Saturday, April 23, 2011

As the Scripture has said…

 

DSC_0027pk

It’s relatively easy to say, “I believe in Jesus.”

In this verse in John, we tend to ignore the five little words, “as the Scripture has said”.

Maybe there is a key in those words, a reason why we are not bubbling over with springs and rivers of living water.

Maybe, just maybe, we tend to worship a Jesus made in our own image, not the Jesus of the Scripture.

In the past few months I have re-read all the writings of John and recorded all the titles of Jesus in the gospel of John, in 1,2, and 3 John, and Revelation. In just the first chapter of  Revelation alone, we have so much revelation of Who Jesus is!

the Word of God

the One Who Is, Who Was, and Who Is To Come

the Faithful and Trustworthy Witness

the Firstborn of the Dead

the Prince and Ruler of the Kings of the Earth

He Who Ever Loves Us

He Who has once, (for all), loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood

the Alpha and Omega

the Beginning and the End

the Almighty (Ruler of All)

the First and the Last

Son of Man

the Everliving One

When we have true revelation of Who Jesus really is, then doesn’t relying on Him, trusting in Him, cleaving to Him, happen more readily?

Praying that your Easter is abundantly blessed,

filled with revelation of Who Jesus is,

and flowing with springs and rivers of living water.

Elizabeth




12 comments:

  1. Isn't HE amazing!
    Happy Easter, HE is risen!
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful words to my heart today! Have a wonderful, blessed Easter, my friend. Because He lives, I live!
    ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful words of truth!
    Have a most blessed Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great words! May we all come understand who Jesus truly is and what He did for us!

    Have a lovely Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  5. "He Who Ever Loves Us"....I adore that one, Elizabeth. It comforts me and calms my soul. Thank you for this wonderful reminder today, my friend. It was truly beautiful! Have a most blessed Easter!

    xoxo laurie

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a wonderful message! Thank you for sharing.
    I was so happy to find your blog this week. I have enjoyed all the posts I've read so far so decided to link you up on my Sunday Social this week. Keep spreading the Word, your blog is a blessing to those who read it.
    Happy Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful photo, I always love water photos. He is awesome and amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful verse and picture. Have a blessed EASTER my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Elizabeth, I think you got it right with the statement: "Maybe, just maybe, we tend to worship a Jesus made in our own image, not the Jesus of the Scripture."

    That is really something to think about and to refocus the praise on Him according to the scriptures, not Him according to us! Thanks for the fresh perspective!! I hope you're having a great Easter! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi,

    Nice to meet you! Absolutely lovely photo and scripture to match. Your words really spoke to me. Thank you for the reminder of who Jesus is.

    Blessings,
    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great post, Elizabeth. I think I'll forward this to my pastor. Hope you've enjoyed a blessed Easter.

    In Him,
    Marilyn

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love that photo and the verse! My verse is similar.

    ReplyDelete

The best thing about blogging is hearing from you!
I'd love for you to leave a comment! Click subscribe by email if you want me to be able to reply to you.