In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people, and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
By Gary Wilkerson
Theologians use a strange word to describe Jesus, saying He is “impeccable.” To be “peccable” is to fail, to sin, to be at fault, to struggle, to convey the idea that something in you can be riled up. But even in His human nature, Jesus’s divine nature overrode all that. No lust was in His eyes nor was pride in His heart. That in itself is glorious. Even in His human nature He remained sovereign, one with God (Matthew 18:18; Colossians 2:10).
Now consider these beautiful attributes: He is perfectly righteous (John 8:46) and full of justice (8:16). He is both just and our justifier (Romans 3:26). In other words, He finds a way to maintain His justice while justifying us from our unjust deeds.
He is eternal, existing forever (1 Timothy 1:17). He is worthy of our praise for eternity. And He is love (John 13:34) — a love that is unfathomable! He is omnipotent — almighty, with no lack of power. His hands are not tied by the devil nor by our free will; He has power over any situation at any time. He is omnipresent — everywhere at all times. And He is omniscient, knowing the beginning from the end even before the end arrives.
All of this flies in the face of a false teaching nowadays called open theology. This teaching contends that God does one thing in history and we do another — that He reacts to what we do and makes adjustments. No, never! When Jesus was crucified, God didn’t look on passively and say, “Oh, I’d better do something to redeem that.” He had in mind a Lamb of sacrifice long before the creation. He has all authority and He rules in perfect judgment. In sum, He is beautiful — the desire of all nations!
You may think you have certain things figured out about Jesus, such as His Second Coming and end-times theology. In fact, you may know these subjects inside and out, from premillennial to post-tribulation, and that’s fine. But you will never be able to fully comprehend Jesus’ beauty — His justice, His love, His righteousness, His sovereignty, His eternal nature.