John 1:1 (KJV) 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
One of humanity’s greatest struggles is knowing God. Praise God, He Who is the one true God wants to reveal Himself to us. He doesn’t want us struggling in that area. And speaking of revealing Himself, this passage is one of His greatest revelations. Before time began, our Lord Jesus already existed. He existed together with God and is Himself God. This may sound difficult for our minds to comprehend, but it really isn’t.
This isn’t a play of words to confuse us; confusing us is farthest from His mind. He’s drawing us closer to Him; He wants us to draw closer to Him; He wants to be near us. He took the most loving step to prove this: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Through our Lord Jesus, we meet God face-to-face.
The endless debate about Jesus being divine isn’t supposed to be… Whatever our stand regarding this is, we at least have to admit that there are direct statements about the divinity or “Godhood” of Jesus. There is a direct statement about the “Godhead.” The problem arises in understanding how Two can be One. There really isn’t a problem with that when we understand that even human makeup reflects this. We have an immaterial part; we have a material part. Common understanding of God’s Word shows that when our earthly tent (body) gives up, we (our spirits) is present with the Lord. There, we see how one can be two and two can be one.
I praise God that our Lord Jesus gave us more than enough “glimpse” of God—enough for us to have a saving knowledge of Him; enough for us to love Him; enough for us to walk worshipfully and faithfully before Him.