Have you seen the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in your heart?


Have you seen the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in your heart?

Because if you haven’t seen this light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ in your heart, to put it simply and gently, you do not know God.

How can you say such a thing you may ask? Its because of what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4 vs. 4&6. 2Co 4:4  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2Co 4:6  For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Do you see why I can say such a thing? Who are they who cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ? It is unbelievers. Why? Because the devil (god of this world) has blinded their minds.

And who are they who can see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ? They are the believers. Why? Because God, who said, Let shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, if you do not have this knowledge in your heart, then you are still blinded by the devil. You cannot sing with great joy of Christ your everlasting saviour and have any real happiness in him.

And because you are a stranger to this experience, or this knowledge, you fill your worship of God with images, pictures, and music to represent to yourself somewhat of that glory which you are deprived of.

I am sure you have heard of stories of those who have been converted or perhaps of yourself, that once before they had no real love for God but then all of a sudden they loved his Christ - they rejoiced in him exceedingly with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, that though not seeing him, they love him and believe in him. This is because they have seen the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

This is why John Newton could write, “Amazing grace, How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was blind but now I see.” What did John Newton see - I shall tell you. He saw the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. This is why John Newton was a Christian and nothing else - He could not worship a pagan god or ascribe this knowledge to reason as to worship it - but Newton worships God through Jesus Christ because the knowledge revealed in his heart was the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

If you know not of what this seeing of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ is, then your experience should illuminate whether you possess it or not. Have you a real delight in Jesus Christ? - Do you love him as to strive to obey his commandments - Is the object of your faith Jesus Christ? These are but the few characteristics that follows those who have this knowledge in their hearts. You may not always have this in all seasons but you will have them nonetheless in certain degrees. Jesus Christ shall forever be what your eyes are fixed upon, for he is our hope of Glory.

It is here in this knowledge that we should live and die, for we are called to behold it now and to behold it forever hereafter. Joh 17:24  “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

You see, Jesus Christ wants us to be where he is, so that we may behold his glory when we are reunited with him. The seeing of this glory begins here by faith but ever so dimly. In seeing this glory and dwelling there, meditating on its awesomeness, our souls will have rests and satisfaction for it was for the beholding of that glory for which our soul was made.

God in his infinite mercy begins this beholding here by letting light shine out of darkness into our hearts, so that we may see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Do you have this view in your heart? Has your heart been impressed upon with this glorious sunshine or have you lost sight of it? If you have lost sight of it, fear not. Come boldly once again to the throne of grace, asking your heavenly Father to show you in greater lustre that glory which supersedes the wonders of heaven - come to the cross of mercy and see the hill where the glory of God was glorified. Ask for this sunshine, for this warmth till your heart say, I shall die if I do not see it. God who is your heavenly Father will not give you a stone when you have asked for bread.

And if you have never seen this glorious light, if you have never seen the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ then I pray for you that God who said let light shine out of darkness will shine in your heart to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Believe the gospel afresh, believe with your heart and confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour in your heart.

K.Oni

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