WHO JESUS IS AND IS NOT
"He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30.
"My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and
earth." Psalm 121:2.
believing and knowing Jesus Christ means eternal life
(John 3:16; 17:3), then we must know who He is and is not.
This simple, self-study is written for men, women, youth,
and children everywhere in hopes of their being right with
Jesus and ready for His soon, glorious second advent (Luke
21:25-36). After studying it, please share it with someone
else. Thank you.
"For I am not ashamed of the
gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of
God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The
just shall live by faith." Romans 1:16, 17. (Remember the
gospel commission in Matthew 28:18-20.)The
ceremonial laws and the ceremonial system were established
and introduced by God after man transgressed. Before the
time of Moses, the Bible tells us that Abraham, Abel,
Cain, and Job offered sacrifices. (Hebrews 11; Genesis 4,
22; and 8; Job 1.)
WHO JESUS IS
are many names, titles, and duties of Christ found in the
Bible. This brief publication will attempt only to show
the necessary ones to illustrate who Jesus is and should
be to all the human race. Remember, all Scriptures (Old
and New Testaments) are inspired of God and written for
our benefit (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
1. Jesus is the Messiah as prophesied in the Old Testament
and fulfilled in the New Testament. (Compare Daniel
9:24-27; Isaiah 50:6; 53:1-12; Psalm 22:16 with John
19:18-42; Matthew 27:12; and Luke 23:1-56. Compare also
Isaiah 7:13, 14; 9:6, 7; with Matthew 1:1, 18-23; 2:1-11;
and Luke 1:26-35; 2:11.)
Jesus is Emmanuel. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23)
Jesus is "the mighty God, the everlasting Father". (Isaiah
Jesus is "I am". (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58)
Jesus is Jehovah. (Isaiah 26:4; 43:10; John 1:1-3)
Jesus is the True God. (Isaiah 45:5; 1 John 5:20)
Jesus is the Holy One of God. (Psalm 16:10; Mark 1:24;
Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. (John 1:14; 1 Timothy
Jesus is the Son of God. (Matthew 2:15; Luke 1:35; John
1:49), the Son of man (John 5:27), and the Son of David
(Matthew 1:1; Revelation 5:5; 22:16).
Jesus is the Word of God. (John 1:1; 1 John 5:7, 8;
Revelation 19:12, 13) and the Word of Life (1 John 1:1).
Jesus is our Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. (Job 19:25;
Jesus is the King of the Jews. (Matthew 2:2; 27:37)
Jesus is Lord of All. (Acts 10:36)
Jesus is our Leader and Commander. (Isaiah 55:4)
Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. (Revelation 5:5)
Jesus is "King of kings and Lord of lords". (1 Timothy
6;15; Revelation 19:16)
Jesus is the Creator. (John 1:1-3)
Jesus is Lord of the Bible Sabbath. (Genesis 2:1-3; Mark
Jesus is our Lawgiver. (Deuteronomy 4:13; Isaiah 33:22.
See also Exodus 20:1-17; 1 John 3:4; John 14:15; and
Jesus is the King of Israel. (John 1:49)
Jesus is the Root of David. (Revelation 22:16)
Jesus is Shiloh. (Genesis 49:10)
Jesus is our Passover. (1 Corinthians 5:7)
Jesus is Christ. (I John 2:22)
Jesus is our Messiah. (Daniel 9:25; John 1:41)
Jesus is our Savior. (Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11)
Jesus is our Righteousness. (Jeremiah 23:6; 1 Corinthians
Jesus is our Advocate. (1 John 1:9; 2:1)
Jesus is the only Mediator between God and man. (1 Timothy
Jesus is our Judge. (Isaiah 33:22; Micah 5:1; Acts 10:42;
2 Timothy 4:8)
Jesus is our High Priest. (Hebrews 2:17; 4:14)
Jesus is the Rock. (1 Corinthians 10:4)
Jesus is "the Light of the World". (John 8:12)
Jesus is the Lamb of God. (John 1:29)
Jesus is our Deliverer from sin. (Matthew 1:21; Romans
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. (John 11:25. See
also 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.)
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. (John 10:11, 14)
Jesus is the Bread of Life. (John 6:35, 48)
Jesus is the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8; 22:13) and
the Author and Finisher of our Faith (Hebrews 12:2).
Jesus is Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; 5:23)
and Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20).
Jesus is the True Vine (John 15:1) that we are to be
grafted into (John 15:4) so that we may bear much fruit
(John 15:8), the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23).
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. (John 14:6)
We are only saved by Jesus and only in His name. (Acts
4:12; 16:30, 31; Romans 6:23)
Jesus asked His disciples
when on earth almost two thousand years ago, "Whom do men
say that I am?" (Mark 8:27) They answered, "John the
Baptist, Elijah, or one of the prophets". (Mark 8:28)
Many are getting it wrong again today. Some believe that
Jesus was only a good man, an insignificant person in
history, a prophet only, or Michael the archangel.
Dear Reader, who do you say Jesus is? Hopefully, like
the apostle Peter, you can say that Jesus is the Christ
(Mark 8:29), and also your personal Savior. (Remember, the
Bible never calls Jesus a created angel or non-deity, but
Deity in the flesh, as we have previously seen.)
"Let not your heart be
troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my
Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I
would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may
be also." John 14:1-3.
"He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come
quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus. The grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." Revelation
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"Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the
times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the
Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was
preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the
times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken
by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world
began." Acts 3:19-21.
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all
the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall
the end come. But he that shall endure unto the end, the
same shall be saved." Matthew 24:14, 13.