Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Jesus' Visit to Abraham

 The book of Genesis 18 leaves me to ponder on the several amazing facts of the holy bible.The chapter also corroborates the biblical statement that Jesus is indeed the first born of all creation. 
We are told in this chapter that three men appeared to Abraham. Have u ever mused over the question of the identity of the three men?
Surprisingly, biblical evidence proves that they include Jesus and two other angels.Although some biblical scholars have argued that the trinity (God the father, God the son, and God the holy spirit) were the divine visitors. 
Remarkably, I do not belong to the above school of thought. As much I know, the three men were Jesus and two other angels. The  spokesperson (word) among the 3 men was Jesus (Lord) while others were more of accompaniments of some sorts  throughout the visit.Although Genesis 19 reveals the identity of the two men; they were truly angels.
Abraham recognised the presence of the very special being among the three heavenly visitors which was the reason for his constant reverence and obeisance to Lord. 
It is quite obvious that several questions may be flipping through your mind concerning the existence of Jesus before Abraham.
It may interest you to know that in the New Testament, Jesus actually told the Jews that he existed even before Abraham. 

"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see you day:and he saw it and was glad

Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

Jesus said unto them,Verily,verily I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. John 8:56-58 KJV

Interestingly, Jesus existed before God created anyone. There is no gainsaying that he is the first born of all creation ( Col 1:15).He is the image of the invisible God. He represents the theophanic or christophanic presence of God at all times in the bible(Dan 3:24-28; Exo17:16; Ps89:35; Isaiah14:24).

■NOTE: The above article is simply my submission; you may have a contrary opinion.Hence, I will implore you to feel free to comment.God bless you.

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