Who is Jesus Christ?
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven; a time to be born, and a time to
die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is
planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break
down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to
laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast
away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time
to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to
get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast
away; A time to rend, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak; A time to love and a time to hate; a
time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that
worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail,
which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in
it” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-10).
“But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth
his Son . . .” (Galatians 4:4).
In Ecclesiastes 3, I see some of what Jesus accomplished
on the Cross. Although there is a view of who Jesus Christ
is, it is not an overall picture. However, even if there were
an overall picture, it could only be seen with a spiritual
eye and therefore it could lonely be described in part. If
only we could communicate effectively what our spirit sees!
But, unfortunately, that would only lesson the intensity of
seeking revelation ourselves.
When I look at Jesus Christ the man, who is also the Son
of God, and see what He accomplished at Calvary, I can see
in part who Jesus Christ is.
I see Jesus dying so that we may live and be born into Him.
Christ planting in us that He may harvest that which we have
matured into. Jesus died, voluntarily, that we may be healed
by His shed blood. While speaking of Himself Jesus said, “Tear
down the temple and I will rebuild it.” Jesus cried
out at the Cross and we have the joy of the salvation He brought
us. He mourned for us that we might dance.
Jesus went to the Cross alone so that we might be brought
together by the unifying of His work; He embraced death that
we might refrain from embracing death ourselves. He chose
to keep us, not that we might hold on to what is evil, but
so that we might choose to cast it away.
Jesus Christ rent His body and heart that we may be joined
with Him in the Father. He was silent so that His life, death
and resurrection may speak to us and our hearts. Jesus loved
us and yet He hated sin. He battled hell so we may have the
peace of victory.
“What gain has the worker from his toil?” –He
has hearts, lives and all that we are and will be. A Bride
holy and acceptable, joined together with Him in His sufferings
and made joint partakers in His glory.