Who is Jesus? There seems to be some confusion in the church about who He is! Many outside the Christian faith recognize Jesus as a historical character but give Him little credit for any meaningful contribution. Islam regards Him as a prophet with less status than Mohammed and Judaism sees Him as a fake and a blemish on their ancestry.
Actually, not much has changed since the church began. One day about mid-way through his earthly ministry Jesus asked His disciples who do men think I am? The answer was varied and confused; some thought he was a resurrected saint, some thought a prophet. They just didn’t know for sure, so He asked His disciples who they thought He was. One of his closest aides spoke up immediately. You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus told this disciple that it was God that revealed this truth to him. He then made a remarkable prediction. On this confession of faith, He would build His church, and it would be endow with power from Heaven.
The church would be a body of people who would receive personal revelation from the Holy Spirit that Jesus was God in the flesh. When you read or hear the Word of God, you are receiving this revelation. When you welcome this exciting news and confess Jesus is God, you, like the disciple are endowed with spiritual power from Heaven. Think of it as being in a dark room where you can see nothing; you plug the lamp into an electrical socket and all of a sudden the room comes alive with light. It’s a new world! You are now enlisted in the army of God and share the mission Jesus came to finish.
Jesus is more than a messenger or prophet or teacher or even miracle worker. He is the creator and governor of the material universe with unlimited foresight and power. He has come to set us free from the law of sin and death. And you by your confession of faith will someday be part of the ruling party of the same universe. Jesus told His disciples that if they believed the revelation and then by faith confessed it, they would be acquitted of any wrongdoing. They would be transformed from imperfection to perfection, inheriting the riches of the material universe. By receiving this supernatural word from God, you have agreed to pass the revelation on to a loved one, a friend and even a stranger. Would you be willing to accept the commission and tell someone who Jesus really is? It would be the best thing you could ever do for that person. For more about saving grace read “Beam me up Commander,” it’s free.