Seeing Jesus Clearly

Who do you say Jesus is? In Matthew 16:13-15, Jesus asked his disciples two important questions; “Who do men say I am?” and “Who do you say I am?” I want to make sure you can answer these questions. Who is Jesus to you? 

Matthew 16:16-18 records Peter’s revelation. His eyes were open to the truth of who Jesus was. He exclaimed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” This is the revelation that the world needs today. Jesus is the central figure of the human race. No one else has affected the world as much as this one solitary life. He is not a baby anymore and making him the Lord of your life is what will affect real change in you. Seeing Him clearly and believing will bring you to that place. He’s not a fairytale but a living reality and He wants to live in your heart today. 

You need to know what you believe. If you want to see Jesus clearly, read the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the Bible. Underline everything Jesus did. Look at what He said. The pages of the Bible take you places where Jesus was. Use your imagination to picture the scenes and the conversations. In this way, you can walk through the pages of the Bible and Jesus will begin to walk into your heart. John 20:29 promises, “blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” As you go through the gospels, you can see that Jesus came with good things for you. It is the thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy. Not Jesus. He came to bring you a joyous and rich life. 

But Jesus is not limited to the four gospels. Jesus is in every book of the Bible:

  • In Genesis, Jesus Christ is the Seed of the woman
  • In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
  • In Leviticus, He is our High Priest.
  • In Numbers, He is the Pillar of cloud by day and the Pillar of fire by night.
  • In Deuteronomy, He is the Prophet like unto Moses.
  • In Joshua, He is the Captain of our salvation.
  • In Judges, He is our Judge and Lawgiver.
  • In Ruth, He is our Kinsman Redeemer.
  • In 1st and 2nd Samuel, He is the Seed of David.
  • In Kings and Chronicles, He is our reigning King.
  • In Ezra, He is our faithful Scribe.
  • In Nehemiah, He is the Rebuilder of everything broken.
  • In Esther, He is our Mordecai (our Advocate).
  • In Job, He is our ever-living Redeemer.
  • In Psalms, He is the Lord our Shepherd.
  • In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.

  • In Ecclesiastes, He is our meaning for life.
  • In the Song of Solomon, He is the loving Bridegroom.
  • In Isaiah, He is the Prince of peace.
  • In Jeremiah, the Righteous Branch
  • In Lamentations, He is our weeping Prophet.
  • In Ezekiel, He is the Glorious Lord.
  • In Daniel, He is the fourth Man in the "fiery furnace."
  • In Hosea, He is the faithful Husband.
  • In Joel, He is the Outpourer of the Holy Spirit.
  • In Amos, He is our Burden-bearer.
  • In Obadiah, He is our Judge and Savior.
  • In Jonah, He is the risen Prophet.
  • In Micah, He is the Ruler of the world from Bethlehem.
  • In Nahum, He is our Stronghold.
  • In Habakkuk, He is the Watchman.
  • In Zephaniah, He is the Mighty to save.
  • In Haggai, He is the Restorer.
  • In Zechariah, He is the branch of David; the One pierced for us.
  • In Malachi, He is the Son of Righteousness.
  • In Matthew, He is King of the Jews, Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God.
  • In Mark, He is the Servant; the Miracle Worker.
  • In Luke, He is the Baby in the manger; The Son of Man.
  • In John, He is the Son of God; the Living Word; the way, truth and life.
  • In Acts, He is the Savior of the world; Ascended Lord.
  • In Romans, He is the Justifier.
  • In I Corinthians, He is the Resurrection
  • In II Corinthians, He is our Comfort.
  • In Galatians, He is our Liberty.
  • In Ephesians, He is Head of the Church.
  • In Philippians, He is our Joy.
  • In Colossians, He is our Completeness, the One holding our world together.
  • In 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, He is the Coming King.
  • In I & II Timothy, He is our Mediator.
  • In Philemon, He is our Benefactor.
  • In Titus, He is the Blessed Hope.
  • In Hebrews, He is our Perfection.
  • In James, he is the Power behind our faith.
  • In I and II Peter, He is our Chief Shepherd and Chief Cornerstone.
  • In I, II, and  III John, He is our Truth and Everlasting Life.
  • In Jude, He is the Foundation of our faith; Our security.
  • In Revelation, He is The King of Kings and Lord of Lords! (Oral Roberts “The Fourth Man”)

Jesus is the one who humbled Himself, came to earth, healed the sick, raised the dead, cleaned the lepers, opened the eyes of the blind, and turned the water into wine. He’s the one who fed 5000, walked on water, and cast out devils. He’s the one who humbled himself, once again, and became obedient unto death, even death on the cross. He was raised from the dead, sent to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. And He’s coming back very soon. About himself, Jesus said ”The Father and I are one“ (John 10:30 NLT). ”Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!“ (John 14:9 NLT).

I close with John’s Revelation. ”I saw seven gold lampstands. And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave“ (Revelation 1:11-18 NLT).