Who was Jesus?

John said that He was the Living Word. He was the Word which was with God and Who was God. By Him, everything was made and He was with God from eternity past all the way into eternity future.

John 1:1: 1 In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through Him all things were made, and without Him, nothing was made that has been made. 4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Even talking about Jesus in the past tense affirms this. He was in the past, He lives in the present and He will be King in the future. Jesus is the Son of Man and the Son of God and according to the Bible, He is the Son of David by His lineage in Mary’s family and His Earthly father’s ancestry too. God had this planned from the beginning of creation. Jesus was referred to in Genesis as “the seed of the woman”. Why? Because God was His Father and He used Mary’s DNA to create the child that Jesus would be born into the world but Jesus didn’t have the sinful nature of a human father.

Jesus is the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament when you see the word capitalized. He is the Rock from which the water came to keep Israel alive in the wilderness. He was the manna from Heaven to feed the people while they were in the wilderness for forty years, the Bread of Life. So, why do we tend to discount Him in our lives today? Is it because we don’t want Him until we need Him? That could be part of the reason. It seems that most people want to use Him as a “genie” rather than dedicating their life to Him as a disciple. 

That is not how God wants to relate to us but it does seem to be the way we want the relationship to be. Most of us try to place Jesus and God in a “box” that we can take out and use when we feel the need and then we put the box up as we do with Christmas ornaments each year. The world around us and the people who don’t believe in Jesus as their Savior think that God is either a very mean judge or someone who can grant all of your wishes. 

God has never been like a “genie” in the Old Testament or the New Testament. We can’t command God to give us our desires now. He provides for us everything that we need not our desires and when your heart is regenerated by the Holy Spirit your desires become the same as His. Your life with Him should become more like His disciples’ lives were in the time that they .followed Him every day. We shouldn’t make our relationship into a once-a-week thing, it should be every day with Him. God loves each of us and He made a way for us to be with Him through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Please, don’t push His call away. Answer it and become His child by accepting Jesus as your Savior.

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