Jesus Christ also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is a Jewish teacher and reformer of religion who has become the central figure of Christianity. Christians respect and adore him, his life, and his being so much that they declare and worship him as God. He is the most famous, most recognized and most influential person in the history of the planet. There is no one who does not know who He is.
Most historians agree that he was a Jew from a place called Judea, in a town called Nazareth, in what is now Israel. They also agree that he was thought of as a teacher and a healer, and that he was baptized by John the Baptist. He was crucified in Jerusalem on the orders of Pontius Pilate. The Quran claims that Jesus was a Muslim.
Jesus taught mainly love and forgiveness for others, as well as being humble about one's religion. He said that one must be mild, like a child, and never boast. He taught that people who rely on religion and forsake relationships do not receive his blessing.
Jesus opposed the other Jewish priests (who despised him of his time, who manipulated religion in order to boast. This led to other Jewish leaders hating Jesus, because Jesus interfered with their ego-boosting. Jesus also opposed authoritarianism, leading to the Roman authorities executing him, as he posed a threat to their power.
There are stories about the life of Jesus by different writers. The best known are four books called gospels. They form the beginning of the New Testament, a part of the Bible. Gospel means "good news". They tell a little about his birth, and mostly about his adult life: his teachings, ministry, death, and "resurrection" (return from death). The four Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
The accounts contain many "miraculous events". People back in the day of Jesus thought they were performing miracles], and Jesus was one of these "miracle performers", who try to unite the people together by giving them comfort and a higher sense of purpose (making them feel better and allowing them to move on in life).
What was it about this man Jesus? A carpenter by profession, not of any social importance, not even particularly good looking, ( ISAIAH 53 ) and yet all He had to do was call and people simply dropped whatever they were doing to walk away with Him. This same Jesus who was killed in the most cruel manner, discarded with no regard by his people and who willingly walked to His own death carrying His cross. Jesus is the most acknowledged personality today. Those who make no claims to His heritage, still confess to His having marked this planet with His presence.
In the thirty three and a half years that Jesus walked on earth it made an impact among those that believe and follow His teachings what He preached is profound. He died early into His manhood when a man is at his best in health and vigor. At thirty three and a half years of age Jesus made the most ultimate perfect sacrifice by shedding His blood for you and I, so that we may be free when we ask for forgiveness and believe in His name. ( 1 JOHN 3:23 ) And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us this commandment.
Jesus died for you and I so we may live our lives as it was intended no heartache, sorrow, pain, worrying, peace, hope, faith and most importantly to live in love. ( JOHN 3:16 ) 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.
Jesus the boy, the man, God in His younger years while growing up worked with His father as a carpenter. Jesus, helped his father take orders for the towns people that had arrived from all around. Imagine this boy learning everything there was to learn about carpentry, He would hear all the gossip that was going on in town and from the local cities. Jesus learned about life through everyone it’s amazing that even at a young age God his father had planned for people to come to Jesus He didn’t have to go looking for them. Jesus learned the scriptures and about the laws of Moses and I believe Jesus had to learn the different languages in order to communicate with everyone. Learning was no problem for Jesus for He had the spirit of God in Him.
34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."
Sometimes we don’t give Jesus the credit that is due Him. We neglect the facts that He walked among us as you and I walk today flesh, blood, hurts, pain, temptations and resistance. Jesus was a man but yet He chose to take on the world's problems and intervened for our sins so when we decided to come to know Him we could have a clean heart, mind, body and soul. I can’t imagine being told by your Father in heaven that you were going to be denied by your friends and you were going to be turned over to the Romans to be hung on a cross and knowing all this you could have run and saved your life.
Jesus knew all this and decided to stay he knew what had to take place in order for us to have salvation and forgiveness of our sins. Also Jesus knew that He was going to have to walk miles with a huge cross on His back to the place that He knew they were going to kill Him anyway.
When it came time to carry that cross Jesus could have laid down and have the Roman guards beat Him to death. But Jesus didn’t He kept walking, yes! Jesus could have taken the easy way out but Jesus chose to obey His father's will if we don’t learn anything else from Jesus's death then remember this, He was obedient until the end.
Imagine this, allowing yourself to be laid upon a cross with your hands spread wide and suddenly spikes nailed through the hands, it hurts so much when we stub our toe or get a splinter in your finger. Now can you imagine the pain of the spikes being hammered through the right hand and then the left hand and finally both your feet, the pain that Jesus endure for us. The heartache that His father in heaven had to feel watching His only begotten Son lying there crying out to His Father asking to forgive them for they not know what they do.
Everyone can only imagine that the spikes in His feet and hands were so painful but it wasn’t the pain of His flesh and the wounds but the pain that He had to experience from the sins of the world rushing through Him like a bolt of lightning. Here hung a man that knew no sin or evil. it must have been devastating for Jesus to suddenly experience all the hate, anger, lust, rage, and evil desires of man's hearts, Jesus took it all at once and took it with Him. In that moment of anguish, the spikes, the spears, the crown piercing His brow, were not what took Jesus life but a broken heart.
Jesus right up to the end was a loving man, through all the torture He endured can only tell us one thing, Jesus is God, the supreme being with the natural attributes of eternity, constant perfection, self existence, infinite holiness, truth, love, kindness, graciousness, holy scriptures (Bible) and merciful, with the functions of creation, preservation and destruction. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Jesus with all this power to destroy His enemies never once raised His voice in anger or raised His hand to destroy them. Jesus went willingly. If you were asked to die for your father who is in heaven or if Jesus asked you to die for Him would you? He died for you. Could you die for a family member if you had to? If you answered yes, then what are you waiting for? Let your old man die inside of you and put on a new man in Jesus.