“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjonai for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my father which is in heaven” Matthew 16:13-17
LIGHT FOR NOW: The revelation of Jesus unveils the believer.
In our previous studies on Jesus revealed, we discovered from our key text that Peter’s answer to Jesus’ question regarding who He was, was not a product of human experience but a product of revelation; hence, Jesus’ statement “flesh and blood has not revealed this unto you”. In other words, Jesus is not known by experiences, Jesus is known by revelation and this revelation (the revelation of Jesus) has been communicated to us in a written document called the bible. Hence, the bible in our hands is Jesus’ revelation to us. Let’s observe something spectacular that happened in our key text (Matthew 16:13-17). Notice, Peter revealed Jesus (verse 16), then Jesus revealed Peter (verse 17-19). Peter spoke by revelation and unveiled the person of Christ and Christ also revealed Peter to Peter. In other words, what happens when Jesus is revealed is that the believer in Him is unveiled; meaning, the revelation of Jesus is what unveils the believer. In Christ is where the man in Christ can be adequately unveiled. In other words, the believer who wants to know himself must know Christ in the written word because it is in that revelation of Christ communicated via the conduit of the written document called the bible that unveils the believer. Recall, the revelation of Christ has been put to writing or communicated in a written document called the bible. Now, if the believer is in Christ, then there is only one document that avails to the believer if the revelation of his identity must be communicated to him; it is the bible. In other words, just like Jesus is known in the written word, then the believer in Christ (the born again man) is known in the written word; meaning, the written word reveals the person of Christ and unveils the believer in Christ. Therefore, the believer in Christ who is less of the word will be less of living out his realities in Christ communicated in the written word. So, all of Jesus’ revelation has been communicated in a written document called the bible; all of the believers’ reality in Christ has also been documented in a written document called the bible. So, why are you not reading your bible? Read your bible! Glory!!!
INSTRUCTION: Read your bible.
PRAYER: Father, I declare that I stay committed to studying your word within which my realities are therein and walk in fullness of my realities in you in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: In the revelation of Christ comes the unveiling of the believer in Christ.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: PHILEMON CHAPTER 1