This series is going to be based on Jesus. Who is Jesus? What is his mission? Why was he born? What is it about him that draws people to him in a massive world-wide countless faith? Why is Jesus the only way to heaven according to billions around the world and countless the last 2000 years? Who is this men, Jesus?
Jesus is important men in history. To date the very history of the world and mankind, we as a whole use “A.C.” and “B.C.”, which mean “After Christ” and “Before Christ”. The three major religions of the world notice Jesus as an important person to their faith in some way. Jew, Muslims and Christians all look to Jesus as either a prophet or good men or God or a fool. Jesus is in a high position with mankind, but why? Who is Jesus that billions even know him and his name?
Jesus wasn’t a powerful men. He wasn’t born into a kingship power. He wasn’t born in a likely setting. He was born in a barn. Next the cow, sheep and some other animals. He was born, most likely in poverty. He was an outcast to all society and died a death that was the most cruel way of punishment in the roman kingdom. The men Jesus lived a life of disgrace. He was a homeless men that was born next to animals and died a death of disgrace. Based on that, why do people look to him? Who is Jesus?
To understand the answer to who is Jesus, first you must understand who is Jesus not. It’s clear that you are not Jesus. I am not Jesus. Jesus is Jesus. Who is Jesus?
In them days, an men and a woman were named by what their personality told others about them. The first men that was created in the bible, his name is Adam. God created Adam from dust in the ground and dust Adam will and has returned to. The name Adam means dust in Hebrew. Throughout the entire bible, people get named from birth who they are and later sometimes they might get renamed. It’s clear that all the church will receive a new name at end of time. Names are important. Even God’s name is important for him. He repeatedly says, “for my own name sake”, Isaiah 48:9. In the lord’s prayer, it says, “Holy be your (God) name”, Matthew 6:9. God’s name is Holy. So we see that names are an important indicator of a person. Jesus name means “God With Us”, Matthew 1:23. So who is Jesus? Jesus is God with us.
The understanding of this topic of how God could be Jesus and Jesus is God are both easy and hard to understand. But, then again, in human understanding, you know Gas and Ice are two in one. Jesus and God are but two in one. Maybe you’re a daddy, your also a son to a men and woman. So your 2 in 1. It’s not impossible for God to be Jesus. Jesus is God, but in human formation (key). So Jesus, in God in the human form. That is where is truly begins. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the true only living God in the human form.
We could go even farther on a Muslim point of view. The Muslim God has 99 names. Within the bible, we see that JESUS being God is pointed to be or calls himself all the different 99 names of the Muslim God. “Light”, “Way” and “Truth”. Those 3 names are names of the Muslim God, Allah. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light”, John 14 :6.
Key word, “The”. I am The God. Jesus is trying to make it very clear that he is God. Muslims say he is a Prophet, but a prophet can’t lie, or he is a false prophet. So either Jesus is a false Prophet and all the Muslim faith is a lie or Jesus is a King and all Muslims are blind. Either way, Muslims are wrong where they stand on who God is. Within the Muslim holy book it speaks about the very Gospel of JESUS being truth. That verse in John 14:6 is the account Gospel of Jesus, written by John.
The Jewish people are still awaiting for the King of Kings to come. They don’t know that it was Jesus. Many of them have turn to Jesus as the King of Kings, but many more have rejected Jesus. The reason behind rejection is part of God’s Plan. God Wanted he own people to reject him, so the salvation can be with all people groups. Not just the Jewish people. God desires all nations to come to him.
Now Jesus is in the old testament. He visited many of the prophets. Anytime you read about people seeing the face of God in the old testament, that’s Jesus they see. Remember, Jesus is God with us, right? They seen him in human formation. They saw his face. Many prophets saw Jesus himself, without really knowing who they saw. There are many accounts within old testament writing. One is in Genesis 32:30, “So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared”.
Some Jews believed Jesus to be a false prophet, others believed he was a true prophet and others believed he was the Christ. Within the Gospel account Jesus claim himself to be greater than a prophet. He claim to be the Christ, King of Kings. The Creator of creation. That is why the Jewish leaders wanted him killed. They said he was lying.
What do Christians believe about Jesus? Who is Jesus to Christians? Stay close with this series and learn, who is Jesus to Christians. That’s where it begins. Jesus is the Beginning and the End.