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In this discussion, before we ask the question: Who is Jesus Christ?, we must necessarily keep in mind what God said about Himself.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa 55:8-9).
Both God’s ways and thoughts defy human logic. Either we reject Him for Who He is, or we believe Him and believe in Him. We must not despair when we don’t understand. Unbelievers will easily say that He does not “make sense”.
But neither can they make sense of the fact that all creation exists and that life exists, each with all its mind-boggling complexities, without us being able to explain how it came into existence.
So, when God tells us in His Word who He is and what He did, we have no choice but to bow to and accept with child-like faith, what He has chosen to reveal to us.
The Bible tells us that God created all (Gen.1). In each act of creation, it was by speaking it into existence. Every time we read: “And God said: let there be…” Only a word expressing His will and intention, and it was/existed.
On the sixth day, God said: “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness (Gen.1:26). Immediately we may wonder: “Whom was God speaking to? Who was the “us” "our" in the expression of His intention?” In a limited way, progressively, throughout His Word, He lifts up just a little of the veil of mystery.
We know Him as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. From this, we, in our limited way, describe him as the “triune God”. He is the only God, but He reveals Himself in those three Persons. Try as we will, we cannot fully make good human sense of it.
But since God has chosen to reveal to us what He did, He usually makes use of expressions that we, in our human way, know and can understand. We may understand Him as Father.
We know that a human father’s acknowledged role and function is to generate, to protect and love those he has generated, care for, and to maintain. The Spirit of God, immediately after heaven and earth were created, “moved over the face of the waters.”
Who is Jesus in the Bible?
But where was Jesus at creation? And this is where our human minds are apt to start boggling! He was then none other than the words of creation that God spoke!
In John.1:1-3 we read: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [Himself]. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him, not even one thing came into being that has come into being.” V.14: “And the Word became flesh, and lived among us.”
Now we can understand (without really understanding in the fullest sense!) that the creation Words that God spoke, was both God’s Word as well as God Himself, and God gave Him(self) a human body to live in. To put it somewhat differently: God took on a human body for Himself to live in, and we know Him, in our human way, as the man Jesus Christ.
Rom.9:5 says about Him: “…the Christ according to the flesh, He being God over all, blessed forever.” 1Joh.5:20 teaches us that “we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” And Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John.14:6).
Also, at the making of the covenant with Abraham, God implicitly offered Himself to bear the curse of the covenant violation (for clarity on this, please see my article: “Jesus in the darkness”) – and that curse, Jesus bore in our stead on the cross of Calvary (Gal.3:13).
So to answer the question: Who is Jesus Christ?
He is the Son of the TRUE living God. He is the second person of the Holy Trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are each equally and eternally the ONE true God.
Jesus is the image of the invisible God and the Savior of the world. He is the author of our salvation and KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.
He came down from heaven to earth approximately two thousand years ago to show us how to love one another and to lay down his life for our sins, according to the will of our God and Father who is blessed forever. Amen.
My brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, if these things are not as clear as daylight, please do not despair. God’s ways and thoughts are infinitely higher than ours. But let us thank God for the very simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: “Believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and also your house” (Acts.13:31).
Although our God may be incomprehensible (Job.26:36; 37:5), He is the ultimate Truth, Life (John.14:6), Love (1Joh.4:8, 16) and is ever true to His promises. And His Son, Jesus, truly God, is our salvation in that He took our punishment upon Himself in order that we who believe in Him, may live forever.
How did Jesus impact world history?
Putting the founder of the Christian faith as the most famous man of all time may at first seem a bit ridiculous, especially since He has not been around very long compared to some other key figures.
However, this confusion is simply because people today do not look at the facts straight in the eye, but avert their attention from what they find uncomfortable. The best selling book in history and the first book ever printed in western Europe was the Holy Bible, a massive collection of sacred texts that all center around the person of Christ.
It is the most read book in history, and He is the most discussed person in history. His short period of miraculous ministry rocked and transformed the great Roman empire. His birth and death even divided time into B.C. and A.D.
After years of persecution, Rome eventually went from attacking Christians to becoming Christian. Countless wars between European countries have been fought over Christian doctrines and beliefs. Since the death and resurrection of Christ, countless people have travelled the world spreading the message of Jesus' love.
No other man has had such ideological impact on the great countries of the world. No other man has conquered such great swaths of land without a single blow. No other man is so vehemently revered and loved.
Truly and undeniably, Jesus Christ is the most famous man to ever live.
Jesus always existed, even before creation. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Jesus was not created by God; He is God in the flesh.
Jesus in Hebrew means: “God saves.” The word "Christ" is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah and means anointed one or chosen one.
He is the great “I AM”, who spoke to Moses. He created the entire universe and all that is seen and unseen. Jesus Christ demonstrated his authority and power by casting out demons, healing the sick, performing miracles and raising people from the dead.
Who is Jesus, my King? Do you know HIM?
Watch a short video called Jesus my KING on our YouTube channel.
Bible verses on the divinity of Jesus.
- He who has seen Me has seen the Father. John 14:9
- Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham as born, I am. John 8:58
- Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. Rev 1:17-18
- For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. Colossians 2:9
Why did Jesus come down to earth?
Sin has affected every aspect of our humanity, we have become selfish, proud, lustful, evil, deceitful, drunkards, extortionists, haters of God, liars, corrupt, adulterers, fornicators, vengeful, gossipers, self-centred, unjust and the list can go on.
Sin has made us children of the devil and death. God has clearly said “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23
Jesus came down to earth to save us from our sins and destroy the works of the devil. He left the splendour, beauty, glory, holiness, wonder and perfection of heaven to come to earth to show us how to love one another and lay down his life as a ransom for our sins.
He came to reveal God to us and to tell us that God is for us and not against us. Jesus came to fulfill the Law of the old testament, and call sinners to repentance.
Did Jesus have any brothers, sisters or siblings?
The Bible does not really give a clear answer to the question - Did Jesus have any biological brothers and sisters.
The Catholic Church believes that Mary remained a virgin and Jesus’s brothers and sisters mentioned in the Bible were not his biological siblings but cousins.
Another view is that Joseph had children from his first marriage. Still others in the Christian faith do believe that Mary had other children after Jesus.
The question: Did Jesus have any biological siblings is still being debated by theologians.
What did Jesus look like according to the bible?
There is one verse in the Bible that shares some light on the physical appearance of Jesus. Isaiah 53 reads “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him”.
This verse could be interpreted as saying: Jesus was just average looking, not beautiful, nothing desirable in his appearance.
Why did Jesus die on the cross?
LOVE is the reason Jesus died on the cross for YOU. Your mind is not big enough to comprehend how much Jesus loves you. God knew that we can never save ourselves and that all of us are condemned to death and eternally separated from Him, because of our own sins.
But because of His great love for you and me, God devised the greatest salvation plan ever. God sent his only begotten son Jesus Christ to suffer and die for your sins and mine so that through Him, our sins can be forgiven and we may all have eternal life with Him.
Salvation is a free gift from God. We can never say, “we saved ourselves”, we couldn’t, can't and cannot. It is only God who has saved us through his son Jesus Christ. By dying on the cross on our behalf, Jesus has set us free from sin and God’s judgement and has destroyed the works of the devil.
Did Jesus rise from the grave?
Before his death, Jesus had told his disciples that he would rise from the grave after three days. On the third day after his death, his mother and other disciples went to his tomb, only to find that Jesus had resurrected from the dead.
Being God Himself, death had no power over Him. Read our article on where was Jesus when he was in the tomb for three days.
Jesus presented Himself alive on a number of different occasions to His followers. He even let one of the disciples touch him after his resurrection, so he would believe. The disciples were witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They saw Him with their own eyes. Rejoice, therefore, and be of good cheer, our Lord has risen and is alive for evermore.
Jesus rose from the dead and because He rose, we will rise from our graves, as He promised.
May the Spirit of the living God testify to you of the risen Lord. Amen.
Where is Jesus now?
Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father. He lives forevermore and is always interceding to the Father for you and me. Jesus promised, that when he goes to heaven, he will not leave us alone, but will send us the Holy Spirit, who will live in us. He is preparing a place in heaven for you and me.
No one knows when Jesus Christ will come again, could be today, could be tomorrow, but one day He will come again to judge the world and give eternal life to all who put their trust in Him.
What does Jesus look like in heaven?
Below are some scriptures in the Bible that tell us what Jesus looks like in heaven.
Revelation 1:12-16 says:
- 1- Jesus is dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet.
- 2- He has a golden sash around his chest.
- 3- His hair is white like wool and snow.
- 4- His eyes are like blazing fire.
- 5- His feet are like bronze glowing in a furnace.
- 6- His voice is like the sound of rushing waters.
- 7- He has seven stars in his right hand.
- 8- His face is like the sun, shinning in all its brilliance.
Daniel 10:5-6 says:
- 1- Jesus is dressed in linen.
- 2- A belt of find gold around his waist.
- 3- His body is like beryl.
- 4- His face is like lightning.
- 5- His eyes like flaming torches.
- 6- His arms and feet like polished brass.
- 7- The sound of His words like the roar of a multitude.
My dear friends, it is not God’s will, that anyone perishes, but that everyone is saved through his Son, Jesus Christ. It does not matter, who you are, what you have done. Remember, Jesus said on the Cross - "It is Finished".
No matter which country you live in, no matter your race, culture, creed, colour, background, religion, Jesus came to save, reconcile and restore YOU to Himself. He loves you. He paid the full price for all your sins. He just wants you to trust Him. He is knocking on the door of your heart right now.
“I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If anyone listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and will feast with him, and he shall feast with Me.” Revelation 3:20
Jesus will save you! Trust in the LORD for your salvation. Let us submit to and trust in Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.
It is ONLY Jesus who can save us, and He will because He promised to save all those who call upon His name. He will give you a new heart and mind and draw you to His everlasting love.
Would you trust Jesus Christ to save You? I have.
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