Jesus? As they question, “Who is this?” the disciples, filled with the spirit of inspiration, answer in eloquent strains as they repeat the prophecies concerning Christ.
Adam will tell you, “It is the seed of the woman that shall bruise the serpent’s head.” (Genesis 3:15)
Abraham will tell you, it is “Melchizedek, King of Salem,” the King of Peace. (Genesis 14:18)
Who is this? Isaiah answers, “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) and Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) Matthew quotes this prophecy confirming that His name shall be Immanuel, meaning “God with us”. (Matthew 1:23)
Jeremiah will tell you, the branch of David, “the Lord our Righteousness.” (Jeremiah 23:6)
Daniel will tell you, He is the Messiah. (Daniel 9:26, 27)
Hosea will tell you, He is “the Lord God of hosts.” (Hosea 12:5)
John the Baptist tells us who He is: “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world,” (John 1:29)
And the beloved disciple adds his testimony, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
The Father has proclaimed from His throne, “This is my beloved Son.” (Matthew 3:17)
We, His disciples, declare that this is Jesus, the Messiah, the Prince of life, the Redeemer of the world. Even the prince of the powers of darkness acknowledges Him, saying, “I know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God.” (Mark 1:24)
An anonymous poem reads:
He is the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of all.
He always Was, He always Is and He always Will Be,
He is Jehovah, the great “I AM.”
He was bruised and brought healing,
He was persecuted and brought freedom,
He died, and rose from the dead.
He reigns and brings peace.
The world can’t understand Him,
Armies can’t defeat Him,
Schools can’t explain Him
And the leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t find Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him
He is Life, Love, Longevity and Law.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness and love.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, good.
His Way is Right, His Words Eternal.
His laws are unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, He is my Savior, He is my God, He is my Priest,
He is my Joy, He is my Comfort, He is my Law, and He rules my life.
“His name shall be called Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
Jesus is the only reason for Christmas. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Revelation 19:16) And he is coming soon.
Ian Cotton is the retired pastor of the Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church.