KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:42 KJV “Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?”
In our key scripture, the Jews expressed scriptural truths about Jesus, yet they did not know Him
It is not impossible to find bible knowledge teachers, who are miserable drunkards or even men in collar preaching every Sunday yet they are wife beaters, and may booze themselves to sleep. What is happening here? These people have theoretical knowledge about Jesus, yet they don’ t even believe he truly existed. They may know every Old Testament reference about Jesus as well as what he did and said, yet they are the first to agree with these human right activists who claim that LBGTQ+ have their rights. Such people are liberals who accept the bible as any ordinary literature.
As much as there are those who have a head knowledge about Jesus, there are many who, know him for real. What makes others get to know the Lord in a practical way? Those who know Him in a real manner have submitted themselves to what the word says.
Knowing Jesus in truth results in encountering the reality of the word of God.
Believing the word in certain cases may sound very ridiculous In John 6, the Lord asked His disciples whether they would leave him as the rest had done. Apostle Peter said. in John 6:68, “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” These disciples had come to believe in Jesus.
To experience the Lord, you must BELIEVE IN HIM.
Dear one there is s world of amazing encounters when you truly know Jesus.
Having the knowledge of the scriptures without the Lord reigning in you is a very great illusion.
There are even some who attack other believers on the bases of those scriptures they know. They twist the meanings of the scriptures to their own destruction.2 Peter 3:16. There are also many people who claim to be believers yet they only have a head knowledge faith and not a heart knowledge one. Such ones are also bereft of true joy and the real blessings that accompany those who sincerely believe in Jesus. These people can be described as inside, outsiders. They seem to be within, yet are woefully outside, what a misery. Choose to believe the word from your heart and be a true partaker of the blessings in Christ.
THOUGHT: IT IS A BIG DECEPTION TO SEEM TO BE IN CHRIST, YET YOU ARE OUTSUDE.BE TRULY INSIDE
2Pet 3:16 KJV “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”
Rom 1:16 KJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”