22 Nov Find Yourself in the Word
There is a debate as to whether Jesus always knew who He was. Some think that Jesus was all knowing in the flesh, but think for a moment. He was born a baby and had all the limitations of a baby. For 30 years you only hear of Him once and that was in the synagogue talking about scripture.
Jesus was born a man and had to grow in wisdom like any person. Did God have to give the revelation to Jesus, or did He already know it? Scripture says, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD GAVE UNTO HIM, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John” (Revelation 1:1 author’s emphasis).
I believe that God had to give the revelation to Jesus of who He was, just like He has to give it to us. He had to discover it in scripture, and He challenged the religious people to search the scriptures for they speak of Him.
Jesus found Himself in the Word, and you can find yourself in the Word. Accept the letters to the church as personal letters to you. Examine the lifestyle of Jesus in the Gospels as an example of your own lifestyle. Read the commission to Jesus as God’s commission to you, because the world is waiting for the sons of God to be revealed.