Who is Jesus to You?

Who is Jesus? It is a continually recurring question and there are numerous answers to that question. Even during his life on earth, Jesus Christ’s very presence was a point of remarkable debate. Some refereed to Jesus as Emmanuel, from the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל (‘Immanu’el) meaning “God is with us”, others said he was demon possessed. Some said Jesus was a good teacher, and others called him a liar. Some said he was amazing, and others labeled him insane and a false Christ. Jesus was also applauded as a prophet, and others dismissed him as a babbling blasphemer.

Today, not much has changed. Cults, politicians and even ministers and professors in religious schools still deny the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, the reconciliation of God and man through Christ’s death on the cross for our sins and his physical resurrection from the grave.

But Who Do You Say I Am – Jesus Christ

Jesus asked this question 2,000 years ago. However, today it is the most critical question you will ever answer. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity have concluded that Jesus existed historically and the Bible is filled with many titles used to refer to Jesus, over 700 names to be precise. Here’s just some of those names, titles, and verses:

  1. Almighty One – “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelations. 1:8
  2. Alpha and Omega – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelations. 22:13
  3. Advocate – “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” 1 John 2:1
  4. Author and Perfecter of Our Faith – “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews. 12:2
  5. Authority – “Jesus said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew. 28:18
  6. Bread of Life – “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” John 6:35
  7. Beloved Son of God – “And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew. 3:17
  8. Bridegroom – “And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” Matthew. 9:15
  9. Christ – The title Christ used in the English language is from the Greek Χριστός (Khristos), via the Latin Christus. It means “anointed one”.
  10. Chief Cornerstone –  Jesus is the cornerstone of the building which is His church. He cements together Jew and Gentile, male and female, all saints from all ages and places into one structure built on faith in Him which is shared by all. Ephesians 2:20
  11. Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thessalonians.1:10
  12. Emmanuel – “They shall call his name Emmanuel” provides the name Emmanuel (meaning God is with us). Emmanuel, which is taken from Isaiah 7:14, where it refers to another child born during the reign of Ahaz, does not appear elsewhere in the New Testament.
  13. Faithful and True – “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.” Revelations.19:11
  14. Firstborn over all creation – “Not the first thing God created, as some incorrectly claim, because verse 16 says all things were created through and for Christ. Rather, the meaning is that Christ occupies the rank and pre-eminence of the first-born over all things, that He sustains the most exalted rank in the universe; He is pre-eminent above all others; He is at the head of all things.” Colossians 1:15
  15. Good Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
  16. Glory of God – In the words of Hebrews 1:3, we are told Jesus is “the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature.”
  17. Great High Priest – “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Hebrews. 4:14
  18. Head of the Church – “And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.” Ephesians. 1:22
  19. High Priest  – The Jewish high priest entered the Temple once a year to make atonement for the sins of the people. The Lord Jesus performed that function for His people once for all at the cross. Hebrews 2:17
  20. Holy Servant – “…and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30
  21. I Am – “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58
  22. Indescribable Gift – “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” 2 Cor. 9:15
  23. Judge – “…he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.” Acts 10:42
  24. King of Kings – “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.” Revelations. 17:14
  25. Lamb of God  – God’s Law called for the sacrifice of a spotless, unblemished Lamb as an atonement for sin. Jesus became that Lamb led meekly to the slaughter, showing His patience in His sufferings and His readiness to die for His own. John 1:29
  26. Light of the World – “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
  27. Lion of the Tribe of Judah – “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelations. 5:5
  28. Lord – Early Christians viewed Jesus as “the Lord” and the Greek word Kyrios (κύριος) which may mean God, lord or master appears over 700 times in the New Testament, referring to him.
  29. Lord of All – “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians. 2:9-11
  30. Mediator – A mediator is one who goes between two parties to reconcile them. Christ is the one and only Mediator who reconciles men and God. Praying to Mary or the saints is idolatry because it bypasses this most important role of Christ and ascribes the role of Mediator to another. 1 Timothy 2:5
  31. Messiah – “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).” John 1:41
  32. Mighty One – “Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Isaiah. 60:16
  33. One Who Sets Free – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”  John 8:36
  34. Our Hope – “…Christ Jesus our hope.” 1 Timothy. 1:1
  35. Peace – “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,” Ephesians. 2:14
  36. Prophet – “And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” Mark 6:4
  37. Redeemer – “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25
  38. Resurrection and Life – Embodied within Jesus is the means to resurrect sinners to eternal life, just as He was resurrected from the grave. Our sin is buried with Him and we are resurrected to walk in newness of life. John 11:25
  39. Risen Lord – “…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians. 15:3-4
  40. Rock  – As life-giving water flowed from the rock Moses struck in the wilderness, Jesus is the Rock from which flow the living waters of eternal life. He is the Rock upon whom we build our spiritual houses, so that no storm can shake them. 1 Corinthians 10:4
  41. Sacrifice for Our Sins – “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
  42. Savior – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
  43. Son of Man – “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10. The term Son of man appears many times in all four gospels, e.g. 30 times in Matthew. However, unlike the title Son of God.
  44. Son of the Most High – “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.” Luke 1:32
  45. Supreme Creator Over All – “By Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.…” 1 Corinthians. 1:16-17
  46. Resurrection and the Life – “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
  47. The Door – “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9
  48. The Way – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
  49. The Word – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
  50. True Vine – “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” John 15:1
  51. Truth – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
  52. Victorious One – “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Revelations. 3:21
  53. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace –“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah. 9:6
  54. Head of the Church – Jesus Christ is the only supreme, sovereign ruler of the Church—those for whom He died and who have placed their faith in Him alone for salvation. Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; 5:23
  55. Holy One –  Christ is holy, both in his divine and human nature, and the fountain of holiness to His people. By His death, we are made holy and pure before God. Acts 3:14; Psalm 16:10
  56. Judge – The Lord Jesus was appointed by God to judge the world and to dispense the rewards of eternity. Acts 10:42; 2 Timothy 4:8
  57. King of kings and Lord of lords –   Jesus has dominion over all authority on the earth, over all kings and rulers, and none can prevent Him from accomplishing His purposes. He directs them as He pleases. 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16
  58. Light of the World – Jesus came into a world darkened by sin and shed the light of life and truth through His work and His words. Those who trust in Him have their eyes opened by Him and walk in the light. John 8:12
  59. Prince of peace – Jesus came not to bring peace to the world as in the absence of war, but peace between God and man who were separated by sin. He died to reconcile sinners to a holy God. Isaiah 9:6
  60. Savior – He saves His people by dying to redeem them, by giving the Holy Spirit to renew them by His power, by enabling them to overcome their spiritual enemies, by sustaining them in trials and in death, and by raising them up at the last day. Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11
  61. Son of God – Jesus is the “only begotten of the Father” (John 1:14). Used 42 times in the New Testament, “Son of God” affirms the deity of Christ. Luke 1:35; John 1:49
  62. Son of man: (John 5:27) – The phrase “Son of Man” emphasizes the humanity of Christ which exists alongside His divinity. It is also a messianic title (Daniel 7:13-14; Mark 14:63).
  63. Word – The Word is the second Person of the triune God, who said it and it was done, who spoke all things out of nothing in the first creation, who was in the beginning with God the Father, and was God, and by whom all things were created. John 1:1; 1 John 5:7-8
  64. Word of God – This is the name given to Christ that is unknown to all but Himself. It denotes the mystery of His divine person. Revelation 19:12-13
  65. Word of Life – Jesus not only spoke words that lead to eternal life, but according to this verse He is the very words of life, referring to the eternal life of joy and fulfillment which He provides.
  66. His position in the trinity 1 John 1:1
    Alpha and Omega – Jesus declared Himself to be the beginning and end of all things, a reference to no one but the true God. This statement of eternality could apply only to God. Revelation 1:8; 22:13
  67. Emmanuel – Literally “God with us.” Both Isaiah and Matthew affirm that the Christ who would be born in Bethlehem would be God Himself who came to earth in the form of a man to live among His people. Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:23
  68. I Am  – When Jesus ascribed to Himself this title, the Jews tried to stone Him for blasphemy. They understood that He was declaring Himself to be the eternal God, the unchanging Yahweh of the Old Testament. John 8:58, with Exodus 3:14
  69. Lord of All – Jesus is the sovereign ruler over the whole world and all things in it, of all the nations of the world, and particularly of the people of God’s choosing, Gentiles as well as Jews. Acts 10:36
  70. True God – This is a direct assertion that Jesus, being the true God, is not only divine, but is the Divine. Since the Bible teaches there is only one God, this can only be describing His nature as part of the triune God. 1 John 5:20
  71. True Vine  – The True Vine supplies all that the branches (believers) need to produce the fruit of the Spirit— the living water of salvation and nourishment from the Word. John 15:1
  72. Way, Truth, Life – Jesus is the only path to God, the only Truth in a world of lies, and the only true source of eternal life. He embodies all three in both a temporal and an eternal sense. John 14:6

Who is Jesus to you? How would you answer it? Can you answer it correctly? On the surface, it seems a simple question of identification. But God cares immensely how you answer it because your eternity is at stake. God loved you enough to get Jesus involved. Think about this: All of us would be lost except for the fact that the God of justice is also a God of love. Who is Jesus to you?

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  1. Clearly the writer of this article mixes two biblical persons and does not see that Jesus is the sent one from God and the Way to God, who is now also the mediator between God and man.

    We should believe the Most High god Who declared Himself Jesus to be His only begotten beloved son

    “21 When all the people were being baptised, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” 23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,” (Lu 3:21-23 NIV)

  2. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7

  3. The Lord Jesus is my All-in-all. I would be lost, helpless, and hopeless without Him. With Him, I can be all that He wants me to be, and have all that He wants me to have.

  4. enjoyed once again. btw, did you know in your listing that some titles were repeated, rather than the info being put together. On another note – a select few say things like: sometimes He’s (talking of J*s*s) this and other times He’s that. Well He remains. So even if He’s Deliverer to you at one moment of need then revealed to you as Confidant at another time, doesn’t mean He ever stopped being Deliverer. With that I say, to/for me, I’m learning that He is The One That Remains.

  5. Whose report will you believe?

    Is it Jesus report?
    Is it your pastor report?
    Is it your parents report?
    Is it your friends report?
    Is it your husband report?
    Is it your wife report?
    Is it your teachers report?

    As for me I will only believe the report of the Lord

    Song;
    Whose report will you believe?
    I shall believe the report of the Lord

    This report says I am free
    This report says I am healed
    This report says I am free
    This report says victory….

    THINK ETERNITY!!!!!!!
    SHALOM
    REMAIN RAPTURABLE

  6. Sometimes he is the Son of God; sometimes he is a prophet to this devastated world; sometimes he is just someone I can talk to. – Jim,

  7. I see Christ in every person I meet. This makes me think that Jesus is not some abstract idea or demagogue; he is every person I encounter. “What so ever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me.”

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