Mark 8:29 Jesus asks: “Who Do You Say That I Am?”

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Mark 8:29
29He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care.  Even today, many people, including some philosophers, see Jesus of Nazareth as a good person who led an exemplary life. They feel that if all of us could live our lives like Him, the world would be a better place. They don’t see Him as the Lamb of God, who took away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) When a person sees Jesus for who He really is, that is when things start to change for them supernaturally.

For me, it seemed like a different passion came into me, confirming the beginning of something different in my life… “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Romans 8:16). I know He is there as I hear that little voice that continually convicts me, comforts me, brings truths to my mind and brings me into Spiritual union with God.

Hope Of Salvation thru Jesus

If you are wondering how to know if you are a Christian, if you have believed that Jesus died on the cross to cleanse your sins, then at some point you began trusting Jesus for salvation.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). According to Jesus, believing in Him brings eternal life; this and His gift of Righteousness makes us a Christian.

Many Christians stop in their development at the place of just believing Jesus died to cleanse them from sins. The word salvation not only means saved from eternal effects of sin, but also being saved from the current effects of sin which caused sickness, poverty and danger. Does this mean that you are instantly going to be well and never be sick again? The word testimony begins with a test, but to have a testimony of healing, a declaration of faith in God’s Word is needed for the results God intended.

Intended Blessings from God Thru Jesus

For a Christian to receive what God intended; the first blessing being eternal life thru canceling sin debt and the second level of blessing was promised to the seed of Abraham.
As God promised Abraham, we automatically become part of the seed of Abraham thru Jesus. (Galatians 3:16)
The blessings of Abraham are not automatic, they are received thru faith activated by your words and actions. (Romans 4, Galatians 3:14)

The people of Nazareth, (local church of that day and Jesus’ hometown), saw Jesus in the natural. They said of Him, “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joesph, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us?” (Matthew 13:55-56)
Jesus could not do any mighty works there. They could not see past the natural (reality zone), and receive the blessings of Abraham God intended for them to have. As a result, He could not do many mighty works there. (Matthew 13:58)

How to have the Second Level of Blessings thru Jesus

The second level of blessing, received by faith, is received:

  • after first seeing Jesus as the bread of God, who came from heaven to give life to the world. (John 6:33)
  • Then you see Him as the one who came to give living water, so that you would never thirst again. (John 4:14)
  • Then you see His living water flowing to you, redeeming you from sickness and destruction, so you can be well supernaturally by God’s plan. (1Peter 2:24 Psalm 91)

As you believe these things about Jesus and speak them, you receive from Him what you need, because you esteem Him rightly according to the Word. According to Jesus you must believe before you can receive, and your words will indicate what you believe. (Mark 11:23-24)

Jesus did not come just to set a good example for man to follow. He came to be our Redeemer. (Galatians 3:13) He came to be our righteousness. (1 Corinthians 1:30) He came to be our shepherd, healer, deliverer, and provision so that we will not lack anything. (Psalm 23:1)Jesus

Jesus asked His disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” So see Him as your God, as everything He claims to be in His Word, and Jesus will do mighty works in your life, beyond what you could think, hope or ask!

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