God wants His creation to know Him.
God uses several different ways to reveal Himself to man.
1- God reveals Himself to man and the rest of His creation through the creation itself.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”
” Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”
2- God reveals Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ.
“Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”
“Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.”
3- We see the LORD revealed in the events happening around us–ESPECIALLY the events foretold in God’s Word. (Whenever one of those events takes on a “miraculous” appearance, the world rushes to explain it away.)
This type of heavenly revelation is one of those benefits which accrue to believers only. Non-believers shake their heads and wonder how it is that otherwise perfectly normal people can exhibit a rock-solid belief in a being they cannot see.
At times, this Godly download consists of the work of God’s Holy Spirit (which will lead the believer into all truth).
Other times, the believer accesses extra info through FAITH.
Still other times, the believer attains knowledge through a combination of the Holy Spirit leading the believer to discover the meaning behind God’s Word.
But non-believers do not have access to the information which believers do. So, non-believers are victims ofvarious incomplete particulars of the matter they attempt to discuss.
4- One of the primary ways God reveals Himself is through His Word.
“For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.”
“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.”
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
Using the four methods listed, as well as several others, God reveals himself and His qualities to man.
God wants His creation to know Him; to know about Him.
BUT, for God to be revealed, man must be both watching and listening.
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”
IS the reader watching?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 8, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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