Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Believe THEN See

Do you ever wonder why God does not reveal himself more clearly to the world so people know he is real? Believing in Jesus would be a whole lot easier if we could visibly see and tactilely touch him! Why is it that some people feel, see and hear Him in non-conventional ways?

One of the disciples asked Jesus this very question in John 14:22: “…But Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus explained that he reveals himself to those who love him and follow his commands. When we love him, the Father, Son, and Spirit comes to live with us, revealed in ways the ‘world’ cannot see.

Adam Clarke interprets Jesus’s explanation (14:23) accordingly:
Will make his heart our temple, where God, the Father, Son, and Spirit, shall rest, receive homage, and dwell to eternity. Thus will I manifest myself to the believing, loving, obedient disciple, and not to the world, who will not receive the Spirit of the truth.

Just another reason to believe and accept Jesus into our hearts… it is so much more than securing your eternity in heaven, including a real relationship with Him on earth. We have to believe in Him in order to see him.

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