"And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ."
Do you know that how you see Jesus determines what you receive from Him? If you see Jesus as your healer, you will receive healing. If you see Jesus as your refuge and fortress, you will receive protection.
The people of Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, saw Jesus in the natural. They said of Him, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?” (Matthew 13:55–56). They saw Jesus in the natural. They did not see Him as God in the flesh. As a result, He could not do many mighty works there (see Matthew 13:58).
Today, many people, 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.
But They don’t see Jesus as the bread of God who came from heaven to give life to the world (see John 6:33). They don’t see Him as the one who came to give them living water, so that they would never thirst again (see John 4:14). They don’t see Him as the Lamb of God, who took away the sin of the world (see John 1:29). They don’t receive from Him what they need because they don’t esteem Him rightly.
Jesus did not come just to set a good example for man to follow. He came to be our Redeemer (see Galatians 3:13). He came to be our righteousness (see 1 Corinthians 1:30). He came to be our shepherd, so that we will not lack anything (see Psalm 23:1).
Jesus asked His disciples once, “But who do you say that I am?” How you answer this question depends on how you see Jesus. And how you see Jesus will determine how and what you receive from Him. So see Him as your God, as everything He claims to be in His Word, and He will do mighty works in your life!
PRAYER & DECLARATION
Dear Father, I thank you that you made Jesus everything for me! For me, Jesus is not only the eternal life giver, but he is everything that my life needs. He is my healing, He is my peace, He is my fullness, He is my peace, He is my provision and my redemption ! In the name of Jesus, Amen!