And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ (Mk. 8:29 KJV).
There is a reason why the word Christianity begins with Christ. Christianity is Christ living in humanity. It is centered on Christ. It starts with and is maintained by a personal revelation of Who He is and What He did. When Jesus asked this critical question to His disciples, Peter, under the inspiration of the Spirit said: “ Thou are the Christ.”
There is a religion in Christianity, as we have to relate with this supernatural God in some outward manner but Christianity is not a religion. We will get involved in Church activities as Christians and even “serve” in some way. In fact, we may also have a ministry that is helping people, but Christianity is not about Church or ministry. There are many things we will learn in the assembly of Christians, but the centrality of it all is Christ. In fact, the Bible is the revelation of the Son of God from Genesis to Revelations.
Your experience of the supernatural and the kind of life you will enjoy is squarely depended on your personal revelation of Christ. It is disheartening to see how much so many Christians know about many “spiritual things” happening in Church circles than they know the One about whom these things are all about. The more of Christ you know, the more you become transformed to become like Him. That’s God’s purpose of the Word in your life.
Who reveals Jesus to every single one of us at salvation? ( 1 Cor. 12:3).
APPLY THE WORD
Don’t know anything else in Christianity more than you know Christ. Don’t know more about giving or seed sowing than you know Him. Your Christian life is a visible picture of your personal knowledge of Christ. Do not feed on empty stories or vain teachings coming from human wisdom. Seek the Word. Seek to know the Lord.
Ask the Lord for a new hunger to know Him every single day.