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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Only One Revelation

"According to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5)

I have always felt that when we read and study the Word of God we should have great expectations. We should ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the Person, the glory and the eternal ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps our problem is in our approach. Perhaps we have simply read our Bibles as we might read a piece of literature or a textbook.

In today's society, great numbers of people seem unable to deal with God's revelation in Christ. They run and hide, just as Adam and Eve did. Today, however, they do not hide behind trees but behind such things as philosophy and reason and even theology - believe it or not! This attitude is hard to understand.

In Jesus' death for our sins, God is offering far more than escape from a much-deserved hell. God is promising us an amazing future, an eternal future. I often wonder if we are making it plain enough to our generation that there will be no other revelation from God except as he speaks it through our Lord Jesus Christ.

A real Christian is an odd number. He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen ... dies so he can have life ... sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passeth knowledge.

~A. W. Tozer~

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