A Bibline Hymn to Christ

04.10.20 | Joy | by Clinton Manley

    (The following verses are taken from several Bible translations including NKJV, NET, ESV, and NLT)
    As radically God-centered and Bible-saturated people we must pursue with all our passion to enjoy the beauty and glory of Jesus as He is revealed in His word. So let us marvel at the revealed supremacy of Christ the Risen King!
    For by Him all things were created, that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones of dominions or principalities or powers - all things were created though Him and for Him. (Col 1:16) He upholds all things by the word of His power. (Heb 1:3) He supreme over all thing things and in Him all things hold together. (Col 1:17) For Christ is the image of the invisible God (Col 1:15), the radiance of the glory of God, and the exact imprint of His nature. (Heb 1:3) Because the Father was pleased to have all the fullness of deity dwell in the Son. (Col 1:19)
    What is more, this Jesus became Emmanuel, God with us (Matt 1:23). He is the very Word of God. For in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And yet the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1,14) Of this Man it was said: "Behold that Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World! (John 1:29) No one ever spoke like this man! (John 7:46) What sort of person is this, that even the wind and waves obey him!" (Matt 8:27) When His enemies questioned Him saying, "Are you the Christ the Son of the blessed one?" Jesus responded, "I AM and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven." (Mark 14:61-62) "Whoever sees me sees Him who sent me. (John 12:45) For whoever has seen me has seen the Father." (John 14:9)
    However, though He existed in the form of God He did not consider equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant, by looking like men, and by sharing in human nature. He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death —even death on a cross! (Phil 2:6-8) For, He was tempted in everyway that we are, and yet He was without sin. (Heb 4:15) There was no deceit in His mouth. (Isa 53:9) 
    Yet, God made Him to be sin who knew no sin, according to the good pleasure of His will for the praise of the glory of His grace. (2 Cor 5:21) Because all we like sheep have gone astray and we have all turned to our own ways. So the Lord laid on Him the rebellion of us all. (Isa 53:6) Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; (1 Pet 2:24) and Christ redeemed us from he curse of the law, having become a curse for us! (Gal 3:13) God set Christ forward as a satisfaction of wrath in His blood (Rom 3:25) because of His great love with which He loved us. (Eph 2:4) Therefore, it pleased the Lord to crush Him! (Isa 53:10) He was pieced through for our rebellion, He was crushed for sin, the payment for our peace was put on Him. (Isa 53:5) He was led like the Lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before it's shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. (Isa 53:7) He was cut off from the land of the living. (Isa 53:8) This Christ suffered once for sins, the righteous one for the unrighteous, in order that He might bring us to God! (1 Peter 3:18)
    When the hour of that sacrifice came, this Jesus said "I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have the power to lay it down and I have the power to take it up again!" (John 10:17-18) And so he endured the cross for the joy set before Him. (Heb 12:1) He drank the cup of our death and separation, saying "My God, why have You forsaken Me?!" (Matt 26:39/27:46) After that He proclaimed "It is finished!" and He surrendered up His spirit. (John 9:30)
    Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures and He was buried. But He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures! (1 Cor 15:4) He became the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may be preeminent. (Col 1:18) Now death has been swallowed up in victory! (1 Cor 15:54) For this Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more! Death no longer has dominion over Him! (Rom 6:10) For it pleased the Father to reconcile all things to Himself through Christ, having made peace by the blood of His cross. (Col 1:20) And when He had accomplished this cleansing for sin, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high victorious over sin and death. (Heb 1:3) 
    Now this Risen Kings says to us, "Because I live you may live also. (John 14:19) And I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from  you. (John 16:22)."
    Therefore, God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2:9-11) All authority on heaven and on earth has been given to Him (Matt 28:18) for God has put all things in subjection to him. (1 Cor 15:27) He is supreme over all things. (Col 1:16/1 Peter 3:22) He has the authority to forgive sin; (Luke 7:49) And He will judge the living and the dead at His return! (2 Tim 4:1) 
    This Risen King causes the blind to see and the deaf to hear and the lame to walk and rebukes fevers and they depart. (Luke 7:22 & 4:39) He commands the storm "Peace" and it is still. (Mark 4:39) He commands demons "Go" and they flee. (Matt 8:32) And He commands the dead "Come forth," and they live! (John 11:43-44)
    At His name, thousands and thousands of angles say will with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and honor and glory and blessing!" (Rev 4:12) Every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them will say: "Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb!" (Rev 4:13)
    And one day, He is coming again in the glory of His Father with the holy angels with great power. (Mark 8:38; 13:26) When He comes, His eyes will be like a flame of fire. Out of His mouth will come a sharp two-edged sword, and we will see His face like the shining of the sun at full strength! His voice will thunder with the sound of many waters, (Rev 1:14-16) and He will say "Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore! (Rev 4:17) I made known to you the way of life! In my presence is fullness of joy and at my right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Ps 16:11) Well done, good and faithful servant! Enter now into the joy of your Master! (Matt 25:23) For I AM the Resurrection and the Life!" (John 11:25)


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