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WHO IS JESUS?
NOW IS THE TIME FOR COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
I have chosen this focus for this paper for one purpose – to give insight into the power and Kingship of Jesus, so that we might live for Him! In looking at how we live today, it is painfully obvious that for the most part, we do not see nor honor Jesus as God. It seems that we live for ourselves – we have our lives full of activity and things. In addition, we are very reluctant to say that Jesus is God and He is the only way to God. We have become a people who are in need of nothing and who have no passion to proclaim our firm belief in our Lord. This is the reason that we are lukewarm and apathetic towards His Kingship and Lordship. Now, it is important to note that there are many who have no problem honoring Him with their lips by saying His name and acknowledging that He is the Son of God; this is true. But the question is… where are their hearts? The answer is, far from Him. It is very obvious just by observing their actions. So what about you? Is your heart sold out and surrendered to Jesus? Is He the most important thing to you? Or are you mostly surrendered to the tangibles in your life (the world) – your family/kids, your house, your job, your bank account, and your possessions and pleasures?
Before I go any further, it is extremely important to ensure that you know How Jesus feels about you. He is completely in love with you! He loves you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). He created you in your mother’s womb, part by part, as He so desired, as you are His prize possession (Psalm 139:13). He created you to lavish love upon you, to be with you, and to have you love and worship Him in return. Everything was created through Him and for Him, and that includes every single one of us (Colossians 1:16). He loves us with an agape love – He loved us first before we were even in existence (1John 4:19). Have you ever pondered the thought that Jesus, God in the flesh, humbled Himself and came down from His throne in Heaven, where He was highly exalted in the midst of love, goodness, and beauty; became a human being, grew up facing every temptation known to man and remained perfectly sinless, and then sacrificed His perfect flesh to the point He was unrecognizable as a man and ultimately unto death – all to cover your sins? Have you truly comprehended the humility and immense love that drove an all powerful and Almighty God to do this and suffer in such a way? It was 100% all for us – for you!! THAT is how much He loves us – more than our human minds can comprehend.
Having acknowledged this important point, we must know how He feels about those of us who have failed to give Him His rightful place in our hearts and lives. He now sees many of us in a state of “self” that is purely sickening. In Revelation 3:15-19 when Jesus addresses the Laodicean church (which is clearly us as the last church of the church age), He says, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked…” Later on in this same verse, He goes on to tell us to repent! Do you see that we make Him literally ill, because we refuse to totally choose Him and surrender and live for Him? We just can’t seem to give up our pleasures to wholeheartedly serve Him. Isn’t it just terrible that we choose the things of the world over Him?! Did you know that Jesus said in 1John 2:15 that if we love the things of the world then the love of the Father is not in us?! Our behavior in this regard not only hurts Him deeply, but it makes Him literally want to spew us out of His mouth. That should send shivers of fear down our spines and bring us to our knees in a never-ending state of repentance!!!
Jesus is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE (John 14:6); He is all. Do you believe that it is only through His name that a man must be saved (Acts 4:12)? Do you believe that very soon, He will rule and reign on this earth with ALL subject to Him (Hebrews 2:8)? Do you believe that He is God (Titus 2:13)? It is time to wake up and realize that it’s not all about us!! Everything that is, that will be, that has happened, and that will happen is solely to recognize Him as King and Lord. And remember one very profound truth… One day, very soon, every single person will bow down to Him and confess that He is Lord -- every single person and thing ever created (Romans 14:11)!! Do you know this Lord and King, Jesus?
The following scripture sums up my prayer for us all as well as the main message of this paper. Read these words and ask Jesus to make Himself real to you – as God. Ask Him to be YOUR Lord and King!! He will answer!
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
And one last very exciting note… In the very end when Jesus comes back to earth to fight the final battle with satan and all His enemies, HE WINS!! Revelation 19:15 says, “…And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!!” To Jesus be all the praise, all the glory, and all the honor! Amen and Amen!!!!