Who Does He Think He is?!

What you believe about Jesus is crucial.  Have you forgotten what He said about Himself?  Has it gotten lost in the rhetoric about brotherly love, acceptance, and the worth of all religious traditions?

I know.  We are in the middle of Ephesians, but take the time to think about His comments:

“Again the high priest asked Him, and said unto Him, ‘Art Thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’ And Jesus said, “I am: and you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven” (Mark 14:61-62.).

Jesus said, “When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations; …” (Matthew 25:31-32).

“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions (72,000) of angels?” (Matthew 26:54).

“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father” (John 5:22-23).

“Truly, truly, I say unto you. He that believes on Me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47).

“No man taketh it (my life) from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again (John 10:18).

“Truly, Truly, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).

“I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.  Believest thou this?”  (John 11:25-26).

“And He said unto them, ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved:  but he that believeth not shall be damned’ (Mark 16:15-16).

“I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6).

“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.  For I came down from heaven,…” (John 6:37-39).

“Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father” (John 6:65).

“Jesus saith unto them, ‘Come and dine’…Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.  This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead” (John 21:12-14).

And as he (Paul) journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined around about him a light from heaven:  And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?  And he said, Who art thou, Lord?  and the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks'” (Acts 9:3-5).

Why not stop and write down who you believe Jesus was?

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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