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by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Thursday, 11 October 2018 | Reading taken from Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
In John 1:1 we are taught that Jesus is the Word of God; and in 2 Timothy 3:16, we are told that all scripture (the Word of God), is God breathed, or inspired by the Holy Spirit. Which means the written Word is alive with the Spirit of Jesus. He is completely and intricately interwoven in it. It holds His thoughts, His intensions, His truth and His ways, and according to Romans 8:6, they are life and peace to us. So when we embrace the Word, His Spirit makes it alive and reveals the Person of Jesus to us, actually filling us with His life and peace. That's why Jesus tells us in John 15 to abide in Him by keeping His Word alive in our hearts, and then He goes on to say in verse 11 that this will cause His joy and delight to be in us and our joy and gladness to be full, complete and overflowing! No wonder Paul said in Ephesians 1:17 that he prays the Father would give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Jesus in a deep and intimate way. The reason he was so adamant about it was because he had a first hand experience of knowing the Person of Jesus this way. Take a look at what he says in Philippians 3:10, "[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognising and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly],...". Paul went on to say that in knowing Jesus, we know His resurrection power too. There is nothing more powerful than having that resurrection power alive and active in us. It completely transforms us as we lose our identity in Him, so that our own weak and sinful nature disappears and His own perfect nature is ever increasingly revealed in us. Nothing could be more glorious than being one with Him this way. Make getting to know Jesus your determined purpose today.