Who is Jesus? Who did Jesus claim to be? Who are the Apostles saying Jesus is? What are some of the religions saying who Jesus is? Who does the Bible say Jesus is? Why is it important to know who Jesus is? Why all the confusion? These will be some of the topics of today’s Bible study.
Let’s start with the question who did Jesus claim to be? To get an accurate answer of this question we need to start at the beginning when God first introduced Himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14; And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”
Now let’s take a look at what Jesus has to say about Himself. In John 8:58 we read;
“Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” Again we can see this in John 18:6 when Jesus said “I Am” the power of the name of God knocked everybody to the ground. “Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.”
In John 1:3 we read that Jesus is the creator of the universe, the earth and everything that was made. This verse also says all things were made through Him. The word “through” implies to me that Jesus was using the power of the Father channeling through Jesus to create everything. Look at this verse carefully and see what you think. “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” This verse could have said all things were made by Him but instead it says through Him. In John 14:10 we see Jesus saying the same thing. “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works”.