"Peace be with you." ~Jesus
Lord Jesus, The Prince of Peace, is one of the most famous and well known individuals in history. Many know Him as a great wise Teacher, Prophet, and a peaceful loving man. While all this is true about Lord Jesus, the even bigger truth about His identity is greater: He's The Son of God.
His accomplishments are vast and astonishing which include: creating the heavens, the earth, the planets, the stars, sun, and moon; instantly healing the sick; taking away blindness from blind people and giving them sight; commanding a storm to stop and the seas to be calm; walking on water; forgiving people like prostitutes, thieves, and corrupt tax collectors of their sins and successfully turning them away from doing prostitution, adultery, stealing, and corruption; silencing and casting scary demons out of people (the demons are terrified of Him because He is God The Son); fulfilled the commandments in God's Law and the prophecies of the Old Testament; and raising people from the dead.
One of His biggest achievements was dying on the cross for our sins and rising from the dead 3 days later. He is alive today; very active; and always has time to listen, help, comfort, and spend time with us.
"God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him." -John 3:17
Lord Jesus's mission is to save people from their sinful nature: hatred, violence, enjoyment in doing wicked things, plotting to do evil, lust to oppress, all sorts of division, addictions, greed, unfaithfulness, hypocrisy, idolatry, immorality, and stuff like this.
Instead of condemning people, Lord Jesus befriends them and spiritually transforms them into new individuals who love Him, love others, and are full of peaceful goodness that comes only through Him. He even adopts them into His family and gives them eternal life free from the sting of eternal death. His desire is for all to come to repentance and to the knowledge of the truth.
What is Lord Jesus like as a person?
What are the 7 'I AM' statements spoken by Lord Jesus? And where in the Bible is each one located?
Answer: The 7 'I AM' statements that Lord Jesus said long ago are recorded in the book of John, which is one of the 4 Gospels. The following are the 7 'I AM' statements:
- I AM the Bread of Life. (John 6:35)
- I AM the Light of the World. (John 8:12)
- I AM the Door (Gate) of the sheep. (John 10:7, 10:9)
- I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 10:14)
- I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
- I AM The Way, The Truth, and The Life (John 14:6)
- I AM The True Vine (John 15:1)
Lord Jesus has the famous title King of Kings, but where in the Bible does it mention this?
Answer: It's mentioned in:
1. 1 Timothy 6:13-15
"And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. For,At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords."
2. Revelation 17:14
"Together they will go to war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord of all lords and King of all kings. And his called and chosen and faithful ones will be with him.”
3. Revelation 19:16
"On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
Where in the Bible does it say that Lord Jesus is the Prince of Peace?
Answer: Lord Jesus's title as "Prince of Peace" is revealed in the prophecy of The Messiah located in the book of Isaiah:
"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6
Where in the Old Testament is the prophecy that Lord Jesus would come in riding on a donkey?
"Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt."
"I know the lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever." -Psalm 16:8-11
"He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles." -1 Corinthians 15:5-7
Was Lord Jesus's sacrifice on the cross for our sins temporary?