“12 But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the heart of the Believer is not a mental nod of accepting the possibility that Jesus Christ is the Son of God but a brokenness in our heart of our true condition as a sinner. This brokenness is the conviction of the Holy Spirit as HE superintends His Ministry of drawing all men unto Jesus when the preacher who superintends their own ministry, lifts up the Name of Jesus to the people.
“And I (Jesus), if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32
To be sure, when the preacher stands behind the pulpit lifting up his own personal prophecies from the vanities of their own mind, they are not superintending their ministry of lifting up Jesus to the people; therefore, neither will the Holy Spirit superintend His ministry of drawing the people unto Jesus under such vanities.
Furthermore, the social gospel to draw men into a social or civic event under the guise of “religion”, has nothing to do with the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. In fact, such “events” bring reproach to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified because it brings lukewarm Christians together under the banner of “unity” which in reality is the banner of “compromise”. These lukewarm Christians profess Christianity but do not know the Jesus of the Bible. Sadly, they are deceived and have been sent a strong delusion as they are taught and subscribe to the vanities of man’s mind which are being presented as biblical doctrine because the “man of God” has declared such.
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
This conviction, the brokenness of the heart of the believing sinner, is one edge of the two edged sword. While one edge cuts asunder, the other edge sears and heals the broken heart. The newness of life becomes a reality as we learn to walk, precept upon precept and line upon line, IN the power of God through faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The weight of sin being lifted because it’s power is broken at the Cross of Christ, we are now alive unto God.
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
Continually looking unto Jesus, He Authors our faith in Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe. As our faith in His finished work grows into a mustard tree, we know that we know that we know in Whom we have believed and are fully persuaded that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him(2 Timothy 1:12).
Finishing our faith, we are as children who are completely dependent upon Him.
“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:3
This revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer, is revealed to those who willingly choose to believe. The Spirit Himself bears witness that we are a Child of God (Romans 8:16). This revelation of Jesus Christ is not born of blood, nor of flesh but of God. Personally, I am convinced that there are untold thousands who have an intellectual knowledge of God but have not yet submitted unto Him.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
This knowledge is not merely intellectual but a revelation to whosoever will believe. Choose this day in Whom you will believe and be not moved from the power of God and the Truth of which has been given. It is not about goose bumps and gold dust but a revelation of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for it is He Who lives in the Believer and the life which we now live in the flesh, we live by faith in Him. Be determined to know nothing else among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren