Who Am I?

“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, ‘Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?’ So they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ 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.’ ” Matthew 16:13–17

Jesus is:

I AM (John 8:58)

Creator (Isaiah 40:28)

Son of God (1 John 4:15)

The First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6)

The Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8)

The Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

The Word (John 1:1, 14)

Immanuel (Matthew 1:23)

Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14)

Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8)

Bread of life (John 6:35)

Redeemer (Isaiah 48:17)

Messiah (John 1:41)

Jehovah (Isaiah 12:2 KJV)

Lamb of God (John 1:29)

The Remedy for sin (John 3:17)

One who is mighty to save (Zephaniah 3:17)

The Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 14)

Our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25)

Advocate (1 John 2:1)

Sanctifier (Hebrews 2:11)

The Light of the world (John 9:5)

The Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)

The Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5)

Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning (Revelation 3:14)

Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)

My Rock, Fortress, Deliverer, Strength, my God (Psalm 18:2)

Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)

Teacher, Preacher, Healer (Matthew 4:23, 24)

Our Pattern (1 Timothy 1:16; Philippians 2:5)

Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)

King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16)

My Friend (John 15:15)

My Brother (Matthew 12:50)

My Salvation (Psalm 62:2)

“[T]he one great lesson the students [we] must learn is to seek with all their [our] heart, mind, and strength to know God and obey Him implicitly. The science of the salvation of the human soul is the first lesson of life. No line of literature or education in book knowledge is to become supreme. But to know God and Jesus Christ, whom He hath sent, is life eternal.” Mind, Character, and Personality, Vol. 1, 358

At all times and in all circumstances Jesus is just the One we need. We must ever look to Him, for it is only by keeping our focus on Him that we are able to intimately know who He is and to be like Him.

The day is coming when He will return to take us home, and on that not-far-off day, we can say with joy, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord.” Isaiah 25:9

Lord, help us to always look to You, our Creator, Redeemer, Pattern, Intercessor, and Friend.