It is God's desire to reveal Himself to all people! Here are 3 main ways that God reveals Himself:
1. Through Christ. Christ is the revelation of God. 1 Cor. 1:24 says, "...Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God." It is through Christ that we see God's wisdom and power. We need the spirit of wisdom and revelation to see Him, for even some of those close to Him did not know who He was. In John 14, Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us." But Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father, so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'"? Philip did not realize that in seeing Jesus, he was seeing the Father. Jesus is the Word, from the beginning, made flesh, and dwelt among us. He declared and showed to us the Father. God has spoken to us through His Son, the brightness of His glory, the express image of His person, Heb. 1:1-3. Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, Col.2:9. God has revealed Himself through Christ.
2. Through Scripture. The Scriptures are the God inspired words given to us to reveal God to us. 2 Tim. 3:16 says, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." Only through the scriptures can we become mature, and equipped to do every good work God has planned for us. By our hunger for the Word of God, we are transformed and changed, and God reveals Himself to us.
3. By the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings revelation of God to us. It was by revelation that Paul received the gospel, Gal. 1:12. We need that same spirit of revelation to bring the power of the gospel alive in our lives. The Spirit has come to teach us and lead us into all truth.
Today, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, give attention to the Scriptures, and open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. We will grow in our revelation of God as we do these things.
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