Is Jesus Really the Messiah?
Critical Questions, Crucial Answers
When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?'"
John the Baptist was now in prison. His life would be taken from him shortly. Though he had poured his life into preparing the way for the Messiah, despair and doubt had entered in and he was asking for a word of reassurance, probably not just for him but for those who were so close to him. They could not let him go so he was trying to connect them to Christ as well.
Such is the position of many believers today. There are times in every Christian's life where that fleeting question runs through the mind. "Is Jesus really the Messiah?" "Is what I believe about Him really true?" "Is there another way to God?"
If you've ever been in Junior High, you know those are times of doubt and question. So many different things are happening to you biologically, emotionally, spiritually. Some have called those Junior High years, "Days of daze." A time where great frustration happens. Questions come into a person's mind. It happens in all of our lives when difficult times occur, when the bottom drops out of our life, we begin to question, "Is there really solid ground?" And in the midst of the myriad of questions that come into our lives, sometimes believers have to re-ask the question themselves as well as answer it for those who are seekers. "Is Jesus really the Messiah?"
Often that question comes as a result of not enough foundational substance of a person's faith. If their faith was simply birthed from praying to receive Christ without subsequent follow-up in disciplined Bible Study and a grounding in the Word of God, yes those questions will become more prevalent. But I'm here today to bring it to a close in your life if indeed you are still wondering, "Is Jesus really the ...
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