Day 3: Knowing Jesus
Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth in human form.
Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth in human form. 2,000 years ago, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to be born of a virgin in the country Israel. The Bible explains that Jesus existed with God in heaven before He came down to earth as a man. This is because Jesus is part of the Godhead, which includes God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. These are 3 persons, but one God. John 1:1-4 says this about Jesus: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.”
"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6
Jesus lived on this earth for 33 years. He performed many miracles and He taught about God. His teachings are contained in the Bible in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Jesus lived a perfect life without sin. When He was 33 years old Jesus was killed; He died on a cross which was an execution for common criminals. He willingly gave Himself to die to pay the penalty for our sins.
"I and the Father are one." John 10:30
The Bible teaches that Jesus is both fully human and fully God. Listen to what Philippians 2:6-10 tells us about Him: “Although He [Christ] existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” Wow, what a powerful description of Jesus! This is why we worship Him as the Savior and Lord of the universe.
"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him." Colossians 1:16
Jesus came from the Father and was born of a virgin, performed many miracles, and foretold of His death and resurrection. When God raised Him from the dead, it proved that Jesus is who He said He is—the very Son of God and Savior of the world. After His resurrection, Jesus returned to his position in Heaven where He now reigns with God and prays for those who believe in Him. We will meet Him again at His Second Coming and live with Him in heaven for eternity. How wonderful that will be! Take a moment and honor Jesus as the Lord of all and your Savior and friend. Ask Him to reveal Himself more to you.
How have you experienced Jesus not only as your Savior, but as your Friend?