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WHO ARE YOU vs. WHAT ARE YOU

January 31, 2016

 

When Pontius Pilate confronted Jesus Christ, Pilate asked two very critical questions, and these two questions are the same ones that modern Christians should be asking today!

 

The modern Christians would of course say THEY KNOW WHO JESUS CHRIST IS. They would say He was their Messiah, and might add He was their redeemer as well. He is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.

But notice KNOWING WHO Jesus is, is not the same at all of knowing WHAT JESUS IS. Pilate knew that standing before him was an enigmatic figure, something he had never encountered in all of his days – and that is why he asked Jesus WHAT ARE YOU? Pilate was not even sure WHO Jesus really was, let alone WHAT He was, and it bewildered him, so he washed his hands of it, turned Him back to His accusers.

 

The modern Christians have no real clue as to WHAT Jesus Christ is, and that because they refuse to IN TRUTH, TO GO TO HIM, that is, COME TO THE LIGHT, THE REAL LIGHT to find out WHAT JESUS IS, that is, WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF CHRIST, the INNER CHRIST, the SPIRITUAL CHRIST. Only then can they understand WHAT HE IS.

 

You may remember in the Good Book that Jesus said essentially the same thing to His followers, that they knew Him, but then turned right around and said they DID NOT know Him. Why is that?

 

They knew that He was the son of Joseph and Mary. They knew who He was because most likely that watched Him grow up. This is the FLESH JESUS, the WORLD JESUS. So when He turns around and says they DID NOT KNOW HIM, he is speaking of the INVISIBLE JESUS, the SOUL JESUS, the SPIRIT JESUS. That is, WHAT HE REALLY WAS, HIS INNER ESSENCE.

 

We have a simple equation here:

JESUS IS THE MESSIAH/REDEEMER which is WHO He is vs. JESUS IS DIVINE AGAPE LOVE, and that is WHAT HE IS.

 

The modern Christian, laboring under the false doctrines of today, knows WHO he is, but cannot fathom or understand WHAT HE IS, because they never sought Him out to find out.  They had faith, they had belief, but they ignored His command to SEARCH HIM OUT, TO FIND HIM, TOO KNOW WHAT HE WAS. They have totally ignored what Jesus commanded that they do, and that was to see, ask, knock, labor and strive to UNLOCK THE GREATEST MYSTERY THE WORLD HAS EVEN KNOWN – THE MYSTERY OF DIVINE LOVE, THE MYSTERY OF WHAT JESUS IS!!

 

The Good Book says to the modern Christian that they have OVERLOOKED JUDGMENT AND LOVE. There is a reason for that comment. In order to understand WHAT Jesus Christ is, one must undergo the chastisement judgment of the Lord, for NO ONE CAN COME TO THE LORD without the whip of chastisement, otherwise the Bible clearly says they are (if without chastisement), bastard sons and daughter, illegitimate, not authentic sons and daughters.

 

They are the children who refused the strait gate and narrow way, which is the chastisement road of every true authentic Son of God. No one is exempt. Theology does not exempt you. Rationales do not exempt you. Going to church does not exempt you. Being a mother Teresa does not exempt you. NOTHING you are, nothing you do, nothing you believe exempts you. You either DO IT, or you are OUT and OUT FOR ETERNITY. Not my words, HIS.

 

Jesus sends these bastard sons and daughters away in Matthew Seven with a stern GET AWAY FROM ME, for He says HE DID NOT EXPERIENTIALLY KNOW THEM, and that is because they NEVER CAME TO HIM IN TRUTH, they never sought Him out, they refused to ask, seek, and knock.

 

Modern Christianity salvation doctrine is a bald faced lie, omitting the key essential element that Christ gave to us so we could KNOW WHAT HE IS as well as knowing WHO HE IS.

 

There is only one way to know WHAT Jesus Christ is, and that is to ENTER IN at the Strait Gate and walk the narrow way, for He says that LIFE is at the END OF THE NARROW WAY, and He is LIFE.

 

So then, how many people out there can truthfully answer they know WHAT HE IS? You cannot know what He is until and unless He reveals Himself to you. So the question of Pilate should also be the question of all of us: DO WE KNOW WHAT HE IS, or only WHO HE IS?

 

The difference is huge, the difference determines your eternal destiny.

“WHAT ARE YOU?” That question remains for us all when pondering the profound questions of life.

 

 

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10 Comments
  1. Gary Burian permalink
    February 7, 2016 2:28 pm

    thanks Stewart

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  2. Peter permalink
    February 2, 2016 2:33 pm

    Thank you. God bless.

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  3. Michiel permalink
    February 1, 2016 6:12 am

    To learn and to know about Him. To see all of the outward evidence and to realize one’s own misery from within and that all is nothing but vanity. To watch helplessly as loved ones and acquaintances alike die, even those who die young. I am thankful that he gives me another day, hour and second to search him out. I know for a fact that I don’t have an experiential clue as to who Christ and His Father is. That is a dreadful and painful knowledge that I can of myself do nothing about. Thank you Stewart for your service in bring the Gospel to us whom are lost indeed…

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  4. January 31, 2016 10:37 pm

    Stewart is awesome! Professor Truth

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  5. January 31, 2016 7:25 pm

    My husband and I are searching to obtain the answer to that question and praying there is still time to experience the answer via the face-to-face experience with Jesus. Tried sharing this revelation with others, but they are still convinced they know Him and are saved. So, we keep pressing to receive the gift of divine love for ourselves through Jesus Christ.

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  6. Carol permalink
    January 31, 2016 5:22 pm

    Hi Stewart, my husband had a dream or a vision last week, he said water was falling into a small hole inside of a church,People were taking communion in the church then he said the roof opened up and water poured in. Jesus was on the cross but then He came off the cross and said, This is not how you should worship me. My husband said he was in the back of the church cowering down then he said something happened and he felt over whelming love and joy, That is what Jesus is pure Agape Love.
    Thank you for the truth
    God Bless you
    Caro

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  7. January 31, 2016 5:20 pm

    Sadly many American “Christians” the first words they will hear Jesus say is “I never knew you”

    21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

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  8. January 31, 2016 5:16 pm

    I know who Jesus is.

    I do NOT know WHAT He is. I only know ABOUT what He is.

    I am dying to find out.

    Literally.

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    • January 31, 2016 5:32 pm

      Jesus is God in the flesh.

      23″BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”

      18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:

      He will return for those who are having a love relationship with him

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      • January 31, 2016 5:36 pm

        Yes, Jesus is God, the Word made flesh. Jesus is, at His essence, Agape Love, also come in the flesh. He is the “perfect love”which casts out all fear.

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