“Who is Jesus?”
For most of my life, this question was both a source of doubt and uncertainty in my faith walk. I grew up in church but I never really knew who Jesus was. I was taught he was the Son of God by spiritual leaders, persuaded he was a prophet by my father, and questioned if he was God when I read my bible. This is not a post to instill doubt and further questioning but to give hope and share some of the revelation that God has given to me throughout these last 2 years of coming to know him more. Do you question who Jesus is? Have you been in church all your life but still have not come to know Jesus as the Son of God, your Lord, personal Savior, and most importantly God himself. Please allow me to share with you, from the bible, verses that not only confirm this truth but will help affirm and seal your belief in this truth.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”
“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.”
Colossians 1:15-16 (Be sure to read Colossians 1:12-14 first)
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
“And he is the head of the body, the church who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily”.
Colossians 3:1 (Look up the significance of sitting on the right hand of an authority figure.)
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”
There are so many more scriptures to discover that further clarify the true identity of Jesus and I encourage you to make this year the year that you walk in truth wherever it may be found. Do not limit him to just the Son of God, a prophet, et cetera for he is all of these things and greater. Seek out knowledge with all diligence, ask the Lord for understanding and wisdom if you lack it in any area of your life, and most importantly study your word, the bible, to show yourself approved by God because faith comes by learning who our hope is.
2 Timothy 3:16
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
Catch y’all on the flip side,