Who is Jesus? Despite the clear testimony of Scripture concerning who Jesus Christ is, sadly many people serve the seeker-sensitive “Jesus”. He is a “Jesus” that makes them feel comfortable in their way of life. He is nothing more than a “Jesus” of their own making and He is powerless to save. You need to know the Lord Jesus Christ – the eternal Son of God. He is Lord and He alone can save.
What we need to know about Jesus is that He has Divine authority. This authority was seen in His teaching (Matt. 7:29), in His ability to forgive sins (Matt. 9:6), to cast out demons (Mark 3:15), to judge (John 5:27), to lay down His life and raise it up again (John 10:18) and in His future rule over the nations (Rev. 2:26-27). Just prior to His ascension Jesus said to His disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matt. 28:18).
Secondly, His has Divine awareness. The Lord Jesus Christ is able to look at people and see their true spiritual condition. He is aware of every thought and action that they have done. In each letter to the seven churches in Revelation, Jesus says, “I know your works” (Rev. 2:2; 9; 13; 19; 3:1; 8; 15). He knows all that we do and don’t do and nothing is hidden from Him. He is fully aware of all that takes place in our church even if we don’t know about it. Every action that takes place in the church, every act of service for the Lord – menial and prominent, known and unknown – He sees it. He sees our service, suffering and sin. This act confirms His deity (cf. 1 Kings 8:39).
We need to move beyond stereotypes, movie portrayals, and Christmas card depictions. He truly was the Jesus you can’t ignore. His authority, anticipation and awareness are unparalleled and make Him worthy of our worship and obedience.