Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Who is Jesus?

Many people have different understanding of who is Jesus. Most will agree Jesus lived in the biblical land of Palestine about 2000 years ago. The best way to find out who is Jesus is to read about him from the Bible. I like to share four important truths about Him.

He is the Son of God

Some people may misunderstand this, if Jesus is the Son of God, surely He must be less powerful than God? and God must have existed before him? This is not true, the bible says Jesus co-exist with God right from the beginning.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

God consists of three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All Three are equal, yet there is only one God.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7

Jesus, being the Son, submit himself to God, He fulfills His role as a Son. To understand the concept of God consisting three Persons, consider the three-dimension space, it consist of length, width and height, all three have to co-exist together, you cannot remove any of them, and each have their role to fulfill. This is just an example to help us understand the Trinity, our finite mind will never fully comprehend it.

Jesus, being the Son of God, is therefore fully God and all powerful. No problem is too great for Him.

He is the Son of Man

Jesus is one of us! He became a human about 2000 years ago, born into this world through Mary. Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus, the conception is a supernatural event.

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Jesus is flesh and blood like us, he understands what we go through. The bible records that He wept, he was hungry and thirsty, he faced temptation, he was rejected by people, suffered loneliness, was betrayed and persecuted, and eventually he died on the cross. There is only one difference, unlike us He lived a sinless life.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…”
1 Timothy 3:16

God was manifested in the flesh when Jesus became a human, like one of us. Since Jesus is fully man, He can empathies with you.

He is our Good Shepherd

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:10-11

He is called the Good Shepherd.The bible says those who belong to Him are the sheep. Why does the bible compare us to a sheep? a sheep is often lost, if you think of all the problems in this world, you have to agree that mankind is lost, you just have to read the daily newspaper.
He is the Good Shepherd because He can turn us away from danger and harm, and He will lead us to green pasture, to restore and refresh our soul.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalms 23:2-3

He is Good Shepherd because He cares for the sheep, to the extent that He gave His life for the sheep. You need a Shepherd for your life.

He is the Christ

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Matt 16:16-17

The Christ, is also known as the Messiah, the Anointed One. The bible says that Jesus is the only Christ, anyone else who claimed to be the Christ is an antichrist. Jesus is the Christ or Messiah because he came to save us from sin and death. His mission is to save the lost.

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10

Though he lived a sinless life, he was crucified on the cross. God had intended that He became the Sacrificial Lamb for all our sins. The blood he shed on the cross is for the remission of our sins. Forgiveness is now possible because of His death on the cross. And eternal life is now possible because of His resurrection from death. What must we do to receive this gift of forgiveness and eternal life?

First, we must acknowledge our sins before Jesus, our attitude should be one of brokenness
and contrition. Next we need to tell Jesus we want to give up our sins, no more following the attraction of the world, namely the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life.

Ask Jesus to come into your heart, by acknowledging Him as your Savior and Lord of your life. If you cling tight to Jesus, He will not reject you, He wants to heal you and give you a meaningful life, a life that is in accordance to God’s will, a life that abides in the presence of Jesus, a life that is pure and not contaminated by the world. We all have only one life to live on this earth, make the right decision, acknowledge your sin and unworthiness and cry out to Jesus.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8


  1. Wonderful message Lee, on just who Jesus is.Simple and easy to understand.

    Many people today make Jesus and the gospel message either too complicated, which its not, or add on to the truth of scripture.

    Bless you for the good post!

  2. Clear as a bell.

    Thanking Jesus.