A Greater Revelation
No one has ever seen God. The One and Only Son – the One who is at the Father’s side – He has revealed Him.
Without a revelation of God, we mistakenly identify Him with ourselves and with the voice of our own desires. This is exactly why the people did what was right in their own eyes in the Book of Judges. We cannot comprehend God – what He looks like, His nature, His character, or His desires – unless He reveals Himself to us. We were created in His image, and we are reflections of Him. Our fallen nature, however, tends to try to create God in our own image, and we see Him as a reflection of us. To fully understand ourselves, we must first recognize God for who He is – holy, wholly other, and different from us.
God sent His Only Son, Jesus, into the world to reveal Himself to us. Jesus came to change our way of thinking and to show us the Father’s great love for us. He came to give us a bigger vision and to turn our hearts and our eyes beyond ourselves and our own works to catch a glimpse of a greater kingdom in which we were created to live. He came to give us a righteousness we can never obtain on our own, even with our best efforts.
Jesus has revealed God to us in His death, burial, and resurrection. No one else could reveal God to us in this way. God placed the judgment of our sins on His Son – the perfect lamb – and buried those sins. After three days, however, this sacrifice returned a new creature with a glorified body, demonstrating the forgiveness and power of a God that could never be created in the image of man. Jesus is at the Father’s side today interceding for us – those for whom He died.
He who died for you today prays for you. What you need to overcome any problem you face today is a greater revelation of the Father. Look to Jesus. Surrender to His Lordship, knowing He intercedes for you daily. Ask Him to reveal the Father’s love and will to you in your life. This will lead you to the center of His perfect will, where you will truly thrive and not merely survive this earthly life. You were created for more, but you will find it only in a revelation of the Father through His Son. By looking away from yourself and toward Jesus, you will walk in places you could never dream or imagine, so pay attention to what He is saying to you today.
Have a blessed day!