Posted by: missionventureministries | August 23, 2018

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER – Hebrews 13:8

This statement of faith has been a source of strength and encouragement for Christians in every generation for centuries because personally and spiritually Jesus Christ is our only secure anchor. 

Jesus Christ is the same for all eternity. He is everlasting and un-challengeable!  

The Psalmist declared of Him, “But You are the same, and Your years will have no end” (Psalm 102:27).    

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday because He was active in creation. “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world” (Hebrews 1:1-2).  

Jesus Christ is the same today offering salvation to everyone who calls upon His name. Therefore, Today if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 4:7). 

Jesus Christ is the same forever reigning in glory at the right hand of the Father in heaven. “But He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12). 

We need to understand that Jesus Christ is unchanging as the Bible tells us. Many yesterdays ago, He died in our place on the cross to take our sins. Today He intercedes representing us before the Father in heaven. He is forever our great high Priest. The writer of Hebrews states: “The former priests,… existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, but Jesus,… because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently” (Hebrews 7:23-24). Here Scriptures clearly states that Jesus Christ is the same forever. All that Jesus was yesterday; He is today and will be forever. 

When we read the words, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday” we think of His birth in Bethlehem, yes that is when He became flesh with the purpose of coming to earth to reconcile us with the Father. Because, “since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22). 

We need to understand that He is the eternal second person of the Holy Trinity. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1-2). Here we see again as we read in (Hebrews 1:1-2), that Christ was with God and that Jesus Christ was God. “He was in the beginning with God.” 

When everything else had a beginning He already existed and He had no beginning. “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men” (John 1:3-4). 

Jesus Christ is the same person who pre-existed before He became flesh and He is the same one who walked the dusty roads of Galilee, healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and raised Lazarus from the dead; among many other things. 

In His awesome prayer the night before His death by crucifixion, Jesus prayed, “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was” (John 17:5). 

He came from glory and He returned to glory. Here is the most profound, relevant truth in God’s Word. Jesus Christ came from glory and became flesh, and humbled Himself to die as our substitute to pay our death penalty. Now He has gone back to the glory He had with the Father in eternity, and as He promised in John 14:1-4, He will come for His redeemed children, all of those who believe, trust and obey Him. 

His disciples witnessed His ascension and where told: “This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). 

He will come back the way He went. Jesus who was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, and by His stripes we are healed, who cried, “It is finished,” rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, He will be the same when He returns to this earth in triumphant glory. 

When He comes again He will not be wearing servant’s robes, but the robes of the eternal King of glory. He will be dressed in the robes of the King of kings and Lord of lords. 

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and for eternity.” He came the first time to bear our sin and iniquity and die as our substitute. Today He is in heaven making intercession for us as our Mediator. And when He comes again, “at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”  (Philippians 2:10-11). 

Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). And the apostle Peter preached, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). 

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).

“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:12-14)

Our Lord and Savior is the eternal unchangeable Christ, the Anointed Messiah. Believe on Him and be saved today, while you still have time, because: “He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.” (Revelation 22:20-21)

 

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