WHEN MEN DON’T KNOW JESUS
KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:15 KJV” And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?”
The Jews marvelled at the teaching ability of Jesus. They even said implicatively, ‘ this one has not learnt to write how come he is teaching so powerfully like this’? This trend has not changed at all. People still say all kinds of negative things about Jesus because they have no idea about who He is. On the flip side Jesus keep manifesting His power and presence to the many who come to Him like babies. Matthew 11:25 KJV” At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” It is only the humble ones who can really accept what God has revealed about Himself. According to the bible man through his wisdom cannot know God. 1 Corinth 1:21.
The Jews marvelled at the abilities of Jesus because they did not know He is God, the creator of the universe John1:3. They knew not that He is the eternal word of God John 1:1. These people were not just hearing Him teach for the first time, but have been hearing Him teach and perform diverse kinds of miraculous feats, yet their minds were still closed to accepting who He was. The Lord is a supernatural infinite being whose existence is outside and beyond our finite world. To know Him, you must accept the revelation of Himself. You must accept all that He has revealed to us about Himself. Our minds cannot figure out how He exists or His origin. It is simply beyond our ability to reason it out. He Says we cannot know Him by reasoning.
He has given us enough manifestations about Himself to help us know and surrender to Him. The scriptures say in Heb 11:3 that by “faith we understand…”. To understand Him, according to the scriptures, believe what He’s said about Himself. His virgin birth, His incomparable teachings, amazing miracles, the Father’s testimony about Him, His sufferings, death, burial and resurrection. His resurrection encounters with His disciples and His ascension into the heavens. All these were not done mystically but among people who lived to testify of their encounters with Him. Above all most of these people were prepared to be killed terribly for what they testified and said they indeed encountered Him. Those of us who humbly accept their testimony have also encountered amazing experiences in His name. In His name I have seen the dead come back to life and certain incurable diseases healed.
Above all I have known the peace of mind and the power of a changed life that is patterned after His word.
Dear one, do not be deceived by others and your mind that cannot conceptualise His existence, humble yourself and believe on Him today. You would also experience the peace of mind and a changed life. He will heal your sick body too, if you would trust Him to do so.
THOUGHT: JESUS IS REAL, BUT ONLY THE HUMBLE CAN KNOW HIM.
John 1:11, 12 KJV He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1Corinth 1:18,19 KJV For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.