Jesus the Messiah

Who is Jesus ?

“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. (Matthew 16)

Question:  Why were the disciples not able to let anyone know that Jesus was the Christ?

Answer: The scripture had to be fulfilled.  Jesus had to die on the cross for the final  atonement of sins for all mankind and the resurrection was the transformation of His Kingdom.

What was Jesus’ mission?

Answer:  Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1)

Answer: Jesus appointed apostles to go and spread the gospel of the Kingdom

Answer:  Jesus displayed the power of healing.  The power of restoring a person who had leprosy in him was cleansed from it.  Jesus healed the paralytic and restored his legs and feet to walk again.  There were numerous healings and many more were not written in the bible.

Answer:  His love for the people.

“Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.”  (Ephesians 2)

One thought on “Jesus the Messiah”

  1. Although most will say the reason Jesus came was to die on the cross for our sins, Jesus says that preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God to the people was the key reason he came. See Luke 4:43;

    But He said to them,
    “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also,
    for I was sent for this purpose.”

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