WHO IS JESUS?
The understanding of Jesus Christ is hugely important. Most importantly because it leads us to a decision to start a relationship with him.
But who is he? What sort of man is this?
HE IS GOD AND MAN - AT THE SAME TIME
It seems very obvious to say that the deity of Christ gives us strength and confidence. He is all powerful, all-knowing and omnipresent. All authority in heaven and on earth is given to him. What we tend to neglect is that Christ’s humanity gives us as much confidence as His deity.
After reading the above we must ask “What must I do to be saved?” This question was asked of Paul from his jailer. The answer was simple, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,...” (Acts 16:30-31)
So how do you do that?
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:...” (Colossians 1:1) I can imagine local people everywhere when Jesus showed up talking, speculating, arguing, ideologising… Did you hear…, It is said of him that… Did you know…? Especially the religious people of the day, the teachers of the law. Wherever he was, if he opened his mouth or did something, he was the talk of the town.
When Jesus calms the storm in Matthew 8:27 the disciples said “What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”
Jesus was incomparable. We always try to compare public figures with similar people in history because we like to categorize people from another time period.
Examples: a leader like Winston Churchill; a visionary like John F. Kennedy; an empathizer like Mother Theresa; a wise man like Ghandi….
When the questions above are personalized, it becomes the most important question you and I will ever be asked or have to answer. Who is Jesus? Or who is Jesus to YOU? Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
First of all Christ’s humanity is not an emergency solution, God’s last option to save humanity.
Man is made in the image of God and Jesus Christ is the perfection of that image. Therefore his humanity is the perfect sovereign will of God.
His humanity affirms us as humans and confirms that God has got a plan for mankind.
Furthermore, his perfect humanity shows us our full potential! It is wrong to say, “I’m just human.” Or, “They’re only human.” There is no “only” about it. Jesus has provided the wonderful model of perfected humanity – and given us his Spirit to help us become more like him in our daily lives, behaviors, and activity.
Jesus answers that question in John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” So we must believe that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong. Please forgive me of all the things I have done wrong in the past. Lord, I don't deserve it, but please give me a home in Heaven, where I can live with you forever.
Help me to put you as Lord of my life and keep me focused on the plans you have for me. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and now He is Lord over my life.
I love you, Lord. Thank you for saving me and giving me a home in Heaven. Thank you that I am now a Christian. Amen.
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HE'S MY KING!
If you have asked Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sin and give you a home in Heaven, then you have also asked him to become the Lord of your life. He is now yours, and you are also His. You now have more than religion; you have a relationship that won't ever stop, not even after death. Congratulations! He is now your king.