Do you know the real Christ; I mean really know Him? I know all about Jesus, don’t you?
I have Him all figured out and there is nothing left to learn.
Wonderful, now that I have your attention…what I know about Christ would not fill a thimble, not even the space a dust mite would take up in that thimble. Six dust mites by the way would fit on the end of a pin.
Lets look at what Jesus is not, and what He does not do.
- Jesus is not The Way; to get everything you want
- Jesus is not The Truth; as you want it to be
- Jesus is not The Life; that you may live any way you choose
- Jesus did not die so that you don’t have to, you need to die to yourself
- Jesus did not promise a trial free life
- Jesus did not promise to give you everything you ask for
- Jesus is not a lottery ticket
- Jesus is not a vending machine
- Jesus does not exist to fulfill your every whim
- Jesus is not a great teacher, He is God
- Jesus does not want you to suffer, you bring that on yourself
- Jesus did not die for you so that you can continue in sin
- Jesus did not work miracles to make you feel better, He was demonstrating His absolute mastery over all things
- Jesus did not create Creation for you, it was created for Him
- Jesus did not create you for you, He created you to glorify Himself and the Father
- Jesus did not become a man because He had to, He did so because He obeyed His Father, and out of love for us
- Jesus was never killed, He died willingly, you can’t kill God
- Jesus did not lie, not ever, not once.
- Jesus never once has forsaken us, we have forsaken Him at one time or another
- Jesus was not only God, but rather God and man, the perfect blending of two natures into One being…Jesus Christ the Lord
Now that you know who Jesus is not, how about a little about whom He is and what He did do?
- Jesus is the Son of God
- Jesus is God the Son
- Jesus died to pay for our sins
- Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life
- Jesus is our mediator with the Father.
- Jesus is the perfect God/man
- Jesus was and is without sin
- Jesus fulfilled the law to perfection
- Jesus is eternal and was not “created” when He came to earth
- Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father
- Jesus is our righteousness
- Jesus is in the Father, as He is in us
- Jesus is the Lord, all will bow to Him now in reverence, or later because they will not have a choice
- Jesus was the greatest servant to ever walk the earth
- Jesus fills all needs
- Jesus gives to each one as they need
- Jesus is the light of the world, reflected through those who serve Him
- Jesus is our Savior, King, Master, Brother by adoption, and our Friend
- Jesus is love, as God is love…Jesus is God after all
- Jesus is; The Bright Morning Star, Prophet, King of kings, Lord of lords, The Good Shepherd, Chief Cornerstone, Image of the Invisible God, Light of the World, Immanuel, Lamb of God, Rock, Faithful and True Witness, The Great I AM, The Branch, Holy One, The Almighty.
To know Him is to love Him. Do you know Him? Does He know you, or are you just a face in the crowd?
I hope and pray you know the real Jesus, the One of the bible. If you don’t know Jesus all that well, take some time today and please get to know Him, you won’t be sorry. Spend time in The Word (the bible), read devotionals, and worship.
Your life is precious to Christ, but He won’t come where you will not invite Him. Commit or recommit yourself to Him today.