15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,[e] 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. 18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead.[f] So he is first in everything. 19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Prophecy Countdown to CHRISTmas
Prophecy #10: Messiah's own people would reject Him.
"I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's sons."
"He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
Fulfilled: John 1:11 and John 7:5Jesus Christ is the PROMISED MESSIAH!
[Regarding John 7:5, I am pleased to remind you that, after seeing all that was fulfilled in Jesus' life, at least His brother James did believe and become a follower of Christ. God allowed James to be the divinely-inspired writer for the New Testament book of James.]