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Matthew 16- Who Is Jesus?

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:13-16

Who do you say Jesus is? This is a question we should all ponder in our hearts. Do you know Jesus? If someone asked you who Jesus is, could you properly explain? This is probably the most important question in your whole life, do you know the real Jesus? Christ asked his own disciples this same question and got some various responses. Some people thought Christ was John the Baptist, some people believed Jesus was the prophet Isaiah, some believe he was the prophet Jeremiah, but Jesus asked “Who do you say that I am”?

Even in todays world, if you asked multiple people who Jesus is, your going to get different responses. For example, if you asked a Muslim who Jesus is, your going to get a response than a Jehovah Witness, or if you asked a Mormon your going to get a different response from an Orthodox Jew. You see everybody has different thoughts and ideas about who Jesus is, but do you know the real Jesus? Do you know the Christ from the Bible?

Peter knew who Jesus is, he said “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God”, that is the correct answer. How did Peter know the real Jesus? Because Peter has a personal relationship with Christ, not a religion. If you want to know the real Jesus, read the Word of God, don’t listen to the words of man

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. Matthew 16:17-20

How did Peter know who Jesus is? God revealed it to him, as Paul said “The natural man doesn’t understand the things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:14) Peter understood the words of Jesus because of the Holy Spirit, without the Spirit of God, we can’t understand God. This is why so many false religions are confused about the real Jesus, because they don’t have the Holy Spirit, they are led by the flesh of man

Jesus said” Upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” , the Catholics believe the Rock is Peter but Jesus Christ is the Rock,  the Chief Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:7) even the Apostle Peter said this himself! Our foundation is in Christ alone, the Son of the Living God, Amen!

Luke 9- Who Is Jesus?

And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. Luke 9:18-20

Throughout history, the same question has been pondered by many generations, Who is Jesus? We see Jesus asks his disciples this question, “Who do people say that I am”? And we see their responses were all over the place, some believe Jesus is Elijah, some believe Jesus is actually John the Baptist, some believe Jesus is an Old Testament prophet returned. But then Jesus asks the important question, “Who do you think I am”? 

Even today, the world has many different opinions on who Jesus is. Depending on who you ask, you will get different responses, for example if you ask a Muslim, a Mormon, a Jehovah Witness, and a Catholic, your going to get 4 different responses on who Jesus is. But Jesus wants to know, who do we think he is. Nevermind what I say about Jesus or your local Pastor, or your family. What is your personal experience and revelation of Jesus?

Jesus wants a personal relationship with us all, remember he personally died for everyone of us. Remember Jesus will say to many in Matthew 7, “Depart from me, I never knew you” , many people are professing the name of Jesus, yet he doesn’t have any idea who they are! Christ wants a personal relationship not just a religion

And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. Luke 9:21-22

Peter amazingly knew who exactly Jesus is, the Christ , the Son of God. Jesus said Peter only knew this because of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 16:17) Remember Jesus didn’t reveal he was the Messiah at this point, but Peter through scripture, the Holy Spirit, and his personal relationship with Jesus figured it out. 

Next Jesus reveals more about who He is, the Messiah that must suffer for the sins of the world. And he prophesied about his resurrection on the 3rd day, Jesus made it very clear who he is to those who took the time to know Jesus. So why do so many still today have the wrong Jesus?

Many people today are putting their trust in a false Jesus created by their own false religion, false doctrine, or false ideology. If we want to know the real Jesus, we must surrender to him as Lord of Lords. Does your idea of Jesus line up with the Word of God? Make sure you know him, before it’s too late Amen!