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Because Christ sat down in glory, as the mighty Captain of our salvation, our salvation is a matter of certainty. We are now more than conquerors in him (Rom. 8:28-39).” This truth makes me respond with poetry.
Next to God Jesus is seated;
In humility we bow.
Never will it be repeated;
Sin has been atoned for now.
He has won the right to reign there
On the throne at God’s right hand.
None can with His glory compare.
We in awe before Him stand.
In Him we find all our treasure.
None can surpass His great name.
In Him is our greatest pleasure.
Praise the Lord our Savior came.
None in heaven, nor on the earth
Is superior to Him.
We now with the most joyous mirth
Surrender our all to Him.
We His praises will ever sing
As before His throne we fall.
We acknowledge He is our King;
King of kings and Lord of all.
They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He (Jesus) replied, “You are right in saying I am.” (Luke 22:70)
The Annunciation: The angel Gabriel told the virgin Mary that her son would be called “the Son of God”. (Luke 1:32,35)
The Baptism: God’s voice from heaven proclaimed: This is my Son, whom I love.” (Matthew 3:17, etc.)
The Transfiguration: God’s voice once again proclaimed: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to Him.” (Mark 9:7, etc.)
The Crucifixion: The Roman centurion and his men confessed at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion: “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)
The Resurrection: St. Paul writes that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead declared Him to be “the Son of God”. (Romans 1 :4)
Madmen and even unclean spirits confessed to Jesus: “You are the Son of God.” (Mark 3:11; cf. 5:7; Matthew 8:29; Luke 4:41; 8:28) .
Jesus’ disciples also confessed that He is “the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16; cf. 14:33).
Jesus, as a true Son, preferred to give glory to His Father, but He too would not deny His Sonship (Matthew26:63f.; Mark 14:62; John 10:36).
Of interest in the first two of these passages (and others) is the close association between the terms “Messiah” and “Son of God”.
It is also interesting to note how closely Jesus’ Sonship is associated with His suffering (Romans 5:10; 8:32; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 5:8; 6:6) .
When Jesus was famished after a long fast, the tempter said to Him: “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread” (Matthew 4:3, etc.).
When Jesus was in agony on the cross, the passersby mocked Him and said: “Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:40).
Matt 16:13-17 13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Whom do men say that I the Son of Man am?” 14 And they said, “Some say that Thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias (Elijah); and others, Jeremias (Jeremiah), or one of the prophets.” 15 He saith unto them, “But Whom say ye that I am?” 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona (Peter): for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in Heaven.”
Every man in history except Adam has been a son of someone, but Jesus alone is the Son of God. By faith in Him we become a part of the family of God, and we are His brothers, and that makes us sons of God, or children of God. We only become this by our relationship to Jesus as our Savior, but He has been the Son of God for all eternity. Many have the right to claim to be a son of God, but no one but Jesus has the right to claim to be the Son of God. It is the uniqueness of His Sonship that is stressed in the words that call Jesus the only begotten Son.
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