Who do you say that I Am

Matthew 16:13 “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” Do I know who He is? Do you?
I have great respect for Our Nation, The USA, and its electoral voting system regardless of human error and deception by and of evil. I respect all peoples be it Democrat-Obama-Biden or Republican-McCain-Palin, race, gender and/or age I plan to vote and of course would like to see my choice between the two win, But, without a doubt, I will honor ‘Our President’, be it President McCain or President Obama. I will be proud of and honor our nation. I will salute our flag with honor and sing “America The Beautiful.”
Yet, my total focus is and will be on the One that everybody ought to know. All Nations, all peoples, all races, young and old, should know Him, I think. Now who is He? Will He get your vote?

Romans 10:8 (NCV) This is what the Scripture says: “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart. That is the teaching of faith that we are telling.” “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” Everybody ought to know who I am! Do you?
Sing this song along with me and proclam what I think everybody ought to know:
Everybody ought to know,
Everybody ought to love,
Everybody ought to tell,
Who Jesus is!
He’s the Lily of the valley,
He’s the bright and morning Star,
He’s the Fairest of ten thousand,
Everybody ought to know.
everybodyoughttoknow.mid (audio/midi Object)

But, do we know? Janet Sherman, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School says, “the more actively you engage your brain in the process of learning, the more likely you are to retain knowledge.” Therefore, when you learn something, say it out loud. If you hear a story, tell someone new. As you think about it and tell it in different situations it will help your mind store the details. Great news by this psychologist but Paul must have understood it as well, I think? Read what Paul wrote about telling the stories you hear.

Paul says,“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10)
HUM, now what story should I proclaim today? Jesus is Lord of ALL! Jew or Greek, back or white? Should I proclaim Obama’s race, McCain’s age or Palin’s gender and or Biden’s candor! Oh, and surely don’t forget to unjustly criticize the wives, husbands and children! I would think that these things should not be the issues but knowing the ‘best plan’ that would make our nation stronger. To strengthen the nations of the world in food supplies for the starving and health care for all. Education with peace and not unrest in our schools. A safe nation to live in. A big help would be knowing and understanding the moral character of a man or women. Or gods or God? How will they vote on issues or judge concerns that are meaningful to us? So, what do you know for sure? What have you heard from these three? What do you know for sure about these three? Would you be willing to proclaim it right here. Please do!

McCain? Obama? Jesus?

9 thoughts on “Who do you say that I Am

  1. I did not hear all of the debates, but heard enough to know that both McCain and Obama believe they have the correct plan, for this country. The real truth is………Jesus is the ONLY ONE, with the correct plan….and that is…… the plan of salvation, for ALL people, who accept Him.

  2. Needles I agree with you. There is only one man’s picture in the blog who qualifies as a true counselor and upon whose shoulders is the government. “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
    There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this “. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
    I too thank God for this great nation and believe we should pray for and honor our president. I hope the winning candidate has a winning plan for our country and its citizens with a heart for the nations of the world. But it’s good to know that the Wonderful Counselor has one.
    ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer 29:11).

  3. Jesus gets my vote, all around. Proverbs says, “BLESSED, highly favored with multiplied blessings, is the nation whose GOD is the LORD.” We might , through the process say as Pilate did who asked Jesus, “What is truth?” He was asking the right Person, for sure. And I believe that if we want the TRUTH we will have to go to the Lord in prayer to ascertain His choice to lead this great nation that we love and hold dear.
    I love govenment of the people, by the people and for the people but the political process has become frustrating and …..well, political! And so to discern rightly on which candidate is the Lord’s plan to lead this nation in the next four years, I guess we had better go to the Way the TRUTH and the Life to find out. I want Jesus’ Party to win.

  4. Yes Needles I too agree with you….Jesus is and has always been the only One with the only plan for the Nations ….mankind….the World and all that dwell in and on it…..and His Kingdom shall have no in….yes Needles ….salvation….I would rather have Jesus as King …..vote for Him and He will truly set you free people…….

  5. Interesting comments.

    Mg, you have commented “the political process has become frustrating and …..well, political!” I don’t think I can remember or heard of a time that it wasn’t. It seems to me with the rapid change of communication that we have in the world today which is unprecedented that we the people would have a better more educated knowing of how to participate in a process of government that would be for the people.

    I give thought to how is Jesus handling some of the unconcern of the people for the people. How does Jesus feel about me hearing and not doing anything with all this vast knowledge that is available to me and each of us everyday?

    The Book of James advices us to seek wisdom where is there is none. I want to be a seeker of wisdom with max action when I receive.

    Oh, and I’m voting with Needles and Dorothy as well. Debi quoted it right and this vote guarantees us great future and high Hope!

  6. This is a chorus that many of us know and sing. It exhorts us to proclaim the Truth about Jesus and the governments of this world for one day they will all fall and the only government, the only One left standing will be the one named Jesus.
    ‘…at the Name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth (Phil 2:10)’.

    “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
    There’s just something about that Name
    Master, Saviour, Jesus
    Like a fragrance after the rain
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
    Let all Heaven and earth proclaim
    Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
    But there’s something about that Name”

  7. I agree with Tammy and the rest of you Jesus has the best plan. Of course our choice is OBama or McCain for the Presidency. Which one would the Lord Jesus have us vote for. Each of us has made our choice. It is our duty to vote and to pray daily for the President and others in leadership. This is something each of can do. We need to do it daily for the full term of the President. We can only blame ourselves if we failed to lift the President up daily. God has the answer for all that the next President has need of. Who will stand in the gap and pray for the next President daily? Who will write their congress man on important issues?

  8. As Rena said above, one thing we can do is pray.
    ‘First of all, then, I urge you to offer to God petitions, prayers, intercessions, and expressions of thanks for all people,for kings, and for everyone who has authority, so that we might lead a quiet and peaceful life with all godliness and dignity.'(I Tim 2:1)
    We can teach and set an example to honor and respect our governing authorities.
    Rena mentioned writing our congressmen. We can also try to become more informed on issues, seek to understand God’s will and then speak out about it. And as the church here on earth, seek to live and show values that can effect change in some way for people, physically and spiritually.

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