Monday, January 01, 2007

Who is Jesus?

Welcome to the year 2007. Why not start out a fresh year with a fresh start to life with Jesus Christ?

So, the big question: Who is Jesus?

He is God’s only Son, yet He came from the throne of His Father to the womb of a woman. He became Son of Man that we might become children of God.

He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin. He lived in poverty, and was unknown outside the city of Nazareth. He had neither wealth nor influence.

He laid aside His purple robe for a peasant’s gown. He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. He was born in another’s stable; He rode on another’s donkey; He was buried in another’s grave.

History has never known such as Jesus. In infancy, He startled a king; as a boy He stunned the theologians with His knowledge and wisdom, for He was taught of God. In manhood, He ruled the elements and quieted the raging sea. He healed without medicine, and fed thousands from a boy’s lunch. Even demons obeyed Him, and He gave back life to those who were dead.

Yet He suffered and sustained in body and soul the anger of God against the sin of the whole human race. He was despised and rejected of men. Though he was innocent, He was condemned by a civil judge and sentenced to death on a cross.

By His suffering and death, He paid completely for the sins of all who believe and set us free from the certain judgment and eternal condemnation of God that was to fall on us.

Some have given their lives for others and great men have come and gone, yet He lives on. Herod could not kill Him. Satan could not stop Him. Death could not destroy Him. The grave could not hold Him. Having fully satisfied God’s perfect justice, He conquered death and rose on the third day as He said He would.

After showing Himself to His disciples, He ascended into heaven. He now sits at the right hand of the throne of God where He pleads our case to His Father, defends us and keeps us safe from all enemies and pours out His gifts upon His followers.

One day He will return not as a suffering servant but with power and glory to judge the world. Then every knee shall bow to Him and every tongue shall confess Him as Lord. His followers will confess His Name with joy and confidence, but His enemies in terror will seek to hide from His face.

He is the Perfect One, the only One who can satisfy the soul. By accepting the Son of God with a believing heart, God grants to us the perfect satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Christ. To all who are ready to accept and believe Him, God gives these words of promise:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3: 16

Please accept Christ into your life today. This prayer is a guidance, but if you need a little help, here it is. It doesn’t matter how much or how well you say it, all that matters is that you have a willing spirit.

“Heavenly Father, I confess that the only way I can be with you is through the atoning blood of your only Son, Jesus Christ. I now accept your free gift of everlasting life and put my trust in Christ’s complete payment for all my sins. In response to your love toward me, I now make the commitment to turn away from my sins and to begin a new life of love and obedience to you, with the help of your Holy Spirit.

“In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Please leave a comment or question if you’re still confused or need further guidance. I will respond.

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