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eggi

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The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« on: November 03, 2008, 04:33:39 PM »

Hi all,

I'm doing a lenghty Bible study, and when reading in Acts 3 I stopped to this verse:

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-the God of our ancestors-has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and rejected in the presence of Pilate, even though he had decided to let him go. (Acts 3:13)

We all know that Jesus was "before Abraham" and that He was "I am". I have a problem with the above verse. Did Christ glorify Himself? Was Christ His own servant? Could anyone direct me to an explanation for this? I feel blind as a bat!

God bless you,
Eirik
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mharrell08

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Re: The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 04:48:02 PM »

2 Pet 1:20

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Matt. 18:16

But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

John 8:50

And I [Christ] seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth


Hey Eirik,

This is speaking of the Father as it is the Father who glorifies Christ. Remember like Ray says, a statement of fact is not a statement of limitation. Take for example, 'All is of God'. Though we know all was created through Christ that still does not limit all (including Christ) being from the Father. Though Christ spoke to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who did He speak for?

John 12

49  For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

50  And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.


Christ, the same yesterday , today, and tomorrow. He STILL does not speak of himself...only what the Father has him speak as it has been from the beginning.


Hope this helps,

Marques

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eggi

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Re: The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 05:19:56 PM »

Thank you so much Marques!

That cleared up all about that verse. Funny how I get stuck sometimes!

God bless you,
Eirik
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mharrell08

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Re: The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 05:23:15 PM »

Thank you so much Marques!

That cleared up all about that verse. Funny how I get stuck sometimes!

God bless you,
Eirik


No problem...that's why God has us all here for...edifying and uplifting.  :)


Marques
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Re: The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 08:21:48 PM »

Hey Marques,

Pretty good for a new guy.   ;D

Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Bob
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aqrinc

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Re: The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 11:38:04 PM »


Me too, thanks Marques.

george.
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Heidi

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Re: The God of Abraham and Jacob and his servant Jesus
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 06:05:11 AM »

Me three, thanks Marques.... ;D
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