Who is the One we call the Lord Jesus Christ?
We see that Jesus walked among men in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This is where He was seen in the flesh, where He interacted with men physically, and showed His attributes. Through His conversations with men, the way He treated people, we can learn a lot about our Lord.
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The Bible addresses who Jesus is in several ways, such as the Bread of Life and the Good Shepherd and the Prince of Peace, to name a few. These are not new names for our Savior, but descriptions to help us understand more about His nature and His feelings toward mankind. We won’t list all of the titles found in the Bible, but let’s look at what some of the titles mean.
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Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God
When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”John 1:36
In the Old Testament, God required a spotless animal sacrifice to take care of the sins of His people. Jesus Christ was the final sacrifice that this world would ever need – a human sacrifice that was perfect, having no sin, just as the lambs that were sacrificed in the Old Testament.
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John the Baptist was paving the way for Jesus, as John was preaching repentance to the people. Repentance was the beginning, and John pointed the people to the Lord, proclaiming Him to be the Lamb of God, which would lead the people to salvation in its completeness.
Jesus is the Bread of Life
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.John 6:35
Jesus didn’t mean that He was edible, or that He would constantly have tangible food and drink when we approached Him. Jesus was talking spiritually. Everything we need to be nourished and sustained in our Christian walk is found in Jesus.
In the natural sense, bread is satisfying to the body. In the spiritual sense, bread is what will satisfy our soul. Jesus said He is the Bread of life, and that those who come to Him will never be hungry. Everything Jesus offers us in His Word gives us the nourishment our souls need.
It’s good to keep in mind that we need to take the nourishment Jesus gives us. Sometimes the “bread” will have different flavors. Sometimes they will be flavors we don’t like. While our human desires may not like this, our Savior knows what we need, and it’s His will that we partake regardless of whether we like the flavor.
We can’t approach the Word of God the way we approach a salad bar. Taking a little of one thing and passing up on something else is not an option when it comes to living for God. But be encouraged – any “bread” He wants us to eat is going to be good for us and will help us grow stronger. Always remember that God wants the very best for us. There are reasons behind why He wants certain things to be instilled into our hearts and actions.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah prophesied about the coming Messiah, and one of the things he said Jesus would be is the Prince of Peace. When God puts His Spirit in us, peace is a fruit of that Spirit. We know that a prince is a ruler. Jesus is the Prince of Peace – the Ruler of Peace! There is no greater peace than the peace that comes from the Master! No other peace measures up completely like the peace He gives.
Jesus is the Light of the World
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”John 8:12
This world needed a Savior as much then as it does now.
What does light do?
Light makes things clear and visible, both good things and bad things. Light affects our moods. Light chases away shadows. Spiritually, Jesus does these same things that natural light does. He makes things clear, such as what is right, and what is wrong. He affects our emotions by lifting depression and giving hope. He causes shadows of fear to disappear.
What’s exciting is that He left that privilege and responsibility to us after His time walking on earth was finished!
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.Matthew 5:14
He wants us to be witnesses of His goodness and to expose the works of Satan. He wants us to offer hope to others. He wants us to offer His light to our world!
Jesus is the Great Doctor
On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.Matthew 9:12
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”Mark 5:34
Our Lord is able to touch the places in our hearts that need healed, and He is also able to bring healing to our physical bodies. When He referred to the sick in Matthew 9:12, He was talking about the condition of the hearts of the people that were around Him. In Mark 5:34, He was talking about a physical healing. He is able to do both!
Jesus is the Messiah, our Savior
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”John 4:25-26
Every way that Jesus has been described above is important and helps us to see all that we have access to in Him. However, if we don’t realize that He is the One who came to save us, all other understanding is of no use. He knew we needed Him, and He came to give us salvation and life more abundantly.
What a beautiful thing to know that we have a Messiah that not only wants to save us, but loads us with benefits to have the most amazing life.