You’ve probably heard the Name, or you know Him and have accepted Him as your personal Lord and Savior – but who is Jesus, really?
Is He truly the Savior? Is He really the Son of God?
Jesus, the Man
Isaiah 9:6 says, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Jesus, as a man, walked here on earth. An article contributed by Probe Ministries to Bible.org proved Jesus’ humanity when historians and ancient literature said He was a revered teacher, He performed miracles, and was crucified during the reign of Tiberius sentenced by Pontius Pilatus.
Jesus became a man like you. He experienced having a family and fellowshipping with others. He experienced being ridiculed, laughed at, mocked, and hurt. Jesus, as a man, experienced the same things you are going through. He understands you.
Jesus, the Savior
Because of sin, the world is headed to eternal death and God knew that. So, He sent His Son to be the Savior of mankind.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV)
Jesus came to earth to redeem the world from death, condemnation, and eternal judgment brought by another man – Adam’s disobedience and sin.
“Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.” (Romans 5:18 NIV)
No one else in this world can save humanity from sin and eternal death but Jesus Christ Himself. It is not to condemn but to save the world through Him. (John 3:17b)
Jesus, the Lord
Acts 2:36 says “Therefore, let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” Acts 2:36 NIV
Jesus is not just fully human, He is also 100% God.
When you accepted Jesus in your heart, He also claimed Lordship over your life.
Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 2:20, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So, I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Allowing Jesus’ Lordship over you means yielding to God’s will and purposes for your life. Jesus Himself was humble and obedient to HIs Father in fulfilling His purpose here on earth that resulted in the gift of salvation and righteousness for those who will accept and believe.
Have you surrendered your life to Jesus? Would you submit to His Lordship over you today?
“If you have come to realize that there are still areas in your life that have a reservation from God, you can still make a decision to humble yourself today and accept the gift of God which is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23b)
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