Jesus came to earth as a human being. He was born of a
virgin and lived a sinless life. He went to the cross of Calvary
and paid the price for our sin. Then He rose from the dead, sat
down at the right hand of the Father, and sent the Holy Ghost
to live in the hearts of those who believe. So now you and I can
come and simply surrender our lives to Him, and the Holy
Ghost can come into our hearts and give us a new life.
I thank God for the reality of the risen, resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.
If you want to see Jesus clearly, take your Bible or go
to the back of this book and read through the gospels of
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Underline everything He did and
everything He said. Put yourself in every verse. I’ve been at the
pool of Bethesda. “When did you go there?” you might ask. I
went there in the pages of the Word of God!
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool,
which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind,
halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
I’ve been there. I’ve seen it in the Spirit! When you walk
through the pages of the Word of God, Jesus will walk right off
the pages of the Gospel and into your heart. The living reality of
the resurrected Lord will walk up and down in your heart. The
Bible says, Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have
believed (John 20:29). I haven’t seen, but I believe. I haven’t
seen with my natural eye, but I’ve seen Him with the eye of my
spirit in the pages of the Word of God.
The Word says, Lo, I come in the volume of the book
(Hebrews 10:7). We must see Him as He really is — not through
the eyes of religious tradition, but through the eyes of the Holy
Spirit and God’s Word.
Jesus was not a barefoot, scrawny, weak-kneed individual with a
lamb under His arm who spoke in Elizabethan English, “For yea, as
thou hast gathered here this day.” That’s not Jesus, that is religion
and tradition. If you read the Bible, you’ll see that the reputation Jesus
had among the religious people was that of a gluttonous man and
a winebibber, because He hung around with the sinners. Religious
people don’t want to be around sinners, and they didn’t like Jesus
because He convicted them of their hard-heartedness.