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Discussion in 'Seeking Jesus' started by Brad Huber, May 12, 2018.
If Jesus posted here, how would you know if it was Him? What would you think of the encounter?
I probably won't know, but most assuredly He could make Himself known. Convincingly so!
Awesome, Humbling, Joyful, Convicting, so many emotions that it would draw me to Him.
It's a question that we should ask of in our everyday lives.
Do, we know Him and how so has He changed our lives?
Thanks for the thread brother!
With the Love of Christ Jesus.
He probably already has!....I guess it is best to treat every one like they are Jesus!
Jesus proclaimed Himself the word of God. But does that mean the only words that Jesus is allowed to speak or ever have spoken are found in the canon of the bible? That would be very self containing of the God of the universe. And I think most people realize this even if they dont like to admit it.
Let me tell you how I see it. Most of what I write here is told me by the Holy Spirit, I leave to those who trust in the Holy Spirit to confirm it to you individually.
Selection 1. The pharisees, Sadducees, and teachers of the law did it this way and Jesus, THE WORD OF GOD, did NOT like their legalistic approach to the Kingdom of Heaven. He shows compassion when the law said not to do it. He got very angry at the moneychangers and did PHYSICAL violence toward them with a whip inside the Holy Temple, and they were accepted by the Holy men of the day as proper. He had harsh black criticism toward pharisees which violates what men are to avoid speaking ill of others without the proof of two or three witnesses. So.... doing it this way might really anger the Lord Jesus and at least irritate Him.
Selection 2. This is slightly better than selection 1. But there are lying spirits out there and you have to compare what is told to you in the Spirit to what scripture teaches, it shouldnt disagree with principles found there, yet the problems associate with selection 1 applies here as well, wisdom and willingness to accept we arent as wise as Jesus to know when to break with general teachings found in scripture.
Selection 3. Only one was brave enough to vote and selected this, but its sort of a trick question. In Acts 1:10-11 it says
10 And while they were looking stedfastly into heaven as he went, behold two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 who also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.
and Matt 26:64
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.
and Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen.
In every verse, it speaks of SEEING Him. It says NOTHING about the WORD of God, Jesus, being able to speak without being seen. So it doesnt go against the situation, it could happen and not go against scripture.
In situation 4, its mainly a hint to look for reasons why it might happen. So whats the answer, it would be great to hear your thoughts, but even if you dont wish to answer, at least think about it, its an important question that we ALL should think about.
'... the mystery of godliness:
- God was manifest in the flesh,
- justified in the Spirit,
- seen of angels,
- preached unto the Gentiles,
- believed on in the world,
- received up into glory. '