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Our Coming King

He is Coming!

The Messiah is coming. (Is 40; Mk 1:1-8)

Who is Coming?

The Messiah is God incarnate, and His name is Jesus. (Jn 1:1, 14; Is 9:6; 43:10-13; Jn 20:28; Tt 2:13; 2Pe 1:1; 1Jn 5:20; Re 1:8, 17-18; Ps 45:6-7; Heb 1:8)

Why is He Coming?

We all have sinned. (Ro 3:10, 23; 5:12; 1Jn 1:10)We can not atone for our sins against God. (Heb 10:4; Ps 49:5-9)God provided the sacrifice needed to atone for our sins. (Gen 22:1-19; Jn 1:29; 1Co 5:7; 1Pe 1:18-19; Re 5:5-6, 13)
Why would God do this?
Because He loves us. (Jn 3:16; 1Jn 3:1)

Our Coming King

We are in a series titled Our Coming King. Three weeks ago we started the series with a message called “He is Coming!” looking at prophesies telling of a coming Messiah made hundreds of years before the birth of the Messiah, and how we were to prepare ourselves for His arrival by turning from sin in our lives, to live holy lives before our holy God. Two weeks ago I preached a message called “Who is coming?” where we looked at passages in the Old and New Testament where God informed us that it was God Himself that came to earth, being born as a man, and His name was Jesus. I didn’t get to finish that message but we will be looking at that same theme more today. Last week I titled our message “Why is He Coming?” where we saw why God had to come to earth as a man, and that was in order to provide a sufficient sacrifice that could atone for our sins so that we could be forgiven and so that we could not only be put into a right relationship with God that will last for all of eternity, but even more than that, so that we could be adopted as God’s sons and daughters, to be co-heirs with Christ, fully loved by our Father. This week’s message is titled He is Here!

He is Here!

Tomorrow is Christmas! Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! So I want to say to you from the bottom of my heart, Merry Christmas!

The Scriptures tell us that there is only one God.

(Dt 6:4; 4:35, 39; Is 37:20; 44:8; 45:6, 21-22; 46:9; 1Co 8:4; 1Ti 1:17; 2:5; Jm 2:19)
Deuteronomy 6:4 CSB
4 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Deuteronomy 4:35 CSB
35 You were shown these things so that you would know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him.
Deuteronomy 4:39 CSB
39 Today, recognize and keep in mind that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below; there is no other.
Isaiah 37:20 CSB
20 Now, Lord our God, save us from his power so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Lord, are God—you alone.
Isaiah 44:8 CSB
8 Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but me? There is no other Rock; I do not know any.
Isaiah 45:6 CSB
6 so that all may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is no one but me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:21–22 CSB
21 Speak up and present your case— yes, let them consult each other. Who predicted this long ago? Who announced it from ancient times? Was it not I, the Lord? There is no other God but me, a righteous God and Savior; there is no one except me. 22 Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other.
Isaiah 46:9 CSB
9 Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and no one is like me.
And the New Testament —
1 Corinthians 8:4 CSB
4 About eating food sacrificed to idols, then, we know that “an idol is nothing in the world,” and that “there is no God but one.”
1 Timothy 1:17 CSB
17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 2:5 CSB
5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus,
James 2:19 CSB
19 You believe that God is one. Good! Even the demons believe—and they shudder.

The Scriptures describe God as both plural and singular at the same time.

(Ge 1:1; 26-27)
Genesis 1:1 CSB
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:26–27 CSB
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, the whole earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image; he created him in the image of God; he created them male and female.

The Scriptures tell us that there will never be another God.

(Is 44:6; 43:10)
Isaiah 44:6 CSB
6 This is what the Lord, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the Lord of Armies, says: I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but me.
Isaiah 43:10 CSB
10 “You are my witnesses”— this is the Lord’s declaration— “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. No god was formed before me, and there will be none after me.

The Scriptures tell us that Jesus is God.

(Jn 1:1, 14, 18; 20:28; Ro 9:4-5; Ti 2:13; 2Pe 1:1; Ps 45:6-7; He 1:8; Is 9:6; 1Jn 5:20; Re 1:8, 17-18)
John 1:1 CSB
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 CSB
14 The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:18 CSB
18 No one has ever seen God. The one and only Son, who is himself God and is at the Father’s side—he has revealed him.
John 20:28 CSB
28 Thomas responded to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Romans 9:4–5 CSB
4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple service, and the promises. 5 The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.
Titus 2:13 CSB
13 while we wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
You may say, Paul wasn’t saying he was waiting for the appearing of his God Jesus Christ, he said his God AND Savior, two people. Well there is a problem with that explanation. The Old Testament teaches that God is our only Savior. So to say that Jesus is our Savior, which we all agree the New Testament teaches, would be to say that Jesus is God, or that the New Testament is ultimately a lie. You can’t pick and choose the parts you want to believe because you want them to be true. You have to accept it all as the truth, all as God’s words, or they are not. It is either true or it’s false.

There is no Savior besides God.

(Is 43:11; Hos 13:4)
Isaiah 43:11 CSB
11 I—I am the Lord. Besides me, there is no Savior.
Hosea 13:4 CSB
4 I have been the Lord your God ever since the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and no Savior exists besides me.
Peter says the same thing.
2 Peter 1:1 CSB
1 Simeon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ: To those who have received a faith equal to ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Psalmist refers to God as a king, and then, strangely refers to God’s God anointing Him.
Psalm 45:6–7 CSB
6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever; the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice. 7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy more than your companions.
The author of Hebrews tells us that this passage is referring to Jesus, which makes sense since Jesus is God.
Hebrews 1:8 CSB
8 but to the Son: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
Isaiah 9:6 CSB
6 For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
1 John 5:20 CSB
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true one. We are in the true one—that is, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Revelation 1:8 CSB
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “the one who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 1:17–18 CSB
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid. I am the First and the Last, 18 and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Genesis 1:1 CSB
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Isaiah 44:24 CSB
24 This is what the Lord, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb, says: I am the Lord, who made everything; who stretched out the heavens by myself; who alone spread out the earth;
Isaiah 66:2 CSB
2 My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. This is the Lord’s declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and trembles at my word.
Colossians 1:15–16 CSB
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through him and for him.
Hebrews 1:1–2 CSB
1 Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. 2 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.

1. His name is Immanuel. Which means God with us.

(Mt 1:23)
Matthew 1:23 CSB
23 See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.”
And there is so much more. The Holy Spirit is described as the Spirit of God and as the Spirit of Jesus. God says He will not share His glory with another, yet the Scriptures give glory to God and Jesus.
Isaiah 42:8 CSB
8 I am the Lord. That is my name, and I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
Isaiah 48:11 CSB
11 I will act for my own sake, indeed, my own, for how can I be defiled? I will not give my glory to another.
but Jesus talks about the glory He shared with God before the world existed.
John 17:5 CSB
5 Now, Father, glorify me in your presence with that glory I had with you before the world existed.
God demands that you worship no one but Him alone but we see Jesus being worshiped throughout the New Testament and Jesus never rebukes anyone for worshipping Him, we see the wise men worshipped Jesus, Mt 2, the disciples worshipped Jesus before and after His resurrection Mt 14 and Mt 28, God Himself even commands the angels to worship Him Heb 1, and in Rev 5 John tells us about a vision of Jesus on the throne and this is what he describes.
Revelation 5:13–14 CSB
13 I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them say, Blessing and honor and glory and power be to the one seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever! 14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
God and Jesus are both being worshipped by all of creation, together. God is sharing His glory and worship with Jesus, something He said He would never do with another. This would be a problem if Jesus was anyone except God Himself.
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