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Jesus

Written by: R. A. Larden for End Times Messenger December 1977.

It is said that 700 million* people worship Him.

Charles Lamb wrote: “If all the illustrious men in history were gathered together and Shakespeare should enter their presence, they would rise to do his honour; but if Jesus Christ should come in, they would all bow down and worship Him.”

Napoleon said of Jesus, “I know men, and I tell you, Jesus is more than a man. Comparison is impossible between Him and any other human being who ever lived because He was the Son of God.” He said, “I think I understand somewhat of human nature, and I tell you all these (the heroes of antiquity) were men, and I am a man, but not one is like Him; Jesus Christ was more than a man. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I founded great empires, but upon what did the creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions would die for Him.”

“Now let us notice Christ’s birth,” Billy Graham said, “When God became man, it was not an ordinary birth. Consider the star, the shepherds hearing the angelic chorus, the magi, the angel speaking to the virgin Mary and later to Joseph. The very birth of Jesus indicates that He could not have been a mere man.”

The Apostle Peter inspired of the Holy Ghost said, “We believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the Living God.” (John 6:69)

The Apostle Thomas bowed his knees at Jesus’ feet and confessed, “My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28) A Hebrew, knowing the Holy Scriptures that states “For the LORD your God is God of gods, and LORD of lords, a great GOD, a mighty and terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.” He was rendering intelligent worship unto the One who alone was worthy of it.

Paul, an even more intense student of the inspired Scriptures, states of our Lord Jesus Christ, “…in his times he shall shew who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, the Lord of lords.” (1Timothy 6:15)

Paul’s mind would be well versed in Zechariah 14 where it states that “the LORD (shall) go forth and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee…And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” (Zechariah 14:3-5, 9)

“This is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” (John 4:42)

We shall worship Him as the wise men of old. We shall give Him glory and honour due His Holy Name. “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” (Titus 2:13)

Jesus, you are my Lord.

*It’s interesting to note, that today, 2.5 billion people are said to be Christians.

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