JESUS existed before he came into this world. He said of himself, “I am from above.” “I am not of this world.” John 8:23. “I came down front heaven.” John 6:38. “I am the living bread which came downfrom heaven.” John 6:51. “What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?” John6:62.To his Father he prays: And now, 0 Father, glorify thou me with your own self with the glorywhich I had with thee before the world was.” “Thou loved me before the foundation of the world.” “For Ihave given unto them the words which thou gave me; and they have received them, and have known surelythat I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou did send me.” “These have known that thou hassent me.” John 17: 5, 8, 24, 25. Before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58.John the Baptist testified, “He was before me,” “and I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” “You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.” “Hethat comes from above is above all.” “He that comes from heaven is above all,” “and what he hath seen andheard, that he testifies.” John 1:30, 34; John 3:28, 31.“For by him were all things created, that a re in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. Andhe is before all things.” Colossians 1:16, 17.God the Father bears witness, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew3:17; 17:5. “Unto the Son he said, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever,” and “Thou, Lord, in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands. They shall perish; but thou remains. Thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.” Hebrews 1:1-12. “Jesus Christ thesame yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. “Yesterday” means from eternity. “And thou,Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he comeforth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”Hebrews, margin, The days of eternity. Micah 5: 2.Jesus made this world and all other worlds, therefore lie must have existed before all worlds. “Allthings were made by him; and without him was Dot anything made that .was made.” “He was in the world,and the world was made by him.” John 1:3, 10.Under the name of Michael, Jesus led the armies of heaven against Satan and his angels in heaven, before Satan was cast out into the earth. Revelation 12:7-10. He calls himself, “The first and the last.”Revelation 2:8. “The beginning of the creation of God.” Revelation 3:14.John calls him, “That eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.” “Thatwhich was from the beginning.” Jesus was the invisible leader of Israel. 1 Corinthians 10:4. The Captain of the Lord’s host, who was with Joshua. Joshua 5:13-15.He was with the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace, and recognized by the heathen king as the Sonof God. Daniel 3:24, 25.Jesus was God with us. God manifested in the flesh. 1 Timothy 3:16. He is our divine sacrifice,our divine Savior, the revelation of God to man, divinity united with humanity, to lift up humanity.THE CHARACTER OF CHRISTAltogether lovely. Songs of Solomon 5:16.Subject to his Parents. Luke 2:51.Holy. Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27.Meek and Lowly. Matthew 11:29.Good. Matthew 19:16.Faithful. 1 Thessalonians 5:24.Just. Zechariah 9:9; Acts 22:14.Sinless. John 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21.Harmless. Hebrews 7:26.Resist Temptation. Matthew 4:1-10.Obedient to God the Father. Psalm 40:8; John 6:38; 15:10.Merciful. Hebrews 2:17.Patient. Isaiah 53:7.