The Same Yesterday
All of my life I have heard the plea for a relevant new
Christ for a new age.
The truth is Jesus Christ is Gods final word to men in all
ages. He is relevant for every age. He is the same yesterday, today and
forever (Heb. 13:8).
The same Jesus sits today on the right hand of the Majesty on
high (Heb. 1:3). He is the same person as He was when here on the earth.
When we read the words, Jesus Christ the same yesterday
we are carried back to the long ages before He became flesh. I can point to a date, time,
and place when I was born. However, Jesus did not begin to live when He was born in the
flesh of the virgin Mary in Bethlehem. He simply changed His robes.
The apostle Paul tells us Jesus was in the form of God, thought it
not robbery to be equal with God, divested Himself of His garments of glory that had been
His from all eternity and clothed Himself in the garments of a common household slave in
the flesh and was obedient unto death. He was God-man. He was fully God and fully human
The absolutely essential fact is He was the same in past eternity; He
I search for an absolute in an age of change; He changes not, and I
therefore have security.
He came from the Father and He returned to the Father. He dwelt in
the ageless past in the bosom of His eternal Father. The apostle John tells us, in
the beginning was the Word. When everything else had a beginning He already existed
and He had no beginning. His beginning had no beginning. In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
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
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday . . . His eternal
existence is declared in these words, in the beginning was the Word. He is no
vacillating whim of the age. The Word was with God, a distinct personality of
the true and perfect deity because the Word was God. His personal relationship
with the Father is unchangeable. He was in the beginning with God, and because
of His resurrection and ascension, He still is in the presence of the Father in a perfect
Moreover, His understanding of man never needs to change. No one
knows me like the one who made me. All things were made by Him; and without Him was
not anything made that was made. In Him is life.
Where would you turn for a relevant Christ that is not found in the
historic Christ? Would you, like the modern self-made cults, turn to your own making, or
to some new age enlightenment?
God in Christ has already become one of us in order to demonstrate
His love for us, and to show us what God is really like. God came and revealed Himself to
sinful and disobedient rebellious men.
I dont need a greater light. I only need to respond
to the One true and all supreme Lord of all creation. Why should I turn to some lesser
light? All other spiritual lights are only creepy shadows of the one who
masquerades as the angel of light, Satan himself.
We dont have to look afar to discover what evil lurks within
the heart of man. God has fully revealed Himself (Heb. 1:1-3), and man in his stubborn
rebellion cries for something greater and better like selfish, pampered, narcissistic
children whining for something new.
God has spoken. He has not changed and He will not. He is the same as
He was yesterday, and I find stability for my soul and eternal peace with God. Because He
is the same I have eternal security of a right relationship with Him, not of my
self-making, or choosing, but in His all-sufficient wisdom and grace.
Because He is the same yesterday, I know that what He has said will
still remain true for you and me today. For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal
life (John 3:16).
That great truth will not change, because our Savior changes not. His
word and eternal promises remain the same throughout all eternity. Jesus Christ is
the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank God.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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