Who Is This Jesus of the Bible?
Who is This Jesus of the Bible? He has been loved, exalted, praised and preached about for centuries, yet, I believe there are people that don’t know anything about Him. He was sent to earth to save the lost. He still saves the lost, heals the sick, loves and protects His children today. He does many things for those who have faith in Him. In fact, the things He does for us that call ourselves Christian, are too numerous to tell about in this writing.
Some Christians have never learned to trust Jesus and that is why I am writing this message. Perhaps the ones who read this will understand Him better and know they can trust Him. We cannot trust someone we do not know.
If we are going to put our trust in Jesus as our Savior; if we are going to live by His commands; if our hope of eternity in heaven stands or falls according to His Word, shouldn’t we really know exactly Who is this Jesus? And if He really is Who the Bible says He is, why are so many believers reducing Him to the paltry position of Santa Claus or a magic genie? So many confess “Jesus is Lord”, when in fact, upon close inspection of the fruit in their lives we find most of them governing their own lives with little regard for God’s will.
The whole Bible has to do with Jesus. From cover to cover it tells us Who He is; what He is; what He has done and what He will do in the future. Below I want to mention just a few of the Scriptures that answer our question, “Who is this Jesus of the Bible?”
Isaiah 40: verses 22, 26 and 28; John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 tell us Jesus is the great Creator of all things.
”It is he (Jesus) that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.” Isaiah 40:22.
LIFT UP YOUR EYES AND BEHOLD HIM
”Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,….” Isaiah 40:26.
”Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth….” Isaiah 40:28.
”All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” John 1:3.
”For by him were all things created, that are 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:” Colossians 1:16.
Psalms 104:24 & 25 also tells us, ”..of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”
Did you ever wonder why Jesus is spoken of as our Shepherd, but He was a carpenter as He grew up? A Shepherd’s job is to gather, guard and lead the sheep. Jesus is our great Shepherd and we Christians are His sheep. Perhaps He was a carpenter in His young life because He is the great architect and builder of all things. Who is this Jesus building His Church (Matt. 16:18).
Isaiah 40:28 tells us He is the ”Everlasting God” and ”Lord”.
WHO IS THIS JESUS? - THE KING OF GLORY
Psalms 24:7 calls Jesus the ”King of Glory” while First Cor. 2:8 and James 2:1 call Him the ”Lord of Glory.”
In Jeremiah 23:6 He is ”The Lord of our Righteousness” and in First Cor. 1:30, ”…Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”
Isaiah 44:12, 48:12 and Rev. 1:17 all tell us Jesus is the ”First and Last.” And Rev. 22:13 says, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
Hebrews 13:20 says, “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.”
Titus 2:13 says He is the ”Great God and Our Saviour,” while Isaiah 43:3 says, ”For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.” John 4:42 calls Him, ”Christ, the Saviour of the world.” First Tim. 4:10 calls Him the ”Living God who is the Saviour of all men.”
Then there is John 3:16 & 17 which says, ”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Jesus is the Judge in Ecclesiastes 12:14 and tells us He will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or evil.
Acts 10:36 and Romans 10:12 tell us Jesus is Lord of all. and John 10:30 declares, ”I (Jesus) and my Father are one.”
First Peter 1:18-19, Gal. 3:13 and Rev. 5:9 calls Him “Our Redeemer.” “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.”
WHO IS THIS JESUS? - THE WORD OF GOD
John 1:1 says, Jesus is the word of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:14 states, ”And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus, the Word, was with the Father in the beginning of all things. Jesus was and still is God. Jesus is a living, breathing, wonderful being seated at the right hand of God, the Father. The Bible is the written explanation of the Living Word, which is Jesus, and His dealings with His creation.
John 1:14 says the Living Word was made flesh and dwelt among His creation. Who is this Jesus? He is a wonderful Lord that agreed to come to earth and take on human flesh. How did He do that? Matt. 1:23 tells us. ”Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Jesus was conceived in the womb of a virgin, sired by God as the Holy Spirit overshadowed her.
According to John 1:4, Life is in Jesus and He is the light of men. Why is it Jesus, which should be the focus of our lives, is given so little time, understanding, consideration and worship in our world of today? Because men and women abide in darkness. If He is the light of men, and He is, then we must look at John 1:5.
”…the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” and John 3:19-20 declares, ”…light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
When we receive Jesus and step into the light of the gospel, our evil deeds, habits and some of our actions will be condemned by the Holy Spirit. The old ways of our carnal nature must bow before the truth of God’s Word or we will not continue in the light.
Who is this Jesus? Jesus is the sacrifice presented to God, the Father, on behalf of mankind, therefore, He is the only path to God. You may think there are other paths to God and salvation, but it does not matter what you or I think. The only thing that matters is what God’s Word says. It is final authority on the subject of God and salvation. You may believe there are many paths to God, but if you are wrong, you are the loser for all eternity. ”Jesus said,…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
WHO IS THIS JESUS? - KING OF KINGS
Who is this Jesus? He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.(Col. 1:15). ”He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;..” (Col. 1:17-18a; Rev. 1:5). HE IS THE KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS. (Rev. 19:16). Enough said? The only way anyone can say there is no God, or that Jesus is not the Son of God, the Savior of the world, does so, by choice, from a heart of willful stubbornness or ignorance.
WHO IS THIS JESUS? - LORD OF LORDS”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Who is this Jesus? He is God’s only Son, and He came from His throne in heaven to enter the womb of a woman. He became Son of man so we humans might become the sons/daughters of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived in poverty outside of a few small villages. He was neither wealthy nor influential. He laid aside His royalty to walk among His creation. He gave up His riches, for a time, and became poor. He was born in a stable, rode a borrowed donkey and was buried in a borrowed tomb.
As a boy, Jesus shocked and amazed the teachers in the Temple. As a man. Jesus ruled the winds and calmed the raging sea. He healed the sick, made whole the lame, set free those held in bondage by demons, fed thousands from a pittance of bread and fish, and even raised the dead.
He was despised and rejected of men, yet He suffered and carried the sins of all mankind to a cross, where He shed His blood for a one time sacrifice for all who will repent, accept Him as Savior and Lord and love Him for all time. His sacrifice paid completely for my sin and your sin, if we will believe and live obedient to Him.
Today, He lives. Kings, governors or rulers could not kill Him, death could not hold Him in its grasp, the grave could not detain Him. He laid down His live willingly and God raised Him from death the third day just as Jesus had predicted. There were many witnesses to His resurrection and now He sits at the right hand of God, the Father, always making intersession for us, keeping us safe and pouring out His blessings on us.
Who is this Jesus? Perhaps now you know!
One day He will return, not as a servant, but the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. When He comes, those looking for Him will rejoice, for they will look upon the One they have yearned for. He is the only One Who can satisfy your soul. AMEN.
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