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"He Gets Us"

If you watched the Super Bowl, you may have noticed commercials with the phrase, "He gets us". This organization has videos seeking to "want everyone to understand the authentic Jesus as he’s depicted in the Bible — the Jesus of radical forgiveness, compassion, and love" (About us - He Gets Us). It is certainly a noble ambition to try and get the world to see Jesus. However, this organization teaches some things that is not true. For example, in one video they compare Mary to teenage mothers who had children out of wedlock ((3) The Birth - YouTube). It was God's plan that Mary have Jesus by the Holy Spirit (Isa. 7:14). It was not an accident, nor the result of a sinful relationship. The goal of this article is not to focus on the error of this organization, but to provide how the Bible says Jesus gets us. Let us explore how together.

He Is God In The Flesh John wrote, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. " (John 1:1-5, 14 LSB). Jesus is more than a man. He is fully man and fully God. The Hebrews writer said, "But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels—Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings" (Heb. 2:9-10 LSB). The Word had to become flesh in order to atone for man's sin. It had to be done that way. We must understand who Jesus is. He said, "unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins" (John 8:24). What Jesus is saying is that unless we believe that He is deity, God in the flesh, then death is the only option we will have. It is vital that we understand that Jesus is not just some man, or some prophet, but He is God clothed in human body! This is why He is the perfect sacrifice. He has no sin (2 Cor. 5:21). He has no blemish. He is the "Lamb of God" (John 1:29)! Do you believe this? Do not let the world sell to you the idea that Jesus was just a good man. He is so much more than that! He Has Passed Through The Heavens Hebrews 4:14 says that Jesus "passed through the Heavens". This happened after His resurrection. He ascended back to the Father. Notice the beginning of Acts, "And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight" (Acts 1:9 LSB). Jesus did something no one else was able to. He ascended back to the Father. He made it possible to have access to the Father that was not possible, without a priest, in the Old Testament. Under the Old system, one had to go through the Levitical Priesthood, but Christ is superior and has granted access to the Father. We understands our need to communicate. He has made it so we can pray to the Father instead of having to go through the Old system. How wonderful is that? I can only exclaim, "WOW"! He Understands How We Feel Hebrews 4:15-16 reads, For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things like we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb 4:14-16 LSB). Jesus is able to sympathize with us because He knows what it is like to be human. He knows what it is like to face temptation. He suffered the loss of a dear friend (John 11:35). He wept in the garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-46). He was tempted by the Devil (Matthew 4:1-11). He knows what it means to suffer. His ultimate suffering was on the cross. It was not His fault. It was every bit of our fault. It was love that drove Him to take our place. It was God's grace. We should appreciate and recognize how Jesus knows us. He knows all about suffering. Therefore, He can help us. He Has Given Us Unlimited Access For Help From The Father Hebrews 4:16 says, Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need". Since Jesus has given us access to the Father, we need to draw near. Why should we delay in doing this? What a blessing we have at our disposal! Notice the writer goes beyond the idea of "drawing near". He says to do so "with confidence". This is similar to James, "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith, doubting nothing, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways" (Jas. 1:5-8 LSB). James uses the phrase, "doubting nothing". This is the same idea as "confidence". We are to draw near to God's throne with confidence that He will help us in our time of need. God can help us because He gets us. He understands us. Let us go to God with confidence! Conclusion He does get us, but is it how our world thinks He gets us? It is not. It is plainly stated in God's own writing how He gets us. We do not have to speculate it. We know how. It has been revealed in His Word and brought out in this article. When you see ads or read things on spiritual matters, make sure to go to God's book to be certain what you are learning is truly what God said. I don't want to be led astray, do you? I want you to know He gets us. He understands us. He wants the best for us. Look to Him. Follow Him. His way will always be right. May this article encourage you to continually draw near to the One who "gets us"!

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