– “He calleth … by name.” John 10:3
When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (John 10:17.)
It is possible to know all about doctrine and yet not know Jesus. The soul is in danger when knowledge of doctrine outsteps intimate touch with Jesus. Why was Mary weeping? Doctrine was no more to Mary than the grass under her feet. Any Pharisee could have made a fool of Mary doctrinally, but one thing they could not ridicule out of her was the fact that Jesus had cast seven demons out of her; yet His blessings were nothing in comparison to Himself. Mary “saw Jesus standing and knew not that it was Jesus . . ;” immediately she heard the voice, she knew she had a past history with the One who spoke. “Master!”
When I have stubbornly doubted? (John 10:27.) Have I been doubting something about Jesus – an experience to which others testify but which I have not had? The other disciples told Thomas that they had seen Jesus, but Thomas doubted – “Except I shall see . . , I will not believe.” Thomas needed the personal touch of Jesus. When His touches come, or how they come, we do not know; but when they do come they are indescribably precious. “My Lord and my God!”
When I have selfishly denied Him? (John 21:15-17.) Peter had denied Jesus Christ with oaths and curses, and yet after the Resurrection Jesus appeared to Peter alone. He restored him in private, then He restored him before the others. “Lord, Thou knowest that I love Thee.”
Have I a personal history with Jesus Christ? The one sign of discipleship is intimate connection with Him, a knowledge of Jesus Christ which nothing can shake.
(My Thoughts on this Matter)
These are some questions each one of us should be asking ourselves. Your best testimony to others is your relationship with Jesus Christ, it stands out boldly and is the first thing they see when you walk into any room. There is a peace about you that radiates from you. You Know that you are His and He is with you. There is no doubt about who you are. You live, breath and exhale the Word of God, it flows through you because it is the fountain of Living Water and you are completely immersed in it. Remember that Jesus Christ is the Word, and the Word of God is in You!
Any one can know about Jesus Christ, that is head knowledge. WE KNOW HIM BECAUSE HE IS IN US AND WE ARE IN HIM.
A choice has to be made, to live the Word, apply it to every part of your life. Make Jesus Christ the First and the Last in your Life. No one can make the choice for you, not even God Himself. You alone can make the choice to live in Christ or live in the World.
The knowledge is nothing without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is my hope and prayer that these Lessons and tools will help more people become one with Jesus Christ So that they may share the Blessings, comfort, peace and the Joy of the Lord.
Please share this with others so that they may understand the urgency, and know the truth.