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Jesus Is The Lamb

March 26 

The LORD’S Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, (PALM SUNDAY), occurred only days before His crucifixion and is recorded in Matthew 21:1 – 9, (also in John 12:12 – 16). This event was predicted by the prophet Zechariah in the 6th century B.C. Lets take a look at some of the features in Zechariah’s prophecies, and how they are fulfilled in Messiah Jesus.

Zechariah 9:9 — “Your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.” — Fulfilled by Jesus during His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. (Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-40; John 12:12-19)9:10 — “He shall speak peace to the nations; His dominion shall be ‘from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.’” — Jesus established the covenant of grace which is available for Jews and Gentiles alike; the church has expanded from sea to sea, and the gospel has been preached all over the world. (This verse is practically a quotation of Psalm 72:8, which is about the Lord’s Anointed King.)9:11 — ““As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.” — Through the sacrifice of Christ and the atonement provided through His blood, God has liberated those who were trapped in the pit of sin and death, separated from God.9:12 — “Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.” — Jesus will compensate those persecuted and killed for their testimony of faith. He calls all those persecuted for the sake of the gospel to maintain their hope and faith in God, the ever-present refuge.9:14-16 — “Then the Lord will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord God will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south. The Lord of hosts will defend them; They shall devour and subdue with slingstones. They shall drink and roar as if with wine; They shall be filled with blood like basins, like the corners of the altar. The Lord their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land.”
— This part can be summed up in three words: HIS KINGDOM COMES!9:17 — “For how great is its goodness and how great its beauty! Grain shall make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.”— Bread and wine, the elements of the Lord’s Supper in the New Covenant which was established through Jesus blood give joy to God’s people, reminding them always that the price has been paid for their sins.Did you know there is one other time in the Bible that people wave palm branches and cheer Jesus? It’s in heaven….
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
(Revelation 7:9–10)


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*  Acts 4:10, 12 “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom ye crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole….Neither is there salvation in any other:  for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
*  John 1:11-12 “(Jesus) came unto His own, and His own received Him not.  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the (children) of God, even to them that believe on His name.” 
*  Romans 10:9-10 – “…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
*  Galatians 3:26 – “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”


*  Romans 8:15 – “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
*  Ephesians 1:2-6 – “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  according as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:  having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in The Beloved.”


*  Matthew 5:16 – “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”
*  Matthew 6:1 – “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them:  otherwise ye have no reward of your Father Who is in heaven.”
*  Matthew 7:11 – “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?”
*  Matthew 18:14 – “Even so it is not the will of your Father Who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”
*  Luke 6:36 – “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”
*  Luke 12:32 – “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
*  John 20:17 – “Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.”


*  1 John 3:1-2 – “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the (children) of God:  therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017

Reblogged from http://skipslighthouse.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-greatest-father-of-all.html


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In Honor of Mothers Everywhere.

Jesus secured His mothers future on the cross. He deeply loved Mary. Mothers are beyond measure.

26When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 
27Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.John 19:26-27 


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Soon, the Father will say to His Son “Get your Bride”…17017191_1227953807318031_1538331871737344696_o15965383_1653047801662121_4587685296324283013_n

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14368743_1208642472584248_1903782319690324442_nBeloved Brothers And Sisters ~

As I was just rushing to pick up Julian from school, I began to feel the hunger in the people as I passed by person after person in their cars and in the streets. And as I looked at each person passing by, God began to form my thoughts and I could feel His Anger rising as He let me realize that their stomachs would most likely be fed by the hands of the enemy rather than the hands of the servants of God… God was revealing to me the deprivation and emptiness in people, and in that moment I began to pray, “Jesus… feed Your People. Show us how to be the answer, how to HAVE the Answer; how to SPREAD Truth…” And in the midst of all the hustling to pick up Julian on time from school, God was giving me a disturbing vision of our church (the Church in general) – Outwardly welcoming yet inwardly barred shut…

I began to feel the weight of God’s Problem with the Church settle in the pit of my stomach as I realized that God’s Church has become completely IRRELEVANT. In fact, it seems like a breathing hypocrisy… I was smacked in the face with the disturbing REALITY as I ran from my parked car the rest of the way to school to meet Julian on time… Churches outwardly welcoming yet inwardly barred shut! In me Jesus was crying, “I AM ALIVE!” yet the hearts of His People are barred shut, the window to their souls locked and church parking lots empty. Looks pretty dead to me! I felt sick as I realized that God is filling the Church with His SPIRIT and asking us to go feed His People with TRUTH, LIFE, LOVE, WISDOM, DIRECTION and POWER, yet the doors are barred shut and the windows are dark and closed…

So when the woman ready to commit suicide wants to reach her hand out one last time, who will be the one to fill it? The enemy seems to have a better grasp on relevant ministry than we do. I think something in the way we view CHURCH needs to shift DRASTICALLY and IMMEDIATELY… If we have the HIGHEST, MOST HOLY, OMINISCIENT, OMNIPOTENT, SPIRIT as our GUIDE, why aren’t we offering a Spiritual hand of guidance to the hungry and the needy? Are we asleep? Are we numb? Are we hypocrites? Why put a WELCOME sign on the door to the Church (so to speak) if we are going to bar up the entire porch so that the dirty hands of the homeless won’t be able to touch it and mess up the new paint job?

Now with Julian in tow and after sharing this with him, he looked at me and said, “What if we could feed the spirit of each person by whispering the name of Jesus as we walk by each one. Maybe their spirits would grab His Name and begin to long for Him…” For the rest of the walk back to the car Julian said, “JESUS” as he passed each person. I laughed as I realized my little guy is just as OBSESSED with spreading the LOVE of God as I am! Truly a moment when God was speaking wisdom through and out of the mouth of babes!

God, help us. Wake us. Show us the way to invade the spiritual powers of this culture. Let the Church become RELEVANT. Let the Living God truly explode with LIFE out of the servants who have chosen to be the hands and feet of Jesus… Let us have RELEVANT FAITH so that those who are hungry will be able to GRAB onto it…

God, we pray that Your FAITHFULNESS will fill us with FAITH to step toward the desires you have for our lives. Give us a CAUSE to fight for YOUR NAME. Let the history of Your VICTORY in our lives be on our lips daily as we face the giants. Let YOUR NAME be magnified in us ,as Your Servants choose to fulfill the vows and covenants we made with YOU… to KNOW YOU… In Your Holy and Precious Name Jesus we pray… Amein… (shared of my journal)10440802_696494227073693_7724385406213002777_n13001092_1143066769048122_7200995702218758525_n

JILL SOTO JULY 4 2014-from fb


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WHAT DO YOU THINK? – We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, “Jesus is Lord,” you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.






  • When my feet hit the ground I like to let the enemy to know- I AM READY! I plead the blood of Jesus over me. I put my armor on and I VISUALIZE the BATTLE I am walking into! I am battling for the men and women without HOPE. I am battling for the divorced couples. I am battling for those in sex-slavery! I will not be SILENT, when GOD created me to SPEAK OUT! I want to make sure HIS LIGHT is shining through me. We are the SALT and LIGHT of the earth- ALSO know as CITY, COUNTRY and WORLD CHANGER! Let’s go to war for souls! AMEN!


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A010419977_10206165166955277_6720892232305843458_nMay the Lord ~bless~ you..!!!.Happy Mother’s Day to all of the hardworking mother’s who try to make everyone’s lives a little happier and brighter!!!31719-cc_MothersDay_2016_7.1100w.tn


A mother’s world is filled with many responsibilities and concerns, so God offers you encouragement through the promises he has made…9781682161913 (1)




For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.



JAMES 1:5 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.13100854_624890404334835_1420654826407315661_n




 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.13010702_1127598330604308_2195016766885806535_n


JOHN 5:24 

 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.12744486_988823351191823_117360577066220669_n



And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.13103391_625579624265913_5215495635092760681_n


ISAIAH 41:10 

Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.13083120_624510167706192_796530262027207280_n



 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.13103538_624316234392252_405509120542698129_n


1PETER 3 1-2

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.13086776_624778857679323_6199777762159513725_o



Put on then, ………compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.13087469_624783027678906_477550763040840861_n12974372_1127511877279620_345363894144104183_n


JEREMIAH 29: 13-14

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord,13094136_624334441057098_8259037539118615887_n


But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us13096034_624783081012234_2733580702507783171_n


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.13118963_625204580970084_7276740988428897293_n


PSALMS 139:1-2

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar.13100671_625208684303007_2680197505888665688_n



…“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”


I can do all things through him who strengthens me.13178818_625269824296893_4956844841885334960_n

VERSES English Standard Version (ESV) http://www.goodnewstracts.org





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It’s Friday… But Sunday’s a Coming

This is S. M. Lockridge (1913-2000). He was a prominent African-American preacher known for his dynamic, passionate, and fervent sermons.  His most famous sermon  was “He’s my King.”

E Vineri… dar, VINE DUMINICA !!!!

E vineri – Isus se roaga
Petru a adormit, Iuda tradeaza
Dar Duminica vine!
E vineri – Pilat e zbuciumat
Consiliul comploteaza, multimea defaima
Ei nici macar nu stiu ca vine Duminica!

E vineri – Ucenicii alearga ca oile fara pastor
Maria plange, Petru se leapada
Dar ei nu stiu ca Duminica vine!
E vineri – Romanii lovesc in Isus al meu
L-au imbracat in purpura, L-au incoronat cu spini
Dar ei nu stiu ca Duminica vine!

E vineri – Priviti-L pe Isus urcand Calvarul
Sangele ii curge suvoi, trupul i se poticneste si sufletul ii arde
Dar vedeti, e doar vineri! Duminica vine!
E vineri – Lumea invinge, oamenii pacatuiesc, Diavolul ranjeste
E vineri – Soldatii bat cuie in mainile Salvatorului meu pe cruce
Bat cuie in picioarele Salvatorului meu pe cruce si apoi il ridica langa criminali.

E vineri – Dar sa stii ca Duminica e aproape
E vineri – Ucenicii se intreaba ce se intampla cu Regele lor?
Fariseii sarbatoresc ca aceasta crima a fost indeplinita
Dar ei nu stiu ca e doar vineri. Duminca e aproape!
E vineri – El atarna pe cruce strigand iertare catre Tatal Sau
Lasat singur si pe moarte, nu-L poate salva nimeni?
E vineri, dar Duminica vine!

E vineri – Pamantul se cutremura, cerul se intuneca
Regele meu isi inalta sufletul
E vineri, speranta e pierduta, moartea a invins
Pacatul a biruit si Satan e doar ranjet
E vineri – Isus e ingropat. Soldatii stau de paza
si o piatra e pusa deasupra mormantului
Dar e vineri, doar vineri
Duminica soseste!

Ioan 11:25 – Isus i -a zis: ,,Eu sînt învierea şi viaţa. Cine crede în Mine, chiar dacă ar fi murit, va trăi.

Translation in Romanian from https://rodiagnusdei.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/e-vineri-dar-vine-duminica-my-king/


jpegQuestion: “On what day was Jesus crucified?”

 Answer:The Bible does not explicitly state on which day of the week Jesus was crucified. The two most widely held views are Friday and Wednesday. Some, however, using a synthesis of both the Friday and Wednesday arguments, argue for Thursday as the day.Jesus said inMatthew 12:40, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Those who argue for a Friday crucifixion say that there is still avalidway in which He could have been considered in the grave for three days. In the Jewish mind of the first century, a part of day was considered as a full day. Since Jesus was in the grave for part of Friday, all of Saturday, and part of Sunday—He could be considered to have been in the grave for three days. One of the principal arguments for Friday is found inMark 15:42, which notes that Jesus was crucified “the day before the Sabbath.” If that was the weekly Sabbath, i.e. Saturday, then that fact leads to a Friday crucifixion. Another argument for Friday says that verses such asMatthew 16:21andLuke 9:22teach that Jesus would rise on the third day; therefore, He would not need to be in the grave a full three days and nights. But while some translations use “on the third day” for these verses, not all do, and not everyone agrees that “on the third day” is the best way to translate these verses. Furthermore,Mark 8:31says that Jesus will be raised “after” three days.The Thursday argument expands on the Friday view and argues mainly that there are too many events (some count as many as twenty) happening between Christ’s burial and Sunday morning to occur from Friday evening to Sunday morning. Proponents of the Thursday view point out that this is especially a problem when the only full day between Friday and Sunday was Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. An extra day or two eliminates that problem. The Thursday advocates could reason thus: suppose you haven’t seen a friend since Monday evening. The next time you see him it is Thursday morning and you say, “I haven’t seen you in three days” even though it had technically only been 60 hours (2.5 days). If Jesus was crucified on Thursday, this example shows how it could be considered three days.The Wednesday opinion states that there were two Sabbaths that week. After the first one (the one that occurred on the evening of the crucifixion [Mark 15:42;Luke 23:52-54]), the women purchased spices—note that they made theirpurchaseafter the Sabbath (Mark 16:1). The Wednesday view holds that this “Sabbath” was the Passover (seeLeviticus 16:29-31,23:24-32,39, where high holy days that are not necessarily the seventh day of the week are referred to as the Sabbath). The second Sabbath that week was the normal weekly Sabbath. Note that inLuke 23:56, the women who had purchased spices after the first Sabbath returned and prepared the spices, then “rested on the Sabbath.” The argument states that they could not purchase the spices after the Sabbath, yet prepare those spices before the Sabbath—unless there were two Sabbaths. With the two-Sabbath view, if Christ was crucified on Thursday, then the high holy Sabbath (the Passover) would have begun Thursday at sundown and ended at Friday sundown—at the beginning of the weekly Sabbath or Saturday. Purchasing the spices after the first Sabbath (Passover) would have meant they purchased them on Saturday and were breaking the Sabbath.Therefore, according to the Wednesday viewpoint, the only explanation that does not violate thebiblical accountof the women and the spices and holds to a literal understanding ofMatthew 12:40, is that Christ was crucified on Wednesday. The Sabbath that was a high holy day (Passover) occurred on Thursday, the women purchased spices (after that) on Friday and returned and prepared the spices on the same day, they rested on Saturday which was the weekly Sabbath, then brought the spices to the tomb early Sunday. Jesus was buried near sundown on Wednesday, which began Thursday in theJewish calendar. Using a Jewish calendar, you have Thursday night (night one), Thursday day (day one), Friday night (night two), Friday day (day two), Saturday night (night three), Saturday day (day three). We do not know exactly what time He rose, but we do know that it was before sunrise on Sunday. He could have risen as early as just after sunset Saturday evening, which began the first day of the week to the Jews. The discovery of the empty tomb was made just at sunrise (Mark 16:2), before it was fully light (John 20:1).A possible problem with the Wednesday view is that the disciples who walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus did so on “the same day” of His resurrection (Luke 24:13). The disciples, who do not recognize Jesus, tell Him of Jesus’ crucifixion (24:21) and say that “today is the third day since these things happened” (24:22). Wednesday to Sunday is four days. A possible explanation is that they may have been counting since Wednesday evening at Christ’s burial, which begins the Jewish Thursday, and Thursday to Sunday could be counted as three days.In the grand scheme of things, it is not all that important to know what day of the week Christ was crucified. If it were very important, then God’s Word would have clearly communicated the day and timeframe. What is important is that He did die and that He physically, bodily rose from the dead. What is equally important is the reason He died—to take the punishment that all sinners deserve.John 3:16and3:36both proclaim that putting your trust in Him results in eternal life! This is equally true whether He was crucified on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.Recommended Resources:The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary HabermasandLogos Bible Software.


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11071145_895967107132033_6491199276707476509_oWHY JESUS SPOKE IN PARABLES


Did you know that there are seventeen parables in the Old Testament?  That’s right; of the forty-nine times the word “parable” appears in Scripture, about a third are found in the Books of Numbers (23:7, 18; 24:3, 15, 20, 21, 23), Job (27:1; 29:1), Psalms (49:4; 78:2), Proverbs (26:7, 9), Ezekiel (17:2; 24:3), Micah (2:4), and Habakkuk (2:6)

All of the New Testament parables occur in the GospelsMatthew (13:18, 24, 31, 33, 34, 36; 15:15; 21:33; 24:32), Mark (4:10, 13, 34; 7:17; 12:12; 13:28), Luke (5:36; 6:39; 8:4, 9, 11; 12:16, 41; 13:6; 14:7; 15:3; 18:1, 9; 19:11; 20:9, 19; 21:29), and John (10:6).  This is important because it tells us that, with the exception of the Book of Job, parables were a “Jewish thing”; they were always spoken by Jews, and most often to Jews. 

Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language defines a parable as an allegorical relationship; a comparison of things that are familiar, with things which are spiritual in meaning.  So you would think that Jesus taught using parables in order to make His teaching understandable.  But that is not the case.  Jesus actually taught in parables for a couple of reasons:

1)  Because God had said He would – “All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them:  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world” (Mt. 13:34-35; Ps. 78:2).

2)  Because His teaching was meant for those who trusted in Him, and not for those who opposed Him.  Matthew wrote: 

“And the disciples came, and said unto Him, Why speakest Thou unto them in parables?  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.  Therefore speak I to them in parables:  because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:  for this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Mt. 13:11-15).

Because Israel would reject Him as their Messiah, Jesus only presented the truth about Himself to His disciples.  They would believe and become born again.  Then with the birth of the Church in Acts 2:1-41, the teaching of the Church moved to win the Gentiles to Christ; no parables were necessary (Acts 11:18; 13:46; 14:27; etc.).  God’s mysteries were revealed to His Church (Rom. 11:25; 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:7; 15:51; Eph. 1:9; 3:3-9; 5:32; 6:19; Col. 1:26-27; 2:2; 4:3; 2 Th. 2:7; 1 Tim. 3:9, 16; etc.)!

Understanding the Lord’s parables is evidence of the indwelling Spirit of God!





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This is an article we first posted, on the first day that we began this blog’s journey, and we have reposted it again around Christmas time, every year. So here it is again:
Once when Jesus was traveling with His disciples He asked them ‘Who do people say that I am?’ Wherever Jesus went, large crowds of people followed Him and they witnessed the miracles He performed and they observed the words He spoke in His sermons. Many of the people probably wondered who Jesus was.  But then in Luke 9:18-20 Jesus asks Peter, His disciple, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ and Peter answers ‘God’s Messiah’! Peter spoke with lots of conviction, yet his faith had a long way to go, there would even come a point in his life later where he would deny that he even knew Jesus. Peter and the disciples would become men of faith after they saw the resurrected Christ and it was then they could profess that Jesus was truly the Son of God.

In every age since the first followers of Jesus made their profession of faith in him, men and women of faith have had to come to terms with who Jesus is and what he means for them.As we go into the Christmas season, celebrating the birth of the Messiah, take a little time to reflect on these passages that the Scriptures heralds about the deity of the Messiah. Who is Jesus Christ to you?

(The following list is excerpted from Tyndale’s Wilmington guide to the Bible pp.346-348, 616-618)

The Deity of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world-

  1. His deity was declared by angels

  • by Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-33)

  • by Gabriel to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-23)

  • by Gabriel (?) to some shepherds (Luke 2:8-11)

  • by Gabriel (?) to some women (Matthew 28:5-6)

2. His deity was declared by the Father

  • at his baptism (Matthew 3:16-17)

  • at his transfiguration (Matthew 17:5)

  • shortly before his passion (John 12:27-28)

3. His deity was declared by his mighty miracles (John 20:30,31: 21:25)

4. His deity was declared by his powerful sermons ((Luke 4:32; John 7:46)

5. His deity was declared by his accurate prophecies (Matthew 26:32)

6. His deity was declared by his sinless life

  • as attested by Pilate (John 19:4)

  • by Pilate’s wife (Matthew 27:19

  • by Judas (Matthew 27:4)

  • by the dying thief (Luke 23:41)

  • by the Roman centurion (Luke 23:47)

7. His deity was declared by demons

  • as he healed a maniac (Matthew 8:28-29)

  • as he healed a man in Capernaum (Luke 4:33-34)

  • as he healed many in Capernaum (Luke 4:41, Mark 3:11)

8. His deity was declared by those who worshipped him

  • the shepherds (Luke 2:15)

  • the wise men (Matthew 2:2,11)

  • a leper (Matthew 8:2)

  • a ruler (Matthew 9:18)

  • a Gentile mother (Matthew 15:25)

  • a Hebrew mother (Matthew 20:20)

  • a maniac (Mark 5:6)

  • a blind man (John 9:38)

  • an apostle (Thomas) (John 20:28)

  • all apostles (Matthew 14:38; 28:9)

9. His deity was declared by Satan (Matthew 4:3, 6)

10. His deity was declared by himself

  • He referred to himself as the Son of God (John 9:35; 10:36; 11:4)

  • He forgave sins (Mark 2:5, 10)

  • He is man’s judge (John 5:22, 27)

  • He is the author of life (John 5:24, 28, 29)

  • He is to be honored like the Father (John 5:23)

  • He alone can save (John 10:28; Luke 19:10; John 14:6

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