Friday, January 21, 2011
Is Jesus a Christian?
Jesus is not a Christian. Does that surprise you? If so read on....
A Christian is a follower of Christ. Jesus is the Christ! He is the Messiah who came into the world to bring life. Everyone who believes in Him as My true Son and their own personal Savior, are forgiven of their sins and are given the gift of eternal life in Heaven.
Jesus came into the world --born a Jew, and died for the Jews. He is the one and only Jewish Messiah. Through Jesus, I fulfilled My promise to Abraham to allow Him to be a blessing to all the Nations by showing the way to forgiveness of sin and everlasting life. Abraham was faithful and righteous because he was obedient to My call on His life. He became the lineage through which I would bring salvation and reconciliation to the world.
After Jesus died on the cross, He was buried, and three days later - just as He foretold to the Jewish leader of His day - He rose. His body, temple of God, raised in three days. When He rose from the dead, the eternal living temple came to life.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Only those who believe He is My One and Only begotten son, My divine Son, will have eternal life. The only way for you to have a personal reconcilied relationship to Me is to believe in Jesus.
Don't grow weary. Christians are not perfect. Jesus is perfect. Christians in all their fralities and flaws are my children. Christian who are truly Mine, believe and live by My Words. My grace is sufficient for your imperfections. Jesus is the only way to Me. When you believe in Him your are His follower, and you will forever be Mine for all eternity.
Jesus is the leader of all Christians. He is the head of the Christian Church. Don't get caught up in a label... get caught up in the truth of The Bible. Rejoice if you believe in Jesus, and share with others the Good News of why you believe. Jesus identifies with Christians. He is not ashamed of you. Don't be ashamed of Him, the Gospel, or being called a Christian.
Are all Christians sinless? Certainly not! None are sinless. Are all Christians sinners? Certainly Not! Sinners are people who remain in sin. What are Christians in relations to being a sinner or sinning? Christians are people who were once sinners (lived a lifestyle of sin) BUT are now saved.... I like to say Christians are Sinners Saved. The Bible says they are saints. Is a saint sinless, no, but a saint is not a sinner either? Think upon that! When words are misused, or when people mistakenly call themselves something they are not... words loss their true definition.
My point? Jesus loves all people. People who choose to believe Jesus died for their sins, and ask Him to be Lord of their life are rightly called Christians.