The Jesus Down Here (Yes, that’s You)

True enough there are many times in presenting the Good News of the Gospel that we need to introduce our Lord, Jesus. For some, it means pulling out the Holy Bible or else pointing a straight finger in the sky toward the heavens.  Here, or there, we say is Jesus.  We speak and preach of a Jesus from about 2,000 years ago.  This is all well and good enough in itself. Generally speaking this is the mainstay approach for presenting the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They might also throw in the fact that you are a sinner and need to repent, but Jesus, they say is in Heaven.

As a habit, whenever I speak concerning Jesus and want simple introductions of our Lord and Savior I will point to YOU.  Yes, that’s it.  If I want people to know our Savior, the Christ I point and introduce YOU to the world as the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

This is EXACTLY what we should ALL be doing.  As Christians, we are the church and as the Church possess Jesus via His Holy Spirit within us.  Collectively, we are the body of Christ and thus represent our Lord.  His spirit should be infused within us and by virtue of that process are ambassadors of Jesus and His Father who dwells in Heaven.

Just as Jesus spoke that if we had seen Him that we had seen the Father, so it also true that if they had seen us then they have seen the Christ.

At least we say this is all true.  We say it, but in practice we don’t really do it.  And even though we don’t actually do it doesn’t remove the truth from it.  No, It’s not like we are as if little Christ’s walking around, but yes, it is true in reference to the spirit of Christ and even the spirit of truth.  To that degree, we should be exactly like Jesus.

And exactly like Jesus means like his sole character:  his character of love and patience and forgiveness and kindness and tenderness and long suffering and ability to give and to share and to emphasize and to possess and have faith and so much more.

To this degree then Jesus is no longer way up there—no.  Jesus through us as Christians brings Jesus way down here on earth where He belongs with us.  Truly, our duty is clear.  Whenever I introduce Jesus—it will be to show them down here on this earth the simple and true character of You as a Christian.  There they will meet the fantastic qualities of our Lord.


8 thoughts on “The Jesus Down Here (Yes, that’s You)

  1. T.F. just some added thoughts:

    Interestingly many today claim that they need a special anointing or some such “thing” to be able to do things for God, but John in his first Epistle makes it really clear:

    2:27 (KJV) 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

    2:20 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

    1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

    Anointing in verse 27 is Greek word christos is the same word as unction in verse 20. How do we have this anointing obviously via the Holy Spirit but it originates in our fellowship with Christ (Christos) the Anointed one verse 3 who saved us from the penalty of death. It is that fellowship with the triune Godhead that empowers us to share the Good News, a true believer needs none other.

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