Who do you say, that JESUS, is?
Surely, we've all heard of a Jewish man, who went by the name, "Albert Einstein?" Yes?" Well, please know this;
in a 1929 Saturday Evening Post interview, Albert Einstein said of his LIFE, “As a child I received instruction both in The BIBLE and in the Talmud."
I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the "luminous figure" of the Nazarene. No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual "PRESENCE" Of "JESUS."
Why would an unregenerated man, "make such a grand statement?" In other words; "why would someone who has yet to be BORN of The SPIRIT of The LIVING GOD, declare such an amazing TRUTH?" I can understand why a true Believer would speak forth such a statement." But why would one who had yet to acknowledge, JESUS, as LORD, ascert that HIS "PERSONALITY" pulsates in every WORD of SCRIPTURE?"
Well, certainly it's because Mr. Albert Einstein acknowledged that JESUS CHRIST, is The "WORD of The LIVING GOD, and felt HIS "PRESENCE as he read The BIBLE."
The apostle John, certainly affirmed this TRUTH, when in chapter 1:1 of his Gospel, he declared: In the beginning was The WORD, and The WORD was with GOD, and The WORD was GOD.
[Now many might ask; "How can The WORD, "be GOD?" To which, I, would respond; "Because The WORD of GOD, is GOD speaking to us, and revealing HIMSELF to a lost and dying world."
You see, The LORD JESUS CHRIST, "is The GOD of all creation,"
Who reveals HIMSELF, by The TRUTH of The SCRIPTURES. 🤔 Yes, "HE is The TRUTH become flesh, and not a myth!"
For no myth, Beloved, is filled with such "LIFE-CHANGING POWER!”
Thus, everyone who Believes The WORD of The LIVING GOD, can certainly testify to this. Yes, we can assure everyone, that "GOD’S WORD" removes hearts of stone, and replaces them with hearts of flesh.
For we who have been changed by JESUS CHRIST, "The WORD of The LIVING GOD;" know that "GOD’S TRUTH," is what changed us, and set us free from walking after the deception of Satan. Yes, for Satan, and the powers of darkness had each of us, ignorantly doing his will, every time we told a lie."
Every time we hated another, and stole from them. Not to mention, every time we took The LORD'S NAME in vain."
And in that way, Satan, had each of us, proving our hate for GOD.
For GOD, says, in John 14:15
If you LOVE ME, keep MY commandments.
So if we won't keep GOD'S commandments, "by not breaking them; "Isn't that enough to prove our hate for GOD?" Absolutely!" And so, Brethren,
Because JESUS CHRIST, "is The WORD of The LIVING GOD"; The New Testament SCRIPTURES give us another example in The LORD'S countrymen, who sensed that there was something special about HIM."
And so, Mathew 16:16 reveals that when The LORD asked them, “Who do people say that I, The Son of Man, AM?”
They replied by saying, that some were saying that HE was John the Baptist, others, that HE was Elijah, and still others; that HE was Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
Surely, to be named among the great prophets of Israel, was certainly a great honor and a compliment.
But The LORD wasn’t seeking compliments, honor, or even glory for HIMSELF." No! "But HE was searching their understanding," requesting from each of them, a declaration of FAITH."
So The LORD asked a second question: “But what about you? . . .Who do you say that I AM?”
And Beloved, it was Peter’s confession of FAITH, that fully expressed the TRUTH of The LORD'S identity."
Consider how Mathew 16:16 reveals it, by saying: “YOU are The MESSIAH, The SON Of The Living GOD.”
The LORD was well pleased with Peter's accurate response." But yet, HE knew that it was not a response, that Peter had come up with on his own." "Absolutely not!"
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Mathew 16:17 reveals this astonishing statement that proceeded from The LORD'S Mouth."
Consider how it reads: JESUS answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar - Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but MY FATHER Who is in HEAVEN.
[And then, "HE added.]
And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this ROCK I will build MY church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
On Peter's ROCK solid declaration of FAITH, that "JESUS, is The CHRIST"; The LORD has been building HIS church for roughly two thousand years.
And we can be absolutely certain, that the gates of Hades will not prevail against us - CHRIST'S church."
Yes, we are, Beloved, The Church of CHRIST, and members individually, of HIS BODY!"
And because we are, 1st Thessalonians 2:4 gives us who have been approved by GOD; this affirming declaration, saying: But as we have been approved by GOD to be entrusted with The GOSPEL, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.
[But why is HE sending us, Beloved, "to preach The GOSPEL?" Why?" Well, because every Soul, is precious to GOD."
Thus, Romans 10:13 gives us GOD’S report, saying: For "whoever calls on The NAME of The LORD shall be SAVED."
[And Romans 10:14-15 continues by saying]: How then shall they call on HIM in Whom they have not Believed?
And how shall they Believe in HIM of Whom they have not heard?
["And hears, where we come in."]
And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach The GOSPEL of PEACE,
Who bring Good News of Good things!"
[But because not everyone obeys The GOSPEL, nor the preaching of it." Romans 10:16 has this to say: But they have not all obeyed The GOSPEL. For Isaiah says, "LORD, who has Believed our report?"
["Have we Believed, Beloved?"
"Then, we will surely speak," because we have been entrusted with The GOSPEL, to do so!"] And in that way, "we must each answer The LORD'S question posed to each of us, “Who do you say, that I, The Son of Man, AM?”
Is HE, Beloved, "The LORD of your LIFE?"
Then please know, that HE seeks FAITH." Because FAITH in The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "will bring forth obedience to speak, and GLORIFY