KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 8:25 KJV” Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.”
In our key scripture, the Jewish elders and Pharisees asked Jesus, who are you? The Lord answered that, He is what He told them earlier He was. Many people have heard or read about Jesus yet they do not know Him. There are even a number of church folks who have heard so much about Jesus, yet they do not know Him. Why were these people still ignorant about who Jesus was, although He had, heard from the master, who He was? These people had hardened their hearts and so could not accept Him for who He was.
Why was it so?
1.They were envious of Him. The veil of envy could not make them accept him for who He was.
2. Their concept of God was that, God was too high and too holy to relate to humans. This made them not to know who He was, although He had been saying who He was to them.
3.They did not know Him because of all kinds of wrong thoughts, they had about Jesus.
People in our days have similar conditions, why they don’t know Jesus.
It takes humility to know or accept Jesus for He is. 1Corinth 1:21 KJV” For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe”. Most people live by their senses and cannot know Him. The immediate scripture says, in the wisdom of God men cannot know God, through reasoning.
One must accept Him by humbly accepting all that has been revealed about Him.
The bible teaches Jesus was born by a virgin girl. He said to them He came from above. These things show he was a supernatural being. They could not accept that.
Dear one knowing Jesus is eternal life John 17:3. Knowing Him, is being transformed from a weakling to a strong person. Dan 11:32. Knowing Him would change one from a fearful person to a bold one. Knowing Jesus would bring healing to you, if you are sick. You would be filled with His joy when you know Him.
Apostle Paul says He forsook all other earthly benefits, so he would know Jesus. Philippians 3:8. You can surely know Him by accepting what He has said about Himself in the bible.
Jesus is the eternal word of God, yet He is God, who was born into this life by a virgin, died for our sins and was raised to life on the third day and He gives eternal life to all who believe in Him.
Jesus has revealed Himself in the bible. I humbly accept the revelation about Him. I have His peace in my heart. I have His authority over the evil one. I have power over diseases, lack, fear and my life reflect His nature of love and light. Glory be to God.
THOUGHT: IT TAKES HUMILITY TO KNOW JESUS, AND TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE BLESSINGS THAT GO WITH IT
Mat 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.”
Phil 3:8 KJV” Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”