Who Do YOU Say Jesus Is?
That really is THE most important question. How we answer that question will determine everything about our life.
Many people say “I believe in God”, but that doesn’t really say much at all. Our society encourages us to believe that each person can define their “god” however they choose. That they are all pretty much the same. The enemy is so effective in his deceptions. But the question is… can the god that you say you believe in actually SAVE you?” Does your god have the power, the authority and the WILLINGNESS to save you?
There are many “Jesus’s” in jail, but the one I refer to most often is “Jailhouse Jesus”. This is the “Jesus” that we run to when we are hurting and scared. The one we snuggle up to in a desperate attempt to try and gain a sense of security. But the problem I see with Jailhouse Jesus is that when the women walk out the doors of the jail, they leave him behind and return to their “idols”. The run back to the things they think will save them, but have no power to save them and will actually end up destroying them. The false gods of drugs, alcohol, illicit relationships, etc. False gods don’t save. They deceive and then they destroy.
Jesus asked His disciples that all important question “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15, Mark 8:29, Luke 9:20). That is the question that determines the quality of your life here on earth, and your eternal destiny.
And the One, True, Living God is who HE says He is, not who WE say He is!
There is only One real Jesus. The Jesus of the Bible. He is exactly who He claims to be. He is the King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Messiah, Immanuel (God With Us), and the Judge of all mankind.
It is only when we believe, follow and obey the REAL Jesus that we will have His gift of the forgiveness of our sin, and His gift of eternal life. If you follow a false “Jesus”, he will never save you, and he will ultimately destroy you.
May we worship the TRUE Jesus, the Christ throughout this Christmas season. As we begin to understand what Jesus Christ has done for us, the only appropriate response is gratitude, reverence and love for Him.
1 John 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.
We can’t just know of Him, know about Him, or know Him casually. We must really KNOW Him, and He has revealed Himself to us through His Word.
May our Bibles and our hearts be open to our Savior.