And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven (Matt. 16:17 KJV)
Christianity is the expression of the life of Christ in a human being. It is religion, in the general sense of the word, but far exceeds what religion can ever conceive. Our Christian journey begins with the revelation of the Savior. You might not have noticed it, but the Spirit of God revealed Christ to you at salvation before you were able to receive Him as your Lord and Savior( 1 Cor. 12:3).
When Peter had the revelation that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus said to him “flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 16:17 KJV).
It takes the revelation of the Spirit to know Jesus as the Messiah.
Jesus was revealed to you as the Savior at salvation. But there is more to know about Him. The revelation at redemption was just the beginning of a glorious walk with our beautiful Savior. He wants to reveal more of Himself to you each day. Each revelation of Christ you receive transforms you to become more like Him. This increasing intimate knowledge of Christ is the secret of Christian transformation. We do not “try” to change ourselves in Christianity. We become transformed as the Master is revealed to us. Christianity is about Christ being revealed through His people. Crave to know more about the Master. Every other thing in Christianity is secondary.
How do the scriptures call the life we received when we got saved?Who is that life? ( Col. 3:4). Declare that “Christ dwells in me and I am being transformed from one level of glory to another as I know Him more and more.”
APPLY THE WORD
What will you do about your knowledge of the Master? One unfortunate reality I have noticed is that many Christians know more about many things in Christianity than the Master Himself. Do not let this happen to you.
Ask the Spirit to open your understanding to know more about Jesus.
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