Saturday, October 13, 2012

Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

 Good morning to all of you.  I would like to take a few minutes to look at Jesus Christ.  Lets start by looking at Mark 8:27-30 which reads "27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him."  If you can see Jesus asks his disciples who does the people say he is, they answered, John the Baptist, Elijah or one of the other prophets.  Jesus then asks Peter who do you say I am and Peter answered the Christ.(Messiah)  Peter gave the right answer, Jesus is the Messiah the one to come to save the people of Israel.
    There is another way of looking at this passage, which I would like look at.  Let's look at Jesus for a minute, we know that he is the personal son of God the Father.  In John 14:7 Jesus tells us, "If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him."  Jesus tells his followers that he is God because he wanted to let them know who he is in the relationship to God the Father.  Let's look a God the Father for a moment, we know that God the Father is the creator of heaven and earth, he also created man in his own image.  God also knows everything about his creation and everyone on it.  NO One can hide from God's eyes or eares.  Life in the past is called history, and we all know that seeing God created the heavens and the earth, he also wrote the oldest history book in existence today.  If all of this is true and I'm saying that it is true because its written in the Holy Bible, the God the father is also God the son, and they both see and know everything that's needed to be known. 
    Ok here's my point Jesus did not have to ask his disciples who he was, you see he already knew the answer.  Jesus was doing two things by asking this question, first of all he made the disciples think about the answer, secondly he wanted us the reader of John 14:7 to think of the question and to think of Jesus and who he is and what he can do, if we only ask for his help.  I have the problem of asking for Jesus help, when its to late.  I hope that all of you are smarter then I am and ask for Jesus help long before you need it.
    I thank God for all of my readers, and hope that you all have a good day getting to know who Jesus really is.

Good Day For Now.