Who is Jesus?
Let’s try having an honest conversation. If you’re to answer the question “Who is Jesus?” what will you say? Will you have something to say? If yes, where will your answer spring from? Will it be from a general idea that is common to believers, or will it be from a heartfelt, personal and unique experience you’ve shared with Jesus?
Who is Jesus?
When you answer this question, Jesus wants you to answer it from a personal and unique knowledge of Him. He doesn’t want you to just share “head knowledge”, when you do; He wants you to share “heart knowledge.” He wants it to spring from the personal experiences you’ve shared with Him. From the time you’ve spent with Him, praying and studying the scriptures, from how you’ve seen Him come through for you, from what He said to you… He wants it to flow naturally and uniquely, so much so, your listeners will perceive His personality in a way they’ve never perceive Him before.
Who is Jesus?
Yes, you know what churches say about Him. Yes, you know what Pastors, Bishops, Apostles Etc. say about Him. You know how they’ve made you perceive Him. You know what they’ve said that have made you accept or resent Him. But. Who do you (yourselves) say that He is?
Who is Jesus?
You can’t, I can’t, have a valid opinion about something or someone without a personal experience of that thing or one… for a reasonable amount of time. You can’t, I can’t, have a valid opinion of Jesus without an experience of Him. Though for Him, one encounter is more than enough… because an encounter will leave you wanting for more.
Experience Jesus for yourself
“Now when Jesus went into the region of Caesarea
Philippi, He asked His disciples, who do people
Say that the Son of man is?
And they answered; some say John the Baptist,
Others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one
Of the prophets.
He said to them, but who do you (yourself)
Say that I am?
Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ,
The Son of the living God.
Then Jesus answered him, blessed—
Happy, fortunate and to be envied—
Are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and
Blood (men) have not revealed this to you,
But my Father Who is in heaven”
Matthew 16: 13-17 (AMP)
We know Jesus from the Father (GOD)
And how does the Father reveal things to us? He speaks to us through the Holy Spirit.
“But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the truth-giving Spirit) comes,
He will guide you into all the truth— the whole full truth
For He will not speak His own message—on His own authority
—but He will tell whatever He hears (from the Father, He will
Give the message that has been given Him)…”
John 16:13 (AMP)
Men can try their best to explain Jesus to someone, but it’s the job of the Holy Spirit to truly reveal Jesus to a soul. So men preach to a soul, but it is not their job to convince an unbeliever. It is the job of the Holy Spirit to convince a soul towards repentance. Men are just instruments that the Holy Spirit uses, but our true source is the Holy Spirit. We can’t depend on anything or anyone else, except the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit does not speak His own message; He tells us whatever He hears from the Father.
Jesus told Peter that “flesh and blood (men) have not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven” and hence “blessed” is he. It is a blessing to have the Father reveal Jesus to you, Himself. Go for a personal revelation, directly and uniquely from God, through the Holy Spirit.
The problem that lies with depending on just what others say about Jesus is… they might be wrong.
From the scripture, we see that what most people said about Jesus were wrong. Some said He was John the Baptist, others Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets… OK, this was the account from over 2,000 years ago, but can we see similarities in our day and age? Jesus has been called several things by several persons, in our day and age, and not all of the accounts are true. Hence, we can’t depend on just what humans say about Jesus.
Jesus is the Word!
The Bible reveals Jesus to us, because Jesus is the Word. If you’re reading it and can’t understand, remember you have to depend on the Holy Spirit to help you understand. Read the Bible and let it, through the help of the Holy Spirit, reveal Jesus to you.
Ask the Holy Spirit where and how to start, He’ll tell and show you. Ask the Holy what you want to know about Jesus and how you want to know Jesus, He’ll show you the “what” and help you achieve the “how”
Read, see and learn of Jesus, for yourself.
You need to know the Truth for yourself
You need to know Jesus for yourself, so the next time someone decides to throw something at you, you’ll know whether to catch or dodge it. You need to know Him, so you’ll be free from the ever-flowing quilt and condemnation of the devil. You need to know Him, so you can witness Him before others, fearlessly. You need to know Him for yourself, before you reject and shame things that are associated with Him. You need to know Him so well, so when a false “someone” or “something” claims to represent Him, you can laugh and ignore.
You need to know Jesus for yourself so you:
“…may be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love.
That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend
And grasp with all saints (God’s devoted people, the experience
Of that Love) what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it
(That you may really come) to know— practically, through experience
For yourself—the Love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge
(without experience); that you may be filled (through all your being)
Unto all the fullness of God—(that is) may have the richest measure of the
Divine presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with
Ephesians 3:17b-19 (AMP)
You need to know Him for yourself, so you can:
“…prove (for yourself) what is the good and acceptable
And perfect will of God, even the thing which is good
And acceptable and perfect in (His sight for you)”
Romans 12: 2b (AMP)
A willing heart that believes is enough
I always say, to myself and to others, that more than we want to get to Jesus, He wants to get to us. More than you want to have a personal knowledge of Jesus, He wants you to. So what’s stopping you from experiencing Him for yourself?
Further questions are:
- Are you willing? Are you willing to let go of all you think you know about Him and let the Holy Spirit begin a unique NEW with you? Are you willing to be open and give room for the NEW to begin? Are you willing to dive into a better version of your knowledge of Jesus, a version that is your exclusive privilege?
- Do you believe? Do you believe it’s necessary to dive deeper? Do you even believe that there’s a deeper? Do you believe you can have it, if you go for it?
If your answers are no, then you need to renew your mind, and accept this invitation to Experience Jesus for Yourself.
If your answers are yes, then this is a simple invitation to Experience Jesus for Yourself,
Stay Spiritually Fit.
2 thoughts on “EXPERIENCE JESUS”
This is great! Sis, my experience of Jesus is different from my previous ‘head knowledge ‘ of Him. For me He is the character or attitude of the believers. Simply, He is the life of a believer. The deeper the Holy Spirit revealed Him to me and I got knowing Him, the better my attitude.
Very true dear.
Thank you so much.