Who is Jesus?


2789295801_96e79a9b9f_mChristians know that Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth to be the savior of mankind – and even the world is familiar with His name even though they don’t reverence it. The Bible makes endless references to the many names of Jesus and each one is a powerful illustration of the authority and love of God. Yet, there are many Christians who don’t really know who Jesus is and who don’t realize that the entire Bible is inspired by Him and is written about Him.

Who is Jesus? Why does He deserve our love, our respect and our life? Why is our hope in Him and not in our own accomplishments? The answer can be found in the many names and titles that have been given to Him. Hopefully after reading some of them, we’ll all have a better understanding of who Jesus is.

Jesus is:

The Alpha and Omega“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” … Revelations 22:13

The Word of God“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” … John 1:14

The Son of God“And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;  but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” … John 20:30-31

Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” … Isaiah 9:6

The Beloved“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. … Matthew 3:17

The Bread of Life“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” … John 6:35

The Door“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” … John 10:9

The Good Shepherd“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” … John 10:11

The Way that leads home“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” … John 14:6

The Lamb of God“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

The Great High Priest“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” … Hebrews 4:14

King of kings, Lord of lords“That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in His times He shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.”  1 Timothy 6:14,15

The King of Glory“Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. … Psalm 24:8

The King of all the earth“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding.” … Psalm 47:7

The Great Prophet“And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying that a great prophet is risen up among us; and, that God hath visited his people.” … Luke 7:16

The Judge of the living and the dead“And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.” … Acts 10:42

The Resurrection and the Life“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” … John 11:25

The Great I AM“And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” … Exodus 3:14

The Rock“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.” … Psalm 95:1

The Bright and Morning Star“’I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” … Revelations 22:16

The Lion of tribe of Judah“…Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” … Revelations 5:5

God’s gift to us“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” … Ephesians 2:4-8

The Light of the World“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” … John 8:12

Our Healer“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” … Isaiah 53:5

The Name above every name“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” … Philippians 2:9-11

Our Advocate“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” – 1 John 2:1

Worthy of our praise’Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!’” … Revelation 5:12

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painting of Jesus2There was a video put out a few years ago by a very humble and yet very talented Christian artist who paints a picture of Jesus from the many names that are listed in the Bible. Please take a few minutes to watch and be blessed as the anointed music and the picture of Jesus come alive in you! Click here to go to the video.

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5 thoughts on “Who is Jesus?

  1. the word “son of God” in itself is not a proof of that this sonship is literal, as it was used extensively in both the Old and New Testaments in a figurative meaning, i.e. that this sonship means adoption, for example we can see these scripts:

    Exo 4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, Israel is my son, my first-born:

    Psa 82:6 I said, Ye are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High.

    2Sa 7:14 I(God) will be his father, and he(Solomon) shall be my son (I put the words in paranthesis)

    Luk 3:38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

    Mat 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.

    Mat 5:16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

    So as we see here, this expression is used for different people , and doesn’t mean real sonship but adoptive sonship as we all agree.
    http://jesus-is-muslim.net/is-jesus-the-son-of-god/

    • Thanks for sharing your opinion. We are all “adopted” as children [sons] of God when we accept the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for our sins. John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him [Jesus], to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”

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