The Lord Jesus Christ is the revelation of God to man.4 In the days of His humiliation5 He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, taught the will of God,5 was crucified, and died. He was buried and arose bodily from the dead on the third day. The Lord Jesus offered Himself a sacrifice for sins,6 satisfied the justice of the Father, propitiated the wrath of God, reconciled God and man,7 and obtained an eternal inheritance.
The Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, from whence He had come, and was exalted, taking His place at the right hand of the Father, where He makes intercession on behalf of all who come to God through Him.8
1 John 1:1-3,14
2 Colossians 1:15-20
3 Matthew 1:22-23
4 Hebrews 1:1-4
5 Philippians 2:5-11
6 Hebrews 9:14
7 Romans 5:10
8 Hebrews 4:14-15
He is the embodiment of God’s revelation to us. Through Him we have access and know the mind of the Father. While on earth, He lived completely sinless. He did everything that was pleasing to God and did nothing that was unpleasing to God at the same time. While on earth, he did miraculous things and taught us completely all of the will of the Father. Not only that, but He suffered at the hand of mankind and was crucified and died. His death was real, and he was buried and came back to life on the third day. The beauty of this is that God sacrificed Himself for the sake of sinful humanity. He appeased God’s wrath and fulfilled God’s just requirements for sin, and ultimately reconciled God and man. We have access to the Father through the death and resurrection of Jesus and now because of His eternal inheritance, we too share in that inheritance.
Following His death and resurrection, He returned to the right hand of the Father and though He was humiliated on earth, He rose to full exaltation of his royal majesty in heaven. Now He intercedes on our behalf before the Father. Every time we sin, He says to the Father, “because of my sacrifice He is forgiven.”
In the person of Jesus Christ we have the picture of the love, mercy, grace, and beauty of God. Despite our sin and our ugliness God reached down through Jesus Christ to give us life and life eternally. He makes us new and beautiful because He loves us. And we are lovely, because He loves us. Praise God for His Son!