KNOWING YOURSELF IN CHRIST (17)

I thank my God, making mention of thee in my prayers, hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast towards the Lord Jesus, and towards all the saints; that the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus – Philemon 1:4-6

LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus revealed demystifies God, unveils the believer and exposes Satan.

We’ve seen from the response the disciples gave to Jesus in Matthew 16:13-18 scenarios, that men’s perception of Him was based on natural lines. But in verse 15 of Matthew 16 when Jesus directed the question to His disciples “whom say ye that I am?” Peter responded in verse 16 and Jesus in verse 17 called that revelation, “flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but my father…” When Jesus said “flesh and blood did not reveal that to him”, He was referring to human acquaintance or human perception. So Jesus is not known by human perception but by revelation. Don’t forget that the revelation of Jesus demystified God (“but my Father which is in heaven”). Furthermore, after Peter revealed Jesus in verse 16, Jesus in verse 18 says “…That thou art Peter, and upon this rock…” In other words, that same revelation of Jesus which demystified God unveiled Peter. So Peter spoke about Jesus by revelation, and Jesus addressed Peter by revelation. So the revelation of Jesus which demystifies God unveils the believer. The believer’s identity is unveiled when Jesus is revealed. When Peter unveiled Christ, he discovered himself, his true identity was unveiled. So your true identity is unveiled when Jesus is known. The same way Jesus is known by revelation, God is known by revelation, the believer is also known by revelation. The father, the Son and the sons of God (believers) are a revelation.

Another important fact is in the next line of Jesus’ words in verse 18 “…the gate of hell shall not prevail…” The statement “gate of hell” refers to the authority of death and the undertone of this will be the devil, Satan. In essence, the revelation of Jesus which demystifies God, unveils the believer and exposes Satan. Knowing Christ Jesus exposes Satan because darkness is only exposed in the light. The revelation of Jesus does three important things:

  • It demystifies God
  • It unveils the believer
  • It exposes Satan

Jesus wasn’t known by human perception, He was known by revelation. The believer in Him is not known by human perception, he is known by revelation. Hallelujah!

INSTRUCTION: Know Jesus if you must know you, know God and expose Satan.

Prayer: I receive revelation knowledge as I sit on God’s word, in Jesus Name, Amen

QUOTE: Jesus revealed is God demystified, the believer unveiled and Satan exposed.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 16; EVENING: 2CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 5

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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