Is He a prophet, teacher, rabbi, John the Baptist, Elijah, or Jeremiah? No matter how much they try to guess who Jesus is with their human senses, they will never know who Jesus is.
The Bible tells us that there was a virgin lady named Mary, engaged to a man named Joseph in a city called Nazareth, who had an angelic visitation to inform her that she had found favour with God. She will conceive in her womb, bring forth a Son and call His name Jesus.
This Son will be exceedingly great and called the Son of the Highest (Luke 1:27-38). However, this prophecy did not just happen out of the blues; God had revealed this plan concerning His Son Jesus right from when Adam and Eve sinned.
God, in His omnipotence, declared after man sinned and was passing judgment on the culprits ” And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” (Gen 3: 15).
This statement indicates that the woman will bear a seed, “not a couple (man and woman) as it’s the case with every human being”.
Ironically, God fulfilled this promise in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit came upon a virgin woman to give birth to Jesus Christ. The result was a Holy child who would become the Messiah known as Jesus. Jesus was the “seed from the woman”.
Prior to this revelation, God spoke through Prophet Amos
“Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets”
( Amos 3:7).
And on many occasions, God revealed His plan to bring forth His Son to this world through many Prophets in the old testament; for instance, God revealed this plan through Moses.
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear”
Another example is the Prophet Isaiah, which also revealed God’s plan.
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel”
Also, through Prophet Micah
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting”
However, in chapter 1 of the gospel of St Luke, when the Angel of the Lord (Angel Gabriel) brought this amazing news to the Virgin Mary, she was stunned and asked the bearer of this great news.
“How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God”
( Luke 1:34-35).
The spirit, mind/soul, and body make up the human being. The physical body is the container for the true person (spirit, mind/soul). This human being can only be born if both the male and female human beings have successfully merged, and the embryo is fully developed.
God is known never to break His law,
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease”
(Gen 8:22 ).
This is true regardless of whether there is global warming or earthquakes, wartime, or peacetime.
Therefore, the woman’s child-bearing seed needed to be fertilized to bring forth the seed that would bruise the head of the devil. Mary, a chaste woman, who had found favour with God, became God’s vessel to implement the plan of God to redeem man from eternal destruction. The Holy Spirit then came upon her, and the power of God the Most overshadowed it.
The birth of Jesus fulfilled the prophecy God made in Genesis 3:15. Thus, Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, became the seed of the woman who would bruise the head of the devil and at the same time fulfil all the prophecies of the old prophets as the coming Messiah (Saviour). Jesus is the Son of God that came to this world and dwelt among us.
Jesus, on several occasions when His status as Son of God was an issue of debate, always made it clear that He was from God and the people who had the problem accepting His claim should judge Him based on the works He does that only God can do.
When the Jews accused Him of being a man, He made Himself God because He called God His Father (John 10:33); in response to them, He said
“do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world,
‘You are blasphemy,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him”
(John 10:36-38 ).
On one of the occasions, Jesus had to verify from His followers, who they took Him to be; “He said to them,
“But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven”
Jesus never felt intimidated by the Jewish chief priests to declare His Sonship even at the point of His death.
“Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.”
(in Luke 22:70).
According to the Bible,
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. “
Jesus, the begotten Son of God, is God’s love to us. By believing in Him as the Son of God, the Saviour/Redeemer of the world, eternal life becomes yours.
Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ is the Resurrection and Life – John 11:25
Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life – John 6:35; 6:48
Jesus Christ is the Light of the world – John 8:12
Jesus Christ is the Door to salvation – John 10:9
Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd – John 10:11
Jesus Christ is the Way to God, the truth of God and the real-life – John 14:6
Jesus Christ is the true vine – John 15:1
Do you want to know and have a relationship with God? Then, embrace and accept the Lordship of Jesus over your life, for Jesus is the way to God, the truth of God and the Life of God; nobody can come to God the Father except through His Son Jesus (John 14:6). For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, (John 5:26).
The Truth is that Jesus came to this world to save us from eternal destruction, and we must accept Him as our Lord and personal Savior to have eternal life. Rejecting this gift of eternal life means being condemned to Hell with Satan and his demons.
JESUS IS WHO GOD IS TO YOU AND ME.
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.