Friday, June 13, 2014

Gathering in Christ

John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said to him, 
“My LORD and my God!”

The one great characteristic of being born from above is that I know who Jesus is. It is a discernment; something has happened on the inside; the surgery of events has opened my eyes. Is Jesus Christ a revelation to me, or is He simply a historical character? How are we to get the revelation of who Jesus is? Very simply. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would glorify Him, and we can receive the Holy Spirit by asking (Luke 11:13, which says, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”). The secret of the Christian is that he knows the absolute deity of Jesus Christ. The essence of Christianity is not a creed or a doctrine, but an illumination that emancipates us. It is always a surprise, never an intellectual concept.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 164 (6/13)
From The Love of God

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