Eternal God of mercy, here we are before You and as we seek Your face Lord, look down upon Your beloved ones, lighten our face with smile that only heaven can give. Help us to fear You and to behold Your Holy Name in all situations. May Your Name alone be praise forever in Jesus Name.
Is it possible dearly beloved for us to be healed by Jesus or receive answers or help from Jesus without recognizing Him? Heh, don’t be in haste to answer, examine yourself and recount of late those things you received from the master without acknowledging His goodness over you.
You probably have thought, is your smart way of thinking and actions that had earned you the last promotion, all your oversee trips, even your good health. You would have acknowledged one godfather or mother, celebrate with friends before remembering to go to the house of God to give thanks and testify. Surprised?
Is even possible that God’s goodness over you has not drawn you to have a personal relationship with him. Hope you don’t think am exaggerating things, it happened in the time of Jesus, will it surprise you to see it today? beloved, it ought to be a period we should accepted Christ as our personal Saviour and stay closer to Him. Further consideration we enlighten us more:
“He that was healed wist not who it was.” John 5:13
Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man. When Jesus, therefore, healed him by a word, while he lay at the pool of Bethesda, he was delightfully sensible of a change. Even so the sinner who has for weeks and months been paralyzed with despair, and has wearily sighed for salvation, is very conscious of the change when the Lord Jesus speaks the word of power, and gives joy and peace in believing.
The evil removed is too great to be removed without our discerning it; the life imparted is too remarkable to be possessed and remain inoperative; and the change wrought is too marvellous not to be perceived. Yet the poor man was ignorant of the author of his cure; he knew not the sacredness of His person, the offices which he sustained, or the errand which brought Him among men.
Much ignorance of Jesus may remain in hearts which yet feel the power of His blood. We must not hastily condemn men for lack of knowledge; but where we can see the faith which saves the soul, we must believe that salvation has been bestowed. The Holy Spirit makes men penitents long before He makes them divines; and he who believes what he knows, shall soon know more clearly what he believes. Ignorance is, however, an evil; for this poor man was much tantalized by the Pharisees, and was quite unable to cope with them.
It is good to be able to answer gainsayers; but we cannot do so if we know not the Lord Jesus clearly and with understanding. The cure of his ignorance, however, soon followed the cure of his infirmity, for he was visited by the Lord in the temple; and after that gracious manifestation, he was found testifying that “it was Jesus who had made him whole.”
Lord, if Thou hast saved me, show me Thyself, that I may declare Thee to the sons of men. Is that the prayer of someone now! Are you making this prayer right now? Peradventure, you have not accepted Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour, please click here to do so now, tomorrow may be too late! Now that you have done that come along with me get more acquaint with Him:
“Acquaint now thyself with Him.” Job 22:21
If we would rightly “acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace,” we must know Him as He has revealed Himself, not only in the unity of His essence and subsistence, but also in the plurality of His persons. God said, “Let us make man in our own image”—let not man be content until he knows something of the “us” from whom his being was derived.
Endeavour to know the Father; bury your head in His bosom in deep repentance, and confess that you are not worthy to be called His son; receive the kiss of His love; let the ring which is the token of His eternal faithfulness be on your finger; sit at His table and let your heart make merry in His grace. Then press forward and seek to know much of the Son of God who is the brightness of His Father’s glory, and yet in unspeakable condescension of grace became man for our sakes; know Him in the singular complexity of His nature: eternal God, and yet suffering, finite man; follow Him as He walks the waters with the tread of deity, and as He sits upon the well in the weariness of humanity.
Be not satisfied unless you know much of Jesus Christ as your Friend, your Brother, your Husband, your all. Forget not the Holy Spirit; endeavour to obtain a clear view of His nature and character, His attributes, and His works. Behold that Spirit of the Lord, who first of all moved upon chaos, and brought forth order; who now visits the chaos of your soul, and creates the order of holiness. Behold Him as the Lord and giver of spiritual life, the Illuminator, the Instructor, the Comforter, and the Sanctifier.
Behold Him as, like holy unction, He descends upon the head of Jesus, and then afterwards rests upon you who are as the skirts of His garments. Such an intelligent, scriptural, and experimental belief in the Trinity in Unity is yours if you truly know God; and such knowledge brings peace indeed.
Am delighted that the God I worship is complete in every way. He see me in the highest mountain, He sees me in deepest valley, when I am confuse He is there to speak peace to my mind, when I am at across road; I will hear a voice behind me saying this is way walk therein. What a blessed God I serve, beloved, what about you?
Till we see again next week, mediate on these things and gain understanding therein.
Remain blessed in the Lord.