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Who is He?

And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the people say that I am?” They answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again.” And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.” Luke 9:18-22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) There are many names for Jesus in the Bible. Since God the Father and God the Son are One, that makes Him God (John 10:30). When Jesus asked His disciples who the people were saying He was, they responded with many powerful and great names of ancient ancestors who were men of God from the Scriptures. Jesus then asked His disciples who they thought he was. He knew their thoughts were human. They wanted a Savor in their world and could not even have imagined that this Man they followed was the Savior of the whole world! Yet, one day, they would believe and share this truth with as much of their world that they could. We who believe may have many names we call our Risen Savior, Christ Jesus, sent by God to reconcile us to Him through His sacrificial death for our sin. As He provides for us, sustains us and is Lord of our lives, we give glory to His name as we worship Him in Spirit and in truth. We pray to God in the name of His Son because God has given Jesus the name that is above every name (Philippians 2:9). But is it only His name that acknowledges all that He is? It really comes down to how His name and His ways are reflected in our lives as He abides in our hearts and we follow Him. Who do we say He is? Through belief, trust and obedience, children of God should answer this question without having to say a word by demonstrating to a lost world who we are in Him. So, who do you say He is?

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