May Almighty God help us to turn in our thinking, in our heart and spirit to behold Him and see Him as HE IS, not as He was. The Bible says,
“Henceforth know we no man after the flesh; yea though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more (i.e. no longer merely as a man)” (II Cor. 5:16).
Millions of people today have an experience that does not go much further than a bit of knowledge of the historical Jesus they read about in the four Gospels. I pray we may see and know Him by the spirit! We must see the revelation and manifestation of Jesus Christ as King and Lord! The apostle Peter saw Him day after day, performing the miracles. Peter walked with Him and he knew Him to some degree.
There was something of revelation coming through in the manifestation of Christ’s power. And one day Jesus said, “Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?” And His disciples said, “‘Some say you are John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” “But whom say ye that I am?” inquired Jesus. In that moment Peter had an experience; he received a revelation. The veil was drawn aside, he looked by the Spirit and saw into the interior of this One he had known as Jesus. Peter saw Him as the anointed and glorious Son of God. He saw something different that day and declared, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” He saw through that veil of the flesh!
Another day Jesus said, “There will be some standing here, who shall not taste of death till they see the Kingdom of God come with power” (Mk. 9:1). And He took with Him Peter, James and John and went up into a mountain. There these men saw something magnificent. The Lord Jesus’ very countenance and His whole Person was changed. He was clothed with a quality and a degree of glory they had never seen before in all the days previous to that hour. They beheld another glory, but it was the same Person. It was the same Jesus Christ, but another glory! And this, without question, left a deep, lasting impression upon Peter. He wrote years later, “I will endeavor that you may be able, after my decease, to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were EYEWITNESSES of His Majesty” (II Pet. 1:15-16). Peter had experienced the unveiling and manifestation of the Son of God!
Saul of Tarsus met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus. Saul did not see a man six feet tall with piercing blue eyes and a neatly trimmed chestnut beard. He saw a light and a glory that was brighter than the shining of the sun at noonday. It was the glory of Jesus Christ appearing in a different form. It was the manifestation of the Christ of God in power and glory. What I am saying is there are many modes and forms of the manifestation and appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prepare yourself for His manifestation this day! Oh Lord, make YOUR APPEARING in our lives today! Break forth out of the midst of us! We shall see you now!
God bless you all and thank you for your continued support.
Rob & Leslie