What God Wants You to Know
Have you ever wondered what it is God wants you to know? He wants you to know all the hidden truths of His Word!
These truths are hidden for us, not from us.
The Holy Spirit is in us to teach us all things (John 14:26) and has given us an unction so we can know all things (1 John 2:20). We only have to appropriate what’s already ours.
What God desires us as New Testament saints to know—that the Old Testament saints couldn’t know—is “Christ in you the hope of glory.”
The coming of Jesus the Messiah was predicted in the Old Testament, but the idea that He would actually live in us was beyond anyone's imagination! However, the New Testament is clear that Christ, by the Holy Spirit, takes up permanent residence in all of us as believers.
This is a wonderful truth that some Christians fail to fully appreciate. At the dedication of the temple, Solomon said, “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?”
He was talking about the temple, but we could say, “How much less my physical body?” This is truly amazing!
The Lord's commitment to live in us and never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) must be taken as an indication of His great love for us. If we continually thought about this with all its implications, how could we ever be lonely or discouraged? The truth is, we couldn't.
Depression and self-pity would be obliterated!
It wouldn’t matter what others thought of us if we truly understood how much Jesus thinks of us.
Our attitudes and our fears reveal that the revelation of “Christ in us” is not a well-established revelation in most Christians. But this verse makes it clear that our heavenly Father wants to make “the riches of the glory of this mystery” known to us. We should all be seeking a greater revelation of this truth.
It’s something God truly wants us to know!