2Jo 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
What it actually means to deny he came in the flesh is to say “he had an advantage, and this is how he overcame sin”. This is what the devil wants you to believe. But the word of God is to be our source of faith[Rom 10:17, Heb 11:2]. If you base your faith on anything else you really believe in a small God because your God cannot keep his word. My God is all powerful, he does not lie, and he keeps his word, and “The scriptures cannot be broken” John 10:35.
Now looking at the scriptures Paul writing in Hebrews tells us about the human nature of Jesus. He says:
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Partaker of this same flesh and blood. The same access to his divine power he gives to his children who believe.
Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Notice that it said he took on him the nature of Abraham[A man]. Not the nature of angels nor of God. And that he was made the same way in “ALL THINGS like his brethren”. That means no advantage over his brethren. Who are his brothers and sisters? Those that do the will of God. Jesus Christ came in our sinful flesh. And to deny this is to be an Antichrist as we’ve read.[2 John 1:7]
Heb 4:15 For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Have you ever been tempted? Of course you have. Many have not realized Jesus could have called down all the Holy Angels in heaven and destroyed his murderers and saved himself from that cross. HE WAS TEMPTED IN ALL POINTS LIKE YOU. But he did no sin. This is because he loved us, and had to die that we could be saved. All because Eve took of the fruit. Jesus had to die for that. “Without shedding of blood is no remission of sins”[Heb 9:22]. And sin is disobedience of Gods word. In order to become a man he emptied himself of all divinity and became dependent on his father.
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Phi 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
What a contrast to Lucifer. Lucifer was so prideful that he wanted to be like God.
While Christ who was already equal with God and even had the form and nature of God counted it not a thing, gave it up, gave up the company of his father and the adoration of Holy angels, he gave up his throne, he gave up his immortal life, his painless life to come for wicked men who would torture, maim, beat, hate and nail him to a cross as a show of the hate for the righteous and the innocent and their hatred of God and his holy principles. But moreso he did it for you and me as all have sinned and the penalty for sin is death. We needed divine life to be given in order to have that divine and eternal life.
Christ was so humble that he came to save those that Lucifer would have murdered. So humble that he went from the Prince of heaven with access to all things to be made like a man and suffer humiliation. If he was of this world or had the spirit of this world he would not have come for us. This world is desperately wicked. But in heaven dwells the love of the father and the son and all the Holy angels. In order to save us someone had to die in our place. We were to suffer the second death if we did not accept the sacrifice and blood offered for us.
If he came and selfishly commited a sin. Gave into pride, or said “I don’t want to accept this” and didn’t die on the cross. We would not be here right now. That is the mercy of God. The father loved us so much that he gave his only begotten son that we might live. He only had one begotten son. There is none else. The father said to the son “I must let you go”. The son said to his father “I know father, I must go”. This is love.
Other angels were willing to sacrifice themselves. But an angel would not suffice. If they could, they would have came down to save us. But they were willing to partake of this in whatever way they could. Only the only begotten, bone of bone, flesh of flesh, the express image of God, though God is not a man. Christ was in his form and nature. The one who was made equal with his father. [Phi 2:9] The one by whom all things were created[Col 1:15-16, Joh 1:1] Only a perfect sacrifice would suffice. The son in whom God himself was well pleased came for us disobedient children.
Now who was Jesus before he became a man? There is meaning to all the names. Jesus actual name is Yahshua. Yah is the name of the father and Yahshua means “Yah saves”. Or “Yah’s salvation”. Yahweh is his father. Jesus is the son of the father. Yahweh’s salvation is his only begotten son “There is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved”[Acts 4:12].
Now the bible tells us that he is “The first born of every creature.” [Col. 1:15.] “The only begotten of the Father”. [John 1:18; 3:18] “Existed before he came into the world”.[John 8:58; Micah 5:2; John 17:5, 24, Pro 8:22-30.] “Was made higher than the angels ”. [Heb. 1:14].[preincarnate nature before being made in the likeness of men] “He made the world and all things”. [John 1:1-3; Eph. 3:3, 9] ”Was sent into the world by God”. [John 3:34]. “In Him dwells all the fullness of the God-head bodily”. [Col. 2:9] ”All power is given to him in heaven and earth”. [Matt. 28:18]
Showing that he existed before the world was. But what or who was he? The bible gives us some clues. Let’s sort it out.
The I AM
Exo 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed
Who is in the bush above? The angel of the LORD. Now in verses four and six, who is identified as being in the bush?
Exo 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
Exo 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
Notice that the angel (messenger) of verse 2 is really none other than God Himself. This is confirmed in the New Testament- But in actuality it is God speaking through this angel or mediator. The angel had come in Jehovah’s name.
Acts 7:30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai an *angel of the Lord* in a flame of fire in a bush.
Acts 7:31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,
Now note the following-
Exo 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them?
Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, *I AM* THAT *I AM*: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,*I AM* hath sent me unto you.
When asked what His name is, the Angel of the LORD replying on behalf of God replies
*I AM*. Now look again in the New Testament
Acts 7:32 Saying, *I am* the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.
John 8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, *I am*
Jesus Christ had just identified Himself as the One who was talking to some of the Old Testament patriarchs, who was present in the burning bush speaking to Moses? It was the angel of the LORD.
John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
John 18:5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, *I am* he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
John 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, *I am* he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Jesus Christ again makes it clear He is the one who was in the bush speaking as the *I am*. Merely speaking the words made those present fall over. So the *angel of the Lord* and Jesus are identical to, and synonymous with, the *I am* that met Moses at the burning bush.
Jesus said “I am come in my Father’s name,”[Joh 5:43] He was given all authority and power to speak on behalf of his father.
He was made “Higher than the angels” So how could he be the “Angel” in the bush? The Hebrew word for Angel is “Malak”. “Malak can also be translated “messenger”. But Jesus is not just some “messenger” speaking on behalf of his father. He is the father’s “Supreme messenger”. He is the ONE mediator between God and man. [1 Tim 2:5]. “No man has seen God at any time”[John 1:18]. We have seen “God in Christ”[2 Cor 5:19], but not the eternal God the only true God the father of Jesus Christ[John 17:3] who’s express image Christ is.
The word LORD means YAHWEH. Which is the father. And yes Christ was the LORD who stood before Abraham on behalf of YHWH. Christ came in his fathers name.
Abraham and Isaac-
Gen 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
Gen 22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
God speaks to Abraham, giving him instructions to follow. Look who speaks to Abraham next-
Gen 22:11 And the *angel of the LORD* called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
Gen 22:15 And the *angel of the LORD* called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
Gen 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
Gen 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Gen 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Who will bless Abraham and multiply his seed? Notice the transition from *angel of the LORD* in verse 15 to the LORD in verse 16? Notice that the angel calls him and then it is the LORD speaking. If you look closely you see that the angel is actually speaking on behalf of YHWH[The LORD]
There are other examples of this.
Hagar in Genesis-
Gen 16:7 And the *angel of the LORD* found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Gen 16:9 And the *angel of the LORD* said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Gen 16:10 And the *angel of the LORD* said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Gen 16:11 And the *angel of the LORD* said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Hagar has been visited and spoken to by the *angel of the Lord*, but look who she says it was-
Gen 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Again the *angel of the LORD* is actually none other than the LORD Himself or speaking directly on behalf of the LORD. Now a little later in Genesis-
Gen 21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the *angel of God* called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Gen 21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
Who would make a great nation of the lad? An Angel? Think about that for a second..
The angel just said he would make him a great nation.. This angel must of had alot of power and authority.[Matt 28:18]
Israelites in the wilderness-
Exo 14:19 And *the angel of God*, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
The Angel of God went before them. Who went before them?-
Exo 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
This is YHWH’s mediator.. We cannot see God face to face. No man has seen the eternal God at any time[John 1:18] But we saw Christ who is the express image of God.[Heb 1:3]
Gen 31:11 And the *angel of God* spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
Who does this messenger identify Himself as?-
Gen 31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
Jacob see’s God face to face.
Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Gen 32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Gen 32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
Gen 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for *I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved*.
Jacob just wrestled God and prevailed. Who did he wrestle? Jesus obviously. And what does the prophet Hosea say about Jesus.
Hos 12:4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed
I know only one. And he is not your average angel. He is obviously a little higher than the angels. Higher in the sense that God is higher than the angels.
Here is a further text to consider-
Gen 48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
Gen 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
Gen 48:16 The *Angel which redeemed me* from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Notice that Israel was talking about God and then transitioned to an angel – Who is his redeemer? Scriptures explain themselves. Jesus Christ is the ANGEL there. He is the redeemer. Not a mere angel. And he has entered into the counsels of God his father.[Zech 6:13]
Judg 13:3 And the *angel of the LORD* appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
*Angel of God/the Lord* appears in verses 9,13, and 15-18.
Note what Manoah asks in verse 17 and the answer in verse 18:
Judg 13:17 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour?
Judg 13:18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
The Hebrew word translated “secret” in the King James (H6383) also can mean “wonderful”. Note that this is a title for Jesus:
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
So who had Manoah and his wife been speaking with? Further proof?
Judg 13:21 But the *angel of the LORD* did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an *angel of the LORD*.
Judg 13:22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
Manoah said this angel was God and that he would die because of it. A mediator had spoken on behalf of God. The one mediator so we can live.
Judg 2:1 And an *angel of the LORD* came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
By now this should be easy. Just who brought the Israelites out of Egypt and made the covenant with Israel that He would never break – *an angel of the LORD*? or YAHWEH[THE LORD] the father. Yes, the answer is both, it is God the father through Christ Jesus(1 Cor 8:6). For Christ is that Angel speaking on behalf of YAHWEH[The LORD]
Now look who visits Gideon later in Judges-
Judg 6:11 And there came an *angel of the LORD*, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.
Note what this messenger (angel) says-
Judg 6:12 And the *angel of the LORD* appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
THE LORD IS WITH THEE … it was indeed God through his son Jesus with Gideon, note-
Judg 6:20 And the *angel of God* said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
Judg 6:21 Then the *angel of the LORD* put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the *angel of the LORD* departed out of his sight.
Judg 6:22 And when Gideon perceived that he was an *angel of the LORD*, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an *angel of the LORD* face to face.
O Lord God.
Judg 6:23 And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.
So Gideon was speaking with YAHWEH. But yet the angel of the LORD was in front of him. Jesus was there on behalf of Yahweh given all power and authority to speak in his father’s name.
In Daniel, when the three Hebrew boys were cast into the fiery furnace for not bowing down to the golden statue, not three but four figures were seen in the furnace:
Dan 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Now most Christians would agree that this was indeed Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who walked with them in the furnace, in a pre-incarnation appearance. Yet, verse 28, interestingly enough, describes the fourth figure as an angel:
Dan 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his *angel*, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
So the angel is the Son of God.
Who’s voice raises the dead?
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Ok. So the “Voice of the Archangel is going to raise the dead. The one Lord Jesus Christ shouts with this voice. There is one who is called an “Archangel” that we can find in scriptures. “Michael the Archangel, [Jude 9, Rev 12:9]
The name Michael means “Likeness of El[God]” “Who is like God”. By the way who is like God? Jesus. Well yes. The bible says that.
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person
The “express image”. The “perfect copy” Jesus said to Phillip.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
The father and son are clearly distinct individuals.[1 John 2:22]
So the name “Michael” could be applied to Jesus definitely. But lets make sure. Now we have just seen that “The voice of the Archangel will raise the dead. Really? Who’s voice is gonna raise the dead?
Joh 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
Joh 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Joh 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life;
Now this is shocking to some. Michael was Jesus name before became a man, the only voice that can raise the dead. The father has given life to the son and the son gives it to whom he will.
The bible says there will be a resurrection of the “just” and the “unjust”. Again 3 verses later. Who’s voice?
Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Now there is a parallel verse in the bible. And guess who is standing up for Daniels people.[The just]
Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Dan 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Now above John just said “ALL” that are in there graves. Than Daniel says “Every one” that is written in the book. Is this the same event? “Michael is the son of God” It’s obvious isn’t it. Notice what else Gabriel says to Daniel about Michael.
Dan 10:21 But I will show thee that which is noted in the Scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
He calls Michael Daniels prince. Who else does Gabriel say is the prince?
Dan 9:27 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince…….
Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince
Dan 9:27…..the Messiah the Prince
Dan 10:21 …..Michael your prince.
Act 3:15 And killed the Prince of life
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth
The Messiah is the prince. It’s can’t be any more obvious who Daniel’s Prince is. Who is the Messiah?
Joh 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
The Messiah is the Christ. Jesus is Micheal the Archangel. The Angel of the LORD who was sent to speak on behalf of God throughout the old Testament. If we saw God we would die. We cannot see the father and live. We would be consumed because of our sins. That is why when God talked he sent his messenger Jesus Christ[The angel of the LORD].
But we must know that God sent a mediator to speak on his behalf.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
Who could mediate on our behalf. Moses knows. Moses was buried in the grave, and the devil said that Moses was his because Moses had sinned. But there was someone there mediating on his behalf. Who?
Jud 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Who could contend with the devil, but our ONE mediator Jesus Christ. This is the scene of judgement. The father is on the throne. The devil is the accuser, and Jesus Christ is saying “My blood, my blood father” He can raise the dead. He can rebuke the Devil when the devil contends for your body. Someone can stand on your behalf and say “Is this not a brand plucked out of the fire”
Zec 3:1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
Zec 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
Yeah, the Angel of the LORD will rebuke Satan. I think we have established who Christ was before humbling himself and becoming a man so that we could live.
Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Who’s angels? The one who created them[Col 1:16]
2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Christ came as the eternal God however his father is the eternal God, and Christ came in his father’s name, by inheritance he has this name[Heb 1:4]. Like a son inherits his fathers name by birth. And all power and authority has been given to his son the prince. [Matt 28:18]
Exo 23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
Exo 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
There are 6 verses that speak of Michael or the Archangel. And we’ve looked at every one.
1,2, Dan 10:13,21 which shows Michael is Daniels Prince as is the Messiah [Dan 9:27].
3. Daniel 12:1 which parrelels John 5 and the 2 resurrections and “One” standing on behalf of the just.
4, 1 Thess 4:16 where the dead in Christ are raised at “The voice of the archangel”. Who elses voice can raise the dead? Who else is given power to raise the dead? Who is the resurrection and the life? This verse again parrelels John 5 where “The voice of the Son of God raises the dead. “If Jesus is not Micheal then there are 2 voices who have been given all power to resurrect”
5. Jude 9 when Micheal “mediates” at the judgement scene for the body of Moses. Christ is the one mediator.
6. Rev 12:9 The war in heaven Michael captains the host of angels. Joshua met the “Captain of the Host” in [Joshua 5:14, 15]. Jesus is the prince and creator of those angels. How many Captains do they have? Jesus will be revealed with his mighty angels at the second coming[2 Thess 1:7]. Who’s angels are they?
Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
I hope now you know him who is like God a little better now.