Who do you say Jesus Christ is?
He is the Alpha and the Omega (Rev 1:8,11, 22:13), the beginning and the ending (Rev 1:8)
He is the first and He’s the last (Rev 1:11,17, 22:13)
He which is and which was and which is to come. (Rev 1:8)
He is the almighty (Rev 1:8)
He is the author and finisher of our faith (Heb 12:2)
He is called the author of our salvation (Heb 5:9)
He is the blessed and only potentate (1 Tim 6:15)
He is the bright and the morning star (Rev 22:16)
He is called the day star (2 Pet 1:19) and He’s called the day spring from on high (Luke 1:78)
He is called the desire of all nations ((Hag 2:7) and the Scriptures say He is our dwelling place (Ps 90:1)
He is our faithful creator (1 Pet 4:19)
He is our foundation (Isa 28:16, 1 Cor 3:11) and our fortress (Ps 18:2)
He is called the fountain of living water (John 4: 1-14)
He is the head of all principality and power (Col 2:10)
He is our hope (1 Tim 1:1) and our hiding place (Ps 32:7) our strong habitation (Ps 71:3) and He’s called our house of defence (Ps 31:2)
He is the invisible (1 Tim 1:17), the immortal (1 Tim 1:17), the incorruptible (Acts 13:35), Immanuel “which being interpreted is, God with us” ((Matt 1:23)
He is the I AM that I AM that spoke unto Moses (Ex 3:14), not I will be or am trying to be or will become, but I AM. He is Yaweh, Jehovah God.
He is the Just and the justifier (Rom 3:26) and the Judge (John 5:22)
He is the judge of the quick and the dead (Acts 10:42)
He is called the King of Israel (John 1:49)
He is called the King of Saints (Rev 15:3)
He is called the King of Glory (Ps 24:10)
He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev 19:16)
He is our leader and He’s our commander (Josh 5:14-15). He hasn’t come to take sides, He has come to take over!
He is the light of the world (John 8:12)
He is the light of life (John 8:12)
He is the father of the fatherless (Ps 68:5)
He is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Ps 46:1)
He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5)
He is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the word (John 1:29)
He is called the Lord our righteousness. (Jer 23:6) and the Lord of Hosts (Rev 19:14, Ps 59:5)
He is Messiah (John 4:26) and He is called a “man of sorrows” (Isa 53:3)
Jehovah calls Him “the man that is my fellow” (Zech 13:7)
He is the mighty God (Isa 9:6)
He is called most high (Acts 7:48)
He is called mighty (Zeph 3:17) and He is most Holy (Dan 9:24)
He is our mediator (1 Tim 2:5) and our mercy seat (Rom 3:25) and He is our merciful and faithful high priest (Heb 2:17)
He is our manna, the bread of God and the bread of Life (John 6:58)
He is the only begotten son of the Father and He is the only wise God. (Rom 16:27)
He is our omnipotent (Rev 19:6 ), omniscient (Job 21:22) and omnipresent God (Ps 139, Matt 28:10) yet He is our offering for sin and transgression and our wickedness (Isa 53:5,10)
He is the prince of peace (Isa 9:6)
He is the preserver of men (Job 7:20)
He is called the plant of renown (Eze 34:29)
He is precious to God (1 Pet 2:7)
He is prophet (Deut 18:15), priest (Rom 8:34), physician (Luke 4:23) and our portion (Ps 16:5)
He is our King (John 18:37)
He is the root of David (Rev 5:5)
He is ruler in Israel (Micah 5:2)
He is our redeemer (Luke 1:68)
He is “the Angel that redeemed me” (Gen 48:16)
He is our ransom (1 Tim 2:6) and He is our resurrection (John 11:25)
He is the rock of ages (Isa 26:4) yet He is the root out of dry ground (Isa 53:2)
He is the star of Jacob (Num 24:17)
He is the Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2)
He is the shepherd and the bishop of our souls (1 Pet 2:25)
He is the shadow of a great rock in a weary land (Isa 32:2)
He is called our sword (Deut 33:29) and our sceptre (Num 24:17), our spear (Habb 3:11) and our shield (Ps 3:3) and He is our buckler (Ps 18:30)
He is the son of God (1 John 5:20) yet He is called the son of man (Mark 14:62)
He is the true God and eternal life (1 John 5:20)
He is called the son of the blessed (Mark 14:61) and the son of the most high (Mark 5:7)
He is the son of David (Matt 21:15) yet He is the seed of the woman (Gen 3:15)
He is the seed of Abraham (Heb 2:16) and He is our saviour (John 4:42)
Yes, Jesus is our Scape Goat (Lev 16) and He is the strength of our life (Ps 73:26)
He’s the truth (John 14:6)
He is our teacher (Matt 7:29)
He is the testator of the new covenant (Heb 9:16) and He is the tender Plant of God (Isa 53:2) yet He is the tree of life (Rev 2:7) and the true vine (John 15:1)
He is the witness of God (John 18:37), He is the Word of God (John 1:1), the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:24). The way to God, He is the truth and the life (John 14:6)
He is our wall of fire (Zech 2:5)
He is wonderful (Isa 9:6) and He is well beloved son (Matt 3:17)
He is the baptizer with the Holy Ghost and with fire (Matt 3:11)
He is the fairest of ten thousand (Song 5:10)
We can try to define Him but we cannot confine Him.
Yea, He is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend (Song 5:16)
If we consider His humanity, we see Jesus Christ who made no mistakes, committed no sins (Heb 9:28) and is unlike any other man (Mark 1:22, Matt 7:29, Luke 4:32, Luke 2:47).
In Jesus there is:
• Meekness without weakness
• Tenderness without feebleness
• Firmness without coarseness
• Love without sentimentality
• Holiness without sanctimoniousness
• Lowliness without lowness
• Truth without error
• Enthusiasm without fanaticism
• Passion without prejudice
• Heavenly-mindedness without forgetfulness
• Care-freeness without carelessness
• Service without servility
• Self-exaltation without egoism
• Judgement without harshness
• Seriousness without sombreness
• Mercy without softness.
What strange and wonderful paradoxes there are in the life of Jesus:
• He who is the bread of life began his ministry hungry.
• He who is the water of life ended His ministry thirsty.
• He who fainteth not, neither is weary was weary and sat thus at the well.
• He paid tribute yet He is the King.
• He was called a devil yet He cast out devils.
• He prayed and yet He hears and answers our prayers.
• The shortest verse in the Bible tells us “Jesus wept” yet the Bible tells us He dries all our tears.
• He was sold for 30 pieces of silver and yet He redeemed Israel.,
• He is lead as a lamb to the slaughter and yet it is revealed that He is the Good Shepherd who gives His life for the sheep.
• He died and in dying He gives life and by dying He destroyed death.
How can we sufficiently wonder at the humility of the Son of God! He, for whom the heaven is too narrow, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, is not allowed, when He comes into the world, even the room of an inn. The many mansions of heaven were at His disposal; the earth was His, and the fullness of it; yet He suffered Himself to be destitute of a mean cottage, and did not complain. How should we learn to want and abound from Him, who, abounding with the glories and riches of heaven, wanted a lodging on His welcome on earth.
He is indescribable in every way. He is unspeakable and there is so much more that is in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our God.
When we look at Him He dazzles our eyes. When we think of Him He swallows up our thoughts. He confounds our imagination. There are no comparisons by which we can allude to him and if we were to talk one to another about Him words will falter on our lips. If we would give thanks to God for Him we would not know what to say, praise would set silent on our tongues when we see Him for He is glorious and altogether lovely. The marvellous., the glorious, the wonderful, the fantastic, the majestic, the magnificent Jesus. He is my saviour. He died on the cross for you, He went to the tomb for you , he rose the third day for you , He is interceding for you on the right hand of God and He is returning for you . He is coming again He is unimaginable, He is indescribable
He is undeniable and He is inexplicable He is all reliable He is unattainable He is unexplainable and He is unsearchable. He is God’s unspeakable gift.
There will never be another Jesus. Whatever surprises there may be in store for the world, Jesus will never be surpassed. He is the goal of all goodness, the summit of all thought, the crown of all character and the perfection of all beauty. He is the incarnation of all tenderness, the focalization of force, the manifestation of might, the personification of power, the concentration of character, the materialization of thought, and the living illustration of all truth. He is the prophecy of man’s possibility.
We behold Him, and in Him we see the realization of all human expectation: a leader greater than Moses, a priest greater than Aaron, a king greater than David, a commander greater then Joshua, a philosopher greater than Solomon and a prophet greater than Elijah. He walks like a man. He talks like God. His words are oracles, His acts miracles. The crown of divinity rests on His brow. The scepter of universal dominion clings to His hand, the eternities flash in His eyes. Eternal rectitude is written in His face; the smile of Jehovah transforms His countenance.
He is the express image of His father. Children cluster at his feet. Womanhood instinctively places the crown of purity on His brow. The winds obey Him. A glance from His eye and the crystal waters blush to amber wine. The dead forget themselves and live. The lame leap for joy. Ears which never heard thirst for the very sound of His voice and sightless eyes deny their past and open their drooping lids to the beauty of His presence. Pain, palsied at His touch, vanishes. Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? And behold there comes forth the author of all good things and the one who maketh all things work together for good.
The name of Jesus stands alone. God has given Him a name which is above every name. No creed can contain Him, no catechism can expound Him, flesh of our flesh, very God of our very God. To be a Christian is to live in Christ. Unto Him be glory, dominion and power for ever and ever. Amen.
Who do you say Jesus Christ is?
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