HAVE I SEEN HIM?
After that He appeared in another form unto two of them. Mark 16:12
Being saved and seeing Jesus are not the same thing. Many are partakers of God’s grace who have never seen Jesus. When once you have seen Jesus, you can never be the same, other things do not appeal as they used to do.
Always distinguish between what you see Jesus to be, and what He has done for you. If you only know what He has done for you, you have not a big enough God; but if you have had a vision of Jesus as He is, experiences can come and go, you will endure “as seeing Him Who is invisible.” The man blind from his birth did not know Who Jesus was until He appeared and revealed Himself to him. Jesus appears to those for whom He has done something; but we cannot dictate when He will come. Suddenly at any turn He may come. “Now I see Him!”
Jesus must appear to your friend as well as to you, no one can see Jesus with your eyes. Severance takes place where one and not the other has seen Jesus. You cannot bring your friend unless God brings him. Have you seen Jesus? Then you will want others to see Him too. “And they went and told it unto the residue, neither believed they them.” You must tell, although they do not believe.
“O could I tell, ye surely would believe it!
O could I only say what I have seen!
How should I tell or how can ye receive it,
How, till He bringeth you where I have been?”
I want to SEE HIM!
Have I REALLY?
Wouldn’t I KNOW without a doubt, or does Wormwood encourage me to concentrate on the wrong thing here?
I think I have… but perhaps not!
When I recognize what He has done for me, doesn’t that show me WHO He is?
I don’t want to get caught up, though, in focusing on whether or not I’ve seen Him! I want to focus ON HIM!
This whole Christian life thing is rather tumultuous, isn’t it? Here I am, looking at me again! That’s exactly what I DON’T want!!! How easily it begins! I must pray. Whether I’ve seen Him or not, I WANT TO!
The desire of my heart is to SEE MORE HIM, as FLAME says, “I wanna see more of Him ‘Cause I’m sick of more of me.”
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