Who is Jesus? Was He just a good man, a teacher, a prophet, or is He the Son of God? (Part Two)

Journal Entry: Friday, June 30, 2006

Jesus made a profound statement to Peter in which He reveals unto him this revelation of who He is, came not from the miracles Peter and the other disciples saw Him doing, but this eternal truth was revealed to him by the Father. Meaning, we cannot be born into the kingdom of God until we receive the revelation from the Father of who Jesus is. Then our unredeemed spirit must make the decision if it believes the Father or not. This action is not flesh to flesh, but rather spirit to spirit. Jesus said, “flesh and blood has not (or cannot) revealed this unto you…” The flesh and blood of man operates off of the information it receives from our five senses and our senses receives its information from our natural surroundings through our sense of touch, taste, smell, hear, and see, and feeds that information to our mind which processes the information before making a determination of what is the best course of action for us to follow based upon the information it has been provided. If the information the mind receives is misleading and we make a decision based upon misleading information; we will ultimately pay a price for every bad decision we make. God did not create us to be led by our senses. He created us to be led by our spirit, that in the beginning received its information directly from the Godhead. But when Adam sinned, we lost that ability because his sin broke the line of communication between a holy God and sinful man. Jesus came, died, paid the price for our sin, and rose again to restore our ability to communicate directly with God; spirit to Spirit.

Jesus is the Christ, the savior of mankind, and who we believe He is has everything to do with serving Him in the capacity He has called us to serve in. If we lack understanding of who Jesus is; we are lacking in understanding of what God did for mankind through the finished work of Calvary. We are crippled in our understanding; and the world is short another laborer because if we do not fully understand who Jesus is; we do not go on the job performing the work God gave us to do in aiding the poor, the sick, and the hurting people of this world. When we don’t go to work in the ‘fields that are always white unto harvest‘, people die without hearing the Good News of what Jesus did for them. They die because people who say they are Christians don’t really believe Jesus is who He said He is, and telling others that Jesus will save them and change their lives is not a high priority with them. They fail to understand that God is in the soul saving business; and there is absolutely nothing more important in the kingdom of God than a soul being saved from the fiery torment of hell. That means, we, as Christians, must tell other people what God did for them through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The job of the church Jesus is building is to tell the world about the wonderful works of Jesus; and God the Father will in turn use that information to convict the lost of their sin, and then reveal unto them what they need to do to receive salvation. In ourselves we can’t do anything to save another person from their sin, but we can tell them who Jesus is; and when we have done our duty, God does the convincing and the saving. And when a lost person says, “Yes, to the Lord,” all the angels in heaven rejoice because another lost soul has found his way home. DThrash


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