13 Now when Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, Who do people say that the Son of Man is?
14 And they answered, Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
Matthew 16:13-14 (AMP)
Notice how the world sees Jesus? “Some say John the Baptist”…, because He and His disciples where seen baptizing. (John 3:26,John 4:1) “Some say Elijah”…, because of the miracles (signs) He did. (John 2:11, John 2:23-25) “…Jeremiah or one of the prophets“…, because of the way He taught. (Matthew chapters 5,6,7). Even in pictures today when you see Jesus, He looks sad, stoned or glowing!
15 He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Matthew 16:15 (AMP)
When it comes to YOU, who do YOU say He (Jesus) is?
Does the way you are acting confirm what you believe concerning Jesus?
16 Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven.
Matthew 16:16-17 (AMP)
* “Knowing” Jesus through relationship instead of “knowing about” Jesus ,as the world does, brings blessings on/in your life! The blessing is I AM is all you need!
1 GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 (AMP)
14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.
Psalm 91:14-16 (AMP)
*To “know” Jesus is to accept Him as your Lord and savior. (John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10) Take some time today to think about who Jesus really is to you. Share your thoughts with Him and enjoy knowing Him!