“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” John 1:18
LIGHT FOR NOW: Any revelation of God borne out of assumption will end in confusion.
It is clear so far that man’s postulations or hypotheses and ideologies about God cannot be depended upon where the perfect view or revelation of God is concerned. There is a conduit in which God will be known, and outside that conduit, any revelation you have of God is not valid. In fact, it is in your attempt to know God outside this conduit that will land you in error as touching the personality and character of God. You can’t even know God by hearsays. You can’t know Him by nuances and idiosyncrasies. The entirety and totality of God’s revelation, His personality and character is encapsulated in a person; and in this studies, we will see who this person is. This is because outside this person, you cannot know God. This person is Christ, and as we proceed in this study, we will establish this carefully with bodies of scriptures. As we will study, we will discover that the perfect view of God that a man must have is in Christ. That is why any view of God outside Christ can present a wrong view of God; a God that is dual in character. But as we study further, we will also correct some impressions of God that contradicts God’s character; impressions of men in the Old Testament about God that was borne out of their assumptions state of who God is.
Truth is, even in the Old Testament books of the bible, man was still searching out, enquiring who God is and since they couldn’t have a first-hand information and knowledge of who God is, men (the prophets) in their assumptions’ state, spoke words that mutilated God’s character and presented a God that is ambiguous; a God that is not consistent. An example of this, is the text in the only Old Testament and we will work on that at the conclusion of our study for this month; this text reads “And said, if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ears to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee” (Exodus 15:26).
You know, reading the above text alone without the understanding of God’s revelation in Christ, you can easily conclude that God inflicts with sickness and at the same time, He is a healer. The view of God in the above text is ambiguous. Now, we would in subsequent studies delve into the nitty gritty of God’s view or revelation in Christ (the Father revealed in the son) and then know God’s character from there, then we will be able to decipher words in Old Testament that were a by-product of the prophets’ assumptions of God. With that understanding, we will get from God’s revelation in Christ; we will proceed to examining God’s house in the believer, and then backtrack to Exodus 15:26 and see if the statement here about God bringing sickness upon the Egyptians is a statement of truth even though it is truly stated. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Follow the study journey painstakingly.
PRAYER: I declare that the wisdom of the Spirit is at work in me; and thus, I can comprehend revelation knowledge, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: In the person of Jesus, we will have the perfect view of God.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 1; EVENING: COLOSSIANS CHAPTER 1