Jesus, The Mighty God
Written By: Bishop G.T. Haywood
In the city of Bethlehem of Judea a child was born which stirred the world and brought the wise men from the East. Old Herod tried to kill him, but the child went down into Egypt and returned when Herod was dead. This is the "child" that is mentioned in Isaiah 9:6, as being born unto us. And the "Son was given" unto us at the anointing at Jordan river. He went on and on through the way of the cross and left us His name, and this Name has become "Wonderful". The Apostles took the Name as their "Counselor" and He was a Wonderful Counselor.
There is not a man on the earth who has not sinned. And because of the fact that there was none good, God became one that was "good." "God is good and doest good." Jesus said to the young ruler, "Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, and that is God." Do you not believe that jesus was good? He was that One then. He called himself a certain Samaritan, and He was certainly a "good" Samaritan. He saw mankind wounded and He came away over on his side and had compassion on him and paid the debt and turned him over to the Holy Ghost to take care of him. He paid two pence, redeeming him from the curse of the law, and from sin; and the third pence is to be the redeemption of our bodies. Truly He was a "good" Samaritan and He is still doing good.
Many people are going to heaven, they think. But they are not. Many think they are saved, but they are not. I want you to know that Jesus is God. The only God that ever will be or can be. I have never seen Jesus, but He is here. He is the invisible God. His personal baody is the image of the invisible God. We have not seen His visible body. God is a Spirit, so I worship Him is Spirit, and I worship him in truth. The Bible declares that Jesus Christ was the creator of heaven and earth. The first chapter of colossians, verses sixteen and seventeen, tell you this plainly saying that "By Him were all things created." He is before all things, therefore, all men should fear Him. The God that knows how many grains of sand lie on the sea shore, and that telleth the very number of each hair of your head; He that weighs the mountains in scales and looks upon the nations as a drop of a bucket, and taketh up the islands as a very little thing and considers the people of the earth as grasshoppers - I tell you, men had better fear Him!
God made us. In Him we live and move and have our being. If God were to command you to come into judgment you wouldfold up your arms and silently steal away. You had better fear Him. People cast you into the ground with the rest of the dust when you breath is gone, and yet you will boast yourself! Why, there is not a thing a continuation of Adam and Eve. The same in any of us. All flesh is grass, even as one of the modern poets has said, "a rag, and a bone, and a bank o' hair."
We want reality. Gos Almighty told Ezekiel to eat the whole book. God put on a "diving suit" and dropped down here into these troubled waters and mud, and found a pearl of great price. God made a body and then cameinto it. Some people will say, "Don't call Him God." Well, who else is He? Many will be surprised in that day to find only "One sitting on the throns." Isaiah 54:5, tells the church that "Thy maker is thy husband, the God of the whole earth shall He be called." The Bridegroom of the church shall be called "The God". And Jesus is the Bridegroom. I love Him and I will give Him all the honor and glory due unto his name. He is all and in all to me. If Jesus Christ according to Matthew first chapter, and the twenty-third verse is to be called, "God with us", or Emmanuel, then He is notonr of the gods but God" with us. John saw just one in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. And when he saw Him he fell as one dead at His feet. But he received a "right hand" blessing and God raised him up and said, "I am He that liveth and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore." So God took John off of the Isle of Patmos and he sat down and wrote, "I was on the Isle" and said, "The Word was God." "He was in the world and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He that made everything came down to visit the things that He had made. And He has said, "I am coming again" too. Alleluia!Jesus is God. I care not if you cannot understand it - Jesus is God!!!! The Word of God does not talk of the "first God." "the second God," or "the third God," but "The Mighty GOD, He shall be called." O, beloved, there is a great day coming! A mighty time time is on now. I don't whether it is gold, brass or iron, if you worship that thing, it is your God. But I want the world to know that I worship Jesus. The angels must worship Him. Every knee must bow to Him.Every man that ever breathed must fall protrate at Jesus' feet and acknowledge that He is Lord of lords and LORD OF ALL! I know Whom I have believed. Jesus Christ is God absolute, and He which is, and was, and is to come! He is just simply God, Himself. There are some people who do not believe in His Sonship: hence they never call Him God.n The Jews of old, and Mohammedans are that people. In the 21st chapter of the book of Revelation, beginning at verse six, it is written, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end....He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son." Now who is he that overcometh? Even he that believeth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We are now in the Kingdom of His dear "son." The sonship is in the church, now. He has committed all judgment to the "Son." And we shall "sit on thrones" with Him and by that I mean we shall have ruling authority some day with Christ. The Lord once declared that the scribes and Pharisees sat in Moses' seat, but He did not refer to a small bench of some sort. Neither does the expression, "And I saw thrones, and they sat on them", relate to a state of sitting down all the time in a seat. That is a lazy man's view! There are no lazy folk in heaven, "dwelling carelessly" there. Heaven shall be the most active place imaginable.
If Jesus Christ is God Almighty, Creator of all things in heaven and in earth; and is He who cannot lie, you will miss heaven as truly as you live, if you turn fromHis "Words." I desire you to note a very important passage of Scripture, namely, that describing the circumstances of Jesus' baptism at the River Jordan. The only person that ever did overcome the world is Jesus. We overcome through him. There was a voice and a dove there when He was showing us how to be overcomers. Now no one ever heard of a dove being called a person, neither a voice called a person, except in the case of John the Baptist, and yet some vainly attempt to establish a Trinity of persons in One God from this occurence. The voice was the Spirit of God. And no one saw the manifestation of a dove but John. Jesus did not get baptized to build up a Trinity doctrine, for the Bible is absolutely against the theory of three persons called God. But Jesus' purpose was to set forth before every man and woman the truth that you must be baptized and receive the Spirit of God with a voice, in order to be saved (Galatians 3:26-27; 4:6). He said, "THUS it becometh US." And that is one instance where God said "US", where we were sure it did not refer to three persons! Christ stood there as our representative and example, showing all men how to enter into salvation.
Now that was the beginning of His ministry. Immediately after this baptismal scene, Jesus' body was moved by the Holy Ghost into the wilderness, to furnish us with another example, but this time to show "US" how the devil will come to you to cheat you out of your possession and rob you and try to cause you doubt. Just before He ascended into heaven the Lord commanded his disciples, saying, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." And the reason for this was that "all power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. THEREFORE go ye." Matthew 28:19. Christ is the wisdom of God and the POWER OF GOD.
Bishop G.T. Haywood