Reflections

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son. (Heb 1:1-2)

How does God speak today? Through signs and wonders? By the means of voices in our head? By leading us around to do this or do that? According to the Bible, God today is primarily speaking to us by His Son. Look up the Greek and you will see that it really reads, “God is speaking to us Son-wise.”

We are being told that God is revealing to us Himself and His will by revealing to us Christ. Primarily, this is not a matter of messages and information sent from heaven. Rather, it is a matter of forming Christ in us – of us coming to realize the Person of Christ. Realize Christ and know Him and you are going to know His will. That is the way God usually works.

Imagine what a shallow Christianity it would be if God simply gave us directions and information — but we were completely blind to the Person of His Son – who dwells in us. God wants us to KNOW HIM. He is today primarily speaking to us, “Son-wise,” that is, revealing all things to us through the inward realization of His Son IN US.

We cannot make any of this happen — this is why much of the work of God has to do with bringing us to the end of our own efforts — to where we see there is nothing in us and to where we desire only the Truth — this is part of the work of the personal cross. God has to initiate this work — we do the yielding as He does. As Paul states, “Always bearing about in our body the dying of the Lord Jesus so that the life also of the Lord Jesus might be made manifest.” (II Cor. 4) We must decrease that He might increase — as it is regarding His life in us, so it is regarding the light. The more Christ is formed in us and we know Him, the more light we are receiving. All light is the result of knowing the Person of Jesus Christ in an inward way. He is the Light and all things are seen and known in Truth as we know Him