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God the Son, Jesus Christ, combines the divine and the human natures in one union. God the Father sent Jesus Christ to earth in human form while yet retaining His divine nature.

Jesus was sent by God to earth so man could be pardoned from sin:

 

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

 

He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because He hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:16-18)


The story of Jesus is recorded in the Bible in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books provide a detailed record of the birth, life, death, resurrection, teachings, and ministry of Jesus Christ.


As part of the plan of God, Jesus came to earth in human form, ministered among men, died for the sins of man, was resurrected from the dead, and commissioned His followers to bear the Gospel to the nations of the world.


WHERE IS JESUS?


Following His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to many people, commissioned His followers, and then returned to Heaven. But remember...even though He is in Heaven He is still omnipresent...His presence is everywhere.


SPECIAL FUNCTIONS:


The special functions of Jesus in relation to spiritual warfare include the following:


1. Redeeming man from sin: It is through the death of Jesus Christ that you are freed from the bondage of sin in which the enemy has ensnared you:

 

...for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage...

            (II Peter 2:19)

 

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Romans 8:21)

 

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)


2. Authority over the forces of evil: You will study this in detail later in this course. The death of Jesus not only freed mankind from sin, but also resulted in triumph over the forces of evil. Because of this, you have authority over the enemy:

 

Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases. (Luke 9:1)


3. Destroying the works of the Devil:

 

...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil. (I John 3:8)


4. Intercession for believers: In Heaven Jesus is at the right hand of God the Father interceding for believers engaged in spiritual warfare. This means He is talking to the Father on your behalf:

 

...It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)


THE NAMES OF JESUS:


The name "Jesus" means "Savior or deliverer" (Matthew 1:21). The name "Christ" means "the anointed one" (John 4:25- 26). Additional names given Jesus Christ in the Bible include the following:


Adam (the second)                                         I Corinthians 15:45-47

Advocate                                                        I John 2:1

Almighty                                                        Revelation 1:8

Alpha and Omega                                           Revelation 21:6

Amen                                                              Revelation 3:14

Ancient of Days                                              Daniel 7:9

Angel of His Presence                        Isaiah 63:9

Anointed Above His Fellows             Psalms 45:7

Anointed (His)                                    Psalms 2:2

Apostle of our profession                               Hebrews 3:1

Arm of the Lord                                             Isaiah 51:9-10

Author and Finisher of Faith              Hebrews 12:2

Author of Eternal Salvation                            Hebrews 5:9

Begotten of God                                             I John 5:18

Beloved                                                          Ephesians 1:6

Bishop of Souls                                              I Peter 2:25

Blessed and Only Potentate                            I Timothy 6:15

Branch (The)                                                  Zechariah 3:8

Branch (Righteous)                                        Jeremiah 33:15

Branch of Root Of Jesse                                 Isaiah 1:1

Bread of Life                                                  John 6:48

Bright and Morning Star                                Revelation 22:16

Captain of the Lord's Host                              Joshua 5:15

Carpenter's Son                                              Matthew 13:55

Chief Cornerstone                                          I Peter 2:6

Chiefest Among 10,000                                  Song of Solomon 5:10

Christ (The)                                                    John 1:41

Christ the Lord                                               Luke 2:11

Christ Jesus Our Lord                         Romans 8:39

Christ the Power of God                                 I Corinthians 1:24

Counselor                                                       Isaiah 9:6

Covenant of the People                                  Isaiah 42:6

Dayspring                                                       Luke 1:78

Daystar                                                           II Peter 1:19

Deliverer                                                         Romans 11:26

Door (The)                                                      John 10:9

Elect                                                               Isaiah 42:1

Emmanuel                                                      Matthew 1:23

Eternal Life                                                    I John 5:20

Everlasting Father                                          Isaiah 9:6

Faithful and True                                            Revelation 19:11

Faithful Witness                                             Revelation 1:5

First Begotten                                     Hebrews 1:6

First Born                                                       Psalms 89:27

First Born Among Many                                Romans 8:29

First Fruits                                                      I Corinthians 15:23

First and Last                                                  Revelation 22:13

Foundation Laid in Zion                                 Isaiah 28:16

Glorious Lord                                     Isaiah 33:21

God of Israel                                                   Isaiah 45:15

God with Us                                                   Matthew 1:23

Great God                                                       Titus 2:13

Great High Priest                                            Hebrews 4:14

Head of the Body                                           Colossians 1:18

Head over all Things                                      Ephesians 1:22

Headstone of the Corner                                 Psalms 118:22

Heir of all Things                                           Hebrews 1:2

Holy One of Israel                                          Isaiah 41:14

Hope of Glory                                    Colossians 1:27

I Am                                                               John 8:58

Image of the Invisible God                             Colossians 1:15

Immanuel                                                       Isaiah 7:14

Jesus Christ Our Lord                         Romans 1:3

Judge of Israel                                                Micah 5:1

King of Glory                                     Psalms 24:7

King                                                                Zechariah 9:9

King Over all the Earth                                  Zechariah 14:9

Lamb of God                                                  John 1:29

Light of the World                                          John 8:12

Lily of the Valley                                           Song of Solomon 2:1

Living Bread                                                  John 6:51

Lord God Almighty                                        Revelation 4:8

Lord and Savior                                              II Peter 2:20

Lord of All                                                     Acts 10:36

Lord our Righteousness                                  Jeremiah 23:6

Lord (Your Redeemer)                                   Isaiah 43:14

Love                                                               I John 4:8

Man of Sorrows                                              Isaiah 53:3

Master                                                Matthew 23:10

Messiah                                                          Daniel 9:25

Mighty God                                                    Isaiah 9:6

Mighty One of Jacob                                      Isaiah 60:16

Most Holy                                                      Daniel 9:24

Most Mighty                                                   Psalms 45:3

Nazarene                                                         Matthew 2:23

Only Wise God                                   I Timothy 1:17

Our Passover                                                  I Corinthians 5:7

Physician                                                        Luke 4:23

Prince of Peace                                               Isaiah 9:6

Prince of Kings of the Earth                           Revelation 1:5

Prophet                                                           Deuteronomy 18:15-18

Propitiation                                                     Romans 3:25

Rabbi                                                              John 1:49

Redeemer                                                       Isaiah 59:20

Resurrection                                                   John 11:25

Righteous Servant                                          Isaiah 53:11

Rock                                                               I Corinthians 10:4

Root of Jesse                                                  Isaiah 11:10

Rose of Sharon                                               Song of Solomon 2:1

Savior of the World                                        I John 4:14

Seed of David                                     John 7:42

Seed of the Woman                                        Genesis 3:15

Shepherd (good)                                             John 10:11

Son of God                                                     Romans 1:4

Son of Man                                                     Acts 7:56

Son of Mary                                                   Mark 6:3

Son of the Highest                                          Luke 1:32

Star out of Jacob                                             Numbers 24:17

Stone                                                              Matthew 21:42

Sun of Righteousness                                     Malachi 4:2

Sure Foundation                                             Isaiah 28:16

Teacher                                                           John 3:2

Truth                                                               John 14:6

Unspeakable Gift                                            II Corinthians 9:15

Vine                                                                John 15:1

Way                                                                John 14:6

Wonderful                                                      Isaiah 9:6

Word                                                              John 1:14

Word of God                                                  Revelation 19:13

THE NAME OF JESUS


The final part of the basic battle plan is found in the name of Jesus. The Word of God is to be applied in His name, we pray, fast, and use our delegated power and authority and the keys of the Kingdom in His name:

 

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14)

 

...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you. (John 16:23)

 

And these signs shall follow them that believe, IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

 

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

            (Mark 16:17-18)

 

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in Heaven and in earth.

 

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;

 

Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

            (Matthew 28:18-20)


You are to teach, baptize, cast out demons, heal the sick, and overcome every power of the enemy through the name of Jesus. It is more powerful than any other name:

 

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. (Ephesians 1:21)

 

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name;

 

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

 

For two thousand years Jesus Christ has been the one central character of human history.

This section on Jesus is divided into three parts. Click on one of the following headings to go to that part:

Part I

  • The Promise
  • His Mother, the Virgin Mary
  • His Birth

Part II

  • His Youth
  • His Induction into Ministry
  • His Ministry

Part III

  • His Death
  • His Burial
  • His Resurrection
  • His Return to Heaven

Questions about Jesus
Who is Jesus Christ?

Did Jesus really exist? Is there any historical evidence of Jesus Christ?

Why should I believe in Christ’s resurrection?

Is the resurrection of Jesus Christ true?

What is the Jesus Family Tomb? Has the lost tomb of Jesus Christ been discovered?

What is Christology?

What is the passion of Christ?

Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?

Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection?

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?

Is the deity of Christ Biblical?

What is the hypostatic union? How can Jesus be both God and man at the same time?

Did Jesus have brothers and sisters (siblings)?

Was Jesus crucified on a Friday? If so, how did He spend three days in the tomb if He was resurrected on Sunday?

Why is the virgin birth so important?

What did Jesus look like?

When did Jesus know that He was God?

Where does the Old Testament mention Christ?

Why doesn't the Bible say much about Jesus' childhood?

Could Jesus have sinned? If He could not sin, what was the point of the temptation?

Why was Jesus baptized?

Why are Jesus' genealogies in Matthew and Luke so different?

What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of Man?

What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of God?

What does it mean that Jesus is the son of David?

Who was responsible for Christ's death?

Why did Jesus have to suffer so badly?

How is Jesus Christ unique?

What are the last seven sayings of Christ and what do they mean?

What was Jesus like as a person?

Was Jesus married?

Did Jesus fight Satan for the keys to the kingdom?

Was Jesus ever angry?

What is the Jesus Seminar?

Why did Jesus say, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me'?

If Jesus was God, why did He not know when He would return?

If Jesus was God, why did He call God "My God?"

What does it mean that Jesus is the Lamb of God?

What is the kenosis?

What was the meaning and importance of the transfiguration?

What trials did Jesus face before His crucifixion?

Why did Jesus command people to not tell others of the miracles He performed?

Was Jesus crucified on a cross, pole, or stake?

What does John 1:1,14 mean when it says that Jesus is the Word of God?

What is the doctrine of eternal Sonship and is it Biblical?

If His name was Yeshua, why do we call Him Jesus?

Why wasn't Jesus named Immanuel?

The Jesus Papers - what are they?

Is it wrong to have pictures of Jesus?

Is Isaiah 53 'The Suffering Servant' a prophecy about Jesus?

What is the Swoon Theory? Did Jesus survive the crucifixion?

Why did Jesus teach in parables?

What does INRI stand for? What was written on the sign nailed to the cross above Jesus’ head?

How long was Jesus' ministry?

If Jesus was God, how could He pray to God? Was Jesus praying to Himself?

Why did God send Jesus when He did? Why not earlier? Why not later?

What is the meaning of those who were raised to life at Jesus’ death (Matthew 27:52-53)?

Was Jesus a pacifist?

After His resurrection, why did Jesus tell Mary not to touch Him, but later tell Thomas to touch Him?

What does it mean that Jesus is the 'first-born' over Creation?

How is Jesus different from other religious leaders?

Is 'virgin' or 'young woman' the correct translation of Isaiah 7:14?

Why did blood and water come out of Jesus' side when He was pierced?

What is the meaning and importance of the ascension of Jesus Christ?

Can the various resurrection accounts from the four Gospels be harmonized?

What does it mean that Jesus is God's only begotten son?

Is the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar biblical?

How is Jesus our Sabbath Rest?