Bible Question:

Please help me understand more, I am confused, I have come to believe that Jesus is God and God is Jesus. I see in my mind's eye that Jesus is the Creator of everything, to an extent. But when Jesus was born and walked on the earth, it was the second time He had done it. I believe the first time was in Adam and Eve's time when God walked in the garden and that God was Jesus. The first time He was born by the earth and the second He was born by man. Looking at it in perspective, everything was created through Jesus. He descended to the lower earthly regions and ascended to the highest of the cosmos in order to fill it. If Jesus came walking once before and if He comes again, then He will not be walking but flying, as in, “He is coming with the clouds.” According to this theory would this not be His third coming and not the second? Please help my inquisitiveness..

Bible Answer:

There are several important points that we are going to talk about. The first one is, “Who is Jesus?” It is critical that we really understand who Jesus is and what He did. Therefore, I would encourage you to investigate a study at this site entitled, “Jesus Our Savior.” The study will provide you with scriptures which will help to explain that Jesus is God, that He created the universe, and that He is an eternal being. There are also two previous questions entitled, “What is the meaning of the phrase ‘Son of Man’ and ‘Son of God’“? and “What does the Bible mean when it says Jesus is the only begotten Son?” which will be helpful in answering your comment that Jesus was born and walked upon the earth.

Jesus’ Existence

Jesus has always existed and He will always exist. His existence did not begin when He was born of the virgin in Bethlehem. God is a spirit and He cannot die. He is an eternal being who has life in Himself. He is self-existing.

For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself . . . (NASB) John 5:26

God says that there is no other God but Himself.

Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me . . . (NASB) Is. 46:9

Yet in Isaiah 48:16 when we read verse 16, Jesus is speaking and refers to God the Father and the Holy Spirit. God is a plural-one. He is one, yet He is three. We say God is a Trinity. We do not understand the Trinity. It is a mystery, and I would encourage you to investigate another study entitled, “Who Is God?” Both the Father and Jesus are God. God is self existing. Jesus has always existed. Colossians 1:16-17 says that He created all things. So if Jesus has not always existed, He had to create himself. How can that be?

His Birth

When Jesus was born into this world, He took on human flesh. He became a man. It was His human flesh that would some day die on the old rugged cross. We must remember that God is spirit (John 4:24).

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil . . . (NASB) Heb. 2:14

God took on human flesh, so that his physical body could die for our sins. This is called His first coming. Jesus said this to his disciples,

If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. (NASB) John 14:3

He said He would come again. His next coming is called the Second Coming. The first and second comings of Jesus mark two times that He came and will come to live on this earth for an extended period of time in a human body. Having become a human the first time, He now has a immortal human body (1 Tim. 2:5). The next time He will come in glory and power and defeat sin and establish His kingdom here on earth. We are now waiting for His Second Coming and not His third one.

They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” (NASB) Acts 1:11

Conclusion:

I would encourage you to study the series called Solid Roots. It will help answer many of your questions. May the Lord bless you as you seek to know Him better. I would also encourage you to see what it means to believe in Jesus. This is where the relation with God starts.