Be Abreast WithHis
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth
(2 Peter 1:12).
As a minister of reconciliation, you’re God’s instrument for building not only your life but the lives of others also. So it’s important to always be attuned to Him in fellowship to have the latest information so you can build exactly what He wants, and live a life that’s well pleasing to Him.
The experience of Moses we read in our opening scripture is a good example to learn from. Here, God revealed Himself to Moses as Jehovah and said, “I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” He’s telling Moses, “Your fathers didn’t know me with the name of Jehovah, so I’m giving you a new revelation of who I am.” So Moses at that moment had the latest information from “headquarters.”
But things have changed since Moses, and that’s why, today, we don’t pray to the Father with the name Jehovah, we pray to the Father in the name of Jesus. Jehovah means Lord, but we don’t use it to cast out devils; we use the Name of Jesus instead. That’s the present truth in which God expects us to function; He wants you to be established in this present truth.
Also, in Exodus 3:6, God spoke to Moses from heaven, saying “…I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” But many years later, in Acts 9:5, a voice speaks to the Apostle Paul from heaven and when he (Paul) asked “Who art thou, Lord?” The voice didn’t say, “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” The answer this time was “I am Jesus….” So, now, the Father reveals Himself through His Son, Jesus (Hebrews 1:1). He is still the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but the present truth is that the fulness of the Godhead, bodily dwells in Jesus. No wonder Jesus said, “…he that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.”
It’s expedient for you to be abreast with the present truths from God’s Word. For this to happen, you’d have to study the scriptures to learn the progression of revelation, and be attuned to the Lord all the time in fellowship. Fellowship with Him through prayer, and the study of the Word, and fellowship with other believers as well! This is important for your spiritual growth and edification.
Dear Heavenly Father,
how I love your Word; it’s life to my spirit and light to my path. The entrance of your Word has illuminated my path to know and walk in your perfect will. As I fellowship with you today through prayer and study of your Word, I receive divine insight and guidance for my progress and prosperity
in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
2Timothy 2:15; Hosea 6:3
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 25: 12 – 4; Genesis 8
2 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 7:54–60; Nehemiah 12