When you were born again, most likely you had a revelation of Jesus as a Savior who took your place at Calvary, right? That’s correct because He did. Does your revelation of Him today stay with your initial salvation experience or does it expand as you continue walking with Him? Hebrews 13:8, NASB tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” That reveals to me that our revelation of Him must develop and expand from our yesterdays and progress forward throughout all of our days. He doesn’t change because He is the same, but our revelation and understanding of His finished work changes—develops and expands—the more we grow in Him.
Here’s an illustration to show the importance of a continual revelation of Him. Say you had a child. That child when born was tiny and unable to do anything for himself. You took care of him, nurtured him with love, and taught him how to tie his shoelaces when he was oldest enough to learn. Your revelation of your newborn baby changed over the years as you saw and learned more of his personality, his interests, and talents. Over the years you saw continued revelation of the depth of your child, his passions, abilities from what you encouraged. Your grown adult child is not a baby any longer. He is able follow his own interests and takes with him the teachings you gave him. Your revelation deepened because you saw more of who your child was.
That’s how our revelation of Jesus should be. We are to go from glory to glory as Paul speaks of in 2 Corinthians 3:18. “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” We are transformed in our revelation of Jesus and of God.
God is not a mean ogre out to get anyone who messes up in their life. He is love itself and He is full of love. Jesus revealed His love to man when He walked our earth. He came to show the correct view—the correct revelation—of God. Read 1 John 4 which shares the basis of God’s love for the world. Jesus came to give a correct revelation of God so we could walk in that correct revelation of His love and blessings. God is a good God, and He cannot be anything but good. He cannot deny Himself.
Our revelation of Jesus today should be deeper than when He was the baby in the manger and even the Savior on the Cross. He is the Lord of Lord and King of Kings who will soon come again. He is the Alpha (beginning), and Omega (the completion/the end). Jesus is revealed in the Gospels, in the Epistles, and in John’s revelation (book of Revelation) where you see His actions and His thoughts toward us. See Jesus revealed throughout the Word. See His loving actions throughout the Word. See His heart for people—his love and heart for you.
He invites you to come and dine with Him as you embrace a New Year. Dig further into the Word and deepen your revelation because Jesus is more than you know right now.