Sunday, September 19, 2010

WHAT Will You Do About JESUS?

We are ALL born to die -- it's guaranteed FACT. It's not an IF, but a WHEN.

JESUS came down from the Heavenlies -- born to die as sin-bearing GOD-Man. It's historical FACT that He existed and died on the Cross. Whether or not we believe that HE is GOD Who died for our sins will decide our personal Destiny -- for EVERY soul is resurrected to EVERlasting Life: to Hell or to Heaven. (John 5:28-29)

When we are asked, "Do you know JESUS CHRIST?" -- do we REALLY know the FACTs about Him?

365 messianic prophecies.

JESUS alone performed countless MIRACLES -- SUPERnatural acts only GOD can do -- for the whole three years of His earthly ministry. (John 21:25)

JESUS appeared in bodily form to His disciples and to over 500 others after He rose from the tomb. (1 Corinthians 15:6)

If a court of law were to judge JESUS' veracity, His credentials as noted above would far exceed the needed evidence to validate His claim -- HE IS GOD Incarnate... The Great I AM... Sovereign LORD!

From His own mouth, JESUS said:

"No one has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven, that is, the SON of Man who is in Heaven." (John 3:13)

The (Samaritan) woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called CHRIST). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." "I who speak to you AM He." (John 4:25-26)

"My Father has been working until now, and I have been working." Therefore the Jews (the religious leaders) sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that GOD was His Father, making Himself equal with GOD. (John 5:17-18)

"For as The FATHER raises the dead and gives life to them, even so The SON gives life to whom He will." (John 5:21)

"But I have a greater witness than John's (the Baptist); for the works which The FATHER has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that The FATHER has sent Me. (John 5:36)

"You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have ETERNAL Life; and these are they which testify of Me." (
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms 2, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 45, 49, 55, 68, 69, 72, 78, 89, 90, 91, 97, 100, 102, 109, 110, 112, 118, 132, 138, 147, Proverbs 8, Song of Solomon, Isaiah 2, 25:8, 26, 28:16, 29, 32, 33, 35, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60-63, 65, 66, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Micah, Haggai, Amos, Habakkuk, Zechariah, Malachi.)

"Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up." (John 2:19) Speaking of His BODY as a temple, JESUS prophesied His own Death and Resurrection.

"He who has seen ME has seen The FATHER..." (John 14:9)

"No one comes to The FATHER except THROUGH ME." (John 14:6)

"I AM the Bread of Life." (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51)
"I AM the Light of the world." (John 8:12)
"I AM the Door of the sheep." (John 10:7, 9)
"I AM the Good Shepherd." (John 10:11, 14)
"I AM the Resurrection and the Life." (John 11:25)
"I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life." (John 14:6)
"I AM the True Vine." (John 15:1, 5)

After JESUS' Resurrection -- He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be UNbelieving, but believing." And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My LORD and my GOD!" "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. BLESSED are those who have NOT seen and YET have BELIEVED." (John 20:27-29)

In the Gospel according to John, it is written: And there are also many other things that JESUS did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. (John 21:25)

JESUS' ministry lasted three years -- He FULFILLED over 300 Old Testament prophecies about the coming Messiah and performed countless miracles of healing (the blind, sick, lame, demon-possessed); feeding thousands; forgiving many; raising the dead.

Although John documented only seven miracles to represent the countless many that he saw JESUS perform, these seven SUPERNATURAL SIGNS give infallible proof of the Deity of JESUS as GOD the SON and Messiah. 
John MacArthur, explains John's written account of these seven particular miracles of JESUS that point to His deity (John MacArthur's Study Bible, p 1579):

"Turns water into wine -- JESUS is the Source of life. (John 2:1-12)
Heals a nobleman's son -- JESUS is Master over distance. (John 4:46-54)
Heals a lame man at the pool of Bethesda -- JESUS is Master over time. (John 5:1-17)
Feeds 5,000 -- JESUS is the Bread of life. (John 6:1-14)
Walks on water, stills a storm -- JESUS is Master over nature. (John 6:15-21)
Heals a man blind from birth -- JESUS is the Light of the world. (John 9:1-41)
Raises Lazarus from the dead -- JESUS has POWER over Death. (John 11:17-45)"

ONLY JESUS has DEFEATED Death -- His Resurrection is a FACT. ONLY JESUS has FULFILLED the prophecies of the coming Messiah. ONLY JESUS has claimed and proven that HE IS -- The Great I AM.

Those who praise Him as the greatest Teacher who ever lived, or as a Prophet sent from GOD, or as a Holy One are on the side of ERROR, for that would make JESUS a liar... the greatest liar who ever lived. And the apostles, the
martyred disciples, the church -- ALL liars... OR lunatics.

JESUS claimed to be GOD. Is He a
liar, lunatic or LORD?

The verdict came in 2,000 years ago -- the OVERWHELMING Evidence of FULFILLED prophecies and countless MIRACLES attest to it. JESUS IS The Holy One. HE IS The Messiah. CHRIST JESUS IS GOD -- SON of GOD.

But JESUS is not the one on trial -- WE are. When we are presented with the Gospel of Peace, the TRUTH about CHRIST JESUS, we must respond. Our very ETERNAL lives depend on our response.

WHAT will you DO about JESUS?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Reader: JESUS claimed to be The Way, The Truth, The Life. He said that NO ONE can come to the Father -- GOD and Creator of the Universe -- except through Him. He said that The TRUTH will set you free. And He said that if the Son sets you free, you are FREE indeed! Listen. Listen to The TRUTH speaking into your heart -- He will NEVER lie because GOD can NOT lie -- EVER.