TO THE BIBLE: Colossians 1:15-16
“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
How awesome and inspiring this scripture is! Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God. Now, that word “image” is the Greek “eikon,” which is translated “icon” in English. Think about your computer or mobile device, for example. You may not see the application in the system, but you can see its icon—a quickly-comprehensible symbol—that helps you easily navigate to that application on your computer or mobile device as you click on it.
Colossians 1:15 tells us that Jesus “…is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation”; that means He’s the outward expression of the invisible God. To see Jesus, is to see God. In John 14:8-9, when Philip asked, “…Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father”?” He also said in John 10:30, “I and My Father are one.” When He said this, the Jews, not knowing who He was, attempted to stone Him to death for blasphemy (John 10:31-33). But Jesus knew He was one with the Father; He was, and is, the complete embodiment of Deity!
Jesus is the perfect image and replica of the Godhead. He’s the express image of the Father’s person. The Father joyfully appointed Him to be the Heir of all things, including His throne. The Bible says it pleased the Father, that in Him (Jesus) should all fullness dwell (Colossians 1:19). Then Colossians 2:9 lets us know that in Him (Jesus) dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. So, if you’ve seen Jesus, you’ve seen the Father. Glory to God!
Dear Father, thank you for your life and nature of righteousness that’s been imparted into my spirit. This gives me the ability to think, act, and live as the effulgence of your glory and your perfect representation, because as Jesus is, so am I.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 11:2-34, Psalms 142-145
Luke 19:11-19, 1 Samuel 15
Say this to yourself continuously: “I’ve been initiated into the same kind of life; I have His character, and the same essence of divinity, having become one with Him. Hallelujah!”