The big question is: Who do you say that I am?
If Jesus is not God in the flesh, then Jesus is a liar and should not be listened to. One of the main problems the Jewish religious leaders had with Jesus is that He makes “himself equal with God.”
They understood clearly who Jesus said He was–God in the flesh.
If Jesus says He is the Son of God, the Messiah, the fulfillment of OT prophecies and that He is God in the flesh, do you say the same about Him?
Jesus Christ is called “the word” by John, particularly in the first chapter of his Gospel. John also says in his Gospel, “Thy word is truth.”
Jesus isn’t just talking about syllables that come out of God’s mouth being truth; He’s talking about Himself.
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”
Jesus is the embodiment of God’s Word, the Truth. God’s word sanctifies; Jesus Christ sanctified Himself according to God’s word (set Himself apart for the Father’s use), so that all who believe might be sanctified by Christ.
When Jesus says, “I am the truth,” there’s an awful lot going on there! The words are simple; the meaning is awesome.
Jesus is the truth. If you aren’t agreeing with Jesus, you aren’t in truth.
Because Jesus is the truth, we must be very careful how we portray Him. If our portrayals of Christ are not consistent with God’s Word (even in seemingly little details), then we change the truth of God into a lie and worship and serve the creation rather than the Creator.
The desire to change who Christ is, is nothing more than a desire to worship creation, to create a God after our own image. This is of the devil.
Jesus is the Truth. This means huge things.