Jesus: Who Is He? (GLMX #442)
This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #442 titled, “Jesus: Who Is He?” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
God’s only Son, yet He came from the throne of His Father to the womb of a woman. He became Son of Man that we might become sons of God.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived in poverty and for most of His earthly life was unknown outside of Nazareth. He had neither wealth nor influence.
He left His heavenly home for a common dwelling. He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. He slept in another’s stable; He rode on another’s donkey; He was buried in another’s grave.
In infancy He troubled a king. As a boy He stunned the theologians with His knowledge and wisdom, for He was taught of God. In manhood He ruled the elements and quieted the raging sea. He healed without medicine and fed thousands from a boy’s lunch. Even demons obeyed Him, and He gave back life to those who were dead.
But He was despised and rejected. Though He was innocent, He was condemned and sentenced to death on a cross. There, in perfect obedience to God’s plan, He willingly suffered and sustained in His body and soul the anger of God against the sin of the whole human race.
By His suffering and death, He paid completely for the sins of all who believe, and set us free from the certain judgment and eternal condemnation of God that would otherwise fall on us.
But the grave could not hold Him. Having fully satisfied God’s perfect justice, He conquered death and rose on the third day as He said He would.
Some have given their lives for others, and great humanitarians have come and gone. Yet He lives on. Herod could not kill Him. Satan could not stop Him. Death could not destroy Him.
After appearing to hundreds of His disciples, He ascended into Heaven. He now sits at the right hand of the throne of God, where He pleads our cause to His Father and pours out His gifts upon His followers.
One day He will return, not as a suffering servant, but with power and glory to judge the world. Then every knee shall bow to Him and every tongue shall confess Him as Lord. His followers will confess His name with joy and confidence, but His enemies in terror will seek to hide from His face.
He is the Perfect One, the only One who can satisfy the soul. When we turn to God in repentance and accept the Son of God with a believing heart, God forgives our sin, covering our transgressions with the perfect satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Jesus Christ. Do you know Jesus?
The Bible states in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
The Bible says in John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Bible states in Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
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