Who Do YOU Say I Am? by Dianna Huber

“Who do you say I am?”  This may seem like a strange question during the holidays.  The question came in the middle of Jesus’ years of ministry, but it led to the climax of His story here on earth.  Jesus came as the fullness of God, bringing His Kingdom to earth and shattering the power of sin and darkness through His arrival, life, sacrifice, and resurrection.  

“Who do you say I am?”  For Peter, it took special revelation and encounter with Jesus to unashamedly answer His question:  “You are the Messiah.” (Mark 8:29 NIV)  The Messiah was the long-awaited deliverer for ancient Israel, and, unbeknownst at that time, the Savior of the world.  During this past weekend’s services at Trinity, Pastor mentioned that Jesus has over 200 titles throughout Scripture.  As we eagerly await celebrating Jesus’ birth and anticipate His coming return, “Who do you say Jesus is?”  How have you experienced Jesus in your own life?  How are you praying for Him to reveal Himself to you this advent season?

  • He is our Great High Priest, our Advocate, & our Mediator 
    • (1 John 2:1, Hebrews 4:14, 1 Tim. 2:5)  
    • Jesus stands on our behalf advocating for us to the Father.  We can come confidently to the Father through Him.
  • He is God’s Holy Servant-through who healings, signs and wonders take place 
    • (Acts 4:29-30, Isaiah 53:5) 
    •  It is by Jesus’ stripes that we are healed.  He also gives us the Holy Spirit when we ask.
  • He is our Good Shepherd.  
    • (John 10:11)  
    • A shepherd lays down his life for his sheep; Jesus laid down His life for you and me.
  • He is the Lamb of God, our Redeemer, and the sacrifice for our sins 
    • (John 1:29, Job 19:25, 1: John 4:10)  
    • Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sin-He literally bought us with His blood as the ransom sacrifice-destroying the power of sin and death in our lives.
  • He is the Light of the world
    •  (John 8:12).  
    • Jesus came to destroy the works of darkness and bring His Kingdom to earth!  
  • He is Lord of all 
    • (Phil. 2:9-11)  
    • He has all authority; He created and rules over everything.
  • He is Messiah and our Savior 
    • (John 1:41, Luke 2:11, Luke 19:10)  
    • He came to deliver us!
  • He is the One who sets us free (John 10:10)  
    • Jesus came to break the power of sin in our lives and show us how to live a full life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • He is our hope.  (1 Tim. 1:1)
  • He is our peace.  (Eph. 2:14, Isaiah 9:6)

He is Immanuel-”God With Us.”  Jesus came as God in the flesh and revealed Him to us.  Then, He gave one of the best gifts of all-the Holy Spirit-to all who ask!  This advent season, ask the Holy Spirit to continue to reveal to you who Jesus is-”God With Us.”  Merry Christmas!

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