Many cults use the ‘detail’ of the Bible to pin your mind to the wall, and deny you the true identity of God and Jesus Christ. Here’s how…
I will be brief and to the point! First, God is Spirit. (John 4:24) Everything physical that we are and we see and touch, has been breathed forth by the ‘invisible’ and unfathomable Spirit of the unseen God. (Heb 11:3; 2 Cor 3:18)
God who ‘spoke’ creation into being, then spoke himself into creation – in the man of Jesus Christ. We cannot understand ‘how’ God can come and walk with us, and still be one with the ‘Father God’ who created everything. We cannot understand this, but we can ‘know’ this truth. How? Well, exactly the same way we can ‘know’ the truth of God himself: By faith, not by understanding or sight! This truth of Christ’s identity is not in and through the mind, but of and through ‘revelation’. It is revelation truth! God does not submit himself and his powerful identity to and through our minds. He brings it like he brings the light, the rain, the galaxies, the soul, the spirit – he brings it upon us with revelation and power!
When we start to submit God’s identity to our small, limited capacities of the mind – nothing fits, nothing ‘can be’, nothing sparks, nothing is true. It is like trying to put and ‘see’ the sun under a microscope. According to this viewing system, well, the sun just cannot ‘be’...
Likewise, the ‘Son’ – Jesus Christ - cannot be one with the Father when we try to see him under the detail of just words – even scripture – without pairing scripture with the ‘power of God.’ Jesus himself told us this in Matthew 22:29, and John 5:39-40. (look these up!)
Let the words of Christ – his own claim to being one with God – wash over you in the picture of his walking on water, opening the eyes of the blind, and raising himself from the dead. In light of his own light, we suddenly see with the eyes of our heart, and walk into God’s highest and deepest revelation of himself!
Did Jesus claim to be God? Yes, in fact, he did – many times and in many ways. And the rest of Scripture also teaches this mysterious, essential truth, from beginning to end. I’ll leave you with a few scriptures about Christ’s identity to look up and ponder in your own time. Below I end with 3 short verses that I love regarding the nature of revelation: Isaiah 7:14/Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 9:6, John 8:58/Exodus 3:14, John 10:30, 37-38, John 10:34, Mark 14:61-62/Daniel 7:13-14, John 9:38, Matthew 14:33, 1 John 2:22, Colossians 1:15-20, Hebrews 1:3, John 1:1-5,9,14, Revelation 1:13-18…
‘In your light we see light!’ Psalm 36:9
‘We take captive thoughts and make them subject to Christ.’ 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’ 2 Cor 5:7