We believe Jesus is who He says He is.
Have you ever told the truth and no one believed you? You were being completely honest and no matter how much convincing you did no one believed your story. It crushed you, right. It made you doubt what you knew was true. It made you feel rejected by those you thought would believe you. It hurt you deeply. Jesus felt the same pain you felt but I imagine His consequence were much more severe than yours.
Jesus said he was God. No one believed him. Even the people who were closest to him had their doubts. Some thought he was a liar trying to make people think he was something he was not. There were many people before him who claimed to be God. What made this Jesus different? He would show them. God came to his creation to put things back in order.
Sin had torn God’s creation a part and Jesus came to sacrifice himself to make things right. He died and came back to life. He defeated sin and death. Jesus is who He said He is! To you Jesus is two things. He is either a complete liar or He is the truth. If today you are struggling to believe or you feel distant from God believe the truth in Jesus’ simple words. “I Am.” He is who He said He is and you can place your trust in Jesus.
60 Then the high priest stood up before the others and asked Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” 61 But Jesus was silent and made no reply. Then the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”
62 Jesus said, “I Am. And you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
63 Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, “Why do we need other witnesses? 64 You have all heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?”
“Guilty!” they all cried. “He deserves to die!”
65 Then some of them began to spit at him, and they blindfolded him and beat him with their fists. “Prophesy to us,” they jeered. And the guards slapped him as they took him away. -Mark 14:60-65
During this series called “Required” I am challenging everyone to read through the book of John 1-21. It takes 21 days to make a habit. Start by reading a chapter a day for 21 days. I promise God will speak to you.