"Emmanuel". . . "Christ". . ."JESUS"
If you are not a disciple of Jesus yet, welcome and I pray God grant you the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know and believe the present truth.
THE European nations passed from the 19th to the 20th century inebriated with the exuberance of man-made philosophies, and spell-bound under the wand of that new fairy-godmother, "Science". The watchword was "Upward and On ward", to the utopia which was at last visibly flashing ahead, the consummation which would crown and glorify the evolution of our human species.
But the fond dreams of the 19th century about the "march of civilization", and the gradual "extinction of the ape and the tiger" thereby, have dissolved in a shocking eye-opening during this 21th century. World wars, gluttonous nationalisms, and tyrannical totalitarianisms have exposed a demoniacal sadism and a worse-than-bestialsavagery in 21st century human nature which out-shame anything ever uncovered in the so-called "primitive barbarians" of antiquity !
The "upward march" is now seen by the most casual observer to be a downward one, from whatever viewpoint it may be considered, whether political, moral, or religious.
Man or woman without God has once more proved himself/herself a failure, and the ultimate salvation of the race by human brains alone has turned out to be nothing but a shimmering mirage.
All around us today , 6 June,2010, there is disillusionment and unrest of soul. The splitting of the atom has not only unceremoniously introduced a new physical epoch, it has brought a new and intenser attitude of mind. Tomorrow is a bigger doubt than ever. The eleventh-hour clarion to us, Jesus' disciples minority, is as never before to lift up the Lord Jesus Christ as "EMMANUEL", the one complete answer to mankind's deepest need.
Yes, our Lord Jesus is "Emmanuel", but saint Matthew calls Him the CHRIST."And Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus which is called the Christ." (reference from Matthew 1:16)
That title name, "Christ" (in Greek: Christos), is, of course, the New Testament correspondent of the Old Testament "Messiah" (in Hebrew language: Mashiyach ), and both mean "The Anointed One".
In Old Testament times there were three classes of public servants who were the subjects of special anointing ; The prophet, the priest, the king. Hebrew prophecy foretells of one Messiah who should somehow be all three in one person.
In the four Gospels of Jesus Christ, He is the anointed Prophet, preaching to the people.
In the book of the Acts (of the Holy Spirit in the apostles) and the written Epistles, He is the ascended Priest, interceding for the people.
In the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to His beloved, He is the returned King reigning over the people.
Some golden daybreak in the near future He will break in upon our world again, in overwhelming splendour as World-Emperor, but meanwhile, beside being "Emmanuel " and "Christ", He is "JESUS".
"Thou shalt call His name JESUS (Yahshua), for He shall save His people from their sins."(reference from Matthew 1:21)This is best of all. He who is the embodiment of the Deity visibly, and the fulfillment of prophecy historically, is the Saviour of men morally and spiritually and eternally.
This is the message for the hour ; not the evolution of man, but the incarnation of God ; not some pseudo-deliverance by human brains, but real salvation by divine grace ; not some wistful "extinction of the ape and the tiger " in man, but a Saviour who really saves men from sins !