Know Jesus By Revelation
To know means to understand as fact or truth, to be aware of and to be acquainted with; and, revelation means something revealed or exposed. Jesus wants us to know Him. Jesus has been revealed or exposed to us through the Scriptures (Old and New Testaments). God spoke to men in the Old Testament, either directly or through visions or dreams. He gave these prophets His message to give to His people (Hebrews 1:1-3). Over many years, His Words were written down by many writers inspired by the Holy Spirit, the divine author. The Bible is God’s written revelation, and it is our only source for the true knowledge of God. God promised that a divine Savior would come to Earth and reveal God’s glory to us and reveal God’s nature -- and that was Jesus! Jesus came and took care of everything we need. Jesus wants us to know Him and to have a relationship with Him. Knowing Jesus by revelation will take us to another level (higher) in Christ!
Read the Scriptures = See Jesus. Ephesians 1:17 tells us, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.” When we read our Word, we must ask and receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation needed to understand the Word. God has provided everything we need in life, and we find it in the Word. We must feast on the Word often to get our blessings and breakthroughs. As we read the Scriptures, we must see Jesus in them and allow Him to be in our lives what we “see” in them. Jesus is our savior (Heb. 7:25); healer (Isa. 53:5); provider (Phil. 4:19); wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption (1 Cor. 1:30); companion/friend (John 15:15); shelter and strength (Ps. 46:1); loves me (John 3:16); redeemer, lover of your soul, and more. See Jesus as all these things and be transformed into the same image of Him (2 Cor. 3:18).
God Corrects. Because of Jesus, God is well pleased with you no matter what you have done or will do (Matt. 3:17). God’s love for us does not change. However, as a son of God (Romans 8:14), God chastens and corrects us (Prov. 3:11-12 & Heb. 12:5-11). Father God loves us so much that He chastens us because he doesn’t want us to go into destruction (Matt. 7:13). Take a look at Job, David, Abraham and Joseph. God allowed things to happen to them, they went through some things in life, and God still provided and took care of them. He will do the same for you. We must get rid of the pride of life, lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh (1 John 2:16) and Lo-Debar (mess and dead things) in our lives so we can be all and have all that Father God has for us. We must endure the hardship and know that Father God is with us and for us (James 5:11). Remember, God does not use the devil!
Don’t Stress - Rest. Father God wants us healthy, refreshed, living the good life, etc. We must labor to enter into rest (Heb. 4:11). Entering into rest is simply believing in the finished work of Jesus, knowing and experiencing Jesus in our lives, and depending totally on Him for everything. Second Corinthians 12:9 reminds us that God’s grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in our weakness because the power of Christ rests upon us. Having a revelation of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done for you makes you a strong Christian and makes life stress-free!
Think It, Believe It, Say It, Possess It: Thank You Father God for reminding me to know Jesus by revelation. As I study the Scriptures, I will continue to look for Jesus. Thank You for Your correction and Your word to me to enter into rest. As I see Jesus in the Scriptures, I know that’s how my life will be, in Jesus’ name. Amen!