There is But ONE

And His Name is God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, “Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 NET2. He was here in the Beginning, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. And, this is but THE BEGINNING for mankind, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.” John 1:1-5. Many questions have been asked by us among whom there are many who do not believe, however, Jesus said this, “I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in my Father’s name testify about me. But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them from my Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” John 10:25-30. 

Seven times in the inspired book of John, Jesus said, “I Am.” This statement is, perhaps, the most informative about the Christ that we have. Here they are:

  1. “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen me and still do not believe. Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. Now this is the will of the one who sent me—that I should not lose one person of every one he has given me, but raise them all up at the last day. For this is the will of my Father—for everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him to have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 1:35-40.
  2. “I am the light of the world! The one who follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees objected, “You testify about yourself; your testimony is not true!”  Jesus answered, “Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you people do not know where I came from or where I am going. You people judge by outward appearances; I do not judge anyone. But if I judge, my evaluation is accurate because I am not alone when I judge, but I and the Father who sent me do so together. It is written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.  I testify about myself and the Father who sent me testifies about me.” John 8:12-18.
  3. “I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. John 10:7-10.
  4. “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd.” John 10:14-16.
  5. In the moment of a seemingly unfortunate death, Jesus said,  “Your brother will come back to life again.” Martha said, “I know that he will come back to life again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”  She replied, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world.” John 11:23-25.
  6. Sometimes, even His disciples seemed to be confused about WHO Jesus was, “ Thomas said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:5-7.
  7. Do you know WHOSE are you? “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit. You are clean already because of the word that I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.” John 15:1-4.

Much, much more I could say and not complete all that can be said about Jesus, how about the aseity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Take a look,  Your conduct must be free from the love of money, and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them.” Hebrews 13:5-9. 

BUT, “what does aseity mean,” You might ask. Here it is from Webster’s, “the quality or state of being self-derived or self-originated

specifically : the absolute self-sufficiency, independence, and autonomy of God.” He does NOT need or ask for our help in anything. We need Him. He does NOT need us or me or you. God is autonomous or absolutely self-sufficient. Enough of this. 

God is THE Father, Son and Holy Spirit and there is salvation in nothing else. Jesus is THE Savior and His salvation is for now by grace through faith in Him alone. (Ephesians 2:8-10.) 

Jesus is Lord.

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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