Jesus – The Greatest Revelation the Word of God has to offer


Jesus – The Greatest Revelation the Word of God has to offer

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Friday Night Article

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Good evening. It’s my turn again to preach this coming weekend in our local church and as always there’s a certain amount of prayer, preparation and study which goes into a message of the Lord. My personal preference, is to seek the Lord for a message or subject, pray and write some bullet points and then just stand up on the day and see where the Lord takes me, this is way I was taught and God has never let me down with the message. The subject I’m praying about just now is the title of this article and it’s a fact which I’ve been considering as part of our New Feature here on the Website called ‘The Easy Bible Study Guide’ as a further support for those studying the Back to Basics Teachings.

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During my years as a Christian and Pastor, it’s been a re-occurring sadness for me to hear dear Christians say, that they feel inadequate compared to others who seem to know the Word so well. Some can even enter a valley as that feeling of inadequacy grows and takes hold pulling them down into a place where they feel they don’t know God as well as others or that they’ll never understand the Word. If this describes you in any way then I hope by this short encouragement, that you’ll see just how much of a lie these feelings are.

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Let me tell you a fact right now, when I’ve stood to preach, I’ve many times been so aware that there are individuals in that room who might not have as much scriptural knowledge as me but show ten times the character than I could show at this point in my walk with the Lord. There’s one very simple explanation for this, it’s because they have a greater revelation of the fact that Jesus and Jesus dying on the cross, is the greatest revelation the Word of God has to offer. The central message of the Christian life is of Jesus and Jesus on the Cross and as you grow, like the individuals I used as an example, so too does the depth of Christ in the Christian life and although others might have more knowledge than them, they are living in the greatest revelation the Word of God has to offer.

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It is the greatest revelation, there is nothing I or any other I’ve heard of, who have entered into some greater revelation of the scriptures than Jesus and Jesus on the cross. The whole of the Old Testament was building up to it, the whole of the New Testament is a result of it and our eternal life in Heaven is the reward of it! There is nothing, no teaching, no doctrine, no instruction, no revelation which comes close to that of the Son of God coming to earth and becoming a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus went willingly, he died willingly when he could have vaporised every single living thing on the planet with a click of his fingers, to come off that cross and not go through the pain but he did, and it’s the reason we sit here today.

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Christ sacrifice bought our reconciliation to God the Father, complete forgiveness of sins, adoption into the family of God, life and liberty, freedom from the law, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and Eternal life for those who believe by faith and faith alone. Everything in God’s Word surrounds these gifts, everything points back to Christ on the Cross and points up to Jesus at the right hand of God, no teaching, no doctrine will or ever will come close to Jesus. And friend if you’ve given your life to Jesus Christ because you’ve put your faith in him, then you already have the greatest revelation the Word of God has to offer – your Lord, your Saviour and your best friend, Jesus Christ.

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No matter what the teaching, sermon or conference, you’ll never hear anything greater than Christ and Christ on the Cross and friend I’ll say it again, if you believe in Jesus Christ and that he died for you, then you already have the greatest revelation. All of what the study’s, conferences and sermons thereafter will do, through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, will deepen your understanding and change your heart from Glory to Glory in the greatness of Jesus and his sacrifice for us as his children. It’s a revelation that will just deepen and deepen with no real end in sight in view until the day of Glory when we see him face to face but until then, God will just continue to reveal to you more and more of himself until you too have that deep and unending revelation.

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Friend I hope that tonight you’ve received or will receive, a great reassurance from just the facts of what I’ve shared with you, take away from yourself those feelings of doubt or concern that there’s something bigger you don’t know, there isn’t, Jesus and Jesus on the Cross is the greatest revelation and you can be sure, it always will be.

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God bless and have a blessed weekend in the Lord.

Steven and Sharon Birnie

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About Pastor Steven

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to open a Christian Children’s Home in his home town and write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.