The Same Forever
When our Savior comes again, wrote H. A. Ironside,
God is coming to take control of things in this world and the Holy Spirit will be
poured out upon all flesh. Father, Son and the Holy Spirit in council in the past
eternity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit working out our salvation here on earth; Father, Son
and Holy Spirit bringing in the glory by and by when the long period of mans trial
is over, when the kingdom is fully established, and the Lord Jesus Christ abides forever
the One in whom the Father and Spirit as well as the Son are fully displayedfor He
is the image of the invisible God.
The writer of Hebrews simply said, Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8).
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 (Jn. 17:5).
Jesus Christ is the same . . . forever.
He came from glory and He returned to glory. Here is one of the most
profound, relevant truths in Gods Word. Jesus Christ came from glory and took upon
our 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, but He remains a man in
This same Jesus. Oh, praise God. 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 wentthis same Jesus. This same
Jesus who was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, and with whose
stripes we are healed, who cried, It is finished, rose form the dead and
ascended into heaventhis same Jesus will be unchanged when He returns to this earth
in triumphant glory.
He is our unchanged and unchangeable Savior. When He comes again He
will not be wearing servants 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 lives ever to make intercession for us as our Mediator. When He comes
every knee will bow and confess Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
This same Jesus is the same yesterday, today and
forever. Jesus is eternally the same.
We have received the complete and final revelation of God to man in
the person of Jesus Christ which can never be superceded or supplemented by something
Jesus said, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one
comes to the Father but through Me (Jn 14:6). 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).
In the context of Hebrews chapter 13, the faithful leaders in the
church had gone to be with the Lord, but the writer reminds the church members that Jesus
remains the same.
in the Old Testament is the Jesus of Nazareth in the New. The unchangeable One is the
For the first readers of the epistle of Hebrews the Temple had been
destroyed, the ceremonial law was gone, and the Levitical priesthood was no more. However,
Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the New covenant between God and man abides unchanged
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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