Summary: We need revelation of Jesus in 4 key areas to live. Jesus as Man, God, Saviour and King
May the peace of the Lord be with you.
Topic: WALK NOT IN DARKNESS (JESUS REVEALED)
John 8:12King James Version (KJV)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
We mentioned in the part A of this message how as a Christian there are seven parts of seeing which demands seven different levels of light intensities in our lives.
Three deals with seeing and identifying obstacles and four deals with revelation of Jesus who is the Light we need.
Having a revelation of Jesus in all these four areas gives you the needed light for seeing all that you have to see as man and causes you to walk in light always because you follow Him fully.
The four parts that deals with revelation of Jesus are:
1. To know Jesus as fully man - you need illumination of your mind to know Jesus as fully man and identify with Him. So that as you can talk to another man, say, a friend or brother or father, you can identify with Jesus and talk to Him as a man as well. This is what makes you know He understands you and doesn't judge you but rather encourages you to be better and better.
2. To know Jesus as the Son of God and fully God - this is another part you need illumination from Jesus. You have to know the Jesus who is fully man and you can identify with is the same person who is also fully God and you have to revere and worship. Jesus is God and we have to worship Him, praise Him, exalt Him, serve Him, and adore Him. And because He is God He defends you against all attacks, provides for you and has a place prepared for you in heaven.
3. To know Jesus as your Saviour - knowing Jesus as your saviour makes you know that you can submit all your sins and weaknesses and anything you see wrong with you to Him and He will deliver you and also build you up to walk as a better man. As your saviour He has delivered you from every evil and the Power of death and sin are broken. When you know Him in this light, you know you have to accept Him, believe in him and confess Him as Lord to make Him your Saviour and when you do this nothing shall by any means hurt you for He died and shed His blood on the cross, was buried, resurrected and ascended to sit at the right hand of God the Father for this purpose.
4. To know Jesus as your King and Ruler - When you know Jesus as your King and Ruler, you obey Him, and what Samuel told Saul, "obedience is better than sacrifice" becomes real to you in your life and you understand that to obey is to sacrifice but to sacrifice is not to obey.
Beloved these four revelations of Jesus are ones that you need and have to get when you become born again. They illuminate you and your path as a Christian. Precious Holy Spirit in your heart will give you all these revelations.
When you get the basics and you put them into practice then He starts to deepen your knowledge in them, then the amount of light you have increases and you see better and better, farther and farther well defined objects and obstructions and blessings and glory as well.
If you don't have these four the three we discussed in the part A of our message becomes non existent in your life.
Beloved, *YOU NEED JESUS TO LIVE AND LIVE WELL* BECAUS *IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS* and nothing else, get to know Him more and teach Him to others every day of your life.
Prayer: Father please cause my knowledge in Jesus to deepen as Precious Holy Spirit gives me more and more deeper revelations of Him to have access to the full light I need in my life to walk here on earth and in the hereafter. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
_CHANGING OUR MINDSET TO ENJOY ALL OF JESUS AND HIS FINISHED WORKS ON THE CROSS_