Mark 8:29 What Is Your Opinion?

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Mark 8:29

Everyday people talk about their opinions on what they think about different people and situations. The majority of people tend to make their opinion about someone famous based off of what media says.

If the large media likes that person and portrays him positively, more people will also like the person. At the same time, if the large media portrays the person as bad, most people will hate him or think less of him. Many allow their thoughts about a famous person to be dictated by the public at large.

Jesus had been asking the disciples who the people think He was. After hearing their answers, He then asked the disciples who they think He was. Peter said He was the Messiah.

Every year around Christmas and Easter, the world talks about who Jesus was. Most of the world tends to think of Him as a good teacher and a good person, but nothing more than that, and that is at best. Many also hate Jesus because of His strong words.

Sadly many in the church claim that Jesus is the Messiah, but are still trying to do good works to earn their way into heaven. They also do not want to completely surrender their lives over to Him, allowing Him to save and use them to build His kingdom. They are believing the deception of the media that Jesus is just a good teacher and not The King, The Master, The One in absolute control.

Each person, individually, has to make their own decision as to who Jesus is. Each one has to choose if He is the Messiah or not, if He is in control or not, if He is King or not. Their choices cannot be based off of what others think or say, but off of personal experience with God.

As with everyone else, you also have to make a choice as to who you think Jesus is. It is a personal choice that only you can make. Your destiny on this earth and for all of eternity is based off of who you think Jesus is.

If you believe that Jesus is the Messiah, your Savior, then you must ask yourself if you live believing that. Do you allow Jesus to be your Savior and in control of your life? Or do you try to earn your salvation and be in control?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow Jesus to rule your life; that you will know Jesus as more than a good teacher; and that you will let the world see who Jesus is through you.

Mark 3:11 Realizing Who Jesus Really Is

Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” Mark 3:11

History books are filled with hundreds of thousands of names of people that had existed at some point in time. Their stories are written about. Some are very detailed, while others are just the name mentioned once.

Most people are willing to accept that those people were real and what was said about them. The majority, though, have a different opinion about Jesus and what the Bible says about Him.

As Jesus went along, there were times people came to Him that were possessed by evil spirits. When these evil spirits saw Jesus they would fall down. They knew who Jesus really was.

Nearly all of the world will acknowledge that Jesus did exist. The majority will also agree that He was a good teacher and a good person. But very few realize who He really is. Their vision of Him is just a teacher and a good man, and nothing more than that.

All of Scripture testifies that Jesus was God’s Son. He is God in the flesh. What does this mean to a person? It means that Jesus IS the creator of all things. It means that He HAS full, absolute authority. It means He IS the only way to God. It means He IS truth. It means He IS the Savior.

When a person realizes who Jesus really is, he will be like the evil spirits that fell before Him and will fall down before Him. Those who realize this will submit to His authority and not demand their own way. They will humble themselves before Jesus, knowing how unworthy and sinful they are. And they will claim He is LORD–The Master, The Savior, not just a good teacher or a good person.

When you hear about Jesus who do you see Him as?

Do not be like the majority of the world and see Him as just a good teacher. Realize that He is God’s Son, the one and only Savior. He is the only way to God. He is truth.

Allow Jesus to be all these things and more to you in your life. Jesus can and will give you an abundant and eternal life if you will make Him LORD-MASTER of your life and not just a good, moral teacher.

Today I pray that God will open your eyes to see who Jesus really is; that you will humble yourself before Jesus; that Jesus will be Lord of your life; and that you will live your life for God.