sabbath! He placed Himself on equal footing with the Father in power. He could do this because whatever He saw the Father do, he too could do those things.  

Because the Father loves His Son, he showed Him all those things that He did. Even testifies to His authority in the resurrection. There is life in the Father and there is life in the Son also. The Father and I are ONE. Jesus was explicit and certain of His position, stance, power and authority with the Father. He explained to His audience that all honor due the Father is due to Him also. If you don’t honor the Son neither do you honor the Father who sent Him. Jesus was fearless in responding to his audience. He takes His argument of truth by saying if you hear my words and believe in Him you do not come into judgment; but by faith, believing in Jesus (seeing proof of His works and hearing His words, you are passed from death to life. As the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted the Son to have life in Himself. And Jesus goes on to say that the Father has given Him authority to execute judgment because He is the Son of Man also. He goes on to say that resurrection to life is in His authority also.  

Even those who are in the grave will hear His voice will be resurrected to life or damnation. Some may think these are harsh words. You know, sometimes you cannot sugar coat the truth. It hurts. But if you don’t hear the truth, how will you know and receive guidance for those who look for guidance.  

In this sermon (John 5:17-47) Jesus clearly sets forth His credentials as the Son of God. How then do we say, “He is the Son of God and the Son of Man?”  

John 1:14 helps us answer this question. You see in the beginning God spoke His word. Gabriel came to Mary, had a conversation with her about the Word becoming flesh and by the Holy Spirit God impregnated the virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit as was already prophesied. Yes. This is miraculous. Were you there? No. Did you have to be there to believe this? No. Jesus has all the faith that you need and His endless faith without measure (John 3:34) allows us to believe. That’s all you have to do. BELIEVE.  

When God spoke His Word. It was done. When God sent His only beloved Son, the only beloved one” He was veiled, robed in flesh. He was fully God and fully Man. He is the God-Man. There is no other. We are celebrating His birth and He yet lives. He lives in our hearts. He knows the thoughts of man and He knows what is in Man. He even knows everything that is going on. He sees what the United States is doing, the right and the wrong…the righteous and the unrighteous; the Ukraine and Russia matter. He watches Iran, Iraq, Egypt, North Korea and South Korea. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G and all the nations. 

 Do not be deceived. Colossians 2:9 speaks to the Word became flesh, the presence of deity right here on earth. We beheld His glory.  

Thanks for reading! Jeanette Grattan Parker is Founder-Superintendent Today’s Fresh Start Charter School 4514 Crenshaw Boulevard, LA 90043 323-293-9826 www.todaysfreshstart.org (Ask Dr. Jeanette TM) Inquiring Minds Want to Know” All articles are copyright. All rights reserved © The Holy Bible New Testament, Errors? Let me know. Sundays for music & message: 11:30am {1-712-775-8971—code 266751} References: (The Holy Bible) Pray. Hope. Be consistent. Be persistent.