Saturday, November 21, 2009
“For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”
It also says regarding our brothers in Christ from the beginning, “That which we have seen, heard and handled, we have made known unto you.”
The thing is, if our relationship with Christ is tied only through the umbilical cord of what others have seen and heard, where does that leave us?
Is our faith really something that is alive because the author and developer of it is making me/us today, eye-witnesses?
It says that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, in a court of law; the only valid and permissible persons allowed to testify are those who are ‘eye-witnesses.’
I’m often reminded of an exorcism that certain Jews were trying to perform on someone, as they got into it the demon in the person said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who the hell are you?”
So much stuff so many are trying to do apart from it being what He alone wants to produce within us as us, and that comes right back to making us eye-witnesses .
At different times and places the scriptures say, “Without a vision (of His redemptive purposes in the earth) we perish, or for a lack of knowledge, a similar fate is very real”.
It was the heart cry of the Father made alive in and through our brother Paul who constantly held up his siblings before the Father, that He would give them (us) a spirit of wisdom and revelation, opening the eyes of our heart to see and know the truth of whose we are, and to experientially know what it means to be fully alive because of the life of another in us as us!
If Jesus lived out of, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word the Father speaks” then how much more so for the many sons alive today?