Jesus greater than theology. What do I mean by this? Well, my friend, the whole point in studying – or knowing - ‘about’ God (theology), is to actually ‘know’ God. Personally.
Jesus is God in the flesh. He stepped out of heaven so we could stop thinking, studying, giving opinions about God, and actually know God. Jesus said:
‘He who believes in me believes not in me, but in him who sent me. And he who sees me, sees him who sent me.’ (John 12:44-45)
The very name or title given to Jesus – ‘Emanuel’ – means, ‘God with us’. (Matthew 1:23)
Jesus squared up with the students of the day – the experts on theology – and here is what he said: ‘You study the scriptures… but you refuse to come to me and have life.’ (John 5:39-40)
Jesus came to give us the personal touch and presence of the living God. In fact, without actually looking into the face of Christ, you cannot see God. (2 Cor 4:6) To really see and know the fullness of God and his character, you need to receive the life and character of Jesus Christ. (Col 2:9)
My friend, are you weary searching for life? In the bible we are told that coming to actually see, touch, know Jesus Christ, is to take hold of the ‘life that is truly life.’ (1 Tim 6:19) This very day you can step off the ground of this dark and broken life, and soar in the eternal, pure and new Spirit of God. You do this by turning your back on your sin (repentance), and putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Are you thirsty? Are you ready?
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)