The deity of Jesus permeates the New Testament—from Matthew to Revelation.
It is upon the impregnable foundation of Jesus’ deity that the church is built (Matthew 16:16-18). It is because of Jesus’ deity and atonement that He “is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24).
Jude describes the incomparable Savior with this seven-fold description: “to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen” (Jude 25). Briefly note the uniqueness and perfection of our Savior, the incarnate Christ:
- He is God. Our Savior was part of the “Us” and “Our” when God said, “Let Us make man in Our image” (Genesis 1:26).
- He is Savior. His stepfather Joseph was solemnly instructed to call Mary’s firstborn child “Jesus” because His purpose on earth was to save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:20-21).
- He alone is wise. God alone is the only Being in our universe who could devise a plan whereby He could be uncompromised in His holiness and justice and yet able to justify sinners through our Savior. “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God” (Romans 11:33).
- He is glorious. Though he leaned on His breast during the Last Supper, the disciple who Jesus loved fell at His feet as a dead man when he espied our glorified Savior (Revelation 1:12-17).
- He is majestic. According to the innumerable heavenly host, our Savior’s majesty is worthy to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing (Revelation 5:12).
- He has dominion. With His coronation in heaven, our Savior was seated at His Father’s right hand, “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:21-23).
- He has power. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to our Savior (Matthew 28:18). He is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15). It is His voice which will call all the dead from their graves (John 5:28-29). It is His words which will on the last day judge all who reject Him (John 12:48). It is His throne before which all nations will be summoned for divine retribution (Matthew 25:31-46).
Jesus is not going anywhere. Time and chance will not erode one iota of our Savior’s identity, character, or glory. It is for “both now and forever”. Amen.
A wonderful Savior is Jesus our Lord!