LOOKING UNTO JESUS THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH
Looking unto Jesus, the creator of all things in heaven and on earth.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb 12:2 [KJV])
Looking unto Jesus is when we have faith in Him to believe Him for who He is and we look upon Him as our helper, savior, comforter, companion, friend, master, teacher, provider and as our Lord, God, King and Redeemer. Believing that God through His Son created everything in heaven and on earth, and that Jesus is both Lord and God and that He is the Savior of the world/mankind.
What an awesome sight we can have of Jesus if we fix our eyes of faith on Him who created everything in heaven and on earth. “Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Heb 1:1-3 [HCSB])
Paul explained to the believers in Colossians that “Jesus is the all in all” (Col. 3:11) who created everything in heaven and on earth. Paul is urging us to be “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation (the firstborn of all creation means that He is above all creation; that He is God’s beloved), for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through Him and for Him. He himself is before all things and all things are held together in Him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he Himself may become first in all things. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in the Son and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross – through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.” (Col 1:12-20 [NET])
The Gospel of John reveals to us that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:1-4) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14 [KJV]) Begotten means ‘one and only.’ “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:” (John 1:10-12 [KJV])
God confirmed His Son as the Lord who laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with His mighty hands. “And God said unto His Son, ‘Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:’” (Heb 1:8,10 [KJV])
How tiny are we in the hand of our creator who holds the whole universe in his hand. He “marked off the heavens with the span of His hand.” (Isaiah 40:12) Hand span is a measure of distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger with the hand fully extended.The universe is all of space and time that includes all the billions of stars (stars have their own planets and one example of a star we know about is the sun with its nine planets, the earth being one of the planets) that are in clusters called galaxies and there are billions of galaxies in the observable universe. one can hardly imagine of Jesus the creator of everything in heaven and on earth holding the universe with His hand. How mighty is Jesus? The spiritual sight of Christ fills us with wonder and joy unspeakable, and full of awe as His sight towers or dwarfs the universe that He can hold in His hand and He knows each star by its name. “He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Our Lord is great, mighty in power; His understanding is infinite/exceedingly great.” (Ps 147:4-5 [HCSB])
The scriptures say that having purchased us from the kingdom of darkness unto the kingdom of His marvelous light by offering to die our death that we may receive forgiveness of our sins through the shedding of His blood, we are now made partakers of His divine nature and we have been given power to become sons of God and fellow heirs with Jesus Christ. We are the sheep of His pasture, His church, that He bought us with His own blood so that when He comes again, He will take us unto Himself so that where He is, we might also be. He is actually coming to get us unto Himself. Jesus is coming soon. Paul said, “Brothers, I make this urgent, heartfelt request to you today, earnestly and sincerely pleading with you from the bottom of my heart to hear what I’m telling you and to do exactly as I say. The appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ is very near. In fact, it is so close that we can almost feel His presence as if He were already here among us. The moment we have all longed for and waited for is almost upon us! I’m talking about that moment when Jesus will finally gather us together to Himself.” (2 Thes 2:1)
Jesus is coming soon for His church. Jesus said that “In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:2-3) “After making purification for sins, Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Heb 1:1-3
In Second Thessalonians 2:1, Paul uses the word episunagoge (“gathering together”) to describe that future moment when the Lord will quickly gather or collect His people together to Himself at the end of the age. At that divine moment, all of God’s people will be quickly gathered together and collected in a common assembly to meet the Lord in the air. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so we shall be with the Lord forever.” (1Thess 4:16-17 [KJV]) As these verses show, Christ will come bodily from heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of the Father, and we shall see Him in the air above the earth. And every eye shall see Him when He appears. “He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him.” (Rev.1:7) This event will also feature the voice of the archangel who will give a shout of triumph. The rapture of the church will be accomplished in spite of all that Satan has done to hinder the church and people coming to Christ, and together they will rise to meet the Lord in the air, being raptured or snatched up or caught up in the air, and subsequently go to heaven with Him. Brethren, make yourselves ready for the Bridegroom (Jesus) is coming for His bride (the church). Make yourself ready by remaining a “a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless unto the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:27) “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife (the church) hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Rev 19:7-9 [KJV])
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Rev 22:20-21 [KJV])
“These things are written to you so that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ (Christ means the Messiah, the Anointed One, the Anointing), the Son of God, (and that He is both Lord and God, in triune fellowship with the Father); and that believing ye might have eternal life through believing in Him and believing His name.” (John 20:31 [KJV])