1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
Today, we see in the Word of God, a reminder of Christ’s Sacrifice and triumph over sin and death—on this Blessed Resurrection Sunday! We are reminded in today’s verse, that There is One God, and only One Mediator between God and man. And that, is Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour! Now, this verse demolishes the belief of praying to angels, praying to people, praying to the dead, and praying to anyone, anything, through anyone or any other thing, besides Jesus our Lord. This is because there is but ONE mediator between man and God. And by no means is it an angel, or the redeemed already in heaven. It is the only begotten Son of God, who is the only one capable of being a mediator between God and Man. He is the only one through whom our prayers are brought forth. He is the only one who as God looks down at us, looking upon us the redeemed, sees His Son and how much Jesus has done for us, so that we can have a relationship; the Creator with His Creation.
We are reminded of God’s love, and His wanting to establish that true relationship with us, in Galatians 3:20, which says, “Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.” We see an assurance, that God did not do this strictly by and for Himself, but rather, there is the Mediator Jesus Christ, because there are two in the matter: People, and God. We are so loved by God, that He is sure to never forget us. He has gone through such trouble of making sure that we have a way to have a relationship with Him, where we once were so separated by a great chasm. Christ Is that Way. He is the Bridge in the gap that separated us. Christ Jesus is our Mediator!
Now, there arises trouble with this verse, as those against Jesus being God come in the flesh, now say, “Look, there is proof, the Bible calls Jesus ‘the man.'” Yes, The Word of God, in its perfect wording, and in God’s infinite wisdom, calls Jesus Christ a man. Now when I had this attack first come to me, against my faith, I often would worry about this verse. Why would God have it in His Word, to so openly and blatantly call Jesus, a man? Yet as God gives His Wisdom and Understanding, He shows why and how He still did not take Jesus’ Divinity and Deity away from Him.
When there are such two contrary parties in any thing (As man, and God, are very contrary in power and might), who is it that will become the Mediator to bring about peace and establish relationship? Should it be One Side, or the Other? If any side chooses their own, or even chooses the other’s own, there will still be inequality. In this situation, with God and Man: Man by no means could be the mediator because man was and still is sinful and unable to approach the throne of God (without Christ Jesus, who is the mediator!), and if God be the Mediator, well man can always use the excuse that God is too different from us and that God will never understand us. But we cannot use that excuse, because Jesus Christ is the Mediator! So God instead in His Wisdom, had Jesus Christ be the Mediator. Jesus Christ, man . . . and God!
We see that Jesus our Saviour, was indeed God, yet came in the flesh to be clothed with man, to experience what man has to experience, to go through what we have to go through. He did so, for the sole purpose of establishing that relationship with us. We see this in today’s verse. First we see the Word saying, “the man,” and we see that Jesus is a man . . . but in the next breath, He is named: “Christ Jesus;” CHRIST Jesus. Where so many times He is called in the Word of God “Jesus Christ,” Here God in His Wisdom, before anyone can speak against our Saviour, calls Jesus, “Christ.” This is all because Jesus, is Christ, and man. Christ is a name given to the Messiah, the Anointed One. “Christ,” shows Jesus’ holy Deity, His being God come in the flesh. And here in God’s Word, our Lord in His Wisdom calls Jesus, both “man” and “Christ.”
Our Lord does not stop there though, for the in the few verses Before, we see “God our Saviour,” and in the next chapter (1 Timothy 3:16) we see clearly, Jesus is God come in the flesh: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” PRAISE GOD! Let us be established in the faith, and know the Truth.
Jesus Christ came into this world, suffered at the hands of men, and was Crucified. But this couldn’t Keep Him down, For three days later He rose up from the dead, was seen of many, even eating with them! Christ Jesus is not on the cross, He is not in the grave, He is Risen, and seen sitting upon His Throne at the right hand of God! Praise God!
Oh How great is our Lord! I pray that He greatly blesses you, and guides you in all things, in every decision in your life. Let Him Be The Guide! I love you, and keep you daily in my prayers. Have a wonderful RESURRECTION Sunday today, praising Him as we remember that though He laid His life down as a ransom for us, He raised it again and is alive for all to see!
Love in Christ, Always,
Your friend forever,
John 10:17 “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.”