I can’t stress enough how important it is, to your Christian walk, to pray and to read your Bible-every day. The formula is still true:
+ Study more
= Be More
It is amazing how much God reveals to you … if you will let Him.
It’s not just that He reveals a lot about me, as I read His Word, but He reveals Himself.
I always encourage those new to the faith to read the book of John. People still ask me which book in the Bible they should start reading. I always say to start with the book of John, as it is the one book which concentrates on the divinity of Jesus … reveals just Who Jesus is. It is so important to fully understand just Who Jesus is.
His Word and His Person.
It is interesting that the book of Genesis and the book of John open with the same three words:
“In the beginning.”
John wastes no time in establishing the divinity of Jesus, and the fact that Jesus is eternal: Always was … always will be …
A risen Jesus would later, in another book written by John, in the very first chapter of Revelation, say, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
John’s writing revealing the divinity of Jesus? Keep in mind that “the book of Revelation” is actually “The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” or “The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John.” In case we still didn’t get it, in the last chapter of the book which we usually just refer to as “Revelation” or “Revelations,” Jesus would say again, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
You just can’t know Jesus without reading His Word. Why?
Because, as John wasted no time explaining, Jesus is the very Word of God made into flesh/made into a man, which John stated clearly in John 1:14: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.”
This was John’s way of explaining verse 1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Both verses also explain how you cannot separate the Word of God from Jesus, as Jesus is the Word of God made flesh … “and the Word was God.”
This is why the more you read the Bible … any book in the Bible … the more Jesus is revealed …
The word “history” is just that … “His Story.”
Jesus had much to say about Himself in the book of John, perhaps none more telling than this statement, which Jesus said to Philip: “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9).
Another disciple, Thomas, when first confronting the risen Jesus, would simply look at Jesus and say, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).
There are so many other things which Jesus said, and did, to confirm His true identity.
Allow me to put it simply, to explain:
Jesus, simply, was God revealed in the flesh. God revealed in the form of a man. We can’t see God, as He is a spirit. We also can’t “see” the Holy Spirit … which is also Jesus … which is another explanation for another time.
So, in order to “see” God “in the flesh,” He came in the flesh … in the person of Jesus.
And, now, here is the “revelation” of Jesus which God gave to me, while I was reading His Word a few days ago. I hope this helps, and this is the main reason that God wanted me to share this with you. I wasn’t even thinking about “who Jesus is” at the time … I was just reading His Word … in fact, I was reading the book of Proverbs … when God revealed this to me:
To fully understand Who Jesus is … How He can be God in the flesh … think about this:
Just imagine, for a moment, that you could see God … that He wasn’t a Spirit, but, for a moment, He could be seen … If He could be seen … then, He, if He stood in front of a mirror … would have a reflection, right?
If this was possible … and you looked at God’s reflection in the mirror …
What you would see would be …
That’s the best explanation I can give of just Who Jesus is … and, the best explanation which God has ever revealed to me.
Hope this helps!