Last month we saw that John, probably in Jesus’ eulogy, unveiled the Godhead all the way back to Genesis 1:1.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The Hebrew word translated “God” is Elohiym and it is plural which describes the Godhead.
Genesis 1:2 … And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Here we see one member of the Godhead, the Spirit of God, working individually.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Here we see God (Elohiym) speaking as one.
Now lets go back to John 1:1-2:
“In the beginning was the Word.” We already know from reading the
passage that John is talking about Jesus, so JESUS IS the WORD.
John goes on to say, “the Word was with God, and the Word was God” and
“The same was in the beginning with God.” So, Jesus was, from the
beginning, (Gen.1:1), part of the Godhead.
Verse 3 tells us that JESUS created everything in the material realm in
which we live. Every electron, proton, quark, fermion, lepton,
boson of every atom of every element in every universe, star system and
planet and everything on, above or under every planet. And this
includes every mineral, plant and living thing including man (Adam).
There is a Kingdom of God in Heaven. That Kingdom is made up
entirely of “spirit” and everything and everyone in it is composed of
spirit. And the Godhead decided to expand that Kingdom to a
material realm where they would create man: A spirit being like
the Godhead, with a soul made up of a mind, will and emotions, but
existing in a material, physically living body; designed to rule and
reign on Earth, just as the Godhead rules and reigns in Heaven.
The entire material creation was created to support the existence and
the expansion of this material Kingdom, which would begin on Earth, the
dominion over which Adam was installed ruler, (King or even god, little
‘g’, if you will).
The purpose, from the beginning, was The Kingdom of God – in Earth – as it is in Heaven.
Adam, as you may know, not only refused to rule, but also legally
transferred his crown and scepter to a spirit being who had more
leadership experience. His name is Satan, the enemy of God.
This act by
Adam (our ancestor) was judged as high treason against the Kingdom of
God, and Adam’s breach (or sin) has been passed down through every
Without repentance (a legal contractual change) before the Godhead, we
(mankind) are treasonous, rebellious, lying, thieving followers of our
father Adam and subsequently citizens of the devil’s kingdom; and
thereby cut off from the Godhead.
History, as recorded by Moses in the Torah, (the first five books of
the Bible), and later books recorded by others, reveals interaction
between a member of the Godhead called the LORD (or LORD God or just
God) and Adam, as well as subsequent attempted interactions with other
individuals. In every single case, this member of the Godhead was
the one that we now call JESUS.
It was He that cast Adam out of Eden. It was He that instructed
Noah in building the Ark. It was He that stayed Abraham’s hand
from slaying Isaac. It was He that spoke from the burning
bush. It was He that that split the Red Sea. It was He that
that spoke to Israel from above Mt. Sinai. It was He that set up
a separate autonomous contractual system (what we now know as the ‘old’
covenant) within the devil’s kingdom to allow those within that system
to temporarily free themselves from sin, judgment and
condemnation. It was He that set legal precedents through Israel
and the Mosaic Laws to make legal and binding his later sacrificial
atonement for our remission and redemption. It was He that spoke
to the prophets. It was He that that inspired King David to write
the Book of Psalms. It was He – the WORD - that would become –
In verse 14 John says, “And the Word was made 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.”
Here John reveals that Jesus, born of Mary, was a member of the Godhead born in a human body. But WHY would He DO THAT?
Paul reveals this to us in First Corinthians 15:45 quoting, “The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a life-giving
With all of the legal groundwork now laid, Jesus came:
1. As the second and last Adam to re-establish the
Kingdom of God – in Earth – as it is in Heaven. This was His
2. To remit man’s sins and transgressions (personal and generational) and expunge every record.
3. To redeem mankind from the devil’s kingdom by
paying a sufficient legal ransom or penalty to cover all of mankind.
4. To set up a new, separate, autonomous, contractual
system, as part of the Kingdom of God, (we now call this the ‘new’
covenant), governed through deputization and power of attorney.
5. To teach mankind through both word and example how
to rule, reign and be successful, as well as who they really are, what
they can do and what they can have.
6. To EQUIP mankind with a Bible loaded with legally
binding Kingdom contracts, promises and agreements between the Godhead
and mankind that are applicable to every need.
And as we know, Jesus did accomplish every bit of His part. He
did it through His teaching and example; He set up a five-fold ministry
leadership of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers to
equip and build the assembly of the Kingdom; He gave His body to be
beaten, broken and brutalized to redeem us from the curse of the law,
back into the blessing of the Kingdom of God. He shed His own
lifeblood for the remission of our sins and expunged our records.
And on top of all that, after He left to receive the throne over the
Kingdom of God, both in Heaven and Earth, He saw to it that we could
have access to the Bible and access to He and Father God through the
Holy Spirit. This is WHO Jesus was and IS. Do you now see why
your only HOPE is JESUS?
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
In this case it is talking about things. FAITH (good faith)
creates substance, (or something substantive) from HOPE (expectation,
anticipation or desire).
Therefore HOPE is a prerequisite to FAITH. But, Jesus, our only HOPE, was and is the basis and source of that HOPE. TGM