Jesus, Who Is He?

Imagine, just imagine, Jesus is who the Bible says He is. Millions do believe He is, but just suppose you need a bit of help understanding who the Bible says He is. Likewise, those who are convinced He is do well to establish why they believe He is. For these and others the following is offered.        

Isaiah asked, “To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare Him to? (Isaiah 40:18).

No human being or marble statue could represent God. However, God-in-the-flesh could represent Himself. To whom will you compare God? To Jesus for He is God.

Three times in the New Testament He is called “the image of God:”

“Christ who is the image of God” (II Cor. 4:4).

“He is the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15).

“His Son…the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:2, 3)

In the Bible books of Corinthians and Colossians the Greek word, EIKON, is translated “image.”

In the Bible book of Hebrews, it is the Greek word, CHAKTER, which is translated “image.”

In both instances the word “image” has the meaning of an icon.

An icon is a precise copy or representation. A form of the word is the basis for our word, photograph. The word was also used for the official accurate legal description of a person. It was a means of identification.

“Chakter” in the Greek world referred to the sharply defined impression made in clay, wax or metal by a seal. Thus, it is used to illustrate Jesus as being “the expressed image of God,” or “the very stamp of His nature.” In other words  He was God.        

When He walked across the Judean sands He left the footprints of God. His shadow was the shadow of God. His blood shed on Calvary was the blood of God.

He was the God who created: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1: 3)

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible….” (Colossians 1: 16)

That is what He did, now more definitively who He was: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1: 1)

Jesus being God creator of all things loves His creation of humankind referred to as “whosoever” in John 3: 16). That is furthermore what He did and does. He loved us and died to prove it, to provide pardon for our sins and make  available the gift of everlasting life in heaven with Him. 

Now, who is He to you. To say He is God is little better than saying there is no God. Only when we say He is my God, I love Him, and commit to live for Him that He becomes personally our Lord and Savior. The God who created all there is can create in you a new creature. Affirm it now and live like it hereafter..