Christ Is God

“And about the angels He says: 
He makes His angels winds, and His servants a fiery flame, 
but to the Son: Your throne, God, is forever and ever,
and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
this is why God, Your God, has anointed You
with the oil of joy rather than Your companions.”

Twenty years ago, I met a client at work that I found had no one to spend Christmas with, no one that cared. My daughter and I invited him to Christmas dinner. We showered him with dollar store gifts and shared the love of Christ. Since then we have spent every holiday together. Somehow, we have become family.

He is nearing the end of his race. Because the burden of his care is heavy, I almost did not write this post. However, God knew exactly where I would be when this day came. There are no words to describe how powerfully God used this lesson to infuse me with courage, comfort, and strength. Wherever you are in your race, I pray you find the same.

This excerpt is titled “The Son Himself God” from Andrew Murray’s The Holiest of All:

In contrast to what is said of the angels as servants, the Holy Spirit hath said of the Son, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. Christ is not only the Son, but is God. He is one with the Father: as Son He is partaker of the Father's own nature and being.

Christ is God: to many Christians this has been a dead article of faith, held fast and proved out of Scripture, but without any living influence on the soul. To the true believer it is one of the deepest and most precious truths for the nourishment of the inner life. Christ is God: the soul worships Him as the Almighty One, able to do a divine work in the power of divine omnipotence.

Christ is God: even as God works in all nature from within, and in secret, so the soul trusts Christ as the everywhere present and the Indwelling One, doing His saving work in the hidden depths of its being. Christ is God: in Him we come into living contact with the person and life of God Himself. The truth lies at the foundation of our Epistle, and the Christian life it would build up: Christ is God.

Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. As God, Christ is King: the throne of heaven belongs to Him. When an earthly father has begotten a son, they may be separated from each other by great distance, both in place and character, and know each other no more.

In the divine Being it is not so. The Father and the Son are inseparable, one in life and love; all that the Father is and has, the Son is and has too. The Father is ever in the Son, and the Son in the Father. God is on the throne and Christ in Him: the throne and the kingdom are Christ's too.

Forever and ever. Christ is the King eternal. His dominion is an everlasting dominion. The full meaning of the word eternal will become clear to us later on. Eternal is that which each moment and always exists in its full strength, immoveable, unchangeable.

"We receive a kingdom that cannot be moved," because our King is God, and His kingdom for ever and ever. The rule of Christ our Priest-King, even now, in our souls, is in the power of an endless, an imperishable life: the faith that receives this will experience it.