Who is this Jesus guy?
(Originally posted 5/9/2017)
That is the most important question we can ever answer. Who is Jesus?
It’s not just a life and death question. It’s an eternal life or eternal separation from God question.
In Matthew 16 Jesus asked his disciples this very question.
“13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[b] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[c] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[d] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[e] loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.”
In my mind I see Peter answering this casually, with a mouth full of the first century version of potato chips.
Muffled by the food in his mouth and crumbs tumbling out and he said it, “you are the Christ, the son of the living God…”
Only God’s Spirit can reveal this truth to a person.
I pray today that folks that read this post would stop and answer the question for themselves.
Who is Jesus?
For those of us who already know him, I pray there would be fresh revelation of what that means to us and to the world. For those who haven’t discovered who he is yet, may Gods Spirit shine it into your hearts.
Jesus is the messiah, the son of the living God.