Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jesus Christ—The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever

By David Ferguson
The Hebrews writer declares in chapter 13, verse 8 (NKJV), “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”  Nowhere is this so visibly manifested than when one compares the visions given to Daniel and John concerning the Lord.  It becomes quite apparent when reading these that Daniel and John were given the same vision of Jesus Christ.

    “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated: His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool.  His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire”(Daniel 7:9, NKJV).   

    “His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire.  His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters.  He had in His right hand seven stars; out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength” (Revelation 1:14-16, NKJV).

     Both of the above passages refer to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and depict Him as He appears in Heaven.  As we learn from the author of the Gospel of John,

     “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 were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4, NKJV).

     The authors of the Gospel of John, the Book of Daniel, and the Book of Revelation are all telling us the same thing the Hebrews writer does: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”  He is the same, for Jesus Christ truly was God in the flesh.  May our Lord and Savior, the Great and Mighty Ancient of Days, Jesus Christ, bless you and your family today! 

- David R. Ferguson preaches for the Lakeland Church of Christ in Mattoon, IL.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://lakelandchurchofchrist.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

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