Sunday, 29 April 2018

'ADD KNOWLEDGE TO VIRTUE'

"And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father which is in heaven" - Matthew 16:17
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There are basically two ways which a man can have the knowledge of God - through human ways (flesh and blood) or through divine revelation. Many only God through human means - theology, history or theoretical medium but these cannot take you far or help your convictions when the issues of life comes.
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Everybody has their perception about who God or Jesus is. You can describe God based know what someone told you that He is but it is your personal knowledge of God that would help you in life. It is easy to sin against God when you only read about Him but it is difficult to sin against God whom you encounter.
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It was Peter that God granted a revelation of whom Jesus was.
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If you want to know God personally and intimately, you need divine revelation. You can know God according to the letters of the scriptures, it is still flesh and blood but when the Holy Spirit breathes upon the letter of the word, He gives life to what you read.
God choses whom He reveals Himself to and this is a function of His mercy but you can also desire to know Him intimately when you seek Him with all your heart
He revealed Himself to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David and other prophets, meanwhile they were not the only one in their family. Yet, the likes of Zacchaeus, Moses desperately sought Him.
How desperate are you to know God? David said as the deer pants after the waters so my soul longs after you (Ps. 42:1). You can't know God if you don't pursue him or desperately seek Him.



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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