WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
Coeternal with the Father, and with the Holy Spirit, the revelation of Christ goes back beyond the beginning of creation and of man. “In the beginning – a beginning before Genesis 1:1 ……was the Word” (John 1:1) Claiming for Himself powers and attributes belonging only to God, Christ asserted His pre-existence. He claimed “Before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58). Also John told us that Jesus dwelt in “the bosom of the Father” ( John 1:18). As strange as it may seems Jesus lived before He was born. He also prayed “Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began” (John 17:5). What a manifestation of His excellent glory the angelic host must have witnessed in that past eternity when their Lord was the radiance of the Father’s glory (Hebrews 1:3). Did He not share the Father’s attribute of eternity, and come into the world as the Everlasting Farther, the King Eternal, Mighty God and as the Prince of Peace? (Isaiah 9:6; 1 Timothy 1:17).