The question of who Jesus is, is the central and most important question of all time.
It is the question upon which all of life pivots. Time itself is measured and centers around the birth of Jesus Christ. If someone tells you it doesn’t matter, know that IT MATTERS more than anything else matters. If they tell you Christ is a “spirit being” perhaps you should wonder why they are not mentioning the many identifying passages found in the Bible!
In the eighth chapter of Mark and the sixteenth chapter of Matthew Jesus asked his disciples, “”Who do men say that I am?”
While Jesus asked this question of men, He wasn’t meaning that we are to go to men to find the answer. Jesus gave seven identifying statements that began with the words, “I AM..” He held the answer. Men make up answers. The Bible has over 54 passages identifying Jesus – “Who is Jesus?”
Jesus’s arrival brought to mankind the Good News or gospel. Paul made it clear that he received the gospel from the Lord just as the disciples had received it from the Lord. There is one gospel.
But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. Galatians 1:11-12
So we see that Jesus, Himself, answers the question of who he is, it is written in God’s Word, and revealed by the Holy Spirit.
We need only the Bible and the Holy Spirit to discover with certainty who Jesus is.
Here are some of the scriptures that reveal His identity.
When Satan tempted Jesus, Jesus revealed Himself as God:
Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD (YHWH) your God.’
Jesus said that He was the One Moses wrote about: John 5:46 “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.”
John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
John 10:30 “I and Father are one.”
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
John 14:9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Others who recorded that Jesus is God (In some cases, I include the verse because of the fact that He is worshiped and the Bible teaches clearly that only God is to be worshiped.)
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder; and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, THE MIGHTY GOD, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of (YHWH) the LORD; make straight in the desert A highway for our GOD. Isaiah 40:3
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “GOD with us.”
Wise men from the east:
And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word WAS GOD. John 1:1
Here is what Peter said of Jesus.
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Here Paul is referring to Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.
Thomas answered and said unto Him (Jesus), my Lord and my God. John 20:28
Writer of Hebrews:
But unto the Son he Saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Hebrews 1:8
Revelation 1:7-8 identifies Jesus as Jehovah God from the Greek translation and the same person as the One spoke of in Revelation 22.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. (Who was pierced? Jesus.)
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Jesus is the only Begotten Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and who came to save us by becoming our propitiation for sin. He is among other things, the Alpha and Omega and the Living Word. He is Immanuel or God with us and He is the One coming again to judge all men. He is our Righteousness if we are saved.
Jesus is the I Am.
Jesus is our resurrected Redeemer, Savior, Lord, and Master.
We are to tell others who Jesus IS, not who He isn’t!
- Understanding the Cross of Christ – Part 4 – (God’s Plan) (graceofourlord.com)