Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Did you really look unto Christ? Many people say that they have but have they really? Lets us start with a verse Jesus started His ministry with. Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) Here we find out one must turn from something to an object. So many people are quick to point out repentance is a change of mind. If your action never followed your mind never changed. To repent is to turn in a new direction from sin. It is to stop your rebellion against God and surrender your life unto King Jesus. To repent is to not trust in anything you can do to save yourself. This brings us unto what are we turning to. We are to turn unto Christ Jesus. We are to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the gospel – Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) Is this what you really did?

Hebrews 12:2 starts out, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of faith.” What is the object of your faith? So many people are really quick to say, “Jesus.” Amen, yes it must be Jesus! Is this really what they believe? Let me ask you a different question to see if this is really the case. What must a person do to be saved? So many people will say here to accept Christ. Do you see the problem with that statement? Does that match what Jesus Commanded in Mark 1:15? No, it does not. The problem is that this makes a decision the object of your faith and not Jesus Christ. That means you are trusting in something you did and not the gospel. Remember the last part of our verse is the author and finisher of our faith. If you are saved because you made a decision who would that make the author of your faith? Right, that would make it the person who made the decision. Jesus, in Mark 1:15, is commanding you to repent and believe not asking.

The word “repent” comes before believe and is not the object we turn to. Many people will ask, “Did I repent enough to be saved?” When doing this it makes repentance the object of your faith and not Jesus. This is where you need to look unto Christ and be saved. Christians are not sinless and Christians will live a life of repentance. To look unto repentance you will always fall short. We find out Jesus is the finisher of our faith. It seems to mean Jesus will keep us saved and is why we are saved. This is why we look unto Him. It is all about Jesus. This means it is not about you. Turn from anything else you have made the object of your faith.

I think you are starting to get the idea. If I ask a person how do you know you are a Christian, and they give some of the answers below, think about what they are making the object of their faith.
Yes, because I go to Church.
Because my dad is a pastor.
I grew up Christian.
I said’ “the sinners prayer.”
I walked an Aisle.
I already did that.
Yes, I am a deacon.
Why would you even ask me I am a Pastor.
There are many more answers that can be given but I think you get the point. The object of one’s faith must be Jesus Christ. All hope is only found in Christ!
Now that you see you must have Jesus as the only object of your faith.

Do you believe in the true Jesus of the bible?
Jesus is God in the flesh. (John 1:1-4;Colossians 1:9;John 20:28)
Jesus was born of a virgin. (Matthew 1:23)
Jesus lived a perfect life. (Hebrews 4:15)
Jesus is Lord and Savior. ( Jude 1:25;2 Peter 3:18)
Jesus is the object of our faith. (John 3:16;Romans 3:22)
Jesus is worshiped. (Matt 2:2,11;14:33;John 9:35-38;Heb 1:1-6)
Jesus was never created and has always been. (Col 1:16)
Jesus is and never was an angel.(Heb 1:5,13)
Jesus is not a separate God but the second person of the Trinity. (Duet 4:25;Isa 46:9)
Jesus is prayed to. (Acts7:55-60;Psalm 116:4)
Jesus saves people of all race, tongue, nation, and tribe. (Rev 7:9)
Jesus is the only way to be saved. (John 14:6)

Let us end with an old testament verse: Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:22)

This verse excludes no one. Look unto Jesus and be saved. You are commanded to repent and believe the gospel. Look unto Christ and live! Today is the day of salvation not tomorrow.